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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 63 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.72% 1.05% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 1.78% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 13
Average salary £27,500 £34,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.11% +6.25%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
323 394 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 58.20% 59.34% 57.18%
Number of salaries quoted 293 354 362
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 17 April 2015. 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
Bath +9 4 £27,500 -24.13%
VB
South West

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) C#
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Java
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
5 3 (30.00%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) VB6
5 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) CAD
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (30.00%) Perl
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
5 3 (30.00%) C++
5 3 (30.00%) HTML
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (20.00%) MCSD
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (20.00%) MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SOLIDWORKS
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (30.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) CAD
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) RAD
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Supply Chain Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (40.00%) C
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Perl
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 3 (30.00%) C++
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (10.00%) VBA
6 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCSD
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle