The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 82 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +13
Permanent jobs citing VB 3 31 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 0.43% 5.09% 2.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.65% 7.62% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 27 8
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +8.27%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
461 407 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 65.58% 66.83% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 398 347 273
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £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 Dorset

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

VB
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

VB Salary Trend in Dorset

VB
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Poole - 2 £35,000 -
Bournemouth -25 1 £30,000 -7.69%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 (93.33%) C#
2 11 (73.33%) .NET
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) VB.NET
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (40.00%) WPF
6 4 (26.67%) QA
6 4 (26.67%) VB6
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) ISEB
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (20.00%) WinForms
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
7 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
8 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) VB Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) C# Programmer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) VB Programmer
5 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 2 (13.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) WPF
3 3 (20.00%) WinForms
3 3 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) XSLT
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) LINQ
5 1 (6.67%) jQuery
5 1 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
3 1 (6.67%) CAD
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) VB.NET
4 4 (26.67%) VB6
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HNC
2 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle