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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 132 87 97
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 146 182 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.33% 3.01% 2.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.54% 15.62% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 136 153 195
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,350 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
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
1385 1165 1284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.13% 19.29% 17.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1243 1009 1143
Median salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -53 51 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Cheshire -6 39 £36,000 +2.85% 5
Merseyside +17 38 £32,250 -12.66% 2
Lancashire -16 15 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 240 (76.68%) .NET
2 213 (68.05%) C#
3 198 (63.26%) SQL Server
4 182 (58.15%) ASP.NET
5 169 (53.99%) SQL
6 165 (52.72%) HTML
7 147 (46.96%) MVC
8 139 (44.41%) JavaScript
9 133 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
10 126 (40.26%) CSS
11 120 (38.34%) Microsoft
12 112 (35.78%) .NET Framework
13 109 (34.82%) jQuery
14 100 (31.95%) ASP.NET MVC
15 98 (31.31%) Team Foundation Server
16 87 (27.80%) Windows
17 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
18 82 (26.20%) XML
19 81 (25.88%) WCF
20 64 (20.45%) Scrum
21 62 (19.81%) HTML5
22 60 (19.17%) Entity Framework
22 60 (19.17%) Software Engineering
23 55 (17.57%) MS Excel
24 53 (16.93%) C++
24 53 (16.93%) Web Development
24 53 (16.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 52 (16.61%) Web Services
26 46 (14.70%) JSON
27 45 (14.38%) SQL Server 2008

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 21 (6.71%) IIS
1 21 (6.71%) NServiceBus
1 21 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.24%) CMS
2 7 (2.24%) WordPress
3 6 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.28%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.96%) Apache
5 3 (0.96%) ColdFusion
5 3 (0.96%) Drupal
5 3 (0.96%) Orchard CMS
6 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) DNN
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.75%) MS Office
3 4 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.24%) SaaS
3 6 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.28%) AdWords
5 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.96%) HTTP
1 3 (0.96%) Internet
2 2 (0.64%) Intranet
2 2 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (0.64%) SSL
2 2 (0.64%) VoIP
2 2 (0.64%) WebEx
3 1 (0.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (63.26%) SQL Server
2 45 (14.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (11.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (5.75%) MySQL
6 15 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (4.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (4.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (4.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.56%) Snowflake Schema
10 8 (2.56%) Star Schema
11 7 (2.24%) Power BI
11 7 (2.24%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.92%) MS Access
13 5 (1.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (1.28%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (1.28%) QlikView
14 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 98 (31.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (10.86%) Selenium
3 26 (8.31%) Subversion
4 24 (7.67%) SpecFlow
5 21 (6.71%) FxCop
5 21 (6.71%) StyleCop
6 15 (4.79%) Git (software)
7 13 (4.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (3.51%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.24%) NUnit
10 4 (1.28%) JIRA
10 4 (1.28%) JMeter
10 4 (1.28%) LoadRunner
10 4 (1.28%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.28%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.96%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.96%) PowerBuilder
12 2 (0.64%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (12.46%) Finance
2 23 (7.35%) Games
3 13 (4.15%) Advertising
4 12 (3.83%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Banking
5 8 (2.56%) Electronics
5 8 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.60%) Law
7 4 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Publishing
9 2 (0.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 235 (75.08%) Developer
2 141 (45.05%) .NET Developer
3 97 (30.99%) C# Developer
4 80 (25.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (18.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 52 (16.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 41 (13.10%) SQL Developer
8 39 (12.46%) Software Developer
9 34 (10.86%) Analyst
10 32 (10.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 26 (8.31%) C++ Developer
12 23 (7.35%) Software Engineer
13 21 (6.71%) Senior Developer
14 18 (5.75%) Programmer
15 16 (5.11%) Junior
16 15 (4.79%) .NET Analyst Programmer
16 15 (4.79%) .NET Programmer
16 15 (4.79%) Analyst Programmer
16 15 (4.79%) Senior .NET Developer
17 14 (4.47%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (76.68%) .NET
2 182 (58.15%) ASP.NET
3 165 (52.72%) HTML
4 126 (40.26%) CSS
5 112 (35.78%) .NET Framework
6 109 (34.82%) jQuery
7 100 (31.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 82 (26.20%) XML
9 81 (25.88%) WCF
10 62 (19.81%) HTML5
11 60 (19.17%) Entity Framework
12 53 (16.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 52 (16.61%) Web Services
14 46 (14.70%) JSON
15 38 (12.14%) AngularJS
16 33 (10.54%) CSS3
17 32 (10.22%) Ajax
18 29 (9.27%) ASP.NET Web API
19 28 (8.95%) NHibernate
20 24 (7.67%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.18%) Mobile App
2 29 (9.27%) User Experience
3 27 (8.63%) iPad
4 23 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (6.39%) PMI
6 15 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.79%) N-Tier
7 13 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.83%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.24%) 3D Graphics
9 7 (2.24%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.28%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.96%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.96%) Streaming Video
12 2 (0.64%) FMCG
12 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.32%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 87 (27.80%) Windows
2 8 (2.56%) Linux
3 6 (1.92%) Android
4 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.60%) Unix
4 5 (1.60%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (46.96%) MVC
2 133 (42.49%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (20.45%) Scrum
4 60 (19.17%) Software Engineering
5 53 (16.93%) Web Development
6 44 (14.06%) Unit Testing
7 37 (11.82%) Mentoring
7 37 (11.82%) TDD
8 29 (9.27%) SDLC
9 27 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (6.71%) Dependency Injection
10 21 (6.71%) Integration Testing
11 18 (5.75%) OO
11 18 (5.75%) People Management
12 17 (5.43%) OOP
13 16 (5.11%) CRM
13 16 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
14 15 (4.79%) ETL
14 15 (4.79%) Mobile Development
14 15 (4.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 213 (68.05%) C#
2 169 (53.99%) SQL
3 139 (44.41%) JavaScript
4 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
5 53 (16.93%) C++
6 33 (10.54%) VB.NET
7 21 (6.71%) PHP
8 20 (6.39%) Java
9 14 (4.47%) VB
10 11 (3.51%) C
11 10 (3.19%) VBScript
12 9 (2.88%) VB6
13 7 (2.24%) VC++
14 6 (1.92%) VBA
15 4 (1.28%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.28%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.64%) Python
17 1 (0.32%) ANSI SQL
17 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (13.74%) Degree
2 20 (6.39%) PMI Certification
3 10 (3.19%) ISEB
4 3 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.64%) HND
5 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.43%) QA
2 8 (2.56%) HL7
3 3 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (1.28%) Firmware
2 3 (0.96%) Docker
2 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 120 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.67%) Oracle
3 7 (2.24%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.60%) Google
4 5 (1.60%) RedGate
5 4 (1.28%) HP
5 4 (1.28%) Tableau
5 4 (1.28%) Zend
6 3 (0.96%) Sencha
6 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.64%) Alias
7 2 (0.64%) AVG
7 2 (0.64%) BMC
7 2 (0.64%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.64%) Epicor
7 2 (0.64%) GFI Software
7 2 (0.64%) IBM
7 2 (0.64%) Mitel
7 2 (0.64%) Remedy
7 2 (0.64%) Symantec
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