Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 145 157
Rank change year-on-year -49 +12 -10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,254 3,622 3,782
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.79% 2.38% 2.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.48% 11.86% 11.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,785 3,115 3,366
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%

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 23,775 30,536 33,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.91% 20.04% 20.54%
Number of salaries quoted 19,024 24,920 27,548
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 October 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 20 October 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
South East -27 668 £47,500 - 143
London -74 623 £57,500 - 95
North of England -45 341 £45,000 +5.88% 102
Midlands -30 267 £46,000 +8.24% 71
North West -23 201 £45,000 +5.88% 52
South West -32 187 £42,500 +6.25% 43
West Midlands -27 159 £50,000 +11.11% 39
East of England -20 158 £50,000 +11.11% 41
Yorkshire -22 134 £45,000 +5.88% 38
East Midlands -3 108 £45,000 +12.50% 32
North East -14 6 £29,250 -26.88% 12
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1,776 (78.79%) C#
2 1,532 (67.97%) .NET
3 1,176 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1,118 (49.60%) SQL Server
5 1,053 (46.72%) Microsoft
6 1,041 (46.18%) SQL
7 877 (38.91%) ASP.NET
8 874 (38.78%) JavaScript
9 747 (33.14%) Azure
10 650 (28.84%) HTML
11 637 (28.26%) CSS
12 621 (27.55%) MVC
13 505 (22.40%) Git (software)
14 504 (22.36%) .NET Framework
15 484 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
16 445 (19.74%) jQuery
17 433 (19.21%) Windows
18 428 (18.99%) AngularJS
19 422 (18.72%) Scrum
20 419 (18.59%) Degree
21 415 (18.41%) Problem-Solving
22 407 (18.06%) Finance
23 403 (17.88%) DevOps
24 392 (17.39%) Software Engineering
25 382 (16.95%) WCF
26 364 (16.15%) TDD
27 352 (15.62%) Web Services
28 350 (15.53%) ASP.NET Web API
29 349 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
30 332 (14.73%) T-SQL

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
1 193 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 103 (4.57%) IIS
3 73 (3.24%) Confluence
4 58 (2.57%) CMS
5 43 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (1.24%) Umbraco
8 24 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (0.84%) Apache
9 19 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 17 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 12 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
12 11 (0.49%) WordPress
13 9 (0.40%) JBoss
14 8 (0.35%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.31%) Tuxedo
16 6 (0.27%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.27%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.27%) Sitefinity
16 6 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 9 (0.40%) Steinberg Cubase
8 8 (0.35%) Mathematica
8 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.22%) Simulink
10 5 (0.22%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.18%) Maya
12 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.089%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.044%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 80 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.44%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.13%) Magento
7 2 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.089%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.089%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.089%) nopCommerce
7 2 (0.089%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.089%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.044%) Endur
8 1 (0.044%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.044%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 747 (33.14%) Azure
2 176 (7.81%) AWS
3 153 (6.79%) Power Platform
4 91 (4.04%) Office 365
5 83 (3.68%) Dynamics 365
6 68 (3.02%) SaaS
7 52 (2.31%) PaaS
8 48 (2.13%) GitHub
9 43 (1.91%) Serverless
10 39 (1.73%) Azure Stack
11 37 (1.64%) OneDrive
12 32 (1.42%) Azure Functions
13 31 (1.38%) IaaS
14 30 (1.33%) Azure Data Factory
15 28 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
16 27 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
17 21 (0.93%) GCP
18 20 (0.89%) PowerApps
19 17 (0.75%) NuGet
20 14 (0.62%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.80%) Internet
2 37 (1.64%) NetScaler
2 37 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 34 (1.51%) DNS
4 33 (1.46%) DHCP
5 31 (1.38%) Skype
6 19 (0.84%) HTTP
7 18 (0.80%) Intranet
7 18 (0.80%) VoIP
8 16 (0.71%) CTI
9 14 (0.62%) Firewall
10 13 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.44%) Bluetooth
12 9 (0.40%) HTTPS
12 9 (0.40%) SSL
13 8 (0.35%) Modbus
14 7 (0.31%) RS-485
14 7 (0.31%) SAN
14 7 (0.31%) SMTP
15 6 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,118 (49.60%) SQL Server
2 253 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 205 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 139 (6.17%) Power BI
5 112 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
6 108 (4.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 108 (4.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 93 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 82 (3.64%) Relational Database
9 79 (3.50%) NoSQL
10 74 (3.28%) MySQL
11 55 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 50 (2.22%) Big Data
13 41 (1.82%) Data Lake
14 35 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
15 34 (1.51%) Oracle Database
16 32 (1.42%) SSDT
17 31 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
18 30 (1.33%) MongoDB
19 24 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 505 (22.40%) Git (software)
2 484 (21.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 248 (11.00%) JIRA
4 208 (9.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 160 (7.10%) Selenium
6 134 (5.94%) NUnit
7 84 (3.73%) Jenkins
8 79 (3.50%) TeamCity
9 77 (3.42%) SpecFlow
9 77 (3.42%) Subversion
10 74 (3.28%) WebDriver
11 62 (2.75%) ReSharper
12 52 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 51 (2.26%) SoapUI
14 47 (2.09%) Bitbucket
14 47 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
14 47 (2.09%) StyleCop
15 46 (2.04%) Visual Studio Code
16 44 (1.95%) WiX
17 40 (1.77%) JMeter
General
1 407 (18.06%) Finance
2 145 (6.43%) Marketing
3 74 (3.28%) Retail
4 73 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 60 (2.66%) Electronics
6 46 (2.04%) Public Sector
7 33 (1.46%) Legal
8 31 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 29 (1.29%) Banking
9 29 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 25 (1.11%) Games
11 21 (0.93%) Law
12 15 (0.67%) Military
13 12 (0.53%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.44%) Local Government
15 9 (0.40%) Automotive
15 9 (0.40%) Back Office
16 7 (0.31%) Advertising
16 7 (0.31%) Housing Association
17 6 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,371 (60.83%) Developer
2 526 (23.34%) C# Developer
3 502 (22.27%) .NET Developer
4 317 (14.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 295 (13.09%) Software Developer
6 226 (10.03%) Senior Developer
7 190 (8.43%) Software Engineer
8 174 (7.72%) Analyst
9 156 (6.92%) SQL Developer
10 124 (5.50%) ASP.NET Developer
11 119 (5.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 104 (4.61%) Web Developer
13 95 (4.21%) Senior C# Developer
14 88 (3.90%) Test Analyst
15 86 (3.82%) Architect
16 84 (3.73%) Junior
17 74 (3.28%) C# Software Developer
18 73 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
19 71 (3.15%) Junior Developer
20 67 (2.97%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,532 (67.97%) .NET
2 877 (38.91%) ASP.NET
3 650 (28.84%) HTML
4 637 (28.26%) CSS
5 504 (22.36%) .NET Framework
6 445 (19.74%) jQuery
7 428 (18.99%) AngularJS
8 382 (16.95%) WCF
9 352 (15.62%) Web Services
10 350 (15.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 349 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 291 (12.91%) XML
13 246 (10.91%) .NET Core
14 232 (10.29%) REST
15 228 (10.12%) HTML5
16 201 (8.92%) Entity Framework
17 193 (8.56%) React
18 161 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 141 (6.26%) WPF
20 137 (6.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
3 104 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
4 95 (4.21%) User Experience
5 93 (4.13%) Mobile App
6 74 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 59 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 49 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 49 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 34 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 26 (1.15%) Reinsurance
11 23 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
12 22 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (0.98%) Robotics
13 21 (0.93%) Animation
14 20 (0.89%) N-Tier
15 19 (0.84%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 17 (0.75%) Life Science
16 17 (0.75%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 433 (19.21%) Windows
2 136 (6.03%) Linux
3 77 (3.42%) Windows Server
4 72 (3.19%) Unix
5 62 (2.75%) Android
6 51 (2.26%) Mac OS
7 50 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 38 (1.69%) Windows 10
9 32 (1.42%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.53%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.31%) VME
14 6 (0.27%) FreeRTOS
15 5 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.18%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.13%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.089%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,176 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (27.55%) MVC
3 422 (18.72%) Scrum
4 415 (18.41%) Problem-Solving
5 403 (17.88%) DevOps
6 392 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 364 (16.15%) TDD
8 324 (14.37%) Test Automation
9 311 (13.80%) Web Development
10 282 (12.51%) Unit Testing
11 259 (11.49%) Computer Science
12 242 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
13 220 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
14 190 (8.43%) OO
15 188 (8.34%) Mentoring
16 169 (7.50%) SDLC
17 140 (6.21%) CRM
18 122 (5.41%) Microservices
19 119 (5.28%) BDD
20 116 (5.15%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,776 (78.79%) C#
2 1,041 (46.18%) SQL
3 874 (38.78%) JavaScript
4 332 (14.73%) T-SQL
5 245 (10.87%) C++
5 245 (10.87%) PowerShell
6 183 (8.12%) Java
7 181 (8.03%) Python
8 153 (6.79%) VB.NET
9 130 (5.77%) VB
10 101 (4.48%) C
11 73 (3.24%) PHP
11 73 (3.24%) TypeScript
12 50 (2.22%) VB6
13 49 (2.17%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.98%) ANSI C
15 18 (0.80%) XPath
16 17 (0.75%) VBA
17 16 (0.71%) R
18 13 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 419 (18.59%) Degree
2 164 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (2.71%) Security Cleared
5 48 (2.13%) HND
6 41 (1.82%) MCP
7 40 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 38 (1.69%) SC Cleared
9 29 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 20 (0.89%) CCA
10 20 (0.89%) RHCE
11 19 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.75%) CCNA
13 16 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (0.58%) MCSE
16 11 (0.49%) MCSA
17 10 (0.44%) MCITP
18 9 (0.40%) ISEB
19 8 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.41%) QA
2 33 (1.46%) GDPR
3 30 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 19 (0.84%) SLA
5 12 (0.53%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.35%) Def Stans
8 8 (0.35%) DICOM
8 8 (0.35%) PMO
9 6 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.27%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.18%) WCAG
11 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.089%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.089%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 96 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 80 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 73 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.00%) Docker
5 42 (1.86%) Firmware
6 38 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (1.64%) XenApp
8 32 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.71%) LXC
10 12 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.13%) KVM
11 3 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.089%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.089%) Xen
13 1 (0.044%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (1.82%) SCOM
2 40 (1.77%) SCCM
3 37 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 37 (1.64%) SCOrch
4 32 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.02%) Terraform
7 20 (0.89%) Automic
7 20 (0.89%) Puppet
8 16 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
9 14 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
10 13 (0.58%) Ansible
11 7 (0.31%) Dollar Universe
12 6 (0.27%) WSUS
13 4 (0.18%) Data Guard
13 4 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.18%) MIIS
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
14 3 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,053 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.39%) Oracle
3 73 (3.24%) VMware
4 53 (2.35%) Xamarin
5 48 (2.13%) Cisco
6 47 (2.09%) Citrix
7 42 (1.86%) Atlassian
7 42 (1.86%) SAP
8 35 (1.55%) Splunk
9 25 (1.11%) Databricks
10 24 (1.06%) IBM
11 22 (0.98%) Google
12 21 (0.93%) Freescale
12 21 (0.93%) Renesas
12 21 (0.93%) WorldPay
13 19 (0.84%) Cadence
13 19 (0.84%) FactSet
14 16 (0.71%) Adobe
14 16 (0.71%) Avaya
14 16 (0.71%) DevExpress