Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 134 94
Rank change year-on-year +14 -40 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 279 264 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.78% 2.50% 3.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.60% 12.60% 17.95%
Number of salaries quoted 256 242 346
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,875 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £47,950 £48,125
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 West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 2,405 2,096 2,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.97% 19.82% 18.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2,040 1,778 1,761
South West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,750
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 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 17 January 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 17 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
Bristol +15 79 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Dorset +2 73 £41,250 +10.00% 7
Somerset -1 54 £40,000 +12.68% 9
Gloucestershire +34 44 £40,000 +2.56% 13
Wiltshire -4 13 £42,500 +21.43% 5
Devon -16 10 £65,000 +103.13% 1
Cornwall - 5 £40,125 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 236 (84.59%) C#
2 184 (65.95%) .NET
3 170 (60.93%) SQL
4 152 (54.48%) SQL Server
5 122 (43.73%) ASP.NET
5 122 (43.73%) JavaScript
6 119 (42.65%) Microsoft
7 110 (39.43%) MVC
8 108 (38.71%) HTML
8 108 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
9 100 (35.84%) jQuery
10 98 (35.13%) CSS
11 79 (28.32%) T-SQL
12 63 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 60 (21.51%) .NET Framework
14 56 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
15 53 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 49 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
17 45 (16.13%) Java
17 45 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 42 (15.05%) Web Development
18 42 (15.05%) C++
19 40 (14.34%) Web Services
20 39 (13.98%) IIS
20 39 (13.98%) Test Automation
21 38 (13.62%) TDD
22 36 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
22 36 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 35 (12.54%) Finance
23 35 (12.54%) Windows

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 39 (13.98%) IIS
2 16 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.66%) Apache
3 13 (4.66%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.23%) CMS
5 5 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.43%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.08%) Kentico
7 3 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.15%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.79%) Office 365
5 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
5 3 (1.08%) PaaS
6 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.72%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.72%) Firebase
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.09%) HTTP
2 9 (3.23%) Intranet
3 6 (2.15%) Internet
4 4 (1.43%) Extranet
5 3 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.72%) SMS
7 1 (0.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (54.48%) SQL Server
2 45 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (11.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 27 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (8.24%) Crystal Reports
8 21 (7.53%) Power BI
9 12 (4.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.23%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.87%) MS Access
11 8 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.51%) MySQL
12 7 (2.51%) QlikView
13 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database
13 6 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
14 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (1.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 63 (22.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (11.11%) Selenium
3 28 (10.04%) JIRA
4 25 (8.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 23 (8.24%) Subversion
6 20 (7.17%) SoapUI
7 19 (6.81%) Cucumber
7 19 (6.81%) Jenkins
8 17 (6.09%) Ant
8 17 (6.09%) Eclipse
8 17 (6.09%) HP UFT
8 17 (6.09%) JUnit
8 17 (6.09%) Maven
9 15 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 12 (4.30%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.79%) MSI
11 5 (1.79%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.43%) MSTest
12 4 (1.43%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.08%) ReSharper
General
1 35 (12.54%) Finance
2 33 (11.83%) Marketing
3 17 (6.09%) Manufacturing
4 16 (5.73%) Electronics
4 16 (5.73%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.66%) Retail
6 12 (4.30%) Automotive
7 5 (1.79%) Advertising
7 5 (1.79%) Banking
8 2 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.72%) Avionics
8 2 (0.72%) Back Office
8 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.36%) Games
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 201 (72.04%) Developer
2 96 (34.41%) .NET Developer
3 56 (20.07%) C# Developer
4 45 (16.13%) C# .NET Developer
5 42 (15.05%) ASP.NET Developer
6 37 (13.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 34 (12.19%) Senior Developer
8 33 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 33 (11.83%) Software Developer
9 28 (10.04%) Senior .NET Developer
10 24 (8.60%) SQL Developer
11 21 (7.53%) Lead Developer
11 21 (7.53%) Software Engineer
12 20 (7.17%) Technical Leader
13 19 (6.81%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 19 (6.81%) Senior C# Developer
14 18 (6.45%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
14 18 (6.45%) Senior ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 18 (6.45%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
15 17 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (65.95%) .NET
2 122 (43.73%) ASP.NET
3 108 (38.71%) HTML
4 100 (35.84%) jQuery
5 98 (35.13%) CSS
6 60 (21.51%) .NET Framework
7 56 (20.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (14.34%) Web Services
9 33 (11.83%) Entity Framework
10 31 (11.11%) XML
11 30 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 29 (10.39%) JSON
13 27 (9.68%) SOAP
14 26 (9.32%) LINQ
14 26 (9.32%) REST
15 25 (8.96%) WCF
16 24 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 23 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 19 (6.81%) AngularJS
18 19 (6.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.15%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.15%) User Experience
5 5 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.43%) FMCG
6 4 (1.43%) IPTV
6 4 (1.43%) NHS
6 4 (1.43%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.08%) Fintech
7 3 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.72%) Clustering
8 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.72%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.54%) Windows
2 27 (9.68%) Linux
3 14 (5.02%) Unix
4 13 (4.66%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.15%) Android
6 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (39.43%) MVC
2 108 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (15.05%) Web Development
5 39 (13.98%) Test Automation
6 38 (13.62%) TDD
7 33 (11.83%) Software Engineering
8 25 (8.96%) BDD
9 24 (8.60%) Scrum
10 21 (7.53%) ETL
11 20 (7.17%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (7.17%) Migration
12 19 (6.81%) SDLC
12 19 (6.81%) Waterfall
13 17 (6.09%) OO
13 17 (6.09%) OOP
13 17 (6.09%) Software Testing
14 14 (5.02%) CRM
14 14 (5.02%) Data Migration
14 14 (5.02%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 236 (84.59%) C#
2 170 (60.93%) SQL
3 122 (43.73%) JavaScript
4 79 (28.32%) T-SQL
5 45 (16.13%) Java
6 42 (15.05%) C++
7 23 (8.24%) VBScript
8 19 (6.81%) C
8 19 (6.81%) Ruby
8 19 (6.81%) VB.NET
9 18 (6.45%) Python
10 17 (6.09%) Groovy
11 16 (5.73%) Jython
12 13 (4.66%) PHP
13 9 (3.23%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.15%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.15%) X++
15 5 (1.79%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.79%) VB
16 4 (1.43%) ES7
Qualifications
1 28 (10.04%) Degree
2 19 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.08%) ISEB
4 3 (1.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.72%) HND
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.94%) QA
2 3 (1.08%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.72%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.08%) Docker
3 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (6.09%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.72%) Endace
2 2 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 119 (42.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.81%) HP
3 17 (6.09%) CA
4 13 (4.66%) SAP
5 9 (3.23%) DevExpress
6 7 (2.51%) Oracle
7 5 (1.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.43%) IFS
9 2 (0.72%) Intel
9 2 (0.72%) SYSPRO
9 2 (0.72%) VMware
10 1 (0.36%) Adobe
10 1 (0.36%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.36%) ESRI
10 1 (0.36%) Google
10 1 (0.36%) Nintex
10 1 (0.36%) RedGate
10 1 (0.36%) Remedy