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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 51 74 38
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Permanent jobs citing VB 12 2 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 2.41% 0.33% 4.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.11% 0.71% 8.33%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 11
Average salary £32,500 £37,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.90% -5.62%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
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
235 283 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 47.19% 46.32% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 168 227 116
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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
Salary Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Watford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) .NET
3 12 (75.00%) SQL
4 11 (68.75%) C#
5 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
6 6 (37.50%) WPF
6 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 5 (31.25%) CRM
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
8 4 (25.00%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) C
9 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 3 (18.75%) C++
9 3 (18.75%) VBScript
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
10 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Toad
1 2 (12.50%) PowerBuilder
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Programmer
3 6 (37.50%) C# Programmer
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Programmer
5 4 (25.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Software Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Software Programmer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) DBA
7 1 (6.25%) AWS Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) .NET Framework
2 6 (37.50%) WPF
3 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) CRM
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) UML
2 2 (12.50%) OO
2 2 (12.50%) OOD
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 11 (68.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) VBScript
5 3 (18.75%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Perl
7 1 (6.25%) Ruby
7 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Sybase
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Sage
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
3 1 (6.25%) Dell