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 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 155 144 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 81 111 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.45% 1.73% 2.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 3.31% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 75 93 145
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £34,426
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -2.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £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
3008 3352 3850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.02% 52.10% 54.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2602 2838 3257
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,346 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.36% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Manchester +5 29 £35,000 -3.33% 5
Lancashire +22 28 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Cheshire +17 24 £25,000 -16.66% 7
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 130 (73.86%) .NET
2 125 (71.02%) C#
3 101 (57.39%) SQL Server
4 88 (50.00%) SQL
5 71 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
6 68 (38.64%) Microsoft
7 62 (35.23%) VB.NET
8 55 (31.25%) ASP.NET
9 54 (30.68%) Windows
9 54 (30.68%) Scrum
10 44 (25.00%) MS Excel
11 43 (24.43%) VB6
12 36 (20.45%) .NET Framework
12 36 (20.45%) Finance
13 33 (18.75%) MVC
14 32 (18.18%) WinForms
14 32 (18.18%) T-SQL
15 31 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 31 (17.61%) TDD
16 30 (17.05%) Kanban
16 30 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
16 30 (17.05%) MVVM
17 29 (16.48%) Project Management
17 29 (16.48%) Computer Science
17 29 (16.48%) NUnit
18 28 (15.91%) WCF
18 28 (15.91%) WPF
18 28 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (15.91%) Spring.NET

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 (11.93%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 44 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.52%) MS Office
3 4 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.25%) Office 365
3 2 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.23%) Internet
2 5 (2.84%) SAN
3 4 (2.27%) DDNS
3 4 (2.27%) DHCP
3 4 (2.27%) IPsec
3 4 (2.27%) LAN
3 4 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.27%) VPN
3 4 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (0.57%) DMZ
4 1 (0.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (57.39%) SQL Server
2 31 (17.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (11.36%) MS Access
5 16 (9.09%) NoSQL
6 13 (7.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (7.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (6.82%) Relational Database
7 12 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (5.68%) RDBMS
9 10 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (3.98%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.98%) QlikView
11 5 (2.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (2.84%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.14%) MySQL
12 2 (1.14%) SAP BI
13 1 (0.57%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 29 (16.48%) NUnit
2 28 (15.91%) Moq
2 28 (15.91%) MSTest
2 28 (15.91%) Rhino Mocks
3 19 (10.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (8.52%) Visual Studio
5 13 (7.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.84%) MSI
6 5 (2.84%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (1.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.57%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.57%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.57%) JIRA
8 1 (0.57%) JUnit
8 1 (0.57%) MorphX
8 1 (0.57%) Subversion
8 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (20.45%) Finance
2 20 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.25%) Marketing
4 7 (3.98%) Advertising
5 6 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.84%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.84%) Banking
6 5 (2.84%) Billing
6 5 (2.84%) Retail
7 4 (2.27%) Back Office
7 4 (2.27%) Legal
7 4 (2.27%) Local Government
8 3 (1.70%) Music Industry
9 2 (1.14%) Electronics
10 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 115 (65.34%) Developer
2 76 (43.18%) .NET Developer
3 30 (17.05%) C# Developer
4 26 (14.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (13.07%) Junior
5 23 (13.07%) Junior .NET Developer
5 23 (13.07%) Junior Developer
6 22 (12.50%) Analyst
7 19 (10.80%) Graduate
7 19 (10.80%) Graduate Developer
8 18 (10.23%) .NET Software Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Internet Developer
9 13 (7.39%) VB.NET Developer
10 12 (6.82%) .NET Web Developer
10 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (6.82%) Development Team Leader
10 12 (6.82%) Senior Developer
10 12 (6.82%) SQL Developer
10 12 (6.82%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (73.86%) .NET
2 55 (31.25%) ASP.NET
3 36 (20.45%) .NET Framework
4 32 (18.18%) WinForms
5 28 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (15.91%) Castle Windsor
5 28 (15.91%) Ninject
5 28 (15.91%) Spring.NET
5 28 (15.91%) Unity DI Container
5 28 (15.91%) WCF
5 28 (15.91%) WPF
6 21 (11.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 21 (11.93%) CSS
7 15 (8.52%) HTML
8 12 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (6.25%) jQuery
10 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (5.11%) Web Services
11 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 7 (3.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Computer Science
2 28 (15.91%) Inversion of Control
3 14 (7.95%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.55%) iPad
6 6 (3.41%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.84%) Life Science
7 5 (2.84%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.27%) Data Extraction
8 4 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
8 4 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 54 (30.68%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (5.11%) Windows 7
4 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.84%) Windows 2000
5 5 (2.84%) Windows NT
5 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (30.68%) Scrum
3 33 (18.75%) MVC
4 31 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (17.61%) TDD
5 30 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (17.05%) Kanban
5 30 (17.05%) MVVM
6 29 (16.48%) Project Management
7 28 (15.91%) Dependency Injection
8 23 (13.07%) Web Application Development
9 20 (11.36%) Web Development
10 17 (9.66%) SDLC
10 17 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.95%) OO
13 13 (7.39%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.25%) Line Management
15 9 (5.11%) Feature Driven Development
15 9 (5.11%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 125 (71.02%) C#
2 88 (50.00%) SQL
3 62 (35.23%) VB.NET
4 43 (24.43%) VB6
5 32 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 27 (15.34%) JavaScript
7 19 (10.80%) VBScript
8 17 (9.66%) VBA
9 11 (6.25%) C
10 7 (3.98%) Java
11 6 (3.41%) C++
11 6 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.70%) Ruby
12 3 (1.70%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.57%) Delphi
14 1 (0.57%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.57%) RPG
14 1 (0.57%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (9.66%) Degree
2 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.84%) MCSA
3 5 (2.84%) MCSE
4 4 (2.27%) MCITP
4 4 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.57%) ISEB
7 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (7.95%) Active Directory
1 14 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (2.84%) XenApp
3 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.84%) AppDNA
1 5 (2.84%) SCCM
2 4 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.57%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.57%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 68 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.95%) VMware
3 8 (4.55%) Cisco
4 6 (3.41%) Citrix
5 5 (2.84%) AppSense
5 5 (2.84%) BMC
5 5 (2.84%) HP
6 4 (2.27%) 3PAR
6 4 (2.27%) Blue Prism
6 4 (2.27%) Intel Security
6 4 (2.27%) Sophos
6 4 (2.27%) Veeam
7 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.14%) SAP
7 2 (1.14%) Tableau
8 1 (0.57%) Google
8 1 (0.57%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle
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