Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 144 135
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 -21
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4290 4331 5183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.39% 2.33% 2.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.82% 12.30% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 3683 3962 4580
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 36307 35213 37775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 18.91% 17.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29615 30328 32165
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 0 3942 £45,000 +5.88% 225
UK excluding London -5 3040 £42,500 +6.25% 184
London +10 1180 £52,500 - 53
South East +30 1124 £42,500 -5.56% 52
North of England -29 559 £42,250 +9.74% 56
Midlands -22 419 £38,500 +2.67% 28
East of England -8 376 £45,000 +12.50% 21
South West +4 294 £40,000 +6.67% 15
North West -25 278 £40,000 +3.90% 23
Yorkshire -15 264 £42,500 +6.25% 33
West Midlands -21 257 £41,750 +14.38% 19
Scotland +27 208 £37,500 -6.25% 10
East Midlands -8 162 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Wales -21 57 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North East -16 17 £31,500 -10.00%
Northern Ireland -28 4 £36,250 +18.85%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3326 (77.53%) C#
2 3006 (70.07%) .NET
3 2319 (54.06%) SQL Server
4 2229 (51.96%) SQL
5 1941 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
6 1850 (43.12%) ASP.NET
7 1764 (41.12%) Microsoft
8 1755 (40.91%) JavaScript
9 1735 (40.44%) MVC
10 1505 (35.08%) HTML
11 1232 (28.72%) CSS
12 978 (22.80%) jQuery
13 974 (22.70%) ASP.NET MVC
14 918 (21.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 842 (19.63%) Windows
16 838 (19.53%) .NET Framework
17 764 (17.81%) Scrum
18 763 (17.79%) Finance
19 731 (17.04%) TDD
20 728 (16.97%) Software Engineering
21 711 (16.57%) T-SQL
22 695 (16.20%) Degree
23 673 (15.69%) WCF
24 671 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
25 662 (15.43%) AngularJS
26 643 (14.99%) Web Services
27 589 (13.73%) HTML5
28 581 (13.54%) XML
29 572 (13.33%) Git (software)
30 569 (13.26%) Test Automation

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
1 334 (7.79%) IIS
2 276 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 195 (4.55%) CMS
4 89 (2.07%) BizTalk Server
5 81 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 77 (1.79%) EPiServer
7 48 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 47 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (0.84%) Confluence
10 33 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
11 29 (0.68%) DNN
11 29 (0.68%) WordPress
12 26 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (0.54%) NServiceBus
14 22 (0.51%) Apache
14 22 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 21 (0.49%) Documentum
15 21 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (0.40%) Kentico
17 10 (0.23%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 122 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
1 122 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (0.86%) Photoshop
3 25 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 21 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.16%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.12%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.093%) Abaqus
10 4 (0.093%) NASTRAN
10 4 (0.093%) SOLIDWORKS
10 4 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.070%) SPSS
12 1 (0.023%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 90 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 75 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.28%) LabWindows
4 10 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 10 (0.23%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
5 7 (0.16%) MetaTrader
6 5 (0.12%) ReMetrica
7 4 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.093%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
9 2 (0.047%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.047%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.047%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.047%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.023%) Unica
10 1 (0.023%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 671 (15.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 231 (5.38%) Amazon AWS
3 119 (2.77%) Office 365
4 103 (2.40%) GitHub
5 93 (2.17%) PaaS
6 88 (2.05%) IaaS
7 71 (1.66%) SaaS
8 40 (0.93%) npm
9 38 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
10 32 (0.75%) Serverless
11 30 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
12 25 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 23 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
15 15 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
16 13 (0.30%) BlazeMeter
17 10 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 10 (0.23%) Amazon S3
18 9 (0.21%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 97 (2.26%) Internet
2 89 (2.07%) Intranet
3 59 (1.38%) HTTP
4 45 (1.05%) Firewall
5 38 (0.89%) SSL
6 35 (0.82%) VPN
7 31 (0.72%) DNS
8 25 (0.58%) SMS
9 24 (0.56%) TCP/IP
10 19 (0.44%) SMTP
11 17 (0.40%) Wireless
12 15 (0.35%) ATM
13 14 (0.33%) Network Security
13 14 (0.33%) RS-232
14 13 (0.30%) AMQP
15 12 (0.28%) Broadband
16 9 (0.21%) RS-422
16 9 (0.21%) RS-485
17 8 (0.19%) Extranet
17 8 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2319 (54.06%) SQL Server
2 489 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 430 (10.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 319 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 306 (7.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 215 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 181 (4.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 163 (3.80%) Relational Database
9 153 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
10 141 (3.29%) MySQL
11 127 (2.96%) Power BI
12 109 (2.54%) NoSQL
13 88 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
14 79 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 75 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
16 72 (1.68%) Big Data
17 70 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
18 66 (1.54%) Oracle Database
19 50 (1.17%) QlikView
20 49 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 918 (21.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 572 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 294 (6.85%) Selenium
4 293 (6.83%) JIRA
5 257 (5.99%) TeamCity
6 209 (4.87%) Subversion
7 170 (3.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 167 (3.89%) SpecFlow
9 143 (3.33%) NUnit
10 138 (3.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 135 (3.15%) Visual Studio Team System
12 119 (2.77%) Eclipse
13 117 (2.73%) Jenkins
14 78 (1.82%) Cucumber
14 78 (1.82%) WebDriver
15 75 (1.75%) Protractor
16 56 (1.31%) MSTest
16 56 (1.31%) ReSharper
17 46 (1.07%) gulp
18 44 (1.03%) SoapUI
General
1 763 (17.79%) Finance
2 146 (3.40%) Marketing
3 143 (3.33%) Banking
4 140 (3.26%) Retail
5 132 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 116 (2.70%) Games
7 102 (2.38%) Investment Banking
8 85 (1.98%) Electronics
9 82 (1.91%) Retail Banking
10 71 (1.66%) Advertising
11 68 (1.59%) Legal
12 66 (1.54%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.98%) Law
14 40 (0.93%) Financial Institution
15 34 (0.79%) Automotive
16 31 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 30 (0.70%) Back Office
18 27 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
19 23 (0.54%) Publishing
20 15 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2959 (68.97%) Developer
2 1497 (34.90%) .NET Developer
3 1295 (30.19%) C# Developer
4 929 (21.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 552 (12.87%) Senior Developer
6 527 (12.28%) Software Developer
7 466 (10.86%) ASP.NET Developer
8 417 (9.72%) SQL Developer
9 402 (9.37%) Software Engineer
10 369 (8.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 316 (7.37%) Senior .NET Developer
12 260 (6.06%) C# Software Developer
13 259 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 246 (5.73%) Senior C# Developer
14 246 (5.73%) Web Developer
15 245 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
16 215 (5.01%) Analyst
17 207 (4.83%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 174 (4.06%) C++ Software Engineer
19 161 (3.75%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3006 (70.07%) .NET
2 1850 (43.12%) ASP.NET
3 1505 (35.08%) HTML
4 1232 (28.72%) CSS
5 978 (22.80%) jQuery
6 974 (22.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 838 (19.53%) .NET Framework
8 673 (15.69%) WCF
9 662 (15.43%) AngularJS
10 643 (14.99%) Web Services
11 589 (13.73%) HTML5
12 581 (13.54%) XML
13 566 (13.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 482 (11.24%) Entity Framework
15 414 (9.65%) WPF
16 369 (8.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 307 (7.16%) Ajax
18 290 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 289 (6.74%) CSS3
20 262 (6.11%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 440 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 349 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 234 (5.45%) User Experience
4 160 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 125 (2.91%) Algorithms
6 121 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
7 95 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 71 (1.66%) Fintech
9 68 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 59 (1.38%) Clustering
10 59 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 58 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 43 (1.00%) Credit Risk
13 38 (0.89%) NHS
14 34 (0.79%) iPad
15 23 (0.54%) PlayStation
16 22 (0.51%) Data Structures
16 22 (0.51%) Public Cloud
16 22 (0.51%) Xbox
17 21 (0.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 842 (19.63%) Windows
2 198 (4.62%) Linux
3 131 (3.05%) Android
4 120 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 109 (2.54%) Windows Server
6 73 (1.70%) Unix
7 47 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 28 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.49%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 17 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
13 14 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 13 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
15 12 (0.28%) Windows 8
16 9 (0.21%) CentOS
16 9 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (0.19%) MVS
17 8 (0.19%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1941 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1735 (40.44%) MVC
3 764 (17.81%) Scrum
4 731 (17.04%) TDD
5 728 (16.97%) Software Engineering
6 569 (13.26%) Test Automation
7 556 (12.96%) Web Development
8 541 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
9 529 (12.33%) OO
10 520 (12.12%) Unit Testing
11 511 (11.91%) SDLC
12 337 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
13 264 (6.15%) DevOps
14 239 (5.57%) SOLID
15 237 (5.52%) ETL
16 230 (5.36%) Mathematics
17 228 (5.31%) BDD
18 218 (5.08%) Mentoring
19 214 (4.99%) OOD
20 177 (4.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3326 (77.53%) C#
2 2229 (51.96%) SQL
3 1755 (40.91%) JavaScript
4 711 (16.57%) T-SQL
5 520 (12.12%) C++
6 406 (9.46%) VB.NET
7 370 (8.62%) PowerShell
8 312 (7.27%) Java
9 237 (5.52%) Python
10 204 (4.76%) C
11 141 (3.29%) PHP
12 120 (2.80%) VB
13 95 (2.21%) TypeScript
14 69 (1.61%) Perl
15 59 (1.38%) X++
16 53 (1.24%) Bash Shell
17 42 (0.98%) MATLAB
17 42 (0.98%) VBA
18 41 (0.96%) VBScript
19 40 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 695 (16.20%) Degree
2 160 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (1.66%) Security Cleared
5 56 (1.31%) SC Cleared
6 44 (1.03%) ISEB
6 44 (1.03%) PhD
7 37 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 37 (0.86%) MCSD
7 37 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
8 24 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (0.42%) HND
9 18 (0.42%) MCTS
10 13 (0.30%) MCITP
11 12 (0.28%) MCPD
12 10 (0.23%) MCAD
13 8 (0.19%) MCSE
14 7 (0.16%) MCP
15 5 (0.12%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 357 (8.32%) QA
2 38 (0.89%) Data Quality
2 38 (0.89%) SLA
3 20 (0.47%) WCAG
4 16 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.28%) GDPR
7 10 (0.23%) ISO 13485
8 6 (0.14%) MISRA
8 6 (0.14%) PMO
9 5 (0.12%) HL7
9 5 (0.12%) IEC 62304
9 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.093%) DICOM
10 4 (0.093%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.047%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.023%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.023%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 164 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 76 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.35%) Docker
4 34 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.63%) Firmware
6 10 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.21%) vCloud
8 5 (0.12%) vSphere
9 1 (0.023%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.023%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.023%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.023%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
2 44 (1.03%) Puppet
3 40 (0.93%) Ansible
4 35 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.37%) SCCM
7 15 (0.35%) CA Service Virtualization
8 11 (0.26%) Kibana
9 10 (0.23%) logstash
10 9 (0.21%) Perfmon
11 7 (0.16%) Kubernetes
12 6 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 5 (0.12%) Terraform
14 4 (0.093%) Grafana
14 4 (0.093%) HockeyApp
14 4 (0.093%) Marathon
14 4 (0.093%) Mesos
14 4 (0.093%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.093%) ZABBIX
15 3 (0.070%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1764 (41.12%) Microsoft
2 194 (4.52%) Oracle
3 108 (2.52%) Xamarin
4 92 (2.14%) Google
5 76 (1.77%) VMware
6 74 (1.72%) Telerik
7 69 (1.61%) HP
8 66 (1.54%) Tableau
9 55 (1.28%) SAP
10 45 (1.05%) Splunk
11 43 (1.00%) Sitecore
12 32 (0.75%) EMC
13 31 (0.72%) Adobe
13 31 (0.72%) Capita
14 25 (0.58%) TOWER Software
15 22 (0.51%) IBM
15 22 (0.51%) RedGate
16 21 (0.49%) Cognos
17 18 (0.42%) AppDynamics
18 17 (0.40%) New Relic