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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 58 58 97
Rank change year-on-year
0 +39
Permanent jobs citing VB 66 67 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.48% 3.92% 1.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.38% 6.33% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 50 52 36
Average salary £38,125 £42,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.29% +36.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
894 1058 1435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.13% 61.87% 64.29%
Number of salaries quoted 783 867 1262
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £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 22 December 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 22 December 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 +19 30 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Macclesfield 0 13 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Chester +8 8 £50,000 +53.84% 3
Crewe +1 5 - - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £33,875 -
Daresbury - 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 118 (80.27%) .NET
2 85 (57.82%) C#
3 80 (54.42%) ASP.NET
4 70 (47.62%) VB.NET
5 69 (46.94%) Windows
6 67 (45.58%) SQL Server
7 66 (44.90%) SQL
7 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (38.10%) .NET Framework
9 52 (35.37%) WCF
10 49 (33.33%) Finance
11 47 (31.97%) TDD
11 47 (31.97%) MVC
12 40 (27.21%) Scrum
13 36 (24.49%) ASP.NET MVC
14 35 (23.81%) Rhino Mocks
14 35 (23.81%) Castle Windsor
14 35 (23.81%) Web Application Development
14 35 (23.81%) Kanban
14 35 (23.81%) NUnit
15 34 (23.13%) WinForms
16 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
16 32 (21.77%) VB6
17 29 (19.73%) Internet
18 28 (19.05%) T-SQL
18 28 (19.05%) Computer Science
18 28 (19.05%) Spring.NET
18 28 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
19 27 (18.37%) LINQ
19 27 (18.37%) Degree

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 12 (8.16%) IIS
2 9 (6.12%) JBoss
3 8 (5.44%) SAS
4 6 (4.08%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.40%) MODX
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.72%) Lync
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) SaaS
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.73%) Internet
2 21 (14.29%) Wireless
3 15 (10.20%) TCP/IP
4 13 (8.84%) SAN
5 4 (2.72%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.72%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (45.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (5.44%) DTS
3 8 (5.44%) Data Mining
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.40%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.72%) BODI
7 4 (2.72%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (2.04%) RavenDB
8 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 3 (2.04%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.36%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.68%) MS Access
10 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (23.81%) NUnit
1 35 (23.81%) Rhino Mocks
2 25 (17.01%) Moq
2 25 (17.01%) MSTest
3 10 (6.80%) Visual Studio
3 10 (6.80%) Cucumber
3 10 (6.80%) Selenium
3 10 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 49 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (17.01%) Retail
3 21 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 11 (7.48%) Advertising
5 8 (5.44%) Banking
6 5 (3.40%) Marketing
7 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (70.07%) Developer
2 75 (51.02%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.69%) Graduate Developer
3 26 (17.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
3 26 (17.69%) Graduate
3 26 (17.69%) Junior
3 26 (17.69%) Junior Developer
4 25 (17.01%) Junior .NET Developer
5 23 (15.65%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (10.88%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.84%) Consultant
8 12 (8.16%) Senior Developer
8 12 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
9 10 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) VB Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Analyst
10 9 (6.12%) Data Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) Senior Data Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) Data Mining Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) Insight Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (80.27%) .NET
2 80 (54.42%) ASP.NET
3 56 (38.10%) .NET Framework
4 52 (35.37%) WCF
5 36 (24.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (23.81%) Castle Windsor
7 34 (23.13%) WinForms
8 28 (19.05%) Spring.NET
9 27 (18.37%) LINQ
9 27 (18.37%) XML
10 25 (17.01%) WPF
10 25 (17.01%) Ninject
10 25 (17.01%) Unity DI Container
11 20 (13.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 19 (12.93%) HTML
13 18 (12.24%) Web Services
14 17 (11.56%) .NET Remoting
15 13 (8.84%) NHibernate
16 12 (8.16%) SOAP
17 10 (6.80%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 28 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 25 (17.01%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.12%) Clustering
5 3 (2.04%) Life Science
5 3 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.04%) NHS
6 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 69 (46.94%) Windows
2 15 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (7.48%) Linux
5 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.36%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (31.97%) TDD
2 47 (31.97%) MVC
3 40 (27.21%) Scrum
4 35 (23.81%) Kanban
4 35 (23.81%) Web Application Development
5 28 (19.05%) Dependency Injection
6 25 (17.01%) MVVM
6 25 (17.01%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (15.65%) OO
8 21 (14.29%) Risk Management
8 21 (14.29%) Customer Engagement
9 10 (6.80%) BDD
9 10 (6.80%) Scrum-ban
10 9 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (6.12%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.12%) Validation
11 8 (5.44%) Data Analysis
11 8 (5.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 85 (57.82%) C#
2 70 (47.62%) VB.NET
3 66 (44.90%) SQL
4 32 (21.77%) VB6
5 28 (19.05%) T-SQL
6 23 (15.65%) JavaScript
7 18 (12.24%) Java
7 18 (12.24%) PowerShell
8 15 (10.20%) VBScript
9 9 (6.12%) XPath
10 8 (5.44%) C++
11 6 (4.08%) C
11 6 (4.08%) Assembly Language
12 5 (3.40%) PHP
13 2 (1.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 27 (18.37%) Degree
2 14 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.84%) MCSE
3 13 (8.84%) MCITP
4 5 (3.40%) MCTS
5 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.72%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) HL7
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) VMware ESX
2 6 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.40%) XenApp
4 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.72%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) SCCM
1 4 (2.72%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 32 (21.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.56%) VMware
3 13 (8.84%) EMC
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle
4 6 (4.08%) Cisco
5 5 (3.40%) Citrix
6 4 (2.72%) HP
6 4 (2.72%) AppSense
6 4 (2.72%) Netezza
6 4 (2.72%) Fujitsu
6 4 (2.72%) NETGEAR
7 3 (2.04%) DevExpress
8 2 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
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