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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 288 261 191
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -70
Permanent jobs citing VB 1044 1308 1845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.19% 1.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.09% 2.32% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 890 1147 1533
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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
49991 56471 57199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.49% 51.56% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 42965 48407 47990
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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 £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -27 991 £42,500 +10.38% 108
London -2 304 £50,000 - 20
South East +16 258 £45,000 +28.57% 22
North West -18 85 £40,000 +17.04% 16
East of England -7 82 £47,500 +26.66% 6
East Midlands -3 74 £41,500 +3.75% 19
City of London +58 70 £50,000 - 2
Surrey +11 69 £50,000 +66.66% 4
South West -18 65 £38,000 +1.33% 5
West Midlands -27 61 £35,500 +1.42% 7
Yorkshire -11 60 £32,500 -13.33% 10
East Sussex +46 48 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Berkshire +33 48 £45,000 +24.13% 7
Brighton +46 46 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Manchester +12 42 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 40 £42,500 +9.67% 6
Essex +18 40 £51,500 +28.75% 3
West Yorkshire -24 36 £32,500 -13.33% 6
Cheshire +28 33 £25,000 -15.96% 9
Northamptonshire +27 31 £42,500 - 8
Chelmsford +20 26 £51,500 +17.71%
Hertfordshire +19 25 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Northampton +24 24 £41,500 -2.35% 5
Scotland +27 20 £28,750 -36.11% 1
Gloucestershire -6 18 £46,500 +24.00%
Wiltshire +7 17 £43,000 +22.85% 1
Nottinghamshire -17 16 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Woking +11 15 £40,000 +90.47% 2
Warrington +5 15 £25,000 - 2
Leeds -18 15 £32,500 -7.14% 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1463 (63.17%) .NET
2 1358 (58.64%) C#
3 1305 (56.35%) SQL
4 1027 (44.34%) SQL Server
5 860 (37.13%) ASP.NET
6 697 (30.09%) Microsoft
7 690 (29.79%) VB.NET
8 644 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
9 619 (26.73%) Finance
10 614 (26.51%) Windows
11 579 (25.00%) JavaScript
12 566 (24.44%) HTML
13 548 (23.66%) MVC
14 402 (17.36%) XML
15 373 (16.11%) VB6
16 372 (16.06%) Degree
17 371 (16.02%) Java
18 338 (14.59%) CSS
19 330 (14.25%) Oracle
20 324 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
21 321 (13.86%) T-SQL
22 299 (12.91%) Web Services
23 289 (12.48%) MS Excel
24 288 (12.44%) Scrum
25 276 (11.92%) .NET Framework
26 274 (11.83%) jQuery
27 267 (11.53%) SDLC
28 261 (11.27%) WCF
29 254 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 250 (10.79%) Unix

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
1 247 (10.66%) IIS
2 180 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 74 (3.20%) MS Exchange
4 61 (2.63%) CMS
5 49 (2.12%) Apache
6 47 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 45 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 38 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 36 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 32 (1.38%) SAS
11 31 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 29 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 27 (1.17%) JBoss
14 23 (0.99%) Tomcat
15 18 (0.78%) WebLogic
16 13 (0.56%) WordPress
17 11 (0.47%) OpenROAD
18 10 (0.43%) DNN
19 8 (0.35%) Captiva
19 8 (0.35%) Documentum
Applications
1 289 (12.48%) MS Excel
2 129 (5.57%) MS Office
3 30 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.13%) MS Project
9 2 (0.086%) HipChat
9 2 (0.086%) SPSS
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 37 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.52%) HiPortfolio
3 12 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 12 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.39%) BASE24
5 9 (0.39%) Siebel Analytics
6 7 (0.30%) HFM
6 7 (0.30%) Hyperion Planning
6 7 (0.30%) Relativity
7 6 (0.26%) Visualfiles
7 6 (0.26%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.22%) Magento
8 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.17%) Exstream
9 4 (0.17%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.13%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.30%) Office 365
4 18 (0.78%) SaaS
5 12 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.47%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.22%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.13%) BIME
9 3 (0.13%) PaaS
10 2 (0.086%) IaaS
10 2 (0.086%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.086%) Slack
10 2 (0.086%) Trello
11 1 (0.043%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 135 (5.83%) Internet
2 104 (4.49%) Firewall
3 91 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 67 (2.89%) DNS
5 43 (1.86%) DHCP
5 43 (1.86%) SAN
6 41 (1.77%) LAN
7 32 (1.38%) WAN
8 28 (1.21%) VPN
9 26 (1.12%) Intranet
10 15 (0.65%) Kerberos
11 14 (0.60%) Wireless
12 13 (0.56%) NetScaler
13 12 (0.52%) IPsec
14 11 (0.47%) HTTP
14 11 (0.47%) SNMP
15 10 (0.43%) VoIP
16 9 (0.39%) DDNS
16 9 (0.39%) LDAP
17 8 (0.35%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1027 (44.34%) SQL Server
2 254 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 204 (8.81%) SQL Server 2014
4 174 (7.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 154 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 104 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
7 85 (3.67%) MS Access
8 79 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
9 78 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 75 (3.24%) MySQL
10 75 (3.24%) QlikView
11 66 (2.85%) Crystal Reports
12 61 (2.63%) NoSQL
13 58 (2.50%) Oracle Database
14 51 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 48 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
16 43 (1.86%) DTS
17 40 (1.73%) RDBMS
18 34 (1.47%) Data Mining
19 33 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 230 (9.93%) Visual Studio
2 142 (6.13%) NUnit
3 106 (4.58%) Selenium
4 103 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 102 (4.40%) Rhino Mocks
6 96 (4.15%) Git (software)
6 96 (4.15%) Subversion
7 80 (3.45%) Moq
8 63 (2.72%) MSTest
9 53 (2.29%) LoadRunner
10 50 (2.16%) TestNG
11 44 (1.90%) JIRA
12 39 (1.68%) JMeter
13 38 (1.64%) HP UFT
14 37 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 36 (1.55%) Gatling
16 33 (1.42%) WebDriver
17 29 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 28 (1.21%) SoapUI
19 25 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 619 (26.73%) Finance
2 98 (4.23%) Banking
3 80 (3.45%) Front Office
4 75 (3.24%) Advertising
4 75 (3.24%) Manufacturing
4 75 (3.24%) Marketing
5 60 (2.59%) Retail
6 57 (2.46%) Back Office
7 46 (1.99%) Legal
8 44 (1.90%) Electronics
9 43 (1.86%) Games
10 40 (1.73%) Law
11 29 (1.25%) Military
12 26 (1.12%) Aerospace
12 26 (1.12%) Telecoms
13 16 (0.69%) Investment Banking
14 14 (0.60%) Local Government
15 10 (0.43%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) Music Industry
16 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1262 (54.49%) Developer
2 739 (31.91%) .NET Developer
3 403 (17.40%) C# Developer
4 391 (16.88%) Analyst
5 312 (13.47%) C# .NET Developer
6 224 (9.67%) SQL Developer
7 181 (7.82%) Software Developer
8 162 (6.99%) VB Developer
9 157 (6.78%) Applications Support
10 140 (6.04%) Support Analyst
11 128 (5.53%) Senior Developer
12 114 (4.92%) Junior
13 108 (4.66%) Applications Developer
14 107 (4.62%) Graduate
15 106 (4.58%) .NET Software Developer
16 103 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
17 98 (4.23%) VB.NET Developer
18 95 (4.10%) Junior Developer
19 91 (3.93%) Graduate Developer
20 87 (3.76%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1463 (63.17%) .NET
2 860 (37.13%) ASP.NET
3 566 (24.44%) HTML
4 402 (17.36%) XML
5 338 (14.59%) CSS
6 324 (13.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 299 (12.91%) Web Services
8 276 (11.92%) .NET Framework
9 274 (11.83%) jQuery
10 261 (11.27%) WCF
11 214 (9.24%) Ajax
12 209 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 200 (8.64%) WPF
14 173 (7.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 168 (7.25%) WinForms
16 142 (6.13%) AngularJS
17 134 (5.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 132 (5.70%) HTML5
19 121 (5.22%) RESTful
20 113 (4.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 227 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 216 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (4.32%) Client/Server
4 90 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 66 (2.85%) Mathematics
6 58 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
7 47 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 47 (2.03%) Mobile App
8 34 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.42%) Tandem
10 25 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 25 (1.08%) Physics
10 25 (1.08%) User Experience
11 23 (0.99%) Data Centre
12 21 (0.91%) N-Tier
13 20 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 18 (0.78%) Derivative
15 17 (0.73%) Data Structures
16 16 (0.69%) Life Science
17 15 (0.65%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 614 (26.51%) Windows
2 250 (10.79%) Unix
3 228 (9.84%) Linux
4 176 (7.60%) Windows Server
5 99 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.94%) Windows 8
9 42 (1.81%) Android
9 42 (1.81%) Apple iOS
9 42 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 34 (1.47%) Solaris
11 24 (1.04%) Windows 10
12 20 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 12 (0.52%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.43%) Kali Linux
16 9 (0.39%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.35%) Windows Vista
18 7 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (27.81%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (23.66%) MVC
3 288 (12.44%) Scrum
4 267 (11.53%) SDLC
5 244 (10.54%) TDD
6 207 (8.94%) Web Application Development
7 187 (8.07%) OO
8 186 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
9 161 (6.95%) Software Engineering
10 145 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
11 138 (5.96%) ITIL
12 137 (5.92%) Unit Testing
13 133 (5.74%) BDD
14 131 (5.66%) Web Development
15 118 (5.09%) CRM
16 107 (4.62%) Kanban
17 105 (4.53%) Analytics
18 90 (3.89%) Project Management
19 87 (3.76%) E-Commerce
20 86 (3.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1358 (58.64%) C#
2 1305 (56.35%) SQL
3 690 (29.79%) VB.NET
4 579 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 373 (16.11%) VB6
6 371 (16.02%) Java
7 321 (13.86%) T-SQL
8 239 (10.32%) C++
8 239 (10.32%) VBA
9 226 (9.76%) VBScript
10 213 (9.20%) PowerShell
11 176 (7.60%) Perl
12 144 (6.22%) Python
13 129 (5.57%) C
14 98 (4.23%) PHP
15 87 (3.76%) PL/SQL
16 69 (2.98%) Ruby
16 69 (2.98%) Shell Script
17 42 (1.81%) Bash Shell
18 25 (1.08%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 372 (16.06%) Degree
2 149 (6.43%) Security Cleared
3 87 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 81 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 79 (3.41%) ISEB
6 50 (2.16%) MCSE
7 45 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (1.34%) ISTQB
9 27 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (1.12%) DV Cleared
11 23 (0.99%) CCNA
12 19 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.82%) MCP
13 17 (0.73%) MCITP
13 17 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 16 (0.69%) PhD
15 14 (0.60%) MCSA
16 12 (0.52%) CISSP
16 12 (0.52%) SANS
17 11 (0.47%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (5.57%) QA
2 65 (2.81%) SLA
3 18 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 18 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.35%) ISO 8583
5 7 (0.30%) HL7
6 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.17%) DICOM
8 3 (0.13%) GAMP
9 2 (0.086%) FATCA
9 2 (0.086%) MiFID
9 2 (0.086%) SDET
10 1 (0.043%) GMP
10 1 (0.043%) JTAG
System Software
1 172 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.17%) Hyper-V
4 23 (0.99%) XenApp
5 19 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (0.65%) Firmware
7 14 (0.60%) vSphere
8 13 (0.56%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (0.47%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.22%) Snort
14 4 (0.17%) FreeRADIUS
15 3 (0.13%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.086%) Postfix
16 2 (0.086%) SpamAssassin
16 2 (0.086%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.086%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 62 (2.68%) SCCM
2 33 (1.42%) SCOM
3 24 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 18 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (0.73%) Nessus
6 15 (0.65%) Control-M
6 15 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 15 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 14 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (0.60%) WSUS
8 10 (0.43%) Nmap
9 9 (0.39%) Nagios
9 9 (0.39%) OpenView
9 9 (0.39%) Puppet
9 9 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
10 8 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (0.30%) AppDNA
11 7 (0.30%) EnCase
12 6 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 697 (30.09%) Microsoft
2 330 (14.25%) Oracle
3 123 (5.31%) HP
4 106 (4.58%) VMware
5 66 (2.85%) Cisco
6 59 (2.55%) SAP
7 48 (2.07%) Redback
8 47 (2.03%) Citrix
9 43 (1.86%) IBM
10 24 (1.04%) 3PAR
11 23 (0.99%) CA
11 23 (0.99%) Sybase
12 22 (0.95%) Symantec
13 21 (0.91%) Google
13 21 (0.91%) NetApp
13 21 (0.91%) Serena
14 20 (0.86%) Adobe
14 20 (0.86%) EMC
14 20 (0.86%) Red Hat
15 19 (0.82%) SunGard
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ISL
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k - 35k
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Kyna Associates
Salary: £60000 - £65000 Per Annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits+bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Exc Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Bexley, Kent
SLS Services Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Auravita.com
Salary: Up to £29,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago