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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 79 76 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 239 211 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.23% 3.12% 5.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.34% 21.42% 30.35%
Number of salaries quoted 194 197 338
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £41,850
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
1303 985 1206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.63% 14.55% 16.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1128 873 1054
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 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -8 109 £32,500 - 24
Cheshire +12 96 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Lancashire -7 23 £36,000 -0.11% 1
Merseyside +19 13 £36,250 -3.33% 6
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 356 (81.28%) .NET
2 315 (71.92%) C#
3 266 (60.73%) SQL
4 239 (54.57%) SQL Server
5 231 (52.74%) Microsoft
6 213 (48.63%) HTML
7 208 (47.49%) JavaScript
8 202 (46.12%) ASP.NET
9 201 (45.89%) CSS
10 182 (41.55%) jQuery
11 166 (37.90%) MVC
12 157 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
13 145 (33.11%) Windows
14 140 (31.96%) Web Services
15 131 (29.91%) MS Excel
16 114 (26.03%) .NET Framework
17 108 (24.66%) XML
18 104 (23.74%) T-SQL
19 94 (21.46%) LINQ
20 93 (21.23%) Finance
21 92 (21.00%) Team Foundation Server
22 88 (20.09%) WCF
23 87 (19.86%) Scrum
24 75 (17.12%) SQL Server 2008
24 75 (17.12%) SOAP
25 68 (15.53%) SharePoint
26 62 (14.16%) Software Engineering
26 62 (14.16%) HTML5
27 58 (13.24%) IIS
28 57 (13.01%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (15.53%) SharePoint
2 58 (13.24%) IIS
3 27 (6.16%) CMS
4 15 (3.42%) Umbraco
5 13 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (2.51%) NServiceBus
7 8 (1.83%) WordPress
8 7 (1.60%) ColdFusion
9 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.37%) Drupal
9 6 (1.37%) Confluence
9 6 (1.37%) concrete5
9 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.37%) Commerce Server
10 5 (1.14%) Sitefinity
10 5 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.91%) Lync
12 3 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 131 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.48%) Photoshop
3 11 (2.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.91%) MS Office
6 3 (0.68%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.23%) Tridion
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.97%) Intranet
2 4 (0.91%) Internet
3 2 (0.46%) HTTP
4 1 (0.23%) Extranet
4 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (54.57%) SQL Server
2 75 (17.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (9.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (9.13%) MySQL
5 27 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (5.02%) RavenDB
8 19 (4.34%) Crystal Reports
9 16 (3.65%) Relational Database
9 16 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (1.60%) SAP Data Services
11 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.37%) MS Access
13 4 (0.91%) Big Data
14 3 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
15 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.46%) SQL Anywhere
15 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 92 (21.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 23 (5.25%) ReSharper
4 20 (4.57%) Selenium
5 13 (2.97%) Dreamweaver
6 12 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.74%) Subversion
7 11 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (2.51%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.28%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.28%) NUnit
9 9 (2.05%) PowerBuilder
10 8 (1.83%) JIRA
10 8 (1.83%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 8 (1.83%) JUnit
11 5 (1.14%) Maven
11 5 (1.14%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.46%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.46%) Moq
General
1 93 (21.23%) Finance
2 27 (6.16%) Retail
3 24 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 21 (4.79%) Marketing
5 7 (1.60%) Back Office
6 4 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.68%) Electronics
7 3 (0.68%) Legal
7 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 354 (80.82%) Developer
2 145 (33.11%) .NET Developer
3 99 (22.60%) C# Developer
4 78 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 67 (15.30%) Software Developer
6 60 (13.70%) Senior Developer
7 59 (13.47%) Analyst
8 49 (11.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 44 (10.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 43 (9.82%) Web Developer
11 32 (7.31%) Junior
11 32 (7.31%) Software Engineer
11 32 (7.31%) Programmer
12 29 (6.62%) Junior Developer
13 28 (6.39%) Analyst Programmer
14 23 (5.25%) Analyst Developer
15 22 (5.02%) .NET Programmer
16 21 (4.79%) .NET Analyst Programmer
17 19 (4.34%) Senior .NET Developer
18 18 (4.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 356 (81.28%) .NET
2 213 (48.63%) HTML
3 202 (46.12%) ASP.NET
4 201 (45.89%) CSS
5 182 (41.55%) jQuery
6 140 (31.96%) Web Services
7 114 (26.03%) .NET Framework
8 108 (24.66%) XML
9 94 (21.46%) LINQ
10 88 (20.09%) WCF
11 75 (17.12%) SOAP
12 62 (14.16%) HTML5
13 56 (12.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 56 (12.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 43 (9.82%) Ajax
15 40 (9.13%) Backbone.js
16 37 (8.45%) REST
17 36 (8.22%) JSON
17 36 (8.22%) WPF
18 33 (7.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.34%) Mobile App
1 19 (4.34%) Computer Science
2 17 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.65%) User Experience
4 15 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.74%) Social Media
5 12 (2.74%) FMCG
6 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.37%) Graphic Design
7 6 (1.37%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.68%) iPad
9 3 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (0.68%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.68%) iPhone
9 3 (0.68%) Blog
9 3 (0.68%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.46%) W3C
11 1 (0.23%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 145 (33.11%) Windows
2 28 (6.39%) Android
3 27 (6.16%) Apple iOS
4 22 (5.02%) Linux
5 8 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.83%) Windows Phone 8
5 8 (1.83%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) UNIX
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (37.90%) MVC
2 157 (35.84%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (19.86%) Scrum
4 62 (14.16%) Software Engineering
5 57 (13.01%) OOP
6 54 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (12.10%) OO
8 44 (10.05%) TDD
9 39 (8.90%) Web Development
9 39 (8.90%) Unit Testing
10 36 (8.22%) OOD
11 31 (7.08%) CRM
11 31 (7.08%) Mentoring
12 26 (5.94%) Project Management
13 23 (5.25%) Domain-Driven Design
14 22 (5.02%) iOS Development
15 20 (4.57%) Android Development
16 17 (3.88%) UML
17 15 (3.42%) ETL
17 15 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 315 (71.92%) C#
2 266 (60.73%) SQL
3 208 (47.49%) JavaScript
4 104 (23.74%) T-SQL
5 44 (10.05%) VB.NET
6 32 (7.31%) VBA
7 30 (6.85%) VB
8 25 (5.71%) C++
9 22 (5.02%) Java
10 19 (4.34%) PHP
11 10 (2.28%) VBScript
12 7 (1.60%) VB6
13 6 (1.37%) C
13 6 (1.37%) Perl
13 6 (1.37%) Ruby
14 5 (1.14%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.91%) Delphi
16 3 (0.68%) VC++
16 3 (0.68%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (13.01%) Degree
2 9 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.37%) MCP
5 4 (0.91%) ISEB
5 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (0.91%) ACCA
5 4 (0.91%) CCNP
5 4 (0.91%) CIMA
6 3 (0.68%) MCTS
7 2 (0.46%) HND
8 1 (0.23%) MCSD
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.23%) MCPD
8 1 (0.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.97%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 231 (52.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.62%) Oracle
3 13 (2.97%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.51%) VMware
5 8 (1.83%) Business Objects
5 8 (1.83%) Telerik
6 7 (1.60%) Adobe
7 6 (1.37%) Google
7 6 (1.37%) Wonderware
7 6 (1.37%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.37%) IBM
7 6 (1.37%) ATG
8 4 (0.91%) SYSPRO
9 3 (0.68%) Twitter
9 3 (0.68%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.46%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.46%) Sybase
11 1 (0.23%) Epiphany
11 1 (0.23%) Teradata
11 1 (0.23%) SAP
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