Period
to 21 September 2017

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

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 992 1060 914
Rank change year-on-year +68 -146 +52
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 177 192 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.099% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.49% 0.54% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 153 149 333
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £62,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 36434 35853 37833
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 18.43% 17.24%
Number of salaries quoted 29586 31090 32031
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 £29,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe.

Salary trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 13 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 21 September 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 +41 169 £48,750 -2.50% 5
UK excluding London +45 105 £45,000 - 3
London +6 67 £54,500 +9.00% 2
South West +34 34 £45,000 +12.50%
South East +55 25 £60,000 +35.59% 2
East of England -11 19 £57,500 - 1
Midlands +28 14 £40,000 +6.67%
North of England -24 10 £42,000 -20.00%
West Midlands +24 8 £40,000 -
East Midlands +27 6 £38,750 +3.33%
North West -13 6 £70,000 +100.00%
Yorkshire +11 4 £42,000 -23.64%
Scotland -6 3 £34,250 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 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 VSS/SourceSafe.

1 108 (61.02%) SQL
2 82 (46.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 75 (42.37%) C#
4 74 (41.81%) Microsoft
5 72 (40.68%) .NET
6 67 (37.85%) SQL Server
7 61 (34.46%) HTML
8 52 (29.38%) Cisco
9 50 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (27.68%) CSS
11 48 (27.12%) T-SQL
12 47 (26.55%) Windows
13 46 (25.99%) ASP.NET
14 44 (24.86%) XML
15 43 (24.29%) LAN
16 42 (23.73%) JavaScript
16 42 (23.73%) MVC
17 38 (21.47%) CCNP
18 36 (20.34%) WAN
18 36 (20.34%) Web Development
18 36 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
19 35 (19.77%) Visual Studio
20 34 (19.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 34 (19.21%) HTML5
20 34 (19.21%) Git (software)
20 34 (19.21%) jQuery
21 33 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
21 33 (18.64%) OO
22 32 (18.08%) BGP
22 32 (18.08%) EIGRP

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 23 (12.99%) SharePoint
2 19 (10.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (9.60%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.26%) Apache
5 4 (2.26%) Mule
5 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.69%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.69%) JBoss
6 3 (1.69%) Jetty
6 3 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.13%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.38%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (13.56%) Office 365
3 18 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (2.82%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.13%) GitHub
7 2 (1.13%) IaaS
7 2 (1.13%) PaaS
7 2 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (24.29%) LAN
2 36 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
2 36 (20.34%) WAN
3 32 (18.08%) BGP
3 32 (18.08%) EIGRP
4 28 (15.82%) NX-OS
5 22 (12.43%) Cisco IOS
5 22 (12.43%) Wireshark
6 18 (10.17%) VPN
7 17 (9.60%) IPsec
8 15 (8.47%) Wireless
9 14 (7.91%) Cisco Wireless
9 14 (7.91%) Network Security
9 14 (7.91%) WLAN
10 13 (7.34%) Firewall
10 13 (7.34%) SSL
11 12 (6.78%) OSPF
12 10 (5.65%) VLAN
13 9 (5.08%) HSRP
14 8 (4.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (37.85%) SQL Server
2 34 (19.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (16.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 29 (16.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (10.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.95%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.82%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
10 3 (1.69%) MySQL
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.13%) QlikView
11 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 82 (46.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 35 (19.77%) Visual Studio
3 34 (19.21%) Git (software)
4 32 (18.08%) Subversion
5 23 (12.99%) NUnit
6 22 (12.43%) Mercurial
7 17 (9.60%) Jasmine
7 17 (9.60%) MSTest
7 17 (9.60%) Selenium
8 14 (7.91%) TeamCity
9 11 (6.21%) Hudson
9 11 (6.21%) Visual Studio Team System
10 10 (5.65%) Jenkins
11 8 (4.52%) Bugzilla
11 8 (4.52%) CruiseControl
12 5 (2.82%) JIRA
13 3 (1.69%) Ant
13 3 (1.69%) Maven
13 3 (1.69%) TestComplete
14 2 (1.13%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (9.60%) Advertising
2 15 (8.47%) Finance
3 8 (4.52%) Back Office
4 6 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.82%) Banking
6 3 (1.69%) Automotive
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.69%) Marketing
7 2 (1.13%) French Language
7 2 (1.13%) German Language
7 2 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (1.13%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 99 (55.93%) Developer
2 44 (24.86%) Network Engineer
3 40 (22.60%) Senior Developer
4 32 (18.08%) .NET Developer
5 29 (16.38%) SQL Developer
6 25 (14.12%) C# Developer
7 19 (10.73%) T-SQL Developer
8 18 (10.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 18 (10.17%) SSIS Developer
9 16 (9.04%) SQL Server Developer
9 16 (9.04%) SSRS Developer
9 16 (9.04%) XML Developer
10 14 (7.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (7.34%) Software Developer
12 12 (6.78%) ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (6.78%) Software Engineer
13 10 (5.65%) C# Software Engineer
13 10 (5.65%) C++ Software Engineer
13 10 (5.65%) Web Developer
14 9 (5.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (40.68%) .NET
2 61 (34.46%) HTML
3 49 (27.68%) CSS
4 46 (25.99%) ASP.NET
5 44 (24.86%) XML
6 34 (19.21%) HTML5
6 34 (19.21%) jQuery
7 30 (16.95%) Web Services
8 29 (16.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (14.69%) AngularJS
10 24 (13.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (12.99%) KnockoutJS
11 23 (12.99%) Middleware
12 18 (10.17%) .NET Framework
12 18 (10.17%) CSS3
13 17 (9.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 15 (8.47%) Ajax
15 10 (5.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 9 (5.08%) MFC
16 9 (5.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.73%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (10.73%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.17%) Data Centre
3 17 (9.60%) User Experience
4 11 (6.21%) Client/Server
5 8 (4.52%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 6 (3.39%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) CMDB
8 3 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.13%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
10 1 (0.56%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 47 (26.55%) Windows
2 25 (14.12%) Linux
3 12 (6.78%) Unix
4 8 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (23.73%) MVC
2 36 (20.34%) Web Development
3 33 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (18.64%) OO
4 28 (15.82%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (15.82%) Network Monitoring
5 27 (15.25%) Capacity Management
5 27 (15.25%) Incident Management
5 27 (15.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 27 (15.25%) Security Patching
5 27 (15.25%) Service Management
6 24 (13.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 23 (12.99%) SOLID
8 22 (12.43%) Defect Management
8 22 (12.43%) DevOps
8 22 (12.43%) SOA
8 22 (12.43%) Test Automation
9 20 (11.30%) ITIL
9 20 (11.30%) Refactoring
9 20 (11.30%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 108 (61.02%) SQL
2 75 (42.37%) C#
3 48 (27.12%) T-SQL
4 42 (23.73%) JavaScript
5 23 (12.99%) Python
6 21 (11.86%) VB.NET
7 15 (8.47%) VB
8 12 (6.78%) C++
9 10 (5.65%) Java
10 9 (5.08%) VB6
11 6 (3.39%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.69%) Perl
12 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.69%) VC++
13 2 (1.13%) Go
13 2 (1.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.56%) C
14 1 (0.56%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 50 (28.25%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (21.47%) CCNP
3 29 (16.38%) Degree
4 27 (15.25%) DV Cleared
4 27 (15.25%) Security Cleared
5 21 (11.86%) SC Cleared
6 19 (10.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (7.34%) CCNA
8 8 (4.52%) CCIE
9 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.69%) ISEB
10 3 (1.69%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.13%) CCIE Data Center
11 2 (1.13%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.13%) CCSA
11 2 (1.13%) CCSE
11 2 (1.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.38%) SLA
2 11 (6.21%) QA
3 3 (1.69%) Basel II
3 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.13%) GAMP
System Software
1 28 (15.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.69%) Docker
4 2 (1.13%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (15.25%) Cisco LMS
1 27 (15.25%) Nagios
1 27 (15.25%) Opsview
2 14 (7.91%) Puppet
3 9 (5.08%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.13%) Ansible
5 2 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 74 (41.81%) Microsoft
2 52 (29.38%) Cisco
3 30 (16.95%) Oracle
4 28 (15.82%) VMware
5 17 (9.60%) Xamarin
6 8 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.95%) Avaya
7 7 (3.95%) Perforce
7 7 (3.95%) Sybase
8 6 (3.39%) Juniper
8 6 (3.39%) Meraki
8 6 (3.39%) Sitecore
8 6 (3.39%) Solace
9 5 (2.82%) Google
10 4 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.26%) F5
10 4 (2.26%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.69%) Informatica
11 3 (1.69%) McAfee
11 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds