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 25 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 198 151 114
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -37
Permanent jobs citing VB 1725 2088 2764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.89% 2.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.02% 3.53% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1477 1771 2398
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
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
57056 59220 62555
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.16% 53.51% 54.25%
Number of salaries quoted 48746 50608 54944
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 25 November 2014 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 25 November 2014. 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 -42 1624 £40,000 +11.11% 236
London -9 461 £47,500 +5.55% 58
South East -32 325 £37,500 - 47
West Midlands +11 184 £32,500 -7.14% 17
Yorkshire -44 166 £40,000 +23.07% 19
City of London +9 148 £52,500 +10.52% 15
North West -52 135 £33,070 +1.75% 31
East of England -45 134 £38,750 +10.71% 18
West Yorkshire -24 132 £40,000 +23.07% 14
South West -40 119 £33,500 -4.28% 30
East Midlands +7 78 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Hampshire -36 74 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Brighton +10 62 £35,500 -11.25% 3
East Sussex +6 62 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Cheshire -11 61 £40,000 - 10
Manchester -32 61 £32,500 -1.51% 16
Leeds -48 60 £40,000 +23.07% 9
Hertfordshire -14 58 £36,000 +2.85% 6
Scotland -18 55 £35,000 -7.89% 9
Staffordshire +18 47 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Surrey -11 45 £35,000 +40.00% 6
Bristol -8 42 £32,500 -7.14% 11
Berkshire -16 38 £40,000 +11.11% 12
Birmingham -8 35 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Buckinghamshire -16 34 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Kent +3 32 £42,500 +6.25% 7
North East +2 31 £41,250 +39.83% 5
Bradford -1 31 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Warrington +6 28 £25,000 -37.50% 4
Glasgow -3 28 £35,000 -6.66% 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 2508 (66.21%) .NET
2 2181 (57.58%) C#
3 2113 (55.78%) SQL
4 2024 (53.43%) SQL Server
5 1393 (36.77%) ASP.NET
6 1277 (33.71%) Microsoft
7 1238 (32.68%) VB.NET
8 1066 (28.14%) Windows
9 1049 (27.69%) HTML
10 1019 (26.90%) JavaScript
11 919 (24.26%) VB6
12 809 (21.36%) Finance
13 760 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
14 741 (19.56%) MS Excel
15 736 (19.43%) CSS
16 706 (18.64%) XML
17 664 (17.53%) MVC
18 645 (17.03%) Oracle
19 641 (16.92%) Degree
20 607 (16.02%) Java
21 594 (15.68%) VBScript
22 523 (13.81%) T-SQL
23 498 (13.15%) Visual Studio
24 471 (12.43%) .NET Framework
25 438 (11.56%) WCF
26 433 (11.43%) Web Services
27 407 (10.74%) jQuery
28 402 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 390 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
30 374 (9.87%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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
1 311 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 259 (6.84%) IIS
3 96 (2.53%) MS Exchange
4 86 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 80 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 65 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
7 54 (1.43%) CMS
8 52 (1.37%) Node.js
9 51 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 43 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 41 (1.08%) JBoss
12 40 (1.06%) SAS
13 29 (0.77%) WordPress
14 28 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 28 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
15 27 (0.71%) WebSphere
16 21 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 21 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
16 21 (0.55%) Lync
17 19 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 741 (19.56%) MS Excel
2 283 (7.47%) MS Office
3 45 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 37 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.50%) SPSS
6 18 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 14 (0.37%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.29%) AutoCAD
10 9 (0.24%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.18%) LaTeX
11 7 (0.18%) Revit
12 4 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.053%) MS Project
13 2 (0.053%) Simulink
13 2 (0.053%) TargetLink
14 1 (0.026%) InDesign
14 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.026%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 32 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.53%) HFM
5 14 (0.37%) Markit EDM
6 10 (0.26%) Line 500
7 9 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 6 (0.16%) Magento
9 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.11%) assyst
10 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.11%) Eikon
11 3 (0.079%) e-Work
11 3 (0.079%) Front Arena
11 3 (0.079%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.079%) Epicor Vantage
11 3 (0.079%) SAP BPC
12 2 (0.053%) Beauchamp
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.21%) Office 365
2 42 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (1.11%) SaaS
3 17 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.13%) GitHub
6 3 (0.079%) Trello
7 2 (0.053%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (4.07%) Internet
2 101 (2.67%) DNS
3 64 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 61 (1.61%) Intranet
5 60 (1.58%) Firewall
6 55 (1.45%) SAN
7 38 (1.00%) DHCP
8 36 (0.95%) Extranet
9 33 (0.87%) NetScaler
10 31 (0.82%) WAN
11 29 (0.77%) VPN
12 28 (0.74%) Wireless
13 25 (0.66%) LAN
14 16 (0.42%) VLAN
15 15 (0.40%) LDAP
16 12 (0.32%) FTP
17 10 (0.26%) VoIP
17 10 (0.26%) SNMP
17 10 (0.26%) SSL
18 9 (0.24%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2024 (53.43%) SQL Server
2 402 (10.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 390 (10.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 343 (9.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 231 (6.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 227 (5.99%) Crystal Reports
7 210 (5.54%) Relational Database
8 179 (4.73%) MS Access
9 174 (4.59%) Oracle Database
10 171 (4.51%) MySQL
11 136 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 112 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
13 100 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 83 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
15 76 (2.01%) QlikView
16 73 (1.93%) RDBMS
17 62 (1.64%) Data Mining
18 52 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
19 49 (1.29%) NoSQL
20 35 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 498 (13.15%) Visual Studio
2 231 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 178 (4.70%) NUnit
4 145 (3.83%) Rhino Mocks
5 132 (3.48%) Subversion
6 101 (2.67%) Moq
7 89 (2.35%) Selenium
8 88 (2.32%) MSTest
9 83 (2.19%) Git (software)
10 81 (2.14%) QuickTest Pro
11 80 (2.11%) MSI
12 79 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 44 (1.16%) InstallShield
13 44 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 43 (1.14%) Maven
15 40 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
16 34 (0.90%) AdminStudio
17 30 (0.79%) JIRA
18 27 (0.71%) MSBuild
19 25 (0.66%) WebDriver
General
1 809 (21.36%) Finance
2 172 (4.54%) Retail
3 152 (4.01%) Banking
4 134 (3.54%) Marketing
5 94 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 82 (2.16%) Law
7 63 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 58 (1.53%) Games
9 56 (1.48%) Advertising
10 55 (1.45%) Financial Institution
11 54 (1.43%) Legal
12 43 (1.14%) Front Office
13 35 (0.92%) Back Office
14 31 (0.82%) Investment Banking
15 29 (0.77%) Electronics
16 28 (0.74%) Publishing
17 27 (0.71%) Aerospace
18 25 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
19 24 (0.63%) Music Industry
20 22 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2122 (56.02%) Developer
2 875 (23.10%) .NET Developer
3 690 (18.22%) Analyst
4 407 (10.74%) Software Developer
5 278 (7.34%) C# Developer
6 248 (6.55%) Senior Developer
7 239 (6.31%) Applications Support
8 203 (5.36%) VB.NET Developer
9 193 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 181 (4.78%) Support Analyst
11 178 (4.70%) Web Developer
12 170 (4.49%) Junior
13 149 (3.93%) Junior Developer
14 140 (3.70%) VB Developer
15 136 (3.59%) Programmer
16 135 (3.56%) Graduate
17 134 (3.54%) ASP.NET Developer
18 126 (3.33%) Software Engineer
19 120 (3.17%) Consultant
20 106 (2.80%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2508 (66.21%) .NET
2 1393 (36.77%) ASP.NET
3 1049 (27.69%) HTML
4 736 (19.43%) CSS
5 706 (18.64%) XML
6 471 (12.43%) .NET Framework
7 438 (11.56%) WCF
8 433 (11.43%) Web Services
9 407 (10.74%) jQuery
10 302 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 278 (7.34%) WinForms
12 270 (7.13%) Ajax
13 258 (6.81%) WPF
14 199 (5.25%) SOAP
15 194 (5.12%) HTML5
16 169 (4.46%) Classic ASP
17 153 (4.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 150 (3.96%) LINQ
19 130 (3.43%) XSLT
20 126 (3.33%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 327 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 322 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (2.93%) Management Information System
4 107 (2.82%) Mathematics
5 72 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
6 65 (1.72%) N-Tier
7 64 (1.69%) Replication
8 57 (1.50%) Client/Server
9 56 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 53 (1.40%) Clustering
11 52 (1.37%) Mobile App
12 48 (1.27%) Statistics
13 43 (1.14%) User Experience
14 33 (0.87%) Tandem
15 31 (0.82%) Blackberry
15 31 (0.82%) Derivative
16 29 (0.77%) Open Source
17 27 (0.71%) Visualisation
17 27 (0.71%) Data Conversion
18 24 (0.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1066 (28.14%) Windows
2 251 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 228 (6.02%) UNIX
4 209 (5.52%) Linux
5 166 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 155 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 150 (3.96%) Windows 7
8 61 (1.61%) Android
9 57 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 47 (1.24%) Apple iOS
11 41 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 27 (0.71%) Solaris
13 23 (0.61%) HPUX
14 17 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.21%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.18%) AIX
18 6 (0.16%) Mac OS X
19 5 (0.13%) Debian
19 5 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 760 (20.06%) Agile Software Development
2 664 (17.53%) MVC
3 357 (9.42%) OO
4 351 (9.27%) Scrum
5 332 (8.76%) TDD
6 320 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 284 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 250 (6.60%) Web Development
9 239 (6.31%) Web Application Development
10 208 (5.49%) ITIL
11 192 (5.07%) E-Commerce
12 180 (4.75%) Project Management
13 166 (4.38%) OOP
14 139 (3.67%) CRM
15 127 (3.35%) Kanban
16 119 (3.14%) Unit Testing
17 117 (3.09%) Migration
18 115 (3.04%) Mentoring
19 114 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
20 107 (2.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2181 (57.58%) C#
2 2113 (55.78%) SQL
3 1238 (32.68%) VB.NET
4 1019 (26.90%) JavaScript
5 919 (24.26%) VB6
6 607 (16.02%) Java
7 594 (15.68%) VBScript
8 523 (13.81%) T-SQL
9 374 (9.87%) C++
10 365 (9.64%) VBA
11 313 (8.26%) PowerShell
12 204 (5.39%) PHP
13 165 (4.36%) C
14 135 (3.56%) PL/SQL
15 88 (2.32%) Python
16 78 (2.06%) Perl
17 65 (1.72%) Ruby
18 57 (1.50%) Shell Script
19 48 (1.27%) Delphi
20 38 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 641 (16.92%) Degree
2 143 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 121 (3.19%) Security Cleared
4 80 (2.11%) ISEB
5 65 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 56 (1.48%) ISTQB
7 49 (1.29%) MCSE
8 46 (1.21%) DV Cleared
9 42 (1.11%) MCP
10 30 (0.79%) MCITP
11 26 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (0.69%) MCTS
11 26 (0.69%) MCSD
12 23 (0.61%) MCAD
13 19 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.34%) PhD
15 11 (0.29%) MCSA
15 11 (0.29%) HND
16 9 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (4.17%) QA
2 77 (2.03%) SLA
3 57 (1.50%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.42%) WAI
5 12 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.18%) HL7
8 4 (0.11%) COBIT
9 3 (0.079%) COSO
10 2 (0.053%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.053%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.053%) DICOM
10 2 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.026%) JTAG
11 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.026%) AIFMD
System Software
1 340 (8.98%) Active Directory
2 155 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 65 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 57 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 48 (1.27%) XenApp
7 35 (0.92%) vSphere
8 31 (0.82%) VMware ESX
9 13 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.24%) MetaFrame
10 9 (0.24%) Firmware
10 9 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.16%) VMware Server
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.053%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 173 (4.57%) SCCM
2 49 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 47 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
4 34 (0.90%) AppDNA
5 18 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 17 (0.45%) SCOM
7 16 (0.42%) WSUS
8 14 (0.37%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.34%) Nagios
9 13 (0.34%) OpenView
9 13 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.26%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.24%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.18%) EdgeSight
13 7 (0.18%) OPNET
13 7 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
14 6 (0.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 6 (0.16%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1277 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 645 (17.03%) Oracle
3 206 (5.44%) Citrix
4 202 (5.33%) VMware
5 127 (3.35%) Business Objects
6 102 (2.69%) HP
7 77 (2.03%) SAP
8 58 (1.53%) Cisco
9 57 (1.50%) IBM
10 52 (1.37%) Sybase
11 48 (1.27%) Tableau
12 44 (1.16%) Cognos
13 42 (1.11%) Telerik
14 35 (0.92%) Red Hat
15 30 (0.79%) Dell
16 29 (0.77%) EMC
16 29 (0.77%) CA
17 28 (0.74%) Sage
18 27 (0.71%) NetApp
19 26 (0.69%) Symantec
Royston, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
GE Energy Management
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum 28-32k plus bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Momentum Resourcing
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
MSM Software
Salary: From £34,000 to £46,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits + Pension
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum +bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ticketmaster UK
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago