The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 55 94
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +39
Permanent jobs citing VB 14 71 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.94% 3.94% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 5.80% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 10 62 36
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
Cambridgeshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
985 1225 1356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.42% 67.98% 68.04%
Number of salaries quoted 881 1085 1227
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £52,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VB
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

VB Salary Trend in Cambridge

VB
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 25 (60.98%) C#
3 21 (51.22%) HTML
3 21 (51.22%) SQL
4 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
5 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
5 16 (39.02%) MVC
6 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
7 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
9 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
10 10 (24.39%) WCF
11 9 (21.95%) Java
11 9 (21.95%) C++
11 9 (21.95%) CSS
12 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
12 8 (19.51%) Symantec
13 7 (17.07%) TDD
14 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
14 6 (14.63%) Degree
15 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
15 5 (12.20%) NHibernate
15 5 (12.20%) Music Industry
15 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
15 5 (12.20%) Rhino Mocks
15 5 (12.20%) Moq
15 5 (12.20%) BDD
15 5 (12.20%) Kanban
15 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SMS
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (46.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.88%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) NUnit
1 5 (12.20%) Rhino Mocks
1 5 (12.20%) Moq
2 3 (7.32%) WinRunner
2 3 (7.32%) Xcode
2 3 (7.32%) QARun
2 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
1 5 (12.20%) Music Industry
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.20%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Mac Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Programmer
6 3 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Software Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (78.05%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) HTML
3 16 (39.02%) ASP.NET
4 13 (31.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (24.39%) WCF
6 9 (21.95%) CSS
7 6 (14.63%) .NET Framework
8 5 (12.20%) NHibernate
9 4 (9.76%) LESS
10 3 (7.32%) WPF
10 3 (7.32%) LINQ
10 3 (7.32%) HTML5
10 3 (7.32%) Entity Framework
10 3 (7.32%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (7.32%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (7.32%) XML
10 3 (7.32%) WinForms
11 1 (2.44%) Classic ASP
11 1 (2.44%) Kendo UI
11 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.32%) User Experience
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.44%) SCADA
2 1 (2.44%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) MVC
2 7 (17.07%) TDD
3 5 (12.20%) Scrum
3 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.20%) OO
3 5 (12.20%) Kanban
3 5 (12.20%) BDD
3 5 (12.20%) Web Application Development
3 5 (12.20%) Manual Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Data Cleansing
4 3 (7.32%) Data Mapping
4 3 (7.32%) CRM
4 3 (7.32%) Workflow
4 3 (7.32%) Validation
4 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
4 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.32%) OOP
4 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) C#
2 21 (51.22%) SQL
3 11 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (21.95%) C++
4 9 (21.95%) Java
5 8 (19.51%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.76%) VB6
7 3 (7.32%) Apple Swift
7 3 (7.32%) AppleScript
7 3 (7.32%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.88%) VBA
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Symantec
3 1 (2.44%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (2.44%) Siemens