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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 251 237 218
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 7 15 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% 0.22% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 1.50% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 40
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +29.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £35,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +21.42%
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
1283 1002 1369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 17.29% 14.79% 17.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 876 1224
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 December 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 -19 5 £32,500 -
Cheshire -23 2 £23,500 -32.85%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 6 (60.00%) C#
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) SQL
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (40.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) HTML
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
7 2 (20.00%) Java
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) OO
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) WinForms
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Retail
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) HTML
4 3 (30.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) WinForms
6 1 (10.00%) COM
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) LAMP
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (20.00%) Analytics
2 2 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) SEO
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft