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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 210 165 123
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -42
Permanent jobs citing VB 1528 2017 2472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.72% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.78% 3.26% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1320 1737 2133
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
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 £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 1441 £40,000 - 220
South East -10 353 £40,000 +2.56% 39
London -104 332 £45,000 -5.26% 59
West Midlands -3 167 £37,500 +7.14% 18
East of England -27 144 £35,000 -12.50% 26
Yorkshire +29 140 £37,500 +7.14% 24
North West -4 139 £35,000 - 27
West Yorkshire +35 109 £35,250 -6.00% 9
Surrey +47 86 £45,000 +12.50% 5
East Midlands -2 84 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Cheshire -2 73 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Hampshire +22 71 £40,000 +23.07% 6
City of London -88 70 £50,000 -4.76% 14
South West -63 68 £36,000 +2.85% 13
Birmingham -7 52 £35,000 +6.06% 6
Manchester +32 51 £35,500 -5.33% 15
Berkshire -29 47 £37,500 -11.76% 4
Leeds +9 42 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Oxfordshire +46 41 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Essex +16 37 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Scotland +4 37 £45,000 - 7
East Sussex -26 37 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Staffordshire +4 35 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Reading -25 35 £36,500 -14.11% 4
Brighton -17 34 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Hertfordshire -47 34 £32,500 -8.45% 5
North East +13 31 £34,750 -0.71% 3
Derbyshire +33 30 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Warrington -11 30 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Tyne and Wear +10 27 £35,000 - 1

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2151 (68.29%) .NET
2 1925 (61.11%) C#
3 1675 (53.17%) SQL
4 1555 (49.37%) SQL Server
5 1134 (36.00%) ASP.NET
6 1042 (33.08%) VB.NET
7 980 (31.11%) Microsoft
8 936 (29.71%) Windows
9 931 (29.56%) HTML
10 912 (28.95%) JavaScript
11 769 (24.41%) VB6
12 707 (22.44%) Finance
13 677 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
14 625 (19.84%) CSS
15 606 (19.24%) MVC
16 567 (18.00%) Java
17 555 (17.62%) MS Excel
18 511 (16.22%) Degree
19 497 (15.78%) XML
20 425 (13.49%) .NET Framework
21 406 (12.89%) T-SQL
22 400 (12.70%) Oracle
23 382 (12.13%) Web Services
24 370 (11.75%) VBScript
25 364 (11.56%) jQuery
26 361 (11.46%) Visual Studio
27 354 (11.24%) WCF
28 349 (11.08%) Scrum
29 343 (10.89%) TDD
30 333 (10.57%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 202 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 172 (5.46%) IIS
3 98 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 98 (3.11%) Node.js
4 73 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 58 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 45 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 38 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (1.14%) CMS
9 33 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 31 (0.98%) JBoss
11 24 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (0.60%) Apache
12 19 (0.60%) SAS
12 19 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.48%) Lync
14 14 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 13 (0.41%) Tuxedo
15 13 (0.41%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 555 (17.62%) MS Excel
2 199 (6.32%) MS Office
3 49 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 34 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.35%) MS Project
5 11 (0.35%) Simulink
5 11 (0.35%) TargetLink
6 10 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.16%) LaTeX
9 4 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.095%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.095%) SPSS
10 3 (0.095%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.095%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.063%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.063%) PrintSoft PReS
12 1 (0.032%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 35 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.41%) Changepoint
3 12 (0.38%) SAP ERP
4 10 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.32%) HFM
5 7 (0.22%) assyst
5 7 (0.22%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.19%) JDE OneWorld
7 5 (0.16%) LabWindows
8 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.13%) Exstream
9 3 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.063%) Algo Collateral
10 2 (0.063%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.063%) Retail-J
10 2 (0.063%) Nortel Periphonics
10 2 (0.063%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.063%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.032%) Agresso
11 1 (0.032%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (1.52%) Office 365
4 26 (0.83%) SaaS
5 21 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 14 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 13 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.063%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.032%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.032%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 145 (4.60%) Internet
2 74 (2.35%) DNS
3 72 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.68%) SAN
5 49 (1.56%) Firewall
5 49 (1.56%) DHCP
6 35 (1.11%) Wireless
7 28 (0.89%) WAN
8 27 (0.86%) VPN
9 26 (0.83%) SSL
10 25 (0.79%) HTTP
11 23 (0.73%) Intranet
11 23 (0.73%) LAN
12 21 (0.67%) VoIP
12 21 (0.67%) NetScaler
13 18 (0.57%) VLAN
14 17 (0.54%) FTP
15 13 (0.41%) IPsec
16 9 (0.29%) CTI
17 8 (0.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1555 (49.37%) SQL Server
2 283 (8.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 266 (8.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 201 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 165 (5.24%) Relational Database
6 164 (5.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 127 (4.03%) Crystal Reports
8 112 (3.56%) MS Access
9 103 (3.27%) MySQL
10 97 (3.08%) Oracle Database
10 97 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
11 96 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
12 80 (2.54%) NoSQL
13 67 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 65 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 55 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
16 36 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
17 30 (0.95%) QlikView
18 29 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 361 (11.46%) Visual Studio
2 182 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 139 (4.41%) NUnit
4 103 (3.27%) Rhino Mocks
4 103 (3.27%) Git (software)
5 93 (2.95%) Subversion
6 92 (2.92%) Moq
7 79 (2.51%) MSTest
8 72 (2.29%) Selenium
9 61 (1.94%) QuickTest Pro
10 57 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 32 (1.02%) JIRA
12 25 (0.79%) LoadRunner
13 24 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
14 23 (0.73%) Eclipse
15 17 (0.54%) MSI
16 16 (0.51%) Hudson
16 16 (0.51%) Maven
17 14 (0.44%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 707 (22.44%) Finance
2 137 (4.35%) Retail
3 127 (4.03%) Banking
4 102 (3.24%) Back Office
5 88 (2.79%) Manufacturing
6 69 (2.19%) Marketing
7 63 (2.00%) Games
8 52 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.21%) Financial Institution
10 37 (1.17%) Electronics
11 35 (1.11%) Automotive
12 32 (1.02%) Law
13 29 (0.92%) Front Office
14 26 (0.83%) Legal
15 25 (0.79%) Publishing
16 24 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 24 (0.76%) Aerospace
17 22 (0.70%) Advertising
18 21 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
19 13 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 1886 (59.87%) Developer
2 787 (24.98%) .NET Developer
3 533 (16.92%) Analyst
4 346 (10.98%) Software Developer
5 322 (10.22%) C# Developer
6 215 (6.83%) Senior Developer
7 199 (6.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 181 (5.75%) Applications Support
9 166 (5.27%) Junior
10 155 (4.92%) Junior Developer
11 152 (4.83%) Support Analyst
12 144 (4.57%) Programmer
12 144 (4.57%) Software Engineer
13 138 (4.38%) Graduate
14 133 (4.22%) VB.NET Developer
15 129 (4.10%) Web Developer
16 109 (3.46%) VB Developer
17 105 (3.33%) Applications Developer
18 99 (3.14%) Applications Support Analyst
19 97 (3.08%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2151 (68.29%) .NET
2 1134 (36.00%) ASP.NET
3 931 (29.56%) HTML
4 625 (19.84%) CSS
5 497 (15.78%) XML
6 425 (13.49%) .NET Framework
7 382 (12.13%) Web Services
8 364 (11.56%) jQuery
9 354 (11.24%) WCF
10 326 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 314 (9.97%) WinForms
12 240 (7.62%) WPF
13 213 (6.76%) Ajax
14 172 (5.46%) HTML5
15 164 (5.21%) LINQ
16 134 (4.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 125 (3.97%) Entity Framework
18 115 (3.65%) XSLT
19 96 (3.05%) NHibernate
19 96 (3.05%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 293 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (7.59%) Computer Science
3 98 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 84 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 82 (2.60%) N-Tier
6 75 (2.38%) Mathematics
7 69 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 64 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
9 62 (1.97%) Mobile App
10 52 (1.65%) Clustering
10 52 (1.65%) Replication
11 43 (1.37%) Derivative
12 37 (1.17%) Open Source
12 37 (1.17%) Equities
13 35 (1.11%) User Experience
14 29 (0.92%) Blackberry
15 26 (0.83%) iPhone
16 23 (0.73%) Mainframe
17 22 (0.70%) Physics
18 21 (0.67%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 936 (29.71%) Windows
2 190 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 153 (4.86%) Linux
4 144 (4.57%) Windows 7
5 121 (3.84%) UNIX
6 118 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 111 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 88 (2.79%) Android
9 61 (1.94%) Windows XP
10 56 (1.78%) Apple iOS
11 34 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 20 (0.63%) Windows 2000
13 17 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (0.48%) Windows Vista
15 11 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.29%) Solaris
17 5 (0.16%) Debian
17 5 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.16%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 677 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 606 (19.24%) MVC
3 349 (11.08%) Scrum
4 343 (10.89%) TDD
5 322 (10.22%) OO
6 296 (9.40%) Software Engineering
7 219 (6.95%) Web Application Development
8 176 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
9 171 (5.43%) Project Management
10 162 (5.14%) ITIL
11 158 (5.02%) Web Development
12 150 (4.76%) OOP
13 125 (3.97%) CRM
14 122 (3.87%) E-Commerce
15 119 (3.78%) Unit Testing
16 118 (3.75%) Migration
17 113 (3.59%) Mentoring
18 107 (3.40%) BDD
19 100 (3.17%) Dependency Injection
20 99 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1925 (61.11%) C#
2 1675 (53.17%) SQL
3 1042 (33.08%) VB.NET
4 912 (28.95%) JavaScript
5 769 (24.41%) VB6
6 567 (18.00%) Java
7 406 (12.89%) T-SQL
8 370 (11.75%) VBScript
9 333 (10.57%) C++
10 229 (7.27%) VBA
11 216 (6.86%) PowerShell
12 207 (6.57%) C
13 166 (5.27%) PHP
14 116 (3.68%) PL/SQL
15 102 (3.24%) Ruby
16 81 (2.57%) Python
17 61 (1.94%) Perl
18 51 (1.62%) Delphi
19 43 (1.37%) COBOL
20 41 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 511 (16.22%) Degree
2 93 (2.95%) Security Cleared
3 79 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 46 (1.46%) ISEB
6 37 (1.17%) MCP
7 29 (0.92%) MCSE
8 26 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 22 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 21 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.57%) CCNA
13 13 (0.41%) CCA
13 13 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (0.41%) MCITP
14 11 (0.35%) MCTS
14 11 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.32%) HP ASE
15 10 (0.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (4.19%) QA
2 38 (1.21%) SLA
3 34 (1.08%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.51%) HL7
5 14 (0.44%) PMBOK
5 14 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.41%) COBIT
7 5 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.032%) GAMP
9 1 (0.032%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.032%) GAAP
9 1 (0.032%) WAI
9 1 (0.032%) MiFID
9 1 (0.032%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.032%) EMIR
9 1 (0.032%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.032%) Basel III
System Software
1 281 (8.92%) Active Directory
2 146 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (2.79%) XenApp
4 70 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 40 (1.27%) vSphere
6 34 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (0.83%) VMware ESX
8 22 (0.70%) Firmware
9 20 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.57%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.44%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.35%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.19%) Terminal Server
15 5 (0.16%) RACF
15 5 (0.16%) XenServer
16 2 (0.063%) Oracle RAC
17 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 1 (0.032%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 123 (3.90%) SCCM
2 28 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (0.51%) WSUS
4 16 (0.51%) CA Endevor
5 13 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (0.41%) NetBackup
6 12 (0.38%) SCOM
7 9 (0.29%) BladeLogic
7 9 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 8 (0.25%) ARCserve
8 8 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.19%) Puppet
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.16%) ZENworks
11 5 (0.16%) WMI
12 2 (0.063%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.063%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 980 (31.11%) Microsoft
2 400 (12.70%) Oracle
3 180 (5.71%) VMware
4 162 (5.14%) Citrix
5 73 (2.32%) Business Objects
6 60 (1.90%) HP
7 58 (1.84%) Cisco
8 53 (1.68%) Google
9 46 (1.46%) SAP
10 42 (1.33%) IBM
11 39 (1.24%) Symantec
12 34 (1.08%) EMC
12 34 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
13 24 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 23 (0.73%) Sybase
15 20 (0.63%) Tableau
15 20 (0.63%) NetApp
16 19 (0.60%) Dell
17 17 (0.54%) Telerik
18 16 (0.51%) IronPort
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
North West London
Tiro Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-45,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45K + benefits + flexible workin
Posted: 2 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus
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Rochester, Kent
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
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Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Deerfoot I.T. Resources Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £40,000 per annum £20-40k pa + benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £36,000 per annum Depending on Experience
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Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent pension and holidays
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Stanmore, Middlesex
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + uncapped bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Anderson Scott Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £22,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday