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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 31 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Permanent jobs citing VB 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.56% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 0.54% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £25,000 £22,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
88 184 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 49.44% 69.96% 63.89%
Number of salaries quoted 70 144 163
Average salary £39,000 £33,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.29% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £51,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 24 April 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) VBScript
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) VMware ESX
2 8 (72.73%) Clustering
2 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
2 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (72.73%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (72.73%) EMC
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) MCSE
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) SAN
2 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
3 1 (9.09%) Modbus
3 1 (9.09%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) MS Access
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Wintel Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Junior
2 2 (18.18%) Server Support
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) SCADA
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Problem Management
1 8 (72.73%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) VBScript
2 8 (72.73%) PowerShell
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSE
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (72.73%) MCITP
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISEB
3 1 (9.09%) HND
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) EMC
2 8 (72.73%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens