Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
England > South West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 109 94
Rank change year-on-year -5 -15 -6
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 289 322 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.83% 2.96% 3.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.89% 15.82% 16.70%
Number of salaries quoted 262 298 344
South West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £48,000 £47,500
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 2431 2036 2269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.80% 18.74% 19.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2038 1754 1911
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 87 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Somerset -13 65 £38,500 -3.75% 1
Dorset -6 48 £36,250 -3.33% 5
Gloucestershire +27 47 £39,750 +13.57% 2
Wiltshire +2 20 £42,250 +8.33%
Devon -15 15 £39,250 +12.14%
Cornwall - 4 £40,250 -
Visual Studio
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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.

1 206 (71.28%) C#
2 165 (57.09%) SQL Server
3 164 (56.75%) SQL
4 152 (52.60%) .NET
5 123 (42.56%) HTML
6 113 (39.10%) Microsoft
7 112 (38.75%) JavaScript
8 101 (34.95%) ASP.NET
9 94 (32.53%) CSS
9 94 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
10 88 (30.45%) T-SQL
11 84 (29.07%) jQuery
12 82 (28.37%) MVC
13 63 (21.80%) Team Foundation Server
14 51 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (17.30%) Windows
16 44 (15.22%) C++
17 43 (14.88%) Finance
18 42 (14.53%) .NET Framework
18 42 (14.53%) Test Automation
19 41 (14.19%) Web Development
19 41 (14.19%) IIS
20 40 (13.84%) SQL Server 2012
21 39 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
22 38 (13.15%) Web Services
23 37 (12.80%) TDD
23 37 (12.80%) SQL Server 2014
24 36 (12.46%) HTML5
24 36 (12.46%) Entity Framework
24 36 (12.46%) Security Cleared

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 41 (14.19%) IIS
2 21 (7.27%) CMS
2 21 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.81%) Apache
3 11 (3.81%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.69%) Kentico
7 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (5.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 15 (5.19%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.08%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.11%) GitHub
3 5 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.04%) Office 365
5 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.69%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.69%) Firebase
5 2 (0.69%) IaaS
5 2 (0.69%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.84%) HTTP
2 9 (3.11%) Intranet
3 6 (2.08%) Internet
4 4 (1.38%) DNS
4 4 (1.38%) Extranet
4 4 (1.38%) SMTP
5 3 (1.04%) SMS
6 1 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (57.09%) SQL Server
2 40 (13.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 37 (12.80%) SQL Server 2014
4 35 (12.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (11.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (9.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (7.96%) Crystal Reports
8 21 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (7.27%) Power BI
9 13 (4.50%) QlikView
10 12 (4.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 12 (4.15%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (3.11%) OLAP
12 9 (3.11%) OLTP
12 9 (3.11%) SSDT
13 8 (2.77%) MS Access
14 7 (2.42%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
16 5 (1.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 63 (21.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (10.73%) Selenium
3 25 (8.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 24 (8.30%) Subversion
5 19 (6.57%) JIRA
6 18 (6.23%) SoapUI
7 17 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 17 (5.88%) Jenkins
7 17 (5.88%) JUnit
8 16 (5.54%) Git (software)
8 16 (5.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (4.84%) Ant
9 14 (4.84%) Eclipse
9 14 (4.84%) HP UFT
9 14 (4.84%) Maven
10 9 (3.11%) tSQLt
11 7 (2.42%) MSI
12 6 (2.08%) SpecFlow
13 5 (1.73%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.38%) NCover
General
1 43 (14.88%) Finance
2 29 (10.03%) Marketing
3 27 (9.34%) Electronics
4 25 (8.65%) Manufacturing
5 24 (8.30%) Telecoms
6 16 (5.54%) Games
7 15 (5.19%) Multimedia
7 15 (5.19%) Retail
8 11 (3.81%) Automotive
9 7 (2.42%) Banking
10 5 (1.73%) Advertising
11 2 (0.69%) Back Office
11 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) Legal
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 206 (71.28%) Developer
2 77 (26.64%) .NET Developer
3 39 (13.49%) C# Developer
4 32 (11.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 32 (11.07%) Software Developer
5 29 (10.03%) Senior Developer
6 27 (9.34%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (7.96%) Lead Developer
7 23 (7.96%) SQL Developer
8 22 (7.61%) Software Engineer
9 19 (6.57%) Analyst
9 19 (6.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 19 (6.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 19 (6.57%) Senior .NET Developer
10 18 (6.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (5.19%) Database Developer
11 15 (5.19%) Multimedia Developer
12 14 (4.84%) Technical Leader
12 14 (4.84%) Test Automation Manager
12 14 (4.84%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (52.60%) .NET
2 123 (42.56%) HTML
3 101 (34.95%) ASP.NET
4 94 (32.53%) CSS
5 84 (29.07%) jQuery
6 42 (14.53%) .NET Framework
7 39 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (13.15%) Web Services
9 36 (12.46%) Entity Framework
9 36 (12.46%) HTML5
10 35 (12.11%) XML
11 34 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (11.76%) JSON
12 28 (9.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 27 (9.34%) SOAP
14 24 (8.30%) WCF
15 22 (7.61%) LINQ
16 20 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 19 (6.57%) REST
18 18 (6.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.19%) e-Learning
2 12 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 6 (2.08%) FMCG
4 6 (2.08%) Graphic Design
4 6 (2.08%) IPTV
4 6 (2.08%) NHS
5 4 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.38%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.38%) User Experience
6 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.04%) Fintech
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.69%) Replication
7 2 (0.69%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 50 (17.30%) Windows
2 12 (4.15%) Linux
2 12 (4.15%) Unix
3 11 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.73%) Android
5 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) VxWorks
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (28.37%) MVC
3 51 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (14.53%) Test Automation
5 41 (14.19%) Web Development
6 37 (12.80%) TDD
7 31 (10.73%) Software Engineering
8 23 (7.96%) Digital Marketing
8 23 (7.96%) Programme Management
9 22 (7.61%) BDD
9 22 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (7.27%) Migration
11 20 (6.92%) ETL
12 19 (6.57%) Software Testing
13 18 (6.23%) Scrum
14 17 (5.88%) SDLC
15 15 (5.19%) Content Management
15 15 (5.19%) Data Migration
16 14 (4.84%) Mentoring
16 14 (4.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 206 (71.28%) C#
2 164 (56.75%) SQL
3 112 (38.75%) JavaScript
4 88 (30.45%) T-SQL
5 44 (15.22%) C++
6 34 (11.76%) Java
7 22 (7.61%) VB.NET
8 21 (7.27%) C
9 20 (6.92%) PHP
9 20 (6.92%) VBScript
10 17 (5.88%) Ruby
11 15 (5.19%) Python
12 14 (4.84%) Groovy
12 14 (4.84%) PowerShell
13 13 (4.50%) Jython
14 6 (2.08%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.08%) Objective-C
14 6 (2.08%) X++
15 5 (1.73%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 34 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.23%) Degree
4 5 (1.73%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.38%) ISEB
6 3 (1.04%) HND
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) QA
2 3 (1.04%) ISO 13485
2 3 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.35%) Firmware
1 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.84%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 113 (39.10%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.96%) SAP
3 16 (5.54%) HP
4 15 (5.19%) Adobe
5 14 (4.84%) CA
6 9 (3.11%) Oracle
6 9 (3.11%) RedGate
7 3 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.35%) ESRI
8 1 (0.35%) IFS
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy