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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 44 70 92
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +22
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 63 57 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.77% 3.05% 1.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.33% 15.88% 10.98%
Number of salaries quoted 58 51 26
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
270 359 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.44% 19.22% 16.22%
Number of salaries quoted 251 322 229
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +5 20 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Knutsford - 13 £42,500 - 2
Macclesfield +20 6 £29,750 -25.62% 1
Runcorn +8 2 £35,000 -
Crewe +6 2 £33,750 +8.87%
Chester 0 2 £40,625 +41.30% 2
Alderley Edge - 2 £26,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 104 (89.66%) .NET
2 89 (76.72%) C#
3 82 (70.69%) SQL Server
4 66 (56.90%) ASP.NET
5 62 (53.45%) JavaScript
6 61 (52.59%) SQL
7 51 (43.97%) MVC
8 48 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 47 (40.52%) HTML
10 45 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (36.21%) CSS
11 42 (36.21%) jQuery
12 40 (34.48%) .NET Framework
13 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
14 28 (24.14%) XML
14 28 (24.14%) OO
15 27 (23.28%) T-SQL
16 26 (22.41%) Web Services
17 24 (20.69%) Ajax
17 24 (20.69%) QA
18 21 (18.10%) VB.NET
19 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
19 20 (17.24%) Degree
19 20 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
20 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
20 18 (15.52%) Software Testing
21 17 (14.66%) OOP
21 17 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
22 16 (13.79%) HTML5
22 16 (13.79%) Finance

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (10.34%) Node.js
2 7 (6.03%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (6.03%) IIS
3 5 (4.31%) Drupal
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (4.31%) WordPress
4 2 (1.72%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Mule
Applications
1 20 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.17%) Internet
2 2 (1.72%) Intranet
3 1 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (70.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.76%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (6.03%) MySQL
5 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.86%) Big Data
8 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.86%) Power BI
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (41.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (12.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (9.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.31%) Subversion
6 3 (2.59%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (13.79%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Electronics
3 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (71.55%) Developer
2 53 (45.69%) .NET Developer
3 35 (30.17%) C# Developer
4 23 (19.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 18 (15.52%) Software Developer
6 15 (12.93%) C# Software Developer
7 12 (10.34%) Analyst
7 12 (10.34%) PHP Developer
8 11 (9.48%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (9.48%) Software Engineer
8 11 (9.48%) Test Analyst
9 10 (8.62%) C Software Engineer
9 10 (8.62%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 10 (8.62%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (7.76%) Architect
10 9 (7.76%) Junior
10 9 (7.76%) Junior Developer
10 9 (7.76%) Senior Developer
11 8 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
11 8 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (89.66%) .NET
2 66 (56.90%) ASP.NET
3 47 (40.52%) HTML
4 42 (36.21%) CSS
4 42 (36.21%) jQuery
5 40 (34.48%) .NET Framework
6 28 (24.14%) XML
7 26 (22.41%) Web Services
8 24 (20.69%) Ajax
9 16 (13.79%) HTML5
10 14 (12.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (10.34%) Entity Framework
11 12 (10.34%) Sass
12 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 10 (8.62%) CSS3
12 10 (8.62%) XSLT
13 9 (7.76%) Spring
14 8 (6.90%) LINQ
14 8 (6.90%) WCF
15 7 (6.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (7.76%) User Experience
4 8 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 7 (6.03%) Client/Server
6 6 (5.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.31%) PMI
8 3 (2.59%) Chip and PIN
8 3 (2.59%) Contactless
9 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.72%) Tandem
10 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.93%) Windows
2 10 (8.62%) Embedded Linux
2 10 (8.62%) Linux
2 10 (8.62%) Windows CE
3 5 (4.31%) Android
3 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (43.97%) MVC
2 45 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (24.14%) OO
4 18 (15.52%) Software Testing
4 18 (15.52%) Unit Testing
5 17 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (14.66%) OOP
6 14 (12.07%) Software Engineering
6 14 (12.07%) Web Application Development
7 13 (11.21%) OOD
7 13 (11.21%) Performance Testing
7 13 (11.21%) Test Planning
7 13 (11.21%) Test Scripting
7 13 (11.21%) Validation
8 12 (10.34%) Mentoring
8 12 (10.34%) Scrum
9 11 (9.48%) Process Improvement
9 11 (9.48%) SDLC
9 11 (9.48%) Web Development
10 10 (8.62%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 89 (76.72%) C#
2 62 (53.45%) JavaScript
3 61 (52.59%) SQL
4 27 (23.28%) T-SQL
5 21 (18.10%) VB.NET
6 12 (10.34%) PHP
6 12 (10.34%) VB
7 11 (9.48%) C
8 10 (8.62%) C++
8 10 (8.62%) Embedded C
9 6 (5.17%) PowerShell
9 6 (5.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Degree
2 10 (8.62%) HNC
2 10 (8.62%) HND
3 5 (4.31%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.86%) MCITP
4 1 (0.86%) MCPD
4 1 (0.86%) MCTS
4 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (20.69%) QA
2 10 (8.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Docker
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.31%) Sencha
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Frodsham, Cheshire
Spirit Data Capture
Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 11 days ago