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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 142 117
Rank change year-on-year -10 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2052 2310 2849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 2.38% 2.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.12% 13.17% 15.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1764 2118 2424
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,900
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 18451 17538 18538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.07% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15209 15206 15549
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

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 June 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 June 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 -21 1825 £44,500 +4.70% 270
London -39 489 £52,500 +5.00% 71
South East -10 390 £42,500 -4.49% 72
East of England +22 210 £45,000 +5.88% 21
North West +11 194 £37,500 - 27
Yorkshire -20 187 £41,250 +5.76% 26
West Midlands +37 155 £45,000 +23.39% 18
South West -40 128 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Scotland +69 124 £37,500 -8.44% 4
Manchester +29 116 £40,000 +3.89% 19
West Yorkshire -24 111 £43,500 +11.53% 17
City of London +49 95 £52,500 +14.13% 21
West Sussex +39 83 £34,000 -15.00% 7
Hampshire -28 80 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Glasgow +66 77 £34,000 -24.44% 1
East Midlands -19 68 £44,500 +18.66% 12
Leeds -23 66 £43,500 +16.00% 11
Surrey -1 63 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Essex +16 62 £55,000 +29.41% 5
Berkshire +21 60 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Cheshire -12 53 £35,000 -6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -31 49 £43,500 - 16
Wales +27 45 £36,500 +4.28% 5
Hertfordshire -4 45 £45,000 +22.44% 7
Edinburgh +13 42 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Birmingham -8 42 £45,000 +19.81% 6
Cambridgeshire -15 41 £38,750 -3.12% 4
Somerset 0 39 £36,000 -10.00% 2
Bedfordshire +27 37 £42,500 -19.04% 1
South Yorkshire +2 36 £42,500 +32.81% 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3230 (77.63%) C#
2 3202 (76.95%) .NET
3 2402 (57.73%) SQL Server
4 2081 (50.01%) ASP.NET
5 2029 (48.76%) SQL
6 1907 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
7 1906 (45.81%) JavaScript
8 1779 (42.75%) Microsoft
9 1741 (41.84%) HTML
10 1707 (41.02%) MVC
11 1410 (33.89%) CSS
12 1078 (25.91%) .NET Framework
13 1037 (24.92%) ASP.NET MVC
14 990 (23.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 937 (22.52%) jQuery
16 874 (21.00%) Software Engineering
17 841 (20.21%) TDD
18 791 (19.01%) AngularJS
19 789 (18.96%) Windows
20 769 (18.48%) Scrum
21 739 (17.76%) Web Services
22 722 (17.35%) Degree
23 718 (17.26%) ASP.NET Web API
24 714 (17.16%) Finance
25 688 (16.53%) T-SQL
26 646 (15.53%) XML
27 640 (15.38%) HTML5
28 636 (15.28%) Test Automation
29 630 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
30 622 (14.95%) 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
1 306 (7.35%) IIS
2 289 (6.95%) SharePoint
3 226 (5.43%) CMS
4 119 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 93 (2.24%) EPiServer
6 80 (1.92%) Umbraco
7 69 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 62 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 55 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 53 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
11 48 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
12 41 (0.99%) Confluence
13 32 (0.77%) Apache
14 29 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
15 23 (0.55%) NServiceBus
16 22 (0.53%) Kentico
17 15 (0.36%) JBoss
17 15 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
18 14 (0.34%) WordPress
19 13 (0.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 160 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 30 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 27 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 23 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.46%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.12%) Mingle
10 4 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.072%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.048%) InDesign
12 2 (0.048%) MicroStation
13 1 (0.024%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.024%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 74 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 59 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 54 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 9 (0.22%) Maximo
7 6 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.14%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.12%) PlanetPress Connect
8 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.096%) assyst
10 3 (0.072%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.072%) iTrent
10 3 (0.072%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.072%) Scribe Insight
10 3 (0.072%) Teamcenter
10 3 (0.072%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.048%) Markit EDM
11 2 (0.048%) MetaTrader
11 2 (0.048%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 630 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (2.33%) SaaS
4 66 (1.59%) GitHub
4 66 (1.59%) PaaS
5 64 (1.54%) Office 365
6 39 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 17 (0.41%) IaaS
10 14 (0.34%) iTunes
11 12 (0.29%) iPaaS
12 9 (0.22%) BrowserStack
13 8 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.19%) Google Play
14 7 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.17%) Boomi
14 7 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.096%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 96 (2.31%) Intranet
2 74 (1.78%) Internet
3 70 (1.68%) Ethernet
4 68 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 61 (1.47%) HTTP
6 34 (0.82%) DNS
7 26 (0.62%) RS-232
8 22 (0.53%) Firewall
9 20 (0.48%) SSL
10 19 (0.46%) ATM
10 19 (0.46%) Network Security
10 19 (0.46%) Wireless
11 11 (0.26%) FTP
12 10 (0.24%) DHCP
13 9 (0.22%) LAN
14 8 (0.19%) SAN
14 8 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.17%) NAS
15 7 (0.17%) VLAN
16 6 (0.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2402 (57.73%) SQL Server
2 471 (11.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 446 (10.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 438 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 387 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 257 (6.18%) Relational Database
7 190 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 187 (4.49%) MySQL
9 161 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
10 149 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 118 (2.84%) NoSQL
13 100 (2.40%) MongoDB
14 93 (2.24%) Power BI
15 76 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
16 71 (1.71%) RDBMS
17 55 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 54 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
19 52 (1.25%) Redis
20 44 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 990 (23.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 528 (12.69%) Git (software)
3 310 (7.45%) Subversion
4 304 (7.31%) Selenium
5 284 (6.83%) JIRA
6 203 (4.88%) NUnit
7 190 (4.57%) TeamCity
8 173 (4.16%) Eclipse
9 163 (3.92%) SpecFlow
10 131 (3.15%) WebDriver
11 111 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 102 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
13 96 (2.31%) Jenkins
14 89 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 74 (1.78%) HP UFT
16 73 (1.75%) Android Studio
17 72 (1.73%) Cucumber
17 72 (1.73%) ReSharper
18 70 (1.68%) Maven
19 69 (1.66%) JMeter
General
1 714 (17.16%) Finance
2 210 (5.05%) Marketing
3 163 (3.92%) Games
4 150 (3.60%) Banking
5 139 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 116 (2.79%) Retail
7 113 (2.72%) Manufacturing
8 99 (2.38%) Electronics
9 78 (1.87%) Legal
10 45 (1.08%) Advertising
11 44 (1.06%) Law
12 39 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.77%) Investment Banking
14 31 (0.75%) Aerospace
15 28 (0.67%) Back Office
16 26 (0.62%) Front Office
17 25 (0.60%) Automotive
18 24 (0.58%) Publishing
19 16 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2859 (68.71%) Developer
2 1440 (34.61%) .NET Developer
3 1248 (29.99%) C# Developer
4 844 (20.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 508 (12.21%) Software Developer
6 501 (12.04%) Senior Developer
7 482 (11.58%) ASP.NET Developer
8 452 (10.86%) Software Engineer
9 346 (8.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 326 (7.83%) SQL Developer
11 287 (6.90%) Web Developer
12 262 (6.30%) Senior .NET Developer
13 242 (5.82%) Analyst
14 232 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 226 (5.43%) Senior C# Developer
16 212 (5.09%) .NET Software Developer
17 201 (4.83%) C# Software Developer
18 175 (4.21%) .NET Web Developer
19 165 (3.97%) Junior
20 161 (3.87%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3202 (76.95%) .NET
2 2081 (50.01%) ASP.NET
3 1741 (41.84%) HTML
4 1410 (33.89%) CSS
5 1078 (25.91%) .NET Framework
6 1037 (24.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 937 (22.52%) jQuery
8 791 (19.01%) AngularJS
9 739 (17.76%) Web Services
10 718 (17.26%) ASP.NET Web API
11 646 (15.53%) XML
12 640 (15.38%) HTML5
13 622 (14.95%) Entity Framework
14 595 (14.30%) WCF
15 456 (10.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 381 (9.16%) WPF
17 354 (8.51%) Ajax
18 287 (6.90%) CSS3
19 254 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 252 (6.06%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 365 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 311 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
3 199 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
4 197 (4.73%) Mobile App
5 195 (4.69%) User Experience
6 107 (2.57%) Algorithms
7 101 (2.43%) iPad
8 81 (1.95%) Client/Server
9 73 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 63 (1.51%) N-Tier
11 59 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 54 (1.30%) Fintech
13 47 (1.13%) Data Structures
14 45 (1.08%) Clustering
15 44 (1.06%) Derivative
16 34 (0.82%) Mainframe
16 34 (0.82%) Social Media
17 30 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 24 (0.58%) Fixed Income
19 23 (0.55%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 789 (18.96%) Windows
2 205 (4.93%) Linux
3 145 (3.48%) Android
4 97 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 96 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 72 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
7 69 (1.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 44 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (0.82%) Mac OS
10 30 (0.72%) Unix
11 26 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 26 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.50%) Windows 10
12 21 (0.50%) Windows XP
13 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.17%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.12%) VMS
17 4 (0.096%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.096%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1907 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1707 (41.02%) MVC
3 874 (21.00%) Software Engineering
4 841 (20.21%) TDD
5 769 (18.48%) Scrum
6 636 (15.28%) Test Automation
7 599 (14.40%) Web Development
8 583 (14.01%) Unit Testing
9 566 (13.60%) Continuous Integration
10 547 (13.15%) OO
11 532 (12.79%) SDLC
12 361 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
13 338 (8.12%) BDD
14 245 (5.89%) Mentoring
15 228 (5.48%) SOLID
16 205 (4.93%) OOP
17 200 (4.81%) DevOps
18 198 (4.76%) ETL
19 192 (4.61%) Front End Development
20 189 (4.54%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3230 (77.63%) C#
2 2029 (48.76%) SQL
3 1906 (45.81%) JavaScript
4 688 (16.53%) T-SQL
5 562 (13.51%) C++
6 421 (10.12%) VB.NET
7 416 (10.00%) Java
8 304 (7.31%) C
9 216 (5.19%) PowerShell
10 189 (4.54%) Python
11 159 (3.82%) VB
12 119 (2.86%) PHP
13 84 (2.02%) TypeScript
14 68 (1.63%) XAML
15 64 (1.54%) VBA
16 56 (1.35%) XPath
17 52 (1.25%) VB6
18 41 (0.99%) Embedded C
18 41 (0.99%) Objective-C
19 35 (0.84%) X++
Qualifications
1 722 (17.35%) Degree
2 192 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.79%) Security Cleared
4 105 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (2.43%) ISTQB
6 90 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 83 (1.99%) ISEB
8 40 (0.96%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 27 (0.65%) PhD
11 24 (0.58%) MCTS
12 20 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.43%) MCP
14 13 (0.31%) Master's Degree
15 11 (0.26%) MCSD
15 11 (0.26%) MCSE
16 10 (0.24%) DBS Check
16 10 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 10 (0.24%) MCPD
17 9 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (8.05%) QA
2 43 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.94%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.43%) SLA
6 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.22%) WCAG
9 7 (0.17%) GDPR
10 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.096%) ISO 20022
12 3 (0.072%) Basel II
13 2 (0.048%) HL7
14 1 (0.024%) DICOM
14 1 (0.024%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.024%) PMO
System Software
1 73 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 39 (0.94%) Firmware
3 28 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (0.62%) Docker
6 17 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.14%) vSphere
8 5 (0.12%) XenApp
9 4 (0.096%) LXC
10 3 (0.072%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 31 (0.75%) Puppet
3 24 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.43%) Ansible
5 16 (0.38%) Control-M
6 7 (0.17%) Perfmon
6 7 (0.17%) SCCM
7 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (0.12%) Kibana
8 4 (0.096%) Grafana
8 4 (0.096%) logstash
9 3 (0.072%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.072%) SCOM
9 3 (0.072%) WSUS
10 2 (0.048%) Graphite
10 2 (0.048%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.048%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.048%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.024%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 1779 (42.75%) Microsoft
2 209 (5.02%) Oracle
3 124 (2.98%) Xamarin
4 97 (2.33%) IBM
5 74 (1.78%) Google
6 72 (1.73%) Sitecore
7 71 (1.71%) HP
8 68 (1.63%) SAP
9 51 (1.23%) Tableau
10 43 (1.03%) Telerik
11 41 (0.99%) Adobe
12 29 (0.70%) RedGate
13 28 (0.67%) Cognizant
14 27 (0.65%) VMware
15 24 (0.58%) DevExpress
16 15 (0.36%) Citrix
16 15 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
16 15 (0.36%) TOWER Software
17 14 (0.34%) Nintex
17 14 (0.34%) Splunk
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