The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 7 2 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.91% 0.77% 5.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.21% 6.45% 40.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 10
Average salary £32,500 £30,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.69% +6.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £28,150 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £33,350 £38,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Development Applications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
53 31 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 29.61% 11.88% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 40 21 29
Average salary £40,000 £34,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.94% -13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Chester

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Chester region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (80.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) HTML
4 7 (70.00%) CSS
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (60.00%) jQuery
5 6 (60.00%) Finance
5 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (60.00%) Ajax
5 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
6 5 (50.00%) SEO
6 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (50.00%) Market Research
6 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 5 (50.00%) Mobile Development
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (30.00%) XML
9 2 (20.00%) Java
9 2 (20.00%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) MS Access
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate
5 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (90.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (70.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) jQuery
4 6 (60.00%) Ajax
5 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 3 (30.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
8 1 (10.00%) LINQ
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (10.00%) PhoneGap
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (10.00%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (10.00%) JSON
8 1 (10.00%) SOAP
8 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) SEO
2 5 (50.00%) Market Research
2 5 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore