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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 147 110 133
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +23
Permanent jobs citing VB 86 166 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 2.56% 2.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 4.90% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 76 140 130
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
2926 3389 3982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.58% 52.18% 56.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2496 2864 3414
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 30 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(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 -15 40 £40,000 +8.10% 5
Lancashire +17 21 £31,500 -4.54% 2
Manchester -42 20 £33,750 +3.84% 6
Merseyside +13 3 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Cumbria - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 124 (72.94%) .NET
2 122 (71.76%) C#
3 103 (60.59%) SQL
4 100 (58.82%) SQL Server
5 68 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 61 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (30.00%) Windows
8 50 (29.41%) VB.NET
9 46 (27.06%) Scrum
10 45 (26.47%) ASP.NET
10 45 (26.47%) MS Excel
10 45 (26.47%) VB6
11 43 (25.29%) .NET Framework
11 43 (25.29%) T-SQL
11 43 (25.29%) MVC
12 31 (18.24%) Project Management
13 29 (17.06%) Finance
13 29 (17.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 28 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (15.88%) Visual Studio
15 27 (15.88%) Telecoms
15 27 (15.88%) WinForms
16 26 (15.29%) WCF
17 25 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
18 24 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 23 (13.53%) Computer Science
20 21 (12.35%) Degree
20 21 (12.35%) Web Development
20 21 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
20 21 (12.35%) TDD

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 20 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.47%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.53%) IIS
4 4 (2.35%) Node.js
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 45 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.24%) MS Office
3 3 (1.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.59%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.47%) Office 365
3 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.18%) Internet
2 7 (4.12%) SAN
3 6 (3.53%) DDNS
3 6 (3.53%) DHCP
3 6 (3.53%) IPsec
3 6 (3.53%) LAN
3 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.53%) VPN
3 6 (3.53%) WAN
4 1 (0.59%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 29 (17.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (14.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.59%) NoSQL
5 17 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (9.41%) MS Access
7 11 (6.47%) MySQL
7 11 (6.47%) RDBMS
7 11 (6.47%) Relational Database
7 11 (6.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (5.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (4.71%) QlikView
10 7 (4.12%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.94%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 27 (15.88%) Visual Studio
2 20 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 19 (11.18%) NUnit
3 19 (11.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (10.59%) Moq
4 18 (10.59%) MSTest
4 18 (10.59%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (1.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.18%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.18%) JIRA
6 2 (1.18%) MSI
6 2 (1.18%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.59%) JUnit
7 1 (0.59%) MorphX
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (17.06%) Finance
2 27 (15.88%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.47%) Back Office
4 6 (3.53%) Legal
5 5 (2.94%) Billing
5 5 (2.94%) Games
6 4 (2.35%) Advertising
6 4 (2.35%) Banking
7 3 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.76%) Music Industry
8 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.18%) Local Government
8 2 (1.18%) Marketing
8 2 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 104 (61.18%) Developer
2 70 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 30 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 28 (16.47%) Junior
4 28 (16.47%) Junior .NET Developer
4 28 (16.47%) Junior Developer
5 26 (15.29%) C# .NET Developer
6 19 (11.18%) Analyst
6 19 (11.18%) Graduate
7 18 (10.59%) Graduate Developer
8 17 (10.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 17 (10.00%) Internet Developer
8 17 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
9 12 (7.06%) SQL Developer
10 10 (5.88%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.88%) VB Developer
11 9 (5.29%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 9 (5.29%) Development Team Leader
11 9 (5.29%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (72.94%) .NET
2 45 (26.47%) ASP.NET
3 43 (25.29%) .NET Framework
4 27 (15.88%) WinForms
5 26 (15.29%) WCF
6 25 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 19 (11.18%) WPF
9 18 (10.59%) Castle Windsor
9 18 (10.59%) Ninject
9 18 (10.59%) Spring.NET
9 18 (10.59%) Unity DI Container
10 15 (8.82%) CSS
11 12 (7.06%) jQuery
12 11 (6.47%) XML
13 10 (5.88%) HTML
13 10 (5.88%) Web Services
14 9 (5.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (3.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.53%) Computer Science
2 18 (10.59%) Inversion of Control
3 11 (6.47%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.53%) HP StoreVirtual
5 6 (3.53%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.94%) iPad
6 5 (2.94%) Smart Meter
7 4 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.35%) Online Games
8 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
9 2 (1.18%) Life Science
10 1 (0.59%) Clustering
10 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.59%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.00%) Windows
2 13 (7.65%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.53%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.35%) Linux
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.35%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.76%) Android
7 3 (1.76%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.18%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.18%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (27.06%) Scrum
3 43 (25.29%) MVC
4 31 (18.24%) Project Management
5 28 (16.47%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (12.35%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (12.35%) TDD
6 21 (12.35%) Web Application Development
6 21 (12.35%) Web Development
7 20 (11.76%) Kanban
7 20 (11.76%) OO
8 19 (11.18%) MVVM
9 18 (10.59%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 16 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (8.82%) Line Management
12 14 (8.24%) Software Testing
13 13 (7.65%) OOP
14 11 (6.47%) SDLC
15 9 (5.29%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 122 (71.76%) C#
2 103 (60.59%) SQL
3 50 (29.41%) VB.NET
4 45 (26.47%) VB6
5 43 (25.29%) T-SQL
6 19 (11.18%) VBScript
7 15 (8.82%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.24%) Java
9 12 (7.06%) C
10 11 (6.47%) C++
11 8 (4.71%) VBA
12 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.76%) Ruby
14 1 (0.59%) Delphi
14 1 (0.59%) PHP
14 1 (0.59%) RPG
14 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (12.35%) Degree
2 12 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.12%) MCSA
3 7 (4.12%) MCSE
4 6 (3.53%) MCITP
5 3 (1.76%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.18%) XenApp
5 1 (0.59%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.53%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (2.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 3 (1.76%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (1.18%) AppDNA
4 2 (1.18%) SCCM
5 1 (0.59%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.59%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 68 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.41%) VMware
3 10 (5.88%) Cisco
3 10 (5.88%) HP
4 6 (3.53%) 3PAR
5 4 (2.35%) Blue Prism
5 4 (2.35%) Intel Security
5 4 (2.35%) Sophos
5 4 (2.35%) Veeam
6 3 (1.76%) Citrix
7 2 (1.18%) AppSense
7 2 (1.18%) BMC
7 2 (1.18%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.18%) Epicor
7 2 (1.18%) NetSuite
7 2 (1.18%) Sage
7 2 (1.18%) SYSPRO
8 1 (0.59%) Avaya
8 1 (0.59%) Google
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Pension, 33 days paid holiday, Free Breakfast
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing Solutions .
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Wallasey, Merseyside
The Thomas Higgins Partnership
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum negotiable, dependent on experience.
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago