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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 135 80 110
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +30
Permanent jobs citing VB 141 205 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.90% 2.96% 2.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.61% 4.80% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 111 162 148
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £44,200
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
3908 4275 4241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.69% 61.82% 59.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3409 3736 3800
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014. 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 64 £40,000 - 9
Manchester -35 61 £32,500 -1.51% 19
Lancashire -23 12 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Merseyside +5 3 £22,500 -15.09% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

1 224 (73.68%) .NET
2 170 (55.92%) C#
2 170 (55.92%) SQL Server
3 164 (53.95%) SQL
4 134 (44.08%) ASP.NET
5 129 (42.43%) Windows
6 115 (37.83%) VB.NET
7 105 (34.54%) Finance
8 91 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
9 84 (27.63%) Microsoft
10 76 (25.00%) XML
10 76 (25.00%) VB6
11 71 (23.36%) .NET Framework
12 66 (21.71%) HTML
13 64 (21.05%) MVC
14 59 (19.41%) T-SQL
15 56 (18.42%) TDD
15 56 (18.42%) JavaScript
15 56 (18.42%) WCF
16 54 (17.76%) MS Excel
16 54 (17.76%) Scrum
17 46 (15.13%) Web Services
18 43 (14.14%) Web Application Development
19 41 (13.49%) Degree
19 41 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
19 41 (13.49%) WinForms
20 40 (13.16%) OO
21 38 (12.50%) NUnit
22 37 (12.17%) Rhino Mocks
22 37 (12.17%) Castle Windsor

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 21 (6.91%) IIS
2 16 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.61%) SAS
4 11 (3.62%) MODX
4 11 (3.62%) FileNet
5 9 (2.96%) JBoss
6 8 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.97%) CMS
8 6 (1.97%) Lync
9 5 (1.64%) Apache
10 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.99%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.66%) Documentum
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (17.76%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.22%) MS Office
3 6 (1.97%) SPSS
4 3 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.66%) MS Project
5 2 (0.66%) Revit
6 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) InDesign
6 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (3.62%) HFM
1 11 (3.62%) Oracle Financials
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.66%) Tridion
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.32%) SaaS
1 4 (1.32%) Office 365
2 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.84%) Internet
2 19 (6.25%) Wireless
3 15 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 13 (4.28%) SAN
5 9 (2.96%) VPN
6 8 (2.63%) Firewall
7 5 (1.64%) VLAN
7 5 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.64%) LDAP
7 5 (1.64%) DHCP
7 5 (1.64%) SSL
7 5 (1.64%) DNS
7 5 (1.64%) Intranet
8 4 (1.32%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.66%) HTTP
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (55.92%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (9.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (9.54%) Crystal Reports
5 26 (8.55%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.62%) Data Mining
8 9 (2.96%) MySQL
9 8 (2.63%) DTS
9 8 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (1.64%) BODI
11 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.32%) DB2
12 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
12 4 (1.32%) Big Data
12 4 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 38 (12.50%) NUnit
2 37 (12.17%) Rhino Mocks
3 35 (11.51%) Visual Studio
4 27 (8.88%) Moq
4 27 (8.88%) MSTest
5 14 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.63%) Subversion
6 8 (2.63%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.63%) Selenium
7 6 (1.97%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.33%) JIRA
9 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 105 (34.54%) Finance
2 28 (9.21%) Retail
3 17 (5.59%) Financial Institution
3 17 (5.59%) Banking
4 12 (3.95%) Advertising
5 10 (3.29%) Marketing
6 8 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.64%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) Law
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 186 (61.18%) Developer
2 111 (36.51%) .NET Developer
3 57 (18.75%) Analyst
4 36 (11.84%) VB.NET Developer
5 30 (9.87%) Graduate
6 28 (9.21%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (9.21%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 27 (8.88%) Junior Developer
7 27 (8.88%) Junior
8 26 (8.55%) Software Developer
8 26 (8.55%) Junior .NET Developer
9 24 (7.89%) Applications Developer
10 17 (5.59%) Consultant
11 16 (5.26%) Data Analyst
12 15 (4.93%) VB Developer
13 14 (4.61%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.95%) Test Analyst
15 11 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 11 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (3.62%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (73.68%) .NET
2 134 (44.08%) ASP.NET
3 76 (25.00%) XML
4 71 (23.36%) .NET Framework
5 66 (21.71%) HTML
6 56 (18.42%) WCF
7 46 (15.13%) Web Services
8 41 (13.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 41 (13.49%) WinForms
9 37 (12.17%) Castle Windsor
10 35 (11.51%) CSS
11 34 (11.18%) LINQ
12 32 (10.53%) WPF
13 26 (8.55%) Spring.NET
13 26 (8.55%) Unity DI Container
13 26 (8.55%) Ninject
14 24 (7.89%) SOAP
15 21 (6.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 17 (5.59%) .NET Remoting
17 14 (4.61%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.51%) Computer Science
2 31 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (8.55%) Management Information System
3 26 (8.55%) Inversion of Control
4 9 (2.96%) Clustering
5 7 (2.30%) PDA
6 6 (1.97%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.97%) FMCG
7 5 (1.64%) VLE
8 4 (1.32%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.99%) Life Science
9 3 (0.99%) Statistics
9 3 (0.99%) Tandem
9 3 (0.99%) NHS
10 2 (0.66%) GIS
10 2 (0.66%) LLPG
10 2 (0.66%) Online Games
10 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 129 (42.43%) Windows
2 21 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (6.25%) Linux
4 14 (4.61%) UNIX
5 12 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (3.95%) Windows 7
6 11 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.97%) Android
7 6 (1.97%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.66%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.93%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.05%) MVC
3 56 (18.42%) TDD
4 54 (17.76%) Scrum
5 43 (14.14%) Web Application Development
6 40 (13.16%) OO
7 34 (11.18%) Kanban
8 26 (8.55%) Dependency Injection
8 26 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (8.55%) MVVM
9 24 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.58%) Validation
11 17 (5.59%) Risk Management
11 17 (5.59%) Customer Engagement
11 17 (5.59%) Release Management
11 17 (5.59%) Web Development
12 16 (5.26%) Project Management
12 16 (5.26%) ITIL
13 15 (4.93%) ERP
14 14 (4.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (55.92%) C#
2 164 (53.95%) SQL
3 115 (37.83%) VB.NET
4 76 (25.00%) VB6
5 59 (19.41%) T-SQL
6 56 (18.42%) JavaScript
7 26 (8.55%) VBScript
8 25 (8.22%) PHP
8 25 (8.22%) Java
9 24 (7.89%) PowerShell
10 23 (7.57%) VBA
11 14 (4.61%) C++
12 11 (3.62%) Delphi
12 11 (3.62%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 10 (3.29%) XPath
14 8 (2.63%) C
15 7 (2.30%) Assembly Language
16 3 (0.99%) Embedded C++
17 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (13.49%) Degree
2 15 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.62%) MCITP
3 11 (3.62%) MCSE
4 9 (2.96%) ISTQB
5 5 (1.64%) MCTS
6 4 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.32%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.99%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.92%) SLA
2 9 (2.96%) QA
3 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (3.95%) VMware ESX
2 11 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.64%) XenApp
3 5 (1.64%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.62%) SCCM
3 4 (1.32%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.33%) Legato
Vendors
1 84 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.55%) Oracle
3 18 (5.92%) HP
4 14 (4.61%) VMware
5 13 (4.28%) IBM
6 12 (3.95%) EMC
7 11 (3.62%) Aquila
7 11 (3.62%) Remedy
8 7 (2.30%) Cisco
9 6 (1.97%) SYSPRO
10 5 (1.64%) DevExpress
10 5 (1.64%) Citrix
11 4 (1.32%) AppSense
11 4 (1.32%) Netezza
11 4 (1.32%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.32%) NETGEAR
12 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (0.66%) Autodesk
13 2 (0.66%) Dell
13 2 (0.66%) SAP
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