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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 72 97 102
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 197 192 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.54% 2.73% 2.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.25% 15.43% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 181 182 155
Average salary £37,500 £37,250 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.67% +2.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
1142 1244 1007
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.51% 17.70% 15.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1002 1142 874
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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 +45 121 £40,000 +14.28% 28
Cheshire +24 59 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Merseyside -19 5 £32,000 -15.78% 3
Lancashire -1 4 £40,000 +17.64% 8
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 299 (74.01%) .NET
2 298 (73.76%) C#
3 242 (59.90%) SQL Server
4 202 (50.00%) SQL
5 187 (46.29%) JavaScript
5 187 (46.29%) ASP.NET
6 168 (41.58%) MVC
7 167 (41.34%) HTML
8 164 (40.59%) Microsoft
9 158 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
10 152 (37.62%) CSS
11 139 (34.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 129 (31.93%) jQuery
13 127 (31.44%) Windows
14 121 (29.95%) .NET Framework
15 97 (24.01%) OO
16 91 (22.52%) Software Engineering
17 88 (21.78%) Web Services
18 82 (20.30%) OOP
19 80 (19.80%) Degree
20 76 (18.81%) C++
21 75 (18.56%) XML
22 73 (18.07%) Ajax
23 71 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
24 64 (15.84%) SQL Server 2008
25 63 (15.59%) T-SQL
26 60 (14.85%) Entity Framework
27 56 (13.86%) MS Excel
28 55 (13.61%) VB.NET
29 53 (13.12%) Multithreading

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 35 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 32 (7.92%) Node.js
3 21 (5.20%) IIS
4 11 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.72%) CMS
4 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.98%) ColdFusion
6 8 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (1.73%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.49%) WordPress
9 5 (1.24%) Drupal
9 5 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.99%) Sitefinity
11 2 (0.50%) Mule
12 1 (0.25%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 56 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.98%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.49%) MS Office
4 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.97%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.25%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.92%) Internet
2 19 (4.70%) HTTP
3 6 (1.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.25%) Extranet
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 242 (59.90%) SQL Server
2 64 (15.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (9.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (6.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (4.95%) NoSQL
7 19 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (2.97%) MySQL
11 10 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (2.23%) MongoDB
12 9 (2.23%) MS Access
12 9 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (1.24%) SQLite
16 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 139 (34.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (4.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (4.21%) NUnit
3 17 (4.21%) Subversion
4 15 (3.71%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.22%) Selenium
6 12 (2.97%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 11 (2.72%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (2.23%) HP UFT
8 9 (2.23%) JUnit
9 8 (1.98%) Moq
10 6 (1.49%) ReSharper
11 5 (1.24%) FxCop
11 5 (1.24%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.24%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.24%) StyleCop
11 5 (1.24%) WiX
12 2 (0.50%) JIRA
12 2 (0.50%) PowerBuilder
General
1 40 (9.90%) Finance
2 27 (6.68%) Games
3 12 (2.97%) Law
4 10 (2.48%) Electronics
5 9 (2.23%) Marketing
5 9 (2.23%) Retail
6 8 (1.98%) Back Office
6 8 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.49%) Publishing
8 5 (1.24%) Banking
8 5 (1.24%) Legal
9 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 291 (72.03%) Developer
2 150 (37.13%) .NET Developer
3 104 (25.74%) C# Developer
4 78 (19.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 61 (15.10%) Software Engineer
6 53 (13.12%) SQL Developer
7 50 (12.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 49 (12.13%) Software Developer
9 38 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 35 (8.66%) C++ Developer
11 34 (8.42%) Senior Developer
12 33 (8.17%) JavaScript Developer
13 31 (7.67%) C++ Software Engineer
14 30 (7.43%) C# Software Developer
14 30 (7.43%) HTML Developer
15 29 (7.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 24 (5.94%) Architect
17 23 (5.69%) C# Software Engineer
18 22 (5.45%) .NET Software Developer
19 21 (5.20%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (74.01%) .NET
2 187 (46.29%) ASP.NET
3 167 (41.34%) HTML
4 152 (37.62%) CSS
5 129 (31.93%) jQuery
6 121 (29.95%) .NET Framework
7 88 (21.78%) Web Services
8 75 (18.56%) XML
9 73 (18.07%) Ajax
10 71 (17.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (14.85%) Entity Framework
12 50 (12.38%) LINQ
13 46 (11.39%) HTML5
13 46 (11.39%) WCF
14 39 (9.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 39 (9.65%) REST
15 38 (9.41%) ASP.NET Web API
16 37 (9.16%) CSS3
16 37 (9.16%) JSON
17 35 (8.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (10.40%) N-Tier
3 27 (6.68%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (4.46%) Client/Server
6 17 (4.21%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.97%) User Experience
8 10 (2.48%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (2.23%) iPhone
10 7 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.24%) Health Informatics
11 5 (1.24%) Informatics
11 5 (1.24%) PMI
12 4 (0.99%) iPad
13 3 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.74%) Chip and PIN
13 3 (0.74%) Contactless
13 3 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.74%) Replication
14 2 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 127 (31.44%) Windows
2 27 (6.68%) Linux
3 19 (4.70%) Unix
4 16 (3.96%) Windows XP
5 14 (3.47%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.97%) Android
7 10 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (2.48%) Windows CE
8 9 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (41.58%) MVC
2 158 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (24.01%) OO
4 91 (22.52%) Software Engineering
5 82 (20.30%) OOP
6 53 (13.12%) Multithreading
7 52 (12.87%) Mentoring
8 48 (11.88%) SDLC
9 47 (11.63%) TDD
10 43 (10.64%) Web Application Development
11 42 (10.40%) Scrum
12 35 (8.66%) Unit Testing
13 29 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (6.93%) Software Testing
15 27 (6.68%) OOD
16 26 (6.44%) Web Development
17 25 (6.19%) Front End Development
18 23 (5.69%) Performance Testing
19 22 (5.45%) SOA
19 22 (5.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 298 (73.76%) C#
2 202 (50.00%) SQL
3 187 (46.29%) JavaScript
4 76 (18.81%) C++
5 63 (15.59%) T-SQL
6 55 (13.61%) VB.NET
7 46 (11.39%) Java
8 41 (10.15%) PHP
9 39 (9.65%) C
10 32 (7.92%) VB
11 17 (4.21%) TypeScript
12 13 (3.22%) Embedded C
13 11 (2.72%) VC++
14 9 (2.23%) Python
14 9 (2.23%) Scala
14 9 (2.23%) VBA
15 8 (1.98%) VB6
16 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.73%) VBScript
17 5 (1.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (19.80%) Degree
2 10 (2.48%) HNC
2 10 (2.48%) HND
3 5 (1.24%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.24%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.25%) MCITP
4 1 (0.25%) MCPD
4 1 (0.25%) MCTS
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.25%) PhD
4 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.16%) QA
2 10 (2.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.24%) Docker
1 5 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.98%) Perfmon
3 5 (1.24%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 164 (40.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (4.46%) Oracle
3 9 (2.23%) HP
4 7 (1.73%) Adobe
5 5 (1.24%) Sencha
5 5 (1.24%) Sitecore
5 5 (1.24%) VMware
5 5 (1.24%) Wonderware
6 3 (0.74%) Google
6 3 (0.74%) Telerik
6 3 (0.74%) Twitter
7 2 (0.50%) Altova
7 2 (0.50%) Citrix
7 2 (0.50%) SAP
8 1 (0.25%) Apple
8 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.25%) Facebook
8 1 (0.25%) IBM
8 1 (0.25%) PayPal
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Salary: £18000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Based on Exp + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits + perks
Posted: 5 days ago
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First Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
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Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum £35,000 - £55,000 + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS!
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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