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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North West
Rank 115 86 96
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 152 166 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.57% 3.05% 2.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.89% 16.21% 15.25%
Number of salaries quoted 138 150 174
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year
- +2.89%

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
1278 1024 1239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.65% 18.82% 18.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 898 1126
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -41 65 £40,000 +6.66% 17
Merseyside - 41 £30,500 - 2
Cheshire -13 32 £42,500 +11.11% 9
Lancashire -5 10 £42,500 +35.02% 5
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 225 (73.05%) .NET
2 202 (65.58%) C#
3 189 (61.36%) SQL Server
4 173 (56.17%) SQL
5 167 (54.22%) ASP.NET
6 158 (51.30%) HTML
7 141 (45.78%) MVC
8 133 (43.18%) JavaScript
9 121 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
10 118 (38.31%) Microsoft
11 115 (37.34%) CSS
12 101 (32.79%) jQuery
13 96 (31.17%) .NET Framework
14 94 (30.52%) ASP.NET MVC
15 89 (28.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 85 (27.60%) T-SQL
17 81 (26.30%) Windows
18 75 (24.35%) XML
19 72 (23.38%) WCF
20 67 (21.75%) Software Engineering
21 59 (19.16%) C++
22 55 (17.86%) MS Excel
23 54 (17.53%) Entity Framework
24 52 (16.88%) HTML5
25 51 (16.56%) SQL Server 2008
25 51 (16.56%) Scrum
26 48 (15.58%) Web Development
27 45 (14.61%) Degree
28 43 (13.96%) Ajax
28 43 (13.96%) Web Services

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 20 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.84%) IIS
3 15 (4.87%) NServiceBus
4 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.62%) CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Apache
6 3 (0.97%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.97%) Orchard CMS
6 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.65%) WordPress
8 1 (0.32%) Drupal
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.27%) SaaS
3 6 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) AdWords
4 1 (0.32%) GitHub
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) HTTP
1 2 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (0.65%) SSL
1 2 (0.65%) VoIP
2 1 (0.32%) Intranet
2 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (61.36%) SQL Server
2 51 (16.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (6.82%) MySQL
6 19 (6.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (4.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.27%) Snowflake Schema
10 7 (2.27%) Star Schema
11 6 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.95%) MS Access
11 6 (1.95%) Power BI
12 5 (1.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 5 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
13 4 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 89 (28.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (8.77%) Selenium
3 26 (8.44%) Subversion
4 18 (5.84%) SpecFlow
5 15 (4.87%) FxCop
5 15 (4.87%) StyleCop
6 13 (4.22%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (2.60%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.27%) NUnit
9 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.97%) JIRA
9 3 (0.97%) JMeter
9 3 (0.97%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.97%) PowerBuilder
9 3 (0.97%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.65%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (11.36%) Finance
2 22 (7.14%) Games
3 14 (4.55%) Retail
4 12 (3.90%) Electronics
4 12 (3.90%) Marketing
5 9 (2.92%) Advertising
6 8 (2.60%) Banking
6 8 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.62%) Law
7 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 219 (71.10%) Developer
2 129 (41.88%) .NET Developer
3 104 (33.77%) C# Developer
4 85 (27.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (18.83%) ASP.NET Developer
6 49 (15.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 39 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 38 (12.34%) Analyst
8 38 (12.34%) Software Developer
9 36 (11.69%) SQL Developer
10 30 (9.74%) C++ Developer
11 21 (6.82%) Senior Developer
11 21 (6.82%) Software Engineer
12 17 (5.52%) Graduate
13 16 (5.19%) Senior .NET Developer
14 15 (4.87%) Senior C# Developer
15 14 (4.55%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 13 (4.22%) SQL Analyst
17 12 (3.90%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 12 (3.90%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 225 (73.05%) .NET
2 167 (54.22%) ASP.NET
3 158 (51.30%) HTML
4 115 (37.34%) CSS
5 101 (32.79%) jQuery
6 96 (31.17%) .NET Framework
7 94 (30.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 75 (24.35%) XML
9 72 (23.38%) WCF
10 54 (17.53%) Entity Framework
11 52 (16.88%) HTML5
12 43 (13.96%) Ajax
12 43 (13.96%) Web Services
13 42 (13.64%) JSON
14 38 (12.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (9.09%) AngularJS
15 28 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
16 25 (8.12%) CSS3
17 23 (7.47%) WPF
18 22 (7.14%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.96%) iPad
2 31 (10.06%) Mobile App
3 23 (7.47%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (6.82%) User Experience
5 18 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (5.19%) N-Tier
7 15 (4.87%) PMI
8 13 (4.22%) Computer Science
9 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.27%) Algorithms
11 5 (1.62%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (1.30%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.97%) Blog
13 3 (0.97%) FMCG
13 3 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.97%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
15 1 (0.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 81 (26.30%) Windows
2 14 (4.55%) Linux
3 6 (1.95%) Mac OS X
3 6 (1.95%) Unix
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Android
7 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (45.78%) MVC
2 121 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (21.75%) Software Engineering
4 51 (16.56%) Scrum
5 48 (15.58%) Web Development
6 35 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 33 (10.71%) Mentoring
8 30 (9.74%) TDD
9 26 (8.44%) SDLC
10 24 (7.79%) ETL
11 22 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (5.19%) People Management
14 15 (4.87%) Dependency Injection
14 15 (4.87%) Integration Testing
14 15 (4.87%) Mobile Development
14 15 (4.87%) UML
14 15 (4.87%) Web Application Development
15 14 (4.55%) CRM
15 14 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (65.58%) C#
2 173 (56.17%) SQL
3 133 (43.18%) JavaScript
4 85 (27.60%) T-SQL
5 59 (19.16%) C++
6 31 (10.06%) VB.NET
7 22 (7.14%) PHP
8 20 (6.49%) Java
9 19 (6.17%) VB
10 14 (4.55%) C
10 14 (4.55%) VB6
11 11 (3.57%) ANSI SQL
12 8 (2.60%) Embedded C
12 8 (2.60%) VBScript
13 6 (1.95%) VBA
14 5 (1.62%) VC++
15 4 (1.30%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.65%) Python
17 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (14.61%) Degree
2 15 (4.87%) PMI Certification
3 10 (3.25%) ISEB
4 2 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.87%) QA
2 8 (2.60%) HL7
3 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (2.60%) Firmware
2 2 (0.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Docker
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (38.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.12%) Oracle
3 15 (4.87%) Tableau
4 10 (3.25%) Google
5 4 (1.30%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.30%) RedGate
5 4 (1.30%) Xamarin
6 3 (0.97%) HP
6 3 (0.97%) SAP
6 3 (0.97%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.65%) AVG
7 2 (0.65%) Epicor
7 2 (0.65%) GFI Software
7 2 (0.65%) Mitel
7 2 (0.65%) Symantec
8 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.32%) Facebook
8 1 (0.32%) Sencha
8 1 (0.32%) Wonderware
8 1 (0.32%) Zend
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: £35k - £45k per annum + 5% Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000 plus great benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Chroma Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Runcorn, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Bury, Lancashire
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Flexible Package, Large Projects
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Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Innovative Technology Limited
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Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
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Oldham
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