The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Permanent jobs citing VB 77 68 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.24% 4.00% 3.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.20% 7.14% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 59 60 74
Average salary £30,000 £33,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.77% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
939 952 1372
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 51.76% 56.03% 59.83%
Number of salaries quoted 768 827 1243
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VB
North West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

VB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region.

VB Salary Trend in Cheshire

VB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Cheshire

VB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington 0 42 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Chester +9 13 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Macclesfield +16 11 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Alderley Edge - 3 £30,000 - 1
Wilmslow - 3 £45,000 -
Crewe -5 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 137 (91.95%) .NET
2 81 (54.36%) C#
3 80 (53.69%) VB.NET
4 78 (52.35%) SQL
5 73 (48.99%) SQL Server
6 72 (48.32%) ASP.NET
7 61 (40.94%) Microsoft
8 56 (37.58%) VB6
9 55 (36.91%) XML
10 49 (32.89%) Windows
11 39 (26.17%) MS Excel
11 39 (26.17%) T-SQL
11 39 (26.17%) WCF
12 37 (24.83%) .NET Framework
12 37 (24.83%) TDD
13 36 (24.16%) MVC
14 35 (23.49%) Scrum
14 35 (23.49%) NUnit
14 35 (23.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (23.49%) Rhino Mocks
14 35 (23.49%) Castle Windsor
14 35 (23.49%) Web Application Development
15 34 (22.82%) Migration
16 32 (21.48%) Kanban
17 31 (20.81%) WinForms
18 27 (18.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 27 (18.12%) Computer Science
19 26 (17.45%) WPF
19 26 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 22 (14.77%) MODX
2 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
3 13 (8.72%) LiveLink
4 6 (4.03%) Lync
4 6 (4.03%) SAS
5 5 (3.36%) IIS
6 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (26.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.09%) MS Office
3 20 (13.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (4.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.45%) Internet
2 6 (4.03%) Firewall
3 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (48.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (18.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (17.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.03%) Data Mining
5 6 (4.03%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.01%) DTS
8 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.34%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (23.49%) NUnit
1 35 (23.49%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (17.45%) Moq
2 26 (17.45%) MSTest
3 11 (7.38%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.03%) Selenium
4 6 (4.03%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 24 (16.11%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Banking
2 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.03%) Advertising
3 4 (2.68%) Retail
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 97 (65.10%) Developer
2 76 (51.01%) .NET Developer
3 30 (20.13%) VB.NET Developer
4 28 (18.79%) Graduate
4 28 (18.79%) Analyst
5 27 (18.12%) Junior
5 27 (18.12%) Graduate Developer
5 27 (18.12%) Junior Developer
5 27 (18.12%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 26 (17.45%) Junior .NET Developer
7 21 (14.09%) Applications Support
8 14 (9.40%) Support Analyst
8 14 (9.40%) Applications Support Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) Architect
9 10 (6.71%) Data Architect
10 9 (6.04%) SQL Developer
10 9 (6.04%) VB Developer
10 9 (6.04%) VB6 Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (91.95%) .NET
2 72 (48.32%) ASP.NET
3 55 (36.91%) XML
4 39 (26.17%) WCF
5 37 (24.83%) .NET Framework
6 35 (23.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (23.49%) Castle Windsor
7 31 (20.81%) WinForms
8 26 (17.45%) WPF
8 26 (17.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 26 (17.45%) Ninject
8 26 (17.45%) Spring.NET
8 26 (17.45%) Unity DI Container
8 26 (17.45%) Razor View Engine
8 26 (17.45%) HTML
9 11 (7.38%) Web Services
10 9 (6.04%) NHibernate
11 7 (4.70%) LINQ
12 6 (4.03%) Lucene.Net
12 6 (4.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.12%) Computer Science
2 26 (17.45%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (2.01%) Tandem
4 2 (1.34%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.34%) Clustering
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.67%) Statistics
5 1 (0.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.89%) Windows
2 10 (6.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (4.03%) Windows 8
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.83%) TDD
2 36 (24.16%) MVC
3 35 (23.49%) Scrum
3 35 (23.49%) Web Application Development
4 34 (22.82%) Migration
5 32 (21.48%) Kanban
6 26 (17.45%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (17.45%) MVVM
6 26 (17.45%) Dependency Injection
7 25 (16.78%) Project Management
8 24 (16.11%) CRM
9 22 (14.77%) ETL
9 22 (14.77%) Data Migration
10 18 (12.08%) ITIL
11 14 (9.40%) Systems Analysis
12 13 (8.72%) Release Management
13 11 (7.38%) OOP
14 10 (6.71%) Service Delivery
15 9 (6.04%) OO
16 6 (4.03%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 81 (54.36%) C#
2 80 (53.69%) VB.NET
3 78 (52.35%) SQL
4 56 (37.58%) VB6
5 39 (26.17%) T-SQL
6 25 (16.78%) PHP
7 23 (15.44%) JavaScript
8 9 (6.04%) VBScript
9 6 (4.03%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.36%) VBA
11 3 (2.01%) Perl
12 1 (0.67%) C++
12 1 (0.67%) Delphi
12 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.72%) Degree
2 4 (2.68%) SC Cleared
2 4 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.67%) MCTS
4 1 (0.67%) MCITP
4 1 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.67%) SLA
1 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.68%) XenApp
1 4 (2.68%) XenDesktop
2 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.67%) Legato
1 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 61 (40.94%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.11%) Oracle
3 14 (9.40%) DevExpress
4 8 (5.37%) Salesforce.com
4 8 (5.37%) VMware
5 6 (4.03%) Cisco
6 4 (2.68%) Fujitsu
6 4 (2.68%) Citrix
6 4 (2.68%) AppSense
7 2 (1.34%) EMC
8 1 (0.67%) IBM
8 1 (0.67%) HP
8 1 (0.67%) Dell
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Alderley Edge
Noir Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Churchill Frank
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
MBNA
Posted: 21 days ago