The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 91 92 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 18 17 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.30% 1.26% 3.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.50% 2.66% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 15 13 39
Average salary £32,125 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.08% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £21,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,800 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
UK

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

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
720 640 681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 51.99% 47.58% 53.92%
Number of salaries quoted 597 572 618
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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
North Wales +10 8 £30,000 -14.28% 1
South Wales -10 8 £32,130 +7.09% 1
West Wales +8 1 £18,500 - 1
VB
UK

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (87.18%) .NET
2 26 (66.67%) C#
3 23 (58.97%) VB.NET
4 18 (46.15%) WPF
5 16 (41.03%) SQL
6 15 (38.46%) VB6
7 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
8 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.64%) Finance
10 8 (20.51%) WinForms
11 7 (17.95%) OOP
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) XAML
11 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
12 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
12 6 (15.38%) OO
12 6 (15.38%) Windows
13 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
13 5 (12.82%) CRM
13 5 (12.82%) HTML
13 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (12.82%) Logistics
14 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
14 4 (10.26%) Clustering
14 4 (10.26%) Web Development
14 4 (10.26%) Java
14 4 (10.26%) COBOL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) Apache
1 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
1 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (12.82%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) NUnit
1 3 (7.69%) MSTest
1 3 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (7.69%) Moq
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) .NET Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Software Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) DBA
7 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (7.69%) Programmer
7 3 (7.69%) Database Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Mainframe Developer
8 2 (5.13%) COBOL Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Mainframe Consultant
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) CRM Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Wintel Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (87.18%) .NET
2 18 (46.15%) WPF
3 8 (20.51%) WinForms
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.82%) HTML
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET
6 4 (10.26%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) CSS
7 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET
7 3 (7.69%) jQuery
7 3 (7.69%) Spring.NET
7 3 (7.69%) HTML5
7 3 (7.69%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
7 3 (7.69%) Ninject
7 3 (7.69%) CSS3
7 3 (7.69%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (5.13%) Regular Expression
9 1 (2.56%) JSON
9 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Mainframe
1 4 (10.26%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.69%) Social Network
2 3 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Software Engineering
2 7 (17.95%) OOP
3 6 (15.38%) OO
4 5 (12.82%) CRM
4 5 (12.82%) Logistics
5 4 (10.26%) Web Development
5 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) MVVM
5 4 (10.26%) SDLC
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.69%) Kanban
6 3 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (7.69%) MVC
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Workflow
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C#
2 23 (58.97%) VB.NET
3 16 (41.03%) SQL
4 15 (38.46%) VB6
5 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
6 7 (17.95%) XAML
7 4 (10.26%) PHP
7 4 (10.26%) COBOL
7 4 (10.26%) Java
8 3 (7.69%) Perl
9 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.13%) Groovy
10 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.56%) Python
10 1 (2.56%) Uniface
10 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.56%) MCP
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) OpenView
1 1 (2.56%) Nagios
1 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.56%) OPNET
1 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.56%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Facebook
2 3 (7.69%) Twitter
3 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
3 2 (5.13%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) NetScout
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) BMC
4 1 (2.56%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Compuware
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.56%) F5
4 1 (2.56%) NetQoS
4 1 (2.56%) Ipanema Technologies
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