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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 108 81 59
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -22
Permanent jobs citing VB 155 210 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.18% 2.87% 4.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.98% 4.90% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 125 182 266
Average salary £33,373 £33,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.36% +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 £44,000
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
3897 4286 4499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.76% 58.65% 60.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3277 3810 4095
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 24 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 24 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 +11 77 £30,000 -7.69% 9
Manchester -46 36 £33,246 -5.01% 9
Lancashire -8 22 £35,000 +18.64% 5
Merseyside -8 10 £38,500 +25.20% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 233 (76.64%) .NET
2 184 (60.53%) SQL
3 167 (54.93%) C#
4 155 (50.99%) SQL Server
5 133 (43.75%) VB.NET
6 120 (39.47%) ASP.NET
6 120 (39.47%) Microsoft
7 101 (33.22%) XML
8 87 (28.62%) VB6
9 84 (27.63%) Windows
10 77 (25.33%) T-SQL
11 74 (24.34%) Finance
12 70 (23.03%) MS Excel
13 66 (21.71%) TDD
14 65 (21.38%) MVC
15 59 (19.41%) Oracle
16 56 (18.42%) HTML
17 52 (17.11%) Computer Science
17 52 (17.11%) WPF
18 50 (16.45%) Degree
19 48 (15.79%) .NET Framework
19 48 (15.79%) Scrum
20 47 (15.46%) Release Management
21 46 (15.13%) JavaScript
22 44 (14.47%) Project Management
23 41 (13.49%) WCF
23 41 (13.49%) Web Application Development
24 40 (13.16%) Management Information System
25 38 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 37 (12.17%) NUnit

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 25 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.89%) FileNet
3 22 (7.24%) MODX
4 13 (4.28%) LiveLink
5 8 (2.63%) SAS
5 8 (2.63%) IIS
6 7 (2.30%) Lync
7 5 (1.64%) Apache
8 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.32%) CMS
8 4 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.66%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 70 (23.03%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.17%) MS Office
3 23 (7.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.99%) SPSS
4 3 (0.99%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.66%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (7.89%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (7.89%) HFM
2 13 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.66%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 32 (10.53%) Internet
2 15 (4.93%) Firewall
3 8 (2.63%) DHCP
3 8 (2.63%) DNS
4 5 (1.64%) LDAP
4 5 (1.64%) Intranet
4 5 (1.64%) SSL
4 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (1.64%) VLAN
5 3 (0.99%) SAN
5 3 (0.99%) LAN
5 3 (0.99%) WAN
6 1 (0.33%) FTP
6 1 (0.33%) HTTP
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (50.99%) SQL Server
2 38 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (11.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (11.18%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.59%) MySQL
5 14 (4.61%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.30%) MS Access
8 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.64%) Data Mining
10 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.99%) DTS
12 3 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.66%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 37 (12.17%) NUnit
1 37 (12.17%) Rhino Mocks
2 29 (9.54%) MSTest
2 29 (9.54%) Moq
3 24 (7.89%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.64%) Subversion
5 5 (1.64%) Selenium
5 5 (1.64%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.66%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 74 (24.34%) Finance
2 11 (3.62%) Billing
3 9 (2.96%) Marketing
4 7 (2.30%) Retail
4 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.64%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.64%) Banking
5 5 (1.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Law
7 1 (0.33%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 179 (58.88%) Developer
2 133 (43.75%) .NET Developer
3 78 (25.66%) Analyst
4 45 (14.80%) VB.NET Developer
5 30 (9.87%) Graduate
6 29 (9.54%) Junior
6 29 (9.54%) Junior Developer
7 28 (9.21%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 28 (9.21%) Graduate Developer
8 26 (8.55%) Junior .NET Developer
9 24 (7.89%) VB6 Developer
9 24 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
9 24 (7.89%) VB Developer
10 21 (6.91%) Applications Support
11 18 (5.92%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.61%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (4.61%) Software Developer
13 13 (4.28%) Data Analyst
14 12 (3.95%) Test Analyst
15 11 (3.62%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (76.64%) .NET
2 120 (39.47%) ASP.NET
3 101 (33.22%) XML
4 56 (18.42%) HTML
5 52 (17.11%) WPF
6 48 (15.79%) .NET Framework
7 41 (13.49%) WCF
8 37 (12.17%) Castle Windsor
8 37 (12.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 36 (11.84%) Web Services
10 35 (11.51%) WinForms
11 34 (11.18%) LINQ
12 29 (9.54%) Unity DI Container
12 29 (9.54%) Spring.NET
12 29 (9.54%) Ninject
12 29 (9.54%) Razor View Engine
12 29 (9.54%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 25 (8.22%) CSS
14 14 (4.61%) jQuery
15 12 (3.95%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.11%) Computer Science
2 40 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 29 (9.54%) Inversion of Control
4 22 (7.24%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.97%) Tandem
6 5 (1.64%) VLE
7 4 (1.32%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.99%) Clustering
8 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.66%) Statistics
10 1 (0.33%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.33%) GIS
10 1 (0.33%) Online Games
10 1 (0.33%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.63%) Windows
2 25 (8.22%) UNIX
3 17 (5.59%) Windows 7
4 15 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.62%) Windows 8
6 9 (2.96%) Android
7 8 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.97%) Linux
10 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (21.71%) TDD
2 65 (21.38%) MVC
3 48 (15.79%) Scrum
4 47 (15.46%) Release Management
5 44 (14.47%) Project Management
6 41 (13.49%) Web Application Development
7 37 (12.17%) Migration
8 36 (11.84%) CRM
9 34 (11.18%) Kanban
10 29 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (9.54%) Dependency Injection
10 29 (9.54%) MVVM
11 27 (8.88%) ITIL
12 24 (7.89%) ETL
12 24 (7.89%) Validation
12 24 (7.89%) Data Migration
13 16 (5.26%) OOP
14 15 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (4.93%) Systems Analysis
15 14 (4.61%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 184 (60.53%) SQL
2 167 (54.93%) C#
3 133 (43.75%) VB.NET
4 87 (28.62%) VB6
5 77 (25.33%) T-SQL
6 46 (15.13%) JavaScript
7 31 (10.20%) PHP
8 25 (8.22%) Delphi
9 24 (7.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 16 (5.26%) PowerShell
11 15 (4.93%) VBScript
12 13 (4.28%) VBA
13 5 (1.64%) Perl
14 4 (1.32%) Java
15 3 (0.99%) Ruby
16 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.66%) C++
17 1 (0.33%) C
17 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 50 (16.45%) Degree
2 8 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 6 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.97%) CIMA
3 6 (1.97%) ACCA
4 4 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (0.33%) MCSE
5 1 (0.33%) MCSA
5 1 (0.33%) MCSD
5 1 (0.33%) MCTS
5 1 (0.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.30%) XenApp
3 5 (1.64%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.99%) XenServer
4 3 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.97%) SCCM
3 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.33%) Legato
4 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 120 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 59 (19.41%) Oracle
3 25 (8.22%) IBM
4 24 (7.89%) Remedy
4 24 (7.89%) Aquila
5 14 (4.61%) DevExpress
5 14 (4.61%) HP
6 12 (3.95%) VMware
7 9 (2.96%) Apple
8 8 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (2.30%) Cisco
10 5 (1.64%) Citrix
11 4 (1.32%) SYSPRO
11 4 (1.32%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.32%) AppSense
11 4 (1.32%) Symantec
12 3 (0.99%) Adobe
12 3 (0.99%) Kaspersky
13 2 (0.66%) Ektron
13 2 (0.66%) Telerik
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Chorley
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