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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 98 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Permanent jobs citing VB 7 38 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.48% 2.16% 2.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.74% 3.28% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7 32 40
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +3.89%
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
945 1160 1141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 65.04% 66.06% 69.32%
Number of salaries quoted 837 989 1061
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £31,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 22 (75.86%) HTML
3 18 (62.07%) .NET
3 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
5 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
6 12 (41.38%) C#
7 11 (37.93%) CSS
8 9 (31.03%) OO
8 9 (31.03%) User Experience
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 7 (24.14%) MS Office
10 7 (24.14%) CRM
10 7 (24.14%) AppleScript
10 7 (24.14%) Symantec
10 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
10 7 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (24.14%) Xcode
10 7 (24.14%) Objective-C
10 7 (24.14%) Apple Swift
10 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
10 7 (24.14%) Project Planning
11 6 (20.69%) Degree
11 6 (20.69%) MVC
11 6 (20.69%) FileMaker
11 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
12 5 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (17.24%) Finance
12 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
12 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (51.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (20.69%) FileMaker
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.90%) QlikView
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) SAP BW
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Xcode
2 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) WinRunner
4 1 (3.45%) QARun
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
3 9 (31.03%) Software Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Mac Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Programmer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QlikView Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (75.86%) HTML
2 18 (62.07%) .NET
3 11 (37.93%) CSS
4 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
5 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (13.79%) .NET Framework
7 3 (10.34%) WCF
7 3 (10.34%) LINQ
7 3 (10.34%) HTML5
7 3 (10.34%) Entity Framework
7 3 (10.34%) LINQ to SQL
7 3 (10.34%) XML
8 2 (6.90%) LESS
9 1 (3.45%) WPF
9 1 (3.45%) WinForms
9 1 (3.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) User Experience
2 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.45%) SCADA
3 1 (3.45%) Robotics
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) OO
2 7 (24.14%) CRM
2 7 (24.14%) Project Planning
3 6 (20.69%) MVC
4 5 (17.24%) Data Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (10.34%) Data Mapping
5 3 (10.34%) Workflow
5 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 3 (10.34%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.34%) OOP
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Financial Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) JavaScript
3 12 (41.38%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) AppleScript
4 7 (24.14%) Objective-C
4 7 (24.14%) Apple Swift
5 4 (13.79%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) VBScript
6 2 (6.90%) VBA
7 1 (3.45%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) C
7 1 (3.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Symantec
3 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (3.45%) Siemens