Period
to 18 October 2018

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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 150 146
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -14
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,938 4,150 4,525
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.37% 2.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.93% 11.60% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3,350 3,603 4,181
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +1.19%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 33,016 35,788 35,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.07% 20.47% 18.31%
Number of salaries quoted 26,705 29,062 30,318
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 +12 3,651 £47,029 +4.51% 710
UK excluding London -4 2,708 £45,000 +8.43% 618
London +23 1,175 £57,500 +12.23% 152
South East -6 951 £47,500 +11.76% 136
North of England -14 521 £42,500 +6.25% 162
Midlands +6 404 £42,500 +6.25% 122
East of England -6 320 £45,000 - 76
North West +4 309 £42,500 +8.97% 89
South West +18 275 £40,000 - 63
West Midlands +19 260 £45,000 +5.88% 75
Scotland -21 186 £45,000 +20.00% 35
Yorkshire -36 173 £42,500 - 64
East Midlands -7 144 £40,000 +5.26% 47
Wales -14 44 £42,500 +21.43% 24
North East +15 39 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Northern Ireland +6 6 £40,000 +20.30% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 3,068 (77.91%) C#
2 2,613 (66.35%) .NET
3 2,080 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
4 1,966 (49.92%) SQL Server
5 1,964 (49.87%) SQL
6 1,716 (43.58%) Microsoft
7 1,466 (37.23%) JavaScript
8 1,292 (32.81%) ASP.NET
9 1,235 (31.36%) HTML
10 1,156 (29.36%) MVC
11 1,115 (28.31%) CSS
12 1,010 (25.65%) Microsoft Azure
13 928 (23.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 860 (21.84%) Git (software)
15 827 (21.00%) Software Engineering
15 827 (21.00%) TDD
16 736 (18.69%) Windows
17 733 (18.61%) Scrum
18 729 (18.51%) .NET Framework
19 712 (18.08%) Finance
20 679 (17.24%) AngularJS
21 678 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
21 678 (17.22%) jQuery
22 658 (16.71%) Test Automation
23 647 (16.43%) Degree
24 644 (16.35%) Web Services
25 637 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web API
26 606 (15.39%) ASP.NET MVC
27 590 (14.98%) WCF
28 586 (14.88%) T-SQL

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
1 265 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 206 (5.23%) CMS
3 195 (4.95%) IIS
4 123 (3.12%) EPiServer
5 99 (2.51%) Confluence
6 80 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
7 77 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
8 76 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 64 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 61 (1.55%) Umbraco
11 53 (1.35%) Apache
12 44 (1.12%) Apache Spark
13 30 (0.76%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.61%) NServiceBus
15 23 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
16 20 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (0.38%) WordPress
18 14 (0.36%) Apache Solr
19 13 (0.33%) Apache Pig
19 13 (0.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 121 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 104 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (1.12%) Photoshop
4 35 (0.89%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 21 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 10 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.23%) GIMP
9 8 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.20%) Revit
9 8 (0.20%) Simulink
9 8 (0.20%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.18%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.10%) Doxygen
13 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.076%) MicroStation
15 2 (0.051%) Maya
Business Applications
1 109 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 48 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 46 (1.17%) Eloqua
4 19 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.18%) NetSuite
7 6 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.076%) MetaTrader
9 3 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.076%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.051%) Endur
10 2 (0.051%) Infor LN
10 2 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.025%) Magento
11 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.025%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1,010 (25.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 347 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 144 (3.66%) npm
4 122 (3.10%) SaaS
5 116 (2.95%) PaaS
6 114 (2.89%) GitHub
6 114 (2.89%) Office 365
7 108 (2.74%) IaaS
8 89 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
9 61 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 60 (1.52%) NuGet
10 60 (1.52%) Serverless
11 47 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
12 42 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (0.96%) Azure Functions
14 33 (0.84%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 29 (0.74%) Google Analytics
16 25 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
17 18 (0.46%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 66 (1.68%) HTTP
2 62 (1.57%) Internet
3 40 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 28 (0.71%) Firewall
5 25 (0.63%) Intranet
6 20 (0.51%) Broadband
7 17 (0.43%) DNS
8 15 (0.38%) Bluetooth
9 13 (0.33%) VPN
10 12 (0.30%) DHCP
11 11 (0.28%) Modbus
11 11 (0.28%) Wireless
12 10 (0.25%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.25%) RS-485
12 10 (0.25%) SMS
13 8 (0.20%) RS-232
13 8 (0.20%) VoIP
14 7 (0.18%) Skype
15 6 (0.15%) Asterisk PBX
15 6 (0.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,966 (49.92%) SQL Server
2 357 (9.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 340 (8.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 234 (5.94%) NoSQL
5 198 (5.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 189 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
7 168 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 157 (3.99%) Power BI
9 156 (3.96%) MongoDB
10 152 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 140 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
12 128 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
13 127 (3.22%) Big Data
14 124 (3.15%) Relational Database
15 109 (2.77%) SQL Server 2016
16 84 (2.13%) MySQL
17 78 (1.98%) Oracle Database
18 76 (1.93%) Cosmos DB
19 72 (1.83%) Couchbase
20 60 (1.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 928 (23.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 860 (21.84%) Git (software)
3 376 (9.55%) Selenium
4 324 (8.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 300 (7.62%) JIRA
6 282 (7.16%) TeamCity
7 211 (5.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 191 (4.85%) Jenkins
9 189 (4.80%) NUnit
10 164 (4.16%) Subversion
11 162 (4.11%) SpecFlow
12 127 (3.22%) gulp
13 112 (2.84%) WebDriver
14 111 (2.82%) Eclipse
15 109 (2.77%) MSTest
16 105 (2.67%) Protractor
17 100 (2.54%) Karma Test Runner
18 98 (2.49%) Mocha
19 94 (2.39%) Cucumber
19 94 (2.39%) Sinon.JS
General
1 712 (18.08%) Finance
2 172 (4.37%) Marketing
3 117 (2.97%) Retail
4 103 (2.62%) Advertising
5 101 (2.56%) Banking
6 89 (2.26%) Automotive
7 84 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.70%) Games
9 60 (1.52%) Law
10 55 (1.40%) Electronics
11 51 (1.30%) Telecoms
12 43 (1.09%) Aerospace
13 31 (0.79%) Legal
14 26 (0.66%) Back Office
15 22 (0.56%) Investment Banking
16 21 (0.53%) Military
17 17 (0.43%) Front Office
18 15 (0.38%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.33%) Publishing
20 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,537 (64.42%) Developer
2 1,142 (29.00%) .NET Developer
3 922 (23.41%) C# Developer
4 623 (15.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 566 (14.37%) Software Developer
6 387 (9.83%) Software Engineer
7 354 (8.99%) Senior Developer
8 292 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
9 261 (6.63%) SQL Developer
10 238 (6.04%) C# Software Developer
11 223 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 210 (5.33%) .NET Software Developer
12 210 (5.33%) Web Developer
13 209 (5.31%) Analyst
14 165 (4.19%) Architect
15 163 (4.14%) Senior .NET Developer
16 157 (3.99%) Junior
17 133 (3.38%) Graduate
18 132 (3.35%) C# Software Engineer
18 132 (3.35%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,613 (66.35%) .NET
2 1,292 (32.81%) ASP.NET
3 1,235 (31.36%) HTML
4 1,115 (28.31%) CSS
5 729 (18.51%) .NET Framework
6 679 (17.24%) AngularJS
7 678 (17.22%) jQuery
8 644 (16.35%) Web Services
9 637 (16.18%) ASP.NET Web API
10 606 (15.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 590 (14.98%) WCF
12 483 (12.27%) HTML5
13 448 (11.38%) XML
14 365 (9.27%) Entity Framework
15 325 (8.25%) RESTful
16 324 (8.23%) SOAP
17 314 (7.97%) WPF
18 305 (7.75%) CSS3
19 297 (7.54%) REST
20 293 (7.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 339 (8.61%) Computer Science
2 295 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
3 252 (6.40%) User Experience
4 185 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
5 123 (3.12%) Self-Motivation
6 99 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
7 98 (2.49%) Fintech
7 98 (2.49%) Mobile App
8 88 (2.23%) Management Information System
9 86 (2.18%) Algorithms
10 64 (1.63%) Reinsurance
11 52 (1.32%) Social Media
12 51 (1.30%) Cloud Native
13 46 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 45 (1.14%) NHS
15 43 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 43 (1.09%) Data Structures
16 42 (1.07%) Equities
16 42 (1.07%) Fixed Income
17 40 (1.02%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 736 (18.69%) Windows
2 236 (5.99%) Linux
3 146 (3.71%) Android
4 113 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 100 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 48 (1.22%) Unix
8 35 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 28 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.53%) VMS
11 17 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
12 15 (0.38%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.20%) FreeRTOS
14 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.10%) CentOS
16 4 (0.10%) Debian
16 4 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,080 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,156 (29.36%) MVC
3 827 (21.00%) Software Engineering
3 827 (21.00%) TDD
4 733 (18.61%) Scrum
5 678 (17.22%) Problem-Solving
6 658 (16.71%) Test Automation
7 586 (14.88%) OO
8 578 (14.68%) Continuous Integration
9 463 (11.76%) Unit Testing
10 453 (11.50%) DevOps
11 440 (11.17%) SDLC
11 440 (11.17%) Web Development
12 347 (8.81%) BDD
13 318 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
14 289 (7.34%) Analytics
15 272 (6.91%) Microservices
16 268 (6.81%) SOLID
17 237 (6.02%) Mentoring
18 228 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,068 (77.91%) C#
2 1,964 (49.87%) SQL
3 1,466 (37.23%) JavaScript
4 586 (14.88%) T-SQL
5 487 (12.37%) C++
6 399 (10.13%) Java
7 273 (6.93%) PowerShell
8 269 (6.83%) Python
9 208 (5.28%) C
10 189 (4.80%) VB.NET
11 172 (4.37%) VB
12 134 (3.40%) TypeScript
13 80 (2.03%) PHP
14 64 (1.63%) PL/SQL
15 62 (1.57%) VBA
16 58 (1.47%) Ruby
17 44 (1.12%) XAML
18 37 (0.94%) R
19 36 (0.91%) Bash Shell
20 31 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 647 (16.43%) Degree
2 176 (4.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 109 (2.77%) Security Cleared
4 97 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 67 (1.70%) ISEB
7 60 (1.52%) SC Cleared
8 44 (1.12%) SAFe Agilist
9 37 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
10 24 (0.61%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.51%) MCSE
12 15 (0.38%) Master's Degree
12 15 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 10 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.25%) MCT
15 7 (0.18%) CISSP
15 7 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.15%) HND
17 3 (0.076%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (8.91%) QA
2 46 (1.17%) Data Quality
3 43 (1.09%) GDPR
4 17 (0.43%) SLA
5 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.20%) EMIR
6 8 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.20%) MiFID
6 8 (0.20%) MISRA
7 7 (0.18%) DO-178B
7 7 (0.18%) HAZOP
7 7 (0.18%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.10%) DICOM
8 4 (0.10%) FATCA
9 3 (0.076%) HL7
9 3 (0.076%) ISO 13485
9 3 (0.076%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.076%) PMBOK
9 3 (0.076%) PMO
10 2 (0.051%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 136 (3.45%) Docker
2 116 (2.95%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
4 39 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 38 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (0.74%) Firmware
7 15 (0.38%) LXC
8 13 (0.33%) VirtualBox
9 6 (0.15%) KVM
10 4 (0.10%) Xen
11 3 (0.076%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.051%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.025%) GridGain
13 1 (0.025%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 73 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 69 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
3 57 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 55 (1.40%) Puppet
5 47 (1.19%) Ansible
6 40 (1.02%) Terraform
7 32 (0.81%) Kibana
8 25 (0.63%) HP ALM
9 22 (0.56%) Automic
10 15 (0.38%) Dollar Universe
11 14 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 10 (0.25%) SCOM
13 8 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.18%) SCVMM
15 6 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.15%) logstash
15 6 (0.15%) Mesos
15 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Satellite
16 5 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1,716 (43.58%) Microsoft
2 254 (6.45%) Oracle
3 97 (2.46%) Xamarin
4 89 (2.26%) Google
5 72 (1.83%) Sitecore
6 45 (1.14%) Marketo
7 41 (1.04%) Atlassian
8 38 (0.96%) VMware
9 37 (0.94%) Alias
10 36 (0.91%) IBM
10 36 (0.91%) Tableau
11 34 (0.86%) SAP
12 33 (0.84%) Telerik
13 30 (0.76%) HP
14 23 (0.58%) Pega
15 22 (0.56%) TIBCO
16 21 (0.53%) DevExpress
17 20 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
18 18 (0.46%) Infragistics
19 14 (0.36%) webMethods