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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 55 52 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 17 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.84% 2.74% 8.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.63% 4.83% 13.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 33
Average salary £28,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,200 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £38,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
245 352 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.36% 56.68% 61.26%
Number of salaries quoted 197 333 246
Average salary £36,750 £36,000 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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
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 22 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
Liverpool -1 2 £26,000 -27.77% 1
VB
North West

VB
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (90.91%) C#
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Exstream
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) VLDB
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Load Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) VB6
6 2 (18.18%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Exstream Dialogue

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (9.09%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) VLDB
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Software Tester
2 4 (36.36%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (9.09%) VB Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) UNIX
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
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%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 7 (63.64%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) C
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 4 (36.36%) Python
4 4 (36.36%) C++
4 4 (36.36%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) HP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago