The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 121 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Permanent jobs citing VB 139 162 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.45% 2.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.99% 4.07% 4.54%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 202
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £24,900 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3485 3981 4823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.54% 60.28% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3090 3473 4305
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

VB Salary Trend in the North West

VB
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in the North West

VB
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cheshire 0 73 £40,000 - 11
Manchester -9 53 £32,500 -7.14% 13
Lancashire -17 8 £35,000 +26.12% 1
Merseyside +3 5 £23,000 -36.11% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 243 (80.73%) .NET
2 194 (64.45%) C#
3 163 (54.15%) SQL Server
4 150 (49.83%) SQL
5 147 (48.84%) Windows
6 135 (44.85%) ASP.NET
7 120 (39.87%) VB.NET
8 105 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (29.57%) Finance
10 77 (25.58%) Microsoft
11 75 (24.92%) VB6
12 73 (24.25%) .NET Framework
13 70 (23.26%) HTML
14 65 (21.59%) JavaScript
14 65 (21.59%) MVC
15 63 (20.93%) OO
16 59 (19.60%) TDD
17 55 (18.27%) XML
18 52 (17.28%) WCF
19 51 (16.94%) T-SQL
19 51 (16.94%) Scrum
20 49 (16.28%) CSS
21 46 (15.28%) WinForms
22 44 (14.62%) NUnit
22 44 (14.62%) MS Excel
23 43 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
24 42 (13.95%) Web Application Development
25 39 (12.96%) Web Services
26 38 (12.62%) MSTest
26 38 (12.62%) Moq

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 19 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.98%) IIS
3 15 (4.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (3.32%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.99%) JBoss
6 7 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.99%) Node.js
7 6 (1.99%) SAS
7 6 (1.99%) CMS
8 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.33%) MODX
8 4 (1.33%) Lync
8 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.00%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.66%) Documentum
11 1 (0.33%) Exstream Dialogue
11 1 (0.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 44 (14.62%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.65%) MS Office
3 4 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) SPSS
5 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.66%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) Revit
6 1 (0.33%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.66%) Tridion
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.33%) Exstream
3 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.33%) SaaS
2 4 (1.33%) Office 365
3 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.63%) Internet
2 28 (9.30%) Wireless
3 16 (5.32%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.65%) SAN
5 9 (2.99%) VPN
6 5 (1.66%) Firewall
7 4 (1.33%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.33%) Modbus
8 1 (0.33%) Profibus
8 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (54.15%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.63%) Crystal Reports
3 31 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 18 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.32%) MongoDB
8 10 (3.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.66%) DTS
10 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
12 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.99%) RavenDB
12 6 (1.99%) Data Mining
13 5 (1.66%) MySQL
14 4 (1.33%) BODI
14 4 (1.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 44 (14.62%) NUnit
2 38 (12.62%) MSTest
2 38 (12.62%) Moq
3 31 (10.30%) Rhino Mocks
4 27 (8.97%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.99%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.99%) Selenium
7 5 (1.66%) Subversion
8 2 (0.66%) JIRA
8 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 89 (29.57%) Finance
2 37 (12.29%) Retail
3 27 (8.97%) Financial Institution
4 12 (3.99%) Banking
5 11 (3.65%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.65%) Advertising
6 5 (1.66%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 200 (66.45%) Developer
2 112 (37.21%) .NET Developer
3 31 (10.30%) Analyst
4 27 (8.97%) Junior
4 27 (8.97%) Applications Developer
4 27 (8.97%) Junior Developer
5 26 (8.64%) Graduate
5 26 (8.64%) Junior .NET Developer
5 26 (8.64%) Graduate Developer
5 26 (8.64%) Graduate .NET Developer
6 25 (8.31%) VB.NET Developer
7 24 (7.97%) Software Developer
8 21 (6.98%) C# Developer
9 20 (6.64%) Senior Developer
9 20 (6.64%) Applications Support
10 17 (5.65%) Consultant
11 14 (4.65%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (3.99%) .NET Software Developer
13 12 (3.99%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (80.73%) .NET
2 135 (44.85%) ASP.NET
3 73 (24.25%) .NET Framework
4 70 (23.26%) HTML
5 55 (18.27%) XML
6 52 (17.28%) WCF
7 49 (16.28%) CSS
8 46 (15.28%) WinForms
9 43 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (12.96%) Web Services
11 31 (10.30%) Spring.NET
11 31 (10.30%) Castle Windsor
12 27 (8.97%) WPF
13 25 (8.31%) Ninject
13 25 (8.31%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 25 (8.31%) Unity DI Container
14 24 (7.97%) LINQ
15 21 (6.98%) SOAP
16 18 (5.98%) DHTML
17 17 (5.65%) .NET Remoting
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.30%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.31%) Inversion of Control
4 10 (3.32%) Clustering
5 7 (2.33%) PDA
5 7 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.99%) FMCG
6 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (1.00%) Life Science
9 2 (0.66%) Statistics
9 2 (0.66%) W3C
9 2 (0.66%) LLPG
9 2 (0.66%) GIS
9 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.33%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 147 (48.84%) Windows
2 23 (7.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (5.32%) Linux
4 15 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.33%) UNIX
8 6 (1.99%) Android
9 4 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (21.59%) MVC
3 63 (20.93%) OO
4 59 (19.60%) TDD
5 51 (16.94%) Scrum
6 42 (13.95%) Web Application Development
7 31 (10.30%) Kanban
7 31 (10.30%) Dependency Injection
8 28 (9.30%) Web Development
9 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (8.64%) Customer Engagement
10 26 (8.64%) Risk Management
11 25 (8.31%) MVVM
11 25 (8.31%) Software Engineering
12 24 (7.97%) OOD
13 19 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (6.31%) ERP
14 13 (4.32%) UML
15 12 (3.99%) Automated Testing
16 11 (3.65%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (64.45%) C#
2 150 (49.83%) SQL
3 120 (39.87%) VB.NET
4 75 (24.92%) VB6
5 65 (21.59%) JavaScript
6 51 (16.94%) T-SQL
7 37 (12.29%) Java
8 31 (10.30%) VBScript
9 24 (7.97%) PowerShell
10 21 (6.98%) VBA
11 18 (5.98%) C++
12 12 (3.99%) C
12 12 (3.99%) PHP
13 9 (2.99%) XPath
14 7 (2.33%) Assembly Language
15 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.00%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.33%) Ruby
16 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (11.30%) Degree
2 17 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.65%) MCSE
3 14 (4.65%) MCITP
4 5 (1.66%) MCTS
5 4 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (1.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.65%) SLA
2 9 (2.99%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (4.65%) VMware ESX
2 9 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.66%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.99%) XenApp
5 4 (1.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.99%) SCCM
2 5 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.33%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.31%) VMware
3 14 (4.65%) EMC
4 9 (2.99%) HP
4 9 (2.99%) Cisco
4 9 (2.99%) Oracle
5 8 (2.66%) SYSPRO
6 6 (1.99%) Citrix
7 4 (1.33%) AppSense
7 4 (1.33%) Netezza
7 4 (1.33%) Fujitsu
7 4 (1.33%) NETGEAR
8 2 (0.66%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.66%) Sophos
8 2 (0.66%) Autodesk
8 2 (0.66%) NetApp
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.33%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.33%) Sage
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car, Bouns + Microsoft Certs
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Net Talent
Salary: excellent package on offer
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Microsoft Certs + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £31,000 - 33,494 per year + Attractive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000 - £33500.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
BAE Systems
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago