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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 121 83 100
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Permanent jobs citing VB 45 79 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.35% 2.51% 1.62%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.55% 4.50% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 25 50 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 £29,100 £26,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £46,900 £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
1768 1754 1588
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 53.11% 55.74% 51.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1134 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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 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 24 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 24 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 -18 21 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Edinburgh -19 10 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Stirling -18 6 - -
Aberdeen +6 3 £46,250 +15.62%
West Lothian +2 2 £31,500 -3.07%
Fife -1 1 £45,000 +55.17% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £21,000 -
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 63 (66.32%) .NET
2 61 (64.21%) SQL Server
3 53 (55.79%) C#
4 52 (54.74%) SQL
5 44 (46.32%) Oracle
6 37 (38.95%) JavaScript
7 34 (35.79%) VB.NET
8 31 (32.63%) VB6
9 30 (31.58%) Oracle Database
9 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 29 (30.53%) SharePoint
10 29 (30.53%) Relational Database
11 28 (29.47%) RDBMS
12 27 (28.42%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (27.37%) UNIX
14 25 (26.32%) MS Excel
14 25 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 24 (25.26%) .NET Framework
16 22 (23.16%) Windows
16 22 (23.16%) SharePoint 2010
17 20 (21.05%) TDD
17 20 (21.05%) Java
17 20 (21.05%) Finance
18 19 (20.00%) VBA
19 17 (17.89%) HTML
19 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
20 16 (16.84%) XML
20 16 (16.84%) ITIL
21 15 (15.79%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 29 (30.53%) SharePoint
2 22 (23.16%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (8.42%) WebLogic
4 7 (7.37%) JBoss
5 6 (6.32%) WebSphere
6 5 (5.26%) Node.js
6 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.21%) IIS
8 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.79%) InfoPath
3 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.05%) Misys Midas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Firewall
2 7 (7.37%) DMZ
3 2 (2.11%) DNS
3 2 (2.11%) Internet
4 1 (1.05%) X.509
4 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.05%) SSL
4 1 (1.05%) SAN
4 1 (1.05%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (64.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (31.58%) Oracle Database
3 29 (30.53%) Relational Database
4 28 (29.47%) RDBMS
5 25 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (15.79%) PerformancePoint
7 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (8.42%) QlikView
9 6 (6.32%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (5.26%) MS Access
10 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
10 5 (5.26%) NoSQL
10 5 (5.26%) RavenDB
11 4 (4.21%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (3.16%) MySQL
13 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) PowerDesigner
1 5 (5.26%) ERwin
1 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.11%) Subversion
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (51.58%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) Analyst
3 15 (15.79%) SharePoint Developer
4 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
5 11 (11.58%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.37%) Junior
6 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Business Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Applications Support
7 6 (6.32%) Business Objects Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Data Modeller
8 5 (5.26%) Junior Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Programmer
8 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Junior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Operations Analyst
10 3 (3.16%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (66.32%) .NET
2 24 (25.26%) .NET Framework
3 17 (17.89%) HTML
3 17 (17.89%) ASP.NET
4 16 (16.84%) XML
5 15 (15.79%) CSS
5 15 (15.79%) jQuery
6 9 (9.47%) SOAP
6 9 (9.47%) Web Services
7 8 (8.42%) REST
8 7 (7.37%) JAX-RS
8 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
8 7 (7.37%) Struts
8 7 (7.37%) JSP
8 7 (7.37%) JBoss Seam
8 7 (7.37%) Java EE 5
8 7 (7.37%) JSF
8 7 (7.37%) RichFaces
8 7 (7.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (5.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Fixed Income
2 5 (5.26%) Derivative
3 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.21%) Physics
4 3 (3.16%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) DataPower
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.05%) DTV
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) CMDB
6 1 (1.05%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) UNIX
2 22 (23.16%) Windows
3 10 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
4 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 1 (1.05%) HPUX
5 1 (1.05%) Solaris
5 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.05%) TDD
3 16 (16.84%) ITIL
4 6 (6.32%) UML
4 6 (6.32%) ETL
4 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.26%) Scrum
5 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
5 5 (5.26%) AOP
5 5 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 5 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (5.26%) Metadata Management
6 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.21%) MVC
6 4 (4.21%) Web Development
7 3 (3.16%) Change Management
7 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.11%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) C#
2 52 (54.74%) SQL
3 37 (38.95%) JavaScript
4 34 (35.79%) VB.NET
5 31 (32.63%) VB6
6 20 (21.05%) Java
7 19 (20.00%) VBA
8 9 (9.47%) C
9 6 (6.32%) C++
10 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
11 4 (4.21%) VBScript
12 3 (3.16%) Perl
13 1 (1.05%) PHP
13 1 (1.05%) Delphi
13 1 (1.05%) R
13 1 (1.05%) Korn
13 1 (1.05%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Degree
2 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.05%) MCSE
3 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Firmware
2 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Control-M
1 1 (1.05%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
1 1 (1.05%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) Oracle
2 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.42%) Sybase
3 8 (8.42%) Business Objects
3 8 (8.42%) Cognos
4 7 (7.37%) Tableau
5 4 (4.21%) Citrix
6 2 (2.11%) SAP
6 2 (2.11%) IBM
6 2 (2.11%) Telerik
7 1 (1.05%) Vertica
7 1 (1.05%) Actuate
7 1 (1.05%) Informatica
7 1 (1.05%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.05%) Siemens
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Macquarie
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Great Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Amazon
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago