Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 133 158
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 -46
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 163 184 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.29% 2.37% 1.87%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.79% 10.33% 7.97%
Number of salaries quoted 144 164 128
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £59,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,665 1,782 1,745
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.41% 22.90% 23.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1,339 1,466 1,581
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Altrincham +5 21 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Salford -1 8 £42,500 -
Oldham 0 6 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Bury - 6 - -
Bolton +12 2 £42,750 +22.14% 3
Stockport +12 2 £55,000 +51.72% 2
Wigan - 1 £55,000 - 2
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 116 (71.17%) C#
2 107 (65.64%) .NET
3 100 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (34.36%) HTML
4 56 (34.36%) JavaScript
5 55 (33.74%) ASP.NET
6 54 (33.13%) Unit Testing
7 53 (32.52%) SQL Server
8 45 (27.61%) CSS
9 39 (23.93%) Web Services
10 38 (23.31%) MVC
11 36 (22.09%) XML
12 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (19.63%) SQL
13 32 (19.63%) Microsoft
13 32 (19.63%) jQuery
13 32 (19.63%) Web Development
14 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
15 29 (17.79%) IIS
16 26 (15.95%) Git (software)
17 25 (15.34%) JIRA
17 25 (15.34%) Scrum
17 25 (15.34%) User Experience
17 25 (15.34%) AngularJS
18 24 (14.72%) Finance
19 23 (14.11%) WCF
19 23 (14.11%) Customer Requirements
20 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (12.88%) RESTful
20 21 (12.88%) .NET Framework

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 29 (17.79%) IIS
2 10 (6.13%) CMS
3 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.68%) Confluence
5 5 (3.07%) Apache
6 4 (2.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.84%) Sitefinity
8 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.23%) Kentico
8 2 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (6.75%) NuGet
4 6 (3.68%) PaaS
5 5 (3.07%) Firebase
6 4 (2.45%) BlazeMeter
6 4 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (2.45%) IaaS
6 4 (2.45%) npm
7 2 (1.23%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.23%) Office 365
7 2 (1.23%) Serverless
8 1 (0.61%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.91%) HTTP
2 4 (2.45%) Internet
3 3 (1.84%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.84%) DHCP
3 3 (1.84%) OpenVPN
3 3 (1.84%) SAN
3 3 (1.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.84%) VoIP
3 3 (1.84%) VPN
4 2 (1.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.52%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.29%) MySQL
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.84%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.84%) Power BI
6 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) QlikView
8 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (15.95%) Git (software)
2 25 (15.34%) JIRA
3 20 (12.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (7.98%) Bitbucket
5 12 (7.36%) Subversion
6 7 (4.29%) Grunt
6 7 (4.29%) gulp
7 6 (3.68%) Selenium
7 6 (3.68%) SpecFlow
8 5 (3.07%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.45%) JMeter
9 4 (2.45%) NUnit
9 4 (2.45%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.84%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.84%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (1.84%) PhantomJS
10 3 (1.84%) Protractor
10 3 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (1.84%) webpack
11 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (14.72%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Games
3 9 (5.52%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.52%) Marketing
4 6 (3.68%) Retail
5 4 (2.45%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.45%) Law
6 3 (1.84%) Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (1.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 136 (83.44%) Developer
2 49 (30.06%) .NET Developer
3 39 (23.93%) C# Developer
4 33 (20.25%) Software Developer
5 30 (18.40%) C# .NET Developer
5 30 (18.40%) Senior Developer
6 22 (13.50%) Web Developer
7 21 (12.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 15 (9.20%) Lead Developer
9 14 (8.59%) C# Software Developer
10 12 (7.36%) Senior C# Developer
11 10 (6.13%) .NET Software Developer
11 10 (6.13%) Junior
11 10 (6.13%) Junior Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Analyst
12 9 (5.52%) Lead Software Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (4.29%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 7 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (65.64%) .NET
2 56 (34.36%) HTML
3 55 (33.74%) ASP.NET
4 45 (27.61%) CSS
5 39 (23.93%) Web Services
6 36 (22.09%) XML
7 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 32 (19.63%) jQuery
9 25 (15.34%) AngularJS
10 23 (14.11%) WCF
11 21 (12.88%) .NET Framework
11 21 (12.88%) RESTful
12 20 (12.27%) CSS3
13 18 (11.04%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (11.04%) HTML5
14 16 (9.82%) Spring
15 15 (9.20%) SOAP
16 13 (7.98%) Ajax
17 12 (7.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (5.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.34%) User Experience
2 19 (11.66%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (7.98%) Fintech
4 10 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.68%) Algorithms
6 5 (3.07%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (3.07%) VLE
7 4 (2.45%) 3D Graphics
7 4 (2.45%) Analytical Mindset
7 4 (2.45%) Blog
7 4 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.04%) Windows
2 9 (5.52%) Android
3 8 (4.91%) Apple iOS
3 8 (4.91%) Linux
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.84%) Debian
4 3 (1.84%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.61%) VME
5 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (61.35%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (33.13%) Unit Testing
3 38 (23.31%) MVC
4 32 (19.63%) Web Development
5 25 (15.34%) Scrum
6 23 (14.11%) Customer Requirements
7 21 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.27%) Computer Science
8 20 (12.27%) Responsive Web Design
8 20 (12.27%) SEO
9 18 (11.04%) Front End Development
10 15 (9.20%) SDLC
11 14 (8.59%) IT Strategy
11 14 (8.59%) System Testing
12 13 (7.98%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (7.36%) TDD
13 12 (7.36%) Test Automation
14 11 (6.75%) API Integration
15 10 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 116 (71.17%) C#
2 56 (34.36%) JavaScript
3 32 (19.63%) SQL
4 19 (11.66%) Java
5 13 (7.98%) C++
5 13 (7.98%) PHP
6 10 (6.13%) C
7 8 (4.91%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.07%) TypeScript
8 5 (3.07%) XPath
9 4 (2.45%) Apple Swift
9 4 (2.45%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.45%) VB
9 4 (2.45%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.45%) VC++
9 4 (2.45%) X++
10 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.84%) Java 8
10 3 (1.84%) Perl
10 3 (1.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (12.88%) Degree
2 6 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) QA
2 5 (3.07%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Firmware
3 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) cPanel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.36%) Xamarin
3 10 (6.13%) Oracle
4 7 (4.29%) Google
5 4 (2.45%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.45%) CA
5 4 (2.45%) DevExpress
6 2 (1.23%) RedGate
6 2 (1.23%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.61%) PayPal
7 1 (0.61%) Sage
7 1 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.61%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.61%) Software AG
7 1 (0.61%) webMethods