Period
to 21 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 149 130
Rank change year-on-year -3 -19 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3957 4091 5007
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.33% 2.29% 2.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.46% 12.29% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3508 3800 4409
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 34518 33300 36102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.36% 18.68% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 28407 29071 30787
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 21 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 21 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 +8 1184 £50,500 -3.81% 62
South East +37 1120 £42,500 -5.56% 55
North of England -33 575 £40,000 +3.90% 64
Midlands -20 406 £40,000 +6.67% 34
East of England +3 391 £45,000 +5.88% 29
North West -10 296 £40,000 +3.90% 29
South West -5 293 £40,000 +6.67% 21
Yorkshire -22 264 £42,500 +6.25% 29
West Midlands -29 256 £41,000 +17.14% 21
East Midlands -9 150 £35,000 -7.28% 13
North East -17 15 £29,000 -17.14% 6
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 3054 (77.18%) C#
2 2774 (70.10%) .NET
3 2164 (54.69%) SQL Server
4 2099 (53.05%) SQL
5 1758 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1723 (43.54%) ASP.NET
7 1647 (41.62%) Microsoft
8 1641 (41.47%) JavaScript
9 1595 (40.31%) MVC
10 1388 (35.08%) HTML
11 1155 (29.19%) CSS
12 959 (24.24%) jQuery
13 887 (22.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 871 (22.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 787 (19.89%) Windows
16 777 (19.64%) .NET Framework
17 732 (18.50%) Finance
18 700 (17.69%) Software Engineering
19 690 (17.44%) AngularJS
20 686 (17.34%) T-SQL
21 652 (16.48%) TDD
22 646 (16.33%) Degree
23 643 (16.25%) Web Services
24 637 (16.10%) Scrum
25 613 (15.49%) WCF
26 574 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
27 572 (14.46%) HTML5
28 569 (14.38%) Web Development
29 565 (14.28%) XML
30 546 (13.80%) 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 (8.14%) IIS
2 241 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 175 (4.42%) CMS
4 83 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
5 75 (1.90%) EPiServer
6 74 (1.87%) Umbraco
7 36 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 35 (0.88%) Confluence
8 35 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 32 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 29 (0.73%) WordPress
11 27 (0.68%) DNN
12 25 (0.63%) NServiceBus
12 25 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
13 24 (0.61%) Apache
14 22 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.56%) Kentico
15 21 (0.53%) Documentum
16 16 (0.40%) Tomcat
17 12 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 137 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (3.23%) 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 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.35%) 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
1 574 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 207 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 85 (2.15%) Office 365
4 82 (2.07%) GitHub
5 73 (1.84%) SaaS
6 68 (1.72%) PaaS
7 57 (1.44%) IaaS
8 46 (1.16%) npm
9 25 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 20 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
13 17 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
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 8 (0.20%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.27%) Internet
2 84 (2.12%) Intranet
3 58 (1.47%) HTTP
4 39 (0.99%) Firewall
5 34 (0.86%) SSL
6 29 (0.73%) DNS
7 28 (0.71%) VPN
8 24 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 22 (0.56%) ATM
9 22 (0.56%) SMS
10 20 (0.51%) Wireless
11 16 (0.40%) RS-232
11 16 (0.40%) 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 2164 (54.69%) SQL Server
2 475 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 422 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 322 (8.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 322 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 217 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 177 (4.47%) SQL Server 2014
7 169 (4.27%) Relational Database
8 160 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
9 133 (3.36%) MySQL
10 119 (3.01%) Power BI
11 116 (2.93%) NoSQL
12 90 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 77 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
14 69 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
15 57 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
16 56 (1.42%) MongoDB
17 54 (1.36%) Oracle Database
17 54 (1.36%) QlikView
18 45 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 871 (22.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 507 (12.81%) Git (software)
3 299 (7.56%) JIRA
4 274 (6.92%) Selenium
5 250 (6.32%) TeamCity
6 212 (5.36%) Subversion
7 181 (4.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 153 (3.87%) NUnit
9 148 (3.74%) Octopus Deploy
10 139 (3.51%) SpecFlow
11 107 (2.70%) Jenkins
12 95 (2.40%) Eclipse
12 95 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
13 76 (1.92%) WebDriver
14 70 (1.77%) Cucumber
15 67 (1.69%) Protractor
16 54 (1.36%) ReSharper
17 52 (1.31%) MSTest
18 51 (1.29%) gulp
19 42 (1.06%) Bower
General
1 732 (18.50%) Finance
2 151 (3.82%) Banking
2 151 (3.82%) Retail
3 149 (3.77%) Marketing
4 148 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 128 (3.23%) Games
6 110 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 93 (2.35%) Electronics
8 82 (2.07%) Retail Banking
9 75 (1.90%) Manufacturing
10 69 (1.74%) Advertising
11 57 (1.44%) Legal
12 38 (0.96%) Law
13 35 (0.88%) Automotive
14 30 (0.76%) Back Office
14 30 (0.76%) Financial Institution
14 30 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 28 (0.71%) Aerospace
16 20 (0.51%) Publishing
17 18 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2792 (70.56%) Developer
2 1433 (36.21%) .NET Developer
3 1180 (29.82%) C# Developer
4 902 (22.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 530 (13.39%) Senior Developer
6 507 (12.81%) Software Developer
7 465 (11.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 397 (10.03%) SQL Developer
9 367 (9.27%) Software Engineer
10 364 (9.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 308 (7.78%) Senior .NET Developer
12 256 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 253 (6.39%) Web Developer
14 242 (6.12%) Senior C# Developer
15 239 (6.04%) C# Software Developer
16 230 (5.81%) .NET Software Developer
17 207 (5.23%) Analyst
18 203 (5.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 174 (4.40%) C++ Software Engineer
20 152 (3.84%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2774 (70.10%) .NET
2 1723 (43.54%) ASP.NET
3 1388 (35.08%) HTML
4 1155 (29.19%) CSS
5 959 (24.24%) jQuery
6 887 (22.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 777 (19.64%) .NET Framework
8 690 (17.44%) AngularJS
9 643 (16.25%) Web Services
10 613 (15.49%) WCF
11 572 (14.46%) HTML5
12 565 (14.28%) XML
13 546 (13.80%) ASP.NET Web API
14 447 (11.30%) Entity Framework
15 390 (9.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 343 (8.67%) WPF
17 306 (7.73%) Ajax
18 292 (7.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 276 (6.97%) CSS3
20 247 (6.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 413 (10.44%) Computer Science
2 350 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 223 (5.64%) User Experience
4 155 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 123 (3.11%) Algorithms
6 122 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 70 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
8 66 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 62 (1.57%) Clustering
10 59 (1.49%) Fintech
11 52 (1.31%) N-Tier
12 47 (1.19%) Management Information System
13 45 (1.14%) iPad
14 43 (1.09%) Credit Risk
15 39 (0.99%) NHS
16 26 (0.66%) Data Structures
17 25 (0.63%) Data Centre
18 23 (0.58%) Public Cloud
19 22 (0.56%) Cloud Native
20 21 (0.53%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 787 (19.89%) Windows
2 188 (4.75%) Linux
3 128 (3.23%) Android
4 114 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 94 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 61 (1.54%) Unix
7 41 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.71%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 27 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
12 14 (0.35%) Windows Phone
13 13 (0.33%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.20%) MVS
15 8 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (0.20%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1758 (44.43%) Agile Software Development
2 1595 (40.31%) MVC
3 700 (17.69%) Software Engineering
4 652 (16.48%) TDD
5 637 (16.10%) Scrum
6 569 (14.38%) Web Development
7 524 (13.24%) Test Automation
8 505 (12.76%) SDLC
9 500 (12.64%) OO
10 465 (11.75%) Unit Testing
11 451 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
12 354 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
13 247 (6.24%) DevOps
13 247 (6.24%) ETL
14 236 (5.96%) SOLID
15 215 (5.43%) Mathematics
15 215 (5.43%) Mentoring
16 212 (5.36%) BDD
17 201 (5.08%) OOD
18 172 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3054 (77.18%) C#
2 2099 (53.05%) SQL
3 1641 (41.47%) JavaScript
4 686 (17.34%) T-SQL
5 494 (12.48%) C++
6 416 (10.51%) VB.NET
7 334 (8.44%) PowerShell
8 273 (6.90%) Java
9 226 (5.71%) Python
10 206 (5.21%) C
11 143 (3.61%) PHP
12 115 (2.91%) VB
13 98 (2.48%) TypeScript
14 75 (1.90%) Perl
15 60 (1.52%) X++
16 56 (1.42%) Bash Shell
17 43 (1.09%) Ruby
17 43 (1.09%) VBA
18 39 (0.99%) MATLAB
19 37 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 646 (16.33%) Degree
2 153 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 110 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 59 (1.49%) SC Cleared
6 54 (1.36%) ISEB
7 42 (1.06%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.06%) 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 (0.40%) 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
1 314 (7.94%) QA
2 39 (0.99%) SLA
3 35 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.53%) WCAG
5 18 (0.45%) 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
1 141 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 68 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (1.36%) Docker
4 28 (0.71%) 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%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.025%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.025%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 49 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
2 45 (1.14%) Puppet
3 42 (1.06%) Ansible
4 33 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (0.48%) SCCM
6 14 (0.35%) 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 1647 (41.62%) Microsoft
2 168 (4.25%) Oracle
3 92 (2.32%) Xamarin
4 78 (1.97%) Google
5 74 (1.87%) Telerik
6 68 (1.72%) VMware
7 67 (1.69%) SAP
8 59 (1.49%) HP
9 55 (1.39%) Tableau
10 44 (1.11%) Sitecore
11 42 (1.06%) Splunk
12 35 (0.88%) Adobe
13 32 (0.81%) EMC
14 28 (0.71%) TOWER Software
15 27 (0.68%) RedGate
16 20 (0.51%) Capita
16 20 (0.51%) IBM
17 18 (0.45%) AppDynamics
17 18 (0.45%) CA
18 17 (0.43%) New Relic