The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 45 24 66
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +42
Permanent jobs citing VB 29 39 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.33% 7.99% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.95% 13.13% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 11
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £26,800 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
417 297 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 62.33% 60.86% 58.35%
Number of salaries quoted 382 259 335
Average salary £36,500 £32,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.30% -11.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
VB
North West

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -16 28 £36,000 -4.00% 1
Wirral - 1 - -
VB
North West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 28 (65.12%) VB6
2 27 (62.79%) .NET
3 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
3 25 (58.14%) C#
4 23 (53.49%) SQL
5 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
6 17 (39.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 14 (32.56%) Android
7 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (32.56%) Apple
7 14 (32.56%) MySQL
8 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
9 10 (23.26%) HTML
10 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
11 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
12 7 (16.28%) Finance
12 7 (16.28%) Windows
12 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (13.95%) XenServer
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
13 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.95%) Kaspersky
13 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (13.95%) Web Application Development
13 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.65%) WorkSite
2 2 (4.65%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
1 6 (13.95%) WAN
1 6 (13.95%) DHCP
1 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
1 6 (13.95%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (58.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 14 (32.56%) MySQL
4 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) OLAP
6 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 3 (6.98%) Law
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (76.74%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) VB Developer
2 15 (34.88%) VB6 Developer
3 14 (32.56%) .NET Developer
4 8 (18.60%) Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) C# Developer
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior .NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior C# Developer
6 6 (13.95%) VB.NET Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Senior Developer
7 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
8 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) MI Analyst
10 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
11 1 (2.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) .NET
2 10 (23.26%) HTML
3 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET
4 6 (13.95%) CSS
4 6 (13.95%) WSH
5 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.98%) XML
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
7 1 (2.33%) Flash
7 1 (2.33%) WPF
7 1 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Android
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.95%) Web Application Development
4 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.98%) Workflow
5 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Analytics
6 1 (2.33%) Document Management
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Use Case
6 1 (2.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.33%) Financial Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (65.12%) VB6
2 25 (58.14%) C#
3 23 (53.49%) SQL
4 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
5 9 (20.93%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
7 4 (9.30%) VBScript
7 4 (9.30%) VBA
8 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.65%) PHP
9 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
1 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
1 6 (13.95%) XenServer
2 5 (11.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (13.95%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Apple
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) HP
3 6 (13.95%) Symantec
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
3 6 (13.95%) Kaspersky
4 2 (4.65%) Telerik
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe