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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 93 79 82
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3337 3646 3795
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.80% 3.30% 3.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.52% 22.25% 21.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2864 3235 3413
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,450 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
19049 16386 18053
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.01% 14.83% 14.48%
Number of salaries quoted 15735 13947 15897
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -15 3122 £40,000 - 196
London -22 1083 £50,000 +5.26% 42
South East -6 685 £40,000 - 43
East of England +5 340 £40,000 +6.66% 27
City of London +14 325 £55,000 +15.78% 16
Yorkshire -28 259 £36,500 +21.66% 30
East Midlands -3 243 £35,000 -6.66% 9
North West -34 200 £35,000 +7.69% 15
South West -24 191 £35,000 -2.77% 11
West Yorkshire -28 182 £37,000 +23.33% 21
Berkshire +23 141 £45,000 - 9
Surrey -38 137 £41,500 +10.66% 6
West Midlands -24 126 £35,000 - 12
Leeds -22 120 £36,500 +10.60% 12
Manchester -17 115 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Buckinghamshire -11 110 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Bedfordshire +25 103 £47,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire +24 93 £40,000 - 8
Scotland -9 92 £37,500 +7.14% 7
Leicestershire -11 84 £38,000 +1.33%
East Sussex +15 83 £35,000 -2.77% 4
Leicester -4 74 £38,000 -0.18%
Brighton +12 71 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Bedford +9 71 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Milton Keynes +9 71 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Cheshire -14 70 £35,000 +22.80% 5
Cambridge +8 65 £40,000 - 4
Hampshire -39 65 £40,000 - 5
Derbyshire +9 61 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex +39 58 £40,000 +14.28% 2

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5582 (85.01%) .NET
2 5183 (78.94%) C#
3 4093 (62.34%) SQL Server
4 3496 (53.24%) ASP.NET
5 3109 (47.35%) SQL
6 2869 (43.69%) Microsoft
7 2651 (40.37%) HTML
8 2589 (39.43%) JavaScript
9 2421 (36.87%) CSS
10 1967 (29.96%) MVC
11 1923 (29.29%) jQuery
12 1700 (25.89%) XML
13 1663 (25.33%) Windows
14 1560 (23.76%) Team Foundation Server
15 1550 (23.61%) .NET Framework
16 1431 (21.79%) Web Services
17 1410 (21.47%) WCF
18 1374 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
19 1348 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
20 1301 (19.81%) Degree
21 1264 (19.25%) MS Excel
22 1252 (19.07%) T-SQL
23 1102 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
24 1087 (16.55%) Finance
25 1082 (16.48%) OO
26 1047 (15.95%) Software Engineering
27 1029 (15.67%) Scrum
28 1019 (15.52%) VB.NET
29 1006 (15.32%) SharePoint
30 996 (15.17%) TDD

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1006 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 843 (12.84%) IIS
3 372 (5.67%) CMS
4 353 (5.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 205 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 188 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
7 176 (2.68%) Umbraco
8 170 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
9 86 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
10 67 (1.02%) Node.js
11 44 (0.67%) Confluence
12 41 (0.62%) MS Exchange
13 40 (0.61%) MS Project Server
14 34 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 26 (0.40%) Joomla!
16 25 (0.38%) Apache
17 24 (0.37%) Kentico
17 24 (0.37%) WebSphere
18 23 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
18 23 (0.35%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 1264 (19.25%) MS Excel
2 203 (3.09%) MS Office
3 110 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 98 (1.49%) InfoPath
5 76 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 48 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
7 25 (0.38%) Mingle
8 19 (0.29%) MS Project
9 17 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.11%) Maya
10 7 (0.11%) 3ds Max
11 6 (0.091%) Fireworks
12 5 (0.076%) GIMP
13 4 (0.061%) FastStats
14 3 (0.046%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.046%) Spreadsheet
15 2 (0.030%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
16 1 (0.015%) Pro/ENGINEER
16 1 (0.015%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 213 (3.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 21 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.14%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.12%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.091%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.076%) Teamcenter
8 4 (0.061%) Magento
8 4 (0.061%) Sophis RISQUE
8 4 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.061%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.046%) CODA-Financials
9 3 (0.046%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.046%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.046%) Line 500
10 1 (0.015%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.015%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.015%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.015%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.015%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 151 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (2.04%) SaaS
3 71 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (0.72%) Office 365
5 44 (0.67%) GitHub
6 18 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.15%) PaaS
8 8 (0.12%) IaaS
9 7 (0.11%) Basecamp
10 3 (0.046%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.030%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.030%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.015%) Route 53
12 1 (0.015%) Trello
12 1 (0.015%) Force.com
12 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 171 (2.60%) Internet
2 100 (1.52%) Intranet
3 94 (1.43%) HTTP
4 87 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 25 (0.38%) Firewall
6 21 (0.32%) SAN
7 20 (0.30%) Extranet
8 19 (0.29%) Ethernet
9 17 (0.26%) FTP
10 16 (0.24%) SMS
11 15 (0.23%) DNS
12 13 (0.20%) SMPP
12 13 (0.20%) SSL
12 13 (0.20%) NFC
13 12 (0.18%) LDAP
14 11 (0.17%) LAN
15 10 (0.15%) HTTPS
15 10 (0.15%) RFID
16 9 (0.14%) VPN
17 8 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4093 (62.34%) SQL Server
2 1374 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 720 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 643 (9.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 568 (8.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 370 (5.64%) Relational Database
7 310 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 273 (4.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 215 (3.27%) MySQL
10 200 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
11 94 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
12 86 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
13 83 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 75 (1.14%) RDBMS
15 64 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 60 (0.91%) OLAP
17 58 (0.88%) MS Access
18 48 (0.73%) SQLite
19 46 (0.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
20 45 (0.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1560 (23.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 409 (6.23%) NUnit
3 390 (5.94%) Subversion
4 246 (3.75%) Selenium
5 216 (3.29%) Git (software)
6 141 (2.15%) TeamCity
7 138 (2.10%) MSBuild
8 114 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 114 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 113 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 104 (1.58%) JIRA
10 104 (1.58%) ReSharper
10 104 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 91 (1.39%) MSTest
12 90 (1.37%) Jenkins
13 84 (1.28%) Cucumber
14 69 (1.05%) CruiseControl
15 66 (1.01%) FitNesse
16 62 (0.94%) Moq
17 61 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 1087 (16.55%) Finance
2 337 (5.13%) Marketing
3 285 (4.34%) Retail
4 230 (3.50%) Banking
5 112 (1.71%) Games
6 111 (1.69%) Legal
7 107 (1.63%) Advertising
8 105 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 91 (1.39%) Telecoms
10 90 (1.37%) Publishing
11 84 (1.28%) Back Office
12 77 (1.17%) Law
13 65 (0.99%) Electronics
14 43 (0.65%) Automotive
15 41 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 37 (0.56%) Front Office
17 24 (0.37%) Financial Institution
18 18 (0.27%) Local Government
19 15 (0.23%) French Language
20 14 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 4724 (71.95%) Developer
2 1900 (28.94%) .NET Developer
3 1423 (21.67%) C# Developer
4 939 (14.30%) C# .NET Developer
5 821 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 769 (11.71%) Software Developer
7 659 (10.04%) Web Developer
8 535 (8.15%) Software Engineer
9 534 (8.13%) Analyst
10 528 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
11 433 (6.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 381 (5.80%) Senior .NET Developer
13 268 (4.08%) SharePoint Developer
14 253 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
15 227 (3.46%) Junior
16 225 (3.43%) Architect
17 209 (3.18%) .NET Web Developer
18 202 (3.08%) Programmer
19 192 (2.92%) C# Software Developer
20 185 (2.82%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5582 (85.01%) .NET
2 3496 (53.24%) ASP.NET
3 2651 (40.37%) HTML
4 2421 (36.87%) CSS
5 1923 (29.29%) jQuery
6 1700 (25.89%) XML
7 1550 (23.61%) .NET Framework
8 1431 (21.79%) Web Services
9 1410 (21.47%) WCF
10 1102 (16.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 912 (13.89%) Ajax
12 832 (12.67%) HTML5
13 761 (11.59%) WPF
14 605 (9.21%) LINQ
15 571 (8.70%) WinForms
16 568 (8.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 544 (8.29%) XSLT
18 526 (8.01%) CSS3
19 481 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 398 (6.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 581 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 230 (3.50%) N-Tier
3 216 (3.29%) Mathematics
4 200 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 150 (2.28%) Open Source
6 137 (2.09%) Inversion of Control
7 121 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 95 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 84 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 74 (1.13%) Physics
11 73 (1.11%) Blackberry
12 62 (0.94%) NHS
13 57 (0.87%) Social Media
14 56 (0.85%) W3C
15 53 (0.81%) DTV
16 52 (0.79%) iPhone
17 51 (0.78%) Blog
18 49 (0.75%) GIS
19 44 (0.67%) Visualisation
19 44 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1663 (25.33%) Windows
2 287 (4.37%) Android
3 265 (4.04%) Linux
4 228 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 195 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 107 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (0.91%) UNIX
9 53 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 47 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 43 (0.65%) Windows Phone
12 35 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
13 27 (0.41%) Mac OS X
14 25 (0.38%) CentOS
15 22 (0.34%) Windows CE
16 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.18%) Windows Phone 7
18 10 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
19 8 (0.12%) Mac OS
20 7 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1967 (29.96%) MVC
2 1348 (20.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1082 (16.48%) OO
4 1047 (15.95%) Software Engineering
5 1029 (15.67%) Scrum
6 996 (15.17%) TDD
7 707 (10.77%) Web Development
8 623 (9.49%) Unit Testing
9 439 (6.69%) E-Commerce
10 438 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 403 (6.14%) OOP
12 334 (5.09%) CRM
13 325 (4.95%) SOA
14 323 (4.92%) UML
15 313 (4.77%) BDD
16 310 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
17 286 (4.36%) OOD
18 282 (4.29%) Workflow
19 272 (4.14%) Project Management
20 267 (4.07%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 5183 (78.94%) C#
2 3109 (47.35%) SQL
3 2589 (39.43%) JavaScript
4 1252 (19.07%) T-SQL
5 1019 (15.52%) VB.NET
6 785 (11.96%) C++
7 546 (8.32%) Java
8 459 (6.99%) VB
9 333 (5.07%) C
10 240 (3.66%) PowerShell
11 200 (3.05%) PHP
12 160 (2.44%) VBA
13 153 (2.33%) VB6
14 134 (2.04%) Ruby
15 130 (1.98%) VBScript
16 111 (1.69%) XPath
17 79 (1.20%) XAML
18 68 (1.04%) PL/SQL
19 65 (0.99%) Objective-C
19 65 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1301 (19.81%) Degree
2 287 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 136 (2.07%) ISEB
4 118 (1.80%) Security Cleared
5 91 (1.39%) MCSD
6 71 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 56 (0.85%) MCTS
8 46 (0.70%) SC Cleared
9 45 (0.69%) MCP
10 39 (0.59%) PhD
11 34 (0.52%) MCITP
12 32 (0.49%) MCAD
13 25 (0.38%) MCPD
14 24 (0.37%) MCSE
14 24 (0.37%) HND
15 21 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 19 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
17 18 (0.27%) BC Cleared
18 13 (0.20%) MCSA
19 10 (0.15%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 436 (6.64%) QA
2 108 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 47 (0.72%) SLA
4 14 (0.21%) ISO 8583
5 12 (0.18%) WCAG
6 11 (0.17%) TickIT
7 8 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.11%) HL7
8 7 (0.11%) DICOM
8 7 (0.11%) IEC 61508
9 5 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.076%) Basel II
10 3 (0.046%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.046%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.046%) EMIR
10 3 (0.046%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.030%) Dublin Core
11 2 (0.030%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.015%) COBIT
System Software
1 104 (1.58%) Active Directory
2 91 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.26%) IAG
5 11 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.11%) vSphere
6 7 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.076%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.076%) UAG
8 4 (0.061%) NFS
9 3 (0.046%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.030%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.030%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.015%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.015%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.24%) SCOM
3 10 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 9 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.12%) Control-M
6 5 (0.076%) MOM
6 5 (0.076%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.076%) Puppet
6 5 (0.076%) ZABBIX
7 4 (0.061%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.061%) SCCM
8 3 (0.046%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.030%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.030%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.030%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (0.030%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.030%) Nagios
9 2 (0.030%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.030%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2869 (43.69%) Microsoft
2 492 (7.49%) Oracle
3 130 (1.98%) Sitecore
4 110 (1.68%) Adobe
5 91 (1.39%) VMware
6 89 (1.36%) DevExpress
7 71 (1.08%) Telerik
8 64 (0.97%) Atlassian
9 60 (0.91%) TIBCO
9 60 (0.91%) IBM
10 50 (0.76%) Google
11 37 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
11 37 (0.56%) HP
11 37 (0.56%) EPiServer
12 34 (0.52%) Ektron
13 33 (0.50%) SAP
14 30 (0.46%) StreamBase
15 29 (0.44%) Sybase
15 29 (0.44%) Metastorm
15 29 (0.44%) Facebook
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £19000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Londonderry, County Londonderry
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Acorn
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: Up to £36,000 per annum 5% of salary cash/benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
The One Group
Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus outstanding benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Reed Technology
Salary: £32000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Head Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago