The table below looks at the statistics for VSS/SourceSafe skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
Rank 674 740 596
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -144
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 226 170 292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.17% 0.91% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 186 133 245
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%

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
19258 18753 16238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.35% 16.11% 15.26%
Number of salaries quoted 16382 15541 13831
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

VSS/SourceSafe
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

VSS/SourceSafe Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Trend in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 within the UK.

VSS/SourceSafe Salary Histogram in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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 +79 223 £45,000 +12.50% 18
London +37 64 £52,500 -7.48% 4
North West +44 45 £42,500 +13.33% 1
South East -12 34 £42,500 -5.55% 5
Manchester - 29 £47,500 -
South West -6 26 £45,000 +25.00% 1
City of London +45 20 £54,000 -10.00% 3
East of England -1 20 £41,500 +3.75%
West Yorkshire +5 19 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Yorkshire -7 19 £35,000 +6.06% 1
East Midlands +18 14 £35,000 +12.00% 5
Cheshire +13 14 £41,000 +9.33% 1
Halifax +16 13 £35,000 -26.31%
Hampshire +17 12 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Wiltshire - 12 £45,000 -
Salisbury - 12 £45,000 -
Nottingham +6 11 £41,750 +33.60% 4
Nottinghamshire -3 11 £41,750 +33.60% 4
Milton Keynes -4 11 £45,000 +50.00%
Buckinghamshire -10 11 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Essex +6 10 £50,000 -
Brentwood +1 9 - -
Gloucestershire -17 9 £37,500 +1.35%
Leeds +1 6 £22,500 -28.57% 1
Bedfordshire -1 6 £38,750 -3.12%
West Midlands -4 6 £38,500 +2.66% 1
Macclesfield +19 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Berkshire -1 5 £45,000 - 1
Crewe - 5 - - 1
Norfolk +12 4 £41,500 +27.69%

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 267 (62.68%) .NET
2 245 (57.51%) SQL Server
3 239 (56.10%) SQL
4 224 (52.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 218 (51.17%) C#
6 169 (39.67%) HTML
7 166 (38.97%) XML
8 158 (37.09%) JavaScript
9 144 (33.80%) ASP.NET
10 141 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
11 131 (30.75%) Subversion
12 130 (30.52%) Microsoft
13 124 (29.11%) Oracle
14 119 (27.93%) CSS
15 118 (27.70%) jQuery
16 107 (25.12%) MVC
17 98 (23.00%) Visual Studio
18 94 (22.07%) Windows
19 89 (20.89%) T-SQL
20 88 (20.66%) SQL Server 2008
21 87 (20.42%) SDLC
22 81 (19.01%) Web Services
23 73 (17.14%) Java
24 71 (16.67%) WCF
25 65 (15.26%) Finance
25 65 (15.26%) SQL Server 2005
26 64 (15.02%) MS Excel
27 63 (14.79%) MS Office
28 61 (14.32%) VB.NET
29 60 (14.08%) Project Management

VSS/SourceSafe
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 52 (12.21%) IIS
2 49 (11.50%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.57%) JBoss
3 28 (6.57%) Apache
4 19 (4.46%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 11 (2.58%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.35%) CMS
7 10 (2.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (2.11%) Drupal
9 8 (1.88%) DNN
9 8 (1.88%) Facebook Platform
10 7 (1.64%) Oracle Application Server
11 5 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.94%) Jetty
12 4 (0.94%) Liferay
13 3 (0.70%) Lync
13 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (15.02%) MS Excel
2 63 (14.79%) MS Office
3 22 (5.16%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.11%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.94%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (3.99%) AWD
2 7 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.17%) SAP Business One
3 5 (1.17%) Siebel Analytics
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Staffware
5 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) AquaLogic BPM
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.70%) GitHub
3 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (9.15%) Cisco Nexus
2 36 (8.45%) BGP
3 33 (7.75%) Firewall
3 33 (7.75%) LAN
4 31 (7.28%) WAN
5 30 (7.04%) EIGRP
5 30 (7.04%) Cisco IOS
6 25 (5.87%) VPN
7 24 (5.63%) Wireshark
8 23 (5.40%) Wireless
9 20 (4.69%) OSPF
10 18 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (3.29%) TCP/IP
12 13 (3.05%) MPLS
13 11 (2.58%) FWSM
14 10 (2.35%) DNS
14 10 (2.35%) VLAN
15 9 (2.11%) Internet
15 9 (2.11%) VoIP
15 9 (2.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (57.51%) SQL Server
2 88 (20.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (15.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 60 (14.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (12.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (12.91%) SQL Server 2000
6 40 (9.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (7.28%) Oracle Database
8 21 (4.93%) MySQL
9 17 (3.99%) Relational Database
10 15 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (2.58%) OLTP
13 10 (2.35%) DB2
14 9 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
16 7 (1.64%) MS Access
16 7 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (1.64%) TKPROF
16 7 (1.64%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 224 (52.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 131 (30.75%) Subversion
3 98 (23.00%) Visual Studio
4 36 (8.45%) Git (software)
5 29 (6.81%) JIRA
6 28 (6.57%) Mercurial
6 28 (6.57%) Jenkins
7 17 (3.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 17 (3.99%) Selenium
8 16 (3.76%) WebDriver
8 16 (3.76%) Mockito
8 16 (3.76%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.76%) SoapUI
9 12 (2.82%) ReSharper
10 11 (2.58%) CruiseControl
10 11 (2.58%) Toad
11 10 (2.35%) Maven
12 9 (2.11%) Hudson
13 8 (1.88%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (1.88%) MSTest
General
1 65 (15.26%) Finance
2 26 (6.10%) Publishing
3 14 (3.29%) Retail
4 12 (2.82%) Marketing
4 12 (2.82%) Back Office
5 10 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.41%) Automotive
7 5 (1.17%) Banking
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.23%) Games
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 240 (56.34%) Developer
2 74 (17.37%) Senior Developer
3 71 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 70 (16.43%) Software Developer
5 48 (11.27%) C# Developer
6 40 (9.39%) Analyst
7 39 (9.15%) Senior Software Developer
8 32 (7.51%) Network Engineer
9 26 (6.10%) SQL Developer
9 26 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (5.40%) Software Engineer
11 21 (4.93%) Architect
12 17 (3.99%) Applications Support
12 17 (3.99%) ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (3.99%) Senior Network Engineer
12 17 (3.99%) Senior SQL Developer
13 16 (3.76%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
13 16 (3.76%) Automation Specialist
13 16 (3.76%) Test Automation Specialist
13 16 (3.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (62.68%) .NET
2 169 (39.67%) HTML
3 166 (38.97%) XML
4 144 (33.80%) ASP.NET
5 119 (27.93%) CSS
6 118 (27.70%) jQuery
7 81 (19.01%) Web Services
8 71 (16.67%) WCF
9 59 (13.85%) HTML5
10 57 (13.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 54 (12.68%) .NET Framework
12 45 (10.56%) Ajax
13 41 (9.62%) WPF
14 36 (8.45%) CSS3
15 34 (7.98%) Entity Framework
15 34 (7.98%) Silverlight
15 34 (7.98%) XSLT
16 31 (7.28%) RESTful
17 27 (6.34%) WinForms
18 25 (5.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.69%) Mathematics
2 20 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 18 (4.23%) Client/Server
4 17 (3.99%) Kindle
5 13 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.35%) User Experience
8 9 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.88%) Social Media
10 7 (1.64%) W3C
10 7 (1.64%) Replication
11 6 (1.41%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.41%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.41%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.94%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.94%) Cryptography
13 4 (0.94%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 94 (22.07%) Windows
2 53 (12.44%) Linux
3 25 (5.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.05%) UNIX
7 12 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.94%) Windows CE
9 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.23%) Debian
11 1 (0.23%) Fedora
11 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (25.12%) MVC
3 87 (20.42%) SDLC
4 60 (14.08%) Project Management
5 55 (12.91%) Software Engineering
6 51 (11.97%) Scrum
7 44 (10.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (9.62%) ITIL
8 41 (9.62%) OO
9 40 (9.39%) Configuration Management
10 38 (8.92%) TDD
11 33 (7.75%) ETL
12 29 (6.81%) Unit Testing
12 29 (6.81%) Incident Management
13 28 (6.57%) UML
14 27 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (6.34%) Service Management
15 24 (5.63%) Capacity Management
16 23 (5.40%) Root Cause Analysis
16 23 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 239 (56.10%) SQL
2 218 (51.17%) C#
3 158 (37.09%) JavaScript
4 89 (20.89%) T-SQL
5 73 (17.14%) Java
6 61 (14.32%) VB.NET
7 57 (13.38%) VB
8 35 (8.22%) PL/SQL
9 29 (6.81%) C
10 23 (5.40%) C++
11 22 (5.16%) PHP
12 16 (3.76%) Groovy
13 13 (3.05%) VB6
14 10 (2.35%) XPath
14 10 (2.35%) VBScript
15 9 (2.11%) XQuery
15 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.88%) VBA
17 7 (1.64%) PowerShell
18 5 (1.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 44 (10.33%) Degree
2 37 (8.69%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (8.22%) CCNP
3 35 (8.22%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (3.76%) CCNA
7 13 (3.05%) MCAD
8 11 (2.58%) HND
9 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.17%) CCDP
11 2 (0.47%) ISEB
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.47%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.47%) OCMJD
12 1 (0.23%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.23%) CIMA
12 1 (0.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.39%) QA
2 30 (7.04%) SLA
3 17 (3.99%) ISO 9001
4 7 (1.64%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.17%) GAMP
6 3 (0.70%) HL7
7 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
2 7 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.70%) Firmware
4 3 (0.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (5.40%) Cisco LMS
1 23 (5.40%) Opsview
2 16 (3.76%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (2.58%) Nagios
5 9 (2.11%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (1.64%) Data Guard
6 7 (1.64%) Oracle Flashback
7 4 (0.94%) SCCM
7 4 (0.94%) SCOM
8 3 (0.70%) MOM
8 3 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
8 3 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.47%) Cacti
9 2 (0.47%) Zenoss
9 2 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 130 (30.52%) Microsoft
2 124 (29.11%) Oracle
3 38 (8.92%) Cisco
4 20 (4.69%) MKS
5 18 (4.23%) Sitecore
6 17 (3.99%) VMware
7 13 (3.05%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.82%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.58%) F5
10 9 (2.11%) LANDesk
10 9 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.11%) HP
10 9 (2.11%) Google
10 9 (2.11%) Telerik
11 8 (1.88%) Facebook
11 8 (1.88%) Twitter
12 7 (1.64%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.41%) NetScout
13 6 (1.41%) Siebel
13 6 (1.41%) SAP
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + PensionBonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + PensionBonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £41000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standards
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham
Experian
Salary: Standard
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: 7 days ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experian
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago