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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 74 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing VB 3 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.78% 1.01% 3.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.17% 1.86% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 12
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% -3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £23,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
257 215 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 66.41% 54.43% 52.35%
Number of salaries quoted 176 194 157
Average salary £40,000 £38,536 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.79% +15.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 15 September 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Portsmouth

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) C#
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 7 (50.00%) WCF
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 4 (28.57%) LINQ
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) XSD
7 4 (28.57%) XSLT
8 3 (21.43%) Windows
8 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) MVC
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) VB6
8 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) RESTful
8 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (21.43%) BDD
8 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
8 3 (21.43%) Node.js
8 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
2 2 (14.29%) FileNet
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Software Developer
4 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 4 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (21.43%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (21.43%) VB Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
6 1 (7.14%) Junior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Junior
6 1 (7.14%) DBA
6 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (7.14%) IT Graduate
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Integrator
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 4 (28.57%) LINQ
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) XSD
6 4 (28.57%) XSLT
6 4 (28.57%) .NET Framework
7 3 (21.43%) RESTful
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (7.14%) J2SE
8 1 (7.14%) J2EE
8 1 (7.14%) JSP
8 1 (7.14%) Servlets
8 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) MVC
1 3 (21.43%) TDD
1 3 (21.43%) BDD
1 3 (21.43%) Web Application Development
2 2 (14.29%) Content Management
2 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (21.43%) VB6
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 1 (7.14%) VBScript
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) IBM
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Kofax
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle