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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 157 75 72
Rank change year-on-year
-82 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB 81 192 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.37% 3.50% 3.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 6.00% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 75 179 195
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +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
3325 3201 3384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 56.09% 58.34% 59.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2955 2856 3025
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £47,500
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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -28 26 £32,500 - 8
Gloucestershire -18 17 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Wiltshire -23 11 £37,750 +7.85% 5
Dorset -55 11 £32,000 -11.11% 2
Devon -7 9 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Somerset +5 4 £36,500 -23.15% 2
Cornwall - 2 £30,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 128 (64.32%) .NET
2 124 (62.31%) C#
3 119 (59.80%) SQL
4 115 (57.79%) SQL Server
5 74 (37.19%) ASP.NET
6 65 (32.66%) VB.NET
7 64 (32.16%) JavaScript
8 57 (28.64%) Microsoft
8 57 (28.64%) MVC
9 55 (27.64%) VB6
10 51 (25.63%) Oracle
11 49 (24.62%) HTML
12 44 (22.11%) Windows
13 41 (20.60%) C++
14 38 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 34 (17.09%) Java
16 34 (17.09%) VBScript
17 33 (16.58%) Web Services
17 33 (16.58%) XML
17 33 (16.58%) MS Excel
18 30 (15.08%) Finance
19 28 (14.07%) .NET Framework
20 25 (12.56%) Scrum
21 24 (12.06%) ITIL
21 24 (12.06%) T-SQL
22 23 (11.56%) CSS
23 22 (11.06%) Visual Studio
24 21 (10.55%) Degree
25 20 (10.05%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (6.03%) IIS
2 5 (2.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (2.51%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.01%) DNN
4 2 (1.01%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
4 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.01%) OpenROAD
5 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.50%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
5 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.50%) WordPress
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (16.58%) MS Excel
2 20 (10.05%) MS Office
3 6 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.01%) Revit
4 4 (2.01%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.52%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.50%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.52%) DNS
2 7 (3.52%) SAN
3 4 (2.01%) NAS
3 4 (2.01%) Network Security
3 4 (2.01%) Wireless
3 4 (2.01%) Firewall
3 4 (2.01%) VLAN
3 4 (2.01%) IP Telephony
3 4 (2.01%) DHCP
3 4 (2.01%) Internet
4 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.51%) VoIP
5 2 (1.01%) Intranet
5 2 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (57.79%) SQL Server
2 36 (18.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (8.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (7.54%) Crystal Reports
5 14 (7.04%) Relational Database
6 11 (5.53%) MySQL
6 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (5.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
8 9 (4.52%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (3.02%) MS Access
11 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.01%) DB2
12 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (11.06%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (3.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (2.01%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.51%) NUnit
5 3 (1.51%) Moq
5 3 (1.51%) MSTest
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) LabVIEW
General
1 30 (15.08%) Finance
2 9 (4.52%) Manufacturing
2 9 (4.52%) Advertising
2 9 (4.52%) Banking
3 7 (3.52%) Military
3 7 (3.52%) Marketing
4 5 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.51%) Law
5 4 (2.01%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.51%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.01%) International Banking
7 2 (1.01%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 122 (61.31%) Developer
2 54 (27.14%) .NET Developer
3 33 (16.58%) Software Developer
4 29 (14.57%) C# Developer
5 27 (13.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 27 (13.57%) Analyst
6 22 (11.06%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (9.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (7.04%) Support Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) Applications Support
9 13 (6.53%) Consultant
10 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.53%) VB Developer
10 11 (5.53%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.03%) Applications Support Analyst
12 9 (4.52%) DBA
12 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.52%) Technical Consultant
12 9 (4.52%) VB.NET Developer
13 8 (4.02%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (64.32%) .NET
2 74 (37.19%) ASP.NET
3 49 (24.62%) HTML
4 33 (16.58%) Web Services
4 33 (16.58%) XML
5 28 (14.07%) .NET Framework
6 23 (11.56%) CSS
7 17 (8.54%) jQuery
7 17 (8.54%) WPF
8 15 (7.54%) XSLT
8 15 (7.54%) LINQ
9 14 (7.04%) WCF
9 14 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (5.53%) ADO.NET
11 10 (5.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 10 (5.03%) WinForms
11 10 (5.03%) Classic ASP
11 10 (5.03%) XHTML
12 9 (4.52%) XSL
12 9 (4.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.52%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.02%) Mathematics
4 5 (2.51%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.01%) iPhone
5 4 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.01%) GIS
5 4 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.51%) Data Conversion
6 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.01%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.50%) NLPG
8 1 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.50%) Clustering
8 1 (0.50%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 44 (22.11%) Windows
2 18 (9.05%) UNIX
3 15 (7.54%) Linux
4 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.51%) Android
7 3 (1.51%) HPUX
7 3 (1.51%) Solaris
8 2 (1.01%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.64%) MVC
2 38 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (12.56%) Scrum
4 24 (12.06%) ITIL
5 18 (9.05%) OO
5 18 (9.05%) TDD
6 17 (8.54%) Migration
7 11 (5.53%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.03%) Software Engineering
8 10 (5.03%) Change Management
9 9 (4.52%) Coaching
10 8 (4.02%) Web Development
10 8 (4.02%) Time Management
10 8 (4.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (3.52%) Project Management
11 7 (3.52%) ERP
11 7 (3.52%) Performance Testing
11 7 (3.52%) Load Testing
12 6 (3.02%) Web Application Development
12 6 (3.02%) Pattern Recognition
Programming Languages
1 124 (62.31%) C#
2 119 (59.80%) SQL
3 65 (32.66%) VB.NET
4 64 (32.16%) JavaScript
5 55 (27.64%) VB6
6 41 (20.60%) C++
7 34 (17.09%) Java
7 34 (17.09%) VBScript
8 24 (12.06%) T-SQL
9 19 (9.55%) PHP
10 17 (8.54%) VBA
11 15 (7.54%) PowerShell
12 13 (6.53%) Perl
13 11 (5.53%) C
14 9 (4.52%) PL/SQL
15 8 (4.02%) Shell Script
16 5 (2.51%) Delphi
16 5 (2.51%) Bash Shell
17 4 (2.01%) Python
18 2 (1.01%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (10.55%) Degree
2 18 (9.05%) Security Cleared
3 14 (7.04%) ISEB
4 10 (5.03%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.51%) MCP
6 4 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.51%) MCSD
8 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.50%) HNC
9 1 (0.50%) HND
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.52%) QA
2 3 (1.51%) SLA
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.03%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.02%) Terminal Services
4 5 (2.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (3.52%) Nagios
2 5 (2.51%) SCCM
2 5 (2.51%) SCOM
3 4 (2.01%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.01%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.01%) OPNET
4 2 (1.01%) OpenView
5 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 57 (28.64%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.63%) Oracle
3 15 (7.54%) VMware
4 7 (3.52%) Cisco
5 5 (2.51%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.51%) Citrix
5 5 (2.51%) Facebook
6 4 (2.01%) Altiris
6 4 (2.01%) CA
6 4 (2.01%) HP
6 4 (2.01%) Autodesk
6 4 (2.01%) Sophos
7 3 (1.51%) NetApp
8 2 (1.01%) Riverbed
8 2 (1.01%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.01%) F5
8 2 (1.01%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.01%) SAP
8 2 (1.01%) Sybase
8 2 (1.01%) Juniper
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