The first table below looks at the demand for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 58 44 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 70 103 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.93% 5.62% 4.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 21.41% 37.32% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 62 89 72
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
327 276 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.36% 15.05% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 283 230 297
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield 0 20 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Warrington -7 16 £35,000 - 1
Runcorn +4 12 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Chester -5 3 £27,500 -5.17%
Knutsford +13 2 £35,250 -
Wilmslow - 2 £41,500 -
Crewe +1 1 £30,000 -
Nantwich - 1 £30,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio.

1 105 (95.45%) .NET
2 99 (90.00%) C#
3 82 (74.55%) SQL Server
4 77 (70.00%) SQL
5 62 (56.36%) XML
6 57 (51.82%) ASP.NET
6 57 (51.82%) Microsoft
7 48 (43.64%) Windows
8 47 (42.73%) Web Services
8 47 (42.73%) T-SQL
9 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
10 34 (30.91%) SOAP
11 33 (30.00%) MVC
12 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (29.09%) HTML
12 32 (29.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (25.45%) VB.NET
14 25 (22.73%) MS Excel
14 25 (22.73%) .NET Framework
14 25 (22.73%) WCF
14 25 (22.73%) jQuery
15 24 (21.82%) CSS
16 22 (20.00%) Finance
16 22 (20.00%) WPF
16 22 (20.00%) Web Development
17 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
19 18 (16.36%) REST
20 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
21 16 (14.55%) LINQ

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.09%) IIS
2 5 (4.55%) CMS
3 3 (2.73%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.82%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.82%) WordPress
5 1 (0.91%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) GPRS
1 4 (3.64%) UMTS
2 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.73%) Intranet
3 2 (1.82%) SSL
4 1 (0.91%) Internet
4 1 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (74.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (29.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (14.55%) MySQL
4 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.91%) SQLite
8 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.91%) DTS
8 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.64%) Subversion
4 2 (1.82%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.91%) Log4Net
General
1 22 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Marketing
2 7 (6.36%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.64%) Publishing
4 2 (1.82%) Advertising
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (90.91%) Developer
2 50 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 43 (39.09%) C# Developer
4 29 (26.36%) C# .NET Developer
4 29 (26.36%) Software Developer
5 15 (13.64%) Senior Developer
6 14 (12.73%) Analyst
7 12 (10.91%) Software Engineer
8 11 (10.00%) Web Developer
9 10 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
10 9 (8.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (8.18%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (7.27%) Analyst Developer
12 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (5.45%) Junior
13 6 (5.45%) .NET Software Developer
13 6 (5.45%) C# Web Developer
14 5 (4.55%) Programmer
14 5 (4.55%) SQL Developer
15 4 (3.64%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (95.45%) .NET
2 62 (56.36%) XML
3 57 (51.82%) ASP.NET
4 47 (42.73%) Web Services
5 34 (30.91%) SOAP
6 32 (29.09%) HTML
7 25 (22.73%) .NET Framework
7 25 (22.73%) WCF
7 25 (22.73%) jQuery
8 24 (21.82%) CSS
9 22 (20.00%) WPF
10 21 (19.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 18 (16.36%) REST
12 16 (14.55%) LINQ
13 15 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 13 (11.82%) XSL
14 13 (11.82%) JSON
15 10 (9.09%) WinForms
15 10 (9.09%) HTML5
16 9 (8.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 4 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.73%) Speech Recognition
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.82%) EMV
5 2 (1.82%) NHS
5 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.82%) Social Media
5 2 (1.82%) iPhone
5 2 (1.82%) Statistics
5 2 (1.82%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.91%) PDA
6 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (43.64%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Android
3 7 (6.36%) Apple iOS
4 5 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (4.55%) Windows Phone
5 4 (3.64%) Windows CE
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Phone 7
5 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Linux
6 1 (0.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.00%) MVC
2 32 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (20.00%) Web Development
4 20 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 14 (12.73%) Unit Testing
6 12 (10.91%) User Stories
7 10 (9.09%) UML
8 8 (7.27%) OO
9 7 (6.36%) Refactoring
9 7 (6.36%) Pair Programming
9 7 (6.36%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (6.36%) Android Development
9 7 (6.36%) CRM
9 7 (6.36%) OOD
10 6 (5.45%) E-Commerce
10 6 (5.45%) iOS Development
10 6 (5.45%) MVVM
11 5 (4.55%) Scrum
12 4 (3.64%) TDD
12 4 (3.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (90.00%) C#
2 77 (70.00%) SQL
3 47 (42.73%) T-SQL
4 35 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 28 (25.45%) VB.NET
6 14 (12.73%) VBA
7 13 (11.82%) VB
8 9 (8.18%) Java
9 8 (7.27%) VBScript
9 8 (7.27%) VB6
10 7 (6.36%) C++
11 4 (3.64%) PHP
11 4 (3.64%) C
12 2 (1.82%) Perl
13 1 (0.91%) Ruby
13 1 (0.91%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.91%) Python
13 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (11.82%) Degree
2 2 (1.82%) ISEB
3 1 (0.91%) MCTS
3 1 (0.91%) MCPD
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.91%) SLA
Vendors
1 57 (51.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle
3 5 (4.55%) Apple
4 4 (3.64%) Google
5 3 (2.73%) Sencha
6 2 (1.82%) Adobe
6 2 (1.82%) Ektron
7 1 (0.91%) Orchard
7 1 (0.91%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.91%) DevExpress
7 1 (0.91%) Progress
7 1 (0.91%) JBoss
7 1 (0.91%) Infragistics
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
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Runcorn
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Salary: £Competitive Salary
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