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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 71 55
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 45 28 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.62% 2.16% 3.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 22.39% 15.91% 21.40%
Number of salaries quoted 43 24 35
Median salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,369
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.28% -1.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £44,250 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Visual Studio is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Development Application Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 201 176 229
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 20.62% 13.56% 15.94%
Number of salaries quoted 181 160 195
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,567 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,046 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  

Visual Studio
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +24 27 £35,000 -
West Wales -6 14 £40,000 +3.22% 5
North Wales +4 4 £37,500 +36.36%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 108 (88.52%) .NET
2 102 (83.61%) C#
3 88 (72.13%) SQL Server
4 84 (68.85%) MVC
5 78 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (62.30%) ASP.NET
7 55 (45.08%) JavaScript
8 54 (44.26%) Microsoft
9 49 (40.16%) HTML
9 49 (40.16%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 46 (37.70%) TDD
12 45 (36.89%) Web Services
12 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
12 45 (36.89%) Unit Testing
13 43 (35.25%) BDD
13 43 (35.25%) Software Engineering
14 41 (33.61%) .NET Framework
15 39 (31.97%) REST
15 39 (31.97%) SQL Server 2012
15 39 (31.97%) SQL
16 38 (31.15%) Java
17 37 (30.33%) CSS
18 35 (28.69%) RESTful
19 34 (27.87%) SOAP
19 34 (27.87%) IIS
20 33 (27.05%) Subversion
20 33 (27.05%) User Experience
21 32 (26.23%) Team Foundation Server
21 32 (26.23%) Continuous Deployment

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 34 (27.87%) IIS
2 29 (23.77%) Tomcat
2 29 (23.77%) WebSphere
3 10 (8.20%) CMS
4 9 (7.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (3.28%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.82%) Content Management Server
7 1 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.82%) EPiServer
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Sage 200
1 6 (4.92%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.82%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) GSM
1 3 (2.46%) SNMP
2 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (72.13%) SQL Server
2 39 (31.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (12.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (12.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (8.20%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.28%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.64%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.82%) DB2
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (27.05%) Subversion
2 32 (26.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (24.59%) Eclipse
4 29 (23.77%) Maven
5 16 (13.11%) Git (software)
6 9 (7.38%) SpecFlow
7 7 (5.74%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.92%) Selenium
9 5 (4.10%) Artifactory
9 5 (4.10%) Cucumber
9 5 (4.10%) IntelliJ
9 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (2.46%) Android Studio
11 3 (2.46%) gulp
11 3 (2.46%) Xcode
12 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.64%) MSTest
12 2 (1.64%) NUnit
12 2 (1.64%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (17.21%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
4 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (61.48%) Developer
2 52 (42.62%) .NET Developer
3 34 (27.87%) Software Engineer
4 18 (14.75%) C# Software Engineer
5 17 (13.93%) .NET Software Engineer
6 14 (11.48%) C# Developer
7 13 (10.66%) Java Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) Java Software Engineer
7 13 (10.66%) VB.NET Developer
8 12 (9.84%) Senior Developer
9 11 (9.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (7.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 8 (6.56%) Software Developer
12 7 (5.74%) .NET Software Developer
12 7 (5.74%) ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.74%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (5.74%) Junior
12 7 (5.74%) Junior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.74%) Junior Developer
13 6 (4.92%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (88.52%) .NET
2 76 (62.30%) ASP.NET
3 49 (40.16%) ASP.NET MVC
3 49 (40.16%) HTML
4 47 (38.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 45 (36.89%) Web Services
6 41 (33.61%) .NET Framework
7 39 (31.97%) REST
8 37 (30.33%) CSS
9 35 (28.69%) RESTful
10 34 (27.87%) SOAP
11 29 (23.77%) EJB
11 29 (23.77%) Hibernate
11 29 (23.77%) Java SE
11 29 (23.77%) Spring
12 25 (20.49%) Middleware
13 21 (17.21%) AngularJS
13 21 (17.21%) HTML5
13 21 (17.21%) jQuery
14 19 (15.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.05%) User Experience
2 24 (19.67%) Mainframe
3 11 (9.02%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.74%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.10%) NHS
8 3 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.82%) Fintech
10 1 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.67%) Windows
2 9 (7.38%) Android
3 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) Unix
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) MVC
2 78 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (37.70%) TDD
4 45 (36.89%) Test Automation
4 45 (36.89%) Unit Testing
5 43 (35.25%) BDD
5 43 (35.25%) Software Engineering
6 32 (26.23%) Continuous Deployment
7 30 (24.59%) Customer Insight
7 30 (24.59%) Performance Optimisation
8 26 (21.31%) Scrum
9 25 (20.49%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 21 (17.21%) Web Development
11 15 (12.30%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (10.66%) SDLC
13 12 (9.84%) Mentoring
14 10 (8.20%) DevOps
14 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
14 10 (8.20%) Front End Development
15 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 102 (83.61%) C#
2 55 (45.08%) JavaScript
3 39 (31.97%) SQL
4 38 (31.15%) Java
5 24 (19.67%) VB.NET
6 21 (17.21%) T-SQL
7 9 (7.38%) TypeScript
8 6 (4.92%) C++
9 4 (3.28%) C
10 3 (2.46%) ES6
10 3 (2.46%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.46%) PHP
10 3 (2.46%) Python
11 2 (1.64%) VB
12 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.82%) Ruby
12 1 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (9.84%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) MCP
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 29 (23.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.64%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.46%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 54 (44.26%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.77%) IBM
3 12 (9.84%) Sitecore
4 9 (7.38%) Xamarin
5 7 (5.74%) Sage
6 5 (4.10%) Oracle
7 3 (2.46%) BMC
7 3 (2.46%) CA
7 3 (2.46%) Clearswift
7 3 (2.46%) LogRhythm
7 3 (2.46%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.64%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.82%) Adobe
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