Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Visual Studio skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 47 94
Rank change year-on-year -34 +47 +27
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 62 116 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.18% 5.24% 2.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.98% 23.20% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 51 107 53
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +20.00% +4.84%
10th Percentile £28,750 £23,650 £23,800
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,269 £49,300
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Visual Studio is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 414 500 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.22% 22.57% 15.66%
Number of salaries quoted 343 408 355
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,350 £24,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £49,650
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Visual Studio as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Wales.

Salary trend for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio in Wales over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Visual Studio in Wales

Visual Studio
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 April 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
South Wales -25 50 £40,000 +12.68% 10
North Wales +2 10 £50,000 +11.11%
West Wales 0 2 £26,250 -34.38% 2
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Visual Studio 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 43 (69.35%) .NET
2 42 (67.74%) C#
3 41 (66.13%) SQL Server
4 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (48.39%) SQL
6 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
7 27 (43.55%) Scrum
8 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (37.10%) Finance
10 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
12 16 (25.81%) DevOps
12 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
13 15 (24.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (24.19%) SDLC
14 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
15 13 (20.97%) MVC
15 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
16 12 (19.35%) OO
16 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
16 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
16 12 (19.35%) jQuery
17 11 (17.74%) TDD
17 11 (17.74%) Web Services
17 11 (17.74%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (16.13%) Kanban
19 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
19 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
19 9 (14.52%) Selenium

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 8 (12.90%) CMS
1 8 (12.90%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (9.68%) Umbraco
3 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.84%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) IaaS
2 3 (4.84%) PaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) Office 365
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (66.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (24.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (14.52%) NoSQL
5 8 (12.90%) Relational Database
5 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (11.29%) DB2
6 7 (11.29%) Redis
7 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (4.84%) Big Data
9 3 (4.84%) Data Lake
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (4.84%) OLAP
9 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (3.23%) Couchbase
10 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
11 1 (1.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (41.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (14.52%) Selenium
3 5 (8.06%) Subversion
4 4 (6.45%) Bugzilla
4 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.45%) JMeter
4 4 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 4 (6.45%) SpecFlow
4 4 (6.45%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (4.84%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.23%) MbUnit
6 2 (3.23%) MSTest
6 2 (3.23%) NUnit
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (37.10%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 6 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.06%) Advertising
4 5 (8.06%) Law
5 4 (6.45%) Electronics
5 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.45%) Marketing
5 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.84%) Legal
7 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.61%) Automotive
7 1 (1.61%) Military
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 49 (79.03%) Developer
2 21 (33.87%) .NET Developer
3 18 (29.03%) C# Developer
4 17 (27.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
5 9 (14.52%) SQL Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Systems Developer
6 7 (11.29%) Lead Developer
7 6 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Agile Developer
8 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (69.35%) .NET
2 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.58%) .NET Framework
4 12 (19.35%) AngularJS
4 12 (19.35%) jQuery
5 11 (17.74%) Web Services
6 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (12.90%) JSON
6 8 (12.90%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (12.90%) REST
6 8 (12.90%) SOAP
7 7 (11.29%) .NET Core
7 7 (11.29%) Entity Framework
7 7 (11.29%) WCF
8 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (9.68%) CSS
8 6 (9.68%) HTML
8 6 (9.68%) React
8 6 (9.68%) RequireJS
8 6 (9.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.68%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.45%) Fintech
3 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (43.55%) Scrum
3 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
4 16 (25.81%) DevOps
5 15 (24.19%) SDLC
6 13 (20.97%) MVC
7 12 (19.35%) OO
8 11 (17.74%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (17.74%) TDD
9 10 (16.13%) Kanban
10 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (12.90%) BDD
12 7 (11.29%) ATDD
12 7 (11.29%) High Availability
12 7 (11.29%) Microservices
12 7 (11.29%) Migration
12 7 (11.29%) Project Management
12 7 (11.29%) Test-First Development
13 6 (9.68%) Code Coverage
13 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 42 (67.74%) C#
2 30 (48.39%) SQL
3 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
5 5 (8.06%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.23%) C
6 2 (3.23%) C++
6 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (3.23%) VBA
7 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) HND
2 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.61%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.61%) MCSE
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) MISRA
2 1 (1.61%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Sitecore
3 7 (11.29%) Teradata
4 4 (6.45%) Apple
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Veeam