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 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 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 206 170 191
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +21
Permanent jobs citing VB6 46 68 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.99% 0.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.69% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 40 61 51
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £39,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
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% -

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 29 August 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 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 -14 22 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Lancashire -12 13 £27,500 -27.63%
Manchester -19 8 £48,750 +50.00% 3
Merseyside +7 3 £30,000 -13.04%
VB6
England

VB6
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 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.

1 103 (100.00%) VB
1 103 (100.00%) .NET
2 76 (73.79%) VB.NET
3 62 (60.19%) SQL Server
4 57 (55.34%) SQL
5 41 (39.81%) ASP.NET
6 34 (33.01%) XML
6 34 (33.01%) C#
7 31 (30.10%) HTML
7 31 (30.10%) Microsoft
8 25 (24.27%) PHP
9 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
9 23 (22.33%) Release Management
10 22 (21.36%) MODX
11 17 (16.50%) ITIL
12 16 (15.53%) Windows
12 16 (15.53%) SharePoint
13 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (12.62%) LiveLink
14 13 (12.62%) OOP
14 13 (12.62%) DevExpress
14 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (10.68%) Crystal Reports
15 11 (10.68%) Android
16 10 (9.71%) Degree
16 10 (9.71%) Requirements Analysis
16 10 (9.71%) Finance
16 10 (9.71%) T-SQL
16 10 (9.71%) SOAP
16 10 (9.71%) Web Services

VB6
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 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 22 (21.36%) MODX
2 16 (15.53%) SharePoint
3 13 (12.62%) LiveLink
4 5 (4.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (22.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.91%) MS Office
3 2 (1.94%) MS Project
4 1 (0.97%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.85%) VPN
2 4 (3.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (60.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.59%) SQL Server 2000
3 13 (12.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (10.68%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (5.83%) MySQL
6 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.91%) Big Data
6 3 (2.91%) DB2
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.94%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.97%) Ingres
8 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.83%) Subversion
3 5 (4.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.71%) Finance
2 6 (5.83%) Billing
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 2 (1.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (73.79%) Developer
2 58 (56.31%) .NET Developer
3 51 (49.51%) VB.NET Developer
4 21 (20.39%) VB Developer
4 21 (20.39%) VB6 Developer
5 19 (18.45%) Applications Support
6 16 (15.53%) Analyst
7 14 (13.59%) Software Developer
7 14 (13.59%) Support Analyst
7 14 (13.59%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.85%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Applications Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (100.00%) .NET
2 41 (39.81%) ASP.NET
3 34 (33.01%) XML
4 31 (30.10%) HTML
5 10 (9.71%) SOAP
5 10 (9.71%) Web Services
6 7 (6.80%) CSS
7 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.85%) Ajax
9 3 (2.91%) XHTML
10 2 (1.94%) XSL
10 2 (1.94%) COM
11 1 (0.97%) Classic ASP
11 1 (0.97%) XSLT
11 1 (0.97%) WinForms
11 1 (0.97%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.85%) PDA
2 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.94%) Online Games
3 2 (1.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Android
3 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.88%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.94%) UNIX
4 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.97%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Release Management
2 17 (16.50%) ITIL
3 13 (12.62%) OOP
4 10 (9.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (8.74%) OO
6 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.77%) Migration
7 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.80%) Time Management
8 6 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.83%) Asset Management
8 6 (5.83%) CRM
9 5 (4.85%) Android Development
9 5 (4.85%) Software Architecture
9 5 (4.85%) Service Management
9 5 (4.85%) Unit Testing
10 4 (3.88%) Web Development
11 3 (2.91%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.91%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (100.00%) VB
2 76 (73.79%) VB.NET
3 57 (55.34%) SQL
4 34 (33.01%) C#
5 25 (24.27%) PHP
6 10 (9.71%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.74%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.80%) Java
9 5 (4.85%) VBA
10 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.97%) AWK
11 1 (0.97%) Korn
11 1 (0.97%) XPath
11 1 (0.97%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Degree
2 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.97%) MCSD
2 1 (0.97%) ISEB
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) QA
Vendors
1 31 (30.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) DevExpress
3 6 (5.83%) Apple
4 4 (3.88%) VMware
4 4 (3.88%) Cisco
5 2 (1.94%) Oracle
5 2 (1.94%) Telerik
6 1 (0.97%) Sybase
6 1 (0.97%) IBM
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