The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 28 24 22
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.74% 6.62% 3.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.35% 25.00% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 23 40 46
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.04% 26.49% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 34
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £35,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Chester.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Chester

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) XML
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) QA
3 9 (81.82%) Mobile Development
3 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (81.82%) HL7
3 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 9 (81.82%) VB6
3 9 (81.82%) Web Development
3 9 (81.82%) Scrum
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) XSL
3 9 (81.82%) VBScript
3 9 (81.82%) VB
3 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
3 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Games
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) JSON
5 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) SQL

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) .NET Developer
1 10 (90.91%) C# .NET Developer
1 10 (90.91%) C# Developer
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Software Developer
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 9 (81.82%) C# Software Developer
2 9 (81.82%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) XML
3 9 (81.82%) HTML5
3 9 (81.82%) XSL
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) WCF
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) Mobile Development
2 9 (81.82%) Scrum
2 9 (81.82%) Web Development
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) VB
2 9 (81.82%) VB.NET
2 9 (81.82%) VB6
2 9 (81.82%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (90.91%) QA
2 9 (81.82%) HL7
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) RedGate
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