The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 59 51 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 17 24 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 2.31% 3.86% 3.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.23% 8.08% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3 24 17
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £27,150 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £37,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
Wiltshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
325 297 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 44.10% 47.83% 43.46%
Number of salaries quoted 257 241 188
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

VB
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

VB Salary Trend in Swindon

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 29 (85.29%) SQL
2 28 (82.35%) VBScript
3 24 (70.59%) VBA
4 22 (64.71%) MS Excel
4 22 (64.71%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (61.76%) Computer Science
5 21 (61.76%) QA
5 21 (61.76%) MS Office
6 19 (55.88%) XML
7 15 (44.12%) Scrum
8 14 (41.18%) OO
9 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
10 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (26.47%) ISEB
11 8 (23.53%) OOP
11 8 (23.53%) HP
12 7 (20.59%) Degree
12 7 (20.59%) Oracle
13 6 (17.65%) UNIX
13 6 (17.65%) Change Management
14 4 (11.76%) C#
15 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
15 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (5.88%) Marketing
16 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
16 2 (5.88%) Back Office
16 2 (5.88%) Finance
16 2 (5.88%) CIMA
16 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
16 2 (5.88%) ACCA

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 22 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (61.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SAP BW
2 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (64.71%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.88%) Marketing
1 2 (5.88%) Back Office
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (29.41%) Tester
3 9 (26.47%) Test Manager
4 8 (23.53%) Junior Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Junior
4 8 (23.53%) Automated Tester
4 8 (23.53%) Lead Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Products Support Engineer
5 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.88%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (2.94%) DBA
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Flash
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Scrum
2 14 (41.18%) OO
3 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (23.53%) OOP
6 6 (17.65%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.94%) CRM
8 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (85.29%) SQL
2 28 (82.35%) VBScript
3 24 (70.59%) VBA
4 4 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) ISEB
2 7 (20.59%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) CIMA
3 2 (5.88%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (61.76%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.94%) Cognos