The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 113 121 87
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -34
Permanent jobs citing VB6 16 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.85% 0.58% 1.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.60% 0.93% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 25
Average salary £30,500 £31,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.40% -26.47%
UK excluding London average salary £35,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
VB6
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
999 1072 814
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 53.14% 62.00% 51.65%
Number of salaries quoted 873 980 736
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 £55,000 £47,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

VB6
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the Bristol region.

VB6 Salary Trend in Bristol

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 26 (100.00%) VB
2 25 (96.15%) .NET
3 21 (80.77%) VB.NET
4 20 (76.92%) C#
5 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
6 14 (53.85%) Visual Studio
7 13 (50.00%) SQL
8 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
9 9 (34.62%) Oracle
9 9 (34.62%) Web Services
10 8 (30.77%) Windows
10 8 (30.77%) MySQL
11 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
11 7 (26.92%) VBScript
11 7 (26.92%) Classic ASP
12 6 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (19.23%) C++
13 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
13 5 (19.23%) COM
13 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
14 4 (15.38%) QA
14 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (15.38%) Web Development
14 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET
14 4 (15.38%) XML
14 4 (15.38%) MVC
15 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing VB6 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 VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Spatial
1 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) AutoCAD
2 2 (7.69%) Revit
3 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) MySQL
3 6 (23.08%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.69%) MS Access
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) ActiveReports
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) Informix
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.54%) MSBuild
3 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (7.69%) InstallShield
5 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (84.62%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
4 4 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Tester
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) VB Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) GIS Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior GIS Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Applications Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) Web Services
3 7 (26.92%) Classic ASP
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET
4 5 (19.23%) COM
5 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET
5 4 (15.38%) XML
5 4 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 4 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (11.54%) Ajax
6 3 (11.54%) WPF
6 3 (11.54%) HTML
7 2 (7.69%) SOAP
7 2 (7.69%) LINQ
7 2 (7.69%) ActiveX
7 2 (7.69%) WinForms
8 1 (3.85%) XSLT
8 1 (3.85%) jQuery
8 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) NLPG
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) MVC
1 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (15.38%) Web Development
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 2 (7.69%) System Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) OO
3 2 (7.69%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.85%) RAD
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Business Development
4 1 (3.85%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) VB
2 21 (80.77%) VB.NET
3 20 (76.92%) C#
4 13 (50.00%) SQL
5 7 (26.92%) VBScript
6 5 (19.23%) C++
7 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.69%) Java
8 2 (7.69%) VBA
9 1 (3.85%) Uniface
9 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.85%) ESRI
4 1 (3.85%) Mapinfo