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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 206 170 122
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -48
Permanent jobs citing VB 1655 2078 2566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.72% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.94% 3.27% 4.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1777 2238
Average salary £38,500 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
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
56309 63530 60336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.81% 52.61% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 47909 53546 51772
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -37 1550 £38,750 -3.12% 210
South East +7 394 £39,750 -0.62% 51
London -132 320 £47,500 +5.55% 66
West Midlands +26 199 £35,875 +2.50% 17
North West +16 170 £32,500 -7.14% 23
Yorkshire +14 166 £37,500 - 11
East of England -19 138 £35,000 -11.39% 18
West Yorkshire +14 131 £35,000 -10.82% 8
East Midlands -11 95 £40,000 +11.11% 7
Cheshire +18 92 £37,000 +23.33% 9
Surrey +36 84 £42,500 +6.25% 13
City of London -80 82 £50,000 - 11
Hampshire +21 78 £40,000 +14.28% 9
Manchester +25 63 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Leeds 0 63 £35,000 -2.77% 2
East Sussex -1 63 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Birmingham +19 60 £35,000 +3.70% 5
South West -83 59 £35,000 +1.44% 11
Brighton +3 58 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Berkshire -18 57 £35,000 -17.64% 11
Staffordshire +26 53 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Scotland -10 42 £40,000 -4.76% 9
North East +23 39 £34,500 -1.42% 6
Derbyshire +43 36 £40,000 +19.40% 2
Tyne and Wear +21 36 £34,500 -1.42% 6
Essex +18 35 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Warrington +3 33 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Reading -17 33 £36,500 -14.11% 5
Oxfordshire +31 32 £39,500 -12.22% 8
Kent +35 29 £27,750 -28.38% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2257 (68.83%) .NET
2 2007 (61.21%) C#
3 1800 (54.89%) SQL
4 1669 (50.90%) SQL Server
5 1250 (38.12%) ASP.NET
6 1089 (33.21%) VB.NET
7 1060 (32.33%) Microsoft
8 997 (30.41%) HTML
9 975 (29.73%) JavaScript
10 953 (29.06%) Windows
11 828 (25.25%) VB6
12 710 (21.65%) Finance
13 689 (21.01%) CSS
14 679 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
15 672 (20.49%) MVC
16 585 (17.84%) MS Excel
17 535 (16.32%) Java
18 521 (15.89%) XML
19 518 (15.80%) Degree
20 458 (13.97%) Oracle
21 447 (13.63%) .NET Framework
22 418 (12.75%) T-SQL
23 408 (12.44%) jQuery
24 399 (12.17%) Visual Studio
25 394 (12.02%) Web Services
26 390 (11.89%) VBScript
27 387 (11.80%) WCF
28 342 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
29 339 (10.34%) Scrum
30 337 (10.28%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 233 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 186 (5.67%) IIS
3 106 (3.23%) MS Exchange
4 100 (3.05%) Node.js
5 80 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 65 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 54 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 42 (1.28%) JBoss
9 38 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 29 (0.88%) CMS
10 29 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
11 26 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 23 (0.70%) SAS
13 22 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 19 (0.58%) Apache
15 17 (0.52%) Tuxedo
15 17 (0.52%) AquaLogic
15 17 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 17 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
16 16 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 585 (17.84%) MS Excel
2 199 (6.07%) MS Office
3 40 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.37%) Simulink
5 12 (0.37%) TargetLink
6 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.21%) MS Project
9 6 (0.18%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.18%) LaTeX
10 5 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 5 (0.15%) Revit
11 4 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
12 3 (0.091%) SOLIDWORKS
12 3 (0.091%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.091%) SPSS
12 3 (0.091%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.061%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 37 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 14 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.24%) Changepoint
5 8 (0.24%) assyst
6 7 (0.21%) HFM
6 7 (0.21%) SAP Business One
7 5 (0.15%) Magento
7 5 (0.15%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.15%) Line 500
8 4 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
8 4 (0.12%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.091%) Exstream
10 2 (0.061%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.061%) Nortel Periphonics
10 2 (0.061%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.061%) Eikon
10 2 (0.061%) Algo Collateral
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (1.71%) Office 365
3 50 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (0.82%) SaaS
5 10 (0.30%) Google App Engine
5 10 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.091%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.030%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 141 (4.30%) Internet
2 75 (2.29%) TCP/IP
3 69 (2.10%) DNS
4 61 (1.86%) SAN
5 54 (1.65%) Firewall
6 44 (1.34%) DHCP
7 34 (1.04%) Wireless
8 32 (0.98%) WAN
9 28 (0.85%) VPN
10 27 (0.82%) LAN
11 26 (0.79%) HTTP
11 26 (0.79%) Intranet
12 21 (0.64%) SSL
12 21 (0.64%) NetScaler
13 18 (0.55%) VLAN
13 18 (0.55%) VoIP
14 14 (0.43%) DMZ
15 13 (0.40%) IPsec
16 12 (0.37%) FTP
17 8 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1669 (50.90%) SQL Server
2 327 (9.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 284 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 206 (6.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 195 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 161 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 157 (4.79%) Crystal Reports
8 130 (3.96%) Oracle Database
9 125 (3.81%) MS Access
10 115 (3.51%) MySQL
11 93 (2.84%) SQL Server 2000
12 88 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 84 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 81 (2.47%) NoSQL
15 64 (1.95%) RDBMS
15 64 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
16 41 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
17 38 (1.16%) QlikView
18 37 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
19 29 (0.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 399 (12.17%) Visual Studio
2 176 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 149 (4.54%) NUnit
4 110 (3.35%) Rhino Mocks
5 99 (3.02%) Git (software)
6 93 (2.84%) Subversion
7 92 (2.81%) Moq
8 78 (2.38%) MSTest
9 65 (1.98%) Selenium
10 58 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 46 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
12 30 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (0.82%) Eclipse
14 23 (0.70%) JIRA
14 23 (0.70%) Maven
15 19 (0.58%) LoadRunner
16 18 (0.55%) MSI
17 16 (0.49%) Cucumber
18 15 (0.46%) TeamCity
18 15 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 710 (21.65%) Finance
2 144 (4.39%) Retail
3 119 (3.63%) Banking
4 98 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 85 (2.59%) Marketing
6 83 (2.53%) Back Office
7 67 (2.04%) Games
8 59 (1.80%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 39 (1.19%) Law
11 38 (1.16%) Electronics
12 34 (1.04%) Automotive
13 33 (1.01%) Advertising
14 31 (0.95%) Front Office
14 31 (0.95%) Investment Banking
15 30 (0.91%) Publishing
16 29 (0.88%) Legal
17 24 (0.73%) Aerospace
18 21 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
19 19 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1981 (60.41%) Developer
2 833 (25.40%) .NET Developer
3 547 (16.68%) Analyst
4 345 (10.52%) Software Developer
5 316 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 225 (6.86%) Senior Developer
7 201 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 192 (5.86%) Applications Support
9 166 (5.06%) Junior
10 155 (4.73%) Support Analyst
10 155 (4.73%) Junior Developer
11 151 (4.61%) Web Developer
12 145 (4.42%) Programmer
13 134 (4.09%) VB.NET Developer
14 127 (3.87%) Software Engineer
15 117 (3.57%) VB Developer
16 116 (3.54%) Graduate
17 109 (3.32%) Applications Developer
17 109 (3.32%) AWS Developer
18 104 (3.17%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2257 (68.83%) .NET
2 1250 (38.12%) ASP.NET
3 997 (30.41%) HTML
4 689 (21.01%) CSS
5 521 (15.89%) XML
6 447 (13.63%) .NET Framework
7 408 (12.44%) jQuery
8 394 (12.02%) Web Services
9 387 (11.80%) WCF
10 342 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 320 (9.76%) WinForms
12 255 (7.78%) Ajax
13 251 (7.65%) WPF
14 187 (5.70%) HTML5
15 169 (5.15%) LINQ
16 143 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 130 (3.96%) Entity Framework
18 124 (3.78%) Classic ASP
19 113 (3.45%) XSLT
20 105 (3.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 304 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 233 (7.11%) Computer Science
3 100 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 79 (2.41%) N-Tier
6 66 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 61 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
8 60 (1.83%) Replication
9 53 (1.62%) Mobile App
10 51 (1.56%) Mathematics
11 48 (1.46%) Clustering
12 39 (1.19%) Equities
13 33 (1.01%) Derivative
14 31 (0.95%) Open Source
14 31 (0.95%) User Experience
15 28 (0.85%) iPhone
16 24 (0.73%) GIS
16 24 (0.73%) Blackberry
17 21 (0.64%) PKI
17 21 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 953 (29.06%) Windows
2 199 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 162 (4.94%) Linux
4 134 (4.09%) UNIX
5 131 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 123 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 110 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (2.38%) Android
9 52 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 51 (1.56%) Windows XP
11 31 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 23 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (0.46%) Windows 2000
14 12 (0.37%) Solaris
14 12 (0.37%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.21%) HPUX
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.091%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.091%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (20.71%) Agile Software Development
2 672 (20.49%) MVC
3 339 (10.34%) Scrum
4 337 (10.28%) OO
5 333 (10.16%) TDD
6 290 (8.84%) Software Engineering
7 229 (6.98%) Web Application Development
8 209 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 191 (5.82%) Web Development
10 179 (5.46%) Project Management
11 174 (5.31%) ITIL
12 154 (4.70%) OOP
13 135 (4.12%) CRM
14 128 (3.90%) E-Commerce
15 123 (3.75%) BDD
16 109 (3.32%) Unit Testing
17 105 (3.20%) Mentoring
18 103 (3.14%) OOD
19 100 (3.05%) MVVM
20 99 (3.02%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 2007 (61.21%) C#
2 1800 (54.89%) SQL
3 1089 (33.21%) VB.NET
4 975 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 828 (25.25%) VB6
6 535 (16.32%) Java
7 418 (12.75%) T-SQL
8 390 (11.89%) VBScript
9 308 (9.39%) C++
10 273 (8.33%) VBA
11 231 (7.04%) PowerShell
12 191 (5.82%) C
13 173 (5.28%) PHP
14 123 (3.75%) PL/SQL
15 82 (2.50%) Ruby
16 68 (2.07%) Python
17 59 (1.80%) Delphi
18 43 (1.31%) Perl
19 38 (1.16%) COBOL
19 38 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 518 (15.80%) Degree
2 92 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 54 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.56%) ISEB
6 37 (1.13%) MCSE
7 32 (0.98%) MCP
8 25 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 25 (0.76%) DV Cleared
9 22 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (0.64%) MCITP
11 19 (0.58%) CCNA
11 19 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (0.43%) MCTS
13 14 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (0.40%) CCA
15 11 (0.34%) MCSA
16 10 (0.30%) HND
17 8 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (3.66%) QA
2 44 (1.34%) SLA
3 42 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 18 (0.55%) HL7
5 15 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.43%) PMBOK
7 11 (0.34%) COBIT
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.030%) GAAP
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.030%) WAI
9 1 (0.030%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.030%) EMIR
9 1 (0.030%) MiFID
9 1 (0.030%) DICOM
9 1 (0.030%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.030%) Basel III
9 1 (0.030%) Solvency II
System Software
1 283 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 151 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (2.56%) XenApp
4 65 (1.98%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.34%) vSphere
6 35 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 25 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 22 (0.67%) Firmware
9 17 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.52%) XenDesktop
10 13 (0.40%) VMware Server
11 9 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.21%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.15%) MetaFrame
14 4 (0.12%) XenServer
15 2 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
16 1 (0.030%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.030%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 121 (3.69%) SCCM
2 35 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 16 (0.49%) SCOM
3 16 (0.49%) WSUS
4 14 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (0.37%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.27%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.27%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.18%) WMI
8 6 (0.18%) CA Endevor
8 6 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (0.15%) ZENworks
10 4 (0.12%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.091%) Opsview
11 3 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.091%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1060 (32.33%) Microsoft
2 458 (13.97%) Oracle
3 192 (5.86%) VMware
4 152 (4.64%) Citrix
5 90 (2.74%) Business Objects
6 66 (2.01%) Cisco
7 58 (1.77%) HP
8 51 (1.56%) Google
9 45 (1.37%) SAP
10 42 (1.28%) EMC
11 38 (1.16%) Symantec
12 32 (0.98%) IBM
13 30 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
14 28 (0.85%) Red Hat
15 26 (0.79%) Sybase
16 25 (0.76%) Tableau
17 24 (0.73%) Dell
18 23 (0.70%) NetApp
19 20 (0.61%) Cognos
19 20 (0.61%) Telerik
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + relocation allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and relocation allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + 46days hols + exc pension
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Great Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
New Malden, Surrey
BAE Systems
Posted: 2 days ago