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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 18 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.24% 1.74% 5.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.69% 8.70% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 18 8 17
Average salary £32,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,918 £21,500 £31,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £48,250 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
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
65 92 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.29% 20.00% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 61 88 73
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,900 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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 - 10 £32,000 - 1
Preston +13 4 £30,364 -13.24% 2
Blackpool - 3 £40,000 -
Ormskirk - 1 £42,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (77.14%) .NET
3 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
3 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
4 24 (68.57%) MVC
5 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 20 (57.14%) XML
7 18 (51.43%) C#
8 16 (45.71%) SharePoint
9 13 (37.14%) SQL
10 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
12 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 10 (28.57%) HTML
13 9 (25.71%) CSS
13 9 (25.71%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
14 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
15 7 (20.00%) jQuery
16 6 (17.14%) HTML5
16 6 (17.14%) CSS3
16 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
16 6 (17.14%) Finance
17 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 4 (11.43%) TDD
18 4 (11.43%) Windows
18 4 (11.43%) UML
18 4 (11.43%) SOAP
18 4 (11.43%) Web Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 16 (45.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (25.71%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) CMS
3 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Fireworks
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) LAN
1 1 (2.86%) WAN
1 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (82.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Bugzilla
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.86%) Military
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 29 (82.86%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) .NET Developer
3 7 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Systems Developer
4 6 (17.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Front-End Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) C# Analyst Programmer
8 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (77.14%) .NET
2 26 (74.29%) ASP.NET
3 22 (62.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 20 (57.14%) XML
5 11 (31.43%) .NET Framework
6 10 (28.57%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) CSS
8 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) CSS3
9 6 (17.14%) HTML5
9 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
10 4 (11.43%) WCF
10 4 (11.43%) SOAP
10 4 (11.43%) Web Services
10 4 (11.43%) Ajax
11 3 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
12 2 (5.71%) MDX
12 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (68.57%) MVC
2 10 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) TDD
4 4 (11.43%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Use Case
5 3 (8.57%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.71%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.86%) OOD
7 1 (2.86%) OO
7 1 (2.86%) CRM
7 1 (2.86%) Validation
7 1 (2.86%) Product Management
7 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) JavaScript
2 18 (51.43%) C#
3 13 (37.14%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.71%) VB
5 2 (5.71%) VB6
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) Ada
6 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Twitter
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