Period
to 20 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 247 194 147
Rank change year-on-year -53 -47 +9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 759 2,057 3,343
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.77% 2.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.38% 9.11% 12.17%
Number of salaries quoted 707 1,755 3,015
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £72,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 11,892 22,583 27,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 19.48% 19.76%
Number of salaries quoted 9,958 18,079 22,303
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 20 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -4 251 £62,500 +8.70% 40
South East -82 148 £47,500 - 40
North of England +8 142 £45,000 +2.27% 53
Midlands -9 95 £45,000 -10.00% 29
North West +5 81 £45,000 +2.27% 32
South West +12 70 £42,500 +3.34% 17
West Midlands +12 60 £41,750 -20.48% 12
Yorkshire +14 55 £45,000 +11.11% 13
East of England +41 51 £47,500 -5.00% 19
East Midlands +10 34 £47,500 +5.56% 17
North East +19 6 £36,250 -29.27% 8
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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.

1 501 (66.01%) C#
2 484 (63.77%) .NET
3 422 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
4 368 (48.48%) Azure
5 355 (46.77%) Microsoft
6 327 (43.08%) SQL
7 318 (41.90%) SQL Server
8 296 (39.00%) JavaScript
9 261 (34.39%) HTML
10 232 (30.57%) CSS
11 225 (29.64%) ASP.NET
12 213 (28.06%) DevOps
13 171 (22.53%) MVC
14 157 (20.69%) Scrum
15 152 (20.03%) Git (software)
16 151 (19.89%) Software Engineering
17 147 (19.37%) Degree
18 131 (17.26%) AngularJS
19 130 (17.13%) Windows
20 128 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
21 125 (16.47%) OO
22 122 (16.07%) Web Development
23 119 (15.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 116 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 116 (15.28%) Test Automation
25 115 (15.15%) TDD
26 113 (14.89%) XML
27 112 (14.76%) T-SQL
27 112 (14.76%) .NET Framework
28 109 (14.36%) .NET Core

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 49 (6.46%) IIS
2 29 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.77%) CMS
4 20 (2.64%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (2.64%) Confluence
5 16 (2.11%) Umbraco
6 9 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.19%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.92%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.79%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.40%) Apache
10 3 (0.40%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.26%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.13%) Apache Synapse
12 1 (0.13%) nginx
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 28 (3.69%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 11 (1.45%) InVision
2 11 (1.45%) Sketch
3 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 76 (10.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.79%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.40%) Maximo
6 2 (0.26%) Magento
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 368 (48.48%) Azure
2 102 (13.44%) Power Platform
3 90 (11.86%) Dynamics 365
4 40 (5.27%) AWS
5 30 (3.95%) SaaS
6 26 (3.43%) Azure Data Factory
6 26 (3.43%) PowerApps
7 25 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (3.03%) GCP
9 19 (2.50%) Logic Apps
9 19 (2.50%) npm
9 19 (2.50%) PaaS
10 18 (2.37%) Serverless
11 17 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 16 (2.11%) Office 365
13 14 (1.84%) GitHub
14 10 (1.32%) IaaS
15 8 (1.05%) Slack
16 7 (0.92%) Azure Functions
16 7 (0.92%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.98%) Internet
2 12 (1.58%) Ethernet
3 8 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.05%) VPN
4 6 (0.79%) Firewall
5 5 (0.66%) Bluetooth
6 4 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.40%) HTTP
7 3 (0.40%) WAN
8 2 (0.26%) LAN
8 2 (0.26%) Skype
8 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.13%) DNS
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (41.90%) SQL Server
2 119 (15.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (6.46%) Power BI
5 37 (4.87%) Relational Database
6 31 (4.08%) NoSQL
7 30 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (2.37%) MongoDB
9 18 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (2.11%) Tableau
11 14 (1.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
12 13 (1.71%) Redis
13 12 (1.58%) MySQL
14 11 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
15 10 (1.32%) Informix
15 10 (1.32%) RDBMS
15 10 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 152 (20.03%) Git (software)
2 94 (12.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (8.17%) Selenium
4 54 (7.11%) Visual Studio Code
5 44 (5.80%) Jenkins
6 42 (5.53%) JIRA
7 35 (4.61%) Eclipse
8 32 (4.22%) SpecFlow
9 29 (3.82%) Subversion
10 27 (3.56%) Postman
11 25 (3.29%) NUnit
12 24 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (2.90%) TeamCity
14 21 (2.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 16 (2.11%) Bitbucket
16 12 (1.58%) Moq
16 12 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
17 11 (1.45%) WebDriver
18 9 (1.19%) MSI
18 9 (1.19%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (12.91%) Finance
2 44 (5.80%) Banking
3 43 (5.67%) Manufacturing
4 41 (5.40%) Private Banking
5 27 (3.56%) Games
5 27 (3.56%) Marketing
6 20 (2.64%) Electronics
7 19 (2.50%) Public Sector
8 18 (2.37%) Retail
9 14 (1.84%) Law
10 13 (1.71%) Aerospace
11 11 (1.45%) Publishing
12 9 (1.19%) Back Office
12 9 (1.19%) Legal
13 8 (1.05%) Advertising
13 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (1.05%) Telecoms
14 5 (0.66%) Automotive
15 4 (0.53%) Front Office
15 4 (0.53%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 456 (60.08%) Developer
2 173 (22.79%) .NET Developer
3 138 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 103 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 98 (12.91%) Software Developer
6 89 (11.73%) Software Engineer
7 52 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 41 (5.40%) Full Stack Developer
9 36 (4.74%) Angular Developer
10 34 (4.48%) Architect
11 29 (3.82%) .NET Software Developer
11 29 (3.82%) Consultant
11 29 (3.82%) Lead Developer
12 28 (3.69%) Embedded Engineer
12 28 (3.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 28 (3.69%) SQL Developer
13 27 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.56%) Technical Leader
14 26 (3.43%) C# Software Developer
15 23 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (63.77%) .NET
2 261 (34.39%) HTML
3 232 (30.57%) CSS
4 225 (29.64%) ASP.NET
5 131 (17.26%) AngularJS
6 113 (14.89%) XML
7 112 (14.76%) .NET Framework
8 109 (14.36%) .NET Core
9 101 (13.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 90 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 88 (11.59%) jQuery
12 81 (10.67%) WCF
13 80 (10.54%) HTML5
14 79 (10.41%) React
15 73 (9.62%) REST
16 60 (7.91%) Entity Framework
17 59 (7.77%) Web Services
18 57 (7.51%) JSON
19 55 (7.25%) WPF
20 50 (6.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (6.85%) User Experience
3 32 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 25 (3.29%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (2.37%) Data Structures
5 18 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.71%) Cloud Native
8 12 (1.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 12 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.32%) Life Science
9 10 (1.32%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.19%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.05%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.05%) Web 2.0
12 7 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.92%) Equities
12 7 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 130 (17.13%) Windows
2 38 (5.01%) Linux
3 16 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.05%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (0.92%) Android
5 7 (0.92%) VMS
6 6 (0.79%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.53%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (55.60%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (28.06%) DevOps
3 171 (22.53%) MVC
4 157 (20.69%) Scrum
5 151 (19.89%) Software Engineering
6 128 (16.86%) Problem-Solving
7 125 (16.47%) OO
8 122 (16.07%) Web Development
9 116 (15.28%) Test Automation
10 115 (15.15%) TDD
11 85 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
12 83 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
13 80 (10.54%) CRM
14 77 (10.14%) Microservices
15 71 (9.35%) Unit Testing
16 70 (9.22%) OOD
17 69 (9.09%) Computer Science
18 59 (7.77%) SDLC
19 46 (6.06%) Analytics
19 46 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 501 (66.01%) C#
2 327 (43.08%) SQL
3 296 (39.00%) JavaScript
4 112 (14.76%) T-SQL
5 92 (12.12%) C++
6 85 (11.20%) Python
7 58 (7.64%) TypeScript
8 50 (6.59%) PowerShell
9 44 (5.80%) C
10 34 (4.48%) VB.NET
11 30 (3.95%) R
12 21 (2.77%) Embedded C
12 21 (2.77%) Embedded C++
13 17 (2.24%) VB
14 16 (2.11%) Bash Shell
15 15 (1.98%) Java
16 11 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (1.05%) ES7
17 8 (1.05%) VBA
18 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 147 (19.37%) Degree
2 46 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 46 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.11%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.26%) HND
8 2 (0.26%) ISEB
9 1 (0.13%) HNC
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.13%) MCITP
9 1 (0.13%) MCSA
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (6.98%) QA
2 12 (1.58%) SLA
3 10 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.92%) ISO 13485
6 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.53%) GDPR
8 2 (0.26%) PMO
9 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.05%) Docker
6 6 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (2.50%) Terraform
2 11 (1.45%) Puppet
3 8 (1.05%) Ansible
4 7 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.66%) MIIS
6 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.40%) vRealize
7 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.13%) OpenView
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 355 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (2.24%) VMware
3 16 (2.11%) Google
3 16 (2.11%) Xamarin
4 13 (1.71%) Adobe
5 11 (1.45%) Oracle
6 9 (1.19%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.05%) Perforce
8 7 (0.92%) Informatica
8 7 (0.92%) New Relic
8 7 (0.92%) SAP
8 7 (0.92%) Talend
8 7 (0.92%) Telerik
8 7 (0.92%) Teradata
9 6 (0.79%) Apple
9 6 (0.79%) Bloomberg
9 6 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 6 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 5 (0.66%) Altera
10 5 (0.66%) MKS