Period
to 26 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 26 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 923 661 938
Rank change year-on-year -262 +277 +65
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 84 17 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.076% 0.038% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.36% 0.18% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 79 12 98
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,625 £40,875
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -25.00% +26.32%
75th Percentile £48,125 £51,250 £63,438
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £66,625
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +20.00%

VSS/SourceSafe 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 23,263 9,564 23,808
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 20.93% 21.12% 18.93%
Number of salaries quoted 14,313 8,055 19,325
10th Percentile £37,290 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.85% +6.93%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £83,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England.

Salary trend for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe in England over the 6 months to 26 October 2021.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in England

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the England region over the 6 months to 26 October 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
South East -141 34 £48,750 -2.50%
North of England -118 18 £45,000 - 1
Midlands -106 12 £44,000 - 2
East of England - 11 £38,500 -
Yorkshire - 8 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £41,633 - 1
North West -96 6 £45,000 -
London -244 6 £45,000 - 8
West Midlands -102 5 £45,000 - 1
South West -93 4 £40,000 +11.11%
North East - 4 £45,000 - 1
VSS/SourceSafe
UK

For the 6 months to 26 October 2021, IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) SQL
3 39 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 34 (40.48%) C#
5 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (39.29%) Degree
6 31 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (36.90%) HTML
7 30 (35.71%) Windows
8 27 (32.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
9 26 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (30.95%) ETL
10 25 (29.76%) Data Warehouse
10 25 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (29.76%) Oracle
10 25 (29.76%) Oracle Reports
10 25 (29.76%) OLAP
10 25 (29.76%) Visual Studio
10 25 (29.76%) PostgreSQL
10 25 (29.76%) Data Management
10 25 (29.76%) MDX
10 25 (29.76%) Data Protection Act
10 25 (29.76%) Oracle OLAP
10 25 (29.76%) Data Protection
10 25 (29.76%) Data Extraction
10 25 (29.76%) Data Architecture
10 25 (29.76%) R
10 25 (29.76%) SSDT
10 25 (29.76%) Power Platform

VSS/SourceSafe
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 11 (13.10%) IIS
1 11 (13.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.76%) Power Platform
2 13 (15.48%) AWS
2 13 (15.48%) Azure
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.19%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) LAN
2 17 (20.24%) Firewall
3 14 (16.67%) DHCP
3 14 (16.67%) DNS
3 14 (16.67%) MPLS
4 13 (15.48%) WAN
5 11 (13.10%) ADSL
5 11 (13.10%) Internet
5 11 (13.10%) NAS
5 11 (13.10%) VLAN
6 7 (8.33%) BGP
7 6 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (7.14%) VPN
7 6 (7.14%) Wireless
8 5 (5.95%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (5.95%) EIGRP
8 5 (5.95%) SNMP
8 5 (5.95%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (5.95%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 27 (32.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (30.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (29.76%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (29.76%) OLAP
4 25 (29.76%) Oracle OLAP
4 25 (29.76%) Oracle Reports
4 25 (29.76%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (29.76%) Power BI
4 25 (29.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 25 (29.76%) SSDT
5 14 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (15.48%) MS Access
6 13 (15.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 25 (29.76%) Visual Studio
3 20 (23.81%) Bugzilla
3 20 (23.81%) CruiseControl
3 20 (23.81%) Gemini Tracker
3 20 (23.81%) Hudson
3 20 (23.81%) Subversion
4 17 (20.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (15.48%) Selenium
6 3 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (14.29%) Social Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Finance
5 1 (1.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.14%) Developer
2 25 (29.76%) Senior Developer
3 20 (23.81%) Software Engineer
4 17 (20.24%) Senior Software Engineer
5 13 (15.48%) Tester
6 12 (14.29%) Regression Tester
6 12 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
6 12 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 11 (13.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (13.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (13.10%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) IT Support
8 6 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 1 (1.19%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.90%) HTML
2 25 (29.76%) MDX
3 19 (22.62%) WPF
4 18 (21.43%) HTML5
5 14 (16.67%) XML
6 3 (3.57%) .NET
6 3 (3.57%) Web Services
7 2 (2.38%) RESTful
7 2 (2.38%) XMPP
8 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.19%) ADO
8 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.76%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.71%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows 10
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2016
2 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (1.19%) Linux
3 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.90%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (30.95%) ETL
4 25 (29.76%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (29.76%) Data Architecture
4 25 (29.76%) Data Extraction
4 25 (29.76%) Data Management
4 25 (29.76%) Data Protection
5 22 (26.19%) Computer Science
5 22 (26.19%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (23.81%) Issue Tracking
6 20 (23.81%) Software Engineering
7 18 (21.43%) Artificial Intelligence
7 18 (21.43%) Machine Learning
8 13 (15.48%) Migration
9 12 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 12 (14.29%) White-Box Testing
10 11 (13.10%) Mentoring
10 11 (13.10%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.62%) SQL
2 34 (40.48%) C#
3 25 (29.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 25 (29.76%) R
4 20 (23.81%) C++
5 19 (22.62%) XAML
6 18 (21.43%) C++/CLI
7 16 (19.05%) JavaScript
8 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.57%) Python
9 3 (3.57%) VB
10 2 (2.38%) J#
10 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.19%) Java
11 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.19%) VB6
11 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (39.29%) Degree
2 20 (23.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (13.10%) MCSA
3 11 (13.10%) MCSE
3 11 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.14%) CCNA
6 3 (3.57%) CCNP
7 1 (1.19%) CCIE
7 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.76%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Cisco CME
2 4 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (2.38%) Kibana
4 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 53 (63.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.76%) Oracle
3 13 (15.48%) VMware
4 11 (13.10%) Veeam
5 8 (9.52%) Cisco
6 7 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.76%) F5
8 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.38%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.38%) UiPath
10 1 (1.19%) Arista
10 1 (1.19%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.19%) Ekahau
10 1 (1.19%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds