Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 68 57
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11 +20
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 57 101 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.79% 3.79% 3.79%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.94% 19.13% 20.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 95 93
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £24,300 £23,000 £23,100
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £45,000
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 409 528 515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.00% 19.80% 18.61%
Number of salaries quoted 368 469 430
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,050 £45,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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
South Wales -1 37 £36,500 - 3
West Wales -32 13 £34,000 -6.21%
North Wales +1 5 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Mid Wales - 2 £52,500 -
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT jobs citing Visual Studio also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 50 (87.72%) .NET
2 43 (75.44%) C#
3 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
4 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (50.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (47.37%) SQL
8 26 (45.61%) MVC
9 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
10 22 (38.60%) ASP.NET
11 19 (33.33%) CSS
11 19 (33.33%) HTML
11 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
12 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
14 13 (22.81%) Windows
14 13 (22.81%) Scrum
15 12 (21.05%) jQuery
15 12 (21.05%) AngularJS
16 11 (19.30%) HTML5
17 10 (17.54%) CSS3
17 10 (17.54%) SDLC
17 10 (17.54%) Web Development
17 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (17.54%) XML
18 9 (15.79%) Web Services
18 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 8 (14.04%) Front End Development
19 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 8 (14.04%) LESS

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 7 (12.28%) CMS
1 7 (12.28%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (7.02%) Umbraco
3 3 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (14.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) Data Lake
5 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (7.02%) OLAP
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (3.51%) DB2
7 2 (3.51%) Power BI
7 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.75%) MySQL
8 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (50.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) gulp
3 3 (5.26%) Selenium
3 3 (5.26%) webpack
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.51%) Subversion
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.75%) MSTest
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (68.42%) Developer
2 19 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 13 (22.81%) C# Developer
4 9 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Support
5 7 (12.28%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Systems Developer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.02%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Junior
8 4 (7.02%) Junior Developer
8 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (87.72%) .NET
2 22 (38.60%) ASP.NET
3 19 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 19 (33.33%) CSS
3 19 (33.33%) HTML
4 12 (21.05%) AngularJS
4 12 (21.05%) jQuery
5 11 (19.30%) HTML5
6 10 (17.54%) CSS3
6 10 (17.54%) XML
7 9 (15.79%) Web Services
8 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (14.04%) LESS
9 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (12.28%) Entity Framework
9 7 (12.28%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (12.28%) React
10 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (10.53%) REST
11 5 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 6 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 5 (8.77%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (8.77%) User Experience
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Android
2 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (45.61%) MVC
3 13 (22.81%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) SDLC
4 10 (17.54%) Web Development
5 8 (14.04%) CRM
5 8 (14.04%) ETL
5 8 (14.04%) Front End Development
6 7 (12.28%) DevOps
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) Coaching
7 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.77%) BDD
8 5 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (8.77%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (8.77%) OO
8 5 (8.77%) Release Management
8 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (75.44%) C#
2 27 (47.37%) SQL
3 25 (43.86%) JavaScript
4 14 (24.56%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.04%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.26%) Java
8 2 (3.51%) X++
9 1 (1.75%) C
9 1 (1.75%) C++
9 1 (1.75%) Python
9 1 (1.75%) R
9 1 (1.75%) VBA
9 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) HND
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.26%) MCP
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Sitecore
3 3 (5.26%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.75%) Teradata