The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 87 91 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -36
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 200 198 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.11% 2.81% 4.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.85% 18.00% 30.55%
Number of salaries quoted 157 169 290
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,050
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Visual Studio
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1187 1100 1077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.48% 15.63% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 959 930
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,189
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
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 the North West

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in the North West

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in the North West

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Manchester -17 90 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Cheshire -13 50 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Lancashire +25 27 £30,500 -18.66% 6
Merseyside +38 26 £56,250 -2.17% 2
Cumbria -1 4 £29,000 -3.33%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 320 (82.47%) .NET
2 264 (68.04%) C#
3 214 (55.15%) SQL Server
4 212 (54.64%) ASP.NET
5 206 (53.09%) HTML
6 203 (52.32%) SQL
7 179 (46.13%) CSS
8 174 (44.85%) JavaScript
9 167 (43.04%) Microsoft
10 162 (41.75%) MVC
11 150 (38.66%) jQuery
12 128 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
13 104 (26.80%) HTML5
14 101 (26.03%) .NET Framework
15 96 (24.74%) ASP.NET MVC
15 96 (24.74%) SharePoint
16 94 (24.23%) Web Services
17 84 (21.65%) MS Excel
18 81 (20.88%) OO
19 76 (19.59%) Windows
20 72 (18.56%) Team Foundation Server
21 70 (18.04%) Scrum
21 70 (18.04%) XML
22 59 (15.21%) WCF
23 56 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
24 55 (14.18%) T-SQL
25 54 (13.92%) Degree
26 53 (13.66%) Finance
27 49 (12.63%) Ajax
27 49 (12.63%) SharePoint 2013

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 96 (24.74%) SharePoint
2 49 (12.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 42 (10.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 41 (10.57%) CMS
5 33 (8.51%) IIS
6 15 (3.87%) NServiceBus
7 14 (3.61%) Umbraco
8 10 (2.58%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.06%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.55%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.77%) WordPress
11 3 (0.77%) Sitefinity
12 1 (0.26%) Node.js
12 1 (0.26%) Drupal
12 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (21.65%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.15%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.58%) MS Office
4 7 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.29%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.29%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.77%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Tridion
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Zen Cart
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.47%) Office 365
2 11 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.55%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.32%) Internet
2 8 (2.06%) Firewall
2 8 (2.06%) LAN
3 7 (1.80%) WAN
3 7 (1.80%) DHCP
3 7 (1.80%) DNS
4 6 (1.55%) MPLS
5 5 (1.29%) Wireless
5 5 (1.29%) VLAN
5 5 (1.29%) Intranet
6 4 (1.03%) HTTP
6 4 (1.03%) ATM
7 3 (0.77%) GPRS
7 3 (0.77%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (55.15%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (6.70%) MySQL
4 26 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
7 12 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.52%) Big Data
10 2 (0.52%) MS Access
11 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.26%) SQLite
11 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 72 (18.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (7.99%) Subversion
3 18 (4.64%) Selenium
4 16 (4.12%) SpecFlow
5 15 (3.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (3.09%) JIRA
7 9 (2.32%) Dreamweaver
8 8 (2.06%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.80%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.29%) Firebug
11 4 (1.03%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.77%) NCrunch
12 3 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.77%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.77%) NUnit
13 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
14 1 (0.26%) Grunt
General
1 53 (13.66%) Finance
2 15 (3.87%) Retail
3 10 (2.58%) Games
4 8 (2.06%) Back Office
5 7 (1.80%) Law
5 7 (1.80%) Banking
5 7 (1.80%) Local Government
6 6 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.52%) Legal
7 2 (0.52%) Electronics
7 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.52%) Marketing
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Avionics
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 297 (76.55%) Developer
2 131 (33.76%) .NET Developer
3 71 (18.30%) C# Developer
4 68 (17.53%) Software Developer
5 61 (15.72%) C# .NET Developer
6 42 (10.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 41 (10.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 39 (10.05%) Web Developer
9 36 (9.28%) Senior Developer
10 34 (8.76%) Analyst
11 25 (6.44%) SharePoint Developer
12 24 (6.19%) Senior .NET Developer
13 20 (5.15%) Architect
13 20 (5.15%) Programmer
14 18 (4.64%) Software Engineer
14 18 (4.64%) .NET Programmer
15 17 (4.38%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
15 17 (4.38%) SharePoint Architect
15 17 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (4.12%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (82.47%) .NET
2 212 (54.64%) ASP.NET
3 206 (53.09%) HTML
4 179 (46.13%) CSS
5 150 (38.66%) jQuery
6 104 (26.80%) HTML5
7 101 (26.03%) .NET Framework
8 96 (24.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 94 (24.23%) Web Services
10 70 (18.04%) XML
11 59 (15.21%) WCF
12 49 (12.63%) Ajax
13 48 (12.37%) CSS3
14 44 (11.34%) AngularJS
15 41 (10.57%) XHTML
16 39 (10.05%) Entity Framework
17 36 (9.28%) LINQ
18 32 (8.25%) XSLT
19 31 (7.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 28 (7.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.19%) N-Tier
3 22 (5.67%) Mobile App
4 20 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (3.87%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.84%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.32%) Replication
8 6 (1.55%) W3C
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Informatics
9 4 (1.03%) User Experience
9 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.77%) FMCG
10 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.77%) Tandem
11 2 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 2 (0.52%) CPLD
11 2 (0.52%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.59%) Windows
2 15 (3.87%) Windows Mobile
3 10 (2.58%) Android
3 10 (2.58%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.03%) Linux
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.77%) Windows Phone 7
6 3 (0.77%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (41.75%) MVC
2 128 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (20.88%) OO
4 70 (18.04%) Scrum
5 46 (11.86%) TDD
6 43 (11.08%) Web Development
7 38 (9.79%) OOP
8 37 (9.54%) Software Engineering
9 36 (9.28%) Unit Testing
10 33 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (7.73%) Mentoring
12 27 (6.96%) OOD
13 25 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.19%) Content Management
15 22 (5.67%) E-Commerce
16 21 (5.41%) Migration
17 19 (4.90%) BDD
18 16 (4.12%) Project Management
18 16 (4.12%) UML
19 15 (3.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 264 (68.04%) C#
2 203 (52.32%) SQL
3 174 (44.85%) JavaScript
4 55 (14.18%) T-SQL
5 45 (11.60%) VB.NET
6 40 (10.31%) PHP
7 36 (9.28%) C++
8 24 (6.19%) Java
9 16 (4.12%) PowerShell
10 13 (3.35%) C
11 10 (2.58%) Python
11 10 (2.58%) VB
12 9 (2.32%) VBA
13 8 (2.06%) VBScript
14 6 (1.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (1.03%) Delphi
16 3 (0.77%) XPath
17 2 (0.52%) Perl
17 2 (0.52%) VC++
17 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (13.92%) Degree
2 15 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.06%) ISEB
6 7 (1.80%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.29%) MCP
7 5 (1.29%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.77%) MCPD
8 3 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.77%) MCTS
8 3 (0.77%) PhD
9 1 (0.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.80%) vSphere
2 7 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.06%) WMI
2 5 (1.29%) WSUS
3 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 167 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.15%) Oracle
3 12 (3.09%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.32%) SAP
5 8 (2.06%) Business Objects
5 8 (2.06%) EMC
5 8 (2.06%) VMware
5 8 (2.06%) DevExpress
6 7 (1.80%) WatchGuard
6 7 (1.80%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.55%) Sophos
7 6 (1.55%) Avaya
7 6 (1.55%) Adobe
8 5 (1.29%) HP
8 5 (1.29%) Cisco
8 5 (1.29%) Apple
9 4 (1.03%) Capita
10 3 (0.77%) Google
10 3 (0.77%) Ektron
10 3 (0.77%) Twitter
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