The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 104 82 59
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -23
Permanent jobs citing VB 164 223 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.35% 3.02% 4.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 5.11% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 131 188 275
Average salary £35,000 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3823 4365 4432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.81% 59.19% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3205 3878 4052
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VB
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +18 83 £30,000 -7.69% 8
Manchester -57 36 £36,661 +7.82% 11
Lancashire -7 23 £36,000 +10.76% 4
Merseyside -12 10 £38,500 +22.22% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 242 (78.32%) .NET
2 193 (62.46%) SQL
3 174 (56.31%) C#
4 156 (50.49%) SQL Server
5 134 (43.37%) VB.NET
6 124 (40.13%) Microsoft
7 122 (39.48%) ASP.NET
8 104 (33.66%) XML
9 89 (28.80%) VB6
10 86 (27.83%) Windows
11 80 (25.89%) T-SQL
12 70 (22.65%) MS Excel
13 67 (21.68%) Finance
14 65 (21.04%) TDD
15 64 (20.71%) MVC
16 60 (19.42%) Oracle
17 58 (18.77%) HTML
18 53 (17.15%) Computer Science
18 53 (17.15%) WPF
19 50 (16.18%) Degree
20 48 (15.53%) .NET Framework
21 47 (15.21%) Release Management
21 47 (15.21%) Project Management
22 46 (14.89%) JavaScript
23 44 (14.24%) Scrum
24 40 (12.94%) Management Information System
24 40 (12.94%) Web Services
24 40 (12.94%) Web Application Development
25 39 (12.62%) WCF
25 39 (12.62%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 26 (8.41%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.77%) FileNet
3 22 (7.12%) MODX
4 13 (4.21%) LiveLink
5 10 (3.24%) IIS
6 7 (2.27%) Lync
7 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.94%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.62%) Apache
9 3 (0.97%) CMS
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
10 2 (0.65%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 70 (22.65%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.62%) MS Office
3 26 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.97%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.32%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (7.77%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (7.77%) HFM
2 13 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.32%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.03%) Internet
2 17 (5.50%) Firewall
3 10 (3.24%) DHCP
3 10 (3.24%) DNS
4 7 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.94%) LAN
5 6 (1.94%) WAN
6 5 (1.62%) LDAP
6 5 (1.62%) SSL
6 5 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.62%) VLAN
6 5 (1.62%) Intranet
7 3 (0.97%) SAN
8 1 (0.32%) HTTP
8 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (50.49%) SQL Server
2 39 (12.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (11.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (10.68%) Relational Database
5 19 (6.15%) MySQL
6 15 (4.85%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.62%) MS Access
10 5 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.29%) DTS
12 3 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 34 (11.00%) NUnit
1 34 (11.00%) Rhino Mocks
2 28 (9.06%) Moq
2 28 (9.06%) MSTest
3 24 (7.77%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.29%) Subversion
6 3 (0.97%) Selenium
6 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
General
1 67 (21.68%) Finance
2 11 (3.56%) Billing
3 8 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.59%) Marketing
4 7 (2.27%) Retail
5 5 (1.62%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Law
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (60.19%) Developer
2 137 (44.34%) .NET Developer
3 67 (21.68%) Analyst
4 44 (14.24%) VB.NET Developer
5 30 (9.71%) Graduate
6 28 (9.06%) Junior
6 28 (9.06%) Junior Developer
6 28 (9.06%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (9.06%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 25 (8.09%) Junior .NET Developer
8 24 (7.77%) VB6 Developer
8 24 (7.77%) Technical Analyst
8 24 (7.77%) VB Developer
9 21 (6.80%) Applications Support
10 18 (5.83%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.53%) Applications Support Analyst
11 14 (4.53%) SQL Developer
12 13 (4.21%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.56%) Architect
13 11 (3.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 242 (78.32%) .NET
2 122 (39.48%) ASP.NET
3 104 (33.66%) XML
4 58 (18.77%) HTML
5 53 (17.15%) WPF
6 48 (15.53%) .NET Framework
7 40 (12.94%) Web Services
8 39 (12.62%) WCF
9 35 (11.33%) WinForms
10 34 (11.00%) LINQ
10 34 (11.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (11.00%) Castle Windsor
11 28 (9.06%) Ninject
11 28 (9.06%) Razor View Engine
11 28 (9.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 28 (9.06%) Unity DI Container
11 28 (9.06%) Spring.NET
12 26 (8.41%) CSS
13 13 (4.21%) jQuery
14 11 (3.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.15%) Computer Science
2 40 (12.94%) Management Information System
3 28 (9.06%) Inversion of Control
4 24 (7.77%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.94%) Tandem
6 5 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.62%) VLE
7 4 (1.29%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.97%) Clustering
9 2 (0.65%) Statistics
10 1 (0.32%) Online Games
10 1 (0.32%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.32%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.32%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 86 (27.83%) Windows
2 24 (7.77%) UNIX
3 18 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (5.83%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.56%) Windows 8
4 11 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (3.24%) Android
6 9 (2.91%) Linux
7 7 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.65%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.04%) TDD
2 64 (20.71%) MVC
3 47 (15.21%) Project Management
3 47 (15.21%) Release Management
4 44 (14.24%) Scrum
5 40 (12.94%) Web Application Development
6 39 (12.62%) Migration
6 39 (12.62%) CRM
7 31 (10.03%) Kanban
8 28 (9.06%) Dependency Injection
8 28 (9.06%) MVVM
8 28 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (8.74%) ITIL
10 26 (8.41%) ETL
10 26 (8.41%) Data Migration
11 24 (7.77%) Validation
12 16 (5.18%) OOP
12 16 (5.18%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (4.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 193 (62.46%) SQL
2 174 (56.31%) C#
3 134 (43.37%) VB.NET
4 89 (28.80%) VB6
5 80 (25.89%) T-SQL
6 46 (14.89%) JavaScript
7 32 (10.36%) PHP
8 25 (8.09%) Delphi
9 24 (7.77%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 18 (5.83%) VBScript
10 18 (5.83%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.56%) VBA
12 5 (1.62%) Perl
13 4 (1.29%) Java
14 3 (0.97%) C++
14 3 (0.97%) Ruby
14 3 (0.97%) C
15 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (16.18%) Degree
2 7 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.94%) ACCA
3 6 (1.94%) CIMA
4 4 (1.29%) ISEB
4 4 (1.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) MCTS
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.29%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.91%) XenApp
3 5 (1.62%) XenServer
3 5 (1.62%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.62%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.27%) SCCM
3 6 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.32%) Legato
5 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 124 (40.13%) Microsoft
2 60 (19.42%) Oracle
3 25 (8.09%) IBM
4 24 (7.77%) Remedy
4 24 (7.77%) Aquila
5 15 (4.85%) VMware
5 15 (4.85%) HP
6 14 (4.53%) DevExpress
7 10 (3.24%) Apple
8 7 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.27%) Cisco
9 6 (1.94%) Symantec
9 6 (1.94%) SYSPRO
10 5 (1.62%) Kaspersky
10 5 (1.62%) Citrix
11 4 (1.29%) AppSense
11 4 (1.29%) Fujitsu
12 2 (0.65%) Telerik
12 2 (0.65%) Ektron
12 2 (0.65%) Dell
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