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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 122 91
Rank change year-on-year +15 -31  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 194 123 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.87% 2.20% 3.09%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.36% 11.53% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 175 117 151
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £48,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1452 1067 1236
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.50% 19.07% 19.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1208 940 1054
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 116 £40,000 +3.89% 19
Cheshire -7 53 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Merseyside -2 14 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Lancashire -4 11 £35,500 +1.42% 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 327 (81.34%) .NET
2 314 (78.11%) C#
3 236 (58.71%) SQL
4 231 (57.46%) HTML
5 228 (56.72%) SQL Server
6 203 (50.50%) Microsoft
7 198 (49.25%) ASP.NET
8 184 (45.77%) JavaScript
9 181 (45.02%) MVC
10 150 (37.31%) CSS
11 149 (37.06%) jQuery
12 141 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
13 125 (31.09%) Degree
14 111 (27.61%) .NET Framework
15 110 (27.36%) C++
16 106 (26.37%) Team Foundation Server
17 105 (26.12%) Windows
18 101 (25.12%) Web Services
19 98 (24.38%) Software Engineering
20 95 (23.63%) ASP.NET MVC
21 90 (22.39%) HTML5
22 88 (21.89%) XML
23 75 (18.66%) Entity Framework
23 75 (18.66%) AngularJS
24 70 (17.41%) ASP.NET Web API
24 70 (17.41%) iPad
24 70 (17.41%) WCF
25 67 (16.67%) C
26 66 (16.42%) SDLC
27 63 (15.67%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 28 (6.97%) CMS
2 20 (4.98%) EPiServer
3 15 (3.73%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.73%) Umbraco
4 14 (3.48%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.24%) NServiceBus
6 6 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.00%) IIS
8 2 (0.50%) Confluence
8 2 (0.50%) Content Management Server
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.25%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.24%) PlanetPress Connect
3 3 (0.75%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 35 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.49%) GitHub
3 9 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.50%) Office 365
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudSearch
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) PaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Route 53
6 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.22%) RS-232
1 21 (5.22%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.23%) Ethernet
3 7 (1.74%) Internet
3 7 (1.74%) Wireless
4 6 (1.49%) HTTP
5 5 (1.24%) SMS
6 3 (0.75%) SSL
7 2 (0.50%) FTP
8 1 (0.25%) LDAP
8 1 (0.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (56.72%) SQL Server
2 53 (13.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (6.72%) MySQL
3 27 (6.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (6.47%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.98%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 17 (4.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (3.73%) NoSQL
10 10 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.74%) QlikView
12 5 (1.24%) Big Data
12 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.24%) Power BI
12 5 (1.24%) Redis
13 4 (1.00%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 106 (26.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 47 (11.69%) Subversion
3 39 (9.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 36 (8.96%) Git (software)
5 22 (5.47%) NuGet
6 20 (4.98%) NUnit
6 20 (4.98%) TeamCity
7 17 (4.23%) Microsoft Blend
7 17 (4.23%) MSI
7 17 (4.23%) MSTest
7 17 (4.23%) WiX
8 16 (3.98%) Selenium
9 14 (3.48%) SpecFlow
10 12 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
11 11 (2.74%) ReSharper
12 9 (2.24%) FxCop
12 9 (2.24%) JIRA
12 9 (2.24%) StyleCop
13 8 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
13 8 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 57 (14.18%) Marketing
2 43 (10.70%) Games
3 41 (10.20%) Finance
4 32 (7.96%) Electronics
5 24 (5.97%) Law
6 21 (5.22%) Manufacturing
7 17 (4.23%) Retail
8 13 (3.23%) Banking
9 12 (2.99%) Legal
10 10 (2.49%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.24%) Advertising
11 5 (1.24%) Publishing
12 3 (0.75%) Automotive
12 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 302 (75.12%) Developer
2 165 (41.04%) .NET Developer
3 142 (35.32%) C# Developer
4 132 (32.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 82 (20.40%) Software Developer
6 58 (14.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 51 (12.69%) Senior Developer
8 46 (11.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 42 (10.45%) Software Engineer
10 34 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 30 (7.46%) Analyst
11 30 (7.46%) Embedded Engineer
11 30 (7.46%) Senior .NET Developer
12 28 (6.97%) C++ Developer
13 27 (6.72%) Web Developer
14 26 (6.47%) Senior C# Developer
15 25 (6.22%) Senior C# .NET Developer
16 22 (5.47%) SQL Developer
17 21 (5.22%) .NET Web Developer
18 20 (4.98%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (81.34%) .NET
2 231 (57.46%) HTML
3 198 (49.25%) ASP.NET
4 150 (37.31%) CSS
5 149 (37.06%) jQuery
6 111 (27.61%) .NET Framework
7 101 (25.12%) Web Services
8 95 (23.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 90 (22.39%) HTML5
10 88 (21.89%) XML
11 75 (18.66%) AngularJS
11 75 (18.66%) Entity Framework
12 70 (17.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 70 (17.41%) WCF
13 63 (15.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 57 (14.18%) JSON
15 44 (10.95%) Ajax
16 39 (9.70%) CSS3
17 37 (9.20%) NHibernate
18 36 (8.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.41%) iPad
2 47 (11.69%) Mobile App
3 41 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 34 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (6.22%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (4.98%) Algorithms
7 19 (4.73%) Data Structures
7 19 (4.73%) N-Tier
8 17 (4.23%) Industrial Internet of Things
8 17 (4.23%) Internet of Things
9 16 (3.98%) User Experience
10 12 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.99%) PMI
12 7 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
13 6 (1.49%) FMCG
14 5 (1.24%) Graphic Design
14 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.24%) Social Media
15 3 (0.75%) Blog
15 3 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 105 (26.12%) Windows
2 54 (13.43%) Linux
3 20 (4.98%) Embedded Linux
3 20 (4.98%) Windows XP
4 17 (4.23%) Mac OS
4 17 (4.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 6 (1.49%) Android
5 6 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.49%) Unix
6 5 (1.24%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.75%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (45.02%) MVC
2 141 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (24.38%) Software Engineering
4 66 (16.42%) SDLC
5 60 (14.93%) Scrum
6 58 (14.43%) OO
7 55 (13.68%) Unit Testing
8 50 (12.44%) Web Development
9 45 (11.19%) Multithreading
10 42 (10.45%) TDD
11 35 (8.71%) Test Automation
12 34 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (8.46%) SOLID
13 32 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (7.21%) Dependency Injection
14 29 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
15 27 (6.72%) ETL
15 27 (6.72%) Kanban
15 27 (6.72%) Project Management
16 25 (6.22%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 314 (78.11%) C#
2 236 (58.71%) SQL
3 184 (45.77%) JavaScript
4 110 (27.36%) C++
5 67 (16.67%) C
6 48 (11.94%) T-SQL
7 41 (10.20%) PHP
8 38 (9.45%) VB
9 36 (8.96%) Embedded C
10 25 (6.22%) XAML
11 24 (5.97%) Java
12 23 (5.72%) TypeScript
13 16 (3.98%) ANSI SQL
14 15 (3.73%) VB6
15 13 (3.23%) Embedded C++
16 9 (2.24%) VB.NET
16 9 (2.24%) XPath
17 5 (1.24%) Python
17 5 (1.24%) VBA
18 4 (1.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (31.09%) Degree
2 8 (1.99%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.50%) HND
6 1 (0.25%) MCSE
6 1 (0.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.97%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) SLA
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 29 (7.21%) Firmware
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (0.75%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 203 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (5.47%) Tableau
3 19 (4.73%) Sitecore
4 17 (4.23%) Oracle
5 16 (3.98%) Google
6 14 (3.48%) Xamarin
7 11 (2.74%) SAP
8 5 (1.24%) Facebook
9 4 (1.00%) Freescale
10 3 (0.75%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.75%) iManage
10 3 (0.75%) LexisNexis
11 2 (0.50%) Nintex
11 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.25%) RedGate
12 1 (0.25%) Telerik
12 1 (0.25%) Veeam
12 1 (0.25%) Zend
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