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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 81 78 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -42
Permanent jobs citing VB 21 21 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.52% 1.73% 5.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.20% 3.83% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 17 60
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
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
656 548 742
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 47.43% 45.07% 58.66%
Number of salaries quoted 561 487 662
Average salary £35,500 £33,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.97% +1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,500 £44,700
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
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 24 April 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
(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
North Wales -2 10 £33,500 -4.28% 1
South Wales -12 10 £35,750 +5.14%
West Wales +15 1 - -
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VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 21 (65.63%) SQL
3 20 (62.50%) C#
4 19 (59.38%) VB.NET
5 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (46.88%) T-SQL
7 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (34.38%) VB6
8 11 (34.38%) WPF
9 10 (31.25%) WinForms
10 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
11 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
11 8 (25.00%) Finance
11 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (21.88%) CRM
13 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
13 6 (18.75%) Logistics
14 5 (15.63%) MVC
14 5 (15.63%) HTML
14 5 (15.63%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (15.63%) jQuery
14 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (12.50%) Retail
15 4 (12.50%) MVVM
15 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET
15 4 (12.50%) PHP
15 4 (12.50%) Apache
15 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
15 4 (12.50%) CSS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (15.63%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) NUnit
1 3 (9.38%) MSTest
1 3 (9.38%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (9.38%) Moq
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (71.88%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (18.75%) Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Administrator
7 3 (9.38%) VB.NET Developer
7 3 (9.38%) Database Developer
7 3 (9.38%) DBA
8 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) CRM Developer
9 1 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (3.13%) C# Application Developer
9 1 (3.13%) .NET Applications Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Hardware Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) .NET
2 11 (34.38%) WPF
3 10 (31.25%) WinForms
4 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.63%) jQuery
6 5 (15.63%) HTML
7 4 (12.50%) CSS
7 4 (12.50%) ADO.NET
8 3 (9.38%) Spring.NET
8 3 (9.38%) HTML5
8 3 (9.38%) Entity Framework
8 3 (9.38%) Castle Windsor
8 3 (9.38%) Ninject
8 3 (9.38%) CSS3
8 3 (9.38%) Unity DI Container
9 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (3.13%) Classic ASP
9 1 (3.13%) XML
9 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.38%) Social Network
2 3 (9.38%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (9.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
3 6 (18.75%) Logistics
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
5 4 (12.50%) MVVM
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) ERP
6 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.38%) Kanban
6 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Time Management
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
8 1 (3.13%) Web Application Development
8 1 (3.13%) UML
8 1 (3.13%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 20 (62.50%) C#
3 19 (59.38%) VB.NET
4 15 (46.88%) T-SQL
5 11 (34.38%) VB6
6 4 (12.50%) PHP
7 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.13%) C++
8 1 (3.13%) Java
8 1 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) ISEB
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Facebook
2 3 (9.38%) Twitter
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle
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