Period
to 23 August 2019

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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 108 130
Rank change year-on-year -35 +22 -25
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 226 292 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.22% 2.83% 2.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.84% 11.93% 10.80%
Number of salaries quoted 197 272 236
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £29,900 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,625 £50,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% 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 2,085 2,447 2,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.47% 23.70% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,598 2,048 2,119
South West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,413 £31,250 £28,500
90th Percentile £66,725 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 -14 83 £47,000 +25.33% 8
Dorset +8 50 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Bristol -7 32 £40,000 -5.88% 11
Somerset +1 29 £35,000 -20.00% 4
Devon -4 12 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Wiltshire -65 11 £37,658 -16.32% 6
Cornwall +30 9 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 155 (68.58%) C#
2 117 (51.77%) SQL Server
2 117 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (48.67%) JavaScript
3 110 (48.67%) Azure
4 101 (44.69%) .NET
5 94 (41.59%) SQL
6 81 (35.84%) Windows
7 76 (33.63%) Microsoft
8 62 (27.43%) HTML
8 62 (27.43%) ASP.NET
9 61 (26.99%) CSS
9 61 (26.99%) Python
9 61 (26.99%) MVC
10 60 (26.55%) Software Engineering
11 55 (24.34%) ITIL
12 52 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
12 52 (23.01%) Security Cleared
13 51 (22.57%) Active Directory
13 51 (22.57%) Scrum
14 50 (22.12%) Linux
15 49 (21.68%) CRM
16 48 (21.24%) SharePoint
16 48 (21.24%) Unix
17 47 (20.80%) Microsoft App-V
17 47 (20.80%) JIRA
17 47 (20.80%) PHP
17 47 (20.80%) SCOM
17 47 (20.80%) SCOrch
17 47 (20.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

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 48 (21.24%) SharePoint
2 31 (13.72%) Confluence
3 5 (2.21%) JBoss
4 4 (1.77%) IIS
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.33%) Magento
2 2 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 110 (48.67%) Azure
2 46 (20.35%) Azure Stack
2 46 (20.35%) OneDrive
3 42 (18.58%) Office 365
4 11 (4.87%) SaaS
5 5 (2.21%) AWS
5 5 (2.21%) Power Platform
6 4 (1.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (1.77%) Azure Functions
6 4 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.77%) IaaS
6 4 (1.77%) PaaS
6 4 (1.77%) Serverless
7 3 (1.33%) GitHub
8 2 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.88%) GCP
8 2 (0.88%) Slack
8 2 (0.88%) Trello
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (20.35%) NetScaler
2 42 (18.58%) DNS
2 42 (18.58%) Skype
2 42 (18.58%) TCP/IP
3 40 (17.70%) DHCP
4 8 (3.54%) HTTP
5 7 (3.10%) HTTPS
6 5 (2.21%) SSL
7 4 (1.77%) Firewall
8 3 (1.33%) RS-232
8 3 (1.33%) RS-485
9 2 (0.88%) Intranet
9 2 (0.88%) IPv4
9 2 (0.88%) IPv6
10 1 (0.44%) Internet
10 1 (0.44%) Link 16
10 1 (0.44%) Link 22
10 1 (0.44%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (51.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.08%) Big Data
3 13 (5.75%) GIS
4 10 (4.42%) MySQL
5 8 (3.54%) MS Access
6 6 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.21%) Infinispan
7 5 (2.21%) Power BI
8 4 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.77%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.77%) MySQL Workbench
8 4 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.33%) QlikView
9 3 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (20.80%) JIRA
2 42 (18.58%) Git (software)
3 41 (18.14%) TestRail
4 39 (17.26%) Zephyr
5 19 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (6.64%) SpecFlow
7 14 (6.19%) Selenium
8 12 (5.31%) SoapUI
9 11 (4.87%) NUnit
10 10 (4.42%) Cucumber
11 9 (3.98%) Jenkins
12 8 (3.54%) JUnit
13 7 (3.10%) JMeter
13 7 (3.10%) Visual Studio Team System
14 6 (2.65%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.65%) Subversion
15 5 (2.21%) Ant
15 5 (2.21%) NCrunch
15 5 (2.21%) ReSharper
16 4 (1.77%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 40 (17.70%) Marketing
2 23 (10.18%) Public Sector
3 21 (9.29%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.75%) Finance
5 12 (5.31%) Electronics
6 9 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.65%) Games
8 4 (1.77%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.33%) Legal
9 3 (1.33%) Military
10 2 (0.88%) Advertising
10 2 (0.88%) Automotive
11 1 (0.44%) Back Office
11 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 91 (40.27%) Developer
2 48 (21.24%) .NET Developer
3 44 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (16.81%) Software Developer
5 37 (16.37%) C# Developer
6 31 (13.72%) Software Engineer
7 29 (12.83%) C# .NET Developer
8 24 (10.62%) Senior Developer
9 16 (7.08%) Test Engineer
10 14 (6.19%) Senior Software Developer
11 12 (5.31%) Graduate
11 12 (5.31%) Senior .NET Developer
12 11 (4.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 11 (4.87%) C# Software Developer
12 11 (4.87%) Junior
12 11 (4.87%) SaaS Developer
12 11 (4.87%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.87%) Senior Test Engineer
12 11 (4.87%) Test Automation Engineer
13 9 (3.98%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (44.69%) .NET
2 62 (27.43%) ASP.NET
2 62 (27.43%) HTML
3 61 (26.99%) CSS
4 42 (18.58%) jQuery
5 41 (18.14%) .NET Framework
6 35 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (15.04%) XML
8 28 (12.39%) Web Services
9 23 (10.18%) AngularJS
9 23 (10.18%) WCF
10 21 (9.29%) WPF
11 15 (6.64%) HTML5
12 14 (6.19%) REST
13 13 (5.75%) Entity Framework
14 12 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (5.31%) Node.js
15 11 (4.87%) JSON
16 10 (4.42%) Apache Flex
16 10 (4.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (7.08%) e-Learning
2 13 (5.75%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (3.54%) Data Protection Act
3 8 (3.54%) User Experience
4 6 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.21%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.33%) Arduino
7 3 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.33%) Robotics
7 3 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) Acoustics
8 2 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.88%) Renewable Energy
8 2 (0.88%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 81 (35.84%) Windows
2 50 (22.12%) Linux
3 48 (21.24%) Unix
4 46 (20.35%) Mac OS
5 4 (1.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) Debian
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (26.99%) MVC
3 60 (26.55%) Software Engineering
4 55 (24.34%) ITIL
5 52 (23.01%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (22.57%) Scrum
7 49 (21.68%) CRM
8 44 (19.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (17.26%) DevOps
10 35 (15.49%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (14.16%) Test Automation
12 30 (13.27%) PRINCE2
13 29 (12.83%) Kanban
13 29 (12.83%) MODAF
14 21 (9.29%) BDD
15 20 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (7.96%) OO
16 18 (7.96%) Software Testing
17 17 (7.52%) Mentoring
18 16 (7.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 155 (68.58%) C#
2 110 (48.67%) JavaScript
3 94 (41.59%) SQL
4 61 (26.99%) Python
5 47 (20.80%) PHP
6 46 (20.35%) PowerShell
7 36 (15.93%) C++
8 30 (13.27%) Java
9 16 (7.08%) VB
10 13 (5.75%) VB.NET
11 12 (5.31%) C
12 10 (4.42%) TypeScript
13 8 (3.54%) Ruby
13 8 (3.54%) VB6
14 4 (1.77%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.33%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.88%) Fortran
17 1 (0.44%) Assembly Language
17 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 52 (23.01%) Security Cleared
2 35 (15.49%) Degree
3 32 (14.16%) DV Cleared
4 29 (12.83%) CCA
4 29 (12.83%) MCP
4 29 (12.83%) RHCE
5 27 (11.95%) CCNA
5 27 (11.95%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (10.18%) Citrix Certification
7 18 (7.96%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (3.98%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.77%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.44%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 14 (6.19%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Def Stans
3 2 (0.88%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
System Software
1 51 (22.57%) Active Directory
2 47 (20.80%) Microsoft App-V
3 46 (20.35%) Hyper-V
3 46 (20.35%) XenApp
4 44 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 44 (19.47%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (20.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 47 (20.80%) SCOM
1 47 (20.80%) SCOrch
2 45 (19.91%) SCCM
3 4 (1.77%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 76 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (19.47%) VMware
3 41 (18.14%) Splunk
4 40 (17.70%) Cisco
4 40 (17.70%) Citrix
5 30 (13.27%) Atlassian
6 20 (8.85%) DevExpress
7 15 (6.64%) Oracle
8 9 (3.98%) SAP
9 4 (1.77%) Tableau
10 3 (1.33%) IBM
10 3 (1.33%) Sage
11 2 (0.88%) Google
11 2 (0.88%) Perforce
12 1 (0.44%) Automation Anywhere
12 1 (0.44%) HP
12 1 (0.44%) Syncfusion