Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 90 147
Rank change year-on-year +11 +57 -76
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 186 116 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.28% 2.49% 1.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.10% 12.38% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 122 62 73
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,025 £29,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 1,232 937 961
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 21.75% 20.13% 15.58%
Number of salaries quoted 801 556 599
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,500 £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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +17 95 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Glasgow -6 75 £42,500 -4.43% 8
Stirling - 10 £40,000 -
Aberdeen -7 2 £35,000 -
Midlothian - 2 £38,000 -
Highlands - 1 £33,000 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £35,000 -
Fife - 1 £20,000 - 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 159 (85.48%) .NET
2 156 (83.87%) C#
3 83 (44.62%) SQL Server
4 79 (42.47%) JavaScript
5 78 (41.94%) ASP.NET
5 78 (41.94%) MVC
6 77 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (41.40%) HTML
7 68 (36.56%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (36.02%) WPF
9 63 (33.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (32.80%) Scrum
11 56 (30.11%) TDD
12 47 (25.27%) C++
13 45 (24.19%) SQL
14 43 (23.12%) Software Engineering
15 39 (20.97%) Degree
16 37 (19.89%) Windows
17 34 (18.28%) Git (software)
18 33 (17.74%) CSS
19 31 (16.67%) SOA
19 31 (16.67%) SOAP
20 30 (16.13%) MVVM
21 28 (15.05%) Java
22 27 (14.52%) GIS
22 27 (14.52%) .NET Framework
23 26 (13.98%) Software Testing
23 26 (13.98%) NetBeans
23 26 (13.98%) Swing
23 26 (13.98%) RESTful

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 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.23%) CMS
3 4 (2.15%) IIS
4 3 (1.61%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.54%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.15%) BlazeMeter
1 4 (2.15%) BrowserStack
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.08%) GitHub
3 2 (1.08%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (44.62%) SQL Server
2 27 (14.52%) GIS
3 26 (13.98%) Big Data
4 7 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.69%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 26 (13.98%) NetBeans
3 17 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.30%) Selenium
4 8 (4.30%) SpecFlow
5 4 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.15%) JIRA
5 4 (2.15%) JMeter
5 4 (2.15%) Subversion
5 4 (2.15%) Zephyr
6 3 (1.61%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.08%) Grunt
7 2 (1.08%) gulp
7 2 (1.08%) Moq
7 2 (1.08%) NuGet
7 2 (1.08%) NUnit
8 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.54%) FinalBuilder
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (5.91%) Finance
2 10 (5.38%) Games
3 5 (2.69%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Legal
5 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 125 (67.20%) Developer
2 86 (46.24%) C# Developer
3 32 (17.20%) Software Engineer
4 26 (13.98%) C# Software Engineer
4 26 (13.98%) Java Engineer
4 26 (13.98%) Java Software Engineer
5 17 (9.14%) Programmer
6 15 (8.06%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.53%) Software Developer
8 12 (6.45%) Analyst
9 10 (5.38%) Senior Programmer
10 6 (3.23%) Analyst Programmer
11 5 (2.69%) .NET Programmer
11 5 (2.69%) Architect
11 5 (2.69%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.15%) .NET Analyst Programmer
12 4 (2.15%) Automation Test Analyst
12 4 (2.15%) Development Engineer
12 4 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
12 4 (2.15%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (85.48%) .NET
2 78 (41.94%) ASP.NET
3 77 (41.40%) HTML
4 67 (36.02%) WPF
5 63 (33.87%) ASP.NET MVC
6 33 (17.74%) CSS
7 31 (16.67%) SOAP
8 27 (14.52%) .NET Framework
9 26 (13.98%) RESTful
9 26 (13.98%) Swing
10 22 (11.83%) jQuery
11 19 (10.22%) Entity Framework
12 15 (8.06%) HTML5
13 12 (6.45%) CSS3
14 11 (5.91%) AngularJS
15 10 (5.38%) Unreal Engine
16 9 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (4.84%) XML
17 8 (4.30%) Web Services
18 5 (2.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.98%) Robotics
2 12 (6.45%) Algorithms
3 11 (5.91%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.91%) User Experience
4 10 (5.38%) PlayStation
4 10 (5.38%) Xbox
5 7 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 37 (19.89%) Windows
2 5 (2.69%) Linux
3 4 (2.15%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.94%) MVC
2 77 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (36.56%) Continuous Integration
4 61 (32.80%) Scrum
5 56 (30.11%) TDD
6 43 (23.12%) Software Engineering
7 31 (16.67%) SOA
8 30 (16.13%) MVVM
9 26 (13.98%) Innovative Thinking
9 26 (13.98%) Software Testing
9 26 (13.98%) Visualisation
10 17 (9.14%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.53%) OO
12 10 (5.38%) Visual Effects
13 8 (4.30%) Validation
14 6 (3.23%) Mentoring
14 6 (3.23%) Test Automation
15 5 (2.69%) Front End Development
15 5 (2.69%) Responsive Web Design
15 5 (2.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (83.87%) C#
2 79 (42.47%) JavaScript
3 47 (25.27%) C++
4 45 (24.19%) SQL
5 28 (15.05%) Java
6 9 (4.84%) C
7 8 (4.30%) Python
7 8 (4.30%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.15%) Fortran
8 4 (2.15%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.61%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.54%) X++
10 1 (0.54%) XAML
10 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (20.97%) Degree
2 26 (13.98%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (2.15%) PhD
4 3 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.61%) Oracle
3 2 (1.08%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.54%) ESRI
4 1 (0.54%) Reuters