The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 78 53 71
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Permanent jobs citing VB 20 43 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.90% 3.70% 2.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.32% 8.19% 5.18%
Number of salaries quoted 18 39 20
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £46,300 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
463 525 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.01% 45.14% 40.51%
Number of salaries quoted 425 483 408
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,600
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

VB Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

VB
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

VB
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -7 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Dunstable -6 3 £25,000 -32.43%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £36,000 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 29 (69.05%) SQL
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 25 (59.52%) C#
3 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
5 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
5 20 (47.62%) HTML
6 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (42.86%) Windows
8 16 (38.10%) CSS
9 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio
10 14 (33.33%) MS Office
11 13 (30.95%) C
11 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
12 12 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
12 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
12 12 (28.57%) Degree
12 12 (28.57%) Mathematics
13 11 (26.19%) Client/Server
13 11 (26.19%) jQuery
13 11 (26.19%) SDLC
14 8 (19.05%) HTML5
14 8 (19.05%) XML
14 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
14 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (16.67%) JIRA
15 7 (16.67%) VB6
15 7 (16.67%) Project Management
15 7 (16.67%) CSS3

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 12 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) Firewall
2 4 (9.52%) Intranet
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) FTP
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 12 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (16.67%) JIRA
3 6 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (11.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (7.14%) PowerBuilder
5 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.76%) Subversion
7 1 (2.38%) NUnit
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Automotive
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Hindi Language
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Developer
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) AWS Developer
5 5 (11.90%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Development Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Manager
6 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Programmer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (69.05%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) ASP.NET
2 20 (47.62%) HTML
3 16 (38.10%) CSS
4 11 (26.19%) jQuery
5 8 (19.05%) XML
5 8 (19.05%) HTML5
6 7 (16.67%) CSS3
7 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.52%) Web Services
8 4 (9.52%) Ajax
8 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (7.14%) JSON
9 3 (7.14%) WCF
9 3 (7.14%) Middleware
9 3 (7.14%) WinForms
10 2 (4.76%) Flash
10 2 (4.76%) Kendo UI
11 1 (2.38%) XSL
11 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 11 (26.19%) Client/Server
3 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Waterfall
3 11 (26.19%) SDLC
4 7 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) UML
6 5 (11.90%) ERP
6 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Line Management
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) MVC
7 4 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (9.52%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Release Management
8 2 (4.76%) Time Management
8 2 (4.76%) Web Design
8 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 25 (59.52%) C#
3 13 (30.95%) C
4 12 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 8 (19.05%) VB.NET
6 7 (16.67%) VB6
7 6 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.14%) VBScript
8 3 (7.14%) VC++
9 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.29%) MCSE
3 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
4 1 (2.38%) MCITP
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
1 4 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) XenApp
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) SAP
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.14%) Symantec
4 3 (7.14%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.76%) Telerik
5 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) CommVault
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) FalconStor
6 1 (2.38%) Lumesse
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Perforce
6 1 (2.38%) VMware