Period
to 24 October 2021

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 24 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 239 196
Rank change year-on-year -77 -43 -45
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,230 608 2,253
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.36% 1.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.33% 6.41% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 967 507 1,799
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,875 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,750 £61,125
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 23,069 9,484 23,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 21.15% 18.96%
Number of salaries quoted 14,188 7,986 19,398
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.80% +6.70%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in England.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in England

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in England over the 6 months to 24 October 2021.

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 24 October 2021. 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 -89 417 £67,500 -3.57% 85
South East -25 315 £50,000 +8.11% 54
North of England -47 199 £45,000 -1.10% 70
Midlands -60 155 £47,500 +5.56% 61
Yorkshire -30 104 £45,000 -2.17% 27
North West -69 89 £45,000 - 38
East Midlands -20 86 £47,500 -7.32% 33
South West -68 86 £47,500 +18.75% 46
West Midlands -96 70 £45,000 +5.88% 28
East of England -102 41 £50,000 -4.76% 29
North East -30 6 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2021, 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.

1 853 (69.35%) C#
2 740 (60.16%) .NET
3 699 (56.83%) SQL
4 661 (53.74%) SQL Server
5 606 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
6 584 (47.48%) Microsoft
7 538 (43.74%) Azure
8 439 (35.69%) JavaScript
9 387 (31.46%) DevOps
10 316 (25.69%) HTML
11 315 (25.61%) ASP.NET
12 310 (25.20%) Git (software)
13 301 (24.47%) CSS
14 288 (23.41%) .NET Framework
15 250 (20.33%) Social Skills
16 245 (19.92%) Problem-Solving
16 245 (19.92%) MVC
17 232 (18.86%) AngularJS
18 229 (18.62%) T-SQL
19 215 (17.48%) Scrum
20 206 (16.75%) Full Stack Development
21 193 (15.69%) Software Engineering
22 192 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
23 191 (15.53%) ASP.NET Web API
24 186 (15.12%) React
25 184 (14.96%) .NET Core
26 181 (14.72%) Degree
27 178 (14.47%) Power Platform
28 171 (13.90%) REST
29 170 (13.82%) Windows

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 73 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 64 (5.20%) IIS
3 46 (3.74%) Umbraco
4 39 (3.17%) CMS
5 36 (2.93%) Confluence
6 23 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
7 20 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (1.30%) EPiServer
9 15 (1.22%) WordPress
10 13 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.81%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.73%) Kentico
13 7 (0.57%) OpenROAD
13 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.41%) Headless CMS
16 4 (0.33%) Apache
16 4 (0.33%) Apache Solr
17 2 (0.16%) ArcGIS
17 2 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 36 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.73%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.41%) Figma
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (2.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.89%) NetSuite
4 11 (0.89%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.24%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.24%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.16%) RMDS
7 2 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.081%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.081%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.081%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.081%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.081%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 538 (43.74%) Azure
2 178 (14.47%) Power Platform
3 86 (6.99%) AWS
4 75 (6.10%) Dynamics 365
5 72 (5.85%) SaaS
6 59 (4.80%) Microsoft 365
7 56 (4.55%) GitHub
8 55 (4.47%) Serverless
9 48 (3.90%) Azure Data Factory
10 42 (3.41%) PaaS
11 35 (2.85%) Force.com
12 34 (2.76%) PowerApps
13 33 (2.68%) Azure Logic Apps
14 27 (2.20%) Azure Functions
15 26 (2.11%) Power Automate
16 24 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
17 22 (1.79%) BrowserStack
18 21 (1.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
18 21 (1.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 21 (1.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.76%) TCP/IP
2 21 (1.71%) Firewall
3 20 (1.63%) Internet
4 19 (1.54%) DNS
5 15 (1.22%) VPN
6 13 (1.06%) DHCP
6 13 (1.06%) VLAN
6 13 (1.06%) VoIP
7 11 (0.89%) IPsec
7 11 (0.89%) SSL
8 10 (0.81%) 5G
8 10 (0.81%) HTTP
8 10 (0.81%) WAN
9 8 (0.65%) LAN
10 5 (0.41%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.41%) Intranet
10 5 (0.41%) Modbus
10 5 (0.41%) Network Security
10 5 (0.41%) Profibus
11 4 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (53.74%) SQL Server
2 167 (13.58%) Power BI
3 149 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 147 (11.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 122 (9.92%) Data Warehouse
6 77 (6.26%) Relational Database
7 59 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (4.72%) SQL Server 2016
9 51 (4.15%) NoSQL
10 42 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
11 39 (3.17%) Data Lake
12 38 (3.09%) OLAP
13 35 (2.85%) MongoDB
14 31 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
15 30 (2.44%) SSDT
16 26 (2.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 26 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (2.03%) Big Data
17 25 (2.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 25 (2.03%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 310 (25.20%) Git (software)
2 161 (13.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 114 (9.27%) JIRA
4 102 (8.29%) Visual Studio Code
5 86 (6.99%) NUnit
6 82 (6.67%) Selenium
7 52 (4.23%) SpecFlow
8 46 (3.74%) Eclipse
9 43 (3.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 41 (3.33%) WebDriver
11 37 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 36 (2.93%) Jenkins
12 36 (2.93%) JMeter
13 35 (2.85%) Bitbucket
14 34 (2.76%) MSI
14 34 (2.76%) WiX
15 33 (2.68%) git-flow
15 33 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
16 32 (2.60%) Postman
16 32 (2.60%) TeamCity
General
1 250 (20.33%) Social Skills
2 162 (13.17%) Finance
3 137 (11.14%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.80%) Law
5 51 (4.15%) Marketing
6 42 (3.41%) Organisational Skills
7 40 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 39 (3.17%) Advertising
9 38 (3.09%) Public Sector
10 32 (2.60%) Retail
11 31 (2.52%) Banking
12 24 (1.95%) Electronics
12 24 (1.95%) Telecoms
13 20 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (1.38%) Legal
15 15 (1.22%) Automotive
16 14 (1.14%) Games
16 14 (1.14%) Retail Banking
17 13 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
18 12 (0.98%) French Language
Job Titles
1 755 (61.38%) Developer
2 252 (20.49%) .NET Developer
3 211 (17.15%) C# Developer
4 157 (12.76%) Software Developer
5 155 (12.60%) Senior Developer
6 130 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 123 (10.00%) Software Engineer
8 103 (8.37%) Full Stack Developer
9 70 (5.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 61 (4.96%) C# Software Developer
11 56 (4.55%) SQL Developer
12 47 (3.82%) Lead Developer
13 39 (3.17%) Analyst
14 38 (3.09%) Junior
15 36 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 35 (2.85%) Junior Developer
16 35 (2.85%) Microsoft Developer
16 35 (2.85%) Team Leader
17 34 (2.76%) Senior C# Developer
17 34 (2.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 740 (60.16%) .NET
2 316 (25.69%) HTML
3 315 (25.61%) ASP.NET
4 301 (24.47%) CSS
5 288 (23.41%) .NET Framework
6 232 (18.86%) AngularJS
7 191 (15.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 186 (15.12%) React
9 184 (14.96%) .NET Core
10 171 (13.90%) REST
11 164 (13.33%) jQuery
12 155 (12.60%) Web Services
13 150 (12.20%) Entity Framework
14 138 (11.22%) XML
15 129 (10.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 123 (10.00%) HTML5
17 99 (8.05%) JSON
18 88 (7.15%) CSS3
18 88 (7.15%) RESTful
19 80 (6.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 82 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 77 (6.26%) User Experience
3 64 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 39 (3.17%) Web 2.0
5 37 (3.01%) Analytical Mindset
6 34 (2.76%) Client/Server
7 27 (2.20%) Legacy Systems
8 26 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
8 26 (2.11%) Management Information System
9 25 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.87%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.46%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.14%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.14%) Data Structures
13 13 (1.06%) Data Centre
14 12 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.81%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.81%) N-Tier
16 9 (0.73%) CUDA
16 9 (0.73%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 170 (13.82%) Windows
2 53 (4.31%) Android
3 40 (3.25%) Windows Server
4 39 (3.17%) Apple iOS
5 33 (2.68%) Linux
6 30 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.06%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.41%) Unix
9 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.33%) ThreadX
10 4 (0.33%) VMS
10 4 (0.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.16%) SUSE
12 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.081%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.081%) MVS
13 1 (0.081%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (31.46%) DevOps
3 245 (19.92%) MVC
3 245 (19.92%) Problem-Solving
4 215 (17.48%) Scrum
5 206 (16.75%) Full Stack Development
6 193 (15.69%) Software Engineering
7 192 (15.61%) Business Intelligence
8 169 (13.74%) TDD
9 163 (13.25%) SDLC
10 156 (12.68%) Test Automation
11 134 (10.89%) OO
12 112 (9.11%) Web Development
13 110 (8.94%) Mentoring
14 107 (8.70%) ETL
15 99 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
16 97 (7.89%) Software Testing
16 97 (7.89%) Unit Testing
17 93 (7.56%) Microservices
18 89 (7.24%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 853 (69.35%) C#
2 699 (56.83%) SQL
3 439 (35.69%) JavaScript
4 229 (18.62%) T-SQL
5 128 (10.41%) TypeScript
6 125 (10.16%) PowerShell
7 82 (6.67%) C++
8 65 (5.28%) Python
9 45 (3.66%) Java
10 42 (3.41%) VB.NET
11 41 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 37 (3.01%) C
13 35 (2.85%) Apex Code
14 28 (2.28%) R
15 24 (1.95%) Bash Shell
16 22 (1.79%) VB
17 16 (1.30%) VBA
18 14 (1.14%) PHP
18 14 (1.14%) XPath
19 12 (0.98%) X++
Qualifications
1 181 (14.72%) Degree
2 44 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 33 (2.68%) ISEB
4 32 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.11%) Security Cleared
6 22 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.63%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.24%) HNC
11 3 (0.24%) HND
12 2 (0.16%) CITP
12 2 (0.16%) MCSA
12 2 (0.16%) MCSE
12 2 (0.16%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.081%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (8.54%) QA
2 41 (3.33%) Accessibility
3 29 (2.36%) GDPR
4 14 (1.14%) SLA
5 13 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.33%) MISRA
8 3 (0.24%) Def Stans
8 3 (0.24%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 13485
8 3 (0.24%) JTAG
8 3 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (3.01%) Docker
2 34 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.89%) vSphere
5 5 (0.41%) Ceph
5 5 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.33%) Firmware
6 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.16%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 42 (3.41%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.38%) Terraform
3 11 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (0.89%) Puppet
3 11 (0.89%) SCCM
4 8 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (0.57%) HP ALM
5 7 (0.57%) vCenter Server
6 6 (0.49%) Ansible
6 6 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.41%) Galera Cluster
8 4 (0.33%) MIIS
8 4 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.33%) vRealize
9 3 (0.24%) Rancher
10 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.16%) Grafana
10 2 (0.16%) nmon
Vendors
1 584 (47.48%) Microsoft
2 83 (6.75%) Oracle
3 53 (4.31%) Salesforce.com
4 38 (3.09%) Adobe
4 38 (3.09%) Xamarin
5 32 (2.60%) SAP
6 31 (2.52%) Conga
7 30 (2.44%) Databricks
8 26 (2.11%) VMware
9 25 (2.03%) Sitecore
10 21 (1.71%) ServiceNow
11 19 (1.54%) Telerik
12 16 (1.30%) Sage
13 13 (1.06%) Palo Alto
14 12 (0.98%) Apple
14 12 (0.98%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.89%) RedGate
15 11 (0.89%) Sophos
16 10 (0.81%) JD Edwards
16 10 (0.81%) MuleSoft