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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 74 63 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 47 60 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.65% 3.36% 5.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.26% 19.87% 35.32%
Number of salaries quoted 41 54 86
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
289 302 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.32% 16.93% 14.21%
Number of salaries quoted 250 268 229
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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
Macclesfield -3 15 £34,250 -8.66% 2
Warrington +12 11 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Chester +17 6 £30,000 - 1
Wilmslow 0 5 £40,000 +5.26%
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 120 (97.56%) .NET
2 119 (96.75%) C#
3 95 (77.24%) HTML
3 95 (77.24%) ASP.NET
4 85 (69.11%) SQL
5 79 (64.23%) JavaScript
6 74 (60.16%) MVC
7 69 (56.10%) CSS
8 66 (53.66%) jQuery
9 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
10 59 (47.97%) SQL Server
11 52 (42.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 50 (40.65%) Windows
13 45 (36.59%) .NET Framework
14 44 (35.77%) MS Excel
14 44 (35.77%) Finance
15 43 (34.96%) ASP.NET MVC
16 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
17 40 (32.52%) Web Services
18 32 (26.02%) Ajax
18 32 (26.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 32 (26.02%) HTML5
19 28 (22.76%) OO
19 28 (22.76%) WCF
20 27 (21.95%) Scrum
20 27 (21.95%) TDD
21 25 (20.33%) VB.NET
21 25 (20.33%) MySQL
21 25 (20.33%) JSON
21 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 19 (15.45%) SharePoint
2 18 (14.63%) NServiceBus
3 17 (13.82%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) CMS
5 3 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 44 (35.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.25%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.63%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.81%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.25%) Intranet
2 4 (3.25%) ATM
3 2 (1.63%) GPRS
3 2 (1.63%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (47.97%) SQL Server
2 32 (26.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (20.33%) MySQL
4 7 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.81%) MS Access
8 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.81%) DTS
Development Applications
1 52 (42.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (15.45%) Selenium
3 18 (14.63%) SpecFlow
4 9 (7.32%) Subversion
5 7 (5.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.81%) JIRA
8 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (35.77%) Finance
2 2 (1.63%) Games
3 1 (0.81%) Marketing
3 1 (0.81%) Electronics
3 1 (0.81%) Automotive
3 1 (0.81%) Legal
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 96 (78.05%) Developer
2 58 (47.15%) .NET Developer
3 25 (20.33%) C# Developer
3 25 (20.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 24 (19.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (17.07%) Web Developer
6 20 (16.26%) Senior Developer
7 18 (14.63%) Analyst
8 16 (13.01%) Analyst Programmer
8 16 (13.01%) Programmer
8 16 (13.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (11.38%) .NET Analyst Programmer
9 14 (11.38%) .NET Programmer
9 14 (11.38%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (7.32%) Software Developer
10 9 (7.32%) Senior C# Developer
11 6 (4.88%) .NET Web Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Lead .NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Lead Developer
12 5 (4.07%) Lead Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (97.56%) .NET
2 95 (77.24%) HTML
2 95 (77.24%) ASP.NET
3 69 (56.10%) CSS
4 66 (53.66%) jQuery
5 45 (36.59%) .NET Framework
6 43 (34.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 40 (32.52%) Web Services
8 32 (26.02%) Ajax
8 32 (26.02%) HTML5
9 28 (22.76%) WCF
10 25 (20.33%) JSON
11 24 (19.51%) LINQ
12 21 (17.07%) XHTML
12 21 (17.07%) SOAP
12 21 (17.07%) AngularJS
12 21 (17.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (15.45%) NHibernate
13 19 (15.45%) CSS3
14 18 (14.63%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (13.01%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.07%) W3C
4 5 (4.07%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.44%) Life Science
5 3 (2.44%) Tandem
5 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.65%) Windows
2 7 (5.69%) Windows Mobile
3 6 (4.88%) Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Android
4 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (1.63%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (60.16%) MVC
2 41 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.76%) OO
4 27 (21.95%) TDD
4 27 (21.95%) Scrum
5 25 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (16.26%) OOP
7 18 (14.63%) Unit Testing
8 14 (11.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (8.94%) Software Engineering
10 10 (8.13%) Mentoring
11 9 (7.32%) SOA
12 7 (5.69%) CRM
13 6 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.88%) Software Architecture
13 6 (4.88%) Web Application Development
14 5 (4.07%) Mobile Application Development
14 5 (4.07%) Line Management
14 5 (4.07%) Mobile Development
14 5 (4.07%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 119 (96.75%) C#
2 85 (69.11%) SQL
3 79 (64.23%) JavaScript
4 25 (20.33%) VB.NET
5 23 (18.70%) T-SQL
6 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
7 13 (10.57%) PHP
8 12 (9.76%) VB
9 7 (5.69%) C
10 6 (4.88%) C++
11 5 (4.07%) Assembly Language
12 4 (3.25%) Java
13 2 (1.63%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.81%) XAML
14 1 (0.81%) Python
14 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (8.94%) Degree
2 2 (1.63%) MCP
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 64 (52.03%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) Sitecore
3 3 (2.44%) DevExpress
4 2 (1.63%) Apple
5 1 (0.81%) Sage
5 1 (0.81%) VMware
5 1 (0.81%) Orchard
5 1 (0.81%) Progress
5 1 (0.81%) Adobe
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