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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 112 98 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2734 3244 3566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.56% 2.76% 3.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.55% 17.08% 22.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2328 2831 3146
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%

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
17579 18991 16001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 16.45% 16.17% 14.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14696 15964 13615
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 2585 £42,500 +3.65% 392
London -36 755 £50,000 -4.76% 117
South East -1 635 £43,125 +7.14% 65
Yorkshire +31 336 £40,000 +6.66% 43
West Midlands +32 242 £40,000 +14.28% 31
West Yorkshire +23 203 £40,000 +1.01% 25
East of England -35 202 £40,000 - 26
North West -4 197 £39,388 +12.53% 43
South West -6 174 £35,000 -6.66% 43
Leeds +31 138 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Buckinghamshire +7 127 £39,500 -1.25% 11
City of London -82 126 £48,000 -12.72% 39
Surrey +7 116 £50,000 +18.34% 4
Birmingham +24 105 £40,000 +17.64% 11
Hampshire +16 94 £40,000 - 10
East Sussex +1 94 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Manchester -2 92 £40,000 +14.28% 25
Brighton +3 90 £42,500 +21.42% 5
North Yorkshire +36 77 £35,000 - 6
Milton Keynes -6 77 £40,000 +14.28% 6
West Sussex +23 76 £45,000 +28.57% 10
East Midlands -69 68 £35,000 - 12
Berkshire -55 63 £47,500 +5.55% 13
North East +38 58 £33,500 -4.28% 11
Scotland -12 55 £38,500 +2.66% 6
Essex -7 54 £30,250 -21.93% 5
South Yorkshire +28 53 £34,000 +9.67% 11
York +21 48 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Bristol -2 48 £36,250 -3.33% 10
Cheshire -23 47 £37,500 +7.14% 10

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4518 (81.03%) .NET
2 4283 (76.81%) C#
3 3440 (61.69%) SQL Server
4 2911 (52.21%) ASP.NET
5 2896 (51.94%) SQL
6 2511 (45.03%) HTML
7 2471 (44.31%) JavaScript
8 2450 (43.94%) Microsoft
9 2358 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
10 2253 (40.41%) CSS
11 2078 (37.27%) MVC
12 1745 (31.29%) jQuery
13 1421 (25.48%) .NET Framework
14 1391 (24.95%) Team Foundation Server
15 1382 (24.78%) Windows
16 1326 (23.78%) XML
17 1160 (20.80%) ASP.NET MVC
18 1118 (20.05%) Web Services
19 1111 (19.92%) WCF
20 1072 (19.23%) MS Excel
21 1049 (18.81%) SQL Server 2008
22 1014 (18.19%) HTML5
23 995 (17.84%) T-SQL
24 979 (17.56%) Degree
25 966 (17.32%) Scrum
26 942 (16.89%) Software Engineering
27 846 (15.17%) Finance
28 808 (14.49%) OO
29 761 (13.65%) TDD
30 759 (13.61%) VB.NET

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 693 (12.43%) SharePoint
2 628 (11.26%) IIS
3 305 (5.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 249 (4.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 229 (4.11%) CMS
6 140 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
7 94 (1.69%) Umbraco
8 63 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
9 59 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
10 54 (0.97%) JBoss
11 47 (0.84%) Confluence
12 40 (0.72%) Kentico
13 30 (0.54%) WordPress
14 29 (0.52%) Node.js
14 29 (0.52%) NServiceBus
15 27 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 25 (0.45%) DNN
17 22 (0.39%) WebLogic
17 22 (0.39%) Sitefinity
18 18 (0.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1072 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 264 (4.73%) MS Office
3 106 (1.90%) InfoPath
4 89 (1.60%) Photoshop
5 70 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 47 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
7 30 (0.54%) MS Project
8 29 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 21 (0.38%) PowerPivot
9 21 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.20%) Mingle
11 10 (0.18%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.13%) GNU Octave
14 6 (0.11%) InDesign
15 4 (0.072%) Maya
15 4 (0.072%) 3ds Max
16 3 (0.054%) SPSS
17 2 (0.036%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 180 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.30%) assyst
4 10 (0.18%) Sophis RISQUE
4 10 (0.18%) Tridion
5 8 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 7 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.13%) Visualfiles
7 6 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.090%) Magento
9 4 (0.072%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.054%) ReMetrica
10 3 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.054%) LabWindows
11 2 (0.036%) Temenos Globus
11 2 (0.036%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.036%) Temenos T24
11 2 (0.036%) Line 100
Cloud Services
1 310 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 115 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 79 (1.42%) SaaS
4 56 (1.00%) Office 365
5 31 (0.56%) GitHub
6 30 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 26 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.072%) Heroku
10 3 (0.054%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.036%) IaaS
11 2 (0.036%) Yammer
11 2 (0.036%) Trello
11 2 (0.036%) PaaS
12 1 (0.018%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.018%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.018%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.018%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.018%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.018%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 132 (2.37%) Internet
2 119 (2.13%) Intranet
3 91 (1.63%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.18%) HTTP
5 45 (0.81%) DNS
6 44 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 36 (0.65%) Firewall
7 36 (0.65%) SSL
8 30 (0.54%) Network Security
9 25 (0.45%) SMTP
10 19 (0.34%) CTI
10 19 (0.34%) HTTPS
11 18 (0.32%) LAN
11 18 (0.32%) WAN
11 18 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 17 (0.30%) Wireless
13 16 (0.29%) Extranet
13 16 (0.29%) AMQP
14 12 (0.22%) FTP
15 9 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3440 (61.69%) SQL Server
2 1049 (18.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 629 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 511 (9.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 439 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 331 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 274 (4.91%) Relational Database
8 243 (4.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 219 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
10 164 (2.94%) MySQL
11 98 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
12 90 (1.61%) Oracle Database
13 72 (1.29%) MongoDB
14 70 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 64 (1.15%) MS Access
16 62 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
17 60 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 52 (0.93%) NoSQL
19 48 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
20 47 (0.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1391 (24.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 411 (7.37%) NUnit
3 278 (4.99%) Subversion
4 232 (4.16%) Git (software)
5 218 (3.91%) Selenium
6 160 (2.87%) TeamCity
7 159 (2.85%) JIRA
8 150 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 134 (2.40%) ReSharper
10 130 (2.33%) Rhino Mocks
11 123 (2.21%) SpecFlow
12 109 (1.95%) Eclipse
13 108 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 100 (1.79%) MSTest
15 98 (1.76%) MSBuild
16 78 (1.40%) Moq
17 75 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
18 69 (1.24%) CruiseControl
19 61 (1.09%) FitNesse
20 58 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 846 (15.17%) Finance
2 184 (3.30%) Retail
3 166 (2.98%) Marketing
4 147 (2.64%) Banking
5 88 (1.58%) Automotive
6 72 (1.29%) Back Office
7 70 (1.26%) Law
8 66 (1.18%) Electronics
9 64 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.13%) Games
11 61 (1.09%) Front Office
12 56 (1.00%) Legal
13 55 (0.99%) Telecoms
14 50 (0.90%) Advertising
15 40 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 35 (0.63%) Publishing
17 26 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
18 23 (0.41%) Aerospace
19 21 (0.38%) Multimedia
20 16 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4080 (73.17%) Developer
2 1728 (30.99%) .NET Developer
3 1167 (20.93%) C# Developer
4 822 (14.74%) C# .NET Developer
5 743 (13.32%) Software Developer
6 684 (12.27%) Senior Developer
7 430 (7.71%) Analyst
8 429 (7.69%) Web Developer
9 412 (7.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 389 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
11 365 (6.55%) Software Engineer
12 287 (5.15%) Junior
13 272 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
14 243 (4.36%) Junior Developer
15 200 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
16 189 (3.39%) .NET Web Developer
17 177 (3.17%) Programmer
18 158 (2.83%) Test Analyst
19 152 (2.73%) Architect
20 150 (2.69%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4518 (81.03%) .NET
2 2911 (52.21%) ASP.NET
3 2511 (45.03%) HTML
4 2253 (40.41%) CSS
5 1745 (31.29%) jQuery
6 1421 (25.48%) .NET Framework
7 1326 (23.78%) XML
8 1160 (20.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1118 (20.05%) Web Services
10 1111 (19.92%) WCF
11 1014 (18.19%) HTML5
12 742 (13.31%) Entity Framework
13 740 (13.27%) Ajax
14 534 (9.58%) LINQ
15 498 (8.93%) CSS3
16 437 (7.84%) WPF
17 428 (7.68%) AngularJS
18 418 (7.50%) WinForms
19 393 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 347 (6.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 498 (8.93%) Computer Science
2 496 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 218 (3.91%) Mobile App
4 217 (3.89%) User Experience
5 197 (3.53%) Mathematics
6 160 (2.87%) Client/Server
7 157 (2.82%) N-Tier
8 112 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 101 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 94 (1.69%) Open Source
11 85 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 79 (1.42%) Visualisation
13 71 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
14 66 (1.18%) Social Media
15 56 (1.00%) W3C
16 50 (0.90%) Physics
17 49 (0.88%) Blog
18 39 (0.70%) Fixed Income
19 33 (0.59%) Hedge funds
19 33 (0.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1382 (24.78%) Windows
2 202 (3.62%) Linux
3 178 (3.19%) Android
4 141 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 111 (1.99%) UNIX
6 97 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 84 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 53 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 32 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
10 19 (0.34%) Windows Phone
11 16 (0.29%) Windows CE
12 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (0.20%) CentOS
14 10 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
15 9 (0.16%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.14%) VxWorks
17 6 (0.11%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.090%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2358 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2078 (37.27%) MVC
3 966 (17.32%) Scrum
4 942 (16.89%) Software Engineering
5 808 (14.49%) OO
6 761 (13.65%) TDD
7 500 (8.97%) Unit Testing
8 477 (8.55%) Web Development
9 385 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 313 (5.61%) Mentoring
11 288 (5.16%) OOP
12 287 (5.15%) CRM
12 287 (5.15%) E-Commerce
13 270 (4.84%) OOD
14 267 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
15 255 (4.57%) Workflow
16 233 (4.18%) Project Management
17 221 (3.96%) Multithreading
18 212 (3.80%) BDD
19 204 (3.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4283 (76.81%) C#
2 2896 (51.94%) SQL
3 2471 (44.31%) JavaScript
4 995 (17.84%) T-SQL
5 759 (13.61%) VB.NET
6 608 (10.90%) C++
7 513 (9.20%) Java
8 361 (6.47%) VB
9 216 (3.87%) PowerShell
10 208 (3.73%) C
11 173 (3.10%) PHP
12 134 (2.40%) VBA
13 113 (2.03%) VB6
14 100 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 91 (1.63%) Python
16 55 (0.99%) VBScript
17 51 (0.91%) Ruby
18 46 (0.82%) VC++
19 35 (0.63%) XPath
20 34 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 979 (17.56%) Degree
2 307 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 169 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 118 (2.12%) ISEB
5 96 (1.72%) DV Cleared
6 90 (1.61%) MCSD
7 84 (1.51%) SC Cleared
8 76 (1.36%) MCP
9 61 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 46 (0.82%) MCPD
11 42 (0.75%) MCTS
12 35 (0.63%) PhD
13 24 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 22 (0.39%) MCAD
15 16 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (0.29%) HND
15 16 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.20%) MCSE
17 8 (0.14%) MCITP
18 6 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 474 (8.50%) QA
2 39 (0.70%) SLA
3 31 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.30%) HL7
5 16 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.22%) COBIT
7 9 (0.16%) Section 508
7 9 (0.16%) WCAG
8 7 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.090%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.036%) GCP
10 2 (0.036%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.018%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.018%) Basel II
11 1 (0.018%) TickIT
11 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.018%) WAI
11 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 90 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 58 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (0.88%) Firmware
4 14 (0.25%) vSphere
4 14 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (0.18%) Apache Flume
5 10 (0.18%) Docker
5 10 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.16%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.090%) UAG
7 5 (0.090%) ISA Server
8 4 (0.072%) NFS
9 3 (0.054%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.036%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.018%) IAG
11 1 (0.018%) Snort
Systems Management
1 42 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.36%) SCOM
4 18 (0.32%) SCCM
5 15 (0.27%) Puppet
6 10 (0.18%) HAProxy
7 8 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 6 (0.11%) MOM
9 5 (0.090%) MIIS
9 5 (0.090%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.090%) WMI
10 4 (0.072%) Nagios
11 3 (0.054%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.054%) WSUS
12 2 (0.036%) TeamSite
12 2 (0.036%) Plesk
13 1 (0.018%) Windows Intune
13 1 (0.018%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.018%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.018%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2450 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 585 (10.49%) Oracle
3 85 (1.52%) Sitecore
4 69 (1.24%) Adobe
5 64 (1.15%) Telerik
6 60 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 58 (1.04%) VMware
7 58 (1.04%) Google
8 56 (1.00%) SAP
9 51 (0.91%) Cisco
10 46 (0.82%) Twitter
11 44 (0.79%) Tableau
11 44 (0.79%) Apple
11 44 (0.79%) Sybase
12 42 (0.75%) Red Gate
13 40 (0.72%) Cognos
14 37 (0.66%) TOWER Software
15 36 (0.65%) Business Objects
16 31 (0.56%) TIBCO
17 30 (0.54%) HP
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