Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 129 100
Rank change year-on-year -11 -29 -12
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 296 303 376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.23% 2.46% 2.89%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.41% 11.56% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 266 282 333
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £26,375 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,750 £52,500 £52,500
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 2843 2622 2491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.45% 21.33% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2321 2350 2186
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 £29,750 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +37 199 £40,000 - 13
Cheshire -36 82 £35,000 -6.67% 11
Merseyside -7 8 £30,500 -14.69% 2
Lancashire -24 7 £37,000 +5.71% 3
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 224 (75.68%) C#
2 211 (71.28%) .NET
3 207 (69.93%) SQL Server
4 157 (53.04%) SQL
5 141 (47.64%) MVC
6 139 (46.96%) ASP.NET
6 139 (46.96%) Microsoft
7 133 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
8 111 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 102 (34.46%) HTML
10 100 (33.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 92 (31.08%) Web Services
12 77 (26.01%) jQuery
13 71 (23.99%) XML
14 70 (23.65%) CSS
15 68 (22.97%) .NET Framework
16 59 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 59 (19.93%) Degree
17 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
18 56 (18.92%) WCF
19 52 (17.57%) Test Automation
19 52 (17.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 50 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
21 49 (16.55%) AngularJS
21 49 (16.55%) Windows
22 47 (15.88%) T-SQL
23 46 (15.54%) HTML5
24 44 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 43 (14.53%) Scrum
25 43 (14.53%) 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 27 (9.12%) CMS
2 15 (5.07%) EPiServer
3 8 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.70%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.69%) IIS
4 5 (1.69%) Kentico
5 4 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.35%) WordPress
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.34%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (6.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.69%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.01%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.34%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.35%) Office 365
4 2 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
4 2 (0.68%) BrowserStack
4 2 (0.68%) GitHub
4 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.68%) IaaS
4 2 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.72%) HTTP
2 6 (2.03%) Wireless
3 3 (1.01%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.01%) RS-232
3 3 (1.01%) SAN
3 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.01%) WAN
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) Intranet
5 1 (0.34%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.34%) SMS
5 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (69.93%) SQL Server
2 59 (19.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (14.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (14.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (10.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (7.43%) Power BI
8 19 (6.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (5.07%) QlikView
11 13 (4.39%) Big Data
11 13 (4.39%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (4.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 11 (3.72%) Oracle Database
14 7 (2.36%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (2.03%) MySQL
15 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
16 5 (1.69%) DB2
17 4 (1.35%) DTS
Development Applications
1 100 (33.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 52 (17.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 32 (10.81%) Subversion
4 27 (9.12%) TeamCity
5 25 (8.45%) Selenium
6 23 (7.77%) Git (software)
7 15 (5.07%) JIRA
8 13 (4.39%) Cucumber
9 12 (4.05%) ReSharper
10 11 (3.72%) CruiseControl
10 11 (3.72%) FogBugz
10 11 (3.72%) SonarQube
11 7 (2.36%) NUnit
11 7 (2.36%) SoapUI
12 6 (2.03%) JMeter
12 6 (2.03%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.03%) Toad
13 5 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (1.69%) WebDriver
14 4 (1.35%) NuGet
General
1 34 (11.49%) Finance
2 21 (7.09%) Retail
3 20 (6.76%) Law
4 15 (5.07%) Marketing
5 10 (3.38%) Games
5 10 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.70%) Advertising
7 7 (2.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Automotive
8 2 (0.68%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
9 1 (0.34%) Local Government
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 226 (76.35%) Developer
2 100 (33.78%) .NET Developer
3 84 (28.38%) C# Developer
4 70 (23.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 33 (11.15%) SQL Developer
6 26 (8.78%) Applications Developer
7 22 (7.43%) Senior Developer
8 20 (6.76%) Tester
9 18 (6.08%) Software Developer
9 18 (6.08%) Software Engineer
10 17 (5.74%) Applications Support
11 16 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 16 (5.41%) SQL BI Developer
12 14 (4.73%) ASP.NET Developer
13 13 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 13 (4.39%) Automation Tester
13 13 (4.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 11 (3.72%) C# Application Developer
14 11 (3.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 11 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (71.28%) .NET
2 139 (46.96%) ASP.NET
3 102 (34.46%) HTML
4 92 (31.08%) Web Services
5 77 (26.01%) jQuery
6 71 (23.99%) XML
7 70 (23.65%) CSS
8 68 (22.97%) .NET Framework
9 58 (19.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 56 (18.92%) WCF
11 50 (16.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 49 (16.55%) AngularJS
13 46 (15.54%) HTML5
14 43 (14.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 34 (11.49%) JSON
16 31 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 30 (10.14%) Entity Framework
18 29 (9.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 26 (8.78%) Ajax
20 25 (8.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (10.81%) Computer Science
3 29 (9.80%) iPad
4 20 (6.76%) Mobile App
5 13 (4.39%) N-Tier
6 11 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (2.70%) FMCG
9 6 (2.03%) Fintech
9 6 (2.03%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.69%) User Experience
11 4 (1.35%) Clustering
12 3 (1.01%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 3 (1.01%) Internet of Things
12 3 (1.01%) iPhone
12 3 (1.01%) Life Science
13 2 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 49 (16.55%) Windows
2 10 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 6 (2.03%) Linux
5 5 (1.69%) Android
5 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.01%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.01%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.68%) Unix
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (47.64%) MVC
2 133 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (17.57%) Test Automation
4 43 (14.53%) Scrum
5 35 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (10.81%) ETL
6 32 (10.81%) Web Development
7 31 (10.47%) Test Scripting
8 30 (10.14%) SDLC
9 23 (7.77%) SOLID
10 22 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (7.43%) Data Modelling
10 22 (7.43%) Software Engineering
11 20 (6.76%) BDD
11 20 (6.76%) Project Management
11 20 (6.76%) Unit Testing
12 19 (6.42%) TDD
13 18 (6.08%) OO
14 17 (5.74%) E-Commerce
14 17 (5.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 224 (75.68%) C#
2 157 (53.04%) SQL
3 111 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 47 (15.88%) T-SQL
5 21 (7.09%) C++
6 20 (6.76%) Java
7 17 (5.74%) TypeScript
8 14 (4.73%) C
9 13 (4.39%) XAML
10 11 (3.72%) Bash Shell
11 10 (3.38%) XPath
12 8 (2.70%) VBA
13 6 (2.03%) PHP
13 6 (2.03%) Python
14 5 (1.69%) ANSI SQL
14 5 (1.69%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.35%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.35%) R
16 3 (1.01%) Apple Swift
16 3 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 59 (19.93%) Degree
2 6 (2.03%) ISEB
2 6 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.35%) HND
4 3 (1.01%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.01%) MCP
5 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.34%) HNC
6 1 (0.34%) MCPD
6 1 (0.34%) MCSD
6 1 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.34%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.12%) QA
2 17 (5.74%) SLA
3 8 (2.70%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.68%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.35%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (1.35%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.34%) Ansible
2 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.34%) Puppet
2 1 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 139 (46.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.74%) Xamarin
3 16 (5.41%) Oracle
3 16 (5.41%) Tableau
4 10 (3.38%) Capita
5 7 (2.36%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.69%) Google
6 5 (1.69%) VMware
7 4 (1.35%) SAP
7 4 (1.35%) Zend
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco
8 3 (1.01%) Citrix
8 3 (1.01%) Dell
8 3 (1.01%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.01%) HP
8 3 (1.01%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.34%) CA
9 1 (0.34%) Cerner
9 1 (0.34%) Nintex