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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 201 172 125
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -47
Permanent jobs citing VB 1655 1959 2501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.75% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.03% 3.32% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1692 2184
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +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
54555 59078 58476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.70% 52.77% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 46394 49674 50295
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 March 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 March 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 -25 1541 £38,500 -3.75% 225
South East +16 393 £39,000 -2.50% 51
London -108 312 £47,500 +5.55% 47
West Midlands +32 192 £35,000 +1.44% 24
North West +48 181 £32,500 -7.14% 28
Yorkshire +6 156 £37,500 - 22
East of England -25 149 £37,500 -2.59% 17
West Yorkshire +2 127 £35,000 -6.66% 12
Surrey +46 92 £40,000 - 14
Cheshire +38 89 £35,000 +7.69% 14
East Midlands -12 89 £40,000 +2.56% 11
City of London -75 89 £50,000 - 7
Hampshire +17 75 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Manchester +37 71 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Sussex +10 67 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Leeds +1 62 £35,000 -2.77% 2
Brighton +1 60 £40,000 +23.07% 7
South West -89 60 £35,000 +1.44% 22
Staffordshire +25 55 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Birmingham +17 53 £37,500 +10.29% 9
Berkshire -17 51 £35,000 -17.64% 7
Scotland -12 42 £40,000 -3.61% 9
Kent +31 37 £32,500 -21.68% 5
Cambridgeshire -33 37 £40,000 - 1
Essex +13 34 £38,750 -18.42% 2
North East +24 33 £34,500 +4.54% 3
Warrington +14 32 £25,000 -20.00% 7
Bedfordshire +29 31 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Derbyshire +36 30 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Tyne and Wear +13 30 £34,500 -1.42% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2290 (68.77%) .NET
2 2025 (60.81%) C#
3 1853 (55.65%) SQL
4 1705 (51.20%) SQL Server
5 1282 (38.50%) ASP.NET
6 1104 (33.15%) VB.NET
7 1091 (32.76%) Microsoft
8 1008 (30.27%) HTML
9 977 (29.34%) JavaScript
10 968 (29.07%) Windows
11 834 (25.05%) VB6
12 708 (21.26%) Finance
13 701 (21.05%) MVC
14 693 (20.81%) CSS
15 670 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
16 615 (18.47%) MS Excel
17 544 (16.34%) XML
18 539 (16.19%) Degree
19 503 (15.11%) Java
20 496 (14.89%) Oracle
21 468 (14.05%) .NET Framework
22 437 (13.12%) T-SQL
23 424 (12.73%) Visual Studio
24 414 (12.43%) jQuery
25 408 (12.25%) WCF
26 392 (11.77%) Web Services
27 391 (11.74%) VBScript
28 356 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
29 352 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
30 345 (10.36%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 244 (7.33%) SharePoint
2 205 (6.16%) IIS
3 108 (3.24%) MS Exchange
4 98 (2.94%) Node.js
5 84 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 70 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 55 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 46 (1.38%) JBoss
9 40 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (0.90%) CMS
11 28 (0.84%) SAS
11 28 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
13 20 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
13 20 (0.60%) AquaLogic
13 20 (0.60%) Tuxedo
13 20 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 20 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
14 18 (0.54%) WordPress
15 17 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 615 (18.47%) MS Excel
2 207 (6.22%) MS Office
3 39 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.33%) Simulink
5 11 (0.33%) TargetLink
5 11 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.24%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.21%) SPSS
10 6 (0.18%) MS Project
10 6 (0.18%) LaTeX
10 6 (0.18%) Revit
11 4 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
11 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.090%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.030%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 41 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 15 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.24%) assyst
3 8 (0.24%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) HFM
4 7 (0.21%) Changepoint
4 7 (0.21%) SAP Business One
5 6 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.18%) Line 500
6 5 (0.15%) Magento
7 4 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.12%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.090%) Exstream
9 2 (0.060%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.060%) Tridion
9 2 (0.060%) Nortel Periphonics
9 2 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 62 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (1.83%) Office 365
3 35 (1.05%) SaaS
4 11 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.15%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.090%) GitHub
6 3 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (4.14%) Internet
2 80 (2.40%) DNS
3 72 (2.16%) TCP/IP
4 60 (1.80%) SAN
5 53 (1.59%) Firewall
6 46 (1.38%) DHCP
7 33 (0.99%) VPN
8 32 (0.96%) Wireless
8 32 (0.96%) Intranet
9 31 (0.93%) WAN
10 25 (0.75%) LAN
11 22 (0.66%) HTTP
12 20 (0.60%) NetScaler
13 19 (0.57%) SSL
14 17 (0.51%) VoIP
14 17 (0.51%) VLAN
15 16 (0.48%) DMZ
16 10 (0.30%) IPsec
16 10 (0.30%) IPX
17 9 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1705 (51.20%) SQL Server
2 352 (10.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 303 (9.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 224 (6.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 223 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 172 (5.17%) Crystal Reports
7 163 (4.89%) Relational Database
8 155 (4.65%) Oracle Database
9 133 (3.99%) MS Access
10 124 (3.72%) MySQL
11 93 (2.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 89 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
13 88 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 82 (2.46%) NoSQL
14 82 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
15 67 (2.01%) RDBMS
16 53 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
17 48 (1.44%) QlikView
18 41 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
19 31 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 424 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 180 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 162 (4.86%) NUnit
4 123 (3.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 105 (3.15%) Moq
6 98 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 91 (2.73%) Subversion
8 89 (2.67%) MSTest
9 57 (1.71%) Selenium
10 56 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 39 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
12 36 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
13 26 (0.78%) Eclipse
14 25 (0.75%) Maven
15 17 (0.51%) JIRA
15 17 (0.51%) LoadRunner
16 16 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 16 (0.48%) TeamCity
16 16 (0.48%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 708 (21.26%) Finance
2 149 (4.47%) Retail
3 117 (3.51%) Banking
4 99 (2.97%) Marketing
5 95 (2.85%) Manufacturing
6 74 (2.22%) Back Office
7 63 (1.89%) Games
8 60 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.29%) Financial Institution
10 42 (1.26%) Law
11 38 (1.14%) Advertising
11 38 (1.14%) Electronics
12 31 (0.93%) Front Office
12 31 (0.93%) Legal
12 31 (0.93%) Automotive
13 30 (0.90%) Publishing
14 29 (0.87%) Investment Banking
15 22 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
16 21 (0.63%) Aerospace
17 20 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1996 (59.94%) Developer
2 848 (25.47%) .NET Developer
3 556 (16.70%) Analyst
4 330 (9.91%) Software Developer
5 295 (8.86%) C# Developer
6 218 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 190 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 188 (5.65%) Applications Support
9 165 (4.95%) Junior
10 156 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 153 (4.59%) Junior Developer
12 150 (4.50%) Web Developer
13 147 (4.41%) Programmer
14 139 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
15 127 (3.81%) Software Engineer
16 120 (3.60%) Graduate
16 120 (3.60%) VB Developer
17 112 (3.36%) AWS Developer
18 101 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
19 100 (3.00%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2290 (68.77%) .NET
2 1282 (38.50%) ASP.NET
3 1008 (30.27%) HTML
4 693 (20.81%) CSS
5 544 (16.34%) XML
6 468 (14.05%) .NET Framework
7 414 (12.43%) jQuery
8 408 (12.25%) WCF
9 392 (11.77%) Web Services
10 356 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 317 (9.52%) WinForms
12 265 (7.96%) Ajax
13 254 (7.63%) WPF
14 181 (5.44%) HTML5
15 169 (5.08%) LINQ
16 147 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 137 (4.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 133 (3.99%) Classic ASP
19 108 (3.24%) XSLT
20 107 (3.21%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 315 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 243 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 98 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.43%) N-Tier
5 75 (2.25%) Client/Server
6 71 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
7 64 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.74%) Replication
9 54 (1.62%) Mathematics
10 44 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.20%) Clustering
12 34 (1.02%) Statistics
12 34 (1.02%) User Experience
13 33 (0.99%) Open Source
14 32 (0.96%) Equities
15 28 (0.84%) Derivative
16 27 (0.81%) iPhone
17 26 (0.78%) GIS
18 22 (0.66%) PKI
19 21 (0.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 968 (29.07%) Windows
2 211 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 173 (5.20%) Linux
4 148 (4.44%) UNIX
5 124 (3.72%) Windows 7
6 119 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (2.04%) Android
9 42 (1.26%) Apple iOS
10 41 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 25 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.48%) Solaris
13 11 (0.33%) HPUX
14 10 (0.30%) Windows 2000
14 10 (0.30%) Windows Vista
15 5 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.15%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.090%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.060%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 701 (21.05%) MVC
2 670 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
3 345 (10.36%) Scrum
4 336 (10.09%) OO
5 334 (10.03%) TDD
6 291 (8.74%) Software Engineering
7 242 (7.27%) Web Application Development
8 231 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
9 211 (6.34%) Web Development
10 177 (5.32%) Project Management
11 171 (5.14%) ITIL
12 146 (4.38%) OOP
13 140 (4.20%) CRM
14 130 (3.90%) E-Commerce
15 124 (3.72%) BDD
16 113 (3.39%) Mentoring
17 107 (3.21%) Dependency Injection
17 107 (3.21%) OOD
18 104 (3.12%) Unit Testing
19 103 (3.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2025 (60.81%) C#
2 1853 (55.65%) SQL
3 1104 (33.15%) VB.NET
4 977 (29.34%) JavaScript
5 834 (25.05%) VB6
6 503 (15.11%) Java
7 437 (13.12%) T-SQL
8 391 (11.74%) VBScript
9 301 (9.04%) C++
10 289 (8.68%) VBA
11 233 (7.00%) PowerShell
12 185 (5.56%) PHP
13 182 (5.47%) C
14 132 (3.96%) PL/SQL
15 82 (2.46%) Ruby
16 73 (2.19%) Python
17 61 (1.83%) Delphi
18 44 (1.32%) Perl
19 41 (1.23%) Shell Script
20 37 (1.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 539 (16.19%) Degree
2 100 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 56 (1.68%) ISEB
5 54 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.20%) MCSE
7 31 (0.93%) MCP
8 25 (0.75%) MCITP
9 24 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.54%) CCNA
11 18 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 17 (0.51%) MCTS
13 15 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (0.36%) CCA
14 12 (0.36%) HND
15 11 (0.33%) MCSA
16 9 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.06%) QA
2 49 (1.47%) SLA
3 43 (1.29%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.51%) HL7
5 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.36%) PMBOK
7 8 (0.24%) COBIT
8 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.060%) WAI
9 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.060%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.030%) EMIR
10 1 (0.030%) MiFID
10 1 (0.030%) DICOM
10 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.030%) Basel III
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.030%) GAAP
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 288 (8.65%) Active Directory
2 154 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.43%) XenApp
4 59 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 48 (1.44%) vSphere
6 36 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.63%) Firmware
9 17 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.48%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.42%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.24%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.21%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.090%) XenServer
16 2 (0.060%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 1 (0.030%) RACF
Systems Management
1 121 (3.63%) SCCM
2 36 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (0.60%) SCOM
4 15 (0.45%) WSUS
5 13 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (0.21%) Nagios
7 7 (0.21%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.18%) WMI
8 6 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.15%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.12%) OPNET
10 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.12%) OpenView
10 4 (0.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.090%) Opsview
11 3 (0.090%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.090%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1091 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 496 (14.89%) Oracle
3 195 (5.86%) VMware
4 151 (4.53%) Citrix
5 96 (2.88%) Business Objects
6 72 (2.16%) Cisco
7 52 (1.56%) HP
8 45 (1.35%) Google
9 43 (1.29%) SAP
9 43 (1.29%) EMC
10 36 (1.08%) Symantec
11 34 (1.02%) Tableau
12 29 (0.87%) Sybase
13 28 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.84%) Red Hat
14 27 (0.81%) Cognos
15 25 (0.75%) IBM
16 24 (0.72%) Dell
16 24 (0.72%) Telerik
17 23 (0.69%) NetApp
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Salary: Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits and 35 hour week 9am-5pm
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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