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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 18 27 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.82% 4.75% 7.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 37.50% 31.40% 43.27%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 44
Average salary £38,000 £47,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £37,050
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
48 86 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.19% 15.11% 17.99%
Number of salaries quoted 46 79 101
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 12 £54,000 +13.68%
Wirral +2 6 £38,000 +4.10%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (92.31%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET
3 28 (71.79%) C#
4 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 27 (69.23%) SQL
5 26 (66.67%) HTML
5 26 (66.67%) CSS
6 23 (58.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
8 18 (46.15%) MVC
9 17 (43.59%) IIS
10 15 (38.46%) .NET Framework
10 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (33.33%) WCF
12 13 (33.33%) Firebug
12 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 12 (30.77%) Line Management
13 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
13 12 (30.77%) B2B
14 11 (28.21%) Law
14 11 (28.21%) Retail
14 11 (28.21%) CRUD
14 11 (28.21%) Mobile App
15 9 (23.08%) Scrum
15 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
15 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
16 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
16 8 (20.51%) Umbraco
16 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2010

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 17 (43.59%) IIS
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (20.51%) Umbraco
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (35.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) MySQL
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.56%) QlikView
6 1 (2.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Firebug
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (30.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (28.21%) Law
1 11 (28.21%) Retail
2 5 (12.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.51%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.38%) SharePoint Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (2.56%) .NET Applications Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse Manager
6 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (92.31%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) ASP.NET
3 26 (66.67%) HTML
3 26 (66.67%) CSS
4 23 (58.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (33.33%) WCF
7 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (12.82%) jQuery
9 4 (10.26%) XML
9 4 (10.26%) Silverlight
10 3 (7.69%) WPF
10 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (5.13%) Flash
11 2 (5.13%) Web Services
11 2 (5.13%) CSS3
11 2 (5.13%) PhoneGap
11 2 (5.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.56%) AS400
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) MVC
2 12 (30.77%) Line Management
2 12 (30.77%) B2B
3 11 (28.21%) CRUD
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
5 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.38%) Migration
6 6 (15.38%) Content Management
7 3 (7.69%) iOS Development
8 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.13%) Database Theory
8 2 (5.13%) Relational Database Theory
8 2 (5.13%) Web Design
8 2 (5.13%) Analytics
8 2 (5.13%) Web Application Development
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
8 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (71.79%) C#
2 27 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 27 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) PHP
4 5 (12.82%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.69%) VB
6 2 (5.13%) VBA
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) EPiServer
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.56%) Tableau
4 1 (2.56%) Teradata
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Cognos