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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 54 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing VB 32 16 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 3.89% 2.46% 2.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.93% 5.13% 5.49%
Number of salaries quoted 31 13 14
Average salary £33,500 £30,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.83% +27.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £38,500 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
462 312 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 56.20% 48.00% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 367 276 305
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
(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 +4 28 £33,500 -16.25% 3
Northumberland - 1 £21,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 48 (78.69%) C#
2 44 (72.13%) .NET
3 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
4 31 (50.82%) ASP.NET
5 30 (49.18%) HTML
6 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
7 23 (37.70%) SQL
8 22 (36.07%) CSS
9 21 (34.43%) Ajax
9 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (31.15%) VB.NET
11 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
12 17 (27.87%) CRM
12 17 (27.87%) Visual Studio
13 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (21.31%) N-Tier
14 13 (21.31%) XHTML
14 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (21.31%) Relational Database
15 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
15 12 (19.67%) OO
16 11 (18.03%) Windows
17 10 (16.39%) Web Services
17 10 (16.39%) T-SQL
17 10 (16.39%) Web Development
17 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
18 9 (14.75%) MVC
19 8 (13.11%) Finance
19 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
19 8 (13.11%) WPF

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 8 (13.11%) IIS
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) Intranet
2 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (57.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (21.31%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.84%) RDBMS
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.64%) MS Access
6 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (34.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (27.87%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.48%) LoadRunner
4 6 (9.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (9.84%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (8.20%) Ranorex
5 5 (8.20%) Selenium
5 5 (8.20%) NUnit
5 5 (8.20%) MSTest
5 5 (8.20%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (8.20%) Moq
6 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (1.64%) Subversion
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Advertising
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 43 (70.49%) Developer
2 21 (34.43%) .NET Developer
3 19 (31.15%) Software Developer
4 11 (18.03%) Web Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Systems Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Lead Developer
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Web Developer
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Graduate Software Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Test Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Graduate
7 3 (4.92%) Junior
7 3 (4.92%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (4.92%) Automation Team Leader
7 3 (4.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (72.13%) .NET
2 31 (50.82%) ASP.NET
3 30 (49.18%) HTML
4 22 (36.07%) CSS
5 21 (34.43%) Ajax
6 13 (21.31%) XHTML
7 10 (16.39%) Web Services
8 8 (13.11%) WPF
9 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (9.84%) jQuery
10 6 (9.84%) WinForms
11 5 (8.20%) WCF
11 5 (8.20%) Spring.NET
11 5 (8.20%) Castle Windsor
11 5 (8.20%) Ninject
11 5 (8.20%) Unity DI Container
11 5 (8.20%) XML
11 5 (8.20%) ADO
11 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
11 5 (8.20%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) N-Tier
2 5 (8.20%) EFT
2 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
2 5 (8.20%) Physics
2 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Social Network
2 5 (8.20%) Inversion of Control
2 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
2 5 (8.20%) UNIX
3 4 (6.56%) Android
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) CRM
2 14 (22.95%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) OO
4 10 (16.39%) Web Development
4 10 (16.39%) Automation Testing
5 9 (14.75%) MVC
6 8 (13.11%) Software Testing
6 8 (13.11%) Performance Testing
7 7 (11.48%) MVVM
8 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.20%) TDD
9 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.20%) ERP
9 5 (8.20%) ITIL
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.20%) Scrum
9 5 (8.20%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (8.20%) Kanban
9 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.20%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 48 (78.69%) C#
2 23 (37.70%) SQL
3 19 (31.15%) VB.NET
4 10 (16.39%) T-SQL
5 8 (13.11%) C++
5 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
6 7 (11.48%) Java
7 5 (8.20%) PHP
7 5 (8.20%) VBScript
7 5 (8.20%) C
8 3 (4.92%) VBA
8 3 (4.92%) VB6
9 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) Degree
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.20%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) HP
3 5 (8.20%) F5
3 5 (8.20%) Facebook
3 5 (8.20%) Twitter
4 4 (6.56%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.28%) Adobe
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