Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 935 680 961
Rank change year-on-year -255 +281 +47
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 86 18 135
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.037% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.18% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 81 14 99
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,426 £39,125
25th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - -25.00% +20.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £50,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +5.26%

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 25,311 10,122 26,830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 20.99% 19.10%
Number of salaries quoted 15,745 8,353 21,408
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year - +8.70% +2.22%

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 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 15 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 September 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 -252 81 £45,000 - 12
UK excluding London -191 78 £45,000 - 4
South East -138 34 £47,500 -9.52% 1
Work from Home - 29 £45,000 -
North of England -119 18 £45,000 -
Midlands -114 11 £45,000 - 2
East of England - 10 £38,000 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £45,000 -
East Midlands - 7 £41,633 - 1
North West -95 6 £45,000 -
London -227 5 £45,000 +7.14% 8
West Midlands -95 4 £45,000 - 1
South West -105 4 £40,000 -
North East - 4 £45,000 -
Wales - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 37 (43.02%) SQL
2 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
3 33 (38.37%) C#
3 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (38.37%) Degree
4 31 (36.05%) HTML
4 31 (36.05%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (34.88%) Windows
6 27 (31.40%) Data Protection
6 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
7 25 (29.07%) Data Extraction
7 25 (29.07%) Data Architecture
7 25 (29.07%) R
7 25 (29.07%) SSDT
7 25 (29.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 25 (29.07%) GDPR
7 25 (29.07%) Power BI
7 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 25 (29.07%) Power Platform
7 25 (29.07%) Oracle Reports
7 25 (29.07%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (29.07%) ETL
7 25 (29.07%) Oracle
7 25 (29.07%) OLAP
7 25 (29.07%) Visual Studio
7 25 (29.07%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (29.07%) MDX
7 25 (29.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (29.07%) Data Protection Act

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 10 (11.63%) IIS
1 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (29.07%) Power Platform
2 13 (15.12%) AWS
2 13 (15.12%) Azure
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) LAN
2 19 (22.09%) Firewall
3 15 (17.44%) DHCP
3 15 (17.44%) DNS
3 15 (17.44%) WAN
4 13 (15.12%) MPLS
5 10 (11.63%) ADSL
5 10 (11.63%) Internet
5 10 (11.63%) NAS
5 10 (11.63%) VLAN
6 9 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (10.47%) VPN
6 9 (10.47%) Wireless
7 8 (9.30%) BGP
7 8 (9.30%) SNMP
8 7 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (8.14%) Cisco ISE
9 6 (6.98%) EIGRP
9 6 (6.98%) OSPF
10 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
2 25 (29.07%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (29.07%) OLAP
2 25 (29.07%) Oracle OLAP
2 25 (29.07%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (29.07%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (29.07%) Power BI
2 25 (29.07%) SQL Server 2016
2 25 (29.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (29.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (29.07%) SSDT
3 13 (15.12%) MS Access
4 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (13.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 25 (29.07%) Visual Studio
3 20 (23.26%) Bugzilla
3 20 (23.26%) CruiseControl
3 20 (23.26%) Gemini Tracker
3 20 (23.26%) Hudson
3 20 (23.26%) Subversion
4 15 (17.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (15.12%) Selenium
6 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 14 (16.28%) Social Skills
2 7 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.33%) Games
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Finance
5 1 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Developer
1 25 (29.07%) Senior Developer
2 20 (23.26%) Software Engineer
3 17 (19.77%) Senior Software Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Tester
5 12 (13.95%) Regression Tester
5 12 (13.95%) Selenium Tester
6 11 (12.79%) Support Engineer
7 10 (11.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (11.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (8.14%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) IT Support
9 5 (5.81%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Architect
10 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Cisco Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Presales Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.05%) HTML
2 25 (29.07%) MDX
3 18 (20.93%) HTML5
3 18 (20.93%) WPF
4 13 (15.12%) XML
5 2 (2.33%) .NET
5 2 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.33%) RESTful
5 2 (2.33%) Web Services
5 2 (2.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (29.07%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.49%) PKI
3 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.88%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows 10
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2016
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2019
3 2 (2.33%) Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (31.40%) Data Protection
4 25 (29.07%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (29.07%) Data Architecture
4 25 (29.07%) Data Extraction
4 25 (29.07%) Data Management
4 25 (29.07%) ETL
5 22 (25.58%) Computer Science
5 22 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (23.26%) Issue Tracking
6 20 (23.26%) Software Engineering
7 18 (20.93%) Artificial Intelligence
7 18 (20.93%) Machine Learning
8 12 (13.95%) Black-Box Testing
8 12 (13.95%) Migration
8 12 (13.95%) Presales
8 12 (13.95%) Regression Testing
8 12 (13.95%) White-Box Testing
9 10 (11.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.02%) SQL
2 33 (38.37%) C#
3 25 (29.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 25 (29.07%) R
4 20 (23.26%) C++
5 18 (20.93%) C++/CLI
5 18 (20.93%) XAML
6 17 (19.77%) JavaScript
7 12 (13.95%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.49%) Python
9 2 (2.33%) J#
9 2 (2.33%) Java
9 2 (2.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Degree
2 20 (23.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.63%) MCSA
4 10 (11.63%) MCSE
4 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (9.30%) CCNA
6 4 (4.65%) CCNP
7 2 (2.33%) CCIE
7 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.07%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.65%) vSphere
5 2 (2.33%) ProxySG
5 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Cisco CME
2 4 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.49%) Ansible
4 2 (2.33%) Kibana
4 2 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.07%) Oracle
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 11 (12.79%) Cisco
5 10 (11.63%) Veeam
6 8 (9.30%) CheckPoint
7 5 (5.81%) F5
8 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.49%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.33%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.33%) UiPath
10 1 (1.16%) Arista
10 1 (1.16%) Ekahau
10 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto