Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 43 104
Rank change year-on-year -34 +61 -13
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 57 120 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.04% 5.81% 1.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.88% 25.86% 11.65%
Number of salaries quoted 52 109 42
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.52% -
10th Percentile £30,575 £22,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £45,269 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 383 464 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.46% 22.45% 14.64%
Number of salaries quoted 319 382 343
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.59% +3.74%
10th Percentile £27,950 £24,550 £24,000
90th Percentile £54,844 £54,844 £51,250
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 20 June 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 20 June 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 44 £42,250 +12.67% 12
North Wales -1 9 £50,000 +33.33%
West Wales -8 4 £31,750 -20.63%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 46 (80.70%) C#
2 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 37 (64.91%) .NET
4 25 (43.86%) SQL
5 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (38.60%) Finance
7 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
8 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 19 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (31.58%) MVC
10 17 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (26.32%) Scrum
11 15 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
13 12 (21.05%) Web Services
13 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
13 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
14 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
14 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
15 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (17.54%) HTML
15 10 (17.54%) Java
15 10 (17.54%) CSS
16 9 (15.79%) jQuery
16 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (15.79%) VB

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 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.51%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.51%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Serverless
4 1 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.75%) GitHub
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
4 1 (1.75%) Office 365
4 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.75%) Modbus
1 1 (1.75%) RS-232
1 1 (1.75%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 19 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (19.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (15.79%) NoSQL
6 9 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (14.04%) Relational Database
8 7 (12.28%) DB2
8 7 (12.28%) Redis
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
10 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (3.51%) Big Data
11 2 (3.51%) Couchbase
11 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.75%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
2 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.51%) MbUnit
4 2 (3.51%) MSTest
4 2 (3.51%) NUnit
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.75%) Subversion
5 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
2 8 (14.04%) Law
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Advertising
4 5 (8.77%) Electronics
4 5 (8.77%) Manufacturing
5 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.75%) Automotive
7 1 (1.75%) Military
7 1 (1.75%) Retail Finance
7 1 (1.75%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 50 (87.72%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) .NET Developer
3 12 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 10 (17.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (17.54%) SQL Developer
5 9 (15.79%) Software Developer
6 7 (12.28%) Lead Developer
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Agile Developer
8 5 (8.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (8.77%) Senior Developer
9 4 (7.02%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (7.02%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (7.02%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
10 3 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
10 3 (5.26%) T-SQL Developer
10 3 (5.26%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (64.91%) .NET
2 19 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 12 (21.05%) Web Services
4 11 (19.30%) .NET Framework
4 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
5 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (17.54%) CSS
5 10 (17.54%) HTML
6 9 (15.79%) jQuery
7 8 (14.04%) WCF
8 7 (12.28%) .NET Core
8 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (12.28%) Entity Framework
9 6 (10.53%) XML
10 5 (8.77%) REST
10 5 (8.77%) SOAP
10 5 (8.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (7.02%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (7.02%) RequireJS
11 4 (7.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.75%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) CAN bus
3 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) MVC
3 17 (29.82%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (26.32%) Scrum
5 14 (24.56%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.04%) BDD
7 8 (14.04%) Microservices
7 8 (14.04%) Practice Management
8 7 (12.28%) ATDD
8 7 (12.28%) DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) High Availability
8 7 (12.28%) Project Management
8 7 (12.28%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Test-First Development
9 6 (10.53%) Wealth Management
10 5 (8.77%) OO
11 4 (7.02%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (7.02%) OOD
11 4 (7.02%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 46 (80.70%) C#
2 25 (43.86%) SQL
3 12 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) T-SQL
5 10 (17.54%) Java
6 9 (15.79%) VB
7 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
8 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
8 6 (10.53%) VBA
9 3 (5.26%) C
10 2 (3.51%) C++
10 2 (3.51%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) HND
3 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.75%) MISRA
1 1 (1.75%) MISRA C
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) Teradata
3 4 (7.02%) Apple
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.51%) Tableau
5 1 (1.75%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com