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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 124 111 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -30
Permanent jobs citing VB 127 162 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.10% 2.39% 3.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.98% 4.32% 5.44%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 189
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +2.85%
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
3192 3752 4304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.88% 55.43% 60.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2684 3194 3782
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -6 68 £35,000 +16.66% 9
Manchester +13 40 £40,000 +6.66% 9
Lancashire -18 12 £35,000 -2.77% 4
Merseyside -1 5 £30,000 -16.66% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 245 (81.40%) .NET
2 214 (71.10%) C#
3 149 (49.50%) SQL
4 134 (44.52%) ASP.NET
5 132 (43.85%) SQL Server
6 122 (40.53%) VB.NET
6 122 (40.53%) Windows
7 93 (30.90%) HTML
8 88 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (26.58%) JavaScript
10 63 (20.93%) CSS
11 61 (20.27%) Microsoft
12 60 (19.93%) VB6
13 54 (17.94%) XML
14 52 (17.28%) TDD
14 52 (17.28%) MVC
14 52 (17.28%) Finance
15 50 (16.61%) Scrum
16 49 (16.28%) WinForms
17 47 (15.61%) Java
18 45 (14.95%) .NET Framework
19 37 (12.29%) NUnit
19 37 (12.29%) MS Excel
20 36 (11.96%) Spring.NET
20 36 (11.96%) Dependency Injection
20 36 (11.96%) MSTest
20 36 (11.96%) Moq
21 33 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 33 (10.96%) Computer Science
22 32 (10.63%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 19 (6.31%) IIS
2 18 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.65%) Node.js
5 6 (1.99%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.33%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.00%) CMS
8 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.66%) Drupal
8 2 (0.66%) WordPress
8 2 (0.66%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.66%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.33%) Exstream Dialogue
9 1 (0.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 37 (12.29%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.31%) MS Office
3 6 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.33%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.66%) Exstream
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.33%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.30%) Internet
2 17 (5.65%) Wireless
3 14 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.65%) SAN
4 13 (4.32%) DHCP
5 10 (3.32%) DNS
5 10 (3.32%) HTTP
6 9 (2.99%) VoIP
7 8 (2.66%) VPN
7 8 (2.66%) WAN
8 6 (1.99%) Intranet
9 5 (1.66%) BGP
9 5 (1.66%) MPLS
9 5 (1.66%) PSTN
9 5 (1.66%) WLAN
9 5 (1.66%) ISDN
9 5 (1.66%) Firewall
9 5 (1.66%) VPLS
10 3 (1.00%) DDNS
10 3 (1.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (43.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 18 (5.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.32%) RDBMS
3 16 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.98%) Crystal Reports
5 13 (4.32%) SQL Server 2000
5 13 (4.32%) MySQL
5 13 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (3.99%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.65%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.65%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.65%) RavenDB
8 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.33%) QlikView
8 4 (1.33%) VLDB
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 37 (12.29%) NUnit
2 36 (11.96%) MSTest
2 36 (11.96%) Moq
3 26 (8.64%) Rhino Mocks
4 10 (3.32%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.32%) LoadRunner
5 9 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.33%) JIRA
7 3 (1.00%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.66%) Selenium
8 2 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 52 (17.28%) Finance
2 29 (9.63%) Retail
3 22 (7.31%) Back Office
4 20 (6.64%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Law
6 4 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 203 (67.44%) Developer
2 126 (41.86%) .NET Developer
3 33 (10.96%) Junior
4 32 (10.63%) Junior Developer
5 30 (9.97%) Analyst
6 28 (9.30%) Junior .NET Developer
6 28 (9.30%) Web Developer
6 28 (9.30%) Graduate
7 26 (8.64%) Graduate Developer
7 26 (8.64%) C# Developer
8 25 (8.31%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 22 (7.31%) C# .NET Developer
10 21 (6.98%) Software Developer
11 18 (5.98%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (5.32%) VB.NET Developer
13 13 (4.32%) Applications Developer
13 13 (4.32%) C# Web Developer
14 12 (3.99%) .NET Web Developer
14 12 (3.99%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (81.40%) .NET
2 134 (44.52%) ASP.NET
3 93 (30.90%) HTML
4 63 (20.93%) CSS
5 54 (17.94%) XML
6 49 (16.28%) WinForms
7 45 (14.95%) .NET Framework
8 36 (11.96%) Spring.NET
9 33 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (9.63%) WCF
11 28 (9.30%) WPF
11 28 (9.30%) jQuery
12 26 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 26 (8.64%) Castle Windsor
13 25 (8.31%) Ninject
13 25 (8.31%) Unity DI Container
14 20 (6.64%) XHTML
15 17 (5.65%) HTML5
15 17 (5.65%) Web Services
16 14 (4.65%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.96%) Computer Science
2 26 (8.64%) Inversion of Control
3 20 (6.64%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (6.64%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.32%) N-Tier
5 15 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.32%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.66%) NHS
8 5 (1.66%) W3C
8 5 (1.66%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.33%) Clustering
10 3 (1.00%) PDA
11 2 (0.66%) Social Media
12 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 122 (40.53%) Windows
2 23 (7.64%) Android
3 17 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (5.65%) UNIX
4 13 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.99%) Linux
7 7 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (17.28%) TDD
2 52 (17.28%) MVC
3 50 (16.61%) Scrum
4 36 (11.96%) Dependency Injection
5 32 (10.63%) OO
6 31 (10.30%) Web Application Development
7 27 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (8.64%) Kanban
9 25 (8.31%) MVVM
10 22 (7.31%) Software Engineering
11 20 (6.64%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.31%) Web Development
13 17 (5.65%) ERP
14 16 (5.32%) OOD
15 15 (4.98%) Test Scripting
15 15 (4.98%) Customer Engagement
15 15 (4.98%) Risk Management
15 15 (4.98%) CRM
15 15 (4.98%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 214 (71.10%) C#
2 149 (49.50%) SQL
3 122 (40.53%) VB.NET
4 80 (26.58%) JavaScript
5 60 (19.93%) VB6
6 47 (15.61%) Java
7 30 (9.97%) T-SQL
8 23 (7.64%) C++
9 22 (7.31%) VBScript
10 21 (6.98%) PowerShell
11 20 (6.64%) C
12 11 (3.65%) PHP
13 10 (3.32%) Ruby
14 9 (2.99%) VBA
15 6 (1.99%) Python
16 5 (1.66%) Shell Script
17 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.66%) Progress 4GL
19 1 (0.33%) VC++
19 1 (0.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 21 (6.98%) Degree
2 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (2.66%) ISEB
4 7 (2.33%) MCITP
5 5 (1.66%) CCNP
5 5 (1.66%) CCNA
5 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.66%) MCSE
6 3 (1.00%) MCSA
7 2 (0.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) MCP
7 2 (0.66%) MCSD
8 1 (0.33%) HND
8 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.33%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.32%) XenApp
4 8 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.66%) XenServer
7 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.66%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.66%) SCCM
2 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.66%) WSUS
4 1 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 61 (20.27%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.63%) Oracle
3 22 (7.31%) VMware
4 17 (5.65%) HP
5 12 (3.99%) Citrix
6 11 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (3.65%) Cisco
7 5 (1.66%) SYSPRO
8 4 (1.33%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.33%) EMC
9 3 (1.00%) Sophos
9 3 (1.00%) NetApp
9 3 (1.00%) Siemens
9 3 (1.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.66%) Facebook
10 2 (0.66%) Twitter
10 2 (0.66%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.66%) Trapeze
10 2 (0.66%) Capita
10 2 (0.66%) SAP
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