Period
to 20 November 2018

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 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +31
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 17 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.23% 4.19% 3.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 23.29% 14.56% 23.40%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 13
Chester median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23,783 £35,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -3.29%

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 Chester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 73 103 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 26.74% 28.77% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 67 93 43
Chester median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +16.88% -3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £30,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £60,000 £48,500
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +20.00% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Chester over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (82.35%) C#
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) .NET
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (64.71%) MVC
5 10 (58.82%) Web Services
5 10 (58.82%) TDD
5 10 (58.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (58.82%) RESTful
6 9 (52.94%) WCF
6 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
6 9 (52.94%) SOAP
6 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
6 9 (52.94%) Windows
6 9 (52.94%) BDD
6 9 (52.94%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (35.29%) Umbraco
8 5 (29.41%) PMI
8 5 (29.41%) PMI Certification
8 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (23.53%) NHS
9 4 (23.53%) MCSE
9 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (23.53%) Data Security
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC

Visual Studio
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) Umbraco
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (23.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Skype
1 2 (11.76%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 6 (35.29%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Support Officer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Applications Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 10 (58.82%) RESTful
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) .NET Framework
3 9 (52.94%) SOAP
3 9 (52.94%) WCF
4 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) HTML
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (5.88%) CSS3
7 1 (5.88%) HTML5
7 1 (5.88%) JSON
7 1 (5.88%) NHibernate
7 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
7 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) PMI
2 4 (23.53%) NHS
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) MVC
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Acceptance Criteria
4 9 (52.94%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Data Security
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) Web Development
7 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.88%) Defect Management
7 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Microservices
7 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Release Management
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) SDLC
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C#
2 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) PMI Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSE
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Sitecore