The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hitchin region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 23 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing VB 7 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hitchin 9.59% 17.14% 27.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.50% 27.27% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 5
Average salary - £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +21.53%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
Hertfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Hitchin
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
40 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hitchin 54.79% 62.86% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 19 15
Average salary £47,500 £39,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.25% +21.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £39,500 £31,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hitchin

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Hitchin

VB
Salary Trend in Hitchin

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

VB Salary Trend in Hitchin

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hitchin

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hitchin 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 12 (100.00%) Delphi
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) XML
1 12 (100.00%) UML
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) VB6
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 12 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (58.33%) JPA
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (58.33%) BPEL
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) JSF
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (58.33%) AquaLogic
2 7 (58.33%) JBoss
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (58.33%) Tuxedo
2 7 (58.33%) N-Tier

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Hitchin by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hitchin 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 7 (58.33%) JBoss
1 7 (58.33%) Tuxedo
1 7 (58.33%) AquaLogic
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Service Bus
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (58.33%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Senior Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 12 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 12 (100.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) .NET
1 12 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) Middleware
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) JSF
2 7 (58.33%) JPA
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (58.33%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
2 7 (58.33%) CSS
2 7 (58.33%) Struts
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) UML
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 7 (58.33%) BPEL
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
2 7 (58.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Delphi
1 12 (100.00%) VB6
2 7 (58.33%) COBOL
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) PL/SQL
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) VB.NET
3 5 (41.67%) C#
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) BEA
2 7 (58.33%) Micro Focus
3 2 (16.67%) Twitter