The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 81 61 30
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -31
Permanent jobs citing VB 18 30 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.69% 3.31% 9.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.79% 4.98% 13.36%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 72
Average salary £33,750 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
645 602 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 60.68% 66.52% 68.83%
Number of salaries quoted 556 547 494
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

VB
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

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

VB Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

VB
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

VB
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Cheltenham -15 11 £31,500 -21.25%
Gloucester +10 1 £37,000 +48.00%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 23 (62.16%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) C++
2 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) .NET
4 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
4 17 (45.95%) HTML
5 16 (43.24%) Finance
6 15 (40.54%) VB6
7 14 (37.84%) Java
8 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
9 10 (27.03%) IIS
9 10 (27.03%) UNIX
9 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
9 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
9 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
9 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
10 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (24.32%) PHP
10 9 (24.32%) XML
11 8 (21.62%) Migration
11 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
12 7 (18.92%) WSDL
12 7 (18.92%) XML Schema
12 7 (18.92%) Web Services
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (18.92%) MVC
12 7 (18.92%) XSL
12 7 (18.92%) XSLT

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 10 (27.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (45.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.11%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) General Ledger
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Military
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) C# Developer
2 9 (24.32%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.62%) Software Developer
4 7 (18.92%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Support Technician
7 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Consultant
8 2 (5.41%) DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (54.05%) .NET
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 13 (35.14%) ASP.NET
4 9 (24.32%) XML
5 7 (18.92%) WSDL
5 7 (18.92%) XML Schema
5 7 (18.92%) Web Services
5 7 (18.92%) XSL
5 7 (18.92%) XSLT
5 7 (18.92%) ADO.NET
5 7 (18.92%) COM+
5 7 (18.92%) XHTML
5 7 (18.92%) .NET Framework
5 7 (18.92%) LINQ
6 5 (13.51%) J2EE
7 3 (8.11%) SOAP
7 3 (8.11%) WPF
7 3 (8.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (5.41%) CSS
9 1 (2.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (13.51%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) UNIX
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) HPUX
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
2 8 (21.62%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) MVC
3 7 (18.92%) Performance Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Load Testing
3 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
3 7 (18.92%) Coaching
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) OO
5 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Wealth Management
6 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
6 2 (5.41%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.41%) Requirements Management
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.70%) ERP
7 1 (2.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (62.16%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) C++
2 22 (59.46%) JavaScript
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 15 (40.54%) VB6
4 14 (37.84%) Java
5 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
6 9 (24.32%) PHP
7 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
8 7 (18.92%) C
8 7 (18.92%) VB.NET
9 5 (13.51%) VBScript
10 4 (10.81%) Perl
11 2 (5.41%) Python
12 1 (2.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) DV Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft