Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 154 153 183
Rank change year-on-year -1 +30 -39
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 58 44 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.36% 1.16% 1.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.84% 5.63% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 44 34 85
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,375 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £56,875 £53,750
90th Percentile £73,375 £66,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £41,750 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.11% +3.53% -

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 848 782 1,320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.84% 20.66% 21.19%
Number of salaries quoted 715 620 1,031
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £74,500 £67,388 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,125
% change year-on-year - +10.80% +6.18%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in Manchester.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Manchester

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in Manchester over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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
Bolton +8 11 £40,000 +6.67%
Stockport - 7 £35,000 -
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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 42 (72.41%) SQL Server
2 40 (68.97%) .NET
2 40 (68.97%) C#
3 38 (65.52%) Azure
4 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 26 (44.83%) DevOps
6 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
7 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
7 19 (32.76%) Social Skills
8 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (25.86%) SQL
8 15 (25.86%) .NET Framework
9 13 (22.41%) MVC
9 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 13 (22.41%) .NET Core
10 12 (20.69%) React
11 11 (18.97%) TDD
12 10 (17.24%) Scrum
12 10 (17.24%) Degree
12 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (17.24%) Microservices
12 10 (17.24%) RESTful
12 10 (17.24%) Blazor
12 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (15.52%) SOLID
13 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
13 9 (15.52%) MSTest
13 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (15.52%) jQuery

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 5 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (8.62%) Confluence
2 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (6.90%) Elite 3E
3 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.72%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 38 (65.52%) Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Power Platform
3 4 (6.90%) AWS
3 4 (6.90%) Azure Service Fabric
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (5.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.72%) BrowserStack
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (72.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.34%) Power BI
6 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Tableau
8 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.72%) FileMaker
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MSTest
2 6 (10.34%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) JMeter
2 6 (10.34%) Selenium
3 5 (8.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
4 4 (6.90%) C++Builder
4 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.90%) git-flow
4 4 (6.90%) Katalon Studio
4 4 (6.90%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (1.72%) AppVeyor
5 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.72%) JUnit
5 1 (1.72%) Postman
5 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (32.76%) Social Skills
2 15 (25.86%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (13.79%) Finance
3 8 (13.79%) Organisational Skills
4 7 (12.07%) Manufacturing
5 6 (10.34%) Law
6 3 (5.17%) Legal
6 3 (5.17%) Public Sector
7 2 (3.45%) Games
8 1 (1.72%) Electronics
8 1 (1.72%) Marketing
8 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (58.62%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Software Engineer
3 12 (20.69%) .NET Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Applications Support
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Applications Support
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Backend Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Applications Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (3.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Software Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (68.97%) .NET
2 15 (25.86%) .NET Framework
3 13 (22.41%) .NET Core
4 12 (20.69%) React
5 10 (17.24%) Blazor
5 10 (17.24%) RESTful
6 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (15.52%) jQuery
7 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
7 5 (8.62%) CSS
7 5 (8.62%) HTML
7 5 (8.62%) SOAP
7 5 (8.62%) Web Services
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (6.90%) REST
8 4 (6.90%) XML
8 4 (6.90%) XSLT
9 3 (5.17%) NLog
9 3 (5.17%) Node.js
9 3 (5.17%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (55.17%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) DevOps
3 20 (34.48%) Software Engineering
4 13 (22.41%) MVC
5 11 (18.97%) TDD
6 10 (17.24%) Microservices
6 10 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (17.24%) Scrum
7 9 (15.52%) SOLID
7 9 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 8 (13.79%) Change Management
8 8 (13.79%) Computer Science
9 7 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (12.07%) Mentoring
10 6 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
10 6 (10.34%) Data Analysis
10 6 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (10.34%) SDLC
10 6 (10.34%) UML
11 4 (6.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (68.97%) C#
2 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
3 15 (25.86%) SQL
4 8 (13.79%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.34%) C++
6 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.90%) XPath
8 2 (3.45%) Java
8 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
8 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.72%) ES6
9 1 (1.72%) Go
9 1 (1.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Degree
2 8 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
1 4 (6.90%) Terraform
2 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Sparx
3 4 (6.90%) AppDynamics
3 4 (6.90%) Atlassian
3 4 (6.90%) Embarcadero
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.72%) Adobe
5 1 (1.72%) Freshdesk
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) Spiceworks