Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 937 1040 1022
Rank change year-on-year +103 -18 +54
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 129 128 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.39% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 97 117 158
UK median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £39,000 £39,300 £38,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £60,000 £65,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25,810 32,427 36,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.88% 20.00% 20.29%
Number of salaries quoted 20,523 26,175 29,406
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +105 126 £60,000 +33.33% 7
UK excluding London +62 80 £50,000 +11.11% 5
London +99 48 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South East +78 45 £50,000 -9.09%
North of England +36 15 £62,500 +72.41% 3
West Midlands +30 14 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Midlands +26 14 £50,000 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire +23 8 £77,500 +92.79%
North West +33 7 £60,000 +84.62% 2
South West -46 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Scotland +25 2 £50,000 -9.09%
East of England +60 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 61 (47.29%) Cisco
2 55 (42.64%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (38.76%) WAN
4 47 (36.43%) C#
5 45 (34.88%) LAN
5 45 (34.88%) CCNP
6 42 (32.56%) Degree
7 40 (31.01%) VPN
7 40 (31.01%) Windows
7 40 (31.01%) HTML
8 39 (30.23%) ITIL
8 39 (30.23%) BGP
9 38 (29.46%) Firewall
9 38 (29.46%) Wireless
10 37 (28.68%) Subversion
11 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (27.91%) OSPF
12 35 (27.13%) IPsec
12 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
13 34 (26.36%) HSRP
14 29 (22.48%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (21.71%) CruiseControl
15 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
15 28 (21.71%) WPF
15 28 (21.71%) XAML
15 28 (21.71%) Bugzilla
15 28 (21.71%) VoIP
15 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
15 28 (21.71%) C++
15 28 (21.71%) SQL

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 12 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.20%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (6.20%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) Cisco SocialMiner
2 3 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.55%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.78%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.83%) AWS
2 17 (13.18%) Azure
3 11 (8.53%) Office 365
4 8 (6.20%) GCP
5 3 (2.33%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 50 (38.76%) WAN
2 45 (34.88%) LAN
3 40 (31.01%) VPN
4 39 (30.23%) BGP
5 38 (29.46%) Firewall
5 38 (29.46%) Wireless
6 36 (27.91%) OSPF
7 35 (27.13%) IPsec
8 34 (26.36%) HSRP
9 29 (22.48%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (21.71%) VoIP
11 25 (19.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 25 (19.38%) Multicast
12 23 (17.83%) DHCP
12 23 (17.83%) Network Security
13 22 (17.05%) WLAN
14 19 (14.73%) MPLS
15 18 (13.95%) VRRP
16 17 (13.18%) Cisco IOS
17 15 (11.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 8 (6.20%) DB2
2 8 (6.20%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.10%) MySQL
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.33%) OLAP
4 3 (2.33%) Power BI
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.33%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) ActiveReports
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (28.68%) Subversion
2 28 (21.71%) Bugzilla
2 28 (21.71%) CruiseControl
2 28 (21.71%) Gemini Tracker
2 28 (21.71%) Hudson
3 26 (20.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (9.30%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.98%) Visual Studio
6 8 (6.20%) Android Studio
6 8 (6.20%) Ant
6 8 (6.20%) Eclipse
6 8 (6.20%) IntelliJ
6 8 (6.20%) Jenkins
6 8 (6.20%) JIRA
6 8 (6.20%) JUnit
6 8 (6.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.78%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 17 (13.18%) Retail
2 11 (8.53%) Finance
3 9 (6.98%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.88%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.10%) Automotive
6 3 (2.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Military
7 1 (0.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 43 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 29 (22.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 28 (21.71%) Senior Software Engineer
3 28 (21.71%) Software Engineer
4 24 (18.60%) Developer
5 18 (13.95%) Architect
6 15 (11.63%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.20%) Support Specialist
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Specialist
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Support
7 8 (6.20%) Technical Support Specialist
8 7 (5.43%) Data Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Data Centre Architect
8 7 (5.43%) Data Centre Engineer
9 6 (4.65%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Cisco Architect
10 5 (3.88%) Consultant
10 5 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.88%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.01%) HTML
2 28 (21.71%) WPF
3 27 (20.93%) HTML5
4 21 (16.28%) .NET
5 20 (15.50%) CSS
6 19 (14.73%) jQuery
7 18 (13.95%) Ajax
7 18 (13.95%) ASP.NET
7 18 (13.95%) XML
8 15 (11.63%) CSS3
9 14 (10.85%) JSON
9 14 (10.85%) Web Services
10 9 (6.98%) WCF
11 8 (6.20%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.20%) Hibernate
11 8 (6.20%) JAXB
11 8 (6.20%) JPA
11 8 (6.20%) REST
11 8 (6.20%) Spring
11 8 (6.20%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (3.10%) Algorithms
4 4 (3.10%) Fibre Optics
4 4 (3.10%) IVR
4 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) IPTV
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (31.01%) Windows
2 9 (6.98%) Android
3 8 (6.20%) Windows 10
3 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
3 8 (6.20%) Windows 8
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Phone
4 6 (4.65%) Windows Phone 8
5 5 (3.88%) Linux
5 5 (3.88%) Unix
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.10%) CatOS
6 4 (3.10%) CentOS
6 4 (3.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.23%) ITIL
2 36 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (21.71%) Issue Tracking
3 28 (21.71%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.50%) Computer Science
5 19 (14.73%) Multithreading
6 18 (13.95%) Load Balancing
6 18 (13.95%) Network Design
7 17 (13.18%) Artificial Intelligence
7 17 (13.18%) Machine Learning
8 15 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.63%) SDLC
9 14 (10.85%) Statistics
10 12 (9.30%) Incident Management
11 11 (8.53%) DevOps
11 11 (8.53%) Information Security
11 11 (8.53%) Service Management
12 10 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (7.75%) MVC
12 10 (7.75%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) C#
2 28 (21.71%) C++
2 28 (21.71%) SQL
2 28 (21.71%) XAML
3 23 (17.83%) JavaScript
4 17 (13.18%) C++/CLI
5 16 (12.40%) VB.NET
6 11 (8.53%) VB
7 10 (7.75%) Python
7 10 (7.75%) T-SQL
8 9 (6.98%) Java
8 9 (6.98%) VB6
9 8 (6.20%) Java 8
10 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.33%) X++
12 2 (1.55%) C
12 2 (1.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (42.64%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (34.88%) CCNP
3 42 (32.56%) Degree
4 21 (16.28%) CCIE
5 19 (14.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (12.40%) CCNA
7 12 (9.30%) CCDP
8 4 (3.10%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.10%) JNCIP
8 4 (3.10%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.10%) Master's Degree
9 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) CCDA
11 1 (0.78%) CISSP
11 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) SLA
2 8 (6.20%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.20%) Docker
2 8 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.10%) iptables
4 3 (2.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Intune
1 8 (6.20%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (3.10%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (3.10%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.10%) vCenter Server
2 4 (3.10%) vMotion
3 3 (2.33%) Iperf
3 3 (2.33%) Nagios
4 2 (1.55%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.55%) Opsview
5 1 (0.78%) Cacti
Vendors
1 61 (47.29%) Cisco
2 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.05%) F5
4 20 (15.50%) Palo Alto
5 14 (10.85%) Oracle
6 13 (10.08%) CheckPoint
7 12 (9.30%) Forcepoint
7 12 (9.30%) Meraki
8 11 (8.53%) VMware
9 9 (6.98%) Juniper
10 8 (6.20%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.88%) Fortinet
12 4 (3.10%) Avaya
12 4 (3.10%) Dell
12 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.10%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.10%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.55%) ArcSight
13 2 (1.55%) Aruba
13 2 (1.55%) Blue Coat