Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > England
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 289 219 185
Rank change year-on-year -70 -34 -25
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,203 990 2,597
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.56% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.66% 7.82% 10.14%
Number of salaries quoted 976 844 2,102
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.63% +1.58% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,125
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.80% +4.72%

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 21,270 12,660 25,622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 21.28% 19.93% 19.25%
Number of salaries quoted 13,776 10,397 20,679
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £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 £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -45 418 £67,500 +10.20% 69
South East -53 313 £48,500 +7.78% 62
North of England -21 188 £45,000 - 76
Midlands -64 135 £42,750 -5.00% 48
South West -62 107 £43,500 +2.35% 36
North West -36 99 £47,500 +7.95% 44
Yorkshire -37 85 £45,000 -2.17% 20
West Midlands -78 70 £41,000 -8.89% 20
East Midlands -16 64 £45,000 -0.55% 28
East of England -68 33 £50,000 +17.65% 33
North East -21 4 £39,500 -7.06% 12
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 868 (72.15%) C#
2 778 (64.67%) .NET
3 654 (54.36%) SQL
4 632 (52.54%) SQL Server
5 600 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
6 547 (45.47%) Azure
7 520 (43.23%) Microsoft
8 476 (39.57%) JavaScript
9 375 (31.17%) DevOps
10 363 (30.17%) ASP.NET
11 343 (28.51%) CSS
12 341 (28.35%) HTML
13 269 (22.36%) AngularJS
14 265 (22.03%) Git (software)
14 265 (22.03%) Social Skills
15 254 (21.11%) MVC
16 231 (19.20%) .NET Framework
17 230 (19.12%) Scrum
18 220 (18.29%) T-SQL
19 213 (17.71%) Full Stack Development
20 202 (16.79%) Degree
21 201 (16.71%) TDD
22 198 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
23 196 (16.29%) .NET Core
24 192 (15.96%) Software Engineering
24 192 (15.96%) React
25 191 (15.88%) jQuery
26 190 (15.79%) Windows
27 185 (15.38%) REST
28 180 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API

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 77 (6.40%) SharePoint
2 68 (5.65%) IIS
3 48 (3.99%) Umbraco
4 42 (3.49%) Confluence
5 36 (2.99%) CMS
6 25 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 20 (1.66%) EPiServer
8 17 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.83%) Kentico
11 9 (0.75%) WordPress
12 8 (0.67%) OpenROAD
13 5 (0.42%) Headless CMS
14 4 (0.33%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.17%) Apache Solr
17 1 (0.083%) Liferay
17 1 (0.083%) NServiceBus
17 1 (0.083%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 40 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.083%) Figma
7 1 (0.083%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 47 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.58%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.50%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.33%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 4 (0.33%) Magento
6 4 (0.33%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.083%) nopCommerce
8 1 (0.083%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.083%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 547 (45.47%) Azure
2 137 (11.39%) Power Platform
3 110 (9.14%) AWS
4 73 (6.07%) Dynamics 365
5 65 (5.40%) Microsoft 365
5 65 (5.40%) Serverless
6 63 (5.24%) GitHub
7 51 (4.24%) SaaS
8 49 (4.07%) PowerApps
9 35 (2.91%) Force.com
10 32 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
11 31 (2.58%) PaaS
12 29 (2.41%) Azure Functions
13 28 (2.33%) Power Automate
14 27 (2.24%) Azure Data Factory
15 25 (2.08%) IaaS
16 24 (2.00%) Azure Logic Apps
17 23 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
18 22 (1.83%) Salesforce Service Cloud
19 21 (1.75%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.41%) Firewall
2 14 (1.16%) Internet
3 12 (1.00%) DNS
4 11 (0.91%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.75%) DHCP
6 8 (0.67%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.67%) VPN
7 7 (0.58%) Network Security
7 7 (0.58%) SSL
7 7 (0.58%) VLAN
7 7 (0.58%) VoIP
8 6 (0.50%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (0.50%) HTTP
8 6 (0.50%) IPsec
8 6 (0.50%) LAN
8 6 (0.50%) WAN
9 5 (0.42%) Bluetooth
10 4 (0.33%) AMQP
10 4 (0.33%) Intranet
11 3 (0.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (52.54%) SQL Server
2 128 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 119 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (9.73%) Power BI
5 82 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
6 57 (4.74%) Relational Database
7 55 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (4.16%) NoSQL
9 43 (3.57%) MySQL
10 39 (3.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 37 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 31 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 28 (2.33%) MongoDB
15 25 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
16 23 (1.91%) Data Lake
17 22 (1.83%) Oracle Database
18 21 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
19 17 (1.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
19 17 (1.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 265 (22.03%) Git (software)
2 123 (10.22%) JIRA
3 117 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 97 (8.06%) NUnit
5 92 (7.65%) Selenium
6 87 (7.23%) Visual Studio Code
7 83 (6.90%) SpecFlow
8 52 (4.32%) Eclipse
9 50 (4.16%) Jenkins
10 48 (3.99%) Octopus Deploy
10 48 (3.99%) TeamCity
11 46 (3.82%) WebDriver
12 42 (3.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 41 (3.41%) Bitbucket
14 40 (3.33%) MSI
14 40 (3.33%) WiX
15 36 (2.99%) ReSharper
16 35 (2.91%) Postman
17 31 (2.58%) git-flow
18 30 (2.49%) IntelliJ
General
1 265 (22.03%) Social Skills
2 160 (13.30%) Finance
3 122 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
4 64 (5.32%) Marketing
5 45 (3.74%) Public Sector
6 44 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 44 (3.66%) Organisational Skills
7 42 (3.49%) Law
8 41 (3.41%) Advertising
8 41 (3.41%) Banking
9 35 (2.91%) Retail
10 29 (2.41%) Telecoms
11 24 (2.00%) Electronics
12 23 (1.91%) Automotive
13 14 (1.16%) Private Banking
14 13 (1.08%) Games
14 13 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (1.00%) French Language
16 10 (0.83%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 746 (62.01%) Developer
2 278 (23.11%) .NET Developer
3 202 (16.79%) C# Developer
4 149 (12.39%) C# .NET Developer
4 149 (12.39%) Software Developer
5 133 (11.06%) Senior Developer
6 130 (10.81%) Full Stack Developer
7 103 (8.56%) Software Engineer
8 62 (5.15%) Senior .NET Developer
9 47 (3.91%) Analyst
10 44 (3.66%) C# Software Developer
11 40 (3.33%) Senior Full Stack Developer
12 37 (3.08%) Team Leader
13 35 (2.91%) Junior
14 33 (2.74%) Test Leader
14 33 (2.74%) Web Developer
15 32 (2.66%) Applications Developer
15 32 (2.66%) SQL Developer
16 31 (2.58%) Senior C# Developer
17 30 (2.49%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 778 (64.67%) .NET
2 363 (30.17%) ASP.NET
3 343 (28.51%) CSS
4 341 (28.35%) HTML
5 269 (22.36%) AngularJS
6 231 (19.20%) .NET Framework
7 196 (16.29%) .NET Core
8 192 (15.96%) React
9 191 (15.88%) jQuery
10 185 (15.38%) REST
11 180 (14.96%) ASP.NET Web API
12 175 (14.55%) Web Services
13 142 (11.80%) XML
14 139 (11.55%) Entity Framework
15 125 (10.39%) ASP.NET MVC
16 124 (10.31%) HTML5
17 105 (8.73%) JSON
18 97 (8.06%) WCF
19 96 (7.98%) RESTful
20 88 (7.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 98 (8.15%) User Experience
2 86 (7.15%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (5.07%) Mobile App
4 44 (3.66%) Legacy Systems
5 41 (3.41%) Client/Server
6 40 (3.33%) Web 2.0
7 39 (3.24%) Virtual Team
8 38 (3.16%) Analytical Mindset
9 27 (2.24%) Management Information System
10 26 (2.16%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.66%) Data Centre
12 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.16%) Cloud Native
14 12 (1.00%) Hedge funds
14 12 (1.00%) NHS
15 11 (0.91%) Driving Licence
16 10 (0.83%) LIMS
17 9 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
17 9 (0.75%) Public Cloud
18 7 (0.58%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 190 (15.79%) Windows
2 49 (4.07%) Linux
3 46 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 44 (3.66%) Android
5 33 (2.74%) Apple iOS
6 27 (2.24%) Windows 10
7 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.58%) Unix
10 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.42%) zOS
12 4 (0.33%) VMS
13 3 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
13 3 (0.25%) SUSE
14 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.083%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.083%) MVS
15 1 (0.083%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (31.17%) DevOps
3 254 (21.11%) MVC
4 230 (19.12%) Scrum
5 213 (17.71%) Full Stack Development
6 201 (16.71%) TDD
7 198 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
8 192 (15.96%) Software Engineering
9 167 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
10 151 (12.55%) Test Automation
11 149 (12.39%) SDLC
12 146 (12.14%) Web Development
13 110 (9.14%) OO
14 105 (8.73%) Mentoring
15 100 (8.31%) Software Testing
16 98 (8.15%) BDD
16 98 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (7.98%) Microservices
18 88 (7.32%) Computer Science
19 82 (6.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 868 (72.15%) C#
2 654 (54.36%) SQL
3 476 (39.57%) JavaScript
4 220 (18.29%) T-SQL
5 118 (9.81%) PowerShell
6 113 (9.39%) TypeScript
7 65 (5.40%) Java
8 64 (5.32%) C++
9 57 (4.74%) VB.NET
10 55 (4.57%) Python
11 37 (3.08%) Apex Code
12 33 (2.74%) C
13 31 (2.58%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.75%) PHP
15 18 (1.50%) X++
15 18 (1.50%) XPath
16 16 (1.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (1.08%) VBA
18 11 (0.91%) VB
19 10 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 202 (16.79%) Degree
2 43 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.99%) ISEB
4 33 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.66%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.41%) Security Cleared
7 16 (1.33%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.42%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.33%) CITP
11 3 (0.25%) HNC
11 3 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.17%) MCAD
12 2 (0.17%) MCSD
12 2 (0.17%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.083%) CCNP
13 1 (0.083%) CCVP
13 1 (0.083%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.083%) HND
13 1 (0.083%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (9.81%) QA
2 54 (4.49%) Accessibility
3 6 (0.50%) GDPR
3 6 (0.50%) SLA
4 5 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.33%) PMO
6 3 (0.25%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.25%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.25%) JTAG
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (3.41%) Docker
2 37 (3.08%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.58%) Ceph
5 6 (0.50%) vSphere
6 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 41 (3.41%) Terraform
2 35 (2.91%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.16%) Ansible
3 14 (1.16%) SCCM
4 11 (0.91%) Puppet
5 8 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (0.67%) vCenter Server
6 7 (0.58%) Galera Cluster
7 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.50%) vRealize
8 5 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.33%) HP ALM
9 4 (0.33%) PowerCLI
9 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.33%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.083%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 1 (0.083%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.083%) Rancher
Vendors
1 520 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.90%) Oracle
3 51 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
4 41 (3.41%) Xamarin
5 37 (3.08%) Adobe
6 36 (2.99%) SAP
7 34 (2.83%) Conga
8 25 (2.08%) Telerik
8 25 (2.08%) VMware
9 22 (1.83%) ServiceNow
10 17 (1.41%) Databricks
10 17 (1.41%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.33%) DevExpress
12 14 (1.16%) Atlassian
12 14 (1.16%) Google
13 12 (1.00%) Nintex
14 11 (0.91%) Sage
15 10 (0.83%) Apple
15 10 (0.83%) Cisco
16 9 (0.75%) Bloomberg