The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 43 34 69
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +35
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 9 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% 5.18% 1.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.54% 35.62% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 8 10 7
Average salary £36,000 £70,000 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.57% +161.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
78 73 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.84% 14.54% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 69 45 96
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,950 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Liverpool -6 7 £32,000 -54.28%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) Law
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 5 (45.45%) UML
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
4 5 (45.45%) Release Management
4 5 (45.45%) Time Management
4 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (45.45%) SDLC
4 5 (45.45%) Case Management
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) MVC
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) CruiseControl
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 2 (18.18%) CSS
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) SOTI

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) CruiseControl
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 5 (45.45%) Law
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
2 3 (27.27%) XML
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) jQuery
3 2 (18.18%) JSON
3 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Case Management
2 5 (45.45%) Release Management
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
2 5 (45.45%) Time Management
2 5 (45.45%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
4 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) TDD
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SOTI
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle