The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 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 VB6 over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 215 168 144
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -24
Permanent jobs citing VB6 26 44 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.87% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.76% 1.52% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 22 44 70
Average salary £32,750 £32,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -2.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,850 £39,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB6
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 2898 3112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 55.40% 57.17% 53.54%
Number of salaries quoted 2957 2603 2812
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

VB6
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the South West region.

VB6 Salary Trend in the South West

VB6
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB6 across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

VB6 Salary Histogram in the South West

VB6
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 VB6 within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -16 13 £30,000 -4.00% 5
Dorset -10 5 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Somerset -20 4 £31,500 -20.75%
Devon -23 4 £33,000 -14.83%
VB6
England

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 63 (100.00%) VB
2 60 (95.24%) .NET
3 59 (93.65%) C#
4 48 (76.19%) SQL Server
5 35 (55.56%) SQL
5 35 (55.56%) VB.NET
6 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
7 26 (41.27%) Visual Studio
8 24 (38.10%) MS Excel
9 21 (33.33%) MVC
9 21 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
10 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
11 19 (30.16%) Windows
12 18 (28.57%) C++
13 16 (25.40%) COM
13 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (23.81%) Finance
15 14 (22.22%) VBScript
16 13 (20.63%) Classic ASP
17 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (19.05%) Oracle
17 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
17 12 (19.05%) Web Services
17 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (17.46%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (17.46%) HTML
18 11 (17.46%) MySQL
19 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
19 10 (15.87%) Degree

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the South West region citing VB6 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 VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
2 1 (1.59%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.52%) MS Office
3 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
3 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 20 (31.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (17.46%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (17.46%) MySQL
4 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.17%) Informix
7 2 (3.17%) MS Access
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.17%) ActiveReports
8 1 (1.59%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (41.27%) Visual Studio
2 21 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (9.52%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.17%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.59%) Maven
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (77.78%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) .NET Developer
3 14 (22.22%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.70%) VB.NET Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Tester
6 6 (9.52%) VB Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.94%) Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.76%) Development Team Leader
9 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Java Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Lead Developer
11 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (95.24%) .NET
2 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
3 16 (25.40%) COM
4 13 (20.63%) Classic ASP
5 12 (19.05%) Web Services
6 11 (17.46%) HTML
7 10 (15.87%) .NET Framework
8 9 (14.29%) XML
8 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (12.70%) CSS
10 6 (9.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (7.94%) WCF
12 4 (6.35%) ADO.NET
12 4 (6.35%) WPF
12 4 (6.35%) LINQ
12 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (4.76%) WinForms
13 3 (4.76%) JSON
14 2 (3.17%) XSL
14 2 (3.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.59%) Open Source
3 1 (1.59%) GIS
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) NLPG
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) MVC
2 12 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.70%) iOS Development
5 6 (9.52%) Scrum
5 6 (9.52%) Performance Testing
6 4 (6.35%) Project Management
6 4 (6.35%) Time Management
7 3 (4.76%) Web Development
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL
8 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.17%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.17%) ITSM
8 2 (3.17%) Workflow
8 2 (3.17%) Service Management
8 2 (3.17%) TDD
8 2 (3.17%) Automation Testing
8 2 (3.17%) Line Management
8 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) VB
2 59 (93.65%) C#
3 35 (55.56%) SQL
3 35 (55.56%) VB.NET
4 18 (28.57%) C++
5 14 (22.22%) VBScript
6 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.70%) VC++
8 5 (7.94%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.35%) Java
10 3 (4.76%) VBA
11 2 (3.17%) C
11 2 (3.17%) XPath
12 1 (1.59%) Ruby
12 1 (1.59%) Uniface
12 1 (1.59%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.59%) Perl
12 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.87%) Degree
3 8 (12.70%) MCPD
3 8 (12.70%) MCTS
4 2 (3.17%) MCSD
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) ESRI
3 1 (1.59%) Mapinfo
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