Period
to 4 August 2020

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 4 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 216 184 151
Rank change year-on-year -32 -33 -5
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 1,029 2,766 3,972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.93% 2.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.73% 9.99% 11.18%
Number of salaries quoted 933 2,388 3,625
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,350 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 13,306 27,684 35,540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.99% 19.35% 20.55%
Number of salaries quoted 10,658 21,929 28,820
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 August 2020.

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 4 August 2020. 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 -37 945 £47,500 - 153
UK excluding London -24 717 £45,000 - 149
London -6 285 £62,500 +8.70% 27
South East -4 273 £45,000 -1.10% 36
North of England -11 132 £44,000 -2.22% 30
Midlands -16 109 £45,000 +5.88% 19
Work from Home -12 85 £45,000 -5.26% 22
South West +5 83 £45,000 +12.50% 27
West Midlands +7 79 £43,750 -2.78% 13
North West 0 76 £44,000 -2.22% 25
East of England -13 64 £42,500 -5.56% 14
Yorkshire +33 54 £44,250 -1.67% 5
East Midlands -12 30 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Wales -4 28 £52,500 +16.67% 9
Scotland +30 25 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Northern Ireland +25 7 £32,500 -23.53% 2
North East +23 2 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 788 (76.58%) C#
2 696 (67.64%) .NET
3 531 (51.60%) SQL Server
4 507 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
5 459 (44.61%) Microsoft
6 420 (40.82%) Azure
7 419 (40.72%) JavaScript
8 408 (39.65%) SQL
9 351 (34.11%) ASP.NET
10 346 (33.62%) HTML
11 328 (31.88%) CSS
12 300 (29.15%) MVC
13 275 (26.72%) .NET Framework
14 240 (23.32%) DevOps
15 222 (21.57%) AngularJS
16 214 (20.80%) Git (software)
17 194 (18.85%) Windows
18 192 (18.66%) Scrum
19 184 (17.88%) Web Services
20 183 (17.78%) TDD
21 182 (17.69%) Degree
22 176 (17.10%) Test Automation
23 175 (17.01%) jQuery
24 168 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
25 165 (16.03%) Team Foundation Server
26 154 (14.97%) Software Engineering
27 147 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
27 147 (14.29%) .NET Core
28 143 (13.90%) T-SQL
29 142 (13.80%) XML

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 88 (8.55%) SharePoint
2 80 (7.77%) IIS
3 32 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
4 22 (2.14%) CMS
5 21 (2.04%) Confluence
6 15 (1.46%) EPiServer
7 14 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 11 (1.07%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.68%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.68%) NServiceBus
10 6 (0.58%) Apache
11 4 (0.39%) Apache Synapse
11 4 (0.39%) WordPress
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.29%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.19%) SAS
13 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 40 (3.89%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
6 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 67 (6.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.39%) Magento
4 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.29%) Maximo
5 2 (0.19%) Line 500
5 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 420 (40.82%) Azure
2 98 (9.52%) Power Platform
3 82 (7.97%) Dynamics 365
4 52 (5.05%) AWS
5 50 (4.86%) SaaS
6 46 (4.47%) Office 365
7 28 (2.72%) PowerApps
8 25 (2.43%) Serverless
9 24 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
10 22 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
11 21 (2.04%) GitHub
12 14 (1.36%) NuGet
13 13 (1.26%) PaaS
14 11 (1.07%) IaaS
14 11 (1.07%) Logic Apps
15 9 (0.87%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.78%) npm
17 6 (0.58%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.58%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.94%) Internet
1 20 (1.94%) Skype
2 16 (1.55%) HTTP
3 15 (1.46%) Firewall
4 11 (1.07%) DNS
4 11 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.97%) DHCP
6 9 (0.87%) VPN
7 7 (0.68%) Intranet
8 6 (0.58%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.58%) Network Security
8 6 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.39%) RS-232
9 4 (0.39%) RS-485
9 4 (0.39%) VoIP
10 3 (0.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (0.29%) Modbus
10 3 (0.29%) MQTT
10 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.29%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 531 (51.60%) SQL Server
2 109 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 106 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (8.45%) Power BI
5 50 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (4.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 46 (4.47%) SQL Server 2016
8 45 (4.37%) MongoDB
8 45 (4.37%) NoSQL
9 43 (4.18%) MySQL
10 42 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 40 (3.89%) Relational Database
12 36 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 28 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
14 23 (2.24%) Data Lake
14 23 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (1.65%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 214 (20.80%) Git (software)
2 165 (16.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 106 (10.30%) Selenium
4 87 (8.45%) JIRA
5 63 (6.12%) NUnit
6 59 (5.73%) Visual Studio Code
7 53 (5.15%) Jenkins
7 53 (5.15%) WebDriver
8 44 (4.28%) SpecFlow
9 37 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 36 (3.50%) Subversion
11 31 (3.01%) Octopus Deploy
11 31 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
12 26 (2.53%) StyleCop
12 26 (2.53%) TeamCity
13 22 (2.14%) Eclipse
13 22 (2.14%) Jasmine
13 22 (2.14%) JMeter
14 20 (1.94%) Postman
15 16 (1.55%) Maven
General
1 112 (10.88%) Finance
2 41 (3.98%) Manufacturing
3 33 (3.21%) Games
4 28 (2.72%) Retail
5 25 (2.43%) Law
6 24 (2.33%) Legal
7 19 (1.85%) Marketing
8 17 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 16 (1.55%) Banking
9 16 (1.55%) Electronics
10 14 (1.36%) Public Sector
11 13 (1.26%) Back Office
12 10 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.87%) Advertising
13 9 (0.87%) Private Banking
14 8 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.68%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.58%) Automotive
16 6 (0.58%) Police
17 4 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 621 (60.35%) Developer
2 254 (24.68%) .NET Developer
3 189 (18.37%) C# Developer
4 110 (10.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 99 (9.62%) Software Developer
6 86 (8.36%) Analyst
7 85 (8.26%) Software Engineer
8 76 (7.39%) Senior Developer
9 71 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
10 55 (5.34%) ASP.NET Developer
11 53 (5.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 47 (4.57%) Architect
13 45 (4.37%) Test Analyst
14 39 (3.79%) .NET Software Developer
15 35 (3.40%) Junior
16 33 (3.21%) Microsoft Developer
17 31 (3.01%) Senior .NET Developer
18 30 (2.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 30 (2.92%) JavaScript Developer
19 29 (2.82%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 696 (67.64%) .NET
2 351 (34.11%) ASP.NET
3 346 (33.62%) HTML
4 328 (31.88%) CSS
5 275 (26.72%) .NET Framework
6 222 (21.57%) AngularJS
7 184 (17.88%) Web Services
8 175 (17.01%) jQuery
9 168 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 147 (14.29%) .NET Core
10 147 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 142 (13.80%) XML
12 131 (12.73%) REST
13 125 (12.15%) Entity Framework
14 111 (10.79%) WCF
15 83 (8.07%) JSON
16 80 (7.77%) HTML5
17 79 (7.68%) React
18 75 (7.29%) SOAP
19 66 (6.41%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (3.40%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (1.85%) User Experience
6 13 (1.26%) Clustering
6 13 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.97%) Life Science
9 10 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.87%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.68%) Cloud Native
11 7 (0.68%) Replication
12 6 (0.58%) Augmented Reality
12 6 (0.58%) CMDB
12 6 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.58%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 194 (18.85%) Windows
2 39 (3.79%) Linux
3 22 (2.14%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.04%) Android
5 17 (1.65%) Ubuntu
6 16 (1.55%) Unix
7 15 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 14 (1.36%) CentOS
8 14 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.07%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.78%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.58%) SUSE
11 6 (0.58%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.49%) SafeRTOS
12 5 (0.49%) VxWorks
13 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (49.27%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (29.15%) MVC
3 240 (23.32%) DevOps
4 192 (18.66%) Scrum
5 183 (17.78%) TDD
6 176 (17.10%) Test Automation
7 154 (14.97%) Software Engineering
8 127 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
9 124 (12.05%) Unit Testing
10 119 (11.56%) OO
11 114 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
12 112 (10.88%) Computer Science
13 110 (10.69%) Web Development
14 96 (9.33%) CRM
15 95 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
15 95 (9.23%) Microservices
16 70 (6.80%) OOD
17 67 (6.51%) SOLID
18 66 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
19 63 (6.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 788 (76.58%) C#
2 419 (40.72%) JavaScript
3 408 (39.65%) SQL
4 143 (13.90%) T-SQL
5 106 (10.30%) C++
6 85 (8.26%) Python
7 78 (7.58%) PowerShell
8 72 (7.00%) TypeScript
9 55 (5.34%) Java
10 52 (5.05%) VB.NET
11 50 (4.86%) VB
12 44 (4.28%) C
13 31 (3.01%) VB6
14 29 (2.82%) PHP
15 27 (2.62%) Bash Shell
16 18 (1.75%) XPath
17 16 (1.55%) VBScript
18 13 (1.26%) ES6
19 12 (1.17%) X++
20 9 (0.87%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 182 (17.69%) Degree
2 61 (5.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (4.08%) Security Cleared
4 31 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 24 (2.33%) ISTQB
7 14 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.36%) MCITP
8 10 (0.97%) ISEB
9 9 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.58%) CCNP
10 6 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.49%) PhD
12 3 (0.29%) CCNA
12 3 (0.29%) HNC
12 3 (0.29%) HND
12 3 (0.29%) MBCS
12 3 (0.29%) VCP5
12 3 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.19%) CSPO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.34%) QA
2 17 (1.65%) GDPR
3 10 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.39%) DICOM
6 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.097%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.097%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (4.96%) Docker
2 21 (2.04%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.58%) Firmware
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.29%) vSphere
7 2 (0.19%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.19%) XenApp
7 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.097%) Cronacle
8 1 (0.097%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 34 (3.30%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (1.65%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.78%) Ansible
5 6 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.58%) HP ALM
5 6 (0.58%) SCCM
6 5 (0.49%) Puppet
7 4 (0.39%) Kibana
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.29%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.29%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.19%) SCOM
9 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.19%) Terraform
10 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.097%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 459 (44.61%) Microsoft
2 25 (2.43%) Xamarin
3 22 (2.14%) HP
4 19 (1.85%) Google
4 19 (1.85%) Telerik
5 18 (1.75%) Atlassian
5 18 (1.75%) Tableau
6 17 (1.65%) Oracle
7 15 (1.46%) CheckPoint
8 14 (1.36%) Databricks
9 10 (0.97%) Cisco
10 9 (0.87%) IBM
11 8 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.78%) VMware
12 7 (0.68%) DevExpress
12 7 (0.68%) ESRI
12 7 (0.68%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.68%) Sage
13 6 (0.58%) CA
13 6 (0.58%) Intel