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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 70 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 252 244 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.38% 3.47% 4.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.94% 24.50% 30.03%
Number of salaries quoted 197 224 330
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,325 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1264 996 1169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.97% 14.18% 15.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1086 877 1021
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,450 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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 -5 116 £35,000 +7.69% 25
Cheshire +17 107 £35,000 +20.68% 12
Lancashire -19 17 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Merseyside +12 14 £35,000 -3.44% 5
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 370 (81.86%) .NET
2 337 (74.56%) C#
3 268 (59.29%) SQL
4 260 (57.52%) SQL Server
5 239 (52.88%) Microsoft
6 218 (48.23%) ASP.NET
7 215 (47.57%) HTML
7 215 (47.57%) JavaScript
8 206 (45.58%) CSS
9 186 (41.15%) jQuery
10 174 (38.50%) MVC
11 158 (34.96%) Web Services
12 146 (32.30%) Windows
13 134 (29.65%) MS Excel
14 126 (27.88%) XML
15 122 (26.99%) .NET Framework
16 116 (25.66%) T-SQL
17 92 (20.35%) Team Foundation Server
18 90 (19.91%) SOAP
19 89 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
19 89 (19.69%) SQL Server 2008
20 88 (19.47%) LINQ
21 86 (19.03%) Finance
21 86 (19.03%) WCF
22 81 (17.92%) Scrum
23 77 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
24 71 (15.71%) HTML5
25 68 (15.04%) SharePoint
26 63 (13.94%) Software Engineering
27 61 (13.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 68 (15.04%) SharePoint
2 54 (11.95%) IIS
3 26 (5.75%) CMS
4 14 (3.10%) Umbraco
5 13 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.77%) WordPress
7 7 (1.55%) NServiceBus
8 6 (1.33%) concrete5
8 6 (1.33%) Drupal
8 6 (1.33%) Confluence
8 6 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.33%) ColdFusion
8 6 (1.33%) Commerce Server
9 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.11%) Sitefinity
10 4 (0.88%) Lync
11 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.44%) DNN
13 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 134 (29.65%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.87%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.88%) MS Office
6 3 (0.66%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.22%) Tridion
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.65%) Intranet
2 8 (1.77%) RFID
3 4 (0.88%) Internet
4 3 (0.66%) GPRS
4 3 (0.66%) UMTS
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (57.52%) SQL Server
2 89 (19.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (8.19%) MySQL
4 32 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (5.75%) RavenDB
6 20 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (3.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
9 14 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.55%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (1.33%) MS Access
13 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.88%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.88%) Big Data
15 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 92 (20.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.87%) ReSharper
4 16 (3.54%) Subversion
5 15 (3.32%) Selenium
6 13 (2.88%) Eclipse
7 11 (2.43%) Dreamweaver
7 11 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (1.99%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.77%) PowerBuilder
9 8 (1.77%) NUnit
9 8 (1.77%) JIRA
10 7 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (1.33%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.33%) JUnit
12 5 (1.11%) Maven
13 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.44%) FxCop
General
1 86 (19.03%) Finance
2 27 (5.97%) Retail
3 24 (5.31%) Marketing
3 24 (5.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.66%) Legal
5 3 (0.66%) Publishing
6 2 (0.44%) Military
6 2 (0.44%) Advertising
6 2 (0.44%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 376 (83.19%) Developer
2 163 (36.06%) .NET Developer
3 107 (23.67%) C# Developer
4 87 (19.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (16.59%) Software Developer
6 60 (13.27%) Senior Developer
7 57 (12.61%) Analyst
8 51 (11.28%) ASP.NET Developer
8 51 (11.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 46 (10.18%) Web Developer
10 38 (8.41%) Software Engineer
11 31 (6.86%) Programmer
12 24 (5.31%) Junior
12 24 (5.31%) Analyst Programmer
13 22 (4.87%) Junior Developer
13 22 (4.87%) Senior .NET Developer
13 22 (4.87%) .NET Programmer
14 21 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
15 19 (4.20%) .NET Analyst Programmer
16 18 (3.98%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (81.86%) .NET
2 218 (48.23%) ASP.NET
3 215 (47.57%) HTML
4 206 (45.58%) CSS
5 186 (41.15%) jQuery
6 158 (34.96%) Web Services
7 126 (27.88%) XML
8 122 (26.99%) .NET Framework
9 90 (19.91%) SOAP
10 88 (19.47%) LINQ
11 86 (19.03%) WCF
12 77 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 71 (15.71%) HTML5
14 61 (13.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 50 (11.06%) REST
16 39 (8.63%) WPF
17 38 (8.41%) Backbone.js
18 37 (8.19%) Ajax
19 36 (7.96%) CSS3
20 34 (7.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.87%) Computer Science
2 20 (4.42%) Social Media
2 20 (4.42%) Mobile App
3 12 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.43%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.21%) FMCG
6 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.88%) Graphic Design
7 4 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.66%) Human Factors
8 3 (0.66%) iPad
8 3 (0.66%) Blog
8 3 (0.66%) iPhone
8 3 (0.66%) W3C
9 2 (0.44%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.22%) Physics
10 1 (0.22%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.22%) Open Source
10 1 (0.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 146 (32.30%) Windows
2 34 (7.52%) Android
3 33 (7.30%) Apple iOS
4 20 (4.42%) Linux
5 13 (2.88%) Windows Phone
6 12 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.77%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (0.88%) Windows CE
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
10 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.22%) Solaris
12 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (38.50%) MVC
2 89 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (17.92%) Scrum
4 63 (13.94%) Software Engineering
5 47 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
5 47 (10.40%) OOP
6 46 (10.18%) Unit Testing
7 41 (9.07%) TDD
8 39 (8.63%) Web Development
9 38 (8.41%) OO
10 35 (7.74%) OOD
11 29 (6.42%) CRM
11 29 (6.42%) Project Management
12 23 (5.09%) Domain-Driven Design
12 23 (5.09%) iOS Development
13 22 (4.87%) Android Development
13 22 (4.87%) User Stories
14 18 (3.98%) ETL
14 18 (3.98%) UML
15 17 (3.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 337 (74.56%) C#
2 268 (59.29%) SQL
3 215 (47.57%) JavaScript
4 116 (25.66%) T-SQL
5 48 (10.62%) VB.NET
6 31 (6.86%) VBA
7 27 (5.97%) Java
7 27 (5.97%) VB
8 23 (5.09%) C++
9 15 (3.32%) PHP
10 11 (2.43%) VBScript
11 8 (1.77%) VB6
12 7 (1.55%) Perl
13 6 (1.33%) Ruby
14 5 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.88%) Delphi
15 4 (0.88%) C
16 3 (0.66%) VC++
16 3 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (12.17%) Degree
2 11 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.77%) ISEB
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.11%) MCP
6 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.88%) ACCA
6 4 (0.88%) CIMA
6 4 (0.88%) CCNP
7 2 (0.44%) MCTS
8 1 (0.22%) MCITP
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) MCSD
8 1 (0.22%) HND
8 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.32%) QA
2 3 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.44%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Vendors
1 239 (52.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.19%) Oracle
3 13 (2.88%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.43%) VMware
5 8 (1.77%) Telerik
5 8 (1.77%) Google
5 8 (1.77%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.55%) Adobe
7 6 (1.33%) Wonderware
7 6 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.33%) IBM
7 6 (1.33%) ATG
8 4 (0.88%) Apple
8 4 (0.88%) SYSPRO
9 3 (0.66%) Sencha
9 3 (0.66%) Twitter
9 3 (0.66%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.44%) Sybase
11 1 (0.22%) SAP
11 1 (0.22%) Cognos
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
CK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum £25,000 to £35,000 + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago