The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 31 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing VB 1 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.53% 2.82% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 6.67% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
VB
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Programming Languages Category
Aberdeen
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
78 105 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Aberdeen 41.49% 42.34% 35.65%
Number of salaries quoted 52 84 88
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

VB
Salary Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Aberdeen region.

VB Salary Trend in Aberdeen

VB
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) WinForms
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Physics
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Aberdeen region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Physics
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix