Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 95 117
Rank change year-on-year -39 +22 -1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 155 279 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.14% 3.38% 2.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.40% 14.22% 11.28%
Number of salaries quoted 134 245 157
Manchester median annual salary £43,750 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £30,225 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,125 £52,400 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%

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 1,845 1,962 1,463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 25.44% 23.74% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,513 1,662 1,277
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,138 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +17 17 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Salford - 12 £42,500 -
Bolton +6 7 £40,000 -5.88%
Oldham +4 4 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wigan +13 3 £39,000 -2.50% 1
Rochdale - 3 £65,000 -
Stockport +3 2 - - 2
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 101 (65.16%) C#
2 93 (60.00%) .NET
3 74 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (41.94%) SQL Server
4 65 (41.94%) JavaScript
5 54 (34.84%) HTML
6 51 (32.90%) CSS
7 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
8 38 (24.52%) SQL
9 37 (23.87%) MVC
9 37 (23.87%) Unit Testing
10 35 (22.58%) .NET Framework
10 35 (22.58%) ASP.NET
11 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
12 33 (21.29%) JIRA
12 33 (21.29%) XML
13 32 (20.65%) jQuery
14 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (17.42%) Web Services
15 27 (17.42%) IIS
16 26 (16.77%) Team Foundation Server
17 23 (14.84%) Front End Development
17 23 (14.84%) AngularJS
17 23 (14.84%) Customer Requirements
17 23 (14.84%) WCF
18 22 (14.19%) RESTful
18 22 (14.19%) Java
18 22 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (13.55%) Responsive Web Design
19 21 (13.55%) Problem-Solving

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 27 (17.42%) IIS
2 20 (12.90%) CMS
3 10 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.87%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (3.23%) Drupal
5 5 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.23%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.58%) SAS
6 4 (2.58%) Sitefinity
7 3 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.29%) WordPress
9 1 (0.65%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.94%) Elite 3E
2 3 (1.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (7.74%) PaaS
4 8 (5.16%) Firebase
4 8 (5.16%) npm
5 7 (4.52%) NuGet
6 6 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.87%) IaaS
7 4 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.94%) GitHub
9 2 (1.29%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.39%) HTTP
2 6 (3.87%) Firewall
2 6 (3.87%) VPN
3 3 (1.94%) Internet
4 2 (1.29%) LAN
4 2 (1.29%) SMS
4 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.94%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.29%) Big Data
6 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.29%) Power BI
6 2 (1.29%) QlikView
6 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 33 (21.29%) JIRA
2 26 (16.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.32%) gulp
4 15 (9.68%) Bitbucket
4 15 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 13 (8.39%) Grunt
6 10 (6.45%) Subversion
7 8 (5.16%) Cucumber
7 8 (5.16%) webpack
8 6 (3.87%) NUnit
8 6 (3.87%) ReSharper
8 6 (3.87%) SonarQube
9 5 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.23%) Jasmine
9 5 (3.23%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (3.23%) PhantomJS
9 5 (3.23%) Protractor
9 5 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (11.61%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Games
2 14 (9.03%) Marketing
3 6 (3.87%) Retail
4 5 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.58%) Legal
6 2 (1.29%) Automotive
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) German Language
7 1 (0.65%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 109 (70.32%) Developer
2 40 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 29 (18.71%) C# Developer
4 26 (16.77%) Senior Developer
5 25 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (16.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 15 (9.68%) Analyst
6 15 (9.68%) Architect
7 14 (9.03%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (8.39%) Test Analyst
9 11 (7.10%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (5.81%) Web Developer
12 8 (5.16%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 7 (4.52%) Android Developer
13 7 (4.52%) Junior
13 7 (4.52%) Senior .NET Developer
13 7 (4.52%) Software Engineer
14 6 (3.87%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (60.00%) .NET
2 54 (34.84%) HTML
3 51 (32.90%) CSS
4 35 (22.58%) .NET Framework
4 35 (22.58%) ASP.NET
5 33 (21.29%) XML
6 32 (20.65%) jQuery
7 31 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (17.42%) Web Services
9 23 (14.84%) AngularJS
9 23 (14.84%) WCF
10 22 (14.19%) RESTful
11 18 (11.61%) REST
12 14 (9.03%) React
13 13 (8.39%) Entity Framework
13 13 (8.39%) Sass
13 13 (8.39%) Vue.js
14 12 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (7.74%) CSS3
14 12 (7.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.97%) User Experience
3 10 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.87%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.87%) Tandem
6 4 (2.58%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.29%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (1.29%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.29%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 11 (7.10%) Android
3 10 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.58%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.29%) Linux
6 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (23.87%) MVC
2 37 (23.87%) Unit Testing
3 23 (14.84%) Customer Requirements
3 23 (14.84%) Front End Development
4 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (13.55%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (13.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 21 (13.55%) SEO
5 18 (11.61%) Web Development
6 17 (10.97%) Test Automation
7 16 (10.32%) Scrum
8 14 (9.03%) TDD
8 14 (9.03%) Test Scripting
9 13 (8.39%) Mentoring
10 12 (7.74%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (7.74%) SDLC
10 12 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (7.10%) BDD
11 11 (7.10%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (65.16%) C#
2 65 (41.94%) JavaScript
3 38 (24.52%) SQL
4 22 (14.19%) Java
5 17 (10.97%) VB.NET
6 11 (7.10%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.87%) C++
7 6 (3.87%) XPath
8 5 (3.23%) Apple Swift
8 5 (3.23%) C
8 5 (3.23%) Objective-C
9 4 (2.58%) Python
9 4 (2.58%) VB
9 4 (2.58%) X++
10 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.94%) VB6
11 2 (1.29%) VC++
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.32%) Degree
2 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.65%) HNC
4 1 (0.65%) ISEB
4 1 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) ISO 15765
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.16%) Active Directory
1 8 (5.16%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.58%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (27.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.39%) Google
3 8 (5.16%) Oracle
4 7 (4.52%) Xamarin
5 6 (3.87%) Sitecore
5 6 (3.87%) VMware
6 5 (3.23%) Capita
7 3 (1.94%) Intapp
8 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.29%) Tableau
9 1 (0.65%) Nintex
9 1 (0.65%) PayPal
9 1 (0.65%) Reuters
9 1 (0.65%) SAP
9 1 (0.65%) Twitter