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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 73 59 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 47 73 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.87% 4.08% 5.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.97% 22.96% 35.76%
Number of salaries quoted 32 63 82
Average salary £39,388 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.53% +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
277 318 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.90% 17.78% 15.81%
Number of salaries quoted 231 274 232
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +9 17 £36,250 +3.57% 5
Runcorn -7 5 £40,000 -
Chester - 4 £31,000 -
Macclesfield -3 3 £35,000 -6.66%
Wilmslow +4 2 £38,777 -13.83%
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Crewe - 1 £40,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 105 (97.22%) C#
2 95 (87.96%) .NET
3 72 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 69 (63.89%) ASP.NET
5 64 (59.26%) Microsoft
6 62 (57.41%) SQL
6 62 (57.41%) HTML
7 61 (56.48%) MVC
8 54 (50.00%) jQuery
9 52 (48.15%) CSS
10 49 (45.37%) Windows
10 49 (45.37%) JavaScript
11 48 (44.44%) .NET Framework
12 46 (42.59%) MS Excel
13 45 (41.67%) Web Services
14 39 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
15 38 (35.19%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (28.70%) Finance
17 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
18 29 (26.85%) WCF
18 29 (26.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 28 (25.93%) Entity Framework
19 28 (25.93%) OO
20 27 (25.00%) HTML5
21 26 (24.07%) T-SQL
22 25 (23.15%) Ajax
23 22 (20.37%) Scrum
23 22 (20.37%) XML
23 22 (20.37%) N-Tier

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 13 (12.04%) IIS
2 12 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 11 (10.19%) NServiceBus
4 5 (4.63%) CMS
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 8 (7.41%) MS Project
4 5 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.85%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.93%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) GPRS
1 6 (5.56%) UMTS
2 4 (3.70%) ATM
3 3 (2.78%) Intranet
4 2 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 38 (35.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (10.19%) MySQL
4 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 39 (36.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (12.04%) Selenium
3 11 (10.19%) SpecFlow
4 10 (9.26%) Subversion
5 7 (6.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.93%) FxCop
8 1 (0.93%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.93%) MSTest
8 1 (0.93%) VisualSVN
8 1 (0.93%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (28.70%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Automotive
2 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (82.41%) Developer
2 48 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 36 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 30 (27.78%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 23 (21.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 21 (19.44%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (14.81%) Senior Developer
9 14 (12.96%) Senior .NET Developer
10 13 (12.04%) Analyst
11 11 (10.19%) .NET Programmer
11 11 (10.19%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 11 (10.19%) Analyst Programmer
11 11 (10.19%) Programmer
12 10 (9.26%) Web Developer
13 9 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
14 8 (7.41%) Junior
14 8 (7.41%) Junior Developer
15 7 (6.48%) Junior Software Developer
15 7 (6.48%) Trainee
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (87.96%) .NET
2 69 (63.89%) ASP.NET
3 62 (57.41%) HTML
4 54 (50.00%) jQuery
5 52 (48.15%) CSS
6 48 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 45 (41.67%) Web Services
8 32 (29.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (26.85%) WCF
9 29 (26.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 28 (25.93%) Entity Framework
11 27 (25.00%) HTML5
12 25 (23.15%) Ajax
13 22 (20.37%) XML
14 21 (19.44%) SOAP
14 21 (19.44%) AngularJS
15 20 (18.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 20 (18.52%) LINQ
16 19 (17.59%) REST
17 17 (15.74%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.37%) N-Tier
2 14 (12.96%) Mobile App
3 11 (10.19%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.63%) W3C
6 4 (3.70%) Tandem
6 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.85%) User Experience
8 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.93%) PMI
8 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) Windows
2 17 (15.74%) Apple iOS
2 17 (15.74%) Android
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Phone
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Phone 7
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (5.56%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (56.48%) MVC
2 31 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (25.93%) OO
4 22 (20.37%) Scrum
5 21 (19.44%) TDD
6 20 (18.52%) Unit Testing
7 19 (17.59%) SDLC
8 18 (16.67%) OOP
9 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (14.81%) Web Development
11 14 (12.96%) Software Testing
12 11 (10.19%) MVVM
12 11 (10.19%) Software Engineering
13 10 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
14 9 (8.33%) Mentoring
14 9 (8.33%) OOD
15 8 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
15 8 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
16 7 (6.48%) Software Architecture
17 6 (5.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 105 (97.22%) C#
2 62 (57.41%) SQL
3 49 (45.37%) JavaScript
4 26 (24.07%) T-SQL
5 17 (15.74%) VB.NET
6 7 (6.48%) VB
6 7 (6.48%) C++
7 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.70%) Java
8 4 (3.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) Python
9 1 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (10.19%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) PhD
2 1 (0.93%) ISEB
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
2 1 (0.93%) MCP
2 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 64 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.19%) Apple
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle
3 4 (3.70%) DevExpress
4 3 (2.78%) Adobe
5 2 (1.85%) Ektron
6 1 (0.93%) Progress
6 1 (0.93%) Orchard
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