Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VSS/SourceSafe skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 753 1002 950
Rank change year-on-year +249 -52 +122
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 23 109 237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.076% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.40% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21 78 215
Median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -0.99%
10th Percentile £38,965 £35,275 £38,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

VSS/SourceSafe 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 12,984 27,581 34,993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.97% 19.32% 20.48%
Number of salaries quoted 10,426 21,836 28,351
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VSS/SourceSafe as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe.

Salary trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe within the UK over the 6 months to 8 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 +236 23 £50,000 -9.09% 7
London +207 12 £62,500 -3.85% 5
UK excluding London +207 11 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North of England +149 6 £45,000 +23.71% 1
North West +112 6 £45,000 -10.22%
South East +132 2 £55,000 +10.00%
South West +111 2 - -
Midlands +106 1 £38,633 -22.73% 1
East Midlands - 1 £38,633 -

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 15 (65.22%) VPN
2 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (47.83%) CCNP
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 11 (47.83%) OSPF
4 11 (47.83%) BGP
5 10 (43.48%) IPsec
5 10 (43.48%) LAN
6 9 (39.13%) Linux
6 9 (39.13%) Network Security
6 9 (39.13%) Palo Alto
7 8 (34.78%) Multicast
7 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (34.78%) Wireless
8 7 (30.43%) ITIL
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
8 7 (30.43%) WLAN
8 7 (30.43%) Subversion
8 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (30.43%) HSRP
8 7 (30.43%) Project Delivery
9 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (26.09%) Converged Networks
9 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
9 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
9 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
9 6 (26.09%) Statistics

VSS/SourceSafe
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 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) Liferay
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Azure
2 1 (4.35%) AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) VPN
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
3 11 (47.83%) BGP
3 11 (47.83%) OSPF
3 11 (47.83%) WAN
4 10 (43.48%) IPsec
4 10 (43.48%) LAN
5 9 (39.13%) Network Security
6 8 (34.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 8 (34.78%) Multicast
6 8 (34.78%) Wireless
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (30.43%) HSRP
7 7 (30.43%) VoIP
7 7 (30.43%) WLAN
8 6 (26.09%) Cisco IPT
8 6 (26.09%) Converged Networks
8 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
8 6 (26.09%) VRRP
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Subversion
2 5 (21.74%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (21.74%) PHPUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
3 2 (8.70%) CruiseControl
3 2 (8.70%) Gemini Tracker
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) PHP Developer
2 5 (21.74%) PHP Web Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Web Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) HTML5
1 5 (21.74%) jQuery
1 5 (21.74%) LAMP
1 5 (21.74%) Laravel
1 5 (21.74%) li3
1 5 (21.74%) PhoneGap
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) WPF
2 2 (8.70%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
1 5 (21.74%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.70%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Kali Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
1 7 (30.43%) Project Delivery
2 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
2 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
2 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (26.09%) Statistics
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (21.74%) Front End Development
3 5 (21.74%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (21.74%) Modular Programming
3 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 5 (21.74%) Network Design
3 5 (21.74%) OO
3 5 (21.74%) OOP
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
3 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
3 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Web Application Development
3 5 (21.74%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
1 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
1 5 (21.74%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 6 (26.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (26.09%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) JNCIS
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
6 2 (8.70%) JNCIP
6 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco CME
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Palo Alto
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) Fortinet
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) Meraki
5 2 (8.70%) NetScout
5 2 (8.70%) NetWitness
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.35%) HP