Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 76 47
Rank change year-on-year -15 -29 +47
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 80 93 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.76% 3.44% 4.92%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.38% 17.22% 22.93%
Number of salaries quoted 79 91 97
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £27,400 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -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 598 540 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.64% 19.97% 21.44%
Number of salaries quoted 440 418 423
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,975 £30,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +17 33 £45,000 +2.86% 3
Warrington +10 20 £45,000 - 8
Chester +4 11 £31,071 -17.14% 9
Crewe -6 2 £37,500 +66.67% 3
Nantwich - 2 £28,500 - 1
Northwich +2 1 £32,500 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 69 (86.25%) Microsoft
2 62 (77.50%) SQL Server
3 56 (70.00%) C#
4 48 (60.00%) .NET
5 43 (53.75%) SQL
6 41 (51.25%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (37.50%) TDD
9 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
10 27 (33.75%) Scrum
10 27 (33.75%) HTML
11 25 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (28.75%) Decision-Making
13 22 (27.50%) jQuery
13 22 (27.50%) CSS
14 21 (26.25%) AngularJS
15 20 (25.00%) .NET Framework
15 20 (25.00%) MVC
16 19 (23.75%) WinForms
17 17 (21.25%) Enterprise Software
17 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
17 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET Web API
17 17 (21.25%) OO
17 17 (21.25%) Client/Server
18 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET
18 15 (18.75%) Finance
19 14 (17.50%) VB6
19 14 (17.50%) PHP

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 10 (12.50%) WordPress
2 7 (8.75%) Umbraco
3 6 (7.50%) NServiceBus
4 5 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) CMS
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.50%) NetSuite
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.00%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) npm
5 1 (1.25%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) Skype
1 2 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (77.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (6.25%) Hadoop
5 5 (6.25%) HBase
6 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.50%) MySQL
8 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.25%) Power BI
8 1 (1.25%) QlikView
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.75%) Selenium
3 6 (7.50%) FxCop
3 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 6 (7.50%) SpecFlow
3 6 (7.50%) StyleCop
4 5 (6.25%) Ant
4 5 (6.25%) CA Release Automation
4 5 (6.25%) Gradle
4 5 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.25%) JUnit
4 5 (6.25%) Maven
5 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.50%) Android Studio
6 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.50%) Xcode
7 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 15 (18.75%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (75.00%) Developer
2 35 (43.75%) C# Developer
3 28 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 28 (35.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 25 (31.25%) Software Developer
5 19 (23.75%) C# Software Developer
6 13 (16.25%) .NET Software Developer
6 13 (16.25%) Senior Developer
7 10 (12.50%) PHP Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Analyst
8 9 (11.25%) Programmer
8 9 (11.25%) Senior .NET Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Senior C# Developer
8 9 (11.25%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (10.00%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (7.50%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 6 (7.50%) Senior C# Software Developer
10 6 (7.50%) SQL Developer
11 5 (6.25%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (60.00%) .NET
2 27 (33.75%) HTML
3 22 (27.50%) CSS
3 22 (27.50%) jQuery
4 21 (26.25%) AngularJS
5 20 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 19 (23.75%) WinForms
7 17 (21.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (18.75%) ASP.NET
9 10 (12.50%) Zend Framework
10 9 (11.25%) XML
11 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (10.00%) Entity Framework
12 7 (8.75%) NHibernate
12 7 (8.75%) SignalR
12 7 (8.75%) WCF
13 6 (7.50%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (7.50%) WebSockets
14 5 (6.25%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Client/Server
1 17 (21.25%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (15.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.50%) User Experience
6 5 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (5.00%) NHS
8 3 (3.75%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.75%) PMI
9 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Android
3 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Problem-Solving
2 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.50%) TDD
4 27 (33.75%) Scrum
5 25 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (28.75%) Decision-Making
7 20 (25.00%) MVC
8 17 (21.25%) OO
9 13 (16.25%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (12.50%) SEO
11 9 (11.25%) Software Engineering
12 8 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
12 8 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
12 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
14 6 (7.50%) CRM
14 6 (7.50%) ETL
14 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
15 5 (6.25%) Mathematics
15 5 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 56 (70.00%) C#
2 43 (53.75%) SQL
3 29 (36.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.50%) PHP
4 14 (17.50%) VB
4 14 (17.50%) VB6
5 8 (10.00%) Java
6 5 (6.25%) Java 8
6 5 (6.25%) Python
6 5 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.00%) C++
8 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.50%) C
9 2 (2.50%) ES6
9 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.50%) VC++
10 1 (1.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.50%) Degree
3 6 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.00%) MCSE
5 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (86.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Zend
3 5 (6.25%) Cloudera
3 5 (6.25%) Splunk
4 4 (5.00%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.75%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.50%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (1.25%) Capita
7 1 (1.25%) Tableau