Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 120 83
Rank change year-on-year -50 -37 +17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 240 324 394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.87% 2.63% 3.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.28% 12.51% 16.51%
Number of salaries quoted 200 289 348
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £30,475 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 2,900 2,589 2,386
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.54% 21.02% 19.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2,317 2,276 2,095
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,375 £26,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

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 February 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 20 February 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 -5 154 £42,500 +6.25% 28
Cheshire -54 57 £40,000 - 27
Lancashire +15 23 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Merseyside -42 6 £37,500 +22.95% 6
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 170 (70.83%) C#
2 158 (65.83%) .NET
3 146 (60.83%) SQL Server
4 118 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (46.25%) SQL
6 102 (42.50%) Microsoft
7 99 (41.25%) MVC
8 89 (37.08%) ASP.NET
9 81 (33.75%) JavaScript
10 75 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 66 (27.50%) HTML
12 59 (24.58%) CSS
13 58 (24.17%) jQuery
14 56 (23.33%) .NET Framework
14 56 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
14 56 (23.33%) Web Services
15 50 (20.83%) Degree
16 40 (16.67%) Test Automation
16 40 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 40 (16.67%) Scrum
17 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 35 (14.58%) T-SQL
19 33 (13.75%) XML
19 33 (13.75%) WCF
20 31 (12.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 29 (12.08%) Windows
22 28 (11.67%) Java
22 28 (11.67%) Finance
22 28 (11.67%) Web Development

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 (11.25%) CMS
2 13 (5.42%) IIS
3 5 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.08%) WordPress
4 4 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.25%) SAS
5 3 (1.25%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.83%) Apache
6 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.42%) Confluence
7 1 (0.42%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.42%) Kentico
7 1 (0.42%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.92%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.25%) SPSS
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.42%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Epicor Tropos
2 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.42%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.83%) PaaS
4 13 (5.42%) IaaS
5 7 (2.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.92%) Office 365
6 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.67%) SaaS
7 3 (1.25%) Firebase
8 2 (0.83%) CheetahMail
8 2 (0.83%) GitHub
8 2 (0.83%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.83%) Google Tag Manager
8 2 (0.83%) Pure360
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.42%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.58%) HTTP
2 7 (2.92%) Firewall
2 7 (2.92%) VPN
3 4 (1.67%) Intranet
3 4 (1.67%) Network Security
4 2 (0.83%) Internet
5 1 (0.42%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.42%) SAN
5 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (60.83%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (14.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (7.92%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (7.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (5.83%) Power BI
9 13 (5.42%) Oracle Database
10 10 (4.17%) Relational Database
10 10 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (3.75%) Big Data
12 8 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (2.92%) MySQL
14 5 (2.08%) QlikView
15 4 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.67%) MS Access
16 3 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (11.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 20 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 20 (8.33%) Selenium
4 18 (7.50%) TeamCity
5 16 (6.67%) Subversion
6 10 (4.17%) JIRA
6 10 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 9 (3.75%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.92%) FogBugz
8 7 (2.92%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (2.50%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.50%) Toad
9 6 (2.50%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.08%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.08%) NUnit
10 5 (2.08%) ReSharper
10 5 (2.08%) SonarQube
11 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (11.67%) Finance
2 16 (6.67%) Marketing
3 13 (5.42%) Retail
4 9 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.92%) Advertising
6 6 (2.50%) Games
7 5 (2.08%) Law
7 5 (2.08%) Legal
8 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.83%) Banking
10 1 (0.42%) Automotive
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 164 (68.33%) Developer
2 70 (29.17%) .NET Developer
3 61 (25.42%) C# Developer
4 48 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 22 (9.17%) SQL Developer
7 20 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 19 (7.92%) Software Engineer
9 17 (7.08%) Architect
9 17 (7.08%) C# Software Developer
10 15 (6.25%) Applications Support
10 15 (6.25%) Tester
11 13 (5.42%) .NET Software Developer
12 12 (5.00%) Applications Developer
12 12 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 12 (5.00%) Automation Tester
13 11 (4.58%) Lead Software Engineer
14 10 (4.17%) .NET Software Engineer
14 10 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
14 10 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (65.83%) .NET
2 89 (37.08%) ASP.NET
3 66 (27.50%) HTML
4 59 (24.58%) CSS
5 58 (24.17%) jQuery
6 56 (23.33%) .NET Framework
6 56 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 56 (23.33%) Web Services
7 33 (13.75%) WCF
7 33 (13.75%) XML
8 31 (12.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 25 (10.42%) Ajax
10 21 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 21 (8.75%) Entity Framework
11 18 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (7.50%) HTML5
12 17 (7.08%) AngularJS
12 17 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 16 (6.67%) REST
14 13 (5.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.08%) Mobile App
3 16 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 11 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.92%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.92%) Tandem
7 6 (2.50%) User Experience
8 5 (2.08%) iPhone
9 3 (1.25%) Fintech
9 3 (1.25%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.83%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.83%) iPad
10 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.42%) FMCG
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.42%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (12.08%) Windows
2 10 (4.17%) Android
2 10 (4.17%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.25%) Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (41.25%) MVC
3 40 (16.67%) Scrum
3 40 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 28 (11.67%) Web Development
5 24 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 23 (9.58%) TDD
7 22 (9.17%) BDD
7 22 (9.17%) SDLC
8 21 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (8.33%) OO
10 19 (7.92%) Unit Testing
11 18 (7.50%) E-Commerce
11 18 (7.50%) Service Delivery
12 17 (7.08%) Front End Development
12 17 (7.08%) Test Scripting
13 16 (6.67%) ETL
14 15 (6.25%) Data Modelling
14 15 (6.25%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 170 (70.83%) C#
2 111 (46.25%) SQL
3 81 (33.75%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.58%) T-SQL
5 28 (11.67%) Java
6 16 (6.67%) VB.NET
7 11 (4.58%) C++
8 10 (4.17%) PHP
9 7 (2.92%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.92%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.50%) VBA
11 5 (2.08%) Apple Swift
11 5 (2.08%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.67%) R
12 4 (1.67%) XPath
13 3 (1.25%) C
13 3 (1.25%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.25%) VB
13 3 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (20.83%) Degree
2 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.50%) ISEB
4 6 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.67%) MCPD
5 4 (1.67%) MCSD
5 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 3 (1.25%) MCP
6 3 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) HND
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.42%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.42%) MCAD
8 1 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.50%) QA
2 12 (5.00%) SLA
3 5 (2.08%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.67%) PA-DSS
5 3 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.25%) PMO
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
2 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.42%) Terraform
Vendors
1 102 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.92%) Oracle
3 17 (7.08%) Capita
4 11 (4.58%) Google
5 9 (3.75%) Xamarin
6 8 (3.33%) VMware
7 5 (2.08%) Tableau
7 5 (2.08%) Zend
8 4 (1.67%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.67%) Veeam
9 3 (1.25%) Intapp
9 3 (1.25%) SAP
10 2 (0.83%) Adobe
11 1 (0.42%) CA
11 1 (0.42%) Cerner
11 1 (0.42%) Cisco
11 1 (0.42%) Dell
11 1 (0.42%) HP
11 1 (0.42%) Informatica
11 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com