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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 21 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 8.40% 3.83% 7.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 48.84% 21.74% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 16 9 12
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £38,500 £33,400
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
43 46 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 17.20% 17.62% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 33 29 38
Average salary £33,676 £37,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.19% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £29,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
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
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 23 July 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (75.00%) .NET
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
4 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
4 15 (62.50%) CSS
5 14 (58.33%) HTML
5 14 (58.33%) jQuery
6 13 (54.17%) MVC
7 11 (45.83%) C#
7 11 (45.83%) Android
7 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
8 10 (41.67%) Android Development
8 10 (41.67%) iOS Development
8 10 (41.67%) XML
8 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (41.67%) Web Development
9 9 (37.50%) Java
9 9 (37.50%) SQL
10 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
11 7 (29.17%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (29.17%) Web Services
11 7 (29.17%) CMS
12 6 (25.00%) Scrum
12 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (25.00%) ATG
12 6 (25.00%) Retail
12 6 (25.00%) Spring
12 6 (25.00%) JIRA
12 6 (25.00%) Spring MVC

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (29.17%) CMS
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) Drupal
2 6 (25.00%) WordPress
2 6 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (25.00%) Confluence
2 6 (25.00%) concrete5
2 6 (25.00%) Commerce Server
3 5 (20.83%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (12.50%) MySQL
4 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (25.00%) Retail
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Developer
2 13 (54.17%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) UI Developer
3 6 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) UI Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 15 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 15 (62.50%) CSS
3 14 (58.33%) HTML
3 14 (58.33%) jQuery
4 10 (41.67%) XML
5 7 (29.17%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) Spring MVC
6 6 (25.00%) Spring
6 6 (25.00%) HTML5
6 6 (25.00%) CSS3
6 6 (25.00%) Backbone.js
6 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 6 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (20.83%) Ajax
8 4 (16.67%) XSLT
9 3 (12.50%) Hibernate
9 3 (12.50%) Java EE
9 3 (12.50%) WPF
9 3 (12.50%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (25.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Android
1 11 (45.83%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) MVC
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Web Development
2 10 (41.67%) Android Development
2 10 (41.67%) iOS Development
3 7 (29.17%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (25.00%) Kanban
4 6 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL
6 2 (8.33%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) OOP
7 1 (4.17%) OO
7 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) C#
3 9 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) VB
4 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
4 5 (20.83%) VBA
4 5 (20.83%) VB6
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) WAI
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) IBM
1 6 (25.00%) ATG
1 6 (25.00%) Atlassian
1 6 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik
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