The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 118 157 97
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -60
Permanent jobs citing VB 59 37 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.67% 0.94% 2.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.10% 1.65% 4.34%
Number of salaries quoted 57 34 92
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,950 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1902 2241 2578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 53.74% 56.88% 62.18%
Number of salaries quoted 1654 1938 2301
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

VB Salary Trend in Manchester

VB
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Manchester

VB
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Stockport +25 19 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Salford - 7 £47,500 -
Bolton - 6 £32,500 - 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 90 (77.59%) .NET
2 81 (69.83%) C#
3 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
4 63 (54.31%) Windows
5 61 (52.59%) SQL
6 55 (47.41%) ASP.NET
7 46 (39.66%) HTML
8 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (31.03%) VB.NET
9 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 35 (30.17%) JavaScript
10 35 (30.17%) CSS
11 33 (28.45%) XML
12 26 (22.41%) OO
13 22 (18.97%) Finance
14 20 (17.24%) ERP
15 19 (16.38%) Software Engineering
16 18 (15.52%) TDD
16 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
16 18 (15.52%) MS Office
17 16 (13.79%) VB6
17 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 16 (13.79%) Web Development
18 15 (12.93%) IIS
18 15 (12.93%) OOD
19 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
19 14 (12.07%) Classic ASP
19 14 (12.07%) Java
19 14 (12.07%) Degree
20 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 15 (12.93%) IIS
2 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.59%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.72%) WordPress
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.72%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.72%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.72%) Drupal
5 2 (1.72%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.86%) Documentum
6 1 (0.86%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) MS Office
2 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.72%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.86%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.86%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) DHCP
1 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.76%) VoIP
3 8 (6.90%) WAN
3 8 (6.90%) VPN
3 8 (6.90%) DNS
3 8 (6.90%) SAN
4 6 (5.17%) Intranet
5 5 (4.31%) MPLS
5 5 (4.31%) BGP
5 5 (4.31%) PSTN
5 5 (4.31%) WLAN
5 5 (4.31%) ISDN
5 5 (4.31%) VPLS
6 3 (2.59%) Firewall
6 3 (2.59%) IPsec
6 3 (2.59%) DDNS
6 3 (2.59%) HTTP
6 3 (2.59%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (10.34%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (6.90%) MySQL
6 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.45%) QlikView
8 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.86%) DataEase
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) MSTest
1 10 (8.62%) Moq
1 10 (8.62%) NUnit
2 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.72%) AccuRev
4 2 (1.72%) JIRA
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (18.97%) Finance
2 11 (9.48%) Retail
3 10 (8.62%) Back Office
4 8 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.45%) Advertising
5 4 (3.45%) Law
6 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.72%) Automotive
8 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (54.31%) Developer
2 29 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 20 (17.24%) Analyst
4 18 (15.52%) C# Developer
4 18 (15.52%) Web Developer
4 18 (15.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (12.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 15 (12.93%) C# Web Developer
6 10 (8.62%) Applications Support
6 10 (8.62%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.76%) Applications Developer
8 7 (6.03%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) IT Support
9 6 (5.17%) Programmer
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.31%) Junior
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Junior Developer
10 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (77.59%) .NET
2 55 (47.41%) ASP.NET
3 46 (39.66%) HTML
4 35 (30.17%) CSS
5 33 (28.45%) XML
6 14 (12.07%) Classic ASP
7 13 (11.21%) .NET Framework
8 11 (9.48%) Web Services
8 11 (9.48%) Ajax
8 11 (9.48%) jQuery
9 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 10 (8.62%) LINQ
9 10 (8.62%) COM
10 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (6.90%) WinForms
11 8 (6.90%) XHTML
12 7 (6.03%) XSL
12 7 (6.03%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (5.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.17%) Open Source
4 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.45%) NHS
5 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.72%) Social Media
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.86%) GIS
7 1 (0.86%) EFT
7 1 (0.86%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 63 (54.31%) Windows
2 11 (9.48%) Android
3 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (7.76%) Linux
5 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.17%) UNIX
7 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.41%) OO
3 20 (17.24%) ERP
4 19 (16.38%) Software Engineering
5 18 (15.52%) TDD
6 16 (13.79%) Web Development
7 15 (12.93%) OOD
8 12 (10.34%) Scrum
8 12 (10.34%) MVC
9 10 (8.62%) E-Commerce
10 8 (6.90%) Pair Programming
10 8 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.03%) CRM
11 7 (6.03%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.03%) Coaching
12 6 (5.17%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.17%) Process Management
13 5 (4.31%) UML
13 5 (4.31%) Asset Management
13 5 (4.31%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (69.83%) C#
2 61 (52.59%) SQL
3 36 (31.03%) VB.NET
4 35 (30.17%) JavaScript
5 16 (13.79%) VB6
6 14 (12.07%) Java
7 11 (9.48%) T-SQL
7 11 (9.48%) PowerShell
8 9 (7.76%) C++
9 8 (6.90%) VBScript
10 7 (6.03%) VBA
10 7 (6.03%) Ruby
11 4 (3.45%) C
12 3 (2.59%) PHP
13 2 (1.72%) Progress 4GL
14 1 (0.86%) VC++
14 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) CCNP
2 5 (4.31%) CCNA
2 5 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.45%) ISEB
4 3 (2.59%) MCSA
4 3 (2.59%) MCITP
5 2 (1.72%) MCP
5 2 (1.72%) MCSD
6 1 (0.86%) MCSE
6 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
System Software
1 18 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.72%) XenApp
3 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.72%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) SCCM
1 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
3 9 (7.76%) Cisco
3 9 (7.76%) VMware
3 9 (7.76%) SYSPRO
4 8 (6.90%) Oracle
5 7 (6.03%) HP
6 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.59%) Sophos
6 3 (2.59%) NetApp
7 2 (1.72%) Capita
7 2 (1.72%) Siemens
7 2 (1.72%) Citrix
7 2 (1.72%) Facebook
7 2 (1.72%) Twitter
7 2 (1.72%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.86%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.86%) 3PAR
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