Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 134 118 94
Rank change year-on-year -16 -24 0
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 160 701 954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.98% 2.71% 3.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.52% 13.05% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 148 603 896
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,800 £31,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £71,250 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 1,681 5,373 6,332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.77% 20.78% 21.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,464 4,494 5,512
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +18 44 £45,000 - 5
East Sussex -7 37 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Thames Valley +88 36 £55,000 +13.40% 10
Hampshire -24 23 £44,250 -1.67% 5
Berkshire +77 19 £60,000 +14.29% 3
Surrey +16 14 £52,500 -4.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +61 12 £47,500 - 2
Kent -2 6 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Oxfordshire +48 5 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 141 (88.13%) C#
2 105 (65.63%) .NET
3 91 (56.88%) SQL Server
4 70 (43.75%) JavaScript
5 67 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
7 64 (40.00%) Azure
8 63 (39.38%) SQL
9 58 (36.25%) HTML
9 58 (36.25%) CSS
10 49 (30.63%) ASP.NET
11 45 (28.13%) Windows
12 43 (26.88%) MVC
13 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
14 38 (23.75%) Web Services
15 35 (21.88%) TDD
15 35 (21.88%) AngularJS
16 34 (21.25%) Scrum
17 33 (20.63%) .NET Framework
17 33 (20.63%) jQuery
18 32 (20.00%) Software Engineering
19 29 (18.13%) Selenium
19 29 (18.13%) WCF
19 29 (18.13%) DevOps
20 27 (16.88%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (16.88%) Degree
20 27 (16.88%) XML
21 26 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
22 23 (14.38%) C++
23 22 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 12 (7.50%) IIS
2 11 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.75%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.25%) Apache
5 2 (1.25%) Apache Synapse
5 2 (1.25%) CMS
5 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.63%) SAS
6 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.25%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 15 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 64 (40.00%) Azure
2 20 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 12 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (5.63%) SaaS
5 8 (5.00%) AWS
6 7 (4.38%) PowerApps
7 6 (3.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (3.13%) Office 365
9 4 (2.50%) Serverless
10 2 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.25%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (1.25%) BrowserStack
10 2 (1.25%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.25%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.63%) GitHub
11 1 (0.63%) IaaS
11 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.00%) Skype
2 6 (3.75%) Bluetooth
2 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.50%) HTTP
4 3 (1.88%) DNS
4 3 (1.88%) Firewall
4 3 (1.88%) Modbus
4 3 (1.88%) MQTT
4 3 (1.88%) Profibus
4 3 (1.88%) RS-232
4 3 (1.88%) RS-485
4 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.25%) Internet
5 2 (1.25%) VoIP
5 2 (1.25%) VPN
5 2 (1.25%) WAN
6 1 (0.63%) DHCP
6 1 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (56.88%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (11.25%) MongoDB
3 18 (11.25%) Power BI
4 13 (8.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (6.88%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.75%) MySQL
9 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.13%) RavenDB
10 5 (3.13%) SQLite
11 4 (2.50%) Blockchain
11 4 (2.50%) OLAP
12 3 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 29 (18.13%) Selenium
2 26 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (13.13%) WebDriver
4 20 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 18 (11.25%) NUnit
6 15 (9.38%) JIRA
7 13 (8.13%) StyleCop
8 12 (7.50%) Eclipse
9 10 (6.25%) SpecFlow
9 10 (6.25%) Visual Studio Code
10 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (2.50%) Grunt
11 4 (2.50%) gulp
11 4 (2.50%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.88%) JMeter
12 3 (1.88%) MSBuild
12 3 (1.88%) Subversion
13 2 (1.25%) Fiddler
13 2 (1.25%) Jasmine
13 2 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 14 (8.75%) Finance
2 11 (6.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.00%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Police
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Advertising
6 2 (1.25%) Back Office
6 2 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (50.00%) Developer
2 32 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 29 (18.13%) C# Developer
4 26 (16.25%) Analyst
5 19 (11.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (11.88%) Test Analyst
6 18 (11.25%) Software Engineer
7 16 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (6.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 11 (6.88%) CRM Developer
8 11 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
10 9 (5.63%) C Software Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Embedded C Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Real Time Engineer
10 9 (5.63%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (65.63%) .NET
2 58 (36.25%) CSS
2 58 (36.25%) HTML
3 49 (30.63%) ASP.NET
4 38 (23.75%) Web Services
5 35 (21.88%) AngularJS
6 33 (20.63%) .NET Framework
6 33 (20.63%) jQuery
7 29 (18.13%) WCF
8 27 (16.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (16.88%) XML
9 22 (13.75%) Entity Framework
10 18 (11.25%) LINQ
11 17 (10.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (8.13%) .NET Core
12 13 (8.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (7.50%) Ajax
14 11 (6.88%) SOAP
15 10 (6.25%) Managed Extensibility Framework
15 10 (6.25%) Reactive Extensions
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.75%) Life Science
3 5 (3.13%) Clustering
3 5 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
5 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.88%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.25%) Replication
6 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.63%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.13%) Windows
2 11 (6.88%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.63%) Windows 10
4 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.50%) Android
5 4 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (2.50%) Linux
5 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.88%) Unix
6 3 (1.88%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.88%) MVC
3 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
4 35 (21.88%) TDD
5 34 (21.25%) Scrum
6 32 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 29 (18.13%) DevOps
8 21 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (9.38%) CRM
11 14 (8.75%) Manual Testing
11 14 (8.75%) SDLC
11 14 (8.75%) Sprint Planning
12 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
12 13 (8.13%) Migration
12 13 (8.13%) Unit Testing
13 12 (7.50%) Web Development
14 11 (6.88%) Mathematics
14 11 (6.88%) Project Planning
14 11 (6.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 141 (88.13%) C#
2 70 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 63 (39.38%) SQL
4 23 (14.38%) C++
5 15 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 14 (8.75%) C
7 12 (7.50%) VB
7 12 (7.50%) VB6
8 11 (6.88%) Embedded C
8 11 (6.88%) Embedded C++
8 11 (6.88%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.25%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.13%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.88%) ANSI C
11 3 (1.88%) Delphi
11 3 (1.88%) Perl
11 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.88%) Python
11 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (16.88%) Degree
2 12 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.63%) MCITP
5 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.25%) HNC
7 2 (1.25%) HND
7 2 (1.25%) ISEB
7 2 (1.25%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.25%) MCSA
7 2 (1.25%) MCSE
8 1 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.63%) CSPO
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.25%) GDPR
3 2 (1.25%) ISO 13485
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.25%) Docker
2 6 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.13%) Firmware
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.88%) vSphere
5 2 (1.25%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.25%) Kibana
3 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 66 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 8 (5.00%) Google
4 7 (4.38%) Telerik
5 5 (3.13%) Oracle
5 5 (3.13%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (2.50%) Tableau
7 3 (1.88%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.88%) Dell
7 3 (1.88%) Freescale
7 3 (1.88%) Renesas
7 3 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.88%) VMware
7 3 (1.88%) Yardi
8 2 (1.25%) Adobe
8 2 (1.25%) Apple
8 2 (1.25%) Capita
8 2 (1.25%) Cognos
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco