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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 208 224 201
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -23
Permanent jobs citing VB6 43 19 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.29% 0.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 0.50% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 30 16 59
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +29.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,900 £32,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,400 £38,500 £37,700
UK excluding London average salary £38,625 £36,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +5.00%
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
3510 3799 4497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.46% 58.28% 60.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3068 3297 3945
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +15 26 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Manchester +10 13 £33,500 - 4
Lancashire - 3 £33,000 - 1
Merseyside +1 1 - - 1
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 72 (100.00%) VB
2 68 (94.44%) .NET
3 59 (81.94%) SQL Server
4 46 (63.89%) VB.NET
5 42 (58.33%) SQL
6 38 (52.78%) C#
7 29 (40.28%) HTML
8 28 (38.89%) Windows
9 27 (37.50%) CSS
9 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
10 20 (27.78%) ASP.NET
11 19 (26.39%) Finance
12 18 (25.00%) XML
12 18 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (23.61%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
15 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (19.44%) OO
16 13 (18.06%) UML
17 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
18 11 (15.28%) NoSQL
18 11 (15.28%) Dependency Injection
18 11 (15.28%) SharePoint 2010
18 11 (15.28%) Spring.NET
18 11 (15.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 11 (15.28%) Node.js
18 11 (15.28%) RavenDB
18 11 (15.28%) Web Application Development
18 11 (15.28%) Oracle Database
18 11 (15.28%) Relational Database

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
1 11 (15.28%) SharePoint 2010
1 11 (15.28%) Node.js
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) MODX
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (81.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (23.61%) Crystal Reports
4 12 (16.67%) MongoDB
5 11 (15.28%) NoSQL
5 11 (15.28%) RavenDB
5 11 (15.28%) Oracle Database
5 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
5 11 (15.28%) RDBMS
5 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) DB2
8 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.78%) Automotive
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 62 (86.11%) Developer
2 36 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 18 (25.00%) VB.NET Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Software Developer
5 10 (13.89%) .NET Software Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.72%) VB Developer
7 7 (9.72%) VB6 Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Systems Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Applications Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
10 4 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 3 (4.17%) Programmer
12 1 (1.39%) Analyst Programmer
12 1 (1.39%) Software Engineer
12 1 (1.39%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (94.44%) .NET
2 29 (40.28%) HTML
3 27 (37.50%) CSS
4 20 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 18 (25.00%) XML
6 15 (20.83%) .NET Framework
7 11 (15.28%) jQuery
7 11 (15.28%) Spring.NET
7 11 (15.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 11 (15.28%) WinForms
7 11 (15.28%) DHTML
7 11 (15.28%) NHibernate
8 6 (8.33%) EDI
9 3 (4.17%) COM
9 3 (4.17%) SOAP
9 3 (4.17%) Web Services
10 2 (2.78%) Ajax
10 2 (2.78%) WCF
11 1 (1.39%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) PDA
2 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Windows
2 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.94%) Android
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) OO
1 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) UML
3 11 (15.28%) OOD
3 11 (15.28%) Scrum
3 11 (15.28%) AOP
3 11 (15.28%) Dependency Injection
3 11 (15.28%) Web Application Development
4 7 (9.72%) Web Development
4 7 (9.72%) ERP
5 5 (6.94%) TDD
6 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
6 4 (5.56%) Time Management
7 3 (4.17%) Data Management
7 3 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.17%) Service Management
7 3 (4.17%) Migration
7 3 (4.17%) OOP
7 3 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 72 (100.00%) VB
2 46 (63.89%) VB.NET
3 42 (58.33%) SQL
4 38 (52.78%) C#
5 27 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.94%) PHP
6 5 (6.94%) Java
7 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.78%) VBA
8 1 (1.39%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.17%) VMware
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (2.78%) SYSPRO
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