Period
to 25 July 2021

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 25 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 282 218 181
Rank change year-on-year -64 -37 -29
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,385 1,127 2,812
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.59% 1.95%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.86% 8.03% 10.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 949 2,263
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,125
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.80% +4.72%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £70,000
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 23,623 14,040 27,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.01% 19.84% 19.33%
Number of salaries quoted 15,284 11,370 22,365
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
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 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 17 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 25 July 2021. 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 -68 1,203 £50,000 - 333
UK excluding London -58 864 £45,000 - 290
London -66 418 £67,500 +12.50% 67
South East -46 315 £48,500 +7.78% 69
Work from Home -85 296 £50,000 +11.11% 79
North of England -33 184 £45,000 - 79
Midlands -50 138 £43,000 -4.44% 45
South West -46 107 £43,500 +2.35% 38
North West -34 96 £47,500 +7.95% 46
Yorkshire -29 84 £45,000 -2.17% 17
West Midlands -71 72 £41,000 -8.89% 16
East Midlands -16 65 £45,000 - 29
Scotland -45 52 £40,000 - 15
Wales -11 36 £40,130 -23.56% 8
East of England -72 32 £48,750 +14.71% 35
Northern Ireland -34 7 £40,750 +25.38% 1
North East -19 4 £39,500 +5.33% 16

For the 6 months to 25 July 2021, 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 1,002 (72.35%) C#
2 909 (65.63%) .NET
3 758 (54.73%) SQL
4 737 (53.21%) SQL Server
5 677 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
6 645 (46.57%) Azure
7 618 (44.62%) Microsoft
8 555 (40.07%) JavaScript
9 449 (32.42%) DevOps
10 445 (32.13%) ASP.NET
11 419 (30.25%) HTML
12 411 (29.68%) CSS
13 324 (23.39%) Git (software)
14 318 (22.96%) Social Skills
15 308 (22.24%) MVC
16 286 (20.65%) AngularJS
17 268 (19.35%) Scrum
18 266 (19.21%) .NET Framework
19 251 (18.12%) T-SQL
20 236 (17.04%) .NET Core
21 228 (16.46%) Software Engineering
22 227 (16.39%) TDD
23 226 (16.32%) Degree
23 226 (16.32%) jQuery
24 225 (16.25%) Windows
25 211 (15.23%) ASP.NET Web API
26 207 (14.95%) React
27 204 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
28 196 (14.15%) REST
28 196 (14.15%) Finance

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
1 114 (8.23%) IIS
2 85 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 69 (4.98%) Umbraco
4 59 (4.26%) CMS
5 46 (3.32%) Confluence
6 39 (2.82%) EPiServer
7 35 (2.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 29 (2.09%) Kentico
9 26 (1.88%) Headless CMS
10 24 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.72%) nginx
13 8 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.58%) OpenROAD
13 8 (0.58%) WordPress
14 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
17 1 (0.072%) Liferay
17 1 (0.072%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 46 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.22%) InVision
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.22%) Sketch
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.072%) Figma
Business Applications
1 54 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.58%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.51%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.36%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.29%) Magento
7 4 (0.29%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.14%) nopCommerce
9 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
10 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.072%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 645 (46.57%) Azure
2 154 (11.12%) Power Platform
3 126 (9.10%) AWS
4 86 (6.21%) Dynamics 365
5 70 (5.05%) Microsoft 365
6 67 (4.84%) GitHub
6 67 (4.84%) Serverless
7 57 (4.12%) PowerApps
8 52 (3.75%) SaaS
9 35 (2.53%) PaaS
10 34 (2.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 34 (2.45%) Force.com
11 33 (2.38%) Power Automate
12 32 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
13 31 (2.24%) IaaS
14 29 (2.09%) Azure Functions
15 27 (1.95%) Azure Logic Apps
16 23 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
17 22 (1.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
18 20 (1.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.23%) Firewall
2 14 (1.01%) Internet
3 11 (0.79%) DNS
4 10 (0.72%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.65%) Ethernet
6 8 (0.58%) DHCP
7 7 (0.51%) Intranet
7 7 (0.51%) Network Security
7 7 (0.51%) VPN
8 6 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (0.43%) HTTP
8 6 (0.43%) LAN
8 6 (0.43%) SSL
8 6 (0.43%) VLAN
8 6 (0.43%) VoIP
8 6 (0.43%) WAN
9 5 (0.36%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.36%) IPsec
10 4 (0.29%) AMQP
11 3 (0.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (53.21%) SQL Server
2 171 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 144 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 130 (9.39%) Power BI
5 86 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (4.62%) Relational Database
7 61 (4.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 60 (4.33%) NoSQL
9 50 (3.61%) MySQL
10 42 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
11 41 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 40 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
13 39 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 31 (2.24%) MongoDB
15 28 (2.02%) Data Lake
16 23 (1.66%) Oracle Database
17 22 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
18 21 (1.52%) Big Data
19 18 (1.30%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 324 (23.39%) Git (software)
2 135 (9.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 129 (9.31%) JIRA
4 104 (7.51%) NUnit
5 103 (7.44%) Selenium
6 90 (6.50%) Visual Studio Code
7 87 (6.28%) SpecFlow
8 53 (3.83%) Jenkins
8 53 (3.83%) Octopus Deploy
8 53 (3.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 52 (3.75%) Eclipse
9 52 (3.75%) ReSharper
10 50 (3.61%) WebDriver
11 49 (3.54%) TeamCity
12 47 (3.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 41 (2.96%) Bitbucket
13 41 (2.96%) Postman
14 38 (2.74%) MSI
14 38 (2.74%) WiX
15 31 (2.24%) IntelliJ
General
1 318 (22.96%) Social Skills
2 196 (14.15%) Finance
3 127 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (5.99%) Marketing
5 58 (4.19%) Advertising
6 53 (3.83%) Public Sector
7 45 (3.25%) Banking
7 45 (3.25%) Manufacturing
8 43 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
9 41 (2.96%) Law
10 36 (2.60%) Retail
11 32 (2.31%) Telecoms
12 25 (1.81%) Automotive
12 25 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
13 24 (1.73%) Electronics
14 16 (1.16%) French Language
14 16 (1.16%) Private Banking
15 14 (1.01%) Games
16 12 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 10 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 868 (62.67%) Developer
2 346 (24.98%) .NET Developer
3 234 (16.90%) C# Developer
4 182 (13.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 160 (11.55%) Software Developer
6 147 (10.61%) Senior Developer
7 145 (10.47%) Full Stack Developer
8 124 (8.95%) Software Engineer
9 71 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
10 59 (4.26%) Analyst
11 52 (3.75%) Applications Developer
12 47 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (3.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 44 (3.18%) Senior Full Stack Developer
14 42 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
15 40 (2.89%) SQL Developer
16 39 (2.82%) Junior
17 37 (2.67%) Web Developer
18 36 (2.60%) Consultant
18 36 (2.60%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 909 (65.63%) .NET
2 445 (32.13%) ASP.NET
3 419 (30.25%) HTML
4 411 (29.68%) CSS
5 286 (20.65%) AngularJS
6 266 (19.21%) .NET Framework
7 236 (17.04%) .NET Core
8 226 (16.32%) jQuery
9 211 (15.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 207 (14.95%) React
11 196 (14.15%) REST
12 183 (13.21%) HTML5
13 182 (13.14%) Web Services
14 163 (11.77%) XML
15 161 (11.62%) Entity Framework
16 131 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
17 121 (8.74%) CSS3
18 107 (7.73%) JSON
19 100 (7.22%) WCF
20 99 (7.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 113 (8.16%) User Experience
2 89 (6.43%) Self-Motivation
3 68 (4.91%) Mobile App
4 45 (3.25%) Legacy Systems
4 45 (3.25%) Virtual Team
5 39 (2.82%) Client/Server
6 38 (2.74%) Web 2.0
7 37 (2.67%) Analytical Mindset
8 29 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.95%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.73%) Data Centre
11 20 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 14 (1.01%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.94%) Public Cloud
15 12 (0.87%) NHS
16 11 (0.79%) Driving Licence
17 10 (0.72%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.72%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.72%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 225 (16.25%) Windows
2 75 (5.42%) Windows Server
3 68 (4.91%) Linux
4 49 (3.54%) Android
5 37 (2.67%) Apple iOS
6 28 (2.02%) Windows 10
7 16 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.65%) Unix
8 9 (0.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.36%) VMS
10 5 (0.36%) zOS
11 3 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.22%) SUSE
12 2 (0.14%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.072%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.072%) MVS
13 1 (0.072%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.072%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.072%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (48.88%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (32.42%) DevOps
3 308 (22.24%) MVC
4 268 (19.35%) Scrum
5 228 (16.46%) Software Engineering
6 227 (16.39%) TDD
7 204 (14.73%) Problem-Solving
8 189 (13.65%) Web Development
9 186 (13.43%) Business Intelligence
10 160 (11.55%) SDLC
11 154 (11.12%) Test Automation
12 116 (8.38%) BDD
12 116 (8.38%) Software Testing
13 111 (8.01%) Mentoring
14 110 (7.94%) OO
15 107 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
15 107 (7.73%) CRM
16 105 (7.58%) Unit Testing
17 98 (7.08%) Computer Science
18 94 (6.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,002 (72.35%) C#
2 758 (54.73%) SQL
3 555 (40.07%) JavaScript
4 251 (18.12%) T-SQL
5 127 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 115 (8.30%) TypeScript
7 71 (5.13%) C++
8 70 (5.05%) Java
8 70 (5.05%) VB.NET
9 66 (4.77%) Python
10 46 (3.32%) C
11 37 (2.67%) Apex Code
12 35 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 25 (1.81%) VBA
14 24 (1.73%) PHP
15 19 (1.37%) X++
16 18 (1.30%) XPath
17 16 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 15 (1.08%) Scala
19 14 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 226 (16.32%) Degree
2 42 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 35 (2.53%) ISEB
4 34 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.44%) ISTQB
6 18 (1.30%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.43%) HND
10 5 (0.36%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.29%) CITP
11 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.22%) HNC
13 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.14%) MCAD
13 2 (0.14%) MCSD
13 2 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (0.14%) Postgraduate
14 1 (0.072%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.072%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (10.32%) QA
2 75 (5.42%) Accessibility
3 18 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.43%) GDPR
4 6 (0.43%) SLA
5 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.29%) PMO
6 3 (0.22%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.22%) IEC 61508
6 3 (0.22%) JTAG
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.072%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 40 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (2.82%) Docker
3 27 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.51%) Ceph
5 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.36%) vSphere
6 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.22%) Firmware
8 2 (0.14%) LXC
Systems Management
1 45 (3.25%) Terraform
2 34 (2.45%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.30%) SCCM
4 16 (1.16%) Ansible
5 12 (0.87%) Puppet
6 8 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 7 (0.51%) Galera Cluster
7 7 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.51%) vRealize
8 6 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.36%) PowerCLI
9 5 (0.36%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.36%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.22%) HP ALM
12 1 (0.072%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.072%) Rancher
Vendors
1 618 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 63 (4.55%) Oracle
3 52 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
4 44 (3.18%) Xamarin
5 39 (2.82%) Adobe
6 37 (2.67%) SAP
7 35 (2.53%) Sitecore
8 33 (2.38%) Conga
9 27 (1.95%) VMware
10 24 (1.73%) Telerik
11 22 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 20 (1.44%) Databricks
13 16 (1.16%) DevExpress
14 14 (1.01%) Atlassian
15 13 (0.94%) Google
16 12 (0.87%) Nintex
17 11 (0.79%) Sage
18 10 (0.72%) Cisco
19 9 (0.65%) Apple
20 8 (0.58%) Teradata