The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 124 89 100
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +11
Permanent jobs citing VB 44 77 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 2.47% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.45% 4.40% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 48 26
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,700 £26,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,700 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1796 1749 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.07% 56.04% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1138 1121 1082
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 Scotland

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VB
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

VB Salary Trend in Scotland

VB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Scotland

VB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -14 21 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Edinburgh -11 9 £32,500 +3.17% 1
Stirling -19 6 - -
Aberdeen +7 3 £46,250 +15.62%
West Lothian +2 2 £31,500 -3.07%
Fife -2 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
VB
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 62 (66.67%) .NET
2 59 (63.44%) SQL Server
3 53 (56.99%) C#
4 51 (54.84%) SQL
5 43 (46.24%) Oracle
6 36 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 33 (35.48%) VB.NET
8 31 (33.33%) VB6
9 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
10 29 (31.18%) Oracle Database
11 28 (30.11%) Relational Database
11 28 (30.11%) SharePoint
12 27 (29.03%) RDBMS
12 27 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (26.88%) MS Excel
13 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (25.81%) UNIX
14 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (25.81%) .NET Framework
15 22 (23.66%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (22.58%) Windows
17 20 (21.51%) TDD
18 19 (20.43%) Finance
19 18 (19.35%) Java
20 17 (18.28%) HTML
20 17 (18.28%) VBA
20 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
21 16 (17.20%) XML
22 15 (16.13%) ITIL
22 15 (16.13%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 28 (30.11%) SharePoint
2 22 (23.66%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (7.53%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.45%) JBoss
5 5 (5.38%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.38%) Node.js
6 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.30%) IIS
7 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.08%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (26.88%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.13%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.08%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) Firewall
2 6 (6.45%) DMZ
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.08%) Intranet
4 1 (1.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (63.44%) SQL Server
2 29 (31.18%) Oracle Database
3 28 (30.11%) Relational Database
4 27 (29.03%) RDBMS
5 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (16.13%) PerformancePoint
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (7.53%) QlikView
9 5 (5.38%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (5.38%) RavenDB
9 5 (5.38%) MongoDB
9 5 (5.38%) NoSQL
9 5 (5.38%) MS Access
10 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.30%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.23%) MySQL
12 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
1 5 (5.38%) PowerDesigner
1 5 (5.38%) ERwin
2 2 (2.15%) Subversion
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.08%) Selenium
3 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) French Language
5 1 (1.08%) German Language
5 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (51.61%) Developer
2 23 (24.73%) Analyst
3 15 (16.13%) SharePoint Developer
4 13 (13.98%) Support Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Junior
6 7 (7.53%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.45%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Business Objects Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Data Modeller
8 5 (5.38%) Junior Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Business Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Programmer
9 4 (4.30%) Junior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (66.67%) .NET
2 24 (25.81%) .NET Framework
3 17 (18.28%) HTML
3 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
4 16 (17.20%) XML
5 15 (16.13%) CSS
6 14 (15.05%) jQuery
7 9 (9.68%) Web Services
8 8 (8.60%) SOAP
9 7 (7.53%) REST
9 7 (7.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 6 (6.45%) Struts
10 6 (6.45%) JSP
10 6 (6.45%) JAX-RS
10 6 (6.45%) JBoss Seam
10 6 (6.45%) RichFaces
10 6 (6.45%) Java EE 5
10 6 (6.45%) Hibernate
10 6 (6.45%) JSF
11 5 (5.38%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Derivative
2 5 (5.38%) Fixed Income
3 4 (4.30%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.30%) Physics
4 3 (3.23%) User Experience
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.15%) DataPower
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Blog
6 1 (1.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.81%) UNIX
2 21 (22.58%) Windows
3 10 (10.75%) Linux
4 2 (2.15%) AIX
4 2 (2.15%) Windows NT
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.08%) HPUX
5 1 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (21.51%) TDD
4 15 (16.13%) ITIL
5 6 (6.45%) UML
5 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.38%) AOP
6 5 (5.38%) Scrum
6 5 (5.38%) Data Architecture
6 5 (5.38%) Metadata Management
6 5 (5.38%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (5.38%) ETL
6 5 (5.38%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.30%) MVC
7 4 (4.30%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.23%) Web Development
8 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.23%) Change Management
9 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.99%) C#
2 51 (54.84%) SQL
3 36 (38.71%) JavaScript
4 33 (35.48%) VB.NET
5 31 (33.33%) VB6
6 18 (19.35%) Java
7 17 (18.28%) VBA
8 9 (9.68%) C
9 6 (6.45%) C++
10 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
10 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.30%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.30%) VBScript
11 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.23%) Perl
13 1 (1.08%) Korn
13 1 (1.08%) R
13 1 (1.08%) PHP
13 1 (1.08%) Delphi
13 1 (1.08%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Degree
2 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.08%) MCITP
3 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.08%) MCSE
3 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.15%) Firmware
2 2 (2.15%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) HP UCMDB
1 1 (1.08%) SCCM
1 1 (1.08%) Control-M
1 1 (1.08%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Oracle
2 30 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.53%) Sybase
3 7 (7.53%) Business Objects
3 7 (7.53%) Cognos
4 6 (6.45%) Tableau
5 4 (4.30%) Citrix
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) SAP
6 2 (2.15%) Telerik
7 1 (1.08%) Vertica
7 1 (1.08%) Actuate
7 1 (1.08%) Informatica
7 1 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.08%) Siemens
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