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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 27 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 1.20% 8.57% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.08% 11.72% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 3
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
49 128 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 29.52% 73.14% 66.03%
Number of salaries quoted 45 108 91
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £25,050 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 5 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 2 (100.00%) Pegasus
1 2 (100.00%) Pegasus Opera

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Pegasus Opera
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Pegasus