Period
to 27 November 2020

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 27 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 114 97
Rank change year-on-year -66 -17 -15
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 127 705 913
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 2.83% 3.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.69% 14.21% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 90 593 858
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -1.04% +12.94%
10th Percentile £31,025 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,625 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 1,899 4,963 5,968
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.37% 19.91% 20.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,634 4,203 5,210
Median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +8.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the South East over the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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 27 November 2020. 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
West Sussex -27 31 £45,000 - 3
Thames Valley +33 30 £55,000 +6.28% 13
East Sussex -18 27 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Surrey +23 20 £50,000 -9.09% 8
Buckinghamshire +47 18 £55,000 +22.22% 5
Hampshire -37 13 £38,000 -12.64% 6
Berkshire +27 9 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Kent +8 6 £32,500 -36.89% 6
Oxfordshire +48 3 £37,500 -27.54% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2020, 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.

1 104 (81.89%) C#
2 84 (66.14%) .NET
3 49 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (37.01%) SQL
5 44 (34.65%) Microsoft
6 42 (33.07%) SQL Server
6 42 (33.07%) Azure
7 39 (30.71%) JavaScript
8 37 (29.13%) ASP.NET
9 30 (23.62%) CSS
9 30 (23.62%) HTML
9 30 (23.62%) Software Engineering
10 27 (21.26%) Windows
11 26 (20.47%) C++
12 25 (19.69%) MVC
12 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
13 24 (18.90%) Degree
14 23 (18.11%) C
14 23 (18.11%) Eclipse
15 22 (17.32%) DevOps
16 21 (16.54%) Manufacturing
16 21 (16.54%) WCF
16 21 (16.54%) jQuery
17 20 (15.75%) Scrum
18 19 (14.96%) Unit Testing
18 19 (14.96%) .NET Framework
19 18 (14.17%) Web Services
20 17 (13.39%) Embedded C
20 17 (13.39%) Embedded C++
20 17 (13.39%) TDD

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 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.57%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.57%) CMS
2 2 (1.57%) Confluence
2 2 (1.57%) IIS
2 2 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Apache Synapse
3 1 (0.79%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.57%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 42 (33.07%) Azure
2 10 (7.87%) Power Platform
3 7 (5.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (4.72%) GitHub
5 5 (3.94%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.94%) SaaS
6 4 (3.15%) AWS
7 3 (2.36%) Office 365
7 3 (2.36%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.57%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.79%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.79%) IaaS
9 1 (0.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.79%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.66%) Bluetooth
2 8 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.94%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.36%) HTTP
4 3 (2.36%) Skype
5 2 (1.57%) DNS
5 2 (1.57%) Firewall
5 2 (1.57%) Internet
5 2 (1.57%) VoIP
5 2 (1.57%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) WAN
5 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.79%) Modbus
6 1 (0.79%) MQTT
6 1 (0.79%) Profibus
6 1 (0.79%) RS-232
6 1 (0.79%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (33.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.30%) NoSQL
3 8 (6.30%) Power BI
3 8 (6.30%) Relational Database
4 7 (5.51%) MySQL
5 6 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.15%) Tableau
8 3 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.36%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.36%) OLAP
8 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) SQLite
9 2 (1.57%) GIS
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (18.11%) Eclipse
2 17 (13.39%) NUnit
2 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (12.60%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.30%) StyleCop
5 7 (5.51%) JIRA
5 7 (5.51%) Subversion
6 6 (4.72%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.94%) Selenium
8 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
8 4 (3.15%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.36%) Postman
9 3 (2.36%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.79%) GitLab
11 1 (0.79%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.79%) tSQLt
General
1 21 (16.54%) Manufacturing
2 9 (7.09%) Electronics
3 7 (5.51%) Finance
4 5 (3.94%) Advertising
5 4 (3.15%) Automotive
6 3 (2.36%) Marketing
7 2 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.57%) Housing Association
7 2 (1.57%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Legal
8 1 (0.79%) Police
8 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (53.54%) Developer
2 24 (18.90%) .NET Developer
3 23 (18.11%) C# Developer
4 21 (16.54%) Software Engineer
5 17 (13.39%) C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) C Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Real Time Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 15 (11.81%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (66.14%) .NET
2 37 (29.13%) ASP.NET
3 30 (23.62%) CSS
3 30 (23.62%) HTML
4 21 (16.54%) jQuery
4 21 (16.54%) WCF
5 19 (14.96%) .NET Framework
6 18 (14.17%) Web Services
7 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (11.02%) WPF
8 14 (11.02%) XML
9 13 (10.24%) AngularJS
9 13 (10.24%) LINQ
10 12 (9.45%) Entity Framework
10 12 (9.45%) REST
11 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (5.51%) .NET Core
13 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (4.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 6 (4.72%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Life Science
2 8 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.94%) ASIC
3 5 (3.94%) CPLD
3 5 (3.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.36%) Renewable Energy
5 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
6 1 (0.79%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) PMI
6 1 (0.79%) Robotics
6 1 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.26%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.57%) Linux
3 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (0.79%) Android
4 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (23.62%) Software Engineering
3 25 (19.69%) MVC
3 25 (19.69%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.32%) DevOps
5 20 (15.75%) Scrum
6 19 (14.96%) Unit Testing
7 17 (13.39%) TDD
8 15 (11.81%) Computer Science
9 14 (11.02%) Multithreading
10 13 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.66%) Mathematics
11 11 (8.66%) Physics
11 11 (8.66%) SOA
12 9 (7.09%) Logistics
12 9 (7.09%) Master Data Management
12 9 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (6.30%) Analytics
13 8 (6.30%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (81.89%) C#
2 47 (37.01%) SQL
3 39 (30.71%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.47%) C++
5 23 (18.11%) C
6 17 (13.39%) Embedded C
6 17 (13.39%) Embedded C++
7 14 (11.02%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.94%) Assembly Language
8 5 (3.94%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.36%) VB
10 2 (1.57%) Java
10 2 (1.57%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.57%) Python
10 2 (1.57%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.57%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.57%) VB6
11 1 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.79%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (18.90%) Degree
2 14 (11.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (5.51%) Numerate Degree
4 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.36%) MCITP
6 2 (1.57%) HNC
6 2 (1.57%) HND
6 2 (1.57%) MCSA
6 2 (1.57%) MCSE
6 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) CSPO
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.72%) ISO 13485
3 4 (3.15%) GDPR
3 4 (3.15%) QA
4 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.51%) Firmware
2 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) DFS Replication
3 2 (1.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 44 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.51%) Google
3 6 (4.72%) Apple
3 6 (4.72%) New Relic
4 5 (3.94%) Altera
4 5 (3.94%) Perforce
4 5 (3.94%) Xilinx
5 4 (3.15%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (2.36%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.57%) Cognos
7 2 (1.57%) Dell
7 2 (1.57%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.57%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.79%) IBM
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle
8 1 (0.79%) SAP
8 1 (0.79%) Telerik
8 1 (0.79%) VMware