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

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 225 259 255
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -4
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 10 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.13% 0.060%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 0.74% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 4
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £30,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,510 £32,700 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1129 1222 1019
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.40% 17.66% 15.31%
Number of salaries quoted 985 1124 888
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 £51,500 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the North West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Histogram 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 13 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
Merseyside - 4 £39,200 -
Manchester +18 3 £25,000 -16.66%
Cheshire +28 2 £27,000 -16.92%
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
1 16 (64.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
2 12 (48.00%) .NET
3 11 (44.00%) VB.NET
3 11 (44.00%) C#
3 11 (44.00%) SQL
3 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
3 11 (44.00%) XML
4 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (40.00%) jQuery
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) MVC
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (24.00%) WCF
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) ETL
8 5 (20.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) WLAN
8 5 (20.00%) RUP
8 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.00%) PMI
8 5 (20.00%) PMI Certification
8 5 (20.00%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) 802.11
2 5 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 5 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) OSPF
2 5 (20.00%) SNMP
2 5 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (20.00%) TACACS
2 5 (20.00%) TRILL
2 5 (20.00%) VLAN
2 5 (20.00%) Wireless
2 5 (20.00%) WLAN
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (64.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (44.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (20.00%) Mercurial
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Developer
3 7 (28.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 6 (24.00%) T-SQL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Engineering Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) HTML Developer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support
6 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.00%) LAN Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (48.00%) .NET
2 11 (44.00%) XML
3 10 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (40.00%) jQuery
4 6 (24.00%) WCF
5 5 (20.00%) 802.1X
5 5 (20.00%) Ajax
5 5 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) HTML5
5 5 (20.00%) Web Services
6 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (8.00%) LINQ
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
7 1 (4.00%) MDX
7 1 (4.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) PMI
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 6 (24.00%) ETL
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
4 5 (20.00%) CMMI
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (20.00%) Network Management
4 5 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.00%) RUP
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
4 5 (20.00%) Software Architecture
4 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (12.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) T-SQL
2 11 (44.00%) C#
2 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 11 (44.00%) VB.NET
3 10 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Brocade
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) F5
2 5 (20.00%) NetScout
2 5 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP