Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 143 160
Rank change year-on-year -5 +17 -54
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 155 218 256
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 1.90% 2.16% 1.98%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.15% 10.09% 8.58%
Number of salaries quoted 120 220 236
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,700 £31,250
90th Percentile £63,000 £55,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

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 1,694 2,160 2,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.82% 21.43% 23.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 1,703 2,385
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,650
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the North West over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 67 £45,000 - 18
Cheshire +4 40 £45,000 - 11
Lancashire +17 34 £44,000 +15.79% 2
Merseyside -17 8 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 112 (72.26%) C#
2 102 (65.81%) .NET
3 89 (57.42%) SQL Server
4 83 (53.55%) Microsoft
5 79 (50.97%) JavaScript
6 74 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (41.29%) SQL
8 63 (40.65%) HTML
9 62 (40.00%) CSS
10 61 (39.35%) jQuery
11 59 (38.06%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (31.61%) ASP.NET
13 48 (30.97%) Team Foundation Server
14 47 (30.32%) Azure
15 42 (27.10%) Degree
16 41 (26.45%) Web Services
17 40 (25.81%) .NET Framework
18 39 (25.16%) Web Development
19 36 (23.23%) Computer Science
19 36 (23.23%) AngularJS
20 35 (22.58%) Xamarin
20 35 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 34 (21.94%) GDPR
22 32 (20.65%) CSS3
23 31 (20.00%) VB
23 31 (20.00%) Unit Testing
23 31 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
24 30 (19.35%) HTML5
25 28 (18.06%) WinForms
25 28 (18.06%) Retail

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 7 (4.52%) IIS
2 6 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.94%) WordPress
5 2 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Payment Gateway
2 13 (8.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (4.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.65%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 47 (30.32%) Azure
2 18 (11.61%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (6.45%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.23%) AWS
4 5 (3.23%) Office 365
5 3 (1.94%) IaaS
6 2 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.29%) npm
6 2 (1.29%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.29%) Serverless
7 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.65%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.58%) Intranet
2 1 (0.65%) Firewall
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
2 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (57.42%) SQL Server
2 28 (18.06%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.16%) Power BI
6 4 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (2.58%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.29%) RavenDB
8 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.65%) Event Store
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (30.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (15.48%) JIRA
3 19 (12.26%) Jenkins
4 18 (11.61%) Selenium
5 17 (10.97%) SoapUI
6 14 (9.03%) Git (software)
7 10 (6.45%) Eclipse
8 8 (5.16%) NetBeans
9 6 (3.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (3.23%) JDeveloper
11 3 (1.94%) JMeter
11 3 (1.94%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.29%) CircleCI
12 2 (1.29%) Grunt
12 2 (1.29%) gulp
13 1 (0.65%) Appium
13 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 28 (18.06%) Retail
2 26 (16.77%) Manufacturing
3 17 (10.97%) Banking
4 16 (10.32%) Finance
5 7 (4.52%) Housing Association
6 5 (3.23%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.23%) Marketing
6 5 (3.23%) Military
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Games
7 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (75.48%) Developer
2 44 (28.39%) Software Developer
3 32 (20.65%) Senior Developer
4 30 (19.35%) C# Developer
5 25 (16.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 23 (14.84%) .NET Developer
7 17 (10.97%) Analyst
7 17 (10.97%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (10.97%) Senior Test Analyst
7 17 (10.97%) Test Analyst
8 11 (7.10%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (5.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 9 (5.81%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.16%) C# Software Developer
11 6 (3.87%) Software Engineer
12 5 (3.23%) CRM Developer
13 3 (1.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 3 (1.94%) Senior C# Developer
13 3 (1.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (65.81%) .NET
2 63 (40.65%) HTML
3 62 (40.00%) CSS
4 61 (39.35%) jQuery
5 49 (31.61%) ASP.NET
6 41 (26.45%) Web Services
7 40 (25.81%) .NET Framework
8 36 (23.23%) AngularJS
9 35 (22.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 32 (20.65%) CSS3
11 30 (19.35%) HTML5
12 28 (18.06%) Entity Framework
12 28 (18.06%) WinForms
13 24 (15.48%) ADO.NET
14 19 (12.26%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (10.32%) Ajax
16 13 (8.39%) .NET Core
17 12 (7.74%) WCF
18 10 (6.45%) XML
19 9 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 28 (18.06%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.81%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.87%) User Experience
6 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.23%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.58%) Replication
8 3 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.94%) CMDB
9 2 (1.29%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
10 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.45%) Android
1 10 (6.45%) Apple iOS
2 8 (5.16%) Linux
2 8 (5.16%) Unix
3 5 (3.23%) Windows
4 2 (1.29%) CentOS
4 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.29%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.65%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (47.74%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.06%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (25.16%) Web Development
4 36 (23.23%) Computer Science
5 31 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 25 (16.13%) Migration
6 25 (16.13%) Scrum
7 24 (15.48%) Data Security
7 24 (15.48%) MVC
7 24 (15.48%) Test Automation
8 21 (13.55%) E-Commerce
9 20 (12.90%) Mentoring
10 19 (12.26%) BDD
10 19 (12.26%) Coaching
11 18 (11.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (10.97%) Agile Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Functional Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Software Testing
12 17 (10.97%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 112 (72.26%) C#
2 79 (50.97%) JavaScript
3 64 (41.29%) SQL
4 31 (20.00%) VB
5 28 (18.06%) VB6
6 26 (16.77%) VB.NET
7 15 (9.68%) T-SQL
8 10 (6.45%) Java
9 8 (5.16%) C++
10 7 (4.52%) X++
11 5 (3.23%) Fortran
11 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.58%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.94%) VC++
14 2 (1.29%) COBOL
14 2 (1.29%) PHP
14 2 (1.29%) Python
15 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (27.10%) Degree
2 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.94%) MCAD
4 2 (1.29%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (21.94%) GDPR
2 24 (15.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.23%) QA
4 3 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.29%) Ansible
2 2 (1.29%) Grafana
2 2 (1.29%) Kibana
2 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.29%) Nagios
2 2 (1.29%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.29%) Terraform
3 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (53.55%) Microsoft
2 35 (22.58%) Xamarin
3 17 (10.97%) FIS
3 17 (10.97%) WorldPay
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle
4 4 (2.58%) Telerik
5 2 (1.29%) JD Edwards
5 2 (1.29%) Zend
6 1 (0.65%) Aareon
6 1 (0.65%) Civica
6 1 (0.65%) Micro Focus