Period
to 21 January 2021

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 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 235 194 145
Rank change year-on-year -41 -49 +3
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 851 2,272 3,668
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.80% 2.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.45% 9.29% 12.23%
Number of salaries quoted 783 1,917 3,281
Median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,300 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 13,192 24,445 30,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 19.36% 19.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,874 19,414 24,152
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £35,691 £33,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Visual Studio.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 January 2021. 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 -47 764 £47,500 -5.00% 206
UK excluding London -68 564 £45,000 - 176
London -4 254 £62,500 +8.70% 46
South East -66 149 £47,500 - 40
North of England +4 143 £45,000 +2.27% 51
Work from Home -49 138 £46,250 -2.63% 54
Midlands -4 95 £45,000 -10.00% 32
North West +5 82 £45,000 +2.27% 29
South West -2 71 £42,500 +3.34% 18
West Midlands +11 60 £41,750 -20.48% 13
Yorkshire +5 55 £45,000 +9.76% 15
East of England +41 50 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Scotland -6 50 £37,500 -2.60% 9
East Midlands +6 34 £47,500 +5.56% 19
North East +22 6 £36,250 -29.27% 7
Wales +6 6 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 581 (68.27%) C#
2 555 (65.22%) .NET
3 472 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
4 408 (47.94%) Azure
5 402 (47.24%) Microsoft
6 364 (42.77%) SQL Server
7 360 (42.30%) SQL
8 335 (39.37%) JavaScript
9 289 (33.96%) HTML
10 266 (31.26%) CSS
11 259 (30.43%) ASP.NET
12 247 (29.02%) DevOps
13 197 (23.15%) MVC
14 178 (20.92%) Software Engineering
15 163 (19.15%) Git (software)
16 161 (18.92%) Scrum
17 156 (18.33%) Degree
18 148 (17.39%) Windows
19 137 (16.10%) .NET Framework
20 136 (15.98%) Web Development
21 135 (15.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 135 (15.86%) OO
21 135 (15.86%) AngularJS
22 133 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
23 130 (15.28%) .NET Core
23 130 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 129 (15.16%) XML
25 120 (14.10%) Test Automation
26 118 (13.87%) TDD
26 118 (13.87%) Finance

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 62 (7.29%) IIS
2 32 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (2.47%) CMS
4 21 (2.47%) Confluence
5 18 (2.12%) Umbraco
6 9 (1.06%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (0.82%) NServiceBus
8 6 (0.71%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.35%) Apache
10 3 (0.35%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.24%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.29%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (1.29%) InVision
3 11 (1.29%) Sketch
4 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 80 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.71%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.35%) Maximo
6 2 (0.24%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.12%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 408 (47.94%) Azure
2 107 (12.57%) Power Platform
3 96 (11.28%) Dynamics 365
4 52 (6.11%) AWS
5 34 (4.00%) SaaS
6 29 (3.41%) PowerApps
7 27 (3.17%) GCP
8 26 (3.06%) Azure Data Factory
9 25 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
10 23 (2.70%) Serverless
11 21 (2.47%) PaaS
12 19 (2.23%) Logic Apps
12 19 (2.23%) npm
13 18 (2.12%) Office 365
14 17 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 16 (1.88%) GitHub
16 10 (1.18%) IaaS
17 8 (0.94%) Slack
18 7 (0.82%) Azure Functions
18 7 (0.82%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.00%) Internet
2 12 (1.41%) Ethernet
3 9 (1.06%) Firewall
4 8 (0.94%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.94%) VPN
5 6 (0.71%) HTTP
6 5 (0.59%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.47%) DNS
7 4 (0.47%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (0.35%) WAN
9 2 (0.24%) LAN
9 2 (0.24%) Skype
9 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.12%) VoIP
10 1 (0.12%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (42.77%) SQL Server
2 135 (15.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (15.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (6.11%) Power BI
5 41 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 34 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 31 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 25 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.23%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (1.88%) Tableau
12 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (1.65%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (1.53%) MySQL
14 13 (1.53%) Redis
14 13 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (1.29%) RDBMS
17 10 (1.18%) Informix
Development Applications
1 163 (19.15%) Git (software)
2 105 (12.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 73 (8.58%) Selenium
4 57 (6.70%) Visual Studio Code
5 44 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 43 (5.05%) JIRA
7 37 (4.35%) Eclipse
8 33 (3.88%) SpecFlow
9 31 (3.64%) Subversion
10 28 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 28 (3.29%) Postman
11 25 (2.94%) NUnit
12 22 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 22 (2.59%) TeamCity
13 16 (1.88%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
15 12 (1.41%) Moq
16 11 (1.29%) WebDriver
17 10 (1.18%) SoapUI
18 9 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 118 (13.87%) Finance
2 46 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 45 (5.29%) Banking
4 41 (4.82%) Private Banking
5 31 (3.64%) Marketing
6 28 (3.29%) Games
7 23 (2.70%) Public Sector
8 21 (2.47%) Retail
9 20 (2.35%) Electronics
10 15 (1.76%) Law
11 13 (1.53%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.29%) Legal
12 11 (1.29%) Publishing
13 10 (1.18%) Advertising
14 9 (1.06%) Back Office
15 8 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.94%) Telecoms
16 5 (0.59%) Automotive
17 4 (0.47%) Front Office
17 4 (0.47%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 524 (61.57%) Developer
2 195 (22.91%) .NET Developer
3 148 (17.39%) C# Developer
4 105 (12.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 103 (12.10%) Software Engineer
6 102 (11.99%) Software Developer
7 55 (6.46%) Senior Developer
8 44 (5.17%) Full Stack Developer
9 36 (4.23%) Angular Developer
10 34 (4.00%) Architect
10 34 (4.00%) SQL Developer
11 32 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.64%) Consultant
13 29 (3.41%) .NET Software Developer
13 29 (3.41%) Lead Developer
14 28 (3.29%) C# Software Developer
14 28 (3.29%) Embedded Engineer
14 28 (3.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 28 (3.29%) Junior
15 27 (3.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 555 (65.22%) .NET
2 289 (33.96%) HTML
3 266 (31.26%) CSS
4 259 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 137 (16.10%) .NET Framework
6 135 (15.86%) AngularJS
7 130 (15.28%) .NET Core
8 129 (15.16%) XML
9 115 (13.51%) jQuery
10 108 (12.69%) ASP.NET Web API
11 105 (12.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 94 (11.05%) HTML5
13 84 (9.87%) WCF
14 80 (9.40%) React
15 75 (8.81%) REST
16 63 (7.40%) Entity Framework
17 60 (7.05%) JSON
17 60 (7.05%) Web Services
18 58 (6.82%) WPF
19 50 (5.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (7.52%) User Experience
3 34 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (2.59%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.00%) Cloud Native
8 15 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 12 (1.41%) Life Science
9 12 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.41%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 9 (1.06%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.94%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.94%) Web 2.0
12 7 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (0.82%) Equities
12 7 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.59%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 148 (17.39%) Windows
2 41 (4.82%) Linux
3 18 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.82%) Android
6 7 (0.82%) VMS
7 6 (0.71%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.24%) Unix
11 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (55.46%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (29.02%) DevOps
3 197 (23.15%) MVC
4 178 (20.92%) Software Engineering
5 161 (18.92%) Scrum
6 136 (15.98%) Web Development
7 135 (15.86%) OO
8 133 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
9 120 (14.10%) Test Automation
10 118 (13.87%) TDD
11 100 (11.75%) Business Intelligence
12 88 (10.34%) CRM
13 86 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
14 84 (9.87%) Microservices
15 76 (8.93%) Computer Science
15 76 (8.93%) OOD
16 71 (8.34%) Unit Testing
17 70 (8.23%) SDLC
18 52 (6.11%) OOP
19 48 (5.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 581 (68.27%) C#
2 360 (42.30%) SQL
3 335 (39.37%) JavaScript
4 117 (13.75%) T-SQL
5 102 (11.99%) C++
6 86 (10.11%) Python
7 58 (6.82%) TypeScript
8 56 (6.58%) PowerShell
9 47 (5.52%) C
10 34 (4.00%) VB.NET
11 33 (3.88%) R
12 21 (2.47%) Embedded C
12 21 (2.47%) Embedded C++
13 18 (2.12%) VB
14 16 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 16 (1.88%) Java
15 12 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 10 (1.18%) VBA
17 9 (1.06%) Shell Script
18 8 (0.94%) ES7
Qualifications
1 156 (18.33%) Degree
2 49 (5.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 46 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 33 (3.88%) SC Cleared
5 17 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
6 8 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (0.94%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.47%) HND
9 2 (0.24%) ISEB
10 1 (0.12%) HNC
10 1 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) MCITP
10 1 (0.12%) MCSA
10 1 (0.12%) MCSE
10 1 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.17%) QA
2 18 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.41%) SLA
4 9 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.94%) ISO 13485
6 4 (0.47%) GDPR
7 2 (0.24%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 20 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.18%) Docker
4 10 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.71%) Firmware
6 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (2.70%) Terraform
2 14 (1.65%) Puppet
3 12 (1.41%) Ansible
4 9 (1.06%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.59%) MIIS
6 4 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.35%) vRealize
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.12%) OpenView
8 1 (0.12%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 402 (47.24%) Microsoft
2 20 (2.35%) Google
3 17 (2.00%) VMware
4 16 (1.88%) Xamarin
5 13 (1.53%) Adobe
6 12 (1.41%) Oracle
7 9 (1.06%) Sitecore
8 8 (0.94%) Perforce
8 8 (0.94%) SAP
9 7 (0.82%) Apple
9 7 (0.82%) Informatica
9 7 (0.82%) New Relic
9 7 (0.82%) Talend
9 7 (0.82%) Telerik
9 7 (0.82%) Teradata
10 6 (0.71%) Bloomberg
10 6 (0.71%) JD Edwards
10 6 (0.71%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.59%) Altera
11 5 (0.59%) MKS