Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 123 132
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -37
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 310 324 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.64% 2.53% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.49% 11.87% 11.76%
Number of salaries quoted 287 292 272
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £52,500
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 2,481 2,729 2,492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.09% 21.33% 20.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2,020 2,220 2,231
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -15 169 £45,000 +12.50% 51
Cheshire +5 87 £45,000 +20.00% 18
Merseyside +27 25 £35,000 +6.87% 12
Lancashire +18 23 £36,742 +3.50% 13
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 223 (71.94%) C#
2 210 (67.74%) .NET
3 179 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (50.65%) SQL Server
5 138 (44.52%) Microsoft
6 108 (34.84%) SQL
7 94 (30.32%) JavaScript
8 85 (27.42%) HTML
9 80 (25.81%) ASP.NET
10 78 (25.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 78 (25.16%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (24.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 76 (24.52%) Scrum
11 76 (24.52%) .NET Framework
12 72 (23.23%) CSS
12 72 (23.23%) MVC
13 69 (22.26%) TDD
14 64 (20.65%) Unit Testing
15 62 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (19.35%) Web Services
17 57 (18.39%) AngularJS
18 53 (17.10%) jQuery
19 52 (16.77%) Windows
20 50 (16.13%) WCF
21 47 (15.16%) Finance
22 45 (14.52%) XML
23 43 (13.87%) RESTful
23 43 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
24 42 (13.55%) Decision-Making
25 39 (12.58%) IIS

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 39 (12.58%) IIS
2 26 (8.39%) SharePoint
3 20 (6.45%) CMS
4 13 (4.19%) Umbraco
5 9 (2.90%) WordPress
6 7 (2.26%) Confluence
6 7 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.94%) Sitefinity
8 5 (1.61%) Apache
9 4 (1.29%) Kentico
9 4 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.65%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.32%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 18 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (4.52%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (4.84%) Dynamics 365
3 13 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (4.19%) NuGet
4 8 (2.58%) Office 365
5 5 (1.61%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (1.61%) Firebase
5 5 (1.61%) npm
6 4 (1.29%) PaaS
7 3 (0.97%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.65%) GitHub
8 2 (0.65%) IaaS
8 2 (0.65%) Serverless
9 1 (0.32%) Force.com
9 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.87%) HTTP
2 5 (1.61%) Internet
3 4 (1.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.97%) Asterisk PBX
4 3 (0.97%) DHCP
4 3 (0.97%) OpenVPN
4 3 (0.97%) SAN
4 3 (0.97%) Skype
4 3 (0.97%) VoIP
4 3 (0.97%) VPN
4 3 (0.97%) WebEx
5 2 (0.65%) SMS
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (50.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.52%) MySQL
3 13 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.29%) Power BI
10 4 (1.29%) QlikView
11 3 (0.97%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.97%) OLAP
11 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.97%) SSDT
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 76 (24.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (12.26%) JIRA
3 31 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 17 (5.48%) Bitbucket
4 17 (5.48%) Subversion
5 10 (3.23%) gulp
6 9 (2.90%) Grunt
6 9 (2.90%) Selenium
7 8 (2.58%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.26%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.94%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (1.61%) JMeter
10 5 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
10 5 (1.61%) PhantomJS
10 5 (1.61%) Protractor
10 5 (1.61%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.61%) webpack
11 3 (0.97%) JUnit
11 3 (0.97%) NUnit
General
1 47 (15.16%) Finance
2 17 (5.48%) Games
3 11 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.23%) Marketing
4 10 (3.23%) Retail
5 9 (2.90%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.29%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.29%) Law
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 259 (83.55%) Developer
2 119 (38.39%) .NET Developer
3 97 (31.29%) C# Developer
4 83 (26.77%) Software Developer
5 79 (25.48%) C# .NET Developer
6 65 (20.97%) Senior Developer
7 47 (15.16%) C# Software Developer
8 37 (11.94%) .NET Software Developer
9 31 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
10 30 (9.68%) Senior C# Developer
11 25 (8.06%) Analyst
12 24 (7.74%) Web Developer
13 23 (7.42%) Senior .NET Developer
14 21 (6.77%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 21 (6.77%) Senior C# Software Developer
15 20 (6.45%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 17 (5.48%) Junior
17 16 (5.16%) Test Analyst
18 15 (4.84%) Junior Developer
18 15 (4.84%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (67.74%) .NET
2 85 (27.42%) HTML
3 80 (25.81%) ASP.NET
4 78 (25.16%) ASP.NET Web API
5 76 (24.52%) .NET Framework
6 72 (23.23%) CSS
7 60 (19.35%) Web Services
8 57 (18.39%) AngularJS
9 53 (17.10%) jQuery
10 50 (16.13%) WCF
11 45 (14.52%) XML
12 43 (13.87%) RESTful
13 32 (10.32%) SOAP
14 28 (9.03%) HTML5
15 26 (8.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (6.45%) WinForms
17 19 (6.13%) CSS3
18 16 (5.16%) Entity Framework
19 15 (4.84%) Spring
20 14 (4.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (9.03%) User Experience
4 24 (7.74%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (4.52%) Fintech
7 12 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 11 (3.55%) Client/Server
8 11 (3.55%) PMI
9 10 (3.23%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.94%) NHS
10 6 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (1.61%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.61%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.61%) VLE
12 4 (1.29%) Blog
13 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (16.77%) Windows
2 17 (5.48%) Android
3 16 (5.16%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.90%) Linux
6 4 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.97%) Debian
8 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (57.74%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (25.16%) Problem-Solving
3 76 (24.52%) Scrum
4 72 (23.23%) MVC
5 69 (22.26%) TDD
6 64 (20.65%) Unit Testing
7 62 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (13.55%) Decision-Making
9 39 (12.58%) OO
10 35 (11.29%) Web Development
11 33 (10.65%) Test Automation
12 30 (9.68%) Customer Requirements
13 27 (8.71%) SEO
14 25 (8.06%) BDD
15 22 (7.10%) Mentoring
16 21 (6.77%) System Testing
17 20 (6.45%) SDLC
18 19 (6.13%) Acceptance Criteria
19 18 (5.81%) Front End Development
19 18 (5.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 223 (71.94%) C#
2 108 (34.84%) SQL
3 94 (30.32%) JavaScript
4 33 (10.65%) T-SQL
5 23 (7.42%) Java
6 22 (7.10%) VB.NET
7 21 (6.77%) PHP
8 18 (5.81%) C++
9 13 (4.19%) VB
10 12 (3.87%) C
11 11 (3.55%) VB6
12 7 (2.26%) TypeScript
12 7 (2.26%) VC++
13 5 (1.61%) Python
13 5 (1.61%) X++
13 5 (1.61%) XPath
14 4 (1.29%) Apple Swift
14 4 (1.29%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (10.00%) Degree
2 13 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.55%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.94%) MCSE
6 2 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.10%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) GDPR
3 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) ISO 15765
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (2.58%) Docker
2 5 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.65%) Firmware
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.29%) cPanel
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 138 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.13%) Xamarin
3 16 (5.16%) Oracle
4 9 (2.90%) Sitecore
4 9 (2.90%) Zend
5 6 (1.94%) Google
6 5 (1.61%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.29%) CA
7 4 (1.29%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.65%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.65%) RedGate
9 1 (0.32%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.32%) PayPal
9 1 (0.32%) Sage
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.32%) Software AG
9 1 (0.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) webMethods