The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 53 44 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 8 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.61% 4.48% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.95% 6.76% 10.70%
Number of salaries quoted 7 28 32
Average salary £23,000 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.11% -1.36%
UK excluding London average salary £35,875 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +5.71%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
271 429 327
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 54.53% 66.20% 62.05%
Number of salaries quoted 223 390 284
Average salary £36,750 £36,500 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.68% +12.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

VB
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

VB Salary Trend in Merseyside

VB
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Merseyside

VB
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Liverpool -9 6 £23,000 -36.11% 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) C#
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) HTML
5 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
6 5 (45.45%) C
6 5 (45.45%) C++
6 5 (45.45%) Windows
6 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 4 (36.36%) Java
7 4 (36.36%) XML
7 4 (36.36%) UNIX
7 4 (36.36%) VLDB
7 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
7 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
7 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
8 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 3 (27.27%) IIS
8 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 3 (27.27%) Python
8 3 (27.27%) Exstream
9 2 (18.18%) PHP
9 2 (18.18%) MySQL
9 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
9 2 (18.18%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) Umbraco
3 1 (9.09%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Exstream
2 2 (18.18%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) VLDB
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Software Tester
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) Flash
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
6 1 (9.09%) DHTML
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Line Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 5 (45.45%) C++
4 5 (45.45%) C
5 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (36.36%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) Python
7 2 (18.18%) PHP
8 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
8 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
8 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) EPiServer
Liverpool, Merseyside
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