Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 100 95
Rank change year-on-year -45 -5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 272 400 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.20% 3.10% 3.00%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.46% 14.83% 14.94%
Number of salaries quoted 238 351 307
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 £26,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £55,375 £51,250 £51,000
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 2,876 2,698 2,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.21% 20.93% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,280 2,258 1,983
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,811 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -36 154 £45,000 +20.00% 23
Cheshire -13 74 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Lancashire +8 30 £35,000 -1.41% 7
Merseyside -19 12 £38,750 +25.00% 14
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 185 (68.01%) C#
2 172 (63.24%) .NET
3 162 (59.56%) SQL Server
4 130 (47.79%) Microsoft
5 125 (45.96%) JavaScript
6 115 (42.28%) SQL
7 111 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
8 105 (38.60%) HTML
9 94 (34.56%) MVC
10 91 (33.46%) CSS
11 80 (29.41%) ASP.NET
12 69 (25.37%) jQuery
13 58 (21.32%) .NET Framework
14 51 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
15 50 (18.38%) Team Foundation Server
16 47 (17.28%) XML
17 46 (16.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 46 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 44 (16.18%) Unit Testing
19 43 (15.81%) Degree
19 43 (15.81%) Web Services
20 41 (15.07%) AngularJS
21 38 (13.97%) WCF
22 37 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
22 37 (13.60%) Scrum
23 36 (13.24%) Windows
23 36 (13.24%) JIRA
23 36 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
24 34 (12.50%) Java
25 33 (12.13%) TDD

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 32 (11.76%) CMS
2 29 (10.66%) IIS
3 20 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.51%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (3.31%) WordPress
7 6 (2.21%) NServiceBus
8 5 (1.84%) Drupal
8 5 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.84%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.47%) SAS
9 4 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.47%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.10%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.74%) Apache
11 2 (0.74%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.37%) Confluence
12 1 (0.37%) Kentico
Applications
1 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.31%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.10%) Elite 3E
1 3 (1.10%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.74%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (16.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.15%) PaaS
4 10 (3.68%) Office 365
5 9 (3.31%) IaaS
6 8 (2.94%) Firebase
6 8 (2.94%) npm
6 8 (2.94%) NuGet
7 6 (2.21%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.84%) GitHub
9 4 (1.47%) Google Analytics
10 3 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.10%) SaaS
11 2 (0.74%) CheetahMail
11 2 (0.74%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.74%) Pure360
12 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
12 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.04%) HTTP
2 6 (2.21%) Firewall
2 6 (2.21%) VPN
3 4 (1.47%) Internet
4 3 (1.10%) Network Security
4 3 (1.10%) Skype
4 3 (1.10%) WebEx
5 2 (0.74%) Intranet
5 2 (0.74%) LAN
5 2 (0.74%) SMS
6 1 (0.37%) RS-232
6 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (59.56%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.19%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (6.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.68%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.21%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.21%) Power BI
10 5 (1.84%) HBase
10 5 (1.84%) MySQL
10 5 (1.84%) QlikView
10 5 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.10%) Big Data
12 3 (1.10%) MS Access
12 3 (1.10%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (18.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (13.24%) JIRA
3 28 (10.29%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 16 (5.88%) Subversion
5 15 (5.51%) Selenium
6 14 (5.15%) gulp
7 12 (4.41%) SpecFlow
8 11 (4.04%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.68%) Grunt
9 10 (3.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (2.57%) webpack
11 6 (2.21%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.21%) FxCop
11 6 (2.21%) Maven
11 6 (2.21%) NUnit
11 6 (2.21%) ReSharper
11 6 (2.21%) SonarQube
11 6 (2.21%) StyleCop
12 5 (1.84%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (11.40%) Finance
2 19 (6.99%) Marketing
3 13 (4.78%) Games
4 11 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.84%) Banking
5 5 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.84%) Legal
5 5 (1.84%) Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.74%) Automotive
6 2 (0.74%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 187 (68.75%) Developer
2 87 (31.99%) .NET Developer
3 78 (28.68%) C# Developer
4 61 (22.43%) C# .NET Developer
5 32 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 28 (10.29%) Analyst
7 26 (9.56%) Senior Developer
8 24 (8.82%) C# Software Developer
9 22 (8.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 20 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 18 (6.62%) Architect
12 17 (6.25%) Software Engineer
13 14 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (4.78%) .NET Software Developer
15 12 (4.41%) SQL Developer
16 11 (4.04%) Junior
16 11 (4.04%) Test Analyst
17 10 (3.68%) ASP.NET Developer
17 10 (3.68%) Web Developer
18 9 (3.31%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (63.24%) .NET
2 105 (38.60%) HTML
3 91 (33.46%) CSS
4 80 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 69 (25.37%) jQuery
6 58 (21.32%) .NET Framework
7 47 (17.28%) XML
8 46 (16.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (15.81%) Web Services
10 41 (15.07%) AngularJS
11 38 (13.97%) WCF
12 36 (13.24%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (10.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (9.93%) Entity Framework
14 27 (9.93%) WinForms
15 24 (8.82%) HTML5
16 23 (8.46%) REST
17 19 (6.99%) RESTful
18 17 (6.25%) CSS3
18 17 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.19%) Client/Server
3 24 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 18 (6.62%) Computer Science
4 18 (6.62%) User Experience
5 17 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (4.78%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.94%) NHS
8 6 (2.21%) Tandem
9 5 (1.84%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.10%) PMI
11 2 (0.74%) Graphic Design
12 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.37%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.37%) iPhone
12 1 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (13.24%) Windows
2 15 (5.51%) Android
3 13 (4.78%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.47%) Linux
7 3 (1.10%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (40.81%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (34.56%) MVC
3 51 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
4 44 (16.18%) Unit Testing
5 37 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.60%) Scrum
6 33 (12.13%) Software Engineering
6 33 (12.13%) TDD
7 31 (11.40%) Customer Requirements
7 31 (11.40%) Front End Development
8 29 (10.66%) Web Development
9 28 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 25 (9.19%) Responsive Web Design
10 25 (9.19%) SEO
11 24 (8.82%) OO
12 22 (8.09%) SDLC
13 17 (6.25%) BDD
14 14 (5.15%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.15%) Test Scripting
15 13 (4.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 185 (68.01%) C#
2 125 (45.96%) JavaScript
3 115 (42.28%) SQL
4 34 (12.50%) Java
5 29 (10.66%) T-SQL
6 25 (9.19%) VB.NET
7 17 (6.25%) VB
8 16 (5.88%) PHP
8 16 (5.88%) VB6
9 12 (4.41%) C++
10 10 (3.68%) C
11 9 (3.31%) Python
12 8 (2.94%) Objective-C
13 7 (2.57%) Java 8
14 6 (2.21%) Apple Swift
14 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.21%) XPath
15 4 (1.47%) VBScript
16 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (15.81%) Degree
2 27 (9.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.31%) MCSE
3 9 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.74%) MCPD
6 2 (0.74%) MCSD
7 1 (0.37%) CIPFA
7 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.37%) HNC
7 1 (0.37%) ISEB
7 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.37%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.78%) QA
2 3 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.74%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO 15765
4 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.84%) Docker
5 2 (0.74%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 130 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.51%) Oracle
3 14 (5.15%) Google
4 12 (4.41%) Sitecore
4 12 (4.41%) Xamarin
5 8 (2.94%) Capita
6 7 (2.57%) Zend
7 6 (2.21%) VMware
8 5 (1.84%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.84%) Splunk
9 4 (1.47%) Tableau
10 3 (1.10%) Intapp
10 3 (1.10%) Veeam
11 2 (0.74%) Adobe
11 2 (0.74%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.37%) HP
12 1 (0.37%) Informatica
12 1 (0.37%) Remedy
12 1 (0.37%) Reuters
12 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com