The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 72 37
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -35
Permanent jobs citing VB 10 16 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.84% 1.60% 5.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.76% 3.77% 9.40%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 47
Average salary £35,750 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £30,100 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,650 £38,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
Wales

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

Programming Languages Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
567 424 585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 47.49% 42.48% 56.69%
Number of salaries quoted 495 371 532
Average salary £36,500 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,550 £26,738
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

VB
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

VB Salary Trend in South Wales

VB
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff -7 5 £37,000 +3.49%
Caerphilly - 4 £35,000 -
Bridgend +1 1 £38,500 +18.46%
VB
Wales

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 17 (80.95%) C#
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
4 10 (47.62%) WinForms
5 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (33.33%) CRM
8 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
9 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (19.05%) Retail
10 4 (19.05%) VB6
10 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (19.05%) WPF
10 4 (19.05%) MVVM
11 3 (14.29%) ERP
11 3 (14.29%) Oracle
11 3 (14.29%) Windows
11 3 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (14.29%) Moq
11 3 (14.29%) Spring.NET
11 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (14.29%) MSTest
11 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

VB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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.

Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (19.05%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) NUnit
1 3 (14.29%) MSTest
1 3 (14.29%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (14.29%) Moq
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Software Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Business Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) CRM Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Application Developer
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) WinForms
3 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 4 (19.05%) WPF
5 3 (14.29%) Spring.NET
5 3 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
5 3 (14.29%) Ninject
5 3 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) HTML
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
7 1 (4.76%) WCF
7 1 (4.76%) Ajax
7 1 (4.76%) CSS
7 1 (4.76%) XML
7 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Social Network
2 3 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) MVVM
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Kanban
4 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (14.29%) ERP
4 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (14.29%) Logistics
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) MVC
6 1 (4.76%) UML
6 1 (4.76%) CAD
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) VB.NET
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 4 (19.05%) VB6
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) XAML
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Facebook
2 3 (14.29%) Twitter
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle