Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 406 343 282
Rank change year-on-year -63 -61 -38
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,250 1,588 2,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 0.95% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.36% 1.72% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1,058 1,310 2,085
England median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £58,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +2.53%

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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 91,895 92,481 100,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.20% 55.44% 52.66%
Number of salaries quoted 76,905 77,980 87,942
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in England

VB
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for VB in England

VB
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Salary histogram for VB in England

VB
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
London -42 428 £50,000 - 51
South East -32 233 £42,500 +6.25% 31
North of England -64 214 £40,000 +11.11% 47
Midlands -37 179 £41,500 +3.75% 33
Yorkshire +3 111 £37,500 +4.17% 18
South West -7 102 £39,000 -1.27% 20
East Midlands +29 91 £42,500 - 11
West Midlands -47 88 £41,500 +3.75% 22
North West -62 87 £45,000 +12.50% 22
East of England +9 83 £45,000 +20.00% 19
North East -37 16 £42,500 +21.43% 7
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for VB.

1 748 (59.84%) C#
2 741 (59.28%) .NET
3 693 (55.44%) SQL
4 654 (52.32%) SQL Server
5 380 (30.40%) Windows
6 351 (28.08%) Microsoft
7 332 (26.56%) VB.NET
8 316 (25.28%) ASP.NET
9 313 (25.04%) Finance
9 313 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
10 263 (21.04%) JavaScript
11 249 (19.92%) HTML
12 239 (19.12%) Oracle
13 230 (18.40%) MVC
14 221 (17.68%) Java
15 218 (17.44%) Degree
16 213 (17.04%) T-SQL
17 199 (15.92%) CSS
18 188 (15.04%) VBA
19 181 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
20 179 (14.32%) WCF
21 175 (14.00%) VB6
22 174 (13.92%) Microsoft Excel
23 171 (13.68%) C++
24 162 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
25 158 (12.64%) PowerShell
26 155 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 146 (11.68%) Visual Studio
28 144 (11.52%) TDD
29 142 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 74 (5.92%) IIS
2 72 (5.76%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.96%) CMS
4 32 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 27 (2.16%) Apache
6 25 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 18 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (1.36%) SAS
9 16 (1.28%) Confluence
10 15 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 13 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.96%) NServiceBus
14 9 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 6 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 174 (13.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 75 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.40%) SPSS
7 4 (0.32%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.24%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.080%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.080%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.080%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (2.08%) SimCorp Dimension
2 11 (0.88%) Concordance
2 11 (0.88%) Relativity
2 11 (0.88%) Ringtail
3 9 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.64%) Adobe Campaign
4 8 (0.64%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.64%) Unica
5 6 (0.48%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.40%) HFM
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics SL
8 2 (0.16%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.080%) PlanetPress Connect
Cloud Services
1 65 (5.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.64%) Office 365
3 25 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.20%) SaaS
5 13 (1.04%) GitHub
5 13 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.16%) IaaS
8 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.080%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.080%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.080%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.080%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.84%) Internet
2 40 (3.20%) Firewall
3 39 (3.12%) DNS
4 36 (2.88%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.08%) HTTP
6 20 (1.60%) Intranet
7 19 (1.52%) LAN
7 19 (1.52%) SSL
8 18 (1.44%) DHCP
9 15 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (1.20%) SAN
10 14 (1.12%) WAN
11 13 (1.04%) SMTP
11 13 (1.04%) SSH
12 10 (0.80%) SMS
13 9 (0.72%) Extranet
14 8 (0.64%) VoIP
15 7 (0.56%) Broadband
15 7 (0.56%) DAB
15 7 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 654 (52.32%) SQL Server
2 155 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 141 (11.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (8.32%) Relational Database
5 91 (7.28%) NoSQL
6 88 (7.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 81 (6.48%) SQL Server 2016
8 71 (5.68%) MySQL
9 69 (5.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 57 (4.56%) Power BI
11 52 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
12 43 (3.44%) Crystal Reports
12 43 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 37 (2.96%) Oracle Database
14 32 (2.56%) MS Access
14 32 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (2.32%) SQL Server 2014
16 25 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (1.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 146 (11.68%) Visual Studio
2 113 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 112 (8.96%) Git (software)
4 55 (4.40%) JIRA
5 43 (3.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 34 (2.72%) Jenkins
7 32 (2.56%) NUnit
8 29 (2.32%) Subversion
9 25 (2.00%) Selenium
10 18 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 17 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
12 16 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (1.12%) MSTest
14 12 (0.96%) MSBuild
15 11 (0.88%) HP UFT
16 10 (0.80%) Appium
16 10 (0.80%) Maven
16 10 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (0.80%) TeamCity
17 9 (0.72%) webpack
General
1 313 (25.04%) Finance
2 76 (6.08%) Banking
3 62 (4.96%) Marketing
4 57 (4.56%) Law
5 48 (3.84%) Retail
6 41 (3.28%) Legal
7 31 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.92%) Advertising
9 19 (1.52%) Front Office
10 16 (1.28%) Games
10 16 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 15 (1.20%) Automotive
12 14 (1.12%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.96%) Back Office
14 10 (0.80%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.80%) Music Industry
15 9 (0.72%) Billing
15 9 (0.72%) Retail Banking
16 8 (0.64%) Electronics
16 8 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 672 (53.76%) Developer
2 326 (26.08%) .NET Developer
3 210 (16.80%) Analyst
4 207 (16.56%) C# Developer
5 148 (11.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 118 (9.44%) Software Developer
7 117 (9.36%) SQL Developer
8 71 (5.68%) Applications Support
9 55 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.32%) Analyst Developer
11 50 (4.00%) SQL Analyst
12 49 (3.92%) VB Developer
13 48 (3.84%) Software Engineer
14 44 (3.52%) VB.NET Developer
15 43 (3.44%) C# Software Developer
16 41 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
17 36 (2.88%) ASP.NET Developer
17 36 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 35 (2.80%) Applications Support Analyst
19 34 (2.72%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (59.28%) .NET
2 316 (25.28%) ASP.NET
3 249 (19.92%) HTML
4 199 (15.92%) CSS
5 179 (14.32%) WCF
6 142 (11.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 138 (11.04%) .NET Framework
8 137 (10.96%) XML
9 128 (10.24%) jQuery
10 121 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
11 111 (8.88%) Web Services
12 91 (7.28%) RESTful
13 87 (6.96%) WinForms
14 80 (6.40%) WPF
15 79 (6.32%) Node.js
16 72 (5.76%) Ajax
17 71 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 66 (5.28%) Entity Framework
19 62 (4.96%) HTML5
19 62 (4.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 107 (8.56%) Computer Science
3 60 (4.80%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
5 39 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
5 39 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 32 (2.56%) User Experience
7 26 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 25 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.92%) Fintech
10 19 (1.52%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 14 (1.12%) Replication
13 13 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 13 (1.04%) CCTV
13 13 (1.04%) SCADA
14 10 (0.80%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.72%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.72%) EPoS
15 9 (0.72%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 380 (30.40%) Windows
2 128 (10.24%) Linux
3 82 (6.56%) Unix
4 76 (6.08%) Windows Server
5 60 (4.80%) Windows 7
6 49 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.88%) Windows 10
9 19 (1.52%) Windows Phone
9 19 (1.52%) Windows Phone 8
10 18 (1.44%) Solaris
11 14 (1.12%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.48%) AIX
12 6 (0.48%) Android
12 6 (0.48%) HPUX
12 6 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.32%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (25.04%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (18.40%) MVC
3 181 (14.48%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
5 144 (11.52%) TDD
6 131 (10.48%) SDLC
7 127 (10.16%) Software Engineering
8 98 (7.84%) Web Development
9 96 (7.68%) Project Management
10 90 (7.20%) Scrum
11 89 (7.12%) Analytics
12 83 (6.64%) OO
13 80 (6.40%) BDD
13 80 (6.40%) Test Automation
14 75 (6.00%) Web Application Development
15 74 (5.92%) Migration
16 73 (5.84%) ITIL
17 66 (5.28%) ERP
18 62 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
19 57 (4.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 748 (59.84%) C#
2 693 (55.44%) SQL
3 332 (26.56%) VB.NET
4 263 (21.04%) JavaScript
5 221 (17.68%) Java
6 213 (17.04%) T-SQL
7 188 (15.04%) VBA
8 175 (14.00%) VB6
9 171 (13.68%) C++
10 158 (12.64%) PowerShell
11 100 (8.00%) C
12 94 (7.52%) VBScript
13 84 (6.72%) PL/SQL
14 83 (6.64%) Python
15 67 (5.36%) PHP
16 64 (5.12%) Ruby
17 59 (4.72%) Perl
18 43 (3.44%) Shell Script
19 39 (3.12%) Delphi
20 29 (2.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 218 (17.44%) Degree
2 52 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.32%) Security Cleared
5 19 (1.52%) ISEB
6 14 (1.12%) HND
6 14 (1.12%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.96%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.80%) MCP
9 10 (0.80%) MCSA
9 10 (0.80%) MCSE
10 9 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.48%) CCNA
12 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.48%) MCITP
13 5 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (0.32%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.20%) QA
2 39 (3.12%) Data Quality
3 36 (2.88%) SLA
4 11 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.64%) GAMP
6 7 (0.56%) PMO
7 5 (0.40%) GDPR
7 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.32%) DICOM
8 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.080%) COBIT
9 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.080%) GAAP
9 1 (0.080%) HL7
9 1 (0.080%) IFRS
9 1 (0.080%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.080%) JTAG
9 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.20%) XenApp
5 13 (1.04%) XenServer
6 11 (0.88%) MetaFrame
7 10 (0.80%) vSphere
8 7 (0.56%) Firmware
9 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.32%) ACF2
10 4 (0.32%) RACF
10 4 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.24%) Docker
11 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.16%) GPFS
12 2 (0.16%) Lustre
12 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.080%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.080%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (2.96%) SCCM
2 13 (1.04%) Backup Exec
2 13 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.80%) HP ALM
4 8 (0.64%) Puppet
4 8 (0.64%) WSUS
5 7 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.32%) SCOM
9 3 (0.24%) Ansible
9 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 351 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 239 (19.12%) Oracle
3 59 (4.72%) VMware
4 43 (3.44%) Tableau
5 34 (2.72%) Citrix
6 32 (2.56%) HP
7 27 (2.16%) SimCorp
7 27 (2.16%) Xamarin
8 22 (1.76%) Cisco
9 17 (1.36%) Google
9 17 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.28%) Remedy
10 16 (1.28%) Vertica
11 15 (1.20%) Symantec
12 14 (1.12%) Dell
12 14 (1.12%) EMC
13 12 (0.96%) NetApp
13 12 (0.96%) Perforce
14 11 (0.88%) Adobe
14 11 (0.88%) iManage