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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 84 47 76
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +29
Permanent jobs citing VB 22 74 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.52% 4.40% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 6.62% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 13 69 38
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £25,000 £33,025
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.69% +6.42%
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
968 1117 1240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 66.67% 66.49% 64.28%
Number of salaries quoted 845 995 1112
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 30 March 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Cambridge

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 36 (81.82%) .NET
2 29 (65.91%) C#
3 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
4 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
4 20 (45.45%) HTML
4 20 (45.45%) SQL
4 20 (45.45%) MVC
5 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (31.82%) WCF
6 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
8 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 11 (25.00%) TDD
9 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
10 9 (20.45%) Java
10 9 (20.45%) C++
10 9 (20.45%) NUnit
10 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (20.45%) Scrum
10 9 (20.45%) NHibernate
10 9 (20.45%) Music Industry
10 9 (20.45%) Kanban
10 9 (20.45%) Rhino Mocks
10 9 (20.45%) Moq
10 9 (20.45%) BDD
10 9 (20.45%) Web Application Development
11 8 (18.18%) CSS
11 8 (18.18%) Symantec
12 6 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
2 1 (2.27%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) NUnit
1 9 (20.45%) Rhino Mocks
1 9 (20.45%) Moq
2 3 (6.82%) WinRunner
2 3 (6.82%) QARun
2 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) Xcode
3 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.45%) Music Industry
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 14 (31.82%) Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Software Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst Programmer
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (6.82%) Programmer
6 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Mac Developer
7 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) AWS Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (81.82%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 20 (45.45%) HTML
3 17 (38.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (31.82%) WCF
5 9 (20.45%) NHibernate
6 8 (18.18%) CSS
7 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.09%) LESS
9 3 (6.82%) WPF
9 3 (6.82%) LINQ
9 3 (6.82%) HTML5
9 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
9 3 (6.82%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (6.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 3 (6.82%) XML
9 3 (6.82%) WinForms
10 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
10 1 (2.27%) Kendo UI
10 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (2.27%) SCADA
3 1 (2.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) MVC
2 11 (25.00%) TDD
3 9 (20.45%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.45%) Kanban
3 9 (20.45%) BDD
3 9 (20.45%) Web Application Development
4 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
5 4 (9.09%) OO
6 3 (6.82%) Workflow
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
6 3 (6.82%) OOP
6 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) Automated Testing
6 3 (6.82%) Data Cleansing
6 3 (6.82%) Data Mapping
7 2 (4.55%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (4.55%) Risk Analytics
7 2 (4.55%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) C#
2 20 (45.45%) SQL
3 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 9 (20.45%) C++
5 9 (20.45%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) VB6
7 2 (4.55%) AppleScript
7 2 (4.55%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.55%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) Symantec
3 1 (2.27%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (2.27%) Siemens