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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 82 78 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 197 200 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.23% 2.96% 5.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.07% 19.59% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 142 173 318
Average salary £39,388 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.53% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
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
1154 1021 1108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.94% 15.11% 15.34%
Number of salaries quoted 962 896 959
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 £27,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -2 92 £40,000 +14.28% 25
Cheshire -23 47 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Merseyside +31 25 £37,500 -23.07% 1
Lancashire +11 25 £37,500 - 5
Cumbria - 4 £29,000 -
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 322 (81.73%) .NET
2 274 (69.54%) C#
3 226 (57.36%) SQL Server
4 211 (53.55%) ASP.NET
5 202 (51.27%) HTML
6 188 (47.72%) SQL
7 176 (44.67%) CSS
8 168 (42.64%) Microsoft
9 165 (41.88%) MVC
10 160 (40.61%) JavaScript
11 144 (36.55%) jQuery
12 142 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
13 111 (28.17%) HTML5
14 104 (26.40%) .NET Framework
15 96 (24.37%) Web Services
16 89 (22.59%) ASP.NET MVC
17 86 (21.83%) SharePoint
18 82 (20.81%) MS Excel
19 75 (19.04%) XML
20 73 (18.53%) Scrum
21 72 (18.27%) Windows
22 70 (17.77%) OO
22 70 (17.77%) Team Foundation Server
23 59 (14.97%) T-SQL
24 58 (14.72%) SQL Server 2008
24 58 (14.72%) WCF
25 51 (12.94%) Degree
26 50 (12.69%) Entity Framework
26 50 (12.69%) AngularJS
27 49 (12.44%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 86 (21.83%) SharePoint
2 43 (10.91%) SharePoint 2010
2 43 (10.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 37 (9.39%) CMS
4 27 (6.85%) IIS
5 13 (3.30%) NServiceBus
6 12 (3.05%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.52%) Joomla!
9 4 (1.02%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.02%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.76%) WordPress
11 1 (0.25%) Node.js
11 1 (0.25%) Drupal
11 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.25%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 82 (20.81%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.60%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.54%) MS Office
4 7 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.78%) MS Project
5 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.76%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.76%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.25%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.38%) Office 365
2 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.76%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Heroku
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.28%) Internet
2 6 (1.52%) GPRS
2 6 (1.52%) UMTS
3 5 (1.27%) HTTP
3 5 (1.27%) Intranet
4 4 (1.02%) ATM
5 3 (0.76%) VLAN
5 3 (0.76%) Firewall
5 3 (0.76%) Wireless
5 3 (0.76%) WAN
5 3 (0.76%) LAN
5 3 (0.76%) DHCP
5 3 (0.76%) DNS
5 3 (0.76%) MPLS
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (57.36%) SQL Server
2 58 (14.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 45 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (7.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.31%) MySQL
8 14 (3.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 9 (2.28%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
14 1 (0.25%) Big Data
14 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.25%) SQLite
14 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 70 (17.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (8.38%) Subversion
3 18 (4.57%) Selenium
4 14 (3.55%) SpecFlow
5 12 (3.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (2.54%) JIRA
7 9 (2.28%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (1.52%) ReSharper
9 5 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (1.27%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.02%) NUnit
10 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.76%) Moq
11 3 (0.76%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.51%) FxCop
12 2 (0.51%) StyleCop
12 2 (0.51%) Firebug
General
1 49 (12.44%) Finance
2 12 (3.05%) Retail
2 12 (3.05%) Games
3 9 (2.28%) Local Government
4 8 (2.03%) Banking
5 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (0.51%) Back Office
7 2 (0.51%) Automotive
7 2 (0.51%) Electronics
7 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Avionics
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.25%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 296 (75.13%) Developer
2 131 (33.25%) .NET Developer
3 83 (21.07%) C# Developer
4 77 (19.54%) Software Developer
5 69 (17.51%) C# .NET Developer
6 46 (11.68%) ASP.NET Developer
7 45 (11.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 37 (9.39%) Senior Developer
9 34 (8.63%) Web Developer
10 33 (8.38%) Analyst
11 24 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 23 (5.84%) Architect
13 22 (5.58%) Programmer
14 21 (5.33%) Software Engineer
15 20 (5.08%) SharePoint Architect
16 19 (4.82%) SharePoint Solutions Architect
16 19 (4.82%) Designer
16 19 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
16 19 (4.82%) .NET Programmer
16 19 (4.82%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (81.73%) .NET
2 211 (53.55%) ASP.NET
3 202 (51.27%) HTML
4 176 (44.67%) CSS
5 144 (36.55%) jQuery
6 111 (28.17%) HTML5
7 104 (26.40%) .NET Framework
8 96 (24.37%) Web Services
9 89 (22.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 75 (19.04%) XML
11 58 (14.72%) WCF
12 50 (12.69%) Entity Framework
12 50 (12.69%) AngularJS
13 45 (11.42%) CSS3
14 44 (11.17%) Ajax
15 39 (9.90%) XHTML
16 38 (9.64%) XSLT
17 37 (9.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 32 (8.12%) WinForms
19 31 (7.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.61%) N-Tier
3 27 (6.85%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.06%) Client/Server
4 16 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.55%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.03%) Replication
6 8 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.03%) User Experience
7 5 (1.27%) W3C
8 4 (1.02%) NHS
8 4 (1.02%) Tandem
8 4 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (1.02%) Informatics
8 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.76%) Social Media
9 3 (0.76%) FMCG
9 3 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
10 2 (0.51%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 2 (0.51%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 72 (18.27%) Windows
2 20 (5.08%) Android
2 20 (5.08%) Apple iOS
3 17 (4.31%) Windows Mobile
4 10 (2.54%) Windows Phone
5 9 (2.28%) Windows Phone 7
6 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.52%) Windows CE
8 4 (1.02%) Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (41.88%) MVC
2 142 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (18.53%) Scrum
4 70 (17.77%) OO
5 46 (11.68%) Web Development
6 43 (10.91%) Software Engineering
7 42 (10.66%) TDD
8 40 (10.15%) Unit Testing
9 34 (8.63%) OOD
10 32 (8.12%) Mentoring
11 30 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (7.11%) Content Management
14 26 (6.60%) OOP
15 24 (6.09%) Migration
15 24 (6.09%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.57%) Project Management
17 16 (4.06%) UML
17 16 (4.06%) Software Architecture
18 15 (3.81%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 274 (69.54%) C#
2 188 (47.72%) SQL
3 160 (40.61%) JavaScript
4 59 (14.97%) T-SQL
5 41 (10.41%) C++
6 37 (9.39%) PHP
7 36 (9.14%) VB.NET
8 24 (6.09%) Java
9 10 (2.54%) Python
9 10 (2.54%) PowerShell
10 9 (2.28%) C
10 9 (2.28%) VB
11 8 (2.03%) VBScript
11 8 (2.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 7 (1.78%) VBA
13 4 (1.02%) Delphi
14 3 (0.76%) XPath
14 3 (0.76%) VC++
15 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (12.94%) Degree
2 15 (3.81%) SC Cleared
2 15 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.54%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.28%) ISEB
6 5 (1.27%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.27%) MCP
7 3 (0.76%) MCPD
7 3 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.76%) MCTS
7 3 (0.76%) PhD
8 1 (0.25%) HND
8 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.84%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) vSphere
2 3 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.76%) WSUS
2 3 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 168 (42.64%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.82%) Oracle
3 12 (3.05%) Apple
3 12 (3.05%) Business Objects
4 10 (2.54%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.03%) DevExpress
6 6 (1.52%) Adobe
6 6 (1.52%) SAP
7 5 (1.27%) Telerik
7 5 (1.27%) HP
7 5 (1.27%) EMC
8 4 (1.02%) Capita
8 4 (1.02%) VMware
8 4 (1.02%) EPiServer
8 4 (1.02%) Twitter
9 3 (0.76%) Facebook
9 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
9 3 (0.76%) WatchGuard
9 3 (0.76%) Ektron
9 3 (0.76%) Google
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + depending on exp (inc good bens)
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + dep on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Erin Associates
Salary: £49000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Stem Graduates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Softweb Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum Pension + Flexi Hours + Home Work +
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Halo HR
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Halo HR
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago