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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 132 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -9
Permanent jobs citing VB 119 139 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.87% 2.61% 2.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 4.50% 5.27%
Number of salaries quoted 103 139 149
Average salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £44,100
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
3480 3086 2977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 54.77% 57.93% 54.56%
Number of salaries quoted 3032 2789 2677
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +2 40 £30,500 -12.85% 4
Wiltshire -2 22 £29,517 -15.66% 3
Gloucestershire -20 20 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Devon -21 13 £35,000 +19.14% 1
Somerset -3 12 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Dorset -27 10 £38,000 +16.92% 2
Cornwall - 2 £26,250 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 153 (64.02%) C#
2 145 (60.67%) SQL
3 133 (55.65%) .NET
4 107 (44.77%) SQL Server
5 81 (33.89%) JavaScript
6 69 (28.87%) ASP.NET
7 67 (28.03%) HTML
7 67 (28.03%) Java
7 67 (28.03%) Microsoft
8 61 (25.52%) Windows
9 60 (25.10%) VB6
10 58 (24.27%) Oracle
11 56 (23.43%) VB.NET
12 54 (22.59%) Degree
13 53 (22.18%) C++
14 49 (20.50%) MS Excel
15 48 (20.08%) VBScript
16 47 (19.67%) Visual Studio
17 46 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (19.25%) MVC
18 41 (17.15%) XML
19 36 (15.06%) Linux
20 35 (14.64%) T-SQL
20 35 (14.64%) Security Cleared
21 33 (13.81%) WPF
22 32 (13.39%) Crystal Reports
23 31 (12.97%) Computer Science
24 30 (12.55%) OO
25 29 (12.13%) Web Services
25 29 (12.13%) UNIX

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (3.35%) IIS
2 5 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.67%) SAS
3 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) DNN
5 2 (0.84%) CMS
5 2 (0.84%) OpenROAD
5 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 49 (20.50%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.26%) Revit
4 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.26%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Summit
1 1 (0.42%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.60%) DNS
2 10 (4.18%) VoIP
3 9 (3.77%) Firewall
4 7 (2.93%) SAN
4 7 (2.93%) Internet
5 5 (2.09%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.09%) Wireshark
5 5 (2.09%) WAN
6 4 (1.67%) DHCP
6 4 (1.67%) Wireless
6 4 (1.67%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.67%) VLAN
6 4 (1.67%) Network Security
6 4 (1.67%) NAS
7 2 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (44.77%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.39%) Crystal Reports
3 20 (8.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.95%) MySQL
5 11 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.35%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.93%) MS Access
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (2.51%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.67%) DB2
11 3 (1.26%) QlikView
11 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.42%) ActiveReports
Development Applications
1 47 (19.67%) Visual Studio
2 23 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (7.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (3.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.67%) InstallShield
6 3 (1.26%) MSBuild
6 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.84%) NUnit
7 2 (0.84%) MSTest
7 2 (0.84%) Moq
7 2 (0.84%) Toad
7 2 (0.84%) MSI
8 1 (0.42%) Maven
General
1 27 (11.30%) Finance
2 9 (3.77%) Military
2 9 (3.77%) Banking
3 8 (3.35%) Marketing
4 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.67%) Advertising
5 4 (1.67%) Back Office
6 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.26%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.26%) Games
7 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 2 (0.84%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.84%) International Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 144 (60.25%) Developer
2 47 (19.67%) .NET Developer
3 39 (16.32%) Software Developer
4 35 (14.64%) C# Developer
5 26 (10.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (9.62%) Consultant
7 18 (7.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (5.86%) Analyst
9 12 (5.02%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.60%) Tester
10 11 (4.60%) VB Developer
10 11 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.18%) VB.NET Developer
11 10 (4.18%) SQL Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Junior Developer
12 9 (3.77%) Junior
13 8 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (3.35%) Server Engineer
14 7 (2.93%) Java Developer
14 7 (2.93%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (55.65%) .NET
2 69 (28.87%) ASP.NET
3 67 (28.03%) HTML
4 41 (17.15%) XML
5 33 (13.81%) WPF
6 29 (12.13%) Web Services
7 28 (11.72%) CSS
8 23 (9.62%) SOAP
9 20 (8.37%) .NET Framework
10 19 (7.95%) jQuery
11 17 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (5.02%) Classic ASP
13 11 (4.60%) COM
13 11 (4.60%) Managed Extensibility Framework
13 11 (4.60%) WinForms
14 10 (4.18%) WCF
14 10 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (3.77%) HTML5
15 9 (3.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (3.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.97%) Computer Science
2 27 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.86%) Mathematics
4 9 (3.77%) User Experience
5 5 (2.09%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.67%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.26%) Blog
7 3 (1.26%) Data Conversion
7 3 (1.26%) W3C
7 3 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.84%) iPhone
8 2 (0.84%) Clustering
8 2 (0.84%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.42%) NLPG
9 1 (0.42%) Open Source
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.42%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 61 (25.52%) Windows
2 36 (15.06%) Linux
3 29 (12.13%) UNIX
4 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.93%) Windows CE
6 7 (2.93%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.51%) Solaris
8 5 (2.09%) HPUX
8 5 (2.09%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.26%) Android
9 3 (1.26%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.25%) MVC
1 46 (19.25%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (12.55%) OO
3 27 (11.30%) Software Engineering
4 24 (10.04%) Scrum
5 16 (6.69%) ITIL
6 15 (6.28%) Waterfall
7 13 (5.44%) OOD
8 12 (5.02%) Migration
8 12 (5.02%) TDD
8 12 (5.02%) Web Development
9 11 (4.60%) Time Management
9 11 (4.60%) Automated Testing
10 10 (4.18%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (4.18%) OOP
10 10 (4.18%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (3.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (64.02%) C#
2 145 (60.67%) SQL
3 81 (33.89%) JavaScript
4 67 (28.03%) Java
5 60 (25.10%) VB6
6 56 (23.43%) VB.NET
7 53 (22.18%) C++
8 48 (20.08%) VBScript
9 35 (14.64%) T-SQL
10 27 (11.30%) VBA
11 25 (10.46%) PHP
12 23 (9.62%) PowerShell
13 21 (8.79%) Perl
14 18 (7.53%) Shell Script
15 17 (7.11%) C
16 14 (5.86%) Python
17 6 (2.51%) VC++
17 6 (2.51%) PL/SQL
18 5 (2.09%) Bash Shell
19 3 (1.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 54 (22.59%) Degree
2 35 (14.64%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.95%) DV Cleared
3 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.69%) ISEB
5 7 (2.93%) MCP
6 5 (2.09%) MCTS
6 5 (2.09%) MCPD
6 5 (2.09%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.26%) MCSD
7 3 (1.26%) MCSE
8 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.72%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.86%) Terminal Services
3 12 (5.02%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.93%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.84%) vSphere
8 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.28%) Nagios
2 10 (4.18%) OPNET
2 10 (4.18%) SolarWinds Orion
2 10 (4.18%) CA Spectrum
2 10 (4.18%) OpenView
3 7 (2.93%) SCCM
4 5 (2.09%) SCOM
5 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.84%) WSUS
7 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.42%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 67 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 58 (24.27%) Oracle
3 26 (10.88%) VMware
4 21 (8.79%) HP
5 15 (6.28%) Cisco
6 14 (5.86%) Citrix
7 12 (5.02%) CA
7 12 (5.02%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.18%) Riverbed
8 10 (4.18%) SolarWinds
8 10 (4.18%) F5
8 10 (4.18%) Juniper
9 5 (2.09%) BMC
9 5 (2.09%) Compuware
9 5 (2.09%) Business Objects
9 5 (2.09%) SAP
9 5 (2.09%) Altiris
9 5 (2.09%) Sophos
9 5 (2.09%) NetQoS
9 5 (2.09%) Ipanema Technologies
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
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