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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 216 246 213
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -33
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 35 1 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.014% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.92% 0.090% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 28 1 29
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1199 1113 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.26% 15.64% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1027 962 929
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 £28,150 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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 - 21 £47,500 -
Cheshire +12 12 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Lancashire - 2 £36,000 -
VSS/SourceSafe
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
1 25 (58.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (53.49%) SQL
3 20 (46.51%) .NET
4 19 (44.19%) jQuery
5 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
5 18 (41.86%) T-SQL
5 18 (41.86%) Finance
6 17 (39.53%) HTML
6 17 (39.53%) CSS
6 17 (39.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (37.21%) Wireless
8 15 (34.88%) HTML5
9 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (30.23%) XML
10 13 (30.23%) C#
11 12 (27.91%) ETL
11 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (27.91%) Mercurial
11 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (25.58%) Subversion
12 11 (25.58%) Web Services
12 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
13 10 (23.26%) Windows
13 10 (23.26%) Linux
13 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 4 (9.30%) JBoss
1 4 (9.30%) Apache
1 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.30%) Jetty
1 4 (9.30%) Liferay
2 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 16 (37.21%) Wireless
2 6 (13.95%) ICMP
2 6 (13.95%) OSPF
2 6 (13.95%) VoIP
2 6 (13.95%) DHCP
2 6 (13.95%) SNMP
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 6 (13.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (27.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (9.30%) MySQL
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (58.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (27.91%) Mercurial
3 11 (25.58%) Subversion
3 11 (25.58%) Visual Studio
4 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (13.95%) Axure RP
7 4 (9.30%) JIRA
7 4 (9.30%) Maven
7 4 (9.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (4.65%) NUnit
9 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Financial Institution
2 10 (23.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) SQL Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Senior Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Senior SQL Developer
5 6 (13.95%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.95%) UX Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Software Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Monitoring Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Junior
8 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) SAP Programmer
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 19 (44.19%) jQuery
3 17 (39.53%) HTML
3 17 (39.53%) CSS
4 15 (34.88%) HTML5
5 13 (30.23%) XML
6 11 (25.58%) Web Services
7 10 (23.26%) ASP.NET
8 5 (11.63%) Ajax
9 4 (9.30%) Java EE
9 4 (9.30%) WCF
9 4 (9.30%) Spring
9 4 (9.30%) PhoneGap
9 4 (9.30%) Laravel
9 4 (9.30%) RESTful
9 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
9 4 (9.30%) li3
10 2 (4.65%) WF
10 2 (4.65%) LINQ
10 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Mobile App
1 10 (23.26%) User Experience
2 6 (13.95%) Graphic Design
3 4 (9.30%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
1 10 (23.26%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) ETL
2 12 (27.91%) Continuous Improvement
3 10 (23.26%) Risk Management
3 10 (23.26%) Customer Engagement
4 9 (20.93%) SDLC
5 8 (18.60%) Web Design
6 7 (16.28%) Web Development
6 7 (16.28%) Project Management
6 7 (16.28%) OO
7 6 (13.95%) MVC
7 6 (13.95%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (13.95%) Network Management
7 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (11.63%) Software Architecture
8 5 (11.63%) OOP
9 4 (9.30%) Information Security
9 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (53.49%) SQL
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 18 (41.86%) T-SQL
3 13 (30.23%) C#
4 9 (20.93%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.63%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) NetScout
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
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