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 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 274 225 184
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -41
Permanent jobs citing VB 1230 1610 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.46% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 2.86% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1076 1396 1754
Median salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
53341 56293 63680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.85% 51.02% 52.59%
Number of salaries quoted 46137 47837 53894
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 £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.91%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -46 1147 £40,000 +1.26% 143
London +54 390 £50,000 +5.26% 35
South East -49 261 £38,500 -3.75% 31
City of London +96 101 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Yorkshire -52 88 £33,000 -12.00% 15
North West -28 86 £35,000 +2.94% 9
South West +31 85 £38,250 +9.28% 16
West Midlands -82 84 £35,000 -6.66% 15
East Midlands -10 73 £37,500 -6.25% 7
East of England -57 68 £40,000 +17.64% 10
West Yorkshire -49 58 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Brighton +14 50 £36,000 -10.00% 4
East Sussex +10 50 £36,000 -10.00% 4
Berkshire +10 46 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Leeds -23 40 £33,000 -5.71% 7
Hertfordshire +20 39 £41,000 +17.14% 3
Cheshire -12 39 £40,000 +7.38% 2
Surrey -34 38 £42,500 -8.10% 5
West Sussex +16 33 £27,500 -19.11% 1
Kent -3 30 £45,000 +63.63% 8
Scotland -4 29 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Northamptonshire +26 28 £42,500 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -21 22 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Manchester -28 22 £33,750 +3.84% 5
Hampshire -47 22 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Lancashire +13 21 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Reading +9 20 £45,000 +23.28% 1
Wales +3 20 £41,250 +15.38% 7
Staffordshire -19 20 £26,000 -38.82% 6
Watford +19 19 £46,000 +41.53% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 1739 (67.19%) .NET
2 1562 (60.36%) C#
3 1468 (56.72%) SQL
4 1413 (54.60%) SQL Server
5 897 (34.66%) ASP.NET
6 858 (33.15%) Microsoft
7 784 (30.29%) Windows
8 759 (29.33%) VB.NET
9 634 (24.50%) Finance
10 614 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
11 592 (22.87%) HTML
12 587 (22.68%) JavaScript
13 568 (21.95%) VB6
14 566 (21.87%) MVC
15 512 (19.78%) MS Excel
16 443 (17.12%) XML
17 402 (15.53%) Degree
18 401 (15.49%) T-SQL
19 388 (14.99%) CSS
20 376 (14.53%) Visual Studio
21 363 (14.03%) Oracle
22 344 (13.29%) .NET Framework
23 328 (12.67%) WCF
23 328 (12.67%) Java
24 316 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
25 308 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 293 (11.32%) Web Services
27 289 (11.17%) VBScript
28 284 (10.97%) Unix
29 282 (10.90%) Scrum

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
1 271 (10.47%) IIS
2 200 (7.73%) SharePoint
3 91 (3.52%) MS Exchange
4 72 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 55 (2.13%) Apache
5 55 (2.13%) Node.js
6 37 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 35 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 35 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 33 (1.28%) CMS
8 33 (1.28%) WebSphere
9 30 (1.16%) Drupal
9 30 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.04%) Skype for Business
11 26 (1.00%) SAS
12 17 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.50%) Confluence
13 13 (0.50%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
14 12 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 512 (19.78%) MS Excel
2 183 (7.07%) MS Office
3 34 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.35%) MS Project
6 9 (0.35%) SPSS
7 8 (0.31%) Simulink
8 7 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.27%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.12%) HipChat
11 2 (0.077%) CATIA
11 2 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 48 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.97%) Siebel Analytics
3 22 (0.85%) SAP Business One
4 17 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
5 14 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.50%) Hi Portfolio
7 11 (0.43%) Infor M3
8 10 (0.39%) HFM
8 10 (0.39%) Visualfiles
9 8 (0.31%) WebTrends
10 6 (0.23%) Bankmaster
11 5 (0.19%) Magento
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
12 4 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.15%) LabWindows
12 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
13 3 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
13 3 (0.12%) FastStats PeopleStage
Cloud Services
1 62 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (1.28%) SaaS
4 23 (0.89%) Office 365
5 14 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.46%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.31%) GitHub
8 5 (0.19%) PaaS
9 4 (0.15%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.12%) Silverpop
11 2 (0.077%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.077%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.039%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.039%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.039%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (5.53%) Internet
2 64 (2.47%) TCP/IP
3 55 (2.13%) Firewall
4 45 (1.74%) LAN
5 44 (1.70%) SAN
6 43 (1.66%) WAN
7 42 (1.62%) DNS
8 36 (1.39%) DHCP
9 28 (1.08%) VPN
10 18 (0.70%) FTP
11 17 (0.66%) NAS
11 17 (0.66%) SSL
11 17 (0.66%) VoIP
12 16 (0.62%) NetScaler
13 15 (0.58%) Intranet
13 15 (0.58%) VLAN
14 14 (0.54%) LDAP
14 14 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (0.50%) IPsec
15 13 (0.50%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1413 (54.60%) SQL Server
2 308 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 249 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 230 (8.89%) SQL Server 2014
5 209 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 130 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
7 128 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 113 (4.37%) MS Access
9 109 (4.21%) Relational Database
10 85 (3.28%) NoSQL
11 73 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
12 66 (2.55%) MySQL
13 56 (2.16%) Crystal Reports
14 51 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 50 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
16 49 (1.89%) RDBMS
17 37 (1.43%) Oracle Database
18 28 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
19 26 (1.00%) QlikView
19 26 (1.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 376 (14.53%) Visual Studio
2 152 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 142 (5.49%) NUnit
4 124 (4.79%) Subversion
5 121 (4.68%) Git (software)
6 91 (3.52%) Rhino Mocks
7 75 (2.90%) JIRA
7 75 (2.90%) Moq
8 67 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 51 (1.97%) Selenium
10 49 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 48 (1.85%) MSTest
12 28 (1.08%) HP UFT
13 27 (1.04%) Jenkins
14 25 (0.97%) LoadRunner
14 25 (0.97%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.77%) WebDriver
16 19 (0.73%) JMeter
16 19 (0.73%) PowerBuilder
16 19 (0.73%) Toad
General
1 634 (24.50%) Finance
2 127 (4.91%) Banking
3 81 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 73 (2.82%) Legal
5 71 (2.74%) Retail
6 67 (2.59%) Marketing
7 61 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 57 (2.20%) Advertising
9 49 (1.89%) Back Office
10 46 (1.78%) Law
11 36 (1.39%) Front Office
11 36 (1.39%) Games
12 33 (1.28%) Electronics
13 20 (0.77%) Automotive
14 19 (0.73%) Aerospace
15 16 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 16 (0.62%) Military
16 7 (0.27%) Billing
16 7 (0.27%) Local Government
17 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1538 (59.43%) Developer
2 874 (33.77%) .NET Developer
3 496 (19.17%) C# Developer
4 388 (14.99%) Analyst
5 369 (14.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 292 (11.28%) SQL Developer
7 221 (8.54%) Software Developer
8 166 (6.41%) VB.NET Developer
9 165 (6.38%) VB Developer
10 162 (6.26%) Junior
11 158 (6.11%) Applications Support
12 146 (5.64%) Support Analyst
13 145 (5.60%) Junior Developer
14 139 (5.37%) Senior Developer
15 138 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
16 133 (5.14%) .NET Software Developer
17 126 (4.87%) Graduate
18 117 (4.52%) Applications Developer
19 111 (4.29%) Junior .NET Developer
20 109 (4.21%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1739 (67.19%) .NET
2 897 (34.66%) ASP.NET
3 592 (22.87%) HTML
4 443 (17.12%) XML
5 388 (14.99%) CSS
6 344 (13.29%) .NET Framework
7 328 (12.67%) WCF
8 316 (12.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 293 (11.32%) Web Services
10 259 (10.01%) WinForms
11 233 (9.00%) jQuery
12 214 (8.27%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 209 (8.08%) WPF
14 160 (6.18%) ASP.NET Web API
15 159 (6.14%) Ajax
16 156 (6.03%) HTML5
17 109 (4.21%) AngularJS
18 105 (4.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 102 (3.94%) RESTful
20 101 (3.90%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 256 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 230 (8.89%) Computer Science
3 98 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 65 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 42 (1.62%) Mobile App
6 41 (1.58%) Data Protection Act
6 41 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.47%) N-Tier
8 32 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
8 32 (1.24%) Mathematics
9 27 (1.04%) Data Structures
10 24 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 24 (0.93%) User Experience
11 23 (0.89%) Data Centre
11 23 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 23 (0.89%) Streaming Music
12 22 (0.85%) iPhone
13 21 (0.81%) Replication
14 20 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
14 20 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 784 (30.29%) Windows
2 284 (10.97%) Unix
3 259 (10.01%) Linux
4 175 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 98 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 86 (3.32%) Android
8 66 (2.55%) Windows 7
9 61 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 40 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 34 (1.31%) Solaris
12 32 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (0.81%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.77%) HPUX
15 15 (0.58%) Mac OS X
16 11 (0.43%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.27%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
18 7 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 614 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 566 (21.87%) MVC
3 282 (10.90%) Scrum
4 274 (10.59%) SDLC
5 261 (10.09%) TDD
6 210 (8.11%) Web Application Development
7 209 (8.08%) OO
8 204 (7.88%) Software Engineering
9 194 (7.50%) ITIL
10 188 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
11 167 (6.45%) Web Development
12 147 (5.68%) BDD
13 142 (5.49%) Project Management
14 134 (5.18%) Unit Testing
15 120 (4.64%) CRM
16 115 (4.44%) Analytics
17 101 (3.90%) Mentoring
18 100 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
19 94 (3.63%) Migration
20 85 (3.28%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1562 (60.36%) C#
2 1468 (56.72%) SQL
3 759 (29.33%) VB.NET
4 587 (22.68%) JavaScript
5 568 (21.95%) VB6
6 401 (15.49%) T-SQL
7 328 (12.67%) Java
8 289 (11.17%) VBScript
9 271 (10.47%) C++
10 237 (9.16%) VBA
11 230 (8.89%) PowerShell
12 145 (5.60%) Perl
13 142 (5.49%) PL/SQL
14 134 (5.18%) C
15 130 (5.02%) PHP
16 107 (4.13%) Python
17 90 (3.48%) Shell Script
18 64 (2.47%) Ruby
19 41 (1.58%) Bash Shell
20 23 (0.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 402 (15.53%) Degree
2 143 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 129 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 73 (2.82%) MCSE
5 67 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 44 (1.70%) ISEB
7 35 (1.35%) MCSA
8 33 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 32 (1.24%) MCTS
10 29 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 26 (1.00%) MCP
12 24 (0.93%) MCSD
13 23 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
14 22 (0.85%) CCA
15 21 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
16 20 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (0.73%) MCPD
18 16 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
19 15 (0.58%) HND
20 13 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (4.83%) QA
2 62 (2.40%) SLA
3 52 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.19%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.19%) TickIT
6 2 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.039%) GAAP
7 1 (0.039%) GAMP
7 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 204 (7.88%) Active Directory
2 95 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 33 (1.28%) XenApp
5 22 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 17 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 15 (0.58%) Firmware
8 14 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.43%) vSphere
10 9 (0.35%) Terminal Services
11 8 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.23%) Snort
13 4 (0.15%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.077%) UAG
15 2 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.039%) Docker
16 1 (0.039%) KVM
16 1 (0.039%) SpamAssassin
16 1 (0.039%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 83 (3.21%) SCCM
2 51 (1.97%) SCOM
3 40 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 26 (1.00%) Puppet
5 22 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (0.70%) HP SiteScope
7 13 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.46%) EnCase
8 12 (0.46%) FTK
9 10 (0.39%) OpenView
10 9 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 9 (0.35%) Nagios
10 9 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.27%) Ansible
11 7 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.23%) Nexpose
12 6 (0.23%) Proventia
12 6 (0.23%) QRadar
12 6 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 858 (33.15%) Microsoft
2 363 (14.03%) Oracle
3 118 (4.56%) VMware
4 100 (3.86%) HP
5 80 (3.09%) SAP
6 73 (2.82%) Citrix
7 58 (2.24%) IBM
8 53 (2.05%) Cisco
9 32 (1.24%) Symantec
10 30 (1.16%) Google
11 28 (1.08%) Red Hat
11 28 (1.08%) Siebel
12 26 (1.00%) Redback
13 24 (0.93%) Telerik
14 18 (0.70%) Adobe
15 17 (0.66%) 3PAR
15 17 (0.66%) EMC
15 17 (0.66%) Serena
16 16 (0.62%) EPiServer
16 16 (0.62%) F5
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + flexi hours, pen, free parking
Posted: 7 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £46000 - £50000 per annum + Car, Pension, BUPA, Bonus + more
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum + pen/health/25 hols
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + benefits + career progression
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum, Benefits Appealing benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Omni RMS
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Berkshire
Intega IT
Salary: Benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Scope AT Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday