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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 77 40 61
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +21
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 54 105 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.07% 5.43% 3.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.52% 24.19% 24.90%
Number of salaries quoted 51 96 57
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £41,100 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
372 434 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.16% 22.43% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 328 396 223
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -23 11 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Knutsford - 10 £42,500 -
Macclesfield +20 6 £35,000 -6.66%
Runcorn +2 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Northwich -8 2 £47,500 +15.15%
Chester -23 2 £40,000 +21.21% 5
Nantwich +7 1 £22,000 -26.66%
Wilmslow -9 1 £38,777 -3.05%
Crewe -10 1 £22,000 -26.66%
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 90 (91.84%) C#
2 83 (84.69%) .NET
3 80 (81.63%) SQL Server
4 60 (61.22%) Microsoft
5 53 (54.08%) ASP.NET
6 48 (48.98%) MVC
6 48 (48.98%) jQuery
7 46 (46.94%) .NET Framework
7 46 (46.94%) Web Services
8 45 (45.92%) HTML
8 45 (45.92%) SQL
9 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
10 38 (38.78%) CSS
10 38 (38.78%) XML
11 37 (37.76%) Entity Framework
12 36 (36.73%) Windows
12 36 (36.73%) MS Excel
13 32 (32.65%) WCF
13 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (32.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 31 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (29.59%) SQL Server 2008
16 27 (27.55%) OO
17 26 (26.53%) Ajax
17 26 (26.53%) SDLC
18 25 (25.51%) REST
19 23 (23.47%) Finance
20 22 (22.45%) Apple iOS
20 22 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
20 22 (22.45%) Android

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.08%) IIS
5 3 (3.06%) CMS
6 2 (2.04%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.02%) Mule
7 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.27%) MS Visio
2 13 (13.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) Internet
2 7 (7.14%) Intranet
3 4 (4.08%) GPRS
3 4 (4.08%) UMTS
4 1 (1.02%) ATM
4 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (81.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (29.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (32.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (5.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (3.06%) Subversion
4 3 (3.06%) Selenium
5 2 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.04%) FxCop
5 2 (2.04%) StyleCop
5 2 (2.04%) MSTest
6 1 (1.02%) VisualSVN
6 1 (1.02%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (83.67%) Developer
2 35 (35.71%) C# Developer
3 33 (33.67%) Software Developer
4 32 (32.65%) .NET Developer
5 19 (19.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 14 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
6 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (13.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (9.18%) Junior Developer
8 9 (9.18%) Junior
9 8 (8.16%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Trainee
10 7 (7.14%) Junior Software Developer
10 7 (7.14%) Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
11 5 (5.10%) Software Manager
12 4 (4.08%) Development Manager
12 4 (4.08%) Software Development Manager
13 3 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
13 3 (3.06%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (84.69%) .NET
2 53 (54.08%) ASP.NET
3 48 (48.98%) jQuery
4 46 (46.94%) Web Services
4 46 (46.94%) .NET Framework
5 45 (45.92%) HTML
6 38 (38.78%) XML
6 38 (38.78%) CSS
7 37 (37.76%) Entity Framework
8 32 (32.65%) WCF
8 32 (32.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 26 (26.53%) Ajax
10 25 (25.51%) REST
11 22 (22.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (21.43%) WPF
12 21 (21.43%) SOAP
13 19 (19.39%) WinForms
14 17 (17.35%) LINQ
14 17 (17.35%) AngularJS
15 16 (16.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.37%) N-Tier
2 10 (10.20%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.20%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Tandem
4 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.06%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) PMI
6 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.73%) Windows
2 22 (22.45%) Android
2 22 (22.45%) Apple iOS
3 17 (17.35%) Windows Phone
4 16 (16.33%) Windows Phone 7
5 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (4.08%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.98%) MVC
2 31 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.55%) OO
4 26 (26.53%) SDLC
5 20 (20.41%) Software Engineering
6 19 (19.39%) Software Testing
6 19 (19.39%) Unit Testing
7 18 (18.37%) Dependency Injection
8 17 (17.35%) TDD
9 16 (16.33%) Scrum
9 16 (16.33%) Web Development
9 16 (16.33%) MVVM
10 13 (13.27%) OOD
11 11 (11.22%) OOP
12 9 (9.18%) Validation
12 9 (9.18%) Software Architecture
12 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.16%) Content Management
14 6 (6.12%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (91.84%) C#
2 45 (45.92%) SQL
3 43 (43.88%) JavaScript
4 20 (20.41%) T-SQL
5 8 (8.16%) VB.NET
5 8 (8.16%) C++
6 2 (2.04%) Java
7 1 (1.02%) C
7 1 (1.02%) VC++
7 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.02%) PhD
3 1 (1.02%) ISEB
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 60 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.33%) Apple
3 3 (3.06%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.04%) Ektron
4 2 (2.04%) Adobe
Warrington, Cheshire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago