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 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 25 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB 12 4 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 6.49% 2.52% 8.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.19% 4.44% 14.91%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 7
Average salary £45,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.46% +8.33%
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
79 90 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 42.70% 56.60% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 63 77 103
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 30 October 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 18 (94.74%) C#
2 16 (84.21%) Web Services
3 15 (78.95%) SQL
4 14 (73.68%) XML
4 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
5 12 (63.16%) Project Management
5 12 (63.16%) Oracle
6 11 (57.89%) Visual Studio
7 10 (52.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (52.63%) VB6
7 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (52.63%) .NET
8 4 (21.05%) Finance
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
9 3 (15.79%) IIS
9 3 (15.79%) WCF
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
10 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (10.53%) ReSharper
11 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 1 (5.26%) MVC
11 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
11 1 (5.26%) E-Learning
11 1 (5.26%) VBA
11 1 (5.26%) SOAP
11 1 (5.26%) Fault Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (15.79%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (21.05%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) Visual Studio
2 10 (52.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (52.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) Software Developer
3 12 (63.16%) Senior Software Developer
3 12 (63.16%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support
5 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) Web Services
2 14 (73.68%) XML
3 10 (52.63%) .NET
4 3 (15.79%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 12 (63.16%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) C#
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) VB6
4 4 (21.05%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) VBA
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Oracle
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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