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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 35 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 6 9 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.36% 3.91% 8.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.65% 19.57% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 16
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,750 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,750 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
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
34 46 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 13.39% 20.00% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 39
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 £35,000 £29,850
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 21 October 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 22 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 19 (73.08%) .NET
3 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
4 17 (65.38%) CSS
5 16 (61.54%) MVC
5 16 (61.54%) jQuery
6 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
7 14 (53.85%) HTML
7 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (50.00%) C#
9 12 (46.15%) SQL
10 11 (42.31%) Android
10 11 (42.31%) Web Development
10 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
11 10 (38.46%) Android Development
11 10 (38.46%) iOS Development
11 10 (38.46%) Java
12 9 (34.62%) XML
12 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (26.92%) Sitecore
13 7 (26.92%) HTML5
13 7 (26.92%) CSS3
13 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
13 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (26.92%) Scrum
13 7 (26.92%) CMS
14 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (23.08%) ATG
14 6 (23.08%) Retail
14 6 (23.08%) Spring

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (26.92%) CMS
2 6 (23.08%) Commerce Server
2 6 (23.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (23.08%) WordPress
2 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 6 (23.08%) Drupal
2 6 (23.08%) concrete5
2 6 (23.08%) Confluence
3 5 (19.23%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) MySQL
4 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 15 (57.69%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) UI Developer
3 6 (23.08%) UI Programmer
4 5 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Graduate
7 2 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (3.85%) C# Programmer
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Programmer
8 1 (3.85%) Trainee Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Trainee Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Trainee
8 1 (3.85%) Graduate Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) .NET
2 17 (65.38%) CSS
3 16 (61.54%) jQuery
4 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
5 14 (53.85%) HTML
6 9 (34.62%) XML
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
7 7 (26.92%) CSS3
8 6 (23.08%) Spring
8 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 6 (23.08%) Spring MVC
8 6 (23.08%) Ajax
8 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
8 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (23.08%) Backbone.js
9 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
10 4 (15.38%) XSLT
10 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (11.54%) REST
11 3 (11.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) FMCG
2 6 (23.08%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Android
1 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) MVC
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Web Development
4 10 (38.46%) Android Development
4 10 (38.46%) iOS Development
5 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 6 (23.08%) Kanban
6 6 (23.08%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (23.08%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (15.38%) OO
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
8 3 (11.54%) OOP
9 2 (7.69%) Project Management
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) Time Management
10 1 (3.85%) User Stories
10 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 13 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (46.15%) SQL
4 10 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) VB6
5 5 (19.23%) VB
5 5 (19.23%) VB.NET
5 5 (19.23%) VBA
6 4 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 3 (11.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) WAI
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Sitecore
2 6 (23.08%) ATG
2 6 (23.08%) IBM
2 6 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Sage
5 1 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Telerik
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