Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1013 1043 893
Rank change year-on-year +30 -150 +107
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 164 231 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.63% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 132 188 357
UK median annual salary £49,250 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,500 £60,375 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%

VSS/SourceSafe is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 36545 36669 36927
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.57% 18.17% 16.71%
Number of salaries quoted 30047 31649 30980
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 26 July 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 26 July 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 0 159 £50,000 - 9
UK excluding London +60 106 £45,000 - 6
London +17 54 £52,500 +5.00% 3
East of England +20 30 £60,000 +4.35%
South East +56 27 £45,000 -10.00% 2
South West +22 23 £45,000 +12.50%
Midlands +44 16 £40,000 - 2
North of England -17 9 £37,500 -16.67% 2
West Midlands +44 8 £40,000 - 2
East Midlands +33 8 £38,750 -13.89%
North West -29 8 £37,500 +38.89%
Wales +8 1 £47,500 +18.75%
Yorkshire -7 1 £32,500 -40.91% 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 97 (59.15%) SQL
2 77 (46.95%) C#
3 74 (45.12%) .NET
4 67 (40.85%) Microsoft
5 65 (39.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 63 (38.41%) HTML
7 58 (35.37%) SQL Server
8 53 (32.32%) ASP.NET
9 52 (31.71%) CSS
10 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
11 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (28.66%) jQuery
13 46 (28.05%) Cisco
14 44 (26.83%) Windows
15 43 (26.22%) T-SQL
15 43 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
15 43 (26.22%) Web Development
16 42 (25.61%) Subversion
16 42 (25.61%) OO
17 41 (25.00%) XML
17 41 (25.00%) Oracle
17 41 (25.00%) Git (software)
18 39 (23.78%) Degree
18 39 (23.78%) MVC
19 36 (21.95%) Linux
19 36 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
19 36 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
20 35 (21.34%) HTML5
20 35 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (21.34%) AngularJS

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 29 (17.68%) SharePoint
2 27 (16.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 25 (15.24%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (3.66%) Confluence
5 3 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.83%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (21.95%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (17.68%) Office 365
3 15 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (3.05%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.22%) GitHub
7 2 (1.22%) IaaS
7 2 (1.22%) PaaS
7 2 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.90%) LAN
2 28 (17.07%) BGP
3 26 (15.85%) WAN
4 24 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
4 24 (14.63%) EIGRP
5 21 (12.80%) VPN
6 20 (12.20%) Wireless
7 19 (11.59%) Firewall
7 19 (11.59%) IPsec
7 19 (11.59%) OSPF
8 17 (10.37%) SSL
9 15 (9.15%) Network Security
10 14 (8.54%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (8.54%) Cisco Wireless
10 14 (8.54%) NX-OS
10 14 (8.54%) Wireshark
11 13 (7.93%) TCP/IP
12 12 (7.32%) WLAN
13 10 (6.10%) VLAN
14 9 (5.49%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (35.37%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (11.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 17 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.83%) DB2
9 3 (1.83%) MySQL
10 2 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.61%) Power BI
11 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 65 (39.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (25.61%) Subversion
3 41 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 31 (18.90%) NUnit
5 29 (17.68%) Visual Studio
6 25 (15.24%) Jasmine
6 25 (15.24%) MSTest
6 25 (15.24%) Selenium
7 18 (10.98%) TeamCity
8 15 (9.15%) Mercurial
8 15 (9.15%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (7.32%) Jenkins
10 10 (6.10%) Hudson
11 9 (5.49%) JIRA
12 7 (4.27%) Bugzilla
12 7 (4.27%) CruiseControl
13 6 (3.66%) TestComplete
14 3 (1.83%) Ant
14 3 (1.83%) FxCop
14 3 (1.83%) Maven
General
1 25 (15.24%) Advertising
2 21 (12.80%) Finance
3 8 (4.88%) Marketing
4 7 (4.27%) Automotive
5 6 (3.66%) Banking
5 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.05%) Back Office
7 4 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.22%) French Language
8 2 (1.22%) German Language
8 2 (1.22%) Retail
8 2 (1.22%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
9 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 86 (52.44%) Developer
2 34 (20.73%) Network Engineer
3 31 (18.90%) Senior Developer
4 27 (16.46%) C# Developer
5 25 (15.24%) .NET Developer
6 23 (14.02%) SQL Developer
7 17 (10.37%) Software Developer
8 16 (9.76%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (9.15%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (8.54%) T-SQL Developer
10 14 (8.54%) Web Developer
11 13 (7.93%) Senior .NET Developer
12 12 (7.32%) Analyst
12 12 (7.32%) Software Engineer
12 12 (7.32%) SSIS Developer
13 11 (6.71%) Senior C# .NET Developer
13 11 (6.71%) Senior C# Developer
14 10 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 10 (6.10%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (6.10%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (45.12%) .NET
2 63 (38.41%) HTML
3 53 (32.32%) ASP.NET
4 52 (31.71%) CSS
5 47 (28.66%) jQuery
6 41 (25.00%) XML
7 36 (21.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 35 (21.34%) AngularJS
8 35 (21.34%) HTML5
9 32 (19.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 31 (18.90%) KnockoutJS
11 28 (17.07%) Middleware
12 26 (15.85%) CSS3
13 25 (15.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 24 (14.63%) Web Services
15 17 (10.37%) Ajax
16 11 (6.71%) MFC
17 10 (6.10%) .NET Framework
17 10 (6.10%) PhoneGap
18 8 (4.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.29%) Computer Science
2 25 (15.24%) User Experience
3 17 (10.37%) Data Centre
4 13 (7.93%) Client/Server
5 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.71%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.27%) Algorithms
7 6 (3.66%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.83%) CMDB
8 3 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.22%) FlexPod
9 2 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.61%) AS400
10 1 (0.61%) PKI
10 1 (0.61%) SCORM
10 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.83%) Windows
2 36 (21.95%) Linux
3 9 (5.49%) Unix
4 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (26.22%) Web Development
3 42 (25.61%) OO
4 39 (23.78%) MVC
5 35 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (18.90%) Open Source
6 31 (18.90%) SOLID
6 31 (18.90%) Test Automation
7 30 (18.29%) DevOps
7 30 (18.29%) OOD
8 29 (17.68%) Refactoring
9 28 (17.07%) ITIL
9 28 (17.07%) Translating Business Requirements
10 27 (16.46%) SOA
11 25 (15.24%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (15.24%) Mobile Development
12 19 (11.59%) SDLC
13 16 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (9.15%) Defect Management
15 14 (8.54%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 97 (59.15%) SQL
2 77 (46.95%) C#
3 50 (30.49%) JavaScript
4 43 (26.22%) T-SQL
5 24 (14.63%) VB.NET
6 19 (11.59%) Python
7 13 (7.93%) C++
7 13 (7.93%) VB
8 7 (4.27%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.66%) VB6
10 5 (3.05%) Java
11 4 (2.44%) VC++
12 3 (1.83%) Perl
13 2 (1.22%) Go
13 2 (1.22%) Lisp
13 2 (1.22%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) C
14 1 (0.61%) COBOL
14 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (23.78%) Degree
3 35 (21.34%) CCNP
4 29 (17.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (8.54%) CCIE
6 13 (7.93%) DV Cleared
6 13 (7.93%) SC Cleared
6 13 (7.93%) Security Cleared
7 10 (6.10%) CCNA
8 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (3.66%) ISEB
9 6 (3.66%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.22%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (1.22%) CCIE Security
10 2 (1.22%) CCSA
10 2 (1.22%) CCSE
10 2 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.37%) SLA
2 12 (7.32%) QA
3 3 (1.83%) Basel II
3 3 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.83%) Docker
4 2 (1.22%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (10.98%) Puppet
2 13 (7.93%) Cisco LMS
2 13 (7.93%) Nagios
2 13 (7.93%) Opsview
3 5 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.22%) Ansible
4 2 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.22%) Terraform
5 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 67 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 46 (28.05%) Cisco
3 41 (25.00%) Oracle
4 25 (15.24%) Xamarin
5 14 (8.54%) VMware
6 12 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (6.71%) F5
7 11 (6.71%) Palo Alto
8 10 (6.10%) Sitecore
9 8 (4.88%) Avaya
9 8 (4.88%) Juniper
10 6 (3.66%) McAfee
10 6 (3.66%) TOWER Software
11 5 (3.05%) Google
11 5 (3.05%) Meraki
12 4 (2.44%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.44%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.83%) Informatica
13 3 (1.83%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.83%) Tripwire
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