Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 93 57
Rank change year-on-year -32 -36 +83
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 94 163 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 2.98% 4.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.42% 13.46% 21.65%
Number of salaries quoted 59 115 116
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -8.45%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,900 £30,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £48,750
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 1,117 1,211 1,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.60% 22.14% 20.99%
Number of salaries quoted 715 769 607
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £31,550 £30,472 £30,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £58,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%

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 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 19 August 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 -41 64 £31,750 -23.03% 12
Glasgow +4 21 £41,255 -4.61% 7
South Lanarkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Dundee -5 2 £41,500 +31.55% 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £55,000 - 2
West Lothian -2 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £38,500 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 85 (90.43%) .NET
2 67 (71.28%) C#
3 64 (68.09%) SQL
4 49 (52.13%) Software Engineering
5 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
6 37 (39.36%) Git (software)
7 36 (38.30%) Java
7 36 (38.30%) Degree
8 33 (35.11%) Windows
9 30 (31.91%) WPF
10 29 (30.85%) GIS
10 29 (30.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 27 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (28.72%) C++
12 26 (27.66%) SOAP
12 26 (27.66%) Swing
12 26 (27.66%) SOA
12 26 (27.66%) NetBeans
12 26 (27.66%) Robotics
12 26 (27.66%) Software Testing
12 26 (27.66%) RESTful
12 26 (27.66%) Big Data
12 26 (27.66%) Numerate Degree
12 26 (27.66%) Innovative Thinking
13 25 (26.60%) Python
14 23 (24.47%) DevOps
15 22 (23.40%) SDLC
15 22 (23.40%) Finance
15 22 (23.40%) .NET Framework

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 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.19%) ArcGIS
2 3 (3.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.06%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 27 (28.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.32%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (4.26%) Power Platform
3 4 (4.26%) SaaS
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon SQS
4 3 (3.19%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.19%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) GIS
2 26 (27.66%) Big Data
3 19 (20.21%) SQL Server
4 11 (11.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.26%) Power BI
7 2 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.06%) Essbase
8 1 (1.06%) MS Access
8 1 (1.06%) QlikView
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 37 (39.36%) Git (software)
2 29 (30.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (27.66%) NetBeans
4 19 (20.21%) Ant
4 19 (20.21%) Apache Ivy
5 6 (6.38%) TeamCity
6 5 (5.32%) Bitbucket
6 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 3 (3.19%) FinalBuilder
7 3 (3.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (3.19%) Protractor
7 3 (3.19%) Selenium
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (3.19%) Subversion
8 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.13%) JIRA
8 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (1.06%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.06%) ReSharper
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.06%) German Language
4 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (52.13%) Software Engineer
2 34 (36.17%) Developer
3 30 (31.91%) C# Software Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Java Engineer
4 26 (27.66%) Java Software Engineer
5 20 (21.28%) Graduate
5 20 (21.28%) Graduate Java Engineer
5 20 (21.28%) Graduate Java Software Engineer
5 20 (21.28%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 18 (19.15%) Senior DevOps
7 16 (17.02%) Software Developer
8 15 (15.96%) Senior Developer
9 14 (14.89%) DevOps Developer
9 14 (14.89%) Senior Software Developer
10 10 (10.64%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Senior C# Software Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Senior Java Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Senior Java Software Engineer
12 5 (5.32%) Analyst
12 5 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (90.43%) .NET
2 30 (31.91%) WPF
3 26 (27.66%) RESTful
3 26 (27.66%) SOAP
3 26 (27.66%) Swing
4 22 (23.40%) .NET Framework
5 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
6 10 (10.64%) CSS
6 10 (10.64%) HTML
7 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET Core
7 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 7 (7.45%) jQuery
9 6 (6.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (6.38%) React
10 4 (4.26%) .NET Core
10 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.19%) Entity Framework
11 3 (3.19%) MSMQ
11 3 (3.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.66%) Robotics
2 3 (3.19%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.13%) Clustering
3 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (35.11%) Windows
2 2 (2.13%) Android
2 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.13%) Unix
2 2 (2.13%) VMS
2 2 (2.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (52.13%) Software Engineering
2 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.66%) Innovative Thinking
3 26 (27.66%) SOA
3 26 (27.66%) Software Testing
4 23 (24.47%) DevOps
5 22 (23.40%) SDLC
6 19 (20.21%) MVC
6 19 (20.21%) Release Management
7 16 (17.02%) Process Improvement
8 11 (11.70%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (9.57%) Scrum
9 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
10 7 (7.45%) Computer Science
10 7 (7.45%) ETL
10 7 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (6.38%) Regression Testing
12 5 (5.32%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (5.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 67 (71.28%) C#
2 64 (68.09%) SQL
3 36 (38.30%) Java
4 27 (28.72%) C++
5 25 (26.60%) Python
6 21 (22.34%) PowerShell
7 20 (21.28%) Ruby
8 14 (14.89%) JavaScript
9 10 (10.64%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.26%) TypeScript
10 4 (4.26%) VB
11 3 (3.19%) VB.NET
11 3 (3.19%) X++
12 2 (2.13%) ES6
13 1 (1.06%) C
13 1 (1.06%) Perl
13 1 (1.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (38.30%) Degree
2 26 (27.66%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (8.51%) HND
4 6 (6.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.77%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) GxP
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 37 (39.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.21%) Micro Focus
3 4 (4.26%) Oracle
4 3 (3.19%) ESRI
4 3 (3.19%) Mapbox
4 3 (3.19%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.13%) Cognizant
5 2 (2.13%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.06%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.06%) New Relic
6 1 (1.06%) Tableau