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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 162 113 116
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +3
Permanent jobs citing VB 83 151 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.46% 2.19% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.89% 4.33% 3.74%
Number of salaries quoted 77 118 129
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £48,250 £45,000
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
2875 3487 3926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.47% 50.46% 59.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2459 3086 3430
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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
Manchester -1 36 £33,500 +3.07% 9
Cheshire -29 26 £28,500 -26.45% 8
Merseyside +2 13 £32,500 +41.30% 1
Lancashire +16 7 £31,500 +4.13% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 127 (70.56%) .NET
2 125 (69.44%) C#
3 111 (61.67%) SQL
4 92 (51.11%) SQL Server
5 59 (32.78%) Windows
6 56 (31.11%) VB.NET
7 54 (30.00%) MVC
8 52 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (26.67%) .NET Framework
10 45 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 44 (24.44%) VB6
12 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
13 39 (21.67%) T-SQL
13 39 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (20.00%) Scrum
15 33 (18.33%) Internet
16 32 (17.78%) Visual Studio
16 32 (17.78%) WinForms
17 31 (17.22%) MS Excel
17 31 (17.22%) Finance
18 30 (16.67%) WCF
19 27 (15.00%) HTML
20 26 (14.44%) WPF
20 26 (14.44%) Computer Science
21 25 (13.89%) Web Development
21 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
21 25 (13.89%) MVVM
22 24 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
22 24 (13.33%) Ninject
23 23 (12.78%) SharePoint

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 23 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.11%) IIS
3 9 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.11%) CMS
5 2 (1.11%) Node.js
6 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (17.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.00%) MS Office
3 4 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.33%) Internet
2 6 (3.33%) DHCP
2 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.78%) DDNS
3 5 (2.78%) IPsec
3 5 (2.78%) LAN
3 5 (2.78%) SAN
3 5 (2.78%) VPN
3 5 (2.78%) WAN
4 2 (1.11%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) Intranet
5 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 39 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.00%) MySQL
4 18 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (8.89%) Relational Database
6 14 (7.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (6.67%) MS Access
7 12 (6.67%) RDBMS
8 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (5.56%) QlikView
9 10 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (3.89%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (17.78%) Visual Studio
2 22 (12.22%) NUnit
3 21 (11.67%) Moq
3 21 (11.67%) MSTest
3 21 (11.67%) Rhino Mocks
4 16 (8.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.67%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.67%) JIRA
6 3 (1.67%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.56%) JUnit
General
1 31 (17.22%) Finance
2 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.22%) Back Office
4 6 (3.33%) Legal
5 5 (2.78%) Banking
5 5 (2.78%) Games
6 2 (1.11%) Advertising
6 2 (1.11%) Billing
6 2 (1.11%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (56.11%) Developer
2 74 (41.11%) .NET Developer
3 34 (18.89%) C# Developer
4 30 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 29 (16.11%) Junior
5 29 (16.11%) Junior Developer
6 28 (15.56%) Junior .NET Developer
7 27 (15.00%) Analyst
8 24 (13.33%) Graduate
8 24 (13.33%) SQL Developer
9 22 (12.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 22 (12.22%) Graduate Developer
10 20 (11.11%) Internet Developer
11 17 (9.44%) VB.NET Developer
12 14 (7.78%) VB Developer
13 11 (6.11%) Consultant
14 9 (5.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 7 (3.89%) Software Developer
15 7 (3.89%) Team Leader
15 7 (3.89%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (70.56%) .NET
2 48 (26.67%) .NET Framework
3 45 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 32 (17.78%) WinForms
5 30 (16.67%) WCF
6 27 (15.00%) HTML
7 26 (14.44%) WPF
8 25 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 24 (13.33%) Ninject
10 22 (12.22%) CSS
11 21 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 21 (11.67%) Castle Windsor
11 21 (11.67%) Spring.NET
11 21 (11.67%) Unity DI Container
12 16 (8.89%) Web Services
13 15 (8.33%) jQuery
14 11 (6.11%) XML
15 10 (5.56%) SOAP
16 9 (5.00%) XHTML
17 8 (4.44%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.44%) Computer Science
2 21 (11.67%) Inversion of Control
3 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.33%) User Experience
5 5 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.22%) Online Games
7 2 (1.11%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.56%) Robotics
8 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.78%) Windows
2 9 (5.00%) Linux
2 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.78%) Android
5 5 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
5 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.00%) MVC
2 52 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (20.00%) Scrum
4 25 (13.89%) MVVM
4 25 (13.89%) Web Development
5 24 (13.33%) Dependency Injection
6 23 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (12.22%) TDD
8 21 (11.67%) Kanban
8 21 (11.67%) Web Application Development
9 17 (9.44%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (9.44%) Project Management
10 15 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 15 (8.33%) OO
11 13 (7.22%) Software Testing
12 12 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (6.67%) Waterfall
13 11 (6.11%) Line Management
13 11 (6.11%) SDLC
14 9 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 125 (69.44%) C#
2 111 (61.67%) SQL
3 56 (31.11%) VB.NET
4 44 (24.44%) VB6
5 39 (21.67%) T-SQL
6 19 (10.56%) Java
7 13 (7.22%) PHP
7 13 (7.22%) VBScript
8 10 (5.56%) C++
8 10 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.44%) C
10 7 (3.89%) VBA
11 3 (1.67%) Delphi
11 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (12.78%) Degree
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.33%) MCSE
4 5 (2.78%) MCITP
4 5 (2.78%) MCSA
5 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) CCA
7 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.56%) HND
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 8 (4.44%) Perfmon
3 7 (3.89%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (2.78%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.89%) HP
3 15 (8.33%) VMware
4 6 (3.33%) 3PAR
4 6 (3.33%) Cisco
5 4 (2.22%) Dynatrace
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle
6 3 (1.67%) Blue Prism
6 3 (1.67%) Epicor
6 3 (1.67%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.67%) Sage
6 3 (1.67%) SYSPRO
6 3 (1.67%) Telerik
7 2 (1.11%) Citrix
7 2 (1.11%) Sophos
8 1 (0.56%) Avaya
8 1 (0.56%) Axway
8 1 (0.56%) EMC
8 1 (0.56%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.56%) McAfee
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