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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 196 154 123
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -31
Permanent jobs citing VB 1587 1925 2548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 1.85% 2.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.02% 3.46% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1343 1661 2240
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +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
52542 55670 60607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.46% 53.39% 54.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45112 46796 53255
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -35 1476 £40,000 +5.39% 249
South East -3 368 £38,250 -4.37% 57
London -88 368 £50,000 +5.26% 61
West Midlands +27 165 £35,000 +7.69% 29
East of England -27 160 £40,000 +9.58% 14
North West -6 141 £35,000 - 33
Yorkshire -18 114 £40,000 +15.94% 23
City of London -45 113 £50,000 +11.11% 22
West Yorkshire +1 91 £37,500 +8.69% 19
Surrey +38 87 £37,500 +27.11% 13
South West -82 81 £34,000 -2.85% 20
Cheshire +7 75 £40,000 - 14
East Midlands +3 71 £40,000 +3.89% 10
Hampshire -35 71 £35,000 -4.76% 10
Hertfordshire -30 60 £32,250 -7.85% 2
Kent +31 54 £41,250 -2.94% 7
Manchester -9 53 £32,500 -7.14% 14
Birmingham +17 47 £37,500 +15.38% 10
East Sussex -1 46 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Scotland -15 46 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Berkshire -30 45 £40,000 +1.91% 12
Staffordshire +31 44 £38,750 -13.88% 6
Brighton +3 44 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Leeds +1 43 £39,000 +11.42% 13
Cambridgeshire -28 38 £40,000 - 2
Essex -10 30 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Warrington +13 28 £25,000 -37.50% 5
Cambridge -28 28 £40,000 -
Bristol -28 26 £32,500 - 7
Bedfordshire +13 25 £40,000 - 2

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2291 (68.47%) .NET
2 1992 (59.53%) C#
3 1872 (55.95%) SQL
4 1762 (52.66%) SQL Server
5 1275 (38.11%) ASP.NET
6 1136 (33.95%) Microsoft
7 1110 (33.17%) VB.NET
8 990 (29.59%) Windows
9 948 (28.33%) HTML
10 934 (27.91%) JavaScript
11 854 (25.52%) VB6
12 702 (20.98%) Finance
13 688 (20.56%) MVC
14 680 (20.32%) MS Excel
15 654 (19.55%) CSS
16 653 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
17 583 (17.42%) XML
18 534 (15.96%) Degree
19 530 (15.84%) Oracle
20 515 (15.39%) Java
21 457 (13.66%) Visual Studio
22 446 (13.33%) T-SQL
23 441 (13.18%) .NET Framework
24 431 (12.88%) VBScript
25 404 (12.07%) WCF
26 397 (11.86%) Web Services
27 370 (11.06%) jQuery
28 347 (10.37%) OO
28 347 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
29 325 (9.71%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 291 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 218 (6.52%) IIS
3 95 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 82 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 81 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 62 (1.85%) Node.js
7 60 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 56 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 55 (1.64%) JBoss
10 33 (0.99%) SAS
11 29 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (0.84%) CMS
13 27 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
14 25 (0.75%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.72%) WordPress
16 23 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
17 22 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 22 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
17 22 (0.66%) Tuxedo
17 22 (0.66%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 680 (20.32%) MS Excel
2 244 (7.29%) MS Office
3 47 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.45%) SPSS
5 15 (0.45%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.21%) MS Project
9 6 (0.18%) Revit
9 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 5 (0.15%) Simulink
10 5 (0.15%) LaTeX
10 5 (0.15%) TargetLink
11 4 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
12 3 (0.090%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.030%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 35 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 15 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.36%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.24%) Line 500
6 7 (0.21%) Changepoint
7 6 (0.18%) HFM
7 6 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.15%) JDE OneWorld
8 5 (0.15%) Magento
9 4 (0.12%) LabWindows
10 3 (0.090%) assyst
10 3 (0.090%) Epicor Vantage
11 2 (0.060%) SiteCatalyst
11 2 (0.060%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.060%) Eikon
11 2 (0.060%) Pegasus Opera
11 2 (0.060%) Tridion
11 2 (0.060%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 59 (1.76%) Office 365
2 40 (1.20%) SaaS
3 16 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.15%) GitHub
6 3 (0.090%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.060%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.21%) Internet
2 79 (2.36%) DNS
3 67 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 58 (1.73%) SAN
5 52 (1.55%) Firewall
6 48 (1.43%) Intranet
7 39 (1.17%) Wireless
8 35 (1.05%) DHCP
9 29 (0.87%) Extranet
9 29 (0.87%) WAN
10 27 (0.81%) VPN
11 26 (0.78%) LAN
12 20 (0.60%) NetScaler
13 18 (0.54%) VLAN
14 13 (0.39%) HTTP
15 12 (0.36%) DMZ
16 11 (0.33%) IPX
17 9 (0.27%) SNMP
18 8 (0.24%) FTP
18 8 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1762 (52.66%) SQL Server
2 347 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 313 (9.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 267 (7.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 205 (6.13%) Crystal Reports
6 192 (5.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 191 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 169 (5.05%) Oracle Database
9 167 (4.99%) MS Access
10 133 (3.97%) MySQL
11 105 (3.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 101 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
13 93 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 73 (2.18%) SQL Server 2000
15 68 (2.03%) RDBMS
16 58 (1.73%) NoSQL
17 56 (1.67%) QlikView
18 49 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
19 47 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
20 46 (1.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 457 (13.66%) Visual Studio
2 187 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 164 (4.90%) NUnit
4 132 (3.95%) Rhino Mocks
5 108 (3.23%) Moq
6 97 (2.90%) Subversion
7 89 (2.66%) MSTest
8 88 (2.63%) Git (software)
9 74 (2.21%) Selenium
10 72 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 53 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
12 42 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
13 36 (1.08%) Maven
14 24 (0.72%) MSI
15 23 (0.69%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.63%) TestComplete
17 18 (0.54%) WebDriver
17 18 (0.54%) TeamCity
17 18 (0.54%) JIRA
18 17 (0.51%) Cucumber
General
1 702 (20.98%) Finance
2 181 (5.41%) Retail
3 126 (3.77%) Banking
4 111 (3.32%) Marketing
5 72 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 70 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 58 (1.73%) Games
8 56 (1.67%) Law
8 56 (1.67%) Financial Institution
9 54 (1.61%) Advertising
10 42 (1.26%) Back Office
11 40 (1.20%) Legal
12 37 (1.11%) Front Office
13 34 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 34 (1.02%) Electronics
14 26 (0.78%) Publishing
15 23 (0.69%) Investment Banking
16 22 (0.66%) Automotive
17 20 (0.60%) Aerospace
18 18 (0.54%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1944 (58.10%) Developer
2 816 (24.39%) .NET Developer
3 596 (17.81%) Analyst
4 347 (10.37%) Software Developer
5 240 (7.17%) C# Developer
6 222 (6.63%) Applications Support
7 214 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 172 (5.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 167 (4.99%) VB.NET Developer
10 160 (4.78%) Support Analyst
11 149 (4.45%) Web Developer
12 139 (4.15%) Junior
13 136 (4.06%) Programmer
14 126 (3.77%) Software Engineer
15 123 (3.68%) VB Developer
16 122 (3.65%) Junior Developer
17 110 (3.29%) Graduate
18 106 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
19 104 (3.11%) Applications Developer
20 103 (3.08%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2291 (68.47%) .NET
2 1275 (38.11%) ASP.NET
3 948 (28.33%) HTML
4 654 (19.55%) CSS
5 583 (17.42%) XML
6 441 (13.18%) .NET Framework
7 404 (12.07%) WCF
8 397 (11.86%) Web Services
9 370 (11.06%) jQuery
10 315 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 295 (8.82%) WinForms
12 252 (7.53%) Ajax
13 244 (7.29%) WPF
14 170 (5.08%) LINQ
15 160 (4.78%) HTML5
16 150 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 148 (4.42%) Classic ASP
18 147 (4.39%) SOAP
19 127 (3.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 110 (3.29%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 324 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 258 (7.71%) Computer Science
3 102 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 82 (2.45%) Mathematics
5 73 (2.18%) N-Tier
6 69 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
7 64 (1.91%) Replication
7 64 (1.91%) Client/Server
8 63 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (1.37%) Statistics
10 44 (1.32%) Clustering
11 28 (0.84%) User Experience
11 28 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 28 (0.84%) Equities
12 27 (0.81%) Open Source
13 26 (0.78%) NHS
13 26 (0.78%) Data Conversion
14 25 (0.75%) Derivative
15 22 (0.66%) Mobile App
15 22 (0.66%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 990 (29.59%) Windows
2 234 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 186 (5.56%) UNIX
4 172 (5.14%) Linux
5 130 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 128 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 125 (3.74%) Windows 7
8 51 (1.52%) Android
9 40 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 35 (1.05%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (0.57%) HPUX
14 17 (0.51%) Solaris
15 12 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.12%) Debian
18 3 (0.090%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 688 (20.56%) MVC
2 653 (19.52%) Agile Software Development
3 347 (10.37%) OO
4 325 (9.71%) Scrum
5 296 (8.85%) TDD
6 294 (8.79%) Software Engineering
7 257 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
8 244 (7.29%) Web Development
9 228 (6.81%) Web Application Development
10 193 (5.77%) ITIL
11 189 (5.65%) Project Management
12 156 (4.66%) OOP
13 148 (4.42%) E-Commerce
14 129 (3.86%) CRM
15 114 (3.41%) Migration
16 112 (3.35%) Mentoring
17 111 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
18 110 (3.29%) BDD
19 105 (3.14%) ERP
20 101 (3.02%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1992 (59.53%) C#
2 1872 (55.95%) SQL
3 1110 (33.17%) VB.NET
4 934 (27.91%) JavaScript
5 854 (25.52%) VB6
6 515 (15.39%) Java
7 446 (13.33%) T-SQL
8 431 (12.88%) VBScript
9 324 (9.68%) VBA
10 300 (8.97%) C++
11 248 (7.41%) PowerShell
12 183 (5.47%) PHP
13 146 (4.36%) C
14 128 (3.83%) PL/SQL
15 76 (2.27%) Python
16 71 (2.12%) Ruby
17 61 (1.82%) Perl
18 60 (1.79%) Delphi
19 43 (1.29%) Shell Script
20 31 (0.93%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 534 (15.96%) Degree
2 98 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (2.81%) Security Cleared
4 61 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.61%) ISEB
6 35 (1.05%) MCSE
7 33 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 28 (0.84%) MCP
8 28 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 27 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (0.75%) MCITP
11 20 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 15 (0.45%) MCTS
14 11 (0.33%) CCA
14 11 (0.33%) MCAD
14 11 (0.33%) HND
15 8 (0.24%) MCSD
15 8 (0.24%) MCSA
15 8 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (2.93%) QA
2 67 (2.00%) SLA
3 45 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.45%) HL7
5 14 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.21%) COBIT
8 6 (0.18%) WAI
9 3 (0.090%) COSO
10 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.030%) MiFID
11 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.030%) DICOM
11 1 (0.030%) GAAP
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.030%) EMIR
11 1 (0.030%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.030%) Basel III
11 1 (0.030%) JTAG
System Software
1 303 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 140 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 61 (1.82%) XenApp
4 48 (1.43%) vSphere
5 39 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 31 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 25 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 18 (0.54%) Firmware
9 13 (0.39%) VMware Server
10 12 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.27%) MetaFrame
12 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.090%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.090%) XenServer
15 2 (0.060%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.060%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.060%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 131 (3.92%) SCCM
2 38 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (0.60%) SCOM
4 19 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 18 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.33%) WSUS
9 9 (0.27%) Nagios
9 9 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
10 8 (0.24%) AppDNA
10 8 (0.24%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (0.24%) BladeLogic
11 7 (0.21%) ARCserve
11 7 (0.21%) OpenView
12 6 (0.18%) EdgeSight
13 4 (0.12%) CA Wily
13 4 (0.12%) Netcool
13 4 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 1136 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 530 (15.84%) Oracle
3 180 (5.38%) VMware
4 139 (4.15%) Citrix
5 102 (3.05%) Business Objects
6 60 (1.79%) Cisco
7 46 (1.37%) Sybase
8 45 (1.34%) HP
8 45 (1.34%) Tableau
9 43 (1.29%) Symantec
10 40 (1.20%) IBM
11 36 (1.08%) SAP
12 35 (1.05%) Telerik
13 33 (0.99%) Cognos
13 33 (0.99%) EMC
14 32 (0.96%) Red Hat
15 28 (0.84%) Dell
16 23 (0.69%) Altiris
17 22 (0.66%) Sage
17 22 (0.66%) BEA
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Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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