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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 90 79 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -19
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 186 227 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.75% 3.17% 4.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.17% 19.50% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 156 207 267
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 £29,150 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
1150 1164 1074
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.99% 16.28% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1006 1016 925
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -24 90 £37,500 +7.14% 27
Cheshire -11 47 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Merseyside +20 24 £70,000 +91.78% 3
Lancashire +16 18 £32,250 -7.85% 4
Cumbria -4 3 £39,000 +30.00%
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 331 (85.53%) .NET
2 286 (73.90%) C#
3 243 (62.79%) ASP.NET
4 231 (59.69%) HTML
5 223 (57.62%) SQL
6 214 (55.30%) SQL Server
7 211 (54.52%) JavaScript
8 195 (50.39%) CSS
9 174 (44.96%) MVC
10 163 (42.12%) Microsoft
11 145 (37.47%) jQuery
12 118 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
13 116 (29.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 112 (28.94%) .NET Framework
15 98 (25.32%) HTML5
16 93 (24.03%) SharePoint
17 91 (23.51%) Windows
17 91 (23.51%) MS Excel
18 79 (20.41%) Web Services
19 77 (19.90%) Team Foundation Server
20 73 (18.86%) OO
21 68 (17.57%) Finance
21 68 (17.57%) WCF
22 67 (17.31%) XML
23 65 (16.80%) Scrum
24 59 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
25 57 (14.73%) Ajax
26 54 (13.95%) T-SQL
26 54 (13.95%) CSS3
27 51 (13.18%) VB.NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 93 (24.03%) SharePoint
2 47 (12.14%) IIS
3 45 (11.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 36 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 35 (9.04%) CMS
6 20 (5.17%) Umbraco
7 18 (4.65%) NServiceBus
8 13 (3.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (2.07%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.55%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.78%) WordPress
12 2 (0.52%) Sitefinity
13 1 (0.26%) Drupal
13 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 91 (23.51%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.36%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.58%) MS Office
4 7 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.81%) Photoshop
5 5 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.29%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.78%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Tridion
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.26%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.68%) Office 365
2 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.07%) LAN
1 8 (2.07%) Firewall
2 7 (1.81%) WAN
2 7 (1.81%) DHCP
2 7 (1.81%) DNS
3 6 (1.55%) Intranet
3 6 (1.55%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.55%) MPLS
4 5 (1.29%) Wireless
4 5 (1.29%) VLAN
4 5 (1.29%) Internet
5 4 (1.03%) ATM
6 3 (0.78%) HTTP
7 2 (0.52%) GPRS
7 2 (0.52%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (55.30%) SQL Server
2 59 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (9.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (9.30%) MySQL
4 21 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (2.58%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.52%) MS Access
13 2 (0.52%) Big Data
14 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.26%) SQLite
14 1 (0.26%) DTS
14 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (19.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (6.72%) Subversion
3 22 (5.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (5.17%) Selenium
5 18 (4.65%) SpecFlow
6 15 (3.88%) JIRA
7 14 (3.62%) Git (software)
8 12 (3.10%) Firebug
9 11 (2.84%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.84%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.78%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.78%) NUnit
11 3 (0.78%) ReSharper
11 3 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.78%) NCrunch
12 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.26%) JMeter
General
1 68 (17.57%) Finance
2 16 (4.13%) Retail
3 11 (2.84%) Back Office
4 10 (2.58%) Law
5 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.81%) Local Government
6 6 (1.55%) Games
7 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 3 (0.78%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Automotive
9 2 (0.52%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Avionics
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 295 (76.23%) Developer
2 135 (34.88%) .NET Developer
3 59 (15.25%) C# Developer
3 59 (15.25%) Software Developer
4 52 (13.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 43 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 41 (10.59%) Web Developer
7 37 (9.56%) Senior Developer
8 36 (9.30%) Analyst
8 36 (9.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (5.68%) Senior .NET Developer
10 21 (5.43%) SharePoint Developer
10 21 (5.43%) Programmer
11 19 (4.91%) .NET Programmer
12 17 (4.39%) Analyst Programmer
12 17 (4.39%) Architect
13 15 (3.88%) .NET Analyst Programmer
14 14 (3.62%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
14 14 (3.62%) SharePoint Architect
14 14 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (85.53%) .NET
2 243 (62.79%) ASP.NET
3 231 (59.69%) HTML
4 195 (50.39%) CSS
5 145 (37.47%) jQuery
6 116 (29.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 112 (28.94%) .NET Framework
8 98 (25.32%) HTML5
9 79 (20.41%) Web Services
10 68 (17.57%) WCF
11 67 (17.31%) XML
12 57 (14.73%) Ajax
13 54 (13.95%) CSS3
14 40 (10.34%) XHTML
15 37 (9.56%) AngularJS
16 34 (8.79%) LINQ
17 31 (8.01%) Entity Framework
18 30 (7.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 28 (7.24%) JSON
20 27 (6.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.72%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (6.46%) N-Tier
4 20 (5.17%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.88%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.07%) Replication
9 6 (1.55%) W3C
10 4 (1.03%) NHS
10 4 (1.03%) Informatics
10 4 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.78%) Life Science
11 3 (0.78%) Tandem
12 2 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 2 (0.52%) CPLD
12 2 (0.52%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.52%) VHDL
12 2 (0.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 91 (23.51%) Windows
2 14 (3.62%) Windows Mobile
3 10 (2.58%) Linux
4 5 (1.29%) Android
5 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.52%) Windows CE
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone 7
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (44.96%) MVC
2 118 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (18.86%) OO
4 65 (16.80%) Scrum
5 50 (12.92%) TDD
6 41 (10.59%) OOP
6 41 (10.59%) Web Development
7 40 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (9.82%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.72%) Unit Testing
10 25 (6.46%) CRM
11 23 (5.94%) E-Commerce
11 23 (5.94%) Line Management
11 23 (5.94%) Mentoring
12 22 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.91%) Content Management
14 18 (4.65%) Migration
15 16 (4.13%) BDD
15 16 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 286 (73.90%) C#
2 223 (57.62%) SQL
3 211 (54.52%) JavaScript
4 54 (13.95%) T-SQL
5 51 (13.18%) VB.NET
6 44 (11.37%) PHP
7 31 (8.01%) C++
8 22 (5.68%) PowerShell
9 20 (5.17%) VB
10 19 (4.91%) C
11 15 (3.88%) Java
12 11 (2.84%) Python
13 8 (2.07%) VBA
14 7 (1.81%) VBScript
15 6 (1.55%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.78%) Embedded C++
17 2 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 2 (0.52%) VB6
17 2 (0.52%) Ruby
17 2 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 44 (11.37%) Degree
2 15 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (3.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.07%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.55%) ISEB
6 5 (1.29%) MCP
7 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (0.78%) MCTS
8 3 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.78%) MCPD
9 2 (0.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.88%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.81%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (2.07%) WMI
2 5 (1.29%) WSUS
3 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 163 (42.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.13%) Sitecore
3 13 (3.36%) Oracle
4 11 (2.84%) SAP
4 11 (2.84%) EPiServer
5 9 (2.33%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.33%) VMware
6 8 (2.07%) EMC
7 7 (1.81%) WatchGuard
8 6 (1.55%) Avaya
8 6 (1.55%) Sophos
9 5 (1.29%) Cisco
9 5 (1.29%) HP
10 4 (1.03%) Google
10 4 (1.03%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.78%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.52%) Xilinx
12 2 (0.52%) Adobe
12 2 (0.52%) ESRI
12 2 (0.52%) Apple
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