Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 142 144
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -17
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 3,958 4,337 4,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.34% 2.45% 2.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.46% 11.89% 13.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3,386 3,796 4,354
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £29,875 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £63,375 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 34,536 36,483 35,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.41% 20.62% 18.06%
Number of salaries quoted 27,984 29,861 30,971
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £73,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in the UK

Visual Studio
Top 18 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 16 August 2018. 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 +7 3,688 £45,000 +1.41% 596
UK excluding London -21 2,720 £44,000 +10.00% 509
London +23 1,178 £55,000 +4.76% 121
South East +1 912 £45,000 +5.88% 130
North of England -22 578 £42,500 +6.25% 114
Midlands -14 394 £45,000 +5.88% 99
East of England -8 325 £45,000 +5.88% 75
South West +18 293 £40,000 - 55
North West -33 290 £42,500 +13.33% 69
West Midlands -3 268 £45,000 +5.88% 61
Yorkshire -24 224 £40,000 - 33
Scotland -34 160 £42,500 +13.33% 25
East Midlands -10 126 £42,000 -1.18% 38
North East +15 64 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Wales -40 50 £42,500 +11.84% 7
Northern Ireland +1 7 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Isle of Man -2 1 £40,000 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 3,089 (78.04%) C#
2 2,645 (66.83%) .NET
3 2,028 (51.24%) Agile Software Development
4 2,019 (51.01%) SQL Server
5 1,989 (50.25%) SQL
6 1,757 (44.39%) Microsoft
7 1,557 (39.34%) JavaScript
8 1,295 (32.72%) ASP.NET
9 1,276 (32.24%) MVC
10 1,274 (32.19%) HTML
11 1,199 (30.29%) CSS
12 1,038 (26.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 872 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 852 (21.53%) Git (software)
15 800 (20.21%) Software Engineering
16 780 (19.71%) .NET Framework
17 774 (19.56%) TDD
18 748 (18.90%) jQuery
19 742 (18.75%) Scrum
20 683 (17.26%) Windows
21 675 (17.05%) AngularJS
22 669 (16.90%) Degree
23 667 (16.85%) Finance
24 661 (16.70%) ASP.NET MVC
25 653 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
26 637 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
27 626 (15.82%) Web Services
28 614 (15.51%) WCF
29 602 (15.21%) T-SQL
30 588 (14.86%) Test Automation

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
1 262 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 212 (5.36%) CMS
3 170 (4.30%) IIS
4 117 (2.96%) EPiServer
5 97 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 84 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
7 83 (2.10%) Confluence
8 72 (1.82%) Umbraco
9 71 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
10 62 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
11 40 (1.01%) NServiceBus
12 32 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 30 (0.76%) Apache
14 25 (0.63%) WordPress
15 22 (0.56%) Tomcat
16 16 (0.40%) Apache Spark
16 16 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
18 13 (0.33%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.25%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 133 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 106 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 42 (1.06%) Photoshop
5 37 (0.93%) InfoPath
6 30 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 17 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
9 8 (0.20%) Simulink
9 8 (0.20%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.18%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.15%) GIMP
11 6 (0.15%) Revit
12 4 (0.10%) Doxygen
13 3 (0.076%) MicroStation
14 2 (0.051%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.051%) Maya
15 1 (0.025%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 86 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 52 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 40 (1.01%) Eloqua
4 21 (0.53%) Markit EDM
5 13 (0.33%) Elite 3E
6 10 (0.25%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.20%) MetaTrader
8 7 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.15%) SunGard GMI
10 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.10%) Magento
11 3 (0.076%) nopCommerce
11 3 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.076%) SAP Business One
12 2 (0.051%) Infor LN
12 2 (0.051%) LabWindows
12 2 (0.051%) Oracle ERP
12 2 (0.051%) Oracle Retail
12 2 (0.051%) Visualfiles
13 1 (0.025%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1,038 (26.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 313 (7.91%) Amazon AWS
3 160 (4.04%) IaaS
4 122 (3.08%) Office 365
5 118 (2.98%) PaaS
6 112 (2.83%) Serverless
7 106 (2.68%) GitHub
7 106 (2.68%) npm
8 85 (2.15%) SaaS
9 75 (1.89%) Azure Data Factory
10 64 (1.62%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 62 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
12 50 (1.26%) Azure Functions
13 49 (1.24%) NuGet
14 44 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
15 30 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
16 27 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
17 21 (0.53%) Google Analytics
18 16 (0.40%) BlazeMeter
19 13 (0.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (1.14%) Internet
2 41 (1.04%) HTTP
2 41 (1.04%) Intranet
3 30 (0.76%) Firewall
4 21 (0.53%) Broadband
4 21 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.45%) Wireless
6 17 (0.43%) SMS
7 15 (0.38%) Bluetooth
8 14 (0.35%) DNS
9 12 (0.30%) VPN
10 11 (0.28%) Network Security
11 10 (0.25%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.23%) LTE
13 8 (0.20%) NetScaler
13 8 (0.20%) Skype
14 7 (0.18%) Extranet
14 7 (0.18%) RS-232
15 5 (0.13%) LAN
15 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,019 (51.01%) SQL Server
2 389 (9.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 375 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 250 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 216 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 215 (5.43%) NoSQL
7 199 (5.03%) Power BI
8 170 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
9 165 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 151 (3.82%) Big Data
11 148 (3.74%) Azure SQL Database
12 137 (3.46%) MongoDB
13 126 (3.18%) SQL Server 2014
14 116 (2.93%) Relational Database
15 99 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
16 92 (2.32%) Data Lake
17 78 (1.97%) MySQL
18 68 (1.72%) Oracle Database
19 58 (1.47%) Couchbase
19 58 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 872 (22.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 852 (21.53%) Git (software)
3 324 (8.19%) Selenium
4 310 (7.83%) Visual Studio Team System
5 305 (7.71%) JIRA
6 259 (6.54%) TeamCity
7 211 (5.33%) Jenkins
8 193 (4.88%) Octopus Deploy
9 175 (4.42%) Subversion
10 174 (4.40%) NUnit
11 159 (4.02%) SpecFlow
12 115 (2.91%) Eclipse
13 111 (2.80%) gulp
14 110 (2.78%) WebDriver
15 98 (2.48%) ReSharper
16 94 (2.37%) Protractor
17 93 (2.35%) Cucumber
18 84 (2.12%) Karma Test Runner
19 83 (2.10%) Mocha
20 80 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 667 (16.85%) Finance
2 209 (5.28%) Marketing
3 121 (3.06%) Retail
4 108 (2.73%) Advertising
5 94 (2.37%) Banking
6 87 (2.20%) Automotive
7 74 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 68 (1.72%) Games
9 67 (1.69%) Law
10 66 (1.67%) Electronics
11 61 (1.54%) Telecoms
12 42 (1.06%) Aerospace
13 32 (0.81%) Back Office
14 28 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 26 (0.66%) Legal
16 21 (0.53%) Military
17 16 (0.40%) Front Office
17 16 (0.40%) Multimedia
18 12 (0.30%) Publishing
19 7 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,595 (65.56%) Developer
2 1,214 (30.67%) .NET Developer
3 918 (23.19%) C# Developer
4 610 (15.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 535 (13.52%) Software Developer
6 409 (10.33%) Software Engineer
7 357 (9.02%) Senior Developer
8 302 (7.63%) ASP.NET Developer
9 275 (6.95%) SQL Developer
10 247 (6.24%) C# Software Developer
11 245 (6.19%) Analyst
12 239 (6.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 206 (5.20%) .NET Software Developer
14 204 (5.15%) Web Developer
15 194 (4.90%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 170 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
17 161 (4.07%) Architect
18 158 (3.99%) C# Software Engineer
19 143 (3.61%) Junior
20 135 (3.41%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,645 (66.83%) .NET
2 1,295 (32.72%) ASP.NET
3 1,274 (32.19%) HTML
4 1,199 (30.29%) CSS
5 780 (19.71%) .NET Framework
6 748 (18.90%) jQuery
7 675 (17.05%) AngularJS
8 661 (16.70%) ASP.NET MVC
9 637 (16.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 626 (15.82%) Web Services
11 614 (15.51%) WCF
12 458 (11.57%) XML
13 442 (11.17%) HTML5
14 415 (10.49%) Entity Framework
15 331 (8.36%) WPF
16 302 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 300 (7.58%) RESTful
18 286 (7.23%) REST
19 273 (6.90%) CSS3
20 267 (6.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 344 (8.69%) Computer Science
2 301 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
3 288 (7.28%) User Experience
4 165 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 129 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
6 119 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 112 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
8 85 (2.15%) Fintech
9 82 (2.07%) Algorithms
10 68 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 51 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 50 (1.26%) NHS
13 46 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 45 (1.14%) Cloud Native
15 41 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 41 (1.04%) N-Tier
15 41 (1.04%) Reinsurance
16 39 (0.99%) Equities
17 37 (0.93%) Robotics
18 36 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 683 (17.26%) Windows
2 197 (4.98%) Linux
3 109 (2.75%) Android
4 96 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 59 (1.49%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.06%) Unix
7 36 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 36 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 28 (0.71%) VMS
9 24 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
12 10 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.23%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.20%) CentOS
15 5 (0.13%) HPUX
15 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.10%) MVS
16 4 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 4 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,028 (51.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,276 (32.24%) MVC
3 800 (20.21%) Software Engineering
4 774 (19.56%) TDD
5 742 (18.75%) Scrum
6 653 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
7 588 (14.86%) Test Automation
8 497 (12.56%) OO
9 471 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
10 462 (11.67%) Web Development
11 448 (11.32%) SDLC
12 421 (10.64%) DevOps
13 413 (10.43%) Unit Testing
14 371 (9.37%) Business Intelligence
15 343 (8.67%) BDD
16 293 (7.40%) Analytics
17 277 (7.00%) Microservices
18 225 (5.68%) SOLID
19 222 (5.61%) Mentoring
20 186 (4.70%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3,089 (78.04%) C#
2 1,989 (50.25%) SQL
3 1,557 (39.34%) JavaScript
4 602 (15.21%) T-SQL
5 451 (11.39%) C++
6 383 (9.68%) Java
7 286 (7.23%) PowerShell
8 231 (5.84%) Python
9 211 (5.33%) VB.NET
10 202 (5.10%) C
11 181 (4.57%) VB
12 119 (3.01%) TypeScript
13 88 (2.22%) PHP
14 74 (1.87%) VBA
15 72 (1.82%) PL/SQL
16 58 (1.47%) U-SQL
17 48 (1.21%) XAML
18 47 (1.19%) Ruby
19 32 (0.81%) Delphi
19 32 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 669 (16.90%) Degree
2 178 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 110 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (2.05%) ISTQB
6 65 (1.64%) ISEB
7 63 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 40 (1.01%) SAFe Agilist
9 31 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
10 23 (0.58%) MCSD
11 22 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 16 (0.40%) MCAD
13 16 (0.40%) MCPD
13 16 (0.40%) MCTS
14 15 (0.38%) MCSE
15 10 (0.25%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.20%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 335 (8.46%) QA
2 34 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 29 (0.73%) SLA
4 24 (0.61%) GDPR
5 15 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 11 (0.28%) MISRA
7 9 (0.23%) MISRA C
8 7 (0.18%) DO-178B
8 7 (0.18%) HAZOP
9 6 (0.15%) EMIR
9 6 (0.15%) MiFID
10 5 (0.13%) ISO 13485
10 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 4 (0.10%) DICOM
11 4 (0.10%) FATCA
11 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 3 (0.076%) HL7
12 3 (0.076%) PMBOK
12 3 (0.076%) PMO
13 2 (0.051%) ISO 15765
System Software
1 134 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 112 (2.83%) Docker
3 73 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
4 41 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 20 (0.51%) Firmware
7 9 (0.23%) LXC
8 5 (0.13%) KVM
8 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.13%) vSphere
8 5 (0.13%) Xen
9 3 (0.076%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.025%) GridGain
10 1 (0.025%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.025%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 52 (1.31%) Kibana
2 51 (1.29%) Kubernetes
2 51 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 38 (0.96%) Puppet
5 28 (0.71%) Automic
6 22 (0.56%) Ansible
7 21 (0.53%) Dollar Universe
8 19 (0.48%) HP ALM
9 17 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (0.40%) Terraform
11 10 (0.25%) logstash
12 8 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
12 8 (0.20%) Mesos
12 8 (0.20%) Perfmon
13 7 (0.18%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.13%) Control-M
14 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.13%) SCOM
14 5 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,757 (44.39%) Microsoft
2 206 (5.20%) Oracle
3 119 (3.01%) Google
4 82 (2.07%) Xamarin
5 79 (2.00%) Tableau
6 77 (1.95%) Sitecore
7 61 (1.54%) Capita
8 41 (1.04%) Marketo
8 41 (1.04%) VMware
9 39 (0.99%) Telerik
10 35 (0.88%) SAP
11 34 (0.86%) Atlassian
12 32 (0.81%) HP
13 29 (0.73%) Alias
14 23 (0.58%) TIBCO
15 22 (0.56%) IBM
16 15 (0.38%) CA
16 15 (0.38%) MuleSoft
17 14 (0.35%) DevExpress
17 14 (0.35%) Nintex