Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 127 95
Rank change year-on-year +5 -32 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 354 290 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.69% 2.44% 3.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.49% 12.05% 15.55%
Number of salaries quoted 320 266 337
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% -5.63% +14.29%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 2834 2406 2533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.55% 20.21% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2303 2136 2218
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 +27 234 £40,000 - 13
Cheshire -23 91 £35,000 -6.67% 8
Merseyside +11 17 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Lancashire -25 12 £35,500 +1.43% 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 North West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 292 (82.49%) C#
2 274 (77.40%) .NET
3 248 (70.06%) SQL Server
4 199 (56.21%) SQL
5 184 (51.98%) Microsoft
6 178 (50.28%) ASP.NET
7 177 (50.00%) MVC
8 153 (43.22%) HTML
9 148 (41.81%) JavaScript
10 141 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
11 115 (32.49%) Web Services
12 114 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
13 112 (31.64%) jQuery
14 104 (29.38%) CSS
15 101 (28.53%) XML
15 101 (28.53%) .NET Framework
16 88 (24.86%) Degree
17 87 (24.58%) Windows
18 80 (22.60%) WCF
19 75 (21.19%) AngularJS
20 73 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
21 71 (20.06%) ASP.NET Web API
22 68 (19.21%) HTML5
23 59 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 58 (16.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
25 56 (15.82%) C++
25 56 (15.82%) Subversion
26 55 (15.54%) JSON
26 55 (15.54%) Scrum
26 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008

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 (8.47%) CMS
2 22 (6.21%) EPiServer
3 12 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (2.54%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.41%) NServiceBus
8 4 (1.13%) IIS
8 4 (1.13%) Kentico
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.85%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.56%) Confluence
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.56%) WordPress
11 1 (0.28%) SAS
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.28%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.28%) SAP MII
2 1 (0.28%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.69%) GitHub
4 5 (1.41%) Office 365
5 3 (0.85%) BrowserStack
5 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.24%) RS-232
1 15 (4.24%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.11%) Ethernet
3 9 (2.54%) HTTP
3 9 (2.54%) Wireless
4 5 (1.41%) Internet
5 3 (0.85%) SAN
5 3 (0.85%) WAN
6 2 (0.56%) FTP
6 2 (0.56%) SSL
7 1 (0.28%) LDAP
7 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (70.06%) SQL Server
2 55 (15.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (9.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (7.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (5.65%) Relational Database
9 18 (5.08%) Power BI
9 18 (5.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 16 (4.52%) NoSQL
11 15 (4.24%) QlikView
12 14 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 13 (3.67%) Big Data
14 11 (3.11%) RDBMS
15 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (1.69%) Data Lake
17 5 (1.41%) DB2
17 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
17 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 114 (32.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (16.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 56 (15.82%) Subversion
4 34 (9.60%) Git (software)
5 28 (7.91%) TeamCity
6 20 (5.65%) ReSharper
7 19 (5.37%) JIRA
7 19 (5.37%) Selenium
8 16 (4.52%) CruiseControl
8 16 (4.52%) NUnit
8 16 (4.52%) SonarQube
9 12 (3.39%) NuGet
10 11 (3.11%) Cucumber
10 11 (3.11%) Microsoft Blend
10 11 (3.11%) MSI
10 11 (3.11%) MSTest
10 11 (3.11%) WiX
11 7 (1.98%) FogBugz
11 7 (1.98%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (12.15%) Finance
2 36 (10.17%) Games
3 31 (8.76%) Law
4 27 (7.63%) Marketing
5 20 (5.65%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.24%) Retail
7 10 (2.82%) Legal
8 8 (2.26%) Electronics
9 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.69%) Advertising
11 3 (0.85%) Automotive
11 3 (0.85%) Banking
12 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 285 (80.51%) Developer
2 134 (37.85%) .NET Developer
3 111 (31.36%) C# Developer
4 100 (28.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 41 (11.58%) Software Developer
6 40 (11.30%) Senior Developer
7 32 (9.04%) Applications Developer
8 31 (8.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 27 (7.63%) Software Engineer
10 25 (7.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (7.06%) SQL Developer
11 23 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 17 (4.80%) Applications Support
12 17 (4.80%) Senior .NET Developer
13 16 (4.52%) Senior Software Developer
13 16 (4.52%) Web Developer
14 15 (4.24%) C++ Developer
14 15 (4.24%) C++ Software Engineer
14 15 (4.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 14 (3.95%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (77.40%) .NET
2 178 (50.28%) ASP.NET
3 153 (43.22%) HTML
4 115 (32.49%) Web Services
5 112 (31.64%) jQuery
6 104 (29.38%) CSS
7 101 (28.53%) .NET Framework
7 101 (28.53%) XML
8 80 (22.60%) WCF
9 75 (21.19%) AngularJS
10 73 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
11 71 (20.06%) ASP.NET Web API
12 68 (19.21%) HTML5
13 59 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 55 (15.54%) JSON
15 54 (15.25%) Entity Framework
16 43 (12.15%) LINQ
17 37 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 36 (10.17%) Ajax
19 33 (9.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.84%) Computer Science
2 43 (12.15%) iPad
3 40 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (7.63%) Mobile App
5 20 (5.65%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (4.52%) N-Tier
7 15 (4.24%) Data Structures
8 12 (3.39%) User Experience
9 11 (3.11%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 11 (3.11%) Internet of Things
10 9 (2.54%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (2.26%) FMCG
12 7 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.69%) Life Science
14 4 (1.13%) Clustering
14 4 (1.13%) Fintech
15 3 (0.85%) PMI
16 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
17 1 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (24.58%) Windows
2 21 (5.93%) Linux
3 20 (5.65%) Windows XP
4 11 (3.11%) Mac OS
4 11 (3.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.69%) Android
8 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.13%) Unix
9 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (50.00%) MVC
2 141 (39.83%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.54%) Scrum
4 51 (14.41%) Test Automation
5 45 (12.71%) OO
5 45 (12.71%) Web Development
6 44 (12.43%) Software Engineering
7 42 (11.86%) SDLC
7 42 (11.86%) Unit Testing
8 37 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (9.89%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (9.32%) Multithreading
11 32 (9.04%) Test Scripting
12 30 (8.47%) ETL
12 30 (8.47%) SOLID
13 26 (7.34%) Responsive Web Design
13 26 (7.34%) TDD
14 25 (7.06%) Web Application Development
15 23 (6.50%) MVVM
16 22 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 292 (82.49%) C#
2 199 (56.21%) SQL
3 148 (41.81%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.82%) C++
5 51 (14.41%) T-SQL
6 35 (9.89%) C
7 24 (6.78%) TypeScript
8 22 (6.21%) XAML
9 20 (5.65%) Java
10 15 (4.24%) XPath
11 10 (2.82%) Python
12 9 (2.54%) VBA
13 7 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.98%) PHP
14 6 (1.69%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.41%) ANSI SQL
15 5 (1.41%) VB
16 4 (1.13%) Ruby
16 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 88 (24.86%) Degree
2 4 (1.13%) ISEB
2 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (0.85%) HND
3 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) HNC
5 1 (0.28%) MCPD
5 1 (0.28%) MCSD
5 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.47%) QA
2 17 (4.80%) SLA
3 8 (2.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (1.98%) Firmware
2 4 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.13%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.13%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.28%) Ansible
2 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.28%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 184 (51.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.08%) Xamarin
3 16 (4.52%) Tableau
4 13 (3.67%) Oracle
5 10 (2.82%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.26%) SAP
7 4 (1.13%) Freescale
7 4 (1.13%) Google
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco
8 3 (0.85%) Citrix
8 3 (0.85%) Dell
8 3 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.85%) HP
8 3 (0.85%) Panasonic
8 3 (0.85%) VMware
9 2 (0.56%) Nintex
9 2 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.56%) Zend
10 1 (0.28%) iManage
10 1 (0.28%) LexisNexis