The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 35 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Permanent jobs citing VB 6 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.31% 5.63% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 8.65% 5.48%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 20
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £38,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
256 312 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 55.90% 65.00% 59.84%
Number of salaries quoted 230 280 359
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,508 £24,000 £23,950
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,100 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
VB
North West

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

VB
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

VB Salary Trend in Lancashire

VB
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Lancashire

VB
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +4 4 £35,000 +7.69%
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 27 (90.00%) C#
2 25 (83.33%) SQL
3 21 (70.00%) .NET
4 19 (63.33%) VB.NET
5 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
6 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (36.67%) MVC
7 11 (36.67%) Java
7 11 (36.67%) XML
7 11 (36.67%) Windows
8 9 (30.00%) IIS
8 9 (30.00%) Ruby
9 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
9 8 (26.67%) Degree
10 7 (23.33%) Web Services
10 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
10 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.00%) PHP
11 6 (20.00%) HTML
11 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 5 (16.67%) TDD
12 5 (16.67%) NUnit
12 5 (16.67%) Information Security
12 5 (16.67%) Spring
12 5 (16.67%) Process Management
12 5 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
12 5 (16.67%) Struts
12 5 (16.67%) MySQL
12 5 (16.67%) MS Access

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
2 5 (16.67%) MS Access
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.67%) NUnit
2 5 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (16.67%) Moq
3 3 (10.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
1 3 (10.00%) Billing
2 2 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 14 (46.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (26.67%) Graduate
4 6 (20.00%) Programmer
4 6 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Systems Support
5 5 (16.67%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Developer
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Junior
8 2 (6.67%) Junior Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (70.00%) .NET
2 16 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 11 (36.67%) XML
4 8 (26.67%) .NET Framework
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) HTML
7 5 (16.67%) Spring
7 5 (16.67%) Struts
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (10.00%) WinForms
8 3 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (10.00%) Ninject
8 3 (10.00%) Spring.NET
8 3 (10.00%) WCF
8 3 (10.00%) WPF
9 2 (6.67%) LINQ
9 2 (6.67%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Tandem
1 3 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) MVC
2 5 (16.67%) TDD
2 5 (16.67%) Information Security
2 5 (16.67%) Process Management
2 5 (16.67%) Scrum
2 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 5 (16.67%) Kanban
2 5 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 5 (16.67%) Change Control
2 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (10.00%) Release Management
4 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (10.00%) MVVM
5 2 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) C#
2 25 (83.33%) SQL
3 19 (63.33%) VB.NET
4 11 (36.67%) Java
5 9 (30.00%) Ruby
6 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (20.00%) PHP
8 4 (13.33%) VB6
9 3 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 2 (6.67%) MCAD
2 2 (6.67%) MCSD
2 2 (6.67%) MCTS
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
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