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

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 135 104
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31 -3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 281 249 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.73% 2.45% 3.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.70% 10.14% 16.45%
Number of salaries quoted 259 217 321
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £51,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.22% +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 2,402 2,455 2,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.31% 24.14% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,977 2,066 1,787
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -10 65 £41,250 +3.13% 25
Gloucestershire +30 61 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Wiltshire +25 57 £42,500 +1.19% 20
Dorset -3 41 £37,500 -6.25% 14
Somerset +5 36 £45,000 +15.38% 11
Devon +10 3 £32,500 -14.47% 1
Cornwall - 3 £37,500 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 208 (74.02%) C#
2 174 (61.92%) .NET
3 149 (53.02%) SQL
4 125 (44.48%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (43.06%) Microsoft
6 93 (33.10%) Git (software)
7 92 (32.74%) SQL Server
8 90 (32.03%) JavaScript
9 85 (30.25%) C++
9 85 (30.25%) Software Engineering
10 79 (28.11%) CSS
11 74 (26.33%) HTML
12 71 (25.27%) Windows
13 68 (24.20%) OO
14 65 (23.13%) Team Foundation Server
15 54 (19.22%) ASP.NET
16 53 (18.86%) WPF
17 52 (18.51%) Microsoft Azure
18 49 (17.44%) MVC
19 48 (17.08%) .NET Framework
20 42 (14.95%) Web Development
20 42 (14.95%) Test Automation
21 40 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
22 39 (13.88%) Scrum
23 36 (12.81%) C
23 36 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
23 36 (12.81%) Security Cleared
23 36 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
24 35 (12.46%) Java
24 35 (12.46%) Linux

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 10 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.14%) ArcGIS
3 6 (2.14%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.78%) Apache
4 5 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.78%) Confluence
4 5 (1.78%) GlassFish
4 5 (1.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.42%) CMS
5 4 (1.42%) IIS
5 4 (1.42%) WordPress
6 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.36%) Mathcad
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.71%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 52 (18.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.05%) Serverless
4 16 (5.69%) PaaS
5 12 (4.27%) Azure Functions
5 12 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 12 (4.27%) Office 365
6 11 (3.91%) IaaS
7 6 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.78%) GitHub
9 3 (1.07%) npm
9 3 (1.07%) SaaS
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.71%) NuGet
11 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.56%) HTTP
2 1 (0.36%) DNS
2 1 (0.36%) SMS
2 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (32.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.05%) GIS
4 15 (5.34%) Geospatial Data
4 15 (5.34%) Hadoop
4 15 (5.34%) NoSQL
5 9 (3.20%) Big Data
5 9 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.85%) Power BI
7 7 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.78%) MySQL
9 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.71%) Cosmos DB
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.71%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 93 (33.10%) Git (software)
2 65 (23.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (11.39%) Eclipse
4 27 (9.61%) JIRA
5 24 (8.54%) Selenium
6 20 (7.12%) Jenkins
7 19 (6.76%) SoapUI
7 19 (6.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 17 (6.05%) Subversion
9 16 (5.69%) SpecFlow
9 16 (5.69%) Xcode
10 14 (4.98%) JMeter
10 14 (4.98%) TeamCity
10 14 (4.98%) Trac
11 13 (4.63%) Android Studio
12 12 (4.27%) Cucumber
13 8 (2.85%) ClearCase
13 8 (2.85%) WebDriver
14 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (2.14%) TestComplete
General
1 27 (9.61%) Finance
2 18 (6.41%) Military
3 14 (4.98%) Marketing
4 6 (2.14%) Games
4 6 (2.14%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.14%) Publishing
5 5 (1.78%) Retail
6 4 (1.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 151 (53.74%) Developer
2 61 (21.71%) Software Engineer
3 57 (20.28%) .NET Developer
4 50 (17.79%) Software Developer
5 35 (12.46%) C++ Software Engineer
6 26 (9.25%) C# Developer
7 20 (7.12%) C# Software Engineer
8 18 (6.41%) Analyst
9 15 (5.34%) Junior
9 15 (5.34%) Web Developer
10 13 (4.63%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.63%) Junior Developer
10 13 (4.63%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.27%) Applications Architect
11 12 (4.27%) Architect
11 12 (4.27%) Azure Architect
11 12 (4.27%) Cloud Architect
11 12 (4.27%) Junior Software Developer
11 12 (4.27%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (3.91%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (61.92%) .NET
2 79 (28.11%) CSS
3 74 (26.33%) HTML
4 54 (19.22%) ASP.NET
5 53 (18.86%) WPF
6 48 (17.08%) .NET Framework
7 36 (12.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 34 (12.10%) AngularJS
9 32 (11.39%) Web Services
10 31 (11.03%) jQuery
11 27 (9.61%) Entity Framework
11 27 (9.61%) SOAP
12 25 (8.90%) REST
13 23 (8.19%) WinForms
14 22 (7.83%) HTML5
15 21 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (7.12%) JSON
16 20 (7.12%) XML
17 18 (6.41%) RESTful
18 16 (5.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.54%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.34%) User Experience
3 12 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.56%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.78%) 3D Graphics
8 5 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) Social Media
9 4 (1.42%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.42%) Fintech
9 4 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.42%) Media Streaming
9 4 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.07%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.07%) PMI
11 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (25.27%) Windows
2 35 (12.46%) Linux
3 18 (6.41%) Android
4 14 (4.98%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.42%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.42%) Unix
7 2 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (44.48%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (30.25%) Software Engineering
3 68 (24.20%) OO
4 49 (17.44%) MVC
5 42 (14.95%) Test Automation
5 42 (14.95%) Web Development
6 40 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
7 39 (13.88%) Scrum
8 36 (12.81%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (12.10%) DevOps
10 33 (11.74%) SDLC
11 32 (11.39%) OOD
11 32 (11.39%) TDD
12 25 (8.90%) MVVM
12 25 (8.90%) SOLID
13 23 (8.19%) OOP
14 19 (6.76%) Kanban
15 18 (6.41%) Migration
16 17 (6.05%) Mentoring
17 16 (5.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 208 (74.02%) C#
2 149 (53.02%) SQL
3 90 (32.03%) JavaScript
4 85 (30.25%) C++
5 36 (12.81%) C
6 35 (12.46%) Java
7 29 (10.32%) PowerShell
7 29 (10.32%) T-SQL
8 26 (9.25%) Python
9 21 (7.47%) VB.NET
10 13 (4.63%) TypeScript
11 12 (4.27%) Ruby
12 11 (3.91%) Assembly Language
12 11 (3.91%) VB
13 7 (2.49%) Erlang
14 6 (2.14%) XAML
15 5 (1.78%) Apple Swift
15 5 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.78%) R
15 5 (1.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 36 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.39%) Degree
3 14 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.85%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.78%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.78%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.12%) QA
System Software
1 12 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.42%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.07%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.07%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) Terraform
Vendors
1 121 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.41%) Google
3 9 (3.20%) Oracle
4 6 (2.14%) ESRI
5 4 (1.42%) HP
6 3 (1.07%) Apple
6 3 (1.07%) CA
6 3 (1.07%) Rockwell
6 3 (1.07%) Siemens
6 3 (1.07%) Telerik
6 3 (1.07%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.71%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.36%) Informatica
8 1 (0.36%) Tableau