The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 68 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.76% 2.97% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.40% 5.85% 6.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 17
Average salary £47,500 £37,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +17.18%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
VB
Hertfordshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
285 205 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 54.49% 50.74% 50.82%
Number of salaries quoted 192 160 188
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

VB
Salary Trend in Watford

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

VB Salary Trend in Watford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 6 (60.00%) CA
3 6 (60.00%) e-Health
3 6 (60.00%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (60.00%) NetQoS
4 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (40.00%) CA Wily
4 4 (40.00%) SNMP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) Coaching
6 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Watford 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) e-Health
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (40.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) CA
2 6 (60.00%) NetQoS
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) IronPort
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp