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

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 106 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2945 3178 3328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.97% 2.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.47% 19.51% 20.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2610 2836 3028
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%

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
17882 16292 16352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.67% 15.21% 14.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14847 13858 14160
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% -1.28%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -12 2729 £40,000 - 387
London -34 734 £50,000 - 98
South East -2 688 £42,500 +6.25% 68
East of England +21 274 £40,000 - 45
Yorkshire -4 269 £35,000 +7.69% 50
Surrey +25 256 £50,000 +33.33% 19
North West -1 224 £35,000 +2.18% 48
South West -21 212 £35,000 - 35
West Midlands -18 203 £35,000 +7.69% 23
West Yorkshire -9 179 £37,500 +15.38% 27
City of London -21 175 £50,000 - 28
Scotland +27 134 £38,500 -3.75% 18
East Midlands -23 115 £40,000 +5.96% 13
Hampshire 0 110 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Reigate +7 102 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Leeds -37 96 £42,500 +21.42% 13
Berkshire -46 94 £42,500 -2.85% 11
Cheshire 0 90 £35,000 +2.94% 20
Manchester -10 90 £32,500 -4.41% 20
Edinburgh +8 79 £38,500 +1.98% 4
Bedfordshire +23 78 £45,000 -21.73% 8
Cambridgeshire +34 76 £35,000 -7.89% 20
Buckinghamshire +10 64 £40,000 -8.57% 8
East Sussex +9 63 £36,000 -15.29% 3
Hertfordshire -11 63 £37,500 -11.76% 7
Cambridge +23 59 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Wiltshire +20 59 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Brighton +13 57 £36,000 -20.00% 3
Birmingham -23 55 £35,000 +9.37% 5
Reading -41 55 £42,500 -10.52% 10

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5010 (81.12%) .NET
2 4869 (78.84%) C#
3 3869 (62.65%) SQL Server
4 3376 (54.66%) ASP.NET
5 3205 (51.89%) SQL
6 3045 (49.30%) HTML
7 2944 (47.67%) JavaScript
8 2772 (44.88%) Microsoft
9 2580 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
10 2527 (40.92%) CSS
11 2210 (35.78%) MVC
12 1916 (31.02%) jQuery
13 1508 (24.42%) Team Foundation Server
14 1461 (23.66%) .NET Framework
15 1429 (23.14%) XML
16 1354 (21.92%) MS Excel
17 1335 (21.62%) Windows
18 1263 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
19 1233 (19.96%) WCF
20 1194 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1182 (19.14%) Finance
21 1182 (19.14%) Web Services
22 1122 (18.17%) T-SQL
23 1106 (17.91%) Degree
24 1034 (16.74%) Software Engineering
25 994 (16.09%) OO
26 976 (15.80%) Scrum
27 950 (15.38%) VB.NET
28 925 (14.98%) HTML5
29 917 (14.85%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 917 (14.85%) SharePoint
2 598 (9.68%) IIS
3 331 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
4 315 (5.10%) CMS
5 238 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 121 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 113 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 101 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
9 76 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
10 53 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
11 51 (0.83%) Confluence
12 50 (0.81%) NServiceBus
13 45 (0.73%) WordPress
13 45 (0.73%) MS Project Server
14 30 (0.49%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.45%) JBoss
16 24 (0.39%) Tomcat
17 22 (0.36%) Apache
18 20 (0.32%) MS Exchange
18 20 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 1354 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 239 (3.87%) MS Office
3 105 (1.70%) Photoshop
4 81 (1.31%) InfoPath
5 36 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.58%) PowerPivot
6 30 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.31%) MS Project
8 14 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.21%) Mingle
10 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.19%) SPSS
11 8 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.049%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.049%) Maya
13 3 (0.049%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.049%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.049%) Solid Edge
13 3 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 176 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 15 (0.24%) Line 500
5 13 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.16%) Tridion
8 8 (0.13%) Magento
8 8 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 7 (0.11%) Summit
10 6 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 6 (0.097%) Sage 200
11 5 (0.081%) Agresso
12 4 (0.065%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.065%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.065%) Temenos T24
13 3 (0.049%) Endur
14 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
14 2 (0.032%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 234 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (1.78%) SaaS
3 47 (0.76%) Office 365
4 33 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.42%) PaaS
6 24 (0.39%) GitHub
7 20 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.065%) IaaS
10 4 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.065%) Force.com
11 1 (0.016%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.016%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 230 (3.72%) Internet
2 213 (3.45%) Intranet
3 94 (1.52%) HTTP
4 66 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 55 (0.89%) Extranet
6 30 (0.49%) Firewall
7 26 (0.42%) DNS
8 22 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 21 (0.34%) LAN
10 14 (0.23%) SSL
11 11 (0.18%) VoIP
12 10 (0.16%) WAN
12 10 (0.16%) SSH
12 10 (0.16%) Network Security
13 9 (0.15%) ATM
13 9 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.15%) SMPP
14 8 (0.13%) DHCP
14 8 (0.13%) CTI
14 8 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3869 (62.65%) SQL Server
2 1263 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 822 (13.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 758 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 500 (8.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 418 (6.77%) Relational Database
7 412 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 280 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 220 (3.56%) MySQL
10 203 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
11 194 (3.14%) Crystal Reports
12 118 (1.91%) Oracle Database
13 101 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 85 (1.38%) RDBMS
15 78 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
16 63 (1.02%) MS Access
17 59 (0.96%) QlikView
18 52 (0.84%) OLAP
19 50 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
19 50 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1508 (24.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 353 (5.72%) Subversion
3 347 (5.62%) NUnit
4 298 (4.83%) Git (software)
5 226 (3.66%) Selenium
6 176 (2.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 158 (2.56%) ReSharper
8 151 (2.44%) Rhino Mocks
9 140 (2.27%) SpecFlow
10 139 (2.25%) TeamCity
11 128 (2.07%) MSBuild
12 121 (1.96%) MSTest
13 113 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 110 (1.78%) Eclipse
15 99 (1.60%) JIRA
16 88 (1.42%) Jenkins
17 85 (1.38%) CruiseControl
18 72 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
19 71 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
20 63 (1.02%) Moq
General
1 1182 (19.14%) Finance
2 198 (3.21%) Marketing
3 158 (2.56%) Banking
4 150 (2.43%) Retail
5 102 (1.65%) Telecoms
6 89 (1.44%) Games
7 88 (1.42%) Law
8 79 (1.28%) Legal
9 68 (1.10%) Advertising
10 67 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.89%) Automotive
12 49 (0.79%) Back Office
13 46 (0.74%) Electronics
14 38 (0.62%) Publishing
15 35 (0.57%) Front Office
16 22 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
18 18 (0.29%) French Language
19 17 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4658 (75.42%) Developer
2 1887 (30.55%) .NET Developer
3 1329 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 962 (15.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 849 (13.75%) Software Developer
6 808 (13.08%) Senior Developer
7 531 (8.60%) Analyst
8 507 (8.21%) Web Developer
9 476 (7.71%) ASP.NET Developer
10 475 (7.69%) Software Engineer
11 426 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 333 (5.39%) Senior .NET Developer
13 317 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
14 267 (4.32%) Junior
15 245 (3.97%) Junior Developer
16 228 (3.69%) Programmer
17 192 (3.11%) Senior C# Developer
18 189 (3.06%) .NET Web Developer
19 163 (2.64%) Architect
20 162 (2.62%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5010 (81.12%) .NET
2 3376 (54.66%) ASP.NET
3 3045 (49.30%) HTML
4 2527 (40.92%) CSS
5 1916 (31.02%) jQuery
6 1461 (23.66%) .NET Framework
7 1429 (23.14%) XML
8 1233 (19.96%) WCF
9 1194 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1182 (19.14%) Web Services
11 925 (14.98%) HTML5
12 773 (12.52%) Ajax
13 635 (10.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 580 (9.39%) LINQ
15 561 (9.08%) CSS3
16 535 (8.66%) WPF
17 509 (8.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 415 (6.72%) SOAP
19 405 (6.56%) WinForms
20 381 (6.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 642 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 426 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (3.37%) Mathematics
4 180 (2.91%) Client/Server
4 180 (2.91%) User Experience
5 138 (2.23%) Mobile App
6 137 (2.22%) Open Source
7 127 (2.06%) N-Tier
8 122 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 109 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
10 99 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
11 69 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 43 (0.70%) Social Media
13 43 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 42 (0.68%) Blog
14 42 (0.68%) Derivative
15 39 (0.63%) Fixed Income
16 35 (0.57%) Clustering
16 35 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1335 (21.62%) Windows
2 251 (4.06%) Linux
3 214 (3.47%) Android
4 168 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 93 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (1.41%) UNIX
7 68 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 56 (0.91%) Windows 8
10 41 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 30 (0.49%) Solaris
13 17 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.21%) CentOS
15 13 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.21%) Windows CE
16 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.16%) VMS
17 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2580 (41.77%) Agile Software Development
2 2210 (35.78%) MVC
3 1034 (16.74%) Software Engineering
4 994 (16.09%) OO
5 976 (15.80%) Scrum
6 915 (14.82%) TDD
7 615 (9.96%) Web Development
8 614 (9.94%) Unit Testing
9 481 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 431 (6.98%) OOP
11 365 (5.91%) E-Commerce
12 363 (5.88%) Workflow
13 352 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
14 306 (4.95%) Mentoring
15 301 (4.87%) Project Management
16 296 (4.79%) CRM
17 288 (4.66%) OOD
18 259 (4.19%) UML
19 232 (3.76%) BDD
20 222 (3.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4869 (78.84%) C#
2 3205 (51.89%) SQL
3 2944 (47.67%) JavaScript
4 1122 (18.17%) T-SQL
5 950 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 666 (10.78%) C++
7 516 (8.35%) VB
8 496 (8.03%) Java
9 296 (4.79%) PowerShell
10 290 (4.70%) C
11 270 (4.37%) PHP
12 262 (4.24%) VB6
13 187 (3.03%) VBA
14 129 (2.09%) VBScript
15 101 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 60 (0.97%) Python
17 58 (0.94%) Ruby
18 57 (0.92%) VC++
19 54 (0.87%) XPath
20 38 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1106 (17.91%) Degree
2 266 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.31%) ISEB
5 74 (1.20%) MCSD
6 58 (0.94%) SC Cleared
7 52 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 39 (0.63%) MCTS
9 36 (0.58%) MCP
9 36 (0.58%) MCSE
10 31 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.36%) MCAD
12 21 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.23%) MCPD
15 13 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 12 (0.19%) PhD
17 10 (0.16%) MCSA
18 8 (0.13%) Brainbench
19 6 (0.097%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 444 (7.19%) QA
2 52 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 49 (0.79%) SLA
4 14 (0.23%) WCAG
5 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.081%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.032%) HL7
8 2 (0.032%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.032%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.032%) MiFID
8 2 (0.032%) EMIR
9 1 (0.016%) Section 508
9 1 (0.016%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.016%) WAI
9 1 (0.016%) COBIT
9 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 96 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 70 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.21%) Firmware
5 11 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.13%) IAG
7 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.065%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.065%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.032%) zsh
9 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.032%) NFS
10 1 (0.016%) vSphere
10 1 (0.016%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 93 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (0.42%) SCVMM
3 13 (0.21%) Puppet
4 12 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.18%) MOM
6 9 (0.15%) SCCM
7 7 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 6 (0.097%) SCOM
9 4 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.065%) Unicenter
9 4 (0.065%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.065%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.032%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.032%) Control-M
11 1 (0.016%) CA SiteMinder
11 1 (0.016%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.016%) WMI
11 1 (0.016%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.016%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.016%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2772 (44.88%) Microsoft
2 563 (9.12%) Oracle
3 106 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 102 (1.65%) Telerik
5 79 (1.28%) EPiServer
6 70 (1.13%) Twitter
6 70 (1.13%) VMware
7 65 (1.05%) IBM
8 63 (1.02%) Cognos
9 60 (0.97%) SAP
10 53 (0.86%) Business Objects
11 48 (0.78%) HP
12 45 (0.73%) Adobe
13 42 (0.68%) Sage
13 42 (0.68%) Tableau
14 39 (0.63%) Atlassian
15 37 (0.60%) TOWER Software
16 35 (0.57%) Google
16 35 (0.57%) Xamarin
17 34 (0.55%) Nintex
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