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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio
England / North West
Rank 83 64 98
Rank change year-on-year -19 +34  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 203 215 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.33% 3.78% 2.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.10% 17.78% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 174 187 156
Median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £29,514
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £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 1261 1209 1156
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 20.70% 21.27% 17.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1066 1055 1017
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -10 140 £37,500 -6.25% 31
Cheshire -24 31 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Merseyside +16 26 £30,750 -3.90% 4
Lancashire -5 5 £35,000 - 4
Visual Studio
England

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 283 (80.40%) .NET
2 251 (71.31%) C#
3 218 (61.93%) HTML
4 202 (57.39%) SQL Server
5 201 (57.10%) SQL
6 188 (53.41%) ASP.NET
7 175 (49.72%) JavaScript
8 160 (45.45%) MVC
9 154 (43.75%) Microsoft
10 148 (42.05%) CSS
11 134 (38.07%) jQuery
12 123 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
13 102 (28.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 98 (27.84%) .NET Framework
15 95 (26.99%) Software Engineering
16 93 (26.42%) Degree
17 90 (25.57%) Team Foundation Server
18 82 (23.30%) C++
19 80 (22.73%) XML
20 75 (21.31%) MS Excel
21 74 (21.02%) HTML5
22 73 (20.74%) WCF
23 69 (19.60%) Windows
24 67 (19.03%) iPad
25 66 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
26 65 (18.47%) Entity Framework
27 56 (15.91%) T-SQL
28 55 (15.63%) Web Services
29 54 (15.34%) Ajax
30 53 (15.06%) JSON

Visual Studio
Top Related 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 16 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.26%) CMS
3 13 (3.69%) NServiceBus
3 13 (3.69%) Umbraco
4 10 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (2.27%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.99%) IIS
7 3 (0.85%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.57%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.57%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 75 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) PlanetPress Connect
1 5 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.85%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.57%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.27%) SaaS
4 6 (1.70%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.99%) Ethernet
1 7 (1.99%) RS-232
1 7 (1.99%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.42%) SMS
3 3 (0.85%) HTTP
3 3 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.28%) Network Security
4 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 66 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (9.09%) MySQL
4 21 (5.97%) SQL Server 2000
5 17 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.69%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.99%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.70%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.70%) MS Access
12 5 (1.42%) Redis
13 3 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
13 3 (0.85%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 90 (25.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 20 (5.68%) Selenium
3 20 (5.68%) Subversion
4 18 (5.11%) SpecFlow
5 17 (4.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (3.69%) FxCop
6 13 (3.69%) NUnit
6 13 (3.69%) StyleCop
6 13 (3.69%) TeamCity
7 12 (3.41%) NuGet
8 9 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Blend
10 7 (1.99%) MSI
10 7 (1.99%) MSTest
10 7 (1.99%) WiX
11 5 (1.42%) Mercurial
12 4 (1.14%) JMeter
General
1 49 (13.92%) Finance
2 36 (10.23%) Marketing
3 27 (7.67%) Electronics
4 20 (5.68%) Games
4 20 (5.68%) Retail
5 16 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.98%) Banking
7 10 (2.84%) Law
8 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.42%) Publishing
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
10 3 (0.85%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 240 (68.18%) Developer
2 157 (44.60%) .NET Developer
3 139 (39.49%) C# Developer
4 117 (33.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 64 (18.18%) Software Developer
6 63 (17.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 49 (13.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 44 (12.50%) Analyst
9 40 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 31 (8.81%) Senior Developer
11 29 (8.24%) Software Engineer
12 27 (7.67%) Embedded Engineer
13 26 (7.39%) Senior .NET Developer
13 26 (7.39%) Senior C# Developer
14 25 (7.10%) Graduate
15 24 (6.82%) C# Software Developer
15 24 (6.82%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 24 (6.82%) Web Developer
16 23 (6.53%) .NET Software Developer
17 22 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (80.40%) .NET
2 218 (61.93%) HTML
3 188 (53.41%) ASP.NET
4 148 (42.05%) CSS
5 134 (38.07%) jQuery
6 102 (28.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 98 (27.84%) .NET Framework
8 80 (22.73%) XML
9 74 (21.02%) HTML5
10 73 (20.74%) WCF
11 65 (18.47%) Entity Framework
12 55 (15.63%) Web Services
13 54 (15.34%) Ajax
14 53 (15.06%) JSON
15 48 (13.64%) ASP.NET Web API
16 46 (13.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 43 (12.22%) AngularJS
18 30 (8.52%) WPF
19 29 (8.24%) CSS3
20 26 (7.39%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 67 (19.03%) iPad
2 38 (10.80%) Mobile App
3 22 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 21 (5.97%) Algorithms
5 19 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (4.26%) N-Tier
7 13 (3.69%) PMI
7 13 (3.69%) User Experience
8 12 (3.41%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.99%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.99%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 7 (1.99%) Internet of Things
10 6 (1.70%) Graphic Design
11 5 (1.42%) Social Media
12 4 (1.14%) Blog
12 4 (1.14%) FMCG
13 3 (0.85%) RIA
14 2 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
14 2 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 69 (19.60%) Windows
2 44 (12.50%) Linux
3 21 (5.97%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (2.27%) Windows XP
5 7 (1.99%) Mac OS
5 7 (1.99%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.99%) Unix
5 7 (1.99%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Android
7 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (45.45%) MVC
2 123 (34.94%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (26.99%) Software Engineering
4 52 (14.77%) Web Development
5 51 (14.49%) Scrum
6 47 (13.35%) SDLC
7 36 (10.23%) TDD
8 35 (9.94%) Unit Testing
9 28 (7.95%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (7.39%) OO
11 25 (7.10%) Problem Management
11 25 (7.10%) Web Application Development
12 24 (6.82%) Validation
13 23 (6.53%) ETL
13 23 (6.53%) Feasibility Study
13 23 (6.53%) Waterfall
14 21 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.97%) Dependency Injection
14 21 (5.97%) Multithreading
15 19 (5.40%) UML
Programming Languages
1 251 (71.31%) C#
2 201 (57.10%) SQL
3 175 (49.72%) JavaScript
4 82 (23.30%) C++
5 56 (15.91%) T-SQL
6 45 (12.78%) C
7 44 (12.50%) VB
8 40 (11.36%) PHP
9 36 (10.23%) Embedded C
10 26 (7.39%) VB.NET
11 24 (6.82%) VB6
12 21 (5.97%) Java
13 18 (5.11%) ANSI SQL
14 14 (3.98%) Embedded C++
15 12 (3.41%) TypeScript
16 11 (3.13%) XAML
17 9 (2.56%) VBA
18 8 (2.27%) VBScript
19 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
20 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (26.42%) Degree
2 13 (3.69%) PMI Certification
3 7 (1.99%) ISEB
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) MCSE
5 1 (0.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.82%) QA
2 8 (2.27%) HL7
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 25 (7.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 154 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.97%) Oracle
3 19 (5.40%) Tableau
4 16 (4.55%) Google
5 12 (3.41%) Sitecore
6 11 (3.13%) Xamarin
7 8 (2.27%) SAP
8 5 (1.42%) Facebook
9 4 (1.14%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.57%) HP
10 2 (0.57%) iManage
10 2 (0.57%) LexisNexis
11 1 (0.28%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.28%) Veeam
11 1 (0.28%) Wonderware
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
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DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £31000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + 5% Pension, Bonus, 25 days Holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Itecco
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Kids Pass Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Plus Company Benefits
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Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Posted: 23 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
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Manchester, Lancashire
Avecto Limited
Posted: 23 days ago
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Salary: Competitive salary and company benefits
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