The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 34 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 1.77% 2.86% 5.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.60% 7.69% 7.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £22,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
VB
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Programming Languages Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
111 39 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 49.12% 37.14% 67.23%
Number of salaries quoted 95 37 73
Average salary £32,750 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.66% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £20,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Wakefield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

VB
Salary Trend in Wakefield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Wakefield region.

VB Salary Trend in Wakefield

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) CSS
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) Web Development
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) MS Access
3 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) LINQ
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Twitter
3 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) VB6
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) WordPress
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield region 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) MS Access
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
1 5 (71.43%) CSS
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 3 (42.86%) LINQ
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blog
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
1 5 (71.43%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Online Marketing
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) PHP
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) VB6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Twitter
2 1 (14.29%) EPiServer