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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 162 82 78
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -4
Permanent jobs citing VB 68 174 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 3.25% 3.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 5.65% 5.52%
Number of salaries quoted 63 163 154
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £44,550
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
3309 3081 3172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.42% 57.60% 58.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2920 2748 2832
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,110 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -41 17 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Wiltshire -10 13 £35,000 - 4
Devon -2 12 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Gloucestershire -13 11 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Somerset +1 6 £30,000 -33.33% 3
Dorset -54 6 £34,500 -4.16% 1
Cornwall - 2 £30,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 127 (66.84%) .NET
2 122 (64.21%) C#
3 121 (63.68%) SQL
4 106 (55.79%) SQL Server
5 70 (36.84%) ASP.NET
6 62 (32.63%) VB.NET
7 53 (27.89%) JavaScript
8 50 (26.32%) MVC
9 48 (25.26%) VB6
9 48 (25.26%) HTML
10 47 (24.74%) C++
10 47 (24.74%) Microsoft
11 43 (22.63%) Oracle
12 39 (20.53%) Windows
13 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 36 (18.95%) Web Services
16 30 (15.79%) VBScript
17 29 (15.26%) Java
17 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
18 27 (14.21%) Finance
19 25 (13.16%) XML
19 25 (13.16%) .NET Framework
20 21 (11.05%) WPF
21 20 (10.53%) ITIL
21 20 (10.53%) PHP
21 20 (10.53%) CSS
22 19 (10.00%) Visual Studio
22 19 (10.00%) Scrum
23 18 (9.47%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 12 (6.32%) IIS
2 4 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.05%) DNN
3 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (15.26%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.32%) MS Office
3 6 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.11%) Revit
4 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.11%) AutoCAD
4 4 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.53%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.16%) DNS
2 5 (2.63%) SAN
3 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.58%) VoIP
4 3 (1.58%) WAN
5 2 (1.05%) NAS
6 1 (0.53%) DHCP
6 1 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) Internet
6 1 (0.53%) Firewall
6 1 (0.53%) Wireless
6 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.53%) VLAN
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (55.79%) SQL Server
2 37 (19.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.84%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (4.74%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.74%) MySQL
7 8 (4.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (4.21%) Oracle Database
8 7 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.11%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.58%) MS Access
11 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (4.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (3.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.11%) InstallShield
4 4 (2.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.58%) MSTest
5 3 (1.58%) Moq
5 3 (1.58%) NUnit
6 2 (1.05%) JUnit
7 1 (0.53%) LabVIEW
General
1 27 (14.21%) Finance
2 13 (6.84%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.74%) Advertising
3 9 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.68%) Military
4 7 (3.68%) Marketing
5 5 (2.63%) Law
6 4 (2.11%) Banking
6 4 (2.11%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.58%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.05%) Electronics
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
9 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 122 (64.21%) Developer
2 53 (27.89%) .NET Developer
3 32 (16.84%) C# Developer
3 32 (16.84%) Software Developer
4 27 (14.21%) ASP.NET Developer
4 27 (14.21%) C# .NET Developer
5 26 (13.68%) Analyst
6 23 (12.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 12 (6.32%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.79%) VB Developer
8 11 (5.79%) Senior Developer
8 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Junior
9 9 (4.74%) Consultant
9 9 (4.74%) DBA
9 9 (4.74%) Junior Developer
10 8 (4.21%) Applications Support Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (66.84%) .NET
2 70 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 48 (25.26%) HTML
4 36 (18.95%) Web Services
5 25 (13.16%) XML
5 25 (13.16%) .NET Framework
6 21 (11.05%) WPF
7 20 (10.53%) CSS
8 18 (9.47%) WCF
9 15 (7.89%) LINQ
10 12 (6.32%) jQuery
10 12 (6.32%) HTML5
10 12 (6.32%) XSLT
11 10 (5.26%) WinForms
11 10 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 9 (4.74%) ADO.NET
13 8 (4.21%) XSL
13 8 (4.21%) XHTML
14 7 (3.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.68%) GIS
3 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.63%) iPhone
5 4 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.58%) Data Conversion
7 2 (1.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.53%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.53%) Windows
2 13 (6.84%) Linux
3 12 (6.32%) UNIX
4 7 (3.68%) Android
5 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.58%) HPUX
5 3 (1.58%) Solaris
6 2 (1.05%) Windows CE
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.32%) MVC
2 38 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (10.53%) ITIL
4 19 (10.00%) Scrum
5 17 (8.95%) Migration
6 16 (8.42%) TDD
7 15 (7.89%) OO
8 11 (5.79%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.21%) Coaching
9 8 (4.21%) Change Management
9 8 (4.21%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (3.68%) Performance Testing
10 7 (3.68%) Load Testing
10 7 (3.68%) MVVM
10 7 (3.68%) ERP
11 6 (3.16%) ETL
11 6 (3.16%) Pattern Recognition
11 6 (3.16%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.16%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 122 (64.21%) C#
2 121 (63.68%) SQL
3 62 (32.63%) VB.NET
4 53 (27.89%) JavaScript
5 48 (25.26%) VB6
6 47 (24.74%) C++
7 30 (15.79%) VBScript
8 29 (15.26%) Java
9 20 (10.53%) PHP
10 18 (9.47%) T-SQL
11 16 (8.42%) Perl
12 14 (7.37%) C
13 13 (6.84%) PowerShell
14 12 (6.32%) VBA
15 10 (5.26%) PL/SQL
16 6 (3.16%) Shell Script
17 5 (2.63%) Bash Shell
18 4 (2.11%) Delphi
18 4 (2.11%) Python
19 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 18 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.42%) Degree
3 12 (6.32%) ISEB
4 8 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.63%) MCP
7 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.58%) VCP4
9 2 (1.05%) MCSD
10 1 (0.53%) HNC
10 1 (0.53%) HND
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.16%) QA
2 3 (1.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.58%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) Nagios
2 5 (2.63%) SCCM
2 5 (2.63%) SCOM
3 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.05%) OPNET
3 2 (1.05%) OpenView
4 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (24.74%) Microsoft
2 43 (22.63%) Oracle
3 11 (5.79%) VMware
4 7 (3.68%) Cisco
5 5 (2.63%) Facebook
6 4 (2.11%) HP
6 4 (2.11%) Citrix
6 4 (2.11%) Autodesk
7 3 (1.58%) SolidWorks
7 3 (1.58%) NetApp
7 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.05%) Juniper
8 2 (1.05%) CA
8 2 (1.05%) IBM
8 2 (1.05%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.05%) F5
9 1 (0.53%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.53%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.53%) Sophos
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Devon
Tank Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE - AMS
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tavistock, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: 25 days holiday, flexitime, healthcare,pension,shares,death in service
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Salary: £38000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Stroud
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £450000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Salary: £45000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stroud
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum Starting salary is £18,000 - £25,000
Posted: 13 days ago
Salisbury
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE Aviation
Salary: Competitive salary + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Salisbury
Real Staffing
Salary: £34500 - £41500 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Eight Technology
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Osprey Europe
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + profit share scheme
Posted: 23 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago