Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 198 162
Rank change year-on-year -61 -36 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 938 1,841 3,026
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.75% 2.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.39% 9.04% 11.11%
Number of salaries quoted 768 1,511 2,497
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,360 £36,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%

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 14,689 20,362 27,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.86% 19.39% 19.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,851 16,368 21,957
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -44 294 £61,500 +6.96% 57
South East -50 237 £48,500 +7.78% 67
North of England +4 171 £42,500 -3.41% 45
Midlands -21 113 £43,000 -9.47% 37
North West -7 91 £40,000 -9.09% 26
South West -6 82 £42,500 - 36
Yorkshire -2 73 £45,000 +0.84% 15
West Midlands -16 66 £41,000 -13.68% 17
East Midlands -13 45 £45,000 - 20
East of England -8 42 £45,000 +5.26% 16
North East +17 7 £37,500 - 4
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 667 (71.11%) C#
2 631 (67.27%) .NET
3 509 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
4 458 (48.83%) SQL
5 454 (48.40%) SQL Server
6 453 (48.29%) Azure
7 394 (42.00%) JavaScript
8 388 (41.36%) Microsoft
9 317 (33.80%) HTML
10 308 (32.84%) CSS
11 307 (32.73%) ASP.NET
12 294 (31.34%) DevOps
13 234 (24.95%) MVC
14 203 (21.64%) Scrum
14 203 (21.64%) Git (software)
15 193 (20.58%) AngularJS
16 184 (19.62%) TDD
17 173 (18.44%) Software Engineering
18 169 (18.02%) Windows
19 167 (17.80%) Degree
20 164 (17.48%) .NET Framework
21 160 (17.06%) Test Automation
22 159 (16.95%) T-SQL
22 159 (16.95%) .NET Core
23 152 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
24 148 (15.78%) jQuery
25 141 (15.03%) ASP.NET Web API
26 135 (14.39%) Web Development
27 130 (13.86%) Web Services
28 122 (13.01%) Finance

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 50 (5.33%) IIS
2 46 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 43 (4.58%) Confluence
4 27 (2.88%) CMS
5 24 (2.56%) Umbraco
6 12 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.85%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.85%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.53%) EPiServer
11 4 (0.43%) OpenROAD
12 3 (0.32%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.11%) Kentico
14 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 44 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.96%) InVision
3 9 (0.96%) Sketch
4 7 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Figma
Business Applications
1 55 (5.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.64%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.53%) Magento
5 5 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.43%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.32%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 453 (48.29%) Azure
2 114 (12.15%) Power Platform
3 86 (9.17%) AWS
4 73 (7.78%) Dynamics 365
5 52 (5.54%) PowerApps
6 35 (3.73%) SaaS
7 31 (3.30%) GitHub
8 26 (2.77%) Microsoft 365
9 25 (2.67%) GCP
10 23 (2.45%) Serverless
11 21 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 20 (2.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 18 (1.92%) npm
13 18 (1.92%) PaaS
14 15 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (1.60%) IaaS
14 15 (1.60%) Logic Apps
14 15 (1.60%) Power Automate
15 12 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.39%) Ethernet
2 7 (0.75%) Bluetooth
2 7 (0.75%) Firewall
2 7 (0.75%) TCP/IP
2 7 (0.75%) VPN
3 6 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (0.53%) HTTP
5 4 (0.43%) Internet
5 4 (0.43%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.11%) AMQP
6 1 (0.11%) BGP
6 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) MPLS
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
6 1 (0.11%) OSPF
6 1 (0.11%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) WAAS
6 1 (0.11%) Wireless
6 1 (0.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 454 (48.40%) SQL Server
2 122 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 115 (12.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (7.36%) Power BI
5 41 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 39 (4.16%) NoSQL
7 28 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 26 (2.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (2.13%) MySQL
10 20 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
12 16 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 15 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (1.60%) Tableau
14 14 (1.49%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.39%) Redis
16 12 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 203 (21.64%) Git (software)
2 105 (11.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 102 (10.87%) Selenium
4 80 (8.53%) SpecFlow
5 76 (8.10%) JIRA
6 64 (6.82%) NUnit
7 58 (6.18%) Visual Studio Code
8 50 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 49 (5.22%) Jenkins
10 43 (4.58%) TeamCity
11 41 (4.37%) Postman
12 36 (3.84%) Eclipse
13 30 (3.20%) WebDriver
14 28 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 26 (2.77%) MSI
16 25 (2.67%) WiX
17 22 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
18 21 (2.24%) ReSharper
18 21 (2.24%) SoapUI
19 19 (2.03%) Subversion
General
1 122 (13.01%) Finance
2 46 (4.90%) Banking
3 45 (4.80%) Manufacturing
4 37 (3.94%) Marketing
5 35 (3.73%) Private Banking
6 32 (3.41%) Public Sector
7 27 (2.88%) Law
8 26 (2.77%) Retail
9 22 (2.35%) Electronics
10 19 (2.03%) Advertising
11 18 (1.92%) Games
12 16 (1.71%) Telecoms
13 15 (1.60%) Aerospace
14 13 (1.39%) Automotive
15 10 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.64%) Back Office
17 4 (0.43%) Housing Association
17 4 (0.43%) Legal
18 3 (0.32%) Front Office
19 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 583 (62.15%) Developer
2 240 (25.59%) .NET Developer
3 161 (17.16%) C# Developer
4 125 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 108 (11.51%) Software Developer
6 95 (10.13%) Full Stack Developer
6 95 (10.13%) Senior Developer
7 83 (8.85%) Software Engineer
8 40 (4.26%) Consultant
9 38 (4.05%) Technical Leader
10 37 (3.94%) Analyst
11 35 (3.73%) SQL Developer
12 31 (3.30%) ASP.NET Developer
13 30 (3.20%) Senior Full Stack Developer
13 30 (3.20%) Technical Consultant
14 29 (3.09%) Junior
14 29 (3.09%) Tester
15 28 (2.99%) Angular Developer
15 28 (2.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (2.99%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 631 (67.27%) .NET
2 317 (33.80%) HTML
3 308 (32.84%) CSS
4 307 (32.73%) ASP.NET
5 193 (20.58%) AngularJS
6 164 (17.48%) .NET Framework
7 159 (16.95%) .NET Core
8 148 (15.78%) jQuery
9 141 (15.03%) ASP.NET Web API
10 130 (13.86%) Web Services
11 119 (12.69%) ASP.NET MVC
12 116 (12.37%) React
12 116 (12.37%) REST
13 111 (11.83%) XML
14 106 (11.30%) Entity Framework
15 92 (9.81%) HTML5
15 92 (9.81%) WCF
16 71 (7.57%) JSON
17 66 (7.04%) LINQ
18 62 (6.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 81 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (7.78%) User Experience
3 58 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.73%) Virtual Team
5 32 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 30 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (3.20%) Mobile App
7 25 (2.67%) Web 2.0
8 22 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 13 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
11 11 (1.17%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 9 (0.96%) NHS
13 7 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (0.75%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.64%) Equities
15 5 (0.53%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.53%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 169 (18.02%) Windows
2 58 (6.18%) Linux
3 36 (3.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.39%) Android
4 13 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
7 8 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.75%) VMS
9 5 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.32%) Unix
10 3 (0.32%) zOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (54.26%) Agile Software Development
2 294 (31.34%) DevOps
3 234 (24.95%) MVC
4 203 (21.64%) Scrum
5 184 (19.62%) TDD
6 173 (18.44%) Software Engineering
7 160 (17.06%) Test Automation
8 152 (16.20%) Problem-Solving
9 135 (14.39%) Web Development
10 110 (11.73%) OO
11 109 (11.62%) Business Intelligence
12 106 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
13 92 (9.81%) SDLC
14 84 (8.96%) Unit Testing
15 76 (8.10%) Microservices
16 70 (7.46%) Computer Science
17 65 (6.93%) BDD
18 63 (6.72%) CRM
19 60 (6.40%) Analytics
19 60 (6.40%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 667 (71.11%) C#
2 458 (48.83%) SQL
3 394 (42.00%) JavaScript
4 159 (16.95%) T-SQL
5 73 (7.78%) C++
6 65 (6.93%) TypeScript
7 59 (6.29%) Python
8 57 (6.08%) PowerShell
9 51 (5.44%) VB.NET
10 48 (5.12%) C
10 48 (5.12%) Java
11 23 (2.45%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.92%) R
13 13 (1.39%) Embedded C
13 13 (1.39%) Embedded C++
14 12 (1.28%) XPath
15 10 (1.07%) Apex Code
16 9 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.96%) ES6
16 9 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 167 (17.80%) Degree
2 43 (4.58%) Security Cleared
3 39 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 34 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.39%) ISEB
6 13 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 9 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.21%) CITP
11 2 (0.21%) HNC
11 2 (0.21%) MCAD
12 1 (0.11%) CCNP
12 1 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) HND
12 1 (0.11%) MCP
12 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (10.77%) QA
2 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.32%) GDPR
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.32%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.45%) Docker
3 19 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.43%) Firmware
7 2 (0.21%) LXC
8 1 (0.11%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 39 (4.16%) Terraform
2 22 (2.35%) Ansible
3 12 (1.28%) Kubernetes
4 6 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.64%) vRealize
5 5 (0.53%) MIIS
5 5 (0.53%) Puppet
5 5 (0.53%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.32%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.32%) SCCM
7 3 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.32%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.11%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.11%) Galera Cluster
8 1 (0.11%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 388 (41.36%) Microsoft
2 30 (3.20%) Xamarin
3 21 (2.24%) Oracle
4 19 (2.03%) Adobe
4 19 (2.03%) VMware
5 18 (1.92%) SAP
6 17 (1.81%) Telerik
7 16 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.60%) Google
9 14 (1.49%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 10 (1.07%) ANSYS
10 10 (1.07%) Informatica
10 10 (1.07%) Talend
10 10 (1.07%) Teradata
11 8 (0.85%) Xceptor
12 7 (0.75%) Cisco
12 7 (0.75%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.75%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.64%) JD Edwards