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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 189 167 141
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Permanent jobs citing VB 67 76 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 1.29% 1.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.14% 2.30% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 57 70 82
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,050
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
3127 3298 3417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.06% 55.96% 55.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2661 2861 2961
Median salary £41,500 £39,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.41% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the South West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -8 18 £46,500 +24.00%
Wiltshire +4 17 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Bristol +7 11 £35,000 -11.39% 2
Dorset +13 8 £30,500 -10.29% 2
Somerset -9 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Devon -15 4 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Cornwall -18 1 £32,500 -15.58%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VB.

1 87 (55.41%) C#
2 74 (47.13%) SQL Server
3 69 (43.95%) .NET
4 66 (42.04%) SQL
5 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (35.03%) Windows
7 48 (30.57%) C++
8 43 (27.39%) ASP.NET
9 42 (26.75%) Unix
9 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
10 41 (26.11%) Java
11 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
12 32 (20.38%) XML
12 32 (20.38%) Python
13 31 (19.75%) HTML
14 30 (19.11%) VB6
15 28 (17.83%) Degree
16 27 (17.20%) Software Engineering
16 27 (17.20%) Perl
17 26 (16.56%) MVC
17 26 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
18 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
18 25 (15.92%) T-SQL
18 25 (15.92%) VB.NET
19 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
20 23 (14.65%) OO
20 23 (14.65%) WCF
21 21 (13.38%) C
22 20 (12.74%) Linux
22 20 (12.74%) TDD

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (8.92%) IIS
2 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.82%) Apache
3 6 (3.82%) Drupal
3 6 (3.82%) OpenROAD
3 6 (3.82%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) CMS
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.37%) MS Excel
1 10 (6.37%) MS Office
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (2.55%) Exstream
3 4 (2.55%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.64%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.64%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.91%) SaaS
3 1 (0.64%) IaaS
3 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.46%) Internet
2 6 (3.82%) Intranet
3 3 (1.91%) SAN
4 2 (1.27%) Firewall
5 1 (0.64%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.64%) HTTP
5 1 (0.64%) SMS
5 1 (0.64%) SNMP
5 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (47.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 13 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.73%) MySQL
5 8 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 7 (4.46%) MS Access
6 7 (4.46%) RDBMS
6 7 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.18%) Big Data
8 5 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (2.55%) DTS
10 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.27%) QlikView
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (12.10%) Visual Studio
2 16 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.92%) Moq
3 14 (8.92%) NUnit
3 14 (8.92%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (5.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (4.46%) Git (software)
6 6 (3.82%) Ranorex
6 6 (3.82%) TestComplete
7 5 (3.18%) FinalBuilder
7 5 (3.18%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.18%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.18%) RSpec
7 5 (3.18%) Selenium
8 4 (2.55%) InstallShield
8 4 (2.55%) MSI
9 1 (0.64%) JIRA
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 18 (11.46%) Finance
2 11 (7.01%) Games
2 11 (7.01%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.73%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.10%) Electronics
5 7 (4.46%) Back Office
6 6 (3.82%) Marketing
7 4 (2.55%) Law
8 2 (1.27%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.27%) International Banking
8 2 (1.27%) Legal
9 1 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 64 (40.76%) Developer
2 36 (22.93%) .NET Developer
3 26 (16.56%) Test Engineer
4 24 (15.29%) Analyst
5 22 (14.01%) C# Developer
6 21 (13.38%) Software Test Engineer
7 19 (12.10%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.64%) Consultant
9 11 (7.01%) Software Consultant
9 11 (7.01%) Support Analyst
9 11 (7.01%) Test Consultant
10 10 (6.37%) Applications Support
10 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (5.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (5.73%) Development Team Leader
11 9 (5.73%) Team Leader
12 7 (4.46%) Software Developer
12 7 (4.46%) SQL Analyst
13 6 (3.82%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (43.95%) .NET
2 43 (27.39%) ASP.NET
3 32 (20.38%) XML
4 31 (19.75%) HTML
5 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 23 (14.65%) WCF
7 15 (9.55%) J2EE
7 15 (9.55%) WinForms
7 15 (9.55%) WPF
8 14 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 14 (8.92%) CSS
8 14 (8.92%) NHibernate
9 13 (8.28%) .NET Framework
9 13 (8.28%) jQuery
10 11 (7.01%) Entity Framework
10 11 (7.01%) Java EE
10 11 (7.01%) STL
11 9 (5.73%) ADO.NET
11 9 (5.73%) Classic ASP
11 9 (5.73%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.92%) Streaming Music
2 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.10%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.18%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.27%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.03%) Windows
2 42 (26.75%) Unix
3 20 (12.74%) Linux
4 11 (7.01%) Android
4 11 (7.01%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.10%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.91%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (38.22%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (17.20%) Software Engineering
3 26 (16.56%) Cybersecurity
3 26 (16.56%) MVC
4 23 (14.65%) OO
5 20 (12.74%) TDD
6 19 (12.10%) BDD
6 19 (12.10%) Mentoring
7 16 (10.19%) Scrum
8 14 (8.92%) Coaching
8 14 (8.92%) Kanban
8 14 (8.92%) MVVM
8 14 (8.92%) Web Application Development
9 13 (8.28%) Multithreading
9 13 (8.28%) SDLC
10 11 (7.01%) Analytics
10 11 (7.01%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (7.01%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (7.01%) Regression Testing
10 11 (7.01%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 87 (55.41%) C#
2 66 (42.04%) SQL
3 48 (30.57%) C++
4 41 (26.11%) Java
5 32 (20.38%) Python
6 30 (19.11%) VB6
7 27 (17.20%) Perl
8 25 (15.92%) T-SQL
8 25 (15.92%) VB.NET
9 24 (15.29%) JavaScript
10 21 (13.38%) C
11 16 (10.19%) VBScript
12 11 (7.01%) Objective-C
12 11 (7.01%) PowerShell
13 10 (6.37%) PHP
14 6 (3.82%) VC++
15 5 (3.18%) Bash Shell
15 5 (3.18%) Shell Script
16 4 (2.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 4 (2.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (21.66%) Security Cleared
2 28 (17.83%) Degree
3 20 (12.74%) DV Cleared
4 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (9.55%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.92%) MCSE
6 11 (7.01%) CCNA
6 11 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.01%) CISSP
6 11 (7.01%) CompTIA Security+
6 11 (7.01%) GIAC
6 11 (7.01%) Linux+ Certification
6 11 (7.01%) Network+ Certification
6 11 (7.01%) SANS
6 11 (7.01%) Security+ Certification
6 11 (7.01%) SSCP
7 6 (3.82%) PhD
8 5 (3.18%) ISEB
9 3 (1.91%) MCSD
10 1 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.46%) SLA
2 6 (3.82%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) Nagios
2 2 (1.27%) OpenView
3 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.64%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.19%) Oracle
3 7 (4.46%) CA
3 7 (4.46%) VMware
4 6 (3.82%) FrontRange
4 6 (3.82%) HP
4 6 (3.82%) SAP
4 6 (3.82%) Sybase
5 3 (1.91%) NetApp
5 3 (1.91%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (1.27%) Citrix
7 1 (0.64%) BMC
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco
7 1 (0.64%) Compuware
7 1 (0.64%) Dell
7 1 (0.64%) Google
7 1 (0.64%) IBM
7 1 (0.64%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.64%) Juniper
7 1 (0.64%) PayPal
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