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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Permanent jobs citing VB 79 61 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.05% 3.84% 3.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.77% 6.48% 5.38%
Number of salaries quoted 46 54 55
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £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
1017 941 1208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 52.13% 59.29% 57.77%
Number of salaries quoted 836 821 1062
Average salary £35,154 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.44% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,550 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -17 29 £25,000 -28.57% 2
Crewe +13 18 - - 1
Macclesfield +8 18 £42,500 +54.54%
Chester +1 8 - -
Runcorn -1 1 £65,000 +100.00% 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 156 (89.14%) .NET
2 92 (52.57%) C#
3 91 (52.00%) SQL Server
4 89 (50.86%) SQL
5 83 (47.43%) VB.NET
5 83 (47.43%) ASP.NET
6 65 (37.14%) Windows
7 62 (35.43%) XML
8 61 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (33.14%) VB6
10 55 (31.43%) Microsoft
11 52 (29.71%) T-SQL
11 52 (29.71%) WCF
12 51 (29.14%) .NET Framework
13 46 (26.29%) Finance
14 44 (25.14%) MVC
15 43 (24.57%) TDD
16 37 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 37 (21.14%) Scrum
17 36 (20.57%) WinForms
17 36 (20.57%) MS Excel
18 35 (20.00%) NUnit
18 35 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 35 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
18 35 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
18 35 (20.00%) Web Application Development
19 32 (18.29%) Kanban
20 29 (16.57%) Computer Science
20 29 (16.57%) Internet
21 28 (16.00%) HTML

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (12.00%) MODX
2 15 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 13 (7.43%) LiveLink
4 9 (5.14%) IIS
5 8 (4.57%) SAS
6 7 (4.00%) Lync
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (20.57%) MS Excel
2 19 (10.86%) MS Office
3 17 (9.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.57%) Internet
2 14 (8.00%) Wireless
3 3 (1.71%) SAN
3 3 (1.71%) Firewall
3 3 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.57%) VPN
4 1 (0.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (52.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (12.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.57%) DTS
4 8 (4.57%) Data Mining
5 6 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.71%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.71%) BODI
8 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 35 (20.00%) NUnit
1 35 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (14.86%) Moq
2 26 (14.86%) MSTest
3 13 (7.43%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 22 (12.57%) Retail
3 14 (8.00%) Financial Institution
4 10 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.57%) Banking
6 6 (3.43%) Advertising
7 3 (1.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 117 (66.86%) Developer
2 84 (48.00%) .NET Developer
3 35 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 29 (16.57%) Analyst
4 29 (16.57%) Graduate
5 28 (16.00%) Graduate Developer
5 28 (16.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 27 (15.43%) Junior
6 27 (15.43%) Junior Developer
7 26 (14.86%) Junior .NET Developer
8 18 (10.29%) Applications Support
9 14 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 14 (8.00%) Support Analyst
10 13 (7.43%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.86%) Consultant
12 10 (5.71%) Senior Developer
13 9 (5.14%) VB Developer
13 9 (5.14%) Data Analyst
14 8 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
14 8 (4.57%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (89.14%) .NET
2 83 (47.43%) ASP.NET
3 62 (35.43%) XML
4 52 (29.71%) WCF
5 51 (29.14%) .NET Framework
6 36 (20.57%) WinForms
7 35 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 35 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
8 28 (16.00%) HTML
9 26 (14.86%) Ninject
9 26 (14.86%) Spring.NET
9 26 (14.86%) WPF
9 26 (14.86%) Unity DI Container
10 24 (13.71%) Web Services
11 22 (12.57%) Razor View Engine
11 22 (12.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 20 (11.43%) LINQ
13 17 (9.71%) .NET Remoting
14 14 (8.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 13 (7.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.57%) Computer Science
2 26 (14.86%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.29%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.71%) Tandem
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 65 (37.14%) Windows
2 11 (6.29%) Windows 7
3 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.14%) Linux
6 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.14%) MVC
3 43 (24.57%) TDD
4 37 (21.14%) Scrum
5 35 (20.00%) Web Application Development
6 32 (18.29%) Kanban
7 26 (14.86%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (14.86%) MVVM
7 26 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (14.29%) Migration
9 24 (13.71%) OO
10 22 (12.57%) Project Management
10 22 (12.57%) ETL
11 21 (12.00%) CRM
12 19 (10.86%) Data Migration
13 18 (10.29%) ITIL
14 14 (8.00%) Risk Management
14 14 (8.00%) Customer Engagement
15 13 (7.43%) Systems Analysis
15 13 (7.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (52.57%) C#
2 89 (50.86%) SQL
3 83 (47.43%) VB.NET
4 58 (33.14%) VB6
5 52 (29.71%) T-SQL
6 25 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 24 (13.71%) PHP
8 13 (7.43%) VBScript
9 11 (6.29%) Java
9 11 (6.29%) PowerShell
10 8 (4.57%) XPath
11 5 (2.86%) VBA
12 3 (1.71%) Perl
13 2 (1.14%) C++
14 1 (0.57%) Delphi
14 1 (0.57%) C
14 1 (0.57%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 22 (12.57%) Degree
2 8 (4.57%) SC Cleared
2 8 (4.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.71%) MCTS
5 2 (1.14%) MCITP
5 2 (1.14%) MCSE
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) HL7
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.57%) XenApp
1 8 (4.57%) XenDesktop
2 3 (1.71%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Legato
1 1 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.86%) Oracle
3 12 (6.86%) DevExpress
4 8 (4.57%) AppSense
4 8 (4.57%) Fujitsu
4 8 (4.57%) JBoss
4 8 (4.57%) Citrix
4 8 (4.57%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (3.43%) VMware
6 4 (2.29%) Cisco
7 3 (1.71%) Netezza
7 3 (1.71%) EMC
8 2 (1.14%) HP
9 1 (0.57%) Dell
9 1 (0.57%) IBM
9 1 (0.57%) NETGEAR
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Real Staffing
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
Posted: 17 days ago