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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 105 95 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2946 3211 3389
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.59% 2.97% 2.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.54% 19.48% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2613 2870 3076
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,508 £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
17814 16485 16550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 15.24% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14774 14027 14316
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £63,500
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 21 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 21 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 2723 £40,000 - 419
London -36 738 £50,000 - 98
South East -6 681 £42,500 +6.25% 75
East of England +17 275 £40,000 - 44
Yorkshire 0 271 £35,000 +7.69% 56
Surrey +20 255 £50,000 +33.33% 20
North West +4 227 £35,000 +2.94% 54
South West -21 205 £35,000 - 39
West Midlands -25 203 £35,000 +7.69% 29
City of London -26 182 £50,000 - 31
West Yorkshire -15 177 £37,500 +15.38% 31
Scotland +25 134 £38,500 -3.75% 18
East Midlands -33 113 £40,000 +5.96% 14
Hampshire +5 111 £45,000 +12.50% 14
Reigate +6 100 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Leeds -41 96 £42,500 +21.42% 14
Manchester -12 94 £32,500 -2.25% 22
Cheshire 0 90 £35,000 +14.75% 22
Berkshire -60 89 £42,500 - 13
Edinburgh +10 80 £38,500 +1.98% 4
Bedfordshire +23 77 £45,000 -21.73% 7
Cambridgeshire +23 77 £35,000 -10.25% 22
Hertfordshire -7 65 £37,500 -11.76% 7
East Sussex +12 64 £36,000 -16.27% 4
Cambridge +22 61 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Buckinghamshire +3 61 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Brighton +22 58 £36,000 -20.00% 4
Wiltshire +20 58 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Birmingham -25 56 £35,000 +9.37% 6
Staffordshire +10 52 £35,000 +7.69% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 5012 (81.30%) .NET
2 4869 (78.98%) C#
3 3855 (62.53%) SQL Server
4 3372 (54.70%) ASP.NET
5 3191 (51.76%) SQL
6 3032 (49.18%) HTML
7 2926 (47.46%) JavaScript
8 2759 (44.75%) Microsoft
9 2570 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
10 2514 (40.78%) CSS
11 2200 (35.69%) MVC
12 1909 (30.97%) jQuery
13 1505 (24.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 1460 (23.68%) .NET Framework
15 1431 (23.21%) XML
16 1342 (21.77%) MS Excel
17 1321 (21.43%) Windows
18 1255 (20.36%) SQL Server 2008
19 1237 (20.06%) WCF
20 1183 (19.19%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1181 (19.16%) Web Services
22 1180 (19.14%) Finance
23 1120 (18.17%) T-SQL
24 1103 (17.89%) Degree
25 1034 (16.77%) Software Engineering
26 991 (16.07%) OO
27 970 (15.73%) Scrum
28 952 (15.44%) VB.NET
29 923 (14.97%) HTML5
30 922 (14.96%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 922 (14.96%) SharePoint
2 599 (9.72%) IIS
3 332 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 313 (5.08%) CMS
5 242 (3.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 122 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
7 113 (1.83%) Umbraco
8 104 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
9 74 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
10 53 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
11 50 (0.81%) Confluence
11 50 (0.81%) NServiceBus
12 45 (0.73%) MS Project Server
13 44 (0.71%) WordPress
14 31 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 27 (0.44%) JBoss
16 23 (0.37%) Tomcat
17 21 (0.34%) Apache
18 20 (0.32%) MS Exchange
18 20 (0.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 1342 (21.77%) MS Excel
2 238 (3.86%) MS Office
3 106 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 78 (1.27%) InfoPath
5 36 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 33 (0.54%) PowerPivot
7 30 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 19 (0.31%) MS Project
9 14 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
10 13 (0.21%) Mingle
11 12 (0.19%) SPSS
11 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.13%) Fireworks
13 6 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.049%) Solid Edge
14 3 (0.049%) MicroStation
14 3 (0.049%) AutoCAD
14 3 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 3 (0.049%) Maya
14 3 (0.049%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 177 (2.87%) 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 12 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 10 (0.16%) Tridion
9 7 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 7 (0.11%) Magento
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%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.065%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.065%) Visualfiles
13 3 (0.049%) Endur
14 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
14 2 (0.032%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 232 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 111 (1.80%) SaaS
3 49 (0.79%) Office 365
4 33 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.42%) PaaS
6 24 (0.39%) GitHub
7 20 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
9 7 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.065%) Force.com
10 4 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.065%) IaaS
11 1 (0.016%) Trello
11 1 (0.016%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 226 (3.67%) Internet
2 208 (3.37%) Intranet
3 94 (1.52%) HTTP
4 64 (1.04%) TCP/IP
5 51 (0.83%) Extranet
6 31 (0.50%) 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%) Network Security
12 10 (0.16%) SSH
13 9 (0.15%) SMPP
13 9 (0.15%) ATM
13 9 (0.15%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.15%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.13%) CTI
14 8 (0.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3855 (62.53%) SQL Server
2 1255 (20.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 815 (13.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 754 (12.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 495 (8.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 413 (6.70%) Relational Database
7 411 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 278 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 216 (3.50%) MySQL
10 196 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
11 192 (3.11%) Crystal Reports
12 116 (1.88%) Oracle Database
13 100 (1.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 85 (1.38%) RDBMS
15 74 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
16 60 (0.97%) MS Access
17 57 (0.92%) QlikView
18 51 (0.83%) OLAP
19 50 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
20 49 (0.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1505 (24.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 350 (5.68%) Subversion
3 340 (5.52%) NUnit
4 298 (4.83%) Git (software)
5 225 (3.65%) Selenium
6 175 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 158 (2.56%) ReSharper
8 147 (2.38%) Rhino Mocks
9 139 (2.25%) SpecFlow
9 139 (2.25%) TeamCity
10 125 (2.03%) MSBuild
11 117 (1.90%) MSTest
12 113 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 109 (1.77%) Eclipse
14 98 (1.59%) JIRA
15 85 (1.38%) CruiseControl
16 84 (1.36%) Jenkins
17 73 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
18 71 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
19 63 (1.02%) Moq
General
1 1180 (19.14%) Finance
2 198 (3.21%) Marketing
3 158 (2.56%) Banking
4 151 (2.45%) Retail
5 103 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 91 (1.48%) Games
7 88 (1.43%) Law
8 79 (1.28%) Legal
9 68 (1.10%) Advertising
10 67 (1.09%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.89%) Automotive
12 50 (0.81%) Back Office
13 46 (0.75%) Electronics
14 38 (0.62%) Publishing
15 34 (0.55%) Front Office
16 22 (0.36%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.29%) Aerospace
17 18 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.28%) French Language
18 17 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4651 (75.44%) Developer
2 1880 (30.49%) .NET Developer
3 1333 (21.62%) C# Developer
4 960 (15.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 849 (13.77%) Software Developer
6 803 (13.03%) Senior Developer
7 532 (8.63%) Analyst
8 506 (8.21%) Web Developer
9 474 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 471 (7.64%) Software Engineer
11 422 (6.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 331 (5.37%) Senior .NET Developer
13 316 (5.13%) SharePoint Developer
14 274 (4.44%) Junior
15 251 (4.07%) Junior Developer
16 230 (3.73%) Programmer
17 189 (3.07%) Senior C# Developer
18 187 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
19 164 (2.66%) C# Software Developer
20 163 (2.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5012 (81.30%) .NET
2 3372 (54.70%) ASP.NET
3 3032 (49.18%) HTML
4 2514 (40.78%) CSS
5 1909 (30.97%) jQuery
6 1460 (23.68%) .NET Framework
7 1431 (23.21%) XML
8 1237 (20.06%) WCF
9 1183 (19.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1181 (19.16%) Web Services
11 923 (14.97%) HTML5
12 769 (12.47%) Ajax
13 632 (10.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 578 (9.38%) LINQ
15 565 (9.16%) CSS3
16 541 (8.78%) WPF
17 504 (8.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 418 (6.78%) SOAP
19 403 (6.54%) WinForms
20 385 (6.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 643 (10.43%) Computer Science
2 423 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
3 204 (3.31%) Mathematics
4 179 (2.90%) User Experience
4 179 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 139 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 138 (2.24%) Open Source
7 126 (2.04%) N-Tier
8 117 (1.90%) Management Information System
9 109 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
11 68 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 47 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 44 (0.71%) Social Media
13 44 (0.71%) Algorithms
14 43 (0.70%) Derivative
15 42 (0.68%) Blog
16 39 (0.63%) Fixed Income
17 35 (0.57%) Clustering
17 35 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1321 (21.43%) Windows
2 242 (3.93%) Linux
3 217 (3.52%) Android
4 167 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 93 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (1.39%) UNIX
7 68 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 55 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 40 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 30 (0.49%) Solaris
13 17 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
14 13 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.21%) CentOS
14 13 (0.21%) Mac OS X
14 13 (0.21%) Windows CE
15 10 (0.16%) VMS
15 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2570 (41.69%) Agile Software Development
2 2200 (35.69%) MVC
3 1034 (16.77%) Software Engineering
4 991 (16.07%) OO
5 970 (15.73%) Scrum
6 910 (14.76%) TDD
7 617 (10.01%) Unit Testing
8 613 (9.94%) Web Development
9 469 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 430 (6.97%) OOP
11 364 (5.90%) E-Commerce
12 358 (5.81%) Workflow
13 346 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
14 307 (4.98%) Mentoring
15 299 (4.85%) Project Management
16 296 (4.80%) CRM
17 290 (4.70%) OOD
18 259 (4.20%) UML
19 230 (3.73%) BDD
20 223 (3.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4869 (78.98%) C#
2 3191 (51.76%) SQL
3 2926 (47.46%) JavaScript
4 1120 (18.17%) T-SQL
5 952 (15.44%) VB.NET
6 659 (10.69%) C++
7 512 (8.30%) VB
8 497 (8.06%) Java
9 290 (4.70%) PowerShell
10 288 (4.67%) C
11 268 (4.35%) PHP
12 259 (4.20%) VB6
13 192 (3.11%) VBA
14 130 (2.11%) VBScript
15 101 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 60 (0.97%) Python
16 60 (0.97%) Ruby
17 57 (0.92%) VC++
18 53 (0.86%) XPath
19 38 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1103 (17.89%) Degree
2 264 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.31%) ISEB
5 73 (1.18%) MCSD
6 57 (0.92%) SC Cleared
7 53 (0.86%) ISTQB
8 38 (0.62%) MCTS
9 37 (0.60%) MCP
10 36 (0.58%) MCSE
11 30 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (0.34%) DV Cleared
12 21 (0.34%) MCAD
13 16 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 13 (0.21%) MCPD
14 13 (0.21%) PhD
15 10 (0.16%) MCSA
16 8 (0.13%) Brainbench
17 6 (0.097%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 440 (7.14%) QA
2 55 (0.89%) 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%) IEC 61508
7 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.032%) MiFID
8 2 (0.032%) HL7
8 2 (0.032%) EMIR
8 2 (0.032%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.032%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.016%) Section 508
9 1 (0.016%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.016%) COBIT
9 1 (0.016%) WAI
9 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 96 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 68 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.19%) Firmware
5 9 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.13%) IAG
7 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.065%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.032%) NFS
10 2 (0.032%) vSphere
10 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.032%) zsh
11 1 (0.016%) LiteSpeed
11 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 92 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.39%) SCVMM
3 11 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.18%) Puppet
4 10 (0.16%) MOM
5 8 (0.13%) SCCM
6 7 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 5 (0.081%) SCOM
7 5 (0.081%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.065%) Unicenter
8 4 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.049%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.049%) Control-M
10 2 (0.032%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.032%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.032%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.016%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.016%) Plesk
11 1 (0.016%) WMI
11 1 (0.016%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 2759 (44.75%) Microsoft
2 557 (9.03%) Oracle
3 106 (1.72%) Sitecore
4 98 (1.59%) Telerik
5 79 (1.28%) EPiServer
6 71 (1.15%) Twitter
7 68 (1.10%) VMware
8 65 (1.05%) IBM
9 62 (1.01%) Cognos
10 57 (0.92%) SAP
11 51 (0.83%) Business Objects
12 48 (0.78%) HP
13 47 (0.76%) Adobe
14 41 (0.67%) Sage
15 39 (0.63%) Tableau
16 38 (0.62%) Atlassian
17 37 (0.60%) TOWER Software
18 36 (0.58%) DevExpress
19 35 (0.57%) Xamarin
20 34 (0.55%) Facebook
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