Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 106 141
Rank change year-on-year +46 +35 -73
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 223 111 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.94% 2.14% 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 18.49% 10.34% 9.12%
Number of salaries quoted 112 70 75
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £27,250
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,575 £52,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 1206 1074 1097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.30% 20.75% 16.97%
Number of salaries quoted 676 643 693
Scotland median annual salary £41,500 £40,500 £42,233
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.47% -4.10% +5.58%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,050 £29,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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
Glasgow +45 108 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Edinburgh +21 91 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Stirling - 10 £40,000 -
Fife +3 5 £40,000 -15.79%
Aberdeen -2 3 £40,000 -8.05%
West Lothian - 2 £29,250 -
Highlands - 2 £60,000 -
Dundee -8 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 190 (85.20%) .NET
2 189 (84.75%) C#
3 125 (56.05%) SQL Server
4 122 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (54.26%) ASP.NET
6 117 (52.47%) MVC
7 109 (48.88%) Continuous Integration
8 107 (47.98%) HTML
9 105 (47.09%) JavaScript
10 98 (43.95%) Scrum
10 98 (43.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 85 (38.12%) TDD
12 59 (26.46%) WPF
13 44 (19.73%) .NET Framework
13 44 (19.73%) Software Engineering
14 42 (18.83%) SQL
14 42 (18.83%) CSS
15 38 (17.04%) Windows
15 38 (17.04%) C++
16 36 (16.14%) Entity Framework
17 35 (15.70%) Degree
18 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
18 31 (13.90%) Finance
19 27 (12.11%) SOA
20 26 (11.66%) Git (software)
21 25 (11.21%) HTML5
21 25 (11.21%) jQuery
22 24 (10.76%) Computer Science
22 24 (10.76%) OO
23 22 (9.87%) Java

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 14 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.38%) CMS
3 7 (3.14%) IIS
3 7 (3.14%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.45%) Confluence
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (0.90%) BrowserStack
2 2 (0.90%) GitHub
2 2 (0.90%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
1 2 (0.90%) Intranet
1 2 (0.90%) Modbus
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (56.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) GIS
3 16 (7.17%) Big Data
4 10 (4.48%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.04%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.90%) Power BI
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (11.66%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.97%) NetBeans
3 15 (6.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (5.38%) Selenium
4 12 (5.38%) SpecFlow
5 9 (4.04%) Subversion
6 6 (2.69%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.79%) Maven
8 3 (1.35%) JIRA
9 2 (0.90%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.90%) JMeter
9 2 (0.90%) Protractor
9 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.90%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.90%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.45%) Clang
10 1 (0.45%) gulp
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 31 (13.90%) Finance
2 16 (7.17%) Financial Institution
3 12 (5.38%) Marketing
4 10 (4.48%) Games
5 5 (2.24%) Legal
6 3 (1.35%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 159 (71.30%) Developer
2 114 (51.12%) C# Developer
3 26 (11.66%) .NET Developer
3 26 (11.66%) Software Engineer
4 24 (10.76%) Software Developer
5 20 (8.97%) C# Software Engineer
6 19 (8.52%) Programmer
7 17 (7.62%) Java Engineer
7 17 (7.62%) Java Software Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Analyst
8 13 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (4.93%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.48%) Senior Programmer
11 9 (4.04%) .NET Programmer
12 8 (3.59%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.59%) Analyst Programmer
12 8 (3.59%) Mid-Level C# Developer
12 8 (3.59%) Senior .NET Developer
13 6 (2.69%) ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (2.69%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (85.20%) .NET
2 121 (54.26%) ASP.NET
3 107 (47.98%) HTML
4 98 (43.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 59 (26.46%) WPF
6 44 (19.73%) .NET Framework
7 42 (18.83%) CSS
8 36 (16.14%) Entity Framework
9 25 (11.21%) HTML5
9 25 (11.21%) jQuery
10 20 (8.97%) RESTful
11 19 (8.52%) CSS3
11 19 (8.52%) SOAP
12 16 (7.17%) Swing
13 14 (6.28%) AngularJS
14 10 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (4.48%) Unreal Engine
15 8 (3.59%) LESS
15 8 (3.59%) Sass
15 8 (3.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.76%) Computer Science
2 16 (7.17%) Robotics
3 10 (4.48%) PlayStation
3 10 (4.48%) Xbox
4 6 (2.69%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.69%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.04%) Windows
2 9 (4.04%) Linux
2 9 (4.04%) Unix
3 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.45%) Android
4 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (54.71%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (52.47%) MVC
3 109 (48.88%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (43.95%) Scrum
5 85 (38.12%) TDD
6 44 (19.73%) Software Engineering
7 27 (12.11%) SOA
8 24 (10.76%) OO
9 21 (9.42%) Unit Testing
10 19 (8.52%) Software Testing
11 16 (7.17%) Innovative Thinking
11 16 (7.17%) Visualisation
12 13 (5.83%) MVVM
13 12 (5.38%) Mentoring
14 11 (4.93%) Cash Management
15 10 (4.48%) SOLID
15 10 (4.48%) Visual Effects
16 8 (3.59%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 7 (3.14%) Responsive Web Design
17 7 (3.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 189 (84.75%) C#
2 105 (47.09%) JavaScript
3 42 (18.83%) SQL
4 38 (17.04%) C++
5 22 (9.87%) Java
6 17 (7.62%) Python
7 14 (6.28%) C
8 10 (4.48%) T-SQL
9 8 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.69%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.79%) XAML
12 2 (0.90%) VB
13 1 (0.45%) F#
13 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.45%) Perl
13 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.45%) X++
13 1 (0.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (15.70%) Degree
2 18 (8.07%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) MISRA
System Software
1 5 (2.24%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.59%) Xamarin
3 3 (1.35%) Oracle
4 2 (0.90%) Adobe
4 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.45%) ESRI
5 1 (0.45%) Reuters
5 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com