Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 142 126
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 -16
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4257 4592 5438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.36% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.68% 12.81% 14.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3699 4271 4782
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,210 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.52% - +6.67%

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 36434 35853 37833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 18.43% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 29586 31090 32031
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 £29,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +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 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 17 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 September 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 -9 3838 £45,000 +5.88% 228
UK excluding London +12 3045 £40,210 +0.52% 194
London -12 1144 £50,500 +1.00% 46
South East +18 954 £42,500 -1.16% 51
North of England -23 681 £40,000 +5.26% 58
Midlands -6 435 £40,000 +14.29% 31
East of England +9 381 £45,000 +5.88% 22
North West +6 360 £37,500 -1.32% 30
Yorkshire -22 302 £42,500 +6.25% 21
West Midlands +7 283 £42,500 +21.43% 19
South West -27 256 £40,000 +5.26% 20
Scotland +70 245 £37,500 -7.41% 7
East Midlands -16 152 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Wales +3 84 £35,750 -4.67% 4
North East -5 19 £35,000 +1.45% 7
Northern Ireland -17 8 £33,250 +70.51% 1
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 3349 (78.67%) C#
2 3169 (74.44%) .NET
3 2417 (56.78%) SQL Server
4 2147 (50.43%) SQL
5 2056 (48.30%) ASP.NET
6 1923 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1883 (44.23%) JavaScript
8 1856 (43.60%) MVC
9 1801 (42.31%) Microsoft
10 1696 (39.84%) HTML
11 1354 (31.81%) CSS
12 1085 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1010 (23.73%) jQuery
14 998 (23.44%) .NET Framework
15 950 (22.32%) Team Foundation Server
16 876 (20.58%) Windows
17 840 (19.73%) AngularJS
18 810 (19.03%) TDD
19 800 (18.79%) Scrum
20 791 (18.58%) Finance
21 787 (18.49%) Software Engineering
22 733 (17.22%) Web Services
23 723 (16.98%) T-SQL
24 683 (16.04%) Degree
25 668 (15.69%) HTML5
26 639 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
27 638 (14.99%) Web Development
28 627 (14.73%) ASP.NET Web API
29 622 (14.61%) WCF
30 606 (14.24%) Entity Framework

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
1 331 (7.78%) IIS
2 252 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 218 (5.12%) CMS
4 111 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
5 90 (2.11%) EPiServer
6 82 (1.93%) Umbraco
7 50 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 45 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
9 43 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 42 (0.99%) Confluence
11 29 (0.68%) NServiceBus
12 27 (0.63%) Kentico
13 25 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.56%) WordPress
15 23 (0.54%) Apache
15 23 (0.54%) DNN
16 21 (0.49%) Documentum
16 21 (0.49%) WebSphere
17 20 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 148 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 141 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 23 (0.54%) InfoPath
6 19 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 19 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 12 (0.28%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.047%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.047%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.047%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.023%) Mingle
10 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 78 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 76 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.45%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.14%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.094%) assyst
7 3 (0.070%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.070%) iTrent
7 3 (0.070%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.070%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.047%) MetaTrader
8 2 (0.047%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.047%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.047%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.047%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.023%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.023%) Exstream
9 1 (0.023%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 594 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 80 (1.88%) SaaS
4 78 (1.83%) Office 365
5 75 (1.76%) GitHub
6 62 (1.46%) PaaS
7 54 (1.27%) npm
8 29 (0.68%) IaaS
9 26 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 22 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 22 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
12 21 (0.49%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (0.28%) iTunes
15 9 (0.21%) Google Play
16 7 (0.16%) BrowserStack
16 7 (0.16%) iPaaS
17 6 (0.14%) Boomi
17 6 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 85 (2.00%) Internet
2 73 (1.71%) Intranet
3 56 (1.32%) HTTP
4 40 (0.94%) Ethernet
5 38 (0.89%) TCP/IP
6 35 (0.82%) DNS
7 29 (0.68%) Firewall
8 28 (0.66%) SSL
9 27 (0.63%) RS-232
10 25 (0.59%) ATM
11 17 (0.40%) SMS
11 17 (0.40%) Wireless
12 11 (0.26%) FTP
12 11 (0.26%) SMTP
13 10 (0.23%) Extranet
14 9 (0.21%) AMQP
14 9 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.21%) VPN
15 8 (0.19%) HTTPS
15 8 (0.19%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2417 (56.78%) SQL Server
2 524 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 449 (10.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 384 (9.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 379 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 222 (5.21%) Relational Database
7 215 (5.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 186 (4.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 154 (3.62%) MySQL
10 153 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
11 134 (3.15%) NoSQL
12 129 (3.03%) Power BI
13 127 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
14 83 (1.95%) MongoDB
15 78 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
16 71 (1.67%) RDBMS
17 55 (1.29%) QlikView
18 45 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
18 45 (1.06%) Redis
19 40 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 950 (22.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 540 (12.68%) Git (software)
3 329 (7.73%) JIRA
4 285 (6.69%) Subversion
5 284 (6.67%) Selenium
6 236 (5.54%) TeamCity
7 174 (4.09%) NUnit
7 174 (4.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 158 (3.71%) SpecFlow
9 135 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
10 117 (2.75%) Eclipse
11 108 (2.54%) Jenkins
12 83 (1.95%) WebDriver
13 78 (1.83%) Protractor
14 70 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
15 68 (1.60%) Cucumber
16 62 (1.46%) gulp
17 57 (1.34%) Android Studio
18 56 (1.32%) MSTest
19 53 (1.25%) ReSharper
General
1 791 (18.58%) Finance
2 197 (4.63%) Marketing
3 186 (4.37%) Retail
4 178 (4.18%) Games
5 170 (3.99%) Banking
6 155 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 118 (2.77%) Investment Banking
8 101 (2.37%) Electronics
9 99 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 85 (2.00%) Legal
11 81 (1.90%) Retail Banking
12 56 (1.32%) Financial Institution
13 50 (1.17%) Advertising
14 44 (1.03%) Law
15 35 (0.82%) Aerospace
16 27 (0.63%) Automotive
17 25 (0.59%) Publishing
18 24 (0.56%) Back Office
18 24 (0.56%) Multimedia
19 19 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3077 (72.28%) Developer
2 1533 (36.01%) .NET Developer
3 1291 (30.33%) C# Developer
4 891 (20.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 543 (12.76%) Software Developer
6 537 (12.61%) Senior Developer
7 483 (11.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 394 (9.26%) Software Engineer
9 350 (8.22%) SQL Developer
10 326 (7.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 291 (6.84%) Senior .NET Developer
12 269 (6.32%) Web Developer
13 240 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 229 (5.38%) C# Software Developer
15 222 (5.21%) Senior C# Developer
16 216 (5.07%) .NET Software Developer
17 193 (4.53%) Analyst
18 175 (4.11%) Junior
19 174 (4.09%) Senior C# .NET Developer
20 155 (3.64%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3169 (74.44%) .NET
2 2056 (48.30%) ASP.NET
3 1696 (39.84%) HTML
4 1354 (31.81%) CSS
5 1085 (25.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1010 (23.73%) jQuery
7 998 (23.44%) .NET Framework
8 840 (19.73%) AngularJS
9 733 (17.22%) Web Services
10 668 (15.69%) HTML5
11 627 (14.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 622 (14.61%) WCF
13 606 (14.24%) Entity Framework
14 588 (13.81%) XML
15 493 (11.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 371 (8.72%) WPF
17 331 (7.78%) Ajax
18 324 (7.61%) CSS3
19 317 (7.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 277 (6.51%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 406 (9.54%) Computer Science
2 332 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 232 (5.45%) User Experience
4 196 (4.60%) Mobile App
5 174 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 99 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 72 (1.69%) Client/Server
8 71 (1.67%) iPad
9 70 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 60 (1.41%) Clustering
11 54 (1.27%) N-Tier
12 50 (1.17%) Management Information System
13 47 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 47 (1.10%) Fintech
14 43 (1.01%) Credit Risk
15 37 (0.87%) NHS
16 36 (0.85%) Derivative
17 25 (0.59%) Data Centre
18 23 (0.54%) Online Games
19 20 (0.47%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 876 (20.58%) Windows
2 216 (5.07%) Linux
3 143 (3.36%) Android
4 118 (2.77%) Apple iOS
5 97 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 49 (1.15%) Unix
6 49 (1.15%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 37 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
7 37 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 26 (0.61%) Windows 10
9 26 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 16 (0.38%) Windows Phone
13 15 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
14 10 (0.23%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.16%) MVS
15 7 (0.16%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1923 (45.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1856 (43.60%) MVC
3 810 (19.03%) TDD
4 800 (18.79%) Scrum
5 787 (18.49%) Software Engineering
6 639 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
7 638 (14.99%) Web Development
8 564 (13.25%) SDLC
9 563 (13.23%) Unit Testing
10 544 (12.78%) OO
11 534 (12.54%) Test Automation
12 406 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
13 270 (6.34%) BDD
14 252 (5.92%) Mentoring
15 249 (5.85%) ETL
16 245 (5.76%) DevOps
17 242 (5.68%) SOLID
18 205 (4.82%) Front End Development
19 196 (4.60%) OOP
20 174 (4.09%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3349 (78.67%) C#
2 2147 (50.43%) SQL
3 1883 (44.23%) JavaScript
4 723 (16.98%) T-SQL
5 525 (12.33%) C++
6 450 (10.57%) VB.NET
7 325 (7.63%) PowerShell
8 311 (7.31%) Java
9 279 (6.55%) C
10 221 (5.19%) Python
11 134 (3.15%) PHP
12 120 (2.82%) VB
13 106 (2.49%) TypeScript
14 71 (1.67%) Perl
15 65 (1.53%) XAML
16 60 (1.41%) X++
17 54 (1.27%) VBA
18 44 (1.03%) Bash Shell
19 38 (0.89%) Ruby
20 37 (0.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 683 (16.04%) Degree
2 159 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 87 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 63 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 59 (1.39%) ISEB
8 30 (0.70%) PhD
9 28 (0.66%) MCSD
9 28 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
10 26 (0.61%) MCTS
11 24 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.47%) MCITP
13 13 (0.31%) HND
13 13 (0.31%) MCP
14 11 (0.26%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.23%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.23%) MCPD
16 9 (0.21%) ISEB Practitioner
17 5 (0.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (6.37%) QA
2 38 (0.89%) SLA
3 23 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.47%) WCAG
5 18 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.38%) GDPR
6 16 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (0.31%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.094%) DICOM
9 4 (0.094%) HL7
9 4 (0.094%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.094%) MISRA
9 4 (0.094%) PMO
10 3 (0.070%) Basel II
10 3 (0.070%) IEC 62304
10 3 (0.070%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.047%) MISRA C
12 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.023%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 42 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.78%) Docker
4 32 (0.75%) Firmware
5 19 (0.45%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.12%) vCloud
8 3 (0.070%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.023%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.023%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.023%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.023%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 42 (0.99%) Puppet
3 37 (0.87%) Ansible
4 32 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (0.40%) SCCM
6 13 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.14%) Perfmon
9 5 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 5 (0.12%) Control-M
10 4 (0.094%) Grafana
11 3 (0.070%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.070%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.070%) Kibana
11 3 (0.070%) logstash
11 3 (0.070%) SCOM
11 3 (0.070%) Terraform
11 3 (0.070%) WSUS
12 2 (0.047%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1801 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 176 (4.13%) Oracle
3 146 (3.43%) Xamarin
4 84 (1.97%) Google
5 81 (1.90%) SAP
6 69 (1.62%) Sitecore
7 59 (1.39%) Telerik
8 58 (1.36%) HP
9 45 (1.06%) Tableau
10 42 (0.99%) VMware
11 41 (0.96%) Adobe
12 36 (0.85%) IBM
13 34 (0.80%) Splunk
14 30 (0.70%) EMC
15 28 (0.66%) RedGate
16 24 (0.56%) TOWER Software
17 21 (0.49%) Cognizant
18 19 (0.45%) Marketo
19 18 (0.42%) DevExpress
20 17 (0.40%) Cognos