The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Permanent jobs citing VB 18 6 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 2.65% 1.07% 3.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.68% 2.01% 6.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 23
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £24,750 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £35,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
VB
England

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

Programming Languages Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
385 298 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 56.78% 53.12% 52.99%
Number of salaries quoted 345 261 307
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

VB
Salary Trend in the North East

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

VB Salary Trend in the North East

VB
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in the North East

VB
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Tyne and Wear -7 14 £42,500 +42.85% 5
Durham +8 2 £31,250 +2.45%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 47 (94.00%) .NET
2 46 (92.00%) C#
3 41 (82.00%) SQL Server
4 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
5 33 (66.00%) HTML
6 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
7 29 (58.00%) CSS
7 29 (58.00%) Ajax
8 25 (50.00%) SQL
9 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (42.00%) VB.NET
11 20 (40.00%) MVC
12 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
14 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
14 15 (30.00%) OO
15 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (28.00%) WPF
16 13 (26.00%) Web Development
16 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
16 13 (26.00%) N-Tier
16 13 (26.00%) XHTML
16 13 (26.00%) MVVM
16 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
17 12 (24.00%) CRM
17 12 (24.00%) Visual Studio
17 12 (24.00%) VB6
18 11 (22.00%) WCF
18 11 (22.00%) .NET Framework

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the North East 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 10 (20.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (82.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (26.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (12.00%) MySQL
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (24.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (16.00%) MSTest
3 8 (16.00%) NUnit
3 8 (16.00%) Moq
4 5 (10.00%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (4.00%) LoadRunner
5 2 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (4.00%) Selenium
6 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) German Language
2 6 (12.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Advertising
4 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (86.00%) Developer
2 23 (46.00%) .NET Developer
3 15 (30.00%) Software Developer
4 12 (24.00%) Web Developer
5 7 (14.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (12.00%) .NET Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Software Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Junior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Junior
7 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.00%) Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) .NET Team Leader
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (94.00%) .NET
2 35 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 33 (66.00%) HTML
4 29 (58.00%) CSS
4 29 (58.00%) Ajax
5 14 (28.00%) WPF
5 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (26.00%) XHTML
7 11 (22.00%) .NET Framework
7 11 (22.00%) WCF
8 9 (18.00%) jQuery
9 8 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (16.00%) LINQ
9 8 (16.00%) JSON
10 6 (12.00%) WinForms
10 6 (12.00%) Classic ASP
10 6 (12.00%) Web Services
11 5 (10.00%) ADO
11 5 (10.00%) MSMQ
11 5 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) N-Tier
2 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (10.00%) EFT
3 5 (10.00%) Social Network
3 5 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.00%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Linux
2 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (40.00%) MVC
3 15 (30.00%) OO
4 13 (26.00%) Web Development
4 13 (26.00%) MVVM
5 12 (24.00%) CRM
6 11 (22.00%) ITIL
7 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.00%) Time Management
8 6 (12.00%) Scrum
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
8 6 (12.00%) Process Management
8 6 (12.00%) Analytics
9 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (10.00%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (92.00%) C#
2 25 (50.00%) SQL
3 21 (42.00%) VB.NET
4 15 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 13 (26.00%) JavaScript
6 12 (24.00%) VB6
7 6 (12.00%) TypeScript
7 6 (12.00%) PHP
8 5 (10.00%) Java
9 4 (8.00%) C++
10 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Facebook
2 5 (10.00%) Twitter
3 3 (6.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) F5
North Shields, Tyne and Wear
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £ Negotiable upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago