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

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 60 114
Rank change year-on-year -14 +54 +36
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 200 231 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.72% 4.09% 2.06%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.74% 19.25% 10.20%
Number of salaries quoted 155 117 71
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +1.25%
10th Percentile £26,350 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.60% +2.35% -

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 1,357 1,200 1,059
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.27% 21.25% 20.21%
Number of salaries quoted 888 667 620
Scotland median annual salary £46,500 £41,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.05% +2.47% -2.41%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £59,775
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 17 November 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 November 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 +16 107 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Glasgow -26 73 £53,000 +55.88% 6
Aberdeen +8 9 £31,250 -21.88% 1
West Lothian -22 3 £26,750 -8.55%
Stirling -4 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £40,000 -
Dundee +13 1 £31,547 -9.87% 1
Fife -2 1 - -
Lothian - 1 £45,000 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 135 (67.50%) C#
2 113 (56.50%) SQL
3 110 (55.00%) .NET
4 79 (39.50%) SQL Server
5 74 (37.00%) Finance
6 73 (36.50%) Microsoft
7 68 (34.00%) C++
8 65 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
9 52 (26.00%) Degree
9 52 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 49 (24.50%) Windows
12 47 (23.50%) Scrum
13 45 (22.50%) XML
14 41 (20.50%) Java
14 41 (20.50%) Multithreading
15 40 (20.00%) RESTful
15 40 (20.00%) Selenium
15 40 (20.00%) JavaScript
15 40 (20.00%) SpecFlow
16 39 (19.50%) Oracle
16 39 (19.50%) Unit Testing
17 38 (19.00%) Software Testing
17 38 (19.00%) Banking
18 36 (18.00%) Git (software)
18 36 (18.00%) ASP.NET
19 35 (17.50%) PL/SQL
20 34 (17.00%) Python
20 34 (17.00%) Software Engineering
20 34 (17.00%) Problem-Solving

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 (1.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.00%) IIS
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.50%) CMS
3 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.50%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (2.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.50%) Dynamics 365
3 6 (3.00%) npm
4 2 (1.00%) GitHub
4 2 (1.00%) Office 365
5 1 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (39.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.50%) Big Data
2 23 (11.50%) GIS
3 17 (8.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (6.50%) Oracle Database
6 9 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (2.50%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.50%) Power BI
9 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.50%) SSDT
10 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) MySQL
10 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 52 (26.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (20.00%) Selenium
2 40 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 36 (18.00%) Git (software)
4 23 (11.50%) NetBeans
5 22 (11.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (6.50%) Ranorex
6 13 (6.50%) Toad
7 12 (6.00%) FitNesse
8 9 (4.50%) Cucumber
8 9 (4.50%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.00%) Appium
10 6 (3.00%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (3.00%) webpack
11 4 (2.00%) GoogleTest
11 4 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (1.50%) Ant
12 3 (1.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (1.50%) WebDriver
13 2 (1.00%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (37.00%) Finance
2 38 (19.00%) Banking
3 11 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.50%) Law
5 6 (3.00%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Avionics
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 121 (60.50%) Developer
2 50 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 45 (22.50%) Senior Developer
4 40 (20.00%) C++ Developer
5 33 (16.50%) Senior Software Developer
6 32 (16.00%) .NET Developer
7 30 (15.00%) Software Engineer
8 24 (12.00%) C# Software Engineer
9 23 (11.50%) Java Engineer
9 23 (11.50%) Java Software Engineer
10 19 (9.50%) Senior .NET Developer
11 18 (9.00%) .NET Software Developer
12 17 (8.50%) C# Developer
12 17 (8.50%) Junior
12 17 (8.50%) Senior .NET Software Developer
13 16 (8.00%) Technical Developer
14 15 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (7.50%) Senior DevOps
15 14 (7.00%) DevOps Developer
15 14 (7.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (55.00%) .NET
2 45 (22.50%) XML
3 40 (20.00%) RESTful
4 36 (18.00%) ASP.NET
5 30 (15.00%) SOAP
6 28 (14.00%) WPF
7 26 (13.00%) AngularJS
8 23 (11.50%) .NET Framework
8 23 (11.50%) Swing
9 22 (11.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 19 (9.50%) JSON
11 16 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 15 (7.50%) CSS
12 15 (7.50%) HTML
12 15 (7.50%) Middleware
13 14 (7.00%) XSD
13 14 (7.00%) XSLT
14 13 (6.50%) Gherkin
14 13 (6.50%) jQuery
15 10 (5.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 23 (11.50%) Robotics
3 15 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 11 (5.50%) Derivative
4 11 (5.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.00%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.50%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.00%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.00%) User Experience
9 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.50%) LIMS
9 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.50%) Windows
2 32 (16.00%) Linux
3 20 (10.00%) Unix
4 5 (2.50%) Android
4 5 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (23.50%) Scrum
4 41 (20.50%) Multithreading
5 39 (19.50%) Unit Testing
6 38 (19.00%) Software Testing
7 34 (17.00%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (17.00%) Software Engineering
8 33 (16.50%) OO
8 33 (16.50%) Test Automation
9 31 (15.50%) MVC
10 30 (15.00%) Decision-Making
11 28 (14.00%) DevOps
12 24 (12.00%) SOA
13 23 (11.50%) Innovative Thinking
13 23 (11.50%) Release Management
13 23 (11.50%) Storage Management
13 23 (11.50%) TDD
13 23 (11.50%) Visualisation
14 21 (10.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 135 (67.50%) C#
2 113 (56.50%) SQL
3 68 (34.00%) C++
4 41 (20.50%) Java
5 40 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 35 (17.50%) PL/SQL
7 34 (17.00%) Python
8 20 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 15 (7.50%) T-SQL
10 9 (4.50%) VB.NET
11 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.50%) VB
13 2 (1.00%) C
13 2 (1.00%) VB6
14 1 (0.50%) ANSI SQL
14 1 (0.50%) Perl
14 1 (0.50%) Ruby
14 1 (0.50%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (26.00%) Degree
2 27 (13.50%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.50%) ISEB
4 3 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.00%) QA
2 4 (2.00%) GDPR
3 3 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.50%) Mesos
3 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 39 (19.50%) Oracle
3 20 (10.00%) TIBCO
4 13 (6.50%) Solace
4 13 (6.50%) Talarian
5 7 (3.50%) Mashery
6 6 (3.00%) DevExpress
6 6 (3.00%) Infragistics
6 6 (3.00%) Telerik
7 5 (2.50%) Xamarin
8 4 (2.00%) Google
8 4 (2.00%) IBM
9 2 (1.00%) Nintex
9 2 (1.00%) Tableau
10 1 (0.50%) HP