The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 28 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Permanent jobs citing VB 8 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 4.52% 6.87% 6.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.12% 12.68% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 2
Average salary £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £42,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
West Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
66 71 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 37.29% 54.20% 48.98%
Number of salaries quoted 66 61 74
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,250 £21,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

VB
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

VB Salary Trend in Halifax

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 21 (75.00%) C#
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 19 (67.86%) Web Services
3 17 (60.71%) Software Engineering
4 14 (50.00%) VB6
5 13 (46.43%) XML
6 12 (42.86%) HTML
7 9 (32.14%) SQL
8 8 (28.57%) Oracle
9 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 7 (25.00%) Windows
9 7 (25.00%) Finance
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 7 (25.00%) HP
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 6 (21.43%) WCF
11 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
11 5 (17.86%) Banking
11 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (17.86%) MySQL
11 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (14.29%) IIS
12 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
12 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
12 4 (14.29%) Project Management
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
13 2 (7.14%) ReSharper

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 4 (14.29%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) ADSL
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.14%) ReSharper
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Developer
4 7 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 19 (67.86%) Web Services
3 13 (46.43%) XML
4 12 (42.86%) HTML
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (21.43%) WCF
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) VB6
3 9 (32.14%) SQL
4 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
1 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (7.14%) EMC
3 2 (7.14%) Sophos
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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