Period
to 27 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Studio
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 266 205 175
Rank change year-on-year -61 -30 -62
Permanent jobs citing Visual Studio 339 144 110
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 1.14% 1.29% 1.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.79% 5.85% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 273 111 100
10th Percentile £37,500 £30,750 £26,150
25th Percentile £37,750 £36,000 £33,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £66,000 £61,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,856 2,462 1,486
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 19.75% 22.03% 20.40%
Number of salaries quoted 4,369 2,193 1,242
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £76,250 £67,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £78,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Visual Studio
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Visual Studio as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Visual Studio trend for jobs with a WFH option

Visual Studio
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Visual Studio.

Visual Studio salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Visual Studio
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Visual Studio over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Visual Studio salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, Visual Studio job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Visual Studio.

1 241 (71.09%) C#
2 231 (68.14%) .NET
3 221 (65.19%) SQL
3 221 (65.19%) Microsoft
4 217 (64.01%) Azure
5 211 (62.24%) SQL Server
6 193 (56.93%) DevOps
7 158 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
8 118 (34.81%) JavaScript
9 112 (33.04%) MVC
10 110 (32.45%) ASP.NET
11 105 (30.97%) Social Skills
12 102 (30.09%) Git (software)
13 100 (29.50%) HTML
14 88 (25.96%) .NET Core
15 86 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
16 83 (24.48%) IIS
17 81 (23.89%) Scrum
18 76 (22.42%) CSS
19 75 (22.12%) HTML5
20 73 (21.53%) Power Platform
21 71 (20.94%) Problem-Solving
22 69 (20.35%) Power BI
23 68 (20.06%) Business Intelligence
23 68 (20.06%) .NET Framework
24 67 (19.76%) XML
25 66 (19.47%) Windows
26 63 (18.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 63 (18.58%) Unit Testing
27 59 (17.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Visual Studio
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 83 (24.48%) IIS
2 51 (15.04%) CMS
3 50 (14.75%) Umbraco
4 48 (14.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 42 (12.39%) Kentico
6 40 (11.80%) EPiServer
6 40 (11.80%) Headless CMS
7 25 (7.37%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.65%) Confluence
9 6 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.77%) WordPress
10 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.59%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.29%) Apache
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (7.96%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.29%) Blender
5 1 (0.29%) Houdini
5 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 7 (2.06%) Sage 200
2 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.47%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 217 (64.01%) Azure
2 73 (21.53%) Power Platform
3 49 (14.45%) PaaS
4 27 (7.96%) SaaS
5 25 (7.37%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (6.78%) Google Workspace
7 21 (6.19%) AWS
7 21 (6.19%) Dynamics 365
8 20 (5.90%) GitHub
9 16 (4.72%) PowerApps
10 15 (4.42%) Power Automate
11 14 (4.13%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (4.13%) Serverless
12 10 (2.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 8 (2.36%) GCP
14 6 (1.77%) IaaS
14 6 (1.77%) Mimecast
14 6 (1.77%) OneDrive
15 5 (1.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 4 (1.18%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.24%) Intranet
2 9 (2.65%) DHCP
2 9 (2.65%) DNS
3 8 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.77%) Firewall
4 6 (1.77%) IPsec
4 6 (1.77%) SSL
4 6 (1.77%) VLAN
4 6 (1.77%) VoIP
4 6 (1.77%) VPN
5 4 (1.18%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.59%) BIG-IP
6 2 (0.59%) HTTP
6 2 (0.59%) Telnet
6 2 (0.59%) WinSCP
6 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (62.24%) SQL Server
2 69 (20.35%) Power BI
3 63 (18.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (17.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (12.98%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (10.62%) SSDT
7 33 (9.73%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (7.37%) OLAP
8 25 (7.37%) Oracle OLAP
8 25 (7.37%) Oracle Reports
8 25 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (7.08%) Relational Database
10 19 (5.60%) SQL Server 2017
11 18 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (4.42%) NoSQL
13 13 (3.83%) Data Lake
14 12 (3.54%) Big Data
15 11 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
15 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database
16 10 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 102 (30.09%) Git (software)
2 86 (25.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 46 (13.57%) ReSharper
4 38 (11.21%) JIRA
5 26 (7.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 25 (7.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 22 (6.49%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (4.42%) Selenium
9 10 (2.95%) Postman
10 9 (2.65%) NUnit
10 9 (2.65%) WebDriver
11 8 (2.36%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (2.36%) SonarQube
12 7 (2.06%) JMeter
12 7 (2.06%) Subversion
13 6 (1.77%) SpecFlow
13 6 (1.77%) Visual Studio Code
14 4 (1.18%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.18%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 105 (30.97%) Social Skills
2 51 (15.04%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (13.27%) Finance
4 31 (9.14%) Public Sector
5 27 (7.96%) Marketing
6 24 (7.08%) Documentation Skills
6 24 (7.08%) Local Government
7 16 (4.72%) Publishing
8 15 (4.42%) Law
9 14 (4.13%) Retail
10 10 (2.95%) Manufacturing
11 9 (2.65%) Games
12 6 (1.77%) Automotive
12 6 (1.77%) Back Office
12 6 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (1.47%) Electronics
13 5 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
13 5 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 252 (74.34%) Developer
2 116 (34.22%) .NET Developer
3 70 (20.65%) C# Developer
4 62 (18.29%) Senior Developer
5 48 (14.16%) .NET Software Developer
6 41 (12.09%) Digital Developer
7 33 (9.73%) Software Developer
8 30 (8.85%) SQL Developer
9 29 (8.55%) C# Software Developer
10 23 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 22 (6.49%) Azure Developer
12 20 (5.90%) DevOps Developer
13 19 (5.60%) Senior .NET Developer
14 17 (5.01%) Software Engineer
15 13 (3.83%) Analyst
15 13 (3.83%) Architect
15 13 (3.83%) Senior C# Developer
15 13 (3.83%) Senior Software Developer
16 11 (3.24%) Microsoft Developer
16 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (68.14%) .NET
2 110 (32.45%) ASP.NET
3 100 (29.50%) HTML
4 88 (25.96%) .NET Core
5 76 (22.42%) CSS
6 75 (22.12%) HTML5
7 68 (20.06%) .NET Framework
8 67 (19.76%) XML
9 55 (16.22%) JSON
10 45 (13.27%) ASP.NET MVC
10 45 (13.27%) CSS3
11 44 (12.98%) jQuery
12 41 (12.09%) XSLT
13 35 (10.32%) Web Services
14 32 (9.44%) REST
15 31 (9.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 29 (8.55%) AngularJS
16 29 (8.55%) React
17 27 (7.96%) Ajax
18 25 (7.37%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.62%) Self-Motivation
2 31 (9.14%) User Experience
3 25 (7.37%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.13%) Virtual Team
5 11 (3.24%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (2.36%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.36%) Smartcard
7 6 (1.77%) CUDA
7 6 (1.77%) FMCG
8 5 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.88%) Legacy Systems
11 2 (0.59%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.47%) Windows
2 57 (16.81%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.95%) Linux
4 9 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.36%) Solaris
6 7 (2.06%) Android
6 7 (2.06%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.77%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.59%) Unix
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (56.93%) DevOps
2 158 (46.61%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (33.04%) MVC
4 81 (23.89%) Scrum
5 71 (20.94%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (20.06%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (18.58%) Unit Testing
8 58 (17.11%) Data Privacy
9 52 (15.34%) B2C
9 52 (15.34%) SEO
10 51 (15.04%) ERP
11 48 (14.16%) CRM
11 48 (14.16%) ETL
12 46 (13.57%) Computer Science
12 46 (13.57%) Front End Development
13 45 (13.27%) E-Commerce
14 44 (12.98%) B2B
14 44 (12.98%) Full Stack Development
15 43 (12.68%) SDLC
15 43 (12.68%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 241 (71.09%) C#
2 221 (65.19%) SQL
3 118 (34.81%) JavaScript
4 52 (15.34%) PowerShell
5 41 (12.09%) T-SQL
6 25 (7.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 25 (7.37%) R
7 24 (7.08%) Python
8 20 (5.90%) XPath
9 19 (5.60%) Java
10 14 (4.13%) C++
11 11 (3.24%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.06%) C
13 5 (1.47%) TypeScript
14 4 (1.18%) PHP
15 3 (0.88%) VB
15 3 (0.88%) VBA
16 2 (0.59%) COBOL
16 2 (0.59%) PL/1
17 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (15.93%) Degree
2 41 (12.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (6.78%) DBS Check
4 16 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.13%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 8 (2.36%) CCSP
8 8 (2.36%) CISA
8 8 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.36%) CISM
8 8 (2.36%) CISSP
8 8 (2.36%) CLAS
8 8 (2.36%) CREST Certified
8 8 (2.36%) IISP
9 5 (1.47%) ISEB
9 5 (1.47%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (13.27%) Accessibility
2 33 (9.73%) GDPR
3 16 (4.72%) QA
4 12 (3.54%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.36%) GRC
5 8 (2.36%) ISAE 3402
5 8 (2.36%) ISO 31000
5 8 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 8 (2.36%) NIST
5 8 (2.36%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (1.77%) Data Quality
7 4 (1.18%) ISO 13485
7 4 (1.18%) SLA
8 2 (0.59%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (2.36%) ISA Server
2 6 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.77%) vSphere
3 4 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.36%) Nessus
1 8 (2.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
2 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.59%) Grafana
3 2 (0.59%) nmon
3 2 (0.59%) Rancher
3 2 (0.59%) Terraform
4 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 221 (65.19%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.34%) Oracle
3 49 (14.45%) Sitecore
4 23 (6.78%) NEC
4 23 (6.78%) Northgate
5 12 (3.54%) Google
6 11 (3.24%) Databricks
7 10 (2.95%) Civica
7 10 (2.95%) F5
7 10 (2.95%) Splunk
8 8 (2.36%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.36%) Centrify
8 8 (2.36%) Cisco
8 8 (2.36%) Imperva
8 8 (2.36%) MarketAxess
8 8 (2.36%) Sage
8 8 (2.36%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.36%) Tradeweb
8 8 (2.36%) Trend Micro
8 8 (2.36%) Tripwire