Period
to 17 April 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 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 253 196 157
Rank change year-on-year -57 -39 -8
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,081 1,957 3,273
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.76% 2.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.50% 9.07% 11.07%
Number of salaries quoted 884 1,604 2,677
10th Percentile £32,750 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £37,750 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Median % change year-on-year - +3.26% +2.22%
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £73,750
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 16,631 21,578 29,575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.76% 19.42% 19.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13,188 17,223 23,688
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £86,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -59 951 £47,500 -5.00% 249
UK excluding London -51 720 £45,000 - 208
London -35 296 £60,250 +4.78% 58
South East -54 244 £48,500 +7.78% 63
Work from Home -61 210 £50,000 +16.28% 58
North of England +7 174 £42,500 -3.41% 39
Midlands -12 114 £43,000 -9.47% 34
North West -8 94 £40,000 -9.09% 20
South West -20 83 £42,500 - 37
Yorkshire -2 72 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands -20 67 £41,000 -14.58% 16
Scotland -5 51 £37,500 -6.25% 8
East Midlands -10 45 £45,000 - 18
East of England -13 41 £45,000 +5.88% 17
Wales +10 10 £43,750 -16.67% 8
North East +19 8 £37,000 -1.33% 3
Northern Ireland 0 7 £40,750 +25.38% 2

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 775 (71.69%) C#
2 731 (67.62%) .NET
3 588 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
4 544 (50.32%) SQL Server
5 528 (48.84%) SQL
6 520 (48.10%) Azure
7 456 (42.18%) JavaScript
8 437 (40.43%) Microsoft
9 366 (33.86%) HTML
10 364 (33.67%) ASP.NET
11 359 (33.21%) CSS
12 347 (32.10%) DevOps
13 262 (24.24%) MVC
14 230 (21.28%) Scrum
15 223 (20.63%) Git (software)
16 201 (18.59%) AngularJS
17 198 (18.32%) Software Engineering
18 193 (17.85%) Windows
19 192 (17.76%) jQuery
20 189 (17.48%) TDD
21 182 (16.84%) .NET Framework
22 176 (16.28%) T-SQL
22 176 (16.28%) Degree
22 176 (16.28%) .NET Core
23 163 (15.08%) Test Automation
24 162 (14.99%) Web Development
25 157 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 153 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
26 153 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
27 141 (13.04%) 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 76 (7.03%) IIS
2 53 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 44 (4.07%) Confluence
4 31 (2.87%) CMS
5 27 (2.50%) Umbraco
6 17 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.74%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 8 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.65%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.37%) OpenROAD
11 3 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.28%) Headless CMS
12 2 (0.19%) Kentico
12 2 (0.19%) nginx
12 2 (0.19%) NServiceBus
13 1 (0.093%) Joomla!
13 1 (0.093%) Liferay
13 1 (0.093%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (0.83%) InVision
3 9 (0.83%) Sketch
4 7 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.093%) Figma
6 1 (0.093%) Simulink
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 59 (5.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.46%) Magento
5 5 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 4 (0.37%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.28%) Maximo
8 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.093%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 520 (48.10%) Azure
2 119 (11.01%) Power Platform
3 102 (9.44%) AWS
4 83 (7.68%) Dynamics 365
5 56 (5.18%) PowerApps
6 43 (3.98%) SaaS
7 42 (3.89%) GitHub
8 34 (3.15%) Microsoft 365
9 27 (2.50%) GCP
10 23 (2.13%) Serverless
11 22 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (2.04%) PaaS
12 20 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
13 19 (1.76%) IaaS
14 18 (1.67%) npm
15 16 (1.48%) Power Automate
16 15 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (1.30%) Logic Apps
18 12 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
18 12 (1.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.11%) Ethernet
2 10 (0.93%) Firewall
3 7 (0.65%) HTTP
3 7 (0.65%) VPN
4 6 (0.56%) Bluetooth
4 6 (0.56%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (0.56%) Internet
4 6 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.28%) DNS
7 2 (0.19%) AMQP
8 1 (0.093%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.093%) Intranet
8 1 (0.093%) LAN
8 1 (0.093%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (0.093%) SSL
8 1 (0.093%) VoIP
8 1 (0.093%) WAAS
8 1 (0.093%) WAN
8 1 (0.093%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (50.32%) SQL Server
2 157 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 137 (12.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (6.75%) Power BI
5 52 (4.81%) Relational Database
6 47 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 41 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
8 38 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 30 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 29 (2.68%) MySQL
11 27 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
13 19 (1.76%) Tableau
14 18 (1.67%) MongoDB
15 17 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 14 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (1.20%) RDBMS
17 13 (1.20%) Redis
Development Applications
1 223 (20.63%) Git (software)
2 118 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 110 (10.18%) Selenium
4 84 (7.77%) JIRA
5 82 (7.59%) SpecFlow
6 65 (6.01%) Visual Studio Code
7 63 (5.83%) NUnit
8 55 (5.09%) Octopus Deploy
9 48 (4.44%) Jenkins
10 46 (4.26%) TeamCity
11 41 (3.79%) Postman
12 40 (3.70%) Eclipse
13 35 (3.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 31 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
15 30 (2.78%) WebDriver
16 26 (2.41%) MSI
17 25 (2.31%) WiX
18 22 (2.04%) ReSharper
19 20 (1.85%) SoapUI
20 17 (1.57%) MSTest
General
1 141 (13.04%) Finance
2 54 (5.00%) Marketing
3 48 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 46 (4.26%) Banking
5 41 (3.79%) Public Sector
6 34 (3.15%) Private Banking
7 30 (2.78%) Retail
8 26 (2.41%) Law
9 22 (2.04%) Advertising
9 22 (2.04%) Electronics
10 20 (1.85%) Telecoms
11 19 (1.76%) Games
12 17 (1.57%) Automotive
13 13 (1.20%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.56%) Back Office
16 4 (0.37%) Housing Association
16 4 (0.37%) Legal
17 3 (0.28%) Front Office
18 1 (0.093%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 691 (63.92%) Developer
2 288 (26.64%) .NET Developer
3 181 (16.74%) C# Developer
4 139 (12.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 122 (11.29%) Software Developer
6 105 (9.71%) Senior Developer
7 104 (9.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 90 (8.33%) Software Engineer
9 45 (4.16%) SQL Developer
10 43 (3.98%) Analyst
11 42 (3.89%) Consultant
12 39 (3.61%) Technical Leader
13 37 (3.42%) ASP.NET Developer
13 37 (3.42%) Junior
14 34 (3.15%) Applications Developer
14 34 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 32 (2.96%) Junior Developer
15 32 (2.96%) Senior .NET Developer
15 32 (2.96%) Senior Full Stack Developer
16 30 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 731 (67.62%) .NET
2 366 (33.86%) HTML
3 364 (33.67%) ASP.NET
4 359 (33.21%) CSS
5 201 (18.59%) AngularJS
6 192 (17.76%) jQuery
7 182 (16.84%) .NET Framework
8 176 (16.28%) .NET Core
9 153 (14.15%) ASP.NET Web API
10 135 (12.49%) ASP.NET MVC
10 135 (12.49%) Web Services
11 132 (12.21%) XML
12 121 (11.19%) HTML5
13 119 (11.01%) React
13 119 (11.01%) REST
14 117 (10.82%) Entity Framework
15 92 (8.51%) WCF
16 76 (7.03%) LINQ
17 75 (6.94%) JSON
18 66 (6.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.88%) User Experience
2 85 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (3.52%) Virtual Team
5 33 (3.05%) Mobile App
6 32 (2.96%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (2.31%) Web 2.0
8 22 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 12 (1.11%) Data Centre
11 12 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.93%) NHS
12 10 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 9 (0.83%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (0.74%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
16 6 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 193 (17.85%) Windows
2 62 (5.74%) Linux
3 47 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.48%) Android
5 14 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.30%) Windows 10
6 12 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (0.74%) VMS
9 6 (0.56%) Unix
10 5 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.37%) zOS
12 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.093%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 588 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (32.10%) DevOps
3 262 (24.24%) MVC
4 230 (21.28%) Scrum
5 198 (18.32%) Software Engineering
6 189 (17.48%) TDD
7 163 (15.08%) Test Automation
8 162 (14.99%) Web Development
9 153 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
10 124 (11.47%) Business Intelligence
11 115 (10.64%) OO
12 108 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
12 108 (9.99%) SDLC
13 89 (8.23%) Unit Testing
14 82 (7.59%) Computer Science
15 77 (7.12%) Microservices
16 73 (6.75%) CRM
16 73 (6.75%) OOP
17 69 (6.38%) BDD
18 68 (6.29%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 775 (71.69%) C#
2 528 (48.84%) SQL
3 456 (42.18%) JavaScript
4 176 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 79 (7.31%) C++
6 72 (6.66%) PowerShell
7 68 (6.29%) TypeScript
8 61 (5.64%) Python
9 56 (5.18%) VB.NET
10 51 (4.72%) C
11 50 (4.63%) Java
12 22 (2.04%) Bash Shell
13 18 (1.67%) R
13 18 (1.67%) VBA
14 13 (1.20%) Embedded C
14 13 (1.20%) Embedded C++
15 12 (1.11%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.11%) VB
15 12 (1.11%) XPath
16 10 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 176 (16.28%) Degree
2 44 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
2 44 (4.07%) Security Cleared
3 35 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.30%) ISEB
7 10 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.37%) HND
10 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.19%) CITP
11 2 (0.19%) HNC
11 2 (0.19%) MCAD
12 1 (0.093%) CCNP
12 1 (0.093%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.093%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (11.10%) QA
2 26 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.37%) ISO 13485
3 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.28%) GDPR
4 3 (0.28%) SLA
5 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
5 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.41%) Docker
3 21 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.56%) Firmware
6 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.19%) LXC
8 1 (0.093%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 45 (4.16%) Terraform
2 24 (2.22%) Ansible
3 16 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.74%) Puppet
5 7 (0.65%) vRealize
6 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.46%) MIIS
7 5 (0.46%) vCenter Server
8 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.37%) PowerCLI
8 4 (0.37%) SCCM
8 4 (0.37%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.37%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.093%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.093%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (0.093%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.093%) SCOM
Vendors
1 437 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (2.96%) Xamarin
3 23 (2.13%) Oracle
4 21 (1.94%) Adobe
4 21 (1.94%) VMware
5 20 (1.85%) Google
6 19 (1.76%) SAP
7 18 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (1.39%) Telerik
9 14 (1.30%) Bloomberg
9 14 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.93%) ANSYS
10 10 (0.93%) Informatica
10 10 (0.93%) Talend
10 10 (0.93%) Teradata
11 9 (0.83%) DevExpress
12 8 (0.74%) Conga
12 8 (0.74%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.74%) Xceptor
13 7 (0.65%) Nintex