The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 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 VB6 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 220 209 206
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB6 32 30 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.45% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 0.73% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 20 28 41
Average salary £42,500 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.92% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,100 £52,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
VB6
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
3757 4121 4896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.39% 61.44% 61.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3307 3588 4393
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VB6
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the North West region.

VB6 Salary Trend in the North West

VB6
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB6 across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

VB6 Salary Histogram in the North West

VB6
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 VB6 within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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 15 £42,500 +51.78% 1
Manchester -6 15 £53,250 +77.50% 2
Lancashire -8 2 £39,000 +23.80% 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 75 (100.00%) VB
2 74 (98.67%) .NET
3 66 (88.00%) SQL Server
4 50 (66.67%) VB.NET
5 38 (50.67%) C#
6 36 (48.00%) SQL
6 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
7 25 (33.33%) XML
8 23 (30.67%) HTML
9 21 (28.00%) Crystal Reports
10 19 (25.33%) Finance
11 18 (24.00%) Windows
12 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
13 15 (20.00%) CSS
13 15 (20.00%) Degree
14 12 (16.00%) OO
14 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (14.67%) Web Development
16 10 (13.33%) UML
16 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
16 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (12.00%) Banking
17 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
18 8 (10.67%) DHTML
18 8 (10.67%) SOAP
18 8 (10.67%) OOD
18 8 (10.67%) WinForms
18 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
18 8 (10.67%) Web Application Development

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing VB6 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 VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.33%) MODX
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.00%) Node.js
4 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) VPN
2 2 (2.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (28.00%) Crystal Reports
3 12 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.33%) DB2
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.33%) Big Data
8 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 3 (4.00%) RavenDB
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.67%) Pentaho
10 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Subversion
2 5 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
2 9 (12.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (86.67%) Developer
2 39 (52.00%) .NET Developer
3 28 (37.33%) VB.NET Developer
4 21 (28.00%) Software Developer
5 12 (16.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Applications Developer
7 8 (10.67%) VB Developer
7 8 (10.67%) VB6 Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Support Engineer
9 6 (8.00%) Systems Developer
10 5 (6.67%) Software Support Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) C# Developer
12 3 (4.00%) Senior Developer
13 2 (2.67%) Analyst Programmer
13 2 (2.67%) Programmer
13 2 (2.67%) Analyst
13 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (98.67%) .NET
2 36 (48.00%) ASP.NET
3 25 (33.33%) XML
4 23 (30.67%) HTML
5 15 (20.00%) CSS
6 9 (12.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (10.67%) WinForms
7 8 (10.67%) SOAP
7 8 (10.67%) DHTML
8 7 (9.33%) Web Services
9 5 (6.67%) COM
10 3 (4.00%) jQuery
10 3 (4.00%) Spring.NET
10 3 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (4.00%) NHibernate
11 2 (2.67%) WCF
11 2 (2.67%) Ajax
12 1 (1.33%) XSLT
12 1 (1.33%) XHTML
12 1 (1.33%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) PDA
2 2 (2.67%) Online Games
2 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Android
3 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.67%) UNIX
3 2 (2.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) OO
2 11 (14.67%) Web Development
3 10 (13.33%) UML
4 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.67%) OOD
5 8 (10.67%) Web Application Development
6 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.00%) Time Management
6 6 (8.00%) Software Architecture
6 6 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.00%) Data Management
7 5 (6.67%) Service Management
7 5 (6.67%) OOP
7 5 (6.67%) Android Development
8 4 (5.33%) Asset Management
9 3 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (4.00%) AOP
9 3 (4.00%) Scrum
10 2 (2.67%) TDD
10 2 (2.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 75 (100.00%) VB
2 50 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 38 (50.67%) C#
4 36 (48.00%) SQL
5 16 (21.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (9.33%) PHP
6 7 (9.33%) Java
7 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) AWK
9 1 (1.33%) Korn
9 1 (1.33%) XPath
9 1 (1.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) MCSD
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
Liverpool, Merseyside
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £24,000 + excellent bens
Posted: 22 days ago