Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 142 128
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 4139 4504 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.36% 2.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.57% 12.75% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3590 4159 4742
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £63,800 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.26%

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 35789 35331 38135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 18.49% 17.41%
Number of salaries quoted 29032 30506 32163
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 21 October 2017.

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 October 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 -10 3774 £45,000 +5.88% 177
UK excluding London +2 2923 £41,500 +3.75% 147
London -9 1149 £51,500 -1.90% 38
South East +27 991 £42,500 -3.41% 49
North of England -31 609 £40,000 +3.90% 38
Midlands -11 422 £40,000 +14.29% 17
East of England -1 372 £45,000 +8.43% 22
North West +2 322 £40,000 +5.26% 17
West Midlands -12 275 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Yorkshire -24 271 £42,500 +6.25% 18
South West -33 243 £40,000 +6.67% 13
Scotland +72 224 £37,500 -9.47% 5
East Midlands -16 147 £37,500 - 3
Wales -14 56 £35,000 -6.67% 3
North East -9 16 £35,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -23 8 £33,250 +70.51%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3224 (77.89%) C#
2 3027 (73.13%) .NET
3 2311 (55.83%) SQL Server
4 2070 (50.01%) SQL
5 1907 (46.07%) ASP.NET
6 1867 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1783 (43.08%) JavaScript
8 1769 (42.74%) MVC
9 1727 (41.73%) Microsoft
10 1568 (37.88%) HTML
11 1254 (30.30%) CSS
12 1019 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1003 (24.23%) jQuery
14 902 (21.79%) .NET Framework
15 900 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
16 857 (20.71%) Windows
17 782 (18.89%) AngularJS
18 781 (18.87%) Finance
19 770 (18.60%) Scrum
20 741 (17.90%) TDD
21 738 (17.83%) Software Engineering
22 685 (16.55%) T-SQL
23 676 (16.33%) Web Services
24 656 (15.85%) Degree
25 628 (15.17%) HTML5
26 613 (14.81%) WCF
27 605 (14.62%) Web Development
28 581 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
28 581 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
29 571 (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
1 325 (7.85%) IIS
2 265 (6.40%) SharePoint
3 199 (4.81%) CMS
4 98 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
5 82 (1.98%) EPiServer
6 77 (1.86%) Umbraco
7 51 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 46 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 42 (1.01%) Confluence
10 41 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
11 27 (0.65%) WordPress
12 25 (0.60%) Apache
13 24 (0.58%) NServiceBus
14 23 (0.56%) DNN
14 23 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
15 22 (0.53%) Kentico
16 21 (0.51%) Documentum
17 15 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.31%) K2 blackpearl
18 13 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 142 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 133 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.89%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 22 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 22 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 19 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 17 (0.41%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.12%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.048%) SPSS
11 1 (0.024%) Abaqus
11 1 (0.024%) Mingle
11 1 (0.024%) NASTRAN
11 1 (0.024%) Simulink
11 1 (0.024%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 86 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.43%) Eloqua
4 10 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (0.19%) LabWindows
6 4 (0.097%) assyst
6 4 (0.097%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.072%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.072%) iTrent
7 3 (0.072%) ReMetrica
7 3 (0.072%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.048%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.048%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.048%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.048%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.024%) FastStats PeopleStage
9 1 (0.024%) Relativity
9 1 (0.024%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 570 (13.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 164 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 88 (2.13%) Office 365
4 78 (1.88%) GitHub
5 75 (1.81%) SaaS
6 57 (1.38%) PaaS
7 52 (1.26%) npm
8 35 (0.85%) IaaS
9 23 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
11 20 (0.48%) Google Analytics
12 17 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 17 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
14 9 (0.22%) Google Play
14 9 (0.22%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.19%) iTunes
16 7 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
17 6 (0.14%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.22%) Internet
2 80 (1.93%) Intranet
3 54 (1.30%) HTTP
4 31 (0.75%) DNS
4 31 (0.75%) SSL
5 29 (0.70%) ATM
5 29 (0.70%) Firewall
5 29 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 22 (0.53%) Ethernet
7 20 (0.48%) RS-232
8 19 (0.46%) SMS
8 19 (0.46%) Wireless
9 13 (0.31%) SMTP
10 12 (0.29%) AMQP
10 12 (0.29%) Extranet
11 11 (0.27%) VPN
12 10 (0.24%) FTP
13 9 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.22%) RS-422
13 9 (0.22%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2311 (55.83%) SQL Server
2 484 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 424 (10.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 344 (8.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 331 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 207 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 198 (4.78%) Relational Database
8 172 (4.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 156 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
10 143 (3.45%) MySQL
11 125 (3.02%) Power BI
12 120 (2.90%) NoSQL
13 112 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
14 69 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
15 68 (1.64%) MongoDB
16 61 (1.47%) RDBMS
17 53 (1.28%) QlikView
18 49 (1.18%) Big Data
19 46 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
20 44 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 900 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 542 (13.09%) Git (software)
3 316 (7.63%) JIRA
4 270 (6.52%) Selenium
5 253 (6.11%) TeamCity
6 245 (5.92%) Subversion
7 171 (4.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 156 (3.77%) NUnit
9 154 (3.72%) SpecFlow
10 141 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
11 114 (2.75%) Jenkins
12 103 (2.49%) Eclipse
13 77 (1.86%) WebDriver
14 76 (1.84%) Protractor
15 72 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
16 71 (1.72%) Cucumber
17 60 (1.45%) gulp
18 57 (1.38%) ReSharper
19 52 (1.26%) MSTest
20 47 (1.14%) Bower
General
1 781 (18.87%) Finance
2 179 (4.32%) Marketing
3 163 (3.94%) Games
4 156 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 155 (3.74%) Banking
6 135 (3.26%) Retail
7 112 (2.71%) Investment Banking
8 101 (2.44%) Electronics
9 83 (2.01%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 67 (1.62%) Legal
12 56 (1.35%) Advertising
13 54 (1.30%) Financial Institution
14 39 (0.94%) Law
15 30 (0.72%) Aerospace
16 27 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
17 26 (0.63%) Automotive
18 25 (0.60%) Back Office
19 23 (0.56%) Multimedia
20 22 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2995 (72.36%) Developer
2 1502 (36.29%) .NET Developer
3 1279 (30.90%) C# Developer
4 898 (21.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 536 (12.95%) Senior Developer
6 534 (12.90%) Software Developer
7 470 (11.36%) ASP.NET Developer
8 361 (8.72%) SQL Developer
9 360 (8.70%) Software Engineer
10 341 (8.24%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 303 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
12 268 (6.47%) Web Developer
13 247 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 245 (5.92%) C# Software Developer
15 229 (5.53%) Senior C# Developer
16 227 (5.48%) .NET Software Developer
17 190 (4.59%) Senior C# .NET Developer
18 189 (4.57%) Analyst
19 168 (4.06%) Junior
20 154 (3.72%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3027 (73.13%) .NET
2 1907 (46.07%) ASP.NET
3 1568 (37.88%) HTML
4 1254 (30.30%) CSS
5 1019 (24.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1003 (24.23%) jQuery
7 902 (21.79%) .NET Framework
8 782 (18.89%) AngularJS
9 676 (16.33%) Web Services
10 628 (15.17%) HTML5
11 613 (14.81%) WCF
12 581 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web API
13 571 (13.80%) XML
14 541 (13.07%) Entity Framework
15 456 (11.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 376 (9.08%) WPF
17 324 (7.83%) Ajax
18 311 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 306 (7.39%) CSS3
20 260 (6.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 408 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 337 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 240 (5.80%) User Experience
4 170 (4.11%) Mobile App
5 153 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 113 (2.73%) Algorithms
7 70 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 58 (1.40%) iPad
10 57 (1.38%) Clustering
11 54 (1.30%) Fintech
12 45 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 44 (1.06%) N-Tier
14 43 (1.04%) Credit Risk
15 42 (1.01%) NHS
16 39 (0.94%) Data Structures
17 27 (0.65%) Data Centre
18 26 (0.63%) Derivative
19 23 (0.56%) PlayStation
20 22 (0.53%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 857 (20.71%) Windows
2 211 (5.10%) Linux
3 135 (3.26%) Android
4 118 (2.85%) Apple iOS
5 106 (2.56%) Windows Server
6 69 (1.67%) Unix
7 43 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 36 (0.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 29 (0.70%) Embedded Linux
11 28 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 17 (0.41%) Windows Phone
13 16 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.36%) Windows Phone 8
15 12 (0.29%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.22%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.19%) MVS
17 8 (0.19%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1867 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1769 (42.74%) MVC
3 770 (18.60%) Scrum
4 741 (17.90%) TDD
5 738 (17.83%) Software Engineering
6 605 (14.62%) Web Development
7 581 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
8 539 (13.02%) SDLC
9 531 (12.83%) OO
10 507 (12.25%) Unit Testing
11 504 (12.18%) Test Automation
12 369 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
13 246 (5.94%) ETL
14 243 (5.87%) Mentoring
15 241 (5.82%) SOLID
16 240 (5.80%) DevOps
17 233 (5.63%) BDD
18 186 (4.49%) Front End Development
19 185 (4.47%) Mathematics
20 182 (4.40%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 3224 (77.89%) C#
2 2070 (50.01%) SQL
3 1783 (43.08%) JavaScript
4 685 (16.55%) T-SQL
5 517 (12.49%) C++
6 442 (10.68%) VB.NET
7 343 (8.29%) PowerShell
8 277 (6.69%) Java
9 250 (6.04%) C
10 235 (5.68%) Python
11 143 (3.45%) PHP
12 120 (2.90%) VB
13 102 (2.46%) TypeScript
14 81 (1.96%) Perl
15 63 (1.52%) X++
16 54 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 54 (1.30%) XAML
17 44 (1.06%) VBA
18 38 (0.92%) MATLAB
19 37 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 656 (15.85%) Degree
2 139 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (2.05%) Security Cleared
5 73 (1.76%) SC Cleared
6 56 (1.35%) ISEB
7 49 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 38 (0.92%) PhD
9 35 (0.85%) MCSD
10 32 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
11 23 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (0.56%) MCTS
12 20 (0.48%) MCITP
13 16 (0.39%) HND
14 13 (0.31%) MCPD
15 9 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.22%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.17%) MCP
17 6 (0.14%) MCAD
18 5 (0.12%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 271 (6.55%) QA
2 37 (0.89%) SLA
3 28 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 21 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.48%) WCAG
6 16 (0.39%) GDPR
7 10 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.17%) ISO 13485
9 4 (0.097%) DICOM
9 4 (0.097%) HL7
9 4 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.097%) MISRA
9 4 (0.097%) PMO
10 3 (0.072%) IEC 62304
11 2 (0.048%) MISRA C
11 2 (0.048%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.024%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.024%) Solvency II
System Software
1 136 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (1.01%) Docker
4 30 (0.72%) Firmware
5 22 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.22%) vCloud
7 3 (0.072%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.048%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.024%) Brightmail
9 1 (0.024%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.024%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (1.26%) Puppet
2 48 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (0.97%) Ansible
4 38 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.48%) SCCM
6 17 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
7 8 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.17%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 6 (0.14%) Kibana
9 6 (0.14%) logstash
10 5 (0.12%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.12%) Grafana
11 4 (0.097%) SCOM
11 4 (0.097%) Terraform
12 3 (0.072%) Control-M
12 3 (0.072%) WSUS
13 2 (0.048%) Nagios
13 2 (0.048%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1727 (41.73%) Microsoft
2 155 (3.74%) Oracle
3 115 (2.78%) Xamarin
4 78 (1.88%) Google
5 75 (1.81%) SAP
6 61 (1.47%) HP
7 60 (1.45%) Telerik
8 59 (1.43%) Sitecore
9 55 (1.33%) VMware
10 49 (1.18%) Tableau
11 43 (1.04%) Adobe
12 38 (0.92%) Splunk
13 33 (0.80%) EMC
14 30 (0.72%) RedGate
15 28 (0.68%) TOWER Software
16 19 (0.46%) IBM
17 18 (0.43%) Cognizant
17 18 (0.43%) Marketo
18 16 (0.39%) Cognos
19 15 (0.36%) CA