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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 109 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Permanent jobs citing VB 165 187 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.22% 2.73% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.07% 4.65% 5.84%
Number of salaries quoted 122 164 223
Average salary £32,500 £34,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
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
4057 4018 4368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.54% 58.66% 59.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3373 3586 3953
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 £24,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +7 86 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Manchester -39 43 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Lancashire -16 25 £32,500 - 1
Merseyside +10 10 £30,000 -6.25% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 244 (74.62%) .NET
2 186 (56.88%) SQL
3 181 (55.35%) SQL Server
4 165 (50.46%) C#
5 141 (43.12%) VB.NET
6 123 (37.61%) ASP.NET
7 116 (35.47%) Microsoft
8 103 (31.50%) Windows
8 103 (31.50%) VB6
9 98 (29.97%) Finance
10 97 (29.66%) XML
11 82 (25.08%) MS Excel
12 81 (24.77%) T-SQL
13 66 (20.18%) MVC
14 63 (19.27%) TDD
15 60 (18.35%) .NET Framework
16 53 (16.21%) Degree
17 52 (15.90%) Scrum
17 52 (15.90%) Oracle
18 51 (15.60%) HTML
19 49 (14.98%) WCF
19 49 (14.98%) Computer Science
20 47 (14.37%) Release Management
21 45 (13.76%) WPF
22 44 (13.46%) JavaScript
23 43 (13.15%) Web Services
23 43 (13.15%) Management Information System
24 39 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 39 (11.93%) Web Application Development
25 37 (11.31%) Relational Database

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 24 (7.34%) FileNet
3 22 (6.73%) MODX
4 14 (4.28%) SAS
5 13 (3.98%) LiveLink
6 7 (2.14%) Lync
6 7 (2.14%) IIS
7 5 (1.53%) Apache
7 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.61%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 82 (25.08%) MS Excel
2 36 (11.01%) MS Office
3 17 (5.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.83%) SPSS
5 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.61%) MS Project
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.31%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (7.34%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (7.34%) HFM
2 13 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.61%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (10.09%) Internet
2 12 (3.67%) Firewall
3 10 (3.06%) Wireless
4 7 (2.14%) DHCP
4 7 (2.14%) DNS
5 5 (1.53%) SSL
5 5 (1.53%) VPN
5 5 (1.53%) LDAP
5 5 (1.53%) VLAN
5 5 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (1.53%) Intranet
6 4 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.92%) SAN
8 2 (0.61%) LAN
8 2 (0.61%) WAN
9 1 (0.31%) FTP
9 1 (0.31%) HTTP
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (55.35%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (11.31%) Relational Database
3 37 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (5.81%) Crystal Reports
5 15 (4.59%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (4.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (3.98%) MySQL
8 11 (3.36%) Data Mining
9 10 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.14%) MS Access
11 6 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.83%) DTS
11 6 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.22%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 36 (11.01%) NUnit
1 36 (11.01%) Rhino Mocks
2 27 (8.26%) Moq
2 27 (8.26%) MSTest
2 27 (8.26%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.06%) Subversion
4 9 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.83%) Cucumber
5 6 (1.83%) Selenium
6 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.61%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.31%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 98 (29.97%) Finance
2 19 (5.81%) Retail
3 12 (3.67%) Banking
4 10 (3.06%) Billing
4 10 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.75%) Marketing
6 6 (1.83%) Advertising
7 5 (1.53%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 188 (57.49%) Developer
2 129 (39.45%) .NET Developer
3 84 (25.69%) Analyst
4 52 (15.90%) VB.NET Developer
5 30 (9.17%) Graduate
6 28 (8.56%) Junior
6 28 (8.56%) Junior Developer
6 28 (8.56%) Graduate Developer
6 28 (8.56%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 26 (7.95%) Junior .NET Developer
8 24 (7.34%) Technical Analyst
8 24 (7.34%) Software Developer
9 23 (7.03%) VB Developer
10 21 (6.42%) VB6 Developer
11 19 (5.81%) Applications Support
12 17 (5.20%) Data Analyst
13 16 (4.89%) Support Analyst
14 14 (4.28%) Consultant
14 14 (4.28%) Applications Support Analyst
15 13 (3.98%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (74.62%) .NET
2 123 (37.61%) ASP.NET
3 97 (29.66%) XML
4 60 (18.35%) .NET Framework
5 51 (15.60%) HTML
6 49 (14.98%) WCF
7 45 (13.76%) WPF
8 43 (13.15%) Web Services
9 37 (11.31%) LINQ
10 36 (11.01%) WinForms
10 36 (11.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 36 (11.01%) Castle Windsor
11 27 (8.26%) Ninject
11 27 (8.26%) Spring.NET
11 27 (8.26%) Unity DI Container
12 25 (7.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 25 (7.65%) Razor View Engine
13 22 (6.73%) SOAP
14 20 (6.12%) CSS
15 15 (4.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.98%) Computer Science
2 43 (13.15%) Management Information System
3 27 (8.26%) Inversion of Control
4 17 (5.20%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.53%) VLE
6 5 (1.53%) PDA
7 4 (1.22%) Tandem
7 4 (1.22%) FMCG
8 3 (0.92%) Clustering
8 3 (0.92%) Statistics
9 2 (0.61%) Online Games
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.31%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 103 (31.50%) Windows
2 26 (7.95%) UNIX
3 19 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (5.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.36%) Android
6 9 (2.75%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.83%) Linux
9 5 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.18%) MVC
2 63 (19.27%) TDD
3 52 (15.90%) Scrum
4 47 (14.37%) Release Management
5 39 (11.93%) Web Application Development
6 37 (11.31%) Project Management
7 33 (10.09%) Kanban
8 31 (9.48%) ITIL
9 30 (9.17%) CRM
9 30 (9.17%) Validation
10 28 (8.56%) Migration
11 27 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (8.26%) Dependency Injection
11 27 (8.26%) MVVM
12 22 (6.73%) ETL
13 21 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (6.42%) OO
14 19 (5.81%) Data Migration
15 16 (4.89%) OOP
16 15 (4.59%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 186 (56.88%) SQL
2 165 (50.46%) C#
3 141 (43.12%) VB.NET
4 103 (31.50%) VB6
5 81 (24.77%) T-SQL
6 44 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 33 (10.09%) PHP
8 25 (7.65%) Delphi
8 25 (7.65%) VBScript
9 24 (7.34%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 21 (6.42%) VBA
11 19 (5.81%) PowerShell
12 17 (5.20%) Java
13 7 (2.14%) XPath
14 5 (1.53%) Perl
15 3 (0.92%) Ruby
16 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.31%) AWK
17 1 (0.31%) Korn
17 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (16.21%) Degree
2 9 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.14%) ISTQB
5 6 (1.83%) ACCA
5 6 (1.83%) CIMA
6 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.61%) ISEB
7 2 (0.61%) MCTS
8 1 (0.31%) MCITP
8 1 (0.31%) MCSD
8 1 (0.31%) MCSE
8 1 (0.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.28%) SLA
2 7 (2.14%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) HL7
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (3.06%) XenApp
2 9 (2.75%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.14%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.83%) SCCM
3 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.31%) Legato
Vendors
1 116 (35.47%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.90%) Oracle
3 26 (7.95%) IBM
4 24 (7.34%) Remedy
4 24 (7.34%) Aquila
5 15 (4.59%) HP
6 13 (3.98%) DevExpress
7 9 (2.75%) VMware
7 9 (2.75%) Citrix
7 9 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.45%) AppSense
8 8 (2.45%) Fujitsu
8 8 (2.45%) SYSPRO
9 6 (1.83%) Apple
9 6 (1.83%) JBoss
10 5 (1.53%) Cisco
11 3 (0.92%) Symantec
12 2 (0.61%) Dell
12 2 (0.61%) EMC
12 2 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
Manchester
Volt
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
CSC
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Northwich
Computer Futures
Salary: £42000 - £47000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + pension scheme
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago