The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 41 55 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Permanent jobs citing VB 12 7 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.78% 1.50% 3.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.06% 2.64% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 14
Average salary £30,250 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.57% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,127 £19,000 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £41,950 £51,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,875 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +4.28%
VB
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
237 265 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 54.86% 56.87% 61.85%
Number of salaries quoted 206 246 271
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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
Blackburn -7 3 £42,500 +21.42%
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
3 10 (58.82%) C#
4 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
4 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) SQL
6 7 (41.18%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) VBA
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (29.41%) VB6
8 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
9 4 (23.53%) TDD
9 4 (23.53%) NUnit
9 4 (23.53%) Web Development
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (23.53%) MSTest
9 4 (23.53%) Moq
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 4 (23.53%) MVC
9 4 (23.53%) OO
9 4 (23.53%) OOD
10 3 (17.65%) XML
10 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (17.65%) HTML
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) JavaScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) NUnit
1 4 (23.53%) MSTest
1 4 (23.53%) Moq
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Report Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Programmer
5 2 (11.76%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Analyst Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Case Management Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (70.59%) .NET
2 11 (64.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) Ajax
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) SOAP
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) PDA
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 4 (23.53%) Web Development
2 4 (23.53%) OO
2 4 (23.53%) OOD
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 3 (17.65%) Software Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) UML
5 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.88%) Data Mapping
5 1 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) VB.NET
3 8 (47.06%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) VBA
5 5 (29.41%) VB6
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) HL7
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
Preston, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
iKonnect
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago