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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 68 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.55% 0.53% 2.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 0.96% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 9
Average salary £40,000 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.21% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £23,500 £55,000
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
243 209 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 67.31% 55.29% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 175 187 148
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,600 £50,000 £55,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 9 (90.00%) C#
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (40.00%) WCF
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (40.00%) HTML
5 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) XML
6 3 (30.00%) XSD
6 3 (30.00%) XSLT
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (30.00%) LINQ
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (20.00%) Kofax
7 2 (20.00%) FileNet
7 2 (20.00%) VB6
7 2 (20.00%) Content Management
7 2 (20.00%) Document Management
7 2 (20.00%) IBM
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) C++
7 2 (20.00%) Social Media
8 1 (10.00%) BDD
8 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
8 1 (10.00%) Node.js

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (20.00%) FileNet
2 1 (10.00%) Node.js
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) Software Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
4 2 (20.00%) VB Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) IT Graduate
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Integrator
5 1 (10.00%) Graduate
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) CSS
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) WCF
4 3 (30.00%) LINQ
4 3 (30.00%) XML
4 3 (30.00%) XSD
4 3 (30.00%) XSLT
4 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) JSP
5 1 (10.00%) Servlets
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) J2SE
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Social Media
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Content Management
1 2 (20.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
5 1 (10.00%) Ruby
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) C
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) Perl
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) IBM
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Kofax
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle