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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 46 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +38
Permanent jobs citing VB 72 82 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.41% 4.71% 2.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.66% 8.60% 4.01%
Number of salaries quoted 58 64 34
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
831 954 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 50.86% 54.80% 56.86%
Number of salaries quoted 670 758 846
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -14 30 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Crewe -10 10 £51,250 +28.12%
Macclesfield +12 5 - -
Wilmslow +6 5 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Chester +10 1 £25,000 +11.11%
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 137 (86.16%) .NET
2 117 (73.58%) C#
3 78 (49.06%) SQL
4 74 (46.54%) ASP.NET
5 71 (44.65%) VB.NET
6 65 (40.88%) SQL Server
7 51 (32.08%) Windows
8 48 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (26.42%) JavaScript
10 40 (25.16%) WinForms
11 39 (24.53%) MVC
12 38 (23.90%) Scrum
13 37 (23.27%) HTML
13 37 (23.27%) .NET Framework
14 36 (22.64%) Spring.NET
14 36 (22.64%) Dependency Injection
15 32 (20.13%) TDD
15 32 (20.13%) VB6
16 30 (18.87%) Finance
17 28 (17.61%) Computer Science
17 28 (17.61%) WCF
18 27 (16.98%) Kanban
18 27 (16.98%) Rhino Mocks
18 27 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (16.98%) Castle Windsor
18 27 (16.98%) Web Application Development
18 27 (16.98%) NUnit
19 26 (16.35%) Java
19 26 (16.35%) Inversion of Control
20 25 (15.72%) MSTest

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
1 11 (6.92%) SharePoint 2010
1 11 (6.92%) Node.js
2 5 (3.14%) IIS
3 3 (1.89%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) WinCC
Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.72%) Internet
2 15 (9.43%) Wireless
3 7 (4.40%) HTTP
4 4 (2.52%) SAN
5 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.89%) Firewall
6 1 (0.63%) Modbus
6 1 (0.63%) Profibus
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (40.88%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) RDBMS
2 11 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (6.92%) MongoDB
2 11 (6.92%) NoSQL
2 11 (6.92%) RavenDB
2 11 (6.92%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.92%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (16.98%) NUnit
1 27 (16.98%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (15.72%) Moq
2 25 (15.72%) MSTest
3 7 (4.40%) LoadRunner
3 7 (4.40%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (1.26%) Selenium
4 2 (1.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 30 (18.87%) Finance
2 20 (12.58%) Financial Institution
3 15 (9.43%) Retail
4 10 (6.29%) Back Office
5 2 (1.26%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 127 (79.87%) Developer
2 92 (57.86%) .NET Developer
3 27 (16.98%) Junior
3 27 (16.98%) Graduate
4 26 (16.35%) Junior Developer
5 25 (15.72%) Junior .NET Developer
5 25 (15.72%) Graduate Developer
5 25 (15.72%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 16 (10.06%) Software Developer
7 14 (8.81%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.55%) Web Developer
8 12 (7.55%) .NET Web Developer
9 8 (5.03%) VB.NET Developer
10 6 (3.77%) C# Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
10 6 (3.77%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Performance Test Manager
11 5 (3.14%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (86.16%) .NET
2 74 (46.54%) ASP.NET
3 40 (25.16%) WinForms
4 37 (23.27%) HTML
4 37 (23.27%) .NET Framework
5 36 (22.64%) Spring.NET
6 28 (17.61%) WCF
7 27 (16.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (16.98%) Castle Windsor
8 25 (15.72%) Ninject
8 25 (15.72%) Unity DI Container
8 25 (15.72%) WPF
9 23 (14.47%) CSS
10 17 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 16 (10.06%) jQuery
12 14 (8.81%) HTML5
13 13 (8.18%) NHibernate
14 12 (7.55%) XML
15 11 (6.92%) SOAP
15 11 (6.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.61%) Computer Science
2 26 (16.35%) Inversion of Control
3 18 (11.32%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (10.06%) N-Tier
5 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
6 7 (4.40%) Mainframe
7 5 (3.14%) W3C
8 4 (2.52%) Clustering
9 2 (1.26%) NHS
9 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 51 (32.08%) Windows
2 8 (5.03%) Android
2 8 (5.03%) Apple iOS
3 7 (4.40%) UNIX
3 7 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.53%) MVC
3 38 (23.90%) Scrum
4 36 (22.64%) Dependency Injection
5 32 (20.13%) TDD
6 27 (16.98%) Web Application Development
6 27 (16.98%) Kanban
7 25 (15.72%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (15.72%) MVVM
8 15 (9.43%) Customer Engagement
8 15 (9.43%) Risk Management
9 11 (6.92%) OOP
9 11 (6.92%) AOP
10 10 (6.29%) Mentoring
11 8 (5.03%) Test Scripting
12 6 (3.77%) Performance Testing
13 5 (3.14%) OO
14 4 (2.52%) Business Analysis
14 4 (2.52%) Unit Testing
14 4 (2.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (73.58%) C#
2 78 (49.06%) SQL
3 71 (44.65%) VB.NET
4 42 (26.42%) JavaScript
5 32 (20.13%) VB6
6 26 (16.35%) Java
7 22 (13.84%) T-SQL
8 14 (8.81%) VBScript
9 10 (6.29%) C
9 10 (6.29%) PowerShell
10 9 (5.66%) C++
11 8 (5.03%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) Delphi
12 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.52%) MCSE
2 4 (2.52%) ISEB
2 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.52%) MCITP
3 1 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.77%) XenApp
2 4 (2.52%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 21 (13.21%) Oracle
2 14 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.18%) VMware
4 7 (4.40%) HP
5 6 (3.77%) Citrix
6 4 (2.52%) EMC
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco
7 3 (1.89%) Metastorm
8 2 (1.26%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Siemens
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Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
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