Period
to 2 March 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 2 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 176 104 113
Rank change year-on-year -72 +9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 189 641 732
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.64% 2.87% 2.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.34% 14.60% 13.37%
Number of salaries quoted 159 545 683
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £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 2,266 4,391 5,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.67% 19.69% 20.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,944 3,683 4,785
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +14 46 £45,000 -3.23% 27
East Sussex -14 36 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Surrey +24 35 £52,500 +5.00% 7
West Sussex -53 34 £45,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire +36 30 £42,500 - 11
Hampshire -32 30 £42,500 +6.25% 5
Berkshire +18 9 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Kent -11 9 £35,000 -32.04% 3
Oxfordshire +23 7 £40,000 -15.79% 7
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 143 (75.66%) C#
2 126 (66.67%) .NET
3 85 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (41.27%) Azure
5 66 (34.92%) SQL Server
6 64 (33.86%) ASP.NET
7 63 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 62 (32.80%) SQL
9 58 (30.69%) JavaScript
10 55 (29.10%) DevOps
11 49 (25.93%) CSS
12 43 (22.75%) HTML
12 43 (22.75%) TDD
13 41 (21.69%) MVC
13 41 (21.69%) Test Automation
14 39 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (20.11%) Windows
15 38 (20.11%) Software Engineering
16 37 (19.58%) jQuery
17 35 (18.52%) SDLC
18 33 (17.46%) .NET Framework
18 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
19 32 (16.93%) NUnit
20 31 (16.40%) Finance
20 31 (16.40%) Scrum
20 31 (16.40%) C
20 31 (16.40%) .NET Core
21 30 (15.87%) AngularJS
22 29 (15.34%) Web Services
23 28 (14.81%) C++

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 9 (4.76%) IIS
2 7 (3.70%) CMS
3 6 (3.17%) Confluence
4 4 (2.12%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 78 (41.27%) Azure
2 11 (5.82%) AWS
3 10 (5.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (4.23%) GitHub
5 7 (3.70%) SaaS
6 6 (3.17%) BrowserStack
6 6 (3.17%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.59%) Microsoft 365
8 2 (1.06%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.06%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.53%) NuGet
9 1 (0.53%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.65%) Bluetooth
2 5 (2.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (34.92%) SQL Server
2 23 (12.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.17%) Power BI
5 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.12%) MySQL
7 4 (2.12%) Redis
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.53%) SQLite
9 1 (0.53%) SSDT
9 1 (0.53%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 32 (16.93%) NUnit
2 27 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.76%) Selenium
4 24 (12.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (12.17%) Eclipse
6 22 (11.64%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.99%) SpecFlow
8 13 (6.88%) TeamCity
8 13 (6.88%) WebDriver
9 12 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (5.29%) JIRA
10 10 (5.29%) Visual Studio Code
11 9 (4.76%) IntelliJ
11 9 (4.76%) Maven
12 6 (3.17%) Subversion
13 5 (2.65%) Bitbucket
13 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
13 5 (2.65%) TestNG
13 5 (2.65%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (2.12%) MSTest
General
1 31 (16.40%) Finance
2 25 (13.23%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.41%) Advertising
4 12 (6.35%) Electronics
5 11 (5.82%) Marketing
6 9 (4.76%) Law
7 7 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.65%) Banking
9 4 (2.12%) Automotive
10 3 (1.59%) Legal
11 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
11 2 (1.06%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 120 (63.49%) Developer
2 39 (20.63%) .NET Developer
3 35 (18.52%) C# Developer
4 31 (16.40%) Software Developer
5 26 (13.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (10.05%) Senior Developer
7 18 (9.52%) Software Engineer
8 17 (8.99%) Full Stack Developer
9 14 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
10 13 (6.88%) Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) QA Automation Engineer
11 12 (6.35%) QA Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) C Software Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
12 11 (5.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (66.67%) .NET
2 64 (33.86%) ASP.NET
3 49 (25.93%) CSS
4 43 (22.75%) HTML
5 37 (19.58%) jQuery
6 33 (17.46%) .NET Framework
6 33 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 31 (16.40%) .NET Core
8 30 (15.87%) AngularJS
9 29 (15.34%) Web Services
10 25 (13.23%) LINQ
11 23 (12.17%) WPF
12 22 (11.64%) Entity Framework
12 22 (11.64%) WCF
13 15 (7.94%) HTML5
13 15 (7.94%) React
13 15 (7.94%) RESTful
14 13 (6.88%) CSS3
14 13 (6.88%) REST
15 9 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.70%) Life Science
3 7 (3.70%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.17%) User Experience
5 5 (2.65%) ASIC
5 5 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.65%) CPLD
5 5 (2.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.12%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (1.59%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.06%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.06%) LIMS
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.11%) Windows
2 12 (6.35%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.17%) Linux
4 2 (1.06%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.53%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (44.97%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (29.10%) DevOps
3 43 (22.75%) TDD
4 41 (21.69%) MVC
4 41 (21.69%) Test Automation
5 39 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (20.11%) Software Engineering
7 35 (18.52%) SDLC
8 31 (16.40%) Scrum
9 19 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (10.05%) Multithreading
9 19 (10.05%) Unit Testing
10 18 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
11 16 (8.47%) Computer Science
12 15 (7.94%) Fintech
12 15 (7.94%) Web Development
13 14 (7.41%) Physics
14 13 (6.88%) Customer Requirements
15 12 (6.35%) BDD
15 12 (6.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 143 (75.66%) C#
2 62 (32.80%) SQL
3 58 (30.69%) JavaScript
4 31 (16.40%) C
5 28 (14.81%) C++
6 18 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 16 (8.47%) Embedded C
7 16 (8.47%) Embedded C++
7 16 (8.47%) Java
8 11 (5.82%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.65%) Assembly Language
10 5 (2.65%) TypeScript
11 4 (2.12%) Python
11 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.59%) VB
12 3 (1.59%) XPath
13 2 (1.06%) VBScript
14 1 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (11.64%) Degree
2 10 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.17%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.12%) ISEB
6 3 (1.59%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.99%) QA
2 5 (2.65%) ISO 13485
2 5 (2.65%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.59%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.65%) Firmware
3 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.59%) Ansible
1 3 (1.59%) Terraform
2 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.70%) New Relic
2 7 (3.70%) SAP
2 7 (3.70%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.65%) Altera
3 5 (2.65%) Apple
3 5 (2.65%) Google
3 5 (2.65%) Perforce
3 5 (2.65%) Xceptor
3 5 (2.65%) Xilinx
4 4 (2.12%) ANSYS
4 4 (2.12%) Bloomberg
4 4 (2.12%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.06%) Oracle
5 2 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.53%) Veracode