Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 94 88
Rank change year-on-year -27 -6 +26
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 679 953 999
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.68% 3.27% 3.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.31% 15.44% 16.82%
Number of salaries quoted 560 885 943
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.76% -2.86%
10th Percentile £29,750 £31,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 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 5,100 6,172 5,941
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.13% 21.20% 20.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4,274 5,396 5,157
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,625 £30,714
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,963 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.93% - +5.26%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 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
Hampshire +63 171 £45,000 +12.50% 32
Thames Valley -93 121 £51,000 +2.00% 44
East Sussex +29 119 £46,250 +8.82% 8
Surrey -56 106 £55,000 +10.00% 28
West Sussex 0 99 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Berkshire -70 68 £55,000 +4.76% 16
Kent +10 63 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Buckinghamshire -45 33 £46,500 -2.11% 21
Oxfordshire -6 20 £46,750 -1.58% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 578 (85.13%) C#
2 506 (74.52%) .NET
3 356 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
4 301 (44.33%) SQL Server
5 290 (42.71%) Microsoft
6 261 (38.44%) JavaScript
7 258 (38.00%) ASP.NET
8 249 (36.67%) SQL
9 222 (32.70%) Azure
10 201 (29.60%) CSS
11 196 (28.87%) HTML
11 196 (28.87%) jQuery
12 194 (28.57%) .NET Framework
12 194 (28.57%) TDD
13 186 (27.39%) MVC
14 175 (25.77%) WCF
15 174 (25.63%) Git (software)
16 152 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 149 (21.94%) AngularJS
18 143 (21.06%) Scrum
19 142 (20.91%) Team Foundation Server
20 134 (19.73%) Windows
20 134 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
21 115 (16.94%) Software Engineering
22 113 (16.64%) Web Services
22 113 (16.64%) Test Automation
23 104 (15.32%) DevOps
24 102 (15.02%) C++
25 100 (14.73%) Web Development
26 96 (14.14%) Degree

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 48 (7.07%) IIS
2 39 (5.74%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.50%) Confluence
4 14 (2.06%) CMS
4 14 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.47%) Apache
5 10 (1.47%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.18%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.88%) WordPress
8 5 (0.74%) Kentico
9 4 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.33%) Steinberg Cubase
3 8 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Maya
7 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.29%) nopCommerce
4 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.15%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 222 (32.70%) Azure
2 62 (9.13%) AWS
3 35 (5.15%) SaaS
4 20 (2.95%) GitHub
5 17 (2.50%) Power Platform
6 14 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (1.91%) IaaS
7 13 (1.91%) PaaS
8 6 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.88%) Data Lake Analytics
8 6 (0.88%) Office 365
9 5 (0.74%) GCP
9 5 (0.74%) Serverless
10 4 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.59%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 4 (0.59%) NuGet
10 4 (0.59%) Tricentis Tosca
11 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.50%) VoIP
2 16 (2.36%) CTI
3 14 (2.06%) Internet
4 10 (1.47%) Bluetooth
4 10 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (1.33%) Intranet
6 3 (0.44%) HTTP
7 2 (0.29%) DNS
7 2 (0.29%) Extranet
7 2 (0.29%) VPN
8 1 (0.15%) DAB
8 1 (0.15%) DHCP
8 1 (0.15%) Firewall
8 1 (0.15%) IMAP
8 1 (0.15%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.15%) IPv6
8 1 (0.15%) MPLS
8 1 (0.15%) SAN
8 1 (0.15%) SMTP
8 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (44.33%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (7.07%) Azure SQL Database
4 33 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 23 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (3.24%) NoSQL
8 17 (2.50%) Power BI
8 17 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.21%) Data Lake
9 15 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.03%) Big Data
10 7 (1.03%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (0.74%) HDInsight
13 4 (0.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
13 4 (0.59%) Impala
13 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 174 (25.63%) Git (software)
2 142 (20.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (10.31%) Selenium
4 59 (8.69%) NUnit
5 57 (8.39%) WebDriver
6 55 (8.10%) Visual Studio Team System
7 47 (6.92%) JIRA
7 47 (6.92%) StyleCop
8 39 (5.74%) WiX
9 26 (3.83%) SpecFlow
10 21 (3.09%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.36%) ReSharper
12 10 (1.47%) Subversion
12 10 (1.47%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.33%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.33%) Xcode
14 8 (1.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
15 7 (1.03%) Jenkins
16 6 (0.88%) Gatling
16 6 (0.88%) TestRail
General
1 71 (10.46%) Finance
2 34 (5.01%) Electronics
3 18 (2.65%) Marketing
4 7 (1.03%) Law
4 7 (1.03%) Legal
5 6 (0.88%) Aerospace
5 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.74%) Local Government
6 5 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.74%) Retail
7 4 (0.59%) Automotive
8 3 (0.44%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Back Office
9 2 (0.29%) Public Sector
10 1 (0.15%) Police
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 412 (60.68%) Developer
2 185 (27.25%) C# Developer
3 168 (24.74%) .NET Developer
4 119 (17.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 115 (16.94%) Software Developer
6 79 (11.63%) ASP.NET Developer
7 78 (11.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 60 (8.84%) Software Engineer
9 58 (8.54%) Analyst
10 53 (7.81%) Senior Developer
10 53 (7.81%) Test Analyst
11 48 (7.07%) Web Developer
12 36 (5.30%) Junior
12 36 (5.30%) Junior Developer
13 30 (4.42%) Lead Developer
14 29 (4.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 27 (3.98%) .NET Web Developer
15 27 (3.98%) Software Team Leader
15 27 (3.98%) Team Leader
16 26 (3.83%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (74.52%) .NET
2 258 (38.00%) ASP.NET
3 201 (29.60%) CSS
4 196 (28.87%) HTML
4 196 (28.87%) jQuery
5 194 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 175 (25.77%) WCF
7 152 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 149 (21.94%) AngularJS
9 113 (16.64%) Web Services
10 88 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 87 (12.81%) Entity Framework
12 75 (11.05%) XML
13 65 (9.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 64 (9.43%) React
15 58 (8.54%) LINQ
16 55 (8.10%) HTML5
17 54 (7.95%) REST
18 53 (7.81%) SOAP
19 51 (7.51%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.25%) Mobile App
2 50 (7.36%) Video Conferencing
3 37 (5.45%) Virtual Team
4 32 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
6 18 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.36%) User Experience
8 12 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.62%) Algorithms
9 11 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
9 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.47%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.44%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.29%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.29%) Clustering
12 2 (0.29%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 134 (19.73%) Windows
2 37 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 27 (3.98%) Linux
4 13 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (1.77%) Windows 10
5 12 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.62%) Windows 8
7 9 (1.33%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.44%) Android
9 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.29%) Solaris
11 1 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.15%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Unix
11 1 (0.15%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (28.57%) TDD
3 186 (27.39%) MVC
4 143 (21.06%) Scrum
5 134 (19.73%) Problem-Solving
6 115 (16.94%) Software Engineering
7 113 (16.64%) Test Automation
8 104 (15.32%) DevOps
9 100 (14.73%) Web Development
10 96 (14.14%) Unit Testing
11 72 (10.60%) Continuous Integration
12 64 (9.43%) SOLID
13 60 (8.84%) Manual Testing
14 59 (8.69%) Computer Science
14 59 (8.69%) Mentoring
15 56 (8.25%) Multithreading
16 52 (7.66%) Analytics
16 52 (7.66%) SDLC
17 44 (6.48%) Front End Development
18 42 (6.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 578 (85.13%) C#
2 261 (38.44%) JavaScript
3 249 (36.67%) SQL
4 102 (15.02%) C++
5 71 (10.46%) PowerShell
6 63 (9.28%) C
7 58 (8.54%) VB.NET
8 57 (8.39%) T-SQL
9 31 (4.57%) Python
10 22 (3.24%) ANSI C
11 21 (3.09%) VB
12 11 (1.62%) Java
13 10 (1.47%) Embedded C
14 9 (1.33%) Objective-C
15 6 (0.88%) PHP
16 5 (0.74%) ES6
16 5 (0.74%) VBScript
17 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.59%) TypeScript
17 4 (0.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 96 (14.14%) Degree
2 64 (9.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.21%) ISTQB
4 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.47%) MCITP
6 8 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.74%) HND
9 4 (0.59%) Security Cleared
10 3 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.44%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.29%) CCSP
11 2 (0.29%) CISA
11 2 (0.29%) CISM
11 2 (0.29%) CISSP
11 2 (0.29%) CLAS
11 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.29%) IISP
12 1 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.30%) QA
2 8 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.88%) ISO 13485
4 5 (0.74%) WCAG
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISAE 3402
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 31000
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.29%) NIST
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.29%) PMO
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 33 (4.86%) Firmware
2 18 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.06%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.06%) LXC
3 14 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.47%) Docker
5 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.62%) Puppet
3 6 (0.88%) Ansible
4 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.74%) MIIS
5 4 (0.59%) Terraform
6 2 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.29%) IBM Guardium
6 2 (0.29%) Nessus
6 2 (0.29%) SCCM
6 2 (0.29%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 1 (0.15%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 290 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (3.09%) Freescale
2 21 (3.09%) Renesas
3 17 (2.50%) Cisco
4 15 (2.21%) Oracle
5 14 (2.06%) Avaya
5 14 (2.06%) Motorola
5 14 (2.06%) VMware
6 8 (1.18%) Google
7 7 (1.03%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.74%) CheckPoint
8 5 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.59%) Databricks
9 4 (0.59%) Perforce
10 3 (0.44%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.44%) Splunk
11 2 (0.29%) Epicor
11 2 (0.29%) McAfee
11 2 (0.29%) Qualys
11 2 (0.29%) Tripwire