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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 61 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Permanent jobs citing VB 4 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 0.78% 1.77% 3.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.43% 3.43% 6.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 16
Average salary £55,000 £37,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.69% -16.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £35,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £40,450 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,875 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +7.14%
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
280 233 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 54.90% 51.66% 56.01%
Number of salaries quoted 195 177 200
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 4 March 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) CA
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Perl
4 4 (40.00%) e-Health
4 4 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
4 4 (40.00%) NetQoS
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) CA Wily
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) SNMP
6 2 (20.00%) Toad
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) CRM
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) Linux

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) VB Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) e-Health
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
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 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Java
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 4 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (30.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) CA
3 4 (40.00%) NetQoS
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) IronPort
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco