Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 68 81
Rank change year-on-year -32 +13 -32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 80 86 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.60% 3.80% 3.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.08% 16.76% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 78 82 100
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £36,750 £38,388
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.27% +9.68%
10th Percentile £27,200 £25,000 £23,850
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £48,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,250
% change year-on-year +3.90% +0.65% +9.29%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 662 513 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.55% 22.65% 20.59%
Number of salaries quoted 539 466 591
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,375 £25,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,250 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 16 £43,750 +21.53% 4
Chester -3 15 £37,500 +11.11% 1
Runcorn -3 11 £31,500 +26.00% 1
Crewe +2 7 £22,500 -29.13% 2
Wilmslow +3 6 £42,500 +10.39%
Knutsford - 5 £35,000 -
Northwich +5 2 £32,500 -
Nantwich +2 2 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Alderley Edge - 2 £42,500 -
Macclesfield -3 1 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 64 (80.00%) .NET
2 61 (76.25%) SQL Server
3 60 (75.00%) C#
4 52 (65.00%) SQL
5 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 45 (56.25%) HTML
6 45 (56.25%) ASP.NET
7 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
7 38 (47.50%) MVC
8 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (40.00%) Web Services
10 28 (35.00%) T-SQL
11 27 (33.75%) CSS
12 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (23.75%) .NET Framework
14 19 (23.75%) jQuery
15 18 (22.50%) Entity Framework
15 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (21.25%) XML
17 16 (20.00%) Windows
17 16 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
18 15 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
18 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
18 15 (18.75%) SDLC
18 15 (18.75%) Scrum
18 15 (18.75%) Project Management
19 13 (16.25%) SOLID

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.75%) WordPress
3 2 (2.50%) CMS
3 2 (2.50%) NServiceBus
3 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.25%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (76.25%) SQL Server
2 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (12.50%) Power BI
7 8 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (8.75%) QlikView
8 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (5.00%) DB2
11 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
11 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (2.50%) MySQL
12 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
13 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (1.25%) MS Access
13 1 (1.25%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (3.75%) Selenium
6 1 (1.25%) Calabash
6 1 (1.25%) Capybara
6 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.25%) FxCop
6 1 (1.25%) Gradle
6 1 (1.25%) Grunt
6 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.25%) JIRA
6 1 (1.25%) Moq
6 1 (1.25%) NUnit
6 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.25%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (13.75%) Retail
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (95.00%) Developer
2 38 (47.50%) .NET Developer
3 23 (28.75%) C# Developer
4 22 (27.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (23.75%) SQL Developer
6 11 (13.75%) Software Developer
7 9 (11.25%) Designer
8 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (8.75%) Senior Developer
9 7 (8.75%) SQL BI Developer
10 6 (7.50%) .NET Designer
10 6 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 6 (7.50%) Junior
11 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 5 (6.25%) Integration Developer
11 5 (6.25%) Junior Developer
11 5 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
12 4 (5.00%) Junior .NET Developer
13 3 (3.75%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (80.00%) .NET
2 45 (56.25%) ASP.NET
2 45 (56.25%) HTML
3 32 (40.00%) Web Services
4 27 (33.75%) CSS
5 20 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (23.75%) .NET Framework
6 19 (23.75%) jQuery
7 18 (22.50%) Entity Framework
8 17 (21.25%) XML
9 12 (15.00%) HTML5
10 11 (13.75%) SOAP
11 10 (12.50%) AngularJS
12 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (11.25%) RESTful
13 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 7 (8.75%) JSON
14 7 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Mobile App
2 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.25%) N-Tier
4 6 (7.50%) iPad
4 6 (7.50%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (5.00%) FMCG
6 3 (3.75%) Fintech
6 3 (3.75%) Life Science
7 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.50%) User Experience
8 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (1.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Android
2 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) MVC
2 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.75%) Project Management
3 15 (18.75%) Scrum
3 15 (18.75%) SDLC
4 13 (16.25%) SOLID
5 12 (15.00%) MVVM
6 11 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (11.25%) Test Automation
7 9 (11.25%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 8 (10.00%) Web Development
9 7 (8.75%) ETL
9 7 (8.75%) TDD
10 6 (7.50%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (7.50%) High Availability
10 6 (7.50%) Performance Optimisation
11 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
12 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 60 (75.00%) C#
2 52 (65.00%) SQL
3 38 (47.50%) JavaScript
4 28 (35.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.50%) XAML
6 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) C
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) VBA
8 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.25%) MCPD
2 1 (1.25%) MCSD
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Xamarin
3 6 (7.50%) Tableau
4 3 (3.75%) Zend