Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 105 115
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,071 938 1,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.45% 2.97% 2.88%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.73% 16.77% 16.20%
Number of salaries quoted 986 875 1,119
South East median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 6,402 5,592 7,222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.60% 17.68% 17.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5,514 4,837 6,363
South East median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +27 367 £45,000 - 60
Surrey +18 228 £50,000 +5.26% 30
Hampshire -46 195 £40,000 - 16
Buckinghamshire +27 150 £45,000 +3.45% 22
West Sussex +22 139 £42,500 - 12
Berkshire +13 134 £43,000 -14.00% 25
East Sussex +17 100 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Oxfordshire +19 87 £45,000 +16.88% 13
Kent +29 28 £66,500 +77.33% 5
Home Counties - 4 £43,500 -
Middlesex +2 1 £42,500 -24.44%
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 878 (81.98%) C#
2 759 (70.87%) .NET
3 633 (59.10%) SQL
4 542 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
5 498 (46.50%) SQL Server
6 469 (43.79%) ASP.NET
7 453 (42.30%) JavaScript
8 446 (41.64%) HTML
9 444 (41.46%) MVC
10 391 (36.51%) CSS
11 322 (30.07%) Microsoft
12 306 (28.57%) jQuery
13 287 (26.80%) TDD
14 239 (22.32%) ASP.NET MVC
15 235 (21.94%) WCF
16 217 (20.26%) .NET Framework
17 215 (20.07%) Software Engineering
18 212 (19.79%) Windows
19 199 (18.58%) Degree
20 192 (17.93%) T-SQL
21 188 (17.55%) Test Automation
22 179 (16.71%) Unit Testing
23 171 (15.97%) Scrum
23 171 (15.97%) C++
24 170 (15.87%) XML
24 170 (15.87%) AngularJS
25 165 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
26 156 (14.57%) Git (software)
26 156 (14.57%) Computer Science
27 153 (14.29%) HTML5

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 89 (8.31%) IIS
2 48 (4.48%) CMS
3 36 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
4 19 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 19 (1.77%) Umbraco
5 15 (1.40%) EPiServer
6 14 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.21%) DNN
8 12 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.84%) Documentum
10 8 (0.75%) WordPress
11 6 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.47%) JBoss
12 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.28%) Confluence
13 3 (0.28%) Drupal
13 3 (0.28%) Kentico
14 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.093%) K2 blackpearl
15 1 (0.093%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.93%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.093%) Exstream
3 1 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 124 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.80%) SaaS
3 22 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.96%) IaaS
5 17 (1.59%) PaaS
6 13 (1.21%) GitHub
7 10 (0.93%) Office 365
8 9 (0.84%) Serverless
9 7 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.47%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.37%) Google Play
11 4 (0.37%) TestFlight
12 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.19%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.19%) npm
14 1 (0.093%) BrowserStack
14 1 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.87%) HTTP
2 18 (1.68%) Internet
3 14 (1.31%) Network Security
4 13 (1.21%) Broadband
4 13 (1.21%) Intranet
5 12 (1.12%) Wireless
6 11 (1.03%) DNS
7 10 (0.93%) SMTP
7 10 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.65%) RS-232
8 7 (0.65%) RS-422
8 7 (0.65%) RS-485
8 7 (0.65%) SSL
9 6 (0.56%) AMQP
10 5 (0.47%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.37%) CTI
12 3 (0.28%) POP3
12 3 (0.28%) SMS
13 2 (0.19%) Firewall
13 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 498 (46.50%) SQL Server
2 84 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (7.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
7 28 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (2.24%) Power BI
9 23 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
9 23 (2.15%) MySQL
10 20 (1.87%) NoSQL
11 18 (1.68%) Relational Database
12 13 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.12%) QlikView
13 12 (1.12%) Spotfire
14 11 (1.03%) Big Data
15 9 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.84%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 165 (15.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 156 (14.57%) Git (software)
3 77 (7.19%) Selenium
4 44 (4.11%) NUnit
5 35 (3.27%) Visual Studio Team System
6 33 (3.08%) JIRA
7 27 (2.52%) WebDriver
8 22 (2.05%) SpecFlow
9 20 (1.87%) Eclipse
9 20 (1.87%) MSTest
10 19 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 18 (1.68%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.59%) StyleCop
13 16 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
13 16 (1.49%) PyCharm
14 15 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 15 (1.40%) WiX
15 12 (1.12%) ReSharper
16 11 (1.03%) T4 Templates
17 10 (0.93%) Android Studio
General
1 146 (13.63%) Finance
2 41 (3.83%) Retail
3 31 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.24%) Marketing
5 18 (1.68%) Legal
6 16 (1.49%) Games
7 12 (1.12%) Banking
8 11 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.84%) Back Office
10 6 (0.56%) Advertising
11 5 (0.47%) Automotive
12 3 (0.28%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.28%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.093%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.093%) Military
14 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 694 (64.80%) Developer
2 433 (40.43%) .NET Developer
3 280 (26.14%) C# Developer
4 235 (21.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 178 (16.62%) Software Developer
6 169 (15.78%) Software Engineer
7 153 (14.29%) Senior Developer
8 120 (11.20%) ASP.NET Developer
9 108 (10.08%) SQL Developer
10 103 (9.62%) .NET Software Developer
11 101 (9.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 101 (9.43%) C++ Software Engineer
12 97 (9.06%) C# Software Developer
13 90 (8.40%) Senior .NET Developer
14 75 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 64 (5.98%) Senior Software Engineer
16 58 (5.42%) Web Developer
17 51 (4.76%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
18 50 (4.67%) HTML Developer
19 49 (4.58%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 759 (70.87%) .NET
2 469 (43.79%) ASP.NET
3 446 (41.64%) HTML
4 391 (36.51%) CSS
5 306 (28.57%) jQuery
6 239 (22.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 235 (21.94%) WCF
8 217 (20.26%) .NET Framework
9 170 (15.87%) AngularJS
9 170 (15.87%) XML
10 153 (14.29%) HTML5
11 145 (13.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 116 (10.83%) Ajax
12 116 (10.83%) WPF
13 113 (10.55%) Web Services
14 105 (9.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 95 (8.87%) MFC
16 93 (8.68%) CSS3
17 91 (8.50%) WinForms
18 83 (7.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 156 (14.57%) Computer Science
2 108 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 38 (3.55%) N-Tier
5 37 (3.45%) Algorithms
6 33 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 24 (2.24%) CUDA
8 20 (1.87%) Clustering
8 20 (1.87%) User Experience
9 18 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.49%) Client/Server
12 12 (1.12%) W3C
13 11 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.03%) PlayStation
13 11 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.03%) Xbox
14 8 (0.75%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.56%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.56%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 212 (19.79%) Windows
2 35 (3.27%) Linux
3 30 (2.80%) Android
4 22 (2.05%) Unix
5 20 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.93%) Windows 10
8 7 (0.65%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 542 (50.61%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (41.46%) MVC
3 287 (26.80%) TDD
4 215 (20.07%) Software Engineering
5 188 (17.55%) Test Automation
6 179 (16.71%) Unit Testing
7 171 (15.97%) Scrum
8 149 (13.91%) OO
9 133 (12.42%) SOLID
10 128 (11.95%) Continuous Integration
11 126 (11.76%) OOD
11 126 (11.76%) SDLC
12 117 (10.92%) Web Development
13 83 (7.75%) Multithreading
14 69 (6.44%) Customer Requirements
15 61 (5.70%) Integration Testing
16 58 (5.42%) UML
17 55 (5.14%) Continuous Deployment
18 51 (4.76%) Mathematics
19 49 (4.58%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 878 (81.98%) C#
2 633 (59.10%) SQL
3 453 (42.30%) JavaScript
4 192 (17.93%) T-SQL
5 171 (15.97%) C++
6 137 (12.79%) VB.NET
7 58 (5.42%) Python
8 57 (5.32%) Java
9 55 (5.14%) VB
10 36 (3.36%) C
11 33 (3.08%) PHP
12 32 (2.99%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.68%) MATLAB
14 15 (1.40%) Perl
14 15 (1.40%) TypeScript
15 13 (1.21%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.21%) F#
15 13 (1.21%) PL/SQL
16 11 (1.03%) XAML
17 9 (0.84%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 199 (18.58%) Degree
2 63 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (2.15%) PhD
4 11 (1.03%) MCSD
5 9 (0.84%) ISEB
5 9 (0.84%) Security Cleared
6 7 (0.65%) DBS Check
6 7 (0.65%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.65%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.093%) HND
10 1 (0.093%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (13.45%) QA
2 8 (0.75%) WCAG
3 3 (0.28%) ISO 13485
3 3 (0.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) COSHH
4 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.093%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.093%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 20 (1.87%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.40%) Docker
4 14 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.03%) Firmware
6 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.093%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.093%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
1 14 (1.31%) Puppet
2 11 (1.03%) SCCM
3 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.37%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.19%) SCOM
6 1 (0.093%) Ansible
6 1 (0.093%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.093%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.093%) Terraform
Vendors
1 322 (30.07%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.14%) Telerik
3 45 (4.20%) Oracle
4 27 (2.52%) Xamarin
5 21 (1.96%) Google
6 17 (1.59%) Tableau
7 16 (1.49%) VMware
8 12 (1.12%) Capita
8 12 (1.12%) Cognos
9 10 (0.93%) RedGate
10 9 (0.84%) EMC
10 9 (0.84%) HP
10 9 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 8 (0.75%) TOWER Software
12 7 (0.65%) Dell
13 4 (0.37%) Apple
13 4 (0.37%) BMC
13 4 (0.37%) ServiceNow
14 3 (0.28%) Adobe
14 3 (0.28%) Siemens