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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 61 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Permanent jobs citing VB 7 14 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.91% 1.96% 1.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 3.37% 3.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7 10 17
Average salary £35,000 £24,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.41% -34.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,900 £21,900
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £42,750 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
446 415 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 57.77% 57.96% 55.17%
Number of salaries quoted 352 372 480
Average salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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
Salary Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Oxford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 13 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 9 (69.23%) .NET
5 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
5 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
6 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
6 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
6 7 (53.85%) ADO.NET
6 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
6 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
6 7 (53.85%) Middleware
6 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
6 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
7 5 (38.46%) C++
7 5 (38.46%) Degree
8 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
8 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
8 4 (30.77%) Python
8 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
9 3 (23.08%) Statistics
9 3 (23.08%) R
9 3 (23.08%) Linear Algebra
9 3 (23.08%) SAS
9 3 (23.08%) SPSS
9 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
9 3 (23.08%) Mathematica
10 2 (15.38%) C

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 3 (23.08%) SAS
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SPSS
1 3 (23.08%) Mathematica
2 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Developer Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) C++ Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Graduate
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 7 (53.85%) ADO.NET
3 7 (53.85%) Middleware
4 1 (7.69%) WinForms
4 1 (7.69%) Ajax
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) LINQ
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (7.69%) DHTML
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) CSS
4 1 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Algorithms
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Applied Mathematics
3 1 (7.69%) Physics
3 1 (7.69%) Chemistry
3 1 (7.69%) Biology
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Linear Algebra
3 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) MVVM
5 1 (7.69%) Android Development
5 1 (7.69%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (92.31%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 7 (53.85%) VB.NET
5 5 (38.46%) C++
6 4 (30.77%) MATLAB
6 4 (30.77%) Python
7 3 (23.08%) R
8 2 (15.38%) C
9 1 (7.69%) Delphi
9 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (7.69%) Fortran
9 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 1 (7.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (7.69%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) PhD