The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 263 251 169
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -82
Permanent jobs citing VB 1177 1392 2159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.27% 1.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.27% 2.47% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1026 1217 1833
Median salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
51820 56347 60604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.91% 51.34% 51.67%
Number of salaries quoted 44839 48009 51457
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VB
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB within the UK.

VB Salary Trend in the UK

VB
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 within the UK.

VB Salary Histogram in the UK

VB
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 1116 £41,500 +3.75% 111
London +4 325 £50,000 +5.26% 21
South East +6 269 £45,000 +16.88% 24
East of England +4 94 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South West +13 93 £40,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -2 92 £40,000 -0.62% 14
North West -6 85 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Yorkshire +9 84 £32,500 -13.33% 8
City of London +23 81 £50,000 +1.01% 11
West Midlands -36 68 £32,500 -7.14% 9
East Sussex +47 59 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Berkshire +7 59 £45,000 +28.57% 3
Brighton +45 56 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Yorkshire 0 55 £34,606 -8.93% 4
Surrey -12 51 £50,000 +63.93% 4
Manchester +13 39 £36,250 +2.83% 5
Northamptonshire +14 36 £42,000 -1.17% 5
Hertfordshire +25 32 £45,000 +21.62% 2
Hampshire -15 32 £37,500 -2.59% 7
Northampton +9 30 £41,500 -2.35% 3
Leeds +13 28 £34,712 -7.43% 3
Cheshire +21 27 £25,000 -9.09% 6
Gloucestershire +6 25 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Essex -6 25 £43,750 +2.94% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £43,750 +8.69% 4
Scotland +10 21 £38,750 -3.12% 4
Wales +4 21 £32,000 -0.40% 2
Bristol +21 20 £36,000 -18.64% 2
Wiltshire +16 20 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Lancashire +10 19 £40,000 +19.40% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VB.

1 1570 (65.28%) .NET
2 1423 (59.17%) C#
3 1371 (57.01%) SQL
4 1150 (47.82%) SQL Server
5 905 (37.63%) ASP.NET
6 807 (33.56%) Microsoft
7 713 (29.65%) VB.NET
8 682 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
9 666 (27.69%) Windows
10 627 (26.07%) Finance
11 601 (24.99%) JavaScript
12 569 (23.66%) HTML
13 554 (23.04%) MVC
14 443 (18.42%) VB6
15 398 (16.55%) Degree
16 395 (16.42%) MS Excel
17 381 (15.84%) XML
18 365 (15.18%) CSS
19 354 (14.72%) T-SQL
20 351 (14.59%) Java
21 344 (14.30%) ASP.NET MVC
22 332 (13.80%) Oracle
23 297 (12.35%) Scrum
24 292 (12.14%) SDLC
25 291 (12.10%) WCF
26 282 (11.73%) .NET Framework
27 275 (11.43%) Web Services
28 271 (11.27%) Visual Studio
29 268 (11.14%) Unix
30 266 (11.06%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 248 (10.31%) IIS
2 191 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 71 (2.95%) MS Exchange
4 52 (2.16%) Apache
4 52 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
5 47 (1.95%) CMS
6 44 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 35 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 34 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 30 (1.25%) SAS
10 30 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (0.91%) JBoss
12 20 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.54%) Skype for Business
14 13 (0.54%) WordPress
15 11 (0.46%) Drupal
15 11 (0.46%) OpenROAD
16 10 (0.42%) DNN
Applications
1 395 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 154 (6.40%) MS Office
3 30 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.42%) MS Project
7 5 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) HipChat
8 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.083%) Simulink
9 2 (0.083%) SPSS
10 1 (0.042%) Stata
10 1 (0.042%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 51 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.58%) Hi Portfolio
4 12 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.46%) Siebel Analytics
6 10 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.37%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.33%) Infor M3
8 8 (0.33%) Visualfiles
8 8 (0.33%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
9 7 (0.29%) HFM
9 7 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
9 7 (0.29%) Relativity
10 5 (0.21%) Magento
11 4 (0.17%) Bankmaster
11 4 (0.17%) LabWindows
11 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 64 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.37%) Office 365
4 22 (0.91%) SaaS
5 17 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.37%) GitHub
7 6 (0.25%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.12%) BIME
9 3 (0.12%) PaaS
10 2 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.083%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.083%) Trello
11 1 (0.042%) IaaS
11 1 (0.042%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 147 (6.11%) Internet
2 76 (3.16%) Firewall
3 72 (2.99%) TCP/IP
4 54 (2.25%) DNS
5 35 (1.46%) LAN
6 33 (1.37%) DHCP
7 30 (1.25%) SAN
8 26 (1.08%) WAN
9 17 (0.71%) NetScaler
10 15 (0.62%) Kerberos
10 15 (0.62%) VPN
11 13 (0.54%) Intranet
11 13 (0.54%) SNMP
12 11 (0.46%) LDAP
13 10 (0.42%) FTP
14 9 (0.37%) VLAN
15 8 (0.33%) SSL
16 7 (0.29%) VoIP
16 7 (0.29%) Wireless
17 6 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1150 (47.82%) SQL Server
2 264 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 229 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 200 (8.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 182 (7.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 105 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 96 (3.99%) MS Access
8 88 (3.66%) Relational Database
9 86 (3.58%) QlikView
10 84 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
11 77 (3.20%) NoSQL
12 67 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 65 (2.70%) MySQL
14 59 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 52 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
16 47 (1.95%) RDBMS
17 41 (1.70%) Data Mining
18 40 (1.66%) Oracle Database
19 39 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
20 34 (1.41%) DTS
Development Applications
1 271 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 155 (6.44%) NUnit
3 133 (5.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 119 (4.95%) Git (software)
5 107 (4.45%) Subversion
6 106 (4.41%) Selenium
7 104 (4.32%) Rhino Mocks
8 84 (3.49%) Moq
9 62 (2.58%) MSTest
10 57 (2.37%) JIRA
11 48 (2.00%) HP UFT
12 46 (1.91%) LoadRunner
13 43 (1.79%) WebDriver
14 42 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 42 (1.75%) TestNG
15 40 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 34 (1.41%) JMeter
17 32 (1.33%) SoapUI
18 28 (1.16%) Gatling
19 26 (1.08%) Cucumber
General
1 627 (26.07%) Finance
2 102 (4.24%) Banking
3 80 (3.33%) Advertising
4 70 (2.91%) Retail
5 69 (2.87%) Marketing
6 64 (2.66%) Manufacturing
7 57 (2.37%) Front Office
8 53 (2.20%) Back Office
9 49 (2.04%) Legal
10 47 (1.95%) Telecoms
11 43 (1.79%) Electronics
12 42 (1.75%) Law
13 40 (1.66%) Games
14 33 (1.37%) Military
15 28 (1.16%) Aerospace
16 13 (0.54%) Automotive
16 13 (0.54%) Investment Banking
17 10 (0.42%) Local Government
18 6 (0.25%) Billing
18 6 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1368 (56.88%) Developer
2 807 (33.56%) .NET Developer
3 446 (18.54%) C# Developer
4 391 (16.26%) Analyst
5 331 (13.76%) C# .NET Developer
6 227 (9.44%) SQL Developer
7 220 (9.15%) Software Developer
8 146 (6.07%) VB Developer
9 139 (5.78%) Applications Support
10 138 (5.74%) Support Analyst
11 134 (5.57%) Junior
12 128 (5.32%) Graduate
13 127 (5.28%) Senior Developer
14 124 (5.16%) .NET Software Developer
15 116 (4.82%) ASP.NET Developer
15 116 (4.82%) VB.NET Developer
16 115 (4.78%) Junior Developer
17 111 (4.62%) Graduate Developer
18 109 (4.53%) Applications Developer
19 95 (3.95%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1570 (65.28%) .NET
2 905 (37.63%) ASP.NET
3 569 (23.66%) HTML
4 381 (15.84%) XML
5 365 (15.18%) CSS
6 344 (14.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 291 (12.10%) WCF
8 282 (11.73%) .NET Framework
9 275 (11.43%) Web Services
10 248 (10.31%) jQuery
11 232 (9.65%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 210 (8.73%) WPF
13 201 (8.36%) WinForms
14 183 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
15 176 (7.32%) Ajax
16 135 (5.61%) AngularJS
17 133 (5.53%) HTML5
18 124 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 117 (4.86%) RESTful
20 102 (4.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 245 (10.19%) Computer Science
2 224 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 83 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 55 (2.29%) Mathematics
6 51 (2.12%) Inversion of Control
7 48 (2.00%) Mobile App
8 38 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 29 (1.21%) Tandem
10 28 (1.16%) N-Tier
10 28 (1.16%) Physics
11 24 (1.00%) Data Centre
11 24 (1.00%) Data Structures
11 24 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.83%) Fixed Income
13 19 (0.79%) Streaming Music
14 18 (0.75%) User Experience
15 16 (0.67%) Derivative
15 16 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 666 (27.69%) Windows
2 268 (11.14%) Unix
3 240 (9.98%) Linux
4 187 (7.78%) Windows Server
5 103 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 72 (2.99%) Windows 7
8 60 (2.49%) Android
9 59 (2.45%) Apple iOS
10 43 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 40 (1.66%) Solaris
12 38 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.79%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.46%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.33%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.33%) Windows NT
16 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
17 7 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 682 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
2 554 (23.04%) MVC
3 297 (12.35%) Scrum
4 292 (12.14%) SDLC
5 263 (10.94%) TDD
6 233 (9.69%) Web Application Development
7 216 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
8 211 (8.77%) OO
9 174 (7.23%) Software Engineering
10 166 (6.90%) BDD
11 143 (5.95%) Web Development
12 135 (5.61%) Unit Testing
13 132 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
14 131 (5.45%) ITIL
15 127 (5.28%) CRM
16 102 (4.24%) Project Management
17 101 (4.20%) Kanban
18 98 (4.07%) Analytics
19 88 (3.66%) MVVM
20 81 (3.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1423 (59.17%) C#
2 1371 (57.01%) SQL
3 713 (29.65%) VB.NET
4 601 (24.99%) JavaScript
5 443 (18.42%) VB6
6 354 (14.72%) T-SQL
7 351 (14.59%) Java
8 266 (11.06%) VBScript
9 258 (10.73%) VBA
10 253 (10.52%) C++
11 229 (9.52%) PowerShell
12 159 (6.61%) Perl
13 137 (5.70%) C
14 133 (5.53%) PL/SQL
15 124 (5.16%) Python
16 104 (4.32%) PHP
17 84 (3.49%) Shell Script
18 75 (3.12%) Ruby
19 47 (1.95%) Bash Shell
20 22 (0.91%) VC++
Qualifications
1 398 (16.55%) Degree
2 158 (6.57%) Security Cleared
3 91 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 74 (3.08%) ISEB
6 45 (1.87%) MCSE
7 37 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 37 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 20 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (0.79%) MCP
11 18 (0.75%) CCA
11 18 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 14 (0.58%) CCNA
14 14 (0.58%) MCTS
14 14 (0.58%) PhD
14 14 (0.58%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (5.74%) QA
2 65 (2.70%) SLA
3 29 (1.21%) ISO 9001
4 28 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.12%) GAMP
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.083%) HL7
8 1 (0.042%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.042%) SDET
8 1 (0.042%) TickIT
System Software
1 184 (7.65%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 32 (1.33%) XenApp
4 23 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.62%) Firmware
5 15 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.42%) Terminal Services
7 10 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.37%) vSphere
9 6 (0.25%) Snort
9 6 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.25%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
10 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.12%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 77 (3.20%) SCCM
2 44 (1.83%) SCOM
3 25 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 22 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (0.62%) Puppet
5 15 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 15 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 14 (0.58%) Nessus
6 14 (0.58%) WSUS
7 9 (0.37%) Tivoli
8 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (0.29%) AppDNA
9 7 (0.29%) EnCase
10 6 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 6 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
10 6 (0.25%) Nexpose
10 6 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.25%) Proventia
10 6 (0.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 807 (33.56%) Microsoft
2 332 (13.80%) Oracle
3 101 (4.20%) HP
4 97 (4.03%) VMware
5 71 (2.95%) SAP
6 62 (2.58%) Citrix
7 53 (2.20%) Cisco
8 46 (1.91%) Redback
9 40 (1.66%) IBM
10 34 (1.41%) Symantec
11 25 (1.04%) Google
12 24 (1.00%) CA
13 23 (0.96%) NetApp
14 22 (0.91%) Telerik
15 21 (0.87%) EMC
15 21 (0.87%) Serena
16 20 (0.83%) Red Hat
16 20 (0.83%) Tableau
17 19 (0.79%) Adobe
17 19 (0.79%) Sybase
London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £22k plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 20 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
First Point
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum + Competitive Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
SLS Services Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £44,000 + attractive benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 40k per year + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Computer Recruiter Ltd
Salary: c.£30K + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: package
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: Negotiable D.O.E
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Prospectus IT Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + comprehensive bens package
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas Retail Limited
Salary: Competitive basic + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
techfolk Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum (tbc) + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Pershore, Worcestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + 36 days holiday, flexitime, pension
Posted: 3 days ago