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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 164 198 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.90% 3.09% 2.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.77% 16.65% 17.88%
Number of salaries quoted 141 155 168
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1110 1189 1102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.61% 18.58% 15.71%
Number of salaries quoted 959 1008 954
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +1 81 £38,000 -5.00% 17
Cheshire +28 58 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Lancashire -12 15 £31,500 +3.27% 9
Merseyside -10 8 £40,000 -28.88% 2
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 265 (75.28%) .NET
2 256 (72.73%) C#
3 195 (55.40%) SQL
4 184 (52.27%) SQL Server
5 174 (49.43%) ASP.NET
6 147 (41.76%) JavaScript
7 141 (40.06%) HTML
8 139 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
9 131 (37.22%) MVC
9 131 (37.22%) Microsoft
10 122 (34.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 117 (33.24%) CSS
12 114 (32.39%) Windows
13 103 (29.26%) OO
14 98 (27.84%) jQuery
15 93 (26.42%) Software Engineering
16 87 (24.72%) .NET Framework
17 80 (22.73%) C++
18 71 (20.17%) Degree
19 65 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
20 64 (18.18%) OOP
21 62 (17.61%) Web Services
22 57 (16.19%) T-SQL
22 57 (16.19%) Multithreading
23 52 (14.77%) HTML5
24 51 (14.49%) Scrum
25 50 (14.20%) VB.NET
26 45 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
27 44 (12.50%) XML
28 42 (11.93%) MS Excel

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 29 (8.24%) Node.js
2 23 (6.53%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.83%) IIS
4 10 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.27%) ColdFusion
6 7 (1.99%) CMS
6 7 (1.99%) Drupal
7 6 (1.70%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.70%) WordPress
8 5 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.85%) Moodle
9 3 (0.85%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
Applications
1 42 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.13%) MS Office
3 7 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 13 (3.69%) Visualfiles
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.85%) IaaS
4 3 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.11%) HTTP
2 17 (4.83%) Internet
3 2 (0.57%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.28%) Extranet
4 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.68%) NoSQL
6 19 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (3.41%) MySQL
10 10 (2.84%) MS Access
10 10 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.70%) MongoDB
14 5 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (1.14%) SQLite
16 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
16 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 122 (34.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (5.68%) Subversion
3 19 (5.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.69%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.99%) MSTest
7 6 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (1.14%) FxCop
8 4 (1.14%) Gerrit
8 4 (1.14%) Moq
8 4 (1.14%) NUnit
8 4 (1.14%) StyleCop
8 4 (1.14%) WiX
9 3 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.57%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.57%) JIRA
10 2 (0.57%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.57%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.57%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (9.38%) Games
2 27 (7.67%) Finance
3 19 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.98%) Electronics
5 13 (3.69%) Law
6 10 (2.84%) Marketing
7 9 (2.56%) Legal
7 9 (2.56%) Retail
8 8 (2.27%) Banking
8 8 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.70%) Publishing
10 5 (1.42%) Back Office
11 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.85%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 260 (73.86%) Developer
2 127 (36.08%) .NET Developer
3 93 (26.42%) C# Developer
4 74 (21.02%) C# .NET Developer
5 68 (19.32%) Software Engineer
6 54 (15.34%) Software Developer
7 42 (11.93%) SQL Developer
8 36 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
8 36 (10.23%) C++ Software Engineer
9 30 (8.52%) C# Software Developer
10 29 (8.24%) C# Software Engineer
10 29 (8.24%) C++ Developer
10 29 (8.24%) Senior Developer
11 26 (7.39%) .NET Software Developer
12 25 (7.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 24 (6.82%) Junior
14 23 (6.53%) .NET Software Engineer
14 23 (6.53%) HTML Developer
14 23 (6.53%) Junior Developer
15 21 (5.97%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (75.28%) .NET
2 174 (49.43%) ASP.NET
3 141 (40.06%) HTML
4 117 (33.24%) CSS
5 98 (27.84%) jQuery
6 87 (24.72%) .NET Framework
7 65 (18.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 62 (17.61%) Web Services
9 52 (14.77%) HTML5
10 44 (12.50%) XML
11 36 (10.23%) WCF
12 34 (9.66%) Ajax
13 33 (9.38%) CSS3
14 31 (8.81%) LINQ
15 30 (8.52%) Entity Framework
16 28 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (7.67%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (7.67%) REST
18 26 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 26 (7.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (10.51%) N-Tier
3 22 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 19 (5.40%) Client/Server
4 19 (5.40%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.98%) Embedded Systems
6 14 (3.98%) User Experience
7 9 (2.56%) iPad
8 8 (2.27%) LIMS
9 5 (1.42%) Health Informatics
9 5 (1.42%) Informatics
10 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.85%) PMI
11 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.57%) Chip and PIN
11 2 (0.57%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) Contactless
11 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 114 (32.39%) Windows
2 24 (6.82%) Linux
3 19 (5.40%) Windows XP
4 16 (4.55%) Android
5 14 (3.98%) Embedded Linux
5 14 (3.98%) Windows CE
6 12 (3.41%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.41%) Unix
7 7 (1.99%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
8 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (39.49%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (37.22%) MVC
3 103 (29.26%) OO
4 93 (26.42%) Software Engineering
5 64 (18.18%) OOP
6 57 (16.19%) Multithreading
7 51 (14.49%) Scrum
8 40 (11.36%) Unit Testing
9 39 (11.08%) Mentoring
10 35 (9.94%) Web Development
11 33 (9.38%) SDLC
12 30 (8.52%) TDD
13 28 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (7.95%) SOA
13 28 (7.95%) UML
14 25 (7.10%) OOD
15 21 (5.97%) Test Automation
16 20 (5.68%) TOGAF
17 18 (5.11%) Software Testing
18 17 (4.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 256 (72.73%) C#
2 195 (55.40%) SQL
3 147 (41.76%) JavaScript
4 80 (22.73%) C++
5 57 (16.19%) T-SQL
6 50 (14.20%) VB.NET
7 36 (10.23%) C
8 31 (8.81%) Java
9 27 (7.67%) VB
10 26 (7.39%) PHP
11 17 (4.83%) Embedded C
12 16 (4.55%) TypeScript
13 12 (3.41%) VC++
14 9 (2.56%) VBScript
15 7 (1.99%) VBA
16 6 (1.70%) VB6
17 4 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.14%) Ruby
17 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 71 (20.17%) Degree
2 17 (4.83%) HND
3 14 (3.98%) HNC
4 7 (1.99%) ISEB
4 7 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MCSD
8 1 (0.28%) MCSE
8 1 (0.28%) OCP
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.24%) QA
2 17 (4.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.70%) Docker
2 4 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.14%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 131 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.52%) Oracle
3 7 (1.99%) Adobe
4 6 (1.70%) Sencha
5 5 (1.42%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.14%) VMware
6 4 (1.14%) Wonderware
7 2 (0.57%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.57%) Perforce
7 2 (0.57%) SOTI
7 2 (0.57%) Twitter
8 1 (0.28%) Altova
8 1 (0.28%) Citrix
8 1 (0.28%) Facebook
8 1 (0.28%) IBM
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
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