Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 107 95 119
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24 -23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 931 936 1,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.95% 3.10% 2.81%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.83% 16.79% 15.95%
Number of salaries quoted 875 899 1,041
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +1.61%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 6,730 5,575 6,903
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.31% 18.48% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,801 4,886 6,186
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the South East

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 April 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
Thames Valley -10 310 £45,000 -10.00% 53
Surrey +5 188 £45,000 -10.00% 23
Hampshire -65 170 £40,000 - 16
Berkshire -20 151 £47,500 -9.52% 24
West Sussex +7 132 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Buckinghamshire -9 101 £45,000 - 17
East Sussex +32 89 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Oxfordshire +15 67 £42,500 - 12
Kent +11 20 £49,000 +30.67% 4
Middlesex +7 1 £42,500 -29.17%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 774 (83.14%) C#
2 638 (68.53%) .NET
3 535 (57.47%) SQL
4 463 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
5 410 (44.04%) SQL Server
6 388 (41.68%) JavaScript
7 380 (40.82%) ASP.NET
8 351 (37.70%) MVC
9 343 (36.84%) HTML
10 340 (36.52%) CSS
11 280 (30.08%) Microsoft
12 275 (29.54%) TDD
13 234 (25.13%) jQuery
14 216 (23.20%) Software Engineering
14 216 (23.20%) Windows
15 197 (21.16%) WCF
16 193 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
17 183 (19.66%) Degree
18 178 (19.12%) .NET Framework
19 176 (18.90%) Test Automation
20 162 (17.40%) AngularJS
21 159 (17.08%) ASP.NET Web API
22 151 (16.22%) T-SQL
23 150 (16.11%) C++
24 148 (15.90%) Scrum
25 147 (15.79%) XML
26 145 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
27 144 (15.47%) Git (software)
27 144 (15.47%) Computer Science
28 140 (15.04%) Unit Testing

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 39 (4.19%) IIS
2 29 (3.11%) CMS
3 24 (2.58%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.93%) SharePoint
6 15 (1.61%) EPiServer
7 11 (1.18%) NServiceBus
8 10 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.64%) JBoss
11 5 (0.54%) Confluence
12 4 (0.43%) DNN
13 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
14 1 (0.11%) Drupal
14 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
14 1 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.50%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.43%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 113 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.90%) IaaS
4 24 (2.58%) SaaS
5 22 (2.36%) Serverless
6 15 (1.61%) PaaS
7 14 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
7 14 (1.50%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 11 (1.18%) GitHub
9 10 (1.07%) Office 365
10 8 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.64%) NuGet
13 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.32%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.32%) Google Play
13 3 (0.32%) TestFlight
14 2 (0.21%) npm
15 1 (0.11%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.36%) Intranet
2 21 (2.26%) Network Security
3 17 (1.83%) Broadband
4 16 (1.72%) Wireless
5 10 (1.07%) Firewall
6 8 (0.86%) HTTP
6 8 (0.86%) Internet
6 8 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.75%) SMS
8 5 (0.54%) SMTP
8 5 (0.54%) SSL
9 4 (0.43%) AMQP
9 4 (0.43%) CTI
9 4 (0.43%) DNS
9 4 (0.43%) Extranet
10 3 (0.32%) Tactical Data Link
11 2 (0.21%) SNMP
11 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.11%) DHCP
12 1 (0.11%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 410 (44.04%) SQL Server
2 45 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
3 43 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (3.87%) Power BI
5 36 (3.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.22%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 26 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (2.69%) Oracle Database
10 21 (2.26%) Big Data
10 21 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
11 18 (1.93%) MySQL
12 16 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.50%) Data Lake
14 13 (1.40%) QlikView
14 13 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (1.07%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 144 (15.47%) Git (software)
2 127 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (7.73%) Selenium
4 61 (6.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 39 (4.19%) NUnit
6 28 (3.01%) SpecFlow
6 28 (3.01%) WebDriver
7 20 (2.15%) Jenkins
7 20 (2.15%) JIRA
8 17 (1.83%) Eclipse
8 17 (1.83%) StyleCop
9 16 (1.72%) ReSharper
10 14 (1.50%) PyCharm
10 14 (1.50%) TeamCity
11 13 (1.40%) Bitbucket
12 12 (1.29%) MSTest
12 12 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
13 11 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 7 (0.75%) TestComplete
General
1 103 (11.06%) Finance
2 32 (3.44%) Retail
3 29 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.36%) Marketing
5 10 (1.07%) Banking
6 5 (0.54%) Automotive
6 5 (0.54%) Back Office
7 4 (0.43%) Advertising
8 3 (0.32%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.21%) Military
9 2 (0.21%) Publishing
10 1 (0.11%) Legal
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 565 (60.69%) Developer
2 352 (37.81%) .NET Developer
3 261 (28.03%) C# Developer
4 207 (22.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 180 (19.33%) Software Engineer
6 154 (16.54%) Software Developer
7 137 (14.72%) Senior Developer
8 113 (12.14%) C++ Software Engineer
9 103 (11.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 97 (10.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 94 (10.10%) .NET Software Developer
12 92 (9.88%) SQL Developer
13 89 (9.56%) C# Software Developer
14 75 (8.06%) Senior .NET Developer
15 71 (7.63%) Senior Software Engineer
16 66 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 61 (6.55%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
18 60 (6.44%) Web Developer
19 48 (5.16%) Senior C# Developer
20 46 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (68.53%) .NET
2 380 (40.82%) ASP.NET
3 343 (36.84%) HTML
4 340 (36.52%) CSS
5 234 (25.13%) jQuery
6 197 (21.16%) WCF
7 193 (20.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 178 (19.12%) .NET Framework
9 162 (17.40%) AngularJS
10 159 (17.08%) ASP.NET Web API
11 147 (15.79%) XML
12 115 (12.35%) MFC
13 107 (11.49%) HTML5
14 106 (11.39%) Web Services
15 104 (11.17%) STL
16 95 (10.20%) Ajax
17 88 (9.45%) WPF
18 81 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
19 76 (8.16%) XSLT
20 69 (7.41%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 144 (15.47%) Computer Science
2 95 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (4.83%) Mobile App
4 38 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 29 (3.11%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (2.79%) Algorithms
7 24 (2.58%) N-Tier
8 23 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 23 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.26%) CUDA
10 19 (2.04%) W3C
11 18 (1.93%) User Experience
12 16 (1.72%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.07%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.86%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.64%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.64%) Fintech
15 6 (0.64%) NHS
15 6 (0.64%) Robotics
16 4 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 216 (23.20%) Windows
2 21 (2.26%) Linux
3 14 (1.50%) Windows Server
4 13 (1.40%) Unix
5 8 (0.86%) Android
6 5 (0.54%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (49.73%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (37.70%) MVC
3 275 (29.54%) TDD
4 216 (23.20%) Software Engineering
5 176 (18.90%) Test Automation
6 148 (15.90%) Scrum
7 145 (15.57%) Problem-Solving
8 140 (15.04%) Unit Testing
9 139 (14.93%) SDLC
10 134 (14.39%) OO
11 120 (12.89%) Web Development
12 112 (12.03%) SOLID
13 109 (11.71%) OOD
14 105 (11.28%) Multithreading
15 91 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (8.06%) UML
17 69 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
18 61 (6.55%) Integration Testing
19 58 (6.23%) BDD
20 51 (5.48%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 774 (83.14%) C#
2 535 (57.47%) SQL
3 388 (41.68%) JavaScript
4 151 (16.22%) T-SQL
5 150 (16.11%) C++
6 91 (9.77%) VB.NET
7 60 (6.44%) VB
8 46 (4.94%) Java
9 39 (4.19%) Python
10 37 (3.97%) C
11 24 (2.58%) PowerShell
12 20 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.83%) XAML
14 15 (1.61%) TypeScript
15 14 (1.50%) U-SQL
16 13 (1.40%) F#
17 12 (1.29%) PHP
18 10 (1.07%) VB6
19 9 (0.97%) MATLAB
20 8 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 183 (19.66%) Degree
2 78 (8.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (1.18%) PhD
4 11 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.97%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.86%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.75%) DBS Check
8 6 (0.64%) ISEB
9 4 (0.43%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.21%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.21%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.21%) MCSE
12 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (13.86%) QA
2 3 (0.32%) COSHH
2 3 (0.32%) MISRA
2 3 (0.32%) MISRA C
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (1.93%) Docker
3 13 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.32%) HockeyApp
3 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.21%) Puppet
3 2 (0.21%) SCOM
4 1 (0.11%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 280 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.02%) Oracle
3 32 (3.44%) Google
4 27 (2.90%) Tableau
5 25 (2.69%) Xamarin
6 19 (2.04%) Capita
6 19 (2.04%) Telerik
7 10 (1.07%) Cognos
8 8 (0.86%) TOWER Software
9 6 (0.64%) BMC
9 6 (0.64%) HP
10 5 (0.54%) Dell
10 5 (0.54%) VMware
11 3 (0.32%) Adobe
11 3 (0.32%) Apple
11 3 (0.32%) Green Hills
11 3 (0.32%) IBM
11 3 (0.32%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.21%) Atlassian
12 2 (0.21%) RedGate