Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for MSBuild skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited MSBuild over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft MSBuild
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 831 1102
Rank change year-on-year +33 +271 -103
Permanent jobs citing MSBuild 370 353 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.20% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.05% 1.06% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 327 315 149
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% -6.25% +12.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £37,700
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.26%

MSBuild is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 35,094 33,339 36,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.27% 18.83% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 28,805 28,543 31,195
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

MSBuild
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSBuild as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MSBuild.

Salary trend for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MSBuild over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for MSBuild in the UK

MSBuild
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MSBuild within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England +10 340 £63,000 +20.00% 37
London -2 237 £72,500 +26.09% 15
UK excluding London +41 133 £50,000 +11.11% 25
South East +54 62 £51,875 +15.28% 9
Scotland -8 30 £29,000 - 2
South West +18 16 £55,000 +19.57% 1
East of England +12 13 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North of England -1 7 £45,000 -14.29% 10
North West -16 6 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Midlands -10 5 £55,000 +46.67% 1
West Midlands +2 4 £56,250 +25.00% 1
East Midlands +11 1 £30,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 - 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT jobs citing MSBuild also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MSBuild.

1 340 (91.89%) .NET
2 282 (76.22%) DevOps
3 262 (70.81%) Continuous Integration
4 261 (70.54%) C#
5 247 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
6 212 (57.30%) TeamCity
6 212 (57.30%) Configuration Management
7 211 (57.03%) PowerShell
8 190 (51.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 188 (50.81%) Finance
10 174 (47.03%) Scrum
11 159 (42.97%) Banking
12 151 (40.81%) ASP.NET
13 144 (38.92%) Software Engineering
14 138 (37.30%) SOLID
15 136 (36.76%) Puppet
16 135 (36.49%) ASP.NET Web API
17 134 (36.22%) Windows
18 133 (35.95%) Team Foundation Server
19 123 (33.24%) Jenkins
20 121 (32.70%) Ansible
21 117 (31.62%) Opscode Chef
21 117 (31.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
22 110 (29.73%) SQL
22 110 (29.73%) Microservices
23 107 (28.92%) SQL Server
24 99 (26.76%) Open Source
25 95 (25.68%) Online Banking
26 91 (24.59%) RESTful
27 83 (22.43%) Domain-Driven Design

MSBuild
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 80 (21.62%) IIS
2 26 (7.03%) Apache
2 26 (7.03%) Tomcat
3 25 (6.76%) Confluence
4 16 (4.32%) NServiceBus
5 11 (2.97%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.62%) CMS
6 6 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.62%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.08%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.81%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.27%) Jetty
10 1 (0.27%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 19 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (17.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.95%) IaaS
4 19 (5.14%) PaaS
5 17 (4.59%) npm
6 16 (4.32%) Yarn
7 14 (3.78%) SaaS
8 6 (1.62%) GitHub
9 5 (1.35%) Slack
9 5 (1.35%) Trello
10 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.54%) Office 365
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.05%) HTTP
2 9 (2.43%) SSL
3 6 (1.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.08%) DNS
5 1 (0.27%) DHCP
5 1 (0.27%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (28.92%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.70%) MongoDB
3 27 (7.30%) NoSQL
4 26 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 21 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (4.32%) RavenDB
7 16 (4.32%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.70%) CouchDB
9 8 (2.16%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 212 (57.30%) TeamCity
2 190 (51.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 133 (35.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 123 (33.24%) Jenkins
5 117 (31.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 82 (22.16%) Hudson
7 54 (14.59%) Git (software)
8 47 (12.70%) Maven
9 38 (10.27%) Artifactory
9 38 (10.27%) JIRA
10 37 (10.00%) NuGet
11 35 (9.46%) Selenium
12 33 (8.92%) CMake
13 26 (7.03%) SonarQube
14 25 (6.76%) Bugzilla
14 25 (6.76%) Phabricator
14 25 (6.76%) Ranorex
15 23 (6.22%) NUnit
16 21 (5.68%) Subversion
17 18 (4.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 188 (50.81%) Finance
2 159 (42.97%) Banking
3 10 (2.70%) Marketing
4 5 (1.35%) Electronics
4 5 (1.35%) Retail
4 5 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.08%) Retail Banking
6 3 (0.81%) Games
6 3 (0.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 188 (50.81%) Developer
2 157 (42.43%) .NET Developer
3 145 (39.19%) C# Developer
4 136 (36.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 110 (29.73%) ASP.NET Developer
6 107 (28.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 58 (15.68%) Agile .NET Developer
7 58 (15.68%) Agile C# Developer
7 58 (15.68%) Agile Developer
8 56 (15.14%) DevOps Engineer
9 47 (12.70%) Senior Developer
10 41 (11.08%) Software Engineer
11 36 (9.73%) Administrator
11 36 (9.73%) DBA
11 36 (9.73%) SQL DBA
12 33 (8.92%) Senior .NET Developer
13 32 (8.65%) Lead .NET Developer
13 32 (8.65%) Lead C# Developer
13 32 (8.65%) Lead Developer
13 32 (8.65%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (91.89%) .NET
2 151 (40.81%) ASP.NET
3 135 (36.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 91 (24.59%) RESTful
5 82 (22.16%) HATEOAS
6 50 (13.51%) CSS
7 40 (10.81%) AngularJS
8 38 (10.27%) WCF
9 37 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (9.19%) HTML
11 33 (8.92%) JSON
12 30 (8.11%) .NET Framework
12 30 (8.11%) REST
13 29 (7.84%) MSMQ
14 28 (7.57%) jQuery
15 27 (7.30%) HTML5
16 23 (6.22%) Node.js
16 23 (6.22%) Web Services
17 21 (5.68%) Entity Framework
18 19 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 95 (25.68%) Online Banking
2 67 (18.11%) Greenfield Project
3 39 (10.54%) Data Centre
4 36 (9.73%) Clustering
5 25 (6.76%) Robotics
6 18 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (4.59%) Hedge funds
8 16 (4.32%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.97%) Virtual Team
10 10 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.70%) User Experience
11 9 (2.43%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.89%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.89%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.35%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 2 (0.54%) iPhone
16 1 (0.27%) Graphic Design
16 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 134 (36.22%) Windows
2 71 (19.19%) Windows Server
3 52 (14.05%) Linux
4 32 (8.65%) Debian
5 7 (1.89%) Android
6 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) Fedora
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (76.22%) DevOps
2 262 (70.81%) Continuous Integration
3 247 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (57.30%) Configuration Management
5 174 (47.03%) Scrum
6 144 (38.92%) Software Engineering
7 138 (37.30%) SOLID
8 110 (29.73%) Microservices
9 99 (26.76%) Open Source
10 83 (22.43%) Domain-Driven Design
11 82 (22.16%) CQRS
12 81 (21.89%) Mentoring
13 75 (20.27%) Continuous Delivery
14 72 (19.46%) TDD
15 66 (17.84%) Test Automation
16 53 (14.32%) BDD
16 53 (14.32%) MVC
16 53 (14.32%) Release Management
17 52 (14.05%) Unit Testing
18 50 (13.51%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 261 (70.54%) C#
2 211 (57.03%) PowerShell
3 110 (29.73%) SQL
4 64 (17.30%) Java
5 53 (14.32%) JavaScript
6 51 (13.78%) C++
7 40 (10.81%) Python
8 31 (8.38%) VB.NET
9 26 (7.03%) T-SQL
10 19 (5.14%) ES6
10 19 (5.14%) PHP
11 9 (2.43%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.08%) Ruby
12 4 (1.08%) VB
13 3 (0.81%) R
14 2 (0.54%) Go
15 1 (0.27%) C
15 1 (0.27%) F#
15 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (8.38%) Degree
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (0.81%) MCSA
3 3 (0.81%) MCSD
4 1 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (11.08%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (3.78%) Docker
2 10 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (36.76%) Puppet
2 121 (32.70%) Ansible
3 117 (31.62%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (8.65%) Nagios
5 18 (4.86%) Icinga
6 15 (4.05%) CFEngine
7 12 (3.24%) Terraform
8 7 (1.89%) Salt
9 4 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 78 (21.08%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.05%) RedGate
3 25 (6.76%) Oracle
4 19 (5.14%) New Relic
5 18 (4.86%) Atlassian
6 13 (3.51%) VMware
7 11 (2.97%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.62%) CA Agile Central
9 5 (1.35%) Google
10 4 (1.08%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.08%) Apple
10 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.08%) SAP
10 4 (1.08%) Splunk
10 4 (1.08%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.81%) PayPal
11 3 (0.81%) Sony
11 3 (0.81%) WorldPay
12 2 (0.54%) CA
12 2 (0.54%) Cognizant