Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 243 192 145
Rank change year-on-year -51 -47 +7
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 666 2,463 3,910
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.81% 2.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.42% 9.59% 11.91%
Number of salaries quoted 593 2,060 3,541
Median annual salary £48,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +9.89% +4.60%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 10,369 25,673 32,833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.95% 18.88% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 8,577 20,362 26,499
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 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 -47 620 £50,000 - 193
UK excluding London -41 459 £45,000 - 169
London +1 196 £65,000 +13.04% 39
South East -40 134 £47,500 - 29
North of England -5 106 £45,500 +1.11% 31
Midlands +6 83 £42,500 -10.53% 32
North West +18 71 £45,000 +2.27% 18
Work from Home -21 71 £52,500 +10.53% 38
South West +26 63 £40,000 -5.88% 35
West Midlands +12 61 £41,375 -17.25% 14
East of England +46 37 £52,500 +5.00% 27
Yorkshire +45 34 £46,000 +2.22% 11
Scotland +17 26 £44,000 +14.29% 7
East Midlands +14 22 £50,000 +11.11% 18
Wales -6 10 £41,000 -8.89% 8
North East +21 1 £47,500 +62.39% 2

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 462 (69.37%) C#
2 433 (65.02%) .NET
3 360 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 332 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
5 307 (46.10%) SQL Server
6 301 (45.20%) Azure
7 265 (39.79%) SQL
8 250 (37.54%) JavaScript
9 225 (33.78%) ASP.NET
10 213 (31.98%) HTML
11 198 (29.73%) CSS
12 166 (24.92%) MVC
13 148 (22.22%) DevOps
14 132 (19.82%) Windows
15 125 (18.77%) Degree
16 121 (18.17%) .NET Framework
16 121 (18.17%) Software Engineering
17 119 (17.87%) XML
18 117 (17.57%) CRM
19 114 (17.12%) AngularJS
20 113 (16.97%) Git (software)
21 109 (16.37%) Dynamics 365
22 107 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
22 107 (16.07%) OO
23 101 (15.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 98 (14.71%) Dynamics CRM
24 98 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 97 (14.56%) .NET Core
26 96 (14.41%) WCF
26 96 (14.41%) jQuery

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 65 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 45 (6.76%) IIS
3 34 (5.11%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (1.95%) Umbraco
5 12 (1.80%) CMS
5 12 (1.80%) Confluence
6 8 (1.20%) NServiceBus
7 6 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.75%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.30%) Apache
9 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.30%) SAS
9 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.90%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.30%) InVision
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Sketch
6 2 (0.30%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 98 (14.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.75%) Maximo
4 2 (0.30%) Line 500
4 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Magento
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 301 (45.20%) Azure
2 109 (16.37%) Dynamics 365
3 86 (12.91%) Power Platform
4 37 (5.56%) Office 365
5 30 (4.50%) AWS
6 22 (3.30%) Serverless
7 17 (2.55%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (2.55%) SaaS
8 14 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.65%) PowerApps
10 10 (1.50%) GitHub
10 10 (1.50%) PaaS
11 9 (1.35%) Logic Apps
12 7 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (1.05%) Azure Functions
12 7 (1.05%) IaaS
13 6 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.90%) GCP
14 5 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
14 5 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.15%) Internet
2 12 (1.80%) HTTP
3 11 (1.65%) Skype
4 9 (1.35%) Bluetooth
4 9 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.90%) Firewall
6 5 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.60%) VPN
7 4 (0.60%) WAN
7 4 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.30%) DNS
8 2 (0.30%) LAN
8 2 (0.30%) Modbus
8 2 (0.30%) MQTT
8 2 (0.30%) Profibus
8 2 (0.30%) RS-232
8 2 (0.30%) RS-485
8 2 (0.30%) VoIP
9 1 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.15%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 307 (46.10%) SQL Server
2 101 (15.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 98 (14.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (7.06%) Power BI
5 28 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (4.05%) MySQL
7 26 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (3.75%) MongoDB
9 23 (3.45%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (2.85%) NoSQL
11 15 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
13 13 (1.95%) Data Lake
13 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.80%) SSDT
15 11 (1.65%) OLTP
15 11 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
16 10 (1.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 113 (16.97%) Git (software)
2 107 (16.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (6.76%) JIRA
4 37 (5.56%) Visual Studio Code
5 31 (4.65%) Selenium
6 30 (4.50%) NUnit
7 29 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 29 (4.35%) Subversion
8 26 (3.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 19 (2.85%) Eclipse
10 16 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 15 (2.25%) TeamCity
12 14 (2.10%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.95%) Bitbucket
14 12 (1.80%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.80%) StyleCop
15 10 (1.50%) MSI
15 10 (1.50%) Postman
15 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.35%) WiX
General
1 69 (10.36%) Finance
2 36 (5.41%) Banking
3 34 (5.11%) Private Banking
4 31 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.45%) Games
6 17 (2.55%) Marketing
7 16 (2.40%) Retail
8 14 (2.10%) Back Office
8 14 (2.10%) Law
8 14 (2.10%) Public Sector
9 12 (1.80%) Advertising
10 11 (1.65%) Legal
10 11 (1.65%) Publishing
11 8 (1.20%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Front Office
13 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.45%) Local Government
14 2 (0.30%) Housing Association
14 2 (0.30%) Military
15 1 (0.15%) Police
Job Titles
1 403 (60.51%) Developer
2 130 (19.52%) .NET Developer
3 118 (17.72%) C# Developer
4 78 (11.71%) Software Engineer
5 76 (11.41%) C# .NET Developer
6 68 (10.21%) Software Developer
7 39 (5.86%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.56%) Architect
9 34 (5.11%) Analyst
10 33 (4.95%) Lead Developer
10 33 (4.95%) Microsoft Developer
11 28 (4.20%) .NET Software Developer
12 25 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
13 24 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
14 23 (3.45%) Applications Developer
15 22 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 22 (3.30%) C# Software Developer
15 22 (3.30%) Technical Leader
16 21 (3.15%) Consultant
16 21 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 433 (65.02%) .NET
2 225 (33.78%) ASP.NET
3 213 (31.98%) HTML
4 198 (29.73%) CSS
5 121 (18.17%) .NET Framework
6 119 (17.87%) XML
7 114 (17.12%) AngularJS
8 97 (14.56%) .NET Core
9 96 (14.41%) jQuery
9 96 (14.41%) WCF
10 89 (13.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 80 (12.01%) ASP.NET Web API
12 76 (11.41%) Web Services
13 59 (8.86%) REST
14 55 (8.26%) Entity Framework
15 54 (8.11%) SOAP
15 54 (8.11%) WPF
16 52 (7.81%) React
16 52 (7.81%) XSD
17 51 (7.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (2.85%) User Experience
4 17 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 13 (1.95%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.20%) Life Science
8 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.75%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.60%) Equities
10 4 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (0.45%) ASIC
11 3 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 132 (19.82%) Windows
2 17 (2.55%) Linux
3 14 (2.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.05%) Android
5 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.05%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.45%) Unix
7 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.30%) VMS
8 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (49.85%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (24.92%) MVC
3 148 (22.22%) DevOps
4 121 (18.17%) Software Engineering
5 117 (17.57%) CRM
6 107 (16.07%) OO
7 96 (14.41%) Scrum
8 95 (14.26%) Web Development
9 91 (13.66%) TDD
10 81 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (12.01%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (11.26%) Test Automation
13 69 (10.36%) OOD
14 59 (8.86%) Microservices
15 55 (8.26%) Computer Science
16 46 (6.91%) Continuous Improvement
16 46 (6.91%) Workflow
17 45 (6.76%) Unit Testing
18 42 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (6.31%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 462 (69.37%) C#
2 265 (39.79%) SQL
3 250 (37.54%) JavaScript
4 85 (12.76%) T-SQL
5 84 (12.61%) C++
6 64 (9.61%) Python
7 47 (7.06%) TypeScript
8 43 (6.46%) PowerShell
9 31 (4.65%) C
10 26 (3.90%) VB.NET
11 25 (3.75%) VB
12 16 (2.40%) R
13 13 (1.95%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.95%) VB6
14 12 (1.80%) Embedded C
14 12 (1.80%) Embedded C++
14 12 (1.80%) VBScript
15 10 (1.50%) Java
16 9 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 125 (18.77%) Degree
2 37 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (4.50%) Security Cleared
4 29 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.80%) MCITP
7 9 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.30%) HNC
9 2 (0.30%) HND
9 2 (0.30%) MCSA
9 2 (0.30%) MCSE
9 2 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) CCNA
10 1 (0.15%) CCNP
10 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CSPO
10 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.85%) QA
2 12 (1.80%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.35%) SLA
4 7 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.75%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.60%) GDPR
7 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.30%) PMO
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 11 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.35%) Docker
6 5 (0.75%) Firmware
7 2 (0.30%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (1.95%) Puppet
1 13 (1.95%) Terraform
2 9 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 6 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (0.45%) Ansible
4 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.15%) OpenView
6 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 360 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 16 (2.40%) Oracle
3 13 (1.95%) Google
4 12 (1.80%) CheckPoint
5 11 (1.65%) VMware
6 8 (1.20%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.20%) Sage
7 7 (1.05%) IBM
7 7 (1.05%) SAP
7 7 (1.05%) Xamarin
8 6 (0.90%) CA
8 6 (0.90%) Perforce
8 6 (0.90%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.90%) Telerik
9 5 (0.75%) Apple
9 5 (0.75%) ESRI
10 4 (0.60%) Cadence
10 4 (0.60%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (0.45%) Cognos
11 3 (0.45%) Dell