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 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 239 167 135
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -32
Permanent jobs citing VB 1321 2053 2319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.23% 1.76% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.40% 3.45% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1704 2015
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
54965 59434 56847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.13% 51.09% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 46902 49836 48892
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 27 August 2015 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 27 August 2015. 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 -78 1262 £40,000 - 156
London -88 364 £50,000 - 42
South East -50 288 £35,000 -6.66% 26
East of England -21 132 £40,000 - 11
North West -48 104 £33,500 +3.07% 21
Yorkshire -57 101 £35,000 - 13
East Midlands +13 95 £40,000 +14.28% 10
West Midlands -60 84 £35,000 - 14
Surrey +31 83 £30,000 -20.00% 5
West Yorkshire -12 81 £37,500 +13.63% 10
City of London -62 76 £52,000 -0.95% 8
South West -28 74 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Hampshire +33 59 £35,000 -4.76% 4
Berkshire -16 55 £35,000 - 5
Leeds -21 47 £37,500 +17.18% 6
Nottinghamshire +1 43 £35,000 +62.79% 3
Nottingham +8 42 £35,000 +55.55% 2
Cheshire -36 36 £27,500 -8.33% 6
Essex +13 35 £42,500 - 2
Lancashire +11 33 £33,500 +4.68% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 32 £40,250 +13.38% 3
Staffordshire +9 29 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Manchester -9 29 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Milton Keynes -3 28 £40,250 +15.00% 3
Bedfordshire -1 25 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Hertfordshire -50 25 £34,000 -15.00% 4
Reading -2 21 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Suffolk +17 20 £57,500 +84.00% 1
Wales -5 20 £31,063 +3.54% 2
Birmingham -6 20 £35,000 - 4

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 1834 (64.35%) .NET
2 1625 (57.02%) C#
3 1561 (54.77%) SQL
4 1443 (50.63%) SQL Server
5 867 (30.42%) Microsoft
6 859 (30.14%) ASP.NET
7 847 (29.72%) VB.NET
8 841 (29.51%) Windows
9 753 (26.42%) HTML
10 740 (25.96%) JavaScript
11 736 (25.82%) Finance
12 618 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
13 580 (20.35%) VB6
14 547 (19.19%) Java
15 543 (19.05%) MS Excel
16 515 (18.07%) Degree
17 483 (16.95%) CSS
18 453 (15.89%) MVC
19 433 (15.19%) XML
20 401 (14.07%) Oracle
21 382 (13.40%) T-SQL
22 344 (12.07%) C++
23 339 (11.89%) WCF
24 330 (11.58%) .NET Framework
25 318 (11.16%) VBScript
26 317 (11.12%) Web Services
27 312 (10.95%) Visual Studio
28 307 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
29 282 (9.89%) Scrum
30 279 (9.79%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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
1 223 (7.82%) IIS
2 174 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 87 (3.05%) MS Exchange
4 75 (2.63%) Node.js
5 61 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 39 (1.37%) Apache
8 38 (1.33%) CMS
9 35 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
10 32 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 24 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 22 (0.77%) Confluence
13 17 (0.60%) SAS
14 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 16 (0.56%) JBoss
14 16 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (0.56%) Umbraco
15 15 (0.53%) Lync
16 14 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 543 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 189 (6.63%) MS Office
3 57 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.53%) MS Project
6 14 (0.49%) PowerPivot
7 13 (0.46%) SPSS
7 13 (0.46%) Simulink
8 12 (0.42%) TargetLink
9 11 (0.39%) MS Visio
10 9 (0.32%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.11%) FastStats
12 2 (0.070%) CATIA
12 2 (0.070%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.035%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.035%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 30 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.39%) Changepoint
2 11 (0.39%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.35%) WebTrends
4 9 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 6 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
7 5 (0.18%) Siebel Analytics
7 5 (0.18%) HFM
7 5 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.14%) JDE OneWorld
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.11%) assyst
9 3 (0.11%) Exstream
9 3 (0.11%) SunGard AvantGard
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Business One
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.11%) Magento
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 74 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.33%) Office 365
4 35 (1.23%) SaaS
5 23 (0.81%) Google Analytics
6 15 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.42%) Google App Engine
7 12 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.14%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.11%) GitHub
10 2 (0.070%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.035%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.035%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.035%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 133 (4.67%) Internet
2 89 (3.12%) TCP/IP
3 66 (2.32%) DNS
4 52 (1.82%) DHCP
4 52 (1.82%) Firewall
5 36 (1.26%) SSL
6 31 (1.09%) VPN
6 31 (1.09%) Wireless
7 30 (1.05%) HTTP
7 30 (1.05%) SAN
8 24 (0.84%) WAN
8 24 (0.84%) Intranet
9 21 (0.74%) LAN
10 19 (0.67%) IPsec
11 17 (0.60%) VLAN
11 17 (0.60%) VoIP
11 17 (0.60%) FTP
12 14 (0.49%) NetScaler
13 13 (0.46%) Network Security
14 10 (0.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1443 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 273 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 224 (7.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 181 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 160 (5.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 156 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 112 (3.93%) Crystal Reports
8 96 (3.37%) MS Access
9 88 (3.09%) MySQL
10 86 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 72 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 71 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
13 70 (2.46%) NoSQL
14 69 (2.42%) Oracle Database
14 69 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
15 64 (2.25%) RDBMS
16 60 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
17 41 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
18 38 (1.33%) QlikView
19 37 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 312 (10.95%) Visual Studio
2 185 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 118 (4.14%) Subversion
4 110 (3.86%) NUnit
5 89 (3.12%) Git (software)
6 80 (2.81%) Rhino Mocks
7 75 (2.63%) Moq
8 61 (2.14%) MSTest
9 58 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 56 (1.96%) JIRA
11 55 (1.93%) Selenium
12 54 (1.89%) HP UFT
13 38 (1.33%) LoadRunner
14 34 (1.19%) MSI
15 26 (0.91%) PowerBuilder
16 25 (0.88%) Jenkins
17 21 (0.74%) MSBuild
18 20 (0.70%) ReSharper
19 19 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
20 17 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 736 (25.82%) Finance
2 155 (5.44%) Banking
3 136 (4.77%) Retail
4 95 (3.33%) Back Office
5 69 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 68 (2.39%) Games
7 64 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.79%) Marketing
9 39 (1.37%) Electronics
10 36 (1.26%) Front Office
11 33 (1.16%) Automotive
12 26 (0.91%) Advertising
13 24 (0.84%) Law
14 21 (0.74%) Legal
14 21 (0.74%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.67%) Investment Banking
17 13 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.32%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 1563 (54.84%) Developer
2 594 (20.84%) Analyst
3 581 (20.39%) .NET Developer
4 310 (10.88%) Software Developer
5 278 (9.75%) C# Developer
6 187 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 171 (6.00%) Applications Support
8 165 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 154 (5.40%) Programmer
10 152 (5.33%) Senior Developer
11 143 (5.02%) Junior
11 143 (5.02%) Graduate
12 140 (4.91%) Software Engineer
13 128 (4.49%) Junior Developer
14 124 (4.35%) Consultant
15 114 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
16 100 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
17 90 (3.16%) Web Developer
18 87 (3.05%) Applications Developer
19 81 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1834 (64.35%) .NET
2 859 (30.14%) ASP.NET
3 753 (26.42%) HTML
4 483 (16.95%) CSS
5 433 (15.19%) XML
6 339 (11.89%) WCF
7 330 (11.58%) .NET Framework
8 317 (11.12%) Web Services
9 255 (8.95%) ASP.NET MVC
10 253 (8.88%) jQuery
11 242 (8.49%) WinForms
12 224 (7.86%) WPF
13 162 (5.68%) Ajax
14 155 (5.44%) HTML5
15 139 (4.88%) LINQ
16 102 (3.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 93 (3.26%) SOAP
18 88 (3.09%) XSLT
19 87 (3.05%) ASP.NET Web API
20 83 (2.91%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 307 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 250 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 141 (4.95%) Mathematics
4 95 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 94 (3.30%) Client/Server
6 73 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 60 (2.11%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.93%) Physics
8 55 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
9 54 (1.89%) User Experience
10 52 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (1.61%) Derivative
12 38 (1.33%) Equities
13 36 (1.26%) Replication
14 35 (1.23%) Chemistry
15 34 (1.19%) Clustering
16 32 (1.12%) Data Centre
17 27 (0.95%) Mainframe
18 26 (0.91%) iPhone
19 22 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 841 (29.51%) Windows
2 193 (6.77%) Linux
3 180 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (5.54%) UNIX
5 129 (4.53%) Windows 7
6 112 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 92 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 89 (3.12%) Android
9 72 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 60 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 47 (1.65%) Windows 8
12 27 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 24 (0.84%) Ubuntu
14 23 (0.81%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.39%) HPUX
15 11 (0.39%) Solaris
15 11 (0.39%) Debian
16 10 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.32%) SUSE
18 6 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (15.89%) MVC
3 282 (9.89%) Scrum
4 279 (9.79%) Software Engineering
5 271 (9.51%) TDD
6 248 (8.70%) OO
7 217 (7.61%) SDLC
8 204 (7.16%) Business Intelligence
9 180 (6.32%) Web Application Development
10 156 (5.47%) ITIL
10 156 (5.47%) Project Management
11 140 (4.91%) Web Development
12 121 (4.25%) Migration
13 118 (4.14%) OOP
14 115 (4.04%) CRM
15 103 (3.61%) E-Commerce
16 102 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
16 102 (3.58%) Mentoring
17 99 (3.47%) Unit Testing
18 91 (3.19%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1625 (57.02%) C#
2 1561 (54.77%) SQL
3 847 (29.72%) VB.NET
4 740 (25.96%) JavaScript
5 580 (20.35%) VB6
6 547 (19.19%) Java
7 382 (13.40%) T-SQL
8 344 (12.07%) C++
9 318 (11.16%) VBScript
10 229 (8.04%) VBA
10 229 (8.04%) C
11 221 (7.75%) PowerShell
12 172 (6.04%) PHP
13 124 (4.35%) PL/SQL
14 119 (4.18%) Ruby
15 92 (3.23%) Perl
16 81 (2.84%) Python
17 51 (1.79%) Shell Script
18 31 (1.09%) COBOL
19 24 (0.84%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 515 (18.07%) Degree
2 76 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 40 (1.40%) ISEB
5 34 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.05%) MCSE
7 26 (0.91%) ISTQB
7 26 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 21 (0.74%) MCP
9 14 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.49%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.28%) CCNA
12 8 (0.28%) HND
13 7 (0.25%) HP ASE
14 6 (0.21%) MCPD
14 6 (0.21%) CCA
14 6 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (4.88%) QA
2 53 (1.86%) SLA
3 42 (1.47%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.32%) COBIT
7 7 (0.25%) HL7
7 7 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.25%) GAMP
8 6 (0.21%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.21%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 243 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 122 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (2.11%) XenApp
4 45 (1.58%) Hyper-V
5 35 (1.23%) vSphere
6 27 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.63%) Firmware
8 15 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 15 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 9 (0.32%) RACF
11 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.21%) XenServer
13 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.070%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 1 (0.035%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (3.61%) SCCM
2 21 (0.74%) BladeLogic
2 21 (0.74%) WSUS
3 20 (0.70%) CA Endevor
4 17 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.56%) Puppet
6 15 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (0.49%) AirWatch
8 13 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.32%) ARCserve
10 8 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.21%) Nagios
13 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 867 (30.42%) Microsoft
2 401 (14.07%) Oracle
3 152 (5.33%) VMware
4 142 (4.98%) Citrix
5 71 (2.49%) HP
6 62 (2.18%) IBM
7 56 (1.96%) Google
8 52 (1.82%) SAP
9 49 (1.72%) Cisco
10 47 (1.65%) Sybase
11 39 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 29 (1.02%) Red Hat
12 29 (1.02%) Informatica
13 28 (0.98%) EMC
14 24 (0.84%) Symantec
15 21 (0.74%) BMC
16 18 (0.63%) webMethods
16 18 (0.63%) F5
17 17 (0.60%) Cognos
18 16 (0.56%) Siebel
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