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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 116 94 100
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Permanent jobs citing VB 161 174 184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 2.58% 2.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.97% 4.24% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 116 142 165
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £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
4054 4108 4324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 53.97% 60.97% 59.60%
Number of salaries quoted 3456 3611 3853
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 £52,500 £46,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +4 77 £34,654 -0.98% 11
Manchester -29 59 £32,500 -1.51% 16
Lancashire -12 21 £32,640 +4.44% 1
Merseyside +8 3 £22,500 -15.09% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 228 (71.92%) .NET
2 182 (57.41%) SQL
3 173 (54.57%) SQL Server
4 164 (51.74%) C#
5 127 (40.06%) ASP.NET
6 119 (37.54%) Windows
7 117 (36.91%) VB.NET
7 117 (36.91%) Finance
8 92 (29.02%) XML
9 90 (28.39%) Microsoft
10 84 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (25.55%) VB6
12 72 (22.71%) T-SQL
13 67 (21.14%) HTML
14 66 (20.82%) .NET Framework
15 64 (20.19%) MVC
16 61 (19.24%) MS Excel
17 55 (17.35%) TDD
18 52 (16.40%) JavaScript
19 51 (16.09%) Scrum
19 51 (16.09%) WCF
20 44 (13.88%) Oracle
21 43 (13.56%) Web Services
21 43 (13.56%) Management Information System
22 42 (13.25%) Degree
23 39 (12.30%) Web Application Development
24 38 (11.99%) Computer Science
24 38 (11.99%) LINQ
24 38 (11.99%) WinForms
25 37 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 24 (7.57%) FileNet
2 18 (5.68%) IIS
2 18 (5.68%) MODX
3 17 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.42%) SAS
5 9 (2.84%) JBoss
6 7 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 7 (2.21%) Lync
6 7 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.89%) CMS
8 5 (1.58%) Apache
9 4 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.95%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Documentum
11 1 (0.32%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (19.24%) MS Excel
2 31 (9.78%) MS Office
3 9 (2.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.89%) SPSS
5 3 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.63%) MS Project
6 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.32%) InDesign
7 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.32%) Revit
Business Applications
1 24 (7.57%) Oracle Financials
1 24 (7.57%) HFM
2 9 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.63%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.63%) Tridion
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.26%) SaaS
2 3 (0.95%) Office 365
3 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.04%) Internet
2 18 (5.68%) Wireless
3 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.52%) VPN
4 7 (2.21%) Firewall
5 6 (1.89%) SAN
6 5 (1.58%) Intranet
6 5 (1.58%) LDAP
6 5 (1.58%) DHCP
6 5 (1.58%) DNS
6 5 (1.58%) SSL
6 5 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.58%) VLAN
7 3 (0.95%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.63%) HTTP
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (54.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.67%) Relational Database
3 35 (11.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (10.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (7.89%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.47%) Data Mining
8 10 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.84%) DTS
9 9 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (2.52%) MySQL
11 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.58%) BODI
12 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.26%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.26%) SAP Data Services
13 4 (1.26%) Big Data
13 4 (1.26%) DB2
14 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (11.04%) Visual Studio
2 34 (10.73%) NUnit
2 34 (10.73%) Rhino Mocks
3 25 (7.89%) Moq
3 25 (7.89%) MSTest
4 13 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.15%) Subversion
6 6 (1.89%) Selenium
6 6 (1.89%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.58%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 117 (36.91%) Finance
2 29 (9.15%) Retail
3 17 (5.36%) Financial Institution
4 16 (5.05%) Banking
5 10 (3.15%) Marketing
6 9 (2.84%) Advertising
7 8 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.52%) Billing
8 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.58%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.63%) Games
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 186 (58.68%) Developer
2 115 (36.28%) .NET Developer
3 73 (23.03%) Analyst
4 43 (13.56%) VB.NET Developer
5 29 (9.15%) Graduate
6 27 (8.52%) Graduate Developer
6 27 (8.52%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 26 (8.20%) Junior
7 26 (8.20%) Junior Developer
8 25 (7.89%) Software Developer
8 25 (7.89%) Junior .NET Developer
9 24 (7.57%) Technical Analyst
10 20 (6.31%) Consultant
10 20 (6.31%) Applications Developer
11 17 (5.36%) VB Developer
12 16 (5.05%) Data Analyst
13 15 (4.73%) Senior Developer
14 13 (4.10%) Test Analyst
15 11 (3.47%) VB6 Developer
16 10 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (71.92%) .NET
2 127 (40.06%) ASP.NET
3 92 (29.02%) XML
4 67 (21.14%) HTML
5 66 (20.82%) .NET Framework
6 51 (16.09%) WCF
7 43 (13.56%) Web Services
8 38 (11.99%) LINQ
8 38 (11.99%) WinForms
9 37 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (11.04%) WPF
11 34 (10.73%) Castle Windsor
12 30 (9.46%) CSS
13 25 (7.89%) Ninject
13 25 (7.89%) Spring.NET
13 25 (7.89%) Unity DI Container
14 24 (7.57%) SOAP
15 23 (7.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 17 (5.36%) Razor View Engine
16 17 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.56%) Management Information System
2 38 (11.99%) Computer Science
3 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (7.89%) Inversion of Control
5 10 (3.15%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.21%) PDA
7 6 (1.89%) FMCG
8 5 (1.58%) VLE
9 4 (1.26%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.95%) Tandem
10 3 (0.95%) Clustering
10 3 (0.95%) Statistics
10 3 (0.95%) Life Science
11 2 (0.63%) Online Games
11 2 (0.63%) NHS
11 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.32%) GIS
12 1 (0.32%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 119 (37.54%) Windows
2 27 (8.52%) UNIX
3 18 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (4.73%) Windows 7
4 15 (4.73%) Linux
5 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.58%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.58%) Android
8 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (20.19%) MVC
3 55 (17.35%) TDD
4 51 (16.09%) Scrum
5 39 (12.30%) Web Application Development
6 35 (11.04%) OO
7 34 (10.73%) Release Management
8 33 (10.41%) Validation
9 31 (9.78%) Kanban
10 29 (9.15%) Project Management
11 25 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
11 25 (7.89%) MVVM
12 22 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.31%) ITIL
14 19 (5.99%) CRM
15 17 (5.36%) ETL
15 17 (5.36%) Risk Management
15 17 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
15 17 (5.36%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 182 (57.41%) SQL
2 164 (51.74%) C#
3 117 (36.91%) VB.NET
4 81 (25.55%) VB6
5 72 (22.71%) T-SQL
6 52 (16.40%) JavaScript
7 31 (9.78%) PHP
8 24 (7.57%) Delphi
8 24 (7.57%) VBScript
8 24 (7.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 23 (7.26%) Java
10 20 (6.31%) VBA
10 20 (6.31%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.15%) XPath
11 10 (3.15%) C++
12 7 (2.21%) C
13 6 (1.89%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.95%) Perl
15 2 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 42 (13.25%) Degree
2 9 (2.84%) ISTQB
3 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.21%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.58%) ACCA
5 5 (1.58%) CIMA
6 4 (1.26%) MCSE
6 4 (1.26%) MCTS
6 4 (1.26%) MCITP
7 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.32%) ISEB
8 1 (0.32%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.31%) SLA
2 8 (2.52%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.52%) XenApp
2 8 (2.52%) XenDesktop
3 5 (1.58%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (4.10%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.15%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Legato
3 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 90 (28.39%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.88%) Oracle
3 26 (8.20%) IBM
4 24 (7.57%) Remedy
4 24 (7.57%) Aquila
5 18 (5.68%) HP
6 8 (2.52%) Citrix
6 8 (2.52%) DevExpress
7 7 (2.21%) SYSPRO
7 7 (2.21%) Fujitsu
7 7 (2.21%) AppSense
8 6 (1.89%) VMware
9 5 (1.58%) EMC
9 5 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.58%) Cisco
10 4 (1.26%) Netezza
11 3 (0.95%) NETGEAR
12 2 (0.63%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.63%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.63%) SAP
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