The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 86 75 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -29
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 110 111 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.73% 2.91% 4.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.01% 20.90% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 72 105 174
Average salary £32,500 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £41,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
687 531 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.06% 13.93% 17.36%
Number of salaries quoted 575 467 580
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Manchester

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Cheadle +19 23 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Stockport +6 14 £27,250 -48.09% 4
Wigan - 3 £31,500 -
Bolton +3 1 - - 1
Altrincham -1 1 £30,000 +4.34%
Oldham - 1 £35,000 -
Sale - 1 £42,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 155 (69.20%) .NET
2 129 (57.59%) C#
3 110 (49.11%) SQL
4 105 (46.88%) Microsoft
5 104 (46.43%) SQL Server
6 99 (44.20%) HTML
6 99 (44.20%) JavaScript
7 90 (40.18%) jQuery
8 87 (38.84%) CSS
8 87 (38.84%) MVC
9 81 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (33.93%) Windows
11 71 (31.70%) ASP.NET
12 59 (26.34%) SharePoint
13 57 (25.45%) MS Excel
14 54 (24.11%) Scrum
15 50 (22.32%) Finance
16 49 (21.88%) .NET Framework
17 48 (21.43%) Web Services
18 42 (18.75%) Degree
19 41 (18.30%) Team Foundation Server
19 41 (18.30%) HTML5
20 37 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
20 37 (16.52%) XML
21 33 (14.73%) OOP
21 33 (14.73%) WCF
22 32 (14.29%) IIS
22 32 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
23 31 (13.84%) Git (software)
23 31 (13.84%) LINQ

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 59 (26.34%) SharePoint
2 32 (14.29%) IIS
3 12 (5.36%) CMS
4 7 (3.13%) Umbraco
5 5 (2.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.23%) Sitefinity
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.79%) Lync
7 2 (0.89%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.89%) WordPress
7 2 (0.89%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.45%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (25.45%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.38%) Photoshop
3 11 (4.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.34%) MS Office
4 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (4.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.34%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.02%) Intranet
2 2 (0.89%) Internet
2 2 (0.89%) RFID
3 1 (0.45%) HTTP
3 1 (0.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (10.27%) RavenDB
4 21 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (8.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.70%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (5.36%) MySQL
9 11 (4.91%) Relational Database
10 7 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.23%) MS Access
12 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.34%) Big Data
14 2 (0.89%) SQL Anywhere
14 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
15 1 (0.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
15 1 (0.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 41 (18.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (13.84%) Git (software)
3 22 (9.82%) ReSharper
4 13 (5.80%) Dreamweaver
5 10 (4.46%) NUnit
5 10 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (4.02%) Selenium
6 9 (4.02%) Eclipse
7 8 (3.57%) JUnit
7 8 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 5 (2.23%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.23%) Subversion
9 4 (1.79%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.89%) FxCop
10 2 (0.89%) StyleCop
10 2 (0.89%) Moq
10 2 (0.89%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.45%) UltraEdit
General
1 50 (22.32%) Finance
2 24 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.25%) Marketing
4 6 (2.68%) Back Office
5 3 (1.34%) Electronics
5 3 (1.34%) Legal
5 3 (1.34%) Retail
6 2 (0.89%) Military
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 171 (76.34%) Developer
2 54 (24.11%) .NET Developer
3 46 (20.54%) Senior Developer
4 37 (16.52%) Software Developer
5 31 (13.84%) C# Developer
6 22 (9.82%) Analyst
7 18 (8.04%) Junior
8 17 (7.59%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (7.59%) Senior .NET Developer
8 17 (7.59%) C# .NET Developer
9 16 (7.14%) Junior Developer
9 16 (7.14%) Software Engineer
10 15 (6.70%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (5.80%) Web Developer
11 13 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (5.36%) Programmer
13 11 (4.91%) Architect
14 10 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
15 8 (3.57%) MI Analyst
15 8 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (69.20%) .NET
2 99 (44.20%) HTML
3 90 (40.18%) jQuery
4 87 (38.84%) CSS
5 71 (31.70%) ASP.NET
6 49 (21.88%) .NET Framework
7 48 (21.43%) Web Services
8 41 (18.30%) HTML5
9 37 (16.52%) XML
10 33 (14.73%) WCF
11 32 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 31 (13.84%) LINQ
13 30 (13.39%) Backbone.js
14 27 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 24 (10.71%) XSLT
16 22 (9.82%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (6.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 13 (5.80%) CSS3
19 12 (5.36%) RESTful
20 11 (4.91%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.80%) Social Media
4 9 (4.02%) User Experience
5 6 (2.68%) FMCG
6 5 (2.23%) Graphic Design
6 5 (2.23%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.34%) Blog
7 3 (1.34%) iPhone
7 3 (1.34%) Human Factors
7 3 (1.34%) iPad
7 3 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.45%) Physics
9 1 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.45%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.45%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 76 (33.93%) Windows
2 21 (9.38%) Linux
3 9 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.23%) Android
5 3 (1.34%) Mac OS
5 3 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (38.84%) MVC
2 81 (36.16%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (24.11%) Scrum
4 37 (16.52%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (14.73%) OOP
6 30 (13.39%) OOD
7 26 (11.61%) Unit Testing
8 25 (11.16%) Software Engineering
9 24 (10.71%) OO
10 23 (10.27%) Domain-Driven Design
10 23 (10.27%) Mentoring
11 19 (8.48%) TDD
12 18 (8.04%) CRM
13 14 (6.25%) ETL
13 14 (6.25%) Web Development
14 11 (4.91%) Communications Security
15 10 (4.46%) Change Control
15 10 (4.46%) Software Testing
15 10 (4.46%) SEO
16 9 (4.02%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 129 (57.59%) C#
2 110 (49.11%) SQL
3 99 (44.20%) JavaScript
4 30 (13.39%) T-SQL
5 20 (8.93%) C++
6 14 (6.25%) VB
7 11 (4.91%) VBA
8 8 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.13%) PHP
10 6 (2.68%) VBScript
10 6 (2.68%) Ruby
11 4 (1.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.79%) Delphi
11 4 (1.79%) Java
12 3 (1.34%) VC++
12 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.89%) XPath
13 2 (0.89%) C
13 2 (0.89%) Perl
14 1 (0.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (18.75%) Degree
2 10 (4.46%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.68%) MCP
4 5 (2.23%) ISEB
5 4 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.79%) ACCA
5 4 (1.79%) CIMA
5 4 (1.79%) CCNP
6 3 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.89%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) MCITP
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.45%) MCPD
8 1 (0.45%) HND
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) QA
2 3 (1.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.89%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 105 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.36%) Oracle
3 11 (4.91%) VMware
4 8 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 6 (2.68%) Wonderware
6 5 (2.23%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.23%) Adobe
7 4 (1.79%) SYSPRO
8 3 (1.34%) Google
9 2 (0.89%) Sybase
10 1 (0.45%) SAP
10 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.45%) Epiphany
10 1 (0.45%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
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