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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 58 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 85 67 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.43% 3.95% 6.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.37% 20.81% 42.94%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 135
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,650 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £36,900 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
380 322 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.82% 18.99% 14.72%
Number of salaries quoted 342 281 303
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 27 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Wilmslow - 17 £40,000 - 1
Macclesfield -8 9 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Chester +8 6 £23,750 -21.48% 6
Knutsford - 4 £44,000 -
Crewe +12 3 £31,000 -11.42%
Runcorn -6 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 174 (96.67%) .NET
2 167 (92.78%) C#
3 138 (76.67%) ASP.NET
4 131 (72.78%) HTML
5 123 (68.33%) SQL
6 116 (64.44%) JavaScript
7 110 (61.11%) CSS
8 105 (58.33%) MVC
9 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
9 98 (54.44%) jQuery
10 84 (46.67%) SQL Server
11 70 (38.89%) Windows
11 70 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 64 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (33.33%) Web Services
14 58 (32.22%) Finance
15 57 (31.67%) LINQ
15 57 (31.67%) MS Excel
16 55 (30.56%) .NET Framework
17 53 (29.44%) ASP.NET MVC
18 48 (26.67%) WCF
19 44 (24.44%) OO
20 42 (23.33%) SOAP
21 41 (22.78%) Ajax
21 41 (22.78%) Scrum
22 40 (22.22%) MySQL
23 39 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
23 39 (21.67%) TDD
24 38 (21.11%) XHTML
25 36 (20.00%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.33%) NServiceBus
2 18 (10.00%) IIS
2 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.56%) CMS
4 5 (2.78%) Umbraco
4 5 (2.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.22%) Confluence
5 4 (2.22%) WordPress
5 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.22%) Drupal
5 4 (2.22%) Commerce Server
5 4 (2.22%) concrete5
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (31.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.67%) Intranet
3 2 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (22.22%) MySQL
3 39 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.11%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.11%) DTS
9 2 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 70 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (13.33%) SpecFlow
2 24 (13.33%) Selenium
3 7 (3.89%) Subversion
4 6 (3.33%) JIRA
5 2 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
General
1 58 (32.22%) Finance
2 12 (6.67%) Retail
3 4 (2.22%) Marketing
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.11%) Games
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 137 (76.11%) Developer
2 74 (41.11%) .NET Developer
3 39 (21.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 39 (21.67%) Web Developer
4 27 (15.00%) Analyst
4 27 (15.00%) Programmer
5 26 (14.44%) Analyst Programmer
6 25 (13.89%) .NET Programmer
7 24 (13.33%) .NET Analyst Programmer
7 24 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (13.33%) C# Developer
8 19 (10.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (7.78%) .NET Web Developer
9 14 (7.78%) Software Developer
10 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
11 8 (4.44%) Architect
11 8 (4.44%) Junior
12 7 (3.89%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.89%) Junior Developer
12 7 (3.89%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (96.67%) .NET
2 138 (76.67%) ASP.NET
3 131 (72.78%) HTML
4 110 (61.11%) CSS
5 98 (54.44%) jQuery
6 60 (33.33%) Web Services
7 57 (31.67%) LINQ
8 55 (30.56%) .NET Framework
9 53 (29.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (26.67%) WCF
11 42 (23.33%) SOAP
12 41 (22.78%) Ajax
13 38 (21.11%) XHTML
14 36 (20.00%) JSON
15 31 (17.22%) HTML5
16 30 (16.67%) CSS3
17 29 (16.11%) AngularJS
17 29 (16.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 27 (15.00%) NHibernate
19 25 (13.89%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.11%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 8 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.89%) N-Tier
5 5 (2.78%) User Experience
6 4 (2.22%) FMCG
7 3 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.67%) Life Science
8 2 (1.11%) W3C
9 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Open Source
9 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 70 (38.89%) Windows
2 14 (7.78%) Apple iOS
3 12 (6.67%) Android
4 7 (3.89%) Windows Phone 8
4 7 (3.89%) Windows Phone
5 6 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (58.33%) MVC
2 64 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (24.44%) OO
4 41 (22.78%) Scrum
5 39 (21.67%) TDD
6 34 (18.89%) OOP
7 33 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 16 (8.89%) CRM
10 15 (8.33%) Project Management
11 14 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (6.67%) Unit Testing
12 12 (6.67%) SOA
13 9 (5.00%) Web Development
13 9 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (4.44%) Mentoring
15 7 (3.89%) iOS Development
16 6 (3.33%) Line Management
16 6 (3.33%) Multithreading
16 6 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 167 (92.78%) C#
2 123 (68.33%) SQL
3 116 (64.44%) JavaScript
4 35 (19.44%) VB.NET
5 28 (15.56%) T-SQL
6 16 (8.89%) PHP
7 14 (7.78%) PowerShell
8 11 (6.11%) VB
9 9 (5.00%) C++
10 8 (4.44%) Java
11 7 (3.89%) C
12 6 (3.33%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.11%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.56%) R
14 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (1.67%) MCP
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.89%) Telerik
2 7 (3.89%) Sitecore
3 4 (2.22%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.22%) IBM
3 4 (2.22%) ATG
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe
4 2 (1.11%) Oracle
5 1 (0.56%) Progress
5 1 (0.56%) Sage
5 1 (0.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.56%) Orchard
5 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.56%) Twitter
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Wilmslow
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + +Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 26 days ago
Frodsham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 27 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: generous benefits
Posted: 27 days ago