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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 156 154 122
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -32
Permanent jobs citing VB 87 108 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 1.64% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.75% 3.17% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 83 91 124
Median salary £35,000 £33,000 £33,246
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,600
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.33%
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
3159 3407 3860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 53.92% 51.79% 54.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2736 2885 3242
Median salary £40,000 £38,424 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 39 £36,250 +1.44% 3
Cheshire +26 27 £25,000 -9.09% 5
Lancashire +12 21 £40,000 +19.40%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VB.

1 132 (76.30%) .NET
2 122 (70.52%) C#
3 95 (54.91%) SQL Server
4 78 (45.09%) SQL
5 76 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (38.73%) Microsoft
7 64 (36.99%) VB.NET
8 60 (34.68%) ASP.NET
8 60 (34.68%) Scrum
9 59 (34.10%) Windows
10 38 (21.97%) MS Excel
10 38 (21.97%) TDD
10 38 (21.97%) .NET Framework
10 38 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (21.39%) Kanban
11 37 (21.39%) MVVM
12 36 (20.81%) NUnit
12 36 (20.81%) MVC
12 36 (20.81%) WinForms
13 35 (20.23%) Spring.NET
13 35 (20.23%) WPF
13 35 (20.23%) Rhino Mocks
13 35 (20.23%) Moq
13 35 (20.23%) Dependency Injection
13 35 (20.23%) Inversion of Control
13 35 (20.23%) MSTest
13 35 (20.23%) Castle Windsor
13 35 (20.23%) Ninject
13 35 (20.23%) Unity DI Container
14 32 (18.50%) Finance

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.16%) IIS
4 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.58%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (21.97%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.51%) MS Office
3 4 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.20%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.14%) Internet
2 3 (1.73%) SAN
3 2 (1.16%) DDNS
3 2 (1.16%) DHCP
3 2 (1.16%) IPsec
3 2 (1.16%) LAN
3 2 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.16%) VPN
3 2 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (0.58%) DMZ
4 1 (0.58%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (54.91%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (9.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (8.09%) MS Access
5 14 (8.09%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.78%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.62%) RDBMS
9 7 (4.05%) MongoDB
10 6 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (2.31%) MySQL
12 4 (2.31%) QlikView
13 2 (1.16%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.16%) SAP BI
14 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (20.81%) NUnit
2 35 (20.23%) Moq
2 35 (20.23%) MSTest
2 35 (20.23%) Rhino Mocks
3 17 (9.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (9.83%) Visual Studio
4 12 (6.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (2.89%) MSI
5 5 (2.89%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.58%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.58%) JUnit
7 1 (0.58%) MorphX
7 1 (0.58%) Subversion
7 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 18 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.67%) Marketing
4 7 (4.05%) Advertising
5 6 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.89%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.89%) Banking
6 5 (2.89%) Billing
6 5 (2.89%) Retail
7 4 (2.31%) Electronics
7 4 (2.31%) Local Government
8 3 (1.73%) Legal
8 3 (1.73%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 113 (65.32%) Developer
2 81 (46.82%) .NET Developer
3 26 (15.03%) Junior
3 26 (15.03%) Junior .NET Developer
3 26 (15.03%) Junior Developer
4 25 (14.45%) C# Developer
5 24 (13.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (13.29%) Graduate
6 23 (13.29%) Graduate Developer
7 22 (12.72%) .NET Software Developer
7 22 (12.72%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 21 (12.14%) Analyst
8 21 (12.14%) Internet Developer
9 14 (8.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 13 (7.51%) Senior Developer
11 12 (6.94%) Report Analyst
11 12 (6.94%) Software Developer
11 12 (6.94%) SQL Developer
11 12 (6.94%) Team Leader
11 12 (6.94%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (76.30%) .NET
2 60 (34.68%) ASP.NET
3 38 (21.97%) .NET Framework
4 36 (20.81%) WinForms
5 35 (20.23%) Castle Windsor
5 35 (20.23%) Ninject
5 35 (20.23%) Spring.NET
5 35 (20.23%) Unity DI Container
5 35 (20.23%) WPF
6 31 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 31 (17.92%) WCF
7 24 (13.87%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 23 (13.29%) CSS
9 19 (10.98%) HTML
10 12 (6.94%) jQuery
10 12 (6.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (6.36%) Web Services
12 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (4.62%) XML
14 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.23%) Inversion of Control
2 31 (17.92%) Computer Science
3 12 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 9 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.62%) iPad
6 5 (2.89%) Life Science
6 5 (2.89%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.31%) Data Extraction
7 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.16%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.58%) Clustering
10 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.10%) Windows
2 10 (5.78%) Windows 7
2 10 (5.78%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.89%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.89%) Windows 8
5 5 (2.89%) Windows NT
5 5 (2.89%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.93%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (34.68%) Scrum
3 38 (21.97%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (21.97%) TDD
4 37 (21.39%) Kanban
4 37 (21.39%) MVVM
5 36 (20.81%) MVC
6 35 (20.23%) Dependency Injection
7 26 (15.03%) Web Application Development
8 25 (14.45%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (12.14%) Project Management
9 21 (12.14%) Web Development
10 17 (9.83%) SDLC
11 15 (8.67%) Unit Testing
12 14 (8.09%) OO
13 13 (7.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.36%) OOP
15 9 (5.20%) Line Management
15 9 (5.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 122 (70.52%) C#
2 78 (45.09%) SQL
3 64 (36.99%) VB.NET
4 30 (17.34%) JavaScript
5 29 (16.76%) VB6
6 25 (14.45%) T-SQL
7 16 (9.25%) VBA
8 14 (8.09%) VBScript
9 13 (7.51%) C
10 9 (5.20%) C++
11 7 (4.05%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.89%) Java
13 4 (2.31%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.31%) PHP
14 3 (1.73%) Ruby
14 3 (1.73%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.58%) IronPython
15 1 (0.58%) Python
15 1 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (9.25%) Degree
2 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.73%) MCSA
4 3 (1.73%) MCSE
4 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.16%) MCITP
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.09%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (7.51%) Active Directory
1 13 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.89%) XenApp
3 4 (2.31%) Firmware
4 2 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) AppDNA
1 5 (2.89%) SCCM
2 2 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.58%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 67 (38.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.51%) VMware
3 6 (3.47%) Cisco
3 6 (3.47%) Citrix
4 5 (2.89%) AppSense
4 5 (2.89%) BMC
4 5 (2.89%) Veeam
5 4 (2.31%) Intel Security
5 4 (2.31%) Sophos
6 3 (1.73%) HP
7 2 (1.16%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.16%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.16%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.16%) SAP
7 2 (1.16%) Tableau
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago