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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 100 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3074 3093 3501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.69% 2.94% 3.02%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.72% 19.37% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2688 2744 3171
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,738 £28,000 £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
18390 15971 16857
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.10% 15.19% 14.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15178 13572 14543
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -9 2845 £40,000 - 377
London -24 858 £50,000 - 91
South East -8 698 £42,500 +6.25% 74
East of England +6 278 £40,000 - 40
City of London -1 249 £47,500 -5.00% 24
North West -3 239 £35,000 +7.69% 53
Surrey +37 225 £48,500 +38.57% 26
Yorkshire -26 215 £35,000 - 50
South West -8 197 £35,500 +9.23% 29
West Midlands -7 191 £35,000 - 22
East Midlands -26 136 £40,000 +5.26% 11
West Yorkshire -40 134 £35,000 - 28
Scotland +19 126 £37,500 +0.67% 15
Manchester -8 109 £32,500 - 24
Cheshire +12 96 £35,000 +7.69% 20
Berkshire -62 94 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Reigate +23 93 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Hampshire -22 91 £48,750 +25.00% 7
Bedfordshire +24 88 £45,000 -18.18% 8
East Sussex +8 84 £38,500 -9.41% 6
Leeds -57 83 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Brighton -1 70 £37,500 -11.76% 5
Cambridgeshire +9 69 £35,000 -6.66% 19
West Sussex +25 68 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 66 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Edinburgh +6 65 £38,500 +8.45% 4
Wiltshire +27 57 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Hertfordshire -12 57 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Cambridge +16 56 £35,000 -10.25% 12
Staffordshire +18 53 £35,000 +7.69% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5255 (82.52%) .NET
2 4994 (78.42%) C#
3 3944 (61.93%) SQL Server
4 3486 (54.74%) ASP.NET
5 3196 (50.19%) SQL
6 3032 (47.61%) HTML
7 2908 (45.67%) JavaScript
8 2872 (45.10%) Microsoft
9 2593 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
10 2529 (39.71%) CSS
11 2214 (34.77%) MVC
12 1977 (31.05%) jQuery
13 1586 (24.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 1478 (23.21%) XML
15 1467 (23.04%) .NET Framework
16 1397 (21.94%) Windows
17 1367 (21.47%) MS Excel
18 1329 (20.87%) SQL Server 2008
19 1321 (20.74%) WCF
20 1286 (20.19%) Web Services
21 1229 (19.30%) T-SQL
22 1215 (19.08%) Degree
23 1190 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1184 (18.59%) Finance
25 1096 (17.21%) Software Engineering
26 1052 (16.52%) OO
27 1006 (15.80%) Scrum
28 995 (15.63%) VB.NET
29 934 (14.67%) SharePoint
29 934 (14.67%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 934 (14.67%) SharePoint
2 605 (9.50%) IIS
3 343 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 339 (5.32%) CMS
5 245 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 128 (2.01%) SharePoint Server
7 127 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
8 122 (1.92%) Umbraco
9 73 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 44 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 44 (0.69%) NServiceBus
10 44 (0.69%) Confluence
11 39 (0.61%) MS Project Server
12 37 (0.58%) WordPress
13 36 (0.57%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.39%) MS Exchange
15 24 (0.38%) Node.js
16 22 (0.35%) Tomcat
17 19 (0.30%) Apache
18 17 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 1367 (21.47%) MS Excel
2 254 (3.99%) MS Office
3 107 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 72 (1.13%) InfoPath
5 32 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 22 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 18 (0.28%) MS Project
9 16 (0.25%) PowerPivot
10 11 (0.17%) Mingle
11 9 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.063%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.063%) Maya
13 4 (0.063%) Pro/ENGINEER
13 4 (0.063%) MicroStation
13 4 (0.063%) Solid Edge
14 3 (0.047%) GIMP
14 3 (0.047%) 3ds Max
15 2 (0.031%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 183 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 27 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 16 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 14 (0.22%) Line 500
6 13 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 11 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.11%) Summit
8 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.079%) CODA-Financials
10 5 (0.079%) Tridion
10 5 (0.079%) Agresso
11 4 (0.063%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.063%) GoldMine
11 4 (0.063%) Magento
12 3 (0.047%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 3 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.047%) Endur
13 2 (0.031%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 209 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (1.73%) SaaS
3 47 (0.74%) Office 365
4 44 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 33 (0.52%) GitHub
6 24 (0.38%) PaaS
7 20 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (0.20%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.13%) Google App Engine
9 8 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 8 (0.13%) IaaS
10 5 (0.079%) Force.com
11 4 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.047%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.016%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.016%) Pure360
13 1 (0.016%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 225 (3.53%) Internet
2 195 (3.06%) Intranet
3 101 (1.59%) HTTP
4 75 (1.18%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.58%) Extranet
6 28 (0.44%) Firewall
7 27 (0.42%) LAN
8 24 (0.38%) DNS
9 23 (0.36%) Ethernet
10 16 (0.25%) SAN
11 15 (0.24%) SSL
12 14 (0.22%) WAN
13 10 (0.16%) SSH
13 10 (0.16%) ATM
13 10 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 10 (0.16%) LDAP
14 9 (0.14%) Bluetooth
15 8 (0.13%) Network Security
15 8 (0.13%) VoIP
16 7 (0.11%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3944 (61.93%) SQL Server
2 1329 (20.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 850 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 802 (12.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 519 (8.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 443 (6.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 434 (6.82%) Relational Database
8 305 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 190 (2.98%) MySQL
10 188 (2.95%) Crystal Reports
11 183 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
12 111 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 106 (1.66%) Oracle Database
14 91 (1.43%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
16 58 (0.91%) QlikView
17 55 (0.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 51 (0.80%) OLAP
19 50 (0.79%) MS Access
20 49 (0.77%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1586 (24.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 386 (6.06%) Subversion
3 325 (5.10%) NUnit
4 288 (4.52%) Git (software)
5 234 (3.67%) Selenium
6 174 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 148 (2.32%) ReSharper
8 143 (2.25%) TeamCity
9 137 (2.15%) SpecFlow
10 130 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
11 128 (2.01%) MSBuild
12 125 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 118 (1.85%) Eclipse
14 103 (1.62%) MSTest
15 98 (1.54%) JIRA
16 89 (1.40%) CruiseControl
17 88 (1.38%) Jenkins
18 87 (1.37%) QuickTest Pro
19 70 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
20 68 (1.07%) Moq
General
1 1184 (18.59%) Finance
2 211 (3.31%) Marketing
3 182 (2.86%) Retail
4 173 (2.72%) Banking
5 104 (1.63%) Games
6 99 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 91 (1.43%) Law
8 88 (1.38%) Legal
9 83 (1.30%) Advertising
10 74 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 52 (0.82%) Electronics
12 44 (0.69%) Automotive
13 43 (0.68%) Back Office
14 42 (0.66%) Front Office
15 39 (0.61%) Publishing
16 27 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 22 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 22 (0.35%) French Language
18 18 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
19 17 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4802 (75.41%) Developer
2 1953 (30.67%) .NET Developer
3 1400 (21.98%) C# Developer
4 983 (15.44%) C# .NET Developer
5 854 (13.41%) Software Developer
6 844 (13.25%) Senior Developer
7 563 (8.84%) Analyst
8 523 (8.21%) Web Developer
9 521 (8.18%) Software Engineer
10 490 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
11 413 (6.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 352 (5.53%) Senior .NET Developer
13 315 (4.95%) SharePoint Developer
14 282 (4.43%) Junior
15 258 (4.05%) Junior Developer
16 250 (3.93%) Programmer
17 200 (3.14%) Senior C# Developer
18 192 (3.02%) .NET Web Developer
19 173 (2.72%) C# Software Developer
20 172 (2.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5255 (82.52%) .NET
2 3486 (54.74%) ASP.NET
3 3032 (47.61%) HTML
4 2529 (39.71%) CSS
5 1977 (31.05%) jQuery
6 1478 (23.21%) XML
7 1467 (23.04%) .NET Framework
8 1321 (20.74%) WCF
9 1286 (20.19%) Web Services
10 1190 (18.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 933 (14.65%) HTML5
12 784 (12.31%) Ajax
13 627 (9.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 606 (9.52%) LINQ
15 586 (9.20%) CSS3
16 579 (9.09%) WPF
17 518 (8.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 465 (7.30%) SOAP
19 457 (7.18%) WinForms
20 429 (6.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 681 (10.69%) Computer Science
2 453 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (3.13%) Mathematics
4 177 (2.78%) User Experience
5 163 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 154 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 142 (2.23%) Open Source
8 125 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
9 124 (1.95%) N-Tier
10 118 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 104 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
12 61 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 47 (0.74%) Clustering
13 47 (0.74%) iPhone
13 47 (0.74%) Social Media
14 44 (0.69%) Blog
15 41 (0.64%) Derivative
16 39 (0.61%) W3C
16 39 (0.61%) Visualisation
17 34 (0.53%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1397 (21.94%) Windows
2 265 (4.16%) Android
3 244 (3.83%) Linux
4 187 (2.94%) Apple iOS
5 101 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (1.24%) UNIX
7 65 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (0.90%) Windows 8
9 56 (0.88%) Windows 7
10 40 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 39 (0.61%) Windows Phone
12 25 (0.39%) Solaris
13 22 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
14 15 (0.24%) Windows CE
15 14 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
16 12 (0.19%) Windows XP
16 12 (0.19%) CentOS
17 9 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.14%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2593 (40.72%) Agile Software Development
2 2214 (34.77%) MVC
3 1096 (17.21%) Software Engineering
4 1052 (16.52%) OO
5 1006 (15.80%) Scrum
6 934 (14.67%) TDD
7 649 (10.19%) Unit Testing
8 606 (9.52%) Web Development
9 462 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
10 442 (6.94%) OOP
11 402 (6.31%) E-Commerce
12 354 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
13 328 (5.15%) Workflow
14 322 (5.06%) OOD
15 321 (5.04%) Mentoring
16 303 (4.76%) CRM
17 301 (4.73%) Project Management
18 281 (4.41%) UML
19 244 (3.83%) SOA
20 234 (3.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 4994 (78.42%) C#
2 3196 (50.19%) SQL
3 2908 (45.67%) JavaScript
4 1229 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 995 (15.63%) VB.NET
6 717 (11.26%) C++
7 550 (8.64%) Java
8 487 (7.65%) VB
9 307 (4.82%) C
10 265 (4.16%) PowerShell
11 255 (4.00%) PHP
12 238 (3.74%) VB6
13 187 (2.94%) VBA
14 135 (2.12%) VBScript
15 87 (1.37%) Ruby
16 72 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 60 (0.94%) VC++
18 57 (0.90%) XPath
19 56 (0.88%) Python
20 36 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1215 (19.08%) Degree
2 301 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (1.77%) Security Cleared
4 90 (1.41%) MCSD
5 86 (1.35%) ISEB
6 58 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 56 (0.88%) MCTS
8 51 (0.80%) SC Cleared
9 48 (0.75%) MCP
10 36 (0.57%) MCSE
11 29 (0.46%) MCAD
11 29 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 18 (0.28%) MCITP
13 17 (0.27%) PhD
13 17 (0.27%) MCPD
13 17 (0.27%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (0.13%) MCSA
16 8 (0.13%) Brainbench
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 442 (6.94%) QA
2 66 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 46 (0.72%) SLA
4 12 (0.19%) WCAG
5 11 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 6 (0.094%) ISO 8583
8 5 (0.079%) EMIR
8 5 (0.079%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.063%) HL7
10 3 (0.047%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.031%) DICOM
11 2 (0.031%) MiFID
11 2 (0.031%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.016%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.016%) Section 508
12 1 (0.016%) Dublin Core
12 1 (0.016%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 114 (1.79%) Active Directory
2 63 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.16%) IAG
5 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.079%) NFS
8 4 (0.063%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.047%) vSphere
10 2 (0.031%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.031%) zsh
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.016%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 71 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.25%) SCVMM
3 8 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.11%) Puppet
4 7 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 6 (0.094%) SCCM
5 6 (0.094%) MOM
5 6 (0.094%) Control-M
5 6 (0.094%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.063%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.047%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.047%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.031%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.016%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.016%) HP UCMDB
9 1 (0.016%) Plesk
9 1 (0.016%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.016%) WMI
Vendors
1 2872 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 527 (8.28%) Oracle
3 111 (1.74%) Sitecore
4 84 (1.32%) EPiServer
5 80 (1.26%) Telerik
6 67 (1.05%) Adobe
7 66 (1.04%) Twitter
8 63 (0.99%) VMware
8 63 (0.99%) IBM
9 60 (0.94%) DevExpress
10 58 (0.91%) Business Objects
11 53 (0.83%) Cognos
11 53 (0.83%) SAP
12 46 (0.72%) HP
13 37 (0.58%) Atlassian
14 36 (0.57%) Sage
15 33 (0.52%) Facebook
16 32 (0.50%) Sybase
17 31 (0.49%) Google
18 29 (0.46%) Nintex
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sidcup, Kent
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £55,000 per annum + Rewards
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Resource Management
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 to £36000 per annum - pension and healthcare
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lincolnshire
The One Group
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens DOE
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + excellent package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35-50k DOE
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
SBC Recruitment
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago