Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 149 147
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,369 4,062 4,018
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.27% 2.31% 2.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.44% 11.18% 12.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,790 3,503 3,591
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 29,446 36,344 32,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.83% 20.67% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23,485 29,920 27,880
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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 -4 3,089 £47,500 +5.56% 676
UK excluding London +12 2,417 £45,000 +5.88% 629
London -31 868 £60,000 +9.09% 114
South East -6 728 £47,500 +5.56% 137
Midlands +49 507 £41,000 +2.50% 127
North of England +4 441 £42,500 - 158
West Midlands +28 305 £45,000 - 73
East of England +29 274 £45,000 +3.45% 67
South West 0 258 £37,619 -5.95% 73
North West +27 230 £42,500 - 89
East Midlands +55 202 £40,000 +6.67% 54
Yorkshire -27 192 £40,000 -5.88% 60
Scotland +17 177 £45,000 +15.38% 33
Wales -14 34 £34,000 -21.39% 30
North East +16 21 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Northern Ireland -23 8 £37,500 -6.25% 4

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 2,650 (78.66%) C#
2 2,232 (66.25%) .NET
3 1,802 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
4 1,685 (50.01%) SQL
5 1,612 (47.85%) SQL Server
6 1,521 (45.15%) Microsoft
7 1,258 (37.34%) ASP.NET
8 1,240 (36.81%) JavaScript
9 1,037 (30.78%) MVC
10 1,011 (30.01%) HTML
11 923 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
12 859 (25.50%) CSS
13 802 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
14 725 (21.52%) Git (software)
15 662 (19.65%) TDD
16 651 (19.32%) Scrum
17 636 (18.88%) Windows
18 620 (18.40%) Software Engineering
19 617 (18.31%) .NET Framework
20 605 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 590 (17.51%) Web Services
22 548 (16.27%) AngularJS
23 539 (16.00%) jQuery
24 536 (15.91%) Test Automation
25 524 (15.55%) T-SQL
25 524 (15.55%) ASP.NET Web API
26 509 (15.11%) WCF
27 504 (14.96%) Finance
28 476 (14.13%) Degree
29 431 (12.79%) Problem-Solving

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
1 250 (7.42%) SharePoint
2 204 (6.06%) IIS
3 84 (2.49%) CMS
4 78 (2.32%) Confluence
4 78 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 61 (1.81%) Apache
7 46 (1.37%) Apache Spark
8 39 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (0.92%) Umbraco
10 29 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (0.65%) SAS
12 21 (0.62%) Kentico
13 18 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.33%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.30%) GlassFish
16 10 (0.30%) NServiceBus
16 10 (0.30%) WordPress
17 9 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 117 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 82 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.25%) Photoshop
4 18 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 14 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 13 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 6 (0.18%) Revit
10 4 (0.12%) GIMP
10 4 (0.12%) InVision
10 4 (0.12%) Notepad++
11 3 (0.089%) ArchiCAD
11 3 (0.089%) MicroStation
11 3 (0.089%) Simulink
11 3 (0.089%) Stateflow
11 3 (0.089%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 168 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.12%) Eloqua
4 4 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.030%) HFM
5 1 (0.030%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.030%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.030%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.030%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.030%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 923 (27.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 322 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
3 108 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
4 105 (3.12%) SaaS
5 103 (3.06%) PaaS
6 97 (2.88%) Office 365
7 87 (2.58%) GitHub
8 80 (2.37%) IaaS
9 73 (2.17%) Serverless
10 54 (1.60%) npm
11 53 (1.57%) Azure Functions
12 52 (1.54%) Azure Data Factory
13 45 (1.34%) NuGet
14 40 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 34 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
16 24 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
17 19 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
18 16 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
19 15 (0.45%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
20 11 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 107 (3.18%) TCP/IP
2 81 (2.40%) Internet
3 80 (2.37%) HTTP
4 50 (1.48%) Modbus
4 50 (1.48%) RS-485
5 37 (1.10%) DNS
6 30 (0.89%) Firewall
7 25 (0.74%) VoIP
8 20 (0.59%) Link 16
8 20 (0.59%) Link 22
8 20 (0.59%) Tactical Data Link
9 18 (0.53%) DHCP
10 15 (0.45%) Intranet
11 11 (0.33%) CTI
12 8 (0.24%) VLAN
12 8 (0.24%) VPN
13 7 (0.21%) Extranet
13 7 (0.21%) WAN
14 6 (0.18%) Broadband
14 6 (0.18%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,612 (47.85%) SQL Server
2 342 (10.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 328 (9.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 151 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
5 134 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 124 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 120 (3.56%) Relational Database
7 120 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 117 (3.47%) NoSQL
9 115 (3.41%) Power BI
10 114 (3.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 99 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
12 93 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
13 87 (2.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 84 (2.49%) Big Data
15 69 (2.05%) MongoDB
16 65 (1.93%) MySQL
17 59 (1.75%) Data Lake
18 57 (1.69%) Hadoop
19 53 (1.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 802 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 725 (21.52%) Git (software)
3 329 (9.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 250 (7.42%) Selenium
5 219 (6.50%) JIRA
6 208 (6.17%) NUnit
7 136 (4.04%) Jenkins
8 133 (3.95%) TeamCity
9 128 (3.80%) SpecFlow
10 124 (3.68%) Octopus Deploy
11 114 (3.38%) Subversion
12 100 (2.97%) Maven
13 83 (2.46%) Robot Framework
14 81 (2.40%) MSTest
15 80 (2.37%) WebDriver
16 79 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 75 (2.23%) ReSharper
18 61 (1.81%) Moq
18 61 (1.81%) Visual Studio Code
19 57 (1.69%) gulp
General
1 504 (14.96%) Finance
2 204 (6.06%) Marketing
3 114 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 105 (3.12%) Banking
5 75 (2.23%) Retail
6 45 (1.34%) Aerospace
7 43 (1.28%) Legal
8 42 (1.25%) Automotive
9 39 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 29 (0.86%) Back Office
11 27 (0.80%) Advertising
12 24 (0.71%) Electronics
12 24 (0.71%) Military
13 23 (0.68%) Billing
14 22 (0.65%) Games
15 15 (0.45%) Law
16 13 (0.39%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.30%) French Language
17 10 (0.30%) Norwegian Language
18 9 (0.27%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 2,140 (63.52%) Developer
2 1,018 (30.22%) .NET Developer
3 895 (26.57%) C# Developer
4 600 (17.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 542 (16.09%) Software Developer
6 394 (11.69%) Senior Developer
7 335 (9.94%) Software Engineer
8 259 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 224 (6.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 221 (6.56%) C# Software Developer
11 207 (6.14%) Senior .NET Developer
12 196 (5.82%) .NET Software Developer
13 183 (5.43%) Web Developer
14 176 (5.22%) Analyst
15 171 (5.08%) SQL Developer
16 153 (4.54%) Architect
17 152 (4.51%) Senior C# Developer
18 143 (4.24%) Junior
19 129 (3.83%) Junior Developer
20 105 (3.12%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,232 (66.25%) .NET
2 1,258 (37.34%) ASP.NET
3 1,011 (30.01%) HTML
4 859 (25.50%) CSS
5 617 (18.31%) .NET Framework
6 605 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 590 (17.51%) Web Services
8 548 (16.27%) AngularJS
9 539 (16.00%) jQuery
10 524 (15.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 509 (15.11%) WCF
12 419 (12.44%) HTML5
13 408 (12.11%) XML
14 317 (9.41%) Entity Framework
15 303 (8.99%) JSON
16 271 (8.04%) SOAP
17 236 (7.01%) RESTful
18 234 (6.95%) WPF
19 224 (6.65%) .NET Core
20 222 (6.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 213 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 194 (5.76%) User Experience
3 172 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
4 127 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 100 (2.97%) Fintech
6 84 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
7 82 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 69 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 61 (1.81%) Algorithms
10 56 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
11 50 (1.48%) CAN bus
12 45 (1.34%) Client/Server
13 41 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
14 36 (1.07%) Device Driver
15 34 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 31 (0.92%) Reinsurance
17 28 (0.83%) Public Cloud
18 23 (0.68%) N-Tier
19 22 (0.65%) Equities
19 22 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 636 (18.88%) Windows
2 261 (7.75%) Linux
3 162 (4.81%) Android
4 144 (4.27%) Apple iOS
5 100 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 63 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 50 (1.48%) FreeRTOS
8 47 (1.40%) Unix
9 31 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 18 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
14 8 (0.24%) VxWorks
15 7 (0.21%) Solaris
15 7 (0.21%) VMS
16 6 (0.18%) CentOS
16 6 (0.18%) SUSE
17 5 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,802 (53.49%) Agile Software Development
2 1,037 (30.78%) MVC
3 662 (19.65%) TDD
4 651 (19.32%) Scrum
5 620 (18.40%) Software Engineering
6 536 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 431 (12.79%) Problem-Solving
8 427 (12.67%) DevOps
9 422 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
9 422 (12.53%) OO
9 422 (12.53%) Unit Testing
10 399 (11.84%) SDLC
11 383 (11.37%) Web Development
12 272 (8.07%) Computer Science
13 241 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
14 237 (7.03%) SOLID
15 205 (6.08%) CRM
16 189 (5.61%) Front End Development
16 189 (5.61%) Mentoring
17 184 (5.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,650 (78.66%) C#
2 1,685 (50.01%) SQL
3 1,240 (36.81%) JavaScript
4 524 (15.55%) T-SQL
5 419 (12.44%) C++
6 349 (10.36%) Java
7 273 (8.10%) PowerShell
8 239 (7.09%) C
9 235 (6.98%) Python
10 208 (6.17%) VB.NET
11 142 (4.21%) VB
12 86 (2.55%) TypeScript
13 70 (2.08%) PL/SQL
14 63 (1.87%) PHP
15 54 (1.60%) VB6
16 52 (1.54%) Bash Shell
17 32 (0.95%) VBA
18 30 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 26 (0.77%) Ruby
19 26 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 476 (14.13%) Degree
2 133 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (2.94%) Security Cleared
4 68 (2.02%) ISTQB
5 58 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (1.60%) SC Cleared
7 45 (1.34%) ISEB
8 26 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 18 (0.53%) HND
11 15 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
12 14 (0.42%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.36%) MCSE
14 10 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.30%) PhD
15 9 (0.27%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (0.21%) CISSP
17 7 (0.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.21%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (6.65%) QA
2 56 (1.66%) GDPR
3 27 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.30%) HL7
7 5 (0.15%) SLA
8 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.12%) PMO
9 3 (0.089%) HAZOP
9 3 (0.089%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.030%) GxP
10 1 (0.030%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.030%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.030%) WCAG
System Software
1 155 (4.60%) Docker
2 127 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 86 (2.55%) Firmware
4 47 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 41 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.42%) LXC
9 6 (0.18%) KVM
10 5 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.12%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.12%) XenApp
11 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.059%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.059%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.030%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 63 (1.87%) Terraform
2 56 (1.66%) Ansible
3 49 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 48 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (1.19%) Puppet
6 38 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (0.27%) HP ALM
9 9 (0.27%) SCCM
10 8 (0.24%) SCOM
11 6 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.18%) Grafana
11 6 (0.18%) Packer
12 5 (0.15%) Kibana
12 5 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.15%) Prometheus
13 4 (0.12%) cPanel
13 4 (0.12%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,521 (45.15%) Microsoft
2 176 (5.22%) Oracle
3 99 (2.94%) Xamarin
4 78 (2.32%) Google
5 67 (1.99%) Atlassian
6 45 (1.34%) VMware
7 33 (0.98%) Cisco
8 30 (0.89%) ServiceNow
8 30 (0.89%) Tableau
9 28 (0.83%) Pega
9 28 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 24 (0.71%) DevExpress
11 23 (0.68%) Infragistics
12 22 (0.65%) Adobe
12 22 (0.65%) BT
13 21 (0.62%) Telerik
14 20 (0.59%) Databricks
14 20 (0.59%) HP
14 20 (0.59%) IBM
15 17 (0.50%) Splunk