Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 109 79
Rank change year-on-year +34 -30 -32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 63 68 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.04% 2.21% 3.05%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.38% 9.25% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 63 64 69
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,625 £27,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £49,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -

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 471 735 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.75% 23.89% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 347 502 316
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £30,850 £31,888 £28,625
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,125 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.18% +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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +1 25 £45,125 +0.28%
Wilmslow +15 18 £48,750 +8.33%
Chester +20 13 £35,000 -4.11% 1
Northwich -5 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Nantwich -3 2 £31,750 -2.31%
Knutsford - 2 - -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 44 (69.84%) C#
2 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (50.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (50.79%) Web Services
4 30 (47.62%) .NET
5 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 27 (42.86%) WCF
7 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
8 25 (39.68%) DevOps
9 23 (36.51%) SOAP
9 23 (36.51%) Scrum
10 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
10 22 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (33.33%) Ajax
12 20 (31.75%) jQuery
13 18 (28.57%) MVC
13 18 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
14 16 (25.40%) SQL
14 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
15 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
15 14 (22.22%) XML
16 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
17 12 (19.05%) LINQ
17 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
17 12 (19.05%) JSON
17 12 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (19.05%) Traceability Matrix
17 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working

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 12 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (12.70%) Umbraco
3 7 (11.11%) Confluence
4 5 (7.94%) WordPress
5 2 (3.17%) CMS
5 2 (3.17%) Kentico
5 2 (3.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) ATM
1 2 (3.17%) Bluetooth
1 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.59%) FTP
2 1 (1.59%) LAN
2 1 (1.59%) Modbus
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (50.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.70%) gulp
4 5 (7.94%) Bitbucket
4 5 (7.94%) JIRA
4 5 (7.94%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.94%) TestRail
5 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.17%) Grunt
6 2 (3.17%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.17%) Law
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (80.95%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) C# Developer
3 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Full Stack Developer
6 7 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
7 6 (9.52%) BizTalk Developer
7 6 (9.52%) BizTalk Integration Developer
7 6 (9.52%) Integration Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) PHP Developer
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.94%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) Web Services
2 30 (47.62%) .NET
3 27 (42.86%) WCF
4 23 (36.51%) SOAP
5 21 (33.33%) Ajax
6 20 (31.75%) jQuery
7 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (22.22%) XML
8 12 (19.05%) .NET Framework
8 12 (19.05%) JSON
8 12 (19.05%) LINQ
9 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (17.46%) CSS
9 11 (17.46%) HTML
10 9 (14.29%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (9.52%) REST
11 6 (9.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.94%) PMI
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Cloud Native
4 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) Windows
2 2 (3.17%) Android
2 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 2 (3.17%) Unix
2 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) DevOps
3 23 (36.51%) Scrum
4 22 (34.92%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
5 18 (28.57%) MVC
6 14 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
7 12 (19.05%) Traceability Matrix
8 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
9 8 (12.70%) TDD
10 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.94%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (7.94%) Agile Testing
11 5 (7.94%) API Testing
11 5 (7.94%) BDD
11 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
11 5 (7.94%) SEO
11 5 (7.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (69.84%) C#
2 22 (34.92%) JavaScript
3 16 (25.40%) SQL
4 7 (11.11%) PHP
4 7 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.94%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) Python
7 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Degree
2 5 (7.94%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.17%) Ansible
2 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 2 (3.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) Zend
3 2 (3.17%) Alibaba
3 2 (3.17%) Sitecore