The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 August 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 for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 90 52 60
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +8
Permanent jobs citing VB 15 47 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.12% 3.67% 2.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.34% 6.81% 4.73%
Number of salaries quoted 12 39 24
Average salary £28,875 £32,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.15% -9.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
640 690 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 47.69% 53.82% 52.92%
Number of salaries quoted 572 628 470
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

VB
Salary Trend in Wales

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

VB Salary Trend in Wales

VB
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Wales

VB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
South Wales -36 11 £28,875 -11.15% 2
West Wales +5 1 £18,500 -47.14%
North Wales - 1 £35,000 -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 34 (85.00%) .NET
2 27 (67.50%) C#
3 26 (65.00%) VB.NET
4 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 22 (55.00%) Degree
6 21 (52.50%) SQL
7 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
7 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (42.50%) .NET Framework
9 16 (40.00%) MVC
9 16 (40.00%) Windows
10 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
11 13 (32.50%) CSS
11 13 (32.50%) HTML
11 13 (32.50%) VB6
11 13 (32.50%) WCF
12 12 (30.00%) WinForms
12 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
13 11 (27.50%) jQuery
13 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
14 10 (25.00%) Internet
15 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
15 9 (22.50%) IIS
15 9 (22.50%) Scrum
15 9 (22.50%) TDD
15 9 (22.50%) NUnit
15 9 (22.50%) WPF
15 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (22.50%) Kanban
15 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales 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 9 (22.50%) IIS
2 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) Internet
2 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.50%) POP3
3 1 (2.50%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Ingres
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) NUnit
1 9 (22.50%) MSTest
1 9 (22.50%) Rhino Mocks
1 9 (22.50%) Moq
2 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.00%) Marketing
1 6 (15.00%) Electronics
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 5 (12.50%) Avionics
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
4 1 (2.50%) Games
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 10 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (17.50%) Junior
4 7 (17.50%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.50%) Junior Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Junior Software Developer
7 4 (10.00%) Graduate
8 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Lead Software Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Systems Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Junior .NET Developer
8 3 (7.50%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (85.00%) .NET
2 20 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (42.50%) .NET Framework
4 13 (32.50%) CSS
4 13 (32.50%) HTML
4 13 (32.50%) WCF
5 12 (30.00%) WinForms
6 11 (27.50%) jQuery
7 9 (22.50%) WPF
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (22.50%) Spring.NET
7 9 (22.50%) Castle Windsor
7 9 (22.50%) Ninject
7 9 (22.50%) Razor View Engine
7 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 9 (22.50%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (17.50%) Web Services
8 7 (17.50%) XML
8 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (15.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Client/Server
2 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
3 9 (22.50%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (15.00%) Mobile App
4 6 (15.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (12.50%) Robotics
6 1 (2.50%) EPoS
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.50%) Statistics
6 1 (2.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 16 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) MVC
2 9 (22.50%) Scrum
2 9 (22.50%) TDD
2 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (22.50%) Kanban
2 9 (22.50%) Dependency Injection
2 9 (22.50%) MVVM
2 9 (22.50%) Web Application Development
3 8 (20.00%) Time Management
3 8 (20.00%) OO
4 6 (15.00%) Web Design
4 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 3 (7.50%) OOD
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
8 1 (2.50%) ERP
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) C#
2 26 (65.00%) VB.NET
3 21 (52.50%) SQL
4 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 13 (32.50%) VB6
6 9 (22.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (2.50%) Java
7 1 (2.50%) Uniface
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (55.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Sage
2 1 (2.50%) AppSense
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Colston Consulting
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago