The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 42 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.17% 1.17% 1.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.56% 2.88% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 6
Average salary - £39,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.58%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Programming Languages Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
156 139 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 45.48% 40.76% 40.93%
Number of salaries quoted 100 96 162
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

VB
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

VB Salary Trend in Middlesex

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) Subversion
3 6 (66.67%) MySQL
3 6 (66.67%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) C++
4 5 (55.56%) HTML
4 5 (55.56%) NetApp
4 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (55.56%) Replication
4 5 (55.56%) Clustering
4 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) EPoS
6 3 (33.33%) assyst
6 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (33.33%) .NET Remoting
6 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (33.33%) Degree
6 3 (33.33%) JIRA
6 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (33.33%) WCF
6 3 (33.33%) WPF
6 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (33.33%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) assyst
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Subversion
2 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (33.33%) NUnit
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) DBA
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
2 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 3 (33.33%) COM
3 3 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (33.33%) MSMQ
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Remoting
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Replication
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
2 3 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (33.33%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) MVC
3 3 (33.33%) UML
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (33.33%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) C++
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (33.33%) VB6
5 1 (11.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) NetApp
2 3 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle