Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 111 111
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 279 164 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.38% 2.32% 2.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.18% 11.21% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 245 156 160
Manchester median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,500 £25,625
90th Percentile £52,400 £53,750 £51,375
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

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 Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1967 1463 1475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 23.82% 20.71% 20.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1663 1275 1295
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,150 £26,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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
Oldham +2 23 £37,500 +56.25%
Bolton +12 10 £42,500 +11.84%
Stockport -28 10 £36,000 -12.73% 1
Sale +5 7 £27,500 -31.25%
Cheadle -8 4 £36,875 -22.37%
Altrincham -15 4 £40,000 -13.98%
Wigan -28 2 £40,000 +28.00%
Bury - 2 £40,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 220 (78.85%) C#
2 219 (78.49%) .NET
3 159 (56.99%) SQL Server
4 144 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 135 (48.39%) SQL
6 131 (46.95%) HTML
7 125 (44.80%) ASP.NET
8 121 (43.37%) MVC
9 118 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (39.07%) Degree
11 102 (36.56%) JavaScript
12 100 (35.84%) C++
13 91 (32.62%) jQuery
14 88 (31.54%) CSS
15 87 (31.18%) Software Engineering
16 81 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
17 80 (28.67%) Web Services
18 76 (27.24%) .NET Framework
19 75 (26.88%) XML
19 75 (26.88%) HTML5
20 72 (25.81%) Windows
21 69 (24.73%) WCF
22 66 (23.66%) AngularJS
23 64 (22.94%) C
24 61 (21.86%) ASP.NET Web API
25 60 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
25 60 (21.51%) OO
26 53 (19.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 51 (18.28%) Computer Science
28 50 (17.92%) JSON

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 31 (11.11%) CMS
2 25 (8.96%) EPiServer
3 18 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 12 (4.30%) Sitecore CMS
4 12 (4.30%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.72%) Confluence
5 2 (0.72%) Content Management Server
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.36%) Kentico
6 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (6.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) PlanetPress Connect
2 3 (1.08%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.36%) Epicor Tropos
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.58%) GitHub
4 3 (1.08%) Office 365
5 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.53%) RS-232
1 21 (7.53%) TCP/IP
2 17 (6.09%) Ethernet
3 9 (3.23%) HTTP
4 4 (1.43%) SMS
5 3 (1.08%) SSL
6 2 (0.72%) WAN
7 1 (0.36%) Internet
7 1 (0.36%) LDAP
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (56.99%) SQL Server
2 46 (16.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (7.53%) MySQL
5 20 (7.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (6.09%) RDBMS
6 17 (6.09%) Relational Database
7 15 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (3.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 11 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (3.23%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.87%) Big Data
11 6 (2.15%) Power BI
11 6 (2.15%) QlikView
12 4 (1.43%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.43%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.43%) Redis
13 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 81 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (16.13%) Subversion
3 32 (11.47%) Git (software)
4 22 (7.89%) NuGet
5 20 (7.17%) NUnit
6 19 (6.81%) TeamCity
7 17 (6.09%) Microsoft Blend
7 17 (6.09%) MSI
7 17 (6.09%) MSTest
7 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (6.09%) WiX
8 14 (5.02%) JIRA
9 11 (3.94%) CruiseControl
9 11 (3.94%) ReSharper
9 11 (3.94%) SonarQube
10 10 (3.58%) Octopus Deploy
11 9 (3.23%) Selenium
12 7 (2.51%) Cucumber
12 7 (2.51%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.15%) JMeter
General
1 45 (16.13%) Games
2 28 (10.04%) Law
2 28 (10.04%) Marketing
3 26 (9.32%) Electronics
3 26 (9.32%) Finance
4 20 (7.17%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.94%) Legal
5 11 (3.94%) Retail
6 9 (3.23%) Banking
6 9 (3.23%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.79%) Advertising
7 5 (1.79%) Publishing
8 4 (1.43%) Automotive
9 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 210 (75.27%) Developer
2 105 (37.63%) .NET Developer
3 86 (30.82%) C# Developer
4 83 (29.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 54 (19.35%) Software Developer
6 40 (14.34%) Software Engineer
7 33 (11.83%) Senior Developer
8 25 (8.96%) ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (8.60%) C++ Software Engineer
9 24 (8.60%) Embedded Engineer
10 23 (8.24%) Applications Developer
11 21 (7.53%) C++ Developer
12 20 (7.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 20 (7.17%) Senior Software Engineer
13 16 (5.73%) .NET Applications Developer
13 16 (5.73%) .NET Software Developer
13 16 (5.73%) C# Application Developer
14 15 (5.38%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
15 14 (5.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 13 (4.66%) Digital Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (78.49%) .NET
2 131 (46.95%) HTML
3 125 (44.80%) ASP.NET
4 91 (32.62%) jQuery
5 88 (31.54%) CSS
6 80 (28.67%) Web Services
7 76 (27.24%) .NET Framework
8 75 (26.88%) HTML5
8 75 (26.88%) XML
9 69 (24.73%) WCF
10 66 (23.66%) AngularJS
11 61 (21.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 60 (21.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 53 (19.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 50 (17.92%) JSON
15 46 (16.49%) Entity Framework
16 41 (14.70%) LINQ
17 37 (13.26%) REST
18 34 (12.19%) Ajax
19 30 (10.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.28%) Computer Science
2 40 (14.34%) iPad
3 20 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.17%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (6.81%) Data Structures
5 17 (6.09%) Algorithms
5 17 (6.09%) Industrial Internet of Things
5 17 (6.09%) Internet of Things
6 12 (4.30%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.79%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.43%) Social Media
9 4 (1.43%) User Experience
10 3 (1.08%) Clustering
10 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.08%) RIA
11 2 (0.72%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.36%) Blog
12 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.81%) Windows
2 49 (17.56%) Linux
3 24 (8.60%) Windows XP
4 17 (6.09%) Embedded Linux
4 17 (6.09%) Mac OS
4 17 (6.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 6 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.79%) Unix
6 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.43%) Android
7 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (43.37%) MVC
2 118 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (31.18%) Software Engineering
4 60 (21.51%) OO
5 49 (17.56%) Multithreading
6 46 (16.49%) Scrum
6 46 (16.49%) SDLC
7 38 (13.62%) Unit Testing
8 37 (13.26%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.75%) TDD
10 29 (10.39%) Web Development
11 27 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (9.32%) Kanban
13 25 (8.96%) Web Application Development
14 23 (8.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 22 (7.89%) BDD
15 22 (7.89%) OOD
16 21 (7.53%) Problem Management
17 20 (7.17%) Test Scripting
17 20 (7.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 220 (78.85%) C#
2 135 (48.39%) SQL
3 102 (36.56%) JavaScript
4 100 (35.84%) C++
5 64 (22.94%) C
6 32 (11.47%) PHP
7 31 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 26 (9.32%) Java
8 26 (9.32%) TypeScript
9 20 (7.17%) VB
10 18 (6.45%) T-SQL
10 18 (6.45%) XAML
11 13 (4.66%) XPath
12 9 (3.23%) Embedded C++
12 9 (3.23%) VB6
12 9 (3.23%) VBA
13 8 (2.87%) Python
14 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.43%) Ruby
14 4 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (39.07%) Degree
2 6 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.08%) HND
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) HNC
5 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.04%) QA
2 5 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (7.89%) Firmware
2 2 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 144 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.09%) Sitecore
3 9 (3.23%) Oracle
3 9 (3.23%) SAP
4 6 (2.15%) Tableau
5 4 (1.43%) Facebook
5 4 (1.43%) Freescale
6 3 (1.08%) iManage
6 3 (1.08%) LexisNexis
7 2 (0.72%) Citrix
7 2 (0.72%) HP
7 2 (0.72%) Nintex
7 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco
8 1 (0.36%) Dell
8 1 (0.36%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.36%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.36%) VMware
8 1 (0.36%) Zend
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
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