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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 142 113 112
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Permanent jobs citing VB 86 139 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.57% 2.28% 2.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.97% 4.30% 4.14%
Number of salaries quoted 76 117 134
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
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
2892 3235 3836
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.93% 52.97% 55.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2486 2713 3267
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Cheshire -7 37 £25,000 -30.55% 3
Lancashire +22 26 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Manchester -29 20 £35,000 -1.40% 5
Merseyside +9 1 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 (74.58%) C#
1 132 (74.58%) .NET
2 103 (58.19%) SQL Server
3 101 (57.06%) SQL
4 68 (38.42%) Microsoft
5 65 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (32.20%) VB.NET
7 52 (29.38%) Windows
8 51 (28.81%) ASP.NET
9 48 (27.12%) Scrum
10 45 (25.42%) VB6
11 44 (24.86%) MS Excel
12 40 (22.60%) .NET Framework
13 39 (22.03%) T-SQL
14 35 (19.77%) MVC
15 33 (18.64%) Finance
16 31 (17.51%) WinForms
16 31 (17.51%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (16.38%) Project Management
19 28 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (14.69%) WCF
21 25 (14.12%) Computer Science
21 25 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (14.12%) TDD
21 25 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
22 24 (13.56%) MVVM
22 24 (13.56%) Kanban
23 23 (12.99%) Telecoms
23 23 (12.99%) NUnit

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 21 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.39%) IIS
4 5 (2.82%) Node.js
5 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (24.86%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.60%) MS Office
3 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.17%) Internet
2 7 (3.95%) SAN
3 6 (3.39%) DDNS
3 6 (3.39%) DHCP
3 6 (3.39%) IPsec
3 6 (3.39%) LAN
3 6 (3.39%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.39%) VPN
3 6 (3.39%) WAN
4 1 (0.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (58.19%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.17%) MS Access
4 18 (10.17%) NoSQL
4 18 (10.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (7.91%) Relational Database
6 12 (6.78%) RDBMS
6 12 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (5.08%) QlikView
8 9 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (2.82%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.82%) MySQL
12 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.13%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 23 (12.99%) NUnit
2 22 (12.43%) Moq
2 22 (12.43%) MSTest
2 22 (12.43%) Rhino Mocks
2 22 (12.43%) Visual Studio
3 19 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (9.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (2.26%) MSI
5 4 (2.26%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.13%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.56%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.56%) JUnit
8 1 (0.56%) MorphX
8 1 (0.56%) Subversion
8 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (18.64%) Finance
2 23 (12.99%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.21%) Back Office
4 7 (3.95%) Legal
5 6 (3.39%) Marketing
6 5 (2.82%) Advertising
6 5 (2.82%) Billing
6 5 (2.82%) Games
6 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.26%) Aerospace
7 4 (2.26%) Banking
7 4 (2.26%) Retail
8 3 (1.69%) Local Government
8 3 (1.69%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 111 (62.71%) Developer
2 73 (41.24%) .NET Developer
3 32 (18.08%) C# Developer
4 28 (15.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (13.56%) Analyst
5 24 (13.56%) Junior
5 24 (13.56%) Junior .NET Developer
5 24 (13.56%) Junior Developer
6 18 (10.17%) Graduate
6 18 (10.17%) Graduate Developer
7 17 (9.60%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 17 (9.60%) Internet Developer
7 17 (9.60%) VB.NET Developer
8 15 (8.47%) SQL Developer
9 13 (7.34%) Development Team Leader
9 13 (7.34%) Team Leader
10 12 (6.78%) .NET Software Developer
11 11 (6.21%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.08%) Senior Developer
12 9 (5.08%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (74.58%) .NET
2 51 (28.81%) ASP.NET
3 40 (22.60%) .NET Framework
4 31 (17.51%) WinForms
5 26 (14.69%) WCF
6 25 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (12.43%) Castle Windsor
7 22 (12.43%) Ninject
7 22 (12.43%) Spring.NET
7 22 (12.43%) Unity DI Container
7 22 (12.43%) WPF
8 20 (11.30%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 16 (9.04%) CSS
10 10 (5.65%) HTML
10 10 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (5.08%) jQuery
11 9 (5.08%) Web Services
11 9 (5.08%) XML
12 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.12%) Computer Science
2 22 (12.43%) Inversion of Control
3 13 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.95%) iPad
6 6 (3.39%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.39%) HP StoreVirtual
6 6 (3.39%) RSA SecurID
7 5 (2.82%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.26%) Life Science
8 4 (2.26%) Online Games
9 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.69%) Data Extraction
10 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.56%) Clustering
11 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 52 (29.38%) Windows
2 13 (7.34%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.26%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.26%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.26%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.26%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.69%) Android
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (27.12%) Scrum
3 35 (19.77%) MVC
4 31 (17.51%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (16.38%) Project Management
6 25 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (14.12%) TDD
7 24 (13.56%) Kanban
7 24 (13.56%) MVVM
8 22 (12.43%) Dependency Injection
8 22 (12.43%) Web Application Development
9 17 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (9.60%) Web Development
10 15 (8.47%) OO
11 14 (7.91%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.91%) SDLC
12 13 (7.34%) Unit Testing
13 12 (6.78%) Line Management
14 9 (5.08%) High Availability
14 9 (5.08%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 132 (74.58%) C#
2 101 (57.06%) SQL
3 57 (32.20%) VB.NET
4 45 (25.42%) VB6
5 39 (22.03%) T-SQL
6 22 (12.43%) VBScript
7 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
8 15 (8.47%) VBA
9 13 (7.34%) C
9 13 (7.34%) Java
10 10 (5.65%) C++
11 6 (3.39%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.69%) Ruby
13 2 (1.13%) PHP
14 1 (0.56%) Delphi
14 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.56%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.56%) RPG
14 1 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 18 (10.17%) Degree
2 13 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.95%) MCSA
3 7 (3.95%) MCSE
4 6 (3.39%) MCITP
5 3 (1.69%) ISEB
5 3 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.13%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.73%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (8.47%) Active Directory
1 15 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.26%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (2.26%) AppDNA
2 4 (2.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.56%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.56%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 68 (38.42%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.47%) VMware
3 10 (5.65%) Cisco
4 7 (3.95%) HP
5 6 (3.39%) 3PAR
6 5 (2.82%) Citrix
7 4 (2.26%) AppSense
7 4 (2.26%) Blue Prism
7 4 (2.26%) BMC
7 4 (2.26%) Intel Security
7 4 (2.26%) Sophos
7 4 (2.26%) Veeam
8 2 (1.13%) SAP
8 2 (1.13%) Tableau
9 1 (0.56%) Google
9 1 (0.56%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Estio Technology Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
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Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + strong benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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