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 3 months to 25 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 143 118
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2121 2357 2734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.46% 2.39% 2.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.76% 13.21% 15.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1807 2103 2328
Median salary £43,250 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.76% +2.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,800 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18038 17849 17712
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.96% 18.09% 16.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15017 15378 14795
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.52% -  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 May 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 1879 £45,000 +5.88% 266
London -21 488 £55,000 +10.00% 59
South East -15 382 £43,750 +1.74% 69
East of England +14 214 £45,000 +5.88% 28
North West +17 205 £38,500 +2.66% 29
Yorkshire -15 200 £40,000 +6.66% 24
West Midlands +41 172 £41,250 +17.85% 21
Manchester +29 134 £38,500 +2.66% 15
South West -32 129 £38,750 +3.33% 21
Scotland +69 123 £37,500 -16.66% 11
West Yorkshire -7 122 £43,500 +16.00% 14
City of London +33 99 £57,500 +21.05% 12
East Midlands -10 86 £44,500 +18.66% 7
Glasgow +55 77 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Leeds -14 72 £44,500 +18.66% 7
Hampshire -24 72 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Wales +42 69 £41,000 +21.48% 7
West Sussex +19 69 £34,000 -15.00% 12
Essex +8 68 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Surrey +2 63 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Buckinghamshire -4 63 £43,500 +3.57% 11
Berkshire +13 61 £55,000 +22.22% 11
Birmingham +4 60 £45,000 +12.50% 9
South Wales +43 54 £41,500 +14.48% 5
Bedfordshire +33 45 £42,500 -15.00% 5
Hertfordshire +17 45 £45,000 +25.00% 8
Edinburgh +14 43 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Somerset -3 42 £34,500 -9.21% 2
Cheshire -30 42 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Milton Keynes +2 38 £45,000 +5.88% 5

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 3121 (78.03%) C#
2 3087 (77.18%) .NET
3 2328 (58.20%) SQL Server
4 2024 (50.60%) ASP.NET
5 1939 (48.48%) SQL
6 1847 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
7 1842 (46.05%) JavaScript
8 1733 (43.33%) Microsoft
9 1693 (42.33%) HTML
10 1616 (40.40%) MVC
11 1365 (34.13%) CSS
12 1062 (26.55%) .NET Framework
13 1019 (25.48%) Team Foundation Server
14 978 (24.45%) ASP.NET MVC
15 864 (21.60%) jQuery
16 840 (21.00%) TDD
17 839 (20.98%) Software Engineering
18 767 (19.18%) Windows
19 747 (18.68%) Scrum
20 723 (18.08%) Web Services
21 715 (17.88%) Finance
22 700 (17.50%) Degree
23 692 (17.30%) AngularJS
24 677 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
25 651 (16.28%) T-SQL
26 649 (16.23%) XML
27 620 (15.50%) Test Automation
28 615 (15.38%) Entity Framework
29 613 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
30 612 (15.30%) HTML5

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
1 318 (7.95%) IIS
2 283 (7.08%) SharePoint
3 232 (5.80%) CMS
4 119 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
5 105 (2.63%) EPiServer
6 78 (1.95%) Umbraco
7 77 (1.93%) WebSphere
8 65 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 57 (1.43%) Tomcat
10 48 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 44 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
12 39 (0.98%) Confluence
13 33 (0.83%) Apache
14 27 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (0.50%) NServiceBus
16 16 (0.40%) Kentico
16 16 (0.40%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.38%) JBoss
18 14 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
19 13 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 142 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 26 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 21 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 17 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 14 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.20%) InDesign
9 7 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.18%) Mingle
10 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.13%) MicroStation
11 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.075%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 82 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 35 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.25%) Maximo
5 6 (0.15%) Eloqua
5 6 (0.15%) Sage 200
5 6 (0.15%) Sage 50
6 5 (0.13%) PlanetPress Connect
7 4 (0.10%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.075%) assyst
8 3 (0.075%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.075%) iTrent
8 3 (0.075%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.075%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.075%) Scribe Insight
8 3 (0.075%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.075%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.050%) SAP Business One
10 1 (0.025%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 613 (15.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (2.20%) SaaS
4 64 (1.60%) Office 365
5 61 (1.53%) GitHub
6 60 (1.50%) PaaS
7 42 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.43%) IaaS
10 12 (0.30%) iPaaS
10 12 (0.30%) iTunes
11 10 (0.25%) BrowserStack
12 8 (0.20%) Google Play
13 7 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 7 (0.18%) Boomi
13 7 (0.18%) Google Analytics
13 7 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.13%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
15 4 (0.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 114 (2.85%) Intranet
2 89 (2.23%) Internet
3 66 (1.65%) Ethernet
4 65 (1.63%) HTTP
5 63 (1.58%) TCP/IP
6 35 (0.88%) DNS
7 25 (0.63%) RS-232
8 20 (0.50%) Network Security
9 18 (0.45%) Firewall
9 18 (0.45%) SSL
10 12 (0.30%) DHCP
10 12 (0.30%) FTP
11 10 (0.25%) ATM
11 10 (0.25%) SAN
12 9 (0.23%) NAS
12 9 (0.23%) SMTP
12 9 (0.23%) Wireless
13 8 (0.20%) LAN
14 7 (0.18%) VLAN
14 7 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2328 (58.20%) SQL Server
2 480 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 435 (10.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 426 (10.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 397 (9.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 258 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 183 (4.58%) MySQL
8 173 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 168 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 141 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 134 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
12 98 (2.45%) NoSQL
13 88 (2.20%) MongoDB
14 74 (1.85%) Power BI
15 70 (1.75%) RDBMS
16 66 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
17 55 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
17 55 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 48 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
19 43 (1.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1019 (25.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 508 (12.70%) Git (software)
3 298 (7.45%) Subversion
4 288 (7.20%) Selenium
5 261 (6.53%) JIRA
6 196 (4.90%) NUnit
7 170 (4.25%) Eclipse
8 168 (4.20%) TeamCity
9 160 (4.00%) SpecFlow
10 134 (3.35%) WebDriver
11 104 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
12 91 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 87 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
14 79 (1.98%) HP UFT
14 79 (1.98%) Jenkins
15 71 (1.78%) JMeter
16 69 (1.73%) Cucumber
17 68 (1.70%) Android Studio
18 67 (1.68%) Maven
19 66 (1.65%) ReSharper
General
1 715 (17.88%) Finance
2 170 (4.25%) Marketing
3 161 (4.03%) Banking
4 138 (3.45%) Games
5 107 (2.68%) Retail
6 105 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 99 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 82 (2.05%) Electronics
9 79 (1.98%) Legal
10 47 (1.18%) Advertising
11 35 (0.88%) Aerospace
12 32 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 32 (0.80%) Law
13 30 (0.75%) Back Office
14 28 (0.70%) Front Office
14 28 (0.70%) Publishing
15 27 (0.68%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.55%) Automotive
17 16 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2718 (67.95%) Developer
2 1376 (34.40%) .NET Developer
3 1195 (29.88%) C# Developer
4 802 (20.05%) C# .NET Developer
5 492 (12.30%) Software Developer
6 478 (11.95%) Senior Developer
7 456 (11.40%) ASP.NET Developer
8 442 (11.05%) Software Engineer
9 336 (8.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 297 (7.43%) SQL Developer
11 251 (6.28%) Web Developer
12 249 (6.23%) Senior .NET Developer
13 241 (6.03%) Analyst
14 218 (5.45%) .NET Software Developer
15 215 (5.38%) Senior C# Developer
16 208 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 190 (4.75%) C# Software Developer
18 158 (3.95%) .NET Web Developer
19 151 (3.78%) Junior
20 150 (3.75%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3087 (77.18%) .NET
2 2024 (50.60%) ASP.NET
3 1693 (42.33%) HTML
4 1365 (34.13%) CSS
5 1062 (26.55%) .NET Framework
6 978 (24.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 864 (21.60%) jQuery
8 723 (18.08%) Web Services
9 692 (17.30%) AngularJS
10 677 (16.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 649 (16.23%) XML
12 615 (15.38%) Entity Framework
13 612 (15.30%) HTML5
14 591 (14.78%) WCF
15 389 (9.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 368 (9.20%) WPF
17 350 (8.75%) Ajax
18 285 (7.13%) CSS3
19 251 (6.28%) REST
20 242 (6.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 361 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 302 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 191 (4.78%) User Experience
4 190 (4.75%) Mobile App
5 172 (4.30%) Greenfield Project
6 111 (2.78%) iPad
7 98 (2.45%) Algorithms
8 88 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
9 78 (1.95%) Client/Server
10 63 (1.58%) N-Tier
11 58 (1.45%) Fintech
12 56 (1.40%) Management Information System
13 45 (1.13%) Clustering
14 40 (1.00%) Derivative
15 39 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 34 (0.85%) Mainframe
17 31 (0.78%) Social Media
18 30 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 28 (0.70%) W3C
20 24 (0.60%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 767 (19.18%) Windows
2 202 (5.05%) Linux
3 135 (3.38%) Android
4 99 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 88 (2.20%) Apple iOS
6 70 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
7 63 (1.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 49 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (0.75%) Mac OS
9 30 (0.75%) Unix
9 30 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 21 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 20 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 13 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 11 (0.28%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.15%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.13%) VMS
17 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1847 (46.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1616 (40.40%) MVC
3 840 (21.00%) TDD
4 839 (20.98%) Software Engineering
5 747 (18.68%) Scrum
6 620 (15.50%) Test Automation
7 557 (13.93%) Unit Testing
8 556 (13.90%) OO
9 552 (13.80%) Web Development
10 538 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
11 528 (13.20%) SDLC
12 332 (8.30%) BDD
13 311 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
14 228 (5.70%) Mentoring
15 209 (5.23%) SOLID
16 200 (5.00%) OOP
17 189 (4.73%) DevOps
18 187 (4.68%) Multithreading
19 185 (4.63%) OOD
20 175 (4.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3121 (78.03%) C#
2 1939 (48.48%) SQL
3 1842 (46.05%) JavaScript
4 651 (16.28%) T-SQL
5 549 (13.73%) C++
6 401 (10.03%) Java
7 375 (9.38%) VB.NET
8 269 (6.73%) C
9 198 (4.95%) PowerShell
10 169 (4.23%) Python
11 159 (3.98%) VB
12 109 (2.73%) PHP
13 79 (1.98%) XPath
14 66 (1.65%) XAML
15 65 (1.63%) TypeScript
15 65 (1.63%) VBA
16 58 (1.45%) VB6
17 43 (1.08%) Embedded C
18 36 (0.90%) Objective-C
19 33 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 700 (17.50%) Degree
2 111 (2.78%) Security Cleared
3 96 (2.40%) ISTQB
4 92 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 75 (1.88%) ISEB
7 29 (0.73%) Mathematical Degree
8 28 (0.70%) PhD
9 25 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 24 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 18 (0.45%) MCTS
12 15 (0.38%) MCP
13 13 (0.33%) Master's Degree
14 12 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 12 (0.30%) MCSE
15 8 (0.20%) DBS Check
15 8 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.18%) MCSD
17 6 (0.15%) HND
17 6 (0.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 360 (9.00%) QA
2 43 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.38%) SLA
6 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.15%) WCAG
8 4 (0.10%) GDPR
8 4 (0.10%) ISO20022
9 3 (0.075%) Basel II
9 3 (0.075%) HL7
10 1 (0.025%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.025%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.025%) ISO13485
10 1 (0.025%) MISRA
10 1 (0.025%) MISRA C
System Software
1 70 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 39 (0.98%) Firmware
3 27 (0.68%) Docker
4 24 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 24 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.15%) vSphere
7 5 (0.13%) XenApp
8 4 (0.10%) LXC
8 4 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.075%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (0.68%) Puppet
3 19 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (0.40%) Control-M
5 14 (0.35%) Ansible
6 5 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.13%) Perfmon
7 4 (0.10%) Grafana
7 4 (0.10%) Kibana
7 4 (0.10%) SCOM
8 3 (0.075%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.075%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.075%) logstash
8 3 (0.075%) SCCM
8 3 (0.075%) WSUS
9 2 (0.050%) Graphite
9 2 (0.050%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.025%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.025%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.025%) SELinux
Vendors
1 1733 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 214 (5.35%) Oracle
3 109 (2.73%) Xamarin
4 106 (2.65%) IBM
5 68 (1.70%) HP
6 62 (1.55%) Sitecore
7 56 (1.40%) Google
8 52 (1.30%) Telerik
9 50 (1.25%) Tableau
10 48 (1.20%) SAP
11 33 (0.83%) Adobe
12 24 (0.60%) DevExpress
12 24 (0.60%) RedGate
12 24 (0.60%) VMware
13 20 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
14 18 (0.45%) Cognizant
15 15 (0.38%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.35%) Citrix
17 12 (0.30%) Facebook
17 12 (0.30%) Splunk
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 45k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Resource Group
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Ascend Consulting
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
MaxAd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Salary: £Competitive dep. on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Pluralsight Membership+GreatBenefits
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £65000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Berkeley Square IT
Salary: £40000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday