Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 151 145
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 -25
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,801 3,723 4,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.29% 2.31% 2.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.01% 11.76% 13.42%
Number of salaries quoted 3,276 3,388 4,149
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £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 34,526 31,660 34,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.79% 19.62% 17.96%
Number of salaries quoted 28,397 27,070 29,948
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,250 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 22 April 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 22 April 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 +44 1,220 £55,000 - 117
South East -7 922 £44,000 -2.22% 115
North of England -30 609 £42,500 +8.97% 144
Midlands -5 407 £45,000 +12.50% 84
East of England -36 324 £45,000 +9.76% 80
Yorkshire -3 311 £40,000 - 51
South West +8 309 £40,000 +2.56% 59
West Midlands -7 278 £45,000 +5.88% 52
North West -59 255 £42,500 +13.33% 75
East Midlands -13 129 £38,500 -3.75% 32
North East +12 43 £35,000 - 18
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 3,019 (79.43%) C#
2 2,619 (68.90%) .NET
3 2,065 (54.33%) SQL
4 1,942 (51.09%) SQL Server
5 1,788 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
6 1,693 (44.54%) Microsoft
7 1,597 (42.02%) JavaScript
8 1,457 (38.33%) ASP.NET
8 1,457 (38.33%) MVC
9 1,357 (35.70%) HTML
10 1,269 (33.39%) CSS
11 987 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
12 810 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 808 (21.26%) jQuery
14 802 (21.10%) .NET Framework
15 801 (21.07%) Team Foundation Server
16 736 (19.36%) Git (software)
17 702 (18.47%) WCF
18 689 (18.13%) TDD
19 658 (17.31%) Software Engineering
20 626 (16.47%) Scrum
21 611 (16.07%) T-SQL
22 608 (16.00%) Degree
23 601 (15.81%) AngularJS
24 589 (15.50%) Windows
25 588 (15.47%) ASP.NET Web API
26 582 (15.31%) Web Services
27 535 (14.08%) Finance
27 535 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
28 518 (13.63%) Web Development

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
1 304 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 238 (6.26%) CMS
3 173 (4.55%) IIS
4 115 (3.03%) EPiServer
5 102 (2.68%) Umbraco
6 98 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 91 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
8 64 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 60 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
10 58 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
11 54 (1.42%) Confluence
12 36 (0.95%) Tomcat
13 27 (0.71%) NServiceBus
13 27 (0.71%) WebSphere
14 25 (0.66%) WordPress
15 20 (0.53%) Apache
15 20 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
16 18 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (0.34%) SAS
18 12 (0.32%) Kentico
Applications
1 113 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (1.34%) Photoshop
4 41 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 28 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
9 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 4 (0.11%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.053%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.053%) Simulink
11 2 (0.053%) SPSS
11 2 (0.053%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.053%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.026%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.026%) Mathcad
12 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 114 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (0.66%) Elite 3E
4 24 (0.63%) Eloqua
5 18 (0.47%) MetaTrader
6 10 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 8 (0.21%) LabWindows
8 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.079%) Magento
10 3 (0.079%) nopCommerce
11 2 (0.053%) ReMetrica
11 2 (0.053%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.053%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.026%) Infor M3
12 1 (0.026%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.026%) SAP FI
12 1 (0.026%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 987 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 374 (9.84%) Amazon AWS
3 245 (6.45%) IaaS
4 183 (4.81%) PaaS
5 181 (4.76%) Serverless
6 165 (4.34%) Office 365
7 107 (2.82%) Azure Data Factory
8 94 (2.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 89 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 76 (2.00%) GitHub
11 54 (1.42%) npm
12 48 (1.26%) SaaS
13 34 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
13 34 (0.89%) NuGet
14 29 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
15 26 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
16 25 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
17 22 (0.58%) Yammer
18 14 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
19 13 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.24%) Intranet
2 55 (1.45%) Internet
3 50 (1.32%) Firewall
4 46 (1.21%) VPN
5 40 (1.05%) HTTP
6 27 (0.71%) Network Security
7 25 (0.66%) DNS
8 18 (0.47%) SMS
9 17 (0.45%) Broadband
9 17 (0.45%) NetScaler
9 17 (0.45%) Wireless
10 16 (0.42%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.24%) LTE
12 8 (0.21%) SSL
13 7 (0.18%) SMTP
14 6 (0.16%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.16%) Skype
15 5 (0.13%) CTI
15 5 (0.13%) Extranet
15 5 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,942 (51.09%) SQL Server
2 359 (9.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 351 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 254 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 213 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 185 (4.87%) Power BI
7 175 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 146 (3.84%) Azure SQL Database
9 145 (3.81%) NoSQL
10 141 (3.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 123 (3.24%) Big Data
12 119 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
13 114 (3.00%) Relational Database
14 110 (2.89%) Data Lake
15 92 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
16 81 (2.13%) MySQL
17 79 (2.08%) MongoDB
18 78 (2.05%) Oracle Database
19 73 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
20 52 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 801 (21.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 736 (19.36%) Git (software)
3 291 (7.66%) Visual Studio Team System
4 253 (6.66%) Selenium
5 215 (5.66%) JIRA
6 190 (5.00%) TeamCity
7 145 (3.81%) Subversion
8 143 (3.76%) NUnit
9 140 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
10 139 (3.66%) Jenkins
11 121 (3.18%) SpecFlow
12 105 (2.76%) Eclipse
13 83 (2.18%) ReSharper
14 78 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 68 (1.79%) WebDriver
16 67 (1.76%) Protractor
17 63 (1.66%) gulp
18 58 (1.53%) Cucumber
19 51 (1.34%) Maven
20 46 (1.21%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 535 (14.08%) Finance
2 247 (6.50%) Marketing
3 138 (3.63%) Retail
4 97 (2.55%) Advertising
5 72 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 60 (1.58%) Games
7 58 (1.53%) Banking
7 58 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 56 (1.47%) Law
9 53 (1.39%) Electronics
10 46 (1.21%) Automotive
11 33 (0.87%) Back Office
11 33 (0.87%) Legal
12 26 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 24 (0.63%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.42%) Publishing
15 11 (0.29%) Front Office
16 9 (0.24%) Military
17 4 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,535 (66.69%) Developer
2 1,315 (34.60%) .NET Developer
3 1,041 (27.39%) C# Developer
4 758 (19.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 484 (12.73%) Software Developer
6 441 (11.60%) Senior Developer
7 375 (9.87%) Software Engineer
8 333 (8.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 309 (8.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 297 (7.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 291 (7.66%) SQL Developer
12 270 (7.10%) C# Software Developer
13 234 (6.16%) Senior .NET Developer
14 227 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
15 215 (5.66%) Web Developer
16 207 (5.45%) Analyst
17 197 (5.18%) Architect
17 197 (5.18%) Senior C# Developer
18 152 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
19 146 (3.84%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,619 (68.90%) .NET
2 1,457 (38.33%) ASP.NET
3 1,357 (35.70%) HTML
4 1,269 (33.39%) CSS
5 810 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 808 (21.26%) jQuery
7 802 (21.10%) .NET Framework
8 702 (18.47%) WCF
9 601 (15.81%) AngularJS
10 588 (15.47%) ASP.NET Web API
11 582 (15.31%) Web Services
12 459 (12.08%) HTML5
13 446 (11.73%) XML
14 428 (11.26%) Entity Framework
15 306 (8.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 305 (8.02%) WPF
17 288 (7.58%) REST
18 245 (6.45%) Ajax
19 242 (6.37%) JSON
20 238 (6.26%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 319 (8.39%) Computer Science
2 289 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 267 (7.02%) User Experience
4 156 (4.10%) Mobile App
5 155 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
6 132 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 114 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 75 (1.97%) Management Information System
9 69 (1.82%) Algorithms
9 69 (1.82%) Fintech
10 68 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 51 (1.34%) N-Tier
12 49 (1.29%) Cloud Native
13 35 (0.92%) NHS
14 34 (0.89%) W3C
15 25 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
16 24 (0.63%) Graphic Design
17 22 (0.58%) CUDA
18 21 (0.55%) Clustering
19 18 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 589 (15.50%) Windows
2 166 (4.37%) Linux
3 110 (2.89%) Android
4 71 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 69 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 41 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (1.00%) Unix
8 23 (0.61%) VMS
9 21 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.53%) CentOS
11 17 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 7 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.13%) Solaris
14 5 (0.13%) SUSE
14 5 (0.13%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.079%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,788 (47.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,457 (38.33%) MVC
3 689 (18.13%) TDD
4 658 (17.31%) Software Engineering
5 626 (16.47%) Scrum
6 535 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
7 518 (13.63%) Web Development
8 479 (12.60%) Test Automation
9 431 (11.34%) Unit Testing
10 397 (10.44%) SDLC
11 367 (9.66%) OO
12 339 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
13 328 (8.63%) DevOps
14 326 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
15 291 (7.66%) Analytics
16 287 (7.55%) BDD
17 229 (6.02%) Migration
18 228 (6.00%) Presales
19 227 (5.97%) Service Delivery
20 202 (5.31%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,019 (79.43%) C#
2 2,065 (54.33%) SQL
3 1,597 (42.02%) JavaScript
4 611 (16.07%) T-SQL
5 371 (9.76%) C++
6 308 (8.10%) PowerShell
7 304 (8.00%) Java
8 301 (7.92%) VB.NET
9 163 (4.29%) Python
10 158 (4.16%) C
11 132 (3.47%) VB
12 88 (2.32%) PHP
13 67 (1.76%) U-SQL
14 63 (1.66%) TypeScript
15 61 (1.60%) VBA
16 59 (1.55%) PL/SQL
17 36 (0.95%) F#
17 36 (0.95%) MATLAB
18 34 (0.89%) VB6
18 34 (0.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 608 (16.00%) Degree
2 164 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 125 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 104 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 52 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 46 (1.21%) ISEB
7 45 (1.18%) SC Cleared
8 41 (1.08%) MCSD
9 40 (1.05%) SAFe Agilist
10 28 (0.74%) MCPD
11 27 (0.71%) MCAD
12 25 (0.66%) MCTS
13 24 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 13 (0.34%) MCSE
14 13 (0.34%) PhD
15 9 (0.24%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.24%) MCP
16 7 (0.18%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 372 (9.79%) QA
2 27 (0.71%) SLA
3 21 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 17 (0.45%) GDPR
6 12 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.21%) ISO 13485
8 6 (0.16%) MISRA
8 6 (0.16%) MISRA C
8 6 (0.16%) PMO
9 3 (0.079%) COSHH
9 3 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.053%) HAZOP
10 2 (0.053%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.053%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.053%) TickIT
11 1 (0.026%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.026%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.026%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.026%) NIST 800
System Software
1 197 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 83 (2.18%) Docker
3 80 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
4 74 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.29%) Firmware
7 6 (0.16%) vSphere
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.079%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.026%) KVM
10 1 (0.026%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.026%) Xen
Systems Management
1 43 (1.13%) Kibana
2 26 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (0.45%) logstash
4 17 (0.45%) Perfmon
5 16 (0.42%) HP ALM
6 15 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
7 14 (0.37%) Puppet
7 14 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (0.34%) Ansible
8 13 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.29%) Terraform
10 8 (0.21%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.18%) Grafana
12 6 (0.16%) Automic
12 6 (0.16%) Dollar Universe
12 6 (0.16%) Mesos
12 6 (0.16%) Nagios
12 6 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.13%) Packer
Vendors
1 1,693 (44.54%) Microsoft
2 220 (5.79%) Oracle
3 179 (4.71%) Google
4 127 (3.34%) Tableau
5 80 (2.10%) Xamarin
6 74 (1.95%) VMware
7 66 (1.74%) Sitecore
8 65 (1.71%) Capita
9 55 (1.45%) HP
10 52 (1.37%) Telerik
11 46 (1.21%) IBM
12 37 (0.97%) Alias
13 30 (0.79%) SAP
14 27 (0.71%) Adobe
15 24 (0.63%) DevExpress
15 24 (0.63%) Marketo
16 22 (0.58%) Intapp
17 17 (0.45%) SolarWinds
17 17 (0.45%) TIBCO
18 16 (0.42%) Splunk