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 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 142 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -11
Permanent jobs citing VB 101 139 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.62% 2.73% 3.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.93% 4.79% 6.03%
Number of salaries quoted 83 139 173
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £26,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
3448 2903 3068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.44% 57.06% 53.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2976 2609 2774
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,540 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 2014.

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 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
Bristol -12 30 £29,000 -17.14% 14
Wiltshire +1 23 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Gloucestershire -5 17 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Devon -28 15 £35,000 +5.26% 3
Dorset -28 8 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Somerset -11 6 £33,250 -15.82%
Cornwall - 1 £25,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 153 (62.96%) C#
2 133 (54.73%) SQL
3 122 (50.21%) .NET
4 99 (40.74%) SQL Server
5 84 (34.57%) JavaScript
6 74 (30.45%) Java
7 67 (27.57%) HTML
7 67 (27.57%) Windows
8 66 (27.16%) C++
8 66 (27.16%) Microsoft
9 62 (25.51%) VB6
10 61 (25.10%) Degree
11 59 (24.28%) MS Excel
12 58 (23.87%) ASP.NET
13 57 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (23.05%) Oracle
15 54 (22.22%) Visual Studio
16 53 (21.81%) VBScript
17 45 (18.52%) VB.NET
18 44 (18.11%) MVC
19 42 (17.28%) Linux
20 41 (16.87%) XML
20 41 (16.87%) Security Cleared
21 40 (16.46%) QA
22 39 (16.05%) Computer Science
23 35 (14.40%) Finance
23 35 (14.40%) Software Engineering
24 34 (13.99%) WPF
24 34 (13.99%) UNIX
24 34 (13.99%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (3.70%) SAS
2 5 (2.06%) IIS
2 5 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.82%) OpenROAD
5 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.82%) CMS
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) DNN
6 1 (0.41%) Drupal
6 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.41%) WordPress
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 59 (24.28%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.58%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.65%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.41%) Summit
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) VoIP
2 9 (3.70%) Internet
2 9 (3.70%) Firewall
3 8 (3.29%) DNS
4 7 (2.88%) SAN
5 6 (2.47%) WAN
5 6 (2.47%) Wireshark
6 4 (1.65%) Network Security
6 4 (1.65%) NAS
6 4 (1.65%) Wireless
6 4 (1.65%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.65%) VLAN
6 4 (1.65%) DHCP
7 3 (1.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.82%) Intranet
9 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.41%) FTP
9 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.35%) Crystal Reports
3 25 (10.29%) MySQL
3 25 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (9.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.29%) MS Access
7 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.47%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.47%) QlikView
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.65%) DB2
9 4 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.82%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.82%) Informix
Development Applications
1 54 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 31 (12.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.70%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (2.47%) Toad
5 6 (2.47%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.65%) MSI
7 2 (0.82%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.82%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.41%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.41%) Introscope
8 1 (0.41%) Maven
8 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
General
1 35 (14.40%) Finance
2 9 (3.70%) Military
2 9 (3.70%) Banking
2 9 (3.70%) Marketing
3 5 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.65%) Back Office
4 4 (1.65%) Games
5 3 (1.23%) Advertising
5 3 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.82%) International Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 140 (57.61%) Developer
2 48 (19.75%) .NET Developer
3 36 (14.81%) C# Developer
4 34 (13.99%) Software Developer
5 30 (12.35%) Consultant
6 25 (10.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (7.00%) Tester
8 15 (6.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.53%) Analyst
9 11 (4.53%) Junior
9 11 (4.53%) Technical Consultant
9 11 (4.53%) Junior Developer
10 10 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.12%) VB.NET Developer
11 9 (3.70%) VB Developer
11 9 (3.70%) Test Manager
12 8 (3.29%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.29%) Lead Tester
12 8 (3.29%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (50.21%) .NET
2 67 (27.57%) HTML
3 58 (23.87%) ASP.NET
4 41 (16.87%) XML
5 34 (13.99%) WPF
6 28 (11.52%) Web Services
7 24 (9.88%) CSS
8 23 (9.47%) SOAP
9 17 (7.00%) COM
9 17 (7.00%) Classic ASP
9 17 (7.00%) jQuery
9 17 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (5.76%) .NET Framework
11 11 (4.53%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 10 (4.12%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 10 (4.12%) J2EE
13 8 (3.29%) HTML5
13 8 (3.29%) WinForms
13 8 (3.29%) LINQ
13 8 (3.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.05%) Computer Science
2 25 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.58%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.70%) User Experience
5 6 (2.47%) Blog
6 5 (2.06%) N-Tier
6 5 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.65%) Web 2.0
8 3 (1.23%) W3C
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
10 1 (0.41%) Open Source
10 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.41%) Xbox
10 1 (0.41%) GIS
10 1 (0.41%) NLPG
10 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.57%) Windows
2 42 (17.28%) Linux
3 34 (13.99%) UNIX
4 12 (4.94%) Windows CE
5 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.70%) Solaris
6 9 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.88%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.88%) HPUX
9 6 (2.47%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.82%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (18.11%) MVC
3 35 (14.40%) Software Engineering
4 33 (13.58%) OO
5 27 (11.11%) Scrum
6 20 (8.23%) Waterfall
7 16 (6.58%) OOD
8 15 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.17%) Automated Testing
9 13 (5.35%) OOP
10 12 (4.94%) ITIL
10 12 (4.94%) TDD
11 11 (4.53%) Time Management
11 11 (4.53%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (4.53%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (4.12%) Web Development
12 10 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (3.70%) iOS Development
13 9 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (62.96%) C#
2 133 (54.73%) SQL
3 84 (34.57%) JavaScript
4 74 (30.45%) Java
5 66 (27.16%) C++
6 62 (25.51%) VB6
7 53 (21.81%) VBScript
8 45 (18.52%) VB.NET
9 34 (13.99%) T-SQL
10 33 (13.58%) VBA
11 28 (11.52%) PHP
12 23 (9.47%) Shell Script
12 23 (9.47%) PowerShell
13 18 (7.41%) C
14 17 (7.00%) Python
15 16 (6.58%) Perl
16 8 (3.29%) VC++
17 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
18 4 (1.65%) MATLAB
19 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (25.10%) Degree
2 41 (16.87%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.47%) DV Cleared
4 21 (8.64%) ISEB
5 20 (8.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.29%) MCTS
6 8 (3.29%) MCPD
7 6 (2.47%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.65%) MCP
9 3 (1.23%) MCSE
10 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.82%) MCSD
10 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.82%) ACCA
10 2 (0.82%) CIMA
10 2 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (16.46%) QA
2 5 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.17%) Terminal Services
3 12 (4.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.88%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.82%) vSphere
9 1 (0.41%) XenApp
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) Nagios
2 11 (4.53%) OPNET
2 11 (4.53%) SolarWinds Orion
2 11 (4.53%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (4.53%) OpenView
3 6 (2.47%) SCCM
4 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.82%) WSUS
5 2 (0.82%) SCOM
6 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.41%) nmon
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 66 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 56 (23.05%) Oracle
3 26 (10.70%) HP
4 24 (9.88%) VMware
5 17 (7.00%) Citrix
6 14 (5.76%) Red Hat
7 13 (5.35%) CA
7 13 (5.35%) Business Objects
7 13 (5.35%) Cisco
8 11 (4.53%) Juniper
8 11 (4.53%) Riverbed
8 11 (4.53%) SolarWinds
8 11 (4.53%) F5
9 7 (2.88%) SAP
10 6 (2.47%) Cognos
10 6 (2.47%) Compuware
10 6 (2.47%) BMC
10 6 (2.47%) MicroStrategy
10 6 (2.47%) Tableau
10 6 (2.47%) NetQoS
Swindon, Wiltshire
X4 Group
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Real Staffing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
Miro Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, Half day on a Friday!
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + bonus + health + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Creative Personnel
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 43,000 + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Ecclesiastical Insurance
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Healthcare, pension, parking
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Exeter
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago