The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 202 320 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.78% 4.26% 4.73%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.24% 29.57% 29.20%
Number of salaries quoted 182 283 320
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Development Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1172 1082 1161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.15% 14.41% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1021 928 1019
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £43,950
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Visual Studio
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 118 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Cheshire -17 64 £35,000 +22.80% 14
Merseyside -26 13 £47,500 +46.15% 5
Lancashire -20 5 £37,500 - 2
Cumbria -2 1 £30,000 -24.05%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (87.19%) .NET
2 277 (75.48%) C#
3 242 (65.94%) SQL
4 237 (64.58%) SQL Server
5 222 (60.49%) ASP.NET
6 157 (42.78%) Windows
7 155 (42.23%) Microsoft
8 149 (40.60%) MVC
9 131 (35.69%) JavaScript
10 122 (33.24%) XML
11 118 (32.15%) HTML
12 115 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 113 (30.79%) Web Services
14 106 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
15 105 (28.61%) .NET Framework
16 104 (28.34%) SQL Server 2008
17 102 (27.79%) jQuery
17 102 (27.79%) CSS
18 96 (26.16%) WCF
19 86 (23.43%) Finance
19 86 (23.43%) T-SQL
20 84 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
21 78 (21.25%) VB.NET
22 76 (20.71%) MS Excel
23 62 (16.89%) SOAP
24 59 (16.08%) Degree
25 58 (15.80%) Scrum
26 52 (14.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
27 46 (12.53%) WPF
28 45 (12.26%) Web Development

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 40 (10.90%) IIS
2 34 (9.26%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.27%) CMS
4 10 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.63%) DNN
6 5 (1.36%) Umbraco
6 5 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.54%) WordPress
9 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
Applications
1 76 (20.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.72%) RFID
2 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.36%) GPRS
3 5 (1.36%) UMTS
4 4 (1.09%) Intranet
5 2 (0.54%) Firewall
5 2 (0.54%) SSL
6 1 (0.27%) Internet
6 1 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (64.58%) SQL Server
2 104 (28.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (10.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 31 (8.45%) MySQL
5 29 (7.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (7.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.54%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (1.63%) MS Access
12 5 (1.36%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.36%) RavenDB
12 5 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.09%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 84 (22.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.90%) Subversion
3 9 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.18%) NUnit
4 8 (2.18%) Eclipse
5 7 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.63%) Moq
6 6 (1.63%) Selenium
7 5 (1.36%) PhoneGap
8 4 (1.09%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 4 (1.09%) Firebug
9 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.54%) Log4Net
10 2 (0.54%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.54%) XMLSpy
10 2 (0.54%) JUnit
10 2 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
General
1 86 (23.43%) Finance
2 10 (2.72%) Marketing
3 7 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.36%) Electronics
5 4 (1.09%) Publishing
5 4 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.82%) Military
6 3 (0.82%) Games
6 3 (0.82%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Retail
7 2 (0.54%) Banking
8 1 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 299 (81.47%) Developer
2 122 (33.24%) .NET Developer
3 91 (24.80%) C# Developer
4 65 (17.71%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (16.62%) Software Developer
6 51 (13.90%) Web Developer
7 41 (11.17%) Analyst
8 38 (10.35%) Senior Developer
9 33 (8.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 30 (8.17%) ASP.NET Developer
11 28 (7.63%) Software Engineer
12 26 (7.08%) Lead Developer
13 23 (6.27%) Senior .NET Developer
14 22 (5.99%) Architect
15 18 (4.90%) Programmer
15 18 (4.90%) SQL Developer
16 16 (4.36%) C# Software Developer
17 15 (4.09%) C++ Developer
18 14 (3.81%) Junior
19 11 (3.00%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (87.19%) .NET
2 222 (60.49%) ASP.NET
3 122 (33.24%) XML
4 118 (32.15%) HTML
5 115 (31.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 113 (30.79%) Web Services
7 105 (28.61%) .NET Framework
8 102 (27.79%) jQuery
8 102 (27.79%) CSS
9 96 (26.16%) WCF
10 62 (16.89%) SOAP
11 52 (14.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 46 (12.53%) WPF
13 44 (11.99%) HTML5
14 41 (11.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 41 (11.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 36 (9.81%) LINQ
16 33 (8.99%) JSON
17 27 (7.36%) REST
17 27 (7.36%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.09%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.00%) Social Media
2 11 (3.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.00%) N-Tier
3 6 (1.63%) Biometrics
3 6 (1.63%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.36%) Inversion of Control
4 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.09%) Statistics
6 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.82%) Web 2.0
6 3 (0.82%) Open Source
6 3 (0.82%) iPad
6 3 (0.82%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.54%) EMV
7 2 (0.54%) NHS
7 2 (0.54%) W3C
7 2 (0.54%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 157 (42.78%) Windows
2 30 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (6.81%) Android
4 19 (5.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.91%) Linux
7 6 (1.63%) Windows Phone
7 6 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (1.36%) Windows Phone 7
8 5 (1.36%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.82%) UNIX
10 2 (0.54%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (40.60%) MVC
2 106 (28.88%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.80%) Scrum
4 45 (12.26%) Web Development
5 43 (11.72%) OO
6 42 (11.44%) Software Engineering
7 37 (10.08%) CRM
8 35 (9.54%) OOP
9 34 (9.26%) Unit Testing
10 22 (5.99%) TDD
11 21 (5.72%) Project Management
12 19 (5.18%) Android Development
13 18 (4.90%) Software Testing
14 15 (4.09%) iOS Development
15 14 (3.81%) User Stories
16 13 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (3.54%) OOD
17 12 (3.27%) Pair Programming
17 12 (3.27%) Automated Testing
17 12 (3.27%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 277 (75.48%) C#
2 242 (65.94%) SQL
3 131 (35.69%) JavaScript
4 86 (23.43%) T-SQL
5 78 (21.25%) VB.NET
6 35 (9.54%) VB
7 34 (9.26%) C++
8 25 (6.81%) Java
9 15 (4.09%) VBA
10 13 (3.54%) VB6
11 12 (3.27%) PHP
12 11 (3.00%) VBScript
13 7 (1.91%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.36%) C
14 5 (1.36%) XAML
15 3 (0.82%) XPath
15 3 (0.82%) VC++
15 3 (0.82%) Python
15 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 59 (16.08%) Degree
2 17 (4.63%) ISEB
3 9 (2.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) RHCE
5 2 (0.54%) MCSA
5 2 (0.54%) HND
5 2 (0.54%) MCPD
5 2 (0.54%) MCTS
6 1 (0.27%) ACCA
6 1 (0.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 8583
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
2 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Puppet
1 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Satellite
1 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 155 (42.23%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.54%) Oracle
3 8 (2.18%) VMware
4 6 (1.63%) Apple
5 5 (1.36%) Xamarin
5 5 (1.36%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.09%) Google
6 4 (1.09%) SAP
6 4 (1.09%) Sencha
6 4 (1.09%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.09%) Ektron
7 3 (0.82%) IBM
7 3 (0.82%) HP
8 2 (0.54%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.54%) Symantec
8 2 (0.54%) Adobe
8 2 (0.54%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.54%) Trapeze
8 2 (0.54%) DevExpress
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum PLUS GREAT PACKAGE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Rowlands Pharmacy
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 15 days ago