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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 38 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 25 28 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.06% 4.54% 6.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 34.72% 29.17% 36.79%
Number of salaries quoted 24 28 38
Average salary £38,000 £40,875 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.03% +18.47%
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
72 96 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.57% 15.56% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 62 91 98
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 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,500 £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 24 December 2014.

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 December 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
Liverpool +8 13 £25,000 -47.36%
Wirral - 11 £38,000 -
Birkenhead 0 1 £32,500 -5.10%
Visual Studio
North West

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 33 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 31 (86.11%) C#
4 30 (83.33%) HTML
4 30 (83.33%) JavaScript
4 30 (83.33%) SQL
4 30 (83.33%) CSS
5 26 (72.22%) SQL Server
6 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (50.00%) MVC
8 17 (47.22%) IIS
9 15 (41.67%) .NET Framework
9 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 13 (36.11%) WCF
11 13 (36.11%) Firebug
12 12 (33.33%) B2B
12 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
12 12 (33.33%) Mobile App
12 12 (33.33%) Line Management
13 11 (30.56%) Law
13 11 (30.56%) Retail
13 11 (30.56%) CRUD
14 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
15 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
15 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (22.22%) Umbraco
17 7 (19.44%) PHP
17 7 (19.44%) MySQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (47.22%) IIS
2 8 (22.22%) Umbraco
3 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) MySQL
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.78%) QlikView
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.78%) Ingres
7 1 (2.78%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (36.11%) Firebug
3 12 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 11 (30.56%) Law
1 11 (30.56%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (83.33%) Developer
2 15 (41.67%) Software Developer
3 9 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Development Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Programmer
6 2 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (97.22%) .NET
2 33 (91.67%) ASP.NET
3 30 (83.33%) CSS
3 30 (83.33%) HTML
4 23 (63.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (41.67%) .NET Framework
6 13 (36.11%) WCF
7 7 (19.44%) XML
7 7 (19.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (16.67%) Silverlight
8 6 (16.67%) jQuery
9 4 (11.11%) PhoneGap
9 4 (11.11%) Backbone.js
9 4 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 3 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (8.33%) Web Services
10 3 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Graphic Design
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Solaris
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (50.00%) MVC
2 12 (33.33%) B2B
2 12 (33.33%) Line Management
3 11 (30.56%) CRUD
4 6 (16.67%) Scrum
5 5 (13.89%) iOS Development
6 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.33%) Android Development
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (5.56%) Web Design
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.56%) Web Application Development
8 2 (5.56%) Data Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (5.56%) Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 30 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 30 (83.33%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) PHP
4 6 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (11.11%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.78%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.78%) AWK
7 1 (2.78%) VB6
7 1 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) MCSD
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) EPiServer
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Cognos
4 1 (2.78%) Teradata
4 1 (2.78%) Telerik
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
4 1 (2.78%) Xamarin