The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 30 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Permanent jobs citing VB 2 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.45% 1.26% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 1.55% 3.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 3
Median salary £37,500 £31,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -30.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £26,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £36,250 £57,000
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 Chester with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Chester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 100 129 89
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 72.46% 81.13% 52.05%
Number of salaries quoted 92 115 67
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

VB
Salary Trend in Chester

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

Salary trend for VB in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for VB.

1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) VBScript
2 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) XML
3 8 (72.73%) XSL
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) VB.NET
3 8 (72.73%) Scrum
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) VB6
3 8 (72.73%) Web Development
3 8 (72.73%) QA
3 8 (72.73%) HL7
3 8 (72.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (72.73%) HTML5
3 8 (72.73%) Mobile Development
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Dell

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DMZ
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Developer
2 8 (72.73%) .NET Software Developer
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# .NET Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# Software Developer
2 8 (72.73%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
2 8 (72.73%) HTML5
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) XSL
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) VMS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Mobile Development
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
1 8 (72.73%) Web Development
2 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) C#
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) VBScript
3 8 (72.73%) VB.NET
3 8 (72.73%) VB6
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (72.73%) HL7
1 8 (72.73%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) VMware