The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 66 81 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 -18  
Permanent jobs citing VB 6 5 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.93% 0.63% 2.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.35% 1.64% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 19
Median salary £44,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 255 305 445
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 39.72% 38.61% 40.45%
Number of salaries quoted 214 261 350
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Bedfordshire

VB
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for VB in Bedfordshire

VB
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leighton Buzzard - 6 £44,000 -
VB
East of England

VB
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 7 (100.00%) Degree
1 7 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (57.14%) Statistical Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Research Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) VB Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
1 3 (42.86%) HTML
1 3 (42.86%) HTML5
1 3 (42.86%) jQuery
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Mathematics
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft