Period
to 25 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 165 122 124
Rank change year-on-year -43 +2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 144 248 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.67% 2.51% 2.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.47% 11.84% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 115 219 258
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,700 2,095 2,424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.76% 21.17% 23.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,359 1,732 2,049
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in the South West over the 6 months to 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the South West

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 January 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
Gloucestershire -11 37 £47,500 +15.85% 1
Bristol -1 31 £38,750 -8.82% 13
Dorset -23 31 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Somerset -6 18 £36,250 +3.57% 1
Cornwall - 13 £35,000 - 3
Wiltshire -5 9 £60,000 +41.18% 3
Devon +7 5 £42,500 +37.10% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 89 (61.81%) C#
2 70 (48.61%) SQL
3 59 (40.97%) JavaScript
4 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
5 56 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 50 (34.72%) .NET
7 46 (31.94%) Azure
8 44 (30.56%) HTML
9 41 (28.47%) CSS
9 41 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (26.39%) Git (software)
11 37 (25.69%) Windows
12 34 (23.61%) Software Engineering
13 30 (20.83%) PHP
14 29 (20.14%) Linux
14 29 (20.14%) Degree
15 28 (19.44%) Marketing
16 27 (18.75%) C++
16 27 (18.75%) XML
17 26 (18.06%) ITIL
17 26 (18.06%) Active Directory
17 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (17.36%) CRM
19 24 (16.67%) Scrum
19 24 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (15.97%) Python
21 22 (15.28%) SharePoint
21 22 (15.28%) Manufacturing
21 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
22 21 (14.58%) Mac OS

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 22 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.64%) Confluence
3 8 (5.56%) Apache
3 8 (5.56%) JBoss
3 8 (5.56%) nginx
3 8 (5.56%) WordPress
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.69%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) DNN
4 1 (0.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 46 (31.94%) Azure
2 19 (13.19%) Azure Stack
2 19 (13.19%) OneDrive
3 16 (11.11%) Office 365
4 10 (6.94%) npm
5 8 (5.56%) Azure Functions
5 8 (5.56%) Serverless
6 7 (4.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 7 (4.86%) IaaS
6 7 (4.86%) PaaS
7 6 (4.17%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.39%) AWS
8 2 (1.39%) SaaS
9 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.19%) NetScaler
2 15 (10.42%) Skype
3 9 (6.25%) DHCP
3 9 (6.25%) DNS
3 9 (6.25%) SSL
3 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.56%) HTTP
4 8 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 7 (4.86%) Firewall
6 3 (2.08%) Intranet
6 3 (2.08%) RS-232
6 3 (2.08%) RS-485
7 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.64%) MySQL
3 8 (5.56%) Infinispan
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (4.17%) Big Data
5 6 (4.17%) Power BI
6 4 (2.78%) GIS
7 3 (2.08%) MS Access
7 3 (2.08%) MySQL Workbench
7 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.39%) QlikView
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (26.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (14.58%) JIRA
4 13 (9.03%) TestRail
5 12 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 12 (8.33%) Subversion
6 11 (7.64%) JUnit
6 11 (7.64%) NetBeans
6 11 (7.64%) Visual Studio Team System
7 9 (6.25%) Zephyr
8 8 (5.56%) Ant
8 8 (5.56%) NUnit
9 5 (3.47%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (2.78%) Trac
11 3 (2.08%) CppUnit
11 3 (2.08%) LabVIEW
11 3 (2.08%) PhpStorm
11 3 (2.08%) Selenium
11 3 (2.08%) Visual Studio Code
12 2 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (19.44%) Marketing
2 22 (15.28%) Manufacturing
3 19 (13.19%) Finance
4 17 (11.81%) Electronics
5 14 (9.72%) Public Sector
6 13 (9.03%) Telecoms
7 5 (3.47%) Avionics
8 4 (2.78%) Retail
9 3 (2.08%) Aerospace
9 3 (2.08%) Local Government
9 3 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (39.58%) Developer
2 26 (18.06%) Software Engineer
3 17 (11.81%) .NET Developer
4 16 (11.11%) Junior
5 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.03%) Test Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Junior Developer
7 10 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 10 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 9 (6.25%) Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 8 (5.56%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.86%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Developer
12 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Graduate
12 5 (3.47%) Senior .NET Developer
12 5 (3.47%) Test Automation Engineer
13 4 (2.78%) Graduate C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (34.72%) .NET
2 44 (30.56%) HTML
3 41 (28.47%) CSS
4 27 (18.75%) XML
5 21 (14.58%) jQuery
6 20 (13.89%) ASP.NET
7 19 (13.19%) HTML5
8 17 (11.81%) WPF
9 16 (11.11%) WCF
10 15 (10.42%) Node.js
11 14 (9.72%) AngularJS
12 13 (9.03%) .NET Framework
12 13 (9.03%) REST
13 11 (7.64%) JSON
14 10 (6.94%) Web Services
15 8 (5.56%) EJB
15 8 (5.56%) LAMP
15 8 (5.56%) Sass
16 6 (4.17%) WinForms
17 5 (3.47%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (4.86%) User Experience
4 4 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.08%) Acoustics
5 3 (2.08%) Arduino
5 3 (2.08%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.08%) Robotics
6 2 (1.39%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.69%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.69%) Windows
2 29 (20.14%) Linux
3 21 (14.58%) Mac OS
4 19 (13.19%) Unix
5 8 (5.56%) CentOS
5 8 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 7 (4.86%) Android
7 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.47%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (23.61%) Software Engineering
3 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (18.06%) ITIL
4 25 (17.36%) CRM
5 24 (16.67%) Scrum
6 21 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 20 (13.89%) OO
8 19 (13.19%) DevOps
9 16 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 16 (11.11%) MVC
10 14 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (9.03%) Programme Management
12 12 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 11 (7.64%) Kanban
13 11 (7.64%) MODAF
13 11 (7.64%) Web Development
14 10 (6.94%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 89 (61.81%) C#
2 70 (48.61%) SQL
3 59 (40.97%) JavaScript
4 30 (20.83%) PHP
5 27 (18.75%) C++
6 23 (15.97%) Python
7 20 (13.89%) Java
8 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.17%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.47%) TypeScript
10 5 (3.47%) VB
10 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.08%) Fortran
11 3 (2.08%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.08%) XAML
12 2 (1.39%) C
12 2 (1.39%) VB6
12 2 (1.39%) XPath
13 1 (0.69%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.69%) Dart
Qualifications
1 29 (20.14%) Degree
2 22 (15.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.72%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.03%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.64%) CCA
5 11 (7.64%) MCP
5 11 (7.64%) RHCE
6 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (4.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (4.17%) ISTQB
9 5 (3.47%) CCNA
9 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.39%) MCSD
12 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (4.17%) QA
3 3 (2.08%) Def Stans
3 3 (2.08%) IEC 61508
3 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (18.06%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.19%) Hyper-V
2 19 (13.19%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (13.19%) XenApp
3 14 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 19 (13.19%) SCOM
1 19 (13.19%) SCOrch
2 14 (9.72%) SCCM
3 8 (5.56%) cPanel
3 8 (5.56%) Plesk
4 2 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.42%) Splunk
3 14 (9.72%) VMware
4 13 (9.03%) Citrix
4 13 (9.03%) SAP
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco
6 7 (4.86%) Atlassian
7 6 (4.17%) IBM
7 6 (4.17%) Xamarin
8 5 (3.47%) DevExpress
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle
10 3 (2.08%) Sage
10 3 (2.08%) Syncfusion
11 1 (0.69%) HP
11 1 (0.69%) Jitterbit