Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 105 64
Rank change year-on-year +31 -41 +13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 77 71 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.22% 2.27% 3.82%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.58% 10.13% 17.40%
Number of salaries quoted 77 69 83
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% -4.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,050 £27,600
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% +0.66%

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 438 701 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.32% 22.37% 21.94%
Number of salaries quoted 355 561 449
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £53,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +18 44 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Chester +16 12 £35,000 -9.68% 10
Warrington +3 11 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Nantwich -7 2 £28,500 -12.31%
Knutsford +14 1 - - 2
Runcorn +2 1 £37,000 +17.46% 2
Crewe +1 1 £50,000 +122.22%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 68 (88.31%) Microsoft
2 63 (81.82%) C#
3 60 (77.92%) SQL Server
4 59 (76.62%) .NET
5 58 (75.32%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (63.64%) TDD
6 49 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 47 (61.04%) Problem-Solving
8 43 (55.84%) Scrum
9 40 (51.95%) .NET Framework
10 38 (49.35%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (46.75%) Decision-Making
12 33 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 33 (42.86%) SQL
13 30 (38.96%) OO
14 29 (37.66%) AngularJS
15 27 (35.06%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
17 19 (24.68%) T-SQL
18 15 (19.48%) Windows
19 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
19 14 (18.18%) Web Services
20 13 (16.88%) SOAP
20 13 (16.88%) Acceptance Criteria
21 12 (15.58%) BDD
21 12 (15.58%) WCF
21 12 (15.58%) RESTful
22 11 (14.29%) CSS
22 11 (14.29%) HTML
22 11 (14.29%) Dynamics 365

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 8 (10.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (77.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) Power BI
3 2 (2.60%) QlikView
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (63.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.90%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.60%) Moq
3 2 (2.60%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Games
5 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (93.51%) Developer
2 43 (55.84%) .NET Developer
2 43 (55.84%) C# Developer
3 40 (51.95%) Software Developer
4 37 (48.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (38.96%) C# Software Developer
6 28 (36.36%) Senior Developer
7 27 (35.06%) .NET Software Developer
8 23 (29.87%) Senior Software Developer
9 17 (22.08%) Senior .NET Developer
9 17 (22.08%) Senior C# Developer
10 15 (19.48%) Senior C# .NET Developer
11 14 (18.18%) Senior C# Software Developer
12 13 (16.88%) Senior .NET Software Developer
13 9 (11.69%) CRM Developer
13 9 (11.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Developer
13 9 (11.69%) Senior Microsoft Developer
14 8 (10.39%) PHP Developer
15 5 (6.49%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (76.62%) .NET
2 40 (51.95%) .NET Framework
3 33 (42.86%) ASP.NET Web API
4 29 (37.66%) AngularJS
5 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
6 14 (18.18%) Web Services
7 13 (16.88%) SOAP
8 12 (15.58%) RESTful
8 12 (15.58%) WCF
9 11 (14.29%) CSS
9 11 (14.29%) HTML
10 10 (12.99%) jQuery
11 8 (10.39%) Zend Framework
12 6 (7.79%) WinForms
13 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 3 (3.90%) .NET Core
15 2 (2.60%) DirectX
15 2 (2.60%) SignalR
16 1 (1.30%) Ajax
16 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.06%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.39%) PMI
3 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.30%) Fintech
7 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Android
2 5 (6.49%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (75.32%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (63.64%) TDD
3 47 (61.04%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (55.84%) Scrum
5 38 (49.35%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (46.75%) Decision-Making
7 30 (38.96%) OO
8 13 (16.88%) Acceptance Criteria
9 12 (15.58%) BDD
10 9 (11.69%) CRM
11 8 (10.39%) MVC
11 8 (10.39%) SEO
12 6 (7.79%) Analytics
13 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
14 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 4 (5.19%) MVVM
14 4 (5.19%) OCR
14 4 (5.19%) SOLID
14 4 (5.19%) Unit Testing
15 2 (2.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 63 (81.82%) C#
2 33 (42.86%) SQL
3 19 (24.68%) T-SQL
4 14 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.39%) PHP
6 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.19%) VB
7 4 (5.19%) VB6
8 3 (3.90%) C++
9 2 (2.60%) VC++
10 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (88.31%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Zend
3 7 (9.09%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.30%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle
4 1 (1.30%) Telerik