The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 35 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Permanent jobs citing VB 3 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 1.69% 7.48% 1.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.29% 15.69% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 1
Average salary £38,000 £25,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
Lancashire

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

Programming Languages Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
131 51 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 74.01% 47.66% 45.24%
Number of salaries quoted 126 49 36
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +17.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,200 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

VB
Salary Trend in Preston

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

VB Salary Trend in Preston

VB
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) Classic ASP
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) WCF
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
5 2 (33.33%) VB6
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) SOAP
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
6 1 (16.67%) VB.NET

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Team Leader
2 3 (50.00%) Development Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Classic ASP
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft