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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 62 58 65
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 9 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 0.41% 1.47% 0.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 3.42% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 4
Average salary £29,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.14% -15.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
Berkshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Slough
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
207 263 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Slough 42.24% 42.90% 48.06%
Number of salaries quoted 191 246 249
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

VB
Salary Trend in Slough

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

VB Salary Trend in Slough

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (50.00%) Java EE
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (25.00%) nmon
3 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
3 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Introscope
3 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC
3 1 (25.00%) ODBC
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Slough 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Introscope
1 1 (25.00%) JProfiler
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Junior
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Junior Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Junior Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) MI Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) ODBC
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) VB6
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP