The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 44 53 50
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB 23 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.58% 1.40% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.20% 2.86% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 10
Average salary £34,500 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.15% +47.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £27,756 £20,450
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £33,000 £28,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
North East

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

Programming Languages Category
Tyne and Wear
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
371 245 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 57.70% 48.90% 56.44%
Number of salaries quoted 266 211 249
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

VB Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

VB
Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Tyne and Wear

VB
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 17 £34,500 +24.29% 2
Gateshead - 5 £36,500 -
VB
North East

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (82.93%) C#
2 29 (70.73%) .NET
3 21 (51.22%) ASP.NET
4 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
5 15 (36.59%) VB.NET
6 14 (34.15%) HTML
7 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
9 11 (26.83%) SQL
9 11 (26.83%) CSS
9 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (24.39%) OO
10 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
10 10 (24.39%) Ajax
10 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
11 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (21.95%) CRM
11 9 (21.95%) N-Tier
11 9 (21.95%) XHTML
11 9 (21.95%) Windows
12 8 (19.51%) HP
12 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Web Development
13 7 (17.07%) Web Application Development
13 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (17.07%) Dependency Injection
13 7 (17.07%) Ninject

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 4 (9.76%) Node.js
2 3 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (48.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.07%) LoadRunner
3 6 (14.63%) Visual Studio
3 6 (14.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (14.63%) Facilita Forecast
4 5 (12.20%) Selenium
4 5 (12.20%) Ranorex
5 3 (7.32%) NUnit
5 3 (7.32%) MSTest
5 3 (7.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (7.32%) Moq
5 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Games
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Developer
2 17 (41.46%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.95%) Software Developer
4 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Web Developer
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Web Developer
4 6 (14.63%) .NET Software Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Test Analyst
5 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Team Leader
6 3 (7.32%) Team Leader
6 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Team Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Lead .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (70.73%) .NET
2 21 (51.22%) ASP.NET
3 14 (34.15%) HTML
4 11 (26.83%) CSS
5 10 (24.39%) Ajax
6 9 (21.95%) XHTML
7 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (17.07%) Ninject
8 6 (14.63%) WCF
9 5 (12.20%) jQuery
9 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (9.76%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (9.76%) WPF
10 4 (9.76%) WinForms
10 4 (9.76%) XML
11 3 (7.32%) LINQ
11 3 (7.32%) Spring.NET
11 3 (7.32%) Castle Windsor
11 3 (7.32%) Unity DI Container
12 2 (4.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) N-Tier
2 4 (9.76%) iPhone
2 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.32%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.88%) Social Network
5 1 (2.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) UNIX
3 4 (9.76%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) OO
2 10 (24.39%) Automation Testing
3 9 (21.95%) CRM
4 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
4 8 (19.51%) Web Development
4 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
5 7 (17.07%) TDD
5 7 (17.07%) MVC
5 7 (17.07%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (17.07%) Web Application Development
6 6 (14.63%) Regression Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.76%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (7.32%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.32%) MVVM
9 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
9 3 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.32%) Automated Testing
9 3 (7.32%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) C#
2 15 (36.59%) VB.NET
3 11 (26.83%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) Java
4 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.20%) VBScript
5 3 (7.32%) C++
6 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) HP
3 4 (9.76%) Google
4 3 (7.32%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) Adobe
5 2 (4.88%) Facebook
5 2 (4.88%) Twitter
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