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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 138 121
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 2151 2487 2743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.52% 2.38% 2.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.77% 13.20% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1858 2128 2377
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £28,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £60,000 £62,500
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 16839 18835 17358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.72% 18.04% 16.21%
Number of salaries quoted 14154 16122 14558
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +7 1951 £43,000 +1.17% 295
South East +29 495 £45,000 +4.65% 59
London -14 485 £55,000 +10.00% 75
North West -13 206 £37,500 +2.73% 53
East of England +4 205 £42,500 - 26
Yorkshire -10 188 £40,000 +6.66% 29
West Midlands +22 152 £40,000 +6.66% 18
South West 0 145 £40,000 +6.66% 16
Manchester -9 144 £37,500 -6.25% 36
Hampshire +44 133 £40,000 - 13
West Yorkshire -16 129 £40,000 +6.66% 14
City of London +48 104 £55,000 - 17
Leeds -10 90 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Berkshire +31 84 £52,500 +5.00% 11
Wales +59 81 £41,500 +38.33% 6
East Midlands -5 81 £37,500 -1.31% 12
Scotland +49 80 £40,000 +9.58% 5
Surrey +6 78 £52,500 +5.00% 10
West Sussex +19 75 £42,500 +7.59% 6
Birmingham +7 74 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire +31 73 £45,000 - 8
South Wales +67 70 £42,500 +30.76% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 54 £42,500 +6.25% 11
Glasgow +35 52 £34,000 -4.89% 1
Hertfordshire +18 52 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Bristol +18 49 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Cambridge +7 46 £42,500 +6.25% 9
Somerset -1 46 £35,000 -6.66% 7
Milton Keynes +22 42 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Cardiff +34 41 £39,250 +12.14% 3

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3191 (77.49%) C#
2 3189 (77.44%) .NET
3 2430 (59.01%) SQL Server
4 2109 (51.21%) ASP.NET
5 1962 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
6 1945 (47.23%) SQL
7 1853 (45.00%) JavaScript
8 1836 (44.58%) Microsoft
9 1713 (41.60%) HTML
10 1634 (39.68%) MVC
11 1433 (34.80%) CSS
12 1097 (26.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 1080 (26.23%) .NET Framework
14 1022 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 888 (21.56%) TDD
16 879 (21.35%) jQuery
17 814 (19.77%) Software Engineering
18 793 (19.26%) Scrum
19 752 (18.26%) Web Services
20 735 (17.85%) XML
21 718 (17.44%) Finance
22 711 (17.27%) Windows
23 706 (17.14%) MS Excel
24 686 (16.66%) Degree
25 652 (15.83%) HTML5
26 644 (15.64%) ASP.NET Web API
27 632 (15.35%) WCF
28 625 (15.18%) T-SQL
29 608 (14.76%) AngularJS
30 607 (14.74%) Web Development

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
1 356 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 339 (8.23%) IIS
3 243 (5.90%) CMS
4 127 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
5 112 (2.72%) EPiServer
6 88 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 82 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 69 (1.68%) Umbraco
9 60 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 57 (1.38%) Tomcat
11 40 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
12 38 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
13 37 (0.90%) NServiceBus
14 33 (0.80%) Apache
15 30 (0.73%) Confluence
16 26 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
17 19 (0.46%) MS Exchange
18 16 (0.39%) Commerce Server
19 13 (0.32%) JBoss
20 10 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 706 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 145 (3.52%) MS Office
3 29 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 25 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 21 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
6 20 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 18 (0.44%) MS Visio
8 12 (0.29%) InDesign
9 10 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.19%) 3ds Max
10 8 (0.19%) Maya
11 7 (0.17%) MicroStation
12 6 (0.15%) Mingle
13 5 (0.12%) MS Project
14 2 (0.049%) Siemens NX
15 1 (0.024%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 114 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 13 (0.32%) Maximo
5 11 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 6 (0.15%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.12%) PlanetPress Connect
9 4 (0.097%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.073%) Markit EDM
10 3 (0.073%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.073%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.073%) Scribe Insight
10 3 (0.073%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.049%) nopCommerce
11 2 (0.049%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.049%) Teamcenter
11 2 (0.049%) Visualfiles
12 1 (0.024%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.024%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 603 (14.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 89 (2.16%) SaaS
4 65 (1.58%) Office 365
5 58 (1.41%) GitHub
5 58 (1.41%) PaaS
6 32 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 22 (0.53%) IaaS
9 11 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
10 7 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.12%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.12%) Google Play
11 5 (0.12%) iPaaS
11 5 (0.12%) iTunes
12 4 (0.097%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.097%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.097%) Loggly
12 4 (0.097%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 136 (3.30%) Intranet
2 104 (2.53%) Internet
3 67 (1.63%) HTTP
4 50 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 48 (1.17%) Ethernet
6 34 (0.83%) DNS
7 25 (0.61%) SSL
8 23 (0.56%) RS-232
9 19 (0.46%) Network Security
10 17 (0.41%) Firewall
11 16 (0.39%) DHCP
12 12 (0.29%) SMTP
13 10 (0.24%) SAN
13 10 (0.24%) Skype
14 9 (0.22%) NAS
14 9 (0.22%) SMS
15 8 (0.19%) LAN
16 7 (0.17%) NFC
16 7 (0.17%) VLAN
17 6 (0.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2430 (59.01%) SQL Server
2 488 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 427 (10.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 426 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 420 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 249 (6.05%) Relational Database
7 173 (4.20%) SQL Server 2014
8 172 (4.18%) MySQL
9 171 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 157 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
11 117 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 77 (1.87%) NoSQL
13 73 (1.77%) MongoDB
14 70 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
15 68 (1.65%) Power BI
16 67 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
17 64 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
18 59 (1.43%) RDBMS
19 58 (1.41%) Big Data
20 56 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1097 (26.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 530 (12.87%) Git (software)
3 271 (6.58%) Selenium
4 268 (6.51%) Subversion
5 220 (5.34%) JIRA
6 186 (4.52%) NUnit
7 155 (3.76%) SpecFlow
8 153 (3.72%) TeamCity
9 144 (3.50%) Eclipse
10 120 (2.91%) WebDriver
11 111 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
12 82 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 71 (1.72%) Cucumber
14 69 (1.68%) HP UFT
14 69 (1.68%) JMeter
14 69 (1.68%) Octopus Deploy
15 68 (1.65%) MSTest
16 67 (1.63%) Jenkins
16 67 (1.63%) Maven
17 62 (1.51%) ReSharper
General
1 718 (17.44%) Finance
2 160 (3.89%) Banking
3 136 (3.30%) Marketing
4 111 (2.70%) Games
5 109 (2.65%) Retail
6 88 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 78 (1.89%) Advertising
8 76 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 64 (1.55%) Legal
10 63 (1.53%) Electronics
11 45 (1.09%) Publishing
12 33 (0.80%) Back Office
13 32 (0.78%) Aerospace
14 31 (0.75%) Law
15 30 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.51%) Automotive
16 21 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.49%) Front Office
18 17 (0.41%) Military
19 14 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2779 (67.48%) Developer
2 1474 (35.79%) .NET Developer
3 1291 (31.35%) C# Developer
4 889 (21.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 501 (12.17%) Software Developer
6 500 (12.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 451 (10.95%) Senior Developer
8 421 (10.22%) Software Engineer
9 407 (9.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 301 (7.31%) Analyst
11 298 (7.24%) Web Developer
12 282 (6.85%) SQL Developer
13 255 (6.19%) .NET Software Developer
14 238 (5.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 238 (5.78%) Senior .NET Developer
15 219 (5.32%) Senior C# Developer
16 214 (5.20%) C# Software Developer
17 169 (4.10%) .NET Web Developer
18 151 (3.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
19 148 (3.59%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3189 (77.44%) .NET
2 2109 (51.21%) ASP.NET
3 1713 (41.60%) HTML
4 1433 (34.80%) CSS
5 1080 (26.23%) .NET Framework
6 1022 (24.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 879 (21.35%) jQuery
8 752 (18.26%) Web Services
9 735 (17.85%) XML
10 652 (15.83%) HTML5
11 644 (15.64%) ASP.NET Web API
12 632 (15.35%) WCF
13 608 (14.76%) AngularJS
14 592 (14.38%) Entity Framework
15 388 (9.42%) Ajax
16 365 (8.86%) WPF
17 311 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 303 (7.36%) CSS3
19 281 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 269 (6.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 372 (9.03%) Computer Science
2 317 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (5.05%) Mobile App
4 207 (5.03%) User Experience
5 124 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
6 120 (2.91%) iPad
7 99 (2.40%) Algorithms
8 71 (1.72%) Management Information System
9 68 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 55 (1.34%) N-Tier
11 54 (1.31%) Fintech
12 45 (1.09%) Clustering
13 44 (1.07%) PMI
14 36 (0.87%) W3C
15 34 (0.83%) Mainframe
16 24 (0.58%) Social Media
17 23 (0.56%) Data Structures
17 23 (0.56%) Derivative
18 20 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 18 (0.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 711 (17.27%) Windows
2 163 (3.96%) Linux
3 108 (2.62%) Android
4 95 (2.31%) Apple iOS
5 94 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 52 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
8 36 (0.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 36 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (0.75%) Unix
10 24 (0.58%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 20 (0.49%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.41%) Windows 10
14 11 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 9 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.19%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.12%) CentOS
18 4 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1962 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
2 1634 (39.68%) MVC
3 888 (21.56%) TDD
4 814 (19.77%) Software Engineering
5 793 (19.26%) Scrum
6 607 (14.74%) Web Development
7 579 (14.06%) OO
8 568 (13.79%) SDLC
9 541 (13.14%) Unit Testing
10 461 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
11 283 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
12 277 (6.73%) BDD
13 246 (5.97%) OOD
14 218 (5.29%) Mentoring
15 204 (4.95%) SOA
16 200 (4.86%) SOLID
17 197 (4.78%) OOP
18 180 (4.37%) CRM
19 179 (4.35%) Test Scripting
20 178 (4.32%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3191 (77.49%) C#
2 1945 (47.23%) SQL
3 1853 (45.00%) JavaScript
4 625 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 511 (12.41%) C++
6 382 (9.28%) VB.NET
7 367 (8.91%) Java
8 224 (5.44%) C
9 197 (4.78%) PowerShell
10 195 (4.74%) VB
11 129 (3.13%) Python
12 116 (2.82%) PHP
13 110 (2.67%) XPath
14 77 (1.87%) VBA
15 69 (1.68%) VB6
16 56 (1.36%) TypeScript
17 51 (1.24%) XAML
18 43 (1.04%) Embedded C
19 38 (0.92%) VBScript
20 34 (0.83%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 686 (16.66%) Degree
2 127 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 114 (2.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (2.19%) ISTQB
5 86 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 79 (1.92%) ISEB
7 44 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 25 (0.61%) PhD
9 24 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (0.44%) MCP
11 16 (0.39%) MCSE
11 16 (0.39%) MCTS
12 9 (0.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 9 (0.22%) MCITP
12 9 (0.22%) MCSD
13 6 (0.15%) MCSA
14 5 (0.12%) HND
14 5 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.097%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 413 (10.03%) QA
2 42 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 15 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.36%) SLA
5 11 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.19%) HL7
7 8 (0.19%) WCAG
8 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.097%) ISO20022
10 3 (0.073%) SDET
11 2 (0.049%) TickIT
12 1 (0.024%) CDISC
12 1 (0.024%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.024%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.024%) ISO13485
12 1 (0.024%) ISO27005
12 1 (0.024%) MISRA
12 1 (0.024%) MISRA C
System Software
1 74 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 39 (0.95%) Docker
3 33 (0.80%) Firmware
4 32 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.17%) XenApp
8 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
8 6 (0.15%) vSphere
9 4 (0.097%) LXC
9 4 (0.097%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.073%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.073%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.049%) KVM
Systems Management
1 31 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (0.61%) Puppet
3 21 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.32%) Ansible
4 13 (0.32%) Control-M
5 6 (0.15%) Kibana
5 6 (0.15%) Perfmon
5 6 (0.15%) SCCM
6 5 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.12%) logstash
6 5 (0.12%) SCOM
7 3 (0.073%) cPanel
7 3 (0.073%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (0.073%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.073%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.049%) Graphite
8 2 (0.049%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.049%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.024%) WSUS
9 1 (0.024%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1836 (44.58%) Microsoft
2 241 (5.85%) Oracle
3 119 (2.89%) IBM
4 87 (2.11%) Xamarin
5 64 (1.55%) HP
6 62 (1.51%) Tableau
7 53 (1.29%) Telerik
8 50 (1.21%) Adobe
9 48 (1.17%) Sitecore
10 37 (0.90%) SAP
11 32 (0.78%) VMware
12 29 (0.70%) Google
13 25 (0.61%) DevExpress
14 24 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (0.49%) RedGate
16 16 (0.39%) Atlassian
16 16 (0.39%) Cognizant
17 15 (0.36%) NEC
18 13 (0.32%) Citrix
18 13 (0.32%) Twitter
Suffolk
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Crimson Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits!
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £34,619
Posted: 15 hours ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ISL
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + private healthcare
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Romford, Essex
Montash
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £31000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ruislip, Middlesex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £25,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum bonus and benefits and remote workin
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Lewis Paige
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Yoh
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago