The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 17 13 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 5.74% 3.41% 4.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.50% 6.02% 6.96%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 6
Average salary £44,500 £39,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.10% +41.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £33,000 £22,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
Hampshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
200 216 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 67.57% 56.69% 68.45%
Number of salaries quoted 194 203 109
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

VB
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

VB Salary Trend in Portsmouth

VB
Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 21 (67.74%) C#
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 15 (48.39%) CRM
4 13 (41.94%) VB.NET
4 13 (41.94%) SQL
5 12 (38.71%) Windows
6 10 (32.26%) Windows 2000
6 10 (32.26%) VBScript
6 10 (32.26%) Citrix
6 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (32.26%) Internet
6 10 (32.26%) VMware
6 10 (32.26%) VMware ESX
6 10 (32.26%) Clustering
6 10 (32.26%) Back Office
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (32.26%) XenApp
6 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
6 10 (32.26%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
8 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (19.35%) XML
10 4 (12.90%) jQuery
10 4 (12.90%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Server Specialist
2 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server Specialist
3 8 (25.81%) Applications Developer
4 5 (16.13%) .NET Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Team Leader
4 5 (16.13%) .NET Team Leader
5 4 (12.90%) CRM Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Web Applications Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Junior Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Junior
5 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Junior Applications Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Web Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Graduate
6 3 (9.68%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Programmer
6 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) ASP.NET
3 6 (19.35%) XML
4 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.23%) HTML5
5 1 (3.23%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 2000
2 10 (32.26%) Windows XP
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) CRM
2 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.23%) Scrum
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) C#
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) VB.NET
3 10 (32.26%) VBScript
4 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.68%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (3.23%) Pascal
6 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.23%) C
6 1 (3.23%) C++
6 1 (3.23%) Delphi
6 1 (3.23%) Java
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) VMware ESX
1 10 (32.26%) XenApp
1 10 (32.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Citrix
1 10 (32.26%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) Sage
3 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.23%) Xamarin