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

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 148 149 141
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -24
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,814 3,711 4,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.31% 2.25% 2.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.23% 11.89% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3,302 3,383 4,214
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £30,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 33,950 31,224 35,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.52% 18.94% 17.82%
Number of salaries quoted 28,108 26,835 30,219
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £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 February 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 February 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 +32 1,165 £55,000 +4.76% 136
South East +13 1,055 £45,000 - 106
North of England -28 541 £42,500 +10.39% 154
Midlands -14 421 £40,000 - 72
East of England -20 350 £44,000 +8.64% 63
Yorkshire -1 285 £42,500 +6.25% 69
South West -6 277 £40,000 +6.67% 48
West Midlands -22 269 £42,500 +8.28% 41
North West -50 240 £40,000 +6.67% 75
East Midlands -3 152 £35,000 -12.50% 31
North East -17 16 £32,500 -16.67% 10
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 3,023 (79.26%) C#
2 2,689 (70.50%) .NET
3 2,116 (55.48%) SQL
4 1,970 (51.65%) SQL Server
5 1,733 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1,624 (42.58%) Microsoft
7 1,621 (42.50%) JavaScript
8 1,566 (41.06%) ASP.NET
9 1,550 (40.64%) MVC
10 1,376 (36.08%) HTML
11 1,206 (31.62%) CSS
12 865 (22.68%) jQuery
13 848 (22.23%) ASP.NET MVC
14 828 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 807 (21.16%) Team Foundation Server
16 800 (20.98%) .NET Framework
17 676 (17.72%) WCF
18 643 (16.86%) TDD
19 634 (16.62%) T-SQL
20 631 (16.54%) Git (software)
21 629 (16.49%) Software Engineering
22 620 (16.26%) Windows
23 619 (16.23%) Degree
24 613 (16.07%) Finance
25 602 (15.78%) Scrum
26 593 (15.55%) AngularJS
27 561 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
27 561 (14.71%) Web Services
28 526 (13.79%) Web Development
29 491 (12.87%) XML

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
1 287 (7.52%) SharePoint
2 233 (6.11%) IIS
3 224 (5.87%) CMS
4 101 (2.65%) Umbraco
5 97 (2.54%) EPiServer
6 94 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
7 65 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 60 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 45 (1.18%) Confluence
10 40 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 37 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
12 32 (0.84%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.73%) WordPress
14 24 (0.63%) Apache
15 22 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
16 20 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 18 (0.47%) WebSphere
18 11 (0.29%) NServiceBus
19 10 (0.26%) Kentico
20 9 (0.24%) DNN
Applications
1 123 (3.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 79 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (1.26%) Photoshop
4 25 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 24 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 24 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.16%) Doxygen
8 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.10%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.10%) SPSS
10 2 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.026%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.026%) GNU Octave
11 1 (0.026%) NASTRAN
11 1 (0.026%) Simulink
11 1 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.026%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.026%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 123 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 15 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 15 (0.39%) MetaTrader
5 11 (0.29%) LabWindows
6 10 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.13%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.079%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.052%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.052%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.052%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.052%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.026%) Epicor Tropos
11 1 (0.026%) Markit EDM
11 1 (0.026%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.026%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 828 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 326 (8.55%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (4.80%) IaaS
4 155 (4.06%) Office 365
4 155 (4.06%) PaaS
5 123 (3.22%) Serverless
6 77 (2.02%) GitHub
7 76 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 70 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
9 62 (1.63%) SaaS
10 60 (1.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 45 (1.18%) npm
12 24 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
12 24 (0.63%) Yammer
13 23 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
16 19 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
17 15 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 9 (0.24%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.23%) Intranet
2 78 (2.05%) Internet
3 57 (1.49%) HTTP
4 47 (1.23%) VPN
5 43 (1.13%) Firewall
6 24 (0.63%) DNS
6 24 (0.63%) Network Security
7 19 (0.50%) SSL
8 18 (0.47%) SMS
9 14 (0.37%) Broadband
9 14 (0.37%) NetScaler
9 14 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 14 (0.37%) Wireless
10 13 (0.34%) SMTP
11 9 (0.24%) AMQP
12 7 (0.18%) Skype
13 6 (0.16%) HTTPS
13 6 (0.16%) SNMP
14 5 (0.13%) ATM
14 5 (0.13%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,970 (51.65%) SQL Server
2 378 (9.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 357 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 265 (6.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 227 (5.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 178 (4.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 150 (3.93%) Power BI
8 140 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 135 (3.54%) Relational Database
10 129 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
11 112 (2.94%) NoSQL
12 110 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 99 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
14 95 (2.49%) MySQL
15 93 (2.44%) Big Data
16 86 (2.25%) Oracle Database
17 70 (1.84%) Data Lake
18 65 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
19 63 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
20 61 (1.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 807 (21.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 631 (16.54%) Git (software)
3 265 (6.95%) Selenium
4 221 (5.79%) TeamCity
5 219 (5.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 216 (5.66%) JIRA
7 142 (3.72%) Octopus Deploy
8 137 (3.59%) Subversion
9 135 (3.54%) NUnit
10 123 (3.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 116 (3.04%) SpecFlow
12 114 (2.99%) Eclipse
13 100 (2.62%) Jenkins
14 70 (1.84%) WebDriver
15 65 (1.70%) ReSharper
16 62 (1.63%) Protractor
17 59 (1.55%) Cucumber
18 51 (1.34%) SoapUI
19 50 (1.31%) gulp
20 46 (1.21%) MSTest
General
1 613 (16.07%) Finance
2 174 (4.56%) Marketing
3 152 (3.99%) Retail
4 86 (2.25%) Advertising
5 81 (2.12%) Banking
6 77 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 76 (1.99%) Games
8 55 (1.44%) Electronics
8 55 (1.44%) Law
9 48 (1.26%) Legal
10 46 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 44 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 35 (0.92%) Automotive
12 35 (0.92%) Back Office
13 27 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.68%) Retail Banking
15 18 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.42%) Front Office
17 15 (0.39%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,592 (67.96%) Developer
2 1,344 (35.24%) .NET Developer
3 1,093 (28.66%) C# Developer
4 813 (21.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 506 (13.27%) Senior Developer
6 487 (12.77%) Software Developer
7 379 (9.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 342 (8.97%) Software Engineer
9 339 (8.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 339 (8.89%) SQL Developer
10 286 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
11 269 (7.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 268 (7.03%) C# Software Developer
13 253 (6.63%) .NET Software Developer
14 235 (6.16%) Web Developer
15 231 (6.06%) Senior C# Developer
16 199 (5.22%) Analyst
17 189 (4.96%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 170 (4.46%) Architect
19 149 (3.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,689 (70.50%) .NET
2 1,566 (41.06%) ASP.NET
3 1,376 (36.08%) HTML
4 1,206 (31.62%) CSS
5 865 (22.68%) jQuery
6 848 (22.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 800 (20.98%) .NET Framework
8 676 (17.72%) WCF
9 593 (15.55%) AngularJS
10 561 (14.71%) ASP.NET Web API
10 561 (14.71%) Web Services
11 491 (12.87%) XML
12 486 (12.74%) HTML5
13 414 (10.85%) Entity Framework
14 345 (9.05%) WPF
15 308 (8.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 288 (7.55%) REST
17 276 (7.24%) Ajax
18 252 (6.61%) CSS3
19 248 (6.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 352 (9.23%) Computer Science
2 300 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 231 (6.06%) User Experience
4 150 (3.93%) Mobile App
5 134 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (2.60%) Algorithms
7 94 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (1.97%) Client/Server
9 73 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 70 (1.84%) Fintech
11 56 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 38 (1.00%) Cloud Native
13 36 (0.94%) Clustering
14 32 (0.84%) NHS
15 27 (0.71%) CUDA
15 27 (0.71%) W3C
16 25 (0.66%) Graphic Design
17 21 (0.55%) Public Cloud
18 14 (0.37%) Driving Licence
19 13 (0.34%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 620 (16.26%) Windows
2 177 (4.64%) Linux
3 136 (3.57%) Android
4 100 (2.62%) Apple iOS
5 82 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 63 (1.65%) Unix
7 53 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (0.50%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.47%) CentOS
10 18 (0.47%) Windows 10
11 17 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 14 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.24%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (0.24%) VMS
14 8 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.16%) MVS
16 5 (0.13%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.079%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,733 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,550 (40.64%) MVC
3 643 (16.86%) TDD
4 629 (16.49%) Software Engineering
5 602 (15.78%) Scrum
6 526 (13.79%) Web Development
7 489 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 456 (11.96%) Unit Testing
9 447 (11.72%) OO
10 383 (10.04%) SDLC
11 338 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
12 298 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
13 273 (7.16%) DevOps
14 263 (6.90%) BDD
15 242 (6.35%) Analytics
16 226 (5.93%) SOLID
17 209 (5.48%) Migration
17 209 (5.48%) OOD
18 204 (5.35%) Mathematics
19 188 (4.93%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,023 (79.26%) C#
2 2,116 (55.48%) SQL
3 1,621 (42.50%) JavaScript
4 634 (16.62%) T-SQL
5 388 (10.17%) C++
6 351 (9.20%) VB.NET
7 318 (8.34%) PowerShell
8 295 (7.73%) Java
9 173 (4.54%) Python
10 141 (3.70%) C
11 116 (3.04%) VB
12 100 (2.62%) PHP
13 60 (1.57%) TypeScript
14 55 (1.44%) VBA
15 50 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 46 (1.21%) VBScript
17 45 (1.18%) Perl
18 38 (1.00%) F#
19 37 (0.97%) MATLAB
20 36 (0.94%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 619 (16.23%) Degree
2 156 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 46 (1.21%) ISEB
6 36 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 34 (0.89%) MCSD
8 33 (0.87%) SC Cleared
9 32 (0.84%) PhD
10 24 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (0.42%) MCPD
12 14 (0.37%) MCAD
13 13 (0.34%) MCTS
13 13 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
14 10 (0.26%) MCP
14 10 (0.26%) MCSE
15 8 (0.21%) HND
16 7 (0.18%) DBS Check
16 7 (0.18%) DV Cleared
17 6 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (9.62%) QA
2 28 (0.73%) SLA
3 25 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.42%) GDPR
5 15 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.31%) WCAG
8 8 (0.21%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.16%) PMO
10 4 (0.10%) MISRA
10 4 (0.10%) MISRA C
10 4 (0.10%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.079%) COSHH
11 3 (0.079%) IEC 62304
12 2 (0.052%) HL7
13 1 (0.026%) DICOM
13 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.026%) NIST 800
System Software
1 182 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 89 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (2.15%) Docker
4 39 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 37 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.21%) Firmware
7 6 (0.16%) vCloud
8 3 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.052%) vSphere
10 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 31 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.71%) Kibana
3 26 (0.68%) Puppet
4 23 (0.60%) Ansible
4 23 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.58%) CA Service Virtualization
6 16 (0.42%) logstash
7 14 (0.37%) Perfmon
8 12 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (0.24%) Terraform
11 8 (0.21%) Grafana
12 7 (0.18%) Nagios
12 7 (0.18%) SCCM
12 7 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.16%) Mesos
13 6 (0.16%) Packer
14 4 (0.10%) Endace
14 4 (0.10%) HockeyApp
14 4 (0.10%) Marathon
Vendors
1 1,624 (42.58%) Microsoft
2 222 (5.82%) Oracle
3 146 (3.83%) Google
4 102 (2.67%) Tableau
5 89 (2.33%) VMware
6 76 (1.99%) Xamarin
7 60 (1.57%) Telerik
8 58 (1.52%) Capita
9 56 (1.47%) HP
10 51 (1.34%) Sitecore
11 44 (1.15%) IBM
12 35 (0.92%) Alias
12 35 (0.92%) SAP
13 31 (0.81%) Splunk
14 27 (0.71%) Adobe
15 24 (0.63%) CA
15 24 (0.63%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.47%) New Relic
17 17 (0.45%) Cognos
18 16 (0.42%) TOWER Software