The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 154 129 116
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Permanent jobs citing VB 2147 2390 2669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 2.20% 2.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.56% 4.18% 4.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1819 2050 2378
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,263 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
60331 57156 63037
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.59% 52.57% 53.59%
Number of salaries quoted 51172 49005 55452
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -26 2051 £40,000 +11.11% 237
London -6 673 £50,000 - 59
South East -30 451 £37,500 +5.63% 50
City of London +36 245 £52,500 - 15
East of England -21 206 £40,000 +14.28% 16
West Midlands -11 177 £35,000 - 21
Yorkshire -15 158 £34,250 +5.38% 18
North West -27 154 £33,676 +0.52% 27
South West -38 116 £35,000 - 28
Hertfordshire -9 90 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +22 89 £37,500 +7.14% 16
East Sussex +17 89 £40,000 -5.88% 6
East Midlands -16 85 £34,000 +8.80% 13
Brighton +19 83 £40,000 -5.88% 5
West Yorkshire -62 82 £32,750 +0.76% 9
Cheshire +5 75 £30,000 -7.69% 10
Surrey -37 71 £40,000 - 9
Leeds -59 58 £31,500 -3.07% 6
Kent -10 53 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Staffordshire +5 48 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Scotland -13 48 £33,000 -12.00% 5
West Sussex +18 45 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Bedfordshire +16 43 £40,000 +14.28% 1
South Yorkshire +11 42 £33,500 +34.00% 3
Warrington -4 42 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 42 £40,000 +10.34% 5
Birmingham -20 41 £35,000 - 4
Hampshire -74 41 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Cambridge +3 39 £40,000 +5.26% 4
Manchester -51 36 £34,123 -2.50% 8

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2671 (63.66%) .NET
2 2345 (55.89%) SQL
3 2301 (54.84%) C#
4 2092 (49.86%) SQL Server
5 1407 (33.53%) ASP.NET
6 1384 (32.98%) VB.NET
7 1344 (32.03%) Microsoft
8 1155 (27.53%) Windows
9 1057 (25.19%) JavaScript
10 1030 (24.55%) HTML
11 965 (23.00%) Finance
12 960 (22.88%) VB6
13 775 (18.47%) Degree
14 769 (18.33%) XML
15 753 (17.95%) MS Excel
16 720 (17.16%) Java
17 701 (16.71%) VBScript
18 696 (16.59%) Oracle
19 693 (16.52%) CSS
20 661 (15.75%) MVC
21 600 (14.30%) T-SQL
22 495 (11.80%) WCF
23 488 (11.63%) Visual Studio
24 486 (11.58%) .NET Framework
25 468 (11.15%) C++
26 457 (10.89%) Web Services
27 432 (10.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 432 (10.30%) Computer Science
28 422 (10.06%) VBA
29 417 (9.94%) Scrum

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 359 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 306 (7.29%) IIS
3 119 (2.84%) MS Exchange
4 95 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
5 85 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 82 (1.95%) CMS
7 70 (1.67%) Node.js
8 56 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
9 55 (1.31%) Apache
10 52 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 51 (1.22%) SAS
12 50 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
12 50 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 37 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
14 36 (0.86%) Tomcat
14 36 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 36 (0.86%) Lync
15 31 (0.74%) FileNet
16 26 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
17 24 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 753 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 253 (6.03%) MS Office
3 53 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 28 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.60%) SPSS
7 23 (0.55%) MS Visio
8 8 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.17%) LaTeX
10 2 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
10 2 (0.048%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.048%) MS Project
11 1 (0.024%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.024%) Revit
11 1 (0.024%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.024%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.024%) Simulink
11 1 (0.024%) InDesign
11 1 (0.024%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 41 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (0.95%) HFM
3 26 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 22 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 21 (0.50%) assyst
6 19 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.26%) Endur
8 9 (0.21%) Maximo
9 8 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
10 7 (0.17%) Magento
10 7 (0.17%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.14%) SAP SRM
11 6 (0.14%) SAP BPC
12 4 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 4 (0.095%) Misys Opics
12 4 (0.095%) Summit
12 4 (0.095%) e-Work
12 4 (0.095%) Siebel Analytics
12 4 (0.095%) Markit EDM
13 3 (0.071%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.69%) SaaS
2 28 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.33%) Office 365
6 2 (0.048%) Taleo
6 2 (0.048%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.048%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.048%) Heroku
7 1 (0.024%) GitHub
7 1 (0.024%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 224 (5.34%) Internet
2 82 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 77 (1.84%) DNS
4 75 (1.79%) Firewall
5 49 (1.17%) WAN
5 49 (1.17%) SAN
6 46 (1.10%) LAN
7 42 (1.00%) LDAP
8 41 (0.98%) Intranet
9 38 (0.91%) DHCP
10 28 (0.67%) VPN
11 27 (0.64%) FTP
12 25 (0.60%) Extranet
13 23 (0.55%) NetScaler
14 21 (0.50%) VoIP
15 20 (0.48%) Ethernet
16 19 (0.45%) Wireless
17 15 (0.36%) HTTP
18 14 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2092 (49.86%) SQL Server
2 432 (10.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 374 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 361 (8.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 258 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 253 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 209 (4.98%) Crystal Reports
8 206 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 200 (4.77%) MS Access
10 197 (4.69%) MySQL
11 130 (3.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 122 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
13 121 (2.88%) Oracle Database
14 79 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
15 73 (1.74%) Data Mining
16 70 (1.67%) QlikView
17 68 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
18 67 (1.60%) RDBMS
19 56 (1.33%) DTS
20 54 (1.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 488 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 249 (5.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 248 (5.91%) NUnit
4 179 (4.27%) Rhino Mocks
5 158 (3.77%) Subversion
6 142 (3.38%) QuickTest Pro
7 123 (2.93%) Moq
8 112 (2.67%) MSI
9 107 (2.55%) MSTest
10 98 (2.34%) Selenium
11 86 (2.05%) Git (software)
12 74 (1.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 60 (1.43%) JIRA
14 49 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 48 (1.14%) InstallShield
16 42 (1.00%) MSBuild
17 37 (0.88%) Maven
18 33 (0.79%) AdminStudio
19 30 (0.71%) TestComplete
20 23 (0.55%) Eclipse
General
1 965 (23.00%) Finance
2 178 (4.24%) Banking
3 170 (4.05%) Retail
4 146 (3.48%) Marketing
5 105 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 104 (2.48%) Law
7 88 (2.10%) Games
8 84 (2.00%) Legal
9 70 (1.67%) Financial Institution
10 62 (1.48%) Manufacturing
11 49 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 48 (1.14%) Advertising
13 40 (0.95%) Billing
13 40 (0.95%) Publishing
14 39 (0.93%) Front Office
15 36 (0.86%) Back Office
16 33 (0.79%) Electronics
17 31 (0.74%) Aerospace
18 27 (0.64%) Music Industry
19 19 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 2238 (53.34%) Developer
2 963 (22.95%) .NET Developer
3 753 (17.95%) Analyst
4 371 (8.84%) Software Developer
5 319 (7.60%) C# Developer
6 215 (5.12%) VB.NET Developer
7 210 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 207 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
9 201 (4.79%) Junior
10 199 (4.74%) Senior Developer
11 181 (4.31%) Consultant
12 178 (4.24%) Junior Developer
13 177 (4.22%) Support Analyst
14 172 (4.10%) Web Developer
15 159 (3.79%) Software Engineer
16 154 (3.67%) VB Developer
17 152 (3.62%) Graduate
18 144 (3.43%) ASP.NET Developer
19 128 (3.05%) SQL Developer
20 113 (2.69%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2671 (63.66%) .NET
2 1407 (33.53%) ASP.NET
3 1030 (24.55%) HTML
4 769 (18.33%) XML
5 693 (16.52%) CSS
6 495 (11.80%) WCF
7 486 (11.58%) .NET Framework
8 457 (10.89%) Web Services
9 398 (9.49%) jQuery
10 386 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 331 (7.89%) WPF
12 286 (6.82%) WinForms
13 262 (6.24%) Ajax
14 260 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 200 (4.77%) Classic ASP
16 197 (4.69%) Razor View Engine
17 195 (4.65%) HTML5
18 183 (4.36%) LINQ
19 179 (4.27%) SOAP
20 162 (3.86%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 432 (10.30%) Computer Science
2 140 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 135 (3.22%) Mobile App
4 108 (2.57%) Mathematics
5 98 (2.34%) Inversion of Control
6 97 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 56 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 54 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 45 (1.07%) Replication
10 42 (1.00%) Clustering
11 41 (0.98%) Statistics
11 41 (0.98%) iPhone
12 34 (0.81%) Blackberry
13 32 (0.76%) Blog
14 31 (0.74%) Open Source
14 31 (0.74%) Tandem
15 29 (0.69%) Derivative
16 27 (0.64%) Physics
17 24 (0.57%) Fixed Income
18 23 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1155 (27.53%) Windows
2 276 (6.58%) UNIX
3 271 (6.46%) Linux
4 243 (5.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 192 (4.58%) Windows 7
6 140 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 123 (2.93%) Android
8 120 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 70 (1.67%) Windows XP
11 62 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 44 (1.05%) Solaris
13 19 (0.45%) HPUX
13 19 (0.45%) Windows CE
14 15 (0.36%) Windows Phone
14 15 (0.36%) AIX
15 13 (0.31%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.21%) Debian
18 8 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (15.75%) MVC
2 417 (9.94%) Scrum
3 411 (9.80%) TDD
4 346 (8.25%) OO
5 310 (7.39%) Business Intelligence
6 309 (7.36%) Web Application Development
7 298 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
8 287 (6.84%) Software Engineering
9 249 (5.93%) ITIL
10 217 (5.17%) E-Commerce
11 209 (4.98%) Web Development
12 196 (4.67%) Project Management
13 193 (4.60%) OOP
14 175 (4.17%) Unit Testing
15 163 (3.88%) Kanban
16 162 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
17 160 (3.81%) CRM
18 154 (3.67%) Migration
19 146 (3.48%) Release Management
20 133 (3.17%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2345 (55.89%) SQL
2 2301 (54.84%) C#
3 1384 (32.98%) VB.NET
4 1057 (25.19%) JavaScript
5 960 (22.88%) VB6
6 720 (17.16%) Java
7 701 (16.71%) VBScript
8 600 (14.30%) T-SQL
9 468 (11.15%) C++
10 422 (10.06%) VBA
11 384 (9.15%) PowerShell
12 245 (5.84%) PHP
13 186 (4.43%) C
14 137 (3.27%) Perl
15 129 (3.07%) PL/SQL
16 84 (2.00%) Python
17 77 (1.84%) Ruby
18 65 (1.55%) Shell Script
19 46 (1.10%) Delphi
20 34 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 775 (18.47%) Degree
2 200 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 177 (4.22%) Security Cleared
4 136 (3.24%) ISEB
5 94 (2.24%) MCP
6 80 (1.91%) SC Cleared
7 78 (1.86%) MCTS
8 74 (1.76%) MCSD
9 70 (1.67%) ISTQB
10 66 (1.57%) MCAD
11 60 (1.43%) DV Cleared
12 50 (1.19%) MCSE
13 39 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 22 (0.52%) HND
16 21 (0.50%) MCITP
17 20 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 13 (0.31%) MCSA
19 13 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (6.41%) QA
2 56 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 55 (1.31%) SLA
4 22 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.26%) WAI
7 10 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.12%) FATCA
8 5 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.095%) Basel II
9 4 (0.095%) COREP
9 4 (0.095%) CRD IV
9 4 (0.095%) Basel III
10 3 (0.071%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.048%) COBIT
11 2 (0.048%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.024%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.024%) HL7
12 1 (0.024%) DICOM
12 1 (0.024%) AIFMD
System Software
1 337 (8.03%) Active Directory
2 169 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 68 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 66 (1.57%) XenApp
7 24 (0.57%) vSphere
8 22 (0.52%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
10 10 (0.24%) XenServer
11 8 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.17%) MetaFrame
12 7 (0.17%) Terminal Server
12 7 (0.17%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.12%) KVM
13 5 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.095%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (4.34%) SCCM
2 83 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
3 47 (1.12%) WSUS
4 31 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 29 (0.69%) AppDNA
5 29 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 26 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 15 (0.36%) OpenView
8 14 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 14 (0.33%) OpenSSO
9 12 (0.29%) Nagios
9 12 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
10 11 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
10 11 (0.26%) OPNET
11 10 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.24%) Windows Intune
11 10 (0.24%) SCOM
12 8 (0.19%) ARCserve
13 7 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1344 (32.03%) Microsoft
2 696 (16.59%) Oracle
3 284 (6.77%) Citrix
4 225 (5.36%) VMware
5 180 (4.29%) HP
6 123 (2.93%) Business Objects
7 122 (2.91%) SAP
8 70 (1.67%) Cognos
9 65 (1.55%) IBM
10 58 (1.38%) Cisco
11 53 (1.26%) Sybase
12 52 (1.24%) NetApp
13 49 (1.17%) Tableau
14 48 (1.14%) Remedy
15 44 (1.05%) AppSense
16 41 (0.98%) Symantec
17 39 (0.93%) CA
17 39 (0.93%) Red Hat
17 39 (0.93%) Google
18 36 (0.86%) EMC
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Lothian
Change Recruitment Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Westek Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday