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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North West
Rank 99 70 98
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 179 202 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.99% 3.56% 2.80%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.64% 17.37% 16.03%
Number of salaries quoted 155 183 183
Median salary £36,125 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.77% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
1223 1163 1204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.46% 20.50% 17.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1041 1024 1101
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 £30,000 £28,500 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -28 107 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Merseyside +27 35 £30,500 -4.68% 4
Cheshire -15 31 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Lancashire -11 4 £42,500 +18.88% 4
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 244 (75.31%) .NET
2 213 (65.74%) C#
3 184 (56.79%) SQL Server
4 177 (54.63%) HTML
4 177 (54.63%) SQL
5 167 (51.54%) ASP.NET
6 151 (46.60%) JavaScript
7 136 (41.98%) MVC
8 132 (40.74%) Microsoft
9 125 (38.58%) CSS
10 118 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
11 110 (33.95%) jQuery
12 92 (28.40%) .NET Framework
13 89 (27.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 84 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
15 79 (24.38%) Software Engineering
16 77 (23.77%) XML
17 73 (22.53%) Windows
18 71 (21.91%) Degree
19 70 (21.60%) WCF
19 70 (21.60%) T-SQL
19 70 (21.60%) C++
20 65 (20.06%) MS Excel
21 63 (19.44%) HTML5
22 58 (17.90%) iPad
23 57 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
24 55 (16.98%) Ajax
25 52 (16.05%) Entity Framework
26 48 (14.81%) Web Development
27 46 (14.20%) Scrum

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 22 (6.79%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.01%) NServiceBus
3 8 (2.47%) CMS
3 8 (2.47%) IIS
4 5 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (1.54%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.23%) ColdFusion
5 4 (1.23%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.93%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 65 (20.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) PlanetPress Connect
2 3 (0.93%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.47%) SaaS
3 7 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.93%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Office 365
5 1 (0.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.54%) SMS
2 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.62%) HTTP
2 2 (0.62%) RS-232
2 2 (0.62%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.31%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (56.79%) SQL Server
2 57 (17.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (8.64%) MySQL
4 26 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (6.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.85%) MS Access
9 6 (1.85%) Power BI
10 5 (1.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 5 (1.54%) Redis
10 5 (1.54%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (1.23%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 84 (25.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (7.41%) Subversion
3 23 (7.10%) Selenium
4 18 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 14 (4.32%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (4.01%) FxCop
6 13 (4.01%) StyleCop
7 8 (2.47%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.47%) NUnit
8 7 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.85%) NuGet
9 6 (1.85%) TeamCity
10 5 (1.54%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.23%) JMeter
11 4 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.23%) PowerBuilder
11 4 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 42 (12.96%) Finance
2 23 (7.10%) Marketing
3 21 (6.48%) Games
4 18 (5.56%) Electronics
5 16 (4.94%) Retail
6 13 (4.01%) Banking
7 9 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.16%) Advertising
9 5 (1.54%) Law
10 4 (1.23%) Publishing
11 2 (0.62%) Automotive
11 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 221 (68.21%) Developer
2 136 (41.98%) .NET Developer
3 118 (36.42%) C# Developer
4 96 (29.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (17.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 50 (15.43%) Software Developer
7 47 (14.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (13.58%) Analyst
9 42 (12.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 29 (8.95%) Senior Developer
11 27 (8.33%) SQL Developer
12 24 (7.41%) C++ Developer
13 23 (7.10%) Graduate
13 23 (7.10%) Senior .NET Developer
13 23 (7.10%) Senior C# Developer
13 23 (7.10%) Software Engineer
14 21 (6.48%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 20 (6.17%) Embedded Engineer
16 18 (5.56%) C# Software Developer
17 17 (5.25%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (75.31%) .NET
2 177 (54.63%) HTML
3 167 (51.54%) ASP.NET
4 125 (38.58%) CSS
5 110 (33.95%) jQuery
6 92 (28.40%) .NET Framework
7 89 (27.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 77 (23.77%) XML
9 70 (21.60%) WCF
10 63 (19.44%) HTML5
11 55 (16.98%) Ajax
12 52 (16.05%) Entity Framework
13 45 (13.89%) JSON
13 45 (13.89%) Web Services
14 39 (12.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 33 (10.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 29 (8.95%) AngularJS
16 29 (8.95%) CSS3
17 23 (7.10%) WPF
18 20 (6.17%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 58 (17.90%) iPad
2 32 (9.88%) Mobile App
3 19 (5.86%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.63%) User Experience
7 13 (4.01%) Algorithms
7 13 (4.01%) PMI
8 12 (3.70%) N-Tier
9 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.85%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.54%) Social Media
12 4 (1.23%) Blog
12 4 (1.23%) FMCG
13 2 (0.62%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.62%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.62%) RIA
13 2 (0.62%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 73 (22.53%) Windows
2 27 (8.33%) Linux
3 13 (4.01%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.85%) Unix
5 4 (1.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (41.98%) MVC
2 118 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (24.38%) Software Engineering
4 48 (14.81%) Web Development
5 46 (14.20%) Scrum
6 32 (9.88%) TDD
7 31 (9.57%) SDLC
8 30 (9.26%) Unit Testing
9 29 (8.95%) ETL
10 26 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (7.41%) Mentoring
12 21 (6.48%) Web Application Development
13 20 (6.17%) Problem Management
14 18 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (5.56%) Validation
14 18 (5.56%) Waterfall
15 17 (5.25%) Data Protection
15 17 (5.25%) Feasibility Study
16 16 (4.94%) BDD
16 16 (4.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 213 (65.74%) C#
2 177 (54.63%) SQL
3 151 (46.60%) JavaScript
4 70 (21.60%) C++
4 70 (21.60%) T-SQL
5 32 (9.88%) PHP
5 32 (9.88%) VB
6 30 (9.26%) C
6 30 (9.26%) VB.NET
7 23 (7.10%) Embedded C
7 23 (7.10%) VB6
8 18 (5.56%) ANSI SQL
8 18 (5.56%) Java
9 11 (3.40%) Embedded C++
10 9 (2.78%) VBScript
11 7 (2.16%) VBA
12 4 (1.23%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.23%) XAML
13 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.62%) VC++
Qualifications
1 71 (21.91%) Degree
2 13 (4.01%) PMI Certification
3 10 (3.09%) ISEB
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.31%) MCSE
5 1 (0.31%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.17%) QA
2 9 (2.78%) HL7
3 3 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) SDET
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (5.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.31%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 132 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.10%) Oracle
3 22 (6.79%) Tableau
4 16 (4.94%) Google
5 6 (1.85%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.85%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.54%) Facebook
7 4 (1.23%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.93%) SAP
9 2 (0.62%) HP
9 2 (0.62%) RedGate
10 1 (0.31%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.31%) Veeam
10 1 (0.31%) Wonderware
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