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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 26 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4 7 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.31% 3.37% 8.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.76% 29.17% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 30
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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 24 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 23.70% 11.54% 16.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 23 60
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) Ajax
4 5 (55.56%) jQuery
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (44.44%) HTML5
5 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
6 3 (33.33%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) SEO
6 3 (33.33%) Web Development
6 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
6 3 (33.33%) Java
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (33.33%) Market Research
7 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
7 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (22.22%) Umbraco

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (22.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Fireworks
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Graduate
4 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Trainee Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Trainee Web Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Trainee
4 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) Graduate Web Developer
5 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) Ajax
4 5 (55.56%) jQuery
4 5 (55.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (44.44%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) JSON
7 1 (11.11%) LINQ
7 1 (11.11%) NHibernate
7 1 (11.11%) XML
7 1 (11.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
1 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) MVC
2 3 (33.33%) SEO
2 3 (33.33%) Web Development
2 3 (33.33%) Market Research
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) PHP
7 1 (11.11%) VB
7 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Sitecore
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Sage
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
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