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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 85 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Permanent jobs citing VB 39 86 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.23% 4.44% 4.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.02% 8.41% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 27 56 59
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £42,500 £40,000
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
969 1022 913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 55.40% 52.73% 57.39%
Number of salaries quoted 811 828 801
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 September 2015.

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 September 2015. 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 22 £25,000 - 5
Macclesfield +6 6 £37,500 -6.25%
Crewe -16 5 £31,000 -
Chester -19 1 £32,000 -8.57% 3
Runcorn - 1 £27,500 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 93 (86.11%) .NET
2 79 (73.15%) C#
3 55 (50.93%) ASP.NET
4 47 (43.52%) SQL
5 45 (41.67%) VB.NET
6 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (36.11%) Windows
8 36 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 32 (29.63%) MVC
10 31 (28.70%) WinForms
11 25 (23.15%) HTML
11 25 (23.15%) WCF
11 25 (23.15%) Inversion of Control
11 25 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
12 24 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
12 24 (22.22%) Ninject
12 24 (22.22%) Web Application Development
12 24 (22.22%) MSTest
12 24 (22.22%) MVVM
12 24 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
12 24 (22.22%) Moq
12 24 (22.22%) Spring.NET
12 24 (22.22%) Unity DI Container
12 24 (22.22%) WPF
12 24 (22.22%) Computer Science
12 24 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (22.22%) Kanban
12 24 (22.22%) .NET Framework
12 24 (22.22%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 3 (2.78%) IIS
1 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Office
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) Internet
2 7 (6.48%) Wireless
2 7 (6.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) MS Access
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (22.22%) NUnit
1 24 (22.22%) MSTest
1 24 (22.22%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (22.22%) Moq
2 7 (6.48%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Financial Institution
3 8 (7.41%) Retail
4 7 (6.48%) Back Office
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 84 (77.78%) Developer
2 60 (55.56%) .NET Developer
3 27 (25.00%) Graduate
4 25 (23.15%) Junior
5 24 (22.22%) Junior Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Junior .NET Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
5 24 (22.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Software Developer
7 8 (7.41%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.48%) Applications Developer
8 7 (6.48%) .NET Web Developer
9 6 (5.56%) Test Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Performance Manager
10 5 (4.63%) Performance Test Manager
11 4 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.70%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Programmer
12 3 (2.78%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (86.11%) .NET
2 55 (50.93%) ASP.NET
3 31 (28.70%) WinForms
4 25 (23.15%) WCF
4 25 (23.15%) HTML
4 25 (23.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 24 (22.22%) Castle Windsor
5 24 (22.22%) Ninject
5 24 (22.22%) Unity DI Container
5 24 (22.22%) Spring.NET
5 24 (22.22%) WPF
5 24 (22.22%) .NET Framework
6 14 (12.96%) HTML5
7 11 (10.19%) Web Services
8 10 (9.26%) XML
9 8 (7.41%) CSS
9 8 (7.41%) SOAP
9 8 (7.41%) CSS3
10 7 (6.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (6.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Inversion of Control
2 24 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 13 (12.04%) Mobile App
4 10 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (6.48%) N-Tier
5 7 (6.48%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.85%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (36.11%) Windows
2 12 (11.11%) Android
2 12 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 7 (6.48%) UNIX
4 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.96%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (29.63%) MVC
3 24 (22.22%) Scrum
3 24 (22.22%) TDD
3 24 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (22.22%) Kanban
3 24 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
3 24 (22.22%) MVVM
3 24 (22.22%) Web Application Development
4 8 (7.41%) Test Scripting
4 8 (7.41%) Mentoring
5 7 (6.48%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (6.48%) Android Development
5 7 (6.48%) iOS Development
5 7 (6.48%) Risk Management
6 6 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 6 (5.56%) Web Development
7 4 (3.70%) Business Analysis
8 3 (2.78%) Unit Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (73.15%) C#
2 47 (43.52%) SQL
3 45 (41.67%) VB.NET
4 16 (14.81%) Java
5 13 (12.04%) VB6
6 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.26%) T-SQL
8 8 (7.41%) C++
8 8 (7.41%) C
9 6 (5.56%) PHP
9 6 (5.56%) VBScript
10 3 (2.78%) VBA
11 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.93%) Delphi
12 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 4 (3.70%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Oracle
2 8 (7.41%) HP
3 4 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.78%) Metastorm
4 3 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.93%) Citrix
5 1 (0.93%) VMware
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