Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 33 45
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 16 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.87% 4.63% 2.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.16% 30.95% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14 15 4
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +45.45%
10th Percentile £27,275 £28,750 £34,438
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,000 £46,000
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -11.39%

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 113 42 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 27.36% 14.95% 18.40%
Number of salaries quoted 102 37 54
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.29% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £23,600
90th Percentile £59,500 £47,500 £60,525
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) HTML
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) CSS
3 9 (56.25%) .NET
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
4 8 (50.00%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) Degree
6 6 (37.50%) Retail
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) MVC
6 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
7 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (31.25%) IaaS
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (25.00%) Break/Fix
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (25.00%) DevOps
8 4 (25.00%) Web Development
8 4 (25.00%) Network Security
8 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (25.00%) SaaS

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 4 (25.00%) CMS
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (12.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (31.25%) IaaS
3 4 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 4 (25.00%) PaaS
3 4 (25.00%) SaaS
4 2 (12.50%) CheetahMail
4 2 (12.50%) Google Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Google Tag Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) CasperJS
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) gulp
General
1 6 (37.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Cloud Specialist
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) WPF Developer
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) E-Marketing Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (6.25%) Junior
6 1 (6.25%) Junior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Marketing Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
1 9 (56.25%) CSS
1 9 (56.25%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
3 7 (43.75%) jQuery
4 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 6 (37.50%) Entity Framework
5 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (25.00%) CSS3
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
7 3 (18.75%) JSON
7 3 (18.75%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) Ajax
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Content Management
4 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 2 (12.50%) Email Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) MVVM
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (12.50%) Web Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (25.00%) MCSE
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Veeam
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) Sitecore