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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing VB 32 33 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.73% 3.28% 3.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.10% 7.52% 7.87%
Number of salaries quoted 29 33 32
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,300 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
525 439 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 44.72% 43.64% 46.80%
Number of salaries quoted 475 428 419
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -10 21 £40,000 +14.28%
Dunstable -1 5 £37,500 -3.22%
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 57 (95.00%) .NET
2 51 (85.00%) C#
3 49 (81.67%) SQL
4 41 (68.33%) SQL Server
5 34 (56.67%) HTML
6 33 (55.00%) ASP.NET
7 30 (50.00%) XML
8 28 (46.67%) VB6
9 27 (45.00%) JavaScript
10 26 (43.33%) VB.NET
11 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
12 19 (31.67%) Visual Studio
13 18 (30.00%) CSS
14 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
15 15 (25.00%) Classic ASP
16 14 (23.33%) Retail
16 14 (23.33%) WCF
17 13 (21.67%) .NET Framework
17 13 (21.67%) Degree
17 13 (21.67%) Oracle
17 13 (21.67%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (20.00%) Java
18 12 (20.00%) Windows
18 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
18 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
19 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
20 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
20 10 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
20 10 (16.67%) Web Services

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (18.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (10.00%) CMS
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (68.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) MS Access
6 1 (1.67%) SQLite
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Visual Studio
2 17 (28.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (16.67%) PowerBuilder
4 9 (15.00%) JIRA
5 6 (10.00%) TeamCity
5 6 (10.00%) Subversion
6 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.67%) Log4Net
General
1 14 (23.33%) Retail
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
2 10 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Law
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (76.67%) Developer
2 23 (38.33%) Software Developer
2 23 (38.33%) .NET Developer
3 11 (18.33%) Analyst
4 9 (15.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 7 (11.67%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.00%) Programmer
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (95.00%) .NET
2 34 (56.67%) HTML
3 33 (55.00%) ASP.NET
4 30 (50.00%) XML
5 18 (30.00%) CSS
6 15 (25.00%) Classic ASP
7 14 (23.33%) WCF
8 13 (21.67%) .NET Framework
9 10 (16.67%) Web Services
10 8 (13.33%) XSL
11 7 (11.67%) jQuery
12 6 (10.00%) XSLT
12 6 (10.00%) WSDL
12 6 (10.00%) Silverlight
13 4 (6.67%) WPF
14 3 (5.00%) WinForms
15 2 (3.33%) LINQ
16 1 (1.67%) Ajax
16 1 (1.67%) MSMQ
16 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) EPoS
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) SCADA
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) UNIX
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Project Management
2 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
3 8 (13.33%) TDD
4 7 (11.67%) MVC
4 7 (11.67%) Scrum
5 6 (10.00%) BCP
5 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.33%) ERP
6 5 (8.33%) CRM
7 4 (6.67%) OO
8 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) Software Architecture
8 3 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (5.00%) Time Management
9 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.33%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 51 (85.00%) C#
2 49 (81.67%) SQL
3 28 (46.67%) VB6
4 27 (45.00%) JavaScript
5 26 (43.33%) VB.NET
6 12 (20.00%) Java
7 10 (16.67%) C++
8 9 (15.00%) T-SQL
8 9 (15.00%) PL/SQL
9 8 (13.33%) C
10 6 (10.00%) XAML
11 4 (6.67%) PHP
12 3 (5.00%) VBScript
13 2 (3.33%) Python
14 1 (1.67%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Sysprep
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle
3 8 (13.33%) Perforce
4 7 (11.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.67%) EMC