The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 76 65 74
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Permanent jobs citing VB 3 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.41% 1.97% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.71% 3.38% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 16 22
Average salary £23,000 £61,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-62.44% +75.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £45,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £75,000 £43,850
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
VB
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
424 473 603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 57.69% 58.11% 57.16%
Number of salaries quoted 378 404 571
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

VB
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

VB Salary Trend in Oxford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Economics
5 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
5 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (35.71%) COM
6 5 (35.71%) EJB
6 5 (35.71%) Struts
6 5 (35.71%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (35.71%) IIS
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) VBScript
6 5 (35.71%) Intranet
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (35.71%) IBM
6 5 (35.71%) Spring
6 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
6 5 (35.71%) Degree
6 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
6 5 (35.71%) Git (software)

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (42.86%) MS Office
3 4 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Legal
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
2 3 (21.43%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Graduate
3 4 (28.57%) Research Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Graduate Data Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
1 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (35.71%) COM
2 5 (35.71%) EJB
2 5 (35.71%) Struts
2 5 (35.71%) XML
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Economics
2 6 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (35.71%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (35.71%) Mathematics
4 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) Statistics
6 1 (7.14%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) TDD
1 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
1 4 (28.57%) BDD
2 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) VBScript
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) PhD
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Cognos