Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 106 93
Rank change year-on-year -44 -13 +34
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 151 227 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.03% 2.95% 2.90%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.25% 12.14% 13.71%
Number of salaries quoted 127 194 184
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £68,000 £51,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -1.32%

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 1,831 1,870 1,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 24.64% 24.28% 21.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,505 1,627 1,221
Manchester median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 April 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 21 April 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 +11 10 £52,500 +10.53%
Oldham +8 4 £45,000 +20.00%
Bolton 0 3 £50,000 - 4
Rochdale - 3 £65,000 - 1
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
Wigan +5 2 - -
Stockport -11 2 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 104 (68.87%) C#
2 92 (60.93%) .NET
3 80 (52.98%) SQL Server
4 76 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
6 51 (33.77%) MVC
7 50 (33.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 48 (31.79%) Microsoft
9 45 (29.80%) ASP.NET
10 41 (27.15%) CSS
11 40 (26.49%) HTML
12 39 (25.83%) SQL
13 34 (22.52%) .NET Framework
14 33 (21.85%) jQuery
14 33 (21.85%) Web Services
15 32 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
16 30 (19.87%) WCF
17 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (17.88%) Degree
19 26 (17.22%) XML
19 26 (17.22%) CMS
20 25 (16.56%) Scrum
20 25 (16.56%) Java
21 22 (14.57%) Unit Testing
21 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
22 21 (13.91%) TDD
22 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
23 20 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
23 20 (13.25%) JIRA
24 19 (12.58%) Web Development

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 26 (17.22%) CMS
2 13 (8.61%) IIS
3 11 (7.28%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.97%) Umbraco
5 5 (3.31%) Drupal
5 5 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.65%) SAS
7 3 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.32%) Apache
8 2 (1.32%) Content Management Server
8 2 (1.32%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.32%) WordPress
9 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.66%) Kentico
Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.66%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Elite 3E
1 3 (1.99%) Magento
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.61%) PaaS
4 9 (5.96%) IaaS
5 8 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.97%) NuGet
7 5 (3.31%) npm
8 4 (2.65%) Firebase
9 3 (1.99%) GitHub
10 2 (1.32%) Office 365
11 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.66%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.30%) Firewall
1 8 (5.30%) HTTP
1 8 (5.30%) VPN
2 2 (1.32%) Internet
2 2 (1.32%) Intranet
2 2 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (52.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.28%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.65%) MySQL
6 4 (2.65%) Power BI
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.99%) Big Data
7 3 (1.99%) QlikView
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.32%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.32%) SQLite
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (33.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (13.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (13.25%) JIRA
4 14 (9.27%) Subversion
5 12 (7.95%) Bitbucket
6 11 (7.28%) gulp
7 7 (4.64%) Grunt
7 7 (4.64%) Selenium
7 7 (4.64%) SoapUI
8 6 (3.97%) NUnit
8 6 (3.97%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
9 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.31%) ReSharper
9 5 (3.31%) SonarQube
9 5 (3.31%) webpack
10 4 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.99%) Jasmine
11 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.95%) Marketing
2 9 (5.96%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Games
3 5 (3.31%) Advertising
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.66%) Back Office
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 93 (61.59%) Developer
2 38 (25.17%) .NET Developer
3 33 (21.85%) C# Developer
4 30 (19.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (13.25%) Architect
6 19 (12.58%) Senior Developer
7 18 (11.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 15 (9.93%) Software Engineer
8 15 (9.93%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.62%) .NET Software Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) C# Software Engineer
9 10 (6.62%) Lead Software Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.96%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (5.30%) Analyst
11 8 (5.30%) SQL Developer
12 7 (4.64%) Applications Developer
13 6 (3.97%) Presales Solution Architect
13 6 (3.97%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (60.93%) .NET
2 45 (29.80%) ASP.NET
3 41 (27.15%) CSS
4 40 (26.49%) HTML
5 34 (22.52%) .NET Framework
6 33 (21.85%) jQuery
6 33 (21.85%) Web Services
7 30 (19.87%) WCF
8 28 (18.54%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (17.22%) XML
10 19 (12.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 19 (12.58%) REST
11 17 (11.26%) AngularJS
12 15 (9.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (9.27%) Ajax
14 11 (7.28%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 11 (7.28%) CSS3
14 11 (7.28%) React
15 10 (6.62%) RESTful
16 9 (5.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (7.28%) Computer Science
3 10 (6.62%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (5.30%) Tandem
6 7 (4.64%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (4.64%) User Experience
7 5 (3.31%) iPhone
8 2 (1.32%) Fintech
8 2 (1.32%) NHS
8 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.27%) Windows
2 9 (5.96%) Android
2 9 (5.96%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.97%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.99%) Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (50.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (33.77%) MVC
3 25 (16.56%) Scrum
4 22 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (14.57%) Unit Testing
5 21 (13.91%) TDD
6 19 (12.58%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (12.58%) Web Development
7 18 (11.92%) BDD
7 18 (11.92%) Front End Development
7 18 (11.92%) Responsive Web Design
7 18 (11.92%) Test Automation
8 17 (11.26%) SEO
9 16 (10.60%) Customer Requirements
9 16 (10.60%) Software Engineering
10 13 (8.61%) E-Commerce
11 12 (7.95%) Service Delivery
12 9 (5.96%) Presales
12 9 (5.96%) Refactoring
12 9 (5.96%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 104 (68.87%) C#
2 55 (36.42%) JavaScript
3 39 (25.83%) SQL
4 25 (16.56%) Java
5 11 (7.28%) VB.NET
6 10 (6.62%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.96%) C++
8 6 (3.97%) Apple Swift
8 6 (3.97%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.31%) PHP
9 5 (3.31%) XPath
10 4 (2.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.65%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.65%) VBScript
11 3 (1.99%) Java 8
11 3 (1.99%) Java 9
12 2 (1.32%) VB
12 2 (1.32%) VB6
12 2 (1.32%) VC++
13 1 (0.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (17.88%) Degree
2 6 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ISEB
3 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.66%) HNC
4 1 (0.66%) HND
4 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) QA
2 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.99%) PMO
3 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.32%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) Hyper-V
2 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) Docker
Vendors
1 48 (31.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.95%) Oracle
3 11 (7.28%) Capita
3 11 (7.28%) Xamarin
4 10 (6.62%) Google
5 8 (5.30%) VMware
6 5 (3.31%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.99%) Intapp
7 3 (1.99%) Tableau
8 1 (0.66%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.66%) HP
8 1 (0.66%) Informatica
8 1 (0.66%) Nintex
8 1 (0.66%) Remedy
8 1 (0.66%) Reuters
8 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.66%) SAP
8 1 (0.66%) WorldPay