Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 46 71
Rank change year-on-year -40 +25 +4
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 50 105 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.61% 4.96% 3.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.30% 22.53% 19.58%
Number of salaries quoted 46 103 78
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £25,375 £22,500 £24,850
90th Percentile £54,375 £45,269 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 376 466 429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.65% 22.02% 16.04%
Number of salaries quoted 324 418 390
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £49,075
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -28 41 £42,500 +11.84% 7
North Wales +2 6 £50,000 +33.33%
West Wales -5 3 £36,000 -10.00%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 (86.00%) C#
2 32 (64.00%) SQL Server
3 27 (54.00%) SQL
4 25 (50.00%) .NET
5 23 (46.00%) MVC
6 21 (42.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 20 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (38.00%) Java
8 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
9 18 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (32.00%) T-SQL
11 16 (32.00%) VB
12 15 (30.00%) XML
12 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
12 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (28.00%) Practice Management
13 14 (28.00%) Finance
13 14 (28.00%) Law
14 13 (26.00%) CSS
14 13 (26.00%) HTML
14 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
15 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
15 11 (22.00%) jQuery
16 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (20.00%) JSON
16 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) GitHub
2 2 (4.00%) Serverless
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) DVB
2 1 (2.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.00%) Modbus
2 1 (2.00%) RS-232
2 1 (2.00%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (64.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (42.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
7 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
8 5 (10.00%) DB2
8 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
8 5 (10.00%) Redis
9 2 (4.00%) Big Data
10 1 (2.00%) Couchbase
10 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.00%) Android Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (8.00%) Xcode
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Mercurial
3 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.00%) MbUnit
4 1 (2.00%) MSTest
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
4 1 (2.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
1 14 (28.00%) Law
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 43 (86.00%) Developer
2 15 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (12.00%) SSIS Developer
4 6 (12.00%) SSRS Developer
4 6 (12.00%) T-SQL Developer
5 5 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Lead Developer
6 4 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Junior
6 4 (8.00%) Junior Programmer
6 4 (8.00%) Programmer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) .NET
2 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (30.00%) XML
4 13 (26.00%) CSS
4 13 (26.00%) HTML
5 11 (22.00%) jQuery
6 10 (20.00%) JSON
7 9 (18.00%) Web Services
8 8 (16.00%) .NET Framework
8 8 (16.00%) AngularJS
9 7 (14.00%) CSS3
9 7 (14.00%) React
10 5 (10.00%) .NET Core
10 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (10.00%) DOM
10 5 (10.00%) Entity Framework
11 4 (8.00%) Node.js
11 4 (8.00%) RequireJS
11 4 (8.00%) RESTful
11 4 (8.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) MPEG
2 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.00%) CAN bus
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Android
3 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) MVC
2 18 (36.00%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (28.00%) Practice Management
4 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (14.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) High Availability
8 5 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (8.00%) API Testing
9 4 (8.00%) DevOps
9 4 (8.00%) Microservices
10 3 (6.00%) ATDD
10 3 (6.00%) BDD
10 3 (6.00%) Continuous Deployment
10 3 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (6.00%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.00%) SDET
10 3 (6.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) C#
2 27 (54.00%) SQL
3 19 (38.00%) Java
3 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 16 (32.00%) VB
5 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 9 (18.00%) VBA
7 5 (10.00%) C++
8 4 (8.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.00%) C
9 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) HND
3 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Teradata
3 2 (4.00%) Apple
3 2 (4.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore