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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 154 115 85
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -30
Permanent jobs citing VB 104 160 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 2.20% 2.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.09% 4.01% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 85 126 183
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3365 3986 4274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.14% 54.81% 58.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2858 3345 3794
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -33 36 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Lancashire +2 29 £33,500 +1.51% 3
Manchester -5 28 £35,968 +9.41% 5
Merseyside +9 10 £25,500 -25.54% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 207 (78.41%) .NET
2 178 (67.42%) C#
3 131 (49.62%) SQL
4 117 (44.32%) ASP.NET
5 98 (37.12%) SQL Server
6 83 (31.44%) VB.NET
7 82 (31.06%) Windows
8 81 (30.68%) HTML
9 65 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
10 59 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 53 (20.08%) Microsoft
12 52 (19.70%) XML
13 49 (18.56%) CSS
14 43 (16.29%) WinForms
14 43 (16.29%) MVC
15 41 (15.53%) Scrum
15 41 (15.53%) .NET Framework
16 40 (15.15%) VB6
16 40 (15.15%) Java
17 39 (14.77%) Finance
18 36 (13.64%) TDD
19 35 (13.26%) MS Excel
20 34 (12.88%) Internet
21 33 (12.50%) Computer Science
22 30 (11.36%) T-SQL
22 30 (11.36%) WPF
23 29 (10.98%) WCF
24 28 (10.61%) Spring.NET
24 28 (10.61%) Dependency Injection
24 28 (10.61%) Oracle

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (9.85%) IIS
2 20 (7.58%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.52%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.52%) OpenEdge
5 3 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.14%) Node.js
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) WordPress
6 2 (0.76%) CMS
6 2 (0.76%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.76%) Drupal
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 35 (13.26%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.47%) MS Office
3 9 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.52%) Exstream
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.03%) Office 365
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.88%) Internet
2 14 (5.30%) DHCP
2 14 (5.30%) Wireless
3 11 (4.17%) DNS
3 11 (4.17%) SAN
4 10 (3.79%) HTTP
5 9 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.65%) VPN
6 7 (2.65%) VoIP
6 7 (2.65%) Intranet
6 7 (2.65%) WAN
7 4 (1.52%) PSTN
7 4 (1.52%) MPLS
7 4 (1.52%) BGP
7 4 (1.52%) WLAN
7 4 (1.52%) ISDN
7 4 (1.52%) VPLS
8 3 (1.14%) IPsec
8 3 (1.14%) LAN
8 3 (1.14%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (37.12%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (6.44%) MySQL
4 16 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (5.68%) Crystal Reports
5 15 (5.68%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (3.79%) QlikView
8 9 (3.41%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 26 (9.85%) NUnit
1 26 (9.85%) MSTest
1 26 (9.85%) Moq
2 25 (9.47%) Rhino Mocks
3 10 (3.79%) LoadRunner
4 9 (3.41%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.14%) JIRA
6 3 (1.14%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.76%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (14.77%) Finance
2 23 (8.71%) Retail
3 21 (7.95%) Back Office
4 14 (5.30%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Law
7 3 (1.14%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 170 (64.39%) Developer
2 106 (40.15%) .NET Developer
3 38 (14.39%) Analyst
4 33 (12.50%) Junior
5 32 (12.12%) Junior Developer
6 31 (11.74%) Graduate
7 28 (10.61%) Junior .NET Developer
7 28 (10.61%) Graduate Developer
8 25 (9.47%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 24 (9.09%) Software Developer
10 18 (6.82%) Web Developer
10 18 (6.82%) C# Developer
11 17 (6.44%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (5.30%) VB.NET Developer
13 12 (4.55%) Programmer
14 10 (3.79%) Applications Developer
15 9 (3.41%) Senior Developer
15 9 (3.41%) Support Analyst
15 9 (3.41%) .NET Web Developer
16 8 (3.03%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (78.41%) .NET
2 117 (44.32%) ASP.NET
3 81 (30.68%) HTML
4 52 (19.70%) XML
5 49 (18.56%) CSS
6 43 (16.29%) WinForms
7 41 (15.53%) .NET Framework
8 30 (11.36%) WPF
9 29 (10.98%) WCF
10 28 (10.61%) Spring.NET
11 27 (10.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (9.47%) Castle Windsor
12 25 (9.47%) Ninject
12 25 (9.47%) Unity DI Container
13 21 (7.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 21 (7.95%) Web Services
14 20 (7.58%) XHTML
15 19 (7.20%) jQuery
16 18 (6.82%) HTML5
17 13 (4.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 26 (9.85%) Inversion of Control
2 26 (9.85%) Mobile App
3 22 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.55%) N-Tier
6 10 (3.79%) Mainframe
7 8 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.03%) NHS
8 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.76%) Social Media
9 2 (0.76%) PDA
9 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.38%) W3C
10 1 (0.38%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 82 (31.06%) Windows
2 25 (9.47%) Android
3 13 (4.92%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.17%) UNIX
5 6 (2.27%) Linux
5 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.29%) MVC
3 41 (15.53%) Scrum
4 36 (13.64%) TDD
5 28 (10.61%) Dependency Injection
6 26 (9.85%) Web Application Development
6 26 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (9.47%) MVVM
7 25 (9.47%) Kanban
8 20 (7.58%) Mentoring
9 15 (5.68%) Unit Testing
9 15 (5.68%) Web Development
9 15 (5.68%) CRM
9 15 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (4.92%) ERP
11 12 (4.55%) E-Commerce
12 11 (4.17%) OO
12 11 (4.17%) Test Scripting
12 11 (4.17%) Open Source
12 11 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 178 (67.42%) C#
2 131 (49.62%) SQL
3 83 (31.44%) VB.NET
4 59 (22.35%) JavaScript
5 40 (15.15%) Java
5 40 (15.15%) VB6
6 30 (11.36%) T-SQL
7 19 (7.20%) C++
8 18 (6.82%) VBScript
9 15 (5.68%) PHP
10 14 (5.30%) C
11 10 (3.79%) Ruby
11 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.03%) VBA
13 6 (2.27%) Python
14 4 (1.52%) Progress 4GL
15 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.38%) VC++
17 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (7.95%) Degree
2 9 (3.41%) ISEB
3 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.89%) CCNA
5 4 (1.52%) CCNP
6 3 (1.14%) MCSA
6 3 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.14%) MCITP
6 3 (1.14%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.76%) MCP
7 2 (0.76%) MCSD
7 2 (0.76%) MCSE
8 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.76%) QA
1 2 (0.76%) HL7
System Software
1 18 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.03%) XenApp
4 5 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.52%) XenServer
5 4 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (2.27%) SCCM
2 2 (0.76%) WSUS
3 1 (0.38%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.38%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 53 (20.08%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.61%) Oracle
3 19 (7.20%) HP
4 11 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.79%) Citrix
6 9 (3.41%) VMware
7 7 (2.65%) Cisco
8 4 (1.52%) Capita
8 4 (1.52%) Metastorm
9 3 (1.14%) SYSPRO
9 3 (1.14%) Sophos
9 3 (1.14%) SAP
10 2 (0.76%) Siemens
10 2 (0.76%) Facebook
10 2 (0.76%) Twitter
10 2 (0.76%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.76%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.76%) Trapeze
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + excellent bens package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Depending on Exp +Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Erin Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Salary: From £31,072 to £40,964 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £19000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum + bens + flexi-time
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago