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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 98 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 184 246 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 3.35% 3.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.95% 19.40% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 169 193 210
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,175 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
1231 1268 975
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.30% 17.28% 14.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1092 1087 860
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -6 99 £38,500 +10.00% 28
Cheshire -31 52 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Lancashire +11 26 £35,000 +2.94% 15
Merseyside +1 7 £44,500 +27.14% 3
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 309 (81.75%) .NET
2 273 (72.22%) C#
3 214 (56.61%) SQL Server
4 188 (49.74%) HTML
5 173 (45.77%) ASP.NET
6 166 (43.92%) CSS
7 165 (43.65%) Microsoft
8 159 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
9 152 (40.21%) MVC
10 146 (38.62%) JavaScript
11 145 (38.36%) SQL
12 121 (32.01%) jQuery
13 120 (31.75%) .NET Framework
14 107 (28.31%) Web Services
15 89 (23.54%) HTML5
16 82 (21.69%) SharePoint
17 80 (21.16%) Team Foundation Server
18 72 (19.05%) XML
19 71 (18.78%) OO
20 70 (18.52%) Scrum
21 68 (17.99%) Windows
22 66 (17.46%) SDLC
23 65 (17.20%) WCF
24 61 (16.14%) T-SQL
25 60 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
26 59 (15.61%) Entity Framework
27 56 (14.81%) MS Excel
28 54 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
29 51 (13.49%) Degree
30 50 (13.23%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 82 (21.69%) SharePoint
2 41 (10.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 40 (10.58%) SharePoint 2010
4 29 (7.67%) IIS
5 27 (7.14%) CMS
6 16 (4.23%) Umbraco
7 12 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 10 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (2.38%) Sitefinity
10 5 (1.32%) Node.js
11 2 (0.53%) NServiceBus
11 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.26%) Drupal
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.26%) Mule
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 56 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.41%) InfoPath
3 16 (4.23%) MS Project
4 15 (3.97%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.85%) MS Office
6 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.32%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.79%) Tridion
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.52%) Office 365
2 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.79%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.88%) Internet
2 12 (3.17%) Intranet
3 4 (1.06%) GPRS
3 4 (1.06%) UMTS
3 4 (1.06%) HTTP
4 1 (0.26%) SSL
4 1 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (56.61%) SQL Server
2 54 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (11.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (3.97%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 11 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (2.38%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (1.85%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.59%) MySQL
13 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.53%) SQLite
15 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
16 1 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 80 (21.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.23%) Subversion
2 16 (4.23%) ReSharper
3 14 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (3.44%) Selenium
4 13 (3.44%) NUnit
4 13 (3.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (2.38%) Moq
6 8 (2.12%) Git (software)
7 6 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (1.06%) FxCop
8 4 (1.06%) StyleCop
8 4 (1.06%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.79%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.79%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.79%) JIRA
9 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.53%) CruiseControl
10 2 (0.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (12.96%) Finance
2 16 (4.23%) Banking
3 15 (3.97%) Games
4 11 (2.91%) Retail
5 3 (0.79%) Local Government
6 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.53%) Law
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
6 2 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Military
7 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.26%) Automotive
7 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.26%) Back Office
7 1 (0.26%) Marketing
7 1 (0.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 274 (72.49%) Developer
2 104 (27.51%) .NET Developer
3 86 (22.75%) Software Developer
4 82 (21.69%) C# Developer
5 57 (15.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 41 (10.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 33 (8.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 32 (8.47%) Web Developer
9 31 (8.20%) Analyst
10 28 (7.41%) SharePoint Developer
11 24 (6.35%) Designer
12 22 (5.82%) Architect
13 21 (5.56%) Programmer
13 21 (5.56%) Software Engineer
13 21 (5.56%) SharePoint Designer
14 20 (5.29%) Senior Developer
14 20 (5.29%) Graduate
15 17 (4.50%) Graduate Developer
16 15 (3.97%) C# Software Developer
17 14 (3.70%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (81.75%) .NET
2 188 (49.74%) HTML
3 173 (45.77%) ASP.NET
4 166 (43.92%) CSS
5 121 (32.01%) jQuery
6 120 (31.75%) .NET Framework
7 107 (28.31%) Web Services
8 89 (23.54%) HTML5
9 72 (19.05%) XML
10 65 (17.20%) WCF
11 60 (15.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (15.61%) Entity Framework
13 45 (11.90%) AngularJS
13 45 (11.90%) Ajax
14 44 (11.64%) REST
15 40 (10.58%) XSLT
16 37 (9.79%) WPF
17 36 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 34 (8.99%) XHTML
19 32 (8.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.88%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.61%) N-Tier
4 18 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 12 (3.17%) User Experience
6 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.59%) Replication
8 3 (0.79%) Tandem
8 3 (0.79%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.79%) Blog
8 3 (0.79%) Social Media
9 2 (0.53%) FMCG
9 2 (0.53%) iPhone
9 2 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.53%) PMI
10 1 (0.26%) NHS
10 1 (0.26%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.99%) Windows
2 27 (7.14%) Android
2 27 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 17 (4.50%) Windows Phone
4 16 (4.23%) Windows Phone 7
5 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.85%) Linux
6 7 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.06%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.26%) UNIX
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (40.21%) MVC
3 71 (18.78%) OO
4 70 (18.52%) Scrum
5 66 (17.46%) SDLC
6 50 (13.23%) Software Engineering
7 48 (12.70%) Unit Testing
8 43 (11.38%) Mentoring
9 42 (11.11%) TDD
10 40 (10.58%) Web Development
11 36 (9.52%) OOD
12 34 (8.99%) Content Management
13 27 (7.14%) Project Management
14 23 (6.08%) OOP
14 23 (6.08%) Dependency Injection
15 22 (5.82%) Software Testing
16 21 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (5.03%) UML
17 19 (5.03%) E-Commerce
17 19 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 273 (72.22%) C#
2 146 (38.62%) JavaScript
3 145 (38.36%) SQL
4 61 (16.14%) T-SQL
5 44 (11.64%) C++
6 39 (10.32%) PHP
7 32 (8.47%) Java
8 31 (8.20%) VB.NET
9 12 (3.17%) VBA
9 12 (3.17%) VB
10 7 (1.85%) Python
11 6 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (1.32%) VC++
12 5 (1.32%) Delphi
13 4 (1.06%) VBScript
14 3 (0.79%) C
15 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.53%) Ruby
15 2 (0.53%) XPath
15 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (13.49%) Degree
2 18 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.38%) ISEB
5 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.59%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.26%) HND
8 1 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.82%) Oracle
3 19 (5.03%) Apple
4 13 (3.44%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.85%) DevExpress
5 7 (1.85%) SAP
5 7 (1.85%) Telerik
5 7 (1.85%) Capita
6 4 (1.06%) Adobe
6 4 (1.06%) HP
7 3 (0.79%) IBM
7 3 (0.79%) Facebook
7 3 (0.79%) Twitter
7 3 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.53%) Wonderware
8 2 (0.53%) VMware
8 2 (0.53%) Ektron
9 1 (0.26%) Citrix
9 1 (0.26%) Altova
9 1 (0.26%) EPiServer
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