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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3 8 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.52% 3.59% 11.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.57% 20.51% 64.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 41
Average salary £28,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £26,050 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
35 39 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.77% 17.49% 17.94%
Number of salaries quoted 32 31 65
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Degree
3 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Development
4 2 (33.33%) Games
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) Umbraco
4 2 (33.33%) Sitecore
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (33.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) MS Access
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Trainee Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Trainee Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Trainee
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Graduate
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) CSS3
5 1 (16.67%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) NHibernate
5 1 (16.67%) LINQ
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (16.67%) Sage
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
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