Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1029 1011 1072
Rank change year-on-year -18 +61 -163
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 128 194 160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 117 158 129
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £39,300 £38,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 32,411 36,199 34,997
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.99% 20.29% 18.55%
Number of salaries quoted 26,162 29,397 30,181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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 -8 120 £45,000 -12.20% 17
UK excluding London +10 93 £45,000 - 12
South West +7 50 £42,500 -5.56% 2
London +2 28 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Midlands +36 20 £57,500 +53.33% 1
West Midlands +46 19 £57,500 +53.33% 1
North of England +37 11 £36,250 -13.69% 4
South East -9 7 £55,000 +2.33% 2
North West +16 6 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire +29 5 £40,200 -4.29%
East of England +9 4 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Scotland -7 1 £55,000 +64.18% 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 83 (64.84%) Cisco
2 78 (60.94%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (59.38%) CCNP
4 70 (54.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 69 (53.91%) BGP
6 55 (42.97%) EIGRP
6 55 (42.97%) LAN
7 48 (37.50%) VMware
7 48 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
8 47 (36.72%) WAN
9 45 (35.16%) Wireshark
10 44 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
10 44 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (33.59%) SLA
12 42 (32.81%) Service Management
13 41 (32.03%) Nagios
13 41 (32.03%) SQL
13 41 (32.03%) Incident Management
13 41 (32.03%) Root Cause Analysis
13 41 (32.03%) Capacity Management
13 41 (32.03%) Cisco LMS
13 41 (32.03%) Opsview
13 41 (32.03%) NX-OS
13 41 (32.03%) Security Patching
14 40 (31.25%) Python
15 37 (28.91%) Data Centre
16 32 (25.00%) F5
17 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
17 30 (23.44%) OSPF
18 28 (21.88%) Firewall

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 3 (2.34%) WebSphere
1 3 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 70 (54.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 69 (53.91%) BGP
3 55 (42.97%) EIGRP
3 55 (42.97%) LAN
4 47 (36.72%) WAN
5 45 (35.16%) Wireshark
6 44 (34.38%) Cisco IOS
7 41 (32.03%) NX-OS
8 30 (23.44%) OSPF
9 28 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (21.88%) Firewall
9 28 (21.88%) VPN
10 21 (16.41%) IPsec
11 20 (15.63%) FWSM
12 19 (14.84%) Wireless
13 12 (9.38%) Cisco Wireless
14 9 (7.03%) WLAN
15 7 (5.47%) Cisco ISE
15 7 (5.47%) Network Security
16 6 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (2.34%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.34%) Power BI
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (21.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (11.72%) Subversion
3 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
4 11 (8.59%) JIRA
5 9 (7.03%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.47%) Mercurial
7 6 (4.69%) Bugzilla
7 6 (4.69%) CruiseControl
7 6 (4.69%) Gemini Tracker
7 6 (4.69%) Hudson
8 5 (3.91%) Cucumber
8 5 (3.91%) NUnit
8 5 (3.91%) Selenium
9 3 (2.34%) Log4j
9 3 (2.34%) Log4Net
9 3 (2.34%) Moq
10 2 (1.56%) ReSharper
10 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.78%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 9 (7.03%) Finance
1 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.91%) Billing
4 4 (3.13%) Electronics
4 4 (3.13%) Marketing
4 4 (3.13%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Back Office
6 2 (1.56%) Automotive
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (58.59%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Developer
3 10 (7.81%) SQL Developer
4 9 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Analyst
5 7 (5.47%) C# Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Junior
6 6 (4.69%) Junior Developer
6 6 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Security Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Software Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) .NET Developer
7 5 (3.91%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) QA Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Release Manager
8 4 (3.13%) Network Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.13%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) XML
2 18 (14.06%) .NET
3 11 (8.59%) HTML
4 10 (7.81%) Web Services
5 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET
5 7 (5.47%) XSL
6 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.69%) RESTful
6 6 (4.69%) STL
6 6 (4.69%) WPF
7 5 (3.91%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (3.91%) CSS
7 5 (3.91%) MFC
8 4 (3.13%) Angular 2
8 4 (3.13%) Flash
9 3 (2.34%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.34%) HTML5
9 3 (2.34%) OOCSS
9 3 (2.34%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (28.91%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.75%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (14.84%) PKI
4 6 (4.69%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.91%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.34%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (2.34%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.34%) User Experience
8 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.56%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.78%) LIMS
9 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.72%) Windows
2 10 (7.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.13%) Unix
3 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.34%) Linux
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 42 (32.81%) Service Management
3 41 (32.03%) Capacity Management
3 41 (32.03%) Incident Management
3 41 (32.03%) Root Cause Analysis
3 41 (32.03%) Security Patching
4 27 (21.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 21 (16.41%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.16%) ITIL
7 12 (9.38%) MVC
7 12 (9.38%) TDD
8 9 (7.03%) ETL
9 8 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.25%) Project Management
10 7 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (5.47%) Multithreading
10 7 (5.47%) Presales
11 6 (4.69%) Issue Tracking
11 6 (4.69%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) SQL
2 40 (31.25%) Python
3 24 (18.75%) C#
4 23 (17.97%) T-SQL
5 9 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.03%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.47%) C++
8 6 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.91%) Ruby
10 4 (3.13%) Java
10 4 (3.13%) VBScript
11 3 (2.34%) Jython
12 2 (1.56%) COBOL
12 2 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (1.56%) JCL
13 1 (0.78%) ANSI SQL
13 1 (0.78%) VB
13 1 (0.78%) VB6
13 1 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 78 (60.94%) Cisco Certification
2 76 (59.38%) CCNP
3 18 (14.06%) DV Cleared
3 18 (14.06%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.28%) CCIE
4 17 (13.28%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.47%) CCNA
5 7 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.13%) MCITP
7 4 (3.13%) MCSA
7 4 (3.13%) MCSE
8 3 (2.34%) Degree
9 2 (1.56%) CCDA
9 2 (1.56%) CCDP
9 2 (1.56%) CCSA
9 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (33.59%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) QA
3 5 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.78%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.47%) vSphere
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.34%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (32.03%) Cisco LMS
1 41 (32.03%) Nagios
1 41 (32.03%) Opsview
2 7 (5.47%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.13%) SCCM
3 4 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 83 (64.84%) Cisco
2 48 (37.50%) VMware
3 32 (25.00%) F5
4 30 (23.44%) Microsoft
5 26 (20.31%) CheckPoint
6 21 (16.41%) Juniper
7 19 (14.84%) Fortinet
8 10 (7.81%) HP
9 6 (4.69%) Citrix
10 5 (3.91%) Aruba
10 5 (3.91%) Meraki
10 5 (3.91%) Oracle
10 5 (3.91%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.13%) CommVault
11 4 (3.13%) EMC
11 4 (3.13%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.13%) SAP
12 3 (2.34%) IBM
13 2 (1.56%) Clearswift
14 1 (0.78%) TIBCO