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 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 178 161 144
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Permanent jobs citing VB 86 85 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.39% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.32% 2.74% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 78 81 98
Median salary £40,000 £31,000 £33,070
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
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
3702 3103 3858
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 57.79% 50.80% 52.32%
Number of salaries quoted 3214 2658 3373
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +8 33 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Manchester -15 32 £40,000 +5.96% 4
Lancashire -5 16 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Merseyside -12 4 £42,750 +15.77% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 119 (70.83%) .NET
2 111 (66.07%) C#
3 81 (48.21%) Windows
4 79 (47.02%) SQL Server
5 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (42.26%) VB.NET
7 67 (39.88%) SQL
8 61 (36.31%) Scrum
9 58 (34.52%) ASP.NET
10 55 (32.74%) WinForms
11 54 (32.14%) TDD
12 52 (30.95%) NUnit
12 52 (30.95%) WPF
12 52 (30.95%) Kanban
12 52 (30.95%) Moq
13 51 (30.36%) MVVM
13 51 (30.36%) Rhino Mocks
13 51 (30.36%) Dependency Injection
13 51 (30.36%) Inversion of Control
13 51 (30.36%) MSTest
13 51 (30.36%) Spring.NET
13 51 (30.36%) Castle Windsor
13 51 (30.36%) Ninject
13 51 (30.36%) Unity DI Container
13 51 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (27.38%) Microsoft
15 39 (23.21%) HTML
16 37 (22.02%) JavaScript
17 35 (20.83%) WCF
18 33 (19.64%) Computer Science

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 12 (7.14%) IIS
2 11 (6.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.98%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) G Suite
2 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.29%) Internet
2 14 (8.33%) DHCP
2 14 (8.33%) VPN
3 12 (7.14%) LAN
3 12 (7.14%) SAN
3 12 (7.14%) WAN
4 10 (5.95%) DDNS
4 10 (5.95%) IPsec
4 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.98%) SNMP
6 4 (2.38%) 802.11
6 4 (2.38%) DNS
7 2 (1.19%) NAS
7 2 (1.19%) Network Security
7 2 (1.19%) Skype
7 2 (1.19%) VoIP
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (47.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (16.07%) SQL Server 2014
3 21 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 12 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (6.55%) MS Access
6 11 (6.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (3.57%) MySQL
8 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.98%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.60%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.60%) QlikView
11 1 (0.60%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 52 (30.95%) Moq
1 52 (30.95%) NUnit
2 51 (30.36%) MSTest
2 51 (30.36%) Rhino Mocks
3 13 (7.74%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.19%) MorphX
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (16.07%) Marketing
2 22 (13.10%) Finance
3 9 (5.36%) Advertising
4 8 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 7 (4.17%) Legal
6 4 (2.38%) Electronics
6 4 (2.38%) Law
7 3 (1.79%) Back Office
8 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 112 (66.67%) Developer
2 82 (48.81%) .NET Developer
3 37 (22.02%) .NET Software Developer
4 28 (16.67%) Junior
5 27 (16.07%) Analyst
5 27 (16.07%) Graduate
5 27 (16.07%) Graduate Developer
6 26 (15.48%) Junior Developer
7 25 (14.88%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 24 (14.29%) Internet Developer
8 24 (14.29%) Junior .NET Developer
9 16 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (9.52%) C# Developer
10 15 (8.93%) SQL Developer
11 14 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (8.33%) Software Developer
12 11 (6.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.55%) Server Engineer
13 10 (5.95%) Server Analyst
14 9 (5.36%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (70.83%) .NET
2 58 (34.52%) ASP.NET
3 55 (32.74%) WinForms
4 52 (30.95%) WPF
5 51 (30.36%) Castle Windsor
5 51 (30.36%) Ninject
5 51 (30.36%) Spring.NET
5 51 (30.36%) Unity DI Container
6 39 (23.21%) HTML
7 35 (20.83%) WCF
8 32 (19.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (17.26%) .NET Framework
10 27 (16.07%) CSS
11 24 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 18 (10.71%) XML
13 16 (9.52%) Web Services
14 13 (7.74%) jQuery
15 9 (5.36%) HTML5
15 9 (5.36%) RESTful
16 8 (4.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.36%) Inversion of Control
2 33 (19.64%) Computer Science
3 15 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.95%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (5.95%) RSA SecurID
5 9 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.17%) AS400
6 7 (4.17%) iSeries
6 7 (4.17%) Mainframe
7 6 (3.57%) iPad
8 4 (2.38%) e-Health
9 3 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (48.21%) Windows
2 11 (6.55%) Windows Server
2 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.98%) Linux
4 5 (2.98%) Unix
4 5 (2.98%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.98%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.98%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.38%) Android
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.31%) Scrum
3 54 (32.14%) TDD
4 52 (30.95%) Kanban
5 51 (30.36%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (30.36%) Dependency Injection
5 51 (30.36%) MVVM
6 33 (19.64%) MVC
7 24 (14.29%) Web Application Development
8 17 (10.12%) Web Development
9 16 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.74%) SDLC
11 10 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.95%) ETL
11 10 (5.95%) High Availability
12 7 (4.17%) ERP
12 7 (4.17%) Mobile Development
12 7 (4.17%) Unit Testing
13 6 (3.57%) Data Analysis
13 6 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 111 (66.07%) C#
2 71 (42.26%) VB.NET
3 67 (39.88%) SQL
4 37 (22.02%) JavaScript
5 30 (17.86%) VB6
6 19 (11.31%) T-SQL
7 18 (10.71%) VBScript
8 10 (5.95%) VBA
9 7 (4.17%) C
9 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.57%) C++
10 6 (3.57%) IronPython
10 6 (3.57%) PHP
10 6 (3.57%) Python
11 4 (2.38%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.79%) Java
13 2 (1.19%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.19%) X++
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.67%) Degree
2 24 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.14%) MCSE
4 10 (5.95%) MCITP
4 10 (5.95%) MCSA
5 5 (2.98%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.98%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.38%) CCNA
6 4 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.76%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) HL7
3 5 (2.98%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.74%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.98%) vSphere
5 4 (2.38%) Firmware
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.95%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (2.98%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (2.98%) Nagios
2 5 (2.98%) OpenView
2 5 (2.98%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (2.38%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.38%) SCCM
4 2 (1.19%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.19%) SCOM
4 2 (1.19%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 46 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.31%) HP
3 15 (8.93%) VMware
4 10 (5.95%) 3PAR
4 10 (5.95%) Cisco
5 7 (4.17%) Oracle
6 5 (2.98%) BMC
6 5 (2.98%) Compuware
6 5 (2.98%) IBM
7 4 (2.38%) CA
7 4 (2.38%) Dynatrace
7 4 (2.38%) Google
7 4 (2.38%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.19%) Dell
8 2 (1.19%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.19%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.60%) Epicor
9 1 (0.60%) Lotus
9 1 (0.60%) SAP
9 1 (0.60%) Veeam
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