Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 155 143
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 -22
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,704 3,894 4,597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.33% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.95% 11.43% 13.22%
Number of salaries quoted 3,182 3,517 4,218
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 33,813 34,069 34,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.68% 20.42% 18.19%
Number of salaries quoted 27,651 28,399 30,343
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 1,222 £55,000 +4.76% 119
South East +2 893 £45,000 +3.45% 122
North of England -28 577 £40,000 - 148
Midlands -10 410 £45,000 +5.88% 84
South West +12 297 £40,000 +6.67% 53
East of England -30 296 £45,000 +5.88% 71
West Midlands +6 287 £45,000 +5.88% 47
North West -39 286 £42,500 +13.33% 85
Yorkshire -21 234 £40,000 - 44
East Midlands -16 123 £42,500 - 37
North East +18 57 £40,000 +14.29% 19
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 2,884 (77.86%) C#
2 2,491 (67.25%) .NET
3 1,887 (50.94%) SQL
4 1,881 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1,879 (50.73%) SQL Server
6 1,649 (44.52%) Microsoft
7 1,520 (41.04%) JavaScript
8 1,273 (34.37%) MVC
9 1,270 (34.29%) HTML
10 1,249 (33.72%) ASP.NET
11 1,205 (32.53%) CSS
12 989 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
13 794 (21.44%) Git (software)
14 772 (20.84%) Team Foundation Server
15 763 (20.60%) jQuery
16 749 (20.22%) .NET Framework
17 711 (19.20%) TDD
18 707 (19.09%) Software Engineering
19 691 (18.66%) Scrum
20 679 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
21 633 (17.09%) AngularJS
22 629 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
23 610 (16.47%) WCF
24 603 (16.28%) Windows
25 599 (16.17%) Degree
26 579 (15.63%) Finance
27 577 (15.58%) Web Services
28 576 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
29 574 (15.50%) T-SQL
30 504 (13.61%) Test Automation

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 274 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 212 (5.72%) CMS
3 157 (4.24%) IIS
4 108 (2.92%) EPiServer
5 104 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 85 (2.29%) Confluence
7 83 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
8 76 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
9 73 (1.97%) Umbraco
10 65 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
11 47 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 39 (1.05%) NServiceBus
13 27 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 26 (0.70%) Apache
15 24 (0.65%) WordPress
16 19 (0.51%) WebSphere
17 18 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
18 16 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 14 (0.38%) Kentico
20 12 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 136 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 95 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (1.24%) InfoPath
3 46 (1.24%) Photoshop
4 42 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 30 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
8 9 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.22%) Simulink
9 8 (0.22%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.19%) TargetLink
11 4 (0.11%) Doxygen
11 4 (0.11%) GIMP
12 3 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.081%) AutoCAD
12 3 (0.081%) MicroStation
12 3 (0.081%) Revit
13 1 (0.027%) Mathcad
13 1 (0.027%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 84 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 42 (1.13%) Eloqua
4 21 (0.57%) Elite 3E
5 17 (0.46%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.32%) MetaTrader
7 10 (0.27%) NetSuite
8 4 (0.11%) Magento
9 3 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.081%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.081%) nopCommerce
9 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.054%) Infor LN
10 2 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.054%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.027%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.027%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.027%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 989 (26.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 325 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
3 176 (4.75%) IaaS
4 136 (3.67%) Office 365
5 132 (3.56%) Serverless
6 126 (3.40%) PaaS
7 91 (2.46%) GitHub
8 89 (2.40%) npm
9 88 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
10 77 (2.08%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 77 (2.08%) SaaS
11 49 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
12 46 (1.24%) NuGet
13 37 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
14 35 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
15 20 (0.54%) Google Analytics
16 18 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (0.32%) BlazeMeter
17 12 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.30%) Intranet
2 40 (1.08%) HTTP
3 37 (1.00%) Firewall
3 37 (1.00%) Internet
4 19 (0.51%) Broadband
4 19 (0.51%) DNS
4 19 (0.51%) SMS
5 17 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.46%) Wireless
6 16 (0.43%) VPN
7 13 (0.35%) Bluetooth
8 12 (0.32%) NetScaler
9 11 (0.30%) Network Security
10 10 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 9 (0.24%) LTE
12 8 (0.22%) Skype
13 6 (0.16%) Extranet
13 6 (0.16%) RS-232
14 5 (0.13%) WebEx
14 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,879 (50.73%) SQL Server
2 352 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 332 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 226 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 224 (6.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 200 (5.40%) NoSQL
7 194 (5.24%) Power BI
8 142 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
9 140 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 139 (3.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 131 (3.54%) Big Data
12 124 (3.35%) MongoDB
13 106 (2.86%) Data Lake
14 105 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
15 92 (2.48%) Relational Database
16 91 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
17 81 (2.19%) MySQL
18 65 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
19 56 (1.51%) Oracle Database
20 54 (1.46%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 794 (21.44%) Git (software)
2 772 (20.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 284 (7.67%) Selenium
4 280 (7.56%) Visual Studio Team System
5 271 (7.32%) JIRA
6 245 (6.61%) TeamCity
7 195 (5.26%) Jenkins
8 177 (4.78%) Octopus Deploy
9 171 (4.62%) NUnit
10 152 (4.10%) Subversion
11 135 (3.64%) SpecFlow
12 118 (3.19%) Eclipse
13 103 (2.78%) gulp
14 99 (2.67%) ReSharper
15 94 (2.54%) WebDriver
16 84 (2.27%) Cucumber
17 83 (2.24%) Protractor
18 76 (2.05%) Karma Test Runner
19 75 (2.02%) Mocha
20 74 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 579 (15.63%) Finance
2 236 (6.37%) Marketing
3 113 (3.05%) Retail
4 100 (2.70%) Advertising
5 84 (2.27%) Automotive
6 76 (2.05%) Banking
7 68 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 65 (1.75%) Electronics
9 62 (1.67%) Games
10 59 (1.59%) Telecoms
11 50 (1.35%) Law
12 29 (0.78%) Back Office
12 29 (0.78%) Legal
13 28 (0.76%) Aerospace
14 26 (0.70%) Military
15 24 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 15 (0.40%) Multimedia
17 14 (0.38%) Publishing
18 13 (0.35%) Front Office
19 9 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,486 (67.12%) Developer
2 1,189 (32.10%) .NET Developer
3 916 (24.73%) C# Developer
4 613 (16.55%) C# .NET Developer
5 490 (13.23%) Software Developer
6 355 (9.58%) Software Engineer
7 342 (9.23%) Senior Developer
8 300 (8.10%) ASP.NET Developer
9 257 (6.94%) C# Software Developer
10 248 (6.70%) SQL Developer
11 245 (6.61%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 224 (6.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 223 (6.02%) Analyst
14 203 (5.48%) Web Developer
15 201 (5.43%) .NET Software Developer
16 159 (4.29%) Senior .NET Developer
17 146 (3.94%) Architect
18 136 (3.67%) C++ Software Engineer
19 134 (3.62%) C# Software Engineer
20 131 (3.54%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,491 (67.25%) .NET
2 1,270 (34.29%) HTML
3 1,249 (33.72%) ASP.NET
4 1,205 (32.53%) CSS
5 763 (20.60%) jQuery
6 749 (20.22%) .NET Framework
7 679 (18.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 633 (17.09%) AngularJS
9 629 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 610 (16.47%) WCF
11 577 (15.58%) Web Services
12 438 (11.83%) HTML5
13 427 (11.53%) XML
14 409 (11.04%) Entity Framework
15 313 (8.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 300 (8.10%) WPF
17 279 (7.53%) REST
18 259 (6.99%) RESTful
19 254 (6.86%) CSS3
20 251 (6.78%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 320 (8.64%) Computer Science
2 297 (8.02%) User Experience
3 289 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 165 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
5 136 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 125 (3.37%) Mobile App
7 84 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 80 (2.16%) Fintech
9 65 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 61 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 53 (1.43%) Client/Server
12 52 (1.40%) NHS
13 48 (1.30%) Cloud Native
14 38 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 38 (1.03%) N-Tier
14 38 (1.03%) W3C
15 35 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
15 35 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
17 26 (0.70%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 603 (16.28%) Windows
2 173 (4.67%) Linux
3 101 (2.73%) Android
4 76 (2.05%) Windows Server
5 54 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 32 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (0.73%) Unix
7 27 (0.73%) VMS
8 20 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 12 (0.32%) CentOS
10 12 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
11 11 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.13%) HPUX
12 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.13%) MVS
13 4 (0.11%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.081%) Solaris
14 3 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,881 (50.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,273 (34.37%) MVC
3 711 (19.20%) TDD
4 707 (19.09%) Software Engineering
5 691 (18.66%) Scrum
6 576 (15.55%) Problem-Solving
7 504 (13.61%) Test Automation
8 454 (12.26%) Web Development
9 441 (11.91%) SDLC
10 410 (11.07%) OO
11 394 (10.64%) Unit Testing
12 380 (10.26%) DevOps
13 358 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
14 339 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
15 327 (8.83%) BDD
16 298 (8.05%) Analytics
17 256 (6.91%) Microservices
18 223 (6.02%) SOLID
19 190 (5.13%) Mentoring
20 172 (4.64%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2,884 (77.86%) C#
2 1,887 (50.94%) SQL
3 1,520 (41.04%) JavaScript
4 574 (15.50%) T-SQL
5 366 (9.88%) C++
6 310 (8.37%) Java
7 265 (7.15%) PowerShell
8 221 (5.97%) VB.NET
9 190 (5.13%) Python
10 188 (5.08%) C
11 146 (3.94%) VB
12 91 (2.46%) TypeScript
13 80 (2.16%) VBA
14 79 (2.13%) PHP
15 67 (1.81%) U-SQL
16 55 (1.48%) PL/SQL
17 51 (1.38%) XAML
18 37 (1.00%) XPath
19 35 (0.94%) Ruby
20 34 (0.92%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 599 (16.17%) Degree
2 162 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 133 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 118 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 70 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 61 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 55 (1.48%) ISEB
8 42 (1.13%) SAFe Agilist
9 30 (0.81%) MCSD
10 21 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 21 (0.57%) MCAD
10 21 (0.57%) MCPD
11 20 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.54%) MCTS
12 15 (0.40%) Master's Degree
13 14 (0.38%) MCSE
14 12 (0.32%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.22%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.19%) Postgraduate
17 5 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (9.13%) QA
2 28 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 25 (0.67%) SLA
4 21 (0.57%) GDPR
5 13 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.27%) MISRA
6 10 (0.27%) MISRA C
7 8 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.19%) DO-178B
8 7 (0.19%) HAZOP
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.11%) DICOM
11 3 (0.081%) HL7
12 2 (0.054%) COSHH
12 2 (0.054%) ISO 15765
12 2 (0.054%) PMO
12 2 (0.054%) TickIT
13 1 (0.027%) EMIR
13 1 (0.027%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.027%) MiFID
System Software
1 148 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 102 (2.75%) Docker
3 83 (2.24%) Virtual Machines
4 49 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (0.49%) Firmware
5 18 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.13%) KVM
6 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
6 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.13%) vSphere
6 5 (0.13%) Xen
7 4 (0.11%) LXC
8 2 (0.054%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.027%) GridGain
9 1 (0.027%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 60 (1.62%) Kibana
2 40 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (1.05%) Kubernetes
4 34 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (0.84%) Puppet
6 24 (0.65%) Automic
7 22 (0.59%) HP ALM
8 17 (0.46%) Dollar Universe
9 14 (0.38%) logstash
10 13 (0.35%) Ansible
10 13 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.35%) Terraform
11 12 (0.32%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
13 6 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.13%) Control-M
14 5 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
14 5 (0.13%) Mesos
14 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
15 3 (0.081%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,649 (44.52%) Microsoft
2 178 (4.81%) Oracle
3 133 (3.59%) Google
4 91 (2.46%) Tableau
5 84 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 79 (2.13%) Xamarin
7 57 (1.54%) Capita
8 49 (1.32%) VMware
9 43 (1.16%) Marketo
9 43 (1.16%) Telerik
10 42 (1.13%) HP
11 38 (1.03%) SAP
12 33 (0.89%) Alias
13 28 (0.76%) Atlassian
14 25 (0.67%) IBM
15 21 (0.57%) Intapp
16 16 (0.43%) Adobe
16 16 (0.43%) CA
16 16 (0.43%) Nintex
17 15 (0.40%) TIBCO