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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 168 105 58
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -47
Permanent jobs citing VB 68 138 213
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 2.35% 4.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.12% 4.17% 6.60%
Number of salaries quoted 62 125 203
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £52,250 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
3215 3311 3229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.43% 56.44% 61.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2766 2851 2893
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 27 £43,500 +38.09% 7
Wiltshire -23 13 £35,250 +0.71% 1
Devon -6 12 £35,000 -2.77% 1
Gloucestershire -26 10 £30,000 -25.00% 4
Somerset +16 4 £19,000 -44.11%
Dorset -26 2 £25,000 -30.55%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 96 (68.57%) SQL
2 94 (67.14%) C#
3 92 (65.71%) .NET
4 84 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 51 (36.43%) ASP.NET
6 48 (34.29%) C++
7 42 (30.00%) HTML
8 41 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (28.57%) MVC
10 39 (27.86%) JavaScript
10 39 (27.86%) Web Services
11 33 (23.57%) Windows
12 31 (22.14%) Finance
12 31 (22.14%) T-SQL
12 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
13 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (20.71%) VB.NET
15 26 (18.57%) VB6
15 26 (18.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (17.14%) PHP
16 24 (17.14%) Java
17 22 (15.71%) XML
18 21 (15.00%) VBScript
18 21 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
19 20 (14.29%) .NET Framework
19 20 (14.29%) Oracle
20 18 (12.86%) WPF
21 16 (11.43%) LINQ
21 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (10.71%) IIS
2 4 (2.86%) MQSeries
3 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.86%) MS Office
3 6 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.14%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (9.29%) Changepoint
2 2 (1.43%) WebTrends
2 2 (1.43%) HFM
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.57%) SAN
2 3 (2.14%) Internet
2 3 (2.14%) VoIP
2 3 (2.14%) WAN
3 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) SSL
4 1 (0.71%) DHCP
4 1 (0.71%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) LAN
4 1 (0.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (18.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (11.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (5.00%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (1.43%) MS Access
12 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.71%) MySQL
12 1 (0.71%) DTS
Development Applications
1 21 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.29%) JIRA
4 5 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.43%) AccuRev
5 2 (1.43%) JUnit
6 1 (0.71%) NUnit
6 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.71%) MSTest
6 1 (0.71%) Moq
General
1 31 (22.14%) Finance
2 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.43%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.00%) Banking
4 7 (5.00%) Law
5 5 (3.57%) Marketing
6 4 (2.86%) Advertising
7 2 (1.43%) Electronics
7 2 (1.43%) Retail
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Automotive
8 1 (0.71%) Legal
8 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (62.86%) Developer
2 46 (32.86%) .NET Developer
3 33 (23.57%) C# Developer
4 25 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (15.71%) Analyst
6 21 (15.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 21 (15.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 18 (12.86%) Software Developer
8 13 (9.29%) Junior
8 13 (9.29%) Junior Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Graduate
9 10 (7.14%) Senior Developer
9 10 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
10 9 (6.43%) SQL Developer
11 8 (5.71%) Test Analyst
12 7 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.00%) Junior .NET Developer
12 7 (5.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.00%) Senior C# Developer
12 7 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (65.71%) .NET
2 51 (36.43%) ASP.NET
3 42 (30.00%) HTML
4 39 (27.86%) Web Services
5 22 (15.71%) XML
6 20 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 18 (12.86%) WPF
8 16 (11.43%) LINQ
9 15 (10.71%) XSLT
9 15 (10.71%) HTML5
10 14 (10.00%) XHTML
11 13 (9.29%) COM+
11 13 (9.29%) XSL
11 13 (9.29%) WSDL
11 13 (9.29%) XML Schema
11 13 (9.29%) WCF
12 11 (7.86%) jQuery
13 10 (7.14%) SOAP
13 10 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.14%) GIS
2 4 (2.86%) iPhone
2 4 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.43%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.71%) Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.57%) Windows
2 8 (5.71%) Android
3 7 (5.00%) UNIX
4 4 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.43%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.71%) HPUX
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) MVC
2 30 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 14 (10.00%) Coaching
5 13 (9.29%) Performance Testing
5 13 (9.29%) Load Testing
6 11 (7.86%) Scrum
6 11 (7.86%) ITIL
7 10 (7.14%) MVVM
8 9 (6.43%) Migration
9 8 (5.71%) TDD
10 6 (4.29%) ERP
10 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.29%) Change Management
11 5 (3.57%) Project Management
11 5 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.57%) Business Transformation
11 5 (3.57%) Data Migration
11 5 (3.57%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 96 (68.57%) SQL
2 94 (67.14%) C#
3 48 (34.29%) C++
4 39 (27.86%) JavaScript
5 31 (22.14%) T-SQL
6 29 (20.71%) VB.NET
7 26 (18.57%) VB6
8 24 (17.14%) PHP
8 24 (17.14%) Java
9 21 (15.00%) VBScript
10 14 (10.00%) C
11 9 (6.43%) PowerShell
12 8 (5.71%) VBA
13 7 (5.00%) PL/SQL
13 7 (5.00%) Perl
14 4 (2.86%) Python
14 4 (2.86%) Delphi
15 2 (1.43%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.14%) Degree
3 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) ISEB
5 5 (3.57%) MCP
6 4 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.43%) HND
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.71%) HNC
9 1 (0.71%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.86%) QA
2 5 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (1.43%) OpenView
1 2 (1.43%) Nagios
1 2 (1.43%) OPNET
2 1 (0.71%) WSUS
2 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (22.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.29%) Oracle
3 7 (5.00%) Citrix
4 5 (3.57%) VMware
5 4 (2.86%) NetApp
5 4 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.14%) HP
6 3 (2.14%) Business Objects
6 3 (2.14%) Facebook
6 3 (2.14%) Trapeze
7 2 (1.43%) Riverbed
7 2 (1.43%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.43%) F5
7 2 (1.43%) Cisco
7 2 (1.43%) Juniper
7 2 (1.43%) CA
7 2 (1.43%) Google
8 1 (0.71%) Symantec
8 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
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