The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 29 25 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.92% 2.19% 17.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.79% 15.00% 68.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 21
Average salary £36,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £24,000 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £31,600 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Visual Studio
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Development Applications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
29 20 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 21.17% 14.60% 25.74%
Number of salaries quoted 26 18 30
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £27,750 £27,922
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Preston region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Preston

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the Preston region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in Preston

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Bugzilla
3 4 (36.36%) Android
3 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile Development
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
4 3 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
4 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 3 (27.27%) User Experience
4 3 (27.27%) Social Media
4 3 (27.27%) Facebook
4 3 (27.27%) Twitter
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) Web Development
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) JIRA
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Bugzilla
2 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
3 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
3 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (9.09%) WinRunner
3 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
3 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 1 (9.09%) Military
2 1 (9.09%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (9.09%) SOAP
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) MDX
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Social Media
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
2 3 (27.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Android
1 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
1 3 (27.27%) Web Development
1 3 (27.27%) Use Case
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Application Development
1 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
1 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Development
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) OOD
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Ada
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 3 (27.27%) HP
1 3 (27.27%) Apple
1 3 (27.27%) Facebook
1 3 (27.27%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) New Relic