Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 186 150 153
Rank change year-on-year -36 +3 0
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,061 3,362 3,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.78% 2.38% 2.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.14% 12.07% 11.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,655 2,808 3,301
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 22,547 27,864 33,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.45% 19.71% 20.39%
Number of salaries quoted 17,908 22,370 27,480
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
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 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 29 January 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 29 January 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
South East +1 675 £47,500 -3.06% 127
London -49 624 £57,500 -4.17% 81
North of England -47 273 £44,000 +3.53% 77
Midlands -77 221 £50,000 +25.00% 59
North West -13 180 £44,000 +3.53% 48
South West -41 143 £40,000 - 28
West Midlands -58 126 £50,000 +11.11% 36
East of England -39 122 £50,000 +11.11% 40
East Midlands -38 95 £46,250 +15.63% 23
Yorkshire -38 88 £40,000 - 20
North East -7 5 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1,577 (76.52%) C#
2 1,400 (67.93%) .NET
3 1,053 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1,011 (49.05%) SQL Server
5 961 (46.63%) Microsoft
6 874 (42.41%) SQL
7 849 (41.19%) JavaScript
8 793 (38.48%) ASP.NET
9 645 (31.30%) Azure
10 622 (30.18%) HTML
11 608 (29.50%) MVC
12 605 (29.35%) CSS
13 526 (25.52%) .NET Framework
14 497 (24.11%) Git (software)
15 450 (21.83%) jQuery
16 447 (21.69%) Scrum
17 442 (21.45%) Team Foundation Server
18 411 (19.94%) AngularJS
19 395 (19.17%) Windows
20 387 (18.78%) TDD
20 387 (18.78%) Software Engineering
21 380 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
22 376 (18.24%) Web Services
23 375 (18.20%) WCF
24 353 (17.13%) ASP.NET MVC
25 317 (15.38%) Finance
26 310 (15.04%) DevOps
27 308 (14.94%) Web Development
28 302 (14.65%) ASP.NET Web API
29 294 (14.26%) XML

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
1 153 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 113 (5.48%) IIS
3 70 (3.40%) CMS
4 44 (2.13%) EPiServer
5 42 (2.04%) Confluence
6 27 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (0.92%) WordPress
10 17 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 15 (0.73%) Apache
12 12 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.39%) JBoss
13 8 (0.39%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.39%) nginx
14 6 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.24%) Kentico
15 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.19%) GemFire
16 4 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 87 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.49%) Steinberg Cubase
6 8 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 6 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.19%) Maya
9 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.097%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.097%) Adobe XD
10 2 (0.097%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.097%) InVision
10 2 (0.097%) LightWave 3D
10 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.097%) MODO
11 1 (0.049%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.049%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 79 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
3 28 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.15%) Magento
8 2 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.097%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.097%) GoldMine
8 2 (0.097%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.049%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.049%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 645 (31.30%) Azure
2 124 (6.02%) AWS
2 124 (6.02%) Power Platform
3 72 (3.49%) Office 365
4 69 (3.35%) SaaS
5 65 (3.15%) Dynamics 365
6 62 (3.01%) GitHub
7 47 (2.28%) PaaS
8 42 (2.04%) Serverless
9 33 (1.60%) IaaS
9 33 (1.60%) npm
10 29 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 28 (1.36%) Azure Functions
12 24 (1.16%) PowerApps
13 23 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
14 22 (1.07%) Azure Stack
14 22 (1.07%) Microsoft Flow
15 19 (0.92%) OneDrive
16 17 (0.82%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 57 (2.77%) Internet
2 23 (1.12%) Intranet
3 19 (0.92%) HTTP
3 19 (0.92%) NetScaler
4 17 (0.82%) Skype
4 17 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 15 (0.73%) Firewall
5 15 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (0.68%) SSL
7 12 (0.58%) DNS
8 11 (0.53%) DHCP
9 10 (0.49%) Bluetooth
9 10 (0.49%) PuTTY
10 9 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 7 (0.34%) Extranet
12 7 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (0.29%) FTP
13 6 (0.29%) VPN
14 5 (0.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,011 (49.05%) SQL Server
2 176 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 123 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (5.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 102 (4.95%) Power BI
6 94 (4.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 84 (4.08%) Relational Database
8 76 (3.69%) NoSQL
9 67 (3.25%) MySQL
10 61 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
11 58 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 58 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 43 (2.09%) Big Data
13 31 (1.50%) Cosmos DB
14 28 (1.36%) Data Lake
14 28 (1.36%) Oracle Database
15 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
16 21 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
17 20 (0.97%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 497 (24.11%) Git (software)
2 442 (21.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 183 (8.88%) JIRA
4 171 (8.30%) Visual Studio Team System
5 155 (7.52%) NUnit
6 130 (6.31%) Selenium
7 88 (4.27%) Jenkins
8 74 (3.59%) Subversion
9 70 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 70 (3.40%) StyleCop
10 62 (3.01%) TeamCity
11 60 (2.91%) SpecFlow
12 59 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
13 57 (2.77%) WebDriver
14 48 (2.33%) SoapUI
14 48 (2.33%) WiX
15 47 (2.28%) Eclipse
16 35 (1.70%) Grunt
17 31 (1.50%) Bitbucket
17 31 (1.50%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 317 (15.38%) Finance
2 85 (4.12%) Retail
3 79 (3.83%) Marketing
4 60 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 57 (2.77%) Electronics
6 53 (2.57%) Legal
7 47 (2.28%) Banking
8 44 (2.13%) Games
9 40 (1.94%) Law
10 34 (1.65%) Public Sector
11 30 (1.46%) Telecoms
12 15 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.73%) Automotive
13 13 (0.63%) Back Office
13 13 (0.63%) Housing Association
14 11 (0.53%) Military
14 11 (0.53%) Publishing
15 9 (0.44%) Front Office
15 9 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,275 (61.86%) Developer
2 471 (22.85%) C# Developer
3 436 (21.15%) .NET Developer
4 266 (12.91%) C# .NET Developer
5 255 (12.37%) Software Developer
6 245 (11.89%) Senior Developer
7 197 (9.56%) Software Engineer
8 144 (6.99%) Analyst
9 133 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
10 123 (5.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 106 (5.14%) SQL Developer
12 98 (4.75%) Junior
13 93 (4.51%) Architect
14 92 (4.46%) Web Developer
15 89 (4.32%) Junior Developer
16 87 (4.22%) Lead Developer
16 87 (4.22%) Senior Software Developer
17 84 (4.08%) Senior C# Developer
18 77 (3.74%) Test Analyst
19 76 (3.69%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,400 (67.93%) .NET
2 793 (38.48%) ASP.NET
3 622 (30.18%) HTML
4 605 (29.35%) CSS
5 526 (25.52%) .NET Framework
6 450 (21.83%) jQuery
7 411 (19.94%) AngularJS
8 376 (18.24%) Web Services
9 375 (18.20%) WCF
10 353 (17.13%) ASP.NET MVC
11 302 (14.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 294 (14.26%) XML
13 274 (13.29%) Entity Framework
14 230 (11.16%) REST
15 220 (10.67%) HTML5
16 209 (10.14%) .NET Core
17 178 (8.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 163 (7.91%) React
19 150 (7.28%) LINQ
20 143 (6.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 149 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
3 92 (4.46%) User Experience
4 90 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 89 (4.32%) Greenfield Project
6 58 (2.81%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 35 (1.70%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
9 24 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.12%) Algorithms
11 20 (0.97%) Blog
11 20 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.87%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.78%) Robotics
14 12 (0.58%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.44%) Cloud Native
16 8 (0.39%) Data Centre
16 8 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 395 (19.17%) Windows
2 94 (4.56%) Linux
3 76 (3.69%) Android
4 65 (3.15%) Apple iOS
5 60 (2.91%) Windows Server
6 56 (2.72%) Unix
7 34 (1.65%) Mac OS
8 31 (1.50%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.44%) CentOS
12 9 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.29%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (0.24%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
16 3 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.097%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,053 (51.09%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (29.50%) MVC
3 447 (21.69%) Scrum
4 387 (18.78%) Software Engineering
4 387 (18.78%) TDD
5 380 (18.44%) Problem-Solving
6 310 (15.04%) DevOps
7 308 (14.94%) Web Development
8 283 (13.73%) Test Automation
9 244 (11.84%) Unit Testing
10 191 (9.27%) SDLC
11 178 (8.64%) Computer Science
12 173 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
13 168 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
14 164 (7.96%) Mentoring
15 156 (7.57%) OO
16 123 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 115 (5.58%) CRM
18 113 (5.48%) Kanban
19 105 (5.09%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,577 (76.52%) C#
2 874 (42.41%) SQL
3 849 (41.19%) JavaScript
4 284 (13.78%) T-SQL
5 269 (13.05%) C++
6 175 (8.49%) PowerShell
7 164 (7.96%) Java
8 146 (7.08%) VB.NET
9 135 (6.55%) Python
10 107 (5.19%) C
11 104 (5.05%) VB
12 72 (3.49%) PHP
12 72 (3.49%) TypeScript
13 54 (2.62%) PL/SQL
14 45 (2.18%) VB6
15 37 (1.80%) XPath
16 30 (1.46%) Embedded C
16 30 (1.46%) VBA
17 28 (1.36%) ANSI C
18 23 (1.12%) X++
Qualifications
1 278 (13.49%) Degree
2 76 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 74 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (2.52%) Security Cleared
5 44 (2.13%) ISTQB
6 32 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 24 (1.16%) MCP
9 16 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (0.73%) ISEB
11 14 (0.68%) CCNA
12 13 (0.63%) MCSE
13 11 (0.53%) CCA
13 11 (0.53%) MCSA
13 11 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
13 11 (0.53%) RHCE
14 9 (0.44%) CCNP
15 7 (0.34%) HND
15 7 (0.34%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (5.48%) QA
2 47 (2.28%) GDPR
3 28 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.92%) SLA
5 15 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 12 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.58%) DICOM
7 10 (0.49%) WCAG
8 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.24%) PMO
10 4 (0.19%) COBIT
10 4 (0.19%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.049%) HL7
12 1 (0.049%) MISRA
12 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
System Software
1 80 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.35%) Hyper-V
3 58 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (2.62%) Docker
5 40 (1.94%) Firmware
6 19 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.92%) XenApp
7 13 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.39%) LXC
9 5 (0.24%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.097%) KVM
11 2 (0.097%) Xen
12 1 (0.049%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
2 38 (1.84%) Kubernetes
3 20 (0.97%) Ansible
3 20 (0.97%) Automic
4 19 (0.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 19 (0.92%) SCCM
4 19 (0.92%) SCOM
4 19 (0.92%) SCOrch
5 18 (0.87%) Terraform
6 17 (0.82%) Puppet
7 8 (0.39%) cPanel
7 8 (0.39%) Plesk
8 7 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (0.34%) MIIS
9 4 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.15%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.097%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.097%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.049%) WSUS
Vendors
1 961 (46.63%) Microsoft
2 88 (4.27%) Xamarin
3 81 (3.93%) Oracle
4 58 (2.81%) VMware
5 41 (1.99%) Citrix
5 41 (1.99%) SAP
6 33 (1.60%) WorldPay
7 28 (1.36%) Freescale
7 28 (1.36%) Renesas
8 25 (1.21%) FIS
9 21 (1.02%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.97%) Cadence
10 20 (0.97%) FactSet
10 20 (0.97%) IBM
11 19 (0.92%) Databricks
11 19 (0.92%) Splunk
12 16 (0.78%) Cisco
12 16 (0.78%) DevExpress
13 15 (0.73%) New Relic
14 14 (0.68%) Tableau