Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 62 157
Rank change year-on-year -42 +95 -60
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 153 179 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.68% 3.82% 1.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.61% 19.10% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 116 89 77
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £28,000 £32,700 £30,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £54,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,213 937 949
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.22% 20.02% 16.38%
Number of salaries quoted 816 539 558
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £57,650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Scotland.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Scotland

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. 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
Edinburgh +16 91 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Glasgow -74 54 £42,500 +25.00% 6
Aberdeen -6 3 £35,000 -25.13%
Falkirk - 2 - -
Midlothian - 2 £38,000 -
Highlands - 1 £33,000 - 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 127 (83.01%) .NET
2 121 (79.08%) C#
3 75 (49.02%) SQL Server
4 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (39.22%) JavaScript
5 60 (39.22%) ASP.NET
6 59 (38.56%) MVC
7 50 (32.68%) HTML
8 49 (32.03%) WPF
9 43 (28.10%) SQL
10 42 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (26.80%) Scrum
11 41 (26.80%) TDD
12 39 (25.49%) Microsoft
13 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (20.92%) Team Foundation Server
14 32 (20.92%) MVVM
15 28 (18.30%) C++
16 25 (16.34%) .NET Framework
17 24 (15.69%) Degree
18 22 (14.38%) CSS
18 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
19 21 (13.73%) AngularJS
20 20 (13.07%) OO
20 20 (13.07%) Windows
21 19 (12.42%) SOAP
21 19 (12.42%) Java
21 19 (12.42%) Software Engineering
22 18 (11.76%) Software Testing
23 17 (11.11%) RESTful

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 4 (2.61%) CMS
2 3 (1.96%) EPiServer
2 3 (1.96%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.61%) GitHub
1 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (1.31%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.31%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.31%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.31%) NuGet
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (49.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.15%) Big Data
2 14 (9.15%) GIS
3 8 (5.23%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.31%) MS Access
8 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.31%) Power BI
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.65%) MySQL
9 1 (0.65%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 32 (20.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (14.38%) Git (software)
3 14 (9.15%) NetBeans
4 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (3.92%) Selenium
5 6 (3.92%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.61%) Protractor
7 3 (1.96%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.96%) JIRA
7 3 (1.96%) Moq
7 3 (1.96%) NUnit
8 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.31%) Grunt
8 2 (1.31%) gulp
8 2 (1.31%) JMeter
8 2 (1.31%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.65%) GitLab
9 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (1.31%) Advertising
2 2 (1.31%) Banking
2 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.65%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 100 (65.36%) Developer
2 58 (37.91%) C# Developer
3 23 (15.03%) Software Engineer
4 22 (14.38%) Analyst
5 14 (9.15%) .NET Developer
5 14 (9.15%) C# Software Engineer
5 14 (9.15%) Java Engineer
5 14 (9.15%) Java Software Engineer
6 13 (8.50%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.19%) Analyst Programmer
7 11 (7.19%) Programmer
8 9 (5.88%) .NET Analyst Programmer
8 9 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
8 9 (5.88%) C# Programmer
9 7 (4.58%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Development Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Scientific Software Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (3.27%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (83.01%) .NET
2 60 (39.22%) ASP.NET
3 50 (32.68%) HTML
4 49 (32.03%) WPF
5 38 (24.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (16.34%) .NET Framework
7 22 (14.38%) CSS
8 21 (13.73%) AngularJS
9 19 (12.42%) SOAP
10 17 (11.11%) RESTful
11 14 (9.15%) Swing
12 13 (8.50%) Entity Framework
12 13 (8.50%) jQuery
12 13 (8.50%) Web Services
13 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (6.54%) XML
15 7 (4.58%) CSS3
15 7 (4.58%) HTML5
15 7 (4.58%) JSON
15 7 (4.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Robotics
2 13 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.23%) User Experience
4 7 (4.58%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.07%) Windows
2 3 (1.96%) Linux
3 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (45.10%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (38.56%) MVC
3 42 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (26.80%) Scrum
4 41 (26.80%) TDD
5 32 (20.92%) MVVM
6 20 (13.07%) OO
7 19 (12.42%) Software Engineering
8 18 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 17 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (10.46%) SOA
11 14 (9.15%) Innovative Thinking
11 14 (9.15%) Visualisation
12 13 (8.50%) Decision-Making
13 10 (6.54%) Unit Testing
14 8 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (4.58%) Mathematics
15 7 (4.58%) Test Automation
15 7 (4.58%) Waterfall
15 7 (4.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 121 (79.08%) C#
2 60 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 43 (28.10%) SQL
4 28 (18.30%) C++
5 19 (12.42%) Java
6 11 (7.19%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.54%) C
8 5 (3.27%) Fortran
8 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.31%) XAML
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.65%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.65%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (15.69%) Degree
2 15 (9.80%) Numerate Degree
3 5 (3.27%) PhD
4 1 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (25.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (1.31%) Google
3 2 (1.31%) Tableau