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 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 58 48 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 24 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.40% 3.72% 8.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.78% 6.30% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2 23 33
Average salary £30,000 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.36%
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 Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
255 381 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.20% 58.98% 58.44%
Number of salaries quoted 205 352 232
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £42,000 £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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (50.00%) VLDB
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) HTML
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (50.00%) C
5 3 (37.50%) Exstream
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Exstream Dialogue
7 1 (12.50%) VB6
7 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (12.50%) Exstream Dialogue
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Exstream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) VLDB
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Software Tester
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Python Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) C#
3 6 (75.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) C++
4 4 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (50.00%) C
5 3 (37.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) VB6
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) HP