The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 50 40 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Permanent jobs citing VB 48 59 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 4.66% 5.34% 1.56%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.45% 8.95% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 41 48 12
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,650 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
South East

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

Programming Languages Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
508 659 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 49.32% 59.69% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 442 560 392
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

VB
Salary Trend in Kent

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

VB Salary Trend in Kent

VB
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Kent

VB
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
West Malling +11 9 £41,500 +3.75%
Maidstone -8 8 £45,000 +56.52%
Dartford -5 5 £41,250 +17.85%
Tonbridge +12 3 £40,000 +97.53%
Tunbridge Wells +12 2 £32,500 +8.33%
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 60 (82.19%) .NET
2 51 (69.86%) JavaScript
3 41 (56.16%) HTML
4 39 (53.42%) Java
4 39 (53.42%) CSS
5 38 (52.05%) SQL Server
5 38 (52.05%) MVC
6 37 (50.68%) VB6
6 37 (50.68%) Spring
6 37 (50.68%) Maven
7 36 (49.32%) OO
8 28 (38.36%) E-Commerce
8 28 (38.36%) OOD
8 28 (38.36%) Hibernate
8 28 (38.36%) JSON
8 28 (38.36%) REST
8 28 (38.36%) Spring Integration
9 27 (36.99%) MySQL
10 26 (35.62%) Oracle
11 21 (28.77%) Dojo
12 20 (27.40%) VB.NET
12 20 (27.40%) C#
12 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
13 19 (26.03%) SQL
14 17 (23.29%) Windows
15 14 (19.18%) Degree
15 14 (19.18%) T-SQL
15 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
16 13 (17.81%) MS Excel
17 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.37%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 13 (17.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) DNS
1 3 (4.11%) LAN
1 3 (4.11%) WAN
1 3 (4.11%) DHCP
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.11%) VPN
1 3 (4.11%) SAN
1 3 (4.11%) Wireless
2 2 (2.74%) Intranet
3 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (52.05%) SQL Server
2 27 (36.99%) MySQL
3 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
4 11 (15.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (12.33%) RDBMS
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.85%) MOLAP
7 5 (6.85%) ROLAP
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 37 (50.68%) Maven
2 9 (12.33%) Eclipse
2 9 (12.33%) NetBeans
3 8 (10.96%) Xcode
4 2 (2.74%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.74%) Selenium
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.37%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.07%) Publishing
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Legal
4 4 (5.48%) Marketing
5 3 (4.11%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Developer
2 17 (23.29%) Java Developer
3 15 (20.55%) Web Developer
4 14 (19.18%) Software Developer
5 10 (13.70%) Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Technical Design Authority
6 9 (12.33%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.33%) Senior Web Developer
7 8 (10.96%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) IT Support
9 5 (6.85%) Tester
9 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.85%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Software Tester
10 4 (5.48%) Technical Architect
10 4 (5.48%) Development Team Leader
10 4 (5.48%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.48%) Team Leader
10 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (82.19%) .NET
2 41 (56.16%) HTML
3 39 (53.42%) CSS
4 37 (50.68%) Spring
5 28 (38.36%) Hibernate
5 28 (38.36%) JSON
5 28 (38.36%) REST
5 28 (38.36%) Spring Integration
6 21 (28.77%) Dojo
7 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
8 10 (13.70%) Web Services
9 8 (10.96%) Cocoa
9 8 (10.96%) XML
9 8 (10.96%) WCF
9 8 (10.96%) Cocoa Touch
10 6 (8.22%) MDX
11 5 (6.85%) WinForms
12 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.74%) ADO.NET
13 2 (2.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.33%) Open Source
3 8 (10.96%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.85%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.37%) Physics
6 1 (1.37%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.37%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Windows
2 12 (16.44%) Windows 8
3 8 (10.96%) Apple iOS
3 8 (10.96%) Android
3 8 (10.96%) Windows Phone
4 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.05%) MVC
2 36 (49.32%) OO
3 28 (38.36%) E-Commerce
3 28 (38.36%) OOD
4 9 (12.33%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.96%) OOP
5 8 (10.96%) iOS Development
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 4 (5.48%) Workflow
8 4 (5.48%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.48%) ETL
8 4 (5.48%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.48%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (4.11%) Propensity Modelling
9 3 (4.11%) Manual Testing
9 3 (4.11%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.11%) Data Mapping
9 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.11%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (69.86%) JavaScript
2 39 (53.42%) Java
3 37 (50.68%) VB6
4 20 (27.40%) VB.NET
4 20 (27.40%) C#
5 19 (26.03%) SQL
6 14 (19.18%) T-SQL
7 8 (10.96%) Objective-C
7 8 (10.96%) XAML
7 8 (10.96%) C++
8 5 (6.85%) XPath
9 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 3 (4.11%) VBScript
10 1 (1.37%) RPG IV
10 1 (1.37%) VBA
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.11%) ISEB
3 2 (2.74%) MCTS
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.37%) MCSA
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Oracle
2 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.96%) Xamarin
4 4 (5.48%) Citrix
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Lotus
5 1 (1.37%) Business Objects