The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 70 36 54
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +18
Permanent jobs citing VB 21 62 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.76% 5.52% 4.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 10.86% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 15 47 46
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.09%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
583 571 746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 48.87% 50.80% 63.82%
Number of salaries quoted 501 484 658
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VB
East of England

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

VB
Salary Trend in Essex

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

VB Salary Trend in Essex

VB
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Essex

VB
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
Harlow - 5 £42,500 -
Brentwood +6 3 - -
Chelmsford -5 2 £42,500 +13.33%
Colchester -18 2 £50,000 +42.85%
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 28 (62.22%) Java
2 26 (57.78%) .NET
3 25 (55.56%) SQL
3 25 (55.56%) Windows
4 23 (51.11%) Citrix
5 22 (48.89%) C#
5 22 (48.89%) VB.NET
6 21 (46.67%) VBScript
6 21 (46.67%) VBA
7 19 (42.22%) Oracle
8 18 (40.00%) SAP
8 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 16 (35.56%) ITIL
9 16 (35.56%) ABAP
9 16 (35.56%) NetApp
9 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
9 16 (35.56%) Documentum
9 16 (35.56%) EMC
9 16 (35.56%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (35.56%) Process Management
9 16 (35.56%) Business Analysis
9 16 (35.56%) SharePoint Server
9 16 (35.56%) Release Management
9 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (35.56%) XenApp
10 15 (33.33%) Degree
11 13 (28.89%) QuickTest Pro
12 11 (24.44%) ITSM
12 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2013

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 16 (35.56%) MS Exchange
1 16 (35.56%) Documentum
1 16 (35.56%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (35.56%) SharePoint Server
2 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (24.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.11%) Drupal
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (24.44%) assyst
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Magento
3 1 (2.22%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Essbase
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) RequisitePro
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Law
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Release Manager
2 13 (28.89%) Test Specialist
2 13 (28.89%) Automation Specialist
3 8 (17.78%) Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Test Automation Specialist
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) IT Trainer
7 1 (2.22%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Trainer
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (57.78%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) JSP
3 5 (11.11%) SOAP
3 5 (11.11%) Struts
3 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 5 (11.11%) XML
3 5 (11.11%) Spring
3 5 (11.11%) Struts2
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (2.22%) XHTML
4 1 (2.22%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
1 16 (35.56%) Process Management
1 16 (35.56%) Business Analysis
1 16 (35.56%) Release Management
2 11 (24.44%) ITSM
3 9 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.56%) OO
5 7 (15.56%) Information Assurance
5 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 6 (13.33%) Wealth Management
6 6 (13.33%) Service Management
7 5 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 5 (11.11%) Software Deployment
8 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
9 2 (4.44%) CRM
9 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.22%) Web Design
10 1 (2.22%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (62.22%) Java
2 25 (55.56%) SQL
3 22 (48.89%) C#
3 22 (48.89%) VB.NET
4 21 (46.67%) VBScript
4 21 (46.67%) VBA
5 16 (35.56%) ABAP
6 8 (17.78%) PHP
7 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
8 5 (11.11%) C++
9 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
10 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
11 1 (2.22%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (15.56%) MCSE
2 7 (15.56%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (15.56%) MCITP
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB
3 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) XenApp
2 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (15.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Citrix
2 19 (42.22%) Oracle
3 18 (40.00%) SAP
4 16 (35.56%) NetApp
4 16 (35.56%) EMC
5 9 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.44%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.22%) Pegasus
8 1 (2.22%) Adobe
8 1 (2.22%) Macromedia