Period
to 28 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 152 108
Rank change year-on-year -35 -44 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 455 1,788 2,703
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.64% 2.28% 2.94%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.68% 11.70% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 415 1,498 2,583
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year -4.00% +9.89% +4.60%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,928 15,288 18,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.38% 19.51% 20.67%
Number of salaries quoted 4,924 12,015 15,559
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,199 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK excluding London

Visual Studio
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 28 October 2020. 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
South East -33 134 £47,500 - 28
North of England +6 107 £46,000 +2.22% 30
Midlands +4 81 £42,500 -10.53% 29
North West +12 72 £45,000 +2.27% 18
South West +19 63 £40,000 -5.88% 32
West Midlands +9 59 £40,000 -20.00% 12
East of England +40 35 £51,250 +2.50% 20
Yorkshire +41 34 £46,000 +2.22% 11
Scotland +19 26 £44,000 +14.29% 8
East Midlands +19 22 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Wales -7 9 £40,000 -11.11% 9
North East +13 1 £47,500 +62.39% 1
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 351 (77.14%) C#
2 315 (69.23%) .NET
3 238 (52.31%) SQL Server
4 222 (48.79%) Microsoft
5 214 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
6 172 (37.80%) Azure
7 166 (36.48%) JavaScript
8 156 (34.29%) ASP.NET
9 155 (34.07%) SQL
10 133 (29.23%) MVC
11 132 (29.01%) HTML
12 121 (26.59%) CSS
13 102 (22.42%) Software Engineering
14 100 (21.98%) DevOps
15 99 (21.76%) .NET Framework
16 91 (20.00%) Windows
17 86 (18.90%) AngularJS
18 81 (17.80%) Degree
19 78 (17.14%) jQuery
20 75 (16.48%) .NET Core
21 73 (16.04%) Git (software)
22 72 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
23 60 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
24 58 (12.75%) Web Services
24 58 (12.75%) TDD
25 57 (12.53%) C++
25 57 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
26 56 (12.31%) Test Automation
27 55 (12.09%) T-SQL
28 53 (11.65%) WCF

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 34 (7.47%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.49%) IIS
3 10 (2.20%) Umbraco
4 8 (1.76%) NServiceBus
5 6 (1.32%) Confluence
5 6 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.10%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.10%) CMS
7 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.22%) Apache
8 1 (0.22%) Apache Synapse
8 1 (0.22%) Appian
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.22%) SAS
8 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.32%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.44%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (5.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.10%) Maximo
3 2 (0.44%) Line 500
3 2 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 172 (37.80%) Azure
2 34 (7.47%) Dynamics 365
3 33 (7.25%) Power Platform
4 16 (3.52%) AWS
5 12 (2.64%) SaaS
6 11 (2.42%) Serverless
7 9 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.54%) Office 365
9 6 (1.32%) Logic Apps
10 5 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
10 5 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.10%) GitHub
10 5 (1.10%) PaaS
11 4 (0.88%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.66%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.66%) GCP
12 3 (0.66%) npm
13 2 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.30%) Internet
2 12 (2.64%) HTTP
3 11 (2.42%) Skype
4 9 (1.98%) Bluetooth
5 8 (1.76%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.10%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.88%) WAN
8 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.44%) DNS
9 2 (0.44%) Firewall
9 2 (0.44%) LAN
9 2 (0.44%) Modbus
9 2 (0.44%) MQTT
9 2 (0.44%) Profibus
9 2 (0.44%) RS-232
9 2 (0.44%) RS-485
9 2 (0.44%) VoIP
9 2 (0.44%) VPN
10 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (52.31%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (5.27%) Power BI
5 20 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (4.18%) MongoDB
7 17 (3.74%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (3.52%) NoSQL
9 15 (3.30%) MySQL
9 15 (3.30%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.42%) OLTP
11 10 (2.20%) SSDT
12 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.54%) OLAP
13 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.10%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.88%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 73 (16.04%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (6.15%) JIRA
4 26 (5.71%) Selenium
5 25 (5.49%) Visual Studio Code
6 23 (5.05%) NUnit
7 18 (3.96%) Eclipse
8 16 (3.52%) Jenkins
9 15 (3.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (3.08%) Subversion
10 14 (3.08%) WebDriver
11 12 (2.64%) Bitbucket
11 12 (2.64%) StyleCop
12 9 (1.98%) MSI
12 9 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (1.98%) Postman
12 9 (1.98%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.98%) WiX
13 7 (1.54%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 33 (7.25%) Finance
2 32 (7.03%) Manufacturing
3 16 (3.52%) Marketing
4 14 (3.08%) Back Office
5 10 (2.20%) Advertising
5 10 (2.20%) Publishing
6 9 (1.98%) Law
7 8 (1.76%) Electronics
7 8 (1.76%) Games
7 8 (1.76%) Legal
7 8 (1.76%) Public Sector
7 8 (1.76%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.44%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.44%) Local Government
9 2 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Police
10 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 267 (58.68%) Developer
2 99 (21.76%) .NET Developer
3 87 (19.12%) C# Developer
4 68 (14.95%) Software Engineer
5 63 (13.85%) Software Developer
6 52 (11.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 36 (7.91%) Senior Developer
8 28 (6.15%) Analyst
9 27 (5.93%) .NET Software Developer
10 26 (5.71%) Architect
11 22 (4.84%) ASP.NET Developer
12 21 (4.62%) Applications Developer
13 20 (4.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (4.18%) C# Software Developer
14 19 (4.18%) Full Stack Developer
15 18 (3.96%) C# Software Engineer
15 18 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
16 14 (3.08%) Test Analyst
17 13 (2.86%) .NET Software Engineer
17 13 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (69.23%) .NET
2 156 (34.29%) ASP.NET
3 132 (29.01%) HTML
4 121 (26.59%) CSS
5 99 (21.76%) .NET Framework
6 86 (18.90%) AngularJS
7 78 (17.14%) jQuery
8 75 (16.48%) .NET Core
9 72 (15.82%) ASP.NET MVC
10 58 (12.75%) Web Services
11 53 (11.65%) WCF
12 52 (11.43%) XML
13 49 (10.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 48 (10.55%) WPF
15 45 (9.89%) Entity Framework
16 36 (7.91%) React
17 33 (7.25%) REST
18 32 (7.03%) HTML5
19 31 (6.81%) Node.js
19 31 (6.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.08%) User Experience
5 12 (2.64%) Cloud Native
6 9 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.76%) Life Science
8 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.10%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.66%) ASIC
11 3 (0.66%) CPLD
12 2 (0.44%) Clustering
13 1 (0.22%) Blog
13 1 (0.22%) CUDA
13 1 (0.22%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 91 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (2.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (1.54%) Linux
3 7 (1.54%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.66%) Android
6 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Unix
7 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (47.03%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (29.23%) MVC
3 102 (22.42%) Software Engineering
4 100 (21.98%) DevOps
5 58 (12.75%) TDD
6 57 (12.53%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (12.31%) Test Automation
8 51 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (11.21%) OO
9 45 (9.89%) Web Development
10 44 (9.67%) CRM
11 43 (9.45%) Computer Science
11 43 (9.45%) Scrum
12 39 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
13 38 (8.35%) Microservices
14 35 (7.69%) Unit Testing
15 34 (7.47%) OOD
16 32 (7.03%) Workflow
17 30 (6.59%) Multithreading
17 30 (6.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 351 (77.14%) C#
2 166 (36.48%) JavaScript
3 155 (34.07%) SQL
4 57 (12.53%) C++
5 55 (12.09%) T-SQL
6 37 (8.13%) TypeScript
7 28 (6.15%) Python
8 26 (5.71%) PowerShell
9 23 (5.05%) C
10 22 (4.84%) VB
10 22 (4.84%) VB.NET
11 12 (2.64%) Embedded C
11 12 (2.64%) Embedded C++
11 12 (2.64%) VB6
12 11 (2.42%) R
12 11 (2.42%) VBScript
13 9 (1.98%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.98%) VC++
14 7 (1.54%) Java
14 7 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (17.80%) Degree
2 34 (7.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.30%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.42%) MCITP
7 7 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.44%) HNC
9 2 (0.44%) HND
9 2 (0.44%) MCSA
9 2 (0.44%) MCSE
10 1 (0.22%) CSPO
10 1 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.22%) PhD
10 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.74%) QA
2 8 (1.76%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.32%) ISO 13485
3 6 (1.32%) SLA
4 4 (0.88%) GDPR
5 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.44%) PMO
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (2.64%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.10%) Firmware
5 4 (0.88%) Docker
6 2 (0.44%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (2.20%) Puppet
1 10 (2.20%) Terraform
2 6 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 222 (48.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (2.86%) Google
3 11 (2.42%) CheckPoint
3 11 (2.42%) Oracle
4 10 (2.20%) VMware
5 8 (1.76%) Sage
6 7 (1.54%) SAP
7 6 (1.32%) Apple
7 6 (1.32%) CA
7 6 (1.32%) IBM
8 5 (1.10%) ESRI
8 5 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.88%) Cadence
9 4 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (0.66%) Altera
10 3 (0.66%) Dell
10 3 (0.66%) Perforce
10 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.66%) Telerik
10 3 (0.66%) Xilinx