The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3449 3682 3849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 3.26% 3.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.51% 21.90% 20.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2951 3258 3462
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19702 16814 18435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.05% 14.87% 14.66%
Number of salaries quoted 16217 14305 16261
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -13 3233 £40,000 - 405
London -20 1118 £50,000 +5.26% 108
South East -3 721 £40,000 - 86
East of England +2 328 £40,000 +6.66% 51
City of London +1 321 £55,000 +15.78% 37
Yorkshire -26 277 £36,500 +21.66% 50
East Midlands -2 265 £35,000 -5.40% 15
North West -38 202 £35,000 +7.69% 38
South West -23 200 £34,500 -4.16% 34
West Yorkshire -22 194 £36,500 +21.66% 35
Surrey -27 154 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Berkshire +17 143 £45,000 - 20
Leeds -18 132 £36,500 +10.60% 22
West Midlands -19 132 £35,000 - 19
Buckinghamshire -5 120 £37,500 -16.66% 14
Manchester -16 118 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Bedfordshire +29 99 £47,500 +1.06% 10
Cambridgeshire +15 97 £38,500 -3.75% 22
Scotland -17 93 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Leicestershire -12 89 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Milton Keynes +9 83 £37,250 -12.35% 8
East Sussex +18 79 £35,000 -4.76% 5
Leicester -3 73 £38,250 +2.68% 2
Bedford +16 72 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Cambridge +24 71 £40,000 - 19
Hampshire -34 71 £40,000 - 6
Brighton +11 66 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Derbyshire +12 65 £35,000 - 3
Cheshire -17 64 £35,000 +22.80% 14
Nottinghamshire -17 61 £33,500 -10.66% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5631 (85.00%) .NET
2 5225 (78.87%) C#
3 4138 (62.46%) SQL Server
4 3521 (53.15%) ASP.NET
5 3147 (47.50%) SQL
6 2908 (43.89%) Microsoft
7 2643 (39.89%) HTML
8 2601 (39.26%) JavaScript
9 2418 (36.50%) CSS
10 1971 (29.75%) MVC
11 1937 (29.24%) jQuery
12 1729 (26.10%) XML
13 1683 (25.40%) Windows
14 1576 (23.79%) .NET Framework
15 1566 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
16 1429 (21.57%) Web Services
17 1417 (21.39%) WCF
18 1393 (21.03%) SQL Server 2008
19 1372 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
20 1324 (19.98%) Degree
21 1274 (19.23%) MS Excel
22 1251 (18.88%) T-SQL
23 1109 (16.74%) OO
24 1107 (16.71%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1102 (16.63%) Finance
26 1055 (15.92%) Software Engineering
27 1028 (15.52%) Scrum
28 1025 (15.47%) VB.NET
29 1015 (15.32%) SharePoint
30 982 (14.82%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1015 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 834 (12.59%) IIS
3 377 (5.69%) CMS
4 357 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 201 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 197 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
7 178 (2.69%) Umbraco
8 171 (2.58%) SharePoint Server
9 88 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
10 68 (1.03%) Node.js
11 43 (0.65%) Confluence
12 40 (0.60%) MS Exchange
12 40 (0.60%) MS Project Server
13 35 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 26 (0.39%) Apache
14 26 (0.39%) Joomla!
14 26 (0.39%) Kentico
15 25 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
16 23 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
16 23 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1274 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 215 (3.25%) MS Office
3 111 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 98 (1.48%) InfoPath
5 80 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 55 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
7 26 (0.39%) Mingle
8 21 (0.32%) MS Project
9 17 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.11%) 3ds Max
11 6 (0.091%) Maya
11 6 (0.091%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.075%) GIMP
12 5 (0.075%) FastStats
13 3 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.045%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.015%) SPSS
14 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 219 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.15%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.11%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.075%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.075%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.060%) Sophis RISQUE
7 4 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.060%) Remedy AR System
7 4 (0.060%) Magento
8 3 (0.045%) Line 500
8 3 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.030%) CODA-Financials
9 2 (0.030%) Tridion
9 2 (0.030%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.015%) nopCommerce
10 1 (0.015%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.015%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 148 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (1.98%) SaaS
3 68 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (0.68%) Office 365
5 41 (0.62%) GitHub
6 19 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.12%) PaaS
8 7 (0.11%) Basecamp
9 6 (0.091%) IaaS
10 3 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.030%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.015%) Route 53
12 1 (0.015%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 180 (2.72%) Internet
2 104 (1.57%) Intranet
3 95 (1.43%) HTTP
4 90 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.38%) Firewall
6 22 (0.33%) Extranet
7 20 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 20 (0.30%) FTP
8 17 (0.26%) SAN
9 16 (0.24%) SMS
10 15 (0.23%) DNS
11 14 (0.21%) LDAP
12 13 (0.20%) NFC
12 13 (0.20%) SSL
12 13 (0.20%) SMPP
13 10 (0.15%) RFID
14 9 (0.14%) VPN
14 9 (0.14%) LAN
14 9 (0.14%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4138 (62.46%) SQL Server
2 1393 (21.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 721 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 667 (10.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 554 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 372 (5.62%) Relational Database
7 311 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 272 (4.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 218 (3.29%) MySQL
10 207 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
11 94 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
12 92 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
13 85 (1.28%) Oracle Database
14 70 (1.06%) RDBMS
15 65 (0.98%) OLAP
15 65 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 64 (0.97%) MS Access
17 47 (0.71%) SQLite
18 46 (0.69%) NoSQL
18 46 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1566 (23.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 416 (6.28%) NUnit
3 384 (5.80%) Subversion
4 242 (3.65%) Selenium
5 211 (3.18%) Git (software)
6 145 (2.19%) MSBuild
7 140 (2.11%) TeamCity
8 117 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 114 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 112 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 102 (1.54%) JIRA
12 98 (1.48%) ReSharper
12 98 (1.48%) SpecFlow
13 91 (1.37%) MSTest
14 89 (1.34%) Jenkins
15 78 (1.18%) Cucumber
16 67 (1.01%) CruiseControl
17 64 (0.97%) FitNesse
17 64 (0.97%) Moq
18 61 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 1102 (16.63%) Finance
2 341 (5.15%) Marketing
3 289 (4.36%) Retail
4 228 (3.44%) Banking
5 117 (1.77%) Legal
6 112 (1.69%) Games
7 108 (1.63%) Advertising
8 107 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.37%) Publishing
10 88 (1.33%) Telecoms
11 85 (1.28%) Back Office
12 81 (1.22%) Law
13 66 (1.00%) Electronics
14 44 (0.66%) Automotive
15 42 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.53%) Front Office
17 24 (0.36%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.27%) Local Government
19 15 (0.23%) French Language
20 14 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 4762 (71.88%) Developer
2 1907 (28.78%) .NET Developer
3 1434 (21.65%) C# Developer
4 945 (14.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 821 (12.39%) Senior Developer
6 766 (11.56%) Software Developer
7 680 (10.26%) Web Developer
8 538 (8.12%) Software Engineer
9 532 (8.03%) ASP.NET Developer
10 530 (8.00%) Analyst
11 439 (6.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 373 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
13 275 (4.15%) SharePoint Developer
14 251 (3.79%) Senior C# Developer
15 229 (3.46%) Architect
16 225 (3.40%) Junior
17 214 (3.23%) .NET Web Developer
18 208 (3.14%) Programmer
19 189 (2.85%) C# Software Developer
20 185 (2.79%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5631 (85.00%) .NET
2 3521 (53.15%) ASP.NET
3 2643 (39.89%) HTML
4 2418 (36.50%) CSS
5 1937 (29.24%) jQuery
6 1729 (26.10%) XML
7 1576 (23.79%) .NET Framework
8 1429 (21.57%) Web Services
9 1417 (21.39%) WCF
10 1107 (16.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 918 (13.86%) Ajax
12 822 (12.41%) HTML5
13 765 (11.55%) WPF
14 614 (9.27%) LINQ
15 575 (8.68%) WinForms
16 564 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 548 (8.27%) XSLT
18 519 (7.83%) CSS3
19 487 (7.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 384 (5.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 587 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 239 (3.61%) N-Tier
3 226 (3.41%) Mathematics
4 202 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 148 (2.23%) Open Source
6 135 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
7 123 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 99 (1.49%) Client/Server
9 90 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 79 (1.19%) Physics
11 72 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 64 (0.97%) NHS
13 57 (0.86%) W3C
14 55 (0.83%) DTV
15 54 (0.82%) Social Media
16 52 (0.78%) Blog
17 49 (0.74%) iPhone
17 49 (0.74%) GIS
18 45 (0.68%) Visualisation
19 43 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1683 (25.40%) Windows
2 280 (4.23%) Android
3 267 (4.03%) Linux
4 233 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 208 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 108 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (0.95%) UNIX
9 54 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 51 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 44 (0.66%) Windows Phone
12 37 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 26 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 26 (0.39%) CentOS
14 23 (0.35%) Windows XP
15 22 (0.33%) Windows CE
16 11 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
17 9 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
18 7 (0.11%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1971 (29.75%) MVC
2 1372 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
3 1109 (16.74%) OO
4 1055 (15.92%) Software Engineering
5 1028 (15.52%) Scrum
6 982 (14.82%) TDD
7 719 (10.85%) Web Development
8 630 (9.51%) Unit Testing
9 438 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
10 432 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 401 (6.05%) OOP
12 342 (5.16%) CRM
13 334 (5.04%) SOA
14 328 (4.95%) UML
15 314 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
16 305 (4.60%) BDD
17 284 (4.29%) OOD
18 282 (4.26%) Workflow
19 279 (4.21%) Project Management
20 277 (4.18%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5225 (78.87%) C#
2 3147 (47.50%) SQL
3 2601 (39.26%) JavaScript
4 1251 (18.88%) T-SQL
5 1025 (15.47%) VB.NET
6 788 (11.89%) C++
7 539 (8.14%) Java
8 463 (6.99%) VB
9 328 (4.95%) C
10 244 (3.68%) PowerShell
11 197 (2.97%) PHP
12 159 (2.40%) VBA
13 152 (2.29%) VB6
14 130 (1.96%) VBScript
15 122 (1.84%) Ruby
16 116 (1.75%) XPath
17 81 (1.22%) XAML
18 67 (1.01%) Perl
18 67 (1.01%) Python
19 66 (1.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1324 (19.98%) Degree
2 287 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 137 (2.07%) ISEB
4 115 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 92 (1.39%) MCSD
6 67 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 57 (0.86%) MCTS
8 47 (0.71%) SC Cleared
9 45 (0.68%) MCP
10 39 (0.59%) PhD
11 34 (0.51%) MCITP
12 32 (0.48%) MCAD
13 26 (0.39%) MCPD
14 25 (0.38%) HND
15 24 (0.36%) MCSE
16 20 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 19 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
18 18 (0.27%) BC Cleared
19 13 (0.20%) MCSA
20 11 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 430 (6.49%) QA
2 108 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 51 (0.77%) SLA
4 14 (0.21%) ISO 8583
4 14 (0.21%) TickIT
5 12 (0.18%) WCAG
6 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.11%) HL7
7 7 (0.11%) DICOM
7 7 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 6 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.091%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.075%) Basel II
10 3 (0.045%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.045%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.045%) EMIR
10 3 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.030%) HMG Infosec
11 2 (0.030%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.015%) WAI
System Software
1 101 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 93 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.27%) IAG
5 11 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.075%) vSphere
7 5 (0.075%) UAG
7 5 (0.075%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.060%) NFS
9 3 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.030%) Samba
10 2 (0.030%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.030%) Postfix
10 2 (0.030%) XenApp
10 2 (0.030%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.030%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.015%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.24%) SCOM
3 12 (0.18%) Control-M
4 10 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 9 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.075%) Puppet
6 5 (0.075%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.075%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.075%) MOM
7 4 (0.060%) SCCM
7 4 (0.060%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.045%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.030%) Nagios
9 2 (0.030%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.030%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.015%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.015%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.015%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 2908 (43.89%) Microsoft
2 501 (7.56%) Oracle
3 129 (1.95%) Sitecore
4 111 (1.68%) Adobe
5 93 (1.40%) VMware
6 89 (1.34%) DevExpress
7 72 (1.09%) Telerik
8 63 (0.95%) IBM
8 63 (0.95%) Atlassian
9 60 (0.91%) TIBCO
10 50 (0.75%) Google
11 36 (0.54%) EPiServer
11 36 (0.54%) HP
12 35 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 34 (0.51%) Ektron
13 34 (0.51%) SAP
14 30 (0.45%) Business Objects
14 30 (0.45%) StreamBase
15 29 (0.44%) Facebook
15 29 (0.44%) Metastorm
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Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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