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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 91 85 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 188 199 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.73% 2.98% 3.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.23% 18.84% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 175 179 263
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,579 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
1158 1056 1136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.80% 15.82% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1042 915 976
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 March 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 March 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 -30 85 £35,877 +2.50% 30
Cheshire +21 60 £40,000 +19.40% 17
Lancashire +14 20 £35,000 - 2
Merseyside +7 19 £70,000 +47.36% 1
Cumbria -4 2 £39,000 +15.55% 1
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 357 (87.29%) .NET
2 311 (76.04%) C#
3 260 (63.57%) ASP.NET
4 255 (62.35%) SQL
5 241 (58.92%) HTML
6 226 (55.26%) JavaScript
6 226 (55.26%) SQL Server
7 201 (49.14%) CSS
8 194 (47.43%) MVC
9 177 (43.28%) Microsoft
10 153 (37.41%) jQuery
11 131 (32.03%) .NET Framework
12 120 (29.34%) ASP.NET MVC
13 116 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
14 110 (26.89%) Windows
15 105 (25.67%) MS Excel
16 96 (23.47%) HTML5
17 84 (20.54%) OO
17 84 (20.54%) Finance
18 81 (19.80%) SharePoint
19 78 (19.07%) WCF
20 74 (18.09%) Web Services
21 71 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
22 66 (16.14%) SQL Server 2008
23 62 (15.16%) Scrum
24 59 (14.43%) Ajax
25 58 (14.18%) XML
25 58 (14.18%) CSS3
26 56 (13.69%) T-SQL
26 56 (13.69%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 81 (19.80%) SharePoint
2 54 (13.20%) IIS
3 37 (9.05%) SharePoint 2013
4 32 (7.82%) CMS
5 28 (6.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 22 (5.38%) NServiceBus
7 19 (4.65%) Umbraco
8 11 (2.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.20%) MS Exchange
9 9 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (1.47%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.49%) WordPress
12 1 (0.24%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 105 (25.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.20%) MS Office
3 7 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.22%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.22%) PowerPivot
4 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.73%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.71%) Tridion
2 6 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.49%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.96%) LAN
1 8 (1.96%) Firewall
2 7 (1.71%) WAN
2 7 (1.71%) DHCP
2 7 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.71%) DNS
3 6 (1.47%) Intranet
3 6 (1.47%) HTTP
3 6 (1.47%) MPLS
4 5 (1.22%) Wireless
4 5 (1.22%) VLAN
5 3 (0.73%) Internet
5 3 (0.73%) ATM
6 2 (0.49%) GPRS
6 2 (0.49%) UMTS
7 1 (0.24%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (55.26%) SQL Server
2 66 (16.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (12.22%) MySQL
4 47 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
7 13 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.49%) MS Access
10 2 (0.49%) DTS
11 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.24%) SQLite
11 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 71 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (6.11%) Subversion
3 24 (5.87%) Selenium
4 22 (5.38%) SpecFlow
5 20 (4.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (3.67%) Git (software)
7 13 (3.18%) Firebug
7 13 (3.18%) JIRA
8 12 (2.93%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.69%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.22%) NCrunch
10 5 (1.22%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.98%) NUnit
11 4 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
12 3 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.73%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.49%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
14 1 (0.24%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 84 (20.54%) Finance
2 17 (4.16%) Back Office
3 15 (3.67%) Retail
4 11 (2.69%) Law
5 9 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.20%) Marketing
6 6 (1.47%) Local Government
7 5 (1.22%) Games
8 4 (0.98%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 318 (77.75%) Developer
2 144 (35.21%) .NET Developer
3 71 (17.36%) Software Developer
4 58 (14.18%) C# Developer
5 50 (12.22%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (11.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 42 (10.27%) Web Developer
8 39 (9.54%) Senior Developer
9 36 (8.80%) Analyst
9 36 (8.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (6.85%) Programmer
11 25 (6.11%) Junior
12 24 (5.87%) Junior Developer
13 23 (5.62%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (5.62%) Analyst Programmer
14 22 (5.38%) Architect
14 22 (5.38%) .NET Programmer
15 19 (4.65%) .NET Analyst Programmer
16 16 (3.91%) C++ Developer
17 15 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (87.29%) .NET
2 260 (63.57%) ASP.NET
3 241 (58.92%) HTML
4 201 (49.14%) CSS
5 153 (37.41%) jQuery
6 131 (32.03%) .NET Framework
7 120 (29.34%) ASP.NET MVC
8 96 (23.47%) HTML5
9 78 (19.07%) WCF
10 74 (18.09%) Web Services
11 59 (14.43%) Ajax
12 58 (14.18%) XML
12 58 (14.18%) CSS3
13 48 (11.74%) XHTML
14 45 (11.00%) JSON
14 45 (11.00%) LINQ
15 37 (9.05%) AngularJS
16 35 (8.56%) SOAP
17 34 (8.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 32 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
2 28 (6.85%) N-Tier
3 23 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 18 (4.40%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.96%) Replication
6 8 (1.96%) W3C
7 4 (0.98%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.73%) Graphic Design
8 3 (0.73%) Informatics
8 3 (0.73%) NHS
8 3 (0.73%) Life Science
8 3 (0.73%) FMCG
9 2 (0.49%) VHDL
9 2 (0.49%) Tandem
9 2 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 110 (26.89%) Windows
2 14 (3.42%) Windows Mobile
3 11 (2.69%) Linux
4 3 (0.73%) Android
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone 7
5 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.49%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.49%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (47.43%) MVC
2 116 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (20.54%) OO
4 62 (15.16%) Scrum
5 56 (13.69%) TDD
6 49 (11.98%) OOP
7 47 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (9.78%) Software Engineering
9 39 (9.54%) Web Development
10 34 (8.31%) CRM
11 28 (6.85%) E-Commerce
12 25 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (6.11%) Line Management
13 23 (5.62%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.16%) OOD
14 17 (4.16%) SOA
15 16 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.67%) Mentoring
17 14 (3.42%) BDD
17 14 (3.42%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 311 (76.04%) C#
2 255 (62.35%) SQL
3 226 (55.26%) JavaScript
4 56 (13.69%) T-SQL
4 56 (13.69%) VB.NET
5 45 (11.00%) PHP
6 31 (7.58%) C++
7 24 (5.87%) VB
7 24 (5.87%) PowerShell
8 20 (4.89%) C
9 11 (2.69%) Java
10 7 (1.71%) VBA
10 7 (1.71%) Python
10 7 (1.71%) Assembly Language
11 6 (1.47%) VBScript
12 3 (0.73%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.73%) Lua
13 2 (0.49%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.49%) VC++
13 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (9.78%) Degree
2 14 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.18%) VCP4
4 10 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.71%) MCP
6 5 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.98%) MCPD
7 4 (0.98%) MCTS
8 3 (0.73%) ISEB
9 2 (0.49%) PhD
10 1 (0.24%) HND
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.93%) QA
2 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.71%) vSphere
4 3 (0.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (1.96%) WMI
2 5 (1.22%) WSUS
3 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 177 (43.28%) Microsoft
2 14 (3.42%) Sitecore
3 11 (2.69%) EPiServer
3 11 (2.69%) Oracle
4 10 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 10 (2.44%) SAP
4 10 (2.44%) VMware
5 8 (1.96%) EMC
6 7 (1.71%) WatchGuard
7 6 (1.47%) Avaya
7 6 (1.47%) Sophos
8 5 (1.22%) Cisco
9 3 (0.73%) HP
9 3 (0.73%) Google
9 3 (0.73%) Open-E
10 2 (0.49%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.49%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.49%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe
10 2 (0.49%) ESRI
Warrington, Cheshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Career development!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Erin Associates
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Salary: £22,000 - £30,000 per annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Sale, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £60000 per annum + usual benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield
Amoria Bond - UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible working
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago