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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 112 90 88
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2660 3001 3207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 2.67% 3.06% 3.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.47% 19.01% 20.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2339 2546 2931
Average salary £42,250 £40,783 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.59% +1.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
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
16155 15787 15405
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 16.19% 16.11% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13743 12985 13361
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -35 817 £50,000 -4.76% 94
South East -2 703 £42,500 +6.25% 80
Yorkshire +5 258 £37,500 +7.14% 39
East of England +6 214 £40,000 +6.66% 28
West Midlands +25 199 £37,500 +7.14% 24
North West +3 193 £37,500 +2.73% 49
South West -29 188 £37,750 +7.85% 36
East Midlands -69 64 £37,500 -1.31% 21
North East +13 54 £32,500 +8.33% 8
South Coast - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4206 (78.84%) .NET
2 4036 (75.65%) C#
3 3291 (61.69%) SQL Server
4 2905 (54.45%) SQL
5 2782 (52.15%) ASP.NET
6 2507 (46.99%) HTML
7 2484 (46.56%) JavaScript
8 2335 (43.77%) Microsoft
9 2293 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
10 2216 (41.54%) CSS
11 1942 (36.40%) MVC
12 1621 (30.38%) jQuery
13 1317 (24.69%) .NET Framework
14 1313 (24.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 1227 (23.00%) Windows
16 1215 (22.77%) XML
17 1103 (20.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 1078 (20.21%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1074 (20.13%) MS Excel
20 1030 (19.31%) WCF
21 979 (18.35%) Finance
22 972 (18.22%) Web Services
23 933 (17.49%) Scrum
24 926 (17.36%) HTML5
25 901 (16.89%) T-SQL
26 824 (15.45%) TDD
27 818 (15.33%) Degree
28 794 (14.88%) Software Engineering
29 785 (14.71%) VB.NET
30 780 (14.62%) Ajax

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 738 (13.83%) SharePoint
2 565 (10.59%) IIS
3 336 (6.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 235 (4.40%) CMS
5 223 (4.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 101 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 84 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
7 84 (1.57%) Umbraco
8 68 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 66 (1.24%) Confluence
10 31 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
11 30 (0.56%) JBoss
11 30 (0.56%) WordPress
12 29 (0.54%) NServiceBus
13 24 (0.45%) Node.js
14 21 (0.39%) Kentico
15 20 (0.37%) Tomcat
16 19 (0.36%) WebLogic
17 18 (0.34%) Apache
18 16 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1074 (20.13%) MS Excel
2 284 (5.32%) MS Office
3 102 (1.91%) InfoPath
4 93 (1.74%) Photoshop
5 68 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.96%) PowerPivot
7 37 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
8 20 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (0.36%) MS Project
10 18 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.26%) Mingle
11 14 (0.26%) SPSS
12 13 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
13 12 (0.22%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.075%) InDesign
15 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.056%) Maya
15 3 (0.056%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.037%) Simulink
16 2 (0.037%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 160 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.37%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 13 (0.24%) Magento
4 13 (0.24%) assyst
4 13 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.24%) Tridion
5 10 (0.19%) Sophis RISQUE
6 9 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.15%) Line 500
8 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.094%) ReMetrica
9 5 (0.094%) LabWindows
10 4 (0.075%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.075%) Fredhopper
11 3 (0.056%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.056%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.037%) Temenos Globus
12 2 (0.037%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 246 (4.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.91%) SaaS
3 54 (1.01%) Office 365
4 51 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.52%) GitHub
6 20 (0.37%) PaaS
7 18 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.094%) IaaS
8 5 (0.094%) Yammer
9 4 (0.075%) Trello
10 3 (0.056%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.019%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.019%) Heroku
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.019%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.019%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.019%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.019%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.36%) Intranet
1 126 (2.36%) Internet
2 79 (1.48%) TCP/IP
3 53 (0.99%) HTTP
4 51 (0.96%) Extranet
5 46 (0.86%) DNS
6 37 (0.69%) Firewall
7 28 (0.52%) LAN
8 23 (0.43%) WAN
9 19 (0.36%) SSL
10 18 (0.34%) AMQP
10 18 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (0.26%) Wireless
11 14 (0.26%) DHCP
12 12 (0.22%) VoIP
12 12 (0.22%) Network Security
12 12 (0.22%) VLAN
13 11 (0.21%) SMTP
14 9 (0.17%) FTP
14 9 (0.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3291 (61.69%) SQL Server
2 1103 (20.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 603 (11.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 481 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 394 (7.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 321 (6.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 313 (5.87%) Relational Database
8 244 (4.57%) MySQL
9 193 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
10 171 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 116 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
12 93 (1.74%) Oracle Database
13 86 (1.61%) MS Access
14 67 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 65 (1.22%) PerformancePoint
16 60 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
17 57 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
18 45 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
19 42 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
20 39 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1313 (24.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 430 (8.06%) NUnit
3 260 (4.87%) Subversion
4 249 (4.67%) Git (software)
5 208 (3.90%) Selenium
6 161 (3.02%) JIRA
7 157 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 152 (2.85%) Rhino Mocks
8 152 (2.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 146 (2.74%) SpecFlow
10 129 (2.42%) ReSharper
11 109 (2.04%) Eclipse
12 108 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 106 (1.99%) MSTest
14 100 (1.87%) FitNesse
15 90 (1.69%) MSBuild
16 75 (1.41%) Moq
17 74 (1.39%) CruiseControl
17 74 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
18 72 (1.35%) WebDriver
General
1 979 (18.35%) Finance
2 164 (3.07%) Banking
3 150 (2.81%) Retail
3 150 (2.81%) Marketing
4 93 (1.74%) Automotive
5 80 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 78 (1.46%) Law
7 71 (1.33%) Legal
8 70 (1.31%) Back Office
9 61 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 54 (1.01%) Games
11 49 (0.92%) Publishing
12 47 (0.88%) Front Office
13 40 (0.75%) Advertising
14 36 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 35 (0.66%) Electronics
16 26 (0.49%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.32%) French Language
18 14 (0.26%) Military
18 14 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3909 (73.27%) Developer
2 1588 (29.77%) .NET Developer
3 1065 (19.96%) C# Developer
4 761 (14.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 712 (13.35%) Software Developer
6 606 (11.36%) Senior Developer
7 449 (8.42%) Analyst
8 399 (7.48%) Web Developer
9 367 (6.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 346 (6.49%) ASP.NET Developer
11 287 (5.38%) Software Engineer
12 255 (4.78%) Junior
13 251 (4.70%) Senior .NET Developer
14 249 (4.67%) SharePoint Developer
15 240 (4.50%) Junior Developer
16 186 (3.49%) .NET Web Developer
17 176 (3.30%) Programmer
18 163 (3.06%) Graduate
19 157 (2.94%) Applications Developer
20 149 (2.79%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4206 (78.84%) .NET
2 2782 (52.15%) ASP.NET
3 2507 (46.99%) HTML
4 2216 (41.54%) CSS
5 1621 (30.38%) jQuery
6 1317 (24.69%) .NET Framework
7 1215 (22.77%) XML
8 1078 (20.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1030 (19.31%) WCF
10 972 (18.22%) Web Services
11 926 (17.36%) HTML5
12 780 (14.62%) Ajax
13 617 (11.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 522 (9.78%) CSS3
15 480 (9.00%) LINQ
16 433 (8.12%) WPF
17 379 (7.10%) WinForms
18 338 (6.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 323 (6.05%) JSON
20 301 (5.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 468 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 426 (7.99%) Computer Science
3 180 (3.37%) Mathematics
4 165 (3.09%) N-Tier
5 161 (3.02%) Mobile App
6 154 (2.89%) User Experience
7 147 (2.76%) Client/Server
8 132 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 105 (1.97%) Open Source
10 96 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 86 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
12 82 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 64 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 57 (1.07%) Visualisation
15 50 (0.94%) Hedge funds
16 40 (0.75%) Social Media
17 39 (0.73%) Blog
18 37 (0.69%) Physics
19 36 (0.67%) Clustering
19 36 (0.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1227 (23.00%) Windows
2 200 (3.75%) Linux
3 162 (3.04%) Android
4 121 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 86 (1.61%) UNIX
6 65 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 63 (1.18%) Windows 8
7 63 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
9 21 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 14 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
12 11 (0.21%) VMS
12 11 (0.21%) Windows CE
13 10 (0.19%) CentOS
14 9 (0.17%) Solaris
15 6 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.094%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.056%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2293 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1942 (36.40%) MVC
3 933 (17.49%) Scrum
4 824 (15.45%) TDD
5 794 (14.88%) Software Engineering
6 769 (14.41%) OO
7 486 (9.11%) Web Development
8 407 (7.63%) Unit Testing
9 380 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
10 316 (5.92%) Workflow
11 309 (5.79%) Mentoring
12 305 (5.72%) OOP
13 291 (5.45%) BDD
14 287 (5.38%) E-Commerce
15 273 (5.12%) Business Intelligence
16 253 (4.74%) CRM
17 222 (4.16%) Project Management
18 219 (4.10%) OOD
19 208 (3.90%) Multithreading
20 197 (3.69%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4036 (75.65%) C#
2 2905 (54.45%) SQL
3 2484 (46.56%) JavaScript
4 901 (16.89%) T-SQL
5 785 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 536 (10.05%) C++
7 422 (7.91%) Java
8 418 (7.84%) VB
9 288 (5.40%) PowerShell
10 219 (4.10%) PHP
11 189 (3.54%) VBA
12 188 (3.52%) VB6
13 181 (3.39%) C
14 75 (1.41%) PL/SQL
15 73 (1.37%) Python
16 56 (1.05%) VBScript
17 47 (0.88%) Perl
17 47 (0.88%) Ruby
18 42 (0.79%) XAML
19 34 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 818 (15.33%) Degree
2 245 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 114 (2.14%) VCP4
5 101 (1.89%) ISEB
6 65 (1.22%) SC Cleared
7 64 (1.20%) MCSD
8 58 (1.09%) MCP
9 57 (1.07%) ISTQB
10 45 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 37 (0.69%) MCPD
12 32 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 25 (0.47%) MCTS
14 16 (0.30%) PhD
14 16 (0.30%) MCSE
15 15 (0.28%) MCAD
16 14 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.21%) MCSA
18 8 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 6 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 488 (9.15%) QA
2 48 (0.90%) SLA
3 23 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.36%) HL7
5 15 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.22%) COBIT
7 8 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.11%) WCAG
10 4 (0.075%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.056%) Section 508
11 3 (0.056%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.037%) GCP
13 1 (0.019%) TickIT
13 1 (0.019%) WAI
System Software
1 92 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (0.64%) Firmware
4 29 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.34%) vSphere
7 8 (0.15%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.094%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.075%) NFS
10 3 (0.056%) IAG
11 1 (0.019%) Snort
11 1 (0.019%) Docker
Systems Management
1 63 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (0.45%) SCVMM
4 16 (0.30%) Puppet
4 16 (0.30%) MOM
5 11 (0.21%) SCCM
6 10 (0.19%) HAProxy
7 9 (0.17%) SCOM
8 8 (0.15%) WMI
9 5 (0.094%) WSUS
9 5 (0.094%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.094%) Nagios
10 4 (0.075%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.019%) MIIS
11 1 (0.019%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.019%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2335 (43.77%) Microsoft
2 517 (9.69%) Oracle
3 108 (2.02%) Telerik
4 91 (1.71%) VMware
5 84 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 66 (1.24%) SAP
7 57 (1.07%) Tableau
8 55 (1.03%) Cognos
9 49 (0.92%) Adobe
10 44 (0.82%) TOWER Software
10 44 (0.82%) Twitter
11 41 (0.77%) Google
12 38 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
13 35 (0.66%) Sage
14 32 (0.60%) Apple
14 32 (0.60%) Sybase
15 31 (0.58%) IBM
16 29 (0.54%) Business Objects
17 26 (0.49%) Atlassian
18 25 (0.47%) Red Gate
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