The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Permanent jobs citing VB 33 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 4.47% 2.85% 2.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.64% 7.02% 5.32%
Number of salaries quoted 27 16 16
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £37,250 £33,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
South Yorkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
382 228 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 51.76% 40.57% 51.99%
Number of salaries quoted 324 218 280
Average salary £35,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,800 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

VB
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

VB Salary Trend in Sheffield

VB
Salary Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Sheffield

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 27 (60.00%) .NET
1 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (53.33%) C#
3 22 (48.89%) HTML
3 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
4 19 (42.22%) Degree
5 16 (35.56%) CSS
6 15 (33.33%) XML
6 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 15 (33.33%) Ajax
7 14 (31.11%) VB6
7 14 (31.11%) SQL
8 13 (28.89%) SOAP
8 13 (28.89%) XHTML
9 12 (26.67%) Windows
9 12 (26.67%) Java
9 12 (26.67%) C++
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
10 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
10 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
10 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
11 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
11 10 (22.22%) Flash
11 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
11 10 (22.22%) Web Design
11 10 (22.22%) IVR
12 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.78%) Silverlight
13 8 (17.78%) WAI
13 8 (17.78%) XSLT

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 1 (2.22%) IIS
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.11%) AdminStudio
2 5 (11.11%) MSI
2 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (8.89%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.44%) Subversion
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.22%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Software Engineer
1 20 (44.44%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) Software Developer
3 9 (20.00%) Programmer
3 9 (20.00%) Software Programmer
4 5 (11.11%) Junior
4 5 (11.11%) Junior Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Junior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) .NET
2 22 (48.89%) HTML
2 22 (48.89%) ASP.NET
3 16 (35.56%) CSS
4 15 (33.33%) XML
4 15 (33.33%) Ajax
5 13 (28.89%) SOAP
5 13 (28.89%) XHTML
6 10 (22.22%) Flash
7 8 (17.78%) Silverlight
7 8 (17.78%) XSLT
7 8 (17.78%) COM+
8 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
9 3 (6.67%) jQuery
10 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
10 2 (4.44%) Classic ASP
11 1 (2.22%) WinForms
11 1 (2.22%) COM
11 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
11 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 10 (22.22%) IVR
2 1 (2.22%) Firmware
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 5 (11.11%) Android
2 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Software Testing
1 11 (24.44%) Software Engineering
1 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
2 10 (22.22%) Web Design
3 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (13.33%) Unit Testing
3 6 (13.33%) MVC
4 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (11.11%) Android Development
4 5 (11.11%) iOS Development
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
6 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.44%) TDD
6 2 (4.44%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Regression Testing
7 1 (2.22%) OOP
7 1 (2.22%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) C#
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.11%) VB6
3 14 (31.11%) SQL
4 12 (26.67%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) C++
5 8 (17.78%) VBScript
6 6 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 6 (13.33%) C
7 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
8 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.22%) VC++
9 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSE
3 1 (2.22%) ISEB
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
1 5 (11.11%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (4.44%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) AppSense