Period
to 10 April 2021

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 10 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
10 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 73 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13 +33
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 24 39 53
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.05% 2.58% 2.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.41% 9.58% 11.83%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 51
10th Percentile £30,300 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
75th Percentile £43,750 £48,750 £47,688
90th Percentile £48,500 £53,750 £48,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +3.53% -

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 179 407 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.72% 26.90% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 154 337 338
10th Percentile £33,391 £31,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
75th Percentile £58,563 £53,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £60,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +4.65%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Cheshire.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Cheshire

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Cheshire over the 6 months to 10 April 2021.

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 10 April 2021. 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 +29 11 £37,500 +7.14%
Crewe - 6 £45,000 -
Runcorn 0 2 £50,000 +11.11%
Wilmslow +21 1 - -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 10 April 2021, 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 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
1 17 (70.83%) Azure
2 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (62.50%) DevOps
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
5 11 (45.83%) Confluence
5 11 (45.83%) JIRA
5 11 (45.83%) SoapUI
5 11 (45.83%) Octopus Deploy
5 11 (45.83%) Postman
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (33.33%) API Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 8 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
8 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Agile Testing
8 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 8 (33.33%) Scrum
8 8 (33.33%) Workflow
9 7 (29.17%) C#
9 7 (29.17%) SQL
9 7 (29.17%) QA
9 7 (29.17%) Backlog Refinement
10 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
10 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
11 5 (20.83%) Kanban

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 11 (45.83%) Confluence
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 17 (70.83%) Azure
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) JIRA
1 11 (45.83%) Octopus Deploy
1 11 (45.83%) Postman
1 11 (45.83%) SoapUI
2 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) JMeter
3 3 (12.50%) JUnit
3 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Test Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Principal Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) QA Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Quality Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software QA Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Software Quality Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Software Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (8.33%) WCF
3 2 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Test Automation
2 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (62.50%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Testing
4 8 (33.33%) API Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 8 (33.33%) Data Reconciliation
4 8 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 8 (33.33%) Workflow
5 7 (29.17%) Backlog Refinement
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Kanban
7 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.83%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Software Quality Assurance
7 5 (20.83%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) C#
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) MKS
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle