The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 20 17 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 4.12% 7.32% 5.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 28.57% 23.08% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Average salary £30,750 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.64% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,400 £24,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £42,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
Visual Studio
Manchester

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

Development Applications Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
14 13 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 14.43% 31.71% 18.69%
Number of salaries quoted 14 13 15
Average salary £31,500 £36,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.10% +11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £34,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Wigan

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in Wigan

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
3 2 (50.00%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Extranet
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) SEO
4 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) Zen Cart
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Wigan 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Zen Cart
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Extranet
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Junior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Junior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Mid-Level C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) WPF
3 2 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) W3C
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) SEO
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle