The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Chester region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 42 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3 23 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.08% 5.37% 11.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.25% 45.10% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 20
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -0.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £37,250 £30,450
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Development Applications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
48 51 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.33% 11.92% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 39 36 46
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,100 £22,807
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Visual Studio
Cheshire

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) C#
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (42.86%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) XSL
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
7 4 (28.57%) Java
7 4 (28.57%) C++
7 4 (28.57%) CSS
7 4 (28.57%) VB
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) VB6
7 4 (28.57%) Web Development
7 4 (28.57%) jQuery
8 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
8 3 (21.43%) SaaS
8 3 (21.43%) Android
8 3 (21.43%) Android Development
8 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
8 3 (21.43%) Ajax
8 3 (21.43%) WCF
8 3 (21.43%) Speech Recognition
8 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) VBScript
9 2 (14.29%) C

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (57.14%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) XSL
6 4 (28.57%) CSS
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Ajax
7 3 (21.43%) WCF
8 1 (7.14%) JSON
8 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
8 1 (7.14%) SOAP
8 1 (7.14%) qooxdoo
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (7.14%) Ext JS
8 1 (7.14%) WebSockets
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Speech Recognition
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Web Development
2 3 (21.43%) Android Development
2 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) OWASP
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (35.71%) VB.NET
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) C++
5 4 (28.57%) VB
5 4 (28.57%) VB6
6 3 (21.43%) VBScript
7 2 (14.29%) C
7 2 (14.29%) VBA
7 2 (14.29%) PHP
8 1 (7.14%) Python
8 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 1 (7.14%) Perl
8 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 1 (7.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle