The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 186 106 64
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -42
Permanent jobs citing VB 63 143 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 2.47% 3.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.88% 4.42% 6.31%
Number of salaries quoted 61 133 192
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
England

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 West region.

Programming Languages Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3343 3235 3248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 54.46% 55.88% 59.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2847 2817 2908
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VB
Salary Trend in the South West

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

VB Salary Trend in the South West

VB
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in the South West

VB
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol -25 20 £42,500 +30.76% 8
Devon -7 15 £35,000 +11.11%
Wiltshire -13 13 £35,000 - 2
Gloucestershire -24 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Somerset +7 4 £27,500 -19.11%
Dorset -44 3 £35,000 -2.77%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 105 (70.00%) C#
2 100 (66.67%) SQL
2 100 (66.67%) .NET
3 91 (60.67%) SQL Server
4 59 (39.33%) ASP.NET
5 48 (32.00%) C++
6 43 (28.67%) JavaScript
7 41 (27.33%) HTML
7 41 (27.33%) MVC
8 40 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (26.67%) Web Services
9 37 (24.67%) VB.NET
10 35 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
12 30 (20.00%) Oracle
12 30 (20.00%) Finance
13 29 (19.33%) VB6
13 29 (19.33%) Windows
14 26 (17.33%) Java
15 21 (14.00%) T-SQL
15 21 (14.00%) XML
16 20 (13.33%) VBScript
17 19 (12.67%) PHP
18 18 (12.00%) MS Excel
18 18 (12.00%) WPF
19 17 (11.33%) .NET Framework
20 16 (10.67%) WCF
20 16 (10.67%) Scrum
20 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
20 16 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 13 (8.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.67%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.33%) MS Office
3 4 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.00%) AutoCAD
4 3 (2.00%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (2.00%) Revit
5 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Changepoint
2 2 (1.33%) HFM
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) SAN
2 3 (2.00%) VoIP
2 3 (2.00%) WAN
3 2 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (0.67%) NAS
4 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (60.67%) SQL Server
2 40 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 7 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.67%) MySQL
10 4 (2.67%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.33%) MS Access
13 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.33%) JIRA
3 5 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (2.00%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.67%) MSTest
6 1 (0.67%) Moq
6 1 (0.67%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.67%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 15 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.33%) Law
5 6 (4.00%) Advertising
6 5 (3.33%) Marketing
6 5 (3.33%) Banking
7 3 (2.00%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.33%) Military
8 2 (1.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.67%) Back Office
9 1 (0.67%) Automotive
9 1 (0.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 95 (63.33%) Developer
2 50 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 36 (24.00%) C# Developer
4 28 (18.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 25 (16.67%) Analyst
6 24 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 20 (13.33%) Software Developer
8 10 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 10 (6.67%) Junior
8 10 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 10 (6.67%) Junior Developer
9 9 (6.00%) SQL Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Support Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) Applications Support
10 8 (5.33%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Senior C# Developer
10 8 (5.33%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (5.33%) AWS Developer
11 7 (4.67%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (66.67%) .NET
2 59 (39.33%) ASP.NET
3 41 (27.33%) HTML
4 40 (26.67%) Web Services
5 21 (14.00%) XML
6 18 (12.00%) WPF
7 17 (11.33%) .NET Framework
8 16 (10.67%) WCF
9 15 (10.00%) HTML5
10 14 (9.33%) LINQ
10 14 (9.33%) XSLT
11 11 (7.33%) jQuery
11 11 (7.33%) XHTML
12 10 (6.67%) WSDL
12 10 (6.67%) XML Schema
12 10 (6.67%) COM+
12 10 (6.67%) CSS
12 10 (6.67%) SOAP
12 10 (6.67%) XSL
12 10 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.67%) GIS
2 5 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.67%) iPhone
4 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.33%) Windows
2 10 (6.67%) UNIX
3 6 (4.00%) Android
4 4 (2.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.33%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.33%) HPUX
5 2 (1.33%) Solaris
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.33%) MVC
2 35 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.67%) Scrum
4 13 (8.67%) ITIL
5 12 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 11 (7.33%) Coaching
7 10 (6.67%) TDD
7 10 (6.67%) Performance Testing
7 10 (6.67%) Load Testing
7 10 (6.67%) MVVM
8 8 (5.33%) OO
9 6 (4.00%) ERP
9 6 (4.00%) Migration
10 5 (3.33%) Change Management
10 5 (3.33%) Web Application Development
10 5 (3.33%) BDD
10 5 (3.33%) Dependency Injection
10 5 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.33%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 105 (70.00%) C#
2 100 (66.67%) SQL
3 48 (32.00%) C++
4 43 (28.67%) JavaScript
5 37 (24.67%) VB.NET
6 29 (19.33%) VB6
7 26 (17.33%) Java
8 21 (14.00%) T-SQL
9 20 (13.33%) VBScript
10 19 (12.67%) PHP
11 15 (10.00%) C
12 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (4.67%) PL/SQL
13 7 (4.67%) Perl
14 6 (4.00%) VBA
15 4 (2.67%) Python
15 4 (2.67%) Delphi
16 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
17 2 (1.33%) Embedded C
18 1 (0.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.00%) Degree
3 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.00%) ISEB
4 5 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.00%) MCP
7 1 (0.67%) MCSD
7 1 (0.67%) HNC
7 1 (0.67%) HND
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) QA
2 5 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) OpenView
1 2 (1.33%) Nagios
1 2 (1.33%) OPNET
1 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (1.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (3.33%) VMware
3 5 (3.33%) Facebook
4 4 (2.67%) TIBCO
4 4 (2.67%) NetApp
5 3 (2.00%) HP
5 3 (2.00%) Citrix
5 3 (2.00%) Autodesk
6 2 (1.33%) Cisco
6 2 (1.33%) Riverbed
6 2 (1.33%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.33%) F5
6 2 (1.33%) Juniper
6 2 (1.33%) CA
7 1 (0.67%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
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