Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 34 63
Rank change year-on-year -7 +29 -28
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 15 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.10% 4.32% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.56% 24.00% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14 14 3
Chester median annual salary £37,500 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.63% +19.40%
10th Percentile £35,000 £28,750 £37,500
90th Percentile £43,500 £45,000 £46,500
Cheshire median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £38,388
% change year-on-year -6.67% -2.31% +9.68%

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 103 50 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 28.14% 17.99% 20.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 45 76
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,250 £60,000
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +7.14%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) C#
3 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (80.00%) MVC
3 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (66.67%) Entity Framework
5 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
5 10 (66.67%) Retail
6 9 (60.00%) HTML
6 9 (60.00%) CSS
7 8 (53.33%) Web Services
7 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (46.67%) jQuery
8 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
9 6 (40.00%) HTML5
9 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (33.33%) SQL
11 4 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (26.67%) Project Management
11 4 (26.67%) DB2
11 4 (26.67%) FMCG
11 4 (26.67%) High Availability

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 (26.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (26.67%) DB2
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Grunt
1 1 (6.67%) gulp
General
1 10 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Developer
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (13.33%) WPF Developer
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Junior
7 1 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior .NET Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
1 15 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 11 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 10 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 9 (60.00%) CSS
4 9 (60.00%) HTML
5 8 (53.33%) Web Services
6 7 (46.67%) jQuery
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 6 (40.00%) HTML5
8 5 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (13.33%) CSS3
10 2 (13.33%) WPF
11 1 (6.67%) Sass
11 1 (6.67%) XML
11 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) FMCG
2 3 (20.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) MVVM
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.67%) XPath
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft