The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 39 65 66
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Permanent jobs citing VB 30 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.65% 0.43% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.81% 0.58% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 29 1 7
Average salary £27,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £35,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
VB
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Programming Languages Category
Suffolk
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
384 342 422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Suffolk 59.53% 73.23% 63.75%
Number of salaries quoted 371 279 405
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

VB
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

VB Salary Trend in Suffolk

VB
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Suffolk

VB
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
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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
Ipswich - 26 £27,500 -
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £35,000 -
Haverhill - 1 £31,000 -
Newmarket - 1 £20,000 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 31 (86.11%) C#
3 27 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 22 (61.11%) HTML
5 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
6 18 (50.00%) VB.NET
7 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
8 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (36.11%) TDD
9 13 (36.11%) VB6
9 13 (36.11%) Migration
9 13 (36.11%) jQuery
9 13 (36.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 10 (27.78%) SQL
12 8 (22.22%) Windows
12 8 (22.22%) CSS
12 8 (22.22%) XML
13 7 (19.44%) ADO
13 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
13 7 (19.44%) SDLC
14 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (16.67%) Client/Server
14 6 (16.67%) N-Tier
15 5 (13.89%) CMS
15 5 (13.89%) OpenText
15 5 (13.89%) HTML5
16 4 (11.11%) Degree
16 4 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
16 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (13.89%) CMS
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) Documentum
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Software Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Graduate
3 9 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Programmer
3 9 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
3 9 (25.00%) Software Programmer
3 9 (25.00%) C# Programmer
3 9 (25.00%) Software Applications Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) AWS Architect
4 7 (19.44%) Architect
5 6 (16.67%) Junior
5 6 (16.67%) Junior Developer
6 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 5 (13.89%) Graduate Programmer
6 5 (13.89%) Junior Programmer
6 5 (13.89%) Graduate Software Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Graduate Developer
6 5 (13.89%) Junior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (94.44%) .NET
2 22 (61.11%) HTML
3 21 (58.33%) ASP.NET
4 13 (36.11%) jQuery
4 13 (36.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (22.22%) CSS
5 8 (22.22%) XML
6 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
6 7 (19.44%) ADO
7 5 (13.89%) HTML5
8 3 (8.33%) LESS
8 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 6 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) TDD
2 13 (36.11%) Migration
3 7 (19.44%) SDLC
4 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 4 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
4 4 (11.11%) Process Management
5 3 (8.33%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) Practice Management
5 3 (8.33%) Content Management
5 3 (8.33%) Document Management
5 3 (8.33%) Time Management
6 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.78%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.78%) Automated Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Web Development
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) OO
6 1 (2.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) C#
2 18 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 17 (47.22%) JavaScript
4 13 (36.11%) VB6
5 10 (27.78%) SQL
6 3 (8.33%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) OpenText
3 4 (11.11%) Kofax
4 3 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle