Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 482 429 766
Rank change year-on-year -53 +337 +278
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 699 1,034 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.68% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.88% 3.45% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 528 848 353
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +14.29% +22.09%
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £51,250
% change year-on-year +3.00% -2.44% +20.59%

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 24,277 30,002 35,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.32% 19.86% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,130 23,889 28,820
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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
England -47 653 £55,000 -8.33% 75
UK excluding London +34 385 £51,500 +3.00% 55
London -90 301 £67,500 -6.90% 25
South East +50 144 £52,500 -8.70% 14
North of England +72 82 £47,500 -5.00% 14
Midlands +12 51 £55,000 +22.22% 12
Yorkshire +26 43 £47,500 -5.00% 5
West Midlands +26 43 £55,000 +10.00% 9
East of England +67 41 £52,500 +16.67% 5
North West +66 35 £42,000 -16.00% 4
South West -13 34 £48,750 -11.36% 5
Wales +6 21 £50,000 -14.89% 4
East Midlands -4 8 £38,500 -3.75% 3
Scotland 0 7 £55,000 +22.22%
Northern Ireland +8 5 £25,000 - 1
North East +9 4 £55,000 - 5

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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.

1 553 (79.11%) Azure
2 473 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
3 421 (60.23%) DevOps
4 397 (56.80%) C#
5 359 (51.36%) Microsoft
6 319 (45.64%) .NET
7 269 (38.48%) Git (software)
8 266 (38.05%) Scrum
9 251 (35.91%) SQL
10 246 (35.19%) SQL Server
11 199 (28.47%) PowerShell
12 197 (28.18%) Finance
13 195 (27.90%) JavaScript
14 189 (27.04%) AWS
15 182 (26.04%) Team Foundation Server
16 173 (24.75%) Visual Studio
17 166 (23.75%) Test Automation
18 160 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
19 153 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
20 132 (18.88%) Unit Testing
21 129 (18.45%) .NET Framework
22 127 (18.17%) Web Services
23 126 (18.03%) HTML
24 123 (17.60%) TDD
25 115 (16.45%) Windows
25 115 (16.45%) Octopus Deploy
26 112 (16.02%) CSS
27 111 (15.88%) Docker
28 107 (15.31%) Jenkins
29 106 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API

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 55 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 49 (7.01%) IIS
3 46 (6.58%) Confluence
4 25 (3.58%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (3.43%) CMS
6 20 (2.86%) Umbraco
7 19 (2.72%) Apache Spark
8 16 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.86%) Apache
10 11 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.57%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Pig
13 1 (0.14%) Drupal
13 1 (0.14%) nginx
13 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.43%) Chatbot
3 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.29%) InVision
4 2 (0.29%) Sketch
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 56 (8.01%) Dynamics AX
2 25 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.57%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 553 (79.11%) Azure
2 189 (27.04%) AWS
3 99 (14.16%) Power Platform
4 73 (10.44%) PaaS
5 59 (8.44%) Serverless
6 53 (7.58%) IaaS
7 51 (7.30%) SaaS
8 47 (6.72%) Dynamics 365
9 46 (6.58%) Azure Active Directory
10 31 (4.43%) GCP
11 29 (4.15%) Office 365
12 27 (3.86%) Azure Functions
13 16 (2.29%) Amazon EKS
13 16 (2.29%) npm
14 15 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
14 15 (2.15%) GitHub
15 14 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
16 13 (1.86%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 13 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
16 13 (1.86%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.72%) Firewall
2 25 (3.58%) DNS
3 23 (3.29%) Internet
4 18 (2.58%) SSL
5 15 (2.15%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.43%) BGP
6 3 (0.43%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.43%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.43%) OSPF
6 3 (0.43%) VLAN
7 1 (0.14%) DHCP
7 1 (0.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.14%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 105 (15.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (13.88%) Power BI
4 87 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 73 (10.44%) Azure SQL Database
6 67 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 66 (9.44%) Redis
8 65 (9.30%) NoSQL
9 46 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 43 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (5.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 39 (5.58%) CouchDB
12 38 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (4.72%) SQL Server 2016
14 27 (3.86%) Big Data
14 27 (3.86%) Data Lake
15 26 (3.72%) Relational Database
16 22 (3.15%) Hadoop
17 21 (3.00%) Cosmos DB
18 20 (2.86%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 269 (38.48%) Git (software)
2 182 (26.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 173 (24.75%) Visual Studio
4 115 (16.45%) Octopus Deploy
5 107 (15.31%) Jenkins
6 98 (14.02%) JIRA
7 88 (12.59%) TeamCity
8 61 (8.73%) Selenium
9 44 (6.29%) NUnit
10 42 (6.01%) Jasmine
10 42 (6.01%) Karma Test Runner
11 33 (4.72%) SpecFlow
12 28 (4.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (3.29%) Hudson
14 22 (3.15%) GitLab
14 22 (3.15%) MSBuild
15 21 (3.00%) Maven
15 21 (3.00%) WebDriver
16 19 (2.72%) Chocolatey
16 19 (2.72%) SonarQube
General
1 197 (28.18%) Finance
2 42 (6.01%) Retail
3 33 (4.72%) Marketing
4 23 (3.29%) Legal
5 21 (3.00%) Front Office
6 19 (2.72%) Public Sector
7 18 (2.58%) Games
8 8 (1.14%) Banking
9 7 (1.00%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Local Government
11 4 (0.57%) Retail Finance
12 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.43%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.29%) Back Office
13 2 (0.29%) Fire and Rescue
13 2 (0.29%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.29%) Police
13 2 (0.29%) Publishing
14 1 (0.14%) Automotive
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 213 (30.47%) Developer
2 98 (14.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (8.73%) .NET Developer
4 60 (8.58%) Technical Leader
5 57 (8.15%) Analyst
6 50 (7.15%) Azure Engineer
7 45 (6.44%) C# Developer
7 45 (6.44%) Consultant
7 45 (6.44%) Lead Developer
8 42 (6.01%) Architect
8 42 (6.01%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 41 (5.87%) Data Engineer
10 38 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 34 (4.86%) Azure Consultant
11 34 (4.86%) QA Engineer
11 34 (4.86%) Software Developer
12 32 (4.58%) Lead DevOps
13 30 (4.29%) Team Leader
14 29 (4.15%) Test Engineer
15 26 (3.72%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (45.64%) .NET
2 129 (18.45%) .NET Framework
3 127 (18.17%) Web Services
4 126 (18.03%) HTML
5 112 (16.02%) CSS
6 106 (15.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 89 (12.73%) ASP.NET
8 80 (11.44%) Entity Framework
9 76 (10.87%) REST
10 73 (10.44%) .NET Core
11 64 (9.16%) RESTful
12 63 (9.01%) AngularJS
12 63 (9.01%) React
13 58 (8.30%) RabbitMQ
14 50 (7.15%) SOAP
15 49 (7.01%) jQuery
16 48 (6.87%) WCF
17 47 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
17 47 (6.72%) Enzyme
17 47 (6.72%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.73%) Self-Motivation
2 54 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.87%) Mobile App
4 19 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.15%) User Experience
7 14 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.86%) N-Tier
9 11 (1.57%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.29%) Wiki
11 8 (1.14%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.14%) PMI
12 6 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.86%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.86%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 5 (0.72%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 115 (16.45%) Windows
2 54 (7.73%) Windows Server
3 43 (6.15%) Linux
4 22 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.86%) Windows 10
6 13 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.72%) Unix
8 7 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.00%) CoreOS
8 7 (1.00%) zOS
9 6 (0.86%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.72%) Android
11 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (67.67%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (60.23%) DevOps
3 266 (38.05%) Scrum
4 166 (23.75%) Test Automation
5 160 (22.89%) Problem-Solving
6 153 (21.89%) Continuous Integration
7 132 (18.88%) Unit Testing
8 123 (17.60%) TDD
9 103 (14.74%) SDLC
10 98 (14.02%) MVC
11 94 (13.45%) Mentoring
12 93 (13.30%) Deployment Automation
13 91 (13.02%) Microservices
14 82 (11.73%) BDD
14 82 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
15 76 (10.87%) Project Management
16 74 (10.59%) Analytics
17 68 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
18 65 (9.30%) OO
19 63 (9.01%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 397 (56.80%) C#
2 251 (35.91%) SQL
3 199 (28.47%) PowerShell
4 195 (27.90%) JavaScript
5 102 (14.59%) Java
6 56 (8.01%) Python
7 55 (7.87%) T-SQL
8 42 (6.01%) TypeScript
9 38 (5.44%) X++
10 29 (4.15%) Bash Shell
11 25 (3.58%) Ruby
12 20 (2.86%) F#
13 18 (2.58%) C
14 14 (2.00%) VB.NET
15 13 (1.86%) ES6
15 13 (1.86%) Shell Script
16 12 (1.72%) PL/SQL
17 11 (1.57%) VB
18 7 (1.00%) C++
19 6 (0.86%) Go
Qualifications
1 73 (10.44%) Degree
2 35 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.00%) ISTQB
5 13 (1.86%) MCSE
6 11 (1.57%) ISEB
7 8 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 6 (0.86%) HND
8 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (0.86%) RHCE
9 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.43%) MCSA
10 3 (0.43%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.43%) Security Cleared
11 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (14.45%) QA
2 11 (1.57%) SLA
3 8 (1.14%) GDPR
4 4 (0.57%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.29%) WCAG
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 111 (15.88%) Docker
2 63 (9.01%) Active Directory
3 37 (5.29%) Hyper-V
3 37 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.00%) DFS Replication
5 8 (1.14%) LXC
6 7 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.29%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.29%) HDFS
7 2 (0.29%) KVM
7 2 (0.29%) Xen
8 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 60 (8.58%) Kubernetes
1 60 (8.58%) Opscode Chef
2 43 (6.15%) Ansible
2 43 (6.15%) Terraform
3 32 (4.58%) Puppet
4 14 (2.00%) SCCM
5 7 (1.00%) Rancher
6 6 (0.86%) Mesos
7 3 (0.43%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.29%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.29%) MOM
9 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.14%) Nessus
9 1 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.14%) Salt
9 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 359 (51.36%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.87%) Tableau
3 40 (5.72%) VMware
4 31 (4.43%) Citrix
5 30 (4.29%) Atlassian
6 17 (2.43%) Splunk
7 16 (2.29%) Sitecore
8 15 (2.15%) Black Duck
9 10 (1.43%) ATG
9 10 (1.43%) Google
9 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.29%) Oracle
11 8 (1.14%) HP
12 7 (1.00%) Telerik
13 6 (0.86%) Brightcove
13 6 (0.86%) Cisco
13 6 (0.86%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.86%) Optimizely
13 6 (0.86%) Xamarin
14 4 (0.57%) Nintex