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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 107 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2941 3224 3329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.58% 2.96% 2.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.50% 19.46% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2617 2879 3029
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £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
17819 16567 16345
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.64% 15.23% 14.46%
Number of salaries quoted 14803 14129 14160
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,515
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,100 £63,050
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 24 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 24 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 -10 2726 £40,000 - 379
London -34 733 £50,000 - 99
South East -7 681 £42,500 +6.25% 62
East of England +21 274 £40,000 - 44
Yorkshire -2 273 £35,000 +7.69% 45
Surrey +20 254 £48,500 +29.33% 16
North West -4 224 £35,000 +2.18% 46
South West -22 210 £35,000 - 39
West Midlands -18 202 £35,000 +7.69% 23
West Yorkshire -13 181 £37,500 +15.38% 24
City of London -11 176 £50,000 - 27
Scotland +20 134 £38,500 -3.75% 19
East Midlands -26 118 £40,000 +5.26% 13
Hampshire +2 112 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Reigate +4 100 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Leeds -32 97 £42,500 +21.42% 11
Berkshire -61 93 £42,500 - 11
Cheshire -5 90 £35,000 +2.94% 18
Manchester -1 89 £32,500 -4.41% 20
Cambridgeshire +40 80 £35,000 -7.89% 19
Edinburgh +4 78 £38,500 +1.98% 5
Bedfordshire +22 73 £45,000 -21.73% 9
Hertfordshire -7 66 £37,500 -10.17% 6
East Sussex +16 64 £36,000 -15.29% 3
Cambridge +30 62 £35,000 -12.50% 12
Buckinghamshire -4 61 £40,000 -8.57% 7
Wiltshire +18 59 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Brighton +15 58 £36,000 -17.71% 3
Reading -40 55 £42,500 -10.52% 8
Birmingham -24 54 £35,000 +7.69% 5

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 5040 (81.15%) .NET
2 4900 (78.89%) C#
3 3886 (62.57%) SQL Server
4 3396 (54.68%) ASP.NET
5 3223 (51.89%) SQL
6 3063 (49.32%) HTML
7 2955 (47.58%) JavaScript
8 2787 (44.87%) Microsoft
9 2601 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
10 2539 (40.88%) CSS
11 2222 (35.78%) MVC
12 1926 (31.01%) jQuery
13 1516 (24.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 1471 (23.68%) .NET Framework
15 1436 (23.12%) XML
16 1357 (21.85%) MS Excel
17 1331 (21.43%) Windows
18 1267 (20.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 1242 (20.00%) WCF
20 1196 (19.26%) Finance
20 1196 (19.26%) ASP.NET MVC
21 1186 (19.10%) Web Services
22 1134 (18.26%) T-SQL
23 1110 (17.87%) Degree
24 1027 (16.54%) Software Engineering
25 994 (16.00%) OO
26 980 (15.78%) Scrum
27 957 (15.41%) VB.NET
28 933 (15.02%) HTML5
29 922 (14.84%) SharePoint

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (14.84%) SharePoint
2 599 (9.64%) IIS
3 332 (5.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 317 (5.10%) CMS
5 239 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 122 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 114 (1.84%) Umbraco
8 102 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
9 76 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
10 54 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 53 (0.85%) Confluence
12 50 (0.81%) NServiceBus
13 45 (0.72%) MS Project Server
13 45 (0.72%) WordPress
14 30 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 28 (0.45%) JBoss
16 24 (0.39%) Tomcat
17 22 (0.35%) Apache
18 20 (0.32%) Node.js
19 19 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1357 (21.85%) MS Excel
2 242 (3.90%) MS Office
3 107 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 82 (1.32%) InfoPath
5 36 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 36 (0.58%) PowerPivot
6 30 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 19 (0.31%) MS Project
8 14 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
9 13 (0.21%) Mingle
10 12 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
10 12 (0.19%) SPSS
11 8 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 6 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 3 (0.048%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.048%) Maya
13 3 (0.048%) 3ds Max
13 3 (0.048%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.048%) Solid Edge
13 3 (0.048%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 178 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 15 (0.24%) Line 500
5 13 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.18%) Markit EDM
6 11 (0.18%) Google Analytics
7 10 (0.16%) Tridion
8 8 (0.13%) Magento
8 8 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
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 (0.064%) Visualfiles
12 4 (0.064%) GoldMine
12 4 (0.064%) Temenos T24
13 3 (0.048%) Endur
14 2 (0.032%) Oracle EBS
14 2 (0.032%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 236 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (1.80%) SaaS
3 47 (0.76%) Office 365
4 31 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 26 (0.42%) PaaS
6 24 (0.39%) GitHub
7 20 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon S3
8 13 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
9 7 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 7 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.064%) Force.com
11 3 (0.048%) IaaS
12 1 (0.016%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.016%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 230 (3.70%) Internet
2 211 (3.40%) Intranet
3 94 (1.51%) HTTP
4 63 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 55 (0.89%) Extranet
6 30 (0.48%) Firewall
7 26 (0.42%) DNS
8 22 (0.35%) Ethernet
9 20 (0.32%) LAN
10 14 (0.23%) SSL
11 11 (0.18%) VoIP
12 10 (0.16%) SSH
12 10 (0.16%) Network Security
13 9 (0.14%) WAN
13 9 (0.14%) ATM
13 9 (0.14%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.14%) SMPP
14 8 (0.13%) DHCP
14 8 (0.13%) CTI
14 8 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3886 (62.57%) SQL Server
2 1267 (20.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 825 (13.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 760 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 501 (8.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 416 (6.70%) Relational Database
7 413 (6.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 280 (4.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 220 (3.54%) MySQL
10 205 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
11 194 (3.12%) Crystal Reports
12 118 (1.90%) Oracle Database
13 101 (1.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 82 (1.32%) RDBMS
15 77 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
16 65 (1.05%) MS Access
17 59 (0.95%) QlikView
18 52 (0.84%) OLAP
19 50 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
19 50 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 1516 (24.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 353 (5.68%) NUnit
2 353 (5.68%) Subversion
3 303 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 232 (3.74%) Selenium
5 177 (2.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 158 (2.54%) ReSharper
7 153 (2.46%) Rhino Mocks
8 143 (2.30%) SpecFlow
9 141 (2.27%) TeamCity
10 128 (2.06%) MSBuild
11 122 (1.96%) MSTest
12 111 (1.79%) Eclipse
13 110 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 99 (1.59%) JIRA
15 87 (1.40%) Jenkins
16 85 (1.37%) CruiseControl
17 74 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
18 71 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
19 64 (1.03%) FitNesse
General
1 1196 (19.26%) Finance
2 199 (3.20%) Marketing
3 158 (2.54%) Banking
4 150 (2.42%) Retail
5 101 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 89 (1.43%) Law
7 88 (1.42%) Games
8 79 (1.27%) Legal
9 69 (1.11%) Advertising
10 67 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 56 (0.90%) Automotive
12 50 (0.81%) Back Office
13 46 (0.74%) Electronics
14 39 (0.63%) Publishing
15 35 (0.56%) Front Office
16 22 (0.35%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.32%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.29%) French Language
19 17 (0.27%) Investment Banking
19 17 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4684 (75.41%) Developer
2 1895 (30.51%) .NET Developer
3 1338 (21.54%) C# Developer
4 970 (15.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 853 (13.73%) Software Developer
6 809 (13.03%) Senior Developer
7 537 (8.65%) Analyst
8 509 (8.20%) Web Developer
9 480 (7.73%) ASP.NET Developer
10 470 (7.57%) Software Engineer
11 428 (6.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 332 (5.35%) Senior .NET Developer
13 318 (5.12%) SharePoint Developer
14 269 (4.33%) Junior
15 249 (4.01%) Junior Developer
16 228 (3.67%) Programmer
17 192 (3.09%) Senior C# Developer
18 189 (3.04%) .NET Web Developer
19 165 (2.66%) Architect
20 163 (2.62%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5040 (81.15%) .NET
2 3396 (54.68%) ASP.NET
3 3063 (49.32%) HTML
4 2539 (40.88%) CSS
5 1926 (31.01%) jQuery
6 1471 (23.68%) .NET Framework
7 1436 (23.12%) XML
8 1242 (20.00%) WCF
9 1196 (19.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1186 (19.10%) Web Services
11 933 (15.02%) HTML5
12 783 (12.61%) Ajax
13 638 (10.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 581 (9.35%) LINQ
15 566 (9.11%) CSS3
16 540 (8.69%) WPF
17 511 (8.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 418 (6.73%) SOAP
19 409 (6.59%) WinForms
20 380 (6.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 644 (10.37%) Computer Science
2 427 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 209 (3.36%) Mathematics
4 181 (2.91%) User Experience
5 179 (2.88%) Client/Server
6 143 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 138 (2.22%) Open Source
8 130 (2.09%) N-Tier
9 122 (1.96%) Management Information System
10 110 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
11 100 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
12 69 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 47 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 44 (0.71%) Algorithms
15 43 (0.69%) Blog
16 42 (0.68%) Derivative
17 41 (0.66%) Social Media
18 39 (0.63%) Fixed Income
19 36 (0.58%) iPhone
20 34 (0.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1331 (21.43%) Windows
2 248 (3.99%) Linux
3 213 (3.43%) Android
4 168 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 93 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (1.38%) UNIX
7 68 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 57 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 41 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 31 (0.50%) Solaris
13 17 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 14 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (0.21%) CentOS
15 13 (0.21%) Mac OS X
16 12 (0.19%) Windows CE
17 10 (0.16%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.16%) VMS
18 9 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2601 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 2222 (35.78%) MVC
3 1027 (16.54%) Software Engineering
4 994 (16.00%) OO
5 980 (15.78%) Scrum
6 917 (14.76%) TDD
7 618 (9.95%) Web Development
8 616 (9.92%) Unit Testing
9 486 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
10 433 (6.97%) OOP
11 364 (5.86%) E-Commerce
12 363 (5.84%) Workflow
13 356 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
14 312 (5.02%) Mentoring
15 301 (4.85%) Project Management
16 298 (4.80%) CRM
17 288 (4.64%) OOD
18 258 (4.15%) UML
19 232 (3.74%) BDD
20 226 (3.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4900 (78.89%) C#
2 3223 (51.89%) SQL
3 2955 (47.58%) JavaScript
4 1134 (18.26%) T-SQL
5 957 (15.41%) VB.NET
6 661 (10.64%) C++
7 519 (8.36%) VB
8 501 (8.07%) Java
9 297 (4.78%) PowerShell
10 284 (4.57%) C
11 271 (4.36%) PHP
12 263 (4.23%) VB6
13 191 (3.08%) VBA
14 129 (2.08%) VBScript
15 102 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 60 (0.97%) Python
17 55 (0.89%) Ruby
17 55 (0.89%) VC++
18 54 (0.87%) XPath
19 40 (0.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1110 (17.87%) Degree
2 269 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.30%) ISEB
5 74 (1.19%) MCSD
6 58 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 51 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 39 (0.63%) MCTS
9 37 (0.60%) MCP
9 37 (0.60%) MCSE
10 31 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (0.35%) MCAD
12 21 (0.34%) DV Cleared
13 16 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 14 (0.23%) MCPD
15 13 (0.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (0.18%) MCSA
16 11 (0.18%) PhD
17 8 (0.13%) Brainbench
18 6 (0.097%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 448 (7.21%) QA
2 52 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 50 (0.81%) SLA
4 14 (0.23%) WCAG
5 10 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.13%) ISO 8583
7 5 (0.081%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.081%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.032%) HL7
8 2 (0.032%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.032%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.032%) MiFID
8 2 (0.032%) EMIR
9 1 (0.016%) Section 508
9 1 (0.016%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.016%) WAI
9 1 (0.016%) COBIT
9 1 (0.016%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.016%) Basel II
System Software
1 95 (1.53%) Active Directory
2 70 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.19%) Firmware
5 11 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.13%) IAG
7 7 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.064%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.032%) zsh
9 2 (0.032%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.016%) NFS
10 1 (0.016%) vSphere
10 1 (0.016%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.016%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 94 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (0.42%) SCVMM
3 13 (0.21%) Puppet
4 12 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (0.18%) MOM
6 9 (0.14%) SCCM
7 7 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 6 (0.097%) SCOM
9 4 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.064%) Unicenter
9 4 (0.064%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.064%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.032%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.032%) Control-M
11 1 (0.016%) CA SiteMinder
11 1 (0.016%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.016%) WMI
11 1 (0.016%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.016%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 1 (0.016%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 2787 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 565 (9.10%) Oracle
3 106 (1.71%) Sitecore
4 103 (1.66%) Telerik
5 79 (1.27%) EPiServer
6 70 (1.13%) Twitter
6 70 (1.13%) VMware
7 64 (1.03%) IBM
8 63 (1.01%) Cognos
9 60 (0.97%) SAP
10 53 (0.85%) Business Objects
11 47 (0.76%) HP
12 45 (0.72%) Adobe
13 42 (0.68%) Sage
13 42 (0.68%) Tableau
14 38 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 38 (0.61%) TOWER Software
15 36 (0.58%) Xamarin
16 35 (0.56%) Google
17 34 (0.55%) DevExpress
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefits in line with the financia
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London
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Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
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Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum basic + benefits
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Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Newton Blue
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum £30,000 - £40,000 DOE.
Posted: Yesterday
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £37559 - £43000 per annum + pension & health
Posted: Yesterday
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Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday