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

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 228 161 133
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -28
Permanent jobs citing VB 1431 2102 2429
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.79% 2.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.54% 3.43% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1796 2069
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,550 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%

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
56399 61297 57972
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.54% 52.11% 52.77%
Number of salaries quoted 48059 52316 50078
Average salary £45,000 £43,250 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.04% +6.79%
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -68 1360 £40,000 - 197
London -82 376 £47,500 -5.00% 68
South East -48 298 £40,000 +2.56% 31
East of England -41 140 £37,000 -7.50% 18
West Midlands -48 115 £35,000 - 10
Yorkshire -2 113 £37,500 +13.63% 14
North West -24 106 £33,000 -8.33% 18
East Midlands +17 105 £42,500 +25.00% 13
City of London -73 98 £48,750 -7.14% 22
Surrey +35 89 £37,500 -6.25% 5
South West -41 88 £35,000 - 19
West Yorkshire +13 81 £38,000 +15.15% 13
Berkshire -18 57 £36,500 -6.41% 8
Hampshire +19 53 £40,000 +15.94% 6
Cheshire -28 48 £30,000 - 7
Reading +3 38 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Birmingham -31 34 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Hertfordshire -56 34 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Leeds -16 33 £35,000 +6.06% 8
Manchester +7 32 £35,968 -4.08% 8
Scotland +3 31 £48,000 +35.21% 4
Nottinghamshire -1 31 £40,000 +48.14% 4
Suffolk +23 30 £27,500 -21.42%
Oxfordshire +19 30 £41,250 +26.92% 3
Essex +3 30 £42,500 - 3
Nottingham +3 30 £41,250 +37.50% 1
Warrington -16 29 £26,250 -19.23% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 28 £40,250 +8.05% 1
Bradford +1 26 £38,000 +16.92% 1
Ipswich - 26 £27,500 -

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 2115 (66.55%) .NET
2 1883 (59.25%) C#
3 1714 (53.93%) SQL
4 1554 (48.90%) SQL Server
5 1060 (33.35%) ASP.NET
6 1026 (32.28%) VB.NET
7 980 (30.84%) Microsoft
8 939 (29.55%) Windows
9 921 (28.98%) HTML
10 899 (28.29%) JavaScript
11 744 (23.41%) Finance
12 708 (22.28%) VB6
13 693 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
14 591 (18.60%) Java
15 587 (18.47%) CSS
16 565 (17.78%) MS Excel
17 536 (16.87%) MVC
18 529 (16.65%) Degree
19 515 (16.21%) XML
20 434 (13.66%) Oracle
21 403 (12.68%) .NET Framework
22 402 (12.65%) T-SQL
23 374 (11.77%) Web Services
24 368 (11.58%) WCF
25 366 (11.52%) C++
26 362 (11.39%) VBScript
27 355 (11.17%) Visual Studio
28 351 (11.04%) Scrum
29 334 (10.51%) jQuery
30 332 (10.45%) TDD

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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
1 182 (5.73%) IIS
2 171 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 104 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 101 (3.18%) Node.js
5 74 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 42 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
7 42 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 36 (1.13%) CMS
9 32 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (0.94%) Apache
11 20 (0.63%) JBoss
12 17 (0.53%) SAS
12 17 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
13 16 (0.50%) Lync
13 16 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.50%) Confluence
14 15 (0.47%) Umbraco
15 13 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 565 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 218 (6.86%) MS Office
3 59 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.57%) MS Project
6 16 (0.50%) Simulink
7 15 (0.47%) TargetLink
8 10 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 8 (0.25%) SPSS
9 8 (0.25%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.094%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.063%) LaTeX
13 2 (0.063%) Siemens NX
13 2 (0.063%) FastStats
14 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.031%) Adobe After Effects
14 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.47%) Changepoint
3 12 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.19%) assyst
6 6 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 5 (0.16%) Exstream
7 5 (0.16%) HFM
7 5 (0.16%) JDE OneWorld
7 5 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
7 5 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
8 3 (0.094%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.094%) SunGard AvantGard
9 2 (0.063%) Algo Collateral
9 2 (0.063%) AWD
9 2 (0.063%) Retail-J
9 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.51%) Office 365
4 33 (1.04%) SaaS
5 23 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.41%) Google App Engine
7 13 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.063%) Silverpop
9 1 (0.031%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.031%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.031%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 153 (4.81%) Internet
2 87 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 77 (2.42%) DNS
4 55 (1.73%) DHCP
5 51 (1.60%) SAN
6 50 (1.57%) Firewall
7 34 (1.07%) SSL
8 33 (1.04%) VPN
8 33 (1.04%) Wireless
9 31 (0.98%) HTTP
10 28 (0.88%) Intranet
11 25 (0.79%) WAN
12 23 (0.72%) NetScaler
13 21 (0.66%) VoIP
14 20 (0.63%) LAN
15 19 (0.60%) FTP
16 18 (0.57%) VLAN
17 15 (0.47%) IPsec
18 8 (0.25%) Broadband
18 8 (0.25%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1554 (48.90%) SQL Server
2 274 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 272 (8.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 196 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 168 (5.29%) Relational Database
6 158 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 114 (3.59%) Crystal Reports
8 100 (3.15%) MS Access
8 100 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 98 (3.08%) Oracle Database
10 97 (3.05%) MySQL
11 88 (2.77%) NoSQL
12 86 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 81 (2.55%) RDBMS
14 65 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 60 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
16 38 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
17 34 (1.07%) DB2
18 32 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 32 (1.01%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 355 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 192 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 128 (4.03%) NUnit
4 108 (3.40%) Subversion
5 100 (3.15%) Git (software)
6 94 (2.96%) Rhino Mocks
7 88 (2.77%) Moq
8 73 (2.30%) MSTest
9 71 (2.23%) Selenium
10 70 (2.20%) HP UFT
11 64 (2.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 52 (1.64%) JIRA
13 34 (1.07%) LoadRunner
14 33 (1.04%) MSI
15 23 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
16 21 (0.66%) Jenkins
17 18 (0.57%) Eclipse
18 17 (0.53%) Hudson
19 15 (0.47%) ReSharper
20 14 (0.44%) AccuRev
General
1 744 (23.41%) Finance
2 145 (4.56%) Banking
3 134 (4.22%) Retail
4 109 (3.43%) Back Office
5 85 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 63 (1.98%) Games
7 60 (1.89%) Marketing
8 55 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.38%) Automotive
10 35 (1.10%) Electronics
11 33 (1.04%) Front Office
12 32 (1.01%) Law
13 24 (0.76%) Legal
14 23 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.72%) Investment Banking
15 22 (0.69%) Aerospace
16 18 (0.57%) Advertising
17 16 (0.50%) Publishing
18 13 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
19 11 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1866 (58.72%) Developer
2 731 (23.00%) .NET Developer
3 583 (18.34%) Analyst
4 363 (11.42%) Software Developer
5 331 (10.42%) C# Developer
6 208 (6.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 205 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 170 (5.35%) Applications Support
9 163 (5.13%) Programmer
10 155 (4.88%) Support Analyst
11 153 (4.81%) Junior
12 144 (4.53%) Software Engineer
12 144 (4.53%) Graduate
12 144 (4.53%) Junior Developer
13 127 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
13 127 (4.00%) Web Developer
14 104 (3.27%) Consultant
15 102 (3.21%) Applications Developer
16 100 (3.15%) VB Developer
17 98 (3.08%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2115 (66.55%) .NET
2 1060 (33.35%) ASP.NET
3 921 (28.98%) HTML
4 587 (18.47%) CSS
5 515 (16.21%) XML
6 403 (12.68%) .NET Framework
7 374 (11.77%) Web Services
8 368 (11.58%) WCF
9 334 (10.51%) jQuery
10 297 (9.35%) WinForms
11 294 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 264 (8.31%) WPF
13 200 (6.29%) Ajax
14 178 (5.60%) HTML5
15 153 (4.81%) LINQ
16 117 (3.68%) XSLT
17 115 (3.62%) Entity Framework
17 115 (3.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 99 (3.12%) SOAP
19 93 (2.93%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 299 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 251 (7.90%) Computer Science
3 115 (3.62%) Mathematics
4 91 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 86 (2.71%) Client/Server
5 86 (2.71%) N-Tier
6 74 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 70 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 66 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
9 52 (1.64%) Data Centre
10 51 (1.60%) User Experience
11 48 (1.51%) Derivative
12 45 (1.42%) Clustering
13 43 (1.35%) Physics
14 41 (1.29%) Equities
15 40 (1.26%) Replication
16 29 (0.91%) Mainframe
17 28 (0.88%) Blackberry
18 23 (0.72%) Chemistry
19 22 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 939 (29.55%) Windows
2 195 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (5.70%) Linux
4 147 (4.63%) UNIX
4 147 (4.63%) Windows 7
5 120 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 93 (2.93%) Android
8 76 (2.39%) Windows XP
9 60 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.79%) Windows Vista
12 23 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 17 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 13 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (0.28%) HPUX
15 9 (0.28%) Solaris
16 7 (0.22%) Debian
17 6 (0.19%) SUSE
18 5 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (16.87%) MVC
3 351 (11.04%) Scrum
4 332 (10.45%) TDD
5 292 (9.19%) Software Engineering
6 288 (9.06%) OO
7 220 (6.92%) SDLC
8 199 (6.26%) Web Application Development
9 190 (5.98%) Business Intelligence
10 178 (5.60%) Project Management
11 159 (5.00%) Web Development
12 149 (4.69%) ITIL
13 130 (4.09%) OOP
14 124 (3.90%) CRM
15 116 (3.65%) Mentoring
16 113 (3.56%) Unit Testing
17 112 (3.52%) Migration
18 110 (3.46%) Continuous Integration
19 109 (3.43%) E-Commerce
20 98 (3.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1883 (59.25%) C#
2 1714 (53.93%) SQL
3 1026 (32.28%) VB.NET
4 899 (28.29%) JavaScript
5 708 (22.28%) VB6
6 591 (18.60%) Java
7 402 (12.65%) T-SQL
8 366 (11.52%) C++
9 362 (11.39%) VBScript
10 241 (7.58%) C
11 221 (6.95%) PowerShell
12 218 (6.86%) VBA
13 184 (5.79%) PHP
14 126 (3.96%) PL/SQL
14 126 (3.96%) Ruby
15 85 (2.67%) Perl
16 79 (2.49%) Python
17 55 (1.73%) Shell Script
18 41 (1.29%) COBOL
18 41 (1.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 529 (16.65%) Degree
2 80 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (2.42%) Security Cleared
4 50 (1.57%) ISEB
5 42 (1.32%) SC Cleared
6 35 (1.10%) MCP
7 32 (1.01%) MCSE
7 32 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 21 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (0.60%) CCNA
11 18 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.41%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.38%) CCA
14 12 (0.38%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (0.38%) HND
15 11 (0.35%) MCSA
16 10 (0.31%) HP ASE
17 9 (0.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.56%) QA
2 42 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 39 (1.23%) SLA
4 12 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.35%) HL7
5 11 (0.35%) COBIT
6 9 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.28%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.22%) GAMP
8 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.063%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.031%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.031%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.031%) WAI
System Software
1 274 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 139 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (2.89%) XenApp
4 53 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 42 (1.32%) vSphere
7 23 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 20 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.57%) Firmware
9 18 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 16 (0.50%) Terminal Services
11 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (0.35%) VMware Server
12 9 (0.28%) RACF
13 7 (0.22%) XenServer
14 6 (0.19%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.094%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.031%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.031%) Xen
Systems Management
1 132 (4.15%) SCCM
2 28 (0.88%) WSUS
3 20 (0.63%) CA Endevor
4 17 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (0.53%) BladeLogic
5 16 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 13 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (0.31%) Puppet
9 10 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.28%) ARCserve
11 8 (0.25%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.22%) SCOM
13 5 (0.16%) WMI
13 5 (0.16%) ZENworks
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 980 (30.84%) Microsoft
2 434 (13.66%) Oracle
3 173 (5.44%) Citrix
3 173 (5.44%) VMware
4 71 (2.23%) Business Objects
5 68 (2.14%) HP
6 59 (1.86%) Google
7 53 (1.67%) Cisco
7 53 (1.67%) IBM
8 49 (1.54%) SAP
8 49 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
9 42 (1.32%) Sybase
10 35 (1.10%) EMC
10 35 (1.10%) Symantec
11 25 (0.79%) Red Hat
12 19 (0.60%) Telerik
13 18 (0.57%) Informatica
14 15 (0.47%) BMC
14 15 (0.47%) Apple
14 15 (0.47%) IronPort
Basildon, Essex
TNT Global IT
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + 15% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Accenture
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: £30k-£40k, Health and Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: £50k-£60k, Health, Pension
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £26000 - £38000 per annum + Depending on Exp +Bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: Excellent Salary Dependant on Experience!
Posted: 17 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
ARM Information Technology
Posted: 17 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Bowerford Associates Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Brilliant bonuses and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + brilliant bonuses and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £57000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago