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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 190 151 117
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -34
Permanent jobs citing VB 1760 2142 2689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.55% 1.96% 2.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.07% 3.67% 4.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1483 1830 2319
Average salary £37,750 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,750 £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
57254 58430 60454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.34% 53.59% 53.76%
Number of salaries quoted 48333 50362 52902
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,018 £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 31 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 31 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 -35 1667 £38,500 +2.66% 230
London -10 481 £47,500 +4.39% 46
South East -66 307 £36,000 -10.00% 42
Yorkshire -36 181 £37,500 +19.04% 20
West Midlands +4 177 £33,500 -10.66% 27
North West -34 160 £32,500 -1.51% 30
City of London +26 146 £52,500 +6.06% 14
East of England -47 141 £40,000 +14.28% 20
West Yorkshire -19 137 £37,500 +19.04% 15
South West -33 120 £34,000 -2.85% 26
East Midlands -7 87 £37,500 +15.38% 13
Cheshire +5 74 £34,000 -2.85% 12
Leeds -48 74 £35,500 +12.69% 6
Hampshire -44 61 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Brighton +13 60 £35,500 -11.25% 3
East Sussex +9 60 £35,500 -11.25% 3
Manchester -32 60 £32,500 -1.51% 15
Hertfordshire -20 58 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Scotland -27 47 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Berkshire +8 46 £35,000 -15.15% 12
Bristol +2 42 £32,250 -7.85% 2
Surrey -38 38 £35,000 +16.66% 5
Birmingham -3 36 £35,000 - 8
Staffordshire +5 34 £33,500 -16.25% 5
Northamptonshire -10 34 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Warrington -2 33 £25,000 -28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire -23 33 £45,000 +16.88% 4
North East -1 30 £33,500 +10.74% 5
Kent -1 29 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Tyne and Wear +7 28 £33,500 -16.25% 3

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 2572 (66.00%) .NET
2 2216 (56.86%) SQL
3 2205 (56.58%) C#
4 2050 (52.60%) SQL Server
5 1399 (35.90%) ASP.NET
6 1293 (33.18%) Microsoft
7 1272 (32.64%) VB.NET
8 1086 (27.87%) HTML
9 1070 (27.46%) Windows
10 1047 (26.87%) JavaScript
11 930 (23.86%) VB6
12 869 (22.30%) Finance
13 777 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
14 772 (19.81%) MS Excel
15 759 (19.48%) CSS
16 757 (19.43%) XML
17 678 (17.40%) Oracle
18 677 (17.37%) Degree
19 654 (16.78%) Java
20 640 (16.42%) MVC
21 634 (16.27%) VBScript
22 557 (14.29%) T-SQL
23 513 (13.16%) Visual Studio
24 484 (12.42%) .NET Framework
25 451 (11.57%) Web Services
26 440 (11.29%) WCF
27 418 (10.73%) C++
28 413 (10.60%) jQuery
29 411 (10.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 383 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 276 (7.08%) IIS
3 99 (2.54%) MS Exchange
4 81 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
6 66 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 63 (1.62%) CMS
8 51 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 50 (1.28%) Node.js
10 46 (1.18%) SAS
11 45 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (0.82%) JBoss
13 29 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 29 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
13 29 (0.74%) Lync
14 25 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 24 (0.62%) WordPress
16 23 (0.59%) FileNet
17 20 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 772 (19.81%) MS Excel
2 288 (7.39%) MS Office
3 42 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 40 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 17 (0.44%) SPSS
8 15 (0.38%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.23%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.18%) LaTeX
12 5 (0.13%) Revit
13 3 (0.077%) PrintSoft PReS
14 2 (0.051%) MS Project
15 1 (0.026%) InDesign
15 1 (0.026%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 30 (0.77%) HFM
2 29 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 20 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
5 19 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.18%) Line 500
8 5 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.13%) Magento
8 5 (0.13%) Maximo
8 5 (0.13%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.10%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.10%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.10%) assyst
10 3 (0.077%) Epicor Vantage
10 3 (0.077%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.077%) Summit
10 3 (0.077%) e-Work
11 2 (0.051%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.10%) SaaS
2 37 (0.95%) Office 365
3 35 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.13%) GitHub
7 3 (0.077%) Trello
8 1 (0.026%) Heroku
8 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.026%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 159 (4.08%) Internet
2 105 (2.69%) DNS
3 66 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 65 (1.67%) Intranet
5 60 (1.54%) Firewall
6 58 (1.49%) SAN
7 43 (1.10%) DHCP
8 40 (1.03%) Extranet
9 39 (1.00%) WAN
10 35 (0.90%) VPN
11 32 (0.82%) LAN
11 32 (0.82%) NetScaler
12 30 (0.77%) Wireless
13 18 (0.46%) LDAP
14 15 (0.38%) FTP
14 15 (0.38%) VLAN
15 14 (0.36%) VoIP
16 11 (0.28%) Ethernet
16 11 (0.28%) SSL
16 11 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2050 (52.60%) SQL Server
2 411 (10.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 383 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 350 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 248 (6.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 231 (5.93%) Relational Database
7 230 (5.90%) Crystal Reports
8 200 (5.13%) MS Access
9 176 (4.52%) MySQL
10 165 (4.23%) Oracle Database
11 128 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 112 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 104 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
14 87 (2.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 83 (2.13%) QlikView
16 69 (1.77%) RDBMS
17 65 (1.67%) Data Mining
18 57 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
19 45 (1.15%) NoSQL
20 31 (0.80%) DTS
Development Applications
1 513 (13.16%) Visual Studio
2 241 (6.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 178 (4.57%) NUnit
4 144 (3.70%) Rhino Mocks
5 139 (3.57%) Subversion
6 102 (2.62%) QuickTest Pro
7 98 (2.51%) Moq
8 97 (2.49%) MSI
9 94 (2.41%) Selenium
10 87 (2.23%) MSTest
11 79 (2.03%) Git (software)
12 78 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 51 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 45 (1.15%) InstallShield
15 44 (1.13%) Maven
16 41 (1.05%) JIRA
17 38 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
18 34 (0.87%) AdminStudio
19 31 (0.80%) MSBuild
20 27 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 869 (22.30%) Finance
2 163 (4.18%) Retail
3 160 (4.11%) Banking
4 137 (3.52%) Marketing
5 98 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 91 (2.34%) Law
7 60 (1.54%) Legal
8 59 (1.51%) Manufacturing
9 58 (1.49%) Games
10 57 (1.46%) Financial Institution
11 50 (1.28%) Advertising
12 34 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 33 (0.85%) Front Office
14 31 (0.80%) Back Office
14 31 (0.80%) Publishing
15 29 (0.74%) Billing
16 28 (0.72%) Electronics
16 28 (0.72%) Aerospace
17 26 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.62%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 2139 (54.89%) Developer
2 884 (22.68%) .NET Developer
3 733 (18.81%) Analyst
4 421 (10.80%) Software Developer
5 282 (7.24%) C# Developer
6 247 (6.34%) Senior Developer
7 227 (5.82%) Applications Support
8 210 (5.39%) VB.NET Developer
9 192 (4.93%) C# .NET Developer
10 186 (4.77%) Support Analyst
11 184 (4.72%) Junior
12 173 (4.44%) Web Developer
13 162 (4.16%) Junior Developer
14 142 (3.64%) VB Developer
15 141 (3.62%) ASP.NET Developer
16 140 (3.59%) Graduate
17 136 (3.49%) Software Engineer
18 133 (3.41%) Consultant
18 133 (3.41%) Programmer
19 105 (2.69%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2572 (66.00%) .NET
2 1399 (35.90%) ASP.NET
3 1086 (27.87%) HTML
4 759 (19.48%) CSS
5 757 (19.43%) XML
6 484 (12.42%) .NET Framework
7 451 (11.57%) Web Services
8 440 (11.29%) WCF
9 413 (10.60%) jQuery
10 296 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 272 (6.98%) WPF
12 270 (6.93%) Ajax
13 268 (6.88%) WinForms
14 214 (5.49%) SOAP
15 202 (5.18%) HTML5
16 174 (4.46%) Classic ASP
17 161 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 160 (4.11%) LINQ
19 143 (3.67%) XSLT
20 126 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 359 (9.21%) Computer Science
2 332 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 126 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 115 (2.95%) Mathematics
5 76 (1.95%) Inversion of Control
6 70 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 67 (1.72%) Mobile App
8 58 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 58 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 58 (1.49%) Replication
9 48 (1.23%) Clustering
10 46 (1.18%) User Experience
11 45 (1.15%) Statistics
12 31 (0.80%) Tandem
12 31 (0.80%) Blackberry
13 30 (0.77%) Open Source
14 29 (0.74%) Visualisation
15 28 (0.72%) Data Conversion
16 27 (0.69%) Blog
17 25 (0.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 1070 (27.46%) Windows
2 245 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 230 (5.90%) UNIX
4 203 (5.21%) Linux
5 169 (4.34%) Windows 7
6 152 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 143 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 63 (1.62%) Android
9 58 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 55 (1.41%) Windows 8
11 50 (1.28%) Apple iOS
12 27 (0.69%) Solaris
13 22 (0.56%) HPUX
14 13 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.23%) AIX
17 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.15%) Windows CE
18 6 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 777 (19.94%) Agile Software Development
2 640 (16.42%) MVC
3 370 (9.49%) OO
4 357 (9.16%) Scrum
5 333 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
6 332 (8.52%) TDD
7 287 (7.36%) Software Engineering
8 250 (6.42%) Web Development
9 246 (6.31%) Web Application Development
10 210 (5.39%) E-Commerce
11 208 (5.34%) ITIL
12 195 (5.00%) Project Management
13 184 (4.72%) OOP
14 154 (3.95%) Unit Testing
15 135 (3.46%) Migration
16 134 (3.44%) Kanban
17 127 (3.26%) CRM
18 122 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
19 121 (3.10%) Mentoring
20 106 (2.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2216 (56.86%) SQL
2 2205 (56.58%) C#
3 1272 (32.64%) VB.NET
4 1047 (26.87%) JavaScript
5 930 (23.86%) VB6
6 654 (16.78%) Java
7 634 (16.27%) VBScript
8 557 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 418 (10.73%) C++
10 368 (9.44%) VBA
11 336 (8.62%) PowerShell
12 229 (5.88%) PHP
13 174 (4.46%) C
14 137 (3.52%) PL/SQL
15 90 (2.31%) Python
16 86 (2.21%) Perl
17 66 (1.69%) Ruby
18 60 (1.54%) Shell Script
19 51 (1.31%) Delphi
20 38 (0.98%) XPath
Qualifications
1 677 (17.37%) Degree
2 151 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 138 (3.54%) Security Cleared
4 86 (2.21%) ISEB
5 67 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 60 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 50 (1.28%) MCP
8 49 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 46 (1.18%) MCSE
10 37 (0.95%) MCTS
11 33 (0.85%) MCSD
12 31 (0.80%) MCAD
13 28 (0.72%) MCITP
14 26 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 21 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
16 19 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.33%) PhD
18 12 (0.31%) MCSA
18 12 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 11 (0.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (4.70%) QA
2 77 (1.98%) SLA
3 55 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.41%) WAI
5 11 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.26%) 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
8 2 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.026%) AIFMD
9 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.026%) JTAG
9 1 (0.026%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.026%) DICOM
9 1 (0.026%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 349 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 157 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 78 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 65 (1.67%) XenDesktop
6 55 (1.41%) XenApp
7 33 (0.85%) vSphere
8 28 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.41%) Terminal Services
10 9 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.18%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.18%) MetaFrame
13 6 (0.15%) Firmware
13 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 4 (0.10%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.077%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 184 (4.72%) SCCM
2 59 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 47 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 34 (0.87%) AppDNA
5 23 (0.59%) WSUS
6 19 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.46%) OpenView
8 17 (0.44%) Nagios
9 16 (0.41%) SCOM
9 16 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
10 15 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (0.28%) OPNET
13 11 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
14 9 (0.23%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.23%) EdgeSight
15 7 (0.18%) ARCserve
16 6 (0.15%) BladeLogic
16 6 (0.15%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1293 (33.18%) Microsoft
2 678 (17.40%) Oracle
3 225 (5.77%) Citrix
4 201 (5.16%) VMware
5 136 (3.49%) Business Objects
6 121 (3.10%) HP
7 76 (1.95%) SAP
8 66 (1.69%) IBM
9 59 (1.51%) Cognos
10 58 (1.49%) Tableau
11 56 (1.44%) Cisco
12 55 (1.41%) Sybase
13 48 (1.23%) Telerik
14 38 (0.98%) CA
14 38 (0.98%) Remedy
15 35 (0.90%) Red Hat
16 31 (0.80%) NetApp
17 29 (0.74%) Hyperion
18 27 (0.69%) Dell
18 27 (0.69%) AppSense
Southampton, Hampshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £0 per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 29k per year
Posted: 7 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-35k
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IT Connections
Salary: to £26,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25k - 32k per year
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000 + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £24,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000 - £70000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + + 10% Pension + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Westek Recruitment
Salary: Bonus & Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bens
Posted: Yesterday