Period
to 28 March 2020

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

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 154 147
Rank change year-on-year -38 -7 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,078 3,326 4,085
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 2.24% 2.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.08% 11.27% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 2,942 3,784
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £73,750 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 22,875 29,510 36,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.26% 19.92% 20.65%
Number of salaries quoted 18,022 23,462 29,958
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 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 -39 1,914 £50,000 +5.26% 337
UK excluding London -33 1,419 £45,000 - 288
South East 0 622 £45,000 -5.26% 94
London -10 614 £57,500 -4.17% 67
North of England -25 248 £44,000 +3.53% 62
Midlands -66 196 £47,500 +14.46% 46
North West -5 155 £44,000 +3.53% 33
South West -62 120 £40,000 +5.99% 39
Work from Home -45 116 £43,000 -18.10% 17
East of England -53 115 £42,500 -5.56% 31
West Midlands -66 113 £47,500 +5.56% 29
Yorkshire -33 88 £43,000 +3.61% 19
East Midlands -46 83 £47,500 +18.75% 17
Scotland -33 78 £40,000 -11.11% 12
Wales -2 44 £45,000 +28.57% 5
North East -16 5 £37,500 -6.25% 10
Northern Ireland +12 3 £35,000 -6.67%

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 1,561 (75.12%) C#
2 1,408 (67.76%) .NET
3 1,046 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
4 991 (47.69%) SQL Server
5 940 (45.24%) Microsoft
6 883 (42.49%) SQL
7 871 (41.92%) JavaScript
8 773 (37.20%) ASP.NET
9 678 (32.63%) Azure
10 640 (30.80%) HTML
11 630 (30.32%) CSS
12 608 (29.26%) MVC
13 556 (26.76%) .NET Framework
14 470 (22.62%) Git (software)
15 445 (21.41%) Scrum
16 420 (20.21%) AngularJS
17 419 (20.16%) jQuery
18 400 (19.25%) Windows
19 398 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
20 380 (18.29%) Software Engineering
21 373 (17.95%) TDD
22 371 (17.85%) Web Services
23 368 (17.71%) DevOps
24 354 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
25 341 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
26 320 (15.40%) Test Automation
27 308 (14.82%) Finance
28 296 (14.24%) Entity Framework
29 295 (14.20%) WCF
30 286 (13.76%) Degree

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
1 166 (7.99%) SharePoint
2 122 (5.87%) IIS
3 66 (3.18%) CMS
4 43 (2.07%) EPiServer
5 42 (2.02%) Confluence
6 26 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 21 (1.01%) Umbraco
9 19 (0.91%) Apache Spark
10 18 (0.87%) Apache
11 17 (0.82%) WordPress
12 10 (0.48%) nginx
13 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.24%) Kentico
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.19%) Appian
15 4 (0.19%) Drupal
15 4 (0.19%) GemFire
15 4 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.67%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.38%) Steinberg Cubase
7 6 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.096%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.096%) Adobe XD
8 2 (0.096%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.096%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.096%) InVision
8 2 (0.096%) LightWave 3D
8 2 (0.096%) Maya
8 2 (0.096%) MODO
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 82 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
3 25 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.29%) Magento
4 6 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.096%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.096%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.048%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 678 (32.63%) Azure
2 126 (6.06%) Power Platform
3 122 (5.87%) AWS
4 81 (3.90%) SaaS
5 73 (3.51%) Office 365
6 71 (3.42%) Dynamics 365
7 63 (3.03%) GitHub
8 38 (1.83%) PowerApps
9 36 (1.73%) npm
10 35 (1.68%) Serverless
11 34 (1.64%) PaaS
12 33 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
13 29 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
14 27 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
15 25 (1.20%) IaaS
16 19 (0.91%) ShareGate
17 18 (0.87%) Microsoft Flow
18 15 (0.72%) NuGet
19 12 (0.58%) Azure Stack
20 11 (0.53%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.36%) Internet
2 24 (1.15%) Intranet
3 16 (0.77%) Firewall
4 14 (0.67%) DNS
4 14 (0.67%) VPN
5 13 (0.63%) DHCP
5 13 (0.63%) HTTP
6 11 (0.53%) PuTTY
6 11 (0.53%) Skype
7 10 (0.48%) NetScaler
8 9 (0.43%) Extranet
8 9 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.34%) FTP
10 7 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (0.29%) Network Security
11 6 (0.29%) SSL
12 4 (0.19%) VoIP
13 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 991 (47.69%) SQL Server
2 175 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 146 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (5.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 105 (5.05%) Power BI
6 99 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 90 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 80 (3.85%) NoSQL
9 73 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
10 69 (3.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 66 (3.18%) MySQL
12 61 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (1.88%) SQL Server 2016
14 35 (1.68%) Big Data
15 34 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
16 29 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
16 29 (1.40%) Data Lake
17 24 (1.15%) MongoDB
18 22 (1.06%) RDBMS
19 18 (0.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 470 (22.62%) Git (software)
2 398 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 186 (8.95%) JIRA
4 167 (8.04%) Selenium
5 125 (6.02%) NUnit
6 120 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
7 110 (5.29%) Jenkins
8 81 (3.90%) Subversion
9 75 (3.61%) SpecFlow
10 68 (3.27%) WebDriver
11 60 (2.89%) StyleCop
12 59 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 56 (2.69%) Octopus Deploy
14 53 (2.55%) TeamCity
15 51 (2.45%) Visual Studio Code
16 50 (2.41%) Eclipse
17 47 (2.26%) SoapUI
18 41 (1.97%) Jasmine
19 39 (1.88%) Grunt
20 31 (1.49%) Bitbucket
General
1 308 (14.82%) Finance
2 86 (4.14%) Retail
3 68 (3.27%) Games
4 63 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 59 (2.84%) Legal
6 51 (2.45%) Marketing
7 48 (2.31%) Law
8 45 (2.17%) Banking
9 35 (1.68%) Electronics
9 35 (1.68%) Telecoms
10 29 (1.40%) Public Sector
11 21 (1.01%) Automotive
12 20 (0.96%) Aerospace
12 20 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (0.72%) Housing Association
14 14 (0.67%) Back Office
14 14 (0.67%) Publishing
15 10 (0.48%) Military
16 9 (0.43%) Police
17 7 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,303 (62.70%) Developer
2 499 (24.01%) .NET Developer
3 439 (21.13%) C# Developer
4 259 (12.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 258 (12.42%) Software Developer
6 222 (10.68%) Senior Developer
7 198 (9.53%) Software Engineer
8 149 (7.17%) Analyst
9 142 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
10 129 (6.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 99 (4.76%) Junior
12 97 (4.67%) SQL Developer
13 95 (4.57%) Lead Developer
14 93 (4.48%) Junior Developer
15 88 (4.23%) Full Stack Developer
16 84 (4.04%) Architect
17 81 (3.90%) Senior .NET Developer
18 80 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
19 77 (3.71%) Test Analyst
20 74 (3.56%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,408 (67.76%) .NET
2 773 (37.20%) ASP.NET
3 640 (30.80%) HTML
4 630 (30.32%) CSS
5 556 (26.76%) .NET Framework
6 420 (20.21%) AngularJS
7 419 (20.16%) jQuery
8 371 (17.85%) Web Services
9 354 (17.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 296 (14.24%) Entity Framework
11 295 (14.20%) WCF
12 275 (13.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 249 (11.98%) XML
14 246 (11.84%) REST
15 238 (11.45%) .NET Core
16 210 (10.11%) HTML5
17 160 (7.70%) React
18 151 (7.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 141 (6.79%) LINQ
20 140 (6.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 166 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (5.53%) Greenfield Project
3 86 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 80 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 80 (3.85%) User Experience
5 56 (2.69%) Management Information System
6 28 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (1.01%) Virtual Team
10 20 (0.96%) Blog
11 17 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 16 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 15 (0.72%) Cloud Native
13 15 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (0.72%) Robotics
14 14 (0.67%) Clustering
14 14 (0.67%) Public Cloud
15 13 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
15 13 (0.63%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 400 (19.25%) Windows
2 98 (4.72%) Linux
3 67 (3.22%) Android
4 52 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 51 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 44 (2.12%) Unix
7 27 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 24 (1.15%) CentOS
9 21 (1.01%) Mac OS
10 20 (0.96%) Windows 10
11 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.53%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
14 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.29%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.29%) SUSE
15 6 (0.29%) VxWorks
16 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.19%) SafeRTOS
17 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,046 (50.34%) Agile Software Development
2 608 (29.26%) MVC
3 445 (21.41%) Scrum
4 380 (18.29%) Software Engineering
5 373 (17.95%) TDD
6 368 (17.71%) DevOps
7 341 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
8 320 (15.40%) Test Automation
9 260 (12.51%) Web Development
10 225 (10.83%) Unit Testing
11 209 (10.06%) SDLC
12 202 (9.72%) OO
13 193 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
14 182 (8.76%) Computer Science
15 168 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
16 139 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
17 127 (6.11%) Mentoring
18 114 (5.49%) CRM
19 104 (5.00%) Front End Development
20 103 (4.96%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,561 (75.12%) C#
2 883 (42.49%) SQL
3 871 (41.92%) JavaScript
4 282 (13.57%) T-SQL
5 271 (13.04%) C++
6 169 (8.13%) Python
7 166 (7.99%) PowerShell
8 165 (7.94%) Java
9 139 (6.69%) VB.NET
10 103 (4.96%) VB
11 99 (4.76%) C
12 90 (4.33%) TypeScript
13 72 (3.46%) PHP
14 44 (2.12%) VB6
15 41 (1.97%) XPath
16 32 (1.54%) PL/SQL
17 29 (1.40%) Embedded C
18 27 (1.30%) ES6
19 23 (1.11%) Bash Shell
19 23 (1.11%) X++
Qualifications
1 286 (13.76%) Degree
2 85 (4.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 56 (2.69%) ISTQB
4 55 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 38 (1.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 27 (1.30%) SC Cleared
8 24 (1.15%) ISEB
9 22 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
11 13 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.63%) MCP
12 11 (0.53%) CCNP
12 11 (0.53%) MCSE
13 10 (0.48%) MCSA
14 9 (0.43%) CCNA
15 7 (0.34%) JNCIA
16 6 (0.29%) CIPD
17 5 (0.24%) HNC
18 4 (0.19%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.53%) QA
2 56 (2.69%) GDPR
3 33 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.87%) DICOM
5 17 (0.82%) SLA
6 12 (0.58%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.48%) WCAG
8 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 4 (0.19%) COBIT
9 4 (0.19%) HL7
10 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.096%) PMO
12 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.048%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.048%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.048%) MISRA
System Software
1 77 (3.71%) Docker
2 65 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 39 (1.88%) Hyper-V
4 30 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (1.11%) Firmware
6 9 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.43%) XenApp
7 7 (0.34%) ISA Server
7 7 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.14%) LXC
9 1 (0.048%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 59 (2.84%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (0.96%) Ansible
4 16 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (0.77%) Terraform
5 14 (0.67%) Puppet
6 12 (0.58%) SCCM
7 10 (0.48%) cPanel
7 10 (0.48%) Plesk
8 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 9 (0.43%) SCOM
8 9 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.38%) Automic
9 8 (0.38%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.29%) MIIS
11 4 (0.19%) Kibana
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
13 2 (0.096%) Nagios
Vendors
1 940 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 83 (3.99%) Xamarin
3 58 (2.79%) Oracle
4 30 (1.44%) VMware
5 28 (1.35%) Tableau
6 25 (1.20%) Citrix
6 25 (1.20%) FIS
6 25 (1.20%) WorldPay
7 24 (1.15%) Google
8 22 (1.06%) Databricks
8 22 (1.06%) HP
9 21 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 20 (0.96%) Freescale
10 20 (0.96%) Renesas
10 20 (0.96%) Telerik
11 19 (0.91%) IBM
12 18 (0.87%) DevExpress
12 18 (0.87%) SAP
13 16 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (0.72%) New Relic