The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 24 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Permanent jobs citing VB 21 27 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 4.99% 7.67% 4.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.86% 17.76% 9.68%
Number of salaries quoted 21 27 16
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
Bedfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
177 152 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 42.04% 43.18% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 149 147 182
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,250 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

VB
Salary Trend in Luton

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

VB Salary Trend in Luton

VB
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Luton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Luton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 39 (100.00%) C#
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 35 (89.74%) SQL
3 29 (74.36%) HTML
4 28 (71.79%) XML
5 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
6 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
7 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
7 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
8 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
8 18 (46.15%) VB6
9 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (41.03%) VB.NET
11 15 (38.46%) CSS
12 14 (35.90%) Classic ASP
13 13 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (25.64%) Degree
15 10 (25.64%) Oracle
15 10 (25.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
16 9 (23.08%) WCF
16 9 (23.08%) Retail
17 8 (20.51%) TDD
17 8 (20.51%) Banking
17 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
17 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
17 8 (20.51%) Java
17 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
17 8 (20.51%) Windows

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 (15.38%) CMS
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.95%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (33.33%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (46.15%) Visual Studio
2 17 (43.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (25.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (20.51%) PowerBuilder
5 7 (17.95%) JIRA
6 6 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 6 (15.38%) Subversion
7 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.56%) Log4Net
General
1 9 (23.08%) Retail
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Developer
2 17 (43.59%) Software Developer
3 13 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) VB.NET Developer
7 5 (12.82%) Applications Support
8 4 (10.26%) Banking Business Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
9 3 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Programmer
10 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
10 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 1 (2.56%) Software Configuration Engineer
11 1 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) .NET
2 29 (74.36%) HTML
3 28 (71.79%) XML
4 22 (56.41%) ASP.NET
5 15 (38.46%) CSS
6 14 (35.90%) Classic ASP
7 9 (23.08%) WCF
8 8 (20.51%) Web Services
8 8 (20.51%) .NET Framework
9 7 (17.95%) jQuery
10 6 (15.38%) WSDL
10 6 (15.38%) XSL
10 6 (15.38%) XSLT
11 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
12 1 (2.56%) LINQ
12 1 (2.56%) WPF
12 1 (2.56%) Ajax
12 1 (2.56%) MSMQ
12 1 (2.56%) SOAP
12 1 (2.56%) CSLA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) TDD
1 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
2 7 (17.95%) MVC
2 7 (17.95%) Scrum
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 6 (15.38%) BCP
4 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) ERP
5 4 (10.26%) OO
6 3 (7.69%) CRM
6 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) RUP
7 2 (5.13%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (5.13%) Unified Process
8 1 (2.56%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.56%) Change Management
8 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 39 (100.00%) C#
2 35 (89.74%) SQL
3 23 (58.97%) JavaScript
4 18 (46.15%) VB6
5 16 (41.03%) VB.NET
6 9 (23.08%) PL/SQL
7 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
7 8 (20.51%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) C++
9 6 (15.38%) C
10 3 (7.69%) PHP
11 2 (5.13%) XAML
12 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
12 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Sysprep
1 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Oracle
3 7 (17.95%) Business Objects
4 6 (15.38%) Perforce