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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 60 67 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing VB 6 2 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.19% 0.39% 4.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 0.73% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 16
Average salary £47,500 £39,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £41,100 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +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
246 274 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 48.71% 53.31% 58.72%
Number of salaries quoted 179 213 201
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 £32,500 £29,900 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
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 March 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Watford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 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 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) C#
4 4 (40.00%) HTML
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 2 (20.00%) CA
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (20.00%) IIS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) 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 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
2 1 (10.00%) PowerBuilder
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) C# Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) WPF
3 2 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) e-Health
2 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Project Management
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
1 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) OOD
2 1 (10.00%) UML
2 1 (10.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (20.00%) CA Wily
1 2 (20.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) NetQoS
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) IronPort
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (10.00%) Sybase
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
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