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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 109 97 74
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 152 191 236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.59% 2.91% 3.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.02% 15.69% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 147 157 175
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 £26,400 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
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
1167 1217 1110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.85% 18.53% 15.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1043 1042 959
Median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -21 71 £40,000 - 14
Cheshire +30 51 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Lancashire +12 16 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Merseyside -17 6 £41,250 -7.30% 5
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 252 (78.75%) .NET
2 234 (73.13%) C#
3 187 (58.44%) ASP.NET
4 182 (56.88%) SQL
5 177 (55.31%) HTML
6 154 (48.13%) JavaScript
6 154 (48.13%) SQL Server
7 146 (45.63%) MVC
8 137 (42.81%) CSS
9 132 (41.25%) jQuery
10 126 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
11 110 (34.38%) Microsoft
12 103 (32.19%) .NET Framework
13 99 (30.94%) Team Foundation Server
14 95 (29.69%) Windows
15 87 (27.19%) HTML5
16 86 (26.88%) ASP.NET MVC
17 74 (23.13%) Scrum
18 70 (21.88%) Degree
19 66 (20.63%) Software Engineering
20 65 (20.31%) OO
20 65 (20.31%) C++
21 61 (19.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 56 (17.50%) WCF
23 54 (16.88%) Web Development
24 52 (16.25%) T-SQL
25 49 (15.31%) CSS3
26 47 (14.69%) Unit Testing
26 47 (14.69%) OOP
27 43 (13.44%) SDLC

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 24 (7.50%) IIS
1 24 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.69%) NServiceBus
3 11 (3.44%) WordPress
4 10 (3.13%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.81%) Drupal
6 8 (2.50%) CMS
7 5 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.94%) Moodle
9 3 (0.94%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.63%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.31%) Apache
11 1 (0.31%) DNN
11 1 (0.31%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.44%) MS Office
3 7 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) Visualfiles
2 4 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.25%) GitHub
4 3 (0.94%) AdWords
4 3 (0.94%) IaaS
4 3 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.13%) Internet
2 6 (1.88%) HTTP
3 4 (1.25%) WebEx
4 2 (0.63%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (48.13%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (5.31%) Relational Database
3 17 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (3.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (3.13%) MySQL
7 10 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.63%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.63%) Power BI
11 2 (0.63%) QlikView
11 2 (0.63%) Snowflake Schema
11 2 (0.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 99 (30.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (7.50%) Subversion
3 18 (5.63%) Selenium
4 15 (4.69%) FxCop
4 15 (4.69%) Git (software)
4 15 (4.69%) SpecFlow
4 15 (4.69%) StyleCop
5 12 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (3.44%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.19%) MSTest
8 5 (1.56%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.25%) JIRA
10 3 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.94%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.63%) CruiseControl
11 2 (0.63%) JMeter
11 2 (0.63%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.63%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (12.50%) Finance
2 23 (7.19%) Games
3 18 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.75%) Electronics
5 10 (3.13%) Banking
6 9 (2.81%) Legal
6 9 (2.81%) Retail
7 8 (2.50%) Marketing
7 8 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (2.50%) Publishing
8 7 (2.19%) Law
9 5 (1.56%) Advertising
9 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.94%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.63%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 261 (81.56%) Developer
2 147 (45.94%) .NET Developer
3 91 (28.44%) C# Developer
4 81 (25.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 57 (17.81%) ASP.NET Developer
6 50 (15.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 50 (15.63%) Software Developer
7 43 (13.44%) Software Engineer
8 41 (12.81%) SQL Developer
9 34 (10.63%) Junior
10 33 (10.31%) Junior Developer
10 33 (10.31%) Senior Developer
11 26 (8.13%) Junior .NET Developer
12 25 (7.81%) C++ Developer
13 24 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
14 23 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 21 (6.56%) C# Software Developer
15 21 (6.56%) C++ Software Engineer
16 20 (6.25%) Analyst
16 20 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (78.75%) .NET
2 187 (58.44%) ASP.NET
3 177 (55.31%) HTML
4 137 (42.81%) CSS
5 132 (41.25%) jQuery
6 103 (32.19%) .NET Framework
7 87 (27.19%) HTML5
8 86 (26.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 61 (19.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 56 (17.50%) WCF
11 49 (15.31%) CSS3
12 42 (13.13%) Web Services
13 39 (12.19%) XML
14 37 (11.56%) AngularJS
14 37 (11.56%) JSON
15 36 (11.25%) Entity Framework
16 28 (8.75%) LINQ
17 22 (6.88%) NHibernate
18 21 (6.56%) SignalR
19 20 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.25%) Mobile App
2 33 (10.31%) User Experience
3 30 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (9.06%) N-Tier
5 18 (5.63%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (4.38%) PMI
7 13 (4.06%) iPad
8 12 (3.75%) Client/Server
9 9 (2.81%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (2.50%) Algorithms
10 8 (2.50%) Computer Science
10 8 (2.50%) LIMS
11 5 (1.56%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.25%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.94%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.63%) e-Learning
14 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
15 1 (0.31%) Mobile Games
15 1 (0.31%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.69%) Windows
2 17 (5.31%) Android
2 17 (5.31%) Linux
3 16 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 13 (4.06%) Unix
5 8 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (1.88%) Windows CE
8 4 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (45.63%) MVC
2 126 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (23.13%) Scrum
4 66 (20.63%) Software Engineering
5 65 (20.31%) OO
6 54 (16.88%) Web Development
7 47 (14.69%) OOP
7 47 (14.69%) Unit Testing
8 43 (13.44%) SDLC
9 35 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (10.00%) TDD
11 29 (9.06%) Multithreading
12 25 (7.81%) Mentoring
13 23 (7.19%) Integration Testing
14 20 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
15 19 (5.94%) Dependency Injection
16 18 (5.63%) UML
17 17 (5.31%) SOA
18 15 (4.69%) BDD
19 14 (4.38%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 234 (73.13%) C#
2 182 (56.88%) SQL
3 154 (48.13%) JavaScript
4 65 (20.31%) C++
5 52 (16.25%) T-SQL
6 30 (9.38%) VB.NET
7 26 (8.13%) PHP
8 23 (7.19%) Java
9 19 (5.94%) C
10 17 (5.31%) VB
11 10 (3.13%) Embedded C
12 9 (2.81%) VC++
13 8 (2.50%) VBScript
14 5 (1.56%) PowerShell
15 4 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.25%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.31%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.31%) Python
16 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 70 (21.88%) Degree
2 19 (5.94%) HND
3 14 (4.38%) PMI Certification
4 9 (2.81%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.19%) ISEB
7 6 (1.88%) HNC
8 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.31%) MCSD
9 1 (0.31%) MCSE
9 1 (0.31%) OCP
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.25%) QA
2 12 (3.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.50%) Docker
1 8 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (1.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 110 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.94%) Oracle
3 8 (2.50%) Sencha
4 7 (2.19%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.25%) Alias
5 4 (1.25%) BMC
5 4 (1.25%) IBM
5 4 (1.25%) Remedy
6 3 (0.94%) Google
6 3 (0.94%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.94%) Zend
7 2 (0.63%) HP
7 2 (0.63%) Perforce
7 2 (0.63%) SOTI
7 2 (0.63%) Twitter
8 1 (0.31%) Adobe
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.31%) SAP
8 1 (0.31%) Telerik
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