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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 81 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -25
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 203 210 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.14% 3.03% 4.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.33% 20.79% 30.52%
Number of salaries quoted 161 160 298
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 £26,000 £25,225 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,750 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
1243 1010 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.20% 14.57% 15.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1057 868 975
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%

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 3 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 3 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 -13 93 £40,000 +9.58% 17
Cheshire -21 58 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Lancashire +10 25 £37,000 +76.19% 4
Merseyside +29 22 £44,500 +27.14%
Cumbria - 3 £29,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 320 (82.26%) .NET
2 269 (69.15%) C#
3 218 (56.04%) SQL Server
4 200 (51.41%) HTML
5 191 (49.10%) ASP.NET
6 171 (43.96%) CSS
6 171 (43.96%) SQL
7 167 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
8 165 (42.42%) Microsoft
9 148 (38.05%) JavaScript
10 145 (37.28%) MVC
11 131 (33.68%) jQuery
12 113 (29.05%) Web Services
13 112 (28.79%) HTML5
14 109 (28.02%) .NET Framework
15 80 (20.57%) Scrum
16 78 (20.05%) Windows
17 77 (19.79%) XML
18 76 (19.54%) MS Excel
19 72 (18.51%) SharePoint
20 71 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
21 69 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
22 68 (17.48%) OO
23 66 (16.97%) T-SQL
24 63 (16.20%) Entity Framework
25 59 (15.17%) SDLC
25 59 (15.17%) SQL Server 2008
25 59 (15.17%) WCF
26 52 (13.37%) Unit Testing
26 52 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 3 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 72 (18.51%) SharePoint
2 44 (11.31%) SharePoint 2010
3 43 (11.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 34 (8.74%) CMS
5 26 (6.68%) IIS
6 12 (3.08%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.54%) Joomla!
8 6 (1.54%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.03%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.51%) Node.js
10 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) Apache
11 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.26%) Drupal
11 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (19.54%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.23%) InfoPath
3 16 (4.11%) MS Visio
4 15 (3.86%) MS Office
5 12 (3.08%) MS Project
6 7 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.77%) Tridion
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.51%) Office 365
2 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.77%) SaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Heroku
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.83%) Internet
2 6 (1.54%) Intranet
2 6 (1.54%) GPRS
2 6 (1.54%) UMTS
3 4 (1.03%) ATM
4 3 (0.77%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (56.04%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (13.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 38 (9.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 31 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (3.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (3.34%) MySQL
9 10 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.26%) Big Data
14 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.26%) SQLite
14 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 71 (18.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (6.17%) Subversion
3 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (2.83%) Selenium
5 8 (2.06%) ReSharper
5 8 (2.06%) SpecFlow
6 7 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (1.80%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (1.54%) JIRA
8 5 (1.29%) NUnit
8 5 (1.29%) Git (software)
9 4 (1.03%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.77%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.77%) FxCop
10 3 (0.77%) StyleCop
10 3 (0.77%) Moq
10 3 (0.77%) WinDbg
10 3 (0.77%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.51%) MSTest
11 2 (0.51%) VisualSVN
General
1 50 (12.85%) Finance
2 13 (3.34%) Banking
3 12 (3.08%) Games
4 10 (2.57%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Local Government
6 6 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Publishing
7 2 (0.51%) Automotive
7 2 (0.51%) Law
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
7 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Legal
8 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.26%) Military
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
8 1 (0.26%) Avionics
8 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 289 (74.29%) Developer
2 127 (32.65%) .NET Developer
3 94 (24.16%) C# Developer
4 78 (20.05%) Software Developer
5 75 (19.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (11.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (11.57%) ASP.NET Developer
8 34 (8.74%) Web Developer
9 29 (7.46%) Senior Developer
10 27 (6.94%) Architect
10 27 (6.94%) Analyst
11 22 (5.66%) Software Engineer
11 22 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
11 22 (5.66%) Designer
12 21 (5.40%) SharePoint Designer
12 21 (5.40%) SharePoint Architect
13 20 (5.14%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (4.63%) C++ Developer
15 17 (4.37%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
16 15 (3.86%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (82.26%) .NET
2 200 (51.41%) HTML
3 191 (49.10%) ASP.NET
4 171 (43.96%) CSS
5 131 (33.68%) jQuery
6 113 (29.05%) Web Services
7 112 (28.79%) HTML5
8 109 (28.02%) .NET Framework
9 77 (19.79%) XML
10 69 (17.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (16.20%) Entity Framework
12 59 (15.17%) WCF
13 50 (12.85%) AngularJS
14 49 (12.60%) Ajax
15 46 (11.83%) XSLT
16 43 (11.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 41 (10.54%) XHTML
18 39 (10.03%) WinForms
19 36 (9.25%) REST
20 35 (9.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.97%) N-Tier
3 28 (7.20%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.60%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.57%) Client/Server
6 9 (2.31%) User Experience
7 6 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.54%) Replication
8 5 (1.29%) Tandem
8 5 (1.29%) W3C
9 4 (1.03%) NHS
9 4 (1.03%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.03%) Informatics
9 4 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.77%) Social Media
10 3 (0.77%) FMCG
10 3 (0.77%) Blog
11 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.05%) Windows
2 26 (6.68%) Android
2 26 (6.68%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.88%) Windows Mobile
4 16 (4.11%) Windows Phone
5 15 (3.86%) Windows Phone 7
6 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.06%) Linux
8 6 (1.54%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.26%) UNIX
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (42.93%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (37.28%) MVC
3 80 (20.57%) Scrum
4 68 (17.48%) OO
5 59 (15.17%) SDLC
6 52 (13.37%) Unit Testing
7 48 (12.34%) Software Engineering
8 40 (10.28%) Web Development
9 39 (10.03%) TDD
10 36 (9.25%) Mentoring
11 35 (9.00%) OOD
12 33 (8.48%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (8.23%) Content Management
14 26 (6.68%) E-Commerce
15 25 (6.43%) OOP
15 25 (6.43%) Migration
16 24 (6.17%) UML
17 22 (5.66%) Project Management
18 20 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
18 20 (5.14%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 269 (69.15%) C#
2 171 (43.96%) SQL
3 148 (38.05%) JavaScript
4 66 (16.97%) T-SQL
5 46 (11.83%) C++
6 38 (9.77%) PHP
7 29 (7.46%) VB.NET
8 24 (6.17%) Java
9 10 (2.57%) VBA
9 10 (2.57%) Python
10 9 (2.31%) VBScript
11 8 (2.06%) VB
11 8 (2.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (1.54%) C
13 5 (1.29%) Delphi
14 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.77%) XPath
15 3 (0.77%) VC++
16 2 (0.51%) Perl
16 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (12.60%) Degree
2 21 (5.40%) SC Cleared
2 21 (5.40%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.11%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.57%) ISEB
4 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.77%) PhD
6 3 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.26%) HND
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.51%) Firmware
2 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.40%) Oracle
3 18 (4.63%) Apple
4 16 (4.11%) Business Objects
5 8 (2.06%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.06%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.54%) Adobe
7 5 (1.29%) HP
7 5 (1.29%) Telerik
7 5 (1.29%) Capita
8 3 (0.77%) Google
8 3 (0.77%) Ektron
8 3 (0.77%) Facebook
8 3 (0.77%) Twitter
8 3 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.77%) IBM
9 2 (0.51%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.51%) PayPal
9 2 (0.51%) EMC
9 2 (0.51%) SAP
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per month
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £32000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ifftner Solutions
Salary: package, depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Depending on Experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Express / Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: 35000-50000 Per Annum 35-50K+ Training + Microsoft Certifications + Bens
Posted: 12 days ago
Oldham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Skelmersdale
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Depending on Experience + Bens
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
City West Housing Trust (ForViva)
Salary: £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 24 days ago