Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1020 1038 897
Rank change year-on-year +18 -141 +63
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 163 218 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.61% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 134 175 345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £34,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £69,250 £61,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 36589 36013 36732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.71% 18.18% 16.91%
Number of salaries quoted 29941 31173 30850
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 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 +2 158 £50,000 - 7
UK excluding London +25 104 £45,000 - 2
London +7 54 £53,250 +6.50% 5
South East +56 32 £45,000 +1.69% 2
South West +17 26 £45,000 +12.50%
East of England +3 24 £60,000 +6.67%
Midlands +28 15 £40,000 +3.23%
West Midlands +15 8 £40,000 -
East Midlands +18 7 £40,000 +6.67%
North of England -11 7 £53,750 +7.50%
North West -29 6 £70,000 +125.81%
Yorkshire +3 1 £32,500 -40.91%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 95 (58.28%) SQL
2 75 (46.01%) C#
3 71 (43.56%) .NET
4 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
5 67 (41.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 62 (38.04%) SQL Server
7 61 (37.42%) HTML
8 49 (30.06%) CSS
9 47 (28.83%) ASP.NET
9 47 (28.83%) Cisco
10 46 (28.22%) Windows
11 45 (27.61%) JavaScript
12 44 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
13 42 (25.77%) jQuery
14 41 (25.15%) XML
15 40 (24.54%) T-SQL
15 40 (24.54%) MVC
15 40 (24.54%) Web Development
16 38 (23.31%) Oracle
16 38 (23.31%) Subversion
16 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
17 37 (22.70%) OO
17 37 (22.70%) LAN
18 35 (21.47%) CCNP
19 34 (20.86%) HTML5
20 33 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
20 33 (20.25%) Degree
21 32 (19.63%) Linux

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 24 (14.72%) SharePoint
2 23 (14.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 21 (12.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 6 (3.68%) Confluence
5 3 (1.84%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.84%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.25%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (17.18%) Office 365
3 19 (11.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (3.07%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 2 (1.23%) IaaS
7 2 (1.23%) PaaS
7 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.70%) LAN
2 29 (17.79%) BGP
2 29 (17.79%) Cisco Nexus
2 29 (17.79%) WAN
3 28 (17.18%) EIGRP
4 21 (12.88%) Wireless
5 20 (12.27%) VPN
6 18 (11.04%) IPsec
6 18 (11.04%) NX-OS
7 17 (10.43%) Cisco IOS
7 17 (10.43%) Firewall
7 17 (10.43%) OSPF
7 17 (10.43%) Wireshark
8 16 (9.82%) WLAN
9 15 (9.20%) Cisco Wireless
9 15 (9.20%) SSL
10 14 (8.59%) Network Security
11 13 (7.98%) TCP/IP
12 11 (6.75%) VLAN
13 10 (6.13%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (38.04%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 20 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (10.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (6.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (1.84%) MySQL
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.23%) DB2
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.61%) QlikView
12 1 (0.61%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 67 (41.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 38 (23.31%) Subversion
3 31 (19.02%) Visual Studio
4 27 (16.56%) NUnit
5 21 (12.88%) Jasmine
5 21 (12.88%) MSTest
5 21 (12.88%) Selenium
6 17 (10.43%) Mercurial
7 16 (9.82%) TeamCity
8 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
10 10 (6.13%) Hudson
11 9 (5.52%) JIRA
12 7 (4.29%) Bugzilla
12 7 (4.29%) CruiseControl
13 6 (3.68%) TestComplete
14 3 (1.84%) FxCop
14 3 (1.84%) Maven
14 3 (1.84%) StyleCop
General
1 21 (12.88%) Advertising
2 16 (9.82%) Finance
3 8 (4.91%) Marketing
4 7 (4.29%) Automotive
4 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Back Office
6 5 (3.07%) Banking
7 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.23%) French Language
8 2 (1.23%) German Language
8 2 (1.23%) Retail
8 2 (1.23%) Swedish Language
9 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 86 (52.76%) Developer
2 39 (23.93%) Network Engineer
3 34 (20.86%) Senior Developer
4 27 (16.56%) .NET Developer
5 24 (14.72%) SQL Developer
6 23 (14.11%) C# Developer
7 16 (9.82%) Senior .NET Developer
8 15 (9.20%) T-SQL Developer
9 14 (8.59%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (8.59%) Software Developer
9 14 (8.59%) SSIS Developer
9 14 (8.59%) Web Developer
10 13 (7.98%) C# .NET Developer
11 12 (7.36%) Software Engineer
11 12 (7.36%) SQL Server Developer
11 12 (7.36%) SSRS Developer
11 12 (7.36%) XML Developer
12 10 (6.13%) Analyst
12 10 (6.13%) C# Software Engineer
12 10 (6.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (43.56%) .NET
2 61 (37.42%) HTML
3 49 (30.06%) CSS
4 47 (28.83%) ASP.NET
5 42 (25.77%) jQuery
6 41 (25.15%) XML
7 34 (20.86%) HTML5
8 33 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (19.02%) AngularJS
10 28 (17.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 27 (16.56%) KnockoutJS
12 26 (15.95%) Web Services
13 24 (14.72%) Middleware
14 22 (13.50%) CSS3
15 21 (12.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 15 (9.20%) Ajax
17 14 (8.59%) .NET Framework
18 10 (6.13%) MFC
19 8 (4.91%) Entity Framework
19 8 (4.91%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.34%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.88%) User Experience
3 19 (11.66%) Data Centre
4 15 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (7.98%) Client/Server
6 8 (4.91%) Mobile App
7 7 (4.29%) Algorithms
8 6 (3.68%) Virtual Team
9 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.84%) CMDB
10 3 (1.84%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.23%) FlexPod
11 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.61%) PKI
12 1 (0.61%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.22%) Windows
2 32 (19.63%) Linux
3 10 (6.13%) Unix
4 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.54%) MVC
2 40 (24.54%) Web Development
3 37 (22.70%) OO
4 31 (19.02%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (16.56%) Open Source
5 27 (16.56%) SOLID
5 27 (16.56%) Test Automation
6 26 (15.95%) DevOps
6 26 (15.95%) OOD
7 25 (15.34%) Refactoring
8 24 (14.72%) ITIL
8 24 (14.72%) Translating Business Requirements
9 23 (14.11%) SOA
10 21 (12.88%) Continuous Deployment
10 21 (12.88%) Mobile Development
11 18 (11.04%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (11.04%) SDLC
12 17 (10.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 17 (10.43%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 95 (58.28%) SQL
2 75 (46.01%) C#
3 45 (27.61%) JavaScript
4 40 (24.54%) T-SQL
5 21 (12.88%) VB.NET
6 19 (11.66%) Python
7 13 (7.98%) C++
7 13 (7.98%) VB
8 7 (4.29%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.29%) VB6
9 5 (3.07%) VC++
10 4 (2.45%) Java
11 3 (1.84%) Perl
12 2 (1.23%) Go
12 2 (1.23%) Lisp
12 2 (1.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.61%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (26.99%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (21.47%) CCNP
3 33 (20.25%) Degree
4 25 (15.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (10.43%) DV Cleared
5 17 (10.43%) Security Cleared
6 16 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 10 (6.13%) CCIE
7 10 (6.13%) CCNA
8 6 (3.68%) ISEB
8 6 (3.68%) ISTQB
8 6 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.23%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (1.23%) CCIE Security
9 2 (1.23%) CCSA
9 2 (1.23%) CCSE
9 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.27%) SLA
2 12 (7.36%) QA
3 3 (1.84%) Basel II
3 3 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.23%) GAMP
System Software
1 18 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.84%) Docker
4 2 (1.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 17 (10.43%) Cisco LMS
1 17 (10.43%) Nagios
1 17 (10.43%) Opsview
2 16 (9.82%) Puppet
3 6 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.23%) Ansible
5 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.23%) Terraform
6 1 (0.61%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 70 (42.94%) Microsoft
2 47 (28.83%) Cisco
3 38 (23.31%) Oracle
4 21 (12.88%) Xamarin
5 18 (11.04%) VMware
6 10 (6.13%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (4.91%) F5
7 8 (4.91%) Sitecore
8 7 (4.29%) Avaya
9 6 (3.68%) Juniper
9 6 (3.68%) Meraki
9 6 (3.68%) Palo Alto
9 6 (3.68%) TOWER Software
10 5 (3.07%) Google
11 4 (2.45%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.45%) McAfee
11 4 (2.45%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.84%) Informatica
12 3 (1.84%) SAP
12 3 (1.84%) Sybase