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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 47 59 46
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 92 62 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.72% 3.91% 5.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.55% 23.40% 34.95%
Number of salaries quoted 87 58 96
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £40,000 £39,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
408 265 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.94% 16.71% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 372 240 267
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 September 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 September 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 +7 36 £32,500 +12.06% 3
Wilmslow +8 18 £40,000 +73.91% 2
Chester +1 10 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Macclesfield -18 6 £60,000 +100.00% 3
Crewe +3 5 £30,000 +15.38% 1
Nantwich - 5 £30,000 -
Runcorn +2 2 £50,000 - 1
Northwich +9 1 £47,500 +26.66%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 169 (95.48%) .NET
2 156 (88.14%) C#
3 131 (74.01%) SQL
4 113 (63.84%) Microsoft
5 112 (63.28%) SQL Server
6 111 (62.71%) ASP.NET
7 89 (50.28%) CSS
8 88 (49.72%) HTML
9 85 (48.02%) JavaScript
10 84 (47.46%) Web Services
11 71 (40.11%) MS Excel
11 71 (40.11%) jQuery
12 70 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
13 67 (37.85%) Windows
14 65 (36.72%) T-SQL
15 64 (36.16%) MVC
16 60 (33.90%) LINQ
17 59 (33.33%) XML
18 57 (32.20%) SOAP
19 52 (29.38%) SQL Server 2008
20 51 (28.81%) .NET Framework
21 50 (28.25%) Team Foundation Server
22 49 (27.68%) WCF
23 43 (24.29%) Finance
24 35 (19.77%) Software Engineering
25 33 (18.64%) VB.NET
26 32 (18.08%) Ajax
27 30 (16.95%) JSON
27 30 (16.95%) REST
28 27 (15.25%) Scrum

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (12.99%) IIS
2 13 (7.34%) CMS
3 11 (6.21%) NServiceBus
4 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.95%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (3.39%) WordPress
6 6 (3.39%) Drupal
6 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.39%) Confluence
6 6 (3.39%) concrete5
6 6 (3.39%) Commerce Server
7 4 (2.26%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 71 (40.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.69%) Fireworks
2 3 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.69%) Intranet
2 1 (0.56%) Internet
2 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (63.28%) SQL Server
2 52 (29.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (14.69%) MySQL
4 14 (7.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.56%) DTS
11 1 (0.56%) MS Access
11 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 50 (28.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (6.21%) SpecFlow
2 11 (6.21%) Selenium
3 8 (4.52%) JIRA
4 6 (3.39%) Subversion
5 3 (1.69%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.13%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (24.29%) Finance
2 19 (10.73%) Retail
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 3 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 150 (84.75%) Developer
2 86 (48.59%) .NET Developer
3 63 (35.59%) C# Developer
4 60 (33.90%) C# .NET Developer
5 34 (19.21%) Analyst
6 31 (17.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 29 (16.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (14.12%) Software Developer
9 22 (12.43%) Web Developer
9 22 (12.43%) Programmer
9 22 (12.43%) .NET Programmer
10 21 (11.86%) Analyst Programmer
10 21 (11.86%) .NET Analyst Programmer
11 17 (9.60%) Software Engineer
12 14 (7.91%) C# Software Engineer
13 12 (6.78%) Analyst Developer
14 11 (6.21%) C# Programmer
14 11 (6.21%) .NET Software Engineer
15 10 (5.65%) C# Analyst Programmer
15 10 (5.65%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (95.48%) .NET
2 111 (62.71%) ASP.NET
3 89 (50.28%) CSS
4 88 (49.72%) HTML
5 84 (47.46%) Web Services
6 71 (40.11%) jQuery
7 60 (33.90%) LINQ
8 59 (33.33%) XML
9 57 (32.20%) SOAP
10 51 (28.81%) .NET Framework
11 49 (27.68%) WCF
12 32 (18.08%) Ajax
13 30 (16.95%) JSON
13 30 (16.95%) REST
14 25 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (13.56%) XHTML
16 22 (12.43%) WPF
17 20 (11.30%) AngularJS
17 20 (11.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 18 (10.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.34%) Mobile App
1 13 (7.34%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.52%) User Experience
3 6 (3.39%) FMCG
4 4 (2.26%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.13%) W3C
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.56%) Open Source
6 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 67 (37.85%) Windows
2 22 (12.43%) Apple iOS
3 20 (11.30%) Android
4 8 (4.52%) Windows Phone
4 8 (4.52%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (0.56%) Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.16%) MVC
3 35 (19.77%) Software Engineering
4 27 (15.25%) Scrum
5 25 (14.12%) OO
6 23 (12.99%) TDD
7 22 (12.43%) OOP
8 16 (9.04%) Project Management
8 16 (9.04%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (8.47%) Web Development
10 14 (7.91%) User Stories
10 14 (7.91%) iOS Development
10 14 (7.91%) UML
10 14 (7.91%) CRM
11 12 (6.78%) Android Development
12 9 (5.08%) E-Commerce
12 9 (5.08%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.08%) Multithreading
13 7 (3.95%) SOA
13 7 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 156 (88.14%) C#
2 131 (74.01%) SQL
3 85 (48.02%) JavaScript
4 65 (36.72%) T-SQL
5 33 (18.64%) VB.NET
6 21 (11.86%) VBA
7 13 (7.34%) VB
8 12 (6.78%) Java
9 7 (3.95%) PHP
10 5 (2.82%) VB6
10 5 (2.82%) VBScript
10 5 (2.82%) Perl
11 4 (2.26%) C++
12 2 (1.13%) C
13 1 (0.56%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.56%) R
13 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (2.82%) Degree
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.56%) ISEB
3 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.08%) QA
2 2 (1.13%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) WAI
Vendors
1 113 (63.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.52%) Telerik
3 7 (3.95%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.39%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.39%) IBM
4 6 (3.39%) Oracle
4 6 (3.39%) ATG
5 3 (1.69%) Twitter
5 3 (1.69%) Google
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe
7 1 (0.56%) Sencha
7 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
Warrington, Cheshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow
Modis International - London
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
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