The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 106 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2640 2957 3346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.68% 3.05% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.48% 19.14% 20.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2338 2541 3083
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Visual Studio
UK

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

Development Applications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
16018 15446 15988
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.24% 15.93% 15.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13674 12864 14086
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in England

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region.

Visual Studio Salary Trend in England

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in England

Visual Studio
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -27 839 £50,000 -1.96% 92
South East -6 646 £42,500 +6.25% 85
Yorkshire +5 268 £35,000 - 50
East of England +15 226 £40,000 +6.66% 40
West Midlands +1 197 £37,500 +11.94% 23
North West +9 189 £37,000 +5.71% 53
South West -26 182 £37,500 - 34
East Midlands -45 89 £37,500 -6.25% 18
North East +1 40 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio.

1 4185 (77.95%) .NET
2 4083 (76.05%) C#
3 3307 (61.59%) SQL Server
4 2895 (53.92%) SQL
5 2853 (53.14%) ASP.NET
6 2612 (48.65%) HTML
7 2519 (46.92%) JavaScript
8 2371 (44.16%) Microsoft
9 2338 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
10 2237 (41.67%) CSS
11 1914 (35.65%) MVC
12 1661 (30.94%) jQuery
13 1288 (23.99%) Team Foundation Server
14 1270 (23.65%) .NET Framework
15 1213 (22.59%) XML
16 1203 (22.41%) Windows
17 1131 (21.07%) MS Excel
18 1087 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
19 1023 (19.05%) WCF
20 1004 (18.70%) ASP.NET MVC
21 998 (18.59%) Finance
22 949 (17.68%) Web Services
23 937 (17.45%) Scrum
24 906 (16.87%) HTML5
25 899 (16.74%) T-SQL
26 836 (15.57%) Degree
27 835 (15.55%) TDD
28 804 (14.97%) VB.NET
29 788 (14.68%) SharePoint
29 788 (14.68%) Software Engineering

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region citing Visual Studio 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 Visual Studio. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 788 (14.68%) SharePoint
2 558 (10.39%) IIS
3 351 (6.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 234 (4.36%) CMS
5 222 (4.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 86 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
6 86 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 75 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 75 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 56 (1.04%) Confluence
9 50 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
10 34 (0.63%) NServiceBus
11 31 (0.58%) WordPress
12 26 (0.48%) MS Project Server
12 26 (0.48%) Node.js
13 22 (0.41%) MS Exchange
14 20 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 18 (0.34%) JBoss
16 15 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (0.28%) Apache
Applications
1 1131 (21.07%) MS Excel
2 276 (5.14%) MS Office
3 92 (1.71%) InfoPath
4 86 (1.60%) Photoshop
5 58 (1.08%) MS Visio
6 55 (1.02%) PowerPivot
7 27 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
8 22 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 13 (0.24%) MS Project
10 12 (0.22%) SPSS
11 11 (0.20%) Mingle
12 10 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.075%) Maya
14 4 (0.075%) 3ds Max
15 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
16 1 (0.019%) FastStats
16 1 (0.019%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 160 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 20 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 13 (0.24%) Magento
6 12 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.22%) Line 500
7 10 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
8 7 (0.13%) Tridion
9 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.093%) ReMetrica
10 5 (0.093%) LabWindows
10 5 (0.093%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.075%) assyst
11 4 (0.075%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.075%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.056%) Summit
12 3 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.037%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 230 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (1.94%) SaaS
3 47 (0.88%) Office 365
4 36 (0.67%) GitHub
5 35 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (0.48%) PaaS
7 8 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.093%) IaaS
8 5 (0.093%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.093%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.075%) Trello
10 1 (0.019%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 154 (2.87%) Internet
2 151 (2.81%) Intranet
3 72 (1.34%) TCP/IP
4 65 (1.21%) HTTP
5 64 (1.19%) Extranet
6 44 (0.82%) Firewall
7 43 (0.80%) DNS
8 32 (0.60%) LAN
9 26 (0.48%) WAN
10 16 (0.30%) DHCP
10 16 (0.30%) SSL
10 16 (0.30%) AMQP
11 14 (0.26%) VoIP
12 12 (0.22%) VLAN
13 11 (0.20%) SSH
14 9 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (0.17%) Wireless
15 8 (0.15%) SMTP
15 8 (0.15%) SMS
15 8 (0.15%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3307 (61.59%) SQL Server
2 1087 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 668 (12.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 554 (10.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 406 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 334 (6.22%) Relational Database
7 307 (5.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 251 (4.67%) MySQL
9 210 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
10 195 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 134 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
12 92 (1.71%) Oracle Database
13 84 (1.56%) MS Access
14 74 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
15 70 (1.30%) PerformancePoint
16 66 (1.23%) RDBMS
17 47 (0.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
17 47 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
18 46 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 45 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1288 (23.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 417 (7.77%) NUnit
3 266 (4.95%) Git (software)
4 249 (4.64%) Subversion
5 220 (4.10%) Selenium
6 164 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 156 (2.91%) TeamCity
8 143 (2.66%) JIRA
8 143 (2.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 140 (2.61%) SpecFlow
10 121 (2.25%) ReSharper
11 112 (2.09%) MSBuild
12 110 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 109 (2.03%) MSTest
14 100 (1.86%) Eclipse
15 95 (1.77%) FitNesse
16 71 (1.32%) Jenkins
17 68 (1.27%) CruiseControl
18 66 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
19 65 (1.21%) WebDriver
General
1 998 (18.59%) Finance
2 157 (2.92%) Banking
3 152 (2.83%) Marketing
4 144 (2.68%) Retail
5 85 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 82 (1.53%) Automotive
7 81 (1.51%) Law
8 71 (1.32%) Legal
9 68 (1.27%) Back Office
10 51 (0.95%) Games
10 51 (0.95%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.88%) Advertising
12 41 (0.76%) Front Office
13 39 (0.73%) Publishing
14 34 (0.63%) Electronics
15 32 (0.60%) Investment Banking
16 27 (0.50%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.32%) French Language
18 14 (0.26%) Military
19 13 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3924 (73.09%) Developer
2 1598 (29.76%) .NET Developer
3 1045 (19.46%) C# Developer
4 770 (14.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 733 (13.65%) Software Developer
6 588 (10.95%) Senior Developer
7 474 (8.83%) Analyst
8 408 (7.60%) Web Developer
9 375 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 348 (6.48%) ASP.NET Developer
11 301 (5.61%) Software Engineer
12 271 (5.05%) SharePoint Developer
13 258 (4.81%) Senior .NET Developer
14 228 (4.25%) Junior
15 218 (4.06%) Junior Developer
16 179 (3.33%) .NET Web Developer
17 178 (3.32%) Programmer
18 172 (3.20%) Graduate
19 158 (2.94%) Test Analyst
20 157 (2.92%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4185 (77.95%) .NET
2 2853 (53.14%) ASP.NET
3 2612 (48.65%) HTML
4 2237 (41.67%) CSS
5 1661 (30.94%) jQuery
6 1270 (23.65%) .NET Framework
7 1213 (22.59%) XML
8 1023 (19.05%) WCF
9 1004 (18.70%) ASP.NET MVC
10 949 (17.68%) Web Services
11 906 (16.87%) HTML5
12 743 (13.84%) Ajax
13 561 (10.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 544 (10.13%) CSS3
15 476 (8.87%) LINQ
16 411 (7.66%) WPF
17 357 (6.65%) WinForms
18 339 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 322 (6.00%) JSON
20 299 (5.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 452 (8.42%) Computer Science
2 451 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 189 (3.52%) Mathematics
4 154 (2.87%) N-Tier
5 153 (2.85%) Client/Server
6 146 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 146 (2.72%) User Experience
7 142 (2.64%) Mobile App
8 109 (2.03%) Open Source
9 104 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
10 91 (1.69%) Inversion of Control
11 85 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 65 (1.21%) Fixed Income
13 48 (0.89%) Hedge funds
14 42 (0.78%) Blog
15 40 (0.75%) Visualisation
16 38 (0.71%) Algorithms
17 35 (0.65%) iPhone
17 35 (0.65%) Physics
18 34 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1203 (22.41%) Windows
2 213 (3.97%) Linux
3 166 (3.09%) Android
4 123 (2.29%) Apple iOS
5 73 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 73 (1.36%) UNIX
6 65 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (1.21%) Windows 8
7 54 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (0.60%) Windows Phone
9 19 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (0.24%) Solaris
11 12 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (0.22%) CentOS
12 11 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 11 (0.20%) VMS
13 10 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.15%) Windows CE
15 5 (0.093%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2338 (43.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1914 (35.65%) MVC
3 937 (17.45%) Scrum
4 835 (15.55%) TDD
5 788 (14.68%) Software Engineering
6 770 (14.34%) OO
7 472 (8.79%) Web Development
8 395 (7.36%) Unit Testing
9 392 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
10 342 (6.37%) Workflow
11 313 (5.83%) Mentoring
12 299 (5.57%) OOP
13 294 (5.48%) BDD
14 293 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
15 273 (5.08%) E-Commerce
16 242 (4.51%) CRM
17 233 (4.34%) Project Management
18 207 (3.86%) Multithreading
19 204 (3.80%) OOD
20 198 (3.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4083 (76.05%) C#
2 2895 (53.92%) SQL
3 2519 (46.92%) JavaScript
4 899 (16.74%) T-SQL
5 804 (14.97%) VB.NET
6 549 (10.23%) C++
7 431 (8.03%) VB
8 408 (7.60%) Java
9 312 (5.81%) PowerShell
10 238 (4.43%) PHP
11 209 (3.89%) VB6
12 190 (3.54%) C
13 186 (3.46%) VBA
14 69 (1.29%) Python
15 67 (1.25%) PL/SQL
16 61 (1.14%) VBScript
17 48 (0.89%) Perl
18 43 (0.80%) XAML
19 38 (0.71%) Ruby
20 34 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 836 (15.57%) Degree
2 229 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 120 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 98 (1.83%) ISEB
5 67 (1.25%) MCSD
6 62 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 57 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 43 (0.80%) MCP
9 39 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 36 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 21 (0.39%) MCPD
12 19 (0.35%) MCSE
13 16 (0.30%) MCTS
14 14 (0.26%) MCSA
14 14 (0.26%) PhD
15 12 (0.22%) MCAD
16 7 (0.13%) MCITP
17 6 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
17 6 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 458 (8.53%) QA
2 54 (1.01%) SLA
3 21 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.32%) HL7
5 12 (0.22%) COBIT
6 11 (0.20%) WCAG
7 10 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.075%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.056%) Section 508
12 1 (0.019%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.019%) GCP
System Software
1 106 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 94 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.73%) Hyper-V
4 29 (0.54%) Firmware
5 24 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.28%) vSphere
7 5 (0.093%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.093%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.056%) IAG
8 3 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.037%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.037%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.019%) zsh
10 1 (0.019%) Snort
10 1 (0.019%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.019%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 79 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (0.63%) SCVMM
3 25 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.34%) MOM
5 16 (0.30%) Puppet
6 10 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 9 (0.17%) SCCM
8 8 (0.15%) WMI
9 7 (0.13%) SCOM
10 5 (0.093%) WSUS
10 5 (0.093%) Nagios
11 4 (0.075%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.056%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.019%) Sysprep
13 1 (0.019%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.019%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 1 (0.019%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2371 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 508 (9.46%) Oracle
3 118 (2.20%) Telerik
4 94 (1.75%) VMware
5 92 (1.71%) Sitecore
6 75 (1.40%) Cognos
7 72 (1.34%) SAP
8 58 (1.08%) Tableau
9 42 (0.78%) Twitter
10 41 (0.76%) TOWER Software
10 41 (0.76%) IBM
11 36 (0.67%) Business Objects
11 36 (0.67%) Adobe
12 35 (0.65%) Sage
13 29 (0.54%) Google
13 29 (0.54%) HP
14 28 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (0.52%) Atlassian
15 27 (0.50%) DevExpress
16 25 (0.47%) Sybase
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