The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 312 314 296
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 6 11 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.054% 0.090% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 0.61% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 6 11 33
Average salary £46,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £42,500 £40,900
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
VSS/SourceSafe
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Development Applications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1501 1807 1609
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 13.52% 14.84% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1636 1502
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe across the City of London region.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in the City of London

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VSS/SourceSafe.

1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 15 (60.00%) Subversion
3 14 (56.00%) XML
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) Windows
5 10 (40.00%) Java
5 10 (40.00%) IIS
5 10 (40.00%) Finance
6 8 (32.00%) Release Management
6 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
6 8 (32.00%) CSS
6 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (32.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) HTML
6 8 (32.00%) ITIL
6 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (28.00%) Change Control
7 7 (28.00%) MSBuild
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (28.00%) HTML5
7 7 (28.00%) WiX
7 7 (28.00%) XSLT
7 7 (28.00%) MCSE
7 7 (28.00%) J2EE
7 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT jobs across the City of London region citing VSS/SourceSafe also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (40.00%) IIS
2 7 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
3 6 (24.00%) CMS
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) SAS
7 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (4.00%) Apache Solr
7 1 (4.00%) JBoss
7 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Advent Geneva
1 3 (12.00%) PORTIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) Intranet
1 6 (24.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) NAS
3 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.00%) TACACS
4 2 (8.00%) MPLS
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) IPsec
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) VoIP
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) RIP
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) tcpdump
4 2 (8.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) Subversion
2 8 (32.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (32.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (28.00%) MSBuild
3 7 (28.00%) WiX
3 7 (28.00%) MSI
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) NUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (4.00%) Gradle
6 1 (4.00%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (4.00%) Ant
6 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.00%) Maven
6 1 (4.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (4.00%) Xcode
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Build Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Java Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 14 (56.00%) XML
3 8 (32.00%) CSS
3 8 (32.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (28.00%) HTML5
4 7 (28.00%) XSLT
4 7 (28.00%) J2EE
4 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 7 (28.00%) jQuery
5 6 (24.00%) Web Services
5 6 (24.00%) CSS3
6 4 (16.00%) Software Packaging
7 1 (4.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (4.00%) REST
7 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Hedge funds
4 2 (8.00%) e-Health
4 2 (8.00%) SecurID
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Release Management
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Change Control
2 7 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (28.00%) Web Development
2 7 (28.00%) Content Management
2 7 (28.00%) MVC
3 6 (24.00%) UX Design
4 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
6 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.00%) SOA
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.00%) Coaching
8 1 (4.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 7 (28.00%) XPath
4 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) C
6 1 (4.00%) XQuery
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) MCSE
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCA
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCSA
3 3 (12.00%) CFA
3 3 (12.00%) MCITP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) XenApp
1 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) XenServer
2 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (8.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 6 (24.00%) EPiServer
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (12.00%) BI-SAM
5 3 (12.00%) FactSet
5 3 (12.00%) Fiserv
5 3 (12.00%) Advent
5 3 (12.00%) Serena
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) CA
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Sun