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

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 178 136 118
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -18
Permanent jobs citing VB 1907 2244 2743
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 2.13% 2.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.29% 4.03% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1586 1939 2390
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,000
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
58023 55631 62152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.78% 52.91% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 48664 47968 54494
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -34 1807 £40,000 +6.66% 216
London -25 555 £49,250 +9.44% 45
South East -46 360 £37,500 -2.59% 42
Yorkshire -26 199 £35,000 +7.69% 23
West Midlands -2 169 £35,000 - 29
City of London -3 158 £52,500 +5.00% 11
North West -32 157 £32,500 -4.41% 18
East of England -52 147 £40,000 +14.28% 20
West Yorkshire -42 119 £33,000 +1.53% 12
South West -41 100 £35,000 - 24
East Midlands -12 94 £35,000 +12.90% 8
Cheshire +4 83 £31,250 -10.71% 6
Leeds -48 83 £31,750 -2.30% 9
Berkshire +22 78 £31,000 -20.00% 7
East Sussex +20 74 £40,000 -2.43% 7
Brighton +18 74 £40,000 -5.88% 7
Hampshire -68 52 £36,750 +2.08% 10
Scotland -27 50 £33,000 -12.00% 8
Hertfordshire -30 50 £38,250 -1.92% 6
Surrey -56 48 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Manchester -33 44 £32,500 -2.98% 8
South Yorkshire -16 42 £35,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire -4 39 £40,000 +1.26% 9
Birmingham -9 39 £35,000 - 7
North East +16 37 £34,000 +4.61% 4
Cambridge +4 35 £40,000 - 7
Nottinghamshire -8 34 £24,000 -15.78% 2
West Sussex -9 34 £35,000 -16.66% 2
North Yorkshire -17 31 £40,000 +26.98% 6
Glasgow -10 30 £35,000 -6.66% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 2651 (65.30%) .NET
2 2257 (55.59%) SQL
3 2234 (55.02%) C#
4 2053 (50.57%) SQL Server
5 1405 (34.61%) ASP.NET
6 1353 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 1305 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 1124 (27.68%) Windows
9 1058 (26.06%) HTML
10 1056 (26.01%) JavaScript
11 976 (24.04%) VB6
12 922 (22.71%) Finance
13 841 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
14 778 (19.16%) XML
15 752 (18.52%) MS Excel
16 740 (18.23%) CSS
17 731 (18.00%) Degree
18 729 (17.96%) Java
19 697 (17.17%) VBScript
20 657 (16.18%) Oracle
21 639 (15.74%) MVC
22 582 (14.33%) T-SQL
23 487 (12.00%) Visual Studio
23 487 (12.00%) WCF
24 476 (11.72%) Web Services
25 473 (11.65%) .NET Framework
26 449 (11.06%) C++
27 418 (10.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 408 (10.05%) Computer Science
29 402 (9.90%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 330 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 303 (7.46%) IIS
3 110 (2.71%) MS Exchange
4 82 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 71 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
7 70 (1.72%) CMS
8 64 (1.58%) Node.js
9 52 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 48 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 42 (1.03%) Apache
12 41 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
12 41 (1.01%) SAS
13 40 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 35 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 33 (0.81%) Lync
16 28 (0.69%) FileNet
17 25 (0.62%) Tomcat
18 23 (0.57%) WebLogic
19 22 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 752 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 273 (6.72%) MS Office
3 47 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.62%) InfoPath
7 19 (0.47%) SPSS
8 7 (0.17%) LaTeX
9 6 (0.15%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.099%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.074%) MS Project
12 2 (0.049%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.025%) Mathematica
13 1 (0.025%) InDesign
13 1 (0.025%) Simulink
13 1 (0.025%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.025%) Revit
Business Applications
1 38 (0.94%) HFM
2 27 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
3 24 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 24 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.30%) assyst
5 8 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
5 8 (0.20%) Maximo
6 7 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.12%) Magento
7 5 (0.12%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.099%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.099%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.099%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.074%) Line 500
9 3 (0.074%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.074%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.074%) e-Work
10 2 (0.049%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.049%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 34 (0.84%) SaaS
2 28 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (0.54%) Office 365
5 16 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.074%) Trello
7 2 (0.049%) Heroku
7 2 (0.049%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.049%) GitHub
7 2 (0.049%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.025%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 196 (4.83%) Internet
2 88 (2.17%) DNS
3 77 (1.90%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.63%) Firewall
5 59 (1.45%) Intranet
6 55 (1.35%) SAN
7 43 (1.06%) DHCP
8 42 (1.03%) WAN
9 40 (0.99%) Extranet
10 35 (0.86%) LAN
11 31 (0.76%) Wireless
12 30 (0.74%) LDAP
13 29 (0.71%) VPN
13 29 (0.71%) NetScaler
14 25 (0.62%) FTP
15 19 (0.47%) Ethernet
16 16 (0.39%) NAS
16 16 (0.39%) VoIP
17 15 (0.37%) HTTP
18 14 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2053 (50.57%) SQL Server
2 418 (10.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 377 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 365 (8.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 248 (6.11%) Relational Database
6 235 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 226 (5.57%) Crystal Reports
8 189 (4.66%) MS Access
9 183 (4.51%) MySQL
10 169 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 127 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 127 (3.13%) Oracle Database
12 101 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
13 88 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
14 74 (1.82%) QlikView
15 73 (1.80%) Data Mining
16 65 (1.60%) RDBMS
17 63 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
18 54 (1.33%) NoSQL
19 50 (1.23%) DTS
Development Applications
1 487 (12.00%) Visual Studio
2 240 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 213 (5.25%) NUnit
4 169 (4.16%) Rhino Mocks
5 159 (3.92%) Subversion
6 128 (3.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 117 (2.88%) MSI
8 111 (2.73%) Moq
9 105 (2.59%) Selenium
10 95 (2.34%) MSTest
11 90 (2.22%) Git (software)
12 72 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 64 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 51 (1.26%) JIRA
15 45 (1.11%) InstallShield
16 42 (1.03%) Maven
17 38 (0.94%) MSBuild
18 34 (0.84%) AdminStudio
19 26 (0.64%) WebDriver
20 25 (0.62%) Eclipse
General
1 922 (22.71%) Finance
2 167 (4.11%) Retail
3 165 (4.06%) Banking
4 133 (3.28%) Marketing
5 109 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.24%) Law
7 81 (2.00%) Games
8 69 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 64 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.55%) Legal
11 48 (1.18%) Advertising
12 42 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 37 (0.91%) Publishing
14 35 (0.86%) Billing
15 33 (0.81%) Front Office
15 33 (0.81%) Back Office
16 29 (0.71%) Aerospace
17 28 (0.69%) Electronics
18 26 (0.64%) Music Industry
19 24 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2200 (54.19%) Developer
2 943 (23.23%) .NET Developer
3 734 (18.08%) Analyst
4 420 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 293 (7.22%) C# Developer
6 240 (5.91%) Senior Developer
7 229 (5.64%) Applications Support
8 225 (5.54%) VB.NET Developer
9 202 (4.98%) Junior
10 195 (4.80%) Support Analyst
11 191 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
12 180 (4.43%) Web Developer
12 180 (4.43%) Junior Developer
13 159 (3.92%) Consultant
14 155 (3.82%) VB Developer
15 153 (3.77%) Software Engineer
16 148 (3.65%) Graduate
17 143 (3.52%) ASP.NET Developer
18 109 (2.68%) Graduate Developer
19 108 (2.66%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2651 (65.30%) .NET
2 1405 (34.61%) ASP.NET
3 1058 (26.06%) HTML
4 778 (19.16%) XML
5 740 (18.23%) CSS
6 487 (12.00%) WCF
7 476 (11.72%) Web Services
8 473 (11.65%) .NET Framework
9 402 (9.90%) jQuery
10 336 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 293 (7.22%) WPF
12 279 (6.87%) WinForms
13 262 (6.45%) Ajax
14 211 (5.20%) SOAP
15 198 (4.88%) HTML5
16 188 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 178 (4.38%) LINQ
18 177 (4.36%) Classic ASP
19 164 (4.04%) XSLT
20 148 (3.65%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 408 (10.05%) Computer Science
2 375 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 112 (2.76%) Mathematics
5 110 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 89 (2.19%) Inversion of Control
7 80 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 77 (1.90%) N-Tier
9 59 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (1.33%) Replication
11 51 (1.26%) Clustering
12 47 (1.16%) User Experience
13 36 (0.89%) Blackberry
14 31 (0.76%) Tandem
15 30 (0.74%) Open Source
15 30 (0.74%) iPhone
15 30 (0.74%) Physics
15 30 (0.74%) Blog
16 29 (0.71%) Statistics
17 23 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1124 (27.68%) Windows
2 251 (6.18%) UNIX
3 250 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 227 (5.59%) Linux
5 203 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 144 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 144 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (2.34%) Android
8 76 (1.87%) Windows 8
9 66 (1.63%) Windows XP
10 56 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 29 (0.71%) Solaris
12 20 (0.49%) HPUX
13 12 (0.30%) Windows CE
14 11 (0.27%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.27%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.25%) AIX
16 8 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.20%) Debian
16 8 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 841 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 639 (15.74%) MVC
3 402 (9.90%) Scrum
4 387 (9.53%) TDD
5 360 (8.87%) OO
6 327 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
7 292 (7.19%) Software Engineering
8 282 (6.95%) Web Application Development
9 231 (5.69%) Web Development
10 222 (5.47%) ITIL
11 220 (5.42%) E-Commerce
12 207 (5.10%) Project Management
13 185 (4.56%) OOP
14 175 (4.31%) Unit Testing
15 153 (3.77%) Kanban
16 147 (3.62%) Migration
17 141 (3.47%) CRM
18 139 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
19 128 (3.15%) Release Management
20 120 (2.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2257 (55.59%) SQL
2 2234 (55.02%) C#
3 1353 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 1056 (26.01%) JavaScript
5 976 (24.04%) VB6
6 729 (17.96%) Java
7 697 (17.17%) VBScript
8 582 (14.33%) T-SQL
9 449 (11.06%) C++
10 375 (9.24%) PowerShell
11 373 (9.19%) VBA
12 233 (5.74%) PHP
13 174 (4.29%) C
14 112 (2.76%) PL/SQL
15 102 (2.51%) Perl
16 88 (2.17%) Python
17 79 (1.95%) Ruby
18 66 (1.63%) Shell Script
19 53 (1.31%) Delphi
20 36 (0.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 731 (18.00%) Degree
2 174 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 172 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 100 (2.46%) ISEB
5 79 (1.95%) SC Cleared
6 74 (1.82%) MCP
7 64 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 60 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 60 (1.48%) MCTS
9 56 (1.38%) MCSD
10 50 (1.23%) MCAD
11 44 (1.08%) MCSE
12 25 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (0.57%) MCITP
14 18 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.39%) PhD
17 14 (0.34%) MCSA
18 12 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (5.34%) QA
2 67 (1.65%) SLA
3 48 (1.18%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.37%) WAI
5 14 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.074%) COBIT
8 3 (0.074%) Basel II
8 3 (0.074%) COREP
8 3 (0.074%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.074%) HL7
8 3 (0.074%) COSO
8 3 (0.074%) Basel III
9 2 (0.049%) FATCA
9 2 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.025%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 354 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 159 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 76 (1.87%) XenDesktop
5 75 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 61 (1.50%) XenApp
7 30 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 21 (0.52%) vSphere
9 16 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 9 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.15%) ISA Server
12 6 (0.15%) MetaFrame
13 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.12%) KVM
13 5 (0.12%) XenServer
14 4 (0.099%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.074%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 196 (4.83%) SCCM
2 72 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 40 (0.99%) WSUS
4 37 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 35 (0.86%) AppDNA
6 27 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 22 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (0.42%) OpenView
9 15 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
10 14 (0.34%) Nagios
11 13 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (0.27%) OPNET
12 11 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (0.25%) Windows Intune
13 10 (0.25%) SCOM
14 9 (0.22%) ARCserve
15 8 (0.20%) OpenSSO
15 8 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1305 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 657 (16.18%) Oracle
3 258 (6.35%) Citrix
4 203 (5.00%) VMware
5 150 (3.69%) HP
6 139 (3.42%) Business Objects
7 93 (2.29%) SAP
8 66 (1.63%) IBM
8 66 (1.63%) Cognos
9 52 (1.28%) Tableau
10 48 (1.18%) Remedy
11 47 (1.16%) AppSense
11 47 (1.16%) Cisco
11 47 (1.16%) Sybase
12 45 (1.11%) Telerik
13 44 (1.08%) CA
13 44 (1.08%) NetApp
14 42 (1.03%) Red Hat
15 35 (0.86%) Hyperion
16 33 (0.81%) Symantec
Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
North London
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum Circa £38k - £50k + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + banking benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Deltatre Media
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £47k - 53k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £ negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leicestershire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Telco Exec
Salary: Salary negotiable 15% Corporate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Soundnet Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, Half day on a Friday!
Posted: 18 hours ago