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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 251 207 174
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -33
Permanent jobs citing VB 1318 1589 1887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.51% 1.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 3.01% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1179 1359 1617
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
52947 52865 55326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.98% 50.33% 53.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45673 45429 46448
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £66,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%

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 14 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(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 -31 1240 £40,000 - 161
London -15 329 £50,000 - 37
South East -34 289 £42,500 +6.25% 28
South West +67 174 £37,500 +8.69% 20
Yorkshire -8 96 £35,000 -12.50% 13
East Midlands +15 91 £37,500 -6.25% 24
North West -26 87 £32,500 - 14
West Midlands -72 79 £40,000 +14.28% 16
East of England -61 77 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Yorkshire -10 70 £35,000 - 7
City of London +11 67 £53,500 +7.00% 5
Berkshire +24 63 £42,500 +8.28% 5
Leeds +4 48 £35,000 - 6
Hampshire -4 48 £37,500 - 8
Reading +28 46 £37,750 -27.75% 1
East Sussex +10 46 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Brighton -2 45 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Manchester +3 39 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Bristol +7 36 £36,250 +20.83% 4
Hertfordshire -21 35 £36,250 -9.37% 3
Nottinghamshire +25 33 £32,500 +35.41% 9
Nottingham +29 32 £32,500 - 9
Wiltshire +27 32 £31,500 -4.54% 3
Gloucestershire +18 32 £42,750 +21.27% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 32 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Surrey -45 32 £41,000 +9.33% 1
Staffordshire -18 27 £40,000 - 2
Somerset +13 26 £40,500 +24.61% 4
West Sussex -5 26 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Cheshire -23 26 £40,000 +6.66% 5

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1789 (65.01%) .NET
2 1599 (58.10%) C#
3 1568 (56.98%) SQL
4 1522 (55.31%) SQL Server
5 864 (31.40%) ASP.NET
6 832 (30.23%) VB.NET
6 832 (30.23%) Microsoft
7 796 (28.92%) Windows
8 760 (27.62%) Finance
9 672 (24.42%) HTML
10 627 (22.78%) JavaScript
11 608 (22.09%) VB6
12 597 (21.69%) MS Excel
13 593 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
14 560 (20.35%) MVC
15 482 (17.51%) T-SQL
16 456 (16.57%) XML
17 448 (16.28%) Degree
18 446 (16.21%) CSS
19 428 (15.55%) Visual Studio
20 423 (15.37%) Oracle
21 377 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 358 (13.01%) .NET Framework
23 347 (12.61%) Java
24 340 (12.35%) VBA
25 335 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
26 331 (12.03%) WCF
27 314 (11.41%) IIS
28 305 (11.08%) C++
29 298 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 314 (11.41%) IIS
2 239 (8.68%) SharePoint
3 74 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 68 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
5 54 (1.96%) Node.js
6 53 (1.93%) Apache
7 52 (1.89%) CMS
8 50 (1.82%) SAS
9 41 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 40 (1.45%) Tomcat
10 40 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 30 (1.09%) Skype for Business
12 28 (1.02%) Drupal
13 21 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (0.58%) Confluence
15 15 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
16 13 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
17 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
17 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 12 (0.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 597 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 172 (6.25%) MS Office
3 64 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 29 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.51%) SPSS
7 12 (0.44%) Simulink
8 11 (0.40%) TargetLink
9 8 (0.29%) MS Project
10 7 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.15%) Mathematica
13 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.073%) CATIA
15 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.84%) Siebel Analytics
3 22 (0.80%) SAP Business One
4 12 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
5 11 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.36%) HFM
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.22%) FastStats
9 5 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.18%) Infor M3
9 5 (0.18%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.15%) Bankmaster
10 4 (0.15%) Hi Portfolio
10 4 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
10 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.11%) Findur
11 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.11%) SunGard Panorama
Cloud Services
1 52 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (1.67%) SaaS
3 22 (0.80%) Office 365
4 19 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.55%) Mimecast
6 12 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.25%) Silverpop
8 6 (0.22%) GitHub
9 5 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.18%) PaaS
10 2 (0.073%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.073%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.76%) Internet
2 84 (3.05%) TCP/IP
3 45 (1.64%) DNS
4 43 (1.56%) WAN
5 41 (1.49%) Firewall
6 40 (1.45%) DHCP
7 39 (1.42%) LAN
8 34 (1.24%) SAN
9 28 (1.02%) VPN
10 20 (0.73%) VoIP
11 19 (0.69%) IPsec
12 18 (0.65%) FTP
12 18 (0.65%) VLAN
13 17 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
14 16 (0.58%) SNMP
14 16 (0.58%) SSL
14 16 (0.58%) Wireless
15 15 (0.55%) Intranet
16 14 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1522 (55.31%) SQL Server
2 377 (13.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 245 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 235 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 211 (7.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 166 (6.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 160 (5.81%) MySQL
8 156 (5.67%) MS Access
9 149 (5.41%) Relational Database
10 111 (4.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 97 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
12 80 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
13 65 (2.36%) NoSQL
13 65 (2.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 59 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
15 52 (1.89%) RDBMS
16 43 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
17 38 (1.38%) Oracle Database
18 32 (1.16%) GIS
18 32 (1.16%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 428 (15.55%) Visual Studio
2 220 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 149 (5.41%) Subversion
4 132 (4.80%) NUnit
5 115 (4.18%) Git (software)
6 86 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
7 70 (2.54%) JIRA
8 68 (2.47%) Moq
8 68 (2.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 49 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 46 (1.67%) MSTest
11 42 (1.53%) PowerBuilder
12 29 (1.05%) LoadRunner
13 27 (0.98%) MSBuild
14 23 (0.84%) Jenkins
14 23 (0.84%) Selenium
15 22 (0.80%) AccuRev
16 21 (0.76%) HP UFT
17 18 (0.65%) Toad
18 17 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
General
1 760 (27.62%) Finance
2 221 (8.03%) Banking
3 97 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 80 (2.91%) Retail
5 79 (2.87%) Marketing
6 67 (2.43%) Legal
7 63 (2.29%) Back Office
8 55 (2.00%) Front Office
9 54 (1.96%) Games
10 51 (1.85%) Manufacturing
11 38 (1.38%) Advertising
12 37 (1.34%) Law
13 30 (1.09%) Electronics
14 25 (0.91%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.91%) Investment Banking
15 23 (0.84%) Automotive
16 8 (0.29%) Billing
16 8 (0.29%) Military
17 6 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1601 (58.18%) Developer
2 861 (31.29%) .NET Developer
3 490 (17.81%) C# Developer
4 443 (16.10%) Analyst
5 389 (14.14%) SQL Developer
6 358 (13.01%) C# .NET Developer
7 202 (7.34%) VB.NET Developer
8 201 (7.30%) Software Developer
9 179 (6.50%) VB Developer
10 174 (6.32%) Applications Support
11 171 (6.21%) Junior
12 166 (6.03%) Support Analyst
13 160 (5.81%) ASP.NET Developer
14 152 (5.52%) Senior Developer
15 150 (5.45%) Junior Developer
16 122 (4.43%) Graduate
17 114 (4.14%) .NET Software Developer
18 106 (3.85%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 103 (3.74%) Junior .NET Developer
20 102 (3.71%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1789 (65.01%) .NET
2 864 (31.40%) ASP.NET
3 672 (24.42%) HTML
4 456 (16.57%) XML
5 446 (16.21%) CSS
6 358 (13.01%) .NET Framework
7 331 (12.03%) WCF
8 298 (10.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 269 (9.77%) Web Services
10 256 (9.30%) WinForms
11 249 (9.05%) jQuery
12 206 (7.49%) WPF
13 195 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 174 (6.32%) HTML5
15 161 (5.85%) Ajax
16 119 (4.32%) LINQ
17 115 (4.18%) ASP.NET Web API
18 95 (3.45%) SOAP
19 92 (3.34%) Classic ASP
20 91 (3.31%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 335 (12.17%) Analytical Skills
2 241 (8.76%) Computer Science
3 98 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 86 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 63 (2.29%) Mathematics
6 47 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
7 41 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 39 (1.42%) iPhone
9 38 (1.38%) Data Structures
10 36 (1.31%) Mobile App
11 35 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (1.27%) Inversion of Control
12 33 (1.20%) User Experience
13 24 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 24 (0.87%) Replication
14 23 (0.84%) Driving Licence
14 23 (0.84%) Streaming Music
15 22 (0.80%) Physics
16 19 (0.69%) Performance Metrics
17 18 (0.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 796 (28.92%) Windows
2 277 (10.07%) Linux
3 206 (7.49%) Unix
4 190 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 92 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (3.31%) Android
7 72 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 51 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 33 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 26 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (0.73%) HPUX
13 17 (0.62%) Solaris
14 15 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.36%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.33%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 8 (0.29%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.25%) Windows Vista
19 6 (0.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (21.55%) Agile Software Development
2 560 (20.35%) MVC
3 260 (9.45%) Scrum
4 242 (8.79%) TDD
5 229 (8.32%) SDLC
6 220 (7.99%) Software Engineering
7 218 (7.92%) OO
8 209 (7.59%) ITIL
9 204 (7.41%) Web Development
10 190 (6.90%) Web Application Development
11 183 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
12 140 (5.09%) Project Management
13 111 (4.03%) CRM
14 110 (4.00%) Analytics
14 110 (4.00%) Mentoring
15 103 (3.74%) Unit Testing
16 97 (3.52%) Migration
17 95 (3.45%) BDD
18 91 (3.31%) Configuration Management
19 89 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1599 (58.10%) C#
2 1568 (56.98%) SQL
3 832 (30.23%) VB.NET
4 627 (22.78%) JavaScript
5 608 (22.09%) VB6
6 482 (17.51%) T-SQL
7 347 (12.61%) Java
8 340 (12.35%) VBA
9 305 (11.08%) C++
10 278 (10.10%) VBScript
11 184 (6.69%) PowerShell
12 150 (5.45%) PHP
13 131 (4.76%) PL/SQL
14 129 (4.69%) C
15 122 (4.43%) Python
16 120 (4.36%) Perl
17 74 (2.69%) Shell Script
18 59 (2.14%) Ruby
19 33 (1.20%) Bash Shell
20 28 (1.02%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 448 (16.28%) Degree
2 152 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 96 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 64 (2.33%) MCSE
5 52 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 38 (1.38%) MCTS
7 35 (1.27%) MCP
8 34 (1.24%) ISEB
9 33 (1.20%) MCSA
10 27 (0.98%) ISTQB
11 25 (0.91%) MCPD
12 22 (0.80%) MCSD
13 21 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (0.73%) DV Cleared
15 18 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.51%) HND
18 13 (0.47%) CCA
18 13 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 12 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.42%) QA
2 76 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 59 (2.14%) SLA
4 34 (1.24%) ISO 9001
5 16 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 8 (0.29%) TickIT
7 6 (0.22%) GxP
8 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.073%) HL7
9 2 (0.073%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.036%) GAAP
10 1 (0.036%) MISRA
10 1 (0.036%) MISRA C
System Software
1 167 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 97 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.91%) XenApp
4 21 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (0.62%) VMware ESX
6 16 (0.58%) Firmware
7 14 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.44%) vSphere
9 9 (0.33%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.18%) Snort
12 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.073%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.036%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.036%) KVM
14 1 (0.036%) Postfix
14 1 (0.036%) UAG
14 1 (0.036%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (1.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 50 (1.82%) SCCM
4 45 (1.64%) HP UCMDB
5 39 (1.42%) SCOM
6 31 (1.13%) Puppet
7 17 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
8 16 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 14 (0.51%) Nagios
10 12 (0.44%) EnCase
10 12 (0.44%) FTK
11 11 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (0.36%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.33%) Perfmon
14 7 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.25%) OpenView
15 6 (0.22%) HP NNM
15 6 (0.22%) NetBackup
15 6 (0.22%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 832 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 423 (15.37%) Oracle
3 153 (5.56%) HP
4 151 (5.49%) VMware
5 76 (2.76%) IBM
6 75 (2.73%) Citrix
7 64 (2.33%) SAP
8 51 (1.85%) Cisco
9 36 (1.31%) Google
10 31 (1.13%) Dynatrace
11 30 (1.09%) Adobe
12 27 (0.98%) Siebel
12 27 (0.98%) Telerik
13 21 (0.76%) EMC
13 21 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 20 (0.73%) CheckPoint
14 20 (0.73%) Symantec
15 17 (0.62%) F5
16 16 (0.58%) NetIQ
16 16 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £30k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Colossus Associates
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits 0
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Talent Spa
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Langley James
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Keynsham, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Salary: Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston, Yorkshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reward Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago