Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 147 140
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4,084 3,976 5,060
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.28% 2.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.44% 12.02% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,499 3,577 4,445
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 35,694 33,080 37,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.49% 18.94% 17.69%
Number of salaries quoted 29,303 28,149 31,761
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 16 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 18 February 2018. 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 0 3,764 £45,000 +5.88% 575
UK excluding London -10 2,859 £42,500 +6.25% 484
London +32 1,145 £55,000 +4.76% 136
South East +12 1,045 £45,000 - 105
North of England -30 530 £42,500 +10.39% 156
Midlands -15 416 £40,000 - 68
East of England -18 349 £45,000 +11.11% 63
Yorkshire -3 280 £42,500 +6.25% 72
South West -1 276 £40,000 +6.67% 47
West Midlands -15 266 £42,500 +11.84% 40
North West -49 235 £40,000 +6.67% 74
Scotland +9 182 £37,500 -6.25% 19
East Midlands +1 150 £35,000 -12.50% 28
Wales -20 55 £41,000 +24.24% 22
North East -27 15 £30,000 -23.08% 10
Northern Ireland -22 7 £40,000 -2.44% 4

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 3,228 (79.04%) C#
2 2,883 (70.59%) .NET
3 2,177 (53.31%) SQL
4 2,087 (51.10%) SQL Server
5 1,836 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
6 1,706 (41.77%) JavaScript
7 1,696 (41.53%) Microsoft
8 1,653 (40.48%) ASP.NET
9 1,640 (40.16%) MVC
10 1,457 (35.68%) HTML
11 1,257 (30.78%) CSS
12 918 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 903 (22.11%) jQuery
14 854 (20.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 853 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 834 (20.42%) .NET Framework
17 697 (17.07%) TDD
18 683 (16.72%) Scrum
19 677 (16.58%) WCF
20 675 (16.53%) Software Engineering
21 674 (16.50%) Git (software)
21 674 (16.50%) Windows
22 670 (16.41%) Degree
23 647 (15.84%) Finance
24 643 (15.74%) T-SQL
25 607 (14.86%) AngularJS
26 585 (14.32%) Web Services
27 566 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
28 532 (13.03%) Web Development
29 524 (12.83%) Test Automation

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 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 240 (5.88%) CMS
2 240 (5.88%) IIS
3 111 (2.72%) Umbraco
4 102 (2.50%) EPiServer
5 93 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
6 74 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 69 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 44 (1.08%) Confluence
8 44 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
9 40 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
10 36 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 28 (0.69%) WordPress
12 24 (0.59%) Apache
13 21 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
14 19 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 18 (0.44%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.29%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.24%) DNN
17 10 (0.24%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 121 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 88 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.83%) InfoPath
5 25 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 23 (0.56%) MS Visio
7 12 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.15%) Abaqus
8 6 (0.15%) Doxygen
8 6 (0.15%) NASTRAN
8 6 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
9 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (0.098%) SPSS
11 2 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.024%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.024%) Simulink
12 1 (0.024%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.024%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 122 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.39%) Elite 3E
3 16 (0.39%) Eloqua
4 15 (0.37%) MetaTrader
5 11 (0.27%) LabWindows
6 10 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.12%) ReMetrica
8 4 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.098%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.049%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.049%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.049%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.049%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.024%) Epicor Tropos
10 1 (0.024%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.024%) SAP Hybris
10 1 (0.024%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 853 (20.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 321 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 179 (4.38%) IaaS
4 167 (4.09%) Office 365
5 155 (3.80%) PaaS
6 120 (2.94%) Serverless
7 91 (2.23%) GitHub
8 73 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
9 68 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
10 63 (1.54%) SaaS
11 58 (1.42%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 45 (1.10%) npm
13 27 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
14 24 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
14 24 (0.59%) Yammer
15 23 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
16 22 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
17 19 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
18 15 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
19 12 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.11%) Intranet
2 81 (1.98%) Internet
3 58 (1.42%) HTTP
4 46 (1.13%) VPN
5 42 (1.03%) Firewall
6 25 (0.61%) DNS
7 24 (0.59%) Network Security
8 21 (0.51%) SSL
9 19 (0.47%) SMS
10 16 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 14 (0.34%) Broadband
11 14 (0.34%) NetScaler
11 14 (0.34%) Wireless
12 13 (0.32%) SMTP
13 9 (0.22%) AMQP
14 7 (0.17%) Skype
15 6 (0.15%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.15%) SNMP
16 5 (0.12%) ATM
16 5 (0.12%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,087 (51.10%) SQL Server
2 386 (9.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 361 (8.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 272 (6.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 239 (5.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 181 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 149 (3.65%) Power BI
8 148 (3.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 145 (3.55%) Relational Database
10 131 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
11 121 (2.96%) Big Data
12 118 (2.89%) NoSQL
13 107 (2.62%) Azure SQL Database
14 103 (2.52%) MySQL
15 99 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
16 88 (2.15%) Oracle Database
17 69 (1.69%) Data Lake
18 66 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
19 63 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
20 62 (1.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 854 (20.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 674 (16.50%) Git (software)
3 297 (7.27%) Selenium
4 234 (5.73%) TeamCity
5 223 (5.46%) JIRA
6 219 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 145 (3.55%) Subversion
8 138 (3.38%) Octopus Deploy
8 138 (3.38%) SpecFlow
9 135 (3.31%) NUnit
10 131 (3.21%) Eclipse
11 123 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 107 (2.62%) Jenkins
13 74 (1.81%) Cucumber
14 73 (1.79%) Protractor
15 70 (1.71%) WebDriver
16 63 (1.54%) ReSharper
17 57 (1.40%) Maven
18 52 (1.27%) gulp
19 51 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 647 (15.84%) Finance
2 179 (4.38%) Marketing
3 156 (3.82%) Retail
4 91 (2.23%) Advertising
5 85 (2.08%) Banking
5 85 (2.08%) Games
6 84 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 59 (1.44%) Electronics
8 58 (1.42%) Law
9 53 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 53 (1.30%) Legal
10 48 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 37 (0.91%) Automotive
12 34 (0.83%) Back Office
13 27 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 26 (0.64%) Retail Banking
15 22 (0.54%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 15 (0.37%) Front Office
17 15 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2,758 (67.53%) Developer
2 1,378 (33.74%) .NET Developer
3 1,186 (29.04%) C# Developer
4 824 (20.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 511 (12.51%) Senior Developer
6 508 (12.44%) Software Developer
7 380 (9.30%) ASP.NET Developer
8 379 (9.28%) Software Engineer
9 343 (8.40%) SQL Developer
10 338 (8.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 286 (7.00%) Senior .NET Developer
12 268 (6.56%) C# Software Developer
13 266 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 252 (6.17%) .NET Software Developer
15 237 (5.80%) Web Developer
16 228 (5.58%) Senior C# Developer
17 206 (5.04%) Analyst
18 187 (4.58%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 180 (4.41%) Architect
20 157 (3.84%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,883 (70.59%) .NET
2 1,653 (40.48%) ASP.NET
3 1,457 (35.68%) HTML
4 1,257 (30.78%) CSS
5 918 (22.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 903 (22.11%) jQuery
7 834 (20.42%) .NET Framework
8 677 (16.58%) WCF
9 607 (14.86%) AngularJS
10 585 (14.32%) Web Services
11 566 (13.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 508 (12.44%) HTML5
13 503 (12.32%) XML
14 435 (10.65%) Entity Framework
15 409 (10.01%) WPF
16 314 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 304 (7.44%) REST
18 283 (6.93%) Ajax
19 267 (6.54%) CSS3
20 261 (6.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 365 (8.94%) Computer Science
2 302 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 240 (5.88%) User Experience
4 156 (3.82%) Mobile App
5 142 (3.48%) Greenfield Project
6 112 (2.74%) Algorithms
7 96 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
8 76 (1.86%) Fintech
9 75 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 73 (1.79%) Client/Server
11 55 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 38 (0.93%) Cloud Native
13 37 (0.91%) Clustering
14 30 (0.73%) NHS
15 28 (0.69%) Robotics
16 27 (0.66%) CUDA
17 26 (0.64%) W3C
18 23 (0.56%) Graphic Design
19 22 (0.54%) Xbox
20 21 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 674 (16.50%) Windows
2 183 (4.48%) Linux
3 136 (3.33%) Android
4 100 (2.45%) Apple iOS
4 100 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 70 (1.71%) Unix
6 55 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.47%) Windows 10
10 18 (0.44%) CentOS
11 17 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 14 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 9 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
14 9 (0.22%) VMS
15 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.15%) MVS
17 5 (0.12%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.073%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,836 (44.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,640 (40.16%) MVC
3 697 (17.07%) TDD
4 683 (16.72%) Scrum
5 675 (16.53%) Software Engineering
6 532 (13.03%) Web Development
7 524 (12.83%) Test Automation
8 470 (11.51%) Unit Testing
9 469 (11.48%) OO
10 408 (9.99%) SDLC
11 407 (9.97%) Continuous Integration
12 307 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
13 283 (6.93%) DevOps
14 279 (6.83%) BDD
15 235 (5.75%) Analytics
16 226 (5.53%) SOLID
17 224 (5.48%) Migration
18 213 (5.22%) OOD
19 209 (5.12%) Mathematics
20 192 (4.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,228 (79.04%) C#
2 2,177 (53.31%) SQL
3 1,706 (41.77%) JavaScript
4 643 (15.74%) T-SQL
5 442 (10.82%) C++
6 353 (8.64%) VB.NET
7 326 (7.98%) Java
8 323 (7.91%) PowerShell
9 183 (4.48%) Python
10 154 (3.77%) C
11 117 (2.86%) VB
12 108 (2.64%) PHP
13 60 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 54 (1.32%) VBA
15 46 (1.13%) VBScript
16 45 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 43 (1.05%) Perl
18 38 (0.93%) F#
19 37 (0.91%) MATLAB
20 34 (0.83%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 670 (16.41%) Degree
2 158 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (1.91%) Security Cleared
5 50 (1.22%) ISEB
6 40 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 39 (0.95%) Numerate Degree
8 37 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 36 (0.88%) PhD
10 35 (0.86%) MCSD
11 28 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (0.42%) MCPD
13 15 (0.37%) MCAD
14 14 (0.34%) HND
14 14 (0.34%) MCTS
15 11 (0.27%) MCSE
16 10 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.24%) MCP
17 9 (0.22%) DV Cleared
18 7 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (9.62%) QA
2 27 (0.66%) SLA
3 25 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.39%) GDPR
5 15 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 13 (0.32%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.29%) WCAG
8 8 (0.20%) ISO 13485
9 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.15%) PMO
10 5 (0.12%) MISRA
10 5 (0.12%) MISRA C
11 4 (0.098%) PA-DSS
12 3 (0.073%) COSHH
12 3 (0.073%) IEC 62304
13 2 (0.049%) HL7
14 1 (0.024%) DICOM
14 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.024%) NIST 800
System Software
1 185 (4.53%) Active Directory
2 91 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (1.98%) Docker
4 39 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (0.32%) Firmware
7 6 (0.15%) vCloud
8 5 (0.12%) vSphere
9 3 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.073%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.024%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 47 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (0.69%) Puppet
3 27 (0.66%) Kibana
4 25 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.54%) CA Service Virtualization
6 21 (0.51%) Ansible
7 19 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (0.39%) logstash
9 14 (0.34%) Perfmon
10 12 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 8 (0.20%) Grafana
11 8 (0.20%) Terraform
12 7 (0.17%) Nagios
12 7 (0.17%) SCCM
12 7 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.15%) Packer
14 5 (0.12%) NetBackup
15 4 (0.098%) Endace
15 4 (0.098%) HP Data Protector
15 4 (0.098%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1,696 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 230 (5.63%) Oracle
3 143 (3.50%) Google
4 103 (2.52%) Tableau
5 91 (2.23%) VMware
6 77 (1.89%) Xamarin
7 72 (1.76%) HP
8 60 (1.47%) Capita
8 60 (1.47%) Telerik
9 58 (1.42%) Sitecore
10 43 (1.05%) IBM
11 37 (0.91%) SAP
12 35 (0.86%) Alias
13 34 (0.83%) Splunk
14 26 (0.64%) Adobe
15 24 (0.59%) CA
15 24 (0.59%) DevExpress
16 18 (0.44%) New Relic
17 17 (0.42%) Cognos
18 16 (0.39%) TOWER Software