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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 46 55 28
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 17 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.35% 1.62% 6.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 25.00% 13.33% 28.28%
Number of salaries quoted 17 5 20
Average salary £34,000 £23,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+44.68% -24.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £21,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,200 £41,416 £39,650
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
68 60 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.41% 12.15% 22.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60 47 90
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 11 £34,000 +51.11% 2
Preston -10 4 £38,250 +28.48% 2
Accrington - 1 £27,500 - 1
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 33 (82.50%) .NET
2 30 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 25 (62.50%) C#
3 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 21 (52.50%) MVC
5 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
5 19 (47.50%) HTML
6 18 (45.00%) .NET Framework
6 18 (45.00%) CSS
7 17 (42.50%) SQL
8 16 (40.00%) jQuery
9 15 (37.50%) XML
10 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
12 9 (22.50%) SOAP
12 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (22.50%) Web Development
12 9 (22.50%) Web Services
13 8 (20.00%) WCF
14 6 (15.00%) HTML5
14 6 (15.00%) Degree
14 6 (15.00%) Windows
14 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
14 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (15.00%) Oracle
14 6 (15.00%) Retail
14 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (12.50%) ColdFusion

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 11 (27.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (12.50%) ColdFusion
4 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
1 5 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (95.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 9 (22.50%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Junior
4 7 (17.50%) Junior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Developer
5 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Junior Java Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Junior Web Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Java Web Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Java Web Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Junior Java Web Developer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (82.50%) .NET
2 19 (47.50%) ASP.NET
2 19 (47.50%) HTML
3 18 (45.00%) .NET Framework
3 18 (45.00%) CSS
4 16 (40.00%) jQuery
5 15 (37.50%) XML
6 11 (27.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (22.50%) SOAP
7 9 (22.50%) Web Services
8 8 (20.00%) WCF
9 6 (15.00%) HTML5
10 5 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (12.50%) REST
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (12.50%) WPF
10 5 (12.50%) Silverlight
10 5 (12.50%) Spring MVC
10 5 (12.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) MVC
2 9 (22.50%) Web Development
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) UML
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Product Management
6 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 17 (42.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
5 5 (12.50%) Java
5 5 (12.50%) VB
6 4 (10.00%) PHP
7 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.00%) VB6
9 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
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