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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 89 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 187 242 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.87% 3.39% 4.01%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.67% 21.40% 27.48%
Number of salaries quoted 155 180 259
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £25,475 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,550 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
1193 1131 1059
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.28% 15.83% 14.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 977 917
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -10 89 £40,000 +14.28% 18
Cheshire -26 60 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Lancashire +8 21 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Merseyside +20 15 £44,500 +27.14% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 319 (82.43%) .NET
2 274 (70.80%) C#
3 218 (56.33%) SQL Server
4 209 (54.01%) HTML
5 183 (47.29%) ASP.NET
6 181 (46.77%) CSS
7 170 (43.93%) Microsoft
8 166 (42.89%) SQL
9 164 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
10 154 (39.79%) JavaScript
11 147 (37.98%) MVC
12 132 (34.11%) jQuery
13 119 (30.75%) .NET Framework
14 116 (29.97%) Web Services
15 109 (28.17%) HTML5
16 81 (20.93%) XML
17 76 (19.64%) Windows
17 76 (19.64%) SharePoint
18 75 (19.38%) Scrum
19 74 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
20 69 (17.83%) MS Excel
20 69 (17.83%) SDLC
21 67 (17.31%) OO
22 66 (17.05%) T-SQL
23 64 (16.54%) Entity Framework
24 63 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
25 60 (15.50%) SQL Server 2008
26 58 (14.99%) WCF
27 56 (14.47%) Finance
28 55 (14.21%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 76 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 43 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 42 (10.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (8.27%) CMS
5 28 (7.24%) IIS
6 13 (3.36%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.81%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.55%) Sitefinity
10 4 (1.03%) NServiceBus
10 4 (1.03%) Node.js
10 4 (1.03%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.26%) Drupal
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 69 (17.83%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.27%) InfoPath
3 18 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.88%) MS Project
5 14 (3.62%) MS Office
6 8 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.78%) Tridion
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.08%) Office 365
2 12 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.78%) SaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.43%) Internet
2 11 (2.84%) Intranet
3 6 (1.55%) GPRS
3 6 (1.55%) UMTS
4 4 (1.03%) HTTP
5 3 (0.78%) ATM
6 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (56.33%) SQL Server
2 60 (15.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 35 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 14 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.62%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (3.10%) MySQL
9 10 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.03%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.03%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 74 (19.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (4.91%) Subversion
3 14 (3.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (2.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 9 (2.33%) ReSharper
6 8 (2.07%) Selenium
7 7 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (1.55%) JIRA
8 6 (1.55%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.55%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.29%) NUnit
10 4 (1.03%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.78%) FxCop
11 3 (0.78%) StyleCop
11 3 (0.78%) Moq
11 3 (0.78%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.52%) MSTest
12 2 (0.52%) VisualSVN
12 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 56 (14.47%) Finance
2 15 (3.88%) Banking
3 14 (3.62%) Games
4 10 (2.58%) Retail
5 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.78%) Local Government
7 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
7 2 (0.52%) Automotive
7 2 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 290 (74.94%) Developer
2 121 (31.27%) .NET Developer
3 94 (24.29%) C# Developer
4 79 (20.41%) Software Developer
5 72 (18.60%) C# .NET Developer
6 45 (11.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 43 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 35 (9.04%) Web Developer
9 28 (7.24%) Analyst
10 27 (6.98%) SharePoint Developer
11 24 (6.20%) Architect
11 24 (6.20%) Senior Developer
12 22 (5.68%) Software Engineer
12 22 (5.68%) Designer
13 21 (5.43%) SharePoint Designer
14 18 (4.65%) SharePoint Architect
15 17 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
16 16 (4.13%) C++ Developer
17 15 (3.88%) Graduate
17 15 (3.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (82.43%) .NET
2 209 (54.01%) HTML
3 183 (47.29%) ASP.NET
4 181 (46.77%) CSS
5 132 (34.11%) jQuery
6 119 (30.75%) .NET Framework
7 116 (29.97%) Web Services
8 109 (28.17%) HTML5
9 81 (20.93%) XML
10 64 (16.54%) Entity Framework
11 63 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
12 58 (14.99%) WCF
13 55 (14.21%) Ajax
14 52 (13.44%) AngularJS
15 50 (12.92%) XSLT
16 42 (10.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 42 (10.85%) REST
17 39 (10.08%) XHTML
18 38 (9.82%) WinForms
19 33 (8.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.01%) N-Tier
3 29 (7.49%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.33%) User Experience
6 7 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.81%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.55%) Replication
8 5 (1.29%) Tandem
8 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.78%) FMCG
9 3 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.78%) Social Media
9 3 (0.78%) Blog
9 3 (0.78%) Informatics
9 3 (0.78%) NHS
10 2 (0.52%) W3C
10 2 (0.52%) PMI
10 2 (0.52%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 76 (19.64%) Windows
2 28 (7.24%) Android
2 28 (7.24%) Apple iOS
3 18 (4.65%) Windows Phone
4 17 (4.39%) Windows Phone 7
4 17 (4.39%) Windows Mobile
5 13 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.81%) Linux
7 6 (1.55%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.26%) UNIX
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (37.98%) MVC
3 75 (19.38%) Scrum
4 69 (17.83%) SDLC
5 67 (17.31%) OO
6 52 (13.44%) Unit Testing
7 51 (13.18%) Software Engineering
8 43 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 42 (10.85%) TDD
10 41 (10.59%) Web Development
11 36 (9.30%) Content Management
12 35 (9.04%) OOD
13 28 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (6.46%) Project Management
14 25 (6.46%) UML
15 23 (5.94%) OOP
16 22 (5.68%) E-Commerce
17 21 (5.43%) Migration
17 21 (5.43%) Dependency Injection
18 19 (4.91%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 274 (70.80%) C#
2 166 (42.89%) SQL
3 154 (39.79%) JavaScript
4 66 (17.05%) T-SQL
5 45 (11.63%) C++
6 39 (10.08%) PHP
7 29 (7.49%) Java
8 27 (6.98%) VB.NET
9 13 (3.36%) VBA
10 10 (2.58%) Python
11 9 (2.33%) VB
12 8 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (1.81%) VBScript
14 5 (1.29%) Delphi
15 4 (1.03%) C
15 4 (1.03%) VC++
16 3 (0.78%) XPath
17 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
18 1 (0.26%) RPG IV
18 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (11.89%) Degree
2 21 (5.43%) SC Cleared
2 21 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.33%) ISEB
6 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.26%) HND
8 1 (0.26%) PhD
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.68%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 170 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.43%) Oracle
3 20 (5.17%) Apple
4 10 (2.58%) Sitecore
5 9 (2.33%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.55%) Adobe
6 6 (1.55%) Capita
7 5 (1.29%) Telerik
8 4 (1.03%) HP
9 3 (0.78%) SAP
9 3 (0.78%) IBM
9 3 (0.78%) Ektron
9 3 (0.78%) Facebook
9 3 (0.78%) Twitter
9 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.52%) Google
11 1 (0.26%) Wonderware
11 1 (0.26%) Altova
11 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.26%) New Relic
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