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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 37 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing VB 8 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 3.11% 0.89% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.06% 1.67% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 5
Average salary - £27,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
132 120 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 51.36% 53.57% 69.03%
Number of salaries quoted 93 96 119
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 2 October 2014, 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 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 8 (50.00%) SAS
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 5 (31.25%) VBA
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) XML
5 5 (31.25%) IIS
5 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
5 5 (31.25%) VB6
5 5 (31.25%) Ajax
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) PHP
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) XSL
8 2 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Time Management
8 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
9 1 (6.25%) People Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 8 (50.00%) SAS
2 5 (31.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) Data Mining
2 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Senior Data Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Data Mining Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Insight Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Senior Insight Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Operations Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Server Operations Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 1 (6.25%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) XSL
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) OO
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) VB.NET
2 5 (31.25%) VBA
2 5 (31.25%) VB6
3 3 (18.75%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) Delphi
5 1 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Legato
1 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) IBM