Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 80 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 87 91 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.25% 3.23% 3.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.51% 15.35% 17.72%
Number of salaries quoted 88 89 79
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -3.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,300 £25,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -1.30%

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 497 593 474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.59% 21.02% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 403 478 433
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Wilmslow +24 42 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Chester +3 17 £35,000 -6.67% 4
Warrington +2 15 £42,500 -5.56% 5
Crewe +4 2 £37,500 +66.67% 1
Nantwich - 2 £28,500 - 1
Northwich - 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 74 (85.06%) Microsoft
2 68 (78.16%) SQL Server
3 67 (77.01%) C#
4 61 (70.11%) .NET
5 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (52.87%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (50.57%) TDD
8 43 (49.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 41 (47.13%) Scrum
10 39 (44.83%) SQL
11 36 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (37.93%) .NET Framework
12 33 (37.93%) Decision-Making
13 32 (36.78%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (35.63%) OO
15 28 (32.18%) AngularJS
16 26 (29.89%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET
17 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
18 17 (19.54%) HTML
18 17 (19.54%) CSS
19 16 (18.39%) MVC
20 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
20 15 (17.24%) jQuery
21 12 (13.79%) Finance
22 11 (12.64%) WinForms
22 11 (12.64%) PHP
22 11 (12.64%) Web Services
22 11 (12.64%) Windows
22 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification

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 9 (10.34%) WordPress
2 7 (8.05%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.15%) CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.30%) NetSuite
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Dynamics 365
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.60%) Office 365
3 2 (2.30%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.30%) Skype
1 2 (2.30%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (78.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.30%) Power BI
5 2 (2.30%) QlikView
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.15%) HBase
6 1 (1.15%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (49.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.45%) JIRA
4 2 (2.30%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.30%) Moq
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.30%) Subversion
4 2 (2.30%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.30%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.15%) Ant
5 1 (1.15%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.15%) Gradle
5 1 (1.15%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.15%) JUnit
5 1 (1.15%) Maven
5 1 (1.15%) Selenium
General
1 12 (13.79%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 78 (89.66%) Developer
2 43 (49.43%) C# Developer
3 42 (48.28%) .NET Developer
4 38 (43.68%) Software Developer
5 36 (41.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 28 (32.18%) C# Software Developer
6 28 (32.18%) Senior Developer
7 24 (27.59%) .NET Software Developer
8 21 (24.14%) Senior Software Developer
9 17 (19.54%) Senior .NET Developer
9 17 (19.54%) Senior C# Developer
10 15 (17.24%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 13 (14.94%) Senior C# Software Developer
12 12 (13.79%) Senior .NET Software Developer
13 9 (10.34%) PHP Developer
14 8 (9.20%) CRM Developer
14 8 (9.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
14 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (9.20%) Senior Microsoft Developer
15 7 (8.05%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (70.11%) .NET
2 33 (37.93%) .NET Framework
3 32 (36.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (32.18%) AngularJS
5 19 (21.84%) ASP.NET
6 17 (19.54%) CSS
6 17 (19.54%) HTML
7 15 (17.24%) jQuery
8 11 (12.64%) Web Services
8 11 (12.64%) WinForms
9 9 (10.34%) RESTful
9 9 (10.34%) SOAP
9 9 (10.34%) WCF
9 9 (10.34%) Zend Framework
10 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.45%) .NET Core
11 3 (3.45%) CSS3
11 3 (3.45%) HTML5
11 3 (3.45%) XML
12 2 (2.30%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 26 (29.89%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.60%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.60%) NHS
5 4 (4.60%) PMI
6 3 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.15%) Fintech
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.64%) Windows
2 6 (6.90%) Android
2 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.15%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (63.22%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (52.87%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (50.57%) TDD
4 41 (47.13%) Scrum
5 36 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (37.93%) Decision-Making
7 31 (35.63%) OO
8 16 (18.39%) MVC
9 9 (10.34%) Acceptance Criteria
9 9 (10.34%) SEO
10 8 (9.20%) BDD
10 8 (9.20%) CRM
11 6 (6.90%) Analytics
11 6 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
12 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.75%) SOLID
12 5 (5.75%) Web Development
13 4 (4.60%) Data Security
13 4 (4.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (77.01%) C#
2 39 (44.83%) SQL
3 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.24%) T-SQL
5 11 (12.64%) PHP
6 8 (9.20%) VB
6 8 (9.20%) VB6
7 7 (8.05%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.30%) C++
8 2 (2.30%) Java
8 2 (2.30%) VC++
9 1 (1.15%) Java 8
9 1 (1.15%) Python
9 1 (1.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Degree
3 4 (4.60%) MCSE
3 4 (4.60%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 74 (85.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.34%) Zend
3 6 (6.90%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.30%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle
6 1 (1.15%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.15%) Splunk