The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 197 166 129
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -37
Permanent jobs citing VB 1514 1762 2157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.55% 1.79% 2.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.06% 3.36% 4.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1282 1543 1892
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
VB
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
49539 52438 52269
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 50.65% 53.34% 53.97%
Number of salaries quoted 42577 44329 45632
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in England

VB
Salary Trend in England

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

VB Salary Trend in England

VB
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in England

VB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
South East +13 376 £39,000 -2.50% 53
London -101 339 £50,000 +5.26% 59
West Midlands +36 175 £35,000 - 28
North West +34 173 £32,500 -7.14% 27
East of England -27 157 £40,000 +3.89% 17
Yorkshire -7 132 £37,500 +5.63% 23
East Midlands +1 85 £40,000 +2.56% 19
South West -89 67 £35,000 +6.06% 16
North East +12 31 £34,500 +10.40% 4
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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 2123 (68.29%) .NET
2 1895 (60.95%) C#
3 1722 (55.39%) SQL
4 1581 (50.85%) SQL Server
5 1234 (39.69%) ASP.NET
6 1034 (33.26%) Microsoft
7 1028 (33.07%) VB.NET
8 932 (29.98%) HTML
9 897 (28.85%) Windows
10 896 (28.82%) JavaScript
11 775 (24.93%) VB6
12 672 (21.61%) MVC
13 646 (20.78%) Finance
14 629 (20.23%) CSS
15 606 (19.49%) MS Excel
16 601 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
17 502 (16.15%) XML
18 492 (15.83%) Degree
19 467 (15.02%) Java
20 452 (14.54%) Oracle
21 415 (13.35%) .NET Framework
22 412 (13.25%) T-SQL
23 408 (13.12%) Visual Studio
24 394 (12.67%) VBScript
25 379 (12.19%) WCF
26 370 (11.90%) Web Services
27 358 (11.51%) jQuery
28 339 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
29 330 (10.61%) OO
30 327 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the England 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
1 249 (8.01%) SharePoint
2 185 (5.95%) IIS
3 100 (3.22%) MS Exchange
4 80 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (2.41%) Node.js
6 65 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 55 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 44 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 36 (1.16%) JBoss
10 27 (0.87%) SAS
10 27 (0.87%) CMS
11 26 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
12 24 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
13 22 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
13 22 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 22 (0.71%) Tuxedo
13 22 (0.71%) AquaLogic
14 21 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
15 17 (0.55%) WordPress
16 16 (0.51%) Lync
Applications
1 606 (19.49%) MS Excel
2 207 (6.66%) MS Office
3 40 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.42%) PowerPivot
5 13 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.32%) SPSS
6 10 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.29%) TargetLink
7 9 (0.29%) Simulink
7 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.19%) Revit
8 6 (0.19%) LaTeX
9 5 (0.16%) MS Project
10 4 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
11 3 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.096%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.032%) FastStats
13 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 35 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.23%) Changepoint
4 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.23%) Line 500
5 6 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.19%) HFM
6 5 (0.16%) Magento
6 5 (0.16%) assyst
6 5 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 5 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.13%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.096%) Epicor Vantage
8 3 (0.096%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.064%) Tridion
9 2 (0.064%) Pegasus Opera
9 2 (0.064%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.064%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.03%) Office 365
2 62 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.25%) SaaS
4 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.16%) GitHub
7 3 (0.096%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.064%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.032%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 130 (4.18%) Internet
2 74 (2.38%) DNS
3 59 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 59 (1.90%) SAN
4 38 (1.22%) Firewall
5 34 (1.09%) Intranet
6 32 (1.03%) DHCP
6 32 (1.03%) Wireless
7 29 (0.93%) WAN
8 27 (0.87%) VPN
9 21 (0.68%) LAN
10 19 (0.61%) NetScaler
11 17 (0.55%) VLAN
12 16 (0.51%) Extranet
13 12 (0.39%) VoIP
13 12 (0.39%) HTTP
14 11 (0.35%) IPX
15 9 (0.29%) CTI
16 8 (0.26%) iSCSI
17 7 (0.23%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1581 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 339 (10.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 290 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 229 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 206 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 160 (5.15%) Crystal Reports
7 144 (4.63%) Relational Database
8 138 (4.44%) MS Access
9 131 (4.21%) MySQL
10 124 (3.99%) Oracle Database
11 97 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 91 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
13 81 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
14 75 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
15 65 (2.09%) NoSQL
16 56 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 42 (1.35%) RDBMS
18 39 (1.25%) QlikView
19 38 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
20 32 (1.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 408 (13.12%) Visual Studio
2 183 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 158 (5.08%) NUnit
4 125 (4.02%) Rhino Mocks
5 105 (3.38%) Moq
6 92 (2.96%) Git (software)
7 89 (2.86%) MSTest
8 80 (2.57%) Subversion
9 59 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 56 (1.80%) Selenium
11 46 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
12 32 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
13 29 (0.93%) Maven
14 25 (0.80%) Eclipse
15 18 (0.58%) TestComplete
16 17 (0.55%) Cucumber
16 17 (0.55%) TeamCity
16 17 (0.55%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 13 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 646 (20.78%) Finance
2 149 (4.79%) Retail
3 111 (3.57%) Banking
4 97 (3.12%) Marketing
5 81 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 60 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 54 (1.74%) Games
8 53 (1.70%) Back Office
9 48 (1.54%) Financial Institution
10 45 (1.45%) Advertising
10 45 (1.45%) Law
11 35 (1.13%) Front Office
11 35 (1.13%) Legal
12 32 (1.03%) Electronics
13 29 (0.93%) Automotive
14 27 (0.87%) Publishing
14 27 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (0.84%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 19 (0.61%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1854 (59.63%) Developer
2 812 (26.12%) .NET Developer
3 510 (16.40%) Analyst
4 313 (10.07%) Software Developer
5 267 (8.59%) C# Developer
6 203 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 183 (5.89%) Applications Support
8 182 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 147 (4.73%) Junior
10 144 (4.63%) Web Developer
11 134 (4.31%) Junior Developer
12 130 (4.18%) Support Analyst
13 124 (3.99%) Programmer
14 121 (3.89%) VB.NET Developer
15 117 (3.76%) Software Engineer
16 110 (3.54%) VB Developer
17 109 (3.51%) Graduate
18 99 (3.18%) Applications Developer
19 98 (3.15%) ASP.NET Developer
20 96 (3.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2123 (68.29%) .NET
2 1234 (39.69%) ASP.NET
3 932 (29.98%) HTML
4 629 (20.23%) CSS
5 502 (16.15%) XML
6 415 (13.35%) .NET Framework
7 379 (12.19%) WCF
8 370 (11.90%) Web Services
9 358 (11.51%) jQuery
10 327 (10.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 273 (8.78%) WinForms
12 256 (8.23%) Ajax
13 224 (7.20%) WPF
14 179 (5.76%) HTML5
15 145 (4.66%) LINQ
16 135 (4.34%) Classic ASP
17 128 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 110 (3.54%) Silverlight
19 103 (3.31%) Castle Windsor
20 100 (3.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 294 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 244 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 93 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 83 (2.67%) N-Tier
5 69 (2.22%) Inversion of Control
6 64 (2.06%) Client/Server
7 62 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.87%) Mathematics
9 52 (1.67%) Replication
10 40 (1.29%) Statistics
11 36 (1.16%) Clustering
12 30 (0.96%) Open Source
13 29 (0.93%) Equities
14 27 (0.87%) Mobile App
15 26 (0.84%) GIS
16 25 (0.80%) Derivative
17 24 (0.77%) Blackberry
17 24 (0.77%) Data Conversion
18 22 (0.71%) User Experience
18 22 (0.71%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 897 (28.85%) Windows
2 200 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 169 (5.44%) Linux
4 118 (3.80%) UNIX
5 112 (3.60%) Windows 7
6 106 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (1.93%) Android
9 40 (1.29%) Apple iOS
10 34 (1.09%) Windows XP
11 27 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.61%) Windows 8
13 13 (0.42%) Solaris
14 12 (0.39%) HPUX
15 8 (0.26%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.096%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.096%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (21.61%) MVC
2 601 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
3 330 (10.61%) OO
4 312 (10.04%) TDD
5 288 (9.26%) Scrum
6 278 (8.94%) Software Engineering
7 236 (7.59%) Web Application Development
8 221 (7.11%) Web Development
9 218 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
10 175 (5.63%) Project Management
11 159 (5.11%) ITIL
12 149 (4.79%) OOP
13 132 (4.25%) E-Commerce
14 128 (4.12%) CRM
15 120 (3.86%) BDD
16 107 (3.44%) Mentoring
17 105 (3.38%) OOD
17 105 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
18 96 (3.09%) MVVM
19 94 (3.02%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1895 (60.95%) C#
2 1722 (55.39%) SQL
3 1028 (33.07%) VB.NET
4 896 (28.82%) JavaScript
5 775 (24.93%) VB6
6 467 (15.02%) Java
7 412 (13.25%) T-SQL
8 394 (12.67%) VBScript
9 295 (9.49%) C++
10 269 (8.65%) VBA
11 226 (7.27%) PowerShell
12 181 (5.82%) PHP
13 150 (4.82%) C
14 123 (3.96%) PL/SQL
15 74 (2.38%) Ruby
16 70 (2.25%) Python
17 54 (1.74%) Delphi
18 51 (1.64%) Perl
19 42 (1.35%) Shell Script
20 33 (1.06%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 492 (15.83%) Degree
2 97 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 85 (2.73%) VCP4
4 82 (2.64%) Security Cleared
5 53 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 51 (1.64%) ISEB
7 42 (1.35%) MCSE
8 30 (0.96%) MCP
9 27 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 27 (0.87%) MCITP
10 23 (0.74%) ISTQB
11 21 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (0.58%) CCNA
14 17 (0.55%) MCTS
15 14 (0.45%) CCA
16 10 (0.32%) MCSA
16 10 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (2.96%) QA
2 48 (1.54%) SLA
3 41 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.42%) HL7
5 10 (0.32%) PMBOK
6 7 (0.23%) COBIT
6 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.064%) WAI
7 2 (0.064%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.064%) COSO
8 1 (0.032%) EMIR
8 1 (0.032%) Basel III
8 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.032%) MiFID
8 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.032%) DICOM
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.032%) GAAP
8 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 271 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 144 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (2.38%) XenApp
4 59 (1.90%) Hyper-V
5 46 (1.48%) vSphere
6 34 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.55%) Firmware
9 15 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.48%) VMware Server
10 12 (0.39%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.23%) MetaFrame
12 6 (0.19%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.064%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.064%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.064%) vCloud
14 2 (0.064%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 116 (3.73%) SCCM
2 37 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (0.68%) SCOM
4 15 (0.48%) NetBackup
5 14 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (0.45%) WSUS
6 11 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.26%) Nagios
7 8 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.19%) WMI
8 6 (0.19%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.16%) OpenView
10 4 (0.13%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.13%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.096%) AppDNA
11 3 (0.096%) FortiGate
11 3 (0.096%) Opsview
11 3 (0.096%) CA Wily
11 3 (0.096%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1034 (33.26%) Microsoft
2 452 (14.54%) Oracle
3 186 (5.98%) VMware
4 141 (4.54%) Citrix
5 75 (2.41%) Business Objects
6 66 (2.12%) Cisco
7 37 (1.19%) EMC
7 37 (1.19%) HP
8 35 (1.13%) SAP
9 32 (1.03%) Red Hat
10 30 (0.96%) Symantec
11 27 (0.87%) Telerik
11 27 (0.87%) Google
12 26 (0.84%) Tableau
13 25 (0.80%) Dell
13 25 (0.80%) IBM
14 22 (0.71%) BEA
14 22 (0.71%) Micro Focus
15 20 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
16 19 (0.61%) Sybase
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Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £36000 - £39156 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £27000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Robert Half
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Ascend Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Boomerang Internet
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
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Leicestershire
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South Yorkshire
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday