Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 83 49
Rank change year-on-year -32 -34 +32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 68 71 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.17% 3.00% 4.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.23% 17.27% 22.77%
Number of salaries quoted 64 68 97
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,625 £27,125 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £49,125 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -6.25%

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 737 411 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.57% 17.39% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 503 316 439
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £31,575 £28,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 29 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Wilmslow +5 14 £45,000 - 2
Chester -2 10 £36,500 +12.31% 5
Runcorn -1 4 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Crewe -3 1 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Northwich -4 1 £32,500 -
Nantwich - 1 £32,500 - 2
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 60 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 49 (72.06%) SQL Server
3 47 (69.12%) SQL
4 46 (67.65%) C#
5 37 (54.41%) .NET
6 26 (38.24%) WinForms
6 26 (38.24%) HTML
7 25 (36.76%) Client/Server
8 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
9 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (26.47%) Relational Database
11 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (25.00%) CSS
13 16 (23.53%) Windows
13 16 (23.53%) Degree
13 16 (23.53%) jQuery
14 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET
14 15 (22.06%) TDD
15 14 (20.59%) Finance
15 14 (20.59%) Scrum
15 14 (20.59%) Mobile App
16 13 (19.12%) VB
16 13 (19.12%) VB6
16 13 (19.12%) Customer Requirements
17 12 (17.65%) MVC
18 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
18 11 (16.18%) Selenium
19 10 (14.71%) AngularJS

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 6 (8.82%) NServiceBus
1 6 (8.82%) WordPress
2 5 (7.35%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (7.35%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) CMS
4 3 (4.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 5 (7.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.35%) IaaS
3 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (5.88%) Office 365
3 4 (5.88%) PaaS
3 4 (5.88%) SaaS
4 2 (2.94%) CheetahMail
4 2 (2.94%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.94%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (2.94%) npm
4 2 (2.94%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (72.06%) SQL Server
2 18 (26.47%) Relational Database
2 18 (26.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.35%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.35%) HBase
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.41%) Power BI
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.94%) QlikView
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.18%) Selenium
2 8 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.82%) FxCop
3 6 (8.82%) SpecFlow
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (8.82%) StyleCop
4 5 (7.35%) Ant
4 5 (7.35%) CA Release Automation
4 5 (7.35%) Gradle
4 5 (7.35%) IntelliJ
4 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.35%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) JUnit
4 5 (7.35%) Maven
5 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.94%) Android Studio
6 2 (2.94%) CasperJS
6 2 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.94%) Xcode
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Marketing
3 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (72.06%) Developer
2 30 (44.12%) C# Developer
3 21 (30.88%) .NET Developer
3 21 (30.88%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (20.59%) Software Developer
5 12 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Analyst
6 8 (11.76%) Analyst Programmer
6 8 (11.76%) Programmer
7 6 (8.82%) PHP Developer
7 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Cloud Specialist
8 5 (7.35%) Elasticsearch Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) JavaScript Engineer
8 5 (7.35%) Python Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
9 4 (5.88%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 4 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (54.41%) .NET
2 26 (38.24%) HTML
2 26 (38.24%) WinForms
3 17 (25.00%) CSS
4 16 (23.53%) jQuery
5 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET
6 10 (14.71%) AngularJS
7 9 (13.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (13.24%) XML
8 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
8 8 (11.76%) Entity Framework
8 8 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (10.29%) WCF
10 6 (8.82%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (8.82%) NHibernate
10 6 (8.82%) SignalR
10 6 (8.82%) Web Services
10 6 (8.82%) WebSockets
10 6 (8.82%) Zend Framework
11 5 (7.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (36.76%) Client/Server
2 14 (20.59%) Mobile App
3 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (13.24%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (10.29%) User Experience
6 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
6 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (7.35%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (4.41%) PMI
9 2 (2.94%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (22.06%) TDD
3 14 (20.59%) Scrum
4 13 (19.12%) Customer Requirements
5 12 (17.65%) MVC
6 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
8 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (11.76%) Customer-Centricity
8 8 (11.76%) Decision-Making
9 7 (10.29%) ETL
9 7 (10.29%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (8.82%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (8.82%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.82%) SDLC
10 6 (8.82%) SEO
10 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.35%) Mathematics
11 5 (7.35%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (69.12%) SQL
2 46 (67.65%) C#
3 24 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 13 (19.12%) VB
4 13 (19.12%) VB6
5 8 (11.76%) Java
5 8 (11.76%) PHP
5 8 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 7 (10.29%) VB.NET
7 5 (7.35%) Java 8
7 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 2 (2.94%) C
8 2 (2.94%) C++
8 2 (2.94%) ES6
8 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (23.53%) Degree
3 5 (7.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) MCPD
5 3 (4.41%) MCSD
5 3 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.35%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 60 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.82%) Zend
3 5 (7.35%) Cloudera
3 5 (7.35%) Splunk
4 4 (5.88%) Veeam
5 3 (4.41%) Google
5 3 (4.41%) Sitecore
5 3 (4.41%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.94%) Adobe
6 2 (2.94%) Tableau
7 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle