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 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 25 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.76% 5.30% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.35% 10.94% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £37,500 £25,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% +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
92 64 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 63.45% 48.48% 43.00%
Number of salaries quoted 76 58 41
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £38,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) VB6
3 4 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (37.50%) Billing
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) OOP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) OOD
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (37.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (37.50%) Development Team Leader
3 3 (37.50%) VB6 Developer
3 3 (37.50%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) Classic ASP
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (50.00%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
2 3 (37.50%) OOP
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) OOD
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) VB.NET
2 4 (50.00%) VB6
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VBScript
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft