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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 152 115 84
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -31
Permanent jobs citing VB 106 161 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.58% 2.19% 2.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.11% 4.02% 4.68%
Number of salaries quoted 88 118 165
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -5.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £41,000
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
3404 4008 4015
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.62% 54.61% 58.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2920 3335 3576
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -30 39 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Lancashire +11 32 £33,500 +1.51% 2
Manchester -12 29 £37,500 +11.11% 6
Merseyside +4 6 £24,500 -18.33% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 186 (78.48%) .NET
2 157 (66.24%) C#
3 116 (48.95%) SQL
4 100 (42.19%) ASP.NET
5 83 (35.02%) SQL Server
6 76 (32.07%) HTML
7 74 (31.22%) VB.NET
8 67 (28.27%) Windows
9 58 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (19.41%) MVC
10 46 (19.41%) JavaScript
11 45 (18.99%) CSS
11 45 (18.99%) Microsoft
12 43 (18.14%) XML
13 41 (17.30%) .NET Framework
14 39 (16.46%) Internet
15 38 (16.03%) Java
16 37 (15.61%) WinForms
16 37 (15.61%) Scrum
17 35 (14.77%) Finance
18 33 (13.92%) TDD
18 33 (13.92%) VB6
19 30 (12.66%) T-SQL
20 29 (12.24%) Computer Science
20 29 (12.24%) WCF
20 29 (12.24%) WPF
20 29 (12.24%) Oracle
20 29 (12.24%) IIS
21 27 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 27 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 29 (12.24%) IIS
2 24 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.69%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.27%) OpenEdge
6 2 (0.84%) CMS
6 2 (0.84%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.84%) Drupal
6 2 (0.84%) WordPress
6 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 26 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 19 (8.02%) MS Office
3 9 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Exstream
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.42%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.11%) Office 365
2 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (16.46%) Internet
2 12 (5.06%) Wireless
3 10 (4.22%) DHCP
3 10 (4.22%) HTTP
4 8 (3.38%) SAN
5 7 (2.95%) DNS
6 5 (2.11%) Intranet
6 5 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.69%) VPN
7 4 (1.69%) WAN
8 3 (1.27%) DDNS
8 3 (1.27%) LAN
8 3 (1.27%) IPsec
9 2 (0.84%) VoIP
10 1 (0.42%) WLAN
10 1 (0.42%) PSTN
10 1 (0.42%) MPLS
10 1 (0.42%) BGP
10 1 (0.42%) ISDN
10 1 (0.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (35.02%) SQL Server
2 27 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (7.59%) Relational Database
4 17 (7.17%) MySQL
5 16 (6.75%) Crystal Reports
6 15 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (4.22%) QlikView
8 10 (4.22%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (4.22%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.95%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.69%) Pentaho
11 3 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.84%) MS Access
13 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (10.13%) NUnit
1 24 (10.13%) MSTest
1 24 (10.13%) Rhino Mocks
1 24 (10.13%) Moq
2 12 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 10 (4.22%) LoadRunner
4 9 (3.80%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.27%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.27%) JIRA
7 2 (0.84%) ReSharper
7 2 (0.84%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (14.77%) Finance
2 19 (8.02%) Retail
3 18 (7.59%) Back Office
4 12 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.38%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.69%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Law
9 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 144 (60.76%) Developer
2 94 (39.66%) .NET Developer
3 33 (13.92%) Analyst
4 31 (13.08%) Graduate
4 31 (13.08%) Junior
5 30 (12.66%) Junior Developer
6 27 (11.39%) Graduate Developer
7 26 (10.97%) Junior .NET Developer
8 24 (10.13%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 21 (8.86%) Software Developer
10 17 (7.17%) C# Developer
11 16 (6.75%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (5.91%) Web Developer
13 13 (5.49%) Programmer
14 12 (5.06%) VB.NET Developer
15 9 (3.80%) Consultant
15 9 (3.80%) Applications Developer
16 8 (3.38%) Test Manager
16 8 (3.38%) Migration Consultant
16 8 (3.38%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (78.48%) .NET
2 100 (42.19%) ASP.NET
3 76 (32.07%) HTML
4 45 (18.99%) CSS
5 43 (18.14%) XML
6 41 (17.30%) .NET Framework
7 37 (15.61%) WinForms
8 29 (12.24%) WCF
8 29 (12.24%) WPF
9 27 (11.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (10.97%) Ninject
11 25 (10.55%) XHTML
12 24 (10.13%) Spring.NET
12 24 (10.13%) Unity DI Container
12 24 (10.13%) Castle Windsor
13 22 (9.28%) Web Services
14 18 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (6.75%) HTML5
16 14 (5.91%) jQuery
17 12 (5.06%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.24%) Computer Science
2 25 (10.55%) Inversion of Control
3 23 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (9.28%) Mobile App
5 10 (4.22%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (4.22%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.95%) N-Tier
7 7 (2.95%) NHS
8 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.84%) Social Media
9 1 (0.42%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.42%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 67 (28.27%) Windows
2 19 (8.02%) Android
3 13 (5.49%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.22%) UNIX
5 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (19.41%) MVC
3 37 (15.61%) Scrum
4 33 (13.92%) TDD
5 26 (10.97%) Dependency Injection
6 25 (10.55%) Web Application Development
6 25 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (10.13%) MVVM
7 24 (10.13%) Kanban
8 17 (7.17%) Mentoring
9 16 (6.75%) Web Development
9 16 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (5.91%) ITIL
10 14 (5.91%) Migration
11 13 (5.49%) CRM
11 13 (5.49%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.49%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.64%) Logistics
12 11 (4.64%) Test Scripting
12 11 (4.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 157 (66.24%) C#
2 116 (48.95%) SQL
3 74 (31.22%) VB.NET
4 46 (19.41%) JavaScript
5 38 (16.03%) Java
6 33 (13.92%) VB6
7 30 (12.66%) T-SQL
8 19 (8.02%) VBScript
8 19 (8.02%) PHP
9 18 (7.59%) C++
10 13 (5.49%) C
11 10 (4.22%) Ruby
12 8 (3.38%) VBA
13 5 (2.11%) Python
13 5 (2.11%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.27%) Progress 4GL
14 3 (1.27%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.42%) VC++
16 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (8.02%) Degree
2 9 (3.80%) ISEB
3 8 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.27%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.84%) MCITP
6 2 (0.84%) CCNA
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.84%) MCSE
6 2 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.42%) CCNP
7 1 (0.42%) MCP
7 1 (0.42%) MCSD
7 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.95%) XenApp
3 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.69%) XenServer
4 4 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.84%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.11%) SCCM
2 1 (0.42%) HP NNM
2 1 (0.42%) WSUS
2 1 (0.42%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.24%) Oracle
3 18 (7.59%) HP
4 9 (3.80%) Citrix
5 7 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.11%) VMware
7 4 (1.69%) Cisco
7 4 (1.69%) Metastorm
8 3 (1.27%) Capita
8 3 (1.27%) SAP
9 2 (0.84%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.84%) Trapeze
9 2 (0.84%) Sophos
9 2 (0.84%) Telerik
9 2 (0.84%) Facebook
9 2 (0.84%) Twitter
10 1 (0.42%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.42%) SYSPRO
10 1 (0.42%) Infor
10 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Altrincham
Recruitx
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £17000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus!
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Salary: From £25,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + bonus + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Optionis
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Wallasey, Merseyside
The Thomas Higgins Partnership
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + excellent benefits package
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Depending on Exp +Bonus
Posted: 20 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago