The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 255 235 174
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -61
Permanent jobs citing VB 1263 1496 2135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.35% 1.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 2.61% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1083 1304 1836
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%

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
51839 57251 62097
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.86% 51.52% 52.23%
Number of salaries quoted 44915 48814 53021
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 June 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 1195 £40,000 - 142
London +25 390 £50,000 +8.69% 36
South East -14 254 £42,500 +6.25% 28
City of London +71 109 £50,000 +5.26% 18
Yorkshire +5 98 £32,500 -14.47% 12
East Midlands +3 94 £40,000 -5.88% 8
West Midlands -47 93 £32,000 -14.66% 12
South West +26 91 £40,000 +11.88% 19
East of England -27 86 £44,000 +23.94% 7
North West -1 80 £35,000 +2.18% 17
West Yorkshire -15 66 £32,500 -14.47% 9
East Sussex +45 60 £36,000 -15.29% 6
Brighton +47 58 £36,000 -15.29% 5
Berkshire +12 53 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire +27 39 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Surrey -30 39 £45,000 +19.20% 4
Leeds +24 38 £33,000 -5.71% 5
Hampshire -21 37 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Northamptonshire +23 32 £42,500 - 2
Manchester -8 29 £35,000 -3.97% 9
Lancashire +23 28 £40,000 +19.40% 1
Staffordshire -11 28 £32,500 -21.21%
Scotland +7 27 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Northampton +15 26 £42,500 - 1
Gloucestershire +11 26 £45,000 +42.85% 3
Cheshire +1 23 £25,000 -20.00% 6
Derbyshire +6 22 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Wiltshire +22 21 £40,000 +12.67% 4
Wales +15 21 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Shropshire -14 20 £31,000 -22.50% 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VB.

1 1657 (66.84%) .NET
2 1504 (60.67%) C#
3 1412 (56.96%) SQL
4 1282 (51.71%) SQL Server
5 935 (37.72%) ASP.NET
6 860 (34.69%) Microsoft
7 756 (30.50%) VB.NET
8 697 (28.12%) Windows
9 655 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
10 623 (25.13%) JavaScript
11 616 (24.85%) Finance
12 602 (24.28%) HTML
13 562 (22.67%) MVC
14 522 (21.06%) VB6
15 463 (18.68%) MS Excel
16 395 (15.93%) Degree
17 391 (15.77%) XML
18 384 (15.49%) CSS
19 355 (14.32%) T-SQL
20 346 (13.96%) ASP.NET MVC
21 345 (13.92%) Oracle
22 327 (13.19%) Java
23 311 (12.55%) Visual Studio
24 301 (12.14%) SDLC
25 295 (11.90%) Web Services
26 294 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 292 (11.78%) WCF
28 290 (11.70%) Scrum
29 285 (11.50%) .NET Framework
30 277 (11.17%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 261 (10.53%) IIS
2 201 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 79 (3.19%) MS Exchange
4 67 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 51 (2.06%) Apache
6 46 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 43 (1.73%) CMS
8 37 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 25 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.97%) SAS
13 19 (0.77%) Skype for Business
14 15 (0.61%) JBoss
15 14 (0.56%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.52%) Drupal
16 13 (0.52%) WordPress
17 10 (0.40%) DNN
17 10 (0.40%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 463 (18.68%) MS Excel
2 170 (6.86%) MS Office
3 27 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.40%) MS Project
7 7 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (0.24%) SPSS
9 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.12%) HipChat
10 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.12%) Simulink
10 3 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.081%) CATIA
11 2 (0.081%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.040%) Stata
Business Applications
1 55 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (0.65%) Hi Portfolio
2 16 (0.65%) Siebel Analytics
3 13 (0.52%) SAP Business One
4 10 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.40%) Infor M3
5 8 (0.32%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.32%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.28%) HFM
6 7 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
7 6 (0.24%) Bankmaster
7 6 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.20%) Magento
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.16%) Exstream
9 4 (0.16%) LabWindows
9 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 72 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.25%) Office 365
3 31 (1.25%) SaaS
4 16 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.32%) GitHub
6 7 (0.28%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.20%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.20%) PaaS
8 4 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 4 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
8 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.12%) BIME
9 3 (0.12%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.081%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.081%) Trello
11 1 (0.040%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.040%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.040%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (5.93%) Internet
2 68 (2.74%) Firewall
3 64 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.90%) DNS
5 36 (1.45%) LAN
6 31 (1.25%) DHCP
6 31 (1.25%) SAN
7 29 (1.17%) WAN
8 20 (0.81%) NetScaler
9 19 (0.77%) VPN
10 15 (0.61%) Kerberos
11 12 (0.48%) Intranet
11 12 (0.48%) LDAP
11 12 (0.48%) VLAN
12 11 (0.44%) FTP
13 10 (0.40%) NAS
13 10 (0.40%) SNMP
14 8 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (0.32%) IPsec
14 8 (0.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1282 (51.71%) SQL Server
2 294 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 238 (9.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 236 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 206 (8.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 121 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 120 (4.84%) MS Access
8 107 (4.32%) Relational Database
9 90 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 86 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
11 79 (3.19%) NoSQL
12 70 (2.82%) QlikView
13 65 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 58 (2.34%) RDBMS
15 57 (2.30%) MySQL
16 56 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
17 46 (1.86%) BusinessObjects
18 35 (1.41%) Data Mining
19 32 (1.29%) Oracle Database
20 27 (1.09%) DTS
Development Applications
1 311 (12.55%) Visual Studio
2 158 (6.37%) NUnit
3 156 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 120 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 112 (4.52%) Subversion
6 101 (4.07%) Rhino Mocks
7 93 (3.75%) Selenium
8 85 (3.43%) Moq
9 60 (2.42%) MSTest
10 56 (2.26%) JIRA
11 46 (1.86%) HP UFT
12 44 (1.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 44 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 40 (1.61%) WebDriver
14 39 (1.57%) LoadRunner
15 35 (1.41%) TestNG
16 31 (1.25%) JMeter
16 31 (1.25%) SoapUI
17 23 (0.93%) Gatling
17 23 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 616 (24.85%) Finance
2 104 (4.20%) Banking
3 71 (2.86%) Advertising
3 71 (2.86%) Marketing
4 65 (2.62%) Retail
5 64 (2.58%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.50%) Legal
7 56 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.18%) Back Office
9 43 (1.73%) Law
10 41 (1.65%) Electronics
11 40 (1.61%) Front Office
12 38 (1.53%) Games
13 31 (1.25%) Military
14 26 (1.05%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.61%) Automotive
16 13 (0.52%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.32%) Billing
18 7 (0.28%) Local Government
19 5 (0.20%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1472 (59.38%) Developer
2 850 (34.29%) .NET Developer
3 498 (20.09%) C# Developer
4 394 (15.89%) Analyst
5 364 (14.68%) C# .NET Developer
6 252 (10.17%) SQL Developer
7 239 (9.64%) Software Developer
8 156 (6.29%) VB Developer
9 143 (5.77%) Applications Support
9 143 (5.77%) Support Analyst
10 142 (5.73%) .NET Software Developer
10 142 (5.73%) Junior
11 141 (5.69%) VB.NET Developer
12 139 (5.61%) ASP.NET Developer
13 129 (5.20%) Senior Developer
14 123 (4.96%) Applications Developer
14 123 (4.96%) Graduate
15 119 (4.80%) Junior Developer
16 106 (4.28%) Graduate Developer
17 104 (4.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1657 (66.84%) .NET
2 935 (37.72%) ASP.NET
3 602 (24.28%) HTML
4 391 (15.77%) XML
5 384 (15.49%) CSS
6 346 (13.96%) ASP.NET MVC
7 295 (11.90%) Web Services
8 292 (11.78%) WCF
9 285 (11.50%) .NET Framework
10 255 (10.29%) jQuery
11 234 (9.44%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 229 (9.24%) WinForms
13 207 (8.35%) WPF
14 186 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 175 (7.06%) Ajax
16 152 (6.13%) HTML5
17 134 (5.41%) AngularJS
18 131 (5.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 119 (4.80%) RESTful
20 99 (3.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 244 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 238 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 70 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 57 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 46 (1.86%) Mathematics
7 43 (1.73%) Inversion of Control
8 38 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.33%) N-Tier
10 29 (1.17%) Mainframe
11 28 (1.13%) Data Structures
12 27 (1.09%) Tandem
13 23 (0.93%) Data Centre
13 23 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
13 23 (0.93%) Physics
13 23 (0.93%) User Experience
14 22 (0.89%) Streaming Music
15 18 (0.73%) Driving Licence
16 17 (0.69%) iPhone
16 17 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 697 (28.12%) Windows
2 266 (10.73%) Unix
3 255 (10.29%) Linux
4 175 (7.06%) Windows Server
5 105 (4.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (3.11%) Android
8 75 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 65 (2.62%) Apple iOS
10 45 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 39 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (1.49%) Solaris
13 21 (0.85%) Windows 10
14 20 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.44%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.36%) FreeBSD
16 9 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 8 (0.32%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 655 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 562 (22.67%) MVC
3 301 (12.14%) SDLC
4 290 (11.70%) Scrum
5 275 (11.09%) TDD
6 235 (9.48%) Web Application Development
7 214 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 195 (7.87%) OO
9 177 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 169 (6.82%) BDD
11 153 (6.17%) Web Development
12 149 (6.01%) ITIL
13 141 (5.69%) CRM
14 137 (5.53%) Unit Testing
15 124 (5.00%) Project Management
16 123 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (3.87%) Analytics
17 96 (3.87%) Kanban
18 88 (3.55%) Mentoring
19 86 (3.47%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1504 (60.67%) C#
2 1412 (56.96%) SQL
3 756 (30.50%) VB.NET
4 623 (25.13%) JavaScript
5 522 (21.06%) VB6
6 355 (14.32%) T-SQL
7 327 (13.19%) Java
8 277 (11.17%) VBScript
9 269 (10.85%) VBA
10 253 (10.21%) C++
11 223 (9.00%) PowerShell
12 147 (5.93%) PL/SQL
13 145 (5.85%) Perl
14 135 (5.45%) C
15 109 (4.40%) PHP
16 105 (4.24%) Python
17 89 (3.59%) Shell Script
18 69 (2.78%) Ruby
19 48 (1.94%) Bash Shell
20 26 (1.05%) VC++
Qualifications
1 395 (15.93%) Degree
2 152 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 103 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (3.47%) SC Cleared
5 66 (2.66%) ISEB
6 51 (2.06%) MCSE
7 37 (1.49%) ISTQB
8 33 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 29 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.89%) CCA
11 22 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (0.81%) MCSA
13 19 (0.77%) MCP
14 17 (0.69%) MCTS
14 17 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.56%) CCNA
17 13 (0.52%) MCPD
18 12 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (5.69%) QA
2 64 (2.58%) SLA
3 35 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 32 (1.29%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.081%) GAMP
6 2 (0.081%) HL7
7 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.040%) TickIT
System Software
1 205 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 70 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 32 (1.29%) XenApp
5 25 (1.01%) XenDesktop
6 15 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.44%) Firmware
8 11 (0.44%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.40%) vSphere
10 9 (0.36%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.24%) Snort
12 4 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.12%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
13 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 77 (3.11%) SCCM
2 44 (1.77%) SCOM
3 25 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 18 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (0.73%) Puppet
5 15 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 15 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (0.48%) Nessus
7 10 (0.40%) WSUS
8 9 (0.36%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.36%) OpenView
9 8 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (0.28%) AppDNA
10 7 (0.28%) EnCase
10 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.28%) MOM
10 7 (0.28%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 6 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 860 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 345 (13.92%) Oracle
3 100 (4.03%) VMware
4 92 (3.71%) HP
5 67 (2.70%) Citrix
5 67 (2.70%) SAP
6 50 (2.02%) Cisco
7 45 (1.82%) IBM
8 39 (1.57%) Redback
8 39 (1.57%) Symantec
9 31 (1.25%) Google
10 24 (0.97%) Adobe
10 24 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 23 (0.93%) CA
12 22 (0.89%) Telerik
13 21 (0.85%) Serena
14 20 (0.81%) Tableau
15 19 (0.77%) 3PAR
15 19 (0.77%) Siebel
16 17 (0.69%) EMC
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Rark Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £50000 Per Annum Staff discount scheme
Posted: 2 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £28000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + pkg
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £DOE + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,500 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £23000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CGI
Salary: £23000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + 34 days + Flexi + More
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-50
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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