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 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 (VB)
Rank 73 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 9 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 0.53% 0.95% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.91% 1.51% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 26
Average salary £22,250 £50,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.50% +36.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £40,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £75,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
440 595 653
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 57.89% 62.83% 59.53%
Number of salaries quoted 399 521 618
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,500
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 24 December 2014, 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 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (72.73%) MS Excel
3 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 11 (50.00%) Degree
4 10 (45.45%) Economics
4 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
5 9 (40.91%) MS Office
6 8 (36.36%) Java
6 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
6 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
8 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
8 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (22.73%) VBScript
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle
9 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (22.73%) IIS
9 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
9 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (22.73%) COM
9 5 (22.73%) EJB
9 5 (22.73%) Struts
9 5 (22.73%) XML
9 5 (22.73%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
9 5 (22.73%) IBM
9 5 (22.73%) Active Directory

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (22.73%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) WebSphere
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (72.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (40.91%) MS Office
3 6 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Database
3 2 (9.09%) OLAP
4 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
1 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (13.64%) Aerospace
3 3 (13.64%) Automotive
4 2 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (4.55%) Electronics
5 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Graduate
3 6 (27.27%) Research Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Graduate Software Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (9.09%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Graduate Data Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Graduate
7 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) COM
3 5 (22.73%) EJB
3 5 (22.73%) Struts
3 5 (22.73%) XML
3 5 (22.73%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.55%) ODBC
4 1 (4.55%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Economics
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 8 (36.36%) Mathematics
3 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (22.73%) Statistics
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.55%) Physics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 4 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) TDD
2 4 (18.18%) Data Analysis
2 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 4 (18.18%) BDD
3 3 (13.64%) CAD
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.55%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) VBScript
4 3 (13.64%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) VB6
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) PhD
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) IBM
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) Cognos