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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 176 132 87
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -45
Permanent jobs citing VB 75 99 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.25% 1.63% 2.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.19% 2.89% 5.02%
Number of salaries quoted 61 79 144
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £42,500 £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
3419 3422 2891
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 57.17% 56.25% 57.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2932 2929 2577
Average salary £38,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Wiltshire -9 17 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Gloucestershire -26 17 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Devon -2 16 £40,000 +14.28%
Bristol -32 9 £35,750 +19.16%
Somerset +9 7 £35,000 -11.39% 1
Dorset 0 6 £32,500 -9.72% 2
Cornwall - 3 £38,500 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 102 (69.39%) C#
2 99 (67.35%) SQL
3 97 (65.99%) .NET
4 88 (59.86%) SQL Server
5 56 (38.10%) HTML
6 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET
7 47 (31.97%) JavaScript
8 44 (29.93%) T-SQL
9 43 (29.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (28.57%) Finance
11 40 (27.21%) MVC
12 37 (25.17%) C++
13 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
14 33 (22.45%) Web Services
14 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
15 32 (21.77%) VB.NET
16 31 (21.09%) Visual Studio
16 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (20.41%) Windows
18 25 (17.01%) Java
18 25 (17.01%) VB6
18 25 (17.01%) SQL Server 2008
19 24 (16.33%) Oracle
20 23 (15.65%) XML
21 22 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
21 22 (14.97%) HTML5
22 20 (13.61%) VBScript
22 20 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
23 19 (12.93%) PHP
23 19 (12.93%) LINQ

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 14 (9.52%) IIS
2 6 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.40%) Umbraco
3 5 (3.40%) Confluence
4 4 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.04%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.68%) CMS
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.80%) MS Office
3 6 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Changepoint
2 4 (2.72%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.36%) HFM
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Google Analytics
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) Internet
2 5 (3.40%) DHCP
2 5 (3.40%) DNS
3 4 (2.72%) SMTP
4 3 (2.04%) Intranet
5 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
6 1 (0.68%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) SAN
6 1 (0.68%) DMZ
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) VoIP
6 1 (0.68%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (59.86%) SQL Server
2 43 (29.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (17.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (13.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (10.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 12 (8.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (6.12%) SSDT
9 8 (5.44%) RDBMS
10 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (3.40%) MySQL
12 4 (2.72%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.68%) DTS
14 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (21.09%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.44%) Subversion
3 8 (5.44%) JIRA
4 5 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (3.40%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.40%) Bugzilla
4 5 (3.40%) MSBuild
4 5 (3.40%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.72%) AccuRev
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.68%) Moq
7 1 (0.68%) NUnit
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
General
1 42 (28.57%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Banking
3 11 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.08%) Back Office
5 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
5 4 (2.72%) Law
6 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.36%) Arabic Language
6 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (69.39%) Developer
2 41 (27.89%) .NET Developer
3 30 (20.41%) Software Developer
4 23 (15.65%) C# Developer
5 21 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 18 (12.24%) Analyst
7 17 (11.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.80%) Administrator
9 9 (6.12%) DBA
9 9 (6.12%) SQL DBA
9 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Graduate Developer
10 8 (5.44%) Graduate
10 8 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 7 (4.76%) Test Analyst
11 7 (4.76%) Junior
11 7 (4.76%) Junior Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
12 6 (4.08%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (65.99%) .NET
2 56 (38.10%) HTML
3 49 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 35 (23.81%) .NET Framework
5 33 (22.45%) Web Services
6 23 (15.65%) XML
7 22 (14.97%) HTML5
8 19 (12.93%) LINQ
9 17 (11.56%) jQuery
10 15 (10.20%) WPF
10 15 (10.20%) CSS
11 14 (9.52%) WSDL
11 14 (9.52%) Entity Framework
12 13 (8.84%) XHTML
12 13 (8.84%) XSLT
13 12 (8.16%) XSL
13 12 (8.16%) XML Schema
13 12 (8.16%) WinForms
14 11 (7.48%) COM+
15 10 (6.80%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 5 (3.40%) Wiki
2 5 (3.40%) iPhone
3 4 (2.72%) Copywriting
4 3 (2.04%) User Experience
4 3 (2.04%) GIS
4 3 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Clustering
6 1 (0.68%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.41%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) Android
3 10 (6.80%) Linux
4 7 (4.76%) UNIX
5 6 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (27.21%) MVC
2 31 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.24%) TDD
4 16 (10.88%) Performance Testing
5 14 (9.52%) Scrum
6 13 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (8.84%) Mentoring
6 13 (8.84%) SDLC
7 12 (8.16%) OO
8 11 (7.48%) Project Management
8 11 (7.48%) Load Testing
8 11 (7.48%) Coaching
9 10 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.80%) Content Management
10 9 (6.12%) Migration
11 8 (5.44%) Software Engineering
11 8 (5.44%) ITIL
11 8 (5.44%) OOP
12 7 (4.76%) Automated Testing
12 7 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (69.39%) C#
2 99 (67.35%) SQL
3 47 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 44 (29.93%) T-SQL
5 37 (25.17%) C++
6 32 (21.77%) VB.NET
7 25 (17.01%) VB6
7 25 (17.01%) Java
8 20 (13.61%) VBScript
9 19 (12.93%) PHP
10 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
11 10 (6.80%) C
12 7 (4.76%) VBA
13 5 (3.40%) Ruby
14 4 (2.72%) Delphi
14 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
15 3 (2.04%) Perl
15 3 (2.04%) XAML
16 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
16 2 (1.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Degree
2 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.44%) ISEB
3 8 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.40%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.40%) MCPD
4 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.04%) MCP
6 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
7 1 (0.68%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.44%) QA
2 3 (2.04%) SLA
3 2 (1.36%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.68%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) OpenView
1 1 (0.68%) Nagios
1 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
1 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.68%) OPNET
1 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
1 1 (0.68%) WSUS
1 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 33 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.33%) Oracle
3 7 (4.76%) Citrix
4 6 (4.08%) Google
5 5 (3.40%) Trapeze
6 4 (2.72%) VMware
6 4 (2.72%) Sitecore
6 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.04%) CA
8 2 (1.36%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco
8 2 (1.36%) ESRI
9 1 (0.68%) F5
9 1 (0.68%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.68%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.68%) HP
9 1 (0.68%) NetApp
9 1 (0.68%) Juniper
9 1 (0.68%) Symantec
Taunton
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Health, Life, Gym
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Dorset
First Recruitment Group
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago