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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 32 45 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 29 19 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.92% 3.90% 5.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 30.85% 26.76% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 30
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,050 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
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
94 71 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.18% 14.58% 21.18%
Number of salaries quoted 91 64 96
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,596 £43,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Darwen - 8 £35,000 -
Preston +4 6 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Blackburn - 6 £33,000 - 4
Blackpool - 4 £38,500 - 2
Skelmersdale - 1 £27,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 42 (80.77%) .NET
2 38 (73.08%) C#
3 36 (69.23%) SQL
4 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
5 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
6 27 (51.92%) MVC
7 25 (48.08%) HTML
8 24 (46.15%) CSS
9 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
10 22 (42.31%) .NET Framework
11 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
12 18 (34.62%) PHP
12 18 (34.62%) jQuery
13 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (26.92%) IIS
16 13 (25.00%) VB
16 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
17 12 (23.08%) VB.NET
17 12 (23.08%) Web Design
18 11 (21.15%) Java
18 11 (21.15%) DHTML
18 11 (21.15%) XHTML
18 11 (21.15%) Internet
19 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
20 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
21 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
21 8 (15.38%) AngularJS
21 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (26.92%) IIS
2 13 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.69%) Umbraco
5 3 (5.77%) Node.js
6 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Office
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (59.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.77%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.69%) ReSharper
3 2 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.92%) FireMonkey
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.92%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Military
2 1 (1.92%) Avionics
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 36 (69.23%) Developer
2 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
3 10 (19.23%) Software Developer
3 10 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (19.23%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (5.77%) Programmer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Graduate Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (80.77%) .NET
2 25 (48.08%) HTML
3 24 (46.15%) CSS
4 23 (44.23%) ASP.NET
5 22 (42.31%) .NET Framework
6 18 (34.62%) jQuery
7 11 (21.15%) XHTML
7 11 (21.15%) DHTML
8 8 (15.38%) EDI
8 8 (15.38%) HTML5
8 8 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 7 (13.46%) CSS3
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (13.46%) MDX
9 7 (13.46%) Web Services
10 5 (9.62%) XML
10 5 (9.62%) WCF
11 4 (7.69%) Ajax
11 4 (7.69%) Entity Framework
11 4 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Social Media
2 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Android
2 5 (9.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) MVC
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (23.08%) Web Design
4 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 8 (15.38%) Systems Analysis
5 7 (13.46%) Web Development
5 7 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.46%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (11.54%) SDLC
7 5 (9.62%) OO
8 4 (7.69%) OOD
8 4 (7.69%) Mobile Development
9 3 (5.77%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (5.77%) iOS Development
9 3 (5.77%) TDD
9 3 (5.77%) Web Application Development
9 3 (5.77%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.85%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) C#
2 36 (69.23%) SQL
3 21 (40.38%) JavaScript
4 18 (34.62%) PHP
5 13 (25.00%) VB
6 12 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 11 (21.15%) Java
8 10 (19.23%) T-SQL
9 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 3 (5.77%) VBA
11 2 (3.85%) VBScript
11 2 (3.85%) C
12 1 (1.92%) C++
12 1 (1.92%) Delphi
12 1 (1.92%) RPG
12 1 (1.92%) Ada
12 1 (1.92%) VB6
12 1 (1.92%) Groovy
12 1 (1.92%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Twitter
3 3 (5.77%) Apple
3 3 (5.77%) Telerik
3 3 (5.77%) Facebook
4 1 (1.92%) HP
4 1 (1.92%) New Relic
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
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