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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 78 58 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Permanent jobs citing VB 6 29 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.76% 2.85% 2.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 6.99% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 23
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £27,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £44,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
324 415 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 41.22% 40.85% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 292 351 483
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
Bedford +1 3 £40,000 +23.07%
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 18 (66.67%) SQL
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 14 (51.85%) C#
3 13 (48.15%) HTML
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) PL/SQL
4 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) PowerBuilder
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 10 (37.04%) Banking
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
5 10 (37.04%) VB.NET
6 9 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
6 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (33.33%) Presales
6 9 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (33.33%) Degree
6 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (33.33%) J2EE
6 9 (33.33%) Identity Management
6 9 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 9 (33.33%) Information Security
7 8 (29.63%) SLA
7 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
8 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
9 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
10 3 (11.11%) jQuery
10 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (11.11%) Market Research

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) PowerBuilder
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) AccuRev
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) .NET Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Software Developer
2 11 (40.74%) Support Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) .NET Software Developer
3 10 (37.04%) C# .NET Developer
3 10 (37.04%) C# Developer
3 10 (37.04%) C# Software Developer
4 9 (33.33%) Consultant
4 9 (33.33%) Software Consultant
5 8 (29.63%) J2EE Consultant
5 8 (29.63%) J2EE Developer
5 8 (29.63%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (29.63%) Technical Support
5 8 (29.63%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (18.52%) VB Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Java Consultant
7 4 (14.81%) Java Developer
7 4 (14.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 13 (48.15%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 9 (33.33%) J2EE
5 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) Ajax
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (11.11%) jQuery
7 2 (7.41%) Classic ASP
7 2 (7.41%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) XSL
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
8 1 (3.70%) Web Services
8 1 (3.70%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 9 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 9 (33.33%) Information Security
2 9 (33.33%) Presales
2 9 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (11.11%) Market Research
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) BDD
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 18 (66.67%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) C#
3 11 (40.74%) Java
3 11 (40.74%) PL/SQL
4 10 (37.04%) VB.NET
5 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (7.41%) C
7 2 (7.41%) C++
7 2 (7.41%) Python
7 2 (7.41%) VBScript
8 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.70%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Northgate
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) Atlassian