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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 38 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Permanent jobs citing VB 13 19 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 3.93% 4.60% 7.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.92% 10.67% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 12 19 27
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £45,200 £42,500
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
131 178 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 39.58% 43.10% 43.82%
Number of salaries quoted 126 147 151
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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 4 September 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Luton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) .NET
2 20 (90.91%) SQL
3 19 (86.36%) C#
4 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (72.73%) HTML
6 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
6 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
8 13 (59.09%) CSS
8 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
9 12 (54.55%) SDLC
9 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
9 12 (54.55%) MS Office
9 12 (54.55%) Visual Studio
9 12 (54.55%) C
10 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
11 9 (40.91%) Windows
11 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (36.36%) jQuery
12 8 (36.36%) Degree
12 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
12 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
13 7 (31.82%) XML
13 7 (31.82%) HTML5
13 7 (31.82%) CSS3
14 6 (27.27%) JIRA
15 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
15 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (22.73%) Java
15 5 (22.73%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (54.55%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Intranet
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (40.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 6 (27.27%) JIRA
3 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.55%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) AWS Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Development Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Development Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Manager
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) Development Team Leader
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (95.45%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) HTML
3 15 (68.18%) ASP.NET
4 13 (59.09%) CSS
5 8 (36.36%) jQuery
6 7 (31.82%) HTML5
6 7 (31.82%) CSS3
6 7 (31.82%) XML
7 3 (13.64%) XSL
7 3 (13.64%) Middleware
7 3 (13.64%) Ajax
7 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.64%) JSON
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
8 2 (9.09%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Mathematics
2 8 (36.36%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 2000
2 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Waterfall
3 12 (54.55%) SDLC
4 5 (22.73%) Line Management
4 5 (22.73%) Test Scripting
4 5 (22.73%) Automated Testing
4 5 (22.73%) UML
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) SQL
2 19 (86.36%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) C
4 11 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (22.73%) Java
5 5 (22.73%) VB.NET
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Lumesse
4 1 (4.55%) Perforce