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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Permanent jobs citing VB 36 33 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.96% 2.07% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 3.10% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 31 42
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £40,052
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1150 1064 1364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 62.47% 66.83% 71.23%
Number of salaries quoted 949 960 1215
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 77 (86.52%) .NET
2 71 (79.78%) C#
3 69 (77.53%) VB.NET
4 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
5 54 (60.67%) Scrum
6 51 (57.30%) MVC
7 48 (53.93%) WCF
7 48 (53.93%) ASP.NET
8 47 (52.81%) NUnit
9 45 (50.56%) TDD
9 45 (50.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 44 (49.44%) Rhino Mocks
10 44 (49.44%) Moq
10 44 (49.44%) Kanban
10 44 (49.44%) Web Application Development
10 44 (49.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 43 (48.31%) Razor View Engine
12 32 (35.96%) SQL
13 29 (32.58%) Computer Science
13 29 (32.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 28 (31.46%) Oracle
15 27 (30.34%) WPF
16 26 (29.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (29.21%) MVVM
17 25 (28.09%) BDD
17 25 (28.09%) Music Industry
17 25 (28.09%) NHibernate
18 24 (26.97%) MCTS
18 24 (26.97%) .NET Framework
18 24 (26.97%) MCP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (10.11%) IIS
1 9 (10.11%) Apache
1 9 (10.11%) CMS
2 3 (3.37%) Drupal
2 3 (3.37%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) Internet
2 4 (4.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (61.80%) SQL Server
2 29 (32.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (11.24%) MySQL
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.11%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.62%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) DTS
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.12%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (52.81%) NUnit
2 44 (49.44%) Rhino Mocks
2 44 (49.44%) Moq
3 22 (24.72%) MSTest
4 7 (7.87%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (28.09%) Music Industry
2 12 (13.48%) Finance
3 4 (4.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 3 (3.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (89.89%) Developer
2 50 (56.18%) .NET Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Junior .NET Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Graduate Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Junior Developer
3 19 (21.35%) Graduate
3 19 (21.35%) Junior
3 19 (21.35%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 11 (12.36%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.11%) VB6 Developer
5 9 (10.11%) PHP Developer
5 9 (10.11%) VB Developer
6 8 (8.99%) C# Developer
7 6 (6.74%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.49%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (86.52%) .NET
2 48 (53.93%) WCF
2 48 (53.93%) ASP.NET
3 45 (50.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 44 (49.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 43 (48.31%) Razor View Engine
6 27 (30.34%) WPF
7 25 (28.09%) NHibernate
8 24 (26.97%) .NET Framework
9 19 (21.35%) WinForms
9 19 (21.35%) Spring.NET
9 19 (21.35%) Castle Windsor
9 19 (21.35%) Ninject
9 19 (21.35%) Unity DI Container
10 17 (19.10%) XML
11 14 (15.73%) XSLT
12 13 (14.61%) HTML
13 12 (13.48%) CSS
14 11 (12.36%) SOAP
15 9 (10.11%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 29 (32.58%) Computer Science
2 19 (21.35%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (7.87%) Mathematics
4 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (3.37%) VHDL
5 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.25%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.25%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.72%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (60.67%) Scrum
2 51 (57.30%) MVC
3 45 (50.56%) TDD
4 44 (49.44%) Kanban
4 44 (49.44%) Web Application Development
5 26 (29.21%) MVVM
6 25 (28.09%) BDD
7 20 (22.47%) Dependency Injection
7 20 (22.47%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.99%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.62%) Risk Management
11 4 (4.49%) CRM
11 4 (4.49%) Identity Management
11 4 (4.49%) Information Security
11 4 (4.49%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (3.37%) Content Management
12 3 (3.37%) ITIL
12 3 (3.37%) Time Management
12 3 (3.37%) Digital Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 71 (79.78%) C#
2 69 (77.53%) VB.NET
3 32 (35.96%) SQL
4 20 (22.47%) VB6
5 14 (15.73%) PHP
5 14 (15.73%) PL/SQL
5 14 (15.73%) Java
6 13 (14.61%) JavaScript
7 12 (13.48%) T-SQL
8 9 (10.11%) Tcl
9 3 (3.37%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.25%) Python
10 2 (2.25%) VBA
10 2 (2.25%) Perl
11 1 (1.12%) C++
11 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (26.97%) MCTS
2 24 (26.97%) MCP
2 24 (26.97%) MCAD
2 24 (26.97%) MCSD
3 12 (13.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 28 (31.46%) Oracle
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.49%) SAP
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