Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 147 149
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,843 4,279 4,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.39% 2.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.19% 11.84% 12.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,234 3,671 3,882
UK median annual salary £47,265 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.03% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 31,520 36,148 34,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.82% 20.18% 18.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25,242 29,513 29,700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 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 +7 3,549 £47,500 +5.56% 592
UK excluding London +1 2,680 £45,000 +5.88% 522
London +4 1,109 £60,000 +14.29% 130
South East -13 876 £49,000 +14.62% 102
North of England +16 536 £42,500 - 138
Midlands +20 435 £42,000 +8.39% 104
East of England +19 346 £45,000 - 63
North West +44 307 £42,500 +6.25% 62
West Midlands +24 255 £45,000 +5.88% 67
South West -1 243 £40,000 - 55
Scotland +5 206 £45,000 +20.00% 33
Yorkshire -19 196 £40,000 -5.88% 55
East Midlands +26 180 £40,000 +14.29% 37
North East +21 35 £40,000 +17.65% 21
Wales -10 34 £42,500 +13.33% 26
Northern Ireland -8 5 £40,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3,022 (78.64%) C#
2 2,573 (66.95%) .NET
3 2,054 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1,933 (50.30%) SQL
5 1,892 (49.23%) SQL Server
6 1,660 (43.20%) Microsoft
7 1,400 (36.43%) JavaScript
8 1,345 (35.00%) ASP.NET
9 1,218 (31.69%) HTML
10 1,133 (29.48%) MVC
11 1,056 (27.48%) CSS
12 1,021 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 919 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
14 841 (21.88%) Git (software)
15 836 (21.75%) TDD
16 746 (19.41%) Software Engineering
17 734 (19.10%) Scrum
18 720 (18.74%) Windows
19 716 (18.63%) .NET Framework
20 664 (17.28%) Finance
21 638 (16.60%) Web Services
22 633 (16.47%) Test Automation
23 628 (16.34%) AngularJS
24 627 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
25 623 (16.21%) ASP.NET MVC
26 605 (15.74%) jQuery
27 603 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
28 589 (15.33%) WCF
29 583 (15.17%) Degree
30 576 (14.99%) Continuous Integration

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
1 258 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 219 (5.70%) IIS
3 154 (4.01%) CMS
4 91 (2.37%) Confluence
5 86 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
6 76 (1.98%) EPiServer
7 70 (1.82%) Apache
8 69 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
9 60 (1.56%) Apache Spark
10 47 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
11 45 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
12 40 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 28 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 24 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 20 (0.52%) SAS
16 19 (0.49%) Kentico
17 18 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
18 16 (0.42%) GlassFish
19 15 (0.39%) NServiceBus
20 11 (0.29%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 116 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 89 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (1.28%) Photoshop
4 25 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 10 (0.26%) GIMP
6 10 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (0.13%) Fireworks
10 4 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.10%) Revit
11 3 (0.078%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.052%) Maya
12 2 (0.052%) Simulink
12 2 (0.052%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.052%) TargetLink
13 1 (0.026%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 136 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (0.86%) Eloqua
3 28 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 13 (0.34%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
6 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.13%) Sage 200
9 3 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.052%) Endur
11 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.026%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.026%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 1,021 (26.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 354 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 123 (3.20%) npm
4 116 (3.02%) PaaS
5 114 (2.97%) GitHub
6 101 (2.63%) SaaS
7 98 (2.55%) Dynamics 365
8 87 (2.26%) IaaS
9 83 (2.16%) Office 365
10 58 (1.51%) Azure Data Factory
10 58 (1.51%) NuGet
10 58 (1.51%) Serverless
11 54 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
12 50 (1.30%) Azure Functions
13 33 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
14 30 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
15 23 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 22 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
17 21 (0.55%) Data Lake Analytics
18 19 (0.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 88 (2.29%) Internet
2 87 (2.26%) HTTP
3 75 (1.95%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.91%) Modbus
4 35 (0.91%) RS-485
5 33 (0.86%) Firewall
6 26 (0.68%) DNS
7 20 (0.52%) Intranet
8 19 (0.49%) DHCP
9 17 (0.44%) VoIP
10 15 (0.39%) VPN
11 14 (0.36%) Broadband
12 9 (0.23%) VLAN
13 8 (0.21%) Extranet
13 8 (0.21%) HTTPS
14 7 (0.18%) CTI
15 6 (0.16%) IGMP
15 6 (0.16%) RTCP
15 6 (0.16%) RTP
15 6 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,892 (49.23%) SQL Server
2 327 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 325 (8.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 208 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 186 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
6 177 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 157 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 148 (3.85%) Power BI
9 138 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 137 (3.56%) Relational Database
11 135 (3.51%) Azure SQL Database
11 135 (3.51%) MongoDB
12 120 (3.12%) Big Data
13 114 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 114 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
14 103 (2.68%) Cosmos DB
15 89 (2.32%) Oracle Database
16 82 (2.13%) MySQL
17 70 (1.82%) Hadoop
18 59 (1.54%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 919 (23.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 841 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 371 (9.65%) Selenium
4 342 (8.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 294 (7.65%) JIRA
6 214 (5.57%) NUnit
6 214 (5.57%) TeamCity
7 172 (4.48%) Jenkins
8 170 (4.42%) Octopus Deploy
9 164 (4.27%) Subversion
10 163 (4.24%) SpecFlow
11 103 (2.68%) WebDriver
12 99 (2.58%) MSTest
13 95 (2.47%) gulp
14 83 (2.16%) ReSharper
15 82 (2.13%) Maven
16 81 (2.11%) Moq
16 81 (2.11%) Protractor
17 79 (2.06%) Eclipse
17 79 (2.06%) Ranorex
General
1 664 (17.28%) Finance
2 202 (5.26%) Marketing
3 123 (3.20%) Retail
4 112 (2.91%) Banking
4 112 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 75 (1.95%) Advertising
6 72 (1.87%) Automotive
7 59 (1.54%) Games
8 46 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 45 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 41 (1.07%) Law
11 33 (0.86%) Back Office
12 31 (0.81%) Electronics
13 29 (0.75%) Legal
14 16 (0.42%) Front Office
15 14 (0.36%) Billing
16 13 (0.34%) Publishing
17 11 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 7 (0.18%) French Language
18 7 (0.18%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 2,469 (64.25%) Developer
2 1,168 (30.39%) .NET Developer
3 944 (24.56%) C# Developer
4 657 (17.10%) C# .NET Developer
5 559 (14.55%) Software Developer
6 401 (10.43%) Senior Developer
7 361 (9.39%) Software Engineer
8 288 (7.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 225 (5.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 223 (5.80%) C# Software Developer
11 219 (5.70%) SQL Developer
12 209 (5.44%) Senior .NET Developer
13 200 (5.20%) .NET Software Developer
14 197 (5.13%) Web Developer
15 180 (4.68%) Analyst
16 169 (4.40%) Junior
17 160 (4.16%) Architect
18 143 (3.72%) Senior C# Developer
19 123 (3.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
19 123 (3.20%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,573 (66.95%) .NET
2 1,345 (35.00%) ASP.NET
3 1,218 (31.69%) HTML
4 1,056 (27.48%) CSS
5 716 (18.63%) .NET Framework
6 638 (16.60%) Web Services
7 628 (16.34%) AngularJS
8 623 (16.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 605 (15.74%) jQuery
10 603 (15.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 589 (15.33%) WCF
12 470 (12.23%) HTML5
13 439 (11.42%) XML
14 344 (8.95%) Entity Framework
15 342 (8.90%) SOAP
16 327 (8.51%) RESTful
17 288 (7.49%) JSON
18 281 (7.31%) WPF
19 266 (6.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 264 (6.87%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 280 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 237 (6.17%) User Experience
3 193 (5.02%) Greenfield Project
4 124 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 109 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 106 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 104 (2.71%) Fintech
8 102 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 84 (2.19%) Algorithms
10 54 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 53 (1.38%) Reinsurance
12 48 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 46 (1.20%) Equities
13 46 (1.20%) Fixed Income
14 42 (1.09%) N-Tier
15 40 (1.04%) Cloud Native
16 39 (1.01%) Social Media
17 37 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
18 36 (0.94%) CAN bus
19 34 (0.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 720 (18.74%) Windows
2 268 (6.97%) Linux
3 187 (4.87%) Android
4 151 (3.93%) Apple iOS
5 110 (2.86%) Windows Server
6 75 (1.95%) Windows 10
7 54 (1.41%) Unix
8 36 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.88%) FreeRTOS
10 23 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (0.31%) VMS
14 8 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 7 (0.18%) Embedded Linux
16 5 (0.13%) Debian
16 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.078%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.078%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.078%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,054 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 1,133 (29.48%) MVC
3 836 (21.75%) TDD
4 746 (19.41%) Software Engineering
5 734 (19.10%) Scrum
6 633 (16.47%) Test Automation
7 627 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
8 576 (14.99%) Continuous Integration
9 550 (14.31%) OO
10 502 (13.06%) Unit Testing
11 473 (12.31%) DevOps
12 439 (11.42%) SDLC
13 436 (11.35%) Web Development
14 317 (8.25%) Computer Science
15 308 (8.01%) BDD
16 285 (7.42%) SOLID
17 283 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
18 250 (6.51%) Analytics
19 247 (6.43%) Microservices
20 233 (6.06%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3,022 (78.64%) C#
2 1,933 (50.30%) SQL
3 1,400 (36.43%) JavaScript
4 567 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 479 (12.46%) C++
6 407 (10.59%) Java
7 292 (7.60%) PowerShell
8 291 (7.57%) Python
9 210 (5.46%) C
10 184 (4.79%) VB
10 184 (4.79%) VB.NET
11 124 (3.23%) TypeScript
12 79 (2.06%) PHP
12 79 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 48 (1.25%) VBA
14 47 (1.22%) Ruby
15 46 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 43 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 40 (1.04%) VB6
18 38 (0.99%) XAML
Qualifications
1 583 (15.17%) Degree
2 164 (4.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 88 (2.29%) ISTQB
4 78 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 60 (1.56%) ISEB
6 43 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 30 (0.78%) SAFe Agilist
8 28 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
9 22 (0.57%) PMI Certification
10 21 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (0.39%) HND
13 13 (0.34%) MCSE
14 11 (0.29%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.26%) MCT
16 9 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.21%) CISSP
18 5 (0.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 321 (8.35%) QA
2 73 (1.90%) GDPR
3 41 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.44%) SLA
5 16 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.21%) EMIR
7 8 (0.21%) MiFID
8 5 (0.13%) PMO
9 4 (0.10%) FATCA
9 4 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.078%) DICOM
11 2 (0.052%) HAZOP
11 2 (0.052%) HL7
11 2 (0.052%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.052%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.026%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.026%) ISO 15765
12 1 (0.026%) MISRA
12 1 (0.026%) MISRA C
System Software
1 134 (3.49%) Docker
2 113 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 63 (1.64%) Firmware
4 45 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 39 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (0.47%) VirtualBox
8 14 (0.36%) LXC
9 7 (0.18%) KVM
10 3 (0.078%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.052%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.052%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.026%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.026%) Xen
Systems Management
1 61 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 59 (1.54%) Terraform
3 58 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (1.35%) Ansible
5 51 (1.33%) Kubernetes
6 47 (1.22%) Puppet
7 18 (0.47%) HP ALM
8 14 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (0.31%) Kibana
10 11 (0.29%) Grafana
10 11 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 10 (0.26%) Automic
12 9 (0.23%) Dollar Universe
13 7 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.16%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (0.13%) SCOM
16 4 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
16 4 (0.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 1,660 (43.20%) Microsoft
2 249 (6.48%) Oracle
3 111 (2.89%) Xamarin
4 92 (2.39%) Google
5 52 (1.35%) Sitecore
6 45 (1.17%) VMware
7 39 (1.01%) Atlassian
7 39 (1.01%) IBM
8 34 (0.88%) Pega
8 34 (0.88%) Telerik
9 31 (0.81%) Tableau
10 30 (0.78%) Marketo
11 29 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (0.73%) Alias
13 27 (0.70%) Infragistics
14 25 (0.65%) DevExpress
15 24 (0.62%) HP
16 21 (0.55%) TIBCO
17 19 (0.49%) Databricks
18 18 (0.47%) webMethods