Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 152 151
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,387 3,792 3,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.40% 2.32% 2.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.18% 11.40% 11.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2,835 3,312 3,418
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 27,817 33,249 31,323
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.71% 20.34% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22,310 27,572 27,067
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +3 1,030 £60,000 +9.09% 146
South East -14 818 £49,000 +12.64% 128
North of England +37 505 £42,500 - 161
Midlands +40 462 £40,000 - 99
East of England +17 321 £45,000 - 52
North West +53 287 £42,500 +6.25% 69
West Midlands +36 268 £45,000 +5.88% 64
South West +1 246 £40,000 - 72
East Midlands +37 194 £40,000 +14.29% 35
Yorkshire -15 193 £40,000 -5.88% 73
North East +19 27 £40,000 +33.33% 19
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 2,696 (79.60%) C#
2 2,304 (68.02%) .NET
3 1,857 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
4 1,716 (50.66%) SQL
5 1,680 (49.60%) SQL Server
6 1,497 (44.20%) Microsoft
7 1,272 (37.56%) ASP.NET
8 1,267 (37.41%) JavaScript
9 1,110 (32.77%) HTML
10 996 (29.41%) MVC
11 937 (27.66%) CSS
12 933 (27.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 795 (23.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 770 (22.73%) Git (software)
15 767 (22.65%) TDD
16 699 (20.64%) Software Engineering
17 657 (19.40%) Windows
18 632 (18.66%) Scrum
19 631 (18.63%) .NET Framework
20 624 (18.42%) Web Services
21 614 (18.13%) ASP.NET MVC
22 586 (17.30%) AngularJS
23 550 (16.24%) WCF
24 538 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
25 526 (15.53%) Finance
26 525 (15.50%) Test Automation
27 518 (15.29%) jQuery
28 517 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
29 514 (15.18%) T-SQL
30 486 (14.35%) OO

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
1 227 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 211 (6.23%) IIS
3 131 (3.87%) CMS
4 88 (2.60%) Confluence
5 78 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 78 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
6 76 (2.24%) Apache
7 59 (1.74%) Apache Spark
8 50 (1.48%) EPiServer
9 40 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 36 (1.06%) Umbraco
11 32 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
12 31 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 30 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (0.65%) SAS
15 20 (0.59%) GlassFish
16 17 (0.50%) Kentico
17 14 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (0.32%) NServiceBus
19 10 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (3.10%) Microsoft Office
2 70 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (1.39%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.18%) GIMP
8 6 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.059%) Maya
10 2 (0.059%) Simulink
10 2 (0.059%) Stateflow
10 2 (0.059%) TargetLink
11 1 (0.030%) ArchiCAD
11 1 (0.030%) InDesign
11 1 (0.030%) MicroStation
11 1 (0.030%) Mingle
11 1 (0.030%) Revit
Business Applications
1 124 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 19 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.12%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.089%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.030%) Endur
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.030%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.030%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 933 (27.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 346 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
3 117 (3.45%) PaaS
4 109 (3.22%) SaaS
5 103 (3.04%) GitHub
6 96 (2.83%) npm
7 90 (2.66%) IaaS
8 79 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
9 70 (2.07%) Office 365
10 57 (1.68%) NuGet
11 54 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
11 54 (1.59%) Serverless
12 49 (1.45%) Azure Functions
13 47 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
14 40 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
15 37 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
16 22 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
17 20 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
18 18 (0.53%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.63%) HTTP
2 88 (2.60%) Internet
3 84 (2.48%) TCP/IP
4 44 (1.30%) RS-485
5 43 (1.27%) Modbus
6 32 (0.94%) Firewall
7 26 (0.77%) DNS
8 21 (0.62%) VoIP
9 19 (0.56%) DHCP
9 19 (0.56%) Intranet
10 13 (0.38%) VPN
11 12 (0.35%) Link 16
11 12 (0.35%) Link 22
11 12 (0.35%) Tactical Data Link
12 10 (0.30%) Broadband
13 9 (0.27%) CTI
14 8 (0.24%) Extranet
14 8 (0.24%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.24%) VLAN
14 8 (0.24%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,680 (49.60%) SQL Server
2 297 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 289 (8.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 164 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 162 (4.78%) NoSQL
6 149 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 136 (4.02%) Relational Database
8 131 (3.87%) Azure SQL Database
8 131 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 121 (3.57%) Power BI
10 114 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 107 (3.16%) MongoDB
12 105 (3.10%) Cosmos DB
12 105 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
13 102 (3.01%) SQL Server 2014
14 82 (2.42%) Big Data
15 74 (2.18%) MySQL
16 65 (1.92%) Hadoop
17 59 (1.74%) Oracle Database
18 51 (1.51%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 795 (23.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 770 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 302 (8.92%) Visual Studio Team System
4 262 (7.74%) JIRA
5 257 (7.59%) Selenium
6 221 (6.52%) NUnit
7 173 (5.11%) TeamCity
8 153 (4.52%) Octopus Deploy
9 145 (4.28%) Jenkins
10 134 (3.96%) Subversion
11 104 (3.07%) MSTest
12 94 (2.78%) Maven
12 94 (2.78%) SpecFlow
13 91 (2.69%) WebDriver
14 79 (2.33%) gulp
15 76 (2.24%) Robot Framework
16 75 (2.21%) Moq
16 75 (2.21%) ReSharper
17 66 (1.95%) Visual Studio Code
18 65 (1.92%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 526 (15.53%) Finance
2 210 (6.20%) Marketing
3 113 (3.34%) Manufacturing
4 91 (2.69%) Retail
5 82 (2.42%) Banking
6 61 (1.80%) Advertising
7 57 (1.68%) Automotive
8 48 (1.42%) Aerospace
8 48 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.30%) Games
10 36 (1.06%) Legal
11 30 (0.89%) Back Office
12 24 (0.71%) Electronics
13 21 (0.62%) Law
14 18 (0.53%) Billing
15 15 (0.44%) Front Office
16 14 (0.41%) Military
17 11 (0.32%) Publishing
18 7 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.21%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 2,165 (63.92%) Developer
2 1,073 (31.68%) .NET Developer
3 908 (26.81%) C# Developer
4 617 (18.22%) C# .NET Developer
5 486 (14.35%) Software Developer
6 350 (10.33%) Software Engineer
7 347 (10.25%) Senior Developer
8 264 (7.79%) ASP.NET Developer
9 217 (6.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 201 (5.93%) C# Software Developer
11 189 (5.58%) SQL Developer
12 186 (5.49%) Senior .NET Developer
13 181 (5.34%) Web Developer
14 172 (5.08%) Architect
15 165 (4.87%) .NET Software Developer
16 151 (4.46%) Junior
17 146 (4.31%) Analyst
18 133 (3.93%) Senior C# Developer
19 128 (3.78%) Junior Developer
20 101 (2.98%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,304 (68.02%) .NET
2 1,272 (37.56%) ASP.NET
3 1,110 (32.77%) HTML
4 937 (27.66%) CSS
5 631 (18.63%) .NET Framework
6 624 (18.42%) Web Services
7 614 (18.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 586 (17.30%) AngularJS
9 550 (16.24%) WCF
10 538 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 518 (15.29%) jQuery
12 445 (13.14%) HTML5
13 364 (10.75%) XML
14 315 (9.30%) Entity Framework
15 301 (8.89%) SOAP
16 262 (7.74%) RESTful
17 255 (7.53%) JSON
18 250 (7.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 246 (7.26%) REST
20 245 (7.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 220 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 198 (5.85%) User Experience
3 181 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
4 114 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 104 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 99 (2.92%) Fintech
7 81 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 74 (2.18%) Algorithms
9 64 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
10 58 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 52 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 45 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
13 43 (1.27%) CAN bus
14 42 (1.24%) Equities
14 42 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 42 (1.24%) Social Media
15 40 (1.18%) Fixed Income
16 34 (1.00%) Device Driver
16 34 (1.00%) Public Cloud
17 30 (0.89%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 657 (19.40%) Windows
2 242 (7.14%) Linux
3 172 (5.08%) Android
4 151 (4.46%) Apple iOS
5 103 (3.04%) Windows Server
6 75 (2.21%) Windows 10
7 43 (1.27%) FreeRTOS
8 35 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 31 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.71%) Unix
11 19 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (0.24%) VMS
13 8 (0.24%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 6 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.15%) Debian
16 4 (0.12%) CentOS
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.089%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.089%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,857 (54.83%) Agile Software Development
2 996 (29.41%) MVC
3 767 (22.65%) TDD
4 699 (20.64%) Software Engineering
5 632 (18.66%) Scrum
6 525 (15.50%) Test Automation
7 517 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
8 486 (14.35%) OO
9 481 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
10 435 (12.84%) Unit Testing
11 409 (12.08%) SDLC
12 402 (11.87%) Web Development
13 380 (11.22%) DevOps
14 276 (8.15%) SOLID
15 275 (8.12%) Computer Science
16 237 (7.00%) BDD
17 232 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
18 208 (6.14%) Mentoring
19 203 (5.99%) Microservices
20 198 (5.85%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 2,696 (79.60%) C#
2 1,716 (50.66%) SQL
3 1,267 (37.41%) JavaScript
4 514 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 407 (12.02%) C++
6 351 (10.36%) Java
7 250 (7.38%) PowerShell
8 247 (7.29%) Python
9 222 (6.55%) C
10 182 (5.37%) VB.NET
11 153 (4.52%) VB
12 110 (3.25%) TypeScript
13 85 (2.51%) PHP
14 50 (1.48%) PL/SQL
15 48 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 47 (1.39%) VB6
17 40 (1.18%) VBA
18 39 (1.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 33 (0.97%) VBScript
20 31 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 484 (14.29%) Degree
2 152 (4.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 80 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 77 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (1.65%) ISEB
7 48 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 26 (0.77%) PMI Certification
9 21 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (0.56%) MCSE
11 19 (0.56%) SAFe Agilist
12 15 (0.44%) HND
13 12 (0.35%) CISSP
14 10 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.18%) MCT
17 5 (0.15%) MCAD
17 5 (0.15%) MCSA
17 5 (0.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 249 (7.35%) QA
2 70 (2.07%) GDPR
3 35 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.30%) SLA
6 9 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.21%) EMIR
7 7 (0.21%) MiFID
8 6 (0.18%) HL7
9 4 (0.12%) FATCA
9 4 (0.12%) PMO
10 2 (0.059%) HAZOP
10 2 (0.059%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 140 (4.13%) Docker
2 115 (3.40%) Active Directory
3 77 (2.27%) Firmware
4 47 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.53%) VirtualBox
8 17 (0.50%) LXC
9 6 (0.18%) KVM
10 3 (0.089%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.089%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.030%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.030%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.030%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.030%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 63 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (1.83%) Terraform
3 57 (1.68%) Ansible
4 53 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
5 45 (1.33%) Puppet
6 40 (1.18%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.41%) HP ALM
8 11 (0.32%) Grafana
8 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.24%) Kibana
10 7 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.18%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.15%) SCOM
13 4 (0.12%) Automic
13 4 (0.12%) Dollar Universe
13 4 (0.12%) SCCM
13 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1,497 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 204 (6.02%) Oracle
3 90 (2.66%) Xamarin
4 88 (2.60%) Google
5 55 (1.62%) Atlassian
6 45 (1.33%) VMware
7 41 (1.21%) Pega
8 37 (1.09%) Sitecore
9 28 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 28 (0.83%) Tableau
10 27 (0.80%) IBM
10 27 (0.80%) Telerik
11 25 (0.74%) ServiceNow
12 22 (0.65%) DevExpress
13 21 (0.62%) Infragistics
14 19 (0.56%) Alias
14 19 (0.56%) Databricks
14 19 (0.56%) Marketo
15 18 (0.53%) HP
15 18 (0.53%) webMethods