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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 41 28 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Permanent jobs citing VB 22 41 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.44% 7.27% 3.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.69% 11.20% 6.81%
Number of salaries quoted 22 41 15
Average salary £32,570 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.21% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
329 366 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 66.46% 64.89% 54.60%
Number of salaries quoted 282 335 251
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £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 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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Preston -3 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Chorley -2 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Lancaster -3 1 £37,500 +56.25%
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 31 (70.45%) SQL
2 30 (68.18%) .NET
3 21 (47.73%) VB.NET
3 21 (47.73%) VB6
3 21 (47.73%) Release Management
4 20 (45.45%) C#
5 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
6 15 (34.09%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (34.09%) Management Information System
7 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
8 13 (29.55%) Finance
8 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
9 12 (27.27%) FileNet
9 12 (27.27%) Validation
9 12 (27.27%) HFM
9 12 (27.27%) Aquila
9 12 (27.27%) UNIX
9 12 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
9 12 (27.27%) Delphi
9 12 (27.27%) Oracle
9 12 (27.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 12 (27.27%) IBM
9 12 (27.27%) Remedy
10 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
10 11 (25.00%) Windows
11 8 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (13.64%) CRM
12 6 (13.64%) Java

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (27.27%) FileNet
2 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle Financials
1 12 (27.27%) HFM
2 6 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 15 (34.09%) Crystal Reports
3 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) OLAP
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Eclipse
1 5 (11.36%) Subversion
2 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (22.73%) .NET Developer
5 9 (20.45%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Software Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) VB Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Software Support Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) VB6 Developer
8 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (9.09%) Team Leader
10 3 (6.82%) Development Team Leader
10 3 (6.82%) Analyst Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Systems Developer
11 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
11 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (68.18%) .NET
2 11 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (11.36%) SOAP
3 5 (11.36%) Web Services
3 5 (11.36%) HTML
4 4 (9.09%) XHTML
4 4 (9.09%) XML
4 4 (9.09%) CSS
5 3 (6.82%) Classic ASP
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.27%) MDX
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 1 (2.27%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) PDA
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) UNIX
2 11 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (11.36%) Android
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Release Management
2 12 (27.27%) Validation
3 8 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (13.64%) CRM
4 6 (13.64%) Time Management
4 6 (13.64%) Software Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Android Development
5 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) Service Management
6 4 (9.09%) Analytics
7 3 (6.82%) OOD
7 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Project Management
7 3 (6.82%) OOP
7 3 (6.82%) Web Development
7 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Scrum
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) SQL
2 21 (47.73%) VB.NET
2 21 (47.73%) VB6
3 20 (45.45%) C#
4 12 (27.27%) Delphi
4 12 (27.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.55%) VBScript
9 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) XenApp
1 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 12 (27.27%) Remedy
2 12 (27.27%) Aquila
2 12 (27.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Veeam
3 1 (2.27%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) NetApp
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec