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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 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 355 267 202
Rank change year-on-year -88 -65 -37
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,607 1,132 1,620
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.23% 1.74%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.34% 6.20% 8.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1,009 921 1,336
10th Percentile £35,550 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £38,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £48,500 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.40% -2.02% +10.00%
75th Percentile £68,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -

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 37,012 18,266 18,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.71% 19.89% 19.62%
Number of salaries quoted 15,552 13,688 14,521
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,962
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -88 1,359 £55,000 +10.00% 192
UK excluding London -19 1,017 £52,500 +16.67% 149
Work from Home -127 684 £55,000 +15.79% 99
South East +11 436 £55,000 +13.40% 38
London -175 431 £67,000 +5.10% 55
North of England -99 152 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Midlands -45 135 £47,500 +11.76% 23
East of England -19 101 £52,500 +10.53% 25
Yorkshire -14 98 £45,000 - 11
South West -28 94 £52,000 +22.35% 20
West Midlands -40 69 £51,500 +25.61% 11
East Midlands -8 66 £46,000 +2.22% 12
Scotland -51 58 £60,000 +60.00% 9
North West -127 49 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Wales -20 34 £42,500 - 5
Northern Ireland -16 9 £30,500 -25.15%
North East -20 5 £45,000 +20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 1,158 (72.06%) C#
2 973 (60.55%) .NET
3 806 (50.16%) SQL
4 802 (49.91%) Azure
5 797 (49.60%) Microsoft
6 757 (47.11%) Agile
7 752 (46.80%) SQL Server
8 653 (40.63%) DevOps
9 515 (32.05%) JavaScript
10 481 (29.93%) HTML
11 415 (25.82%) Social Skills
12 398 (24.77%) ASP.NET
13 392 (24.39%) Git (software)
14 387 (24.08%) .NET Framework
15 356 (22.15%) Degree
16 352 (21.90%) MVC
17 340 (21.16%) CSS
18 317 (19.73%) Test Automation
19 310 (19.29%) Scrum
20 304 (18.92%) Finance
21 281 (17.49%) T-SQL
22 273 (16.99%) SDLC
23 260 (16.18%) Windows
24 242 (15.06%) XML
25 241 (15.00%) Software Engineering
26 240 (14.93%) .NET Core
27 235 (14.62%) HTML5
28 233 (14.50%) Team Foundation Server
29 232 (14.44%) React
30 220 (13.69%) C++

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
1 119 (7.41%) IIS
2 99 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 56 (3.48%) Umbraco
4 46 (2.86%) CMS
4 46 (2.86%) Confluence
5 43 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (0.93%) WordPress
8 13 (0.81%) ArcGIS
9 12 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.44%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.44%) Kentico
12 6 (0.37%) Headless CMS
12 6 (0.37%) Liferay
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.19%) nginx
14 3 (0.19%) OpenROAD
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 82 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (3.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.62%) Revit
4 10 (0.62%) SOLIDWORKS
5 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.31%) Simulink
7 4 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.12%) Blender
9 2 (0.12%) Houdini
9 2 (0.12%) Maya
10 1 (0.062%) Adobe XD
10 1 (0.062%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.062%) GIMP
10 1 (0.062%) InVision
10 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 30 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (1.18%) Maximo
4 18 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 14 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.56%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.062%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.062%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.062%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.062%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.062%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 802 (49.91%) Azure
2 200 (12.45%) Power Platform
3 141 (8.77%) GitHub
4 132 (8.21%) AWS
5 129 (8.03%) PaaS
6 83 (5.16%) SaaS
7 66 (4.11%) Microsoft 365
8 58 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
9 57 (3.55%) Serverless
10 50 (3.11%) Google Workspace
11 42 (2.61%) Azure Service Bus
12 38 (2.36%) Azure Monitor
13 36 (2.24%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 32 (1.99%) PowerApps
15 31 (1.93%) Azure Data Factory
16 30 (1.87%) Power Automate
17 29 (1.80%) IaaS
18 27 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
19 24 (1.49%) GCP
20 20 (1.24%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.61%) HTTP
2 24 (1.49%) Intranet
3 20 (1.24%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.62%) WAN
5 8 (0.50%) HTTPS
5 8 (0.50%) SMTP
5 8 (0.50%) Wireless
6 7 (0.44%) Internet
6 7 (0.44%) LAN
7 6 (0.37%) FTP
7 6 (0.37%) Modbus
7 6 (0.37%) MQTT
7 6 (0.37%) SNMP
7 6 (0.37%) VLAN
8 5 (0.31%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.31%) Firewall
8 5 (0.31%) Profibus
9 4 (0.25%) Broadband
9 4 (0.25%) DNS
9 4 (0.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 752 (46.80%) SQL Server
2 176 (10.95%) Power BI
3 168 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 148 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
5 130 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 94 (5.85%) Relational Database
7 68 (4.23%) Redis
8 56 (3.48%) Azure SQL Database
8 56 (3.48%) NoSQL
9 55 (3.42%) Tableau
10 52 (3.24%) Oracle Database
11 49 (3.05%) Big Data
12 43 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (2.30%) Data Lake
13 37 (2.30%) SSDT
14 31 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 28 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
16 20 (1.24%) DTS
17 17 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
17 17 (1.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 392 (24.39%) Git (software)
2 233 (14.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 179 (11.14%) Selenium
4 127 (7.90%) NUnit
5 126 (7.84%) JIRA
6 109 (6.78%) SpecFlow
7 106 (6.60%) Bitbucket
8 72 (4.48%) Visual Studio Code
9 69 (4.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 65 (4.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 57 (3.55%) Postman
12 53 (3.30%) MSTest
12 53 (3.30%) WebDriver
13 51 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
14 49 (3.05%) Jenkins
15 47 (2.92%) Moq
16 43 (2.68%) TeamCity
17 41 (2.55%) webpack
18 36 (2.24%) JMeter
19 29 (1.80%) Subversion
General
1 415 (25.82%) Social Skills
2 304 (18.92%) Finance
3 157 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
4 112 (6.97%) Public Sector
5 100 (6.22%) Marketing
6 85 (5.29%) Games
7 84 (5.23%) Retail
8 82 (5.10%) Electronics
9 72 (4.48%) Manufacturing
10 63 (3.92%) Documentation Skills
11 52 (3.24%) Local Government
12 47 (2.92%) Advertising
13 39 (2.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 38 (2.36%) Esports
15 35 (2.18%) Law
16 34 (2.12%) Legal
17 30 (1.87%) Banking
17 30 (1.87%) Publishing
18 22 (1.37%) Aerospace
19 17 (1.06%) Military
Job Titles
1 891 (55.44%) Developer
2 303 (18.86%) .NET Developer
3 224 (13.94%) Senior Developer
4 192 (11.95%) C# Developer
5 176 (10.95%) Software Engineer
6 172 (10.70%) Software Developer
7 97 (6.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 79 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
9 78 (4.85%) C++ Software Engineer
10 73 (4.54%) QA Engineer
11 66 (4.11%) Analyst
12 63 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
13 62 (3.86%) QA Automation Engineer
14 61 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
15 55 (3.42%) Tester
16 54 (3.36%) Web Developer
17 52 (3.24%) Automation Tester
17 52 (3.24%) Azure Developer
18 50 (3.11%) Senior Software Developer
18 50 (3.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 973 (60.55%) .NET
2 481 (29.93%) HTML
3 398 (24.77%) ASP.NET
4 387 (24.08%) .NET Framework
5 340 (21.16%) CSS
6 242 (15.06%) XML
7 240 (14.93%) .NET Core
8 235 (14.62%) HTML5
9 232 (14.44%) React
10 218 (13.57%) AngularJS
11 212 (13.19%) JSON
12 208 (12.94%) Entity Framework
13 182 (11.33%) jQuery
14 156 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
15 152 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
15 152 (9.46%) REST
16 133 (8.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 132 (8.21%) Web Services
18 114 (7.09%) WPF
19 92 (5.72%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 134 (8.34%) User Experience
2 131 (8.15%) Self-Motivation
3 70 (4.36%) Virtual Team
4 69 (4.29%) Sports Betting
5 55 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (2.86%) Algorithms
7 40 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 38 (2.36%) Online Games
9 29 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 29 (1.80%) Cloud Native
10 26 (1.62%) Legacy Code
11 22 (1.37%) Legacy Systems
12 20 (1.24%) VHDL
13 19 (1.18%) 3D Graphics
13 19 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
13 19 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
14 17 (1.06%) Data Centre
14 17 (1.06%) Driving Licence
15 14 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 260 (16.18%) Windows
2 64 (3.98%) Linux
3 43 (2.68%) VMS
4 28 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 15 (0.93%) Android
6 12 (0.75%) FreeRTOS
7 9 (0.56%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.31%) ThreadX
9 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.12%) Debian
11 2 (0.12%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.062%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (47.11%) Agile
2 653 (40.63%) DevOps
3 352 (21.90%) MVC
4 317 (19.73%) Test Automation
5 310 (19.29%) Scrum
6 273 (16.99%) SDLC
7 241 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 220 (13.69%) TDD
9 216 (13.44%) Unit Testing
10 209 (13.01%) Business Intelligence
11 205 (12.76%) Computer Science
12 195 (12.13%) Problem-Solving
13 169 (10.52%) Continuous Integration
14 168 (10.45%) CI/CD
15 153 (9.52%) Software Testing
16 144 (8.96%) Analytics
17 142 (8.84%) Full Stack Development
18 140 (8.71%) ETL
19 132 (8.21%) Microservices
20 131 (8.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1,158 (72.06%) C#
2 806 (50.16%) SQL
3 515 (32.05%) JavaScript
4 281 (17.49%) T-SQL
5 220 (13.69%) C++
6 171 (10.64%) PowerShell
7 156 (9.71%) Python
8 130 (8.09%) TypeScript
9 119 (7.41%) C
10 73 (4.54%) Java
11 69 (4.29%) VB.NET
12 36 (2.24%) VBA
13 32 (1.99%) VB
14 27 (1.68%) PHP
15 23 (1.43%) XPath
16 22 (1.37%) MATLAB
17 20 (1.24%) Assembly Language
17 20 (1.24%) Bash
18 17 (1.06%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 356 (22.15%) Degree
2 118 (7.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (4.29%) ISEB
4 68 (4.23%) DBS Check
5 52 (3.24%) Security Cleared
6 48 (2.99%) ISTQB
7 34 (2.12%) SC Cleared
8 33 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 17 (1.06%) Master's Degree
12 9 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (0.44%) Postgraduate
14 4 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
15 2 (0.12%) PhD
16 1 (0.062%) MCDBA
16 1 (0.062%) MCP
16 1 (0.062%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (11.14%) QA
2 34 (2.12%) Accessibility
3 17 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.56%) HL7
6 5 (0.31%) MISRA
6 5 (0.31%) WCAG
7 4 (0.25%) Def Stans
7 4 (0.25%) IEC 61508
7 4 (0.25%) WAI
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.062%) GDPR
9 1 (0.062%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.062%) NCSC
9 1 (0.062%) NIST
9 1 (0.062%) PMO
System Software
1 100 (6.22%) Docker
2 27 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
3 20 (1.24%) Active Directory
4 18 (1.12%) Firmware
5 11 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.062%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (3.24%) Kubernetes
2 34 (2.12%) Terraform
3 15 (0.93%) Ansible
3 15 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.81%) Puppet
4 13 (0.81%) SCCM
5 10 (0.62%) MIIS
6 8 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.44%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.25%) Grafana
9 1 (0.062%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.062%) Kibana
9 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 797 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 93 (5.79%) Oracle
3 68 (4.23%) NEC
3 68 (4.23%) Northgate
4 48 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
5 47 (2.92%) Bloomberg
6 40 (2.49%) ANSYS
7 33 (2.05%) Google
7 33 (2.05%) Xamarin
8 30 (1.87%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 22 (1.37%) Databricks
9 22 (1.37%) SAP
10 21 (1.31%) IBM
10 21 (1.31%) Sitecore
11 18 (1.12%) Logi
11 18 (1.12%) Logi Analytics
11 18 (1.12%) MicroStrategy
12 16 (1.00%) Cognizant
13 13 (0.81%) ESRI
14 12 (0.75%) Adobe