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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 33 62 35
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 24 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.92% 1.39% 5.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 33.80% 7.96% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 23
Average salary £70,000 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+154.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
71 113 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.55% 17.41% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 45 98 57
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,950 £27,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,200 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram 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 24 April 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
Liverpool +22 20 £70,000 +47.36%
Prescot - 2 £22,000 - 1
Birkenhead +6 1 £40,000 +60.00%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 28 (66.67%) CSS
2 28 (66.67%) HTML
3 24 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 24 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 24 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 22 (52.38%) Office 365
4 22 (52.38%) Scrum
4 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (42.86%) HTML5
6 16 (38.10%) InfoPath
6 16 (38.10%) Migration
6 16 (38.10%) Content Management
6 16 (38.10%) XSLT
6 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
7 15 (35.71%) SQL
7 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
8 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
9 12 (28.57%) C#
10 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
11 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
11 10 (23.81%) MVC
12 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
13 7 (16.67%) Firebug
13 7 (16.67%) WCF
13 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
13 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 24 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 24 (57.14%) SharePoint 2010
1 24 (57.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (38.10%) InfoPath
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 22 (52.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Firebug
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) JMeter
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) Maven
4 1 (2.38%) JIRA
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
4 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
General
1 7 (16.67%) Law
1 7 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) Architect
2 16 (38.10%) Solutions Architect
2 16 (38.10%) SharePoint Architect
2 16 (38.10%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
3 11 (26.19%) Designer
3 11 (26.19%) SharePoint Designer
4 8 (19.05%) Software Developer
5 6 (14.29%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (11.90%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (88.10%) .NET
2 28 (66.67%) CSS
2 28 (66.67%) HTML
3 18 (42.86%) HTML5
4 16 (38.10%) XSLT
5 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
8 7 (16.67%) WCF
8 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (7.14%) jQuery
10 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
11 1 (2.38%) CSS3
11 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
3 1 (2.38%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (52.38%) Scrum
1 22 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Content Management
2 16 (38.10%) Migration
3 10 (23.81%) MVC
4 7 (16.67%) B2B
4 7 (16.67%) CRUD
4 7 (16.67%) Line Management
5 4 (9.52%) Web Development
6 3 (7.14%) Web Application Development
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Web Design
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.76%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) BPMN
8 1 (2.38%) DevOps
8 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 15 (35.71%) SQL
3 12 (28.57%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.76%) VBA
4 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) ISEB
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) EPiServer
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) PayPal