The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 52 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 15 7 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.80% 1.47% 4.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.76% 8.33% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 2
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,050 £34,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £53,000 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 109 84 62
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.37% 17.65% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 100 74 33
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Merseyside

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wirral - 8 £30,500 -
Liverpool +7 4 £55,000 +46.66%
Southport -3 3 £37,500 -16.66%
Visual Studio
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 33 (82.50%) SQL
2 32 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (57.50%) C#
3 23 (57.50%) .NET
4 21 (52.50%) HTML
5 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 20 (50.00%) CSS
6 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
7 17 (42.50%) ETL
7 17 (42.50%) Tableau
8 16 (40.00%) ANSI SQL
9 15 (37.50%) Marketing
10 14 (35.00%) Google
10 14 (35.00%) Data Protection
10 14 (35.00%) MVC
10 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (35.00%) iPad
11 12 (30.00%) jQuery
12 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
13 10 (25.00%) Entity Framework
14 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 6 (15.00%) Ajax
16 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
16 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
17 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
17 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 4 (10.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) QlikView
4 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (37.50%) Marketing
2 4 (10.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 17 (42.50%) Analyst
3 12 (30.00%) .NET Developer
4 11 (27.50%) C# Developer
5 9 (22.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 8 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (17.50%) Information Analyst
7 7 (17.50%) MI Analyst
8 6 (15.00%) MI Business Analyst
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
9 3 (7.50%) Systems Developer
10 2 (5.00%) Architect
10 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (5.00%) Integration Architect
10 2 (5.00%) Integration Developer
11 1 (2.50%) QlikView Analyst
11 1 (2.50%) Senior Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 21 (52.50%) HTML
3 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 20 (50.00%) CSS
4 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (30.00%) jQuery
6 10 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 10 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (15.00%) Ajax
8 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (12.50%) Web Services
9 5 (12.50%) WPF
9 5 (12.50%) XML
10 3 (7.50%) CSS3
10 3 (7.50%) HTML5
10 3 (7.50%) JSON
10 3 (7.50%) WCF
11 2 (5.00%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) iPad
2 5 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) ETL
2 14 (35.00%) Data Protection
2 14 (35.00%) MVC
3 11 (27.50%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.50%) Informatics
4 3 (7.50%) Software Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) UML
4 3 (7.50%) Web Development
5 2 (5.00%) B2B
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) OOP
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) SOA
5 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (82.50%) SQL
2 32 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (57.50%) C#
4 16 (40.00%) ANSI SQL
5 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Tableau
2 14 (35.00%) Google
3 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 2 (5.00%) Xamarin