The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 35 59
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +24
Permanent jobs citing VB 13 64 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.19% 5.80% 2.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.61% 12.83% 4.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 54 26
Average salary £42,000 £36,750 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,240 £49,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
East of England

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

Programming Languages Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
498 499 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 45.44% 45.24% 58.84%
Number of salaries quoted 400 438 504
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Brentwood +1 2 - -
Chelmsford -2 1 £50,400 +34.40%
Basildon -7 1 £23,500 -50.52%
Harlow - 1 £42,000 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 24 (55.81%) Java
2 22 (51.16%) VBScript
2 22 (51.16%) .NET
3 21 (48.84%) C#
4 20 (46.51%) SQL
5 18 (41.86%) Windows
6 17 (39.53%) VB.NET
6 17 (39.53%) VBA
7 16 (37.21%) ITIL
7 16 (37.21%) Citrix
8 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
9 12 (27.91%) Oracle
9 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
10 11 (25.58%) SAP
11 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
11 10 (23.26%) Finance
11 10 (23.26%) Degree
11 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
12 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (20.93%) Release Management
12 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
12 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
12 9 (20.93%) Documentum
12 9 (20.93%) NetApp
12 9 (20.93%) EMC
12 9 (20.93%) Process Management
12 9 (20.93%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (20.93%) ABAP

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
1 9 (20.93%) Documentum
1 9 (20.93%) BizTalk Server
1 9 (20.93%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (11.63%) Drupal
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) assyst
2 2 (4.65%) Magento
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (2.33%) Visualfiles
3 1 (2.33%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) Essbase
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (32.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (18.60%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) RequisitePro
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Law
3 5 (11.63%) Automotive
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Test Specialist
1 14 (32.56%) Automation Specialist
2 13 (30.23%) Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Release Manager
4 8 (18.60%) Test Automation Specialist
5 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Test Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (51.16%) .NET
2 14 (32.56%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.95%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) JSP
4 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 5 (11.63%) Struts
4 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) XML
4 5 (11.63%) Spring
4 5 (11.63%) Struts2
5 3 (6.98%) HTML
6 1 (2.33%) J2EE
6 1 (2.33%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) CSS3
6 1 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
6 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) ITIL
2 12 (27.91%) Software Testing
3 10 (23.26%) Test Automation
4 9 (20.93%) Release Management
4 9 (20.93%) Business Analysis
4 9 (20.93%) Process Management
5 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
6 7 (16.28%) OO
6 7 (16.28%) Migration
6 7 (16.28%) Information Assurance
7 6 (13.95%) Service Management
8 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
8 5 (11.63%) Software Deployment
9 4 (9.30%) Wealth Management
9 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.30%) ITSM
10 2 (4.65%) CRM
10 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.65%) Web Development
11 1 (2.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 22 (51.16%) VBScript
3 21 (48.84%) C#
4 20 (46.51%) SQL
5 17 (39.53%) VB.NET
5 17 (39.53%) VBA
6 9 (20.93%) ABAP
7 8 (18.60%) PHP
8 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
9 5 (11.63%) C++
10 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
11 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
12 1 (2.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) ISEB
3 7 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (13.95%) MCITP
4 6 (13.95%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (13.95%) MCSE
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) XenApp
2 7 (16.28%) XenDesktop
2 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) SCCM
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Citrix
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle
3 11 (25.58%) SAP
4 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.93%) NetApp
5 9 (20.93%) EMC
6 7 (16.28%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) JD Edwards
8 1 (2.33%) Pegasus
8 1 (2.33%) Adobe
8 1 (2.33%) Macromedia