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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 65 35 51
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 60 108 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.49% 5.99% 4.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.54% 28.05% 27.73%
Number of salaries quoted 49 97 59
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,900 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
342 385 256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.88% 21.37% 15.00%
Number of salaries quoted 293 354 215
Average salary £38,777 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.79% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 14 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Runcorn -1 9 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Knutsford - 9 £42,500 -
Macclesfield +12 4 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Wilmslow -6 2 £38,777 -5.99%
Nantwich +6 1 £22,000 -26.66%
Northwich -3 1 £45,000 +9.09%
Crewe -12 1 £22,000 -22.12%
Chester -23 1 £40,000 +21.21% 3
Congleton - 1 £22,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 109 (97.32%) C#
2 98 (87.50%) .NET
3 83 (74.11%) SQL Server
4 69 (61.61%) Microsoft
5 67 (59.82%) ASP.NET
6 60 (53.57%) HTML
6 60 (53.57%) jQuery
7 57 (50.89%) SQL
8 56 (50.00%) .NET Framework
9 55 (49.11%) JavaScript
9 55 (49.11%) MVC
10 52 (46.43%) Web Services
11 51 (45.54%) CSS
12 47 (41.96%) Windows
13 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
14 42 (37.50%) Entity Framework
15 38 (33.93%) XML
16 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (33.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 35 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 35 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (31.25%) Ajax
18 33 (29.46%) WCF
19 31 (27.68%) Finance
20 30 (26.79%) SDLC
21 29 (25.89%) OO
21 29 (25.89%) T-SQL
22 26 (23.21%) N-Tier
22 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
23 25 (22.32%) REST

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.93%) IIS
3 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.46%) CMS
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (3.57%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.89%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 16 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 12 (10.71%) MS Project
4 4 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.79%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.89%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) Intranet
2 6 (5.36%) Internet
2 6 (5.36%) GPRS
2 6 (5.36%) UMTS
3 3 (2.68%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (74.11%) SQL Server
2 35 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.25%) MySQL
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (7.14%) Subversion
4 6 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (4.46%) Selenium
6 4 (3.57%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.79%) FxCop
7 2 (1.79%) StyleCop
7 2 (1.79%) MSTest
8 1 (0.89%) VisualSVN
8 1 (0.89%) JIRA
8 1 (0.89%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (27.68%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (90.18%) Developer
2 52 (46.43%) .NET Developer
3 48 (42.86%) C# Developer
4 35 (31.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (28.57%) Software Developer
6 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET Developer
6 23 (20.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (9.82%) C# Software Developer
8 10 (8.93%) Senior Developer
9 9 (8.04%) Junior
9 9 (8.04%) Junior Developer
9 9 (8.04%) SharePoint Developer
10 8 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
11 7 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
11 7 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
11 7 (6.25%) Trainee
12 6 (5.36%) Analyst
13 5 (4.46%) Web Developer
13 5 (4.46%) Software Manager
14 4 (3.57%) .NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (87.50%) .NET
2 67 (59.82%) ASP.NET
3 60 (53.57%) HTML
3 60 (53.57%) jQuery
4 56 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 52 (46.43%) Web Services
6 51 (45.54%) CSS
7 42 (37.50%) Entity Framework
8 38 (33.93%) XML
9 37 (33.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 35 (31.25%) Ajax
11 33 (29.46%) WCF
12 26 (23.21%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (22.32%) REST
14 23 (20.54%) SOAP
15 22 (19.64%) WPF
15 22 (19.64%) WinForms
15 22 (19.64%) LINQ
16 20 (17.86%) AngularJS
17 19 (16.96%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.21%) N-Tier
2 15 (13.39%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.46%) Tandem
4 5 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.68%) User Experience
7 2 (1.79%) PMI
7 2 (1.79%) W3C
7 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 47 (41.96%) Windows
2 23 (20.54%) Android
2 23 (20.54%) Apple iOS
3 18 (16.07%) Windows Phone
4 17 (15.18%) Windows Phone 7
5 13 (11.61%) Windows Mobile
6 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.36%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.89%) Linux
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (49.11%) MVC
2 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (26.79%) SDLC
4 29 (25.89%) OO
5 24 (21.43%) Unit Testing
6 20 (17.86%) TDD
6 20 (17.86%) Scrum
7 18 (16.07%) Software Engineering
7 18 (16.07%) Software Testing
8 17 (15.18%) Web Development
8 17 (15.18%) Dependency Injection
8 17 (15.18%) MVVM
9 16 (14.29%) OOP
10 12 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (9.82%) OOD
12 10 (8.93%) Software Architecture
13 9 (8.04%) Mentoring
14 8 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
14 8 (7.14%) Content Management
15 6 (5.36%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (97.32%) C#
2 57 (50.89%) SQL
3 55 (49.11%) JavaScript
4 29 (25.89%) T-SQL
5 10 (8.93%) VB.NET
6 9 (8.04%) C++
7 4 (3.57%) PHP
8 3 (2.68%) VB
8 3 (2.68%) Java
9 1 (0.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.89%) C
9 1 (0.89%) VC++
9 1 (0.89%) Python
9 1 (0.89%) XAML
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.89%) PhD
3 1 (0.89%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 69 (61.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.18%) Apple
3 5 (4.46%) DevExpress
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
6 2 (1.79%) Ektron
Cheshire
Ascent People
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Frodsham
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago