The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 94 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -39
Permanent jobs citing VB 19 25 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.05% 1.55% 3.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.08% 2.50% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 18 25 53
Average salary £33,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,400 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
912 1001 926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 50.39% 61.98% 58.64%
Number of salaries quoted 757 921 856
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VB
South West

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 29 July 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Bristol

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 47 (74.60%) .NET
2 42 (66.67%) C#
3 36 (57.14%) SQL
4 30 (47.62%) VB.NET
5 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
6 22 (34.92%) Windows
6 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
7 21 (33.33%) VB6
8 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
8 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET
9 18 (28.57%) Oracle
10 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
12 14 (22.22%) MVC
13 12 (19.05%) VBScript
13 12 (19.05%) C++
13 12 (19.05%) HTML
13 12 (19.05%) Web Services
14 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
14 11 (17.46%) Classic ASP
14 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (15.87%) XML
15 10 (15.87%) COM
15 10 (15.87%) Finance
16 9 (14.29%) CSS
16 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (14.29%) .NET Framework
17 8 (12.70%) Degree
17 8 (12.70%) Windows 8

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (4.76%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.59%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.59%) assyst
2 1 (1.59%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.17%) DNS
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
1 2 (3.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (41.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.52%) MySQL
4 6 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (7.94%) MS Access
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (3.17%) Informix
8 2 (3.17%) DB2
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.17%) ActiveReports
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.59%) SAP BI
9 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
2 10 (15.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 5 (7.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (6.35%) MSI
6 3 (4.76%) InstallShield
6 3 (4.76%) Toad
7 2 (3.17%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Financial Institution
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
2 3 (4.76%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Automotive
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Developer
2 17 (26.98%) .NET Developer
3 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Tester
4 6 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Automation Tester
5 5 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (6.35%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Applications Packager
6 4 (6.35%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.76%) Graduate
7 3 (4.76%) Graduate Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Trainee
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Trainee Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.17%) Graduate Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (74.60%) .NET
2 19 (30.16%) ASP.NET
3 12 (19.05%) Web Services
3 12 (19.05%) HTML
4 11 (17.46%) Classic ASP
4 11 (17.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (15.87%) XML
5 10 (15.87%) COM
6 9 (14.29%) CSS
6 9 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 7 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (11.11%) jQuery
7 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (7.94%) LINQ
10 4 (6.35%) OCX
10 4 (6.35%) SOAP
11 3 (4.76%) XHTML
11 3 (4.76%) WCF
12 2 (3.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.94%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.76%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.76%) Xbox
4 2 (3.17%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows 8
3 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) MVC
2 8 (12.70%) Scrum
2 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
4 5 (7.94%) Refactoring
5 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.35%) TDD
5 4 (6.35%) Project Management
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL
6 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 3 (4.76%) Web Development
6 3 (4.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (3.17%) System Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.17%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.17%) Test Management
7 2 (3.17%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) C#
2 36 (57.14%) SQL
3 30 (47.62%) VB.NET
4 21 (33.33%) VB6
5 15 (23.81%) T-SQL
6 12 (19.05%) VBScript
6 12 (19.05%) C++
7 8 (12.70%) Java
8 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
10 3 (4.76%) VBA
11 2 (3.17%) XPath
12 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) ISEB
2 2 (3.17%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) MCP
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.59%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Business Objects
3 4 (6.35%) AppSense
4 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix
6 1 (1.59%) Lotus
6 1 (1.59%) Symantec
6 1 (1.59%) Sophos
6 1 (1.59%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.59%) Altiris
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