The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 60 83 55
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 61 33 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.26% 2.11% 4.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.05% 13.81% 34.28%
Number of salaries quoted 56 31 91
Average salary £40,000 £34,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.78% +14.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £25,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Visual Studio
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
338 239 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.07% 15.29% 14.20%
Number of salaries quoted 300 219 249
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 17 £32,500 -2.98% 6
Macclesfield -6 16 £38,000 +16.92% 2
Wilmslow +8 11 £40,000 +5.26% 1
Chester +4 4 £32,500 - 4
Crewe +12 1 £31,000 -0.80% 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 144 (97.96%) .NET
2 142 (96.60%) C#
3 113 (76.87%) HTML
4 109 (74.15%) ASP.NET
5 102 (69.39%) SQL
6 96 (65.31%) JavaScript
7 91 (61.90%) MVC
8 82 (55.78%) CSS
9 78 (53.06%) jQuery
10 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
11 68 (46.26%) SQL Server
12 61 (41.50%) Windows
13 56 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 49 (33.33%) .NET Framework
14 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (33.33%) Finance
15 48 (32.65%) MS Excel
16 45 (30.61%) Web Services
17 38 (25.85%) MySQL
18 37 (25.17%) OO
18 37 (25.17%) SQL Server 2008
19 36 (24.49%) LINQ
19 36 (24.49%) WCF
19 36 (24.49%) HTML5
19 36 (24.49%) TDD
20 35 (23.81%) Ajax
21 34 (23.13%) JSON
22 33 (22.45%) XHTML
23 32 (21.77%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 22 (14.97%) NServiceBus
2 19 (12.93%) IIS
2 19 (12.93%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.08%) CMS
4 3 (2.04%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (32.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.04%) Intranet
2 3 (2.04%) ATM
3 2 (1.36%) GPRS
3 2 (1.36%) UMTS
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (46.26%) SQL Server
2 38 (25.85%) MySQL
3 37 (25.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.44%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) DTS
7 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 56 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (15.65%) Selenium
3 22 (14.97%) SpecFlow
4 10 (6.80%) Subversion
5 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.68%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
8 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 49 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.36%) Games
3 2 (1.36%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 109 (74.15%) Developer
2 64 (43.54%) .NET Developer
3 30 (20.41%) Web Developer
4 29 (19.73%) ASP.NET Developer
5 23 (15.65%) C# Developer
5 23 (15.65%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (14.97%) Senior Developer
6 22 (14.97%) Analyst
7 20 (13.61%) Analyst Programmer
7 20 (13.61%) Programmer
8 18 (12.24%) .NET Programmer
8 18 (12.24%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 15 (10.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (9.52%) Senior .NET Developer
11 11 (7.48%) Software Developer
12 9 (6.12%) .NET Web Developer
12 9 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
13 8 (5.44%) Junior
14 7 (4.76%) Technical Architect
14 7 (4.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (97.96%) .NET
2 113 (76.87%) HTML
3 109 (74.15%) ASP.NET
4 82 (55.78%) CSS
5 78 (53.06%) jQuery
6 49 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (30.61%) Web Services
8 36 (24.49%) HTML5
8 36 (24.49%) WCF
8 36 (24.49%) LINQ
9 35 (23.81%) Ajax
10 34 (23.13%) JSON
11 33 (22.45%) XHTML
12 31 (21.09%) SOAP
13 24 (16.33%) NHibernate
13 24 (16.33%) CSS3
13 24 (16.33%) AngularJS
13 24 (16.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (14.97%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.33%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (10.20%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.08%) W3C
3 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.04%) Life Science
5 3 (2.04%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.36%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.50%) Windows
2 7 (4.76%) Linux
2 7 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.36%) Android
3 2 (1.36%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone 7
3 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (61.90%) MVC
2 49 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (25.17%) OO
4 36 (24.49%) TDD
5 32 (21.77%) Scrum
6 29 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (18.37%) OOP
8 18 (12.24%) Unit Testing
9 14 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (8.84%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.84%) SOA
11 11 (7.48%) CRM
12 8 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (5.44%) Mentoring
13 6 (4.08%) Line Management
13 6 (4.08%) Project Management
14 5 (3.40%) UML
14 5 (3.40%) Workflow
14 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (3.40%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 142 (96.60%) C#
2 102 (69.39%) SQL
3 96 (65.31%) JavaScript
4 31 (21.09%) VB.NET
5 24 (16.33%) T-SQL
6 19 (12.93%) PHP
7 16 (10.88%) PowerShell
8 13 (8.84%) VB
9 8 (5.44%) C
9 8 (5.44%) C++
10 6 (4.08%) Assembly Language
11 4 (2.72%) Java
12 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.68%) Python
13 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (2.04%) MCP
3 2 (1.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 75 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.40%) Oracle
3 3 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.36%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.36%) Apple
5 1 (0.68%) Sage
5 1 (0.68%) VMware
5 1 (0.68%) Orchard
5 1 (0.68%) Progress
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe
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