Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 155 147
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,688 3,841 4,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.36% 2.32% 2.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.68% 11.24% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,160 3,430 4,047
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,800 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.19%

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 31,581 34,166 33,647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.22% 20.59% 18.34%
Number of salaries quoted 25,783 28,040 29,514
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 September 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 21 September 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 +30 1,200 £57,500 +12.82% 150
South East -2 955 £47,500 +11.76% 136
North of England -16 532 £42,500 +6.25% 140
Midlands -1 373 £42,500 +6.25% 99
East of England -6 336 £45,000 - 77
North West -15 292 £42,500 +13.33% 59
South West +14 289 £40,000 - 84
West Midlands +7 245 £45,000 +5.88% 61
Yorkshire -37 186 £42,000 -1.18% 69
East Midlands -14 128 £40,000 - 37
North East +15 54 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 2,881 (78.12%) C#
2 2,484 (67.35%) .NET
3 1,999 (54.20%) Agile Software Development
4 1,852 (50.22%) SQL Server
5 1,850 (50.16%) SQL
6 1,627 (44.12%) Microsoft
7 1,443 (39.13%) JavaScript
8 1,224 (33.19%) ASP.NET
9 1,209 (32.78%) HTML
10 1,132 (30.69%) CSS
11 1,121 (30.40%) MVC
12 976 (26.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 819 (22.21%) Git (software)
14 813 (22.04%) Team Foundation Server
15 800 (21.69%) Software Engineering
16 785 (21.29%) TDD
17 700 (18.98%) Scrum
18 694 (18.82%) .NET Framework
19 663 (17.98%) jQuery
20 652 (17.68%) Windows
21 649 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
22 635 (17.22%) Finance
23 629 (17.06%) AngularJS
24 628 (17.03%) Web Services
25 615 (16.68%) ASP.NET MVC
26 613 (16.62%) Degree
27 609 (16.51%) ASP.NET Web API
28 599 (16.24%) Test Automation
29 591 (16.02%) WCF
30 541 (14.67%) 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
1 238 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 214 (5.80%) CMS
3 169 (4.58%) IIS
4 123 (3.34%) EPiServer
5 88 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 84 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 79 (2.14%) Confluence
8 74 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
9 66 (1.79%) Umbraco
10 61 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
11 45 (1.22%) Apache
12 35 (0.95%) Apache Spark
13 29 (0.79%) NServiceBus
13 29 (0.79%) Tomcat
14 27 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
15 22 (0.60%) WordPress
16 18 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.33%) Apache Pig
17 12 (0.33%) GlassFish
17 12 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 102 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 101 (2.74%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 36 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.79%) InfoPath
6 27 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
8 11 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.22%) Simulink
9 8 (0.22%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.19%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.16%) GIMP
12 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.11%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.081%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.081%) MicroStation
13 3 (0.081%) Revit
14 2 (0.054%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.054%) Maya
15 1 (0.027%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 67 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (1.36%) Eloqua
3 49 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 18 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 5 (0.14%) MetaTrader
8 4 (0.11%) Magento
9 3 (0.081%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.081%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.081%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.054%) Endur
10 2 (0.054%) Infor LN
10 2 (0.054%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.054%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.027%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.027%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.027%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 976 (26.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 313 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
3 128 (3.47%) npm
4 109 (2.96%) GitHub
5 107 (2.90%) IaaS
6 105 (2.85%) SaaS
7 102 (2.77%) Office 365
8 94 (2.55%) PaaS
9 72 (1.95%) Serverless
10 63 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
11 58 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
12 50 (1.36%) NuGet
13 44 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 44 (1.19%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
14 41 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (0.89%) Azure Functions
16 25 (0.68%) Google Analytics
17 20 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 20 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
18 17 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (1.46%) HTTP
2 52 (1.41%) Internet
3 33 (0.89%) Intranet
4 25 (0.68%) Firewall
5 23 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.54%) Broadband
7 16 (0.43%) DNS
7 16 (0.43%) SMS
8 15 (0.41%) Wireless
9 14 (0.38%) Bluetooth
10 9 (0.24%) VPN
11 8 (0.22%) DHCP
12 7 (0.19%) Extranet
12 7 (0.19%) Network Security
12 7 (0.19%) RS-232
12 7 (0.19%) Skype
13 6 (0.16%) Asterisk PBX
13 6 (0.16%) Ethernet
13 6 (0.16%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,852 (50.22%) SQL Server
2 331 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 316 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 235 (6.37%) NoSQL
5 200 (5.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 173 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
7 170 (4.61%) Power BI
8 167 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 146 (3.96%) MongoDB
10 141 (3.82%) Azure SQL Database
11 138 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 132 (3.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 112 (3.04%) Big Data
14 110 (2.98%) SQL Server 2016
15 109 (2.96%) Relational Database
16 75 (2.03%) Couchbase
17 73 (1.98%) MySQL
18 72 (1.95%) Oracle Database
19 66 (1.79%) Data Lake
20 63 (1.71%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 819 (22.21%) Git (software)
2 813 (22.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 333 (9.03%) Selenium
4 281 (7.62%) JIRA
5 278 (7.54%) TeamCity
6 273 (7.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 209 (5.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 195 (5.29%) Jenkins
9 183 (4.96%) NUnit
10 167 (4.53%) Subversion
11 134 (3.63%) SpecFlow
12 128 (3.47%) gulp
13 111 (3.01%) Eclipse
13 111 (3.01%) WebDriver
14 105 (2.85%) Protractor
15 101 (2.74%) Mocha
16 100 (2.71%) Karma Test Runner
17 97 (2.63%) MSTest
17 97 (2.63%) Sinon.JS
18 95 (2.58%) Bower
General
1 635 (17.22%) Finance
2 174 (4.72%) Marketing
3 115 (3.12%) Advertising
4 114 (3.09%) Retail
5 87 (2.36%) Automotive
6 76 (2.06%) Banking
7 73 (1.98%) Games
8 69 (1.87%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.49%) Telecoms
10 51 (1.38%) Electronics
11 47 (1.27%) Aerospace
12 43 (1.17%) Law
13 27 (0.73%) Legal
14 22 (0.60%) Back Office
15 21 (0.57%) Military
16 18 (0.49%) Investment Banking
17 17 (0.46%) Front Office
18 16 (0.43%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.35%) Publishing
20 7 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,415 (65.48%) Developer
2 1,135 (30.78%) .NET Developer
3 886 (24.02%) C# Developer
4 595 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 512 (13.88%) Software Developer
6 370 (10.03%) Software Engineer
7 313 (8.49%) Senior Developer
8 294 (7.97%) ASP.NET Developer
9 253 (6.86%) SQL Developer
10 230 (6.24%) C# Software Developer
11 224 (6.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 200 (5.42%) Web Developer
13 197 (5.34%) Analyst
14 185 (5.02%) .NET Software Developer
15 151 (4.09%) Architect
16 145 (3.93%) Senior .NET Developer
17 135 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 135 (3.66%) Junior
18 134 (3.63%) C++ Software Engineer
19 129 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,484 (67.35%) .NET
2 1,224 (33.19%) ASP.NET
3 1,209 (32.78%) HTML
4 1,132 (30.69%) CSS
5 694 (18.82%) .NET Framework
6 663 (17.98%) jQuery
7 629 (17.06%) AngularJS
8 628 (17.03%) Web Services
9 615 (16.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 609 (16.51%) ASP.NET Web API
11 591 (16.02%) WCF
12 451 (12.23%) HTML5
13 400 (10.85%) XML
14 356 (9.65%) Entity Framework
15 295 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 292 (7.92%) REST
16 292 (7.92%) WPF
17 277 (7.51%) CSS3
18 273 (7.40%) RESTful
19 269 (7.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 333 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 294 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
3 260 (7.05%) User Experience
4 167 (4.53%) Greenfield Project
5 130 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 99 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 96 (2.60%) Fintech
8 85 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 82 (2.22%) Management Information System
10 79 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
11 54 (1.46%) Reinsurance
12 53 (1.44%) Cloud Native
13 49 (1.33%) Social Media
14 47 (1.27%) Data Structures
15 45 (1.22%) Client/Server
16 43 (1.17%) Equities
17 42 (1.14%) Fixed Income
18 40 (1.08%) NHS
19 39 (1.06%) N-Tier
20 38 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 652 (17.68%) Windows
2 180 (4.88%) Linux
3 120 (3.25%) Android
4 99 (2.68%) Windows Server
5 76 (2.06%) Apple iOS
6 48 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 40 (1.08%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.76%) Unix
9 22 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.54%) VMS
11 18 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.16%) CentOS
14 6 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 5 (0.14%) HPUX
15 5 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.081%) Solaris
16 3 (0.081%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,999 (54.20%) Agile Software Development
2 1,121 (30.40%) MVC
3 800 (21.69%) Software Engineering
4 785 (21.29%) TDD
5 700 (18.98%) Scrum
6 649 (17.60%) Problem-Solving
7 599 (16.24%) Test Automation
8 521 (14.13%) OO
9 494 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
10 439 (11.90%) SDLC
11 427 (11.58%) DevOps
12 424 (11.50%) Web Development
13 404 (10.95%) Unit Testing
14 347 (9.41%) BDD
15 308 (8.35%) Business Intelligence
16 281 (7.62%) Microservices
17 278 (7.54%) Analytics
18 252 (6.83%) SOLID
19 231 (6.26%) Mentoring
20 206 (5.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,881 (78.12%) C#
2 1,850 (50.16%) SQL
3 1,443 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 541 (14.67%) T-SQL
5 428 (11.61%) C++
6 321 (8.70%) Java
7 241 (6.53%) Python
8 236 (6.40%) PowerShell
9 202 (5.48%) C
10 184 (4.99%) VB.NET
11 154 (4.18%) VB
12 127 (3.44%) TypeScript
13 75 (2.03%) PHP
14 58 (1.57%) VBA
15 54 (1.46%) Ruby
16 45 (1.22%) XAML
17 44 (1.19%) PL/SQL
18 43 (1.17%) U-SQL
19 31 (0.84%) Delphi
20 30 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 613 (16.62%) Degree
2 175 (4.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (2.93%) Security Cleared
4 104 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 66 (1.79%) ISEB
7 61 (1.65%) SC Cleared
8 49 (1.33%) SAFe Agilist
9 19 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 18 (0.49%) MCSE
11 17 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.46%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (0.30%) MCAD
13 11 (0.30%) MCPD
13 11 (0.30%) MCSD
13 11 (0.30%) MCTS
14 9 (0.24%) MCT
15 6 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (9.19%) QA
2 35 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 33 (0.89%) GDPR
4 27 (0.73%) SLA
5 8 (0.22%) EMIR
5 8 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.22%) MiFID
5 8 (0.22%) MISRA
5 8 (0.22%) MISRA C
6 7 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 7 (0.19%) HAZOP
7 4 (0.11%) DICOM
7 4 (0.11%) FATCA
7 4 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.081%) HL7
8 3 (0.081%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.054%) ISO 15765
9 2 (0.054%) PMO
10 1 (0.027%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 122 (3.31%) Docker
2 104 (2.82%) Active Directory
3 57 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 38 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.41%) LXC
7 14 (0.38%) Firmware
8 6 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 5 (0.14%) KVM
9 5 (0.14%) Xen
10 3 (0.081%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.054%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.054%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.054%) vSphere
12 1 (0.027%) GridGain
12 1 (0.027%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.027%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.027%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 62 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 58 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
3 51 (1.38%) Kubernetes
4 40 (1.08%) Kibana
5 39 (1.06%) Puppet
6 30 (0.81%) Ansible
7 25 (0.68%) Automic
7 25 (0.68%) Terraform
8 23 (0.62%) HP ALM
9 18 (0.49%) Dollar Universe
10 10 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.22%) logstash
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
13 5 (0.14%) Grafana
13 5 (0.14%) Perfmon
13 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
14 4 (0.11%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.11%) Mesos
Vendors
1 1,627 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 208 (5.64%) Oracle
3 94 (2.55%) Google
4 82 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 80 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 62 (1.68%) Capita
7 50 (1.36%) Marketo
7 50 (1.36%) Tableau
8 38 (1.03%) Alias
8 38 (1.03%) VMware
9 32 (0.87%) SAP
10 31 (0.84%) HP
11 30 (0.81%) Telerik
12 24 (0.65%) Atlassian
12 24 (0.65%) IBM
13 16 (0.43%) webMethods
14 15 (0.41%) CA
14 15 (0.41%) MuleSoft
14 15 (0.41%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (0.35%) Pega