Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 77 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16 +44
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 211 184 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.12% 3.30% 2.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.44% 15.35% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 161 106 59
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,000 £32,150
90th Percentile £65,000 £46,458 £52,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 1,367 1,199 920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 26.70% 21.52% 19.84%
Number of salaries quoted 931 753 547
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +20 106 £45,000 +20.00% 12
Glasgow +3 88 £47,675 +12.18% 11
Aberdeen +9 12 £37,500 -11.76%
North Lanarkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Fife +1 1 - -
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 132 (62.56%) C#
2 117 (55.45%) SQL
3 111 (52.61%) .NET
4 108 (51.18%) SQL Server
5 88 (41.71%) Microsoft
6 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
7 76 (36.02%) Finance
8 58 (27.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 55 (26.07%) C++
10 52 (24.64%) JavaScript
11 49 (23.22%) Selenium
12 48 (22.75%) XML
13 47 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (22.27%) SpecFlow
14 43 (20.38%) Test Automation
15 42 (19.91%) Degree
16 41 (19.43%) Python
16 41 (19.43%) Banking
16 41 (19.43%) Multithreading
17 40 (18.96%) Windows
17 40 (18.96%) MVC
17 40 (18.96%) DevOps
18 39 (18.48%) Scrum
19 37 (17.54%) Release Management
20 36 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 36 (17.06%) ASP.NET
21 35 (16.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 33 (15.64%) Unit Testing
23 32 (15.17%) RESTful
23 32 (15.17%) Oracle

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 10 (4.74%) IIS
2 6 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.47%) JBoss
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.95%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.74%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (3.32%) npm
4 3 (1.42%) Office 365
5 2 (0.95%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.84%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (51.18%) SQL Server
2 36 (17.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (16.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (6.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (5.69%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.21%) Big Data
6 11 (5.21%) GIS
7 10 (4.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.84%) Power BI
10 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.42%) SSDT
11 2 (0.95%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.47%) MySQL
12 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 58 (27.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (23.22%) Selenium
3 47 (22.27%) SpecFlow
4 27 (12.80%) Visual Studio Team System
5 24 (11.37%) Git (software)
6 15 (7.11%) Ranorex
7 12 (5.69%) FitNesse
7 12 (5.69%) Toad
8 11 (5.21%) NetBeans
8 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (4.74%) Cucumber
9 10 (4.74%) Jenkins
10 8 (3.79%) Appium
11 7 (3.32%) webpack
12 6 (2.84%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.84%) Visual Studio Code
13 5 (2.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 4 (1.90%) GoogleTest
15 3 (1.42%) Subversion
16 2 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 76 (36.02%) Finance
2 41 (19.43%) Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Investment Banking
3 7 (3.32%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) Law
5 2 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Avionics
6 1 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 127 (60.19%) Developer
2 51 (24.17%) Software Developer
3 44 (20.85%) Senior Developer
4 42 (19.91%) .NET Developer
5 39 (18.48%) C++ Developer
6 31 (14.69%) Senior Software Developer
7 26 (12.32%) .NET Software Developer
8 25 (11.85%) Senior DevOps
9 23 (10.90%) DevOps Developer
9 23 (10.90%) Senior .NET Developer
10 21 (9.95%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 21 (9.95%) Software Engineer
11 18 (8.53%) Analyst
11 18 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (8.53%) C# Developer
12 17 (8.06%) Technical Developer
13 15 (7.11%) QA Automation Engineer
13 15 (7.11%) QA Engineer
14 14 (6.64%) C# Software Engineer
15 13 (6.16%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (52.61%) .NET
2 48 (22.75%) XML
3 36 (17.06%) ASP.NET
4 32 (15.17%) RESTful
5 30 (14.22%) .NET Framework
6 21 (9.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 21 (9.95%) JSON
7 20 (9.48%) AngularJS
7 20 (9.48%) CSS
7 20 (9.48%) HTML
8 19 (9.00%) SOAP
9 17 (8.06%) Web Services
10 16 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
10 16 (7.58%) Gherkin
10 16 (7.58%) XSD
10 16 (7.58%) XSLT
11 15 (7.11%) jQuery
12 13 (6.16%) WPF
13 12 (5.69%) Ajax
14 11 (5.21%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.21%) Robotics
3 10 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.27%) Derivative
4 9 (4.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.32%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.95%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.47%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.47%) EPoS
9 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.96%) Windows
2 31 (14.69%) Linux
3 25 (11.85%) Unix
4 6 (2.84%) Android
4 6 (2.84%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (39.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.27%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (20.38%) Test Automation
4 41 (19.43%) Multithreading
5 40 (18.96%) DevOps
5 40 (18.96%) MVC
6 39 (18.48%) Scrum
7 37 (17.54%) Release Management
8 33 (15.64%) Unit Testing
9 28 (13.27%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (13.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 27 (12.80%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (12.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 24 (11.37%) Software Engineering
12 24 (11.37%) Software Testing
13 23 (10.90%) Decision-Making
14 22 (10.43%) OO
15 21 (9.95%) SDLC
16 18 (8.53%) ETL
17 17 (8.06%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 132 (62.56%) C#
2 117 (55.45%) SQL
3 55 (26.07%) C++
4 52 (24.64%) JavaScript
5 41 (19.43%) Python
6 32 (15.17%) Java
7 29 (13.74%) PL/SQL
7 29 (13.74%) PowerShell
7 29 (13.74%) T-SQL
8 14 (6.64%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.42%) C
10 1 (0.47%) Perl
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
10 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (19.91%) Degree
2 14 (6.64%) Numerate Degree
3 11 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.90%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.95%) ISEB
5 2 (0.95%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.80%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) GDPR
3 3 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.42%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.95%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Mesos
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
3 1 (0.47%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (41.71%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.17%) Oracle
3 16 (7.58%) Xamarin
4 13 (6.16%) TIBCO
5 11 (5.21%) Solace
5 11 (5.21%) Talarian
6 8 (3.79%) DevExpress
6 8 (3.79%) Infragistics
7 6 (2.84%) HP
7 6 (2.84%) Telerik
8 4 (1.90%) Google
8 4 (1.90%) IBM
9 2 (0.95%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.95%) Mashery
9 2 (0.95%) Nintex
9 2 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.95%) Tableau
10 1 (0.47%) Reuters
10 1 (0.47%) Workday