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

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 143 119
Rank change year-on-year -8 -24  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2084 2340 2826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.38% 2.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.17% 13.14% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1796 2145 2406
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 £60,000
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 18661 17814 18380
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.93% 18.09% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 15369 15448 15425
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 £72,500
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 27 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 27 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 -19 1856 £45,000 +5.88% 253
London -19 503 £52,500 +5.00% 61
South East -14 396 £42,500 -4.49% 71
East of England +14 214 £45,000 +5.88% 22
North West +12 198 £37,500 - 30
Yorkshire -27 186 £40,000 +2.56% 26
West Midlands +23 156 £45,000 +23.39% 14
South West -48 131 £37,028 -7.43% 18
Scotland +64 124 £37,500 -8.44% 3
Manchester +19 120 £40,000 +3.89% 19
West Yorkshire -24 111 £43,500 +12.98% 19
City of London +52 99 £52,500 +14.13% 19
West Sussex +41 83 £34,000 -15.00% 6
Hampshire -30 82 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Glasgow +57 76 £34,000 -24.44% 1
East Midlands -31 68 £44,500 +18.66% 10
Leeds -22 65 £43,500 +16.00% 12
Essex +21 64 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Berkshire +14 61 £52,500 +16.66% 5
Surrey -3 59 £52,500 +5.00% 8
Buckinghamshire -25 53 £43,000 -1.14% 16
Cheshire -11 52 £35,000 -6.66% 8
Wales +23 47 £35,000 - 4
Hertfordshire -3 46 £45,000 +25.00% 10
Edinburgh +14 43 £40,000 -8.57% 1
Birmingham -4 41 £45,000 +19.63% 5
Cambridgeshire -31 41 £38,750 -3.12% 6
Somerset +5 39 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Bristol -38 37 £38,750 -13.88% 3
Bedfordshire +26 36 £42,500 -19.04% 1

For the 6 months to 27 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 3258 (77.70%) C#
2 3231 (77.06%) .NET
3 2424 (57.81%) SQL Server
4 2105 (50.20%) ASP.NET
5 2046 (48.80%) SQL
6 1933 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
7 1925 (45.91%) JavaScript
8 1794 (42.79%) Microsoft
9 1757 (41.90%) HTML
10 1730 (41.26%) MVC
11 1424 (33.96%) CSS
12 1085 (25.88%) .NET Framework
13 1047 (24.97%) ASP.NET MVC
14 995 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
15 952 (22.70%) jQuery
16 885 (21.11%) Software Engineering
17 854 (20.37%) TDD
18 804 (19.17%) AngularJS
19 803 (19.15%) Windows
20 789 (18.82%) Scrum
21 746 (17.79%) Web Services
22 732 (17.46%) Degree
23 729 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
24 711 (16.96%) Finance
25 691 (16.48%) T-SQL
26 652 (15.55%) XML
27 649 (15.48%) HTML5
28 641 (15.29%) Test Automation
29 635 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
30 630 (15.03%) 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
1 310 (7.39%) IIS
2 293 (6.99%) SharePoint
3 225 (5.37%) CMS
4 118 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
5 92 (2.19%) EPiServer
6 80 (1.91%) Umbraco
7 69 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 62 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 55 (1.31%) Sitecore CMS
9 55 (1.31%) Tomcat
10 47 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 41 (0.98%) Confluence
12 33 (0.79%) Apache
13 29 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
14 22 (0.52%) Kentico
14 22 (0.52%) NServiceBus
15 16 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
16 15 (0.36%) JBoss
17 14 (0.33%) WordPress
18 13 (0.31%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 161 (3.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 139 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.86%) Photoshop
4 29 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 27 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 24 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 20 (0.48%) MS Visio
8 15 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.12%) Mingle
10 4 (0.095%) 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 76 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 56 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 12 (0.29%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.21%) 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 (0.095%) 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
12 1 (0.024%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 635 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (2.34%) SaaS
4 67 (1.60%) GitHub
5 66 (1.57%) PaaS
6 63 (1.50%) Office 365
7 40 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 35 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (0.48%) Google Analytics
10 17 (0.41%) IaaS
11 14 (0.33%) iTunes
12 12 (0.29%) iPaaS
13 9 (0.21%) BrowserStack
14 8 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.19%) Google Play
14 8 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.17%) Boomi
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.24%) Intranet
2 73 (1.74%) Internet
3 70 (1.67%) Ethernet
3 70 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 63 (1.50%) HTTP
5 38 (0.91%) DNS
6 26 (0.62%) RS-232
7 25 (0.60%) Firewall
8 20 (0.48%) ATM
8 20 (0.48%) SSL
9 19 (0.45%) Network Security
9 19 (0.45%) Wireless
10 11 (0.26%) DHCP
10 11 (0.26%) FTP
11 9 (0.21%) LAN
12 8 (0.19%) SAN
12 8 (0.19%) SMS
12 8 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.17%) NAS
13 7 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2424 (57.81%) SQL Server
2 470 (11.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 447 (10.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 438 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 388 (9.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 258 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 191 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 189 (4.51%) MySQL
9 160 (3.82%) SQL Server 2014
10 150 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
11 136 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 120 (2.86%) NoSQL
13 102 (2.43%) MongoDB
14 94 (2.24%) Power BI
15 77 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
16 71 (1.69%) RDBMS
17 56 (1.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 54 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
19 53 (1.26%) Redis
20 43 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 995 (23.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 539 (12.85%) Git (software)
3 316 (7.54%) Subversion
4 305 (7.27%) Selenium
5 287 (6.84%) JIRA
6 204 (4.87%) NUnit
7 193 (4.60%) TeamCity
8 173 (4.13%) Eclipse
9 162 (3.86%) SpecFlow
10 132 (3.15%) WebDriver
11 113 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 108 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
13 96 (2.29%) Jenkins
14 86 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
15 73 (1.74%) Android Studio
15 73 (1.74%) Cucumber
15 73 (1.74%) HP UFT
15 73 (1.74%) ReSharper
16 70 (1.67%) Maven
17 69 (1.65%) JMeter
General
1 711 (16.96%) Finance
2 213 (5.08%) Marketing
3 166 (3.96%) Games
4 148 (3.53%) Banking
5 140 (3.34%) Telecoms
6 116 (2.77%) Retail
7 115 (2.74%) Manufacturing
8 99 (2.36%) Electronics
9 78 (1.86%) Legal
10 48 (1.14%) Advertising
11 44 (1.05%) Law
12 39 (0.93%) Financial Institution
13 32 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 31 (0.74%) Aerospace
15 27 (0.64%) Back Office
16 26 (0.62%) Automotive
17 25 (0.60%) Front Office
18 24 (0.57%) Publishing
19 17 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
20 13 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2880 (68.69%) Developer
2 1455 (34.70%) .NET Developer
3 1258 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 853 (20.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 513 (12.23%) Software Developer
6 503 (12.00%) Senior Developer
7 489 (11.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 457 (10.90%) Software Engineer
9 353 (8.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 326 (7.77%) SQL Developer
11 289 (6.89%) Web Developer
12 266 (6.34%) Senior .NET Developer
13 239 (5.70%) Analyst
14 232 (5.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 229 (5.46%) Senior C# Developer
16 214 (5.10%) .NET Software Developer
17 203 (4.84%) C# Software Developer
18 175 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
19 166 (3.96%) C++ Software Engineer
20 164 (3.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3231 (77.06%) .NET
2 2105 (50.20%) ASP.NET
3 1757 (41.90%) HTML
4 1424 (33.96%) CSS
5 1085 (25.88%) .NET Framework
6 1047 (24.97%) ASP.NET MVC
7 952 (22.70%) jQuery
8 804 (19.17%) AngularJS
9 746 (17.79%) Web Services
10 729 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 652 (15.55%) XML
12 649 (15.48%) HTML5
13 630 (15.03%) Entity Framework
14 597 (14.24%) WCF
15 466 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 380 (9.06%) WPF
17 352 (8.39%) Ajax
18 291 (6.94%) CSS3
19 258 (6.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 256 (6.11%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 371 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 317 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
3 200 (4.77%) Greenfield Project
4 198 (4.72%) User Experience
5 197 (4.70%) Mobile App
6 106 (2.53%) Algorithms
7 99 (2.36%) iPad
8 80 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 75 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 63 (1.50%) N-Tier
11 59 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 55 (1.31%) Fintech
13 47 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 44 (1.05%) Clustering
15 43 (1.03%) Derivative
16 36 (0.86%) Social Media
17 34 (0.81%) Mainframe
18 29 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 23 (0.55%) Data Centre
19 23 (0.55%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 803 (19.15%) Windows
2 205 (4.89%) Linux
3 145 (3.46%) Android
4 98 (2.34%) Apple iOS
4 98 (2.34%) Windows Server
5 71 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
6 69 (1.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 45 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (0.81%) Mac OS
9 30 (0.72%) Unix
10 26 (0.62%) Windows 7
10 26 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (0.55%) Windows XP
12 21 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 10 (0.24%) Mac OS X
14 9 (0.21%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
16 5 (0.12%) VMS
17 4 (0.095%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1933 (46.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1730 (41.26%) MVC
3 885 (21.11%) Software Engineering
4 854 (20.37%) TDD
5 789 (18.82%) Scrum
6 641 (15.29%) Test Automation
7 601 (14.33%) Web Development
8 584 (13.93%) Unit Testing
9 577 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
10 551 (13.14%) OO
11 537 (12.81%) SDLC
12 365 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
13 343 (8.18%) BDD
14 252 (6.01%) Mentoring
15 233 (5.56%) SOLID
16 207 (4.94%) OOP
17 204 (4.87%) DevOps
18 201 (4.79%) ETL
19 195 (4.65%) Front End Development
20 190 (4.53%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3258 (77.70%) C#
2 2046 (48.80%) SQL
3 1925 (45.91%) JavaScript
4 691 (16.48%) T-SQL
5 562 (13.40%) C++
6 430 (10.26%) VB.NET
7 415 (9.90%) Java
8 306 (7.30%) C
9 218 (5.20%) PowerShell
10 195 (4.65%) Python
11 158 (3.77%) VB
12 118 (2.81%) PHP
13 85 (2.03%) TypeScript
14 68 (1.62%) XAML
15 65 (1.55%) VBA
16 53 (1.26%) XPath
17 50 (1.19%) VB6
18 42 (1.00%) Objective-C
19 40 (0.95%) Embedded C
20 36 (0.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 732 (17.46%) Degree
2 193 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 108 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 101 (2.41%) ISTQB
6 87 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 83 (1.98%) ISEB
8 41 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
9 30 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 27 (0.64%) PhD
11 24 (0.57%) MCTS
12 20 (0.48%) PMI Certification
13 19 (0.45%) 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 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 333 (7.94%) QA
2 43 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.43%) SLA
6 16 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 15 (0.36%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.24%) WCAG
9 7 (0.17%) GDPR
10 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.095%) 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 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.91%) Firmware
3 28 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 27 (0.64%) Docker
5 26 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.14%) vSphere
8 5 (0.12%) XenApp
9 4 (0.095%) LXC
10 3 (0.072%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (0.79%) Puppet
3 26 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (0.48%) Ansible
5 16 (0.38%) Control-M
6 8 (0.19%) Perfmon
7 7 (0.17%) SCCM
8 6 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.12%) Kibana
10 4 (0.095%) Grafana
10 4 (0.095%) logstash
11 3 (0.072%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.072%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.072%) SCOM
11 3 (0.072%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.072%) WSUS
12 2 (0.048%) Graphite
12 2 (0.048%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.024%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1794 (42.79%) Microsoft
2 209 (4.98%) Oracle
3 125 (2.98%) Xamarin
4 97 (2.31%) IBM
5 74 (1.76%) Sitecore
6 73 (1.74%) Google
7 70 (1.67%) HP
8 69 (1.65%) SAP
9 53 (1.26%) Tableau
10 45 (1.07%) Telerik
11 42 (1.00%) Adobe
12 30 (0.72%) Cognizant
12 30 (0.72%) RedGate
13 26 (0.62%) VMware
14 24 (0.57%) DevExpress
15 16 (0.38%) TOWER Software
16 15 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
17 14 (0.33%) Citrix
17 14 (0.33%) Nintex
17 14 (0.33%) Splunk
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