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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 115 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2704 3278 3279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.48% 2.81% 3.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.53% 17.31% 20.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2294 2864 2881
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
18615 18932 16293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.05% 16.25% 15.03%
Number of salaries quoted 15663 15915 13866
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -15 2566 £42,500 +6.25% 347
London -21 800 £52,500 +5.00% 101
South East -21 554 £42,500 +6.25% 67
Yorkshire +43 399 £39,000 +6.84% 45
West Yorkshire +57 264 £38,000 +8.57% 23
West Midlands +1 199 £37,500 - 17
South West 0 196 £35,000 -2.77% 33
East of England -35 188 £45,000 +12.50% 24
North West -21 186 £40,000 +14.28% 41
City of London -45 166 £54,500 +9.00% 20
Leeds +57 161 £40,000 +14.28% 15
Hampshire +45 112 £40,000 +14.28% 16
Buckinghamshire +12 96 £39,000 -10.34% 6
Birmingham +24 95 £37,500 - 13
North Yorkshire +31 94 £43,750 +9.37% 6
Manchester -11 90 £40,000 +14.28% 23
Surrey -53 90 £50,000 +5.26% 12
East Midlands -63 75 £35,000 -10.25% 10
West Sussex -3 72 £45,000 +28.57% 5
York +18 66 £45,000 +22.44% 5
East Sussex -11 65 £39,250 -1.87% 5
Berkshire -40 65 £50,000 +21.95% 9
Brighton -4 63 £38,500 -3.75% 2
Cheshire -30 60 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Wiltshire +2 58 £35,000 - 9
Milton Keynes -3 56 £40,000 - 3
Hertfordshire -16 56 £46,250 +20.12% 6
Bedfordshire -18 55 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Wales +1 52 £32,500 - 7
South Wales 0 50 £32,500 +8.33% 6

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4483 (80.83%) .NET
2 4349 (78.42%) C#
3 3332 (60.08%) SQL Server
4 2865 (51.66%) SQL
5 2822 (50.88%) ASP.NET
6 2425 (43.73%) Microsoft
7 2415 (43.54%) JavaScript
8 2397 (43.22%) HTML
9 2362 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
10 2156 (38.87%) CSS
11 2066 (37.25%) MVC
12 1743 (31.43%) jQuery
13 1490 (26.87%) Team Foundation Server
14 1434 (25.86%) Windows
15 1415 (25.51%) .NET Framework
16 1242 (22.39%) XML
17 1197 (21.58%) Web Services
18 1168 (21.06%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1154 (20.81%) WCF
20 1056 (19.04%) T-SQL
21 1052 (18.97%) MS Excel
22 1007 (18.16%) Software Engineering
23 1000 (18.03%) Scrum
24 991 (17.87%) Degree
25 983 (17.72%) HTML5
26 911 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
27 857 (15.45%) Finance
28 834 (15.04%) TDD
29 786 (14.17%) Entity Framework
30 754 (13.60%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 642 (11.58%) SharePoint
2 616 (11.11%) IIS
3 218 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 208 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 193 (3.48%) CMS
6 143 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
7 109 (1.97%) Umbraco
8 58 (1.05%) JBoss
9 44 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 44 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 41 (0.74%) Kentico
11 37 (0.67%) Confluence
12 35 (0.63%) Node.js
13 34 (0.61%) WordPress
14 24 (0.43%) WebSphere
15 22 (0.40%) Sitefinity
16 21 (0.38%) NServiceBus
16 21 (0.38%) MS Exchange
17 20 (0.36%) DNN
18 18 (0.32%) Drupal
Applications
1 1052 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 198 (3.57%) MS Office
3 79 (1.42%) InfoPath
4 73 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 61 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
7 28 (0.50%) MS Project
8 20 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 14 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.18%) PowerPivot
10 10 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.13%) Mingle
12 6 (0.11%) InDesign
12 6 (0.11%) Fireworks
13 5 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.054%) SPSS
15 2 (0.036%) Simulink
15 2 (0.036%) Stateflow
16 1 (0.018%) Maya
16 1 (0.018%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 213 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.18%) assyst
4 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.16%) Tridion
5 7 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.11%) Visualfiles
6 6 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.090%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.072%) Endur
9 3 (0.054%) Magento
10 2 (0.036%) Line 500
11 1 (0.018%) AquaLogic BPM
11 1 (0.018%) ReMetrica
11 1 (0.018%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.018%) Epicor Tropos
11 1 (0.018%) Oracle EBS
11 1 (0.018%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 367 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (1.21%) Office 365
4 59 (1.06%) SaaS
5 40 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 18 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.22%) GitHub
8 5 (0.090%) Heroku
8 5 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.072%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.036%) Yammer
10 2 (0.036%) IaaS
10 2 (0.036%) PaaS
11 1 (0.018%) Route 53
11 1 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.018%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 121 (2.18%) Intranet
2 112 (2.02%) Internet
3 74 (1.33%) HTTP
4 65 (1.17%) TCP/IP
5 42 (0.76%) SMTP
6 41 (0.74%) Network Security
6 41 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (0.72%) DNS
8 35 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 30 (0.54%) Firewall
10 28 (0.50%) SSL
11 26 (0.47%) HTTPS
12 23 (0.41%) SMPP
13 20 (0.36%) CTI
14 15 (0.27%) FTP
14 15 (0.27%) SMS
15 12 (0.22%) Extranet
15 12 (0.22%) Wireless
16 10 (0.18%) Modbus
16 10 (0.18%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3332 (60.08%) SQL Server
2 911 (16.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 677 (12.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 604 (10.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 436 (7.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 301 (5.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 285 (5.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 278 (5.01%) Relational Database
9 247 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
10 164 (2.96%) MySQL
11 101 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 75 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 75 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 73 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
14 65 (1.17%) NoSQL
15 59 (1.06%) RDBMS
16 53 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
17 50 (0.90%) MS Access
18 49 (0.88%) Big Data
19 46 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1490 (26.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 384 (6.92%) NUnit
3 290 (5.23%) Subversion
4 259 (4.67%) Git (software)
5 246 (4.44%) Selenium
6 155 (2.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 148 (2.67%) JIRA
8 140 (2.52%) ReSharper
9 133 (2.40%) TeamCity
10 125 (2.25%) SpecFlow
11 123 (2.22%) MSBuild
12 105 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 97 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
14 90 (1.62%) Moq
15 87 (1.57%) Eclipse
15 87 (1.57%) MSTest
16 82 (1.48%) FitNesse
17 72 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
18 66 (1.19%) CruiseControl
19 63 (1.14%) HP UFT
General
1 857 (15.45%) Finance
2 201 (3.62%) Retail
3 165 (2.98%) Marketing
4 128 (2.31%) Banking
5 105 (1.89%) Back Office
6 89 (1.60%) Automotive
7 81 (1.46%) Games
7 81 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 72 (1.30%) Electronics
9 63 (1.14%) Law
10 62 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 56 (1.01%) Front Office
12 54 (0.97%) Advertising
12 54 (0.97%) Legal
13 38 (0.69%) Publishing
14 28 (0.50%) Investment Banking
15 26 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
16 22 (0.40%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.34%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3976 (71.69%) Developer
2 1688 (30.44%) .NET Developer
3 1144 (20.63%) C# Developer
4 769 (13.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 712 (12.84%) Senior Developer
6 696 (12.55%) Software Developer
7 437 (7.88%) Software Engineer
8 426 (7.68%) Web Developer
9 393 (7.09%) Analyst
9 393 (7.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 380 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
11 271 (4.89%) Senior .NET Developer
12 266 (4.80%) Junior
13 210 (3.79%) Junior Developer
14 158 (2.85%) .NET Web Developer
15 157 (2.83%) Senior C# Developer
16 151 (2.72%) Graduate
17 150 (2.70%) Programmer
17 150 (2.70%) C# Software Developer
17 150 (2.70%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4483 (80.83%) .NET
2 2822 (50.88%) ASP.NET
3 2397 (43.22%) HTML
4 2156 (38.87%) CSS
5 1743 (31.43%) jQuery
6 1415 (25.51%) .NET Framework
7 1242 (22.39%) XML
8 1197 (21.58%) Web Services
9 1168 (21.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1154 (20.81%) WCF
11 983 (17.72%) HTML5
12 786 (14.17%) Entity Framework
13 673 (12.13%) Ajax
14 493 (8.89%) LINQ
15 485 (8.75%) WPF
16 476 (8.58%) CSS3
17 472 (8.51%) AngularJS
18 376 (6.78%) WinForms
19 364 (6.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 356 (6.42%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 508 (9.16%) Computer Science
2 461 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 239 (4.31%) Mobile App
4 211 (3.80%) User Experience
5 191 (3.44%) Mathematics
6 162 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 151 (2.72%) Client/Server
8 108 (1.95%) Management Information System
9 102 (1.84%) Inversion of Control
10 99 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 89 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 83 (1.50%) Visualisation
13 64 (1.15%) Blog
14 61 (1.10%) Social Media
15 59 (1.06%) Physics
16 52 (0.94%) W3C
17 39 (0.70%) Algorithms
18 31 (0.56%) Clustering
19 29 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
20 28 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1434 (25.86%) Windows
2 214 (3.86%) Linux
3 154 (2.78%) Android
4 140 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (2.40%) Apple iOS
6 108 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (1.95%) UNIX
7 69 (1.24%) Windows 8
8 53 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 41 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 27 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
13 17 (0.31%) Windows CE
14 16 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 14 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (0.16%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.14%) CentOS
17 8 (0.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2362 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 2066 (37.25%) MVC
3 1007 (18.16%) Software Engineering
4 1000 (18.03%) Scrum
5 834 (15.04%) TDD
6 754 (13.60%) OO
7 568 (10.24%) SDLC
8 558 (10.06%) Unit Testing
9 428 (7.72%) Web Development
10 393 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
11 354 (6.38%) E-Commerce
12 321 (5.79%) CRM
13 313 (5.64%) Mentoring
14 305 (5.50%) OOP
15 302 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
16 276 (4.98%) OOD
17 244 (4.40%) Workflow
18 237 (4.27%) Multithreading
19 230 (4.15%) Project Management
20 221 (3.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4349 (78.42%) C#
2 2865 (51.66%) SQL
3 2415 (43.54%) JavaScript
4 1056 (19.04%) T-SQL
5 660 (11.90%) VB.NET
6 641 (11.56%) C++
7 467 (8.42%) Java
8 323 (5.82%) VB
9 232 (4.18%) C
10 205 (3.70%) PowerShell
11 143 (2.58%) PHP
12 134 (2.42%) Python
13 114 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 112 (2.02%) VBA
15 82 (1.48%) VB6
16 57 (1.03%) VBScript
17 54 (0.97%) VC++
18 52 (0.94%) XPath
19 44 (0.79%) X++
20 42 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 991 (17.87%) Degree
2 331 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 203 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 114 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 97 (1.75%) ISEB
6 90 (1.62%) SC Cleared
7 82 (1.48%) MCSD
8 73 (1.32%) MCP
9 62 (1.12%) ISTQB
10 41 (0.74%) PhD
11 38 (0.69%) MCPD
12 35 (0.63%) MCTS
13 21 (0.38%) HND
13 21 (0.38%) MCSE
14 18 (0.32%) MCAD
15 16 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 16 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (0.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 461 (8.31%) QA
2 38 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 37 (0.67%) SLA
4 12 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.14%) Section 508
7 7 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.11%) WCAG
8 6 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.072%) HL7
10 3 (0.054%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.036%) DO-178B
11 2 (0.036%) COBIT
12 1 (0.018%) MiFID
12 1 (0.018%) Basel II
12 1 (0.018%) TickIT
12 1 (0.018%) JTAG
12 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
12 1 (0.018%) AIFMD
System Software
1 66 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 42 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (0.72%) Firmware
4 16 (0.29%) Docker
5 14 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 8 (0.14%) NFS
9 7 (0.13%) ISA Server
9 7 (0.13%) UAG
10 6 (0.11%) vSphere
11 4 (0.072%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.054%) HDFS
13 2 (0.036%) Snort
14 1 (0.018%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 43 (0.78%) SCOM
2 39 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.31%) Puppet
3 17 (0.31%) SCCM
4 15 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.25%) MOM
6 9 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
6 9 (0.16%) WMI
7 7 (0.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 7 (0.13%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.11%) MIIS
9 4 (0.072%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.072%) TeamSite
9 4 (0.072%) Graphite
10 2 (0.036%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.018%) Nagios
11 1 (0.018%) Ansible
11 1 (0.018%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.018%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 2425 (43.73%) Microsoft
2 606 (10.93%) Oracle
3 83 (1.50%) Sitecore
4 70 (1.26%) Red Gate
5 64 (1.15%) Google
6 63 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
7 61 (1.10%) Sybase
8 59 (1.06%) Apple
9 52 (0.94%) Adobe
10 51 (0.92%) Telerik
11 48 (0.87%) Cisco
12 42 (0.76%) VMware
13 37 (0.67%) Tableau
14 33 (0.60%) Xamarin
15 32 (0.58%) SAP
16 28 (0.50%) TIBCO
17 27 (0.49%) HP
18 26 (0.47%) TOWER Software
18 26 (0.47%) Twitter
19 23 (0.41%) Perforce
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