The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 68 61 101
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +40
Permanent jobs citing VB 59 68 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.16% 3.88% 1.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.64% 6.16% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 46 51 30
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £45,000 £37,950
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
889 1104 1300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.54% 63.05% 61.82%
Number of salaries quoted 787 909 1124
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +6 27 £25,000 -37.50% 3
Crewe +5 8 - -
Macclesfield -4 8 £42,500 -5.55% 2
Chester +13 4 £50,000 +53.84%
Runcorn +1 1 £65,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £29,000 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 119 (82.64%) .NET
2 84 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 81 (56.25%) C#
4 71 (49.31%) VB.NET
5 70 (48.61%) SQL Server
6 68 (47.22%) SQL
7 67 (46.53%) Windows
8 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (38.19%) .NET Framework
10 53 (36.81%) WCF
11 50 (34.72%) Finance
12 48 (33.33%) MVC
13 46 (31.94%) TDD
14 38 (26.39%) Scrum
14 38 (26.39%) XML
15 37 (25.69%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
16 36 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
16 36 (25.00%) Web Application Development
16 36 (25.00%) NUnit
17 34 (23.61%) WinForms
18 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
18 33 (22.92%) Kanban
19 30 (20.83%) VB6
20 29 (20.14%) T-SQL
20 29 (20.14%) Internet
21 28 (19.44%) Computer Science
22 25 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (17.36%) LINQ
22 25 (17.36%) WPF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 17 (11.81%) IIS
2 9 (6.25%) JBoss
3 8 (5.56%) SAS
3 8 (5.56%) MODX
4 5 (3.47%) Lync
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.78%) SaaS
1 4 (2.78%) Office 365
2 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.14%) Internet
2 18 (12.50%) Wireless
3 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.64%) SAN
5 4 (2.78%) VPN
5 4 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (48.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (5.56%) DTS
3 8 (5.56%) Data Mining
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
5 4 (2.78%) BODI
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 36 (25.00%) NUnit
1 36 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (17.36%) Moq
2 25 (17.36%) MSTest
3 16 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 12 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.56%) Selenium
5 8 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 50 (34.72%) Finance
2 22 (15.28%) Retail
3 18 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 9 (6.25%) Advertising
5 8 (5.56%) Banking
6 5 (3.47%) Marketing
7 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (70.83%) Developer
2 75 (52.08%) .NET Developer
3 28 (19.44%) Graduate
4 27 (18.75%) Graduate Developer
4 27 (18.75%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 25 (17.36%) Junior .NET Developer
5 25 (17.36%) Junior Developer
5 25 (17.36%) Junior
5 25 (17.36%) VB.NET Developer
6 13 (9.03%) Consultant
6 13 (9.03%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.64%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.94%) Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Data Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) VB Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Data Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Data Mining Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Insight Analyst
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (82.64%) .NET
2 84 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 55 (38.19%) .NET Framework
4 53 (36.81%) WCF
5 38 (26.39%) XML
6 37 (25.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 36 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
8 34 (23.61%) WinForms
9 25 (17.36%) Web Services
9 25 (17.36%) Ninject
9 25 (17.36%) Spring.NET
9 25 (17.36%) WPF
9 25 (17.36%) LINQ
9 25 (17.36%) Unity DI Container
10 20 (13.89%) HTML
11 17 (11.81%) .NET Remoting
11 17 (11.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (8.33%) Razor View Engine
12 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 12 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.44%) Computer Science
2 25 (17.36%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.86%) Clustering
5 4 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.08%) NHS
6 3 (2.08%) Tandem
6 3 (2.08%) Life Science
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.53%) Windows
2 11 (7.64%) Linux
2 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.33%) MVC
3 46 (31.94%) TDD
4 38 (26.39%) Scrum
5 36 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 33 (22.92%) Kanban
7 25 (17.36%) Dependency Injection
7 25 (17.36%) MVVM
7 25 (17.36%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (15.28%) OO
9 18 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 18 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (6.25%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.25%) Validation
11 8 (5.56%) Data Analysis
11 8 (5.56%) ETL
11 8 (5.56%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.56%) BDD
11 8 (5.56%) Scrum-ban
12 7 (4.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (56.25%) C#
2 71 (49.31%) VB.NET
3 68 (47.22%) SQL
4 30 (20.83%) VB6
5 29 (20.14%) T-SQL
6 24 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
8 14 (9.72%) Java
9 13 (9.03%) VBScript
10 10 (6.94%) PHP
11 9 (6.25%) XPath
11 9 (6.25%) C++
12 6 (4.17%) C
12 6 (4.17%) Assembly Language
13 5 (3.47%) VBA
14 2 (1.39%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Degree
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.64%) MCSE
3 11 (7.64%) MCITP
4 5 (3.47%) MCTS
5 4 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.78%) XenApp
3 4 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.78%) SCCM
1 4 (2.78%) EdgeSight
2 1 (0.69%) Legato
2 1 (0.69%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 33 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.33%) VMware
3 11 (7.64%) EMC
4 5 (3.47%) DevExpress
4 5 (3.47%) HP
4 5 (3.47%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco
5 4 (2.78%) AppSense
5 4 (2.78%) Netezza
5 4 (2.78%) Fujitsu
5 4 (2.78%) NETGEAR
5 4 (2.78%) Citrix
6 3 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) Dell
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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