The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 118 147 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.89% 3.53% 3.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.09% 24.96% 26.86%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 147
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Development Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
618 589 551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 15.11% 14.12% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 527 523 498
Average salary £37,500 £33,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,600 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Visual Studio
North West

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle +9 27 £35,000 -30.00%
Bolton -2 11 £52,500 +46.85%
Oldham -3 6 £30,000 +20.00%
Stockport -2 5 £34,000 -5.55% 2
Wigan -1 4 £25,000 -25.37%
Altrincham +14 3 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Rochdale 0 1 £30,000 -7.69%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 151 (79.47%) .NET
2 140 (73.68%) C#
3 112 (58.95%) ASP.NET
4 110 (57.89%) SQL
5 97 (51.05%) SQL Server
6 87 (45.79%) Microsoft
7 79 (41.58%) MVC
8 77 (40.53%) JavaScript
9 73 (38.42%) Windows
10 71 (37.37%) HTML
11 66 (34.74%) CSS
12 64 (33.68%) jQuery
13 63 (33.16%) .NET Framework
14 62 (32.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 61 (32.11%) Team Foundation Server
16 52 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
17 51 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
17 51 (26.84%) WCF
18 44 (23.16%) Finance
19 41 (21.58%) Web Services
19 41 (21.58%) MS Excel
20 40 (21.05%) Scrum
20 40 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
21 36 (18.95%) T-SQL
22 35 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
23 34 (17.89%) XML
24 32 (16.84%) VB.NET
25 30 (15.79%) OOP
25 30 (15.79%) Degree
25 30 (15.79%) HTML5

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 27 (14.21%) SharePoint
2 23 (12.11%) IIS
3 9 (4.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (4.21%) CMS
5 5 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.05%) DNN
6 2 (1.05%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (21.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.26%) RFID
2 3 (1.58%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.53%) Intranet
3 1 (0.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (51.05%) SQL Server
2 51 (26.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.26%) MySQL
6 10 (5.26%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (2.63%) Couchbase
9 5 (2.63%) RavenDB
9 5 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.05%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.05%) OLAP
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 61 (32.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (6.84%) Subversion
3 9 (4.74%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.63%) Selenium
5 4 (2.11%) NUnit
6 3 (1.58%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.05%) Moq
7 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
7 2 (1.05%) XMLSpy
7 2 (1.05%) JUnit
7 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.53%) PhoneGap
8 1 (0.53%) FxCop
8 1 (0.53%) StyleCop
8 1 (0.53%) LLBLGen Pro
8 1 (0.53%) Gerrit
General
1 44 (23.16%) Finance
2 5 (2.63%) Electronics
3 3 (1.58%) Games
3 3 (1.58%) Marketing
3 3 (1.58%) Retail
3 3 (1.58%) Military
4 2 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 157 (82.63%) Developer
2 56 (29.47%) .NET Developer
3 40 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 27 (14.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (12.63%) Software Developer
6 23 (12.11%) Lead Developer
7 22 (11.58%) Analyst
8 19 (10.00%) Web Developer
8 19 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 19 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (8.42%) Software Engineer
10 15 (7.89%) C++ Developer
11 14 (7.37%) Senior Developer
12 13 (6.84%) Programmer
12 13 (6.84%) Architect
13 11 (5.79%) SQL Developer
14 9 (4.74%) C# Programmer
14 9 (4.74%) C# Software Engineer
15 8 (4.21%) C# Analyst Programmer
15 8 (4.21%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (79.47%) .NET
2 112 (58.95%) ASP.NET
3 71 (37.37%) HTML
4 66 (34.74%) CSS
5 64 (33.68%) jQuery
6 63 (33.16%) .NET Framework
7 62 (32.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (26.84%) WCF
9 41 (21.58%) Web Services
10 40 (21.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 34 (17.89%) XML
12 30 (15.79%) HTML5
13 18 (9.47%) CSS3
14 17 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 16 (8.42%) LINQ
16 15 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 13 (6.84%) ATL
18 12 (6.32%) NHibernate
18 12 (6.32%) XSL
18 12 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.79%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.74%) Social Media
3 3 (1.58%) N-Tier
3 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.58%) Open Source
3 3 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.05%) Statistics
4 2 (1.05%) Online Games
4 2 (1.05%) W3C
4 2 (1.05%) Firmware
5 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.53%) SCADA
5 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.53%) Physics
5 1 (0.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 73 (38.42%) Windows
2 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (3.16%) Linux
4 4 (2.11%) Android
5 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.05%) UNIX
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.58%) MVC
2 52 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (21.05%) Scrum
4 30 (15.79%) OOP
5 28 (14.74%) OO
6 22 (11.58%) Software Engineering
7 19 (10.00%) Web Development
8 15 (7.89%) Software Testing
9 14 (7.37%) Unit Testing
10 13 (6.84%) TDD
11 11 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (5.26%) Stress Testing
12 10 (5.26%) ETL
13 9 (4.74%) CRM
14 8 (4.21%) Automated Testing
14 8 (4.21%) OOD
15 7 (3.68%) Project Management
15 7 (3.68%) Web Application Development
16 6 (3.16%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 140 (73.68%) C#
2 110 (57.89%) SQL
3 77 (40.53%) JavaScript
4 36 (18.95%) T-SQL
5 32 (16.84%) VB.NET
6 20 (10.53%) C++
7 7 (3.68%) ActionScript
7 7 (3.68%) VB
8 6 (3.16%) Java
8 6 (3.16%) PHP
9 5 (2.63%) XAML
10 3 (1.58%) VC++
10 3 (1.58%) XPath
10 3 (1.58%) VB6
11 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.05%) Python
11 2 (1.05%) C
11 2 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (15.79%) Degree
2 14 (7.37%) ISEB
3 8 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) MCSA
5 2 (1.05%) RHCE
6 1 (0.53%) ACCA
6 1 (0.53%) CIMA
6 1 (0.53%) MCPD
6 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.53%) vSphere
2 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.05%) Puppet
1 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 87 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.21%) Oracle
2 8 (4.21%) VMware
3 5 (2.63%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.11%) Sitecore
4 4 (2.11%) SAP
5 3 (1.58%) IBM
5 3 (1.58%) HP
6 2 (1.05%) Trapeze
6 2 (1.05%) Ektron
6 2 (1.05%) Symantec
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.05%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.53%) Epicor
7 1 (0.53%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.53%) Google
7 1 (0.53%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.53%) SYSPRO
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum PLUS GREAT PACKAGE
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago