Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 80 58
Rank change year-on-year -54 -22 +7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 55 60 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.63% 2.82% 4.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.39% 15.00% 19.66%
Number of salaries quoted 50 60 98
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,675 £25,950
90th Percentile £51,250 £48,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 744 400 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.99% 18.79% 20.64%
Number of salaries quoted 561 351 530
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.88% - +6.67%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -15 17 £40,000 -3.03% 5
Chester -12 16 £40,000 +23.08% 8
Wilmslow +6 5 £45,000 - 1
Runcorn - 4 £38,000 - 2
Nantwich -4 3 £32,500 -27.78%
Northwich -4 2 £32,500 -
Knutsford - 2 £35,000 - 1
Crewe -3 1 £35,000 +3.70% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 £45,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 38 (69.09%) Microsoft
2 36 (65.45%) SQL
3 33 (60.00%) .NET
4 32 (58.18%) C#
5 31 (56.36%) SQL Server
6 22 (40.00%) HTML
7 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
7 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
7 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (30.91%) CSS
9 16 (29.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (25.45%) T-SQL
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (23.64%) jQuery
12 11 (20.00%) WinForms
12 11 (20.00%) Web Services
12 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
12 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (18.18%) VB.NET
13 10 (18.18%) MVC
13 10 (18.18%) Degree
13 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (16.36%) Scrum
14 9 (16.36%) Windows
14 9 (16.36%) HTML5
15 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
15 8 (14.55%) Project Management
15 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (14.55%) Marketing

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 (9.09%) WordPress
2 4 (7.27%) CMS
2 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.09%) IaaS
3 4 (7.27%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (7.27%) Office 365
3 4 (7.27%) PaaS
3 4 (7.27%) SaaS
4 2 (3.64%) CheetahMail
4 2 (3.64%) Google Analytics
4 2 (3.64%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (3.64%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (56.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (29.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Relational Database
5 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.09%) Power BI
8 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (5.45%) QlikView
10 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (1.82%) MS Access
12 1 (1.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) CasperJS
3 2 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.82%) Gradle
4 1 (1.82%) Grunt
4 1 (1.82%) gulp
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 8 (14.55%) Marketing
2 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 5 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (85.45%) Developer
2 20 (36.36%) .NET Developer
3 17 (30.91%) C# Developer
4 13 (23.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Developer
6 8 (14.55%) Software Developer
7 7 (12.73%) C# Software Developer
8 5 (9.09%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Cloud Specialist
8 5 (9.09%) Junior
8 5 (9.09%) PHP Developer
8 5 (9.09%) Senior Developer
8 5 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Junior .NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Junior Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (5.45%) Graduate Developer
10 3 (5.45%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (60.00%) .NET
2 22 (40.00%) HTML
3 19 (34.55%) ASP.NET
4 17 (30.91%) CSS
5 13 (23.64%) jQuery
6 11 (20.00%) Web Services
6 11 (20.00%) WinForms
7 9 (16.36%) HTML5
8 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (12.73%) Entity Framework
9 6 (10.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (9.09%) XML
10 5 (9.09%) Zend Framework
11 4 (7.27%) CSS3
11 4 (7.27%) JSON
12 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
12 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (5.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (12.73%) Mobile App
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.64%) Graphic Design
5 2 (3.64%) User Experience
6 1 (1.82%) Fintech
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) Android
2 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) MVC
3 9 (16.36%) Scrum
4 8 (14.55%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (12.73%) SDLC
5 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
6 6 (10.91%) Data Modelling
7 5 (9.09%) SEO
7 5 (9.09%) Web Development
8 4 (7.27%) Break/Fix
8 4 (7.27%) DevOps
8 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.27%) MVVM
8 4 (7.27%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.45%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (5.45%) ETL
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (5.45%) TDD
10 2 (3.64%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (65.45%) SQL
2 32 (58.18%) C#
3 19 (34.55%) JavaScript
4 14 (25.45%) T-SQL
5 10 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 5 (9.09%) PHP
6 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.45%) VB
8 2 (3.64%) VB6
9 1 (1.82%) Java
9 1 (1.82%) VBA
9 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.18%) Degree
3 4 (7.27%) MCPD
3 4 (7.27%) MCSD
3 4 (7.27%) MCSE
4 1 (1.82%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 38 (69.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Zend
3 4 (7.27%) Veeam
4 3 (5.45%) Google
4 3 (5.45%) Tableau
5 2 (3.64%) Adobe
5 2 (3.64%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.64%) Xamarin