Period
to 20 November 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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 151 150
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,630 3,942 4,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.39% 2.34% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.00% 11.52% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,120 3,494 3,773
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,725 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £46,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.53% -

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 30,252 34,226 32,699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.92% 20.30% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 24,676 28,151 28,510
England median annual salary £52,475 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.95% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
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 20 November 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 November 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 +18 1,133 £57,500 +13.86% 151
South East -10 947 £49,000 +15.29% 121
North of England +11 532 £42,500 +6.25% 196
Midlands +23 428 £42,000 +5.00% 109
East of England +11 333 £45,000 - 90
North West +19 311 £42,500 +6.25% 105
West Midlands +34 258 £44,000 +7.32% 64
South West -2 251 £40,000 - 65
Yorkshire -24 185 £42,500 - 76
East Midlands +22 170 £40,000 +14.29% 45
North East +26 38 £40,000 +37.93% 15
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2,870 (79.06%) C#
2 2,478 (68.26%) .NET
3 1,974 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1,815 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 1,795 (49.45%) SQL
6 1,588 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 1,374 (37.85%) JavaScript
8 1,284 (35.37%) ASP.NET
9 1,223 (33.69%) HTML
10 1,110 (30.58%) MVC
11 1,068 (29.42%) CSS
12 978 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
13 855 (23.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 816 (22.48%) Git (software)
15 814 (22.42%) TDD
16 726 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 714 (19.67%) Scrum
18 693 (19.09%) .NET Framework
19 670 (18.46%) Windows
20 627 (17.27%) Web Services
20 627 (17.27%) AngularJS
21 616 (16.97%) Finance
22 613 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
23 611 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
24 603 (16.61%) ASP.NET Web API
25 601 (16.56%) jQuery
26 593 (16.34%) Test Automation
27 579 (15.95%) WCF
28 564 (15.54%) T-SQL
29 555 (15.29%) 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
1 241 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 202 (5.56%) IIS
3 166 (4.57%) CMS
4 90 (2.48%) Confluence
5 89 (2.45%) EPiServer
6 75 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
7 67 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 59 (1.63%) Apache
9 52 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 52 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 52 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
10 48 (1.32%) Umbraco
11 26 (0.72%) Tomcat
12 20 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.50%) Kentico
14 16 (0.44%) NServiceBus
15 14 (0.39%) GlassFish
16 13 (0.36%) WordPress
17 11 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 107 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.21%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 15 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.28%) GIMP
9 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.11%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.11%) Simulink
13 4 (0.11%) Stateflow
14 3 (0.083%) TargetLink
15 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.055%) Maya
15 2 (0.055%) MicroStation
15 2 (0.055%) Revit
Business Applications
1 106 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 38 (1.05%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
5 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.14%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.083%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.055%) Endur
9 2 (0.055%) Infor LN
9 2 (0.055%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.028%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 978 (26.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 351 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (3.39%) npm
4 113 (3.11%) PaaS
5 110 (3.03%) GitHub
6 108 (2.98%) SaaS
7 94 (2.59%) Office 365
8 82 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
8 82 (2.26%) IaaS
9 62 (1.71%) NuGet
10 55 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
11 54 (1.49%) Serverless
12 53 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
13 45 (1.24%) Azure Functions
14 35 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
15 26 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
16 25 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
17 24 (0.66%) Google Analytics
18 17 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (2.31%) HTTP
2 82 (2.26%) Internet
3 64 (1.76%) TCP/IP
4 32 (0.88%) Firewall
5 26 (0.72%) Modbus
6 25 (0.69%) RS-485
7 21 (0.58%) DNS
8 19 (0.52%) DHCP
8 19 (0.52%) Intranet
9 17 (0.47%) Broadband
10 15 (0.41%) VoIP
11 12 (0.33%) VPN
12 9 (0.25%) SMS
12 9 (0.25%) VLAN
13 8 (0.22%) Bluetooth
13 8 (0.22%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.19%) CTI
14 7 (0.19%) Wireless
15 6 (0.17%) IGMP
15 6 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,815 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 299 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 294 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 209 (5.76%) NoSQL
5 182 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
6 167 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 142 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 141 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 137 (3.77%) MongoDB
10 134 (3.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 131 (3.61%) Power BI
12 120 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
13 119 (3.28%) Relational Database
14 106 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
15 91 (2.51%) Big Data
16 90 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
17 83 (2.29%) MySQL
18 76 (2.09%) Oracle Database
19 63 (1.74%) Couchbase
20 61 (1.68%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 855 (23.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 816 (22.48%) Git (software)
3 334 (9.20%) Selenium
4 304 (8.37%) Visual Studio Team System
5 290 (7.99%) JIRA
6 231 (6.36%) TeamCity
7 203 (5.59%) NUnit
8 176 (4.85%) Octopus Deploy
9 171 (4.71%) Jenkins
10 168 (4.63%) Subversion
11 130 (3.58%) SpecFlow
12 110 (3.03%) MSTest
13 109 (3.00%) WebDriver
14 105 (2.89%) gulp
15 91 (2.51%) Protractor
16 90 (2.48%) Eclipse
17 83 (2.29%) Moq
17 83 (2.29%) ReSharper
18 80 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
19 79 (2.18%) webpack
General
1 616 (16.97%) Finance
2 189 (5.21%) Marketing
3 108 (2.98%) Retail
4 98 (2.70%) Advertising
5 97 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 85 (2.34%) Automotive
7 67 (1.85%) Banking
8 61 (1.68%) Games
9 47 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 44 (1.21%) Aerospace
11 40 (1.10%) Electronics
12 34 (0.94%) Law
13 32 (0.88%) Back Office
14 31 (0.85%) Legal
15 15 (0.41%) Publishing
16 14 (0.39%) Front Office
17 11 (0.30%) Billing
18 10 (0.28%) Multimedia
19 7 (0.19%) French Language
19 7 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 2,357 (64.93%) Developer
2 1,112 (30.63%) .NET Developer
3 903 (24.88%) C# Developer
4 617 (17.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 521 (14.35%) Software Developer
6 331 (9.12%) Senior Developer
7 330 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 298 (8.21%) ASP.NET Developer
9 230 (6.34%) SQL Developer
10 228 (6.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 218 (6.01%) C# Software Developer
12 201 (5.54%) Web Developer
13 190 (5.23%) .NET Software Developer
14 182 (5.01%) Analyst
15 166 (4.57%) Senior .NET Developer
16 157 (4.33%) Architect
17 129 (3.55%) Junior
18 119 (3.28%) Senior C# Developer
19 118 (3.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
20 112 (3.09%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,478 (68.26%) .NET
2 1,284 (35.37%) ASP.NET
3 1,223 (33.69%) HTML
4 1,068 (29.42%) CSS
5 693 (19.09%) .NET Framework
6 627 (17.27%) AngularJS
6 627 (17.27%) Web Services
7 613 (16.89%) ASP.NET MVC
8 603 (16.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 601 (16.56%) jQuery
10 579 (15.95%) WCF
11 478 (13.17%) HTML5
12 397 (10.94%) XML
13 343 (9.45%) Entity Framework
14 312 (8.60%) SOAP
15 279 (7.69%) RESTful
16 277 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 272 (7.49%) CSS3
18 268 (7.38%) REST
19 266 (7.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 303 (8.35%) Computer Science
2 273 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 243 (6.69%) User Experience
4 195 (5.37%) Greenfield Project
5 115 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 111 (3.06%) Mobile App
7 106 (2.92%) Fintech
8 101 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 90 (2.48%) Algorithms
10 81 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
11 60 (1.65%) Reinsurance
12 44 (1.21%) Fixed Income
12 44 (1.21%) N-Tier
13 43 (1.18%) Cloud Native
13 43 (1.18%) Social Media
14 42 (1.16%) Equities
14 42 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 41 (1.13%) Client/Server
16 40 (1.10%) Data Structures
17 37 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 670 (18.46%) Windows
2 221 (6.09%) Linux
3 162 (4.46%) Android
4 127 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 118 (3.25%) Windows Server
6 71 (1.96%) Windows 10
7 38 (1.05%) Windows 7
8 34 (0.94%) Unix
9 24 (0.66%) FreeRTOS
10 20 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.50%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.41%) VMS
13 14 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.19%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 5 (0.14%) Debian
16 5 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
17 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.083%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,974 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
2 1,110 (30.58%) MVC
3 814 (22.42%) TDD
4 726 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 714 (19.67%) Scrum
6 611 (16.83%) Problem-Solving
7 593 (16.34%) Test Automation
8 555 (15.29%) OO
9 525 (14.46%) Continuous Integration
10 454 (12.51%) Unit Testing
11 426 (11.74%) Web Development
12 414 (11.40%) DevOps
13 401 (11.05%) SDLC
14 321 (8.84%) BDD
15 278 (7.66%) SOLID
16 271 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
17 250 (6.89%) Microservices
18 247 (6.80%) Analytics
19 228 (6.28%) Mentoring
20 217 (5.98%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2,870 (79.06%) C#
2 1,795 (49.45%) SQL
3 1,374 (37.85%) JavaScript
4 564 (15.54%) T-SQL
5 402 (11.07%) C++
6 354 (9.75%) Java
7 251 (6.91%) Python
8 236 (6.50%) PowerShell
9 201 (5.54%) C
10 169 (4.66%) VB
11 168 (4.63%) VB.NET
12 134 (3.69%) TypeScript
13 80 (2.20%) PHP
14 49 (1.35%) Ruby
15 48 (1.32%) VBA
16 45 (1.24%) PL/SQL
17 38 (1.05%) XAML
18 36 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 34 (0.94%) Bash Shell
20 33 (0.91%) R
Qualifications
1 537 (14.79%) Degree
2 152 (4.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 91 (2.51%) Security Cleared
4 89 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 87 (2.40%) ISTQB
6 57 (1.57%) ISEB
7 53 (1.46%) SC Cleared
8 35 (0.96%) SAFe Agilist
9 22 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.61%) MCSE
10 16 (0.44%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.28%) MCT
13 9 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.22%) CISSP
15 7 (0.19%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
16 5 (0.14%) MCAD
16 5 (0.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (8.76%) QA
2 48 (1.32%) GDPR
3 46 (1.27%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.47%) SLA
5 10 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) EMIR
6 8 (0.22%) MiFID
7 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.11%) DICOM
8 4 (0.11%) FATCA
8 4 (0.11%) PMO
9 3 (0.083%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.083%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.083%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.083%) MISRA
9 3 (0.083%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.055%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.028%) ISO 15765
11 1 (0.028%) WCAG
System Software
1 132 (3.64%) Docker
2 108 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 47 (1.29%) Firmware
4 43 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 34 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (0.52%) VirtualBox
8 16 (0.44%) LXC
9 8 (0.22%) KVM
10 3 (0.083%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.055%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.055%) Xen
12 1 (0.028%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.028%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 64 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
2 62 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
3 53 (1.46%) Kubernetes
4 49 (1.35%) Terraform
5 48 (1.32%) Puppet
6 47 (1.29%) Ansible
7 20 (0.55%) HP ALM
8 18 (0.50%) Kibana
9 13 (0.36%) Automic
10 11 (0.30%) Dollar Universe
10 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.28%) Grafana
12 9 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.17%) SCOM
15 5 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
15 5 (0.14%) Docker Swarm
15 5 (0.14%) Mesos
15 5 (0.14%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1,588 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 218 (6.01%) Oracle
3 100 (2.75%) Xamarin
4 88 (2.42%) Google
5 60 (1.65%) Sitecore
6 43 (1.18%) VMware
7 35 (0.96%) Atlassian
7 35 (0.96%) Marketo
8 34 (0.94%) IBM
9 33 (0.91%) Telerik
10 32 (0.88%) Alias
11 30 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (0.77%) Pega
13 23 (0.63%) HP
13 23 (0.63%) SAP
14 21 (0.58%) Tableau
15 20 (0.55%) Infragistics
16 18 (0.50%) Databricks
16 18 (0.50%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.50%) webMethods