The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -23
Permanent jobs citing VB 57 56 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.36% 2.93% 4.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% 5.03% 8.34%
Number of salaries quoted 37 46 129
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
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 Hertfordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1074 1114 1619
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 44.47% 58.20% 54.29%
Number of salaries quoted 871 926 1409
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

VB
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

VB Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

VB
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

VB
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
Stevenage +7 11 £34,500 -12.65%
Hitchin -6 10 - -
Welwyn Garden City -12 8 £30,000 +4.34%
Watford -20 6 £47,500 +35.71%
Borehamwood - 4 £30,250 - 1
Hemel Hempstead -3 3 £32,000 -28.88%
Royston - 3 £45,000 - 1
Potters Bar - 1 £25,000 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 81 (59.56%) SQL
2 69 (50.74%) .NET
2 69 (50.74%) Microsoft
3 67 (49.26%) SQL Server
4 54 (39.71%) C#
5 48 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 41 (30.15%) VB6
7 40 (29.41%) T-SQL
8 38 (27.94%) VB.NET
9 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (26.47%) VBA
11 34 (25.00%) Finance
12 33 (24.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 32 (23.53%) JavaScript
14 30 (22.06%) Oracle
15 27 (19.85%) Web Services
15 27 (19.85%) Retail
16 26 (19.12%) Java
17 25 (18.38%) CSS
18 24 (17.65%) XML
18 24 (17.65%) Windows
18 24 (17.65%) HTML
19 23 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 23 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (16.18%) Visual Studio
21 21 (15.44%) Mentoring
22 20 (14.71%) Data Mining
23 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
23 19 (13.97%) SQL Server 2005
24 18 (13.24%) Delphi

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 12 (8.82%) JBoss
2 11 (8.09%) CMS
3 10 (7.35%) AquaLogic
3 10 (7.35%) Oracle Service Bus
3 10 (7.35%) Tuxedo
3 10 (7.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (13.97%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) Internet
2 4 (2.94%) SNMP
3 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.47%) LDAP
4 1 (0.74%) DHCP
4 1 (0.74%) DNS
4 1 (0.74%) 3G
4 1 (0.74%) 2G
4 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.74%) LTE
4 1 (0.74%) 4G
4 1 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (49.26%) SQL Server
2 33 (24.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (16.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (14.71%) Data Mining
5 19 (13.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (8.09%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (8.09%) Crystal Reports
7 11 (8.09%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (5.88%) MS Access
9 8 (5.88%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.47%) MySQL
12 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.74%) OLAP
12 1 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (16.18%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (5.88%) NUnit
3 8 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (2.94%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.47%) JUnit
5 2 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 34 (25.00%) Finance
2 27 (19.85%) Retail
3 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.41%) Marketing
5 5 (3.68%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.47%) Billing
7 2 (1.47%) Automotive
7 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 66 (48.53%) Developer
2 49 (36.03%) Analyst
3 21 (15.44%) Senior Developer
4 20 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
4 20 (14.71%) .NET Developer
5 15 (11.03%) Analyst Developer
5 15 (11.03%) Senior Analyst Developer
6 11 (8.09%) Business Analyst
7 10 (7.35%) Junior
7 10 (7.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 10 (7.35%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.62%) Junior Developer
9 7 (5.15%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Programmer
9 7 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.41%) Administrator
10 6 (4.41%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (50.74%) .NET
2 48 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 27 (19.85%) Web Services
4 25 (18.38%) CSS
5 24 (17.65%) XML
5 24 (17.65%) HTML
6 16 (11.76%) Middleware
7 15 (11.03%) WinForms
8 13 (9.56%) Ajax
9 12 (8.82%) J2EE
9 12 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (7.35%) jQuery
10 10 (7.35%) JPA
10 10 (7.35%) Struts
10 10 (7.35%) Spring
10 10 (7.35%) JSF
10 10 (7.35%) Hibernate
11 9 (6.62%) WCF
11 9 (6.62%) HTML5
12 8 (5.88%) MonoRail
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.35%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.62%) Data Conversion
4 8 (5.88%) Tandem
5 6 (4.41%) e-Health
5 6 (4.41%) EPoS
5 6 (4.41%) EFT
5 6 (4.41%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.68%) FMCG
7 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.74%) Replication
10 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.65%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (5.15%) UNIX
5 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.47%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.44%) Mentoring
3 18 (13.24%) MVC
4 17 (12.50%) Scrum
5 16 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 15 (11.03%) UML
7 12 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.35%) SOA
8 10 (7.35%) ETL
8 10 (7.35%) ERP
8 10 (7.35%) BPEL
8 10 (7.35%) Data Analysis
9 9 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (6.62%) Data Cleansing
10 8 (5.88%) Web Application Development
10 8 (5.88%) TDD
10 8 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 6 (4.41%) OO
11 6 (4.41%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 81 (59.56%) SQL
2 54 (39.71%) C#
3 41 (30.15%) VB6
4 40 (29.41%) T-SQL
5 38 (27.94%) VB.NET
6 36 (26.47%) VBA
7 32 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 26 (19.12%) Java
9 18 (13.24%) Delphi
10 13 (9.56%) VBScript
11 10 (7.35%) COBOL
12 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
13 6 (4.41%) Perl
14 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
14 5 (3.68%) C++
15 2 (1.47%) C
15 2 (1.47%) F#
15 2 (1.47%) Assembly Language
15 2 (1.47%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (7.35%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (5.15%) XenDesktop
2 6 (4.41%) XenApp
3 3 (2.21%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.47%) Firmware
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.41%) CA Spectrum
1 6 (4.41%) EdgeSight
2 4 (2.94%) CA Wily
3 2 (1.47%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 69 (50.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.06%) Oracle
3 10 (7.35%) BEA
3 10 (7.35%) Micro Focus
4 7 (5.15%) Citrix
5 6 (4.41%) AppSense
5 6 (4.41%) NetQoS
5 6 (4.41%) CA
5 6 (4.41%) Fujitsu
6 4 (2.94%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.47%) SAP
7 2 (1.47%) BMC
7 2 (1.47%) Agilent
7 2 (1.47%) Twitter
8 1 (0.74%) HP
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) IronPort
8 1 (0.74%) Veeam
8 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.74%) NetApp
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