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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 31 37
Permanent jobs citing VB 0 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester - 3.20% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.40% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 5
Average salary - £34,426 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
113 125 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 53.30% 50.00% 53.10%
Number of salaries quoted 62 97 106
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,041 £27,144 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 3 July 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HND
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (33.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Modbus
1 1 (33.33%) Profibus
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Junior
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Junior Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Software Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 1 (33.33%) PLC Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) SCADA Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) PLC SCADA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HND
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens
1 1 (33.33%) VMware