The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester 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 37 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 2.09% 4.44% 1.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 12.50% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 4 10 2
Average salary £22,000 £51,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-57.07% +28.12%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
Essex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
120 80 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 62.83% 35.56% 74.15%
Number of salaries quoted 111 72 94
Average salary £28,500 £44,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.22% +29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,350 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

VB
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Colchester region.

VB Salary Trend in Colchester

VB
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (33.33%) SEO
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (16.67%) VB6

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
4 2 (33.33%) CSS3
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft