Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 154 154
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,817 3,663 3,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.11% 2.27% 2.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.79% 10.89% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,278 3,139 3,337
England median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £72,875 £70,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 26,096 33,621 32,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.58% 20.85% 20.06%
Number of salaries quoted 20,674 27,384 27,305
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 -71 715 £59,000 +7.27% 16
South East -8 707 £47,500 +5.56% 33
Midlands +29 437 £40,750 -9.44% 39
North of England -22 409 £42,500 - 28
East of England +58 271 £45,000 - 8
South West +6 262 £37,869 -9.89% 17
West Midlands -3 260 £44,000 -7.37% 25
North West +3 211 £42,500 -5.56% 19
Yorkshire -40 183 £40,000 - 7
East Midlands +64 174 £40,000 - 14
North East -12 15 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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 2,176 (77.25%) C#
2 1,865 (66.21%) .NET
3 1,494 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
4 1,448 (51.40%) SQL
5 1,333 (47.32%) SQL Server
6 1,299 (46.11%) Microsoft
7 1,125 (39.94%) JavaScript
8 1,113 (39.51%) ASP.NET
9 852 (30.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 850 (30.17%) MVC
11 801 (28.43%) HTML
12 734 (26.06%) CSS
13 609 (21.62%) Git (software)
14 574 (20.38%) Software Engineering
15 569 (20.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 564 (20.02%) Scrum
17 541 (19.20%) .NET Framework
18 530 (18.81%) jQuery
19 517 (18.35%) Windows
20 513 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
21 502 (17.82%) AngularJS
22 485 (17.22%) Degree
23 479 (17.00%) Web Services
24 469 (16.65%) TDD
25 468 (16.61%) Test Automation
26 463 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
27 452 (16.05%) WCF
27 452 (16.05%) Finance
28 449 (15.94%) DevOps
29 424 (15.05%) 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
1 244 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 178 (6.32%) IIS
3 79 (2.80%) CMS
4 75 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
5 74 (2.63%) Confluence
6 52 (1.85%) Apache
7 46 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 43 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
9 41 (1.46%) Apache Spark
10 30 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.67%) Kentico
12 15 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (0.53%) SAS
13 14 (0.50%) NServiceBus
14 13 (0.46%) Apache Pig
15 12 (0.43%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.35%) WordPress
17 7 (0.25%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.25%) Tomcat
18 6 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 97 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 10 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.21%) InVision
8 6 (0.21%) Sketch
9 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 4 (0.14%) Notepad++
10 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.14%) Zeplin
11 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.11%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.11%) Revit
11 3 (0.11%) Simulink
11 3 (0.11%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.11%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 151 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.28%) nopCommerce
5 7 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.14%) Magento
7 3 (0.11%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.071%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.035%) Endur
9 1 (0.035%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.035%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 852 (30.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 283 (10.05%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (4.90%) Power Platform
4 107 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
5 96 (3.41%) SaaS
6 88 (3.12%) PaaS
7 86 (3.05%) Office 365
8 77 (2.73%) Serverless
9 61 (2.17%) GitHub
10 57 (2.02%) IaaS
11 55 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
12 48 (1.70%) Azure Data Factory
12 48 (1.70%) Azure Functions
13 39 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
14 35 (1.24%) Azure Stack
15 34 (1.21%) OneDrive
16 29 (1.03%) NuGet
17 27 (0.96%) npm
18 24 (0.85%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
19 18 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 55 (1.95%) Internet
3 48 (1.70%) DNS
4 47 (1.67%) HTTP
5 36 (1.28%) DHCP
6 34 (1.21%) NetScaler
6 34 (1.21%) Skype
7 31 (1.10%) Modbus
8 27 (0.96%) RS-485
9 21 (0.75%) Link 16
9 21 (0.75%) Link 22
9 21 (0.75%) Tactical Data Link
10 18 (0.64%) VoIP
11 13 (0.46%) Firewall
12 8 (0.28%) CTI
12 8 (0.28%) Intranet
13 7 (0.25%) WAN
14 6 (0.21%) Ethernet
14 6 (0.21%) SMTP
14 6 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,333 (47.32%) SQL Server
2 310 (11.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 302 (10.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 130 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 130 (4.61%) Power BI
4 130 (4.61%) Relational Database
5 113 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 103 (3.66%) Azure SQL Database
7 98 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 95 (3.37%) NoSQL
9 89 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 72 (2.56%) Big Data
12 71 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
13 63 (2.24%) Cosmos DB
14 60 (2.13%) Data Lake
15 59 (2.09%) SSDT
16 56 (1.99%) Hadoop
17 52 (1.85%) MongoDB
17 52 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 609 (21.62%) Git (software)
2 569 (20.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 240 (8.52%) JIRA
4 231 (8.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 191 (6.78%) Selenium
6 154 (5.47%) NUnit
7 118 (4.19%) Jenkins
7 118 (4.19%) TeamCity
8 96 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 96 (3.41%) SpecFlow
9 91 (3.23%) Subversion
10 85 (3.02%) Visual Studio Code
11 84 (2.98%) WebDriver
12 67 (2.38%) ReSharper
13 66 (2.34%) MSTest
14 63 (2.24%) Bitbucket
15 59 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 54 (1.92%) SoapUI
17 50 (1.77%) Cucumber
17 50 (1.77%) Moq
General
1 452 (16.05%) Finance
2 190 (6.74%) Marketing
3 99 (3.51%) Manufacturing
4 77 (2.73%) Retail
5 67 (2.38%) Banking
6 46 (1.63%) Aerospace
7 39 (1.38%) Legal
8 34 (1.21%) Games
9 28 (0.99%) Back Office
10 26 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 25 (0.89%) Military
12 21 (0.75%) Electronics
13 18 (0.64%) Advertising
14 14 (0.50%) Automotive
14 14 (0.50%) Law
15 13 (0.46%) Billing
16 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 11 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.32%) French Language
17 9 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,769 (62.80%) Developer
2 812 (28.82%) .NET Developer
3 750 (26.62%) C# Developer
4 494 (17.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 474 (16.83%) Software Developer
6 292 (10.37%) Senior Developer
7 271 (9.62%) Software Engineer
8 216 (7.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 192 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 174 (6.18%) C# Software Developer
11 170 (6.03%) Analyst
12 166 (5.89%) SQL Developer
13 138 (4.90%) Architect
13 138 (4.90%) Web Developer
14 134 (4.76%) Junior
15 133 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
16 128 (4.54%) Senior C# Developer
17 126 (4.47%) .NET Software Developer
18 123 (4.37%) Junior Developer
19 104 (3.69%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,865 (66.21%) .NET
2 1,113 (39.51%) ASP.NET
3 801 (28.43%) HTML
4 734 (26.06%) CSS
5 541 (19.20%) .NET Framework
6 530 (18.81%) jQuery
7 513 (18.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 502 (17.82%) AngularJS
9 479 (17.00%) Web Services
10 463 (16.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 452 (16.05%) WCF
12 334 (11.86%) HTML5
13 313 (11.11%) XML
14 262 (9.30%) Entity Framework
15 259 (9.19%) React
16 236 (8.38%) .NET Core
17 220 (7.81%) JSON
18 211 (7.49%) REST
19 201 (7.14%) WPF
20 184 (6.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 221 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 130 (4.61%) User Experience
4 97 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 84 (2.98%) Fintech
6 79 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 75 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 59 (2.09%) Algorithms
9 52 (1.85%) Client/Server
10 45 (1.60%) Reinsurance
11 43 (1.53%) Embedded Systems
12 35 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 34 (1.21%) Life Science
14 33 (1.17%) Driving Licence
14 33 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
15 32 (1.14%) Animation
16 29 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
17 27 (0.96%) CAN bus
18 26 (0.92%) Photography
19 23 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 517 (18.35%) Windows
2 192 (6.82%) Linux
3 101 (3.59%) Android
4 94 (3.34%) Windows Server
5 74 (2.63%) Apple iOS
6 49 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 44 (1.56%) Unix
8 35 (1.24%) Mac OS
9 34 (1.21%) Windows 7
10 28 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (0.96%) FreeRTOS
12 16 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.46%) Solaris
14 9 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.25%) CentOS
16 6 (0.21%) SUSE
17 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.071%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,494 (53.04%) Agile Software Development
2 850 (30.17%) MVC
3 574 (20.38%) Software Engineering
4 564 (20.02%) Scrum
5 469 (16.65%) TDD
6 468 (16.61%) Test Automation
7 449 (15.94%) DevOps
8 373 (13.24%) OO
9 372 (13.21%) Problem-Solving
10 325 (11.54%) Web Development
11 305 (10.83%) Unit Testing
12 300 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
13 298 (10.58%) SDLC
14 290 (10.29%) Computer Science
15 237 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
16 212 (7.53%) CRM
17 188 (6.67%) Mentoring
18 184 (6.53%) SOLID
19 159 (5.64%) OOP
20 149 (5.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,176 (77.25%) C#
2 1,448 (51.40%) SQL
3 1,125 (39.94%) JavaScript
4 424 (15.05%) T-SQL
5 309 (10.97%) C++
6 277 (9.83%) PowerShell
7 235 (8.34%) Java
8 209 (7.42%) Python
9 185 (6.57%) C
10 178 (6.32%) VB.NET
11 133 (4.72%) VB
12 81 (2.88%) TypeScript
13 76 (2.70%) PHP
14 56 (1.99%) VB6
15 40 (1.42%) Bash Shell
16 39 (1.38%) PL/SQL
17 27 (0.96%) R
18 23 (0.82%) VC++
19 22 (0.78%) Lua
20 21 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 485 (17.22%) Degree
2 149 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 128 (4.54%) Security Cleared
4 69 (2.45%) SC Cleared
5 47 (1.67%) ISTQB
5 47 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (1.31%) HND
7 30 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (1.06%) MCP
8 26 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 23 (0.82%) CCA
9 23 (0.82%) CCNA
9 23 (0.82%) RHCE
10 22 (0.78%) ISEB
11 21 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (0.43%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.39%) CISSP
15 9 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.28%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 189 (6.71%) QA
2 43 (1.53%) GDPR
3 32 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 17 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.35%) HL7
7 9 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.28%) PMO
8 8 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.25%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (0.25%) ISO 22301
9 7 (0.25%) ISO 31000
9 7 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 7 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 5 (0.18%) SLA
11 3 (0.11%) HAZOP
12 2 (0.071%) COBIT
13 1 (0.035%) DICOM
13 1 (0.035%) WCAG
System Software
1 128 (4.54%) Docker
2 123 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 63 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 54 (1.92%) Firmware
6 35 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 34 (1.21%) XenApp
7 34 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 28 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (0.57%) LXC
10 7 (0.25%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.071%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.071%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.071%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.035%) KVM
13 1 (0.035%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (1.63%) Terraform
2 44 (1.56%) Kubernetes
3 42 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (1.46%) SCCM
4 41 (1.46%) SCOM
5 40 (1.42%) Puppet
6 35 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 35 (1.24%) SCOrch
7 33 (1.17%) Ansible
7 33 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.25%) IBM Guardium
8 7 (0.25%) Nessus
8 7 (0.25%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 6 (0.21%) HP ALM
9 6 (0.21%) Packer
10 5 (0.18%) logstash
11 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.14%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1,299 (46.11%) Microsoft
2 112 (3.98%) Oracle
3 70 (2.48%) Atlassian
4 65 (2.31%) Google
5 64 (2.27%) Cisco
6 63 (2.24%) VMware
7 49 (1.74%) Splunk
8 37 (1.31%) Xamarin
9 33 (1.17%) Citrix
10 25 (0.89%) Databricks
11 24 (0.85%) Adobe
12 21 (0.75%) IBM
12 21 (0.75%) ServiceNow
13 19 (0.67%) Tableau
14 17 (0.60%) DevExpress
15 13 (0.46%) HP
16 11 (0.39%) BT
16 11 (0.39%) Pega
16 11 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
17 10 (0.35%) Sitecore