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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 92 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3300 3288 3760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.82% 3.03% 3.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.30% 20.09% 22.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2891 2891 3389
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19071 16369 16910
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.31% 15.08% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 16034 13923 14643
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -7 3070 £40,000 - 412
London +7 998 £50,000 - 116
South East +4 747 £40,000 -5.88% 74
City of London +4 315 £50,000 - 56
East of England -5 305 £40,000 - 31
North West -5 247 £35,000 +7.69% 49
Yorkshire -36 192 £35,500 +1.42% 48
West Midlands -3 190 £37,500 - 24
Surrey +28 185 £47,500 +11.76% 30
East Midlands -16 185 £39,000 +4.00% 23
South West -26 178 £36,000 +2.85% 37
Scotland +11 132 £37,500 +7.14% 25
East Sussex +23 120 £40,000 +17.64% 7
West Yorkshire -51 119 £35,000 +7.69% 26
Manchester -13 117 £35,000 +2.94% 28
Berkshire -38 115 £42,000 -2.32% 12
Cheshire +11 110 £35,000 +20.68% 10
Brighton +20 103 £40,000 +20.30% 4
West Sussex +45 84 £35,000 +2.18% 3
Bedfordshire +28 84 £45,000 -14.28% 9
Buckinghamshire -20 78 £43,500 -0.57% 6
Glasgow +23 77 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Leeds -55 77 £35,000 +6.87% 19
Hampshire -45 72 £35,000 -11.39% 5
Oxfordshire 0 68 £35,000 -20.45% 8
Hertfordshire -20 66 £38,000 -5.00% 3
Reigate +22 61 £50,000 - 5
Cambridgeshire -17 61 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Leicestershire -21 55 £40,000 +5.26% 4
Staffordshire +15 54 £35,000 +7.69% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5503 (83.09%) .NET
2 5185 (78.29%) C#
3 4089 (61.74%) SQL Server
4 3529 (53.28%) ASP.NET
5 3242 (48.95%) SQL
6 2974 (44.90%) HTML
7 2966 (44.78%) Microsoft
8 2904 (43.85%) JavaScript
9 2550 (38.50%) CSS
10 2160 (32.61%) MVC
11 2023 (30.55%) jQuery
12 1642 (24.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 1552 (23.43%) XML
14 1513 (22.84%) .NET Framework
15 1459 (22.03%) Windows
16 1405 (21.21%) WCF
17 1382 (20.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 1366 (20.63%) MS Excel
19 1363 (20.58%) Web Services
20 1327 (20.04%) T-SQL
21 1289 (19.46%) Degree
22 1267 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
23 1243 (18.77%) Finance
24 1202 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
25 1102 (16.64%) OO
26 1087 (16.41%) Software Engineering
27 1047 (15.81%) Scrum
28 1015 (15.33%) VB.NET
29 981 (14.81%) SharePoint
30 959 (14.48%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 981 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 662 (10.00%) IIS
3 372 (5.62%) CMS
4 334 (5.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 246 (3.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 151 (2.28%) Umbraco
7 150 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
8 141 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
9 70 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 43 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 38 (0.57%) Confluence
12 34 (0.51%) Node.js
13 33 (0.50%) WordPress
14 30 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 30 (0.45%) MS Project Server
15 29 (0.44%) NServiceBus
16 28 (0.42%) Apache
17 27 (0.41%) Drupal
17 27 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
18 22 (0.33%) Kentico
Applications
1 1366 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 229 (3.46%) MS Office
3 113 (1.71%) Photoshop
4 93 (1.40%) InfoPath
5 47 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 27 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
8 24 (0.36%) MS Project
9 10 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 9 (0.14%) Maya
10 9 (0.14%) 3ds Max
10 9 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.091%) Mingle
12 5 (0.075%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.060%) Solid Edge
13 4 (0.060%) MicroStation
13 4 (0.060%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 3 (0.045%) GIMP
15 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 189 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 15 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 11 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (0.15%) Line 500
8 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.091%) Sage 200
9 6 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.075%) GoldMine
10 5 (0.075%) Summit
10 5 (0.075%) CODA-Financials
10 5 (0.075%) Tridion
10 5 (0.075%) Agresso
11 4 (0.060%) Remedy AR System
12 3 (0.045%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.045%) Magento
13 2 (0.030%) Aligne
Cloud Services
1 190 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 95 (1.43%) SaaS
3 59 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 49 (0.74%) Office 365
5 38 (0.57%) GitHub
6 15 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.21%) PaaS
8 9 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (0.14%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.12%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.12%) IaaS
9 8 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.12%) Basecamp
10 5 (0.075%) Force.com
11 4 (0.060%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.030%) Pure360
13 1 (0.015%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 228 (3.44%) Internet
2 177 (2.67%) Intranet
3 99 (1.49%) HTTP
4 77 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 23 (0.35%) Extranet
6 22 (0.33%) SAN
7 21 (0.32%) DNS
8 20 (0.30%) LAN
8 20 (0.30%) Firewall
9 18 (0.27%) Ethernet
10 17 (0.26%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.24%) SMS
12 14 (0.21%) SSL
12 14 (0.21%) SMPP
13 13 (0.20%) NFC
14 10 (0.15%) WAN
14 10 (0.15%) RFID
15 9 (0.14%) SSH
15 9 (0.14%) LDAP
16 8 (0.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4089 (61.74%) SQL Server
2 1382 (20.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 829 (12.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 756 (11.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 527 (7.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 504 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 397 (5.99%) Relational Database
8 313 (4.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 185 (2.79%) MySQL
10 175 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
11 167 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
12 113 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 101 (1.52%) Oracle Database
14 80 (1.21%) RDBMS
15 69 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
16 60 (0.91%) QlikView
17 52 (0.79%) NoSQL
18 48 (0.72%) RavenDB
19 46 (0.69%) MS Access
19 46 (0.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1642 (24.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 436 (6.58%) Subversion
3 343 (5.18%) NUnit
4 259 (3.91%) Git (software)
5 253 (3.82%) Selenium
6 169 (2.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 152 (2.30%) ReSharper
8 136 (2.05%) SpecFlow
9 132 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 129 (1.95%) Eclipse
11 125 (1.89%) MSBuild
12 111 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 110 (1.66%) Rhino Mocks
14 97 (1.46%) Jenkins
15 96 (1.45%) JIRA
16 91 (1.37%) MSTest
17 83 (1.25%) CruiseControl
18 80 (1.21%) QuickTest Pro
19 75 (1.13%) Moq
20 70 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1243 (18.77%) Finance
2 255 (3.85%) Retail
3 248 (3.74%) Marketing
4 216 (3.26%) Banking
5 124 (1.87%) Games
6 110 (1.66%) Advertising
7 100 (1.51%) Telecoms
8 94 (1.42%) Legal
9 93 (1.40%) Law
10 80 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 67 (1.01%) Electronics
12 62 (0.94%) Publishing
13 51 (0.77%) Front Office
14 44 (0.66%) Back Office
15 40 (0.60%) Automotive
16 31 (0.47%) Investment Banking
17 30 (0.45%) Financial Institution
18 22 (0.33%) French Language
19 20 (0.30%) Military
20 19 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4975 (75.12%) Developer
2 2036 (30.74%) .NET Developer
3 1487 (22.45%) C# Developer
4 1007 (15.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 889 (13.42%) Senior Developer
6 838 (12.65%) Software Developer
7 597 (9.01%) Analyst
8 593 (8.95%) Web Developer
9 553 (8.35%) Software Engineer
9 553 (8.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 426 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 385 (5.81%) Senior .NET Developer
12 303 (4.57%) SharePoint Developer
13 264 (3.99%) Junior
14 239 (3.61%) Junior Developer
14 239 (3.61%) Programmer
15 233 (3.52%) Senior C# Developer
16 209 (3.16%) .NET Web Developer
17 194 (2.93%) SQL Developer
18 186 (2.81%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5503 (83.09%) .NET
2 3529 (53.28%) ASP.NET
3 2974 (44.90%) HTML
4 2550 (38.50%) CSS
5 2023 (30.55%) jQuery
6 1552 (23.43%) XML
7 1513 (22.84%) .NET Framework
8 1405 (21.21%) WCF
9 1363 (20.58%) Web Services
10 1202 (18.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 944 (14.25%) HTML5
12 828 (12.50%) Ajax
13 701 (10.58%) WPF
14 645 (9.74%) LINQ
15 643 (9.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 600 (9.06%) CSS3
17 533 (8.05%) WinForms
18 527 (7.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 486 (7.34%) XSLT
20 465 (7.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 666 (10.06%) Computer Science
2 208 (3.14%) Mathematics
3 205 (3.10%) Mobile App
4 166 (2.51%) N-Tier
5 158 (2.39%) Open Source
6 149 (2.25%) Client/Server
7 135 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
8 118 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 86 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
10 63 (0.95%) Social Media
11 54 (0.82%) Physics
12 51 (0.77%) Clustering
12 51 (0.77%) W3C
13 47 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 45 (0.68%) iPhone
14 45 (0.68%) Blog
15 42 (0.63%) NHS
16 41 (0.62%) Replication
17 40 (0.60%) Derivative
18 38 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1459 (22.03%) Windows
2 304 (4.59%) Android
3 265 (4.00%) Linux
4 225 (3.40%) Apple iOS
5 120 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (1.19%) UNIX
8 56 (0.85%) Windows 8
9 47 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 44 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (0.65%) Windows Phone
12 31 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 24 (0.36%) Solaris
13 24 (0.36%) Windows CE
14 17 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
15 12 (0.18%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.17%) Windows Phone 7
17 10 (0.15%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2160 (32.61%) MVC
2 1267 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1102 (16.64%) OO
4 1087 (16.41%) Software Engineering
5 1047 (15.81%) Scrum
6 959 (14.48%) TDD
7 693 (10.46%) Unit Testing
8 663 (10.01%) Web Development
9 472 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
10 456 (6.89%) E-Commerce
11 445 (6.72%) OOP
12 360 (5.44%) OOD
13 340 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
14 321 (4.85%) Project Management
15 319 (4.82%) UML
16 314 (4.74%) CRM
17 309 (4.67%) Workflow
18 294 (4.44%) SOA
19 278 (4.20%) Multithreading
20 254 (3.84%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5185 (78.29%) C#
2 3242 (48.95%) SQL
3 2904 (43.85%) JavaScript
4 1327 (20.04%) T-SQL
5 1015 (15.33%) VB.NET
6 775 (11.70%) C++
7 612 (9.24%) Java
8 485 (7.32%) VB
9 324 (4.89%) C
10 251 (3.79%) PHP
11 241 (3.64%) PowerShell
12 202 (3.05%) VB6
13 185 (2.79%) VBA
14 143 (2.16%) VBScript
15 117 (1.77%) Ruby
16 71 (1.07%) PL/SQL
17 68 (1.03%) XPath
18 64 (0.97%) VC++
19 62 (0.94%) XAML
20 56 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1289 (19.46%) Degree
2 321 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 108 (1.63%) ISEB
3 108 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 84 (1.27%) MCSD
5 68 (1.03%) ISTQB
6 62 (0.94%) MCTS
7 47 (0.71%) MCP
8 38 (0.57%) SC Cleared
9 35 (0.53%) MCAD
10 29 (0.44%) MCSE
11 28 (0.42%) MCITP
12 27 (0.41%) PhD
13 26 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.26%) MCPD
15 15 (0.23%) HND
15 15 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 14 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 8 (0.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 459 (6.93%) QA
2 91 (1.37%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.41%) SLA
4 12 (0.18%) ISO 8583
5 9 (0.14%) WCAG
5 9 (0.14%) IEC 61508
6 7 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.075%) HL7
8 5 (0.075%) EMIR
9 4 (0.060%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.045%) DICOM
10 3 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.045%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.030%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.030%) MiFID
12 1 (0.015%) WAI
12 1 (0.015%) COBIT
12 1 (0.015%) TickIT
12 1 (0.015%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 97 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 72 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.17%) IAG
5 6 (0.091%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.075%) NFS
6 5 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.060%) vSphere
7 4 (0.060%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.030%) UAG
8 2 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.015%) zsh
9 1 (0.015%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 59 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.11%) SCCM
2 7 (0.11%) Control-M
3 6 (0.091%) Puppet
3 6 (0.091%) SCVMM
3 6 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 5 (0.075%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.060%) Unicenter
5 4 (0.060%) MOM
6 3 (0.045%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.045%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.045%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.030%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (0.030%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.030%) SCOM
8 1 (0.015%) WMI
8 1 (0.015%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2966 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 503 (7.59%) Oracle
3 119 (1.80%) Sitecore
4 94 (1.42%) EPiServer
5 86 (1.30%) Adobe
6 72 (1.09%) VMware
7 71 (1.07%) DevExpress
8 70 (1.06%) Telerik
9 59 (0.89%) IBM
10 50 (0.75%) Twitter
11 47 (0.71%) HP
12 45 (0.68%) Google
12 45 (0.68%) Business Objects
13 41 (0.62%) Sybase
14 39 (0.59%) Atlassian
15 35 (0.53%) SAP
16 33 (0.50%) Facebook
17 28 (0.42%) TIBCO
18 27 (0.41%) Cognos
18 27 (0.41%) Nintex
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 1 hour ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits/Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
The Fifth Business
Salary: Competitive According to Experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
SG Gaming
Salary: Plus benefits and bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60-70k+9%Bonus+Bens
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Catalyst
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum upto £50,000 DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Parking
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonuses + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonuses + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago