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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 113 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2840 3333 3646
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.56% 2.81% 3.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.74% 17.54% 22.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2444 2860 3235
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 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
18038 19006 16369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.26% 16.01% 14.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15148 15702 13926
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 April 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 April 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 -18 2682 £42,375 +5.93% 388
London -50 726 £50,000 - 123
South East +17 724 £43,000 +7.50% 60
Yorkshire +12 286 £37,500 +2.73% 51
West Midlands +35 261 £40,000 +14.28% 21
East of England -29 212 £37,500 -6.25% 40
North West +5 196 £37,500 +7.14% 37
South West -14 192 £37,000 +5.71% 28
West Yorkshire +3 177 £40,000 +8.10% 36
Surrey +29 161 £50,000 +20.48% 10
City of London -80 146 £49,000 -10.90% 33
Buckinghamshire +9 130 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Leeds +3 121 £40,000 +9.58% 24
Hampshire +34 111 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Sussex +6 103 £42,500 +21.42% 7
Birmingham +32 99 £40,000 +20.30% 9
Brighton +8 94 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Manchester -14 87 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Scotland +1 75 £38,500 +2.66% 7
Milton Keynes -4 75 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Sussex +15 74 £42,500 +6.25% 5
East Midlands -68 74 £35,000 - 10
North East +47 73 £35,000 -6.66% 16
Berkshire -62 73 £45,000 - 10
Hertfordshire +18 56 £50,000 +35.13% 5
Tyne and Wear +33 55 £32,500 -13.33% 14
South Yorkshire +34 54 £36,500 -10.97% 4
Cheshire -9 52 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Coventry +26 50 £39,250 +4.66%
Wiltshire +20 50 £35,000 +7.69% 7

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4509 (80.36%) .NET
2 4231 (75.41%) C#
3 3444 (61.38%) SQL Server
4 2958 (52.72%) SQL
5 2888 (51.47%) ASP.NET
6 2533 (45.14%) HTML
7 2494 (44.45%) JavaScript
8 2452 (43.70%) Microsoft
9 2358 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
10 2262 (40.31%) CSS
11 2024 (36.07%) MVC
12 1714 (30.55%) jQuery
13 1406 (25.06%) .NET Framework
14 1403 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
15 1359 (24.22%) Windows
16 1346 (23.99%) XML
17 1130 (20.14%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1107 (19.73%) WCF
19 1104 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 1079 (19.23%) Web Services
21 1067 (19.02%) MS Excel
22 1001 (17.84%) T-SQL
23 993 (17.70%) HTML5
24 963 (17.16%) Scrum
25 961 (17.13%) Degree
26 935 (16.66%) Software Engineering
27 909 (16.20%) Finance
28 821 (14.63%) VB.NET
29 818 (14.58%) OO
30 785 (13.99%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 712 (12.69%) SharePoint
2 589 (10.50%) IIS
3 321 (5.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 249 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 235 (4.19%) CMS
6 140 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
7 89 (1.59%) Umbraco
8 79 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
9 63 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 59 (1.05%) Confluence
11 47 (0.84%) JBoss
12 35 (0.62%) Node.js
13 33 (0.59%) NServiceBus
14 29 (0.52%) Kentico
14 29 (0.52%) WordPress
15 24 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 18 (0.32%) DNN
16 18 (0.32%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.30%) MS Exchange
18 15 (0.27%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 1067 (19.02%) MS Excel
2 285 (5.08%) MS Office
3 105 (1.87%) InfoPath
4 79 (1.41%) Photoshop
5 75 (1.34%) MS Visio
6 43 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
7 28 (0.50%) PowerPivot
8 25 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 25 (0.45%) MS Project
9 18 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.20%) Mingle
11 10 (0.18%) Fireworks
12 9 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
13 8 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.12%) GNU Octave
15 5 (0.089%) InDesign
16 3 (0.053%) Maya
16 3 (0.053%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.053%) SPSS
17 2 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 194 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 47 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.30%) assyst
4 12 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 11 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.20%) Tridion
6 10 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
7 8 (0.14%) Magento
8 7 (0.12%) SAP CRM
8 7 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.11%) Line 500
10 5 (0.089%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.071%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.071%) Fredhopper
12 3 (0.053%) SAP Business One
12 3 (0.053%) ReMetrica
12 3 (0.053%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.036%) Temenos Globus
13 2 (0.036%) Infor CRM
13 2 (0.036%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 277 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (1.51%) SaaS
4 54 (0.96%) Office 365
5 27 (0.48%) GitHub
6 25 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 24 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.12%) PaaS
9 6 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.089%) IaaS
11 4 (0.071%) Trello
12 3 (0.053%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.036%) Yammer
14 1 (0.018%) MailChimp
14 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.018%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.018%) Heroku
14 1 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.41%) Internet
2 128 (2.28%) Intranet
3 84 (1.50%) TCP/IP
4 58 (1.03%) HTTP
5 51 (0.91%) DNS
6 43 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 39 (0.70%) Firewall
8 32 (0.57%) SSL
9 26 (0.46%) Network Security
10 25 (0.45%) Extranet
11 23 (0.41%) LAN
12 22 (0.39%) WAN
13 20 (0.36%) SMTP
13 20 (0.36%) Ethernet
14 18 (0.32%) HTTPS
14 18 (0.32%) Wireless
14 18 (0.32%) AMQP
15 17 (0.30%) CTI
16 11 (0.20%) DHCP
17 10 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3444 (61.38%) SQL Server
2 1104 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 603 (10.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 487 (8.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 425 (7.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 342 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 277 (4.94%) Relational Database
8 217 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 206 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
10 189 (3.37%) MySQL
11 109 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
12 86 (1.53%) Oracle Database
13 74 (1.32%) MS Access
14 65 (1.16%) RDBMS
15 59 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
16 58 (1.03%) MongoDB
17 50 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 49 (0.87%) NoSQL
19 48 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
20 45 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1403 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 437 (7.79%) NUnit
3 280 (4.99%) Subversion
4 237 (4.22%) Git (software)
5 225 (4.01%) Selenium
6 177 (3.15%) TeamCity
7 171 (3.05%) JIRA
8 159 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 146 (2.60%) Rhino Mocks
10 142 (2.53%) ReSharper
11 134 (2.39%) SpecFlow
12 116 (2.07%) Eclipse
13 110 (1.96%) MSTest
14 109 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 93 (1.66%) MSBuild
16 80 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
17 78 (1.39%) Moq
18 69 (1.23%) WebDriver
19 68 (1.21%) FitNesse
20 67 (1.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 909 (16.20%) Finance
2 195 (3.48%) Retail
3 169 (3.01%) Banking
4 164 (2.92%) Marketing
5 86 (1.53%) Automotive
6 74 (1.32%) Law
7 68 (1.21%) Legal
7 68 (1.21%) Telecoms
8 66 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 64 (1.14%) Back Office
10 62 (1.10%) Electronics
11 58 (1.03%) Games
12 56 (1.00%) Front Office
13 50 (0.89%) Advertising
14 46 (0.82%) Investment Banking
15 41 (0.73%) Publishing
16 27 (0.48%) Aerospace
17 18 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 16 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 4101 (73.09%) Developer
2 1706 (30.40%) .NET Developer
3 1166 (20.78%) C# Developer
4 815 (14.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 745 (13.28%) Software Developer
6 693 (12.35%) Senior Developer
7 450 (8.02%) Analyst
8 413 (7.36%) Web Developer
9 406 (7.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 388 (6.91%) ASP.NET Developer
11 346 (6.17%) Software Engineer
12 291 (5.19%) Junior
13 284 (5.06%) Senior .NET Developer
14 253 (4.51%) Junior Developer
15 211 (3.76%) SharePoint Developer
16 191 (3.40%) .NET Web Developer
17 178 (3.17%) Programmer
18 163 (2.91%) Senior C# Developer
19 162 (2.89%) Graduate
19 162 (2.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4509 (80.36%) .NET
2 2888 (51.47%) ASP.NET
3 2533 (45.14%) HTML
4 2262 (40.31%) CSS
5 1714 (30.55%) jQuery
6 1406 (25.06%) .NET Framework
7 1346 (23.99%) XML
8 1130 (20.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1107 (19.73%) WCF
10 1079 (19.23%) Web Services
11 993 (17.70%) HTML5
12 760 (13.54%) Ajax
13 706 (12.58%) Entity Framework
14 544 (9.70%) LINQ
15 493 (8.79%) CSS3
16 463 (8.25%) WPF
17 435 (7.75%) WinForms
18 393 (7.00%) AngularJS
19 383 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 339 (6.04%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 507 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 482 (8.59%) Computer Science
3 208 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 199 (3.55%) User Experience
5 197 (3.51%) Mathematics
6 163 (2.91%) N-Tier
7 156 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 123 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 106 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 100 (1.78%) Open Source
11 87 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
12 73 (1.30%) Visualisation
13 71 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 60 (1.07%) Social Media
15 51 (0.91%) W3C
16 48 (0.86%) Physics
17 46 (0.82%) Fixed Income
18 44 (0.78%) Blog
19 43 (0.77%) Hedge funds
20 40 (0.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1359 (24.22%) Windows
2 182 (3.24%) Linux
3 166 (2.96%) Android
4 131 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 104 (1.85%) UNIX
6 81 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 56 (1.00%) Windows 8
9 54 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 28 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 13 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
12 12 (0.21%) CentOS
13 11 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 10 (0.18%) Windows CE
15 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 7 (0.12%) VxWorks
18 5 (0.089%) Solaris
19 4 (0.071%) Ubuntu
20 3 (0.053%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2358 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 2024 (36.07%) MVC
3 963 (17.16%) Scrum
4 935 (16.66%) Software Engineering
5 818 (14.58%) OO
6 785 (13.99%) TDD
7 485 (8.64%) Unit Testing
8 475 (8.47%) Web Development
9 387 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 336 (5.99%) Mentoring
11 313 (5.58%) OOP
12 303 (5.40%) CRM
13 287 (5.11%) E-Commerce
14 273 (4.87%) Workflow
15 270 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
16 254 (4.53%) OOD
17 248 (4.42%) BDD
18 233 (4.15%) Project Management
19 211 (3.76%) Multithreading
20 206 (3.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4231 (75.41%) C#
2 2958 (52.72%) SQL
3 2494 (44.45%) JavaScript
4 1001 (17.84%) T-SQL
5 821 (14.63%) VB.NET
6 590 (10.52%) C++
7 482 (8.59%) Java
8 388 (6.91%) VB
9 238 (4.24%) PowerShell
10 201 (3.58%) C
11 192 (3.42%) PHP
12 156 (2.78%) VBA
13 141 (2.51%) VB6
14 90 (1.60%) PL/SQL
15 82 (1.46%) Python
16 54 (0.96%) Ruby
17 51 (0.91%) VBScript
18 46 (0.82%) VC++
19 36 (0.64%) XPath
20 35 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 961 (17.13%) Degree
2 293 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 157 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 126 (2.25%) ISEB
5 83 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 79 (1.41%) MCSD
7 77 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 72 (1.28%) MCP
9 67 (1.19%) ISTQB
10 43 (0.77%) MCPD
11 35 (0.62%) MCTS
12 32 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (0.48%) PhD
14 21 (0.37%) MCAD
15 16 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.21%) HND
18 11 (0.20%) MCSE
19 8 (0.14%) MCSA
20 6 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 496 (8.84%) QA
2 41 (0.73%) SLA
3 28 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 19 (0.34%) HL7
5 17 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.21%) COBIT
7 9 (0.16%) WCAG
7 9 (0.16%) Section 508
8 7 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.036%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.036%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.036%) GCP
10 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.018%) WAI
10 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.018%) Basel II
10 1 (0.018%) TickIT
10 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 87 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 75 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (0.82%) Firmware
4 19 (0.34%) vSphere
4 19 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.14%) Apache Flume
7 8 (0.14%) Docker
8 5 (0.089%) UAG
8 5 (0.089%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.089%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.071%) NFS
10 2 (0.036%) IAG
11 1 (0.018%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.30%) SCCM
3 17 (0.30%) SCOM
4 14 (0.25%) Puppet
5 10 (0.18%) HAProxy
6 9 (0.16%) SCVMM
6 9 (0.16%) MOM
7 8 (0.14%) WMI
7 8 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 5 (0.089%) WSUS
8 5 (0.089%) Nagios
9 4 (0.071%) Plesk
10 3 (0.053%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.053%) MIIS
11 2 (0.036%) TeamSite
12 1 (0.018%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.018%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 2452 (43.70%) Microsoft
2 569 (10.14%) Oracle
3 80 (1.43%) Sitecore
4 75 (1.34%) VMware
5 68 (1.21%) SAP
6 63 (1.12%) Telerik
7 61 (1.09%) Adobe
8 57 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
9 56 (1.00%) Google
10 49 (0.87%) Cisco
11 43 (0.77%) Twitter
12 42 (0.75%) Cognos
12 42 (0.75%) Sybase
13 41 (0.73%) Apple
14 39 (0.70%) Tableau
15 37 (0.66%) TOWER Software
16 35 (0.62%) Business Objects
16 35 (0.62%) Red Gate
17 29 (0.52%) HP
18 28 (0.50%) TIBCO
Preston, Lancashire
Go IT Recruitment Limited
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tarporley, Cheshire
Modis
Salary: Bonus, Benefits, Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
ConSol Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension+Healthcare+
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Jambo Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k DoE + excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Competitive salary & package
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £35,000 per annum
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London
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