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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 111 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2809 3250 3402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 3.08% 3.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.32% 19.21% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2456 2742 3091
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%

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
17209 16914 16173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.08% 16.05% 15.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14553 13752 13892
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,770 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -22 2660 £42,250 +3.59% 390
London -35 817 £50,000 -4.76% 98
South East -2 703 £42,500 +6.25% 83
Yorkshire +5 258 £37,500 +7.14% 40
East of England +6 214 £40,000 +6.66% 30
City of London -16 214 £50,000 -4.76% 26
West Midlands +25 199 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Surrey +17 195 £50,000 +31.57% 18
North West +3 193 £37,500 +2.73% 46
South West -29 188 £37,750 +7.85% 39
West Yorkshire -1 172 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Hampshire +36 128 £42,500 +22.30% 15
Leeds +6 119 £37,500 +2.73% 8
Scotland -8 91 £38,500 +2.66% 13
Berkshire -57 91 £45,000 - 10
Manchester -23 90 £35,877 -4.32% 24
Buckinghamshire +2 87 £41,000 -3.52% 17
East Sussex -4 85 £39,274 +12.21% 8
Birmingham +12 78 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 72 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Brighton -3 71 £39,274 +4.73% 2
Reading -7 66 £45,000 - 7
East Midlands -69 64 £37,500 -1.31% 20
Cheshire +23 61 £40,000 +16.78% 14
Cambridge -4 57 £38,000 +1.33% 4
Dorset -11 56 £40,000 +9.58% 7
North East +13 54 £32,500 +8.33% 7
Hertfordshire +13 53 £50,000 +37.93% 3
Basingstoke +39 49 £42,500 -5.55%
Reigate +31 49 £53,000 +26.94% 2

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4507 (79.33%) .NET
2 4335 (76.31%) C#
3 3541 (62.33%) SQL Server
4 3043 (53.56%) SQL
5 2956 (52.03%) ASP.NET
6 2674 (47.07%) HTML
7 2631 (46.31%) JavaScript
8 2481 (43.67%) Microsoft
9 2435 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
10 2361 (41.56%) CSS
11 2077 (36.56%) MVC
12 1734 (30.52%) jQuery
13 1447 (25.47%) .NET Framework
14 1388 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 1330 (23.41%) Windows
16 1323 (23.29%) XML
17 1178 (20.74%) SQL Server 2008
18 1163 (20.47%) ASP.NET MVC
19 1123 (19.77%) MS Excel
20 1102 (19.40%) WCF
21 1027 (18.08%) Web Services
22 1018 (17.92%) Finance
23 1004 (17.67%) Scrum
24 969 (17.06%) HTML5
25 964 (16.97%) T-SQL
26 918 (16.16%) Degree
27 889 (15.65%) TDD
28 884 (15.56%) Software Engineering
29 832 (14.65%) VB.NET
30 819 (14.42%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 751 (13.22%) SharePoint
2 595 (10.47%) IIS
3 337 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 246 (4.33%) CMS
5 227 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 109 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 97 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 89 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 71 (1.25%) Confluence
10 69 (1.21%) Sitecore CMS
11 36 (0.63%) WordPress
11 36 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 33 (0.58%) JBoss
13 31 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 26 (0.46%) Node.js
15 23 (0.40%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.37%) Kentico
17 19 (0.33%) Apache
17 19 (0.33%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1123 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 295 (5.19%) MS Office
3 103 (1.81%) InfoPath
4 93 (1.64%) Photoshop
5 73 (1.28%) MS Visio
6 51 (0.90%) PowerPivot
7 37 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
8 25 (0.44%) MS Project
9 20 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 18 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 14 (0.25%) Mingle
11 14 (0.25%) SPSS
12 13 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
13 12 (0.21%) Fireworks
14 4 (0.070%) InDesign
15 3 (0.053%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.053%) Maya
15 3 (0.053%) 3ds Max
16 2 (0.035%) Simulink
16 2 (0.035%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 162 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (0.35%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 13 (0.23%) Magento
4 13 (0.23%) assyst
4 13 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.23%) Tridion
5 10 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
6 9 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.14%) Line 500
8 6 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.11%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.088%) ReMetrica
9 5 (0.088%) LabWindows
10 4 (0.070%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.070%) Fredhopper
11 3 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.053%) Oracle CRM
12 2 (0.035%) Temenos Globus
12 2 (0.035%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 261 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (1.83%) SaaS
3 55 (0.97%) Office 365
4 51 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (0.49%) GitHub
6 20 (0.35%) PaaS
7 18 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.088%) IaaS
8 5 (0.088%) Yammer
8 5 (0.088%) Trello
9 3 (0.053%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.018%) Heroku
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.018%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.018%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.38%) Intranet
2 131 (2.31%) Internet
3 80 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 61 (1.07%) HTTP
5 51 (0.90%) Extranet
6 49 (0.86%) DNS
7 37 (0.65%) Firewall
8 28 (0.49%) LAN
9 23 (0.40%) WAN
10 22 (0.39%) Ethernet
11 19 (0.33%) SSL
12 18 (0.32%) AMQP
12 18 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (0.25%) Wireless
13 14 (0.25%) DHCP
14 12 (0.21%) VoIP
14 12 (0.21%) SMTP
14 12 (0.21%) Network Security
14 12 (0.21%) VLAN
15 9 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3541 (62.33%) SQL Server
2 1178 (20.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 635 (11.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 509 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 427 (7.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 352 (6.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 326 (5.74%) Relational Database
8 249 (4.38%) MySQL
9 198 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
10 184 (3.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 128 (2.25%) Crystal Reports
12 94 (1.65%) Oracle Database
13 88 (1.55%) MS Access
14 74 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 65 (1.14%) PerformancePoint
16 61 (1.07%) SQL Server 2000
17 57 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
18 48 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
19 42 (0.74%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
20 41 (0.72%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1388 (24.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 437 (7.69%) NUnit
3 294 (5.18%) Subversion
4 270 (4.75%) Git (software)
5 219 (3.85%) Selenium
6 170 (2.99%) JIRA
7 168 (2.96%) TeamCity
8 158 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 154 (2.71%) SpecFlow
10 152 (2.68%) Rhino Mocks
11 133 (2.34%) ReSharper
12 113 (1.99%) Eclipse
13 111 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 108 (1.90%) MSTest
15 100 (1.76%) FitNesse
16 95 (1.67%) MSBuild
17 77 (1.36%) WebDriver
17 77 (1.36%) Moq
18 76 (1.34%) CruiseControl
19 75 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1018 (17.92%) Finance
2 164 (2.89%) Banking
3 163 (2.87%) Retail
4 151 (2.66%) Marketing
5 93 (1.64%) Automotive
6 80 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 78 (1.37%) Law
8 72 (1.27%) Legal
9 70 (1.23%) Back Office
10 68 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 55 (0.97%) Games
12 54 (0.95%) Electronics
13 49 (0.86%) Front Office
13 49 (0.86%) Publishing
14 40 (0.70%) Advertising
15 36 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.46%) Aerospace
17 17 (0.30%) French Language
18 14 (0.25%) Military
18 14 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4165 (73.31%) Developer
2 1696 (29.85%) .NET Developer
3 1120 (19.71%) C# Developer
4 799 (14.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 778 (13.69%) Software Developer
6 653 (11.49%) Senior Developer
7 482 (8.48%) Analyst
8 422 (7.43%) Web Developer
9 386 (6.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 382 (6.72%) ASP.NET Developer
11 327 (5.76%) Software Engineer
12 272 (4.79%) Senior .NET Developer
13 266 (4.68%) Junior
14 257 (4.52%) SharePoint Developer
15 248 (4.37%) Junior Developer
16 198 (3.49%) .NET Web Developer
17 184 (3.24%) Programmer
18 166 (2.92%) Graduate
19 165 (2.90%) Applications Developer
20 159 (2.80%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4507 (79.33%) .NET
2 2956 (52.03%) ASP.NET
3 2674 (47.07%) HTML
4 2361 (41.56%) CSS
5 1734 (30.52%) jQuery
6 1447 (25.47%) .NET Framework
7 1323 (23.29%) XML
8 1163 (20.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1102 (19.40%) WCF
10 1027 (18.08%) Web Services
11 969 (17.06%) HTML5
12 817 (14.38%) Ajax
13 684 (12.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 538 (9.47%) LINQ
15 531 (9.35%) CSS3
16 510 (8.98%) WPF
17 448 (7.89%) WinForms
18 408 (7.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 334 (5.88%) XSLT
20 332 (5.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 477 (8.40%) Computer Science
1 477 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 207 (3.64%) Mathematics
3 177 (3.12%) N-Tier
4 168 (2.96%) Mobile App
5 163 (2.87%) User Experience
6 147 (2.59%) Client/Server
7 138 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 108 (1.90%) Open Source
9 99 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 97 (1.71%) Inversion of Control
11 84 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 77 (1.36%) Visualisation
13 64 (1.13%) Fixed Income
14 50 (0.88%) Hedge funds
15 42 (0.74%) Physics
16 40 (0.70%) Social Media
17 39 (0.69%) Blog
18 36 (0.63%) Clustering
18 36 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1330 (23.41%) Windows
2 216 (3.80%) Linux
3 166 (2.92%) Android
4 125 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 108 (1.90%) UNIX
6 72 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 64 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 22 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 22 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 17 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
13 12 (0.21%) Solaris
13 12 (0.21%) Windows CE
14 11 (0.19%) VMS
14 11 (0.19%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.18%) CentOS
16 6 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.088%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2435 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2077 (36.56%) MVC
3 1004 (17.67%) Scrum
4 889 (15.65%) TDD
5 884 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 819 (14.42%) OO
7 523 (9.21%) Web Development
8 459 (8.08%) Unit Testing
9 447 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
10 357 (6.28%) OOP
11 333 (5.86%) Mentoring
12 321 (5.65%) Workflow
13 294 (5.18%) BDD
14 287 (5.05%) E-Commerce
15 282 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
16 260 (4.58%) CRM
17 238 (4.19%) Project Management
18 221 (3.89%) OOD
19 209 (3.68%) Multithreading
20 201 (3.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4335 (76.31%) C#
2 3043 (53.56%) SQL
3 2631 (46.31%) JavaScript
4 964 (16.97%) T-SQL
5 832 (14.65%) VB.NET
6 581 (10.23%) C++
7 450 (7.92%) VB
8 428 (7.53%) Java
9 290 (5.10%) PowerShell
10 229 (4.03%) PHP
11 210 (3.70%) C
12 195 (3.43%) VBA
13 194 (3.41%) VB6
14 88 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 77 (1.36%) Python
16 60 (1.06%) VBScript
17 51 (0.90%) VC++
18 49 (0.86%) Perl
19 48 (0.84%) Ruby
20 44 (0.77%) XAML
Qualifications
1 918 (16.16%) Degree
2 251 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 128 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 122 (2.15%) VCP4
5 105 (1.85%) ISEB
6 68 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 65 (1.14%) MCSD
8 58 (1.02%) MCP
8 58 (1.02%) ISTQB
9 47 (0.83%) DV Cleared
10 38 (0.67%) MCPD
11 36 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 26 (0.46%) MCTS
13 17 (0.30%) MCSE
14 16 (0.28%) PhD
14 16 (0.28%) MCAD
15 14 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.19%) MCSA
17 8 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (0.12%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (8.63%) QA
2 49 (0.86%) SLA
3 23 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.33%) HL7
5 17 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.21%) COBIT
7 8 (0.14%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.11%) WCAG
10 4 (0.070%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.053%) Section 508
11 3 (0.053%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.035%) GCP
13 1 (0.018%) TickIT
13 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 96 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 94 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.62%) Firmware
4 33 (0.58%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.32%) vSphere
7 8 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.088%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.070%) IAG
9 4 (0.070%) NFS
10 1 (0.018%) Docker
10 1 (0.018%) Snort
Systems Management
1 66 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (0.42%) SCVMM
4 16 (0.28%) Puppet
4 16 (0.28%) MOM
5 11 (0.19%) SCCM
6 10 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 9 (0.16%) SCOM
8 8 (0.14%) WMI
9 5 (0.088%) WSUS
9 5 (0.088%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.088%) Nagios
10 4 (0.070%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.070%) Plesk
11 1 (0.018%) MIIS
11 1 (0.018%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.018%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2481 (43.67%) Microsoft
2 545 (9.59%) Oracle
3 113 (1.99%) Telerik
4 94 (1.65%) VMware
5 85 (1.50%) Sitecore
6 74 (1.30%) SAP
7 57 (1.00%) Tableau
8 55 (0.97%) Cognos
9 49 (0.86%) Adobe
9 49 (0.86%) Twitter
10 44 (0.77%) TOWER Software
10 44 (0.77%) Google
11 38 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
12 35 (0.62%) Sage
13 34 (0.60%) IBM
14 32 (0.56%) Sybase
14 32 (0.56%) Apple
15 31 (0.55%) Business Objects
15 31 (0.55%) HP
15 31 (0.55%) Xamarin
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