The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 29 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 10 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 1.80% 5.13% 5.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.13% 10.00% 7.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 9 11
Average salary £35,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
VB
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
94 100 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 84.68% 51.28% 68.04%
Number of salaries quoted 86 88 114
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

VB
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Chester region.

VB Salary Trend in Chester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Delphi
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) RAD
3 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Chester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 5 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Delphi Developer
4 2 (40.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (20.00%) ASP Developer
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior ASP Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (20.00%) Senior VB Developer
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) RAD
2 3 (60.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Delphi
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree