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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North West
Rank 170 151 133
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Permanent jobs citing VB 80 83 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.35% 1.49% 1.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.30% 3.03% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 68 78 100
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £24,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £53,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -

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
3473 2739 3416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 58.44% 49.32% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3019 2347 3020
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -29 44 £38,750 -10.91% 8
Cheshire +1 14 £32,500 +14.03%
Lancashire 0 12 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Merseyside -8 10 £47,500 +46.15% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 121 (68.75%) .NET
2 109 (61.93%) C#
3 89 (50.57%) SQL Server
4 82 (46.59%) Windows
5 79 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (41.48%) VB.NET
7 66 (37.50%) SQL
8 58 (32.95%) Scrum
9 57 (32.39%) TDD
10 56 (31.82%) ASP.NET
11 55 (31.25%) WinForms
12 50 (28.41%) NUnit
12 50 (28.41%) WPF
12 50 (28.41%) Kanban
12 50 (28.41%) Moq
13 49 (27.84%) Dependency Injection
13 49 (27.84%) Inversion of Control
13 49 (27.84%) MSTest
13 49 (27.84%) MVVM
13 49 (27.84%) Rhino Mocks
13 49 (27.84%) Spring.NET
13 49 (27.84%) Castle Windsor
13 49 (27.84%) Ninject
13 49 (27.84%) Unity DI Container
13 49 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (26.70%) Microsoft
15 43 (24.43%) HTML
16 37 (21.02%) SQL Server 2014
17 34 (19.32%) Degree
18 33 (18.75%) VB6

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 (6.82%) IIS
2 11 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (11.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.27%) G Suite
2 3 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) Internet
2 14 (7.95%) DHCP
2 14 (7.95%) VPN
3 12 (6.82%) LAN
3 12 (6.82%) SAN
3 12 (6.82%) WAN
4 10 (5.68%) DDNS
4 10 (5.68%) IPsec
4 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.84%) Broadband
5 5 (2.84%) SNMP
6 4 (2.27%) 802.11
6 4 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (1.14%) NAS
7 2 (1.14%) Network Security
7 2 (1.14%) Skype
7 2 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (50.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (21.02%) SQL Server 2014
3 17 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (6.25%) MySQL
5 11 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.11%) MS Access
8 7 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.70%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.57%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.57%) QlikView
12 1 (0.57%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 50 (28.41%) Moq
1 50 (28.41%) NUnit
2 49 (27.84%) MSTest
2 49 (27.84%) Rhino Mocks
3 20 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 14 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.14%) MorphX
7 1 (0.57%) Subversion
7 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (15.91%) Marketing
2 18 (10.23%) Finance
3 10 (5.68%) Legal
4 9 (5.11%) Electronics
5 8 (4.55%) Advertising
5 8 (4.55%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.98%) Law
7 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.70%) Back Office
9 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 115 (65.34%) Developer
2 80 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 37 (21.02%) .NET Software Developer
4 27 (15.34%) Graduate
5 26 (14.77%) Analyst
6 22 (12.50%) Graduate Developer
6 22 (12.50%) Junior
7 20 (11.36%) Junior Developer
8 18 (10.23%) C# Developer
8 18 (10.23%) Software Developer
9 17 (9.66%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 17 (9.66%) Internet Developer
9 17 (9.66%) Junior .NET Developer
10 16 (9.09%) SQL Developer
11 15 (8.52%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.25%) Server Engineer
12 11 (6.25%) Software Engineer
13 10 (5.68%) C# Software Developer
13 10 (5.68%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (68.75%) .NET
2 56 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 55 (31.25%) WinForms
4 50 (28.41%) WPF
5 49 (27.84%) Castle Windsor
5 49 (27.84%) Ninject
5 49 (27.84%) Spring.NET
5 49 (27.84%) Unity DI Container
6 43 (24.43%) HTML
7 28 (15.91%) ASP.NET MVC
8 27 (15.34%) WCF
9 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 21 (11.93%) .NET Framework
10 21 (11.93%) CSS
11 17 (9.66%) XML
12 15 (8.52%) RESTful
13 14 (7.95%) Web Services
14 10 (5.68%) jQuery
15 9 (5.11%) Ajax
15 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 49 (27.84%) Inversion of Control
2 27 (15.34%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.68%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (5.68%) RSA SecurID
5 8 (4.55%) AS400
5 8 (4.55%) iPad
5 8 (4.55%) iSeries
5 8 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.98%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.84%) Tandem
8 4 (2.27%) e-Health
9 3 (1.70%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (46.59%) Windows
2 11 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (4.55%) Linux
5 5 (2.84%) Unix
5 5 (2.84%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.84%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.84%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.27%) Android
6 4 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (44.89%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.95%) Scrum
3 57 (32.39%) TDD
4 50 (28.41%) Kanban
5 49 (27.84%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (27.84%) Dependency Injection
5 49 (27.84%) MVVM
6 33 (18.75%) MVC
7 22 (12.50%) Web Application Development
8 19 (10.80%) Software Engineering
9 15 (8.52%) Web Development
10 12 (6.82%) SDLC
11 10 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (5.68%) High Availability
12 8 (4.55%) ETL
12 8 (4.55%) Feasibility Study
12 8 (4.55%) Mobile Development
12 8 (4.55%) Validation
13 6 (3.41%) Case Management
13 6 (3.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 109 (61.93%) C#
2 73 (41.48%) VB.NET
3 66 (37.50%) SQL
4 33 (18.75%) VB6
5 31 (17.61%) JavaScript
6 19 (10.80%) VBScript
7 14 (7.95%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.25%) C
8 11 (6.25%) PHP
9 9 (5.11%) C++
9 9 (5.11%) Embedded C
10 8 (4.55%) VBA
11 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
12 6 (3.41%) IronPython
12 6 (3.41%) Python
13 5 (2.84%) Embedded C++
14 3 (1.70%) Java
15 2 (1.14%) Delphi
15 2 (1.14%) X++
16 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (19.32%) Degree
2 21 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.82%) MCSE
4 10 (5.68%) MCITP
4 10 (5.68%) MCSA
5 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.84%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.27%) CCNA
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) QA
2 8 (4.55%) HL7
3 5 (2.84%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.11%) Firmware
5 5 (2.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) ServiceCenter
2 5 (2.84%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (2.84%) Nagios
2 5 (2.84%) OpenView
2 5 (2.84%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (2.27%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.27%) SCCM
4 2 (1.14%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.14%) SCOM
4 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (26.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.80%) HP
3 15 (8.52%) VMware
4 10 (5.68%) 3PAR
4 10 (5.68%) Cisco
5 7 (3.98%) Oracle
6 5 (2.84%) BMC
6 5 (2.84%) Compuware
6 5 (2.84%) IBM
7 4 (2.27%) CA
7 4 (2.27%) Dynatrace
7 4 (2.27%) Google
7 4 (2.27%) Nimsoft
8 2 (1.14%) Dell
8 2 (1.14%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.57%) Epicor
9 1 (0.57%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.57%) Lotus
9 1 (0.57%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.57%) SAP
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