Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS)
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1030 1033 1087
Rank change year-on-year +3 +54 -164
Permanent jobs citing VSS/SourceSafe 105 193 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 98 157 120
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +16.25%

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 31,378 36,172 34,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.85% 20.16% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 25,156 29,482 29,851
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for VSS/SourceSafe in the UK

VSS/SourceSafe
Top 13 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 15 December 2018. 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 -13 99 £45,000 -5.26% 29
UK excluding London +28 81 £45,000 - 16
South West +14 44 £42,500 -
London -12 19 £46,250 -15.91% 13
Midlands +58 17 £57,500 +64.29% 1
West Midlands +62 16 £57,500 +64.29%
North of England +23 8 £40,100 -4.52% 7
South East -10 8 £44,000 -7.37% 6
Yorkshire +36 5 £40,200 -4.29% 2
East of England +27 3 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North West +22 3 £32,000 - 1
Scotland +3 1 £55,000 +64.18%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 72 (68.57%) Cisco
2 67 (63.81%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (62.86%) CCNP
4 61 (58.10%) BGP
4 61 (58.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 50 (47.62%) EIGRP
6 49 (46.67%) LAN
7 43 (40.95%) WAN
7 43 (40.95%) VMware
7 43 (40.95%) Network Monitoring
8 42 (40.00%) Wireshark
9 40 (38.10%) Cisco IOS
9 40 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (36.19%) SLA
11 37 (35.24%) Python
11 37 (35.24%) Service Management
11 37 (35.24%) Nagios
11 37 (35.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 37 (35.24%) Capacity Management
11 37 (35.24%) Incident Management
11 37 (35.24%) Cisco LMS
11 37 (35.24%) Opsview
11 37 (35.24%) NX-OS
11 37 (35.24%) Security Patching
12 31 (29.52%) Data Centre
13 28 (26.67%) SQL
14 27 (25.71%) OSPF
15 26 (24.76%) F5
16 24 (22.86%) Firewall
16 24 (22.86%) VPN

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 (0.95%) WebSphere
1 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (58.10%) BGP
1 61 (58.10%) Cisco Nexus
2 50 (47.62%) EIGRP
3 49 (46.67%) LAN
4 43 (40.95%) WAN
5 42 (40.00%) Wireshark
6 40 (38.10%) Cisco IOS
7 37 (35.24%) NX-OS
8 27 (25.71%) OSPF
9 24 (22.86%) Firewall
9 24 (22.86%) VPN
10 23 (21.90%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (17.14%) IPsec
12 17 (16.19%) FWSM
13 16 (15.24%) Wireless
14 9 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless
15 7 (6.67%) Network Security
15 7 (6.67%) WLAN
16 5 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
16 5 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.86%) Power BI
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.52%) Subversion
3 9 (8.57%) JIRA
4 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.71%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.76%) Selenium
6 4 (3.81%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.81%) CruiseControl
6 4 (3.81%) Gemini Tracker
6 4 (3.81%) Hudson
6 4 (3.81%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.86%) NUnit
8 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.95%) Log4j
8 1 (0.95%) Log4Net
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.95%) Moq
General
1 8 (7.62%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.67%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Billing
3 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Electronics
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 2 (1.90%) Back Office
5 2 (1.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 66 (62.86%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.14%) Developer
3 6 (5.71%) .NET Developer
3 6 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (5.71%) Security Engineer
4 5 (4.76%) Analyst
4 5 (4.76%) C# Developer
4 5 (4.76%) Junior
4 5 (4.76%) Junior Developer
4 5 (4.76%) QA Manager
4 5 (4.76%) Release Manager
4 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Developer
5 4 (3.81%) Network Analyst
5 4 (3.81%) Software Engineer
6 3 (2.86%) Database Developer
6 3 (2.86%) Development Team Leader
6 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (2.86%) Security Analyst
6 3 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) XML
2 15 (14.29%) .NET
3 14 (13.33%) HTML
4 9 (8.57%) CSS
5 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.67%) CSS3
5 7 (6.67%) jQuery
5 7 (6.67%) WCF
6 5 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.76%) RESTful
6 5 (4.76%) Web Services
6 5 (4.76%) XSL
7 4 (3.81%) Ajax
7 4 (3.81%) JSON
7 4 (3.81%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (3.81%) STL
7 4 (3.81%) WPF
8 3 (2.86%) Flash
8 3 (2.86%) HTML5
8 3 (2.86%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 31 (29.52%) Data Centre
2 20 (19.05%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (15.24%) PKI
4 7 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.81%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (1.90%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.90%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.95%) LIMS
8 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.33%) Windows
2 7 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Phone
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (2.86%) Linux
4 3 (2.86%) Unix
4 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.95%) Network Monitoring
2 37 (35.24%) Capacity Management
2 37 (35.24%) Incident Management
2 37 (35.24%) Root Cause Analysis
2 37 (35.24%) Security Patching
2 37 (35.24%) Service Management
3 19 (18.10%) Continuous Improvement
4 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (10.48%) MVC
6 9 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.57%) TDD
7 8 (7.62%) ITIL
7 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (5.71%) ETL
8 6 (5.71%) Migration
8 6 (5.71%) Project Management
8 6 (5.71%) Software Testing
9 5 (4.76%) Integration Testing
9 5 (4.76%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (35.24%) Python
2 28 (26.67%) SQL
3 18 (17.14%) C#
4 15 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.57%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.76%) Ruby
7 5 (4.76%) VB
7 5 (4.76%) VB6
8 4 (3.81%) C++
9 3 (2.86%) VBScript
10 2 (1.90%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.95%) ANSI SQL
11 1 (0.95%) Java
11 1 (0.95%) Jython
11 1 (0.95%) XAML
Qualifications
1 67 (63.81%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (62.86%) CCNP
3 18 (17.14%) CCIE
4 15 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.76%) CCNA
6 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.86%) MCITP
7 3 (2.86%) MCSA
7 3 (2.86%) MCSE
8 2 (1.90%) CCDA
8 2 (1.90%) CCDP
9 1 (0.95%) CCSA
9 1 (0.95%) CCSP
9 1 (0.95%) CCVP
9 1 (0.95%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.95%) Degree
9 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (36.19%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (0.95%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.71%) vSphere
3 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.86%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (35.24%) Cisco LMS
1 37 (35.24%) Nagios
1 37 (35.24%) Opsview
2 5 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.81%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (2.86%) SCCM
5 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 72 (68.57%) Cisco
2 43 (40.95%) VMware
3 26 (24.76%) F5
4 22 (20.95%) CheckPoint
5 20 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 17 (16.19%) Juniper
7 16 (15.24%) Fortinet
8 9 (8.57%) HP
9 7 (6.67%) Oracle
10 5 (4.76%) Aruba
10 5 (4.76%) Citrix
10 5 (4.76%) Meraki
10 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.81%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.86%) CommVault
12 3 (2.86%) EMC
12 3 (2.86%) SAP
13 2 (1.90%) Clearswift
14 1 (0.95%) IBM
14 1 (0.95%) SonicWALL