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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 131 87 68
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -19
Permanent jobs citing VB 122 163 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.87% 2.90% 3.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 5.02% 6.41%
Number of salaries quoted 109 159 194
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
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
3570 3245 3228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 54.74% 57.74% 57.69%
Number of salaries quoted 3124 2931 2900
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -6 43 £32,500 -7.14% 12
Gloucestershire -28 22 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Wiltshire -3 17 £36,000 +2.85% 4
Dorset -38 15 £35,000 -1.40% 1
Somerset +9 12 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Devon -13 11 £32,750 +23.58% 2
Cornwall - 2 £26,250 - 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 146 (66.06%) C#
2 132 (59.73%) .NET
3 128 (57.92%) SQL
4 117 (52.94%) SQL Server
5 78 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 77 (34.84%) JavaScript
7 65 (29.41%) VB.NET
8 63 (28.51%) Oracle
8 63 (28.51%) Microsoft
9 56 (25.34%) HTML
10 54 (24.43%) MVC
10 54 (24.43%) VB6
11 53 (23.98%) Java
12 50 (22.62%) Windows
13 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (19.91%) VBScript
15 41 (18.55%) XML
16 38 (17.19%) MS Excel
16 38 (17.19%) Degree
17 36 (16.29%) Visual Studio
18 35 (15.84%) C++
19 32 (14.48%) T-SQL
20 30 (13.57%) Linux
20 30 (13.57%) CSS
21 29 (13.12%) Web Services
21 29 (13.12%) Scrum
21 29 (13.12%) Security Cleared
22 28 (12.67%) UNIX
23 26 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
24 25 (11.31%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 7 (3.17%) IIS
2 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.90%) OpenROAD
4 2 (0.90%) CMS
4 2 (0.90%) DNN
4 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.45%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.45%) Drupal
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) WordPress
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 38 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.41%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) Revit
3 5 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.26%) AutoCAD
3 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.52%) DNS
2 8 (3.62%) Firewall
3 7 (3.17%) SAN
3 7 (3.17%) Internet
4 5 (2.26%) VoIP
5 4 (1.81%) DHCP
5 4 (1.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.81%) Wireless
5 4 (1.81%) IP Telephony
5 4 (1.81%) VLAN
5 4 (1.81%) Network Security
5 4 (1.81%) NAS
6 2 (0.90%) Intranet
6 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
3 24 (10.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (7.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (7.24%) MySQL
5 11 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.52%) Oracle Database
6 10 (4.52%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.17%) MS Access
8 6 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.81%) DB2
11 2 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.45%) DTS
12 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (16.29%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (2.26%) InstallShield
5 5 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.36%) NUnit
6 3 (1.36%) MSTest
6 3 (1.36%) Moq
7 1 (0.45%) Maven
General
1 20 (9.05%) Finance
2 11 (4.98%) Banking
3 8 (3.62%) Military
4 7 (3.17%) Marketing
5 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.71%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.71%) Advertising
6 4 (1.81%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.36%) Games
7 3 (1.36%) Back Office
7 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.90%) Law
8 2 (0.90%) International Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 139 (62.90%) Developer
2 55 (24.89%) .NET Developer
3 41 (18.55%) Software Developer
4 31 (14.03%) C# Developer
5 28 (12.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (9.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (8.60%) Analyst
8 17 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (7.24%) Support Engineer
10 15 (6.79%) Consultant
11 13 (5.88%) VB Developer
12 11 (4.98%) SQL Developer
13 10 (4.52%) VB.NET Developer
14 9 (4.07%) Technical Consultant
15 8 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 8 (3.62%) Senior Developer
15 8 (3.62%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.62%) DBA
15 8 (3.62%) Server Engineer
15 8 (3.62%) Products Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (59.73%) .NET
2 78 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 56 (25.34%) HTML
4 41 (18.55%) XML
5 30 (13.57%) CSS
6 29 (13.12%) Web Services
7 25 (11.31%) WPF
8 23 (10.41%) .NET Framework
9 22 (9.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (9.50%) jQuery
11 18 (8.14%) SOAP
12 14 (6.33%) Classic ASP
13 13 (5.88%) WCF
14 12 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (4.98%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 10 (4.52%) WinForms
16 10 (4.52%) LINQ
17 9 (4.07%) J2EE
17 9 (4.07%) HTML5
17 9 (4.07%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.60%) Computer Science
1 19 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.33%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.71%) User Experience
4 5 (2.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.81%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.36%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.36%) W3C
6 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.45%) NLPG
8 1 (0.45%) Open Source
8 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 50 (22.62%) Windows
2 30 (13.57%) Linux
3 28 (12.67%) UNIX
4 10 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.26%) Solaris
7 4 (1.81%) HPUX
8 3 (1.36%) Windows CE
8 3 (1.36%) Android
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.43%) MVC
2 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (13.12%) Scrum
4 25 (11.31%) OO
5 17 (7.69%) ITIL
6 16 (7.24%) TDD
6 16 (7.24%) Software Engineering
7 13 (5.88%) Migration
8 12 (5.43%) Web Development
9 11 (4.98%) Waterfall
10 10 (4.52%) OOD
11 9 (4.07%) Project Management
11 9 (4.07%) Change Management
11 9 (4.07%) Automated Testing
12 8 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (3.17%) Time Management
13 7 (3.17%) Test Management
14 6 (2.71%) Build Automation
14 6 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 146 (66.06%) C#
2 128 (57.92%) SQL
3 77 (34.84%) JavaScript
4 65 (29.41%) VB.NET
5 54 (24.43%) VB6
6 53 (23.98%) Java
7 44 (19.91%) VBScript
8 35 (15.84%) C++
9 32 (14.48%) T-SQL
10 21 (9.50%) VBA
11 16 (7.24%) Perl
12 15 (6.79%) PHP
12 15 (6.79%) PowerShell
12 15 (6.79%) Shell Script
13 14 (6.33%) C
14 7 (3.17%) PL/SQL
15 6 (2.71%) Python
16 5 (2.26%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.90%) Ruby
17 2 (0.90%) VC++
Qualifications
1 38 (17.19%) Degree
2 29 (13.12%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 17 (7.69%) ISEB
4 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.62%) MCP
5 8 (3.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.36%) MCSD
6 3 (1.36%) MCSE
6 3 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.60%) QA
System Software
1 20 (9.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (5.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.62%) Terminal Services
4 6 (2.71%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.36%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.45%) XenApp
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) Nagios
2 5 (2.26%) SCCM
2 5 (2.26%) SCOM
3 4 (1.81%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (1.81%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (1.81%) OPNET
3 4 (1.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.81%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 63 (28.51%) Oracle
1 63 (28.51%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.50%) VMware
3 11 (4.98%) HP
3 11 (4.98%) Citrix
4 10 (4.52%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.07%) Cisco
6 6 (2.71%) CA
7 5 (2.26%) Altiris
7 5 (2.26%) Sophos
7 5 (2.26%) Autodesk
8 4 (1.81%) SAP
8 4 (1.81%) Riverbed
8 4 (1.81%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.81%) F5
8 4 (1.81%) Juniper
9 3 (1.36%) NetApp
9 3 (1.36%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.36%) Facebook
10 2 (0.90%) NetQoS
Somerset
Talent Spa
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £20k - 24k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
mace systems
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £34,000 to £46,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Noir Consulting
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £37500.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Salary: £30 - £45 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
CPS Group
Salary: £38000 - £41500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Health, Shares
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + Study support
Posted: 23 days ago