The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe 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 SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 247 227 221
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 21 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.081% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.47% 2.03% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 34
Average salary £23,500 £35,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.85% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £35,000 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,250 £40,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+8.12% +9.58%
VSS/SourceSafe
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%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the North West region.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in the North West

VSS/SourceSafe
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 VSS/SourceSafe 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
Manchester -13 3 £32,500 -7.14%
Cheshire -21 3 £22,000 -37.14%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
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 VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) XML
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
6 3 (33.33%) HTML
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle
6 3 (33.33%) SLA
6 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (22.22%) HTML5
7 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (22.22%) Web Development
7 2 (22.22%) QA
7 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Project Management
7 2 (22.22%) Change Management
7 2 (22.22%) WinForms
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) Retail
7 2 (22.22%) Java
7 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) OO
8 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
8 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (11.11%) Eclipse

VSS/SourceSafe
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 VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (22.22%) WinForms
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
6 1 (11.11%) XSD
6 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) OO
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Web Development
1 2 (22.22%) Web Application Development
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft