Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 55 138
Rank change year-on-year -36 +83 0
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 163 244 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.98% 4.54% 1.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.46% 21.65% 8.96%
Number of salaries quoted 115 116 82
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,961
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -8.45% +5.03%
10th Percentile £26,900 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £54,875
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 1,211 1,127 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 22.14% 20.99% 19.12%
Number of salaries quoted 769 607 612
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,472 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,625 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.83% +2.37% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +12 103 £41,250 +3.13% 17
Glasgow -73 49 £43,250 +27.21% 8
West Lothian -8 3 £26,750 -8.55%
Stirling - 2 - -
Falkirk - 2 - -
Fife -5 1 - -
Aberdeen -6 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £31,547 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 118 (72.39%) C#
2 115 (70.55%) .NET
3 73 (44.79%) SQL Server
3 73 (44.79%) SQL
4 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (36.20%) Microsoft
6 47 (28.83%) C++
6 47 (28.83%) ASP.NET
7 46 (28.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (26.99%) WPF
9 43 (26.38%) MVC
10 42 (25.77%) Degree
10 42 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
11 41 (25.15%) JavaScript
12 39 (23.93%) Windows
12 39 (23.93%) Scrum
13 37 (22.70%) OO
14 36 (22.09%) Git (software)
15 35 (21.47%) Software Engineering
16 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
16 34 (20.86%) TDD
16 34 (20.86%) RESTful
17 33 (20.25%) Java
17 33 (20.25%) Finance
18 32 (19.63%) Problem-Solving
19 31 (19.02%) Decision-Making
20 30 (18.40%) SOAP
21 28 (17.18%) .NET Framework
21 28 (17.18%) Numerate Degree
21 28 (17.18%) AngularJS

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 3 (1.84%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.45%) GitHub
3 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.23%) npm
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (44.79%) SQL Server
2 26 (15.95%) Big Data
2 26 (15.95%) GIS
3 11 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (6.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.23%) MS Access
8 2 (1.23%) Power BI
9 1 (0.61%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.61%) Ingres
9 1 (0.61%) MySQL
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.61%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 46 (28.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (22.09%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.95%) NetBeans
4 16 (9.82%) Selenium
4 16 (9.82%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (3.07%) Protractor
7 5 (3.07%) Toad
8 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.23%) Ant
9 2 (1.23%) Appium
9 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.23%) FitNesse
9 2 (1.23%) GoogleTest
9 2 (1.23%) Moq
9 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (1.23%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.23%) webpack
General
1 33 (20.25%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Banking
3 7 (4.29%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.68%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.61%) Avionics
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 92 (56.44%) Developer
2 33 (20.25%) Software Developer
3 32 (19.63%) Software Engineer
4 26 (15.95%) C# Software Engineer
4 26 (15.95%) Java Engineer
4 26 (15.95%) Java Software Engineer
4 26 (15.95%) Senior Developer
5 24 (14.72%) C# Developer
6 23 (14.11%) .NET Developer
7 21 (12.88%) Analyst
8 19 (11.66%) Senior Software Developer
9 15 (9.20%) C++ Developer
10 13 (7.98%) Junior
11 12 (7.36%) Senior Software Engineer
12 10 (6.13%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 10 (6.13%) .NET Programmer
12 10 (6.13%) Analyst Programmer
12 10 (6.13%) Programmer
12 10 (6.13%) Senior C# Software Engineer
12 10 (6.13%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (70.55%) .NET
2 47 (28.83%) ASP.NET
3 44 (26.99%) WPF
4 34 (20.86%) RESTful
5 30 (18.40%) SOAP
6 28 (17.18%) .NET Framework
6 28 (17.18%) AngularJS
7 26 (15.95%) Swing
8 24 (14.72%) HTML
9 20 (12.27%) XML
10 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (9.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 15 (9.20%) CSS
11 12 (7.36%) Web Services
12 11 (6.75%) Entity Framework
13 10 (6.13%) jQuery
13 10 (6.13%) JSON
14 9 (5.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
15 7 (4.29%) Middleware
16 6 (3.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Robotics
2 25 (15.34%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.52%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.07%) Derivative
5 5 (3.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.61%) Fintech
6 1 (0.61%) LIMS
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) User Experience
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (23.93%) Windows
2 12 (7.36%) Linux
3 10 (6.13%) Unix
4 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (39.26%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.38%) MVC
3 42 (25.77%) Continuous Integration
4 39 (23.93%) Scrum
5 37 (22.70%) OO
6 35 (21.47%) Software Engineering
7 34 (20.86%) Software Testing
7 34 (20.86%) TDD
8 32 (19.63%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (19.02%) Decision-Making
10 27 (16.56%) SOA
11 26 (15.95%) Innovative Thinking
11 26 (15.95%) Storage Management
11 26 (15.95%) Visualisation
12 20 (12.27%) Unit Testing
13 15 (9.20%) Multithreading
14 14 (8.59%) MVVM
15 11 (6.75%) Test Automation
15 11 (6.75%) Web Development
16 10 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 118 (72.39%) C#
2 73 (44.79%) SQL
3 47 (28.83%) C++
4 41 (25.15%) JavaScript
5 33 (20.25%) Java
6 16 (9.82%) PL/SQL
7 15 (9.20%) T-SQL
8 12 (7.36%) Python
9 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.45%) C
11 3 (1.84%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.23%) VB
12 2 (1.23%) VB6
12 2 (1.23%) XAML
13 1 (0.61%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.61%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.61%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.61%) R
13 1 (0.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (25.77%) Degree
2 28 (17.18%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.23%) ISEB
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.75%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) GDPR
2 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.84%) PMBOK
3 2 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.61%) Ansible
2 1 (0.61%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (0.61%) Mesos
2 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.61%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 59 (36.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.88%) Oracle
3 12 (7.36%) TIBCO
4 7 (4.29%) Mashery
5 5 (3.07%) Solace
5 5 (3.07%) Talarian
6 4 (2.45%) Google
7 2 (1.23%) IBM
7 2 (1.23%) Tableau