The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 33 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing VB 1 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.86% 1.40% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 2.02% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 2
Average salary - £25,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -44.44%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
County Antrim

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

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
86 99 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 74.14% 69.23% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 27 81 63
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £43,600
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

VB
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

VB Salary Trend in Belfast

VB
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Analytics
2 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Law
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) OOD
1 1 (50.00%) E-Discovery
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft