Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 121 125
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -32
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 246 296 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.45% 2.89% 2.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.52% 12.22% 13.95%
Number of salaries quoted 222 269 266
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £25,875
90th Percentile £63,750 £53,750 £47,500
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,136 2,423 2,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.31% 23.66% 19.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,773 2,027 1,761
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
Bristol -1 65 £42,000 -1.18% 14
Dorset +2 58 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Somerset -1 42 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Gloucestershire -1 33 £40,000 +0.63% 10
Wiltshire +1 30 £43,750 +2.94% 5
Devon -3 2 £33,250 -39.27% 1
Cornwall +7 1 £42,500 +5.59% 3
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 171 (69.51%) C#
2 142 (57.72%) .NET
3 122 (49.59%) SQL
4 111 (45.12%) Microsoft
5 102 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (34.96%) HTML
7 73 (29.67%) JavaScript
8 69 (28.05%) CSS
9 65 (26.42%) MVC
10 64 (26.02%) Git (software)
11 63 (25.61%) SQL Server
12 62 (25.20%) Windows
13 57 (23.17%) ASP.NET
14 53 (21.54%) C++
15 51 (20.73%) .NET Framework
15 51 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (19.51%) DevOps
16 48 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
17 47 (19.11%) OO
18 46 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
19 44 (17.89%) Web Services
20 40 (16.26%) Test Automation
21 38 (15.45%) ASP.NET MVC
22 35 (14.23%) Marketing
23 34 (13.82%) Software Engineering
24 32 (13.01%) PowerShell
25 31 (12.60%) Visual Studio Team System
25 31 (12.60%) Java
26 30 (12.20%) jQuery
27 29 (11.79%) Selenium

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 15 (6.10%) IIS
2 8 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.85%) CMS
4 5 (2.03%) Apache
4 5 (2.03%) Apache Spark
4 5 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.03%) GlassFish
4 5 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.22%) NServiceBus
5 3 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.81%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.41%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.81%) Endur
3 1 (0.41%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.50%) Azure Functions
2 16 (6.50%) IaaS
2 16 (6.50%) PaaS
2 16 (6.50%) Serverless
3 15 (6.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (5.28%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.03%) GitHub
6 3 (1.22%) Office 365
7 2 (0.81%) NuGet
8 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.44%) HTTP
2 5 (2.03%) Firewall
3 2 (0.81%) Internet
3 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.81%) VLAN
4 1 (0.41%) Broadband
4 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.47%) Hadoop
4 8 (3.25%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (2.44%) Big Data
6 6 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.63%) Power BI
7 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.22%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.81%) SSDT
10 1 (0.41%) MySQL
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 64 (26.02%) Git (software)
2 46 (18.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (12.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 29 (11.79%) Eclipse
4 29 (11.79%) Selenium
5 22 (8.94%) JIRA
6 17 (6.91%) Jenkins
6 17 (6.91%) Xcode
7 15 (6.10%) SoapUI
7 15 (6.10%) TeamCity
8 14 (5.69%) Trac
9 13 (5.28%) Android Studio
9 13 (5.28%) SpecFlow
10 10 (4.07%) JMeter
11 9 (3.66%) Subversion
12 8 (3.25%) Cucumber
12 8 (3.25%) WebDriver
13 6 (2.44%) LoadRunner
13 6 (2.44%) TestComplete
14 5 (2.03%) ClearCase
General
1 35 (14.23%) Marketing
2 23 (9.35%) Finance
3 14 (5.69%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.22%) Publishing
5 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.81%) Avionics
5 2 (0.81%) Back Office
5 2 (0.81%) Military
5 2 (0.81%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 146 (59.35%) Developer
2 73 (29.67%) Software Developer
3 57 (23.17%) .NET Developer
4 22 (8.94%) Senior Developer
5 21 (8.54%) Junior
5 21 (8.54%) Junior Developer
6 19 (7.72%) C# Developer
6 19 (7.72%) Software Engineer
7 17 (6.91%) Senior .NET Developer
8 15 (6.10%) Junior Software Developer
9 14 (5.69%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.47%) Applications Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Azure Architect
10 11 (4.47%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (4.47%) Cloud Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 11 (4.47%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.07%) Cloud Developer
11 10 (4.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (57.72%) .NET
2 86 (34.96%) HTML
3 69 (28.05%) CSS
4 57 (23.17%) ASP.NET
5 51 (20.73%) .NET Framework
6 44 (17.89%) Web Services
7 38 (15.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (12.20%) jQuery
9 29 (11.79%) XML
10 27 (10.98%) SOAP
10 27 (10.98%) WCF
11 25 (10.16%) JSON
12 24 (9.76%) AngularJS
12 24 (9.76%) HTML5
12 24 (9.76%) REST
13 22 (8.94%) Entity Framework
14 19 (7.72%) WPF
15 16 (6.50%) ASP.NET Web API
16 14 (5.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 12 (4.88%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (2.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (2.03%) Fintech
2 5 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (2.03%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (2.03%) Public Cloud
2 5 (2.03%) Social Media
3 4 (1.63%) e-Learning
4 3 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
5 2 (0.81%) User Experience
5 2 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.20%) Windows
2 20 (8.13%) Linux
3 19 (7.72%) Android
4 10 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.63%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.63%) Unix
7 2 (0.81%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (26.42%) MVC
3 48 (19.51%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (19.51%) DevOps
4 47 (19.11%) OO
5 40 (16.26%) Test Automation
6 34 (13.82%) Software Engineering
7 28 (11.38%) Migration
7 28 (11.38%) TDD
8 21 (8.54%) Scrum
9 19 (7.72%) Mentoring
10 18 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (7.32%) Unit Testing
11 17 (6.91%) SDLC
12 16 (6.50%) Presales
12 16 (6.50%) Service Delivery
12 16 (6.50%) Waterfall
13 15 (6.10%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (6.10%) BDD
14 14 (5.69%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 171 (69.51%) C#
2 122 (49.59%) SQL
3 73 (29.67%) JavaScript
4 53 (21.54%) C++
5 32 (13.01%) PowerShell
6 31 (12.60%) Java
7 27 (10.98%) VB
8 22 (8.94%) T-SQL
9 21 (8.54%) VB.NET
10 18 (7.32%) VB6
11 16 (6.50%) Python
12 13 (5.28%) C
13 9 (3.66%) TypeScript
14 8 (3.25%) Ruby
15 5 (2.03%) Apple Swift
15 5 (2.03%) Assembly Language
15 5 (2.03%) Objective-C
16 3 (1.22%) Groovy
16 3 (1.22%) Jython
16 3 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.91%) Degree
2 14 (5.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) HND
7 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.50%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.63%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.22%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.22%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.81%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 111 (45.12%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.38%) Google
3 10 (4.07%) DevExpress
4 5 (2.03%) HP
5 3 (1.22%) CA
6 2 (0.81%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.81%) ESRI
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle
6 2 (0.81%) RedGate
6 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.81%) Twitter
7 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.41%) Embarcadero
7 1 (0.41%) Informatica
7 1 (0.41%) SAP
7 1 (0.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.41%) Tableau
7 1 (0.41%) Telerik