Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 119 169 129
Rank change year-on-year +50 -40 -38
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 282 229 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.66% 1.80% 2.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.73% 8.21% 11.68%
Number of salaries quoted 256 199 280
North West median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £26,900 £26,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 2,215 2,788 2,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.88% 21.90% 21.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,805 2,245 2,356
North West median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £26,875
90th Percentile £67,171 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +2 155 £45,000 +5.88% 32
Cheshire +62 75 £45,000 +12.50% 10
Lancashire +19 27 £42,500 +13.33% 12
Merseyside +25 21 £35,000 -6.67% 14
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 212 (75.18%) C#
2 207 (73.40%) .NET
3 176 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 125 (44.33%) Microsoft
6 104 (36.88%) SQL
7 99 (35.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 86 (30.50%) .NET Framework
9 85 (30.14%) JavaScript
10 80 (28.37%) HTML
10 80 (28.37%) ASP.NET
11 73 (25.89%) TDD
12 72 (25.53%) Web Services
13 71 (25.18%) CSS
13 71 (25.18%) Unit Testing
14 70 (24.82%) Scrum
15 56 (19.86%) Windows
15 56 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
16 54 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
16 54 (19.15%) WCF
17 52 (18.44%) jQuery
17 52 (18.44%) MVC
17 52 (18.44%) AngularJS
18 50 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
19 47 (16.67%) T-SQL
20 46 (16.31%) Decision-Making
21 44 (15.60%) RESTful
22 43 (15.25%) SOAP
23 41 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
24 40 (14.18%) Web Development

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 24 (8.51%) IIS
2 18 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
2 18 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.84%) CMS
3 8 (2.84%) WordPress
4 6 (2.13%) Confluence
5 5 (1.77%) Apache
5 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.71%) Kentico
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.71%) Sitefinity
7 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.35%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 19 (6.74%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (4.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 41 (14.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.61%) NuGet
4 12 (4.26%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.48%) PaaS
6 6 (2.13%) IaaS
7 5 (1.77%) npm
8 4 (1.42%) Firebase
9 3 (1.06%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
9 3 (1.06%) Serverless
10 2 (0.71%) Office 365
11 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.35%) Force.com
11 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.13%) HTTP
2 3 (1.06%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (1.06%) DHCP
2 3 (1.06%) Internet
2 3 (1.06%) OpenVPN
2 3 (1.06%) SAN
2 3 (1.06%) VoIP
2 3 (1.06%) VPN
3 2 (0.71%) ATM
3 2 (0.71%) Firewall
3 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (3.55%) MySQL
3 10 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.77%) Power BI
7 4 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.06%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.06%) QlikView
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.35%) Redis
10 1 (0.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 99 (35.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (12.06%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.51%) JIRA
4 14 (4.96%) Subversion
5 13 (4.61%) Bitbucket
6 8 (2.84%) gulp
7 6 (2.13%) Grunt
8 5 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (1.77%) Selenium
8 5 (1.77%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.42%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.42%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.06%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.06%) JMeter
10 3 (1.06%) NUnit
10 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.71%) JUnit
11 2 (0.71%) Moq
General
1 34 (12.06%) Finance
2 10 (3.55%) Games
2 10 (3.55%) Marketing
3 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.48%) Law
5 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.77%) Banking
7 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (1.06%) Retail
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 248 (87.94%) Developer
2 123 (43.62%) .NET Developer
3 107 (37.94%) C# Developer
4 91 (32.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 72 (25.53%) Software Developer
6 58 (20.57%) Senior Developer
7 40 (14.18%) C# Software Developer
8 33 (11.70%) .NET Software Developer
9 32 (11.35%) Senior Software Developer
10 31 (10.99%) Senior C# Developer
11 26 (9.22%) Web Developer
12 24 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
13 22 (7.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 22 (7.80%) Senior C# .NET Developer
14 19 (6.74%) Senior C# Software Developer
15 17 (6.03%) Junior
15 17 (6.03%) Junior Developer
16 14 (4.96%) Lead Developer
17 13 (4.61%) PHP Developer
17 13 (4.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (73.40%) .NET
2 86 (30.50%) .NET Framework
3 80 (28.37%) ASP.NET
3 80 (28.37%) HTML
4 72 (25.53%) Web Services
5 71 (25.18%) CSS
6 54 (19.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 54 (19.15%) WCF
7 52 (18.44%) AngularJS
7 52 (18.44%) jQuery
8 44 (15.60%) RESTful
9 43 (15.25%) SOAP
10 37 (13.12%) XML
11 26 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (8.16%) .NET Core
13 22 (7.80%) CSS3
14 18 (6.38%) HTML5
15 17 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (5.67%) Spring
17 15 (5.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.22%) Enterprise Software
1 26 (9.22%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (8.51%) PMI
3 21 (7.45%) User Experience
4 18 (6.38%) Fintech
5 14 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (3.90%) VLE
7 9 (3.19%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.48%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.13%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.42%) 3D Graphics
11 4 (1.42%) Blog
11 4 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 3 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 56 (19.86%) Windows
2 11 (3.90%) Android
2 11 (3.90%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.19%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.84%) Linux
5 3 (1.06%) Debian
6 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) SUSE
7 1 (0.35%) VME
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (25.89%) TDD
3 71 (25.18%) Unit Testing
4 70 (24.82%) Scrum
5 56 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (18.44%) MVC
7 50 (17.73%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (16.31%) Decision-Making
9 40 (14.18%) Web Development
10 31 (10.99%) BDD
10 31 (10.99%) OO
11 29 (10.28%) SEO
12 28 (9.93%) Acceptance Criteria
12 28 (9.93%) Computer Science
13 27 (9.57%) Customer Requirements
14 25 (8.87%) Test Automation
15 24 (8.51%) System Testing
16 23 (8.16%) Project Management
17 22 (7.80%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (7.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 212 (75.18%) C#
2 104 (36.88%) SQL
3 85 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 47 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 24 (8.51%) PHP
6 19 (6.74%) Java
7 16 (5.67%) C++
8 14 (4.96%) C
9 12 (4.26%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.48%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.48%) VB
11 6 (2.13%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.13%) VB6
11 6 (2.13%) VC++
12 5 (1.77%) Java 8
13 4 (1.42%) Apple Swift
13 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.42%) XPath
14 3 (1.06%) Perl
14 3 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (11.70%) Degree
2 24 (8.51%) PMI Certification
3 13 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.26%) QA
2 11 (3.90%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (4.61%) Docker
2 6 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.71%) Firmware
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (1.42%) cPanel
2 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Ansible
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.35%) Packer
3 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 125 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.38%) Xamarin
3 9 (3.19%) Oracle
4 8 (2.84%) Zend
5 6 (2.13%) Google
6 4 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.42%) CA
6 4 (1.42%) DevExpress
7 2 (0.71%) RedGate
7 2 (0.71%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.35%) Sage
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.35%) Software AG
8 1 (0.35%) Telerik
8 1 (0.35%) webMethods