Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 109 145
Rank change year-on-year -21 +36 -37
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 165 233 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.25% 2.91% 2.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.27% 12.39% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 143 207 133
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £30,150 £27,000 £25,100
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £59,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% -5.00%

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 1,780 1,880 1,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.23% 23.49% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,466 1,555 1,363
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.16%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +9 21 £45,000 +12.50% 5
Salford +6 16 £42,500 - 2
Bolton +18 7 £40,000 +14.29%
Oldham +2 7 £43,750 +16.67% 1
Bury - 6 - - 1
Stockport +15 3 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Wigan +4 2 £47,000 +13.25%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 111 (67.27%) C#
2 107 (64.85%) .NET
3 98 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (35.15%) JavaScript
5 57 (34.55%) HTML
6 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
7 50 (30.30%) ASP.NET
8 46 (27.88%) CSS
9 43 (26.06%) Unit Testing
10 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
11 39 (23.64%) XML
12 38 (23.03%) MVC
13 35 (21.21%) SQL
13 35 (21.21%) Web Services
13 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 31 (18.79%) IIS
14 31 (18.79%) JIRA
15 30 (18.18%) Web Development
16 29 (17.58%) Scrum
17 28 (16.97%) Finance
18 27 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (16.36%) AngularJS
19 25 (15.15%) Windows
20 23 (13.94%) RESTful
20 23 (13.94%) .NET Framework
20 23 (13.94%) User Experience
21 22 (13.33%) WCF
21 22 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (12.73%) jQuery
22 21 (12.73%) Git (software)

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 (18.79%) IIS
2 20 (12.12%) CMS
3 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (3.64%) Sitefinity
5 5 (3.03%) Apache
6 4 (2.42%) Confluence
6 4 (2.42%) Drupal
6 4 (2.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.82%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.61%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.82%) Magento
3 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.85%) npm
2 8 (4.85%) NuGet
3 7 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.64%) Firebase
5 4 (2.42%) BlazeMeter
5 4 (2.42%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.82%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.21%) GitHub
7 2 (1.21%) Office 365
7 2 (1.21%) PaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.67%) HTTP
2 5 (3.03%) Internet
3 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.82%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (1.82%) DHCP
4 3 (1.82%) OpenVPN
4 3 (1.82%) SAN
4 3 (1.82%) VoIP
4 3 (1.82%) VPN
5 2 (1.21%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (32.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.82%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.82%) MySQL
4 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (18.79%) JIRA
2 21 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 20 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (8.48%) gulp
4 14 (8.48%) Subversion
5 12 (7.27%) Grunt
6 11 (6.67%) Bitbucket
7 7 (4.24%) webpack
8 6 (3.64%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.03%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.42%) Jasmine
10 4 (2.42%) JMeter
10 4 (2.42%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (2.42%) PhantomJS
10 4 (2.42%) Protractor
10 4 (2.42%) Selenium
10 4 (2.42%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.21%) NUnit
11 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 28 (16.97%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Games
3 11 (6.67%) Marketing
4 10 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.64%) Retail
6 4 (2.42%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.42%) Law
7 3 (1.82%) Banking
7 3 (1.82%) Electronics
8 2 (1.21%) Automotive
8 2 (1.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Back Office
9 1 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 130 (78.79%) Developer
2 44 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 33 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 31 (18.79%) Software Developer
5 29 (17.58%) C# Developer
6 21 (12.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 19 (11.52%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 19 (11.52%) Web Developer
8 17 (10.30%) Analyst
9 14 (8.48%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (7.88%) Test Analyst
11 12 (7.27%) C# Software Developer
11 12 (7.27%) Junior
11 12 (7.27%) Lead Developer
12 11 (6.67%) Junior Developer
13 10 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
13 10 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
14 9 (5.45%) Software Engineer
15 7 (4.24%) Applications Developer
15 7 (4.24%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (64.85%) .NET
2 57 (34.55%) HTML
3 50 (30.30%) ASP.NET
4 46 (27.88%) CSS
5 39 (23.64%) XML
6 35 (21.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (21.21%) Web Services
7 27 (16.36%) AngularJS
8 23 (13.94%) .NET Framework
8 23 (13.94%) RESTful
9 22 (13.33%) WCF
10 21 (12.73%) jQuery
11 19 (11.52%) HTML5
12 15 (9.09%) REST
13 14 (8.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (7.88%) Sass
14 13 (7.88%) SOAP
15 12 (7.27%) React
15 12 (7.27%) Spring
15 12 (7.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.94%) User Experience
2 21 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (10.91%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (5.45%) Fintech
6 7 (4.24%) Algorithms
6 7 (4.24%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 5 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.03%) VLE
8 4 (2.42%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.61%) Blog
11 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.61%) NHS
11 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.61%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.15%) Windows
2 12 (7.27%) Android
3 11 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 9 (5.45%) Linux
5 7 (4.24%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.42%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.82%) Debian
7 3 (1.82%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.61%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (59.39%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.06%) Unit Testing
3 38 (23.03%) MVC
4 30 (18.18%) Web Development
5 29 (17.58%) Scrum
6 22 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 20 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 18 (10.91%) Customer Requirements
10 17 (10.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (10.30%) SDLC
11 16 (9.70%) Front End Development
12 15 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 14 (8.48%) IT Strategy
14 13 (7.88%) SEO
14 13 (7.88%) System Testing
14 13 (7.88%) TDD
15 12 (7.27%) E-Commerce
15 12 (7.27%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (67.27%) C#
2 58 (35.15%) JavaScript
3 35 (21.21%) SQL
4 21 (12.73%) Java
5 16 (9.70%) C++
6 13 (7.88%) C
7 12 (7.27%) VB.NET
8 7 (4.24%) T-SQL
8 7 (4.24%) VB
9 6 (3.64%) PHP
9 6 (3.64%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.03%) Apple Swift
10 5 (3.03%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.03%) VB6
10 5 (3.03%) VC++
10 5 (3.03%) XPath
11 4 (2.42%) Python
11 4 (2.42%) X++
12 3 (1.82%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (12.73%) Degree
2 5 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.42%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.61%) HNC
4 1 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.88%) QA
2 5 (3.03%) GDPR
3 2 (1.21%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.42%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.42%) Docker
2 2 (1.21%) Firmware
2 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.61%) cPanel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 42 (25.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.88%) Oracle
3 9 (5.45%) Xamarin
4 7 (4.24%) Google
5 6 (3.64%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.42%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.42%) CA
6 4 (2.42%) DevExpress
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%) Twitter
7 1 (0.61%) webMethods