Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 157 92
Rank change year-on-year +15 -65 +33
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 161 137 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.17% 1.84% 3.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.21% 7.64% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 137 117 201
Manchester median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £26,700 £26,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £56,750 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%

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 1,749 1,793 1,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 23.59% 24.08% 21.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,612 1,312
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,250
North West median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +8.75% +5.26% +1.33%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Oldham +15 6 £43,000 +22.86%
Stockport -19 6 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Altrincham +2 5 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Cheadle -9 3 £20,000 -25.93% 1
Bolton +10 2 £35,000 -30.00% 3
Salford - 1 - - 1
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 124 (77.02%) C#
2 108 (67.08%) .NET
3 104 (64.60%) SQL Server
4 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (47.20%) MVC
6 74 (45.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 66 (40.99%) ASP.NET
8 62 (38.51%) SQL
9 60 (37.27%) Microsoft
10 46 (28.57%) JavaScript
11 43 (26.71%) Web Services
12 42 (26.09%) Degree
13 38 (23.60%) jQuery
14 37 (22.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 36 (22.36%) Test Automation
15 36 (22.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 36 (22.36%) WCF
16 35 (21.74%) .NET Framework
17 32 (19.88%) HTML
18 31 (19.25%) Scrum
19 30 (18.63%) XML
20 26 (16.15%) Java
21 25 (15.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 24 (14.91%) CSS
22 24 (14.91%) Finance
22 24 (14.91%) CMS
23 22 (13.66%) Ajax
23 22 (13.66%) Web Development
23 22 (13.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
24 21 (13.04%) Test Scripting

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 24 (14.91%) CMS
2 5 (3.11%) EPiServer
2 5 (3.11%) IIS
3 4 (2.48%) Kentico
3 4 (2.48%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.24%) Apache
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.62%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.86%) SPSS
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.62%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.86%) IaaS
3 3 (1.86%) Office 365
3 3 (1.86%) PaaS
4 2 (1.24%) GitHub
4 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.62%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.62%) Firebase
5 1 (0.62%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.97%) HTTP
2 2 (1.24%) Firewall
2 2 (1.24%) Internet
2 2 (1.24%) Intranet
2 2 (1.24%) SAN
2 2 (1.24%) VPN
2 2 (1.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (64.60%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (7.45%) Oracle Database
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (7.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.59%) Big Data
6 8 (4.97%) Power BI
6 8 (4.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.73%) MySQL
8 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.24%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 74 (45.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (13.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 19 (11.80%) Selenium
3 19 (11.80%) TeamCity
4 18 (11.18%) Subversion
5 16 (9.94%) Git (software)
6 10 (6.21%) SoapUI
7 9 (5.59%) JIRA
8 7 (4.35%) Cucumber
8 7 (4.35%) FogBugz
9 6 (3.73%) SpecFlow
9 6 (3.73%) Toad
9 6 (3.73%) WebDriver
10 5 (3.11%) CruiseControl
10 5 (3.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (3.11%) ReSharper
10 5 (3.11%) SonarQube
11 4 (2.48%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.48%) JMeter
12 3 (1.86%) NUnit
General
1 24 (14.91%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Advertising
3 7 (4.35%) Retail
4 6 (3.73%) Law
5 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.48%) Games
7 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.86%) Marketing
8 1 (0.62%) Automotive
8 1 (0.62%) Back Office
8 1 (0.62%) Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 103 (63.98%) Developer
2 40 (24.84%) C# Developer
3 38 (23.60%) .NET Developer
4 30 (18.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (12.42%) Applications Developer
6 17 (10.56%) Applications Support
6 17 (10.56%) Software Engineer
6 17 (10.56%) Tester
7 14 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.45%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.21%) Lead Software Engineer
9 10 (6.21%) SQL Developer
10 9 (5.59%) Architect
10 9 (5.59%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Senior C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.59%) Senior Software Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) .NET Software Engineer
11 8 (4.97%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
12 7 (4.35%) Java Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (67.08%) .NET
2 66 (40.99%) ASP.NET
3 43 (26.71%) Web Services
4 38 (23.60%) jQuery
5 36 (22.36%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (22.36%) WCF
6 35 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 32 (19.88%) HTML
8 30 (18.63%) XML
9 25 (15.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 24 (14.91%) CSS
11 22 (13.66%) Ajax
12 20 (12.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 20 (12.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 18 (11.18%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 17 (10.56%) AngularJS
15 15 (9.32%) HTML5
16 11 (6.83%) Node.js
17 10 (6.21%) JSON
17 10 (6.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 17 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.83%) iPad
4 9 (5.59%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.73%) iPhone
7 5 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.86%) Fintech
8 3 (1.86%) User Experience
9 2 (1.24%) FMCG
9 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.24%) Tandem
10 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.62%) Clustering
10 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.42%) Windows
2 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.35%) Android
3 7 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.86%) Linux
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (47.20%) MVC
3 36 (22.36%) Test Automation
4 31 (19.25%) Scrum
5 22 (13.66%) Web Development
6 21 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 20 (12.42%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (12.42%) E-Commerce
8 19 (11.80%) BDD
9 16 (9.94%) Software Engineering
10 15 (9.32%) TDD
11 14 (8.70%) ETL
12 13 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.07%) Mentoring
13 12 (7.45%) SDLC
14 11 (6.83%) Test Strategy
15 10 (6.21%) Machine Learning
15 10 (6.21%) Manual Testing
15 10 (6.21%) Microservices
15 10 (6.21%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (77.02%) C#
2 62 (38.51%) SQL
3 46 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 26 (16.15%) Java
5 13 (8.07%) C++
6 10 (6.21%) T-SQL
7 9 (5.59%) TypeScript
8 7 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.73%) Apple Swift
9 6 (3.73%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.11%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.48%) C
11 4 (2.48%) PHP
11 4 (2.48%) Python
11 4 (2.48%) R
11 4 (2.48%) VBA
12 3 (1.86%) VBScript
13 2 (1.24%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.24%) VC++
13 2 (1.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 42 (26.09%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) ISEB
2 6 (3.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.86%) MCP
5 2 (1.24%) HND
6 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.42%) QA
2 14 (8.70%) SLA
3 5 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.48%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.48%) PA-DSS
5 3 (1.86%) PMO
6 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Ansible
2 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.62%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (37.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.56%) Oracle
3 14 (8.70%) Capita
4 8 (4.97%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.48%) VMware
6 3 (1.86%) HP
6 3 (1.86%) SAP
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco
7 2 (1.24%) Citrix
7 2 (1.24%) Dell
7 2 (1.24%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.24%) Google
7 2 (1.24%) Panasonic
7 2 (1.24%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.62%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.62%) CA
8 1 (0.62%) Informatica
8 1 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.62%) Tableau
8 1 (0.62%) WorldPay