Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 105 120
Rank change year-on-year -52 +15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 268 503 696
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.01% 2.85% 2.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.72% 13.93% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 226 432 600
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,563 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,125
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +3.57%

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 2,758 3,610 5,482
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.63% 20.46% 21.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,239 3,068 4,640
10th Percentile £35,750 £32,500 £32,225
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £72,500
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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 73 £43,750 -2.78% 21
Surrey +14 58 £52,500 +5.00% 6
East Sussex +1 51 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Hampshire -16 49 £50,000 +17.65% 13
Buckinghamshire +22 47 £41,000 -3.53% 12
West Sussex -53 31 £45,000 - 11
Berkshire +3 16 £50,000 -16.67% 6
Oxfordshire +11 10 £58,750 +23.68% 3
Kent -30 7 £77,500 +50.49% 4
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 206 (76.87%) C#
2 186 (69.40%) .NET
3 127 (47.39%) Azure
4 126 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (45.15%) SQL Server
6 104 (38.81%) JavaScript
7 95 (35.45%) ASP.NET
8 87 (32.46%) CSS
9 84 (31.34%) SQL
10 78 (29.10%) TDD
11 77 (28.73%) Microsoft
11 77 (28.73%) DevOps
12 71 (26.49%) HTML
13 69 (25.75%) SDLC
14 61 (22.76%) AngularJS
14 61 (22.76%) Scrum
14 61 (22.76%) jQuery
15 60 (22.39%) MVC
16 54 (20.15%) .NET Framework
17 52 (19.40%) Finance
17 52 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 51 (19.03%) .NET Core
18 51 (19.03%) Social Skills
19 48 (17.91%) Web Services
19 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
19 48 (17.91%) Test Automation
20 46 (17.16%) NUnit
21 41 (15.30%) Windows
22 39 (14.55%) Selenium
23 36 (13.43%) LINQ

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 16 (5.97%) IIS
2 8 (2.99%) CMS
3 6 (2.24%) Confluence
3 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.24%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (5.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 127 (47.39%) Azure
2 25 (9.33%) AWS
3 11 (4.10%) SaaS
4 9 (3.36%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.99%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.24%) BrowserStack
7 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.49%) Azure Service Bus
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.12%) GitHub
9 3 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (1.12%) NuGet
10 2 (0.75%) Azure Service Fabric
10 2 (0.75%) Pulumi
10 2 (0.75%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.75%) Serverless
10 2 (0.75%) TestFlight
11 1 (0.37%) Azure Logic Apps
11 1 (0.37%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.37%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.87%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.37%) DHCP
3 1 (0.37%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.37%) Firewall
3 1 (0.37%) IPsec
3 1 (0.37%) SSL
3 1 (0.37%) VLAN
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (45.15%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.99%) MySQL
4 8 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.99%) Power BI
5 6 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.49%) Tableau
8 2 (0.75%) Big Data
8 2 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.75%) Redis
8 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.37%) MySQL Workbench
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (17.16%) NUnit
2 39 (14.55%) Selenium
3 32 (11.94%) Git (software)
4 31 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (10.45%) SpecFlow
6 27 (10.07%) Visual Studio Code
7 23 (8.58%) TeamCity
7 23 (8.58%) WebDriver
8 22 (8.21%) JIRA
9 20 (7.46%) Jenkins
9 20 (7.46%) Octopus Deploy
10 19 (7.09%) Eclipse
11 12 (4.48%) IntelliJ
11 12 (4.48%) Maven
12 9 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.24%) TestNG
14 5 (1.87%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.87%) REST Assured
15 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
15 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (19.40%) Finance
2 51 (19.03%) Social Skills
3 20 (7.46%) Advertising
4 18 (6.72%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.85%) Law
6 13 (4.85%) Marketing
7 11 (4.10%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (3.73%) Banking
8 10 (3.73%) Electronics
9 9 (3.36%) Public Sector
9 9 (3.36%) Telecoms
10 8 (2.99%) Automotive
11 4 (1.49%) Wearables
12 3 (1.12%) Legal
13 2 (0.75%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (71.64%) Developer
2 69 (25.75%) .NET Developer
3 54 (20.15%) C# Developer
4 50 (18.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 37 (13.81%) Software Developer
6 34 (12.69%) Full Stack Developer
7 21 (7.84%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.60%) Automation Engineer
8 15 (5.60%) QA Automation Engineer
8 15 (5.60%) QA Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Tester
10 12 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.10%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (4.10%) Automation Tester
11 11 (4.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Applications Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Business Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Senior Software Developer
12 10 (3.73%) Test Leader
13 9 (3.36%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (69.40%) .NET
2 95 (35.45%) ASP.NET
3 87 (32.46%) CSS
4 71 (26.49%) HTML
5 61 (22.76%) AngularJS
5 61 (22.76%) jQuery
6 54 (20.15%) .NET Framework
7 52 (19.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 51 (19.03%) .NET Core
9 48 (17.91%) Web Services
10 36 (13.43%) Entity Framework
10 36 (13.43%) LINQ
11 29 (10.82%) WCF
12 27 (10.07%) React
13 26 (9.70%) RESTful
14 21 (7.84%) HTML5
15 20 (7.46%) CSS3
16 16 (5.97%) WPF
17 14 (5.22%) REST
17 14 (5.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.72%) Mobile App
2 16 (5.97%) Virtual Team
3 12 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.99%) User Experience
5 7 (2.61%) Cloud Native
5 7 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (2.61%) LIMS
6 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.12%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.12%) Housing Association
8 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) NHS
9 2 (0.75%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.37%) ASIC
10 1 (0.37%) CPLD
10 1 (0.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.30%) Windows
2 17 (6.34%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.61%) Android
3 7 (2.61%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.24%) Linux
5 3 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.37%) VMS
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (47.01%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (29.10%) TDD
3 77 (28.73%) DevOps
4 69 (25.75%) SDLC
5 61 (22.76%) Scrum
6 60 (22.39%) MVC
7 48 (17.91%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (17.91%) Test Automation
8 32 (11.94%) Software Engineering
9 31 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (10.45%) BDD
11 23 (8.58%) Web Development
12 21 (7.84%) SOLID
13 20 (7.46%) Mobile Development
14 19 (7.09%) Unit Testing
15 18 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (6.72%) Fintech
15 18 (6.72%) Project Management
16 16 (5.97%) Customer Requirements
17 15 (5.60%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 206 (76.87%) C#
2 104 (38.81%) JavaScript
3 84 (31.34%) SQL
4 31 (11.57%) T-SQL
5 26 (9.70%) VB.NET
6 25 (9.33%) C
7 20 (7.46%) Java
8 18 (6.72%) C++
9 16 (5.97%) PowerShell
10 10 (3.73%) Embedded C
10 10 (3.73%) Embedded C++
10 10 (3.73%) TypeScript
11 8 (2.99%) Python
12 7 (2.61%) PHP
13 4 (1.49%) VBA
13 4 (1.49%) VBScript
13 4 (1.49%) X++
13 4 (1.49%) XPath
14 3 (1.12%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 30 (11.19%) Degree
2 13 (4.85%) ISEB
3 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.87%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.12%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.12%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.37%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (1.87%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.87%) Docker
2 4 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) LXC
4 1 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (4.85%) Terraform
2 10 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.49%) Ansible
4 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 77 (28.73%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.48%) Xamarin
3 9 (3.36%) Oracle
3 9 (3.36%) SAP
4 8 (2.99%) Xceptor
5 5 (1.87%) Google
6 4 (1.49%) ANSYS
6 4 (1.49%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.49%) VMware
7 3 (1.12%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.75%) Cadence
8 2 (0.75%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.75%) New Relic
8 2 (0.75%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.37%) Altera
9 1 (0.37%) Perforce
9 1 (0.37%) Sage
9 1 (0.37%) Sophos
9 1 (0.37%) Veracode
9 1 (0.37%) Zend