Period
to 30 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 245 198
Rank change year-on-year -58 -47 -52
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,442 712 2,457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.30% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.50% 6.16% 9.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,127 577 1,950
10th Percentile £35,745 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 26,199 11,566 25,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.29% 21.15% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 16,193 9,718 20,567
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 30 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 17 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 30 November 2021. 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 -62 1,236 £52,500 +9.38% 308
UK excluding London -38 908 £47,500 +5.56% 258
London -94 401 £67,500 +3.85% 76
Work from Home -49 351 £45,000 -5.26% 81
South East 0 320 £52,375 +16.39% 67
North of England -54 210 £45,000 - 59
Midlands -48 165 £47,500 +5.56% 52
Yorkshire -15 122 £45,000 - 22
East Midlands +3 99 £47,500 -9.52% 29
South West -62 83 £47,500 +11.76% 33
North West -95 82 £45,000 - 28
West Midlands -99 67 £50,000 +17.65% 22
Scotland -56 52 £45,000 +4.05% 15
East of England -103 43 £50,000 - 21
Wales -15 37 £40,130 +0.33% 5
North East - 6 £45,000 - 9
Northern Ireland - 2 £35,000 - 6

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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 with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 1,036 (71.84%) C#
2 853 (59.15%) .NET
3 806 (55.89%) SQL
4 776 (53.81%) SQL Server
5 735 (50.97%) Microsoft
6 677 (46.95%) Azure
7 674 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
8 514 (35.64%) DevOps
9 499 (34.60%) JavaScript
10 384 (26.63%) HTML
11 379 (26.28%) Git (software)
12 376 (26.07%) ASP.NET
13 340 (23.58%) CSS
14 326 (22.61%) Social Skills
15 324 (22.47%) MVC
16 323 (22.40%) .NET Framework
17 258 (17.89%) T-SQL
18 251 (17.41%) Software Engineering
19 249 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
20 246 (17.06%) Windows
21 238 (16.50%) .NET Core
22 233 (16.16%) Scrum
23 229 (15.88%) AngularJS
24 216 (14.98%) Degree
25 212 (14.70%) Team Foundation Server
25 212 (14.70%) Business Intelligence
26 206 (14.29%) Full Stack Development
27 205 (14.22%) Power Platform
28 192 (13.31%) Power BI
29 190 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web API

Visual Studio
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
1 140 (9.71%) IIS
2 99 (6.87%) SharePoint
3 93 (6.45%) Umbraco
4 83 (5.76%) CMS
5 70 (4.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 57 (3.95%) EPiServer
6 57 (3.95%) Kentico
7 54 (3.74%) Headless CMS
8 34 (2.36%) Confluence
9 22 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.97%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.97%) WordPress
13 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.62%) nginx
14 9 (0.62%) OpenROAD
15 4 (0.28%) Apache
15 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 12 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (0.35%) Figma
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.21%) InVision
8 3 (0.21%) Sketch
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.069%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.069%) Blender
10 1 (0.069%) Houdini
10 1 (0.069%) Maya
10 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.18%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.69%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.28%) Maximo
6 3 (0.21%) nopCommerce
6 3 (0.21%) RMDS
6 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.069%) JDE World
8 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.069%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 677 (46.95%) Azure
2 205 (14.22%) Power Platform
3 105 (7.28%) AWS
4 94 (6.52%) Dynamics 365
5 79 (5.48%) Microsoft 365
6 68 (4.72%) SaaS
7 60 (4.16%) Azure Data Factory
8 56 (3.88%) GitHub
9 44 (3.05%) PowerApps
10 37 (2.57%) Serverless
11 36 (2.50%) PaaS
12 35 (2.43%) Power Automate
13 34 (2.36%) Azure Logic Apps
14 30 (2.08%) Force.com
15 25 (1.73%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 24 (1.66%) BrowserStack
17 19 (1.32%) BlazeMeter
18 17 (1.18%) GCP
19 16 (1.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
19 16 (1.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.77%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.39%) DNS
2 20 (1.39%) Firewall
3 17 (1.18%) HTTP
4 16 (1.11%) Internet
4 16 (1.11%) Intranet
5 14 (0.97%) DHCP
5 14 (0.97%) VPN
6 12 (0.83%) Modbus
6 12 (0.83%) Profibus
6 12 (0.83%) VLAN
6 12 (0.83%) VoIP
7 11 (0.76%) FTP
7 11 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 11 (0.76%) MQTT
7 11 (0.76%) SMTP
8 10 (0.69%) IPsec
8 10 (0.69%) SSL
9 9 (0.62%) WAN
10 8 (0.55%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 776 (53.81%) SQL Server
2 192 (13.31%) Power BI
3 163 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 160 (11.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (9.02%) Data Warehouse
6 88 (6.10%) Relational Database
7 59 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (3.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 52 (3.61%) NoSQL
10 47 (3.26%) Data Lake
11 43 (2.98%) SSDT
12 41 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 38 (2.64%) MongoDB
13 38 (2.64%) OLAP
14 33 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
15 32 (2.22%) SQL Server 2017
16 26 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (1.73%) Big Data
17 25 (1.73%) Oracle OLAP
18 24 (1.66%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 379 (26.28%) Git (software)
2 212 (14.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 122 (8.46%) JIRA
4 109 (7.56%) Selenium
5 84 (5.83%) Visual Studio Code
6 83 (5.76%) NUnit
7 79 (5.48%) ReSharper
8 56 (3.88%) SpecFlow
9 53 (3.68%) WebDriver
10 50 (3.47%) Visual Studio Team System
11 48 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 47 (3.26%) Eclipse
13 44 (3.05%) JMeter
14 42 (2.91%) Postman
15 40 (2.77%) Jenkins
16 37 (2.57%) Octopus Deploy
17 33 (2.29%) TeamCity
18 29 (2.01%) MSI
18 29 (2.01%) WiX
19 28 (1.94%) MSTest
General
1 326 (22.61%) Social Skills
2 181 (12.55%) Finance
3 146 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (4.51%) Law
5 52 (3.61%) Advertising
6 49 (3.40%) Marketing
7 42 (2.91%) Retail
8 40 (2.77%) Public Sector
9 39 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
10 32 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 29 (2.01%) Banking
12 25 (1.73%) Documentation Skills
13 21 (1.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 21 (1.46%) Legal
14 20 (1.39%) Electronics
15 19 (1.32%) Games
15 19 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 16 (1.11%) French Language
17 14 (0.97%) Publishing
17 14 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 884 (61.30%) Developer
2 315 (21.84%) .NET Developer
3 210 (14.56%) C# Developer
4 179 (12.41%) Software Developer
5 165 (11.44%) Senior Developer
6 161 (11.17%) Software Engineer
7 113 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 89 (6.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 71 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
10 65 (4.51%) C# Software Developer
10 65 (4.51%) SQL Developer
11 63 (4.37%) .NET Software Developer
12 52 (3.61%) Analyst
13 46 (3.19%) Applications Developer
14 44 (3.05%) Lead Developer
15 43 (2.98%) Microsoft Developer
16 41 (2.84%) Azure Developer
17 40 (2.77%) Tester
18 39 (2.70%) Junior
19 38 (2.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 853 (59.15%) .NET
2 384 (26.63%) HTML
3 376 (26.07%) ASP.NET
4 340 (23.58%) CSS
5 323 (22.40%) .NET Framework
6 238 (16.50%) .NET Core
7 229 (15.88%) AngularJS
8 190 (13.18%) ASP.NET Web API
9 177 (12.27%) React
10 173 (12.00%) jQuery
11 171 (11.86%) HTML5
12 169 (11.72%) Entity Framework
13 155 (10.75%) Web Services
14 147 (10.19%) XML
15 144 (9.99%) REST
16 126 (8.74%) ASP.NET MVC
17 123 (8.53%) CSS3
18 89 (6.17%) RESTful
19 86 (5.96%) JSON
20 76 (5.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 83 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
1 83 (5.76%) User Experience
2 58 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 37 (2.57%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (2.57%) Web 2.0
4 30 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 28 (1.94%) Analytical Mindset
6 27 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (1.80%) Legacy Systems
8 25 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 19 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 18 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.04%) Driving Licence
12 14 (0.97%) Cloud Native
13 12 (0.83%) CUDA
14 11 (0.76%) Analogue Electronics
14 11 (0.76%) Public Cloud
14 11 (0.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 246 (17.06%) Windows
2 102 (7.07%) Windows Server
3 55 (3.81%) Linux
4 51 (3.54%) Android
5 38 (2.64%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.66%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2019
9 12 (0.83%) Unix
10 11 (0.76%) ThreadX
10 11 (0.76%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 8 (0.55%) Solaris
12 6 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
13 5 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.21%) VMS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.14%) Debian
15 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.069%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 674 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 514 (35.64%) DevOps
3 324 (22.47%) MVC
4 251 (17.41%) Software Engineering
5 249 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
6 233 (16.16%) Scrum
7 212 (14.70%) Business Intelligence
8 206 (14.29%) Full Stack Development
9 188 (13.04%) SDLC
10 187 (12.97%) TDD
11 176 (12.21%) Test Automation
12 148 (10.26%) Unit Testing
13 142 (9.85%) OO
14 131 (9.08%) Web Development
15 123 (8.53%) Software Testing
16 113 (7.84%) BDD
17 112 (7.77%) ETL
18 107 (7.42%) CRM
19 101 (7.00%) Computer Science
19 101 (7.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1,036 (71.84%) C#
2 806 (55.89%) SQL
3 499 (34.60%) JavaScript
4 258 (17.89%) T-SQL
5 117 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 110 (7.63%) C++
7 109 (7.56%) TypeScript
8 71 (4.92%) Python
9 70 (4.85%) C
10 57 (3.95%) VB.NET
11 53 (3.68%) Java
12 42 (2.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 38 (2.64%) R
14 30 (2.08%) Apex Code
15 23 (1.60%) XPath
16 22 (1.53%) VB
17 20 (1.39%) Bash Shell
18 16 (1.11%) Scala
19 15 (1.04%) VBA
20 12 (0.83%) X++
Qualifications
1 216 (14.98%) Degree
2 50 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (2.29%) Security Cleared
5 32 (2.22%) ISEB
6 28 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 23 (1.60%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.69%) Master's Degree
9 9 (0.62%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (0.55%) CCSP
10 8 (0.55%) CISA
10 8 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.55%) CISM
10 8 (0.55%) CISSP
10 8 (0.55%) CLAS
10 8 (0.55%) CREST Certified
10 8 (0.55%) IISP
11 6 (0.42%) MCSD
11 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (7.84%) QA
2 87 (6.03%) Accessibility
3 39 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (2.36%) GDPR
5 19 (1.32%) SLA
6 17 (1.18%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.76%) MISRA
8 8 (0.55%) GRC
8 8 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (0.55%) ISO 31000
8 8 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 8 (0.55%) NIST
8 8 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (0.49%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.35%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.21%) JTAG
11 3 (0.21%) PMO
12 1 (0.069%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 39 (2.70%) Docker
2 35 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.76%) Firmware
5 10 (0.69%) vSphere
6 8 (0.55%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.14%) Ceph
9 2 (0.14%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 37 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 23 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
3 16 (1.11%) Terraform
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (0.69%) Puppet
5 9 (0.62%) vCenter Server
6 8 (0.55%) Nessus
6 8 (0.55%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 7 (0.49%) HP ALM
7 7 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.35%) SCCM
9 4 (0.28%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) MIIS
10 3 (0.21%) Rancher
11 2 (0.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 2 (0.14%) Galera Cluster
11 2 (0.14%) Grafana
11 2 (0.14%) HockeyApp
11 2 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 735 (50.97%) Microsoft
2 98 (6.80%) Oracle
3 72 (4.99%) Sitecore
4 47 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (2.50%) Adobe
6 34 (2.36%) Databricks
6 34 (2.36%) Xamarin
7 23 (1.60%) SAP
8 22 (1.53%) Google
8 22 (1.53%) VMware
9 20 (1.39%) Conga
9 20 (1.39%) ServiceNow
10 19 (1.32%) Telerik
11 18 (1.25%) Cognizant
12 17 (1.18%) JD Edwards
13 16 (1.11%) MuleSoft
14 15 (1.04%) Bloomberg
14 15 (1.04%) Cisco
15 14 (0.97%) Apple
15 14 (0.97%) Sage