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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 133 88 63
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -25
Permanent jobs citing VB 102 144 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 2.81% 3.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.96% 4.93% 6.74%
Number of salaries quoted 80 143 196
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,978 £25,000 £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
3446 2923 3055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 56.10% 57.05% 53.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2952 2609 2791
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,725
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 1 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 1 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
Gloucestershire +2 26 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Wiltshire -10 26 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Bristol -10 24 £30,000 -14.28% 15
Devon -21 13 £35,000 +17.64% 4
Dorset -25 9 £36,000 +10.76% 4
Somerset -19 3 £39,500 +9.72% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 148 (61.41%) C#
2 132 (54.77%) SQL
3 113 (46.89%) .NET
4 87 (36.10%) SQL Server
5 84 (34.85%) JavaScript
6 80 (33.20%) Java
7 70 (29.05%) C++
7 70 (29.05%) Windows
8 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
8 62 (25.73%) Degree
9 61 (25.31%) MS Excel
10 58 (24.07%) HTML
10 58 (24.07%) VB6
11 56 (23.24%) Visual Studio
12 53 (21.99%) ASP.NET
12 53 (21.99%) Oracle
13 51 (21.16%) VBScript
14 46 (19.09%) QA
15 44 (18.26%) Linux
16 43 (17.84%) XML
16 43 (17.84%) Finance
17 42 (17.43%) Computer Science
18 41 (17.01%) VB.NET
18 41 (17.01%) MS Office
19 40 (16.60%) Security Cleared
20 38 (15.77%) OO
21 36 (14.94%) MVC
21 36 (14.94%) UNIX
21 36 (14.94%) Software Engineering
22 34 (14.11%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (4.56%) SAS
2 5 (2.07%) IIS
2 5 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.66%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.83%) OpenROAD
5 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.83%) CMS
5 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
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 61 (25.31%) MS Excel
2 41 (17.01%) MS Office
3 6 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.49%) SPSS
4 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.41%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Summit
1 2 (0.83%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.56%) VoIP
2 9 (3.73%) Internet
2 9 (3.73%) Firewall
3 7 (2.90%) SAN
4 6 (2.49%) DNS
4 6 (2.49%) WAN
4 6 (2.49%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.66%) Network Security
5 4 (1.66%) NAS
5 4 (1.66%) Wireless
5 4 (1.66%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.66%) VLAN
5 4 (1.66%) DHCP
6 2 (0.83%) FTP
6 2 (0.83%) HTTP
6 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (36.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.45%) Crystal Reports
3 26 (10.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (10.37%) MySQL
5 23 (9.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.73%) QlikView
8 8 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.32%) RDBMS
8 8 (3.32%) MS Access
9 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.49%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.66%) DB2
11 4 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.83%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.83%) Informix
Development Applications
1 56 (23.24%) Visual Studio
2 31 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (12.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (2.90%) Toad
5 6 (2.49%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.66%) MSI
7 2 (0.83%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.83%) Introscope
7 2 (0.83%) Subversion
7 2 (0.83%) Maven
7 2 (0.83%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.83%) JProfiler
7 2 (0.83%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.41%) JIRA
General
1 43 (17.84%) Finance
2 12 (4.98%) Marketing
3 10 (4.15%) Banking
4 8 (3.32%) Military
5 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.66%) Games
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Back Office
7 3 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.83%) International Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 136 (56.43%) Developer
2 43 (17.84%) .NET Developer
3 38 (15.77%) Software Developer
4 36 (14.94%) Consultant
5 33 (13.69%) C# Developer
6 22 (9.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 17 (7.05%) Tester
8 14 (5.81%) Technical Consultant
9 12 (4.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (4.15%) Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Junior
10 10 (4.15%) VB.NET Developer
10 10 (4.15%) VB Developer
10 10 (4.15%) Junior Developer
11 9 (3.73%) Business Consultant
11 9 (3.73%) Test Manager
11 9 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Consultant
12 8 (3.32%) Automated Tester
12 8 (3.32%) Lead Tester
13 7 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (46.89%) .NET
2 58 (24.07%) HTML
3 53 (21.99%) ASP.NET
4 43 (17.84%) XML
5 33 (13.69%) WPF
6 24 (9.96%) Web Services
7 23 (9.54%) CSS
8 22 (9.13%) SOAP
9 19 (7.88%) COM
10 18 (7.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (6.22%) jQuery
11 15 (6.22%) .NET Framework
11 15 (6.22%) Classic ASP
12 11 (4.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 10 (4.15%) J2EE
14 9 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 8 (3.32%) LINQ
15 8 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (2.49%) JSON
16 6 (2.49%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.43%) Computer Science
2 14 (5.81%) Mathematics
3 9 (3.73%) Blog
4 5 (2.07%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.66%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.24%) W3C
6 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.83%) Clustering
7 2 (0.83%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.83%) Xbox
8 1 (0.41%) Open Source
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) NLPG
8 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.41%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 70 (29.05%) Windows
2 44 (18.26%) Linux
3 36 (14.94%) UNIX
4 14 (5.81%) Windows CE
5 11 (4.56%) Solaris
6 9 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (3.73%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.32%) HPUX
8 7 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.90%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.77%) OO
2 36 (14.94%) MVC
2 36 (14.94%) Software Engineering
3 32 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (11.20%) Scrum
5 22 (9.13%) Waterfall
6 18 (7.47%) OOD
7 17 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (7.05%) OOP
7 17 (7.05%) Automated Testing
8 12 (4.98%) ITIL
9 11 (4.56%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.56%) Time Management
9 11 (4.56%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (3.73%) iOS Development
11 9 (3.73%) Project Management
12 8 (3.32%) Web Development
13 7 (2.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 148 (61.41%) C#
2 132 (54.77%) SQL
3 84 (34.85%) JavaScript
4 80 (33.20%) Java
5 70 (29.05%) C++
6 58 (24.07%) VB6
7 51 (21.16%) VBScript
8 41 (17.01%) VB.NET
9 34 (14.11%) T-SQL
10 33 (13.69%) PHP
11 32 (13.28%) VBA
12 25 (10.37%) Shell Script
13 21 (8.71%) PowerShell
14 19 (7.88%) C
15 17 (7.05%) Python
16 15 (6.22%) Perl
17 8 (3.32%) VC++
18 5 (2.07%) PL/SQL
19 4 (1.66%) MATLAB
20 2 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (25.73%) Degree
2 40 (16.60%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.96%) DV Cleared
3 24 (9.96%) ISEB
4 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.32%) MCTS
5 8 (3.32%) MCPD
6 6 (2.49%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.66%) MCP
8 3 (1.24%) MCSE
9 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.83%) MCSD
9 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ACCA
9 2 (0.83%) CIMA
9 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (19.09%) QA
2 7 (2.90%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (6.22%) Terminal Services
3 11 (4.56%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.66%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.24%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.83%) vSphere
8 1 (0.41%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.56%) OpenView
1 11 (4.56%) Nagios
1 11 (4.56%) OPNET
1 11 (4.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 11 (4.56%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (1.66%) SCCM
2 4 (1.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.83%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.83%) nmon
4 2 (0.83%) WSUS
5 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 62 (25.73%) Microsoft
2 53 (21.99%) Oracle
3 28 (11.62%) HP
4 21 (8.71%) VMware
5 18 (7.47%) Citrix
6 16 (6.64%) Business Objects
7 14 (5.81%) Red Hat
8 13 (5.39%) CA
9 11 (4.56%) Juniper
9 11 (4.56%) Cisco
9 11 (4.56%) Riverbed
9 11 (4.56%) SolarWinds
9 11 (4.56%) F5
10 9 (3.73%) Tableau
10 9 (3.73%) Cognos
10 9 (3.73%) MicroStrategy
11 8 (3.32%) SAP
12 6 (2.49%) Compuware
12 6 (2.49%) BMC
12 6 (2.49%) NetScout
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