Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 128 89
Rank change year-on-year +10 -39 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 291 275 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.70% 2.67% 3.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.04% 11.18% 18.02%
Number of salaries quoted 266 243 347
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £30,875 £28,800 £27,625
90th Percentile £57,500 £47,250 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 2,636 2,460 2,109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 24.44% 23.86% 19.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,245 2,091 1,824
South West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 20 June 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 20 June 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
Gloucestershire +38 79 £37,500 - 5
Bristol -19 67 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Wiltshire +33 48 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Dorset -11 48 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Somerset -9 38 £42,500 +21.43% 7
Devon +2 5 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Cornwall - 3 £32,500 - 2
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 242 (83.16%) C#
2 231 (79.38%) .NET
3 141 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (46.74%) Microsoft
4 136 (46.74%) SQL
5 132 (45.36%) JavaScript
6 115 (39.52%) ASP.NET
7 114 (39.18%) SQL Server
8 110 (37.80%) CSS
9 95 (32.65%) HTML
10 94 (32.30%) Software Engineering
11 92 (31.62%) MVC
12 86 (29.55%) C++
13 78 (26.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 74 (25.43%) .NET Framework
15 70 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 69 (23.71%) jQuery
17 65 (22.34%) Git (software)
18 60 (20.62%) Web Development
19 59 (20.27%) OO
20 54 (18.56%) Windows
21 52 (17.87%) Scrum
21 52 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
22 51 (17.53%) WPF
23 49 (16.84%) AngularJS
23 49 (16.84%) Linux
24 45 (15.46%) Web Services
24 45 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
25 43 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API
26 40 (13.75%) C

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 21 (7.22%) IIS
2 9 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.06%) CMS
4 6 (2.06%) Confluence
4 6 (2.06%) WordPress
5 5 (1.72%) Apache
5 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.72%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.37%) ArcGIS
6 4 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.69%) Kentico
8 2 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.34%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.34%) Drupal
9 1 (0.34%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Mathcad
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.03%) NetSuite
2 3 (1.03%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 70 (24.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.78%) Office 365
4 9 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (3.09%) Serverless
5 6 (2.06%) PaaS
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (1.03%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.69%) npm
8 1 (0.34%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.78%) HTTP
2 4 (1.37%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.03%) DNS
4 1 (0.34%) Internet
4 1 (0.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (39.18%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (6.19%) GIS
4 17 (5.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.50%) NoSQL
6 15 (5.15%) Geospatial Data
7 13 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (3.09%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.09%) MySQL
9 8 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.75%) Power BI
10 7 (2.41%) Big Data
10 7 (2.41%) Oracle Database
11 6 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (2.06%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 78 (26.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (22.34%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.59%) JIRA
4 19 (6.53%) Selenium
5 17 (5.84%) Eclipse
6 16 (5.50%) Jenkins
7 15 (5.15%) Cucumber
7 15 (5.15%) SoapUI
8 14 (4.81%) Subversion
9 9 (3.09%) Maven
9 9 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (2.75%) Ant
10 8 (2.75%) HP UFT
10 8 (2.75%) JUnit
11 7 (2.41%) JMeter
11 7 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 5 (1.72%) ClearCase
12 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (1.03%) ReSharper
General
1 34 (11.68%) Finance
2 30 (10.31%) Marketing
3 17 (5.84%) Military
4 16 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.15%) Electronics
6 6 (2.06%) Games
7 5 (1.72%) Back Office
8 4 (1.37%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.37%) Automotive
8 4 (1.37%) Retail
9 3 (1.03%) Publishing
10 1 (0.34%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 181 (62.20%) Developer
2 93 (31.96%) .NET Developer
3 60 (20.62%) Software Engineer
4 56 (19.24%) C# Developer
5 37 (12.71%) Software Developer
6 35 (12.03%) C# .NET Developer
7 33 (11.34%) C++ Software Engineer
8 30 (10.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 30 (10.31%) Web Developer
9 29 (9.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 28 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 28 (9.62%) Senior Developer
11 25 (8.59%) C# Software Engineer
12 23 (7.90%) Senior .NET Developer
13 19 (6.53%) C# Software Developer
14 17 (5.84%) Analyst
15 16 (5.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
15 16 (5.50%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 16 (5.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
15 16 (5.50%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (79.38%) .NET
2 115 (39.52%) ASP.NET
3 110 (37.80%) CSS
4 95 (32.65%) HTML
5 74 (25.43%) .NET Framework
6 69 (23.71%) jQuery
7 51 (17.53%) WPF
8 49 (16.84%) AngularJS
9 45 (15.46%) ASP.NET MVC
9 45 (15.46%) Web Services
10 43 (14.78%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (11.68%) WCF
12 33 (11.34%) REST
13 29 (9.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 26 (8.93%) JSON
15 25 (8.59%) WinForms
16 23 (7.90%) RESTful
16 23 (7.90%) SOAP
16 23 (7.90%) XML
17 21 (7.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.59%) Embedded Systems
2 24 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
3 23 (7.90%) User Experience
4 16 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.37%) Media Streaming
7 4 (1.37%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (1.03%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.03%) Clustering
8 3 (1.03%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.03%) Fintech
8 3 (1.03%) PMI
8 3 (1.03%) State Machine
9 2 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 54 (18.56%) Windows
2 49 (16.84%) Linux
3 12 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.06%) Unix
5 2 (0.69%) Android
5 2 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (32.30%) Software Engineering
3 92 (31.62%) MVC
4 60 (20.62%) Web Development
5 59 (20.27%) OO
6 52 (17.87%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (17.87%) Scrum
7 36 (12.37%) OOP
8 35 (12.03%) OOD
8 35 (12.03%) Test Automation
9 32 (11.00%) SOLID
10 31 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (10.31%) SDLC
12 29 (9.97%) MVVM
12 29 (9.97%) TDD
13 25 (8.59%) Kanban
14 21 (7.22%) BDD
15 16 (5.50%) PRINCE2
15 16 (5.50%) UML
16 14 (4.81%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (83.16%) C#
2 136 (46.74%) SQL
3 132 (45.36%) JavaScript
4 86 (29.55%) C++
5 40 (13.75%) C
6 36 (12.37%) T-SQL
7 30 (10.31%) Python
8 25 (8.59%) Java
9 20 (6.87%) VB.NET
10 14 (4.81%) Ruby
11 13 (4.47%) PowerShell
12 12 (4.12%) TypeScript
13 8 (2.75%) Groovy
13 8 (2.75%) Jython
13 8 (2.75%) VBScript
14 7 (2.41%) Assembly Language
14 7 (2.41%) R
15 6 (2.06%) Erlang
15 6 (2.06%) VB
16 5 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (13.40%) Degree
2 35 (12.03%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.81%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.06%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.72%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.69%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.69%) MCSD
8 1 (0.34%) ISEB
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.84%) QA
2 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (4.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) Docker
3 3 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (2.75%) CA Service Virtualization
1 8 (2.75%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (1.03%) Endace
2 3 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.34%) Graylog
3 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.34%) Nagios
3 1 (0.34%) Terraform
Vendors
1 136 (46.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.81%) Oracle
2 14 (4.81%) SAP
3 11 (3.78%) HP
4 9 (3.09%) DevExpress
5 8 (2.75%) CA
5 8 (2.75%) Capita
6 4 (1.37%) ESRI
7 3 (1.03%) Apple
7 3 (1.03%) Google
7 3 (1.03%) IFS
7 3 (1.03%) Rockwell
7 3 (1.03%) Sage
7 3 (1.03%) Siemens
7 3 (1.03%) Telerik
7 3 (1.03%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.03%) VMware
8 2 (0.69%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.34%) IBM
9 1 (0.34%) Intel