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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 157 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -11
Permanent jobs citing VB 2019 2319 2736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 2.14% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.45% 4.07% 4.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1679 2015 2412
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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
58546 56938 63422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.08% 52.66% 53.62%
Number of salaries quoted 49078 48972 55621
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 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 27 August 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 -26 1928 £40,000 +6.66% 224
London -15 602 £50,000 +5.26% 53
South East -40 414 £37,500 - 35
Yorkshire -18 199 £35,000 +7.69% 25
City of London +14 184 £52,500 - 21
East of England -22 177 £40,000 +14.28% 23
West Midlands -3 163 £35,000 - 22
North West -31 161 £32,500 -4.41% 23
West Yorkshire -32 110 £33,000 +1.53% 19
South West -35 99 £35,000 - 26
East Midlands -12 91 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Cheshire 0 84 £30,000 -14.28% 8
East Sussex +21 83 £40,000 -5.88% 3
Berkshire +37 82 £35,000 - 3
Brighton +22 81 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Leeds -40 81 £32,000 -1.53% 14
Hertfordshire -21 72 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Surrey -34 64 £37,500 -6.25% 9
South Yorkshire +7 52 £35,000 - 2
Hampshire -73 46 £36,750 +5.00% 9
Scotland -14 45 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Kent -17 44 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 42 £40,000 +5.26% 5
Manchester -37 42 £33,750 -3.57% 12
Birmingham -21 39 £35,000 - 3
Cambridge +1 37 £45,000 +12.50% 3
West Sussex -5 37 £35,000 -16.66% 2
Sheffield 0 34 £35,000 - 1
Warrington -16 34 £25,000 -28.57% 2
North East +7 33 £33,500 +3.07% 6

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2664 (64.63%) .NET
2 2301 (55.82%) SQL
3 2246 (54.49%) C#
4 2087 (50.63%) SQL Server
5 1401 (33.99%) ASP.NET
6 1370 (33.24%) VB.NET
7 1323 (32.10%) Microsoft
8 1153 (27.97%) Windows
9 1065 (25.84%) JavaScript
10 1037 (25.16%) HTML
11 987 (23.94%) VB6
12 931 (22.59%) Finance
13 775 (18.80%) XML
14 763 (18.51%) MS Excel
15 760 (18.44%) Degree
16 720 (17.47%) Java
17 712 (17.27%) CSS
18 709 (17.20%) VBScript
19 667 (16.18%) Oracle
20 645 (15.65%) MVC
21 593 (14.39%) T-SQL
22 493 (11.96%) WCF
23 486 (11.79%) Visual Studio
24 480 (11.64%) .NET Framework
25 463 (11.23%) Web Services
26 456 (11.06%) C++
27 424 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 416 (10.09%) Computer Science
29 415 (10.07%) Scrum
30 401 (9.73%) jQuery

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 337 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 322 (7.81%) IIS
3 108 (2.62%) MS Exchange
4 80 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
5 77 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 71 (1.72%) CMS
7 69 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 67 (1.63%) Node.js
9 52 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 49 (1.19%) SAS
10 49 (1.19%) Apache
11 47 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 44 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
13 36 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 34 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
15 32 (0.78%) Lync
16 30 (0.73%) Tomcat
17 28 (0.68%) FileNet
18 26 (0.63%) WebLogic
19 23 (0.56%) MODX
Applications
1 763 (18.51%) MS Excel
2 272 (6.60%) MS Office
3 48 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 31 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 26 (0.63%) SPSS
7 25 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.17%) LaTeX
9 3 (0.073%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.073%) MS Project
10 2 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
10 2 (0.049%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.024%) Simulink
11 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
11 1 (0.024%) InDesign
11 1 (0.024%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (0.92%) HFM
2 31 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 23 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 20 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 15 (0.36%) assyst
7 8 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 8 (0.19%) Maximo
8 7 (0.17%) Magento
9 6 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.12%) SAP SRM
10 5 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.097%) Visualfiles
11 4 (0.097%) Line 500
11 4 (0.097%) Markit EDM
12 3 (0.073%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.073%) SalesLogix
12 3 (0.073%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.073%) Summit
12 3 (0.073%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 30 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (0.68%) SaaS
3 22 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 19 (0.46%) Office 365
5 2 (0.049%) Trello
5 2 (0.049%) Taleo
5 2 (0.049%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.049%) Heroku
5 2 (0.049%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.024%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 211 (5.12%) Internet
2 78 (1.89%) DNS
3 74 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 68 (1.65%) Firewall
5 57 (1.38%) SAN
6 54 (1.31%) Intranet
7 43 (1.04%) WAN
8 38 (0.92%) LAN
8 38 (0.92%) DHCP
9 36 (0.87%) LDAP
10 35 (0.85%) Extranet
11 31 (0.75%) VPN
12 28 (0.68%) Wireless
13 26 (0.63%) FTP
13 26 (0.63%) NetScaler
14 21 (0.51%) Ethernet
15 19 (0.46%) VoIP
16 16 (0.39%) HTTP
16 16 (0.39%) NAS
17 14 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2087 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 424 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 363 (8.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 361 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 262 (6.36%) Relational Database
6 240 (5.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 221 (5.36%) Crystal Reports
8 200 (4.85%) MS Access
9 198 (4.80%) MySQL
10 186 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 127 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 123 (2.98%) Oracle Database
13 103 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
14 82 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
15 79 (1.92%) Data Mining
16 75 (1.82%) RDBMS
17 68 (1.65%) QlikView
18 61 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
19 55 (1.33%) NoSQL
20 51 (1.24%) DTS
Development Applications
1 486 (11.79%) Visual Studio
2 235 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 229 (5.56%) NUnit
4 172 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
5 167 (4.05%) Subversion
6 140 (3.40%) QuickTest Pro
7 116 (2.81%) Moq
8 115 (2.79%) MSI
9 106 (2.57%) Selenium
10 101 (2.45%) MSTest
11 95 (2.30%) Git (software)
12 71 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 65 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 59 (1.43%) JIRA
15 45 (1.09%) InstallShield
16 40 (0.97%) Maven
16 40 (0.97%) MSBuild
17 32 (0.78%) AdminStudio
18 26 (0.63%) TestComplete
19 24 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 931 (22.59%) Finance
2 176 (4.27%) Retail
3 171 (4.15%) Banking
4 153 (3.71%) Marketing
5 103 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 92 (2.23%) Law
7 88 (2.13%) Games
8 72 (1.75%) Legal
8 72 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 67 (1.63%) Manufacturing
10 52 (1.26%) Advertising
11 45 (1.09%) Investment Banking
12 41 (0.99%) Publishing
13 37 (0.90%) Billing
14 35 (0.85%) Back Office
14 35 (0.85%) Electronics
15 33 (0.80%) Front Office
16 31 (0.75%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.63%) Music Industry
18 20 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2205 (53.49%) Developer
2 955 (23.17%) .NET Developer
3 743 (18.03%) Analyst
4 402 (9.75%) Software Developer
5 302 (7.33%) C# Developer
6 224 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 222 (5.39%) VB.NET Developer
8 220 (5.34%) Applications Support
9 200 (4.85%) Junior
10 197 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
11 187 (4.54%) Support Analyst
12 178 (4.32%) Junior Developer
13 174 (4.22%) Web Developer
14 166 (4.03%) Consultant
15 158 (3.83%) VB Developer
16 157 (3.81%) Software Engineer
17 149 (3.61%) Graduate
18 142 (3.44%) ASP.NET Developer
19 111 (2.69%) Graduate Developer
20 110 (2.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2664 (64.63%) .NET
2 1401 (33.99%) ASP.NET
3 1037 (25.16%) HTML
4 775 (18.80%) XML
5 712 (17.27%) CSS
6 493 (11.96%) WCF
7 480 (11.64%) .NET Framework
8 463 (11.23%) Web Services
9 401 (9.73%) jQuery
10 355 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 307 (7.45%) WPF
12 280 (6.79%) WinForms
13 267 (6.48%) Ajax
14 225 (5.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 206 (5.00%) SOAP
16 187 (4.54%) LINQ
17 186 (4.51%) HTML5
18 177 (4.29%) Classic ASP
19 172 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
20 163 (3.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 416 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 131 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 122 (2.96%) Mobile App
4 113 (2.74%) Mathematics
5 93 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
6 91 (2.21%) Client/Server
7 67 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 53 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 50 (1.21%) Replication
10 45 (1.09%) Clustering
11 36 (0.87%) iPhone
12 33 (0.80%) Blackberry
12 33 (0.80%) Statistics
13 31 (0.75%) Blog
13 31 (0.75%) Tandem
14 30 (0.73%) Physics
14 30 (0.73%) Open Source
15 26 (0.63%) Derivative
16 23 (0.56%) EPoS
16 23 (0.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1153 (27.97%) Windows
2 255 (6.19%) UNIX
3 249 (6.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 240 (5.82%) Linux
5 200 (4.85%) Windows 7
6 142 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 140 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 109 (2.64%) Android
9 78 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 71 (1.72%) Windows XP
11 55 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 33 (0.80%) Solaris
13 21 (0.51%) HPUX
14 15 (0.36%) Windows CE
15 12 (0.29%) Debian
15 12 (0.29%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.24%) AIX
17 9 (0.22%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.17%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (15.65%) MVC
2 415 (10.07%) Scrum
3 400 (9.70%) TDD
4 358 (8.69%) OO
5 329 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
6 293 (7.11%) Web Application Development
7 291 (7.06%) Software Engineering
8 277 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
9 227 (5.51%) Web Development
10 224 (5.43%) ITIL
11 220 (5.34%) E-Commerce
12 202 (4.90%) Project Management
13 179 (4.34%) OOP
14 177 (4.29%) Unit Testing
15 159 (3.86%) Kanban
16 156 (3.78%) Migration
17 149 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
18 148 (3.59%) CRM
19 128 (3.11%) Release Management
20 127 (3.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2301 (55.82%) SQL
2 2246 (54.49%) C#
3 1370 (33.24%) VB.NET
4 1065 (25.84%) JavaScript
5 987 (23.94%) VB6
6 720 (17.47%) Java
7 709 (17.20%) VBScript
8 593 (14.39%) T-SQL
9 456 (11.06%) C++
10 389 (9.44%) VBA
11 380 (9.22%) PowerShell
12 243 (5.90%) PHP
13 183 (4.44%) C
14 121 (2.94%) Perl
15 113 (2.74%) PL/SQL
16 88 (2.13%) Python
17 80 (1.94%) Ruby
18 65 (1.58%) Shell Script
19 48 (1.16%) Delphi
20 31 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 760 (18.44%) Degree
2 189 (4.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 174 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 119 (2.89%) ISEB
5 84 (2.04%) MCP
6 78 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 69 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 68 (1.65%) MCTS
9 66 (1.60%) MCSD
10 60 (1.46%) DV Cleared
11 58 (1.41%) MCAD
12 45 (1.09%) MCSE
13 29 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.51%) MCITP
14 21 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (0.41%) HND
16 16 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.32%) MCSA
18 12 (0.29%) PhD
18 12 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (5.94%) QA
2 65 (1.58%) SLA
3 52 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.36%) WAI
5 14 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.097%) Basel II
8 4 (0.097%) CRD IV
8 4 (0.097%) COREP
8 4 (0.097%) Basel III
9 3 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.073%) FATCA
9 3 (0.073%) HL7
10 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.049%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.024%) COBIT
11 1 (0.024%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.024%) JTAG
11 1 (0.024%) DICOM
System Software
1 348 (8.44%) Active Directory
2 167 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 75 (1.82%) XenDesktop
5 71 (1.72%) Hyper-V
6 61 (1.48%) XenApp
7 28 (0.68%) VMware ESX
8 26 (0.63%) vSphere
9 15 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.15%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.15%) XenServer
14 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.12%) MetaFrame
14 5 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 192 (4.66%) SCCM
2 79 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (1.09%) WSUS
4 35 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 32 (0.78%) AppDNA
6 28 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 22 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
8 16 (0.39%) OpenView
9 14 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
11 12 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 12 (0.29%) Nagios
12 11 (0.27%) OPNET
12 11 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (0.24%) SCOM
13 10 (0.24%) Windows Intune
14 9 (0.22%) OpenSSO
15 8 (0.19%) ARCserve
16 5 (0.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1323 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 667 (16.18%) Oracle
3 267 (6.48%) Citrix
4 218 (5.29%) VMware
5 161 (3.91%) HP
6 133 (3.23%) Business Objects
7 100 (2.43%) SAP
8 65 (1.58%) Cognos
9 64 (1.55%) IBM
10 54 (1.31%) Cisco
11 49 (1.19%) Tableau
12 48 (1.16%) AppSense
13 46 (1.12%) Sybase
13 46 (1.12%) NetApp
13 46 (1.12%) Remedy
14 44 (1.07%) CA
15 43 (1.04%) Telerik
16 41 (0.99%) Red Hat
17 34 (0.82%) Symantec
17 34 (0.82%) Hyperion
Brighton, East Sussex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £350 - £351 per annum
Posted: 56 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Salary: From £32,000 to £37,000 per annum £32-37k plus bens
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Optisoft Ltd
Salary: dependent on skills and experience
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 9 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 9 hours ago
Otley, West Yorkshire
Parity Resources
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Heat Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Harrington Starr
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago