Period
to 18 May 2021

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 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 868 861 1039
Rank change year-on-year -7 +178 -67
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 25 51 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.053% 0.054%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24 49 48
10th Percentile £36,550 £37,500 £33,875
25th Percentile £38,958 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £60,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.92% +20.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £55,000 £63,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -20.00% +11.11%

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 17,907 18,686 28,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.79% 19.57% 19.79%
Number of salaries quoted 13,584 14,908 22,946
10th Percentile £35,750 £33,750 £32,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

VSS/SourceSafe
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe.

Salary trend for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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 18 May 2021. 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 22 £47,500 -20.83% 13
UK excluding London +41 21 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South East - 10 £48,750 - 1
Midlands -7 5 £39,817 -0.46% 3
Work from Home -167 5 £57,500 -11.54%
London +15 4 £56,250 -6.25% 6
East Midlands +2 4 £41,633 +7.77% 2
Wales - 3 £37,500 -
North West +15 2 £51,250 +13.89% 1
North of England -11 2 £51,250 +13.89% 1
West Midlands -12 1 £38,000 -5.00% 1
South West -23 1 £40,000 +14.29% 2

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) VPN
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (36.00%) Subversion
3 9 (36.00%) CruiseControl
3 9 (36.00%) Bugzilla
3 9 (36.00%) C#
3 9 (36.00%) C++
3 9 (36.00%) LAN
3 9 (36.00%) Hudson
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (36.00%) Issue Tracking
3 9 (36.00%) Gemini Tracker
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco ISE
4 8 (32.00%) DHCP
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Wireless
4 8 (32.00%) DNS
4 8 (32.00%) WPF
5 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (24.00%) OSPF
6 6 (24.00%) BGP
6 6 (24.00%) XAML
6 6 (24.00%) WAN
7 5 (20.00%) HTML
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification

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 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (8.00%) Azure
3 1 (4.00%) AWS
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) npm
3 1 (4.00%) NuGet
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
1 10 (40.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (36.00%) LAN
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (32.00%) DHCP
3 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Wireless
4 6 (24.00%) BGP
4 6 (24.00%) OSPF
4 6 (24.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
7 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (12.00%) HTTP
7 3 (12.00%) SMTP
7 3 (12.00%) SNMP
7 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Bugzilla
1 9 (36.00%) CruiseControl
1 9 (36.00%) Gemini Tracker
1 9 (36.00%) Hudson
1 9 (36.00%) Subversion
2 3 (12.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
1 9 (36.00%) Software Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# WPF Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) WPF
2 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) HTML5
3 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 3 (12.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) MFC
4 2 (8.00%) STL
4 2 (8.00%) XMPP
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.00%) Ninject
5 1 (4.00%) PhoneGap
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (36.00%) Issue Tracking
3 7 (28.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (16.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning
5 4 (16.00%) Multithreading
5 4 (16.00%) Network Management
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (12.00%) DNA
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) C#
1 9 (36.00%) C++
2 6 (24.00%) XAML
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) C++/CLI
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) VB
7 1 (4.00%) C
7 1 (4.00%) J#
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco CME
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.00%) Kibana
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) F5
3 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) DevExpress
5 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) UiPath
5 1 (4.00%) Xamarin