Period
to 20 January 2020

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

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 66 76
Rank change year-on-year -25 +10 +26
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 114 206 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.77% 4.10% 3.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.32% 15.21% 15.91%
Number of salaries quoted 64 157 106
Scotland median annual salary £38,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.44% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £46,458
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 Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 796 1,354 1,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 19.37% 26.92% 21.50%
Number of salaries quoted 493 919 745
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £70,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in 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 20 January 2020.

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 20 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
Edinburgh -5 76 £37,500 -16.67% 10
Glasgow -31 22 £38,750 -20.68% 7
Aberdeen -17 5 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Dundee - 4 £41,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire -1 3 £40,000 -
West Lothian - 2 £34,250 -
Midlothian - 1 £38,500 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 91 (79.82%) .NET
2 74 (64.91%) SQL
3 69 (60.53%) C#
4 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (49.12%) Microsoft
6 43 (37.72%) Azure
7 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
7 37 (32.46%) Software Engineering
8 36 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (31.58%) SDLC
9 32 (28.07%) PowerShell
10 31 (27.19%) DevOps
10 31 (27.19%) Finance
10 31 (27.19%) Windows
11 30 (26.32%) Python
11 30 (26.32%) WPF
12 28 (24.56%) Release Management
12 28 (24.56%) Ruby
12 28 (24.56%) Ant
12 28 (24.56%) Micro Focus
12 28 (24.56%) Apache Ivy
13 27 (23.68%) Java
14 26 (22.81%) Degree
15 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
15 25 (21.93%) C++
15 25 (21.93%) Git (software)
16 24 (21.05%) RESTful
16 24 (21.05%) SOA
17 22 (19.30%) Big Data
17 22 (19.30%) Numerate Degree

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 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (7.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (37.72%) Azure
2 12 (10.53%) Power Platform
3 9 (7.89%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.39%) Office 365
5 3 (2.63%) AWS
5 3 (2.63%) PowerApps
5 3 (2.63%) ShareGate
6 2 (1.75%) SaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (32.46%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.30%) Big Data
2 22 (19.30%) GIS
3 20 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (10.53%) Power BI
6 5 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (4.39%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.63%) OLAP
7 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (24.56%) Ant
2 28 (24.56%) Apache Ivy
3 25 (21.93%) Git (software)
4 22 (19.30%) NetBeans
5 11 (9.65%) Subversion
6 10 (8.77%) JIRA
7 9 (7.89%) Jenkins
8 8 (7.02%) Selenium
9 6 (5.26%) SpecFlow
10 5 (4.39%) Postman
10 5 (4.39%) Ranorex
11 4 (3.51%) Bitbucket
11 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
11 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (1.75%) Protractor
12 2 (1.75%) YouTrack
13 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (27.19%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.51%) Automotive
3 4 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
4 1 (0.88%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (49.12%) Developer
2 36 (31.58%) Software Engineer
3 28 (24.56%) Senior Developer
4 25 (21.93%) C# Software Engineer
5 23 (20.18%) Java Engineer
6 22 (19.30%) Java Software Engineer
6 22 (19.30%) Software Developer
7 19 (16.67%) Senior DevOps
8 17 (14.91%) Senior Software Developer
9 16 (14.04%) DevOps Developer
9 16 (14.04%) Senior Software Engineer
10 12 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (10.53%) Graduate
11 11 (9.65%) Graduate Java Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Graduate Software Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Senior Java Engineer
11 11 (9.65%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 9 (7.89%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (79.82%) .NET
2 30 (26.32%) WPF
3 24 (21.05%) RESTful
4 22 (19.30%) SOAP
4 22 (19.30%) Swing
5 21 (18.42%) ASP.NET
6 18 (15.79%) CSS
7 17 (14.91%) HTML
8 10 (8.77%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.89%) jQuery
9 9 (7.89%) REST
9 9 (7.89%) WCF
9 9 (7.89%) Web Services
10 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.26%) .NET Core
12 5 (4.39%) HTML5
12 5 (4.39%) LINQ
13 4 (3.51%) ASP.NET Core
13 4 (3.51%) Node.js
13 4 (3.51%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.30%) Robotics
2 8 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.39%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.19%) Windows
2 7 (6.14%) Android
2 7 (6.14%) Linux
3 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.51%) VMS
3 4 (3.51%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.88%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (32.46%) Software Engineering
3 36 (31.58%) SDLC
4 31 (27.19%) DevOps
5 28 (24.56%) Release Management
6 24 (21.05%) SOA
7 22 (19.30%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (19.30%) Innovative Thinking
7 22 (19.30%) Software Testing
8 19 (16.67%) Process Improvement
9 17 (14.91%) MVC
10 16 (14.04%) Master Data Management
10 16 (14.04%) Scrum
11 13 (11.40%) Customer Requirements
12 11 (9.65%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.65%) Manual Testing
12 11 (9.65%) Test Automation
13 10 (8.77%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 74 (64.91%) SQL
2 69 (60.53%) C#
3 32 (28.07%) PowerShell
4 30 (26.32%) Python
5 28 (24.56%) Ruby
6 27 (23.68%) Java
7 25 (21.93%) C++
7 25 (21.93%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.39%) TypeScript
9 4 (3.51%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.75%) Delphi
10 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) C
11 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) Degree
2 22 (19.30%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (7.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.54%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 56 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 28 (24.56%) Micro Focus
3 8 (7.02%) Tableau
3 8 (7.02%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.63%) Nintex
6 2 (1.75%) Telerik
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle