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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 117 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2657 3170 3136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.44% 2.74% 2.93%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.02% 16.99% 19.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2291 2766 2780
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
18945 18663 16270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.39% 16.14% 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 16141 15457 13877
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 3 September 2015 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 3 September 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
England -13 2514 £42,500 +6.25% 344
London -21 774 £50,000 - 79
South East -15 592 £42,500 +3.65% 94
Yorkshire +30 316 £40,000 +14.28% 23
West Yorkshire +37 210 £39,500 +12.85% 12
West Midlands +6 189 £37,500 +7.14% 30
South West -9 189 £35,000 - 35
North West -29 188 £38,500 +10.00% 45
East of England -31 179 £42,500 +6.25% 14
City of London -34 159 £52,500 +10.52% 14
Leeds +51 132 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Hampshire +50 130 £42,500 -5.55% 17
Manchester -2 101 £38,500 +18.46% 17
Surrey -46 101 £47,500 -5.00% 12
Birmingham +49 91 £38,250 +2.00% 17
Buckinghamshire +3 86 £39,000 -2.50% 9
Berkshire -13 75 £50,000 +23.45% 24
East Midlands -38 74 £35,000 -12.50% 20
West Sussex -17 72 £43,750 +25.00% 7
North Yorkshire +5 70 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Hertfordshire +2 62 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Sussex -10 61 £40,000 - 8
Wiltshire +6 60 £35,000 - 4
Brighton -7 54 £40,000 - 3
Wales -3 52 £31,500 -3.07% 10
Cheshire -35 52 £40,000 +14.28% 10
South Wales -10 51 £31,500 -3.07% 10
Milton Keynes -17 51 £40,000 - 4
York +12 50 £45,000 +26.76% 2
Bedfordshire -19 49 £47,500 +5.55% 3

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4361 (80.27%) .NET
2 4287 (78.91%) C#
3 3295 (60.65%) SQL Server
4 2802 (51.57%) SQL
5 2754 (50.69%) ASP.NET
6 2382 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
7 2381 (43.82%) JavaScript
8 2373 (43.68%) Microsoft
9 2293 (42.21%) HTML
10 2087 (38.41%) CSS
11 2041 (37.57%) MVC
12 1724 (31.73%) jQuery
13 1554 (28.60%) Team Foundation Server
14 1393 (25.64%) .NET Framework
15 1361 (25.05%) Windows
16 1138 (20.95%) WCF
17 1134 (20.87%) XML
18 1127 (20.74%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1122 (20.65%) Web Services
20 1054 (19.40%) T-SQL
21 1042 (19.18%) MS Excel
22 1011 (18.61%) Scrum
23 968 (17.82%) Degree
24 953 (17.54%) HTML5
25 934 (17.19%) Software Engineering
26 854 (15.72%) TDD
27 850 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
28 848 (15.61%) Finance
29 777 (14.30%) Entity Framework
30 720 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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
1 698 (12.85%) SharePoint
2 590 (10.86%) IIS
3 231 (4.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 207 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
5 165 (3.04%) CMS
6 136 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 118 (2.17%) Umbraco
8 57 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 42 (0.77%) JBoss
10 40 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
11 37 (0.68%) Node.js
12 31 (0.57%) Kentico
12 31 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.55%) WordPress
14 24 (0.44%) Confluence
14 24 (0.44%) Sitefinity
14 24 (0.44%) MS Exchange
15 19 (0.35%) DNN
15 19 (0.35%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1042 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 181 (3.33%) MS Office
3 68 (1.25%) InfoPath
4 57 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 57 (1.05%) Photoshop
5 50 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (0.44%) MS Project
7 19 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 12 (0.22%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
12 3 (0.055%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.037%) InDesign
14 1 (0.018%) Mingle
14 1 (0.018%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.018%) Maya
14 1 (0.018%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 225 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 61 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.13%) Endur
5 7 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.11%) Tridion
6 6 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.092%) assyst
8 4 (0.074%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.055%) Magento
10 2 (0.037%) Summit
10 2 (0.037%) Exstream
10 2 (0.037%) Line 500
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle Financials
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.018%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 365 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (1.47%) Office 365
4 61 (1.12%) SaaS
5 38 (0.70%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.20%) GitHub
8 7 (0.13%) IaaS
8 7 (0.13%) Heroku
9 4 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.074%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.037%) Yammer
11 1 (0.018%) Route 53
11 1 (0.018%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (2.32%) Intranet
2 118 (2.17%) Internet
3 75 (1.38%) HTTP
4 67 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 53 (0.98%) SMTP
6 50 (0.92%) Network Security
7 42 (0.77%) DNS
8 41 (0.75%) Firewall
9 34 (0.63%) Ethernet
10 31 (0.57%) SMPP
11 25 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (0.46%) SSL
12 21 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 21 (0.39%) CTI
13 20 (0.37%) FTP
14 18 (0.33%) SMS
15 16 (0.29%) DHCP
16 13 (0.24%) SAN
16 13 (0.24%) Extranet
17 11 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3295 (60.65%) SQL Server
2 850 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 720 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 658 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 447 (8.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 313 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 278 (5.12%) Relational Database
8 265 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 246 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
10 145 (2.67%) MySQL
11 104 (1.91%) Oracle Database
12 83 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 75 (1.38%) NoSQL
14 73 (1.34%) Crystal Reports
15 72 (1.33%) MongoDB
16 60 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 55 (1.01%) MS Access
18 50 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
19 49 (0.90%) Big Data
20 45 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1554 (28.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 372 (6.85%) NUnit
3 296 (5.45%) Subversion
4 270 (4.97%) Git (software)
5 266 (4.90%) Selenium
6 161 (2.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 145 (2.67%) ReSharper
8 143 (2.63%) JIRA
9 129 (2.37%) TeamCity
9 129 (2.37%) MSBuild
10 114 (2.10%) SpecFlow
11 108 (1.99%) Moq
12 96 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 92 (1.69%) MSTest
14 86 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
14 86 (1.58%) HP UFT
15 83 (1.53%) FitNesse
16 82 (1.51%) Eclipse
17 74 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
18 58 (1.07%) Cucumber
General
1 848 (15.61%) Finance
2 196 (3.61%) Retail
3 150 (2.76%) Marketing
4 139 (2.56%) Banking
5 110 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 100 (1.84%) Back Office
7 77 (1.42%) Automotive
8 76 (1.40%) Games
9 68 (1.25%) Electronics
10 67 (1.23%) Law
11 64 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 64 (1.18%) Front Office
12 56 (1.03%) Advertising
13 53 (0.98%) Legal
14 33 (0.61%) Publishing
15 25 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 25 (0.46%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 12 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3896 (71.71%) Developer
2 1626 (29.93%) .NET Developer
3 1109 (20.41%) C# Developer
4 732 (13.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 698 (12.85%) Software Developer
6 683 (12.57%) Senior Developer
7 448 (8.25%) Software Engineer
8 426 (7.84%) Web Developer
9 391 (7.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 390 (7.18%) Analyst
11 389 (7.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 265 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
13 231 (4.25%) Junior
14 181 (3.33%) Junior Developer
15 167 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
16 158 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
17 157 (2.89%) C# Software Developer
18 153 (2.82%) Graduate
19 147 (2.71%) .NET Web Developer
19 147 (2.71%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4361 (80.27%) .NET
2 2754 (50.69%) ASP.NET
3 2293 (42.21%) HTML
4 2087 (38.41%) CSS
5 1724 (31.73%) jQuery
6 1393 (25.64%) .NET Framework
7 1138 (20.95%) WCF
8 1134 (20.87%) XML
9 1127 (20.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1122 (20.65%) Web Services
11 953 (17.54%) HTML5
12 777 (14.30%) Entity Framework
13 638 (11.74%) Ajax
14 496 (9.13%) LINQ
15 475 (8.74%) CSS3
16 473 (8.71%) WPF
17 447 (8.23%) AngularJS
18 355 (6.53%) WinForms
19 352 (6.48%) SOAP
20 351 (6.46%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 497 (9.15%) Computer Science
2 426 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 222 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 189 (3.48%) Mathematics
5 186 (3.42%) User Experience
6 146 (2.69%) Client/Server
7 141 (2.60%) N-Tier
8 113 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 111 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
10 98 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
11 85 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 72 (1.33%) Visualisation
13 62 (1.14%) Physics
14 59 (1.09%) Blog
15 57 (1.05%) Social Media
16 53 (0.98%) W3C
17 39 (0.72%) Algorithms
18 29 (0.53%) Replication
19 28 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
20 24 (0.44%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1361 (25.05%) Windows
2 215 (3.96%) Linux
3 141 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 131 (2.41%) Android
5 118 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 107 (1.97%) UNIX
8 67 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 53 (0.98%) Windows 7
10 43 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (0.57%) Windows Phone
12 18 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
13 17 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.31%) Windows CE
14 16 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
15 12 (0.22%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.18%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.17%) Solaris
17 9 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2382 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2041 (37.57%) MVC
3 1011 (18.61%) Scrum
4 934 (17.19%) Software Engineering
5 854 (15.72%) TDD
6 699 (12.87%) OO
7 574 (10.57%) SDLC
8 550 (10.12%) Unit Testing
9 400 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
10 399 (7.34%) Web Development
11 343 (6.31%) E-Commerce
12 320 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
13 316 (5.82%) Mentoring
14 314 (5.78%) CRM
15 279 (5.14%) OOP
16 260 (4.79%) OOD
17 250 (4.60%) Workflow
18 243 (4.47%) Automated Testing
19 232 (4.27%) Multithreading
20 225 (4.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4287 (78.91%) C#
2 2802 (51.57%) SQL
3 2381 (43.82%) JavaScript
4 1054 (19.40%) T-SQL
5 629 (11.58%) C++
6 616 (11.34%) VB.NET
7 450 (8.28%) Java
8 309 (5.69%) VB
9 238 (4.38%) C
10 198 (3.64%) PowerShell
11 151 (2.78%) Python
12 149 (2.74%) PHP
13 113 (2.08%) VBA
14 104 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 71 (1.31%) VB6
16 62 (1.14%) XPath
17 59 (1.09%) VBScript
18 58 (1.07%) Perl
19 48 (0.88%) VC++
20 46 (0.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 968 (17.82%) Degree
2 304 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 206 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 109 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 101 (1.86%) ISEB
6 85 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 70 (1.29%) ISTQB
8 65 (1.20%) MCSD
9 54 (0.99%) MCP
10 39 (0.72%) PhD
11 28 (0.52%) MCPD
12 25 (0.46%) MCTS
12 25 (0.46%) MCSE
13 16 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 15 (0.28%) HND
15 14 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.26%) MCAD
16 12 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 433 (7.97%) QA
2 39 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.50%) SLA
4 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.15%) Section 508
7 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.11%) WCAG
9 5 (0.092%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.074%) HL7
11 2 (0.037%) TickIT
12 1 (0.018%) COBIT
12 1 (0.018%) MiFID
12 1 (0.018%) JTAG
12 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.018%) AIFMD
System Software
1 85 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.66%) Firmware
4 24 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 16 (0.29%) Docker
7 10 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 6 (0.11%) UAG
8 6 (0.11%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.074%) NFS
9 4 (0.074%) Xen
10 3 (0.055%) Snort
10 3 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.055%) HDFS
11 2 (0.037%) vSphere
12 1 (0.018%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 58 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (0.72%) SCOM
3 17 (0.31%) Puppet
4 16 (0.29%) SCCM
4 16 (0.29%) MOM
5 14 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.18%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.17%) WMI
7 9 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
7 9 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.092%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.092%) MIIS
9 4 (0.074%) TeamSite
9 4 (0.074%) Graphite
10 2 (0.037%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.037%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.037%) Nagios
10 2 (0.037%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.018%) WSUS
11 1 (0.018%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 2373 (43.68%) Microsoft
2 557 (10.25%) Oracle
3 86 (1.58%) Sitecore
4 77 (1.42%) Red Gate
5 60 (1.10%) Sybase
5 60 (1.10%) Telerik
6 59 (1.09%) Google
7 57 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 48 (0.88%) Apple
9 44 (0.81%) VMware
10 43 (0.79%) HP
11 42 (0.77%) SAP
11 42 (0.77%) Tableau
12 41 (0.75%) Adobe
13 34 (0.63%) Cisco
14 30 (0.55%) Xamarin
15 28 (0.52%) Perforce
16 27 (0.50%) TIBCO
17 26 (0.48%) Cognos
18 25 (0.46%) DevExpress
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Up to £45,000 + benefits and free parking
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Duke Hudson
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + 9% Pension + 25 Days holiday
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Canterbury, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000
Posted: 14 hours ago