Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 193 147
Rank change year-on-year -44 -46 +11
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 621 2,381 3,673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.84% 2.37%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.73% 9.63% 11.69%
Number of salaries quoted 555 1,997 3,326
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% +4.65%

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 9,222 24,714 31,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.05% 19.06% 20.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7,618 19,701 25,658
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +16 192 £65,000 +13.04% 40
South East -30 152 £45,000 -5.26% 31
North of England +18 98 £46,750 +3.89% 35
Midlands 0 76 £42,750 -5.00% 20
North West +13 62 £46,250 +3.22% 21
South West +13 57 £40,000 -5.88% 29
West Midlands +15 55 £42,500 -15.00% 10
East of England +25 43 £52,500 +5.00% 13
Yorkshire +56 35 £46,000 +2.22% 12
East Midlands +11 21 £47,500 +11.76% 10
North East +22 1 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 452 (72.79%) C#
2 408 (65.70%) .NET
3 321 (51.69%) SQL Server
4 304 (48.95%) Microsoft
5 298 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
6 276 (44.44%) Azure
7 246 (39.61%) SQL
8 235 (37.84%) JavaScript
9 216 (34.78%) ASP.NET
10 199 (32.05%) HTML
11 187 (30.11%) CSS
12 166 (26.73%) MVC
13 133 (21.42%) DevOps
14 128 (20.61%) AngularJS
15 124 (19.97%) Windows
16 118 (19.00%) .NET Framework
17 116 (18.68%) XML
18 115 (18.52%) Degree
19 108 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 108 (17.39%) jQuery
20 101 (16.26%) Git (software)
21 100 (16.10%) CRM
22 99 (15.94%) Software Engineering
23 98 (15.78%) ASP.NET MVC
24 97 (15.62%) Dynamics 365
25 95 (15.30%) Web Services
26 91 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 90 (14.49%) WCF
28 89 (14.33%) Web Development
28 89 (14.33%) TDD

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 64 (10.31%) IIS
2 60 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 34 (5.48%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.42%) Umbraco
5 11 (1.77%) CMS
6 8 (1.29%) NServiceBus
7 7 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.64%) Confluence
8 4 (0.64%) EPiServer
8 4 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.48%) SAS
10 2 (0.32%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) Apache Synapse
11 1 (0.16%) Appian
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.32%) S-PLUS
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 85 (13.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.48%) Maximo
4 2 (0.32%) Line 500
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 276 (44.44%) Azure
2 97 (15.62%) Dynamics 365
3 83 (13.37%) Power Platform
4 41 (6.60%) Office 365
5 28 (4.51%) AWS
6 20 (3.22%) SaaS
7 19 (3.06%) Serverless
8 17 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
9 13 (2.09%) PowerApps
10 12 (1.93%) GitHub
11 6 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.97%) Azure Functions
11 6 (0.97%) NuGet
11 6 (0.97%) PaaS
12 5 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.64%) GCP
13 4 (0.64%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.64%) IaaS
13 4 (0.64%) Logic Apps
14 3 (0.48%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.38%) Internet
2 16 (2.58%) Skype
3 13 (2.09%) HTTP
4 9 (1.45%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.13%) Firewall
6 6 (0.97%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.48%) DNS
7 3 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (0.48%) Modbus
7 3 (0.48%) MQTT
7 3 (0.48%) Profibus
7 3 (0.48%) RS-232
7 3 (0.48%) RS-485
7 3 (0.48%) SAN
7 3 (0.48%) WAN
8 2 (0.32%) VoIP
8 2 (0.32%) VPN
9 1 (0.16%) DHCP
9 1 (0.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (51.69%) SQL Server
2 91 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (13.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (9.02%) Power BI
5 37 (5.96%) MongoDB
6 32 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 26 (4.19%) MySQL
8 25 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (3.06%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.74%) NoSQL
12 16 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
12 16 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (2.42%) Data Lake
14 14 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
15 12 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (1.77%) SSDT
17 10 (1.61%) Cosmos DB
17 10 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (16.26%) Git (software)
3 46 (7.41%) JIRA
4 41 (6.60%) Selenium
5 38 (6.12%) Visual Studio Code
6 29 (4.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 28 (4.51%) NUnit
8 27 (4.35%) Jenkins
9 20 (3.22%) WebDriver
10 19 (3.06%) Subversion
11 15 (2.42%) Eclipse
11 15 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (2.42%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.25%) SpecFlow
13 13 (2.09%) StyleCop
14 10 (1.61%) JMeter
14 10 (1.61%) MSI
15 9 (1.45%) Postman
15 9 (1.45%) WiX
16 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (9.34%) Finance
2 28 (4.51%) Banking
3 26 (4.19%) Private Banking
4 25 (4.03%) Games
5 23 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.25%) Law
7 13 (2.09%) Back Office
7 13 (2.09%) Retail
8 12 (1.93%) Marketing
9 11 (1.77%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.29%) Electronics
10 8 (1.29%) Legal
11 7 (1.13%) Publishing
12 4 (0.64%) Advertising
13 3 (0.48%) Music Industry
13 3 (0.48%) Police
14 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.32%) Local Government
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 375 (60.39%) Developer
2 136 (21.90%) .NET Developer
3 114 (18.36%) C# Developer
4 73 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 63 (10.14%) Software Engineer
6 59 (9.50%) Software Developer
7 40 (6.44%) Analyst
8 37 (5.96%) Microsoft Developer
9 36 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 31 (4.99%) Full Stack Developer
11 28 (4.51%) .NET Software Developer
12 26 (4.19%) Technical Leader
13 25 (4.03%) Architect
14 24 (3.86%) ASP.NET Developer
14 24 (3.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 20 (3.22%) Lead Developer
16 19 (3.06%) Consultant
17 18 (2.90%) C# Software Developer
17 18 (2.90%) Test Analyst
18 17 (2.74%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 408 (65.70%) .NET
2 216 (34.78%) ASP.NET
3 199 (32.05%) HTML
4 187 (30.11%) CSS
5 128 (20.61%) AngularJS
6 118 (19.00%) .NET Framework
7 116 (18.68%) XML
8 108 (17.39%) jQuery
9 98 (15.78%) ASP.NET MVC
10 95 (15.30%) Web Services
11 90 (14.49%) WCF
12 87 (14.01%) ASP.NET Web API
13 85 (13.69%) .NET Core
14 67 (10.79%) REST
15 56 (9.02%) SOAP
16 54 (8.70%) Entity Framework
17 52 (8.37%) React
18 50 (8.05%) JSON
19 44 (7.09%) WPF
20 43 (6.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (2.90%) User Experience
4 15 (2.42%) Mobile App
5 12 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.77%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.29%) Life Science
8 7 (1.13%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.13%) Cloud Native
9 6 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (0.81%) Clustering
11 4 (0.64%) Augmented Reality
12 3 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.32%) Derivative
13 2 (0.32%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 2 (0.32%) Replication
14 1 (0.16%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 124 (19.97%) Windows
2 15 (2.42%) Linux
2 15 (2.42%) Windows Server
3 10 (1.61%) Android
4 9 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 8 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.64%) Unix
9 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.16%) MVS
11 1 (0.16%) SafeRTOS
11 1 (0.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (26.73%) MVC
3 133 (21.42%) DevOps
4 100 (16.10%) CRM
5 99 (15.94%) Software Engineering
6 89 (14.33%) TDD
6 89 (14.33%) Web Development
7 88 (14.17%) Scrum
8 86 (13.85%) OO
9 74 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
10 68 (10.95%) Test Automation
11 66 (10.63%) Computer Science
12 63 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (10.14%) Unit Testing
13 59 (9.50%) OOD
14 55 (8.86%) Microservices
15 48 (7.73%) SOLID
16 41 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (6.12%) Workflow
18 34 (5.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 452 (72.79%) C#
2 246 (39.61%) SQL
3 235 (37.84%) JavaScript
4 80 (12.88%) T-SQL
5 76 (12.24%) C++
6 59 (9.50%) Python
7 43 (6.92%) PowerShell
8 41 (6.60%) TypeScript
9 30 (4.83%) VB
10 29 (4.67%) C
10 29 (4.67%) VB.NET
11 19 (3.06%) VB6
12 13 (2.09%) VBScript
13 12 (1.93%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.77%) Embedded C
14 11 (1.77%) Embedded C++
15 9 (1.45%) R
15 9 (1.45%) VC++
16 8 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 7 (1.13%) X++
Qualifications
1 115 (18.52%) Degree
2 35 (5.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 29 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.54%) Security Cleared
5 18 (2.90%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.25%) MCITP
7 7 (1.13%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.64%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.48%) CCNA
9 3 (0.48%) CCNP
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.48%) PhD
9 3 (0.48%) VCP5
9 3 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.32%) HNC
10 2 (0.32%) HND
10 2 (0.32%) ISEB
10 2 (0.32%) MCSA
10 2 (0.32%) MCSE
11 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.90%) QA
2 9 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.29%) SLA
4 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) ISO 13485
5 2 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (2.42%) Docker
2 11 (1.77%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.61%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.64%) Firmware
5 4 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.48%) vSphere
7 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.16%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.77%) Puppet
3 8 (1.29%) Terraform
4 6 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.64%) Ansible
6 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.64%) SCCM
7 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.16%) Kibana
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.16%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 304 (48.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (2.42%) CheckPoint
3 14 (2.25%) Oracle
4 12 (1.93%) Google
5 11 (1.77%) Xamarin
6 8 (1.29%) HP
6 8 (1.29%) Telerik
6 8 (1.29%) VMware
7 7 (1.13%) Atlassian
7 7 (1.13%) Sage
7 7 (1.13%) Tableau
8 6 (0.97%) CA
9 5 (0.81%) IBM
9 5 (0.81%) SAP
10 4 (0.64%) Cisco
10 4 (0.64%) GrapeCity
10 4 (0.64%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (0.64%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.48%) F5
11 3 (0.48%) Splunk