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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing VB 82 67 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.32% 3.98% 3.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.09% 7.04% 6.55%
Number of salaries quoted 55 60 71
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £40,000 £45,000
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
1014 952 1313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 53.45% 56.53% 58.05%
Number of salaries quoted 821 830 1184
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -15 34 £27,500 -21.42% 2
Chester - 15 £35,000 -
Macclesfield +19 13 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Crewe +3 11 - -
Alderley Edge - 3 £30,000 -
Wilmslow - 2 £33,250 -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 146 (89.57%) .NET
2 88 (53.99%) C#
3 83 (50.92%) SQL
4 82 (50.31%) VB.NET
4 82 (50.31%) SQL Server
5 77 (47.24%) ASP.NET
6 58 (35.58%) XML
6 58 (35.58%) Windows
6 58 (35.58%) Microsoft
7 57 (34.97%) VB6
8 46 (28.22%) T-SQL
8 46 (28.22%) WCF
9 45 (27.61%) .NET Framework
10 41 (25.15%) TDD
11 40 (24.54%) MVC
12 39 (23.93%) Finance
13 37 (22.70%) MS Excel
14 36 (22.09%) Scrum
15 35 (21.47%) NUnit
15 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (21.47%) Rhino Mocks
15 35 (21.47%) Castle Windsor
15 35 (21.47%) Web Application Development
16 34 (20.86%) WinForms
17 32 (19.63%) Kanban
17 32 (19.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 30 (18.40%) Migration
19 29 (17.79%) Computer Science
20 27 (16.56%) HTML
21 26 (15.95%) JavaScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (13.50%) MODX
2 17 (10.43%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.98%) LiveLink
4 8 (4.91%) SAS
5 6 (3.68%) IIS
5 6 (3.68%) Lync
6 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (22.70%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.66%) MS Office
3 18 (11.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.84%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.95%) Internet
2 8 (4.91%) Wireless
3 5 (3.07%) Firewall
4 2 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (50.31%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.91%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.68%) DTS
5 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.45%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (21.47%) NUnit
1 35 (21.47%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (15.95%) Moq
2 26 (15.95%) MSTest
3 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.68%) Selenium
4 6 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.68%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 39 (23.93%) Finance
2 15 (9.20%) Retail
3 9 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.91%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.91%) Banking
5 6 (3.68%) Advertising
6 2 (1.23%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (66.26%) Developer
2 80 (49.08%) .NET Developer
3 31 (19.02%) VB.NET Developer
4 30 (18.40%) Analyst
5 29 (17.79%) Graduate
6 28 (17.18%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (17.18%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 27 (16.56%) Junior
7 27 (16.56%) Junior Developer
8 26 (15.95%) Junior .NET Developer
9 20 (12.27%) Applications Support
10 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
10 14 (8.59%) Applications Support Analyst
11 10 (6.13%) Data Analyst
12 9 (5.52%) VB Developer
12 9 (5.52%) Data Architect
12 9 (5.52%) Architect
13 8 (4.91%) Software Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (4.91%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (89.57%) .NET
2 77 (47.24%) ASP.NET
3 58 (35.58%) XML
4 46 (28.22%) WCF
5 45 (27.61%) .NET Framework
6 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 35 (21.47%) Castle Windsor
7 34 (20.86%) WinForms
8 27 (16.56%) HTML
9 26 (15.95%) Ninject
9 26 (15.95%) Razor View Engine
9 26 (15.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 26 (15.95%) Unity DI Container
9 26 (15.95%) Spring.NET
9 26 (15.95%) WPF
10 18 (11.04%) Web Services
11 15 (9.20%) LINQ
12 11 (6.75%) .NET Remoting
13 10 (6.13%) SOAP
14 9 (5.52%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.79%) Computer Science
2 26 (15.95%) Inversion of Control
3 4 (2.45%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.84%) Tandem
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (0.61%) Statistics
6 1 (0.61%) NHS
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 58 (35.58%) Windows
2 12 (7.36%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.07%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.15%) TDD
2 40 (24.54%) MVC
3 36 (22.09%) Scrum
4 35 (21.47%) Web Application Development
5 32 (19.63%) Kanban
6 30 (18.40%) Migration
7 26 (15.95%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (15.95%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (15.95%) MVVM
8 23 (14.11%) Project Management
9 22 (13.50%) CRM
10 20 (12.27%) ETL
10 20 (12.27%) Data Migration
11 18 (11.04%) ITIL
12 17 (10.43%) OO
13 13 (7.98%) Systems Analysis
13 13 (7.98%) Release Management
14 11 (6.75%) OOP
15 10 (6.13%) Service Delivery
16 8 (4.91%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (53.99%) C#
2 83 (50.92%) SQL
3 82 (50.31%) VB.NET
4 57 (34.97%) VB6
5 46 (28.22%) T-SQL
6 26 (15.95%) JavaScript
7 25 (15.34%) PHP
8 12 (7.36%) VBScript
9 9 (5.52%) PowerShell
10 5 (3.07%) VBA
11 4 (2.45%) XPath
11 4 (2.45%) Java
12 3 (1.84%) Perl
13 1 (0.61%) C++
13 1 (0.61%) Delphi
13 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (11.04%) Degree
2 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.23%) MCTS
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) QA
2 1 (0.61%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) XenApp
1 7 (4.29%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Legato
1 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 58 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.50%) Oracle
3 14 (8.59%) DevExpress
4 8 (4.91%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.29%) VMware
5 7 (4.29%) AppSense
5 7 (4.29%) Fujitsu
5 7 (4.29%) Citrix
6 5 (3.07%) Cisco
7 4 (2.45%) JBoss
8 2 (1.23%) EMC
9 1 (0.61%) HP
9 1 (0.61%) Dell
9 1 (0.61%) IBM
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago