The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 53 92 68
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -24
Permanent jobs citing VB 75 36 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.13% 1.80% 3.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 2.67% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 66 36 59
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1237 1348 1583
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 68.12% 67.23% 74.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1097 1216 1378
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
VB
Cambridgeshire

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 18 April 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 99 (78.57%) .NET
2 91 (72.22%) C#
3 77 (61.11%) SQL Server
4 67 (53.17%) VB.NET
5 64 (50.79%) Scrum
6 54 (42.86%) MVC
7 53 (42.06%) SQL
8 50 (39.68%) ASP.NET
9 49 (38.89%) TDD
9 49 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 48 (38.10%) Rhino Mocks
10 48 (38.10%) Moq
10 48 (38.10%) Razor View Engine
10 48 (38.10%) Web Application Development
10 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 48 (38.10%) WCF
10 48 (38.10%) Kanban
10 48 (38.10%) NUnit
11 45 (35.71%) Oracle
12 43 (34.13%) VB6
13 39 (30.95%) Computer Science
14 36 (28.57%) .NET Framework
15 33 (26.19%) Windows
16 30 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
17 29 (23.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 29 (23.02%) Finance
18 27 (21.43%) PHP
19 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
19 26 (20.63%) MCP
19 26 (20.63%) MCAD

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.29%) Apache
2 10 (7.94%) IIS
3 9 (7.14%) Node.js
4 6 (4.76%) CMS
5 5 (3.97%) ColdFusion
5 5 (3.97%) Drupal
6 4 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) MS Project
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
2 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (18.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.79%) LAN
2 1 (0.79%) WAN
2 1 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 30 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (9.52%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.76%) MySQL
6 5 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (3.17%) DTS
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 48 (38.10%) Rhino Mocks
1 48 (38.10%) Moq
1 48 (38.10%) NUnit
2 22 (17.46%) MSTest
3 7 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 26 (20.63%) Music Industry
3 5 (3.97%) Publishing
4 4 (3.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 112 (88.89%) Developer
2 54 (42.86%) .NET Developer
3 27 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 23 (18.25%) VB6 Developer
4 23 (18.25%) VB Developer
5 22 (17.46%) Junior
5 22 (17.46%) Junior Developer
5 22 (17.46%) Junior .NET Developer
5 22 (17.46%) Graduate Developer
5 22 (17.46%) Graduate
5 22 (17.46%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 12 (9.52%) PHP Developer
7 10 (7.94%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.97%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (3.17%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) DBA
9 4 (3.17%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (78.57%) .NET
2 50 (39.68%) ASP.NET
3 49 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
4 48 (38.10%) Razor View Engine
4 48 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 48 (38.10%) WCF
5 36 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 26 (20.63%) NHibernate
7 25 (19.84%) WPF
8 24 (19.05%) XML
9 23 (18.25%) XSLT
9 23 (18.25%) CSS
9 23 (18.25%) HTML
9 23 (18.25%) WinForms
10 22 (17.46%) Unity DI Container
10 22 (17.46%) Castle Windsor
10 22 (17.46%) Ninject
10 22 (17.46%) Spring.NET
11 19 (15.08%) SOAP
12 18 (14.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (30.95%) Computer Science
2 22 (17.46%) Inversion of Control
3 16 (12.70%) Mathematics
4 12 (9.52%) Open Source
5 5 (3.97%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (2.38%) Clustering
7 3 (2.38%) VHDL
8 2 (1.59%) Physics
9 1 (0.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.19%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (50.79%) Scrum
2 54 (42.86%) MVC
3 49 (38.89%) TDD
4 48 (38.10%) Web Application Development
4 48 (38.10%) Kanban
5 26 (20.63%) BDD
6 25 (19.84%) MVVM
7 22 (17.46%) Dependency Injection
7 22 (17.46%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (13.49%) Content Management
9 16 (12.70%) Risk Management
10 7 (5.56%) Software Engineering
11 6 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (3.97%) ITIL
12 5 (3.97%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
14 3 (2.38%) Time Management
14 3 (2.38%) Database Security
14 3 (2.38%) Performance Analysis
14 3 (2.38%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 91 (72.22%) C#
2 67 (53.17%) VB.NET
3 53 (42.06%) SQL
4 43 (34.13%) VB6
5 27 (21.43%) PHP
6 25 (19.84%) PL/SQL
7 21 (16.67%) Java
8 20 (15.87%) JavaScript
9 19 (15.08%) Perl
10 18 (14.29%) Tcl
11 15 (11.90%) T-SQL
12 4 (3.17%) C++
13 3 (2.38%) C
13 3 (2.38%) VBA
13 3 (2.38%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.79%) Python
14 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (20.63%) MCP
2 26 (20.63%) MCAD
2 26 (20.63%) MCSD
2 26 (20.63%) MCTS
3 17 (13.49%) Degree
4 3 (2.38%) MCSE
4 3 (2.38%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.29%) OpenSSO
2 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.79%) WSUS
2 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 45 (35.71%) Oracle
2 26 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.38%) Brady
4 1 (0.79%) Motorola
4 1 (0.79%) Lotus
4 1 (0.79%) McAfee
4 1 (0.79%) VMware
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