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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 87 81 69
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Permanent jobs citing VB 33 30 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.88% 1.92% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.02% 2.83% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 33 28 57
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £41,031
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
1092 1059 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 62.12% 67.71% 71.12%
Number of salaries quoted 891 950 1284
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 68 (88.31%) .NET
2 64 (83.12%) C#
3 60 (77.92%) VB.NET
4 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (64.94%) MVC
5 50 (64.94%) Scrum
6 49 (63.64%) SQL Server
7 48 (62.34%) ASP.NET
7 48 (62.34%) WCF
8 45 (58.44%) TDD
8 45 (58.44%) NUnit
8 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
9 42 (54.55%) Moq
9 42 (54.55%) Web Application Development
9 42 (54.55%) Kanban
10 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 37 (48.05%) Razor View Engine
12 27 (35.06%) SQL
13 26 (33.77%) NHibernate
13 26 (33.77%) Music Industry
13 26 (33.77%) BDD
13 26 (33.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (31.17%) WPF
15 23 (29.87%) Computer Science
15 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (29.87%) MVVM
16 22 (28.57%) Oracle
16 22 (28.57%) .NET Framework
17 21 (27.27%) MCTS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (10.39%) IIS
1 8 (10.39%) Apache
1 8 (10.39%) CMS
2 2 (2.60%) Drupal
2 2 (2.60%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Internet
2 4 (5.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (33.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (11.69%) MySQL
5 8 (10.39%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.49%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.60%) DTS
11 1 (1.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 45 (58.44%) NUnit
2 42 (54.55%) Rhino Mocks
2 42 (54.55%) Moq
3 19 (24.68%) MSTest
4 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
6 4 (5.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (33.77%) Music Industry
2 11 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (93.51%) Developer
2 47 (61.04%) .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Junior
3 16 (20.78%) Junior Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Graduate
3 16 (20.78%) Junior .NET Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Graduate Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.39%) PHP Developer
6 7 (9.09%) VB6 Developer
6 7 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.09%) VB Developer
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Mobile Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (88.31%) .NET
2 48 (62.34%) ASP.NET
2 48 (62.34%) WCF
3 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 40 (51.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 37 (48.05%) Razor View Engine
6 26 (33.77%) NHibernate
7 24 (31.17%) WPF
8 22 (28.57%) .NET Framework
9 17 (22.08%) XML
10 16 (20.78%) WinForms
10 16 (20.78%) Castle Windsor
10 16 (20.78%) Ninject
10 16 (20.78%) Unity DI Container
10 16 (20.78%) Spring.NET
11 14 (18.18%) HTML
11 14 (18.18%) XSLT
12 12 (15.58%) SOAP
13 11 (14.29%) CSS
13 11 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Computer Science
2 16 (20.78%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (7.79%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.19%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.60%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.60%) User Experience
6 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.30%) VHDL
7 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Android
3 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (64.94%) Scrum
2 50 (64.94%) MVC
3 45 (58.44%) TDD
4 42 (54.55%) Kanban
4 42 (54.55%) Web Application Development
5 26 (33.77%) BDD
6 23 (29.87%) MVVM
7 19 (24.68%) Dependency Injection
7 19 (24.68%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.49%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.19%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (5.19%) Information Security
9 4 (5.19%) Identity Management
9 4 (5.19%) Workflow
9 4 (5.19%) CRM
10 3 (3.90%) OOP
10 3 (3.90%) Risk Management
10 3 (3.90%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (3.90%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (83.12%) C#
2 60 (77.92%) VB.NET
3 27 (35.06%) SQL
4 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.58%) Java
5 12 (15.58%) T-SQL
5 12 (15.58%) PL/SQL
6 11 (14.29%) VB6
6 11 (14.29%) PHP
7 8 (10.39%) Tcl
8 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
9 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (27.27%) MCTS
2 21 (27.27%) MCP
2 21 (27.27%) MCAD
2 21 (27.27%) MCSD
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) MCSE
4 2 (2.60%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Oracle
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) SAP
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