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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 22 31 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +26
Permanent jobs citing VB 10 11 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.08% 4.93% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.71% 7.19% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9 11 4
Average salary £50,000 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% +47.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £40,000 £33,150
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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
103 153 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 52.28% 68.61% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 91 121 239
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Chester region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Chester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) EMC
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (66.67%) SAN
3 8 (66.67%) VBScript
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 8 (66.67%) Clustering
3 8 (66.67%) MCITP
3 8 (66.67%) Problem Management
3 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (16.67%) Banking
6 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (16.67%) SAS
7 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) Modbus
3 1 (8.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Insight Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Insight Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Data Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Server Support
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Junior
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) SCADA
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Problem Management
1 8 (66.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) VBScript
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (66.67%) MCSE
1 8 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) HND
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) EMC
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Siemens