Period
to 20 November 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 148 132
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 -21
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3939 4060 5036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.34% 2.30% 2.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.47% 12.32% 13.88%
Number of salaries quoted 3491 3773 4435
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 34332 32965 36291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.38% 18.67% 17.64%
Number of salaries quoted 28242 28758 30946
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +4 1179 £50,500 -3.81% 60
South East +34 1117 £42,500 -5.56% 54
North of England -39 572 £40,000 +3.90% 65
Midlands -22 404 £40,000 +6.67% 31
East of England 0 387 £45,000 +8.43% 26
North West -11 296 £40,000 +3.90% 29
South West -5 292 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Yorkshire -26 261 £42,500 +6.25% 30
West Midlands -30 255 £41,000 +17.14% 18
East Midlands -14 149 £35,000 -7.28% 13
North East -29 15 £29,000 -17.14% 6
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3039 (77.15%) C#
2 2761 (70.09%) .NET
3 2157 (54.76%) SQL Server
4 2092 (53.11%) SQL
5 1749 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
6 1710 (43.41%) ASP.NET
7 1642 (41.69%) Microsoft
8 1626 (41.28%) JavaScript
9 1585 (40.24%) MVC
10 1375 (34.91%) HTML
11 1142 (28.99%) CSS
12 951 (24.14%) jQuery
13 878 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 865 (21.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 784 (19.90%) Windows
16 771 (19.57%) .NET Framework
17 729 (18.51%) Finance
18 697 (17.69%) Software Engineering
19 689 (17.49%) AngularJS
20 686 (17.42%) T-SQL
21 649 (16.48%) TDD
22 644 (16.35%) Degree
23 641 (16.27%) Web Services
24 633 (16.07%) Scrum
25 612 (15.54%) WCF
26 569 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
27 567 (14.39%) HTML5
28 564 (14.32%) Web Development
29 560 (14.22%) XML
30 544 (13.81%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 322 (8.17%) IIS
2 240 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 171 (4.34%) CMS
4 83 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
5 74 (1.88%) EPiServer
5 74 (1.88%) Umbraco
6 36 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 35 (0.89%) Confluence
7 35 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 32 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
9 29 (0.74%) WordPress
10 27 (0.69%) DNN
11 25 (0.63%) NServiceBus
11 25 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
12 24 (0.61%) Apache
13 22 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (0.56%) Kentico
14 21 (0.53%) Documentum
15 16 (0.41%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 137 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 26 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 20 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.28%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.18%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
11 3 (0.076%) SPSS
12 1 (0.025%) Abaqus
12 1 (0.025%) NASTRAN
12 1 (0.025%) Simulink
12 1 (0.025%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 78 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 77 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.36%) Eloqua
4 11 (0.28%) LabWindows
5 10 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.15%) MetaTrader
8 5 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.13%) ReMetrica
9 3 (0.076%) Epicor Tropos
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.076%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.051%) assyst
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.051%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.051%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
11 1 (0.025%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.025%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 569 (14.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 202 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (2.13%) Office 365
4 81 (2.06%) GitHub
5 72 (1.83%) SaaS
6 65 (1.65%) PaaS
7 54 (1.37%) IaaS
8 45 (1.14%) npm
9 25 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
13 16 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
15 13 (0.33%) BlazeMeter
16 10 (0.25%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 9 (0.23%) Google Analytics
17 9 (0.23%) OneDrive
18 7 (0.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.28%) Internet
2 84 (2.13%) Intranet
3 58 (1.47%) HTTP
4 38 (0.96%) Firewall
5 33 (0.84%) SSL
6 29 (0.74%) DNS
7 26 (0.66%) VPN
8 24 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 22 (0.56%) ATM
9 22 (0.56%) SMS
10 20 (0.51%) Wireless
11 16 (0.41%) RS-232
11 16 (0.41%) SMTP
12 13 (0.33%) AMQP
12 13 (0.33%) Broadband
13 10 (0.25%) Extranet
13 10 (0.25%) Network Security
14 9 (0.23%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.23%) RS-422
14 9 (0.23%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2157 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 475 (12.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 422 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 322 (8.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 321 (8.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 217 (5.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 177 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 166 (4.21%) Relational Database
9 158 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
10 132 (3.35%) MySQL
11 119 (3.02%) Power BI
12 113 (2.87%) NoSQL
13 91 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
14 77 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
15 68 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
16 56 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
17 55 (1.40%) MongoDB
18 54 (1.37%) Oracle Database
18 54 (1.37%) QlikView
19 45 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 865 (21.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 503 (12.77%) Git (software)
3 299 (7.59%) JIRA
4 272 (6.91%) Selenium
5 249 (6.32%) TeamCity
6 211 (5.36%) Subversion
7 180 (4.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 154 (3.91%) NUnit
9 146 (3.71%) Octopus Deploy
10 138 (3.50%) SpecFlow
11 105 (2.67%) Jenkins
12 94 (2.39%) Eclipse
13 92 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
14 76 (1.93%) WebDriver
15 69 (1.75%) Cucumber
16 66 (1.68%) Protractor
17 54 (1.37%) ReSharper
18 52 (1.32%) MSTest
19 50 (1.27%) gulp
20 41 (1.04%) Bower
General
1 729 (18.51%) Finance
2 151 (3.83%) Banking
3 150 (3.81%) Marketing
4 149 (3.78%) Retail
5 148 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 128 (3.25%) Games
7 110 (2.79%) Investment Banking
8 94 (2.39%) Electronics
9 82 (2.08%) Retail Banking
10 76 (1.93%) Manufacturing
11 69 (1.75%) Advertising
12 57 (1.45%) Legal
13 38 (0.96%) Law
14 35 (0.89%) Automotive
15 30 (0.76%) Back Office
15 30 (0.76%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.51%) Publishing
18 18 (0.46%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2780 (70.58%) Developer
2 1422 (36.10%) .NET Developer
3 1170 (29.70%) C# Developer
4 891 (22.62%) C# .NET Developer
5 528 (13.40%) Senior Developer
6 505 (12.82%) Software Developer
7 459 (11.65%) ASP.NET Developer
8 398 (10.10%) SQL Developer
9 367 (9.32%) Software Engineer
10 358 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 307 (7.79%) Senior .NET Developer
12 252 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 249 (6.32%) Web Developer
14 242 (6.14%) Senior C# Developer
15 238 (6.04%) C# Software Developer
16 228 (5.79%) .NET Software Developer
17 207 (5.26%) Analyst
18 202 (5.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 174 (4.42%) C++ Software Engineer
20 150 (3.81%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2761 (70.09%) .NET
2 1710 (43.41%) ASP.NET
3 1375 (34.91%) HTML
4 1142 (28.99%) CSS
5 951 (24.14%) jQuery
6 878 (22.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 771 (19.57%) .NET Framework
8 689 (17.49%) AngularJS
9 641 (16.27%) Web Services
10 612 (15.54%) WCF
11 567 (14.39%) HTML5
12 560 (14.22%) XML
13 544 (13.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 447 (11.35%) Entity Framework
15 388 (9.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 342 (8.68%) WPF
17 306 (7.77%) Ajax
18 291 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 273 (6.93%) CSS3
20 248 (6.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 413 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 346 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
3 221 (5.61%) User Experience
4 152 (3.86%) Mobile App
5 124 (3.15%) Algorithms
6 122 (3.10%) Greenfield Project
7 66 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 66 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.57%) Clustering
9 58 (1.47%) Fintech
10 51 (1.29%) N-Tier
11 46 (1.17%) Management Information System
12 45 (1.14%) iPad
13 43 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 39 (0.99%) NHS
15 26 (0.66%) Data Structures
16 25 (0.63%) Data Centre
17 22 (0.56%) Public Cloud
18 21 (0.53%) Cloud Native
18 21 (0.53%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 784 (19.90%) Windows
2 186 (4.72%) Linux
3 125 (3.17%) Android
4 110 (2.79%) Apple iOS
5 93 (2.36%) Windows Server
6 60 (1.52%) Unix
7 41 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 27 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (0.66%) Windows 7
11 24 (0.61%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 13 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
15 9 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.20%) MVS
16 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1749 (44.40%) Agile Software Development
2 1585 (40.24%) MVC
3 697 (17.69%) Software Engineering
4 649 (16.48%) TDD
5 633 (16.07%) Scrum
6 564 (14.32%) Web Development
7 522 (13.25%) Test Automation
8 502 (12.74%) SDLC
9 500 (12.69%) OO
10 464 (11.78%) Unit Testing
11 450 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
12 355 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
13 247 (6.27%) ETL
14 242 (6.14%) DevOps
15 234 (5.94%) SOLID
16 216 (5.48%) Mentoring
17 214 (5.43%) Mathematics
18 210 (5.33%) BDD
19 201 (5.10%) OOD
20 173 (4.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3039 (77.15%) C#
2 2092 (53.11%) SQL
3 1626 (41.28%) JavaScript
4 686 (17.42%) T-SQL
5 492 (12.49%) C++
6 414 (10.51%) VB.NET
7 332 (8.43%) PowerShell
8 270 (6.85%) Java
9 226 (5.74%) Python
10 202 (5.13%) C
11 142 (3.60%) PHP
12 115 (2.92%) VB
13 97 (2.46%) TypeScript
14 75 (1.90%) Perl
15 62 (1.57%) X++
16 56 (1.42%) Bash Shell
17 43 (1.09%) VBA
18 42 (1.07%) Ruby
19 39 (0.99%) MATLAB
20 37 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 644 (16.35%) Degree
2 153 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 59 (1.50%) SC Cleared
6 54 (1.37%) ISEB
7 42 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.07%) PhD
8 37 (0.94%) MCSD
9 25 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 22 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (0.48%) MCTS
12 16 (0.41%) MCITP
13 13 (0.33%) HND
14 12 (0.30%) MCPD
15 8 (0.20%) MCAD
15 8 (0.20%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
17 4 (0.10%) MCP
17 4 (0.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 310 (7.87%) QA
2 39 (0.99%) SLA
3 35 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.53%) WCAG
5 18 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.33%) GDPR
7 10 (0.25%) ISO 13485
7 10 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.13%) HL7
8 5 (0.13%) IEC 62304
8 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.10%) DICOM
9 4 (0.10%) MISRA
9 4 (0.10%) MISRA C
9 4 (0.10%) PMO
10 2 (0.051%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.025%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 139 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 67 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.32%) Docker
4 27 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 25 (0.63%) Firmware
6 9 (0.23%) vCloud
7 4 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.025%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.025%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.025%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.12%) Puppet
3 41 (1.04%) Ansible
4 33 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.48%) SCCM
6 14 (0.36%) CA Service Virtualization
7 13 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.23%) Kibana
8 9 (0.23%) Kubernetes
8 9 (0.23%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.20%) logstash
10 6 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 5 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.13%) Grafana
11 5 (0.13%) Terraform
12 4 (0.10%) Marathon
12 4 (0.10%) Mesos
13 3 (0.076%) Consul
13 3 (0.076%) Packer
13 3 (0.076%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1642 (41.69%) Microsoft
2 166 (4.21%) Oracle
3 92 (2.34%) Xamarin
4 76 (1.93%) Google
5 74 (1.88%) Telerik
6 68 (1.73%) SAP
7 67 (1.70%) VMware
8 59 (1.50%) HP
9 55 (1.40%) Tableau
10 44 (1.12%) Sitecore
11 41 (1.04%) Splunk
12 35 (0.89%) Adobe
13 32 (0.81%) EMC
14 28 (0.71%) TOWER Software
15 27 (0.69%) RedGate
16 20 (0.51%) Capita
16 20 (0.51%) IBM
17 18 (0.46%) AppDynamics
17 18 (0.46%) CA
18 17 (0.43%) Cognos