Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 187 147 151
Rank change year-on-year -40 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,255 3,652 4,066
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 2.42% 2.36%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.29% 12.17% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1,792 3,031 3,499
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,950
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% 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 24,277 30,002 35,050
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.32% 19.86% 20.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,130 23,889 28,820
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 -48 2,053 £50,000 +5.26% 414
UK excluding London -38 1,591 £45,000 - 378
South East -4 676 £47,500 -3.06% 128
London -51 621 £57,500 -4.17% 82
North of England -48 272 £44,000 +3.53% 77
Midlands -65 217 £50,000 +25.00% 61
North West -12 180 £44,000 +3.53% 49
South West -41 143 £40,000 - 28
West Midlands -51 124 £51,250 +13.89% 38
East of England -52 121 £50,000 +11.11% 39
Scotland -26 116 £38,500 -14.44% 32
East Midlands -50 93 £46,250 +15.63% 23
Yorkshire -46 87 £40,000 - 20
Wales +9 46 £45,000 +5.88% 13
North East -12 5 £37,500 -6.25% 8
Northern Ireland +8 3 £26,000 -13.33% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 1,687 (74.81%) C#
2 1,550 (68.74%) .NET
3 1,165 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
4 1,072 (47.54%) SQL Server
5 1,069 (47.41%) Microsoft
6 969 (42.97%) SQL
7 902 (40.00%) JavaScript
8 858 (38.05%) ASP.NET
9 710 (31.49%) Azure
10 658 (29.18%) HTML
11 643 (28.51%) CSS
12 637 (28.25%) MVC
13 551 (24.43%) .NET Framework
14 543 (24.08%) Git (software)
15 482 (21.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 479 (21.24%) Scrum
17 472 (20.93%) jQuery
18 443 (19.65%) Windows
19 430 (19.07%) Software Engineering
20 422 (18.71%) AngularJS
21 406 (18.00%) TDD
22 388 (17.21%) Web Services
23 386 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
24 384 (17.03%) WCF
25 369 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
26 349 (15.48%) DevOps
27 345 (15.30%) Finance
28 320 (14.19%) Web Development
29 317 (14.06%) Degree
30 312 (13.84%) 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
1 191 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 120 (5.32%) IIS
3 75 (3.33%) CMS
4 45 (2.00%) EPiServer
5 42 (1.86%) Confluence
6 28 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 26 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
8 25 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (0.98%) Umbraco
10 20 (0.89%) WordPress
11 15 (0.67%) Apache
12 11 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.40%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.35%) JBoss
14 8 (0.35%) nginx
15 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.22%) Kentico
16 5 (0.22%) WebSphere
17 4 (0.18%) GemFire
17 4 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 103 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.62%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (0.44%) Steinberg Cubase
6 9 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 8 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.27%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.18%) Maya
10 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.089%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.089%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.089%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.089%) InVision
11 2 (0.089%) LightWave 3D
11 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
11 2 (0.089%) MODO
11 2 (0.089%) Revit
Business Applications
1 88 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 30 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.49%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.13%) Magento
8 2 (0.089%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.089%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.089%) GoldMine
8 2 (0.089%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.044%) Aareon QL
9 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 710 (31.49%) Azure
2 139 (6.16%) Power Platform
3 129 (5.72%) AWS
4 81 (3.59%) Office 365
5 77 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
6 71 (3.15%) SaaS
7 61 (2.71%) GitHub
8 47 (2.08%) PaaS
9 43 (1.91%) Serverless
10 33 (1.46%) IaaS
10 33 (1.46%) npm
11 31 (1.37%) PowerApps
12 30 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
13 28 (1.24%) Azure Functions
13 28 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
15 22 (0.98%) Azure Stack
15 22 (0.98%) Microsoft Flow
16 20 (0.89%) ShareGate
17 19 (0.84%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.66%) Internet
2 23 (1.02%) Intranet
3 19 (0.84%) HTTP
3 19 (0.84%) NetScaler
4 18 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 17 (0.75%) Skype
6 16 (0.71%) Firewall
7 15 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (0.62%) SSL
9 13 (0.58%) DNS
10 12 (0.53%) DHCP
11 10 (0.44%) Bluetooth
11 10 (0.44%) PuTTY
12 9 (0.40%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (0.35%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.31%) Extranet
14 7 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
14 7 (0.31%) VPN
15 6 (0.27%) FTP
16 5 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,072 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 204 (9.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 146 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (5.14%) Power BI
5 109 (4.83%) Azure SQL Database
6 95 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 89 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 75 (3.33%) NoSQL
9 68 (3.02%) MySQL
10 66 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 65 (2.88%) Big Data
11 65 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
13 30 (1.33%) Cosmos DB
14 29 (1.29%) Oracle Database
15 28 (1.24%) Data Lake
15 28 (1.24%) GIS
16 23 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
18 21 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 543 (24.08%) Git (software)
2 482 (21.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 195 (8.65%) JIRA
4 173 (7.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 153 (6.78%) NUnit
6 147 (6.52%) Selenium
7 102 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 94 (4.17%) Subversion
9 71 (3.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 70 (3.10%) StyleCop
11 67 (2.97%) TeamCity
12 65 (2.88%) SpecFlow
13 63 (2.79%) WebDriver
14 61 (2.71%) Octopus Deploy
15 56 (2.48%) Eclipse
16 50 (2.22%) NetBeans
17 49 (2.17%) SoapUI
17 49 (2.17%) WiX
18 39 (1.73%) Visual Studio Code
19 36 (1.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 345 (15.30%) Finance
2 85 (3.77%) Retail
3 80 (3.55%) Marketing
4 63 (2.79%) Manufacturing
5 58 (2.57%) Electronics
6 55 (2.44%) Banking
7 54 (2.39%) Legal
8 43 (1.91%) Games
8 43 (1.91%) Public Sector
9 41 (1.82%) Law
10 38 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 19 (0.84%) Automotive
12 15 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 15 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.58%) Back Office
13 13 (0.58%) Housing Association
14 11 (0.49%) Military
14 11 (0.49%) Publishing
15 9 (0.40%) Front Office
16 6 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,384 (61.37%) Developer
2 485 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 482 (21.37%) C# Developer
4 278 (12.33%) Senior Developer
4 278 (12.33%) Software Developer
5 272 (12.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 242 (10.73%) Software Engineer
7 164 (7.27%) Analyst
8 139 (6.16%) ASP.NET Developer
9 127 (5.63%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 110 (4.88%) SQL Developer
11 106 (4.70%) Lead Developer
12 102 (4.52%) Junior
12 102 (4.52%) Senior Software Developer
13 95 (4.21%) Web Developer
14 94 (4.17%) Architect
15 90 (3.99%) Junior Developer
16 87 (3.86%) Senior C# Developer
17 85 (3.77%) C# Software Engineer
18 84 (3.73%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,550 (68.74%) .NET
2 858 (38.05%) ASP.NET
3 658 (29.18%) HTML
4 643 (28.51%) CSS
5 551 (24.43%) .NET Framework
6 472 (20.93%) jQuery
7 422 (18.71%) AngularJS
8 388 (17.21%) Web Services
9 384 (17.03%) WCF
10 369 (16.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 310 (13.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 302 (13.39%) XML
13 276 (12.24%) Entity Framework
14 246 (10.91%) REST
15 229 (10.16%) HTML5
16 216 (9.58%) .NET Core
17 184 (8.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 172 (7.63%) SOAP
19 167 (7.41%) React
20 155 (6.87%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 151 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
3 95 (4.21%) User Experience
4 91 (4.04%) Mobile App
5 88 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 63 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 48 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 39 (1.73%) Robotics
9 35 (1.55%) Virtual Team
10 32 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 24 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
13 20 (0.89%) Blog
13 20 (0.89%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.80%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.53%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.49%) Public Cloud
17 9 (0.40%) Cloud Native
18 8 (0.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 443 (19.65%) Windows
2 100 (4.43%) Linux
3 83 (3.68%) Android
4 69 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 62 (2.75%) Windows Server
6 58 (2.57%) Unix
7 37 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 34 (1.51%) Mac OS
9 24 (1.06%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.40%) CentOS
12 9 (0.40%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 5 (0.22%) VxWorks
15 4 (0.18%) FreeRTOS
15 4 (0.18%) VMS
16 3 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,165 (51.66%) Agile Software Development
2 637 (28.25%) MVC
3 479 (21.24%) Scrum
4 430 (19.07%) Software Engineering
5 406 (18.00%) TDD
6 386 (17.12%) Problem-Solving
7 349 (15.48%) DevOps
8 320 (14.19%) Web Development
9 312 (13.84%) Test Automation
10 248 (11.00%) Unit Testing
11 231 (10.24%) SDLC
12 192 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
13 191 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
14 184 (8.16%) Computer Science
15 174 (7.72%) Mentoring
16 161 (7.14%) OO
17 133 (5.90%) Continuous Improvement
18 126 (5.59%) CRM
19 117 (5.19%) Software Testing
20 114 (5.06%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,687 (74.81%) C#
2 969 (42.97%) SQL
3 902 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 299 (13.26%) C++
5 298 (13.22%) T-SQL
6 206 (9.14%) PowerShell
7 200 (8.87%) Java
8 168 (7.45%) Python
9 156 (6.92%) VB.NET
10 110 (4.88%) VB
11 109 (4.83%) C
12 87 (3.86%) TypeScript
13 72 (3.19%) PHP
14 54 (2.39%) PL/SQL
15 45 (2.00%) VB6
16 38 (1.69%) XPath
17 30 (1.33%) Embedded C
17 30 (1.33%) VBA
18 28 (1.24%) ANSI C
19 26 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 317 (14.06%) Degree
2 76 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 76 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (2.39%) ISTQB
4 50 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 34 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
7 31 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 25 (1.11%) MCP
9 16 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (0.62%) CCNA
11 14 (0.62%) ISEB
11 14 (0.62%) MCSE
12 12 (0.53%) MCSA
13 11 (0.49%) CCA
13 11 (0.49%) RHCE
14 10 (0.44%) HND
15 9 (0.40%) CCNP
16 7 (0.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (6.16%) QA
2 49 (2.17%) GDPR
3 28 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.84%) SLA
5 15 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 12 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.49%) DICOM
8 10 (0.44%) WCAG
9 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.22%) PMO
11 4 (0.18%) COBIT
11 4 (0.18%) Def Stans
12 3 (0.13%) IEC 61508
12 3 (0.13%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.044%) MISRA
13 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.044%) Solvency II
System Software
1 84 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.06%) Hyper-V
3 67 (2.97%) Docker
4 59 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (1.82%) Firmware
6 19 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (0.84%) XenApp
7 13 (0.58%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.35%) LXC
9 6 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.22%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.089%) KVM
11 2 (0.089%) Xen
12 1 (0.044%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.044%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
2 40 (1.77%) Kubernetes
3 21 (0.93%) Ansible
4 20 (0.89%) Automic
4 20 (0.89%) SCCM
5 19 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 19 (0.84%) SCOM
5 19 (0.84%) SCOrch
6 18 (0.80%) Terraform
7 17 (0.75%) Puppet
8 13 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.35%) cPanel
9 8 (0.35%) Plesk
10 7 (0.31%) MIIS
11 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.13%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (0.089%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.089%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1,069 (47.41%) Microsoft
2 97 (4.30%) Xamarin
3 84 (3.73%) Oracle
4 59 (2.62%) VMware
5 42 (1.86%) Citrix
6 41 (1.82%) SAP
7 33 (1.46%) WorldPay
8 28 (1.24%) Freescale
8 28 (1.24%) Renesas
9 26 (1.15%) Micro Focus
10 25 (1.11%) Atlassian
10 25 (1.11%) FIS
11 21 (0.93%) Tableau
12 20 (0.89%) Cadence
12 20 (0.89%) FactSet
12 20 (0.89%) IBM
12 20 (0.89%) Splunk
13 18 (0.80%) Databricks
14 16 (0.71%) Cisco
14 16 (0.71%) DevExpress