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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 51 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 90 74 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.51% 4.54% 5.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.56% 24.75% 37.72%
Number of salaries quoted 83 68 96
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,350 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £38,650 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
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
399 299 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.00% 18.34% 13.94%
Number of salaries quoted 360 269 240
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -6 29 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Wilmslow - 20 £40,000 - 5
Macclesfield -10 10 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Chester -4 5 £32,500 -4.41% 4
Crewe -3 3 £30,000 -20.00%
Knutsford -7 2 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Runcorn +1 1 £65,000 +225.00% 2
Nantwich -4 1 £30,000 -14.28%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 182 (95.29%) .NET
2 170 (89.01%) C#
3 138 (72.25%) SQL
4 128 (67.02%) ASP.NET
5 113 (59.16%) HTML
6 112 (58.64%) JavaScript
6 112 (58.64%) Microsoft
7 107 (56.02%) SQL Server
8 98 (51.31%) CSS
9 82 (42.93%) jQuery
10 80 (41.88%) MVC
11 77 (40.31%) Web Services
12 72 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (36.65%) Windows
14 68 (35.60%) MS Excel
15 63 (32.98%) Team Foundation Server
16 60 (31.41%) LINQ
17 59 (30.89%) .NET Framework
18 55 (28.80%) Finance
19 52 (27.23%) SOAP
19 52 (27.23%) T-SQL
20 48 (25.13%) WCF
21 47 (24.61%) XML
22 44 (23.04%) SQL Server 2008
23 39 (20.42%) Ajax
24 38 (19.90%) Software Engineering
25 36 (18.85%) ASP.NET MVC
26 34 (17.80%) JSON
26 34 (17.80%) Scrum
27 32 (16.75%) VB.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 28 (14.66%) IIS
2 16 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.33%) NServiceBus
4 13 (6.81%) CMS
5 7 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (3.14%) Confluence
6 6 (3.14%) WordPress
6 6 (3.14%) concrete5
6 6 (3.14%) Drupal
6 6 (3.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.14%) Commerce Server
7 4 (2.09%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (35.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.57%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.57%) Intranet
3 2 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (56.02%) SQL Server
2 44 (23.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (16.75%) MySQL
4 16 (8.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (5.76%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.05%) DTS
12 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.52%) MS Access
12 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.52%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (32.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (7.33%) Selenium
2 14 (7.33%) SpecFlow
3 8 (4.19%) JIRA
4 5 (2.62%) Subversion
5 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 55 (28.80%) Finance
2 19 (9.95%) Retail
3 7 (3.66%) Marketing
4 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Electronics
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 152 (79.58%) Developer
2 90 (47.12%) .NET Developer
3 51 (26.70%) C# Developer
3 51 (26.70%) C# .NET Developer
4 39 (20.42%) ASP.NET Developer
5 31 (16.23%) Analyst
6 29 (15.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 26 (13.61%) Web Developer
8 25 (13.09%) .NET Programmer
8 25 (13.09%) Programmer
9 24 (12.57%) Analyst Programmer
9 24 (12.57%) .NET Analyst Programmer
10 22 (11.52%) Software Developer
11 14 (7.33%) Software Engineer
11 14 (7.33%) C# Software Engineer
12 12 (6.28%) .NET Web Developer
13 11 (5.76%) C# Programmer
13 11 (5.76%) .NET Software Engineer
14 10 (5.24%) C# Analyst Programmer
14 10 (5.24%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (95.29%) .NET
2 128 (67.02%) ASP.NET
3 113 (59.16%) HTML
4 98 (51.31%) CSS
5 82 (42.93%) jQuery
6 77 (40.31%) Web Services
7 60 (31.41%) LINQ
8 59 (30.89%) .NET Framework
9 52 (27.23%) SOAP
10 48 (25.13%) WCF
11 47 (24.61%) XML
12 39 (20.42%) Ajax
13 36 (18.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 34 (17.80%) JSON
15 29 (15.18%) XHTML
16 26 (13.61%) REST
17 23 (12.04%) AngularJS
17 23 (12.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 22 (11.52%) HTML5
19 21 (10.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.42%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (6.81%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.66%) User Experience
4 6 (3.14%) FMCG
5 5 (2.62%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.09%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.57%) Life Science
8 2 (1.05%) W3C
8 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.52%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.52%) Open Source
9 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 70 (36.65%) Windows
2 22 (11.52%) Apple iOS
3 19 (9.95%) Android
4 8 (4.19%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (4.19%) Windows Phone
5 6 (3.14%) Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.88%) MVC
2 72 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.90%) Software Engineering
4 34 (17.80%) Scrum
5 31 (16.23%) TDD
6 30 (15.71%) OO
7 26 (13.61%) OOP
8 22 (11.52%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (9.42%) Project Management
9 18 (9.42%) CRM
10 15 (7.85%) Web Development
11 14 (7.33%) iOS Development
12 11 (5.76%) User Stories
12 11 (5.76%) Android Development
13 10 (5.24%) E-Commerce
14 9 (4.71%) SOA
14 9 (4.71%) Unit Testing
14 9 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (4.71%) Multithreading
15 8 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (89.01%) C#
2 138 (72.25%) SQL
3 112 (58.64%) JavaScript
4 52 (27.23%) T-SQL
5 32 (16.75%) VB.NET
6 18 (9.42%) VB
7 15 (7.85%) PHP
8 14 (7.33%) VBA
9 12 (6.28%) Java
10 9 (4.71%) C++
10 9 (4.71%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.14%) Assembly Language
11 6 (3.14%) C
12 5 (2.62%) VB6
13 4 (2.09%) VBScript
13 4 (2.09%) Perl
14 2 (1.05%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.52%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (3.14%) Degree
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.52%) MCP
3 1 (0.52%) ISEB
3 1 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.24%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 112 (58.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.19%) Sitecore
2 8 (4.19%) Telerik
3 6 (3.14%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.14%) IBM
3 6 (3.14%) Oracle
3 6 (3.14%) ATG
4 3 (1.57%) Twitter
5 2 (1.05%) Google
5 2 (1.05%) Adobe
6 1 (0.52%) Sage
6 1 (0.52%) VMware
6 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.52%) Sencha
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Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington
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Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, BUPA, life assurance
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
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Wilmslow, Cheshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: very good salary
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
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Salary: very competitive salary-ask for more info!
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
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Salary: VERY COMPETITIVE
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
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