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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 93 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3147 3134 3625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.74% 2.95% 3.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.01% 19.38% 21.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2743 2776 3276
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
18505 16174 17031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.11% 15.23% 14.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15328 13778 14724
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%

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 August 2014 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 August 2014. 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 -4 2927 £40,000 - 360
London -13 906 £50,000 -2.91% 88
South East -9 713 £40,000 - 68
East of England +4 279 £40,000 - 28
City of London -17 269 £50,000 - 25
North West -7 246 £35,000 +7.69% 42
Yorkshire -25 219 £35,000 +4.47% 55
Surrey +36 197 £50,000 +33.33% 19
South West -11 194 £35,000 +7.69% 32
West Midlands +6 184 £35,000 -6.66% 19
East Midlands -25 150 £40,000 +5.26% 22
Scotland +18 126 £38,500 +10.00% 26
West Yorkshire -41 126 £35,000 +7.69% 29
Manchester -12 110 £35,000 +12.00% 25
East Sussex +14 107 £40,000 -8.04% 7
Berkshire -50 106 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Cheshire +20 105 £35,000 +16.66% 10
Brighton +10 90 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Hampshire -33 83 £42,500 +7.59% 8
Leeds -50 83 £35,000 +7.69% 19
Bedfordshire +22 82 £45,000 -14.28% 8
West Sussex +32 80 £35,000 -5.40% 8
Reigate +26 77 £50,000 +37.93% 5
Buckinghamshire -23 69 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Wiltshire +24 62 £35,000 +3.70% 11
Cambridgeshire -2 61 £35,000 -7.89% 8
North Yorkshire -4 60 £38,000 +1.33% 16
Glasgow +25 58 £35,000 - 13
Hertfordshire -18 56 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Reading -29 53 £40,500 +1.25% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 5287 (82.52%) .NET
2 5005 (78.12%) C#
3 3941 (61.51%) SQL Server
4 3478 (54.28%) ASP.NET
5 3188 (49.76%) SQL
6 2952 (46.07%) HTML
7 2897 (45.22%) Microsoft
8 2887 (45.06%) JavaScript
9 2481 (38.72%) CSS
10 2170 (33.87%) MVC
11 1946 (30.37%) jQuery
12 1599 (24.96%) Team Foundation Server
13 1493 (23.30%) XML
14 1444 (22.54%) .NET Framework
15 1426 (22.26%) Windows
16 1363 (21.27%) MS Excel
17 1358 (21.20%) WCF
18 1351 (21.09%) SQL Server 2008
19 1315 (20.52%) Web Services
20 1271 (19.84%) T-SQL
21 1243 (19.40%) Degree
22 1239 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
23 1187 (18.53%) Finance
24 1177 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1080 (16.86%) Software Engineering
26 1058 (16.51%) OO
27 1006 (15.70%) Scrum
28 984 (15.36%) VB.NET
29 945 (14.75%) SharePoint
30 933 (14.56%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 945 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 616 (9.61%) IIS
3 345 (5.38%) CMS
4 332 (5.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 233 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 139 (2.17%) Umbraco
7 136 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
8 129 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
9 72 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 39 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 39 (0.61%) NServiceBus
11 38 (0.59%) Confluence
12 36 (0.56%) WordPress
13 35 (0.55%) WebSphere
14 31 (0.48%) MS Project Server
15 27 (0.42%) Node.js
16 25 (0.39%) MS Exchange
17 22 (0.34%) Tomcat
17 22 (0.34%) Apache
18 21 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1363 (21.27%) MS Excel
2 244 (3.81%) MS Office
3 104 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 80 (1.25%) InfoPath
5 41 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 30 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
8 21 (0.33%) MS Project
9 12 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 9 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 9 (0.14%) Fireworks
11 7 (0.11%) Mingle
12 6 (0.094%) Maya
12 6 (0.094%) 3ds Max
13 5 (0.078%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.062%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 4 (0.062%) Solid Edge
14 4 (0.062%) MicroStation
15 3 (0.047%) GIMP
16 1 (0.016%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 188 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 17 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.22%) Line 500
6 12 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.11%) Summit
9 6 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.078%) GoldMine
10 5 (0.078%) CODA-Financials
10 5 (0.078%) Agresso
10 5 (0.078%) Tridion
11 4 (0.062%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.047%) Magento
12 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.031%) Endur
13 2 (0.031%) SAP Business One
13 2 (0.031%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 206 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 100 (1.56%) SaaS
3 54 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (0.70%) Office 365
5 36 (0.56%) GitHub
6 20 (0.31%) PaaS
7 19 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.12%) IaaS
9 8 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.11%) Basecamp
11 5 (0.078%) Force.com
12 4 (0.062%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.016%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 224 (3.50%) Internet
2 188 (2.93%) Intranet
3 110 (1.72%) HTTP
4 73 (1.14%) TCP/IP
5 29 (0.45%) Extranet
6 25 (0.39%) Firewall
7 23 (0.36%) LAN
8 22 (0.34%) DNS
9 21 (0.33%) SAN
10 20 (0.31%) Ethernet
11 15 (0.23%) SSL
12 13 (0.20%) SMPP
12 13 (0.20%) HTTPS
12 13 (0.20%) WAN
12 13 (0.20%) SMS
13 12 (0.19%) NFC
14 10 (0.16%) SSH
15 9 (0.14%) ATM
15 9 (0.14%) LDAP
16 8 (0.12%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3941 (61.51%) SQL Server
2 1351 (21.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 843 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 775 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 512 (7.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 482 (7.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 410 (6.40%) Relational Database
8 314 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 182 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
10 179 (2.79%) MySQL
11 177 (2.76%) Crystal Reports
12 120 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 105 (1.64%) Oracle Database
14 87 (1.36%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
16 59 (0.92%) QlikView
17 54 (0.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 50 (0.78%) OLAP
19 49 (0.76%) RavenDB
20 48 (0.75%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1599 (24.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 411 (6.41%) Subversion
3 328 (5.12%) NUnit
4 273 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 249 (3.89%) Selenium
6 169 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 157 (2.45%) ReSharper
8 144 (2.25%) TeamCity
9 138 (2.15%) MSBuild
10 135 (2.11%) SpecFlow
11 124 (1.94%) Rhino Mocks
12 120 (1.87%) Eclipse
13 117 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 103 (1.61%) MSTest
15 98 (1.53%) JIRA
16 91 (1.42%) Jenkins
17 86 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
17 86 (1.34%) CruiseControl
18 74 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
19 65 (1.01%) Moq
General
1 1187 (18.53%) Finance
2 222 (3.46%) Marketing
3 213 (3.32%) Retail
4 194 (3.03%) Banking
5 115 (1.79%) Games
6 100 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 94 (1.47%) Advertising
8 88 (1.37%) Law
9 87 (1.36%) Legal
10 70 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 51 (0.80%) Electronics
12 46 (0.72%) Publishing
12 46 (0.72%) Front Office
13 37 (0.58%) Automotive
14 32 (0.50%) Back Office
15 28 (0.44%) Investment Banking
16 27 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.34%) French Language
18 20 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 15 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4796 (74.86%) Developer
2 1949 (30.42%) .NET Developer
3 1412 (22.04%) C# Developer
4 968 (15.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 870 (13.58%) Senior Developer
6 826 (12.89%) Software Developer
7 594 (9.27%) Analyst
8 543 (8.48%) Web Developer
9 537 (8.38%) Software Engineer
10 495 (7.73%) ASP.NET Developer
11 407 (6.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 372 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
13 305 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
14 271 (4.23%) Junior
15 251 (3.92%) Programmer
16 247 (3.86%) Junior Developer
17 215 (3.36%) Senior C# Developer
18 200 (3.12%) .NET Web Developer
19 182 (2.84%) Test Analyst
20 175 (2.73%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5287 (82.52%) .NET
2 3478 (54.28%) ASP.NET
3 2952 (46.07%) HTML
4 2481 (38.72%) CSS
5 1946 (30.37%) jQuery
6 1493 (23.30%) XML
7 1444 (22.54%) .NET Framework
8 1358 (21.20%) WCF
9 1315 (20.52%) Web Services
10 1177 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 910 (14.20%) HTML5
12 783 (12.22%) Ajax
13 647 (10.10%) WPF
14 604 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 599 (9.35%) LINQ
16 579 (9.04%) CSS3
17 518 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 492 (7.68%) WinForms
19 483 (7.54%) SOAP
20 455 (7.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 672 (10.49%) Computer Science
2 205 (3.20%) Mathematics
3 176 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 157 (2.45%) Client/Server
5 153 (2.39%) Open Source
6 146 (2.28%) N-Tier
7 131 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
8 120 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 99 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 53 (0.83%) Clustering
11 49 (0.76%) iPhone
12 47 (0.73%) Social Media
13 46 (0.72%) W3C
14 45 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 44 (0.69%) Blog
16 40 (0.62%) Derivative
17 38 (0.59%) Physics
18 37 (0.58%) Replication
19 36 (0.56%) Blackberry
20 31 (0.48%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1426 (22.26%) Windows
2 288 (4.50%) Android
3 248 (3.87%) Linux
4 204 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 112 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (1.17%) UNIX
7 72 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 52 (0.81%) Windows 7
10 49 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 39 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
13 24 (0.37%) Solaris
14 21 (0.33%) Windows CE
15 18 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
16 13 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.19%) CentOS
18 9 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
18 9 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2170 (33.87%) MVC
2 1239 (19.34%) Agile Software Development
3 1080 (16.86%) Software Engineering
4 1058 (16.51%) OO
5 1006 (15.70%) Scrum
6 933 (14.56%) TDD
7 659 (10.29%) Unit Testing
8 607 (9.47%) Web Development
9 464 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
10 433 (6.76%) OOP
11 426 (6.65%) E-Commerce
12 341 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
13 331 (5.17%) OOD
14 321 (5.01%) Project Management
15 315 (4.92%) CRM
16 314 (4.90%) Workflow
17 311 (4.85%) UML
18 268 (4.18%) SOA
19 256 (4.00%) Multithreading
20 252 (3.93%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5005 (78.12%) C#
2 3188 (49.76%) SQL
3 2887 (45.06%) JavaScript
4 1271 (19.84%) T-SQL
5 984 (15.36%) VB.NET
6 730 (11.39%) C++
7 593 (9.26%) Java
8 480 (7.49%) VB
9 311 (4.85%) C
10 256 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 253 (3.95%) PHP
12 217 (3.39%) VB6
13 183 (2.86%) VBA
14 139 (2.17%) VBScript
15 97 (1.51%) Ruby
16 75 (1.17%) PL/SQL
17 62 (0.97%) VC++
18 59 (0.92%) XPath
19 54 (0.84%) Python
20 49 (0.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1243 (19.40%) Degree
2 321 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 124 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 106 (1.65%) ISEB
5 93 (1.45%) MCSD
6 67 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 61 (0.95%) MCTS
8 54 (0.84%) SC Cleared
9 51 (0.80%) MCP
10 34 (0.53%) MCAD
11 32 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 31 (0.48%) MCSE
13 27 (0.42%) MCITP
14 22 (0.34%) PhD
15 16 (0.25%) MCPD
16 15 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 11 (0.17%) DV Cleared
19 9 (0.14%) HND
20 8 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (7.21%) QA
2 76 (1.19%) ISO 9001
3 38 (0.59%) SLA
4 11 (0.17%) WCAG
4 11 (0.17%) ISO 8583
5 9 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.12%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.078%) EMIR
7 5 (0.078%) HL7
7 5 (0.078%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.062%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.047%) DICOM
10 2 (0.031%) MiFID
10 2 (0.031%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.016%) Dublin Core
11 1 (0.016%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.016%) Section 508
11 1 (0.016%) WAI
11 1 (0.016%) COBIT
System Software
1 106 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 69 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.12%) IAG
5 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.078%) NFS
8 4 (0.062%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.047%) vSphere
10 2 (0.031%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.031%) zsh
10 2 (0.031%) UAG
10 2 (0.031%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.016%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 68 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.20%) SCVMM
3 8 (0.12%) SCCM
4 7 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 6 (0.094%) Backup Exec
5 6 (0.094%) Control-M
6 5 (0.078%) Puppet
6 5 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.062%) MOM
7 4 (0.062%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.062%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.047%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.047%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.031%) SCOM
9 2 (0.031%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.031%) Sysprep
10 1 (0.016%) Plesk
10 1 (0.016%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.016%) HP UCMDB
10 1 (0.016%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2897 (45.22%) Microsoft
2 505 (7.88%) Oracle
3 113 (1.76%) Sitecore
4 91 (1.42%) EPiServer
5 72 (1.12%) Adobe
6 71 (1.11%) Telerik
7 69 (1.08%) VMware
8 65 (1.01%) DevExpress
9 61 (0.95%) IBM
10 56 (0.87%) Business Objects
11 55 (0.86%) Twitter
12 47 (0.73%) HP
13 46 (0.72%) SAP
14 41 (0.64%) Cognos
15 36 (0.56%) Google
16 35 (0.55%) Atlassian
17 34 (0.53%) Sage
18 32 (0.50%) Facebook
19 31 (0.48%) Sybase
20 28 (0.44%) Nintex
Reigate, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum Training and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-38,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Potter Clarkson LLP
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £70k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Orpington, Kent
KH Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: 15 hours ago
East Sussex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 55,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 15 hours ago