Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 140 124
Rank change year-on-year -3 -16 -18
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4353 4849 5605
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.45% 2.40% 2.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.91% 13.22% 15.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3823 4422 4954
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual 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 36545 36669 36927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.57% 18.17% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30047 31649 30980
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 3910 £43,500 +2.35% 213
UK excluding London +13 3217 £40,000 - 165
London -27 1076 £52,500 +5.00% 57
South East +9 929 £43,500 +1.16% 56
North of England -20 766 £40,000 +6.67% 38
Midlands +9 465 £42,500 +13.38% 20
East of England +8 408 £42,500 - 23
North West -2 404 £37,500 - 28
Yorkshire -26 348 £40,000 +6.67% 9
West Midlands +32 313 £42,500 +18.06% 10
South West -23 285 £37,500 -1.96% 19
Scotland +82 228 £37,500 -7.41% 5
East Midlands -14 152 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Wales +37 124 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Northern Ireland -1 14 £34,000 +70.00% 2
North East -11 14 £35,000 +10.65% 1
Isle of Man +4 4 - -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 3361 (77.21%) C#
2 3306 (75.95%) .NET
3 2471 (56.77%) SQL Server
4 2148 (49.35%) SQL
5 2146 (49.30%) ASP.NET
6 2013 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
7 1969 (45.23%) JavaScript
8 1835 (42.15%) Microsoft
9 1822 (41.86%) MVC
10 1797 (41.28%) HTML
11 1453 (33.38%) CSS
12 1087 (24.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1064 (24.44%) .NET Framework
14 999 (22.95%) jQuery
15 997 (22.90%) Team Foundation Server
16 920 (21.13%) Software Engineering
17 881 (20.24%) TDD
18 875 (20.10%) Windows
19 856 (19.66%) AngularJS
20 838 (19.25%) Scrum
21 785 (18.03%) Web Services
22 751 (17.25%) Finance
23 749 (17.21%) Degree
24 715 (16.43%) ASP.NET Web API
25 712 (16.36%) T-SQL
26 675 (15.51%) HTML5
27 662 (15.21%) Test Automation
28 647 (14.86%) XML
29 646 (14.84%) WCF
30 645 (14.82%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 313 (7.19%) IIS
2 276 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 217 (4.99%) CMS
4 119 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
5 90 (2.07%) EPiServer
6 80 (1.84%) Umbraco
7 63 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 60 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 57 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 52 (1.19%) Tomcat
11 49 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 46 (1.06%) Confluence
13 31 (0.71%) Apache
14 28 (0.64%) NServiceBus
15 25 (0.57%) Kentico
16 23 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
18 15 (0.34%) DNN
19 14 (0.32%) Documentum
20 13 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 161 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (0.83%) Photoshop
4 34 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 27 (0.62%) InfoPath
6 22 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 20 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 19 (0.44%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
10 4 (0.092%) Mingle
10 4 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
11 3 (0.069%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.023%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.023%) InDesign
12 1 (0.023%) MicroStation
12 1 (0.023%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 72 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.44%) Eloqua
4 9 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.16%) Maximo
6 5 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.11%) PlanetPress Connect
6 5 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.092%) assyst
8 3 (0.069%) iTrent
8 3 (0.069%) ResourceLink
8 3 (0.069%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.069%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.069%) Scribe Insight
8 3 (0.069%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.046%) MetaTrader
9 2 (0.046%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.023%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.023%) Epicor Tropos
10 1 (0.023%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 645 (14.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 166 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 99 (2.27%) SaaS
4 75 (1.72%) GitHub
5 72 (1.65%) PaaS
6 64 (1.47%) Office 365
7 43 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
9 22 (0.51%) IaaS
10 21 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 14 (0.32%) iTunes
12 13 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
13 12 (0.28%) iPaaS
14 10 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 9 (0.21%) BrowserStack
15 9 (0.21%) Google Play
16 7 (0.16%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.16%) Boomi
17 6 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.63%) Ethernet
1 71 (1.63%) Intranet
2 70 (1.61%) Internet
3 66 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 62 (1.42%) HTTP
5 40 (0.92%) DNS
6 30 (0.69%) Firewall
7 29 (0.67%) RS-232
8 24 (0.55%) SSL
9 23 (0.53%) ATM
10 19 (0.44%) Wireless
11 16 (0.37%) Network Security
12 11 (0.25%) DHCP
12 11 (0.25%) FTP
13 10 (0.23%) LAN
13 10 (0.23%) SMS
13 10 (0.23%) SMTP
14 9 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.21%) Skype
15 8 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2471 (56.77%) SQL Server
2 485 (11.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 446 (10.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 440 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 387 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 263 (6.04%) Relational Database
7 197 (4.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 193 (4.43%) MySQL
9 160 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 136 (3.12%) NoSQL
12 126 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
13 105 (2.41%) MongoDB
14 104 (2.39%) Power BI
15 85 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 78 (1.79%) RDBMS
17 55 (1.26%) Redis
18 47 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
18 47 (1.08%) QlikView
19 40 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 997 (22.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 566 (13.00%) Git (software)
3 333 (7.65%) JIRA
4 327 (7.51%) Selenium
4 327 (7.51%) Subversion
5 222 (5.10%) TeamCity
6 201 (4.62%) NUnit
7 174 (4.00%) SpecFlow
8 168 (3.86%) Eclipse
9 146 (3.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 133 (3.06%) WebDriver
11 130 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
12 108 (2.48%) Jenkins
13 83 (1.91%) Protractor
14 78 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
15 74 (1.70%) Cucumber
16 73 (1.68%) ReSharper
17 70 (1.61%) Android Studio
18 67 (1.54%) Maven
19 64 (1.47%) HP UFT
General
1 751 (17.25%) Finance
2 218 (5.01%) Marketing
3 183 (4.20%) Games
4 175 (4.02%) Banking
5 163 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 152 (3.49%) Retail
7 121 (2.78%) Manufacturing
8 111 (2.55%) Electronics
9 85 (1.95%) Legal
10 67 (1.54%) Investment Banking
11 55 (1.26%) Advertising
12 44 (1.01%) Financial Institution
13 43 (0.99%) Law
14 35 (0.80%) Retail Banking
15 33 (0.76%) Aerospace
16 31 (0.71%) Publishing
17 26 (0.60%) Automotive
17 26 (0.60%) Back Office
18 23 (0.53%) Front Office
19 21 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2996 (68.83%) Developer
2 1505 (34.57%) .NET Developer
3 1264 (29.04%) C# Developer
4 862 (19.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 539 (12.38%) Software Developer
6 507 (11.65%) Senior Developer
7 494 (11.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 471 (10.82%) Software Engineer
9 344 (7.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 344 (7.90%) SQL Developer
10 297 (6.82%) Web Developer
11 265 (6.09%) Senior .NET Developer
12 229 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 224 (5.15%) Analyst
14 221 (5.08%) Senior C# Developer
15 212 (4.87%) .NET Software Developer
16 208 (4.78%) C# Software Developer
17 177 (4.07%) C++ Software Engineer
18 176 (4.04%) .NET Web Developer
19 173 (3.97%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3306 (75.95%) .NET
2 2146 (49.30%) ASP.NET
3 1797 (41.28%) HTML
4 1453 (33.38%) CSS
5 1087 (24.97%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1064 (24.44%) .NET Framework
7 999 (22.95%) jQuery
8 856 (19.66%) AngularJS
9 785 (18.03%) Web Services
10 715 (16.43%) ASP.NET Web API
11 675 (15.51%) HTML5
12 647 (14.86%) XML
13 646 (14.84%) WCF
14 635 (14.59%) Entity Framework
15 511 (11.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 386 (8.87%) WPF
17 341 (7.83%) Ajax
18 304 (6.98%) CSS3
19 278 (6.39%) LINQ
20 275 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 407 (9.35%) Computer Science
2 331 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (5.24%) User Experience
4 211 (4.85%) Greenfield Project
5 203 (4.66%) Mobile App
6 102 (2.34%) Algorithms
7 87 (2.00%) iPad
8 86 (1.98%) Client/Server
9 69 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
10 68 (1.56%) N-Tier
11 57 (1.31%) Fintech
12 55 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 54 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 44 (1.01%) Clustering
15 40 (0.92%) Derivative
16 34 (0.78%) Mainframe
17 33 (0.76%) Social Media
18 27 (0.62%) Data Centre
18 27 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 875 (20.10%) Windows
2 232 (5.33%) Linux
3 156 (3.58%) Android
4 117 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 95 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 69 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
7 68 (1.56%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 34 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (0.74%) Mac OS
9 32 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 31 (0.71%) Unix
11 27 (0.62%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.57%) Windows XP
13 19 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 15 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
16 9 (0.21%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.11%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2013 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1822 (41.86%) MVC
3 920 (21.13%) Software Engineering
4 881 (20.24%) TDD
5 838 (19.25%) Scrum
6 662 (15.21%) Test Automation
7 645 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
8 631 (14.50%) Web Development
9 606 (13.92%) Unit Testing
10 586 (13.46%) OO
11 566 (13.00%) SDLC
12 385 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
13 345 (7.93%) BDD
14 258 (5.93%) Mentoring
15 241 (5.54%) DevOps
16 233 (5.35%) SOLID
17 220 (5.05%) OOP
18 213 (4.89%) ETL
18 213 (4.89%) Front End Development
19 195 (4.48%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3361 (77.21%) C#
2 2148 (49.35%) SQL
3 1969 (45.23%) JavaScript
4 712 (16.36%) T-SQL
5 577 (13.26%) C++
6 469 (10.77%) VB.NET
7 404 (9.28%) Java
8 321 (7.37%) C
9 289 (6.64%) PowerShell
10 219 (5.03%) Python
11 150 (3.45%) VB
12 128 (2.94%) PHP
13 101 (2.32%) TypeScript
14 75 (1.72%) XAML
15 68 (1.56%) VBA
16 48 (1.10%) Perl
16 48 (1.10%) X++
17 41 (0.94%) XPath
18 40 (0.92%) Embedded C
18 40 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 749 (17.21%) Degree
2 198 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (2.66%) Security Cleared
4 107 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 99 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 97 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 78 (1.79%) ISEB
8 34 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
9 31 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (0.60%) MCTS
11 25 (0.57%) PhD
12 19 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 18 (0.41%) MCP
14 14 (0.32%) MCSD
15 12 (0.28%) Master's Degree
16 11 (0.25%) MCITP
17 10 (0.23%) DBS Check
17 10 (0.23%) MCPD
18 9 (0.21%) HND
18 9 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 325 (7.47%) QA
2 41 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (0.55%) SLA
5 18 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 15 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.32%) WCAG
8 10 (0.23%) GDPR
9 6 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.092%) PMO
11 3 (0.069%) Basel II
11 3 (0.069%) HL7
12 2 (0.046%) DICOM
12 2 (0.046%) ISO 20022
13 1 (0.023%) DO-178B
13 1 (0.023%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.023%) MISRA
System Software
1 79 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.87%) Firmware
3 31 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (0.69%) Docker
5 28 (0.64%) Hyper-V
6 14 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.14%) VirtualBox
7 6 (0.14%) vSphere
8 5 (0.11%) XenApp
9 4 (0.092%) LXC
10 3 (0.069%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.023%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.023%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 37 (0.85%) Puppet
3 32 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (0.71%) Ansible
5 16 (0.37%) Control-M
6 11 (0.25%) SCCM
7 8 (0.18%) Perfmon
8 6 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (0.14%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.11%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.11%) Grafana
10 3 (0.069%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 3 (0.069%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.069%) WSUS
11 2 (0.046%) Graphite
11 2 (0.046%) Kibana
11 2 (0.046%) SCOM
11 2 (0.046%) SQL Sentry
11 2 (0.046%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1835 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 205 (4.71%) Oracle
3 154 (3.54%) Xamarin
4 86 (1.98%) IBM
5 80 (1.84%) SAP
5 80 (1.84%) Sitecore
6 68 (1.56%) Google
7 63 (1.45%) HP
8 54 (1.24%) Telerik
9 44 (1.01%) Adobe
9 44 (1.01%) Tableau
10 36 (0.83%) Cognizant
11 31 (0.71%) VMware
12 30 (0.69%) RedGate
13 24 (0.55%) DevExpress
14 22 (0.51%) Splunk
15 19 (0.44%) Marketo
16 17 (0.39%) Progress
17 15 (0.34%) Citrix
17 15 (0.34%) EMC
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum, Benefits Free Parking + Flexi Working Hours
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
McGregor Boyall
Salary: Flexible Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Free Parking + Free Lunches
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life, Health and 25 days
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 5 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Blues Point Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Confurmo Ltd
Salary: Competitive package dependent on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Broster Buchanan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension, bonus, private medical
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum + benefits inc pension & share optio
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + holidays
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus + private health
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Resource Group
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday