The table below looks at the statistics for Visual Studio skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 141 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2485 2840 3333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.40% 2.56% 2.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.27% 15.64% 17.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2179 2444 2860
Average salary £42,044 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.30% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18732 18155 19077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 18.11% 16.36% 16.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16106 15236 15753
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Visual Studio
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Visual Studio Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Trend

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

Visual Studio Salary Trend in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Visual Studio over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 within the UK.

Visual Studio Salary Histogram in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
England -14 2360 £42,500 +0.29% 301
London -13 676 £50,000 - 75
South East -12 590 £42,500 -1.16% 58
Yorkshire +5 252 £36,250 -3.33% 33
East of England +11 219 £45,000 +20.00% 31
South West +5 181 £37,500 +1.35% 29
North West +7 168 £35,000 -6.66% 32
West Yorkshire +10 163 £36,000 -10.00% 17
West Midlands -49 158 £37,500 -6.25% 21
Surrey -33 117 £52,500 +5.00% 14
Hampshire +16 115 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Leeds -5 114 £37,500 -6.25% 11
East Midlands +24 97 £38,500 +10.00% 15
City of London +15 95 £47,500 -3.06% 13
Berkshire +34 93 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Manchester +8 84 £39,000 -2.50% 14
Cambridgeshire +35 76 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Buckinghamshire -23 68 £41,500 +3.75% 9
Birmingham -28 67 £42,500 +6.25% 8
West Sussex -12 65 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Essex +19 64 £45,000 +55.17% 5
Oxfordshire +15 63 £40,000 -5.88% 3
North Yorkshire +14 61 £41,250 +26.92% 10
Cheshire +32 59 £35,000 -6.66% 9
York +11 49 £45,000 +38.46% 8
Cambridge +14 48 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Scotland -26 47 £40,000 +3.89% 9
Reigate -8 43 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Bristol +3 41 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Kent +4 40 £43,750 +9.37% 2

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 3810 (77.85%) C#
2 3646 (74.50%) .NET
3 2967 (60.63%) SQL Server
4 2360 (48.22%) SQL
5 2319 (47.38%) ASP.NET
6 2169 (44.32%) JavaScript
7 2135 (43.62%) Microsoft
8 2038 (41.64%) HTML
9 1971 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
10 1849 (37.78%) MVC
11 1793 (36.64%) CSS
12 1449 (29.61%) Team Foundation Server
13 1323 (27.03%) jQuery
14 1177 (24.05%) .NET Framework
15 1066 (21.78%) Windows
16 1008 (20.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 995 (20.33%) Degree
18 951 (19.43%) Finance
19 914 (18.68%) XML
20 892 (18.23%) MS Excel
21 868 (17.74%) WCF
22 846 (17.29%) Web Services
23 829 (16.94%) Web Development
24 817 (16.69%) T-SQL
25 808 (16.51%) Software Engineering
26 761 (15.55%) HTML5
27 750 (15.32%) OO
28 700 (14.30%) Scrum
29 695 (14.20%) VB.NET
30 694 (14.18%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 534 (10.91%) SharePoint
2 506 (10.34%) IIS
3 187 (3.82%) CMS
4 166 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 157 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 125 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
7 100 (2.04%) Node.js
8 97 (1.98%) Umbraco
9 47 (0.96%) Apache
10 36 (0.74%) Drupal
11 30 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
12 27 (0.55%) Skype for Business
13 26 (0.53%) MS Exchange
14 25 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
15 19 (0.39%) Confluence
16 17 (0.35%) SAS
16 17 (0.35%) WordPress
17 15 (0.31%) Tomcat
18 12 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
19 11 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 892 (18.23%) MS Excel
2 200 (4.09%) MS Office
3 75 (1.53%) Photoshop
4 48 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 34 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
6 34 (0.69%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 18 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.29%) Fireworks
9 14 (0.29%) MS Project
10 13 (0.27%) 3ds Max
11 11 (0.22%) Abaqus
11 11 (0.22%) NASTRAN
11 11 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
12 8 (0.16%) Maya
12 8 (0.16%) SPSS
13 7 (0.14%) GIMP
14 6 (0.12%) Mingle
15 4 (0.082%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 109 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 22 (0.45%) Visualfiles
5 19 (0.39%) SAP Business One
6 17 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.31%) SDL Web 8
8 8 (0.16%) Magento
9 7 (0.14%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 7 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
9 7 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
10 6 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
10 6 (0.12%) Shopify
10 6 (0.12%) Unica
11 5 (0.10%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.082%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.082%) Markit EDM
12 4 (0.082%) Sage 1000
12 4 (0.082%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 312 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 103 (2.10%) SaaS
4 62 (1.27%) GitHub
5 59 (1.21%) Office 365
6 22 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 20 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.35%) Heroku
9 12 (0.25%) PaaS
10 10 (0.20%) IaaS
11 7 (0.14%) Yammer
12 6 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.10%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.061%) Force.com
14 3 (0.061%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.061%) Trello
15 2 (0.041%) Azure Active Directory
16 1 (0.020%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 125 (2.55%) Internet
2 83 (1.70%) HTTP
2 83 (1.70%) Intranet
3 82 (1.68%) TCP/IP
4 43 (0.88%) DNS
5 38 (0.78%) Firewall
6 30 (0.61%) Extranet
7 26 (0.53%) SSL
8 15 (0.31%) SMTP
9 14 (0.29%) LDAP
10 13 (0.27%) 3G
10 13 (0.27%) VoIP
11 12 (0.25%) SAN
12 11 (0.22%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.20%) SNMP
13 10 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.20%) Wireless
14 8 (0.16%) DHCP
15 7 (0.14%) Bluetooth
15 7 (0.14%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2967 (60.63%) SQL Server
2 640 (13.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 493 (10.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 485 (9.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 423 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 311 (6.35%) Relational Database
7 224 (4.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 176 (3.60%) MySQL
9 166 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 154 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
11 92 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 77 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
13 70 (1.43%) RDBMS
14 68 (1.39%) NoSQL
15 66 (1.35%) SSDT
16 52 (1.06%) MongoDB
17 46 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
17 46 (0.94%) Power BI
18 43 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 42 (0.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1449 (29.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 376 (7.68%) Subversion
3 309 (6.31%) NUnit
4 285 (5.82%) Git (software)
5 246 (5.03%) Selenium
6 182 (3.72%) JIRA
7 138 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 120 (2.45%) SpecFlow
8 120 (2.45%) TeamCity
9 111 (2.27%) ReSharper
10 102 (2.08%) Eclipse
11 93 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
12 82 (1.68%) Moq
13 78 (1.59%) SoapUI
14 69 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 68 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 67 (1.37%) Jenkins
16 67 (1.37%) WebDriver
17 65 (1.33%) MSTest
18 56 (1.14%) MSBuild
General
1 951 (19.43%) Finance
2 192 (3.92%) Banking
3 167 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 159 (3.25%) Games
5 137 (2.80%) Marketing
6 134 (2.74%) Retail
7 103 (2.10%) Law
8 80 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 79 (1.61%) Advertising
10 77 (1.57%) Electronics
11 74 (1.51%) Automotive
12 73 (1.49%) Legal
13 50 (1.02%) Front Office
14 46 (0.94%) Investment Banking
15 45 (0.92%) Aerospace
15 45 (0.92%) Back Office
16 30 (0.61%) Publishing
17 28 (0.57%) Military
18 27 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3685 (75.30%) Developer
2 1790 (36.58%) .NET Developer
3 1729 (35.33%) C# Developer
4 1171 (23.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 731 (14.94%) Software Developer
6 669 (13.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 587 (11.99%) SQL Developer
8 576 (11.77%) Senior Developer
9 560 (11.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 486 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 467 (9.54%) C# Software Developer
12 385 (7.87%) Web Developer
13 384 (7.85%) Software Engineer
14 343 (7.01%) .NET Software Developer
15 327 (6.68%) Analyst
16 271 (5.54%) Senior C# Developer
17 265 (5.41%) Senior .NET Developer
18 264 (5.39%) JavaScript Developer
19 215 (4.39%) Junior
20 201 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3646 (74.50%) .NET
2 2319 (47.38%) ASP.NET
3 2038 (41.64%) HTML
4 1793 (36.64%) CSS
5 1323 (27.03%) jQuery
6 1177 (24.05%) .NET Framework
7 1008 (20.60%) ASP.NET MVC
8 914 (18.68%) XML
9 868 (17.74%) WCF
10 846 (17.29%) Web Services
11 761 (15.55%) HTML5
12 622 (12.71%) Entity Framework
13 510 (10.42%) Ajax
14 497 (10.16%) AngularJS
15 462 (9.44%) ASP.NET Web API
16 442 (9.03%) CSS3
17 381 (7.79%) WPF
18 377 (7.70%) LINQ
19 376 (7.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 370 (7.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 526 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 329 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 209 (4.27%) Mobile App
4 204 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 201 (4.11%) User Experience
6 137 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 125 (2.55%) Inversion of Control
8 93 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
9 88 (1.80%) Client/Server
10 71 (1.45%) Algorithms
11 52 (1.06%) Physics
12 43 (0.88%) Management Information System
12 43 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 39 (0.80%) Blackberry
14 36 (0.74%) Reinsurance
15 35 (0.72%) W3C
16 34 (0.69%) iPad
17 29 (0.59%) Blog
18 28 (0.57%) Social Media
19 24 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1066 (21.78%) Windows
2 201 (4.11%) Linux
3 196 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 111 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 110 (2.25%) Android
6 107 (2.19%) Unix
7 65 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 52 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 39 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 38 (0.78%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.63%) Windows 8
13 29 (0.59%) VxWorks
14 24 (0.49%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
16 15 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (0.31%) Windows CE
17 14 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1971 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 1849 (37.78%) MVC
3 829 (16.94%) Web Development
4 808 (16.51%) Software Engineering
5 750 (15.32%) OO
6 700 (14.30%) Scrum
7 694 (14.18%) TDD
8 618 (12.63%) Unit Testing
9 599 (12.24%) SDLC
10 388 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
11 303 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 277 (5.66%) OOP
13 261 (5.33%) Mentoring
14 254 (5.19%) OOD
14 254 (5.19%) Workflow
15 251 (5.13%) SOA
16 243 (4.97%) BDD
17 203 (4.15%) Multithreading
18 200 (4.09%) CRM
19 199 (4.07%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3810 (77.85%) C#
2 2360 (48.22%) SQL
3 2169 (44.32%) JavaScript
4 817 (16.69%) T-SQL
5 695 (14.20%) VB.NET
6 638 (13.04%) C++
7 380 (7.76%) VB
8 344 (7.03%) Java
9 263 (5.37%) C
10 223 (4.56%) PowerShell
11 186 (3.80%) PHP
12 149 (3.04%) VB6
13 102 (2.08%) XPath
14 101 (2.06%) Python
15 84 (1.72%) PL/SQL
16 81 (1.66%) XAML
17 79 (1.61%) VBA
18 66 (1.35%) Perl
19 63 (1.29%) VBScript
20 49 (1.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 995 (20.33%) Degree
2 201 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (2.37%) Security Cleared
4 106 (2.17%) ISEB
5 89 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 67 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 65 (1.33%) MCSD
8 48 (0.98%) MCTS
9 34 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (0.65%) HND
11 30 (0.61%) MCSE
12 29 (0.59%) MCPD
13 23 (0.47%) MCP
14 22 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.43%) MCAD
16 17 (0.35%) DV Cleared
17 14 (0.29%) HNC
17 14 (0.29%) PhD
18 12 (0.25%) PMI Certification
19 11 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (9.26%) QA
2 57 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.41%) SLA
5 7 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.12%) HL7
6 6 (0.12%) SDET
7 2 (0.041%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.041%) TickIT
8 1 (0.020%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.020%) COBIT
8 1 (0.020%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.020%) MiFID
8 1 (0.020%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.020%) SEPA
System Software
1 79 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 52 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.76%) Firmware
4 24 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (0.20%) Docker
7 7 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
7 7 (0.14%) ISA Server
8 5 (0.10%) Snort
9 4 (0.082%) IAG
10 3 (0.061%) vCloud
11 2 (0.041%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.041%) vSphere
12 1 (0.020%) Cygwin
12 1 (0.020%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 51 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.20%) Puppet
3 10 (0.20%) SCCM
4 8 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (0.16%) ZABBIX
5 6 (0.12%) Ansible
5 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (0.12%) OpenView
6 5 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.10%) Control-M
6 5 (0.10%) SCOM
7 4 (0.082%) MOM
7 4 (0.082%) RSA Archer
7 4 (0.082%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.082%) Wonderware InTouch
8 2 (0.041%) MIIS
8 2 (0.041%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.020%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.020%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2135 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 479 (9.79%) Oracle
3 97 (1.98%) Telerik
4 74 (1.51%) Adobe
5 71 (1.45%) SAP
6 52 (1.06%) VMware
7 49 (1.00%) Nintex
8 46 (0.94%) Google
9 42 (0.86%) Sitecore
9 42 (0.86%) TOWER Software
10 38 (0.78%) Xamarin
11 35 (0.72%) HP
12 33 (0.67%) Tableau
13 32 (0.65%) DevExpress
14 30 (0.61%) EPiServer
15 29 (0.59%) Informatica
16 26 (0.53%) Perforce
17 21 (0.43%) Riverbed
18 20 (0.41%) Remedy
19 19 (0.39%) Facebook
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