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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 278 260 177
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -83
Permanent jobs citing VB 1118 1332 2082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.21% 1.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 2.38% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 973 1151 1742
Median salary £42,000 £39,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
51360 55978 59974
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.57% 51.01% 51.16%
Number of salaries quoted 44489 47727 50341
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 £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -25 1064 £42,500 +6.25% 106
London +16 309 £50,000 - 29
South East +13 278 £45,000 +28.57% 19
East of England -7 92 £44,500 +18.66% 3
East Midlands -1 87 £40,000 - 12
South West +9 82 £40,000 +11.11% 11
City of London +69 81 £50,000 -1.96% 11
North West -10 76 £35,000 +4.47% 14
Yorkshire -3 68 £32,500 -11.56% 11
West Midlands -27 65 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Berkshire +20 63 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Surrey +4 61 £47,500 +58.33% 5
East Sussex +45 59 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Brighton +47 56 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -7 46 £32,500 -13.90% 8
Manchester +6 42 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Northamptonshire +24 34 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Essex +10 34 £45,000 +9.09%
Buckinghamshire +16 30 £42,500 +5.59% 2
Hertfordshire +19 28 £45,000 +25.87% 1
Cheshire +25 26 £25,000 -9.09% 7
Northampton +17 25 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Hampshire -32 25 £37,500 +9.48% 4
Nottinghamshire -14 23 £39,250 +12.14% 4
Wiltshire +15 22 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Chelmsford +19 20 £51,500 +7.29%
Gloucestershire -5 19 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland +13 18 £42,500 -12.37% 6
Kent +26 17 £40,000 -3.03% 1
Leeds +6 17 £33,500 -10.66% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 1506 (63.57%) .NET
2 1384 (58.42%) C#
3 1353 (57.11%) SQL
4 1094 (46.18%) SQL Server
5 889 (37.53%) ASP.NET
6 741 (31.28%) Microsoft
7 694 (29.30%) VB.NET
8 678 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
9 644 (27.18%) Windows
10 638 (26.93%) Finance
11 573 (24.19%) JavaScript
12 558 (23.55%) MVC
13 541 (22.84%) HTML
14 401 (16.93%) VB6
15 394 (16.63%) XML
16 391 (16.50%) Degree
17 370 (15.62%) Java
18 344 (14.52%) Oracle
18 344 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
19 338 (14.27%) T-SQL
19 338 (14.27%) CSS
20 325 (13.72%) MS Excel
21 307 (12.96%) Scrum
22 293 (12.37%) Web Services
23 283 (11.95%) WCF
23 283 (11.95%) SDLC
24 275 (11.61%) .NET Framework
25 268 (11.31%) Unix
26 264 (11.14%) TDD
27 257 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 246 (10.38%) IIS
2 183 (7.72%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 51 (2.15%) CMS
5 50 (2.11%) Apache
6 45 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 44 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
10 33 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (1.35%) SAS
12 27 (1.14%) JBoss
13 26 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
14 22 (0.93%) Tomcat
15 15 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.55%) WordPress
17 11 (0.46%) OpenROAD
18 10 (0.42%) DNN
19 9 (0.38%) Drupal
20 8 (0.34%) Captiva
Applications
1 325 (13.72%) MS Excel
2 143 (6.04%) MS Office
3 29 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.25%) MS Project
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.13%) HipChat
9 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.042%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.51%) Hi Portfolio
3 12 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (0.51%) Siebel Analytics
3 12 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
4 11 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.34%) BASE24
5 8 (0.34%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.34%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.30%) HFM
6 7 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.30%) Infor M3
6 7 (0.30%) Relativity
7 5 (0.21%) Magento
7 5 (0.21%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.17%) Exstream
8 4 (0.17%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.01%) Office 365
4 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.55%) SaaS
6 7 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.21%) GitHub
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.13%) BIME
9 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.13%) PaaS
10 2 (0.084%) IaaS
10 2 (0.084%) Slack
10 2 (0.084%) Trello
11 1 (0.042%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 141 (5.95%) Internet
2 98 (4.14%) Firewall
3 81 (3.42%) TCP/IP
4 59 (2.49%) DNS
5 37 (1.56%) LAN
6 34 (1.44%) DHCP
6 34 (1.44%) SAN
7 27 (1.14%) WAN
8 19 (0.80%) VPN
9 18 (0.76%) Intranet
10 15 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.55%) NetScaler
12 11 (0.46%) SNMP
13 10 (0.42%) LDAP
13 10 (0.42%) Wireless
14 9 (0.38%) FTP
14 9 (0.38%) VoIP
15 8 (0.34%) IPsec
16 7 (0.30%) ATM
16 7 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1094 (46.18%) SQL Server
2 257 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 226 (9.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 182 (7.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 178 (7.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 106 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 94 (3.97%) MS Access
8 89 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (3.33%) QlikView
10 75 (3.17%) NoSQL
11 74 (3.12%) MySQL
12 72 (3.04%) Relational Database
13 62 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 60 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 52 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
16 50 (2.11%) Oracle Database
17 44 (1.86%) RDBMS
18 40 (1.69%) Data Mining
19 37 (1.56%) DTS
20 35 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 237 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 153 (6.46%) NUnit
3 114 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 113 (4.77%) Selenium
5 110 (4.64%) Rhino Mocks
6 109 (4.60%) Git (software)
7 98 (4.14%) Subversion
8 88 (3.71%) Moq
9 64 (2.70%) MSTest
10 56 (2.36%) JIRA
11 52 (2.20%) LoadRunner
12 50 (2.11%) TestNG
13 44 (1.86%) HP UFT
14 43 (1.82%) WebDriver
15 40 (1.69%) JMeter
15 40 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 36 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 34 (1.44%) Gatling
18 33 (1.39%) SoapUI
19 26 (1.10%) Cucumber
General
1 638 (26.93%) Finance
2 99 (4.18%) Banking
3 80 (3.38%) Advertising
4 68 (2.87%) Marketing
4 68 (2.87%) Retail
5 67 (2.83%) Front Office
6 65 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 55 (2.32%) Back Office
8 47 (1.98%) Legal
9 43 (1.82%) Electronics
10 41 (1.73%) Games
11 40 (1.69%) Law
12 34 (1.44%) Telecoms
13 32 (1.35%) Military
14 27 (1.14%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.59%) Local Government
17 12 (0.51%) Automotive
18 6 (0.25%) International Banking
19 5 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1309 (55.26%) Developer
2 770 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 418 (17.64%) C# Developer
4 404 (17.05%) Analyst
5 316 (13.34%) C# .NET Developer
6 228 (9.62%) SQL Developer
7 194 (8.19%) Software Developer
8 156 (6.59%) VB Developer
9 149 (6.29%) Applications Support
10 141 (5.95%) Support Analyst
11 126 (5.32%) Senior Developer
12 122 (5.15%) Graduate
13 119 (5.02%) Junior
14 111 (4.69%) .NET Software Developer
15 109 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
16 107 (4.52%) Graduate Developer
17 106 (4.47%) Applications Developer
18 102 (4.31%) VB.NET Developer
19 97 (4.09%) Junior Developer
20 88 (3.71%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1506 (63.57%) .NET
2 889 (37.53%) ASP.NET
3 541 (22.84%) HTML
4 394 (16.63%) XML
5 344 (14.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 338 (14.27%) CSS
7 293 (12.37%) Web Services
8 283 (11.95%) WCF
9 275 (11.61%) .NET Framework
10 252 (10.64%) jQuery
11 230 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 210 (8.86%) WPF
13 186 (7.85%) WinForms
14 185 (7.81%) Ajax
15 180 (7.60%) ASP.NET Web API
16 143 (6.04%) AngularJS
17 130 (5.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 125 (5.28%) HTML5
19 122 (5.15%) RESTful
20 105 (4.43%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 248 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 233 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 94 (3.97%) Client/Server
5 69 (2.91%) Mathematics
6 57 (2.41%) Inversion of Control
7 43 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 42 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.35%) Tandem
10 29 (1.22%) Mainframe
10 29 (1.22%) Physics
11 27 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 25 (1.06%) User Experience
13 24 (1.01%) N-Tier
14 23 (0.97%) Data Centre
14 23 (0.97%) Fixed Income
15 21 (0.89%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.84%) Derivative
17 19 (0.80%) Streaming Music
18 15 (0.63%) Chemistry
Operating Systems
1 644 (27.18%) Windows
2 268 (11.31%) Unix
3 233 (9.84%) Linux
4 178 (7.51%) Windows Server
5 99 (4.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (3.12%) Windows 7
8 57 (2.41%) Android
9 56 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 42 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (1.73%) Windows 8
12 39 (1.65%) Solaris
13 21 (0.89%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.46%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.38%) Kali Linux
17 8 (0.34%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 558 (23.55%) MVC
3 307 (12.96%) Scrum
4 283 (11.95%) SDLC
5 264 (11.14%) TDD
6 230 (9.71%) Web Application Development
7 209 (8.82%) OO
8 195 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
9 174 (7.34%) Software Engineering
10 165 (6.96%) BDD
11 142 (5.99%) Continuous Integration
12 132 (5.57%) Unit Testing
13 129 (5.45%) ITIL
14 125 (5.28%) Web Development
15 124 (5.23%) CRM
16 112 (4.73%) Kanban
17 99 (4.18%) Analytics
18 93 (3.93%) Project Management
19 90 (3.80%) MVVM
20 85 (3.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1384 (58.42%) C#
2 1353 (57.11%) SQL
3 694 (29.30%) VB.NET
4 573 (24.19%) JavaScript
5 401 (16.93%) VB6
6 370 (15.62%) Java
7 338 (14.27%) T-SQL
8 248 (10.47%) C++
9 247 (10.43%) VBA
10 240 (10.13%) VBScript
11 213 (8.99%) PowerShell
12 169 (7.13%) Perl
13 143 (6.04%) Python
14 131 (5.53%) C
15 111 (4.69%) PL/SQL
16 99 (4.18%) PHP
17 78 (3.29%) Shell Script
18 75 (3.17%) Ruby
19 43 (1.82%) Bash Shell
20 19 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 391 (16.50%) Degree
2 159 (6.71%) Security Cleared
3 92 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 84 (3.55%) ISEB
5 82 (3.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 43 (1.82%) MCSE
8 40 (1.69%) ISTQB
9 31 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (0.72%) PhD
12 16 (0.68%) CCNA
12 16 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.68%) PMI Certification
13 14 (0.59%) MCP
14 13 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.51%) CCA
15 12 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.46%) MCSA
16 11 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (6.04%) QA
2 70 (2.95%) SLA
3 26 (1.10%) ISO 9001
4 25 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.30%) ISO 8583
6 5 (0.21%) HL7
6 5 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.13%) DICOM
7 3 (0.13%) GAMP
8 2 (0.084%) FATCA
8 2 (0.084%) MiFID
8 2 (0.084%) SDET
9 1 (0.042%) GMP
9 1 (0.042%) JTAG
System Software
1 175 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.06%) XenApp
4 24 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 18 (0.76%) XenDesktop
7 15 (0.63%) Firmware
8 13 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.42%) Terminal Services
9 10 (0.42%) vSphere
10 9 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.30%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.25%) Snort
12 6 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 68 (2.87%) SCCM
2 37 (1.56%) SCOM
3 25 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 23 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.72%) Nessus
6 15 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 14 (0.59%) WSUS
8 11 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (0.42%) Puppet
9 10 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.38%) Nmap
10 9 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.34%) Control-M
12 7 (0.30%) AppDNA
12 7 (0.30%) EnCase
13 6 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
13 6 (0.25%) Nexpose
13 6 (0.25%) Proventia
13 6 (0.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 741 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 344 (14.52%) Oracle
3 107 (4.52%) HP
4 92 (3.88%) VMware
5 68 (2.87%) SAP
6 55 (2.32%) Cisco
7 48 (2.03%) Redback
8 47 (1.98%) Citrix
9 39 (1.65%) IBM
10 30 (1.27%) Symantec
11 25 (1.06%) Sybase
12 23 (0.97%) Adobe
12 23 (0.97%) NetApp
13 22 (0.93%) CA
13 22 (0.93%) Telerik
14 21 (0.89%) Serena
15 20 (0.84%) 3PAR
15 20 (0.84%) EMC
15 20 (0.84%) Google
15 20 (0.84%) Red Hat
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