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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 85 93 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -45
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 216 184 393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.92% 2.67% 5.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.86% 17.83% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 196 169 364
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,575
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
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
1281 1032 1321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.31% 15.00% 17.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1130 904 1183
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
Cheshire -1 88 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Manchester +7 87 £35,000 - 24
Merseyside +14 22 £38,000 +10.94% 2
Lancashire 0 17 £33,750 -6.35% 7
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 388 (83.98%) .NET
2 341 (73.81%) C#
3 285 (61.69%) SQL
4 283 (61.26%) HTML
5 275 (59.52%) JavaScript
6 268 (58.01%) ASP.NET
7 250 (54.11%) CSS
8 246 (53.25%) SQL Server
9 227 (49.13%) Microsoft
10 205 (44.37%) MVC
11 199 (43.07%) jQuery
12 145 (31.39%) Windows
13 142 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
14 136 (29.44%) .NET Framework
15 126 (27.27%) MS Excel
16 121 (26.19%) Web Services
17 106 (22.94%) Finance
18 96 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 93 (20.13%) WCF
20 90 (19.48%) LINQ
20 90 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
21 83 (17.97%) OO
22 81 (17.53%) HTML5
23 80 (17.32%) Scrum
24 77 (16.67%) XML
25 76 (16.45%) SQL Server 2008
26 75 (16.23%) OOP
26 75 (16.23%) SharePoint
27 74 (16.02%) T-SQL
28 69 (14.94%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 75 (16.23%) SharePoint
2 68 (14.72%) IIS
3 29 (6.28%) CMS
4 22 (4.76%) Umbraco
5 21 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (4.33%) NServiceBus
7 19 (4.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (2.16%) WordPress
10 8 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (1.73%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.52%) ColdFusion
12 6 (1.30%) Commerce Server
12 6 (1.30%) Confluence
12 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.30%) Drupal
12 6 (1.30%) concrete5
13 5 (1.08%) Sitefinity
14 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 126 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 25 (5.41%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.73%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.08%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.65%) MS Office
7 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 10 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.52%) Tridion
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) Zen Cart
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.73%) Intranet
2 7 (1.52%) HTTP
2 7 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.08%) LAN
3 5 (1.08%) Internet
3 5 (1.08%) Firewall
4 4 (0.87%) WAN
4 4 (0.87%) DHCP
4 4 (0.87%) DNS
5 3 (0.65%) MPLS
6 2 (0.43%) Wireless
6 2 (0.43%) VLAN
6 2 (0.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (53.25%) SQL Server
2 76 (16.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (12.99%) MySQL
4 55 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (5.41%) Relational Database
7 22 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (4.11%) RavenDB
9 18 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
11 11 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.30%) MS Access
13 3 (0.65%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.65%) Big Data
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.43%) SQL Anywhere
14 2 (0.43%) DTS
Development Applications
1 90 (19.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (8.44%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.06%) Selenium
4 23 (4.98%) ReSharper
5 22 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 20 (4.33%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.25%) JIRA
8 12 (2.60%) Dreamweaver
9 11 (2.38%) NUnit
9 11 (2.38%) Firebug
10 10 (2.16%) Subversion
10 10 (2.16%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.16%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.95%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (1.95%) PowerBuilder
12 8 (1.73%) JUnit
12 8 (1.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 5 (1.08%) NCrunch
13 5 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 106 (22.94%) Finance
2 37 (8.01%) Retail
3 21 (4.55%) Marketing
4 20 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.68%) Back Office
6 9 (1.95%) Law
7 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.87%) Electronics
8 3 (0.65%) Legal
8 3 (0.65%) Games
9 2 (0.43%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 372 (80.52%) Developer
2 159 (34.42%) .NET Developer
3 70 (15.15%) C# Developer
4 65 (14.07%) Software Developer
5 58 (12.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 55 (11.90%) Web Developer
6 55 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
7 45 (9.74%) Senior Developer
8 43 (9.31%) Analyst
9 41 (8.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 36 (7.79%) Programmer
11 32 (6.93%) Analyst Programmer
12 31 (6.71%) Junior
13 30 (6.49%) Junior Developer
14 24 (5.19%) .NET Programmer
15 23 (4.98%) .NET Analyst Programmer
16 22 (4.76%) Software Engineer
17 21 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
18 20 (4.33%) Architect
18 20 (4.33%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (83.98%) .NET
2 283 (61.26%) HTML
3 268 (58.01%) ASP.NET
4 250 (54.11%) CSS
5 199 (43.07%) jQuery
6 136 (29.44%) .NET Framework
7 121 (26.19%) Web Services
8 96 (20.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 93 (20.13%) WCF
10 90 (19.48%) LINQ
11 81 (17.53%) HTML5
12 77 (16.67%) XML
13 67 (14.50%) Ajax
14 61 (13.20%) SOAP
15 54 (11.69%) CSS3
16 48 (10.39%) JSON
17 45 (9.74%) XHTML
18 44 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 37 (8.01%) Backbone.js
20 35 (7.58%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
2 26 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 15 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.60%) FMCG
5 11 (2.38%) User Experience
5 11 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.16%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.16%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.73%) Graphic Design
8 4 (0.87%) W3C
8 4 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.65%) Replication
9 3 (0.65%) Human Factors
9 3 (0.65%) Life Science
9 3 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.65%) Open Source
9 3 (0.65%) Social Media
10 2 (0.43%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 145 (31.39%) Windows
2 26 (5.63%) Apple iOS
3 25 (5.41%) Linux
4 21 (4.55%) Android
5 7 (1.52%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (1.52%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (44.37%) MVC
2 142 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (17.97%) OO
4 80 (17.32%) Scrum
5 75 (16.23%) OOP
6 69 (14.94%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (12.99%) Software Engineering
8 53 (11.47%) Web Development
9 51 (11.04%) TDD
10 33 (7.14%) CRM
10 33 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 28 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 26 (5.63%) OOD
13 22 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (4.76%) Project Management
14 20 (4.33%) iOS Development
15 19 (4.11%) Domain-Driven Design
16 18 (3.90%) Line Management
16 18 (3.90%) Mentoring
17 17 (3.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 341 (73.81%) C#
2 285 (61.69%) SQL
3 275 (59.52%) JavaScript
4 74 (16.02%) T-SQL
5 55 (11.90%) VB.NET
6 37 (8.01%) PHP
7 34 (7.36%) VB
8 30 (6.49%) C++
9 21 (4.55%) Java
9 21 (4.55%) VBA
10 16 (3.46%) PowerShell
11 15 (3.25%) C
12 9 (1.95%) VB6
13 7 (1.52%) Ruby
13 7 (1.52%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.65%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.65%) VC++
15 3 (0.65%) Python
15 3 (0.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (10.17%) Degree
2 14 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.87%) MCP
5 3 (0.65%) MCTS
6 2 (0.43%) HND
7 1 (0.22%) MCITP
7 1 (0.22%) MCPD
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.25%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 16 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.08%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.87%) vSphere
4 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) WMI
2 2 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 227 (49.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.28%) Oracle
3 21 (4.55%) Sitecore
4 16 (3.46%) VMware
5 11 (2.38%) EPiServer
6 8 (1.73%) SAP
7 7 (1.52%) Adobe
7 7 (1.52%) Telerik
8 6 (1.30%) Wonderware
8 6 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.30%) IBM
8 6 (1.30%) ATG
8 6 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.87%) WatchGuard
10 3 (0.65%) Google
10 3 (0.65%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.65%) Open-E
10 3 (0.65%) Sophos
10 3 (0.65%) EMC
10 3 (0.65%) Avaya
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £17000 - £30000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £17000 - £30000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
BAE Systems
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Training + Pension + Flexi
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: Competitive Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago