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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 32 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Permanent jobs citing VB 1 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 0.56% 0.72% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 1.17% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Average salary £25,000 £28,176 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.27% -6.08%
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
85 171 203
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 47.75% 61.29% 60.24%
Number of salaries quoted 63 136 119
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 May 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 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) SCADA
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (14.29%) WinCC
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) Modbus
3 1 (14.29%) Profibus
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Junior
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Wintel Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Software Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) PLC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) PLC SCADA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) SCADA
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) C
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (57.14%) MCSE
1 4 (57.14%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) HND
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) EMC
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Siemens