Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 86 109
Rank change year-on-year -55 +23 -37
Permanent jobs citing VB 36 62 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.17% 2.73% 2.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.26% 4.86% 4.51%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 68
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £25,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +70.00% -9.09% -17.11%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £48,750 £42,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +21.21% +1.54%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 1590 1275 1750
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 51.69% 56.19% 54.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1307 1143 1500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Cheshire

VB
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for VB in Cheshire

VB
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in Cheshire

VB
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -24 13 £42,500 +70.00% 2
Chester -12 6 £58,500 +80.00%
Crewe +3 5 - -
Knutsford - 4 £27,500 -
Daresbury - 2 £42,500 -
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 33 (91.67%) C#
1 33 (91.67%) .NET
2 23 (63.89%) SQL
3 21 (58.33%) VB.NET
4 19 (52.78%) VB6
5 13 (36.11%) WinForms
6 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (19.44%) Java
7 7 (19.44%) Web Services
7 7 (19.44%) Windows
7 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
8 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (16.67%) Marketing
8 6 (16.67%) DCOM
8 6 (16.67%) C++
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Global Marketing
8 6 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (16.67%) People Management
9 5 (13.89%) Android Development
9 5 (13.89%) iOS Development
9 5 (13.89%) Customer-Centricity
9 5 (13.89%) Information Security
9 5 (13.89%) PHP
9 5 (13.89%) MySQL
9 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
9 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) Android
9 5 (13.89%) Customer Engagement

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.89%) MySQL
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (2.78%) DTS
4 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) QlikView
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) Ant
3 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) JMeter
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.78%) TestNG
3 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
1 6 (16.67%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
2 5 (13.89%) Retail Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) International Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Developer
2 16 (44.44%) .NET Developer
3 11 (30.56%) VB Developer
3 11 (30.56%) VB.NET Developer
3 11 (30.56%) VB6 Developer
4 9 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 9 (25.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 8 (22.22%) SQL Developer
6 6 (16.67%) C++ Team Leader
6 6 (16.67%) Development Team Leader
6 6 (16.67%) Software Development Team Leader
6 6 (16.67%) Software Team Leader
6 6 (16.67%) Team Leader
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Architect
8 2 (5.56%) Junior
8 2 (5.56%) Junior Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Junior VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (91.67%) .NET
2 13 (36.11%) WinForms
3 7 (19.44%) Web Services
4 6 (16.67%) DCOM
5 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
6 4 (11.11%) WPF
7 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.56%) ActiveX
8 2 (5.56%) COM
8 2 (5.56%) SOAP
8 2 (5.56%) WCF
8 2 (5.56%) XML
9 1 (2.78%) Ajax
9 1 (2.78%) CSS
9 1 (2.78%) jQuery
9 1 (2.78%) LINQ
9 1 (2.78%) Middleware
9 1 (2.78%) REST
9 1 (2.78%) RESTful
9 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) EPoS
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Android
2 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.67%) Global Marketing
3 6 (16.67%) People Management
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Android Development
4 5 (13.89%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (13.89%) Customer-Centricity
4 5 (13.89%) Information Security
4 5 (13.89%) iOS Development
4 5 (13.89%) OO
5 3 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (5.56%) ATDD
6 2 (5.56%) BDD
6 2 (5.56%) Defensive Programming
6 2 (5.56%) TDD
6 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 33 (91.67%) C#
2 23 (63.89%) SQL
3 21 (58.33%) VB.NET
4 19 (52.78%) VB6
5 7 (19.44%) Java
6 6 (16.67%) C++
7 5 (13.89%) PHP
8 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (5.56%) Python
9 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.78%) Perl
10 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) AppDynamics
3 1 (2.78%) CA
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos
3 1 (2.78%) Tableau