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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 105 51
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -54
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 215 157 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 2.31% 4.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.84% 15.67% 28.82%
Number of salaries quoted 198 143 367
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,300 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1277 1002 1367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.33% 14.75% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1139 876 1227
Average salary £37,500 £36,021 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 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 19 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
Manchester +18 89 £35,000 - 19
Cheshire +11 85 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Merseyside +10 24 £38,000 +10.94%
Lancashire +9 17 £34,000 +44.68% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 383 (84.36%) .NET
2 338 (74.45%) C#
3 281 (61.89%) HTML
4 280 (61.67%) ASP.NET
5 277 (61.01%) SQL
6 267 (58.81%) JavaScript
7 250 (55.07%) CSS
8 235 (51.76%) SQL Server
9 219 (48.24%) Microsoft
10 218 (48.02%) MVC
11 196 (43.17%) jQuery
12 142 (31.28%) .NET Framework
12 142 (31.28%) Windows
13 132 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
14 120 (26.43%) MS Excel
15 112 (24.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 108 (23.79%) Web Services
17 101 (22.25%) Finance
18 96 (21.15%) OO
19 93 (20.48%) WCF
20 90 (19.82%) Team Foundation Server
21 84 (18.50%) LINQ
22 83 (18.28%) SharePoint
23 81 (17.84%) HTML5
24 78 (17.18%) Scrum
25 74 (16.30%) OOP
26 70 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
27 69 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
28 62 (13.66%) XML
29 61 (13.44%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 83 (18.28%) SharePoint
2 61 (13.44%) IIS
3 31 (6.83%) CMS
4 25 (5.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 24 (5.29%) NServiceBus
5 24 (5.29%) Umbraco
6 20 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.42%) MS Exchange
9 8 (1.76%) WordPress
10 7 (1.54%) ColdFusion
11 5 (1.10%) Sitefinity
12 4 (0.88%) Confluence
12 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.88%) Drupal
12 4 (0.88%) Commerce Server
12 4 (0.88%) concrete5
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 120 (26.43%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.29%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.10%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.10%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.54%) Tridion
3 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.44%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.76%) LAN
1 8 (1.76%) Firewall
2 7 (1.54%) WAN
2 7 (1.54%) DHCP
2 7 (1.54%) HTTP
2 7 (1.54%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.54%) DNS
3 6 (1.32%) Intranet
3 6 (1.32%) MPLS
4 5 (1.10%) Wireless
4 5 (1.10%) VLAN
5 4 (0.88%) Internet
6 2 (0.44%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (51.76%) SQL Server
2 70 (15.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (13.00%) MySQL
4 48 (10.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (7.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (5.29%) Relational Database
7 20 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.08%) RavenDB
9 14 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.54%) MS Access
12 3 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.66%) Big Data
13 2 (0.44%) DTS
13 2 (0.44%) SQL Anywhere
13 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.22%) QlikView
14 1 (0.22%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 90 (19.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (7.49%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.83%) Selenium
4 24 (5.29%) SpecFlow
5 20 (4.41%) Subversion
6 19 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 18 (3.96%) ReSharper
8 16 (3.52%) JIRA
9 13 (2.86%) Firebug
10 12 (2.64%) TeamCity
10 12 (2.64%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.42%) Dreamweaver
12 10 (2.20%) NUnit
13 9 (1.98%) PowerBuilder
14 8 (1.76%) Jenkins
15 7 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 7 (1.54%) JUnit
15 7 (1.54%) Eclipse
16 5 (1.10%) Maven
16 5 (1.10%) Mercurial
General
1 101 (22.25%) Finance
2 31 (6.83%) Retail
3 19 (4.19%) Back Office
4 16 (3.52%) Marketing
5 15 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.42%) Law
7 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.88%) Games
8 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 361 (79.52%) Developer
2 147 (32.38%) .NET Developer
3 68 (14.98%) Software Developer
4 58 (12.78%) Web Developer
5 57 (12.56%) C# Developer
6 54 (11.89%) ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (9.91%) Analyst
7 45 (9.91%) Senior Developer
8 43 (9.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (8.81%) Programmer
10 35 (7.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 34 (7.49%) Analyst Programmer
12 30 (6.61%) Junior
13 29 (6.39%) Junior Developer
13 29 (6.39%) .NET Programmer
14 25 (5.51%) .NET Analyst Programmer
15 21 (4.63%) SharePoint Developer
15 21 (4.63%) .NET Web Developer
16 20 (4.41%) Architect
17 14 (3.08%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 383 (84.36%) .NET
2 281 (61.89%) HTML
3 280 (61.67%) ASP.NET
4 250 (55.07%) CSS
5 196 (43.17%) jQuery
6 142 (31.28%) .NET Framework
7 112 (24.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 108 (23.79%) Web Services
9 93 (20.48%) WCF
10 84 (18.50%) LINQ
11 81 (17.84%) HTML5
12 62 (13.66%) XML
13 60 (13.22%) Ajax
14 59 (13.00%) CSS3
15 54 (11.89%) SOAP
16 48 (10.57%) JSON
17 47 (10.35%) XHTML
18 41 (9.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 36 (7.93%) AngularJS
20 33 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.49%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (5.51%) Mobile App
3 16 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.30%) N-Tier
4 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
5 14 (3.08%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.20%) FMCG
7 8 (1.76%) User Experience
8 7 (1.54%) Graphic Design
9 6 (1.32%) Replication
10 4 (0.88%) W3C
10 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.66%) Life Science
11 3 (0.66%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.66%) Open Source
12 2 (0.44%) Human Factors
12 2 (0.44%) GIS
12 2 (0.44%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.44%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 142 (31.28%) Windows
2 20 (4.41%) Linux
3 19 (4.19%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.52%) Android
5 7 (1.54%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (1.54%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (48.02%) MVC
2 132 (29.07%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (21.15%) OO
4 78 (17.18%) Scrum
5 74 (16.30%) OOP
6 69 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (12.56%) TDD
8 49 (10.79%) Web Development
9 48 (10.57%) Software Engineering
10 31 (6.83%) CRM
11 29 (6.39%) Unit Testing
12 26 (5.73%) OOD
13 23 (5.07%) E-Commerce
13 23 (5.07%) Line Management
14 19 (4.19%) Project Management
15 18 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (3.96%) Mentoring
16 16 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (3.30%) ITIL
18 14 (3.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 338 (74.45%) C#
2 277 (61.01%) SQL
3 267 (58.81%) JavaScript
4 61 (13.44%) T-SQL
5 59 (13.00%) VB.NET
6 35 (7.71%) PHP
7 30 (6.61%) C++
8 29 (6.39%) VB
9 22 (4.85%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.96%) C
11 16 (3.52%) Java
12 14 (3.08%) VBA
13 7 (1.54%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.32%) Ruby
15 4 (0.88%) VB6
16 3 (0.66%) Lua
16 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.66%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.66%) Python
17 2 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 46 (10.13%) Degree
2 16 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.76%) MCP
5 5 (1.10%) MCTS
6 4 (0.88%) MCPD
7 2 (0.44%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.64%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
3 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.76%) WMI
2 5 (1.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 219 (48.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.85%) Sitecore
3 20 (4.41%) Oracle
4 17 (3.74%) VMware
5 13 (2.86%) EPiServer
6 11 (2.42%) SAP
7 7 (1.54%) Adobe
7 7 (1.54%) Telerik
7 7 (1.54%) WatchGuard
8 6 (1.32%) EMC
8 6 (1.32%) Avaya
8 6 (1.32%) Sophos
9 5 (1.10%) Cisco
9 5 (1.10%) Wonderware
10 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.88%) IBM
10 4 (0.88%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.88%) ATG
11 3 (0.66%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.66%) Open-E
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