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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 51 80 57
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -23
Permanent jobs citing VB 57 22 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.24% 1.98% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.06% 3.41% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 57 22 22
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £54,750 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
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
629 645 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 57.81% 58.06% 49.72%
Number of salaries quoted 562 572 313
Average salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Tunbridge Wells +17 10 £28,750 -47.72% 2
Whitstable - 10 £40,000 - 1
Maidstone +7 5 £47,500 +11.76%
Tonbridge +1 5 £37,500 -11.76%
West Malling +7 4 £46,250 +2.77%
Dartford - 4 £36,250 -
Canterbury - 3 £35,000 - 2
VB
South East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 69 (84.15%) .NET
2 56 (68.29%) SQL Server
3 53 (64.63%) MVC
4 45 (54.88%) HTML
5 42 (51.22%) Java
5 42 (51.22%) VB.NET
6 41 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 41 (50.00%) VB6
7 38 (46.34%) CSS
8 34 (41.46%) OO
8 34 (41.46%) OOD
8 34 (41.46%) Hibernate
8 34 (41.46%) Spring
8 34 (41.46%) Maven
8 34 (41.46%) JSON
8 34 (41.46%) REST
8 34 (41.46%) Spring Integration
9 29 (35.37%) ASP.NET
10 28 (34.15%) C#
11 27 (32.93%) MySQL
12 23 (28.05%) Oracle
12 23 (28.05%) Project Management
13 18 (21.95%) SQL
14 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (19.51%) TDD
16 15 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 13 (15.85%) WCF
17 13 (15.85%) BDD
17 13 (15.85%) Web Application Development
18 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 10 (12.20%) Node.js
2 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SAS
3 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.22%) Drupal
3 1 (1.22%) WordPress
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.44%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) Internet
2 3 (3.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 27 (32.93%) MySQL
3 10 (12.20%) NoSQL
4 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (41.46%) Maven
2 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.54%) Selenium
4 4 (4.88%) Hudson
5 3 (3.66%) NUnit
5 3 (3.66%) TestComplete
5 3 (3.66%) MSTest
5 3 (3.66%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (3.66%) Moq
6 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (12.20%) Games
2 9 (10.98%) Publishing
3 6 (7.32%) Marketing
3 6 (7.32%) Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Legal
4 3 (3.66%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 60 (73.17%) Developer
2 32 (39.02%) Java Developer
3 20 (24.39%) .NET Developer
4 14 (17.07%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.10%) MI Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) MySQL DBA
8 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) DBA
8 4 (4.88%) Junior
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.88%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Web Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Quality Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (84.15%) .NET
2 45 (54.88%) HTML
3 38 (46.34%) CSS
4 34 (41.46%) Hibernate
4 34 (41.46%) Spring
4 34 (41.46%) JSON
4 34 (41.46%) REST
4 34 (41.46%) Spring Integration
5 29 (35.37%) ASP.NET
6 15 (18.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (15.85%) WCF
8 12 (14.63%) Dojo
8 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (12.20%) RESTful
10 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.88%) WinForms
11 4 (4.88%) Web Services
12 3 (3.66%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (3.66%) Ninject
12 3 (3.66%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Replication
1 4 (4.88%) Clustering
1 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Statistics
3 2 (2.44%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (64.63%) MVC
2 34 (41.46%) OOD
2 34 (41.46%) OO
3 23 (28.05%) Project Management
4 17 (20.73%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (19.51%) TDD
6 13 (15.85%) Web Application Development
6 13 (15.85%) BDD
7 8 (9.76%) E-Commerce
8 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (6.10%) SOA
11 4 (4.88%) Workflow
11 4 (4.88%) Scrum
11 4 (4.88%) Test Scripting
11 4 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.88%) Automated Testing
12 3 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.66%) Manual Testing
12 3 (3.66%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 42 (51.22%) Java
1 42 (51.22%) VB.NET
2 41 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 41 (50.00%) VB6
3 28 (34.15%) C#
4 18 (21.95%) SQL
5 10 (12.20%) Ruby
6 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.88%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) VBScript
7 3 (3.66%) VBA
8 1 (1.22%) RPG
8 1 (1.22%) RPG IV
8 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) ISEB
2 3 (3.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.54%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.66%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Oracle
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.66%) Adobe
3 3 (3.66%) Citrix
4 2 (2.44%) Google
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