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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 103 78 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.91% 4.49% 4.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.91% 29.55% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 90 65 88
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £20,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,450 £37,500 £36,100
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
369 264 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.16% 15.21% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 336 222 290
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.28%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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
(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 +12 37 £35,000 +21.73% 3
Chester +12 21 £32,500 +12.06% 4
Nantwich - 12 £30,000 -
Macclesfield -7 10 £38,000 +33.33% 1
Wilmslow -6 8 £43,000 +86.95% 4
Crewe +9 3 £26,500 +23.25% 1
Northwich +7 2 £41,250 +10.00%
Runcorn +2 2 £32,500 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 162 (94.74%) .NET
2 148 (86.55%) C#
3 127 (74.27%) SQL
4 121 (70.76%) SQL Server
5 103 (60.23%) Microsoft
6 99 (57.89%) ASP.NET
7 86 (50.29%) Web Services
8 79 (46.20%) XML
9 72 (42.11%) JavaScript
9 72 (42.11%) T-SQL
10 67 (39.18%) CSS
11 66 (38.60%) HTML
11 66 (38.60%) MS Excel
12 60 (35.09%) SOAP
13 58 (33.92%) Windows
14 56 (32.75%) MVC
15 52 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
15 52 (30.41%) .NET Framework
15 52 (30.41%) jQuery
15 52 (30.41%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (25.73%) LINQ
17 41 (23.98%) Team Foundation Server
18 40 (23.39%) Software Engineering
19 37 (21.64%) WCF
20 35 (20.47%) REST
21 34 (19.88%) Finance
22 29 (16.96%) VB.NET
22 29 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
23 26 (15.20%) JSON
23 26 (15.20%) WPF

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (14.04%) IIS
2 13 (7.60%) CMS
3 8 (4.68%) WordPress
4 7 (4.09%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (4.09%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.51%) Commerce Server
5 6 (3.51%) concrete5
5 6 (3.51%) Confluence
5 6 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.51%) Drupal
5 6 (3.51%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.17%) NServiceBus
6 2 (1.17%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 66 (38.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.75%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.75%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.75%) GPRS
1 3 (1.75%) UMTS
2 2 (1.17%) Intranet
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (70.76%) SQL Server
2 52 (30.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.36%) MySQL
4 12 (7.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.58%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.58%) Big Data
10 1 (0.58%) MS Access
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 41 (23.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.68%) JIRA
3 7 (4.09%) Eclipse
3 7 (4.09%) Subversion
4 2 (1.17%) Selenium
4 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 16 (9.36%) Retail
3 8 (4.68%) Marketing
4 6 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.34%) Publishing
6 2 (1.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 159 (92.98%) Developer
2 85 (49.71%) .NET Developer
3 70 (40.94%) C# Developer
4 61 (35.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (19.88%) Software Developer
6 28 (16.37%) Analyst
6 28 (16.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (12.87%) Software Engineer
7 22 (12.87%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (10.53%) Web Developer
9 16 (9.36%) Programmer
9 16 (9.36%) .NET Programmer
10 14 (8.19%) .NET Analyst Programmer
10 14 (8.19%) Analyst Programmer
10 14 (8.19%) C# Software Engineer
11 13 (7.60%) .NET Software Engineer
11 13 (7.60%) Analyst Developer
12 12 (7.02%) Developer Analyst
12 12 (7.02%) Senior Developer
12 12 (7.02%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (94.74%) .NET
2 99 (57.89%) ASP.NET
3 86 (50.29%) Web Services
4 79 (46.20%) XML
5 67 (39.18%) CSS
6 66 (38.60%) HTML
7 60 (35.09%) SOAP
8 52 (30.41%) .NET Framework
8 52 (30.41%) jQuery
9 44 (25.73%) LINQ
10 37 (21.64%) WCF
11 35 (20.47%) REST
12 29 (16.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (15.20%) WPF
13 26 (15.20%) JSON
14 22 (12.87%) Ajax
15 16 (9.36%) MSMQ
16 15 (8.77%) HTML5
16 15 (8.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 14 (8.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.51%) FMCG
2 6 (3.51%) N-Tier
3 5 (2.92%) Data Integration
4 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.17%) iPhone
5 2 (1.17%) Social Media
5 2 (1.17%) Statistics
5 2 (1.17%) NHS
5 2 (1.17%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.58%) PDA
6 1 (0.58%) W3C
6 1 (0.58%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.58%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (33.92%) Windows
2 25 (14.62%) Android
3 23 (13.45%) Apple iOS
4 10 (5.85%) Windows Phone
5 5 (2.92%) Windows Phone 8
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.34%) Windows Phone 7
7 3 (1.75%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.75%) MVC
2 52 (30.41%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (23.39%) Software Engineering
4 22 (12.87%) User Stories
5 21 (12.28%) Web Development
6 18 (10.53%) Scrum
7 17 (9.94%) Unit Testing
7 17 (9.94%) iOS Development
8 15 (8.77%) Android Development
8 15 (8.77%) UML
9 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
9 14 (8.19%) Project Management
10 13 (7.60%) CRM
11 12 (7.02%) TDD
12 11 (6.43%) Multithreading
13 10 (5.85%) OOP
13 10 (5.85%) OO
14 9 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
15 8 (4.68%) OOD
15 8 (4.68%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 148 (86.55%) C#
2 127 (74.27%) SQL
3 72 (42.11%) T-SQL
3 72 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 29 (16.96%) VB.NET
5 22 (12.87%) VBA
6 14 (8.19%) Java
7 11 (6.43%) VB
8 5 (2.92%) VB6
8 5 (2.92%) Perl
8 5 (2.92%) VBScript
9 3 (1.75%) PHP
10 2 (1.17%) C
11 1 (0.58%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (4.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.58%) MCTS
3 1 (0.58%) MCPD
3 1 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) WAI
Vendors
1 103 (60.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.09%) Sitecore
3 6 (3.51%) Oracle
3 6 (3.51%) IBM
3 6 (3.51%) ATG
3 6 (3.51%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.92%) Telerik
4 5 (2.92%) Google
4 5 (2.92%) Apple
5 4 (2.34%) Adobe
6 3 (1.75%) Sencha
6 3 (1.75%) Twitter
7 2 (1.17%) Ektron
8 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow
Ascent People
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Training, Shop Discounts, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 26 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + SiteCore Training, Pension, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 26 days ago