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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 185 150 117
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -33
Permanent jobs citing VB 1799 2134 2771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.97% 2.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.13% 3.69% 4.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1517 1834 2383
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 £25,000 £27,500
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
57412 57896 61721
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.35% 53.51% 53.58%
Number of salaries quoted 48330 49912 53952
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 £28,000 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -32 1707 £40,000 +6.66% 240
London +2 522 £48,500 +7.77% 54
South East -51 308 £36,750 -8.12% 41
Yorkshire -40 180 £35,750 +13.49% 23
West Midlands +3 173 £35,000 -6.66% 28
North West -22 161 £32,500 -2.98% 33
City of London +19 152 £52,500 +5.00% 19
East of England -56 138 £40,000 +14.28% 12
West Yorkshire -24 126 £35,750 +13.49% 21
South West -24 117 £35,000 - 31
East Midlands -12 89 £37,500 +18.11% 12
Cheshire +4 77 £34,654 -0.98% 12
Leeds -47 74 £35,000 +11.11% 10
Brighton +20 66 £35,500 -11.25% 1
East Sussex +19 66 £35,500 -11.25% 3
Manchester -29 59 £32,500 -1.51% 18
Hampshire -55 57 £36,000 -10.00% 10
Berkshire +12 56 £35,000 -24.32% 8
Hertfordshire -27 52 £45,000 +13.92% 6
Scotland -33 47 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Birmingham -7 39 £35,000 - 7
Bristol +3 38 £30,500 -12.85% 5
Northamptonshire -17 36 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Surrey -34 35 £35,000 -6.66% 10
North East +2 33 £33,500 +9.83% 6
Warrington 0 33 £25,000 -28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -22 31 £42,500 +13.33% 5
Staffordshire -5 29 £34,250 -14.37% 12
Tyne and Wear +10 28 £33,500 +1.51% 4
Cambridgeshire -10 27 £40,000 - 2

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 2560 (65.51%) .NET
2 2226 (56.96%) SQL
3 2189 (56.01%) C#
4 2015 (51.56%) SQL Server
5 1387 (35.49%) ASP.NET
6 1275 (32.63%) VB.NET
7 1270 (32.50%) Microsoft
8 1078 (27.58%) Windows
9 1073 (27.46%) HTML
10 1036 (26.51%) JavaScript
11 923 (23.62%) VB6
12 898 (22.98%) Finance
13 789 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
14 753 (19.27%) MS Excel
15 751 (19.22%) XML
16 744 (19.04%) CSS
17 685 (17.53%) Java
18 674 (17.25%) Degree
19 668 (17.09%) Oracle
20 661 (16.91%) VBScript
21 623 (15.94%) MVC
22 564 (14.43%) T-SQL
23 510 (13.05%) Visual Studio
24 476 (12.18%) .NET Framework
25 457 (11.69%) Web Services
26 437 (11.18%) WCF
27 432 (11.05%) C++
28 410 (10.49%) jQuery
29 409 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 370 (9.47%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 316 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 280 (7.16%) IIS
3 105 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 81 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 75 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 70 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 69 (1.77%) CMS
8 54 (1.38%) Node.js
9 51 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 45 (1.15%) SAS
11 34 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
12 31 (0.79%) Lync
13 29 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 28 (0.72%) FileNet
14 28 (0.72%) JBoss
15 26 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 24 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 24 (0.61%) Apache
16 24 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 753 (19.27%) MS Excel
2 280 (7.16%) MS Office
3 42 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
3 42 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.54%) InfoPath
5 20 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.49%) SPSS
7 13 (0.33%) PowerPivot
8 9 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.18%) LaTeX
10 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.077%) MS Project
11 3 (0.077%) Revit
12 2 (0.051%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.026%) InDesign
13 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 36 (0.92%) HFM
2 27 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 25 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
4 24 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 10 (0.26%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.18%) assyst
8 6 (0.15%) Maximo
8 6 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 5 (0.13%) Line 500
10 4 (0.10%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.077%) Summit
11 3 (0.077%) e-Work
11 3 (0.077%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.077%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.077%) Magento
11 3 (0.077%) Epicor Vantage
11 3 (0.077%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.00%) SaaS
2 36 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.84%) Office 365
4 23 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.13%) GitHub
7 3 (0.077%) Trello
8 2 (0.051%) Heroku
8 2 (0.051%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.051%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 165 (4.22%) Internet
2 101 (2.58%) DNS
3 67 (1.71%) TCP/IP
4 66 (1.69%) Intranet
5 61 (1.56%) Firewall
6 58 (1.48%) SAN
7 40 (1.02%) DHCP
8 39 (1.00%) Extranet
9 38 (0.97%) WAN
10 35 (0.90%) VPN
11 31 (0.79%) LAN
11 31 (0.79%) NetScaler
12 30 (0.77%) Wireless
13 20 (0.51%) LDAP
14 16 (0.41%) FTP
15 15 (0.38%) Ethernet
15 15 (0.38%) VLAN
16 14 (0.36%) VoIP
17 13 (0.33%) NAS
18 12 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2015 (51.56%) SQL Server
2 409 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 367 (9.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 350 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 247 (6.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 241 (6.17%) Relational Database
7 226 (5.78%) Crystal Reports
8 195 (4.99%) MS Access
9 176 (4.50%) MySQL
10 153 (3.92%) Oracle Database
11 132 (3.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 129 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
13 102 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
14 84 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
15 83 (2.12%) QlikView
16 66 (1.69%) Data Mining
17 65 (1.66%) RDBMS
18 57 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
19 47 (1.20%) NoSQL
20 32 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 510 (13.05%) Visual Studio
2 250 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 183 (4.68%) NUnit
4 147 (3.76%) Rhino Mocks
5 142 (3.63%) Subversion
6 112 (2.87%) QuickTest Pro
7 104 (2.66%) MSI
8 100 (2.56%) Moq
9 98 (2.51%) Selenium
10 89 (2.28%) MSTest
11 81 (2.07%) Git (software)
12 76 (1.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 60 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 43 (1.10%) Maven
14 43 (1.10%) InstallShield
15 40 (1.02%) JIRA
16 36 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
17 34 (0.87%) MSBuild
18 32 (0.82%) AdminStudio
19 27 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 898 (22.98%) Finance
2 162 (4.15%) Banking
3 159 (4.07%) Retail
4 129 (3.30%) Marketing
5 102 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.33%) Law
7 62 (1.59%) Legal
7 62 (1.59%) Games
7 62 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 54 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.28%) Advertising
10 37 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 32 (0.82%) Billing
11 32 (0.82%) Front Office
12 29 (0.74%) Back Office
12 29 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 29 (0.74%) Publishing
13 28 (0.72%) Electronics
14 26 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
15 24 (0.61%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2125 (54.38%) Developer
2 880 (22.52%) .NET Developer
3 725 (18.55%) Analyst
4 413 (10.57%) Software Developer
5 285 (7.29%) C# Developer
6 241 (6.17%) Senior Developer
7 224 (5.73%) Applications Support
8 211 (5.40%) VB.NET Developer
9 193 (4.94%) C# .NET Developer
10 184 (4.71%) Support Analyst
11 183 (4.68%) Junior
12 175 (4.48%) Web Developer
13 161 (4.12%) Junior Developer
14 144 (3.68%) Software Engineer
15 143 (3.66%) Consultant
16 141 (3.61%) VB Developer
17 140 (3.58%) ASP.NET Developer
18 136 (3.48%) Graduate
19 118 (3.02%) Programmer
20 101 (2.58%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2560 (65.51%) .NET
2 1387 (35.49%) ASP.NET
3 1073 (27.46%) HTML
4 751 (19.22%) XML
5 744 (19.04%) CSS
6 476 (12.18%) .NET Framework
7 457 (11.69%) Web Services
8 437 (11.18%) WCF
9 410 (10.49%) jQuery
10 302 (7.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 269 (6.88%) WPF
12 264 (6.76%) WinForms
13 262 (6.70%) Ajax
14 213 (5.45%) SOAP
15 198 (5.07%) HTML5
16 173 (4.43%) Classic ASP
17 158 (4.04%) LINQ
18 152 (3.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 149 (3.81%) XSLT
20 129 (3.30%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 365 (9.34%) Computer Science
2 344 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
3 131 (3.35%) Management Information System
4 114 (2.92%) Mathematics
5 79 (2.02%) Inversion of Control
6 77 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 73 (1.87%) N-Tier
8 60 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 60 (1.54%) Replication
9 58 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 48 (1.23%) Clustering
11 46 (1.18%) User Experience
12 40 (1.02%) Statistics
13 32 (0.82%) Blackberry
14 31 (0.79%) Visualisation
15 30 (0.77%) Open Source
16 29 (0.74%) Blog
17 27 (0.69%) Data Conversion
17 27 (0.69%) Tandem
18 25 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1078 (27.58%) Windows
2 249 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 241 (6.17%) UNIX
4 209 (5.35%) Linux
5 184 (4.71%) Windows 7
6 155 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 143 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (1.79%) Android
9 67 (1.71%) Windows 8
10 57 (1.46%) Windows XP
11 53 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 28 (0.72%) Solaris
13 23 (0.59%) HPUX
14 12 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.28%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.26%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.23%) AIX
18 8 (0.20%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.20%) Windows CE
19 7 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 789 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (15.94%) MVC
3 370 (9.47%) OO
4 366 (9.37%) Scrum
5 343 (8.78%) TDD
6 327 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
7 290 (7.42%) Software Engineering
8 251 (6.42%) Web Application Development
9 243 (6.22%) Web Development
10 213 (5.45%) ITIL
11 207 (5.30%) E-Commerce
12 195 (4.99%) Project Management
13 186 (4.76%) OOP
14 161 (4.12%) Unit Testing
15 138 (3.53%) Kanban
16 137 (3.51%) Migration
17 128 (3.28%) CRM
18 126 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
19 120 (3.07%) Mentoring
20 114 (2.92%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2226 (56.96%) SQL
2 2189 (56.01%) C#
3 1275 (32.63%) VB.NET
4 1036 (26.51%) JavaScript
5 923 (23.62%) VB6
6 685 (17.53%) Java
7 661 (16.91%) VBScript
8 564 (14.43%) T-SQL
9 432 (11.05%) C++
10 369 (9.44%) VBA
11 361 (9.24%) PowerShell
12 238 (6.09%) PHP
13 172 (4.40%) C
14 131 (3.35%) PL/SQL
15 93 (2.38%) Perl
16 88 (2.25%) Python
17 68 (1.74%) Ruby
18 64 (1.64%) Shell Script
19 58 (1.48%) Delphi
20 36 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 674 (17.25%) Degree
2 158 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 93 (2.38%) ISEB
5 69 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 63 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 56 (1.43%) MCP
8 53 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 45 (1.15%) MCSE
10 43 (1.10%) MCTS
11 39 (1.00%) MCSD
12 37 (0.95%) MCAD
13 28 (0.72%) MCITP
14 26 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
16 18 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 13 (0.33%) MCSA
18 13 (0.33%) PhD
19 12 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (4.91%) QA
2 71 (1.82%) SLA
3 48 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.41%) WAI
5 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.077%) COBIT
7 3 (0.077%) HL7
7 3 (0.077%) COSO
8 2 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.026%) JTAG
9 1 (0.026%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.026%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.026%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.026%) DICOM
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 348 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 156 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 77 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 60 (1.54%) XenApp
7 29 (0.74%) vSphere
8 28 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.18%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 6 (0.15%) MetaFrame
12 6 (0.15%) Firmware
13 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.10%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.051%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 193 (4.94%) SCCM
2 64 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
3 42 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 33 (0.84%) AppDNA
5 32 (0.82%) WSUS
6 21 (0.54%) Backup Exec
7 19 (0.49%) OpenView
8 17 (0.44%) Nagios
9 16 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
10 15 (0.38%) SCOM
11 14 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.36%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (0.28%) OPNET
13 11 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
14 9 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 8 (0.20%) Windows Intune
16 6 (0.15%) ARCserve
17 5 (0.13%) BladeLogic
17 5 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1270 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 668 (17.09%) Oracle
3 245 (6.27%) Citrix
4 200 (5.12%) VMware
5 134 (3.43%) Business Objects
6 131 (3.35%) HP
7 81 (2.07%) SAP
8 70 (1.79%) IBM
9 63 (1.61%) Cognos
10 62 (1.59%) Tableau
11 57 (1.46%) Cisco
12 53 (1.36%) Sybase
13 47 (1.20%) Telerik
14 45 (1.15%) Remedy
15 40 (1.02%) CA
16 39 (1.00%) AppSense
17 38 (0.97%) Red Hat
18 36 (0.92%) NetApp
19 32 (0.82%) Hyperion
20 26 (0.67%) Symantec
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Proteus Europe
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Medical, Pension + Others
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £0 to £275
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Salary: Up to £50k + pkg
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Talent International
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 18 hours ago