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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 14 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.51% 4.35% 9.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.15% 23.26% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 12
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,500 £31,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
41 43 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.14% 18.70% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 34 45
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,150 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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 September 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 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (65.22%) CSS
3 15 (65.22%) jQuery
4 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
4 14 (60.87%) MVC
5 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (52.17%) HTML
7 11 (47.83%) C#
7 11 (47.83%) Android
7 11 (47.83%) Apple iOS
8 10 (43.48%) Android Development
8 10 (43.48%) iOS Development
8 10 (43.48%) Web Development
9 9 (39.13%) Java
9 9 (39.13%) SQL
9 9 (39.13%) XML
9 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
10 7 (30.43%) CMS
11 6 (26.09%) Scrum
11 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (26.09%) ATG
11 6 (26.09%) Retail
11 6 (26.09%) JIRA
11 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
11 6 (26.09%) Spring
11 6 (26.09%) WebSphere

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (30.43%) CMS
2 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 6 (26.09%) Commerce Server
2 6 (26.09%) concrete5
2 6 (26.09%) Confluence
2 6 (26.09%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (26.09%) WordPress
2 6 (26.09%) Drupal
3 5 (21.74%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.04%) MySQL
4 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (26.09%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 14 (60.87%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) UI Programmer
3 6 (26.09%) UI Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (21.74%) C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Programmer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (73.91%) .NET
2 15 (65.22%) CSS
2 15 (65.22%) jQuery
3 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
4 12 (52.17%) HTML
5 9 (39.13%) XML
6 6 (26.09%) Spring MVC
6 6 (26.09%) Spring
6 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) Backbone.js
6 6 (26.09%) HTML5
6 6 (26.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (21.74%) Ajax
8 4 (17.39%) XSLT
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (13.04%) JavaFX
9 3 (13.04%) REST
9 3 (13.04%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Mobile App
2 6 (26.09%) FMCG
2 6 (26.09%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Android
1 11 (47.83%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) MVC
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) Android Development
3 10 (43.48%) iOS Development
3 10 (43.48%) Web Development
4 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
4 6 (26.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (26.09%) Kanban
4 6 (26.09%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) OOP
6 3 (13.04%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Time Management
8 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 11 (47.83%) C#
3 9 (39.13%) Java
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) VB
4 5 (21.74%) VB.NET
4 5 (21.74%) VBA
4 5 (21.74%) VB6
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) ATG
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
1 6 (26.09%) Sitecore
1 6 (26.09%) Atlassian
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Telerik
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