The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 200 156 117
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -39
Permanent jobs citing VB 1710 2036 2739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.53% 1.86% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 3.48% 4.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1466 1715 2387
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
56390 58446 63333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.35% 53.38% 54.84%
Number of salaries quoted 48386 49378 55869
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -38 1602 £40,000 +6.66% 191
London -25 439 £47,500 - 48
South East -16 359 £38,000 +1.33% 40
West Midlands +15 180 £35,000 +7.69% 15
Yorkshire -22 150 £40,000 +23.07% 11
East of England -38 143 £40,000 +14.28% 20
City of London +9 136 £50,000 +5.26% 24
North West -38 134 £34,250 -2.14% 19
West Yorkshire -6 120 £40,000 +23.07% 7
South West -58 107 £34,750 -0.71% 21
Hampshire -30 77 £35,000 -12.50% 7
East Midlands +12 72 £40,000 +14.28% 13
Cheshire -2 69 £37,500 -11.76% 9
Surrey +17 66 £38,500 +49.51% 7
Hertfordshire -22 62 £36,000 +1.40% 8
Brighton +6 60 £35,500 -11.25% 1
East Sussex 0 60 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Scotland -13 59 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Manchester -32 56 £32,500 -5.79% 8
Leeds -34 52 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Staffordshire +23 49 £37,500 -16.66% 8
Kent +23 45 £42,500 -5.55% 8
Birmingham +7 41 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Berkshire -26 39 £40,000 +33.33% 10
Bristol -15 35 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Glasgow +7 34 £35,000 -7.89% 2
Buckinghamshire -27 33 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Warrington +17 32 £25,000 -41.17% 3
Essex -15 30 £40,000 +30.08% 3
Cambridgeshire -31 30 £40,000 - 4

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 2426 (67.35%) .NET
2 2119 (58.83%) C#
3 1985 (55.11%) SQL
4 1957 (54.33%) SQL Server
5 1371 (38.06%) ASP.NET
6 1236 (34.31%) Microsoft
7 1196 (33.20%) VB.NET
8 1050 (29.15%) Windows
9 978 (27.15%) HTML
10 963 (26.74%) JavaScript
11 907 (25.18%) VB6
12 734 (20.38%) Finance
13 724 (20.10%) MS Excel
14 712 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
15 691 (19.18%) CSS
16 677 (18.80%) MVC
17 645 (17.91%) XML
18 611 (16.96%) Degree
19 593 (16.46%) Oracle
20 552 (15.32%) Java
21 532 (14.77%) VBScript
22 497 (13.80%) T-SQL
23 491 (13.63%) Visual Studio
24 460 (12.77%) .NET Framework
25 420 (11.66%) WCF
26 412 (11.44%) Web Services
27 398 (11.05%) jQuery
28 386 (10.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 369 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
30 357 (9.91%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 313 (8.69%) SharePoint
2 245 (6.80%) IIS
3 91 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 85 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
5 81 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (1.72%) Node.js
7 59 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
8 54 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 49 (1.36%) JBoss
10 39 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 38 (1.05%) CMS
12 37 (1.03%) SAS
13 33 (0.92%) WordPress
14 29 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
15 28 (0.78%) WebSphere
16 23 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
17 19 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
18 18 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 17 (0.47%) Tomcat
19 17 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 724 (20.10%) MS Excel
2 269 (7.47%) MS Office
3 50 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 34 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.53%) SPSS
6 15 (0.42%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.31%) InfoPath
8 10 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.28%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.19%) Photoshop
10 6 (0.17%) Revit
10 6 (0.17%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
12 3 (0.083%) Simulink
12 3 (0.083%) TargetLink
13 2 (0.056%) MS Project
13 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.028%) FastStats
14 1 (0.028%) InDesign
14 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 32 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 16 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.44%) HFM
4 13 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.28%) Line 500
6 5 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 5 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 5 (0.14%) Magento
6 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.11%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.11%) Eikon
7 4 (0.11%) assyst
8 3 (0.083%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.083%) Epicor Vantage
8 3 (0.083%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.083%) Front Arena
8 3 (0.083%) JDE OneWorld
9 2 (0.056%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 54 (1.50%) Office 365
2 52 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (1.14%) SaaS
4 19 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.14%) GitHub
7 3 (0.083%) Trello
7 3 (0.083%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (4.00%) Internet
2 99 (2.75%) DNS
3 68 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 63 (1.75%) Firewall
5 58 (1.61%) Intranet
6 56 (1.55%) SAN
7 38 (1.05%) DHCP
8 33 (0.92%) Extranet
9 31 (0.86%) Wireless
10 30 (0.83%) WAN
11 27 (0.75%) VPN
12 26 (0.72%) NetScaler
13 25 (0.69%) LAN
14 15 (0.42%) VLAN
15 12 (0.33%) LDAP
15 12 (0.33%) DMZ
16 11 (0.31%) IPX
17 10 (0.28%) SNMP
17 10 (0.28%) FTP
18 9 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1957 (54.33%) SQL Server
2 386 (10.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 369 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 327 (9.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 220 (6.11%) Crystal Reports
6 205 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 195 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 178 (4.94%) Oracle Database
9 171 (4.75%) MS Access
10 149 (4.14%) MySQL
11 133 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 111 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
13 96 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
14 73 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
15 70 (1.94%) RDBMS
16 66 (1.83%) QlikView
17 59 (1.64%) NoSQL
18 57 (1.58%) Data Mining
19 47 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
20 37 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 491 (13.63%) Visual Studio
2 213 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 171 (4.75%) NUnit
4 138 (3.83%) Rhino Mocks
5 121 (3.36%) Subversion
6 99 (2.75%) Moq
7 91 (2.53%) Git (software)
8 84 (2.33%) MSTest
8 84 (2.33%) Selenium
9 79 (2.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 69 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
11 54 (1.50%) MSI
12 42 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
13 36 (1.00%) Maven
14 33 (0.92%) InstallShield
15 32 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 25 (0.69%) MSBuild
16 25 (0.69%) AdminStudio
16 25 (0.69%) Eclipse
17 24 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 734 (20.38%) Finance
2 185 (5.14%) Retail
3 144 (4.00%) Banking
4 135 (3.75%) Marketing
5 87 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 71 (1.97%) Manufacturing
7 66 (1.83%) Law
8 62 (1.72%) Advertising
8 62 (1.72%) Games
9 60 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 44 (1.22%) Legal
11 41 (1.14%) Front Office
12 39 (1.08%) Back Office
13 32 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 31 (0.86%) Electronics
15 29 (0.81%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 25 (0.69%) Publishing
18 22 (0.61%) Music Industry
19 18 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2042 (56.69%) Developer
2 859 (23.85%) .NET Developer
3 639 (17.74%) Analyst
4 379 (10.52%) Software Developer
5 250 (6.94%) C# Developer
6 237 (6.58%) Applications Support
7 233 (6.47%) Senior Developer
8 194 (5.39%) VB.NET Developer
9 180 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 178 (4.94%) Support Analyst
11 163 (4.53%) Web Developer
12 156 (4.33%) Junior
13 137 (3.80%) Junior Developer
14 135 (3.75%) Programmer
15 130 (3.61%) VB Developer
16 129 (3.58%) Graduate
17 120 (3.33%) Software Engineer
18 118 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
19 115 (3.19%) Consultant
20 107 (2.97%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2426 (67.35%) .NET
2 1371 (38.06%) ASP.NET
3 978 (27.15%) HTML
4 691 (19.18%) CSS
5 645 (17.91%) XML
6 460 (12.77%) .NET Framework
7 420 (11.66%) WCF
8 412 (11.44%) Web Services
9 398 (11.05%) jQuery
10 318 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 290 (8.05%) WinForms
12 262 (7.27%) Ajax
13 233 (6.47%) WPF
14 186 (5.16%) HTML5
15 181 (5.02%) SOAP
16 158 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 157 (4.36%) Classic ASP
18 155 (4.30%) LINQ
19 126 (3.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 120 (3.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 331 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 317 (8.80%) Computer Science
3 104 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 102 (2.83%) Mathematics
5 68 (1.89%) N-Tier
6 66 (1.83%) Replication
7 65 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
8 62 (1.72%) Client/Server
9 57 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (1.33%) Clustering
11 46 (1.28%) Statistics
12 33 (0.92%) Mobile App
13 31 (0.86%) Derivative
14 29 (0.81%) User Experience
15 28 (0.78%) Equities
16 27 (0.75%) Tandem
16 27 (0.75%) Data Conversion
17 25 (0.69%) Blackberry
18 24 (0.67%) Visualisation
18 24 (0.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1050 (29.15%) Windows
2 258 (7.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 217 (6.02%) UNIX
4 202 (5.61%) Linux
5 159 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 159 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 140 (3.89%) Windows 7
7 55 (1.53%) Android
7 55 (1.53%) Windows XP
8 40 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 27 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.69%) Solaris
11 21 (0.58%) HPUX
11 21 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (0.33%) Windows Vista
13 7 (0.19%) AIX
14 6 (0.17%) Debian
15 4 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 712 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
2 677 (18.80%) MVC
3 357 (9.91%) OO
4 342 (9.49%) Scrum
5 330 (9.16%) TDD
6 313 (8.69%) Business Intelligence
7 282 (7.83%) Software Engineering
8 247 (6.86%) Web Development
9 242 (6.72%) Web Application Development
10 195 (5.41%) ITIL
11 181 (5.02%) Project Management
12 168 (4.66%) E-Commerce
13 166 (4.61%) OOP
14 138 (3.83%) CRM
15 121 (3.36%) Kanban
16 118 (3.28%) Migration
17 117 (3.25%) BDD
18 113 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
19 110 (3.05%) Unit Testing
20 108 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2119 (58.83%) C#
2 1985 (55.11%) SQL
3 1196 (33.20%) VB.NET
4 963 (26.74%) JavaScript
5 907 (25.18%) VB6
6 552 (15.32%) Java
7 532 (14.77%) VBScript
8 497 (13.80%) T-SQL
9 340 (9.44%) VBA
9 340 (9.44%) C++
10 297 (8.25%) PowerShell
11 196 (5.44%) PHP
12 158 (4.39%) C
13 134 (3.72%) PL/SQL
14 83 (2.30%) Python
15 70 (1.94%) Perl
16 69 (1.92%) Ruby
17 47 (1.30%) Delphi
17 47 (1.30%) Shell Script
18 35 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 611 (16.96%) Degree
2 129 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 105 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 71 (1.97%) ISEB
5 69 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 49 (1.36%) ISTQB
7 44 (1.22%) MCSE
8 41 (1.14%) DV Cleared
9 31 (0.86%) MCP
10 28 (0.78%) MCITP
11 19 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.50%) MCTS
12 18 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (0.47%) MCAD
14 16 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (0.42%) MCSD
16 12 (0.33%) PhD
17 10 (0.28%) HND
18 9 (0.25%) MCSA
19 8 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (3.91%) QA
2 75 (2.08%) SLA
3 55 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 14 (0.39%) WAI
5 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.28%) HL7
7 6 (0.17%) COBIT
8 3 (0.083%) COSO
9 2 (0.056%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.056%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.028%) JTAG
10 1 (0.028%) EMIR
10 1 (0.028%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.028%) MiFID
10 1 (0.028%) DICOM
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 344 (9.55%) Active Directory
2 164 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (1.14%) XenApp
5 41 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 40 (1.11%) vSphere
7 31 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.42%) Firmware
9 11 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.25%) MetaFrame
10 9 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (0.22%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 5 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.056%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 159 (4.41%) SCCM
2 58 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 30 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (0.69%) AppDNA
5 22 (0.61%) SCOM
6 19 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 14 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 12 (0.33%) WSUS
8 12 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.28%) Nagios
9 10 (0.28%) OpenView
9 10 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
10 8 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.19%) EdgeSight
12 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (0.17%) ARCserve
13 5 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 4 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1236 (34.31%) Microsoft
2 593 (16.46%) Oracle
3 206 (5.72%) VMware
4 177 (4.91%) Citrix
5 115 (3.19%) Business Objects
6 75 (2.08%) HP
7 62 (1.72%) SAP
8 59 (1.64%) Cisco
9 51 (1.42%) Sybase
10 47 (1.30%) IBM
11 44 (1.22%) Tableau
12 42 (1.17%) Cognos
13 40 (1.11%) Telerik
14 33 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 32 (0.89%) Symantec
15 32 (0.89%) Dell
16 29 (0.81%) EMC
17 25 (0.69%) Sage
18 24 (0.67%) Hyperion
19 23 (0.64%) NetApp
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Lumesse
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Connectus
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £38500 - £42500 per annum + Extensive Benfits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £55000 per annum + great bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + relocation allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
SJB Corporate Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
Jumar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago