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 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 142 122
Rank change year-on-year +17 -20  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2174 2479 2874
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 2.38% 2.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.37% 13.13% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1868 2167 2478
Median salary £42,500 £42,044 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.08% +1.30%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17569 18883 18383
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.37% 18.15% 16.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14726 16217 15441
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 1948 £43,375 +2.05% 221
London -7 483 £52,500 +5.00% 48
South East +13 465 £45,000 +5.88% 47
East of England +8 209 £42,500 -4.49% 22
North West +2 208 £37,500 - 27
Yorkshire -14 192 £40,000 +10.34% 17
West Midlands +19 158 £40,000 +6.66% 19
South West -11 154 £38,000 +1.33% 20
Manchester +24 150 £37,500 -6.25% 15
West Yorkshire -16 120 £41,750 +13.60% 10
Hampshire +13 103 £40,000 - 15
Scotland +61 98 £37,500 -3.84% 10
City of London +43 96 £59,000 +24.21% 10
Berkshire +29 91 £52,500 +5.00% 5
Wales +57 86 £41,000 +17.14% 8
East Midlands -10 83 £41,250 +7.84% 13
Leeds -18 76 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 74 £45,000 +8.43% 3
West Sussex +19 73 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South Wales +57 70 £41,500 +18.57% 4
Surrey +14 69 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Glasgow +45 65 £34,000 -1.44% 2
Birmingham +19 64 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Somerset +1 56 £35,000 -7.89% 2
Hertfordshire +35 54 £45,000 +9.75% 4
Cambridgeshire -18 50 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Bristol +4 47 £40,000 -3.61% 8
Essex -7 46 £47,500 +5.55% 3
Cambridge -11 43 £42,500 +6.25% 6
Bedfordshire +27 41 £38,250 -23.50% 3

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 3177 (77.98%) C#
2 3148 (77.27%) .NET
3 2376 (58.32%) SQL Server
4 2079 (51.03%) ASP.NET
5 1961 (48.13%) SQL
6 1907 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
7 1839 (45.14%) JavaScript
8 1787 (43.86%) Microsoft
9 1684 (41.34%) HTML
10 1612 (39.57%) MVC
11 1376 (33.78%) CSS
12 1069 (26.24%) .NET Framework
13 1046 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 996 (24.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 862 (21.16%) jQuery
16 860 (21.11%) TDD
17 846 (20.77%) Software Engineering
18 782 (19.19%) Scrum
19 758 (18.61%) Web Services
20 725 (17.80%) Windows
21 723 (17.75%) Degree
22 715 (17.55%) Finance
23 706 (17.33%) XML
24 668 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web API
25 641 (15.73%) T-SQL
26 639 (15.68%) HTML5
27 624 (15.32%) AngularJS
28 621 (15.24%) WCF
29 619 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
30 608 (14.92%) Entity Framework

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
1 341 (8.37%) IIS
2 303 (7.44%) SharePoint
3 240 (5.89%) CMS
4 118 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 104 (2.55%) EPiServer
6 80 (1.96%) WebSphere
7 74 (1.82%) Umbraco
8 66 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 56 (1.37%) Tomcat
10 52 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 41 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
12 34 (0.83%) NServiceBus
13 33 (0.81%) Confluence
14 32 (0.79%) Apache
15 30 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
17 16 (0.39%) MS Exchange
18 14 (0.34%) Commerce Server
18 14 (0.34%) JBoss
18 14 (0.34%) Kentico
Applications
1 136 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 23 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.39%) MS Visio
8 12 (0.29%) InDesign
9 8 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.17%) MicroStation
11 6 (0.15%) 3ds Max
11 6 (0.15%) Maya
11 6 (0.15%) Mingle
12 3 (0.074%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.025%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 89 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.29%) Maximo
5 11 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.15%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.12%) PlanetPress Connect
8 3 (0.074%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.074%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.074%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.074%) Scribe Insight
8 3 (0.074%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.074%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.074%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.025%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.025%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.025%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.025%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.025%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 619 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (2.28%) SaaS
4 62 (1.52%) GitHub
5 61 (1.50%) PaaS
6 55 (1.35%) Office 365
7 38 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 29 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.44%) IaaS
10 11 (0.27%) iPaaS
11 7 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.17%) Data Lake Analytics
11 7 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 6 (0.15%) Boomi
12 6 (0.15%) iTunes
13 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.12%) Google Play
14 4 (0.098%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.098%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.098%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 126 (3.09%) Intranet
2 95 (2.33%) Internet
3 73 (1.79%) HTTP
4 60 (1.47%) Ethernet
5 56 (1.37%) TCP/IP
6 34 (0.83%) DNS
7 28 (0.69%) RS-232
8 23 (0.56%) SSL
9 19 (0.47%) Network Security
10 18 (0.44%) Firewall
11 12 (0.29%) DHCP
12 10 (0.25%) SMTP
13 9 (0.22%) LAN
13 9 (0.22%) NAS
13 9 (0.22%) SAN
13 9 (0.22%) SMS
14 7 (0.17%) VLAN
15 6 (0.15%) ATM
15 6 (0.15%) FTP
15 6 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2376 (58.32%) SQL Server
2 479 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 431 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 410 (10.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 406 (9.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 258 (6.33%) Relational Database
7 170 (4.17%) MySQL
8 169 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 166 (4.07%) SQL Server 2014
10 140 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
11 131 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 81 (1.99%) NoSQL
13 76 (1.87%) MongoDB
14 69 (1.69%) Power BI
14 69 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 67 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
16 66 (1.62%) RDBMS
17 58 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
18 55 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 52 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1046 (25.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 523 (12.84%) Git (software)
3 281 (6.90%) Subversion
4 280 (6.87%) Selenium
5 230 (5.65%) JIRA
6 196 (4.81%) NUnit
7 168 (4.12%) SpecFlow
8 162 (3.98%) Eclipse
9 159 (3.90%) TeamCity
10 133 (3.26%) WebDriver
11 112 (2.75%) Visual Studio Team System
12 84 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 75 (1.84%) Cucumber
14 73 (1.79%) HP UFT
15 71 (1.74%) JMeter
15 71 (1.74%) MSTest
16 70 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
17 69 (1.69%) Jenkins
18 64 (1.57%) Maven
19 60 (1.47%) ReSharper
General
1 715 (17.55%) Finance
2 165 (4.05%) Banking
3 147 (3.61%) Marketing
4 132 (3.24%) Games
5 105 (2.58%) Retail
6 95 (2.33%) Telecoms
7 90 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 73 (1.79%) Electronics
9 71 (1.74%) Legal
10 57 (1.40%) Advertising
11 37 (0.91%) Aerospace
12 36 (0.88%) Publishing
13 34 (0.83%) Back Office
14 29 (0.71%) Law
15 27 (0.66%) Front Office
16 25 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.52%) Automotive
19 20 (0.49%) Investment Banking
20 12 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2717 (66.69%) Developer
2 1402 (34.41%) .NET Developer
3 1230 (30.19%) C# Developer
4 828 (20.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 499 (12.25%) Software Developer
6 481 (11.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 475 (11.66%) Senior Developer
8 455 (11.17%) Software Engineer
9 371 (9.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 290 (7.12%) SQL Developer
11 288 (7.07%) Analyst
12 263 (6.46%) Web Developer
13 243 (5.96%) Senior .NET Developer
14 240 (5.89%) .NET Software Developer
15 223 (5.47%) Senior C# Developer
16 211 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 198 (4.86%) C# Software Developer
18 160 (3.93%) .NET Web Developer
19 153 (3.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 146 (3.58%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3148 (77.27%) .NET
2 2079 (51.03%) ASP.NET
3 1684 (41.34%) HTML
4 1376 (33.78%) CSS
5 1069 (26.24%) .NET Framework
6 996 (24.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 862 (21.16%) jQuery
8 758 (18.61%) Web Services
9 706 (17.33%) XML
10 668 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 639 (15.68%) HTML5
12 624 (15.32%) AngularJS
13 621 (15.24%) WCF
14 608 (14.92%) Entity Framework
15 373 (9.16%) Ajax
16 368 (9.03%) WPF
17 339 (8.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 291 (7.14%) CSS3
19 261 (6.41%) JSON
20 259 (6.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 388 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 302 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (4.84%) Mobile App
4 189 (4.64%) User Experience
5 153 (3.76%) Greenfield Project
6 119 (2.92%) iPad
7 112 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 102 (2.50%) Algorithms
9 79 (1.94%) Client/Server
10 61 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 60 (1.47%) N-Tier
12 56 (1.37%) Fintech
13 48 (1.18%) Clustering
14 37 (0.91%) W3C
15 34 (0.83%) Mainframe
15 34 (0.83%) PMI
16 31 (0.76%) Derivative
17 29 (0.71%) Social Media
18 27 (0.66%) Data Structures
18 27 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 725 (17.80%) Windows
2 178 (4.37%) Linux
3 128 (3.14%) Android
4 96 (2.36%) Apple iOS
5 90 (2.21%) Windows Server
6 61 (1.50%) Embedded Linux
7 49 (1.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 49 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (0.66%) Unix
10 22 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 20 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 16 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.34%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
17 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.098%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1907 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 1612 (39.57%) MVC
3 860 (21.11%) TDD
4 846 (20.77%) Software Engineering
5 782 (19.19%) Scrum
6 584 (14.33%) OO
7 576 (14.14%) Web Development
8 545 (13.38%) SDLC
9 544 (13.35%) Unit Testing
10 516 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
11 309 (7.58%) BDD
12 291 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
13 227 (5.57%) Mentoring
14 221 (5.42%) OOD
15 210 (5.15%) SOLID
16 198 (4.86%) OOP
17 193 (4.74%) SOA
18 187 (4.59%) DevOps
19 184 (4.52%) Multithreading
20 183 (4.49%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3177 (77.98%) C#
2 1961 (48.13%) SQL
3 1839 (45.14%) JavaScript
4 641 (15.73%) T-SQL
5 539 (13.23%) C++
6 395 (9.70%) Java
7 367 (9.01%) VB.NET
8 252 (6.19%) C
9 187 (4.59%) PowerShell
10 172 (4.22%) VB
11 156 (3.83%) Python
12 110 (2.70%) PHP
13 92 (2.26%) XPath
14 75 (1.84%) VBA
15 64 (1.57%) TypeScript
16 62 (1.52%) VB6
17 58 (1.42%) XAML
18 44 (1.08%) Embedded C
19 34 (0.83%) PL/SQL
20 30 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 723 (17.75%) Degree
2 118 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 101 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 96 (2.36%) ISTQB
5 80 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 77 (1.89%) ISEB
7 34 (0.83%) PMI Certification
8 30 (0.74%) PhD
9 24 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (0.52%) MCP
11 14 (0.34%) MCSE
11 14 (0.34%) MCTS
12 12 (0.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 6 (0.15%) MCSA
13 6 (0.15%) MCSD
14 5 (0.12%) DBS Check
14 5 (0.12%) HND
14 5 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.098%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (9.87%) QA
2 43 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 17 (0.42%) SLA
5 15 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.22%) WCAG
9 6 (0.15%) HL7
10 5 (0.12%) SDET
11 4 (0.098%) ISO20022
12 3 (0.074%) Basel II
13 1 (0.025%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.025%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.025%) ISO13485
13 1 (0.025%) ISO27005
13 1 (0.025%) MISRA C
13 1 (0.025%) TickIT
System Software
1 64 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 40 (0.98%) Firmware
3 36 (0.88%) Docker
4 25 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.15%) vSphere
8 5 (0.12%) XenApp
9 4 (0.098%) LXC
9 4 (0.098%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.074%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.025%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.54%) Puppet
3 18 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (0.37%) Ansible
5 13 (0.32%) Control-M
6 6 (0.15%) Kibana
6 6 (0.15%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.12%) logstash
8 4 (0.098%) SCOM
9 3 (0.074%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.074%) Docker Swarm
9 3 (0.074%) SCCM
9 3 (0.074%) Zenoss
10 2 (0.049%) Graphite
10 2 (0.049%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.025%) Nessus
11 1 (0.025%) Nmap
11 1 (0.025%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.025%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1787 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 233 (5.72%) Oracle
3 113 (2.77%) IBM
4 101 (2.48%) Xamarin
5 66 (1.62%) HP
6 56 (1.37%) Telerik
7 53 (1.30%) Sitecore
8 49 (1.20%) Tableau
9 43 (1.06%) Adobe
9 43 (1.06%) SAP
10 38 (0.93%) Google
11 31 (0.76%) DevExpress
12 25 (0.61%) VMware
13 21 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (0.49%) RedGate
15 18 (0.44%) Cognizant
16 17 (0.42%) Twitter
17 16 (0.39%) Atlassian
18 15 (0.37%) Facebook
18 15 (0.37%) NEC
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Up to 3 days a week home working
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + private healthcare
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + 28 DAYS HOLIDAY
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year + Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £20K - £27K per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Up to £30k per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Cardiff DT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-32,000
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
DCV Technologies
Salary: Excellent Salary and Benefits packages
Posted: 4 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
KV Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago