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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 47 54 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +41
Permanent jobs citing VB 78 61 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.33% 3.90% 2.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.10% 6.76% 3.91%
Number of salaries quoted 53 50 47
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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
857 902 1356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.56% 57.67% 64.63%
Number of salaries quoted 727 719 1180
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £45,000 £50,450
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +18 30 £25,000 -37.50% 5
Macclesfield -5 21 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Chester +9 10 £50,000 +53.84%
Crewe +7 9 - - 2
Wilmslow - 2 £31,875 -
Daresbury - 2 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 124 (81.58%) .NET
2 95 (62.50%) C#
3 77 (50.66%) ASP.NET
4 74 (48.68%) Windows
5 73 (48.03%) SQL
6 70 (46.05%) VB.NET
7 66 (43.42%) SQL Server
8 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (38.16%) .NET Framework
10 49 (32.24%) Finance
11 47 (30.92%) WCF
12 44 (28.95%) MVC
13 43 (28.29%) TDD
14 39 (25.66%) Scrum
15 36 (23.68%) WinForms
16 33 (21.71%) T-SQL
17 32 (21.05%) Spring.NET
17 32 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
18 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET MVC
18 31 (20.39%) VB6
19 30 (19.74%) Retail
19 30 (19.74%) NUnit
19 30 (19.74%) Kanban
19 30 (19.74%) Rhino Mocks
19 30 (19.74%) Castle Windsor
19 30 (19.74%) Web Application Development
19 30 (19.74%) JavaScript
20 29 (19.08%) Microsoft
20 29 (19.08%) Internet
21 28 (18.42%) Computer Science

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (9.87%) IIS
2 9 (5.92%) JBoss
3 8 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.61%) Node.js
4 7 (4.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (4.61%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.63%) Lync
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.32%) SAS
6 2 (1.32%) MODX
7 1 (0.66%) WinCC
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) SaaS
1 4 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.08%) Internet
2 26 (17.11%) Wireless
3 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
4 14 (9.21%) SAN
5 4 (2.63%) VPN
5 4 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.97%) Firewall
7 1 (0.66%) Modbus
7 1 (0.66%) Profibus
7 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (43.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.26%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.26%) DTS
4 8 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 8 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 7 (4.61%) RavenDB
5 7 (4.61%) MongoDB
5 7 (4.61%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.63%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (2.63%) BODI
7 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.32%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.66%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (19.74%) NUnit
1 30 (19.74%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (16.45%) MSTest
2 25 (16.45%) Moq
3 12 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.29%) Selenium
5 5 (3.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 49 (32.24%) Finance
2 30 (19.74%) Retail
3 27 (17.76%) Financial Institution
4 6 (3.95%) Advertising
5 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (71.05%) Developer
2 79 (51.97%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Junior
3 26 (17.11%) Junior Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (17.11%) Graduate Developer
4 25 (16.45%) Junior .NET Developer
5 18 (11.84%) VB.NET Developer
5 18 (11.84%) Senior Developer
6 17 (11.18%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.55%) Consultant
8 12 (7.89%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) VB Developer
11 5 (3.29%) VB6 Developer
12 4 (2.63%) Business Consultant
12 4 (2.63%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (81.58%) .NET
2 77 (50.66%) ASP.NET
3 58 (38.16%) .NET Framework
4 47 (30.92%) WCF
5 36 (23.68%) WinForms
6 32 (21.05%) Spring.NET
7 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 30 (19.74%) Castle Windsor
9 25 (16.45%) Ninject
9 25 (16.45%) WPF
9 25 (16.45%) Unity DI Container
10 24 (15.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 23 (15.13%) HTML
12 22 (14.47%) LINQ
13 21 (13.82%) XML
14 18 (11.84%) Web Services
15 17 (11.18%) .NET Remoting
16 14 (9.21%) jQuery
17 12 (7.89%) CSS
17 12 (7.89%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.42%) Computer Science
2 25 (16.45%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (6.58%) Clustering
4 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.97%) Life Science
7 3 (1.97%) NHS
7 3 (1.97%) W3C
8 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.66%) SCADA
9 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 74 (48.68%) Windows
2 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (7.24%) Linux
5 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.97%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.66%) Android
8 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.95%) MVC
3 43 (28.29%) TDD
4 39 (25.66%) Scrum
5 32 (21.05%) Dependency Injection
6 30 (19.74%) Kanban
6 30 (19.74%) Web Application Development
7 26 (17.11%) Risk Management
7 26 (17.11%) Customer Engagement
8 25 (16.45%) MVVM
8 25 (16.45%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (14.47%) OO
10 10 (6.58%) Problem Management
10 10 (6.58%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (5.92%) Automated Testing
11 9 (5.92%) Validation
12 8 (5.26%) Waterfall
13 7 (4.61%) Software Engineering
13 7 (4.61%) AOP
14 6 (3.95%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 95 (62.50%) C#
2 73 (48.03%) SQL
3 70 (46.05%) VB.NET
4 33 (21.71%) T-SQL
5 31 (20.39%) VB6
6 30 (19.74%) JavaScript
7 23 (15.13%) Java
8 22 (14.47%) PowerShell
9 19 (12.50%) VBScript
10 9 (5.92%) XPath
10 9 (5.92%) C++
11 8 (5.26%) C
12 6 (3.95%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.32%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (14.47%) Degree
2 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.21%) MCSE
3 14 (9.21%) MCITP
4 5 (3.29%) MCTS
5 4 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (9.21%) VMware ESX
2 9 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.26%) XenApp
4 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.63%) SCCM
1 4 (2.63%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 29 (19.08%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.47%) VMware
3 14 (9.21%) EMC
4 9 (5.92%) Oracle
5 8 (5.26%) Citrix
6 7 (4.61%) Cisco
7 4 (2.63%) HP
7 4 (2.63%) AppSense
7 4 (2.63%) NETGEAR
7 4 (2.63%) Netezza
7 4 (2.63%) Fujitsu
8 1 (0.66%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.66%) Siemens
Warrington, Cheshire
Net Talent
Salary: excellent package on offer
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs / Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 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
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago