Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1022 988 1074
Rank change year-on-year -34 +86 -120
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 74 213 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.12% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.59% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 63 176 93
UK median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% -8.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,200 £37,750 £34,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,125 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -12.37% +19.75%

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 30,048 36,200 33,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.86% 20.53% 18.97%
Number of salaries quoted 23,950 29,727 28,376
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 February 2019.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 12 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 February 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
UK excluding London +9 70 £45,000 +5.88% 14
England -49 70 £45,000 -5.26% 17
South East +21 22 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Midlands +44 19 £57,500 +27.78% 2
West Midlands +49 18 £57,500 +27.78% 2
South West -26 17 £42,500 +5.59% 1
North of England +62 11 £35,000 -16.67% 7
Yorkshire +37 8 £35,000 -16.67% 4
North West - 3 £32,000 - 2
Scotland +6 1 - - 1
London -37 1 £50,000 -16.67% 4
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 (60.81%) Cisco
2 40 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (54.05%) BGP
3 38 (51.35%) CCNP
4 34 (45.95%) Cisco Nexus
5 30 (40.54%) EIGRP
6 26 (35.14%) OSPF
6 26 (35.14%) LAN
6 26 (35.14%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (32.43%) F5
7 24 (32.43%) Data Centre
7 24 (32.43%) WAN
7 24 (32.43%) Firewall
8 23 (31.08%) C#
9 22 (29.73%) Service Management
9 22 (29.73%) VPN
10 21 (28.38%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
12 19 (25.68%) IPsec
12 19 (25.68%) Wireshark
12 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (25.68%) NX-OS
13 18 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 18 (24.32%) SQL
14 17 (22.97%) .NET
14 17 (22.97%) Python
14 17 (22.97%) Nagios
14 17 (22.97%) SLA
14 17 (22.97%) Incident Management
14 17 (22.97%) VMware

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.05%) BGP
2 34 (45.95%) Cisco Nexus
3 30 (40.54%) EIGRP
4 26 (35.14%) LAN
4 26 (35.14%) OSPF
5 24 (32.43%) Firewall
5 24 (32.43%) WAN
6 22 (29.73%) VPN
7 21 (28.38%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (25.68%) Cisco IOS
8 19 (25.68%) IPsec
8 19 (25.68%) NX-OS
8 19 (25.68%) Wireshark
9 15 (20.27%) FWSM
10 9 (12.16%) Wireless
11 6 (8.11%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (6.76%) DHCP
12 5 (6.76%) DNS
12 5 (6.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) Subversion
2 11 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (13.51%) Hudson
4 9 (12.16%) Bugzilla
4 9 (12.16%) CruiseControl
4 9 (12.16%) Gemini Tracker
5 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.05%) JIRA
6 3 (4.05%) NUnit
7 2 (2.70%) Toad
8 1 (1.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (1.35%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 18 (24.32%) Developer
3 10 (13.51%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Network Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) C# Web Developer
8 3 (4.05%) HTML CSS Developer
8 3 (4.05%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
9 2 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
3 13 (17.57%) CSS
3 13 (17.57%) HTML
3 13 (17.57%) jQuery
4 12 (16.22%) XML
5 11 (14.86%) CSS3
6 8 (10.81%) Ajax
6 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (10.81%) JSON
6 8 (10.81%) Razor View Engine
6 8 (10.81%) WCF
7 7 (9.46%) STL
8 5 (6.76%) HTML5
8 5 (6.76%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (6.76%) LDAP
8 5 (6.76%) WPF
9 4 (5.41%) .NET Framework
9 4 (5.41%) 802.1X
9 4 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.43%) Data Centre
2 16 (21.62%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (20.27%) PKI
4 8 (10.81%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (9.46%) Algorithms
6 4 (5.41%) Client/Server
6 4 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.05%) User Experience
8 1 (1.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows Phone
2 8 (10.81%) Windows Phone 8
3 2 (2.70%) CatOS
3 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Network Monitoring
2 22 (29.73%) Service Management
3 18 (24.32%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (22.97%) Capacity Management
4 17 (22.97%) Incident Management
4 17 (22.97%) Root Cause Analysis
4 17 (22.97%) Security Patching
5 14 (18.92%) MVC
6 13 (17.57%) Requirements Analysis
7 10 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (13.51%) Software Engineering
8 9 (12.16%) Issue Tracking
8 9 (12.16%) Multithreading
9 8 (10.81%) Migration
10 7 (9.46%) Load Balancing
10 7 (9.46%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (9.46%) Presales
10 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.76%) Data Protection
11 5 (6.76%) Due Diligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) C#
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 17 (22.97%) Python
4 16 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (13.51%) PL/SQL
6 9 (12.16%) C++
6 9 (12.16%) VB
6 9 (12.16%) VB.NET
6 9 (12.16%) VB6
7 3 (4.05%) Java
7 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 40 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (51.35%) CCNP
3 14 (18.92%) CCIE
4 5 (6.76%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) PMI Certification
4 5 (6.76%) PMP
4 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.41%) CISSP
6 2 (2.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.97%) SLA
2 5 (6.76%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.35%) WAI
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) Cisco LMS
1 17 (22.97%) Nagios
1 17 (22.97%) Opsview
2 4 (5.41%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (60.81%) Cisco
2 24 (32.43%) F5
3 20 (27.03%) CheckPoint
4 17 (22.97%) VMware
5 15 (20.27%) Fortinet
5 15 (20.27%) Juniper
6 10 (13.51%) Oracle
7 6 (8.11%) Meraki
8 5 (6.76%) Aruba
8 5 (6.76%) CA
8 5 (6.76%) HP
9 4 (5.41%) Forcepoint
9 4 (5.41%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.70%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.35%) DevExpress