Period
to 20 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 20 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 475 951
Rank change year-on-year +26 +476 +227
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 846 994 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.61% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.30% 3.03% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 689 827 188
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +31.15% +1.67%
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,813
90th Percentile £81,250 £83,750 £68,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%

Visual Studio Team System 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 25,653 32,796 35,739
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.86% 20.06% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20,281 26,518 28,983
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System.

Salary trend for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the UK

Visual Studio Team System
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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
England +21 787 £55,000 -8.33% 101
UK excluding London +86 507 £50,000 - 70
London -27 321 £65,000 -3.70% 36
South East +79 192 £52,500 -12.50% 15
North of England +40 92 £45,000 -14.29% 16
South West +36 75 £42,500 -26.09% 16
Midlands -4 67 £55,000 +22.22% 14
West Midlands +20 54 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Yorkshire -6 49 £46,250 -11.90% 9
East of England +77 40 £55,000 +12.82% 5
North West +56 36 £42,250 -6.11% 7
Wales +6 19 £54,000 +35.00% 2
Scotland +4 16 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -3 13 £55,000 +37.50% 9
Northern Ireland -8 8 £47,500 +18.75% 1
North East +21 7 £45,000 -18.18%

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 670 (79.20%) Azure
2 566 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
3 529 (62.53%) DevOps
4 492 (58.16%) C#
5 472 (55.79%) Microsoft
6 443 (52.36%) .NET
7 352 (41.61%) Git (software)
8 331 (39.13%) SQL
9 290 (34.28%) Scrum
10 280 (33.10%) JavaScript
10 280 (33.10%) SQL Server
11 251 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
12 239 (28.25%) Test Automation
13 228 (26.95%) PowerShell
14 217 (25.65%) Visual Studio
15 173 (20.45%) ASP.NET
16 166 (19.62%) CSS
17 163 (19.27%) AWS
18 162 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 161 (19.03%) TDD
19 161 (19.03%) Docker
20 158 (18.68%) JIRA
21 156 (18.44%) QA
22 153 (18.09%) Microservices
23 152 (17.97%) .NET Framework
24 147 (17.38%) HTML
25 146 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
26 142 (16.78%) Degree
27 138 (16.31%) MVC
28 137 (16.19%) Finance

Visual Studio Team System
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
1 107 (12.65%) SharePoint
2 60 (7.09%) IIS
3 57 (6.74%) Confluence
4 33 (3.90%) CMS
5 23 (2.72%) Umbraco
6 21 (2.48%) Apache
7 17 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (2.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.65%) Apache Spark
10 13 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.47%) nginx
12 4 (0.47%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.47%) OpenEdge
13 3 (0.35%) Camunda
14 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 1 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.35%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 78 (9.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (6.15%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.42%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.83%) Q-Pulse
4 7 (0.83%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 670 (79.20%) Azure
2 163 (19.27%) AWS
3 106 (12.53%) PaaS
4 82 (9.69%) Power Platform
5 77 (9.10%) Dynamics 365
6 67 (7.92%) IaaS
7 51 (6.03%) Office 365
7 51 (6.03%) SaaS
8 50 (5.91%) Azure Active Directory
9 44 (5.20%) Serverless
10 38 (4.49%) Azure Functions
11 33 (3.90%) GCP
12 28 (3.31%) GitHub
13 21 (2.48%) PowerApps
14 18 (2.13%) Microsoft Flow
15 15 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (1.77%) iPaaS
16 14 (1.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 11 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (1.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (4.73%) Firewall
2 28 (3.31%) DNS
3 24 (2.84%) Internet
4 10 (1.18%) BIG-IP
4 10 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (1.18%) Network Security
4 10 (1.18%) SSL
4 10 (1.18%) VLAN
5 8 (0.95%) VPN
6 7 (0.83%) FabricPath
6 7 (0.83%) LAN
6 7 (0.83%) MPLS
6 7 (0.83%) NetScaler
6 7 (0.83%) PBX
6 7 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.83%) VoIP
6 7 (0.83%) WAN
6 7 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.35%) BGP
7 3 (0.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (33.10%) SQL Server
2 107 (12.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (9.34%) Power BI
4 76 (8.98%) Azure SQL Database
5 73 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (7.68%) NoSQL
7 55 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 26 (3.07%) SQL Server 2016
10 25 (2.96%) Data Lake
10 25 (2.96%) MySQL
11 24 (2.84%) Redis
12 23 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
12 23 (2.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (2.60%) Big Data
14 21 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
15 18 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (1.89%) MongoDB
17 14 (1.65%) Hadoop
18 11 (1.30%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 352 (41.61%) Git (software)
2 217 (25.65%) Visual Studio
3 162 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 158 (18.68%) JIRA
5 115 (13.59%) Jenkins
6 113 (13.36%) TeamCity
7 97 (11.47%) Octopus Deploy
8 95 (11.23%) Selenium
9 67 (7.92%) SpecFlow
10 57 (6.74%) WebDriver
11 36 (4.26%) NUnit
12 27 (3.19%) Cucumber
13 25 (2.96%) GitLab
13 25 (2.96%) Hudson
14 24 (2.84%) MSTest
15 20 (2.36%) Bitbucket
16 18 (2.13%) Eclipse
16 18 (2.13%) Visual Studio Coded UI
17 17 (2.01%) MSBuild
17 17 (2.01%) SonarQube
General
1 137 (16.19%) Finance
2 62 (7.33%) Marketing
3 59 (6.97%) Retail
4 24 (2.84%) Public Sector
5 17 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.89%) Games
7 12 (1.42%) Front Office
8 11 (1.30%) Legal
9 6 (0.71%) Banking
10 5 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.47%) Fire and Rescue
11 4 (0.47%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Local Government
11 4 (0.47%) Police
12 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Back Office
13 1 (0.12%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 305 (36.05%) Developer
2 108 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 101 (11.94%) .NET Developer
4 89 (10.52%) C# Developer
5 73 (8.63%) Senior Developer
6 67 (7.92%) Azure Engineer
7 61 (7.21%) Consultant
8 56 (6.62%) Azure DevOps
9 54 (6.38%) QA Engineer
9 54 (6.38%) Software Engineer
10 53 (6.26%) Analyst
11 49 (5.79%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 47 (5.56%) Software Developer
13 45 (5.32%) Azure Developer
14 43 (5.08%) Technical Leader
15 42 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
16 41 (4.85%) Senior .NET Developer
17 40 (4.73%) Architect
18 37 (4.37%) Azure Consultant
19 34 (4.02%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 443 (52.36%) .NET
2 173 (20.45%) ASP.NET
3 166 (19.62%) CSS
4 152 (17.97%) .NET Framework
5 147 (17.38%) HTML
6 123 (14.54%) .NET Core
6 123 (14.54%) React
7 117 (13.83%) ASP.NET Web API
8 114 (13.48%) REST
9 113 (13.36%) Web Services
10 90 (10.64%) Entity Framework
11 79 (9.34%) AngularJS
11 79 (9.34%) jQuery
12 78 (9.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (7.45%) JSON
14 54 (6.38%) Redux
14 54 (6.38%) SOAP
15 53 (6.26%) HTML5
15 53 (6.26%) XML
16 50 (5.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
2 50 (5.91%) Mobile App
3 44 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.31%) N-Tier
6 27 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 20 (2.36%) Blog
8 19 (2.25%) Cloud Native
9 13 (1.54%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.54%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.42%) Smartphone
11 11 (1.30%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.30%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.18%) Reinsurance
13 8 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.95%) PMI
13 8 (0.95%) Wiki
14 7 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (15.84%) Windows
2 61 (7.21%) Windows Server
3 56 (6.62%) Linux
4 29 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (2.96%) Windows 10
5 25 (2.96%) Windows 7
6 20 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.65%) Android
8 13 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (1.54%) Unix
8 13 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 9 (1.06%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.95%) CentOS
10 8 (0.95%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.83%) SUSE
12 5 (0.59%) CoreOS
12 5 (0.59%) zOS
13 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (66.90%) Agile Software Development
2 529 (62.53%) DevOps
3 290 (34.28%) Scrum
4 251 (29.67%) Continuous Integration
5 239 (28.25%) Test Automation
6 161 (19.03%) TDD
7 153 (18.09%) Microservices
8 146 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
9 138 (16.31%) MVC
10 133 (15.72%) BDD
11 127 (15.01%) Software Engineering
12 109 (12.88%) SDLC
13 101 (11.94%) Unit Testing
14 96 (11.35%) Deployment Automation
15 94 (11.11%) Mentoring
16 92 (10.87%) CRM
17 88 (10.40%) Computer Science
18 80 (9.46%) OO
19 78 (9.22%) Open Source
20 76 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 492 (58.16%) C#
2 331 (39.13%) SQL
3 280 (33.10%) JavaScript
4 228 (26.95%) PowerShell
5 99 (11.70%) Java
6 64 (7.57%) Python
6 64 (7.57%) TypeScript
7 63 (7.45%) T-SQL
8 25 (2.96%) X++
9 19 (2.25%) Bash Shell
10 18 (2.13%) C++
10 18 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 16 (1.89%) Ruby
12 15 (1.77%) Go
13 14 (1.65%) ES6
14 11 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.30%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.95%) R
15 8 (0.95%) VB
16 7 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 142 (16.78%) Degree
2 44 (5.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.78%) HND
4 31 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.07%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.89%) MCSE
7 8 (0.95%) ISEB
7 8 (0.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.71%) Security Cleared
9 5 (0.59%) SC Cleared
10 4 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.47%) MCSA
10 4 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (18.44%) QA
2 18 (2.13%) SLA
3 12 (1.42%) GDPR
4 6 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.47%) PMO
6 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 161 (19.03%) Docker
2 80 (9.46%) Active Directory
3 44 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.89%) LXC
7 9 (1.06%) KVM
8 8 (0.95%) VMware NSX
9 7 (0.83%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.83%) vSphere
10 5 (0.59%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.35%) HDFS
13 2 (0.24%) Xen
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 120 (14.18%) Kubernetes
2 53 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (5.32%) Terraform
4 36 (4.26%) Ansible
5 34 (4.02%) Puppet
6 23 (2.72%) SCCM
7 10 (1.18%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (0.83%) SCOM
8 7 (0.83%) SCOrch
8 7 (0.83%) vRealize
8 7 (0.83%) WSUS
9 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.59%) Rancher
10 3 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (0.35%) Nessus
10 3 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.24%) Mesos
11 2 (0.24%) Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.12%) Salt
Vendors
1 472 (55.79%) Microsoft
2 45 (5.32%) VMware
3 29 (3.43%) Google
4 27 (3.19%) Oracle
5 24 (2.84%) Atlassian
5 24 (2.84%) Citrix
6 20 (2.36%) Sitecore
7 19 (2.25%) Nintex
7 19 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.65%) Cisco
9 13 (1.54%) Cypress Semiconductor
9 13 (1.54%) F5
10 12 (1.42%) JD Edwards
11 11 (1.30%) Brightcove
11 11 (1.30%) Optimizely
11 11 (1.30%) Telerik
12 10 (1.18%) SolarWinds
13 9 (1.06%) HP
13 9 (1.06%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.95%) Dell