The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs citing VB 6 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.77% 0.55% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.37% 0.95% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 12
Average salary £33,250 £39,500 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.82% +32.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £39,900 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
South West

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

Programming Languages Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
437 315 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 55.88% 57.59% 61.54%
Number of salaries quoted 397 275 371
Average salary £35,000 £33,453 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.62% +2.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,600 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

VB
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

VB Salary Trend in Somerset

VB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Taunton -4 4 £31,500 -21.25%
Bath -16 2 £35,000 +7.69%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) SCOM
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Software Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
1 5 (71.43%) VB6
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSD
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware