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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 95 86 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Permanent jobs citing VB 20 28 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.10% 1.76% 3.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.88% 6.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 28 51
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -17.64%
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
913 971 900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 50.44% 61.03% 56.93%
Number of salaries quoted 762 897 820
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 22 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Bristol

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (73.08%) .NET
2 34 (65.38%) C#
3 26 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
4 23 (44.23%) SQL
4 23 (44.23%) Windows
5 22 (42.31%) VB6
6 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 21 (40.38%) Visual Studio
7 20 (38.46%) Oracle
8 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
9 14 (26.92%) HTML
9 14 (26.92%) MVC
10 13 (25.00%) Java
10 13 (25.00%) Web Services
10 13 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (23.08%) C++
11 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 11 (21.15%) Classic ASP
12 11 (21.15%) T-SQL
12 11 (21.15%) XML
12 11 (21.15%) CSS
13 9 (17.31%) VBScript
13 9 (17.31%) jQuery
14 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
14 8 (15.38%) Degree
14 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.77%) SAS
1 3 (5.77%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.85%) OpenROAD
2 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.92%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) Intranet
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
1 2 (3.85%) DNS
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (44.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database
4 6 (11.54%) MySQL
4 6 (11.54%) MS Access
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (7.69%) DB2
6 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.77%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.85%) ActiveReports
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.85%) Informix
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (40.38%) Visual Studio
2 13 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (13.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (11.54%) MSBuild
5 4 (7.69%) MSI
6 3 (5.77%) Toad
7 2 (3.85%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
2 3 (5.77%) Legal
3 2 (3.85%) International Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (3.85%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (65.38%) Developer
2 14 (26.92%) .NET Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Automation Tester
3 6 (11.54%) Tester
4 5 (9.62%) Software Developer
4 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Applications Packager
6 3 (5.77%) Applications Support
6 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Trainee
7 2 (3.85%) Trainee Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Officer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (73.08%) .NET
2 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 14 (26.92%) HTML
4 13 (25.00%) Web Services
5 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (21.15%) Classic ASP
6 11 (21.15%) XML
6 11 (21.15%) CSS
7 9 (17.31%) jQuery
8 8 (15.38%) .NET Framework
8 8 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (15.38%) COM
9 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (11.54%) SOAP
10 5 (9.62%) XHTML
10 5 (9.62%) LINQ
10 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (7.69%) REST
11 4 (7.69%) OCX
12 2 (3.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.69%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.69%) Web 2.0
3 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
3 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) Xbox
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) GIS
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) NLPG
Operating Systems
1 23 (44.23%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
3 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Phone
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) MVC
2 7 (13.46%) Scrum
3 6 (11.54%) Web Development
3 6 (11.54%) Performance Testing
3 6 (11.54%) TDD
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL
5 4 (7.69%) Test Management
5 4 (7.69%) Refactoring
5 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.69%) OOD
6 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.85%) System Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.85%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 26 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 23 (44.23%) SQL
4 22 (42.31%) VB6
5 13 (25.00%) Java
6 12 (23.08%) C++
7 11 (21.15%) T-SQL
8 9 (17.31%) VBScript
9 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
11 3 (5.77%) VBA
11 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.85%) XPath
13 1 (1.92%) Uniface
13 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) SAP
4 4 (7.69%) AppSense
4 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.85%) FrontRange
5 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 2 (3.85%) Sybase
5 2 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (1.92%) Lotus
6 1 (1.92%) Mapinfo
6 1 (1.92%) Sophos
6 1 (1.92%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.92%) ESRI
6 1 (1.92%) Altiris
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