Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 86 113
Rank change year-on-year -7 +27 +1
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 946 991 1,015
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.27% 3.44% 2.86%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.44% 16.92% 16.35%
Number of salaries quoted 878 935 955
South East median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,350 £32,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 6,126 5,857 6,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.18% 20.32% 17.51%
Number of salaries quoted 5,360 5,099 5,506
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £68,050 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +3 335 £50,000 +16.28% 55
Surrey +42 255 £50,000 -5.66% 21
Berkshire +42 191 £52,500 +23.53% 29
Hampshire -56 104 £40,000 -5.88% 23
West Sussex -19 102 £42,500 +13.33% 14
East Sussex 0 96 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -21 93 £47,500 +9.20% 15
Oxfordshire -35 51 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Kent +48 48 £35,000 -30.00% 11
Middlesex - 1 £42,500 - 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 776 (82.03%) C#
2 674 (71.25%) .NET
3 517 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
4 450 (47.57%) SQL
5 429 (45.35%) Microsoft
6 401 (42.39%) SQL Server
7 367 (38.79%) JavaScript
8 320 (33.83%) ASP.NET
9 285 (30.13%) CSS
10 278 (29.39%) HTML
11 271 (28.65%) Software Engineering
12 263 (27.80%) TDD
13 239 (25.26%) Test Automation
14 226 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
15 222 (23.47%) Scrum
16 221 (23.36%) Git (software)
17 217 (22.94%) MVC
18 201 (21.25%) WCF
19 198 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
20 191 (20.19%) OO
21 172 (18.18%) jQuery
22 170 (17.97%) Web Services
23 161 (17.02%) Windows
24 160 (16.91%) .NET Framework
25 159 (16.81%) SOLID
26 156 (16.49%) Computer Science
27 155 (16.38%) Unit Testing
28 152 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
29 144 (15.22%) AngularJS
30 143 (15.12%) 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 61 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 45 (4.76%) IIS
3 30 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 18 (1.90%) Apache Spark
5 16 (1.69%) NServiceBus
6 14 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.16%) CMS
7 11 (1.16%) Umbraco
8 10 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.63%) Apache
10 6 (0.63%) Confluence
10 6 (0.63%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.42%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.32%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.32%) nginx
14 1 (0.11%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 30 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (1.06%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 4 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.42%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.32%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 19 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.21%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 226 (23.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (8.14%) SaaS
3 57 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (2.54%) Office 365
5 14 (1.48%) PaaS
6 11 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (1.16%) GitHub
7 10 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (1.06%) npm
8 9 (0.95%) IaaS
8 9 (0.95%) NuGet
9 7 (0.74%) Azure Functions
9 7 (0.74%) Serverless
10 4 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.42%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.32%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 3 (0.32%) Yammer
12 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.11%) Internet
2 16 (1.69%) Intranet
3 10 (1.06%) Broadband
3 10 (1.06%) Wireless
4 7 (0.74%) Bluetooth
4 7 (0.74%) Firewall
4 7 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.63%) RS-232
6 5 (0.53%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.53%) HTTP
6 5 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.42%) Network Security
8 3 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
8 3 (0.32%) CTI
8 3 (0.32%) DNS
8 3 (0.32%) IMAP
8 3 (0.32%) SMTP
8 3 (0.32%) VoIP
9 2 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 401 (42.39%) SQL Server
2 61 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (3.49%) NoSQL
5 22 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 21 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 19 (2.01%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (1.59%) Big Data
10 15 (1.59%) MySQL
11 14 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (1.37%) Power BI
13 10 (1.06%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.85%) RavenDB
15 6 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 221 (23.36%) Git (software)
2 123 (13.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 70 (7.40%) JIRA
4 67 (7.08%) MSTest
4 67 (7.08%) Ranorex
5 62 (6.55%) Selenium
6 52 (5.50%) NUnit
7 49 (5.18%) Moq
8 47 (4.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (3.81%) Cucumber
10 34 (3.59%) Subversion
11 31 (3.28%) WebDriver
11 31 (3.28%) webpack
12 30 (3.17%) StyleCop
13 29 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
13 29 (3.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 27 (2.85%) Jenkins
15 25 (2.64%) TeamCity
16 24 (2.54%) SpecFlow
17 22 (2.33%) Jasmine
General
1 127 (13.42%) Finance
2 23 (2.43%) Automotive
3 19 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.59%) Electronics
5 12 (1.27%) Marketing
6 11 (1.16%) Aerospace
7 10 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.95%) Advertising
9 7 (0.74%) Games
10 6 (0.63%) Retail
11 5 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.21%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 571 (60.36%) Developer
2 275 (29.07%) .NET Developer
3 246 (26.00%) C# Developer
4 175 (18.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 130 (13.74%) Software Engineer
6 114 (12.05%) Software Developer
7 110 (11.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 101 (10.68%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 86 (9.09%) Senior Developer
10 72 (7.61%) SQL Developer
11 65 (6.87%) C# Software Developer
12 60 (6.34%) .NET Software Developer
13 59 (6.24%) Senior Software Engineer
14 57 (6.03%) Graduate
15 54 (5.71%) QA Engineer
15 54 (5.71%) Web Developer
16 51 (5.39%) C++ Software Engineer
17 48 (5.07%) Analyst
18 45 (4.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 45 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (71.25%) .NET
2 320 (33.83%) ASP.NET
3 285 (30.13%) CSS
4 278 (29.39%) HTML
5 201 (21.25%) WCF
6 172 (18.18%) jQuery
7 170 (17.97%) Web Services
8 160 (16.91%) .NET Framework
9 152 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 144 (15.22%) AngularJS
11 122 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
12 99 (10.47%) XML
13 91 (9.62%) REST
14 73 (7.72%) XSLT
15 72 (7.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 71 (7.51%) HTML5
17 65 (6.87%) WPF
18 53 (5.60%) MFC
18 53 (5.60%) Sass
19 51 (5.39%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 156 (16.49%) Computer Science
2 75 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.33%) Reinsurance
4 36 (3.81%) Social Media
5 34 (3.59%) Greenfield Project
6 33 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (3.07%) Mobile App
7 29 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
7 29 (3.07%) User Experience
8 23 (2.43%) Algorithms
9 21 (2.22%) W3C
10 14 (1.48%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.37%) NHS
12 11 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.16%) Public Cloud
13 10 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.95%) Robotics
15 8 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
16 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 161 (17.02%) Windows
2 49 (5.18%) Linux
3 38 (4.02%) Windows Server
4 25 (2.64%) Android
5 21 (2.22%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 13 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 11 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 11 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.85%) Unix
10 6 (0.63%) VMS
11 5 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 4 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.32%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (28.65%) Software Engineering
3 263 (27.80%) TDD
4 239 (25.26%) Test Automation
5 222 (23.47%) Scrum
6 217 (22.94%) MVC
7 198 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
8 191 (20.19%) OO
9 159 (16.81%) SOLID
10 155 (16.38%) Unit Testing
11 137 (14.48%) SDLC
12 120 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (12.58%) Web Development
14 116 (12.26%) OOD
15 78 (8.25%) Integration Testing
16 76 (8.03%) Continuous Deployment
17 64 (6.77%) Front End Development
18 63 (6.66%) Customer Requirements
19 58 (6.13%) Multithreading
20 57 (6.03%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 776 (82.03%) C#
2 450 (47.57%) SQL
3 367 (38.79%) JavaScript
4 131 (13.85%) C++
5 99 (10.47%) T-SQL
6 56 (5.92%) C
7 52 (5.50%) Java
7 52 (5.50%) VB
8 37 (3.91%) Python
8 37 (3.91%) VB.NET
9 34 (3.59%) PowerShell
10 22 (2.33%) TypeScript
11 19 (2.01%) PL/SQL
11 19 (2.01%) XAML
12 12 (1.27%) R
12 12 (1.27%) VBScript
13 11 (1.16%) F#
14 9 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 9 (0.95%) VC++
15 7 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (15.12%) Degree
2 69 (7.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 12 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.74%) ISEB
8 3 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.32%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.11%) OCA
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.11%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (12.47%) QA
2 8 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.42%) DICOM
4 3 (0.32%) GDPR
4 3 (0.32%) HL7
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 13485
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (2.96%) Docker
2 18 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.90%) Hyper-V
3 16 (1.69%) LXC
4 15 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.06%) Firmware
6 8 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.32%) KVM
7 3 (0.32%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 49 (5.18%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.16%) Puppet
4 9 (0.95%) Ansible
4 9 (0.95%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.21%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 429 (45.35%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.81%) Oracle
3 15 (1.59%) VMware
4 10 (1.06%) Xamarin
5 9 (0.95%) Google
6 8 (0.85%) Nintex
7 7 (0.74%) Telerik
8 6 (0.63%) Adobe
8 6 (0.63%) Tableau
9 5 (0.53%) Assembla
10 4 (0.42%) Civica
11 3 (0.32%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.32%) Avaya
11 3 (0.32%) Cisco
11 3 (0.32%) Databricks
11 3 (0.32%) Motorola
11 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.21%) Apple
12 2 (0.21%) IBM
12 2 (0.21%) Splunk