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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Studio
Rank 110 92 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2879 3263 3624
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 2.61% 3.03% 3.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.36% 19.63% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2563 2807 3347
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -

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
17600 16623 17221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 15.93% 15.42% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 14890 13822 15154
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 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 December 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 -15 2705 £40,000 -4.76% 254
London -37 795 £50,000 - 46
South East -14 647 £42,500 +6.25% 58
Yorkshire +10 301 £36,000 +2.85% 37
East of England +12 247 £40,000 - 17
Surrey +16 219 £47,500 +18.75% 17
West Midlands 0 210 £37,500 +15.38% 21
North West +23 209 £36,000 +2.85% 42
West Yorkshire +16 204 £37,500 +15.38% 24
South West -32 187 £35,000 -6.66% 17
City of London -15 186 £50,000 - 16
Hampshire +14 125 £41,500 +3.75% 13
Leeds +33 124 £38,500 +5.47% 16
Scotland -3 109 £38,500 -2.53% 13
East Midlands -37 108 £39,000 -2.50% 7
Cambridgeshire +32 96 £37,500 - 6
Manchester +17 87 £35,000 -1.40% 21
Birmingham -3 82 £35,000 - 6
Cheshire +13 81 £40,000 +14.28% 10
Berkshire -48 80 £42,500 -5.55% 11
Reigate +6 73 £47,500 +18.75% 4
Cambridge +20 69 £35,000 -6.66% 4
East Sussex +6 64 £40,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire -6 62 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Bedfordshire +17 61 £45,000 -21.73% 2
Brighton +9 59 £40,000 +1.84% 2
Reading -15 55 £40,000 -15.78% 6
Bristol -32 53 £30,000 -16.66% 5
Northamptonshire +8 51 £40,000 -2.43% 2
North Yorkshire +2 49 £32,500 -3.70% 8

Visual Studio
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4663 (78.93%) .NET
2 4576 (77.45%) C#
3 3704 (62.69%) SQL Server
4 3200 (54.16%) ASP.NET
5 3071 (51.98%) SQL
6 2904 (49.15%) HTML
7 2821 (47.75%) JavaScript
8 2632 (44.55%) Microsoft
9 2555 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
10 2434 (41.20%) CSS
11 2135 (36.14%) MVC
12 1882 (31.86%) jQuery
13 1432 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 1398 (23.66%) .NET Framework
15 1332 (22.55%) XML
16 1299 (21.99%) Windows
17 1266 (21.43%) MS Excel
18 1189 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
19 1145 (19.38%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1116 (18.89%) WCF
21 1097 (18.57%) Finance
22 1050 (17.77%) Web Services
23 1019 (17.25%) Scrum
24 1013 (17.15%) T-SQL
25 1001 (16.94%) Degree
26 946 (16.01%) HTML5
27 927 (15.69%) Software Engineering
28 913 (15.45%) TDD
29 903 (15.28%) VB.NET
30 886 (15.00%) OO

Visual Studio
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 846 (14.32%) SharePoint
2 567 (9.60%) IIS
3 332 (5.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 276 (4.67%) CMS
5 228 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 102 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 99 (1.68%) Umbraco
8 90 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 75 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
10 56 (0.95%) Confluence
11 54 (0.91%) Oracle Workflow
11 54 (0.91%) NServiceBus
12 44 (0.74%) WordPress
13 32 (0.54%) MS Project Server
14 26 (0.44%) Node.js
15 23 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 23 (0.39%) MS Exchange
16 19 (0.32%) JBoss
17 16 (0.27%) Apache
18 15 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1266 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 273 (4.62%) MS Office
3 96 (1.62%) Photoshop
4 91 (1.54%) InfoPath
5 54 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 52 (0.88%) PowerPivot
7 28 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 26 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (0.20%) SPSS
10 11 (0.19%) Mingle
11 10 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 10 (0.17%) MS Project
11 10 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.085%) Maya
13 5 (0.085%) 3ds Max
14 2 (0.034%) InDesign
15 1 (0.017%) FastStats
15 1 (0.017%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 179 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 17 (0.29%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 14 (0.24%) Line 500
6 13 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.20%) Magento
8 9 (0.15%) Google Analytics
8 9 (0.15%) Tridion
9 7 (0.12%) Visualfiles
10 5 (0.085%) Sophis RISQUE
10 5 (0.085%) LabWindows
10 5 (0.085%) Sage 200
11 4 (0.068%) Fredhopper
11 4 (0.068%) ReMetrica
11 4 (0.068%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.068%) Summit
12 3 (0.051%) Oracle CRM
12 3 (0.051%) Markit EDM
13 2 (0.034%) Epicor Vantage
Cloud Services
1 227 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (1.93%) SaaS
3 49 (0.83%) Office 365
4 28 (0.47%) GitHub
4 28 (0.47%) PaaS
5 22 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 5 (0.085%) IaaS
9 4 (0.068%) Trello
9 4 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.034%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.034%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.034%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.034%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 204 (3.45%) Internet
2 186 (3.15%) Intranet
3 82 (1.39%) HTTP
4 69 (1.17%) Extranet
5 57 (0.96%) TCP/IP
6 44 (0.74%) Firewall
7 38 (0.64%) DNS
8 29 (0.49%) LAN
9 21 (0.36%) Ethernet
10 20 (0.34%) WAN
11 18 (0.30%) SSL
12 15 (0.25%) DHCP
13 13 (0.22%) VoIP
14 11 (0.19%) VLAN
15 10 (0.17%) AMQP
15 10 (0.17%) SSH
16 9 (0.15%) SMPP
17 8 (0.14%) NFC
17 8 (0.14%) SMS
17 8 (0.14%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3704 (62.69%) SQL Server
2 1189 (20.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 770 (13.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 660 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 473 (8.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 372 (6.30%) Relational Database
7 351 (5.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 255 (4.32%) MySQL
9 239 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 211 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
11 168 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
12 96 (1.62%) Oracle Database
13 83 (1.40%) MS Access
13 83 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 77 (1.30%) RDBMS
15 71 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
16 64 (1.08%) PerformancePoint
17 51 (0.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 49 (0.83%) QlikView
19 47 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1432 (24.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 414 (7.01%) NUnit
3 310 (5.25%) Git (software)
4 305 (5.16%) Subversion
5 245 (4.15%) Selenium
6 165 (2.79%) TeamCity
7 162 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
8 158 (2.67%) SpecFlow
9 154 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 154 (2.61%) ReSharper
10 138 (2.34%) JIRA
11 124 (2.10%) MSBuild
12 119 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 116 (1.96%) MSTest
14 94 (1.59%) Eclipse
15 85 (1.44%) FitNesse
16 80 (1.35%) Jenkins
17 78 (1.32%) CruiseControl
18 71 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
18 71 (1.20%) WebDriver
General
1 1097 (18.57%) Finance
2 164 (2.78%) Marketing
3 160 (2.71%) Retail
4 144 (2.44%) Banking
5 103 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 90 (1.52%) Law
7 87 (1.47%) Legal
8 69 (1.17%) Games
9 68 (1.15%) Automotive
10 63 (1.07%) Back Office
11 62 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 61 (1.03%) Advertising
13 47 (0.80%) Electronics
14 41 (0.69%) Publishing
15 28 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 27 (0.46%) Front Office
17 25 (0.42%) French Language
17 25 (0.42%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.32%) Financial Institution
19 13 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4405 (74.56%) Developer
2 1782 (30.16%) .NET Developer
3 1198 (20.28%) C# Developer
4 876 (14.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 826 (13.98%) Software Developer
6 686 (11.61%) Senior Developer
7 513 (8.68%) Analyst
8 475 (8.04%) Web Developer
9 420 (7.11%) ASP.NET Developer
10 418 (7.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 385 (6.52%) Software Engineer
12 297 (5.03%) Senior .NET Developer
13 287 (4.86%) SharePoint Developer
14 242 (4.10%) Junior
15 229 (3.88%) Junior Developer
16 215 (3.64%) Programmer
17 202 (3.42%) .NET Web Developer
18 174 (2.95%) Graduate
19 173 (2.93%) Applications Developer
20 163 (2.76%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4663 (78.93%) .NET
2 3200 (54.16%) ASP.NET
3 2904 (49.15%) HTML
4 2434 (41.20%) CSS
5 1882 (31.86%) jQuery
6 1398 (23.66%) .NET Framework
7 1332 (22.55%) XML
8 1145 (19.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1116 (18.89%) WCF
10 1050 (17.77%) Web Services
11 946 (16.01%) HTML5
12 785 (13.29%) Ajax
13 600 (10.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 559 (9.46%) CSS3
15 547 (9.26%) LINQ
16 488 (8.26%) WPF
17 447 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 409 (6.92%) WinForms
19 341 (5.77%) JSON
20 336 (5.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 566 (9.58%) Computer Science
2 439 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
3 217 (3.67%) Mathematics
4 176 (2.98%) Client/Server
5 162 (2.74%) N-Tier
5 162 (2.74%) User Experience
6 154 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 152 (2.57%) Management Information System
8 125 (2.12%) Open Source
9 118 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
10 98 (1.66%) Inversion of Control
11 76 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 53 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 49 (0.83%) Visualisation
14 42 (0.71%) Blog
15 41 (0.69%) Algorithms
15 41 (0.69%) Hedge funds
16 40 (0.68%) iPhone
17 38 (0.64%) Physics
18 33 (0.56%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1299 (21.99%) Windows
2 241 (4.08%) Linux
3 187 (3.17%) Android
4 146 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 93 (1.57%) UNIX
6 76 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (1.22%) Windows 7
8 67 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 36 (0.61%) Windows Phone
11 26 (0.44%) Solaris
12 25 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (0.22%) CentOS
14 11 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (0.19%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (0.19%) VMS
15 10 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2555 (43.25%) Agile Software Development
2 2135 (36.14%) MVC
3 1019 (17.25%) Scrum
4 927 (15.69%) Software Engineering
5 913 (15.45%) TDD
6 886 (15.00%) OO
7 573 (9.70%) Web Development
8 512 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
9 492 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 398 (6.74%) OOP
11 363 (6.14%) Workflow
12 326 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
13 318 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 292 (4.94%) E-Commerce
15 287 (4.86%) Project Management
16 280 (4.74%) CRM
16 280 (4.74%) BDD
17 234 (3.96%) OOD
18 232 (3.93%) UML
19 210 (3.55%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 4576 (77.45%) C#
2 3071 (51.98%) SQL
3 2821 (47.75%) JavaScript
4 1013 (17.15%) T-SQL
5 903 (15.28%) VB.NET
6 629 (10.65%) C++
7 480 (8.12%) VB
8 437 (7.40%) Java
9 314 (5.31%) PowerShell
10 263 (4.45%) PHP
11 248 (4.20%) C
12 227 (3.84%) VB6
13 187 (3.17%) VBA
14 82 (1.39%) Python
15 78 (1.32%) VBScript
16 76 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 46 (0.78%) Perl
18 45 (0.76%) VC++
19 44 (0.74%) XAML
20 41 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1001 (16.94%) Degree
2 258 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 126 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 98 (1.66%) ISEB
5 71 (1.20%) MCSD
6 68 (1.15%) SC Cleared
7 64 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 40 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 38 (0.64%) MCP
10 32 (0.54%) DV Cleared
11 26 (0.44%) MCSE
12 24 (0.41%) MCTS
13 19 (0.32%) MCAD
14 16 (0.27%) MCPD
15 15 (0.25%) MCSA
16 12 (0.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (0.17%) PhD
18 8 (0.14%) Brainbench
19 6 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 6 (0.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 465 (7.87%) QA
2 50 (0.85%) SLA
3 27 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.24%) WCAG
5 9 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.15%) HL7
6 8 (0.14%) ISO 8583
7 7 (0.12%) COBIT
8 6 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.068%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.017%) Section 508
10 1 (0.017%) WAI
10 1 (0.017%) DO-178B
System Software
1 100 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 98 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 21 (0.36%) Firmware
4 21 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (0.24%) vSphere
6 5 (0.085%) IAG
7 4 (0.068%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.051%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.034%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.034%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.034%) zsh
10 1 (0.017%) LiteSpeed
10 1 (0.017%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.017%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 91 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
2 35 (0.59%) SCVMM
3 19 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.29%) MOM
5 15 (0.25%) Puppet
6 9 (0.15%) WMI
6 9 (0.15%) SCCM
7 7 (0.12%) SCOM
8 5 (0.085%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.085%) WSUS
8 5 (0.085%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 4 (0.068%) Nagios
9 4 (0.068%) Plesk
9 4 (0.068%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.051%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.034%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.017%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.017%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.017%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 2632 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 534 (9.04%) Oracle
3 117 (1.98%) Telerik
4 98 (1.66%) VMware
5 88 (1.49%) Sitecore
6 78 (1.32%) SAP
6 78 (1.32%) Cognos
7 62 (1.05%) Twitter
8 59 (1.00%) IBM
9 58 (0.98%) EPiServer
10 53 (0.90%) Tableau
11 43 (0.73%) Business Objects
12 42 (0.71%) Sage
13 39 (0.66%) TOWER Software
14 38 (0.64%) HP
15 37 (0.63%) Xamarin
16 35 (0.59%) Adobe
17 33 (0.56%) Google
18 30 (0.51%) Atlassian
19 27 (0.46%) Sybase
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