Period
to 19 April 2019

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 19 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 84 48
Rank change year-on-year +13 -36 +50
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 53 62 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.98% 3.19% 5.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 14.06% 15.01% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 53 51 105
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +20.00%
10th Percentile £24,050 £28,750 £23,600
90th Percentile £68,100 £52,500 £45,269
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +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 377 413 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.20% 21.23% 22.39%
Number of salaries quoted 313 342 408
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £53,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 19 April 2019.

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 19 April 2019. 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 -11 33 £48,850 +22.13% 1
Mid Wales - 9 £32,500 -
West Wales +5 5 £25,000 -4.76%
North Wales -1 5 £29,750 -40.50%
Visual Studio
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, 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 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (62.26%) .NET
2 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
3 32 (60.38%) C#
4 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
5 23 (43.40%) DevOps
6 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
6 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
8 17 (32.08%) Scrum
8 17 (32.08%) MVC
9 16 (30.19%) CSS
9 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
9 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
10 15 (28.30%) HTML
10 15 (28.30%) jQuery
11 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
11 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (22.64%) HTML5
12 12 (22.64%) SQL
12 12 (22.64%) Migration
13 11 (20.75%) Windows
13 11 (20.75%) BDD
13 11 (20.75%) TDD
13 11 (20.75%) AngularJS
14 10 (18.87%) SDLC
14 10 (18.87%) .NET Core
15 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
15 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (16.98%) Waterfall

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 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) GitHub
3 1 (1.89%) npm
3 1 (1.89%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) MS Access
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.77%) Power BI
6 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (35.85%) Git (software)
2 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (16.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.55%) NUnit
4 4 (7.55%) TeamCity
5 3 (5.66%) MbUnit
5 3 (5.66%) Mercurial
5 3 (5.66%) MSTest
5 3 (5.66%) Selenium
5 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.89%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.89%) Ant
6 1 (1.89%) dotCover
6 1 (1.89%) Grunt
6 1 (1.89%) Hudson
6 1 (1.89%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
1 3 (5.66%) Retail Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Developer
2 28 (52.83%) .NET Developer
3 11 (20.75%) Software Developer
4 9 (16.98%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (16.98%) C# Developer
5 8 (15.09%) .NET Team Leader
5 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
6 6 (11.32%) Programmer
7 5 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Azure DevOps
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Azure Developer
8 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) Analyst Programmer
9 3 (5.66%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (5.66%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (62.26%) .NET
2 30 (56.60%) ASP.NET
3 16 (30.19%) CSS
4 15 (28.30%) HTML
4 15 (28.30%) jQuery
5 14 (26.42%) .NET Framework
6 12 (22.64%) HTML5
7 11 (20.75%) AngularJS
8 10 (18.87%) .NET Core
9 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (9.43%) Entity Framework
11 3 (5.66%) CSS3
11 3 (5.66%) Gherkin
11 3 (5.66%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (5.66%) WCF
12 2 (3.77%) ADO
12 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (1.89%) SOAP
13 1 (1.89%) WinForms
13 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.55%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Windows
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Android
4 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (66.04%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) DevOps
3 17 (32.08%) MVC
3 17 (32.08%) Scrum
4 12 (22.64%) Migration
5 11 (20.75%) BDD
5 11 (20.75%) TDD
6 10 (18.87%) SDLC
7 9 (16.98%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (16.98%) Mentoring
7 9 (16.98%) Waterfall
8 8 (15.09%) Microservices
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) Unit Testing
10 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.55%) Open Source
11 4 (7.55%) OWASP
11 4 (7.55%) Parallel Processing
11 4 (7.55%) Secure Coding
11 4 (7.55%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) C#
2 18 (33.96%) JavaScript
3 12 (22.64%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.32%) VB
5 5 (9.43%) C++
6 4 (7.55%) C
7 3 (5.66%) Fortran
7 3 (5.66%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) MCP
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) QA
2 5 (9.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Sage
3 1 (1.89%) RedGate
3 1 (1.89%) Xamarin