The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 67 63 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Permanent jobs citing VB 17 26 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.11% 2.97% 1.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.04% 5.44% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 8
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
VB
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Programming Languages Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
421 478 412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 52.30% 54.57% 51.24%
Number of salaries quoted 392 435 384
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

VB
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

VB Salary Trend in Southampton

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) .NET
3 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
4 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
4 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (68.42%) Degree
5 12 (63.16%) PHP
5 12 (63.16%) Python
5 12 (63.16%) MS Access
5 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
6 11 (57.89%) Windows
6 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
7 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
7 10 (52.63%) Office 365
8 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
8 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
9 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
10 4 (21.05%) C#
10 4 (21.05%) HTML
10 4 (21.05%) CSS
10 4 (21.05%) XML
11 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
11 3 (15.79%) MS Office
11 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
11 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
11 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
11 3 (15.79%) WordPress
12 2 (10.53%) C
12 2 (10.53%) Project Management

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) WordPress
3 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (78.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) TestLink
General
1 2 (10.53%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) DBA
2 7 (36.84%) Administrator
3 6 (31.58%) Developer
4 5 (26.32%) SQL DBA
5 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (5.26%) GIS Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) CSS
3 4 (21.05%) XML
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
3 1 (5.26%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Web Design
2 2 (10.53%) Web Development
2 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) PHP
2 12 (63.16%) Python
3 9 (47.37%) T-SQL
4 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (21.05%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
7 2 (10.53%) C
8 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) HNC
2 1 (5.26%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO 9001
1 3 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) ESRI