Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 205 167 157
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,395 2,820 3,649
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.68% 2.12% 2.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.55% 10.80% 10.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,260 2,444 3,400
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +6.90%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,925 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.28% +5.79%

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 16,311 26,122 33,683
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.61% 19.62% 20.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12,972 20,690 27,459
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +18 467 £55,000 -8.33% 21
South East +8 440 £45,000 -5.26% 25
North of England -20 177 £44,000 +3.53% 25
Midlands -63 135 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North West +7 108 £44,000 +3.53% 12
East of England -27 105 £42,500 -5.56% 13
West Midlands -39 84 £45,000 +4.65% 9
South West -63 71 £45,000 +18.42% 9
Yorkshire -6 65 £44,625 +5.00% 11
East Midlands -36 51 £45,000 +12.50% 5
North East +10 4 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 1,067 (76.49%) C#
2 963 (69.03%) .NET
3 712 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
4 701 (50.25%) SQL Server
5 595 (42.65%) JavaScript
6 593 (42.51%) Microsoft
7 557 (39.93%) SQL
8 500 (35.84%) ASP.NET
9 489 (35.05%) Azure
10 442 (31.68%) HTML
11 433 (31.04%) CSS
12 409 (29.32%) .NET Framework
13 400 (28.67%) MVC
14 319 (22.87%) Git (software)
15 318 (22.80%) AngularJS
16 309 (22.15%) Scrum
17 296 (21.22%) DevOps
18 268 (19.21%) TDD
19 265 (19.00%) Web Services
20 261 (18.71%) jQuery
21 257 (18.42%) Windows
22 240 (17.20%) Software Engineering
23 234 (16.77%) ASP.NET MVC
24 233 (16.70%) Test Automation
25 223 (15.99%) Entity Framework
26 222 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
27 215 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
28 207 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
29 196 (14.05%) Finance
30 195 (13.98%) Degree

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
1 103 (7.38%) IIS
2 80 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.51%) CMS
4 33 (2.37%) EPiServer
5 28 (2.01%) Confluence
6 20 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (1.15%) Apache Spark
8 16 (1.15%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.57%) WordPress
11 7 (0.50%) Apache
12 6 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.36%) SAS
14 4 (0.29%) GemFire
15 3 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.14%) Appian
Applications
1 41 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.072%) InVision
8 1 (0.072%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.072%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 68 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 5 (0.36%) Magento
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.072%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 489 (35.05%) Azure
2 103 (7.38%) Power Platform
3 84 (6.02%) AWS
4 75 (5.38%) Dynamics 365
5 61 (4.37%) SaaS
6 40 (2.87%) Office 365
7 39 (2.80%) GitHub
8 31 (2.22%) Serverless
9 29 (2.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 25 (1.79%) PowerApps
11 23 (1.65%) npm
12 21 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.51%) PaaS
13 20 (1.43%) Logic Apps
14 16 (1.15%) NuGet
15 15 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.65%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.65%) IaaS
16 9 (0.65%) Power Automate
17 7 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.22%) Internet
2 17 (1.22%) Skype
3 11 (0.79%) HTTP
3 11 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.72%) Intranet
5 8 (0.57%) Extranet
5 8 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (0.50%) FTP
7 5 (0.36%) DNS
7 5 (0.36%) Firewall
7 5 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.29%) DHCP
8 4 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (0.29%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.29%) SAN
8 4 (0.29%) SSL
9 3 (0.22%) Modbus
9 3 (0.22%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.22%) RS-232
9 3 (0.22%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 701 (50.25%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 95 (6.81%) Power BI
4 89 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (5.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 72 (5.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 65 (4.66%) Relational Database
8 60 (4.30%) NoSQL
9 56 (4.01%) MySQL
10 51 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 43 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 42 (3.01%) SQL Server 2016
14 38 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
15 36 (2.58%) MongoDB
16 28 (2.01%) Data Lake
17 24 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
18 19 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
18 19 (1.36%) RavenDB
19 14 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 319 (22.87%) Git (software)
2 222 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 143 (10.25%) Selenium
4 132 (9.46%) JIRA
5 95 (6.81%) NUnit
6 81 (5.81%) Jenkins
7 67 (4.80%) Visual Studio Team System
8 66 (4.73%) WebDriver
9 64 (4.59%) Visual Studio Code
10 63 (4.52%) SpecFlow
11 43 (3.08%) StyleCop
12 39 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 38 (2.72%) Jasmine
14 36 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
15 35 (2.51%) Subversion
15 35 (2.51%) TeamCity
16 29 (2.08%) JMeter
17 28 (2.01%) Postman
18 27 (1.94%) Eclipse
19 26 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 196 (14.05%) Finance
2 50 (3.58%) Manufacturing
3 49 (3.51%) Games
4 48 (3.44%) Retail
5 37 (2.65%) Law
5 37 (2.65%) Legal
6 26 (1.86%) Marketing
7 24 (1.72%) Electronics
8 22 (1.58%) Banking
9 21 (1.51%) Public Sector
10 18 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
10 18 (1.29%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.15%) Aerospace
12 15 (1.08%) Housing Association
13 12 (0.86%) Back Office
14 9 (0.65%) Police
14 9 (0.65%) Publishing
15 8 (0.57%) Military
16 7 (0.50%) Automotive
16 7 (0.50%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 869 (62.29%) Developer
2 339 (24.30%) .NET Developer
3 297 (21.29%) C# Developer
4 169 (12.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 153 (10.97%) Software Developer
6 135 (9.68%) Senior Developer
7 123 (8.82%) Software Engineer
8 98 (7.03%) Analyst
9 85 (6.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 83 (5.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 78 (5.59%) Full Stack Developer
12 65 (4.66%) Junior
12 65 (4.66%) Test Analyst
13 64 (4.59%) Junior Developer
14 59 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
15 52 (3.73%) Architect
16 51 (3.66%) Lead Developer
17 50 (3.58%) SQL Developer
18 44 (3.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 44 (3.15%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 963 (69.03%) .NET
2 500 (35.84%) ASP.NET
3 442 (31.68%) HTML
4 433 (31.04%) CSS
5 409 (29.32%) .NET Framework
6 318 (22.80%) AngularJS
7 265 (19.00%) Web Services
8 261 (18.71%) jQuery
9 234 (16.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 223 (15.99%) Entity Framework
11 207 (14.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 190 (13.62%) .NET Core
13 184 (13.19%) WCF
14 172 (12.33%) REST
14 172 (12.33%) XML
15 121 (8.67%) HTML5
15 121 (8.67%) React
16 113 (8.10%) LINQ
17 98 (7.03%) JSON
18 97 (6.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 107 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (6.45%) Greenfield Project
3 67 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 50 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 37 (2.65%) User Experience
6 33 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 19 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 11 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (0.79%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.72%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.65%) Animation
11 9 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (0.65%) Photography
12 7 (0.50%) Blog
12 7 (0.50%) Clustering
12 7 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (0.50%) Linux Command Line
12 7 (0.50%) Replication
12 7 (0.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 257 (18.42%) Windows
2 58 (4.16%) Linux
3 41 (2.94%) Android
4 32 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 27 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.15%) Unix
7 15 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 14 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (0.93%) Ubuntu
10 10 (0.72%) CentOS
10 10 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 8 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.50%) VxWorks
13 7 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (0.43%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.36%) SafeRTOS
16 3 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (51.04%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (28.67%) MVC
3 309 (22.15%) Scrum
4 296 (21.22%) DevOps
5 268 (19.21%) TDD
6 240 (17.20%) Software Engineering
7 233 (16.70%) Test Automation
8 215 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
9 180 (12.90%) Unit Testing
10 166 (11.90%) Web Development
11 150 (10.75%) OO
12 145 (10.39%) Computer Science
13 130 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
14 124 (8.89%) SDLC
15 122 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
16 96 (6.88%) Microservices
17 90 (6.45%) SOLID
18 88 (6.31%) CRM
19 87 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
20 76 (5.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1,067 (76.49%) C#
2 595 (42.65%) JavaScript
3 557 (39.93%) SQL
4 184 (13.19%) T-SQL
5 177 (12.69%) C++
6 112 (8.03%) Python
7 108 (7.74%) PowerShell
8 92 (6.59%) Java
9 75 (5.38%) C
9 75 (5.38%) TypeScript
9 75 (5.38%) VB.NET
10 57 (4.09%) VB
11 42 (3.01%) PHP
12 37 (2.65%) VB6
13 33 (2.37%) XPath
14 22 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 21 (1.51%) Embedded C
16 20 (1.43%) X++
17 16 (1.15%) ES6
18 15 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 195 (13.98%) Degree
2 70 (5.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (2.87%) Security Cleared
4 34 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 19 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.08%) ISEB
9 13 (0.93%) MCITP
10 7 (0.50%) CCNP
10 7 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.43%) CIPD
12 5 (0.36%) HNC
13 4 (0.29%) CCNA
13 4 (0.29%) MCP
13 4 (0.29%) PhD
13 4 (0.29%) VCP5
13 4 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.22%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.45%) QA
2 32 (2.29%) GDPR
3 24 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.93%) DICOM
5 6 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.29%) COBIT
6 4 (0.29%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.072%) MISRA
9 1 (0.072%) PMO
System Software
1 69 (4.95%) Docker
2 30 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 20 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.86%) Firmware
6 5 (0.36%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.22%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
9 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.072%) LXC
Systems Management
1 56 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (1.15%) Ansible
3 16 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
4 13 (0.93%) Puppet
4 13 (0.93%) Terraform
5 7 (0.50%) SCCM
6 6 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
6 6 (0.43%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.36%) Kibana
8 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.22%) SCOM
9 3 (0.22%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.14%) Grafana
10 2 (0.14%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 593 (42.51%) Microsoft
2 43 (3.08%) Xamarin
3 40 (2.87%) Oracle
4 27 (1.94%) HP
4 27 (1.94%) Tableau
5 21 (1.51%) Google
6 20 (1.43%) Atlassian
6 20 (1.43%) Telerik
7 19 (1.36%) Databricks
8 18 (1.29%) VMware
9 16 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.08%) DevExpress
10 15 (1.08%) FIS
10 15 (1.08%) WorldPay
11 13 (0.93%) CheckPoint
11 13 (0.93%) IBM
12 11 (0.79%) Cisco
12 11 (0.79%) Freescale
12 11 (0.79%) Renesas
13 9 (0.65%) Citrix