Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 147 144
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 -23
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,932 4,013 4,807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.28% 2.37% 2.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.98% 11.89% 13.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,352 3,572 4,293
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 35,799 33,756 35,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.76% 19.94% 17.89%
Number of salaries quoted 29,074 28,322 30,883
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 18 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 24 May 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 +3 3,666 £45,500 +4.60% 587
UK excluding London -25 2,623 £42,500 +6.25% 504
London +45 1,241 £55,000 - 139
South East -7 871 £45,000 - 125
North of England -38 574 £42,500 +6.25% 103
Midlands 0 409 £45,000 +5.88% 107
West Midlands +11 295 £47,500 +11.76% 68
South West +5 287 £42,028 +5.07% 53
Yorkshire -9 273 £40,000 - 39
East of England -50 273 £45,000 +5.88% 59
North West -53 254 £45,000 +20.00% 52
Scotland -43 148 £40,000 - 33
East Midlands -28 114 £40,000 - 38
Wales -37 49 £42,500 +6.25% 15
North East +14 47 £42,500 +21.43% 12
Northern Ireland +1 11 £40,000 -2.44% 7
Isle of Man -2 1 £40,000 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 3,126 (79.50%) C#
2 2,731 (69.46%) .NET
3 2,072 (52.70%) SQL
4 1,968 (50.05%) SQL Server
5 1,900 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
6 1,772 (45.07%) Microsoft
7 1,616 (41.10%) JavaScript
8 1,448 (36.83%) MVC
9 1,441 (36.65%) ASP.NET
10 1,355 (34.46%) HTML
11 1,269 (32.27%) CSS
12 1,056 (26.86%) Microsoft Azure
13 838 (21.31%) Git (software)
14 829 (21.08%) .NET Framework
15 826 (21.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 826 (21.01%) ASP.NET MVC
16 792 (20.14%) jQuery
17 721 (18.34%) TDD
18 720 (18.31%) Software Engineering
19 693 (17.62%) WCF
20 682 (17.34%) Scrum
21 655 (16.66%) Degree
22 638 (16.23%) AngularJS
23 614 (15.62%) Windows
24 611 (15.54%) Web Services
25 606 (15.41%) ASP.NET Web API
26 589 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
27 570 (14.50%) T-SQL
28 556 (14.14%) Finance
29 508 (12.92%) Web Development

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
1 319 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 261 (6.64%) CMS
3 165 (4.20%) IIS
4 131 (3.33%) EPiServer
5 116 (2.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 97 (2.47%) Umbraco
7 92 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
8 72 (1.83%) Confluence
9 71 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
10 70 (1.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 67 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (0.92%) Tomcat
13 35 (0.89%) NServiceBus
14 25 (0.64%) Apache
15 24 (0.61%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.61%) WordPress
16 22 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
17 21 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 13 (0.33%) SAS
19 11 (0.28%) Kentico
Applications
1 112 (2.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (1.32%) InfoPath
4 47 (1.20%) Photoshop
5 31 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
9 10 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.13%) Simulink
10 5 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.13%) TargetLink
11 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.076%) Abaqus
12 3 (0.076%) NASTRAN
12 3 (0.076%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (0.051%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.051%) MicroStation
13 2 (0.051%) Revit
14 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 106 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 43 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 33 (0.84%) Eloqua
4 22 (0.56%) Elite 3E
5 19 (0.48%) MetaTrader
6 11 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 9 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.13%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.10%) Magento
10 3 (0.076%) nopCommerce
10 3 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.025%) Oracle ERP
11 1 (0.025%) Payment Gateway
11 1 (0.025%) SAP CO
11 1 (0.025%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.025%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.025%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,056 (26.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 379 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
3 258 (6.56%) IaaS
4 204 (5.19%) Serverless
5 190 (4.83%) PaaS
6 177 (4.50%) Office 365
7 126 (3.20%) Azure Data Factory
8 117 (2.98%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 81 (2.06%) GitHub
10 76 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
11 72 (1.83%) npm
12 65 (1.65%) SaaS
13 44 (1.12%) NuGet
14 37 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
15 31 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
16 29 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
17 21 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (0.53%) Yammer
18 15 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
18 15 (0.38%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (1.91%) Intranet
2 49 (1.25%) Internet
3 44 (1.12%) Firewall
4 32 (0.81%) HTTP
5 29 (0.74%) VPN
6 25 (0.64%) DNS
7 24 (0.61%) Network Security
8 18 (0.46%) NetScaler
8 18 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.43%) Wireless
10 16 (0.41%) Broadband
11 15 (0.38%) SMS
12 10 (0.25%) Ethernet
13 9 (0.23%) LTE
14 7 (0.18%) Bluetooth
14 7 (0.18%) Skype
15 6 (0.15%) Extranet
16 5 (0.13%) Unified Communications
17 4 (0.10%) LAN
18 3 (0.076%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,968 (50.05%) SQL Server
2 355 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 354 (9.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 244 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 211 (5.37%) Power BI
6 210 (5.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 175 (4.45%) NoSQL
8 161 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 158 (4.02%) Big Data
10 157 (3.99%) Azure SQL Database
11 136 (3.46%) Data Lake
12 135 (3.43%) SQL Server 2014
13 127 (3.23%) Relational Database
14 123 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
15 106 (2.70%) MongoDB
16 84 (2.14%) MySQL
17 80 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
18 68 (1.73%) Oracle Database
19 56 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
19 56 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 838 (21.31%) Git (software)
2 826 (21.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 309 (7.86%) Visual Studio Team System
4 257 (6.54%) Selenium
5 238 (6.05%) JIRA
6 222 (5.65%) TeamCity
7 162 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 162 (4.12%) Octopus Deploy
8 158 (4.02%) NUnit
9 139 (3.54%) Subversion
10 124 (3.15%) SpecFlow
11 108 (2.75%) Eclipse
12 87 (2.21%) ReSharper
13 84 (2.14%) gulp
14 80 (2.03%) Protractor
15 74 (1.88%) WebDriver
16 66 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 63 (1.60%) Cucumber
17 63 (1.60%) Karma Test Runner
17 63 (1.60%) Mocha
General
1 556 (14.14%) Finance
2 269 (6.84%) Marketing
3 123 (3.13%) Retail
4 106 (2.70%) Advertising
5 81 (2.06%) Banking
6 75 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 68 (1.73%) Electronics
8 64 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 63 (1.60%) Law
10 61 (1.55%) Games
11 59 (1.50%) Automotive
12 38 (0.97%) Investment Banking
13 31 (0.79%) Back Office
14 28 (0.71%) Aerospace
15 26 (0.66%) Military
16 24 (0.61%) Legal
17 14 (0.36%) Publishing
18 12 (0.31%) Front Office
18 12 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2,613 (66.45%) Developer
2 1,294 (32.91%) .NET Developer
3 1,052 (26.75%) C# Developer
4 711 (18.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 504 (12.82%) Software Developer
6 403 (10.25%) Senior Developer
7 401 (10.20%) Software Engineer
8 299 (7.60%) ASP.NET Developer
9 274 (6.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 270 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 270 (6.87%) C# Software Developer
11 253 (6.43%) SQL Developer
12 227 (5.77%) Analyst
13 219 (5.57%) .NET Software Developer
14 211 (5.37%) Web Developer
15 192 (4.88%) Architect
16 191 (4.86%) Senior .NET Developer
17 159 (4.04%) C# Software Engineer
17 159 (4.04%) Senior C# Developer
18 152 (3.87%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,731 (69.46%) .NET
2 1,441 (36.65%) ASP.NET
3 1,355 (34.46%) HTML
4 1,269 (32.27%) CSS
5 829 (21.08%) .NET Framework
6 826 (21.01%) ASP.NET MVC
7 792 (20.14%) jQuery
8 693 (17.62%) WCF
9 638 (16.23%) AngularJS
10 611 (15.54%) Web Services
11 606 (15.41%) ASP.NET Web API
12 442 (11.24%) Entity Framework
13 441 (11.22%) HTML5
14 433 (11.01%) XML
15 346 (8.80%) WPF
16 313 (7.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 306 (7.78%) REST
18 277 (7.04%) JSON
19 264 (6.71%) RESTful
20 236 (6.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 308 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 287 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 287 (7.30%) User Experience
3 165 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
4 140 (3.56%) Mobile App
4 140 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
5 112 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 73 (1.86%) Fintech
7 69 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 62 (1.58%) Algorithms
10 52 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 41 (1.04%) NHS
12 37 (0.94%) N-Tier
12 37 (0.94%) W3C
13 35 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
14 24 (0.61%) Robotics
15 23 (0.58%) Social Media
16 22 (0.56%) Public Cloud
17 20 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 614 (15.62%) Windows
2 191 (4.86%) Linux
3 101 (2.57%) Android
4 74 (1.88%) Windows Server
5 59 (1.50%) Apple iOS
6 39 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (0.76%) Unix
8 26 (0.66%) VMS
9 20 (0.51%) CentOS
9 20 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 14 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (0.25%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.13%) HPUX
15 4 (0.10%) Solaris
15 4 (0.10%) SUSE
16 3 (0.076%) MVS
17 2 (0.051%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 2 (0.051%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,900 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,448 (36.83%) MVC
3 721 (18.34%) TDD
4 720 (18.31%) Software Engineering
5 682 (17.34%) Scrum
6 589 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
7 508 (12.92%) Web Development
8 496 (12.61%) Test Automation
9 438 (11.14%) SDLC
10 429 (10.91%) Unit Testing
11 417 (10.61%) OO
12 384 (9.77%) DevOps
13 376 (9.56%) Continuous Integration
14 364 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
15 340 (8.65%) Analytics
16 312 (7.93%) BDD
17 238 (6.05%) Presales
18 224 (5.70%) Migration
18 224 (5.70%) Service Delivery
19 218 (5.54%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,126 (79.50%) C#
2 2,072 (52.70%) SQL
3 1,616 (41.10%) JavaScript
4 570 (14.50%) T-SQL
5 392 (9.97%) C++
6 324 (8.24%) Java
7 323 (8.21%) PowerShell
8 269 (6.84%) VB.NET
9 189 (4.81%) C
10 165 (4.20%) Python
11 140 (3.56%) VB
12 90 (2.29%) PHP
13 84 (2.14%) U-SQL
14 68 (1.73%) VBA
15 67 (1.70%) PL/SQL
16 66 (1.68%) TypeScript
17 45 (1.14%) XAML
18 36 (0.92%) XPath
19 34 (0.86%) VB6
20 32 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 655 (16.66%) Degree
2 151 (3.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 120 (3.05%) Security Cleared
4 118 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 65 (1.65%) ISTQB
6 55 (1.40%) ISEB
7 49 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 45 (1.14%) SAFe Agilist
9 36 (0.92%) MCSD
10 27 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 25 (0.64%) MCPD
12 23 (0.58%) MCAD
13 22 (0.56%) MCTS
14 16 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 16 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
15 13 (0.33%) Master's Degree
16 12 (0.31%) PhD
17 11 (0.28%) DV Cleared
17 11 (0.28%) MCSE
18 8 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (8.75%) QA
2 23 (0.58%) SLA
3 20 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.41%) GDPR
4 16 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 11 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.23%) MISRA
7 8 (0.20%) MISRA C
8 6 (0.15%) PMO
9 5 (0.13%) HAZOP
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 4 (0.10%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.076%) COSHH
11 3 (0.076%) HL7
12 2 (0.051%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.051%) TickIT
13 1 (0.025%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.025%) WAI
13 1 (0.025%) WCAG
System Software
1 199 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 100 (2.54%) Docker
3 98 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
4 69 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 34 (0.86%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.43%) Firmware
7 6 (0.15%) vSphere
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.10%) KVM
9 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.10%) Xen
10 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.025%) GridGain
11 1 (0.025%) LXC
Systems Management
1 56 (1.42%) Kibana
2 39 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (0.74%) Puppet
4 23 (0.58%) Kubernetes
5 20 (0.51%) logstash
6 18 (0.46%) Ansible
6 18 (0.46%) Perfmon
7 17 (0.43%) Automic
8 16 (0.41%) Terraform
9 15 (0.38%) HP ALM
10 14 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
12 9 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
14 6 (0.15%) SCOM
15 5 (0.13%) Control-M
15 5 (0.13%) Nagios
15 5 (0.13%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1,772 (45.07%) Microsoft
2 228 (5.80%) Oracle
3 175 (4.45%) Google
4 134 (3.41%) Tableau
5 76 (1.93%) Sitecore
6 75 (1.91%) Xamarin
7 69 (1.75%) VMware
8 62 (1.58%) Capita
9 50 (1.27%) HP
10 41 (1.04%) IBM
10 41 (1.04%) SAP
11 38 (0.97%) Alias
12 37 (0.94%) Telerik
13 34 (0.86%) Marketo
14 26 (0.66%) Adobe
15 23 (0.58%) Atlassian
16 22 (0.56%) Intapp
17 21 (0.53%) DevExpress
18 18 (0.46%) SolarWinds
18 18 (0.46%) TIBCO