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 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 72 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Permanent jobs citing VB 13 19 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.35% 1.87% 3.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 3.85% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 13 19 33
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
418 494 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 43.45% 48.72% 40.75%
Number of salaries quoted 392 467 441
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Leighton Buzzard - 4 £50,000 - 1
Luton -4 3 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Dunstable -6 1 £37,500 -6.25%
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 31 (81.58%) C#
3 28 (73.68%) SQL
4 27 (71.05%) SQL Server
5 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
6 22 (57.89%) VB6
7 20 (52.63%) VB.NET
8 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
9 17 (44.74%) Visual Studio
10 16 (42.11%) HTML
11 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
11 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (28.95%) XML
13 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 10 (26.32%) MS Office
13 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (26.32%) C++
14 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (23.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (21.05%) Business Objects
16 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
16 7 (18.42%) Degree
16 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
16 7 (18.42%) WinForms
17 6 (15.79%) WCF
17 6 (15.79%) Automotive
17 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (15.79%) Windows
18 5 (13.16%) Android

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (71.05%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
4 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.63%) SQLite
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Visual Studio
2 9 (23.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.63%) PowerBuilder
General
1 6 (15.79%) Automotive
2 4 (10.53%) Legal
2 4 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Front Office
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (84.21%) Developer
2 13 (34.21%) Software Developer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Developer
4 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
5 6 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Junior
7 3 (7.89%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Junior Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate
7 3 (7.89%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Consultant
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (94.74%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (42.11%) HTML
4 11 (28.95%) XML
5 10 (26.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (18.42%) WinForms
7 6 (15.79%) WCF
8 5 (13.16%) Silverlight
9 4 (10.53%) WPF
10 3 (7.89%) CSS
11 2 (5.26%) SOAP
11 2 (5.26%) Web Services
11 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
12 1 (2.63%) Classic ASP
12 1 (2.63%) LINQ
12 1 (2.63%) CSLA
12 1 (2.63%) LINQ to SQL
12 1 (2.63%) REST
12 1 (2.63%) Ajax
12 1 (2.63%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) EPoS
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Android
2 5 (13.16%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (10.53%) MVC
2 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
3 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
3 3 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Workflow
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (5.26%) OO
4 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 2 (5.26%) ERP
4 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) RUP
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Change Management
5 1 (2.63%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 31 (81.58%) C#
2 28 (73.68%) SQL
3 22 (57.89%) VB6
4 20 (52.63%) VB.NET
5 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 10 (26.32%) C++
7 5 (13.16%) XAML
8 4 (10.53%) VC++
9 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
10 2 (5.26%) Java
10 2 (5.26%) PHP
11 1 (2.63%) Python
11 1 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (2.63%) VBScript
11 1 (2.63%) Ruby
11 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Sysprep
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Business Objects
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Symantec
4 3 (7.89%) Altiris
5 1 (2.63%) Lumesse
5 1 (2.63%) Retek
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lumesse
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 50k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago