Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 989 959 1044
Rank change year-on-year -30 +85 +12
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 106 222 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.64% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 78 200 134
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £37,000 £38,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £69,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 27,321 34,735 36,530
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.26% 20.40% 20.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21,610 28,132 29,910
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 August 2019.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 10 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 18 August 2019. 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 -6 102 £55,000 +10.00% 21
UK excluding London -38 83 £50,000 +5.26% 19
South East +56 47 £50,000 - 8
North of England +36 24 £40,250 +23.85% 3
North West +56 21 £50,125 +54.23% 2
London +60 19 £62,500 +13.64% 3
Midlands +23 10 £50,000 -13.04% 4
West Midlands 0 10 £50,000 -13.04% 4
Yorkshire -11 3 £32,500 +41.30% 1
South West -80 2 £47,500 +11.76% 1

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 45 (42.45%) C#
1 45 (42.45%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (38.68%) CCNP
3 40 (37.74%) Cisco
4 33 (31.13%) Subversion
5 31 (29.25%) BGP
6 30 (28.30%) XAML
6 30 (28.30%) Bugzilla
6 30 (28.30%) C++
6 30 (28.30%) CruiseControl
6 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
6 30 (28.30%) WPF
6 30 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (28.30%) Hudson
6 30 (28.30%) Issue Tracking
6 30 (28.30%) Gemini Tracker
7 28 (26.42%) Degree
7 28 (26.42%) OSPF
8 23 (21.70%) Firewall
8 23 (21.70%) CCNA
8 23 (21.70%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (18.87%) ITIL
10 19 (17.92%) Windows
10 19 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
11 18 (16.98%) SQL
12 17 (16.04%) Linux
12 17 (16.04%) VPN
12 17 (16.04%) WAN
12 17 (16.04%) Cisco ASA

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 (4.72%) IIS
2 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.89%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.94%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Power Platform
2 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.25%) BGP
2 28 (26.42%) OSPF
3 23 (21.70%) Firewall
4 19 (17.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (16.04%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (16.04%) VPN
5 17 (16.04%) WAN
6 16 (15.09%) EIGRP
6 16 (15.09%) HSRP
6 16 (15.09%) LAN
7 15 (14.15%) Wireless
8 14 (13.21%) Cisco IOS
8 14 (13.21%) Multicast
8 14 (13.21%) Network Security
9 13 (12.26%) IPsec
10 12 (11.32%) Broadband
10 12 (11.32%) IPstream
10 12 (11.32%) LLU
11 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
11 10 (9.43%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (11.32%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.60%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (4.72%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.77%) MySQL
7 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.83%) OLAP
7 3 (2.83%) Power BI
7 3 (2.83%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (31.13%) Subversion
2 30 (28.30%) Bugzilla
2 30 (28.30%) CruiseControl
2 30 (28.30%) Gemini Tracker
2 30 (28.30%) Hudson
3 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.72%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.83%) JIRA
5 3 (2.83%) Toad
General
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.83%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.94%) Automotive
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (29.25%) Network Engineer
2 30 (28.30%) Senior Software Engineer
2 30 (28.30%) Software Engineer
3 20 (18.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (14.15%) Developer
5 12 (11.32%) NOC Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Network Security Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Applications Support
7 5 (4.72%) Applications Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) IT Support
7 5 (4.72%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (28.30%) WPF
2 14 (13.21%) .NET
2 14 (13.21%) ASP.NET
2 14 (13.21%) HTML
3 12 (11.32%) HTML5
4 7 (6.60%) Ajax
5 6 (5.66%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.66%) Web Services
6 4 (3.77%) WCF
7 3 (2.83%) 802.1X
7 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.83%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.89%) ADO
8 2 (1.89%) COM
8 2 (1.89%) CSS
8 2 (1.89%) jQuery
9 1 (0.94%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.94%) JSON
9 1 (0.94%) LDAP
9 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.32%) Data Centre
2 12 (11.32%) IPTV
3 5 (4.72%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.77%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.77%) IVR
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.89%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.92%) Windows
2 17 (16.04%) Linux
3 16 (15.09%) Unix
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.77%) CentOS
7 2 (1.89%) CatOS
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.30%) Continuous Integration
1 30 (28.30%) Issue Tracking
1 30 (28.30%) Software Engineering
2 23 (21.70%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (18.87%) ITIL
4 18 (16.98%) Multithreading
5 16 (15.09%) Information Security
6 14 (13.21%) Incident Management
7 13 (12.26%) Computer Science
8 12 (11.32%) Artificial Intelligence
8 12 (11.32%) Broadcast Engineering
8 12 (11.32%) Information Security Management
8 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (11.32%) ISMS
8 12 (11.32%) Machine Learning
8 12 (11.32%) Problem Management
8 12 (11.32%) Security Management
8 12 (11.32%) Technical Analysis
9 11 (10.38%) Network Design
10 8 (7.55%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.45%) C#
2 30 (28.30%) C++
2 30 (28.30%) XAML
3 18 (16.98%) SQL
4 12 (11.32%) C++/CLI
5 10 (9.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.43%) T-SQL
6 9 (8.49%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.49%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.83%) VB
7 3 (2.83%) VB6
7 3 (2.83%) X++
8 2 (1.89%) C
8 2 (1.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (1.89%) Python
8 2 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (42.45%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (38.68%) CCNP
3 28 (26.42%) Degree
4 23 (21.70%) CCNA
5 15 (14.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (11.32%) CCIE
7 10 (9.43%) CISSP
8 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) CCDA
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.94%) CCDP
10 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.94%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) GDPR
2 1 (0.94%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.77%) iptables
2 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.83%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (13.21%) Nagios
2 12 (11.32%) Cacti
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.77%) vCenter Server
3 4 (3.77%) vMotion
4 2 (1.89%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.89%) Opsview
5 1 (0.94%) Iperf
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Cisco
2 16 (15.09%) F5
3 15 (14.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (11.32%) CheckPoint
4 12 (11.32%) Sonus
5 11 (10.38%) Palo Alto
6 9 (8.49%) Oracle
7 7 (6.60%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.66%) VMware
9 4 (3.77%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.83%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.83%) Juniper
11 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.89%) Infor
11 2 (1.89%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.94%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.94%) Avaya
12 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
12 1 (0.94%) CA
12 1 (0.94%) Radware