The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 52 33
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -19
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 26 5 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.74% 1.14% 5.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 39.39% 6.49% 31.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25 5 17
Average salary £30,500 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £24,322
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £56,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Development Applications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
66 77 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.57% 17.50% 18.85%
Number of salaries quoted 58 72 66
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Lancashire region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 11 £30,500 -
Preston +11 7 £29,728 -20.72% 2
Blackpool - 6 £40,000 - 1
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 37 (86.05%) SQL Server
2 32 (74.42%) .NET
3 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
4 29 (67.44%) JavaScript
5 28 (65.12%) MVC
6 24 (55.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (51.16%) C#
8 19 (44.19%) SQL
9 18 (41.86%) XML
10 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
11 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
11 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (30.23%) jQuery
13 12 (27.91%) HTML
14 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
14 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
15 10 (23.26%) CSS3
15 10 (23.26%) HTML5
15 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
15 10 (23.26%) CSS
16 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (18.60%) VB.NET
18 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
19 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
19 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (34.88%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (86.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Bugzilla
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Military
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Avionics
3 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (86.05%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) .NET Developer
3 11 (25.58%) C# Developer
4 9 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Systems Developer
6 4 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Graduate
9 1 (2.33%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (2.33%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (74.42%) .NET
2 31 (72.09%) ASP.NET
3 24 (55.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (41.86%) XML
5 13 (30.23%) jQuery
6 12 (27.91%) HTML
7 11 (25.58%) .NET Framework
8 10 (23.26%) HTML5
8 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (23.26%) CSS
8 10 (23.26%) CSS3
9 5 (11.63%) MDX
10 3 (6.98%) WCF
10 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (6.98%) Web Services
10 3 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (4.65%) SOAP
12 1 (2.33%) Ajax
12 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Social Media
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Android
1 4 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (65.12%) MVC
2 11 (25.58%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.63%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (9.30%) TDD
6 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 3 (6.98%) Use Case
6 3 (6.98%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.65%) iOS Development
7 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.65%) Mobile Development
7 2 (4.65%) OOD
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.65%) OO
8 1 (2.33%) CRM
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL
8 1 (2.33%) UML
8 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 29 (67.44%) JavaScript
2 22 (51.16%) C#
3 19 (44.19%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) VB.NET
5 6 (13.95%) T-SQL
6 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (6.98%) PHP
8 1 (2.33%) C++
8 1 (2.33%) VBScript
8 1 (2.33%) Ada
8 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Twitter
3 2 (4.65%) Facebook
3 2 (4.65%) Apple
4 1 (2.33%) Google
4 1 (2.33%) PayPal
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