Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 149 142
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,911 4,008 4,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.99% 2.28% 2.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.34% 11.06% 12.01%
Number of salaries quoted 2,324 3,425 3,867
UK median annual salary £46,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,778 £30,350 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 28,164 36,252 36,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.30% 20.60% 20.38%
Number of salaries quoted 22,345 29,413 30,121
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 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 2,686 £47,500 +5.56% 589
UK excluding London -14 2,136 £45,000 +5.88% 522
South East -13 728 £45,000 - 152
London -61 700 £57,500 +4.55% 105
North of England -50 397 £45,000 +12.50% 144
Midlands +16 370 £42,500 -5.56% 81
East of England +24 236 £45,000 - 58
South West -24 236 £40,000 - 49
West Midlands -9 226 £42,500 -5.56% 48
North West -14 217 £45,000 +5.88% 76
Yorkshire -40 169 £45,000 +12.50% 55
East Midlands +40 141 £40,000 -5.33% 33
Scotland -37 104 £37,500 -6.25% 23
Wales +28 71 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North East -25 11 £40,000 - 13
Northern Ireland -20 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Channel Islands +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 2,252 (77.36%) C#
2 1,966 (67.54%) .NET
3 1,521 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1,475 (50.67%) SQL
5 1,358 (46.65%) Microsoft
6 1,340 (46.03%) SQL Server
7 1,135 (38.99%) ASP.NET
8 1,128 (38.75%) JavaScript
9 918 (31.54%) Microsoft Azure
10 840 (28.86%) MVC
11 779 (26.76%) HTML
12 751 (25.80%) CSS
13 641 (22.02%) Git (software)
14 612 (21.02%) Team Foundation Server
15 584 (20.06%) Software Engineering
16 582 (19.99%) .NET Framework
17 575 (19.75%) Windows
18 555 (19.07%) DevOps
19 553 (19.00%) Scrum
20 551 (18.93%) Degree
21 541 (18.58%) jQuery
22 526 (18.07%) AngularJS
23 520 (17.86%) Finance
24 472 (16.21%) ASP.NET MVC
25 469 (16.11%) Web Services
26 459 (15.77%) ASP.NET Web API
27 457 (15.70%) Test Automation
28 454 (15.60%) T-SQL
29 434 (14.91%) WCF
30 428 (14.70%) Problem-Solving

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
1 302 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 176 (6.05%) IIS
3 75 (2.58%) Confluence
4 66 (2.27%) CMS
5 62 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 58 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 45 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
8 39 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 35 (1.20%) Apache
10 31 (1.06%) Apache Spark
11 19 (0.65%) Kentico
12 14 (0.48%) Apache Pig
12 14 (0.48%) NServiceBus
13 11 (0.38%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.31%) ArcGIS
16 8 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
16 8 (0.27%) Tomcat
17 7 (0.24%) Tuxedo
17 7 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 19 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 15 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.27%) Mathematica
8 7 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
9 6 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.21%) InVision
9 6 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.21%) Revit
9 6 (0.21%) Sketch
10 5 (0.17%) Maya
10 5 (0.17%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.14%) Notepad++
11 4 (0.14%) Simulink
11 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 147 (5.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.27%) nopCommerce
6 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.17%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.14%) Magento
9 2 (0.069%) HFM
9 2 (0.069%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.069%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.034%) Endur
10 1 (0.034%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.034%) Sage 50
10 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 918 (31.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 296 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
3 147 (5.05%) Power Platform
4 126 (4.33%) Dynamics 365
5 108 (3.71%) Office 365
6 101 (3.47%) SaaS
7 87 (2.99%) PaaS
8 75 (2.58%) Serverless
9 55 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
10 54 (1.86%) GitHub
10 54 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 47 (1.61%) IaaS
12 44 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
13 42 (1.44%) Azure Stack
14 41 (1.41%) Azure Functions
14 41 (1.41%) OneDrive
15 24 (0.82%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
16 22 (0.76%) NuGet
17 15 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
18 14 (0.48%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 63 (2.16%) Internet
3 54 (1.86%) DNS
4 45 (1.55%) DHCP
5 41 (1.41%) NetScaler
6 40 (1.37%) Skype
7 35 (1.20%) HTTP
8 22 (0.76%) VoIP
9 19 (0.65%) Modbus
10 17 (0.58%) Intranet
10 17 (0.58%) Link 16
10 17 (0.58%) Link 22
10 17 (0.58%) Tactical Data Link
11 13 (0.45%) RS-485
12 12 (0.41%) CTI
13 10 (0.34%) SMTP
14 8 (0.27%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.27%) SAN
15 6 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.21%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,340 (46.03%) SQL Server
2 332 (11.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 329 (11.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 151 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
5 141 (4.84%) Power BI
6 135 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 117 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 116 (3.98%) Relational Database
9 92 (3.16%) Big Data
10 88 (3.02%) NoSQL
10 88 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 87 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 74 (2.54%) SQL Server 2016
13 63 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
14 57 (1.96%) GIS
14 57 (1.96%) MySQL
15 56 (1.92%) Data Lake
15 56 (1.92%) SSDT
16 47 (1.61%) Hadoop
17 44 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 641 (22.02%) Git (software)
2 612 (21.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 275 (9.45%) JIRA
4 244 (8.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 216 (7.42%) Selenium
6 133 (4.57%) NUnit
7 122 (4.19%) TeamCity
8 116 (3.98%) SpecFlow
9 114 (3.92%) Jenkins
10 88 (3.02%) Subversion
11 84 (2.89%) WebDriver
12 82 (2.82%) ReSharper
13 81 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
14 75 (2.58%) Visual Studio Code
15 70 (2.40%) SoapUI
16 69 (2.37%) Bitbucket
17 64 (2.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 61 (2.10%) Cucumber
19 54 (1.86%) JMeter
20 51 (1.75%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 520 (17.86%) Finance
2 173 (5.94%) Marketing
3 88 (3.02%) Manufacturing
4 74 (2.54%) Retail
5 61 (2.10%) Aerospace
6 48 (1.65%) Banking
7 35 (1.20%) Games
7 35 (1.20%) Legal
8 31 (1.06%) Electronics
9 27 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 25 (0.86%) Back Office
11 21 (0.72%) Military
12 18 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 12 (0.41%) Advertising
13 12 (0.41%) Law
14 10 (0.34%) French Language
14 10 (0.34%) Norwegian Language
14 10 (0.34%) Swedish Language
15 8 (0.27%) Billing
15 8 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,816 (62.38%) Developer
2 813 (27.93%) .NET Developer
3 744 (25.56%) C# Developer
4 514 (17.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 503 (17.28%) Software Developer
6 287 (9.86%) Software Engineer
7 276 (9.48%) Senior Developer
8 199 (6.84%) ASP.NET Developer
9 198 (6.80%) Analyst
10 190 (6.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 189 (6.49%) SQL Developer
12 181 (6.22%) C# Software Developer
13 141 (4.84%) .NET Software Developer
14 128 (4.40%) Web Developer
15 122 (4.19%) Senior .NET Developer
16 119 (4.09%) Junior
16 119 (4.09%) Senior C# Developer
17 115 (3.95%) Architect
18 111 (3.81%) Junior Developer
19 104 (3.57%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,966 (67.54%) .NET
2 1,135 (38.99%) ASP.NET
3 779 (26.76%) HTML
4 751 (25.80%) CSS
5 582 (19.99%) .NET Framework
6 541 (18.58%) jQuery
7 526 (18.07%) AngularJS
8 472 (16.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 469 (16.11%) Web Services
10 459 (15.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 434 (14.91%) WCF
12 341 (11.71%) XML
13 328 (11.27%) HTML5
14 278 (9.55%) .NET Core
15 246 (8.45%) React
16 245 (8.42%) Entity Framework
17 222 (7.63%) REST
18 218 (7.49%) WPF
19 204 (7.01%) JSON
20 199 (6.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 210 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
3 132 (4.53%) User Experience
4 112 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 106 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 90 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 65 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 55 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 43 (1.48%) Robotics
10 40 (1.37%) Reinsurance
11 37 (1.27%) Public Cloud
12 36 (1.24%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
13 32 (1.10%) Life Science
14 31 (1.06%) Driving Licence
15 27 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
15 27 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
16 25 (0.86%) Animation
17 24 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 575 (19.75%) Windows
2 189 (6.49%) Linux
3 114 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 84 (2.89%) Android
5 61 (2.10%) Unix
6 54 (1.86%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 44 (1.51%) Mac OS
9 40 (1.37%) Windows 7
10 34 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 21 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.45%) FreeRTOS
13 11 (0.38%) Solaris
14 10 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
14 10 (0.34%) VxWorks
15 9 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.24%) VME
17 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,521 (52.25%) Agile Software Development
2 840 (28.86%) MVC
3 584 (20.06%) Software Engineering
4 555 (19.07%) DevOps
5 553 (19.00%) Scrum
6 457 (15.70%) Test Automation
7 428 (14.70%) Problem-Solving
8 418 (14.36%) TDD
9 358 (12.30%) OO
10 330 (11.34%) Computer Science
11 324 (11.13%) Unit Testing
12 319 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
13 317 (10.89%) Web Development
14 276 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
14 276 (9.48%) SDLC
15 225 (7.73%) Mentoring
16 224 (7.69%) CRM
17 164 (5.63%) OOP
18 155 (5.32%) SOLID
19 152 (5.22%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,252 (77.36%) C#
2 1,475 (50.67%) SQL
3 1,128 (38.75%) JavaScript
4 454 (15.60%) T-SQL
5 334 (11.47%) C++
6 314 (10.79%) PowerShell
7 255 (8.76%) Java
8 246 (8.45%) Python
9 189 (6.49%) VB.NET
10 161 (5.53%) C
11 137 (4.71%) VB
12 87 (2.99%) TypeScript
13 66 (2.27%) PHP
14 49 (1.68%) VB6
15 32 (1.10%) R
16 31 (1.06%) Bash Shell
16 31 (1.06%) PL/SQL
17 30 (1.03%) Ruby
18 20 (0.69%) VC++
19 19 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 551 (18.93%) Degree
2 187 (6.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 78 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 47 (1.61%) HND
7 46 (1.58%) MCP
8 40 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 34 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.00%) Numerate Degree
12 27 (0.93%) CCNA
13 26 (0.89%) CCA
13 26 (0.89%) RHCE
14 22 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (0.52%) ISEB
16 13 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 10 (0.34%) Master's Degree
18 9 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
18 9 (0.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 203 (6.97%) QA
2 37 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 27 (0.93%) GDPR
4 17 (0.58%) SLA
5 11 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.31%) HL7
6 9 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.27%) DICOM
8 7 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
8 7 (0.24%) ISO 22301
8 7 (0.24%) ISO 31000
8 7 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 7 (0.24%) NIST
8 7 (0.24%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.21%) PMO
10 2 (0.069%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.069%) HAZOP
System Software
1 131 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 102 (3.50%) Docker
3 79 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 76 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (1.41%) XenApp
6 41 (1.41%) XenDesktop
7 37 (1.27%) Firmware
8 29 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.76%) LXC
10 7 (0.24%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.069%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.034%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.034%) KVM
13 1 (0.034%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.034%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 50 (1.72%) SCCM
2 48 (1.65%) SCOM
3 45 (1.55%) Kubernetes
4 42 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 42 (1.44%) SCOrch
5 41 (1.41%) Terraform
6 37 (1.27%) Puppet
7 33 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (0.76%) Ansible
10 15 (0.52%) SQL Sentry
11 13 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
12 9 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (0.24%) Dollar Universe
13 7 (0.24%) IBM Guardium
13 7 (0.24%) Nessus
13 7 (0.24%) Trend Micro Deep Security
14 6 (0.21%) WSUS
15 5 (0.17%) logstash
Vendors
1 1,358 (46.65%) Microsoft
2 120 (4.12%) Oracle
3 80 (2.75%) Cisco
4 79 (2.71%) VMware
5 64 (2.20%) Atlassian
6 54 (1.86%) Google
7 50 (1.72%) Splunk
8 45 (1.55%) Xamarin
9 39 (1.34%) Citrix
10 29 (1.00%) IBM
11 27 (0.93%) Adobe
12 24 (0.82%) Databricks
13 22 (0.76%) DevExpress
14 18 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.58%) ServiceNow
16 16 (0.55%) WorldPay
17 15 (0.52%) Micro Focus
18 13 (0.45%) Avaya
18 13 (0.45%) HP
18 13 (0.45%) Sage