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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 139 96
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 181 125 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 1.81% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.31% 3.15% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 147 115 186
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £24,350 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
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
3409 3972 4357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.60% 57.40% 59.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2916 3407 3814
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +38 89 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Manchester +37 71 £32,500 -7.14% 7
Lancashire +13 12 £30,250 -13.57% 3
Merseyside -10 8 £23,000 -36.11% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 246 (79.10%) .NET
2 213 (68.49%) C#
3 161 (51.77%) SQL
4 152 (48.87%) SQL Server
5 146 (46.95%) Windows
6 141 (45.34%) ASP.NET
7 118 (37.94%) VB.NET
8 93 (29.90%) HTML
9 90 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
10 85 (27.33%) JavaScript
11 79 (25.40%) Microsoft
12 71 (22.83%) Finance
13 67 (21.54%) VB6
14 63 (20.26%) CSS
15 58 (18.65%) MVC
16 57 (18.33%) .NET Framework
17 52 (16.72%) XML
18 51 (16.40%) TDD
19 48 (15.43%) OO
20 47 (15.11%) WinForms
21 46 (14.79%) Scrum
22 44 (14.15%) Java
23 43 (13.83%) NUnit
24 41 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
25 39 (12.54%) MSTest
25 39 (12.54%) Moq
25 39 (12.54%) Web Application Development
26 38 (12.22%) MS Excel
27 36 (11.58%) Dependency Injection
27 36 (11.58%) Spring.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (9.32%) IIS
2 24 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.54%) Node.js
5 9 (2.89%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.96%) Lync
8 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.64%) MODX
9 2 (0.64%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.64%) Drupal
9 2 (0.64%) WordPress
9 2 (0.64%) Documentum
10 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) Exstream Dialogue
10 1 (0.32%) WinCC
Applications
1 38 (12.22%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.75%) MS Office
3 6 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.64%) Revit
5 2 (0.64%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.64%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.32%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Exstream
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.64%) Tridion
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.57%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.36%) Internet
2 25 (8.04%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.43%) SAN
4 18 (5.79%) Wireless
5 10 (3.22%) VPN
5 10 (3.22%) DHCP
6 9 (2.89%) VoIP
7 8 (2.57%) DNS
8 7 (2.25%) WAN
8 7 (2.25%) HTTP
8 7 (2.25%) Firewall
9 5 (1.61%) VPLS
9 5 (1.61%) PSTN
9 5 (1.61%) WLAN
9 5 (1.61%) ISDN
9 5 (1.61%) Intranet
9 5 (1.61%) MPLS
9 5 (1.61%) BGP
10 3 (0.96%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.64%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (48.87%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (7.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (7.07%) Crystal Reports
4 19 (6.11%) Relational Database
5 14 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (3.86%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.54%) RavenDB
8 11 (3.54%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.54%) MongoDB
8 11 (3.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.93%) MySQL
10 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.29%) VLDB
12 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.64%) DataEase
13 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (13.83%) NUnit
2 39 (12.54%) MSTest
2 39 (12.54%) Moq
3 29 (9.32%) Rhino Mocks
4 20 (6.43%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.25%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.29%) Selenium
6 4 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.64%) JIRA
7 2 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 71 (22.83%) Finance
2 27 (8.68%) Retail
3 18 (5.79%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.89%) Advertising
5 8 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.29%) Law
7 4 (1.29%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 204 (65.59%) Developer
2 123 (39.55%) .NET Developer
3 33 (10.61%) Junior
4 32 (10.29%) Junior Developer
5 28 (9.00%) C# Developer
5 28 (9.00%) Junior .NET Developer
6 26 (8.36%) Graduate Developer
6 26 (8.36%) Analyst
6 26 (8.36%) Graduate
7 25 (8.04%) Web Developer
7 25 (8.04%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 22 (7.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 19 (6.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (6.11%) Software Developer
10 17 (5.47%) Applications Developer
10 17 (5.47%) VB.NET Developer
11 16 (5.14%) Senior Developer
11 16 (5.14%) Applications Support
12 15 (4.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.50%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 246 (79.10%) .NET
2 141 (45.34%) ASP.NET
3 93 (29.90%) HTML
4 63 (20.26%) CSS
5 57 (18.33%) .NET Framework
6 52 (16.72%) XML
7 47 (15.11%) WinForms
8 41 (13.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (11.58%) Spring.NET
10 34 (10.93%) WCF
11 29 (9.32%) Castle Windsor
12 28 (9.00%) jQuery
13 27 (8.68%) WPF
14 25 (8.04%) Ninject
14 25 (8.04%) Unity DI Container
15 23 (7.40%) Web Services
16 16 (5.14%) DHTML
16 16 (5.14%) NHibernate
17 15 (4.82%) LINQ
18 14 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.61%) Computer Science
2 25 (8.04%) Inversion of Control
3 21 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.14%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.86%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.54%) N-Tier
7 10 (3.22%) Clustering
8 7 (2.25%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.61%) NHS
9 5 (1.61%) W3C
10 4 (1.29%) PDA
11 3 (0.96%) Life Science
12 2 (0.64%) Open Source
12 2 (0.64%) Social Media
12 2 (0.64%) GIS
12 2 (0.64%) LLPG
13 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
13 1 (0.32%) EFT
13 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.32%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 146 (46.95%) Windows
2 22 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (6.43%) Linux
4 18 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.82%) UNIX
6 14 (4.50%) Android
7 11 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.25%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.94%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (18.65%) MVC
3 51 (16.40%) TDD
4 48 (15.43%) OO
5 46 (14.79%) Scrum
6 39 (12.54%) Web Application Development
7 36 (11.58%) Dependency Injection
8 30 (9.65%) Software Engineering
9 29 (9.32%) Kanban
10 27 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (8.04%) Web Development
11 25 (8.04%) MVVM
12 24 (7.72%) OOD
13 22 (7.07%) ERP
14 16 (5.14%) Risk Management
14 16 (5.14%) Customer Engagement
15 15 (4.82%) OOP
16 12 (3.86%) UML
16 12 (3.86%) Test Scripting
17 11 (3.54%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 213 (68.49%) C#
2 161 (51.77%) SQL
3 118 (37.94%) VB.NET
4 85 (27.33%) JavaScript
5 67 (21.54%) VB6
6 44 (14.15%) Java
7 35 (11.25%) T-SQL
8 31 (9.97%) PowerShell
9 28 (9.00%) VBScript
9 28 (9.00%) C++
10 21 (6.75%) C
11 15 (4.82%) PHP
12 13 (4.18%) VBA
13 6 (1.93%) Assembly Language
14 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.96%) Python
15 3 (0.96%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.32%) Progress 4GL
16 1 (0.32%) VC++
16 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (9.32%) Degree
2 19 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.14%) MCITP
4 14 (4.50%) MCSE
5 9 (2.89%) ISEB
6 5 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.61%) CCNP
6 5 (1.61%) CCNA
7 3 (0.96%) MCSA
7 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.96%) MCTS
8 2 (0.64%) MCP
9 1 (0.32%) MCSD
9 1 (0.32%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.61%) QA
2 2 (0.64%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.18%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.57%) XenApp
5 4 (1.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (2.25%) SCCM
2 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.64%) WSUS
4 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 79 (25.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.29%) VMware
3 23 (7.40%) Oracle
4 15 (4.82%) HP
4 15 (4.82%) Cisco
5 13 (4.18%) EMC
6 9 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.89%) SYSPRO
7 8 (2.57%) Citrix
8 4 (1.29%) Sophos
9 3 (0.96%) NetApp
9 3 (0.96%) Siemens
9 3 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 3 (0.96%) NETGEAR
10 2 (0.64%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.64%) Facebook
10 2 (0.64%) Twitter
10 2 (0.64%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.64%) Autodesk
11 1 (0.32%) Progress
Preston, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Highly competitive + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
On the Beach
Salary: Competitive salary, 25 days’ holiday, Discounted Holidays, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
iKonnect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancashire
iKonnect
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Peninsula
Salary: £0.00 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £26,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago