The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 127 95 91
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Permanent jobs citing VB 9 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.48% 1.24% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 2.44% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 29
Average salary £35,750 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.16% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £26,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1220 900 955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 64.55% 50.65% 60.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1087 754 885
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £47,500 £53,100
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VB
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

VB Salary Trend in Bristol

VB
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Bristol

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 24 (66.67%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) C++
3 12 (33.33%) .NET
4 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.78%) Scrum
5 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (25.00%) Finance
6 9 (25.00%) Java
6 9 (25.00%) VBScript
6 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 8 (22.22%) Banking
7 8 (22.22%) SDLC
8 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (19.44%) Oracle
9 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.67%) HTML
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.89%) MVC
10 5 (13.89%) C
10 5 (13.89%) ISEB
10 5 (13.89%) DSDM
10 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
10 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
10 5 (13.89%) Ruby
10 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
10 5 (13.89%) WPF
10 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Android

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) AccuRev
2 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.22%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Law
4 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Back Office
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Test Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) VBA Developer
5 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 3 (8.33%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Development Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Business Systems Manager
8 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) WPF
4 4 (11.11%) WinForms
4 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 4 (11.11%) jQuery
5 3 (8.33%) Middleware
5 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.56%) LINQ
6 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (2.78%) WCF
7 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Android
2 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
3 4 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (8.33%) UNIX
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Scrum
1 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) SDLC
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (13.89%) V-Model
4 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
4 5 (13.89%) Open Source
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) Automated Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Software Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.89%) MVC
4 5 (13.89%) DSDM
4 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 3 (8.33%) DNA
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (66.67%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) C#
3 12 (33.33%) C++
4 9 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) VBScript
5 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.89%) VB.NET
6 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
6 5 (13.89%) Ruby
6 5 (13.89%) C
7 4 (11.11%) VBA
8 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.78%) VB6
9 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
2 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) CA
5 1 (2.78%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.78%) NetApp
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec