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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 99 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +22
Permanent jobs citing VB 11 53 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.76% 2.83% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.16% 4.21% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11 44 38
Average salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
950 1258 1282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.97% 67.24% 70.59%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1085 1178
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 27 May 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 22 (59.46%) SQL
4 18 (48.65%) C#
4 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
6 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
6 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
7 11 (29.73%) MVC
7 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
7 11 (29.73%) CSS
8 8 (21.62%) Symantec
8 8 (21.62%) OO
8 8 (21.62%) C++
8 8 (21.62%) Java
8 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
9 6 (16.22%) Apple Swift
9 6 (16.22%) User Experience
9 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
9 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
9 6 (16.22%) Degree
9 6 (16.22%) MS Office
9 6 (16.22%) CRM
9 6 (16.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (16.22%) AppleScript
9 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
9 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (16.22%) Xcode
9 6 (16.22%) Objective-C

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (40.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (16.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SMS
2 1 (2.70%) SSL
2 1 (2.70%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.51%) FileMaker
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Xcode
2 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.41%) QARun
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.41%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.70%) NUnit
4 1 (2.70%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.70%) Moq
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Software Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Mac Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Implementation Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (67.57%) .NET
2 23 (62.16%) HTML
3 11 (29.73%) ASP.NET
3 11 (29.73%) CSS
4 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (16.22%) .NET Framework
6 5 (13.51%) WCF
7 3 (8.11%) XML
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) Entity Framework
7 3 (8.11%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (8.11%) LINQ
7 3 (8.11%) LESS
8 2 (5.41%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (5.41%) WinForms
8 2 (5.41%) WPF
9 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
9 1 (2.70%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.70%) Kendo UI
9 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.22%) User Experience
2 6 (16.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.70%) SCADA
4 1 (2.70%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) MVC
2 8 (21.62%) OO
3 6 (16.22%) CRM
3 6 (16.22%) Project Planning
4 4 (10.81%) Manual Testing
5 3 (8.11%) OOP
5 3 (8.11%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (8.11%) Data Mapping
5 3 (8.11%) Workflow
5 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 3 (8.11%) TDD
5 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (5.41%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.41%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) Analytics
6 2 (5.41%) SDLC
7 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) SQL
2 18 (48.65%) C#
3 13 (35.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.62%) C++
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 6 (16.22%) AppleScript
5 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
5 6 (16.22%) Apple Swift
6 4 (10.81%) VB6
7 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.41%) VBA
9 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (2.70%) Siemens