Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 143 155
Rank change year-on-year -51 +12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2,493 3,907 4,145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.82% 2.39% 2.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.65% 11.91% 11.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,958 3,334 3,595
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +2.35%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £64,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% 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 25,821 32,805 35,698
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.85% 20.06% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20,420 26,525 28,945
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -50 2,268 £50,000 +5.26% 489
UK excluding London -43 1,808 £45,000 - 429
South East -29 677 £47,500 - 141
London -67 627 £57,500 - 96
North of England -45 341 £45,000 +5.88% 99
Midlands -31 268 £46,000 +8.24% 70
North West -14 202 £45,000 +5.88% 51
South West -29 189 £42,500 +6.25% 44
West Midlands -29 160 £50,000 +11.11% 39
East of England -27 157 £50,000 +11.11% 43
Yorkshire -23 133 £45,000 +5.88% 36
Scotland -27 112 £38,500 -14.44% 22
East Midlands -2 108 £45,000 +12.50% 31
Wales +25 65 £45,000 +5.88% 15
North East -13 6 £29,250 -26.88% 12
Northern Ireland -14 4 £26,000 -35.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 1,920 (77.02%) C#
2 1,719 (68.95%) .NET
3 1,321 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
4 1,181 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 1,177 (47.21%) Microsoft
6 1,152 (46.21%) SQL
7 950 (38.11%) ASP.NET
8 946 (37.95%) JavaScript
9 815 (32.69%) Azure
10 696 (27.92%) HTML
11 681 (27.32%) CSS
12 653 (26.19%) MVC
13 580 (23.27%) Git (software)
14 544 (21.82%) .NET Framework
15 540 (21.66%) Team Foundation Server
16 498 (19.98%) Windows
17 477 (19.13%) jQuery
18 474 (19.01%) Degree
19 467 (18.73%) Software Engineering
20 456 (18.29%) AngularJS
21 455 (18.25%) DevOps
22 452 (18.13%) Scrum
23 444 (17.81%) Finance
24 427 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
25 389 (15.60%) WCF
26 388 (15.56%) TDD
27 368 (14.76%) Web Services
28 366 (14.68%) ASP.NET Web API
29 364 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
30 348 (13.96%) 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
1 240 (9.63%) SharePoint
2 116 (4.65%) IIS
3 74 (2.97%) Confluence
4 67 (2.69%) CMS
5 43 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 38 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
7 35 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 25 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (0.84%) Apache
10 19 (0.76%) EPiServer
11 17 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 13 (0.52%) WordPress
13 12 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.36%) ArcGIS
14 9 (0.36%) JBoss
14 9 (0.36%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.28%) Tuxedo
16 6 (0.24%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.24%) Sitefinity
16 6 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 96 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 12 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 11 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 9 (0.36%) Mathematica
7 9 (0.36%) Steinberg Cubase
8 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.28%) Maya
10 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.20%) Revit
10 5 (0.20%) Simulink
10 5 (0.20%) Zeplin
11 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
13 2 (0.080%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 91 (3.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.16%) Sage CRM
5 3 (0.12%) Magento
6 2 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.080%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.080%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.080%) nopCommerce
6 2 (0.080%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.080%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.040%) Endur
7 1 (0.040%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 815 (32.69%) Azure
2 187 (7.50%) AWS
3 173 (6.94%) Power Platform
4 99 (3.97%) Dynamics 365
5 98 (3.93%) Office 365
6 78 (3.13%) SaaS
7 52 (2.09%) PaaS
8 51 (2.05%) GitHub
9 47 (1.89%) Serverless
10 39 (1.56%) Azure Stack
11 37 (1.48%) OneDrive
12 32 (1.28%) Azure Functions
12 32 (1.28%) IaaS
13 30 (1.20%) Azure Data Factory
14 28 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
15 27 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
16 25 (1.00%) PowerApps
17 22 (0.88%) GCP
18 17 (0.68%) NuGet
19 15 (0.60%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 64 (2.57%) Internet
2 39 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 37 (1.48%) NetScaler
4 36 (1.44%) DNS
5 35 (1.40%) DHCP
6 32 (1.28%) Skype
7 21 (0.84%) HTTP
7 21 (0.84%) VoIP
8 18 (0.72%) Intranet
9 16 (0.64%) CTI
9 16 (0.64%) Firewall
10 14 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (0.44%) HTTPS
12 10 (0.40%) Bluetooth
13 9 (0.36%) SAN
13 9 (0.36%) SSL
14 8 (0.32%) Modbus
15 7 (0.28%) LAN
15 7 (0.28%) RS-485
15 7 (0.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,181 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 282 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 221 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 158 (6.34%) Power BI
5 117 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 114 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 110 (4.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 97 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 90 (3.61%) Relational Database
10 81 (3.25%) Big Data
11 79 (3.17%) NoSQL
12 74 (2.97%) MySQL
13 57 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 52 (2.09%) GIS
15 41 (1.64%) Data Lake
16 35 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
16 35 (1.40%) Oracle Database
17 33 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
18 32 (1.28%) MongoDB
18 32 (1.28%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 580 (23.27%) Git (software)
2 540 (21.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 257 (10.31%) JIRA
4 218 (8.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 175 (7.02%) Selenium
6 134 (5.38%) NUnit
7 100 (4.01%) Jenkins
8 91 (3.65%) Subversion
9 84 (3.37%) TeamCity
10 82 (3.29%) WebDriver
11 80 (3.21%) SpecFlow
12 62 (2.49%) ReSharper
13 55 (2.21%) Bitbucket
13 55 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 54 (2.17%) Visual Studio Code
15 52 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
15 52 (2.09%) SoapUI
16 47 (1.89%) NetBeans
16 47 (1.89%) StyleCop
17 45 (1.81%) Eclipse
General
1 444 (17.81%) Finance
2 146 (5.86%) Marketing
3 76 (3.05%) Retail
4 75 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 60 (2.41%) Electronics
6 55 (2.21%) Public Sector
7 37 (1.48%) Banking
7 37 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.40%) Legal
9 31 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 25 (1.00%) Games
11 22 (0.88%) Law
12 15 (0.60%) Military
13 12 (0.48%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.40%) Back Office
14 10 (0.40%) Local Government
15 9 (0.36%) Automotive
16 8 (0.32%) Advertising
17 7 (0.28%) Housing Association
18 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1,510 (60.57%) Developer
2 566 (22.70%) .NET Developer
3 548 (21.98%) C# Developer
4 333 (13.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 322 (12.92%) Software Developer
6 261 (10.47%) Senior Developer
7 258 (10.35%) Software Engineer
8 189 (7.58%) Analyst
9 159 (6.38%) SQL Developer
10 130 (5.21%) ASP.NET Developer
11 125 (5.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 107 (4.29%) Web Developer
13 101 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
14 97 (3.89%) Test Analyst
15 89 (3.57%) Architect
15 89 (3.57%) Junior
16 84 (3.37%) Lead Developer
17 81 (3.25%) Senior Software Developer
18 79 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
19 78 (3.13%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,719 (68.95%) .NET
2 950 (38.11%) ASP.NET
3 696 (27.92%) HTML
4 681 (27.32%) CSS
5 544 (21.82%) .NET Framework
6 477 (19.13%) jQuery
7 456 (18.29%) AngularJS
8 389 (15.60%) WCF
9 368 (14.76%) Web Services
10 366 (14.68%) ASP.NET Web API
11 364 (14.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 314 (12.60%) XML
13 257 (10.31%) .NET Core
14 252 (10.11%) REST
15 243 (9.75%) HTML5
16 212 (8.50%) Entity Framework
17 200 (8.02%) React
18 183 (7.34%) WPF
19 177 (7.10%) SOAP
20 171 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 158 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
2 110 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
3 98 (3.93%) User Experience
4 95 (3.81%) Mobile App
5 77 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 60 (2.41%) Virtual Team
7 55 (2.21%) Robotics
8 50 (2.01%) Client/Server
9 49 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 34 (1.36%) Algorithms
11 30 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.04%) Reinsurance
13 23 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
14 21 (0.84%) Animation
15 20 (0.80%) N-Tier
16 19 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
17 18 (0.72%) Data Structures
17 18 (0.72%) Life Science
18 17 (0.68%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 498 (19.98%) Windows
2 143 (5.74%) Linux
3 82 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 72 (2.89%) Unix
5 67 (2.69%) Android
6 55 (2.21%) Apple iOS
7 51 (2.05%) Mac OS
8 43 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 31 (1.24%) Windows 7
10 20 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.28%) VME
14 6 (0.24%) FreeRTOS
15 5 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.16%) VMS
16 4 (0.16%) VxWorks
17 3 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,321 (52.99%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (26.19%) MVC
3 467 (18.73%) Software Engineering
4 455 (18.25%) DevOps
5 452 (18.13%) Scrum
6 427 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
7 388 (15.56%) TDD
8 348 (13.96%) Test Automation
9 329 (13.20%) Web Development
10 298 (11.95%) Unit Testing
11 278 (11.15%) Computer Science
12 266 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
13 235 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
14 211 (8.46%) SDLC
15 201 (8.06%) OO
16 200 (8.02%) Mentoring
17 154 (6.18%) CRM
18 137 (5.50%) BDD
19 136 (5.46%) Microservices
20 130 (5.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,920 (77.02%) C#
2 1,152 (46.21%) SQL
3 946 (37.95%) JavaScript
4 346 (13.88%) T-SQL
5 299 (11.99%) C++
6 280 (11.23%) PowerShell
7 239 (9.59%) Java
8 228 (9.15%) Python
9 167 (6.70%) VB.NET
10 137 (5.50%) VB
11 103 (4.13%) C
12 86 (3.45%) TypeScript
13 75 (3.01%) PHP
14 50 (2.01%) VB6
15 49 (1.97%) PL/SQL
16 34 (1.36%) Ruby
17 22 (0.88%) ANSI C
18 19 (0.76%) VBA
18 19 (0.76%) X++
19 18 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 474 (19.01%) Degree
2 169 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 85 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (2.57%) Security Cleared
5 51 (2.05%) HND
6 46 (1.85%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.68%) MCP
8 41 (1.64%) SC Cleared
9 39 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
10 29 (1.16%) DV Cleared
11 20 (0.80%) CCA
11 20 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (0.80%) RHCE
12 18 (0.72%) CCNA
12 18 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (0.52%) MCSE
15 11 (0.44%) MCITP
15 11 (0.44%) MCSA
16 9 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (7.74%) QA
2 34 (1.36%) GDPR
3 30 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 20 (0.80%) SLA
5 12 (0.48%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.36%) DICOM
8 8 (0.32%) Def Stans
8 8 (0.32%) PMO
9 6 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.24%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.20%) WCAG
11 4 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.12%) IEC 61508
13 2 (0.080%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.080%) ISO 22301
13 2 (0.080%) ISO 31000
13 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.080%) NIST
System Software
1 99 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 82 (3.29%) Hyper-V
3 76 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (2.29%) Docker
5 42 (1.68%) Firmware
6 38 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 37 (1.48%) XenApp
8 32 (1.28%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.64%) LXC
10 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.12%) KVM
11 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.080%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.080%) Xen
13 1 (0.040%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.040%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 42 (1.68%) SCCM
2 41 (1.64%) SCOM
3 37 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 37 (1.48%) SCOrch
4 33 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 31 (1.24%) Kubernetes
6 24 (0.96%) Terraform
7 21 (0.84%) Puppet
8 20 (0.80%) Automic
9 16 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 16 (0.64%) SQL Sentry
10 15 (0.60%) Ansible
11 11 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (0.28%) Dollar Universe
12 7 (0.28%) WSUS
13 5 (0.20%) MIIS
14 4 (0.16%) Data Guard
14 4 (0.16%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,177 (47.21%) Microsoft
2 106 (4.25%) Oracle
3 76 (3.05%) VMware
4 62 (2.49%) Xamarin
5 51 (2.05%) Cisco
6 48 (1.93%) Citrix
7 47 (1.89%) Atlassian
8 42 (1.68%) SAP
9 37 (1.48%) Splunk
10 34 (1.36%) Micro Focus
11 25 (1.00%) Databricks
11 25 (1.00%) Google
12 24 (0.96%) IBM
13 21 (0.84%) Freescale
13 21 (0.84%) Renesas
13 21 (0.84%) WorldPay
14 19 (0.76%) Adobe
14 19 (0.76%) Cadence
14 19 (0.76%) DevExpress
14 19 (0.76%) FactSet