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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 120 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Permanent jobs citing VB 157 180 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.12% 2.66% 2.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.90% 4.49% 4.98%
Number of salaries quoted 115 155 193
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,000
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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
4030 4005 4339
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.52% 59.15% 59.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3383 3562 3890
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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
Cheshire +4 83 £31,250 -10.71% 9
Manchester -33 44 £32,500 -2.98% 7
Lancashire -15 22 £32,570 -1.30% 2
Merseyside +10 8 £30,000 -6.25% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 247 (73.95%) .NET
2 191 (57.19%) SQL
3 183 (54.79%) SQL Server
4 163 (48.80%) C#
5 136 (40.72%) VB.NET
6 124 (37.13%) ASP.NET
7 115 (34.43%) Microsoft
8 110 (32.93%) Windows
9 104 (31.14%) Finance
10 99 (29.64%) VB6
11 97 (29.04%) XML
12 86 (25.75%) MS Excel
13 83 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
14 82 (24.55%) T-SQL
15 65 (19.46%) MVC
16 61 (18.26%) TDD
16 61 (18.26%) .NET Framework
17 54 (16.17%) Scrum
18 52 (15.57%) HTML
18 52 (15.57%) WCF
19 51 (15.27%) Oracle
20 49 (14.67%) Degree
21 47 (14.07%) Release Management
22 45 (13.47%) Web Services
22 45 (13.47%) Management Information System
23 44 (13.17%) Computer Science
23 44 (13.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 43 (12.87%) JavaScript
25 42 (12.57%) WPF
26 39 (11.68%) LINQ

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 25 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.19%) FileNet
3 21 (6.29%) MODX
4 14 (4.19%) SAS
5 13 (3.89%) LiveLink
6 9 (2.69%) IIS
7 8 (2.40%) Lync
8 6 (1.80%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.50%) CMS
9 5 (1.50%) Apache
10 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 86 (25.75%) MS Excel
2 37 (11.08%) MS Office
3 17 (5.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.80%) SPSS
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project
5 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) InDesign
6 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 24 (7.19%) HFM
1 24 (7.19%) Oracle Financials
2 12 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.90%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.48%) Internet
2 14 (4.19%) Wireless
3 10 (2.99%) Firewall
4 6 (1.80%) DHCP
4 6 (1.80%) VPN
4 6 (1.80%) DNS
5 5 (1.50%) VLAN
5 5 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.50%) Intranet
5 5 (1.50%) SSL
5 5 (1.50%) LDAP
6 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.20%) SAN
7 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.30%) LAN
7 1 (0.30%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) FTP
7 1 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (54.79%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (11.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (10.78%) Relational Database
5 20 (5.99%) Crystal Reports
6 13 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.29%) Data Mining
7 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (3.29%) MySQL
8 9 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.40%) DTS
10 7 (2.10%) MS Access
11 6 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.20%) BODI
13 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.90%) Big Data
14 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 35 (10.48%) Rhino Mocks
1 35 (10.48%) NUnit
2 30 (8.98%) Visual Studio
3 26 (7.78%) Moq
3 26 (7.78%) MSTest
4 11 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.99%) Subversion
6 6 (1.80%) Selenium
6 6 (1.80%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.50%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 104 (31.14%) Finance
2 22 (6.59%) Retail
3 14 (4.19%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.89%) Banking
5 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.99%) Billing
5 10 (2.99%) Marketing
6 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.80%) Advertising
7 5 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.60%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 191 (57.19%) Developer
2 128 (38.32%) .NET Developer
3 87 (26.05%) Analyst
4 53 (15.87%) VB.NET Developer
5 30 (8.98%) Graduate
6 28 (8.38%) Junior
6 28 (8.38%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (8.38%) Junior Developer
6 28 (8.38%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 26 (7.78%) Junior .NET Developer
7 26 (7.78%) Software Developer
8 24 (7.19%) Technical Analyst
9 23 (6.89%) VB Developer
10 21 (6.29%) Applications Support
11 18 (5.39%) VB6 Developer
12 17 (5.09%) Consultant
13 16 (4.79%) Support Analyst
13 16 (4.79%) Data Analyst
14 14 (4.19%) Applications Support Analyst
14 14 (4.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (73.95%) .NET
2 124 (37.13%) ASP.NET
3 97 (29.04%) XML
4 61 (18.26%) .NET Framework
5 52 (15.57%) HTML
5 52 (15.57%) WCF
6 45 (13.47%) Web Services
7 42 (12.57%) WPF
8 39 (11.68%) LINQ
9 37 (11.08%) WinForms
10 35 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (10.48%) Castle Windsor
11 26 (7.78%) Spring.NET
11 26 (7.78%) Ninject
11 26 (7.78%) Unity DI Container
12 23 (6.89%) SOAP
13 22 (6.59%) CSS
13 22 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 22 (6.59%) Razor View Engine
14 18 (5.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.47%) Management Information System
2 44 (13.17%) Computer Science
3 33 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.78%) Inversion of Control
5 15 (4.49%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.80%) PDA
6 6 (1.80%) FMCG
7 5 (1.50%) VLE
8 4 (1.20%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.90%) Statistics
9 3 (0.90%) Clustering
9 3 (0.90%) Tandem
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) Online Games
11 1 (0.30%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (32.93%) Windows
2 26 (7.78%) UNIX
3 19 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (5.09%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (2.69%) Android
7 8 (2.40%) Linux
7 8 (2.40%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.50%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (24.85%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (19.46%) MVC
3 61 (18.26%) TDD
4 54 (16.17%) Scrum
5 47 (14.07%) Release Management
6 37 (11.08%) Project Management
6 37 (11.08%) Web Application Development
7 33 (9.88%) ITIL
8 32 (9.58%) Kanban
8 32 (9.58%) Validation
9 28 (8.38%) CRM
10 26 (7.78%) MVVM
10 26 (7.78%) Dependency Injection
10 26 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (7.49%) OO
11 25 (7.49%) Migration
12 24 (7.19%) ETL
13 23 (6.89%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (5.69%) Data Migration
15 16 (4.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 191 (57.19%) SQL
2 163 (48.80%) C#
3 136 (40.72%) VB.NET
4 99 (29.64%) VB6
5 82 (24.55%) T-SQL
6 43 (12.87%) JavaScript
7 32 (9.58%) PHP
8 25 (7.49%) Delphi
9 24 (7.19%) VBScript
9 24 (7.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 23 (6.89%) VBA
11 21 (6.29%) Java
12 19 (5.69%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.69%) XPath
14 4 (1.20%) Perl
15 3 (0.90%) Ruby
16 2 (0.60%) C++
16 2 (0.60%) C
16 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 49 (14.67%) Degree
2 9 (2.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.80%) ACCA
4 6 (1.80%) CIMA
5 3 (0.90%) MCTS
6 2 (0.60%) MCSE
6 2 (0.60%) MCITP
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) MCSD
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.09%) SLA
2 8 (2.40%) QA
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (2.99%) XenApp
2 9 (2.69%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (3.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.10%) SCCM
3 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.30%) Legato
Vendors
1 115 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 51 (15.27%) Oracle
3 26 (7.78%) IBM
4 24 (7.19%) Remedy
4 24 (7.19%) Aquila
5 17 (5.09%) HP
6 12 (3.59%) DevExpress
7 9 (2.69%) Citrix
8 8 (2.40%) JBoss
8 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.40%) AppSense
8 8 (2.40%) VMware
8 8 (2.40%) Fujitsu
8 8 (2.40%) SYSPRO
9 5 (1.50%) Cisco
10 4 (1.20%) Apple
11 3 (0.90%) Netezza
11 3 (0.90%) EMC
12 2 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.60%) SAP
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Salary: £15000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £33000 - £45000 per annum + D.O.E
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Runcorn
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Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + pension, bonus, healthcare
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