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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +12
Permanent jobs citing VB 86 42 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.79% 2.67% 2.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.95% 4.88% 4.35%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 45
Average salary £30,750 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
864 860 1172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 48.08% 54.60% 61.27%
Number of salaries quoted 708 693 995
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 £28,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +21 34 £25,000 -33.33% 5
Macclesfield -2 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Crewe +17 10 - - 1
Chester +13 5 £52,500 +61.53% 2
Wilmslow - 4 £32,250 -
Daresbury - 3 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 123 (82.00%) .NET
2 102 (68.00%) C#
3 79 (52.67%) SQL
4 71 (47.33%) ASP.NET
5 70 (46.67%) VB.NET
6 63 (42.00%) Windows
7 59 (39.33%) SQL Server
8 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (32.67%) .NET Framework
10 39 (26.00%) Scrum
11 38 (25.33%) MVC
11 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
12 37 (24.67%) TDD
13 36 (24.00%) WinForms
14 35 (23.33%) Finance
14 35 (23.33%) WCF
14 35 (23.33%) Spring.NET
14 35 (23.33%) Dependency Injection
15 34 (22.67%) VB6
16 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
17 28 (18.67%) Rhino Mocks
17 28 (18.67%) Castle Windsor
17 28 (18.67%) Web Application Development
17 28 (18.67%) NUnit
17 28 (18.67%) Kanban
18 27 (18.00%) Computer Science
18 27 (18.00%) Internet
19 26 (17.33%) HTML
20 24 (16.00%) VMware

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (9.33%) IIS
2 12 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (7.33%) Node.js
4 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.67%) Lync
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.00%) JBoss
7 1 (0.67%) WinCC
Applications
1 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) RoboHelp
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.00%) SaaS
3 2 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.00%) Internet
2 19 (12.67%) Wireless
3 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (9.33%) SAN
4 4 (2.67%) VPN
4 4 (2.67%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (0.67%) Modbus
6 1 (0.67%) Profibus
6 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (39.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (7.33%) NoSQL
3 11 (7.33%) RavenDB
3 11 (7.33%) Oracle Database
3 11 (7.33%) Relational Database
3 11 (7.33%) RDBMS
4 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.67%) DTS
7 3 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.00%) BODI
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (18.67%) NUnit
1 28 (18.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 24 (16.00%) Moq
2 24 (16.00%) MSTest
3 12 (8.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.67%) Selenium
4 4 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 35 (23.33%) Finance
2 20 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 19 (12.67%) Retail
4 5 (3.33%) Advertising
5 3 (2.00%) Back Office
6 2 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (73.33%) Developer
2 83 (55.33%) .NET Developer
3 26 (17.33%) Junior
4 25 (16.67%) Junior Developer
5 24 (16.00%) Graduate
5 24 (16.00%) Junior .NET Developer
5 24 (16.00%) Graduate Developer
5 24 (16.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 17 (11.33%) Senior Developer
7 14 (9.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 13 (8.67%) Software Developer
9 11 (7.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.00%) Support Engineer
11 8 (5.33%) Consultant
11 8 (5.33%) .NET Software Developer
12 7 (4.67%) VB6 Developer
12 7 (4.67%) VB Developer
13 6 (4.00%) C# Developer
13 6 (4.00%) Web Developer
13 6 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (82.00%) .NET
2 71 (47.33%) ASP.NET
3 49 (32.67%) .NET Framework
4 36 (24.00%) WinForms
5 35 (23.33%) WCF
5 35 (23.33%) Spring.NET
6 29 (19.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 28 (18.67%) Castle Windsor
8 26 (17.33%) HTML
9 24 (16.00%) Ninject
9 24 (16.00%) Unity DI Container
9 24 (16.00%) WPF
10 20 (13.33%) CSS
11 18 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 16 (10.67%) jQuery
13 15 (10.00%) NHibernate
14 13 (8.67%) XML
15 11 (7.33%) Web Services
15 11 (7.33%) LINQ
15 11 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.00%) Computer Science
2 24 (16.00%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (6.67%) Clustering
4 9 (6.00%) N-Tier
4 9 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.33%) W3C
6 3 (2.00%) Life Science
7 2 (1.33%) Open Source
7 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.67%) SCADA
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.00%) Windows
2 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (6.67%) Linux
4 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (26.00%) Scrum
3 38 (25.33%) MVC
4 37 (24.67%) TDD
5 35 (23.33%) Dependency Injection
6 28 (18.67%) Kanban
6 28 (18.67%) Web Application Development
7 24 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (16.00%) MVVM
8 19 (12.67%) Risk Management
8 19 (12.67%) Customer Engagement
9 14 (9.33%) OO
10 11 (7.33%) AOP
11 10 (6.67%) Problem Management
11 10 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (6.00%) OOP
13 6 (4.00%) Software Engineering
14 5 (3.33%) Business Analysis
14 5 (3.33%) Line Management
15 4 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 102 (68.00%) C#
2 79 (52.67%) SQL
3 70 (46.67%) VB.NET
4 38 (25.33%) JavaScript
5 34 (22.67%) VB6
6 24 (16.00%) T-SQL
7 21 (14.00%) Java
8 20 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 18 (12.00%) VBScript
10 9 (6.00%) C++
11 8 (5.33%) C
12 5 (3.33%) Assembly Language
13 3 (2.00%) XPath
13 3 (2.00%) PHP
14 2 (1.33%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.67%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 14 (9.33%) MCSE
1 14 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (9.33%) MCITP
1 14 (9.33%) Degree
2 7 (4.67%) VCP4
3 4 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (2.67%) MCTS
4 1 (0.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (9.33%) VMware ESX
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.00%) XenApp
4 4 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (19.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.00%) VMware
3 14 (9.33%) EMC
4 12 (8.00%) Oracle
5 7 (4.67%) Cisco
6 6 (4.00%) Citrix
7 4 (2.67%) HP
7 4 (2.67%) NETGEAR
8 3 (2.00%) Netezza
9 1 (0.67%) Siemens
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