Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 100 109
Rank change year-on-year -33 +9 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 285 395 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.35% 3.00% 2.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.64% 14.13% 13.35%
Number of salaries quoted 263 354 282
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,325 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,678 2,795 2,315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.06% 21.21% 19.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,153 2,314 2,051
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the North West

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the North West

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the North West over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the North West

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the North West region over the 6 months to 14 August 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
Manchester -38 157 £42,500 +6.25% 35
Cheshire -20 80 £45,000 +28.57% 23
Lancashire +13 22 £30,000 -15.49% 10
Merseyside +16 19 £40,000 +10.34% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 187 (65.61%) C#
2 173 (60.70%) .NET
3 157 (55.09%) SQL Server
4 138 (48.42%) Microsoft
5 131 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (38.60%) SQL
6 110 (38.60%) JavaScript
7 97 (34.04%) HTML
8 86 (30.18%) CSS
9 81 (28.42%) MVC
10 75 (26.32%) ASP.NET
10 75 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (21.40%) .NET Framework
12 57 (20.00%) jQuery
13 56 (19.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (18.95%) AngularJS
14 54 (18.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 49 (17.19%) Scrum
16 48 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (16.14%) Unit Testing
18 45 (15.79%) Finance
18 45 (15.79%) TDD
18 45 (15.79%) XML
19 42 (14.74%) JIRA
20 41 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (13.33%) WCF
22 36 (12.63%) Windows
23 34 (11.93%) Degree
24 33 (11.58%) Customer Requirements

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 30 (10.53%) IIS
2 28 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.72%) CMS
4 16 (5.61%) Umbraco
5 11 (3.86%) WordPress
6 10 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
7 9 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.46%) NServiceBus
9 5 (1.75%) Drupal
9 5 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.40%) Sitefinity
11 3 (1.05%) Confluence
11 3 (1.05%) EPiServer
11 3 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (1.05%) SAS
12 2 (0.70%) Apache
12 2 (0.70%) Kentico
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.21%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.05%) Magento
4 2 (0.70%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.56%) Dynamics 365
3 11 (3.86%) npm
4 9 (3.16%) NuGet
5 6 (2.11%) Firebase
5 6 (2.11%) Office 365
5 6 (2.11%) PaaS
6 4 (1.40%) GitHub
7 3 (1.05%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (1.05%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.70%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.70%) IaaS
8 2 (0.70%) Serverless
9 1 (0.35%) CheetahMail
9 1 (0.35%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.56%) HTTP
2 4 (1.40%) Internet
2 4 (1.40%) VPN
3 3 (1.05%) Skype
3 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.05%) WebEx
4 2 (0.70%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (0.70%) DHCP
4 2 (0.70%) Firewall
4 2 (0.70%) LAN
4 2 (0.70%) OpenVPN
4 2 (0.70%) SAN
4 2 (0.70%) SMS
4 2 (0.70%) VoIP
5 1 (0.35%) Intranet
5 1 (0.35%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (55.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.02%) Relational Database
2 20 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.81%) MySQL
7 7 (2.46%) Power BI
7 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.11%) QlikView
9 5 (1.75%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.75%) HBase
9 5 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.05%) OLAP
10 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (19.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (14.74%) JIRA
3 22 (7.72%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.96%) gulp
5 16 (5.61%) Bitbucket
5 16 (5.61%) Selenium
6 13 (4.56%) Grunt
6 13 (4.56%) SpecFlow
7 12 (4.21%) Subversion
8 8 (2.81%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.81%) webpack
9 7 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.46%) ReSharper
10 6 (2.11%) FxCop
10 6 (2.11%) Jasmine
10 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (2.11%) StyleCop
11 5 (1.75%) Gradle
11 5 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.75%) SonarQube
General
1 45 (15.79%) Finance
2 15 (5.26%) Games
3 12 (4.21%) Marketing
4 10 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.51%) Retail
4 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.46%) Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.05%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Automotive
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 210 (73.68%) Developer
2 88 (30.88%) .NET Developer
3 72 (25.26%) C# Developer
4 56 (19.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 51 (17.89%) Software Developer
6 41 (14.39%) Senior Developer
7 35 (12.28%) Analyst
8 28 (9.82%) C# Software Developer
9 22 (7.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 19 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
11 18 (6.32%) Web Developer
12 17 (5.96%) Test Analyst
13 15 (5.26%) Junior
13 15 (5.26%) SQL Developer
14 14 (4.91%) Senior .NET Developer
14 14 (4.91%) Senior C# Developer
15 13 (4.56%) Junior Developer
15 13 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
16 12 (4.21%) Programmer
16 12 (4.21%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (60.70%) .NET
2 97 (34.04%) HTML
3 86 (30.18%) CSS
4 75 (26.32%) ASP.NET
5 61 (21.40%) .NET Framework
6 57 (20.00%) jQuery
7 54 (18.95%) AngularJS
7 54 (18.95%) ASP.NET Web API
8 45 (15.79%) XML
9 38 (13.33%) WCF
10 31 (10.88%) Web Services
11 30 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (9.12%) WinForms
13 25 (8.77%) Entity Framework
14 24 (8.42%) HTML5
14 24 (8.42%) RESTful
15 19 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 18 (6.32%) Sass
17 17 (5.96%) CSS3
17 17 (5.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.39%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.12%) User Experience
3 22 (7.72%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.37%) Client/Server
4 21 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (6.32%) Mobile App
6 12 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.81%) NHS
8 7 (2.46%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.75%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.40%) 3D Graphics
10 4 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.05%) PMI
12 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.70%) Fintech
12 2 (0.70%) Tandem
12 2 (0.70%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.63%) Windows
2 15 (5.26%) Android
3 12 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.75%) Linux
6 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.70%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (28.42%) MVC
3 75 (26.32%) Problem-Solving
4 49 (17.19%) Scrum
5 48 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
6 46 (16.14%) Unit Testing
7 45 (15.79%) TDD
8 33 (11.58%) Customer Requirements
9 31 (10.88%) OO
10 30 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 28 (9.82%) Decision-Making
12 27 (9.47%) Web Development
13 26 (9.12%) SEO
14 24 (8.42%) Responsive Web Design
15 23 (8.07%) Front End Development
15 23 (8.07%) Software Engineering
16 17 (5.96%) SDLC
17 16 (5.61%) Mentoring
17 16 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 187 (65.61%) C#
2 110 (38.60%) JavaScript
2 110 (38.60%) SQL
3 29 (10.18%) Java
4 25 (8.77%) VB.NET
5 21 (7.37%) T-SQL
6 19 (6.67%) PHP
6 19 (6.67%) VB
7 17 (5.96%) VB6
8 15 (5.26%) C++
9 13 (4.56%) C
10 9 (3.16%) Python
11 8 (2.81%) XPath
12 7 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
13 6 (2.11%) Java 8
14 5 (1.75%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.75%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.75%) VC++
14 5 (1.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 34 (11.93%) Degree
2 17 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.11%) MCSE
5 4 (1.40%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.05%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.35%) HNC
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.32%) QA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) GDPR
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.40%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.05%) Firmware
4 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 138 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.96%) Oracle
3 13 (4.56%) Xamarin
4 12 (4.21%) Sitecore
5 11 (3.86%) Capita
6 9 (3.16%) Google
6 9 (3.16%) Zend
7 5 (1.75%) Cloudera
7 5 (1.75%) Splunk
8 4 (1.40%) Tableau
9 3 (1.05%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.05%) CA
9 3 (1.05%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.70%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.70%) VMware
11 1 (0.35%) Adobe
11 1 (0.35%) PayPal
11 1 (0.35%) Reuters
11 1 (0.35%) SAP
11 1 (0.35%) Twitter