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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 111 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 126 195 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.25% 3.03% 2.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.80% 15.53% 20.36%
Number of salaries quoted 120 150 162
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,025
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1068 1256 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.08% 19.53% 14.45%
Number of salaries quoted 938 1071 872
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -29 62 £38,500 -3.75% 15
Cheshire +16 33 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Lancashire +8 20 £35,500 -1.38% 6
Merseyside -15 7 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 251 (74.48%) C#
1 251 (74.48%) .NET
2 187 (55.49%) SQL
3 181 (53.71%) ASP.NET
4 167 (49.55%) SQL Server
4 167 (49.55%) HTML
5 151 (44.81%) JavaScript
6 141 (41.84%) MVC
7 140 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
8 139 (41.25%) CSS
9 121 (35.91%) Windows
9 121 (35.91%) Microsoft
10 119 (35.31%) jQuery
11 112 (33.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 100 (29.67%) .NET Framework
13 91 (27.00%) Software Engineering
14 86 (25.52%) OO
15 81 (24.04%) C++
15 81 (24.04%) ASP.NET MVC
16 75 (22.26%) Degree
17 74 (21.96%) HTML5
18 66 (19.58%) Scrum
19 58 (17.21%) Web Services
20 56 (16.62%) Multithreading
21 52 (15.43%) OOP
22 49 (14.54%) Web Development
22 49 (14.54%) WCF
23 46 (13.65%) Unit Testing
23 46 (13.65%) XML
24 45 (13.35%) Twitter Bootstrap

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.34%) IIS
3 10 (2.97%) Umbraco
4 9 (2.67%) NServiceBus
5 8 (2.37%) CMS
6 7 (2.08%) Drupal
6 7 (2.08%) WordPress
7 6 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.19%) ColdFusion
9 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.89%) Moodle
10 3 (0.89%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.30%) DNN
11 1 (0.30%) Joomla!
Applications
1 42 (12.46%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.56%) MS Office
3 11 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (3.26%) Visualfiles
2 4 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.19%) GitHub
4 3 (0.89%) IaaS
4 3 (0.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.34%) Internet
2 16 (4.75%) HTTP
3 4 (1.19%) WebEx
4 2 (0.59%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (49.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.82%) Relational Database
3 22 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (5.04%) NoSQL
6 17 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (2.67%) MySQL
8 9 (2.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.19%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.19%) MS Access
13 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.59%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.59%) SQLite
14 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 112 (33.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (7.42%) Subversion
3 15 (4.45%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.56%) Jenkins
4 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (3.26%) FxCop
5 11 (3.26%) Selenium
5 11 (3.26%) StyleCop
6 9 (2.67%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.08%) MSTest
8 5 (1.48%) JIRA
8 5 (1.48%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.89%) NUnit
9 3 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.89%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.59%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.59%) Moq
10 2 (0.59%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.59%) WiX
General
1 36 (10.68%) Finance
2 32 (9.50%) Games
3 14 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 13 (3.86%) Law
5 11 (3.26%) Electronics
6 10 (2.97%) Banking
6 10 (2.97%) Legal
7 9 (2.67%) Marketing
7 9 (2.67%) Retail
8 8 (2.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.78%) Publishing
10 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.89%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.59%) Advertising
12 2 (0.59%) Local Government
13 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 264 (78.34%) Developer
2 139 (41.25%) .NET Developer
3 94 (27.89%) C# Developer
4 81 (24.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (18.69%) Software Engineer
6 53 (15.73%) ASP.NET Developer
7 50 (14.84%) Software Developer
8 44 (13.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 42 (12.46%) SQL Developer
10 34 (10.09%) C++ Software Engineer
11 32 (9.50%) C++ Developer
12 31 (9.20%) Senior Developer
13 29 (8.61%) Junior
14 28 (8.31%) Junior Developer
15 26 (7.72%) .NET Software Developer
15 26 (7.72%) C# Software Developer
16 24 (7.12%) C# Software Engineer
17 21 (6.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 21 (6.23%) HTML Developer
17 21 (6.23%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 251 (74.48%) .NET
2 181 (53.71%) ASP.NET
3 167 (49.55%) HTML
4 139 (41.25%) CSS
5 119 (35.31%) jQuery
6 100 (29.67%) .NET Framework
7 81 (24.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 74 (21.96%) HTML5
9 58 (17.21%) Web Services
10 49 (14.54%) WCF
11 46 (13.65%) XML
12 45 (13.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 44 (13.06%) CSS3
14 36 (10.68%) Entity Framework
15 33 (9.79%) AngularJS
16 32 (9.50%) LINQ
17 29 (8.61%) JSON
18 27 (8.01%) Ajax
19 24 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web API
19 24 (7.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.28%) N-Tier
2 36 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.20%) Mobile App
4 25 (7.42%) User Experience
5 21 (6.23%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.15%) Client/Server
6 14 (4.15%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.86%) iPad
8 9 (2.67%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (2.37%) LIMS
9 8 (2.37%) PMI
10 4 (1.19%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.89%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.59%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.59%) Clustering
12 2 (0.59%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.59%) Health Informatics
12 2 (0.59%) Informatics
12 2 (0.59%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 121 (35.91%) Windows
2 23 (6.82%) Linux
3 19 (5.64%) Windows XP
4 17 (5.04%) Unix
5 15 (4.45%) Android
6 14 (4.15%) Apple iOS
7 10 (2.97%) Embedded Linux
8 9 (2.67%) Windows CE
9 8 (2.37%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (41.84%) MVC
2 140 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (27.00%) Software Engineering
4 86 (25.52%) OO
5 66 (19.58%) Scrum
6 56 (16.62%) Multithreading
7 52 (15.43%) OOP
8 49 (14.54%) Web Development
9 46 (13.65%) Unit Testing
10 41 (12.17%) SDLC
11 35 (10.39%) Mentoring
12 33 (9.79%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (9.50%) TDD
14 26 (7.72%) SOA
15 24 (7.12%) UML
16 18 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
17 17 (5.04%) Integration Testing
18 16 (4.75%) Test Automation
19 15 (4.45%) Dependency Injection
19 15 (4.45%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 251 (74.48%) C#
2 187 (55.49%) SQL
3 151 (44.81%) JavaScript
4 81 (24.04%) C++
5 44 (13.06%) T-SQL
6 36 (10.68%) VB.NET
7 33 (9.79%) C
8 29 (8.61%) Java
9 22 (6.53%) PHP
10 15 (4.45%) VB
11 14 (4.15%) Embedded C
12 13 (3.86%) TypeScript
13 12 (3.56%) VBScript
14 11 (3.26%) VC++
15 5 (1.48%) VBA
16 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.19%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.59%) Ruby
17 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (22.26%) Degree
2 20 (5.93%) HND
3 9 (2.67%) HNC
4 8 (2.37%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.08%) ISEB
5 7 (2.08%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.59%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) MCSD
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) OCP
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.82%) QA
2 12 (3.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.78%) Docker
1 6 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.19%) Firmware
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 121 (35.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (10.09%) Oracle
3 7 (2.08%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.78%) Sencha
5 5 (1.48%) IBM
6 4 (1.19%) Alias
6 4 (1.19%) BMC
6 4 (1.19%) Remedy
7 3 (0.89%) Adobe
7 3 (0.89%) Twitter
8 2 (0.59%) Perforce
8 2 (0.59%) SOTI
8 2 (0.59%) VMware
8 2 (0.59%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.59%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.30%) Facebook
9 1 (0.30%) Google
9 1 (0.30%) RedGate
9 1 (0.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.30%) Telerik
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