Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 76 76
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +21
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 48 77 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.52% 3.26% 2.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.97% 15.59% 16.84%
Number of salaries quoted 41 74 75
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.79% +1.54% +3.17%
10th Percentile £28,250 £22,800 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,500 £47,350 £48,250
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 401 494 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.06% 20.93% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 342 430 393
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £23,800
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £47,200
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +9 40 £40,500 +22.73% 8
North Wales -1 6 £41,250 -8.33%
Mid Wales -13 2 £52,500 +34.62%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 34 (70.83%) .NET
1 34 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (68.75%) C#
3 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 25 (52.08%) SQL
4 25 (52.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (41.67%) Scrum
6 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET
7 14 (29.17%) SDLC
8 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
9 11 (22.92%) Finance
9 11 (22.92%) DevOps
9 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
10 10 (20.83%) Kanban
10 10 (20.83%) MVC
10 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
10 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.75%) OO
11 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (18.75%) TDD
12 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (16.67%) Windows
12 8 (16.67%) jQuery
12 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
13 7 (14.58%) Release Management
13 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
13 7 (14.58%) Selenium
13 7 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS

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 (14.58%) CMS
1 7 (14.58%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) IaaS
2 3 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (70.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (8.33%) Big Data
5 4 (8.33%) Data Lake
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (8.33%) OLAP
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (6.25%) Power BI
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (2.08%) DB2
8 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.08%) MySQL
8 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (52.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.58%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) Bugzilla
3 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (8.33%) JMeter
3 4 (8.33%) NetBeans
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.17%) MSTest
4 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.08%) MbUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.08%) NUnit
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 14 (29.17%) C# Developer
4 13 (27.08%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (18.75%) Systems Developer
6 7 (14.58%) SQL Developer
7 6 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Applications Support
8 5 (10.42%) Applications Support Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
9 4 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Junior
9 4 (8.33%) Junior Developer
9 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (70.83%) .NET
2 14 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
4 8 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 8 (16.67%) jQuery
5 7 (14.58%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (12.50%) React
6 6 (12.50%) RequireJS
7 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (10.42%) JSON
7 5 (10.42%) REST
7 5 (10.42%) SOAP
7 5 (10.42%) WCF
7 5 (10.42%) XML
8 4 (8.33%) CSS
8 4 (8.33%) HTML
8 4 (8.33%) J2EE
8 4 (8.33%) Spring
8 4 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (8.33%) Fintech
4 3 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) NHS
6 1 (2.08%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (60.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (41.67%) Scrum
3 14 (29.17%) SDLC
4 11 (22.92%) DevOps
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.83%) Kanban
5 10 (20.83%) MVC
6 9 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (18.75%) OO
6 9 (18.75%) TDD
7 7 (14.58%) ETL
7 7 (14.58%) Migration
7 7 (14.58%) Release Management
8 6 (12.50%) Code Coverage
8 6 (12.50%) CRM
8 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
9 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (10.42%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) C#
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.42%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.17%) X++
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) R
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.08%) VBA
7 1 (2.08%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) HND
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Sitecore
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Teradata
4 1 (2.08%) Veeam