Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 141 125
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 -19
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4306 4714 5437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 2.39% 2.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.85% 13.10% 14.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3764 4346 4781
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual 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 36349 35992 36876
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.69% 18.25% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 29765 31179 30973
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £68,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -8 3871 £45,000 +5.88% 237
UK excluding London +11 3118 £40,000 - 194
London -19 1123 £52,500 +5.00% 59
South East +8 913 £42,750 -0.58% 66
North of England -22 730 £40,000 +6.67% 51
Midlands +2 459 £42,500 +21.43% 23
East of England +9 394 £42,750 +0.59% 13
North West +8 389 £37,500 - 26
Yorkshire -23 323 £40,000 +2.56% 22
West Midlands +28 309 £42,500 +21.43% 13
South West -24 268 £40,000 +5.26% 25
Scotland +79 240 £37,500 -8.45% 11
East Midlands -27 150 £42,500 +13.33% 10
Wales +28 105 £40,000 +14.29% 5
North East -2 18 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Northern Ireland -10 10 £32,500 +66.67%
Isle of Man - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3349 (77.78%) C#
2 3244 (75.34%) .NET
3 2445 (56.78%) SQL Server
4 2126 (49.37%) SQL
5 2106 (48.91%) ASP.NET
6 1976 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
7 1919 (44.57%) JavaScript
8 1831 (42.52%) MVC
9 1825 (42.38%) Microsoft
10 1746 (40.55%) HTML
11 1401 (32.54%) CSS
12 1087 (25.24%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1050 (24.38%) .NET Framework
14 1002 (23.27%) jQuery
15 981 (22.78%) Team Foundation Server
16 889 (20.65%) Windows
17 876 (20.34%) Software Engineering
18 852 (19.79%) TDD
19 848 (19.69%) AngularJS
20 818 (19.00%) Scrum
21 777 (18.04%) Web Services
22 739 (17.16%) Finance
23 712 (16.54%) Degree
24 711 (16.51%) T-SQL
25 684 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
26 672 (15.61%) HTML5
27 657 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
28 637 (14.79%) Entity Framework
29 631 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
30 629 (14.61%) WCF

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
1 335 (7.78%) IIS
2 259 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 225 (5.23%) CMS
4 115 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
5 99 (2.30%) EPiServer
6 84 (1.95%) Umbraco
7 54 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 52 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
9 51 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 48 (1.11%) Tomcat
11 47 (1.09%) Confluence
11 47 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
12 29 (0.67%) Apache
12 29 (0.67%) Kentico
13 27 (0.63%) NServiceBus
14 20 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
15 19 (0.44%) DNN
16 18 (0.42%) Documentum
16 18 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 16 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 147 (3.41%) Microsoft Office
2 145 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 24 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 21 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 19 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 16 (0.37%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.070%) Mingle
11 3 (0.070%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.023%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 77 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 68 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 19 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.12%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.093%) assyst
6 4 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.093%) Maximo
7 3 (0.070%) iTrent
7 3 (0.070%) LabWindows
7 3 (0.070%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.070%) Scribe Insight
7 3 (0.070%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.046%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.046%) MetaTrader
9 1 (0.023%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.023%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.023%) PlanetPress Connect
9 1 (0.023%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.023%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 631 (14.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (2.02%) SaaS
4 77 (1.79%) GitHub
5 71 (1.65%) Office 365
6 69 (1.60%) PaaS
7 39 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 27 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (0.58%) IaaS
10 21 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
12 14 (0.33%) iTunes
13 11 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (0.21%) BrowserStack
14 9 (0.21%) Google Play
14 9 (0.21%) iPaaS
15 7 (0.16%) Boomi
16 6 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (1.88%) Internet
2 74 (1.72%) Intranet
3 64 (1.49%) Ethernet
4 57 (1.32%) HTTP
5 55 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 38 (0.88%) DNS
7 33 (0.77%) RS-232
8 29 (0.67%) Firewall
9 26 (0.60%) SSL
10 25 (0.58%) ATM
11 17 (0.39%) Wireless
12 12 (0.28%) Network Security
13 11 (0.26%) FTP
13 11 (0.26%) SMS
14 10 (0.23%) DHCP
14 10 (0.23%) Extranet
14 10 (0.23%) SMTP
15 9 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (0.19%) RS-485
16 8 (0.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2445 (56.78%) SQL Server
2 509 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 447 (10.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 431 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 390 (9.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 255 (5.92%) Relational Database
7 198 (4.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 185 (4.30%) MySQL
9 178 (4.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 151 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
11 137 (3.18%) NoSQL
12 130 (3.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 111 (2.58%) Power BI
14 93 (2.16%) MongoDB
15 84 (1.95%) RDBMS
16 82 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
17 50 (1.16%) QlikView
18 47 (1.09%) Redis
19 43 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
20 40 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 981 (22.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 571 (13.26%) Git (software)
3 333 (7.73%) JIRA
4 328 (7.62%) Subversion
5 308 (7.15%) Selenium
6 223 (5.18%) TeamCity
7 181 (4.20%) NUnit
8 159 (3.69%) Eclipse
9 157 (3.65%) SpecFlow
9 157 (3.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 139 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 114 (2.65%) WebDriver
12 106 (2.46%) Jenkins
13 83 (1.93%) Protractor
14 69 (1.60%) Android Studio
15 68 (1.58%) Visual Studio Team System
16 67 (1.56%) Cucumber
17 62 (1.44%) ReSharper
18 59 (1.37%) MSTest
19 58 (1.35%) Maven
General
1 739 (17.16%) Finance
2 209 (4.85%) Marketing
3 178 (4.13%) Games
4 166 (3.86%) Banking
5 165 (3.83%) Retail
6 158 (3.67%) Telecoms
7 116 (2.69%) Manufacturing
8 114 (2.65%) Electronics
9 89 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 86 (2.00%) Legal
11 56 (1.30%) Retail Banking
12 55 (1.28%) Advertising
13 47 (1.09%) Financial Institution
14 44 (1.02%) Law
15 36 (0.84%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.65%) Publishing
17 25 (0.58%) Back Office
18 24 (0.56%) Automotive
19 23 (0.53%) Multimedia
20 20 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3017 (70.07%) Developer
2 1499 (34.81%) .NET Developer
3 1279 (29.70%) C# Developer
4 876 (20.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 535 (12.42%) Software Developer
6 510 (11.84%) Senior Developer
7 478 (11.10%) ASP.NET Developer
8 457 (10.61%) Software Engineer
9 346 (8.04%) SQL Developer
10 329 (7.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 271 (6.29%) Senior .NET Developer
11 271 (6.29%) Web Developer
12 229 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 219 (5.09%) Senior C# Developer
14 217 (5.04%) C# Software Developer
15 210 (4.88%) Analyst
16 206 (4.78%) .NET Software Developer
17 174 (4.04%) Junior
18 169 (3.92%) C++ Software Engineer
19 161 (3.74%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3244 (75.34%) .NET
2 2106 (48.91%) ASP.NET
3 1746 (40.55%) HTML
4 1401 (32.54%) CSS
5 1087 (25.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1050 (24.38%) .NET Framework
7 1002 (23.27%) jQuery
8 848 (19.69%) AngularJS
9 777 (18.04%) Web Services
10 684 (15.88%) ASP.NET Web API
11 672 (15.61%) HTML5
12 637 (14.79%) Entity Framework
13 629 (14.61%) WCF
14 606 (14.07%) XML
15 504 (11.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 382 (8.87%) WPF
17 336 (7.80%) Ajax
18 306 (7.11%) CSS3
19 293 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 281 (6.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 410 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 321 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (5.60%) User Experience
4 204 (4.74%) Mobile App
5 199 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
6 108 (2.51%) Algorithms
7 89 (2.07%) iPad
8 80 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 67 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (1.39%) N-Tier
11 59 (1.37%) Data Structures
12 51 (1.18%) Clustering
12 51 (1.18%) Fintech
13 50 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 37 (0.86%) Derivative
15 34 (0.79%) Mainframe
15 34 (0.79%) NHS
16 31 (0.72%) Credit Risk
16 31 (0.72%) Data Centre
17 24 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 889 (20.65%) Windows
2 236 (5.48%) Linux
3 151 (3.51%) Android
4 116 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 99 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 64 (1.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 60 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
8 38 (0.88%) Unix
9 32 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.67%) Mac OS
12 27 (0.63%) Windows 10
13 24 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (0.56%) Windows XP
14 16 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 15 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (0.26%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.12%) VMS
17 5 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.093%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1976 (45.89%) Agile Software Development
2 1831 (42.52%) MVC
3 876 (20.34%) Software Engineering
4 852 (19.79%) TDD
5 818 (19.00%) Scrum
6 657 (15.26%) Continuous Integration
7 626 (14.54%) Test Automation
8 617 (14.33%) Web Development
9 589 (13.68%) Unit Testing
10 588 (13.66%) SDLC
11 586 (13.61%) OO
12 391 (9.08%) Business Intelligence
13 309 (7.18%) BDD
14 255 (5.92%) Mentoring
15 244 (5.67%) DevOps
16 226 (5.25%) SOLID
17 225 (5.23%) ETL
18 216 (5.02%) OOP
19 205 (4.76%) Front End Development
20 190 (4.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3349 (77.78%) C#
2 2126 (49.37%) SQL
3 1919 (44.57%) JavaScript
4 711 (16.51%) T-SQL
5 565 (13.12%) C++
6 452 (10.50%) VB.NET
7 373 (8.66%) Java
8 310 (7.20%) C
9 306 (7.11%) PowerShell
10 230 (5.34%) Python
11 144 (3.34%) VB
12 132 (3.07%) PHP
13 113 (2.62%) TypeScript
14 75 (1.74%) XAML
15 64 (1.49%) Perl
16 60 (1.39%) VBA
16 60 (1.39%) X++
17 39 (0.91%) Objective-C
17 39 (0.91%) XPath
18 36 (0.84%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 712 (16.54%) Degree
2 184 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 108 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 105 (2.44%) Security Cleared
5 90 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 85 (1.97%) ISTQB
7 68 (1.58%) ISEB
8 28 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
9 27 (0.63%) MCTS
9 27 (0.63%) PhD
10 25 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (0.46%) MCSD
12 15 (0.35%) MCITP
12 15 (0.35%) MCP
13 13 (0.30%) PMI Certification
14 11 (0.26%) HND
14 11 (0.26%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.23%) MCPD
16 7 (0.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (7.15%) QA
2 38 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (0.60%) SLA
5 21 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 14 (0.33%) WCAG
9 13 (0.30%) GDPR
10 4 (0.093%) PMO
11 3 (0.070%) Basel II
11 3 (0.070%) DICOM
11 3 (0.070%) HL7
11 3 (0.070%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.070%) MISRA
11 3 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.046%) IEC 62304
13 1 (0.023%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.023%) MISRA C
System Software
1 98 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.88%) Firmware
3 35 (0.81%) Docker
4 33 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.093%) LXC
9 3 (0.070%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.070%) vCloud
9 3 (0.070%) XenApp
10 2 (0.046%) vSphere
11 1 (0.023%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 47 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 39 (0.91%) Puppet
3 35 (0.81%) Ansible
4 32 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.33%) SCCM
6 11 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.21%) Control-M
8 8 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 6 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.14%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.093%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 4 (0.093%) Grafana
11 3 (0.070%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.070%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.070%) WSUS
12 2 (0.046%) Kibana
12 2 (0.046%) logstash
12 2 (0.046%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.046%) SCOM
12 2 (0.046%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1825 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 194 (4.51%) Oracle
3 158 (3.67%) Xamarin
4 83 (1.93%) SAP
5 76 (1.76%) Google
6 72 (1.67%) IBM
6 72 (1.67%) Sitecore
7 59 (1.37%) HP
8 58 (1.35%) Telerik
9 44 (1.02%) Adobe
10 42 (0.98%) Tableau
11 35 (0.81%) Cognizant
12 33 (0.77%) VMware
13 30 (0.70%) RedGate
14 27 (0.63%) Splunk
15 24 (0.56%) EMC
16 21 (0.49%) DevExpress
16 21 (0.49%) TOWER Software
17 19 (0.44%) Marketo
18 16 (0.37%) Progress