The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 20 9 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 2.44% 17.71% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.45% 26.15% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 17 4
Average salary £38,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
West Sussex

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

Programming Languages Category
Gatwick
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
31 65 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gatwick 37.80% 67.71% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 31 65 46
Average salary £40,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

VB
Salary Trend in Gatwick

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

VB Salary Trend in Gatwick

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) DSDM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gatwick 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
1 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft