Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 432 444 370
Rank change year-on-year +12 -74 -76
Permanent jobs citing VB 853 1,064 1,455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 1.25% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 721 916 1,169
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,750 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.56% +2.87% +2.35%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,875 £28,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 67,398 84,986 90,566
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 53.60% 55.78% 55.37%
Number of salaries quoted 55,797 71,203 74,813
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +42 327 £55,000 +4.76% 48
South East +53 181 £41,000 +2.50% 33
North of England +19 170 £37,500 -6.25% 39
Yorkshire +4 86 £31,464 -21.34% 17
North West +34 78 £37,500 - 21
South West -13 68 £37,500 -3.85% 29
Midlands -19 67 £40,000 +5.26% 11
West Midlands +12 41 £42,500 +13.33% 7
East of England +30 39 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -12 26 £30,000 -22.08% 4
North East +12 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 543 (63.66%) C#
2 522 (61.20%) .NET
3 500 (58.62%) SQL
4 372 (43.61%) SQL Server
5 343 (40.21%) Microsoft
6 282 (33.06%) Windows
7 237 (27.78%) ASP.NET
8 220 (25.79%) Finance
9 212 (24.85%) VB.NET
10 177 (20.75%) JavaScript
11 171 (20.05%) Microsoft Excel
12 166 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
13 155 (18.17%) Degree
14 154 (18.05%) Java
15 147 (17.23%) VBA
16 140 (16.41%) T-SQL
16 140 (16.41%) XML
16 140 (16.41%) MVC
17 133 (15.59%) VB6
18 131 (15.36%) Oracle
19 130 (15.24%) Visual Studio
20 126 (14.77%) HTML
21 123 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
22 115 (13.48%) Web Development
23 114 (13.36%) Team Foundation Server
24 113 (13.25%) Python
25 102 (11.96%) PowerShell
26 101 (11.84%) WCF
27 100 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
28 94 (11.02%) C++

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 57 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.34%) IIS
3 17 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.17%) CMS
5 10 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.82%) Apache
7 4 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.35%) Confluence
8 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.35%) nginx
8 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 171 (20.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (11.72%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.70%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.35%) SPSS
8 1 (0.12%) CATIA
8 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.47%) HFM
6 4 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.35%) Summit
8 2 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.23%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.23%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.23%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.85%) Azure
2 34 (3.99%) Power Platform
3 30 (3.52%) AWS
4 13 (1.52%) Office 365
5 9 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.35%) Google Pay
7 3 (0.35%) SaaS
8 2 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.23%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.23%) GCP
8 2 (0.23%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Google Play
9 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.12%) PaaS
9 1 (0.12%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.23%) DHCP
1 19 (2.23%) DNS
1 19 (2.23%) Internet
2 18 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.76%) HTTP
4 11 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (0.94%) Firewall
6 7 (0.82%) FTP
6 7 (0.82%) Intranet
6 7 (0.82%) VoIP
6 7 (0.82%) VPN
7 5 (0.59%) Skype
7 5 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.47%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.35%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.23%) 5G
10 2 (0.23%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.23%) RS-232
10 2 (0.23%) RS-485
10 2 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (43.61%) SQL Server
2 86 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 35 (4.10%) Crystal Reports
7 30 (3.52%) Power BI
7 30 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (3.05%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (2.81%) MySQL
10 23 (2.70%) MS Access
11 20 (2.34%) Oracle Database
12 19 (2.23%) OLAP
13 17 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.76%) Big Data
15 15 (1.76%) OLAP Cube
15 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (1.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (15.24%) Visual Studio
2 114 (13.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (4.34%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.76%) HP UFT
5 14 (1.64%) LoadRunner
5 14 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
6 13 (1.52%) TortoiseSVN
7 12 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (1.29%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.29%) JIRA
9 10 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (1.06%) Subversion
11 7 (0.82%) MSI
11 7 (0.82%) Selenium
12 6 (0.70%) Burp Suite
12 6 (0.70%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.70%) SoapUI
12 6 (0.70%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.59%) JMeter
14 4 (0.47%) NUnit
General
1 220 (25.79%) Finance
2 52 (6.10%) Banking
3 45 (5.28%) Retail
4 34 (3.99%) Manufacturing
5 26 (3.05%) Legal
6 23 (2.70%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.58%) Aerospace
8 19 (2.23%) Law
9 16 (1.88%) Marketing
10 14 (1.64%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.52%) Military
12 11 (1.29%) Publishing
13 9 (1.06%) Front Office
14 8 (0.94%) Automotive
14 8 (0.94%) Electronics
15 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.70%) Billing
16 6 (0.70%) Games
17 5 (0.59%) Advertising
18 4 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 441 (51.70%) Developer
2 152 (17.82%) .NET Developer
2 152 (17.82%) C# Developer
3 139 (16.30%) Analyst
4 101 (11.84%) Software Developer
5 90 (10.55%) C# .NET Developer
6 66 (7.74%) SQL Developer
7 53 (6.21%) C# Software Developer
8 52 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 50 (5.86%) .NET Software Developer
10 43 (5.04%) VB Developer
11 42 (4.92%) Consultant
12 41 (4.81%) Junior
13 39 (4.57%) VB.NET Developer
14 38 (4.45%) Applications Support
14 38 (4.45%) Support Analyst
14 38 (4.45%) Support Engineer
15 34 (3.99%) Technical Analyst
16 33 (3.87%) Applications Engineer
17 30 (3.52%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 522 (61.20%) .NET
2 237 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 140 (16.41%) XML
4 126 (14.77%) HTML
5 101 (11.84%) WCF
6 80 (9.38%) REST
7 77 (9.03%) .NET Core
8 73 (8.56%) WPF
9 71 (8.32%) .NET Framework
10 68 (7.97%) CSS
10 68 (7.97%) WinForms
11 65 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
12 55 (6.45%) jQuery
13 39 (4.57%) Web Services
14 33 (3.87%) AngularJS
15 29 (3.40%) JSON
16 28 (3.28%) HTML5
17 26 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (3.05%) Entity Framework
18 24 (2.81%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.16%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 27 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
6 22 (2.58%) Robotics
7 11 (1.29%) User Experience
8 10 (1.17%) Equities
8 10 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.17%) SWIFT
9 8 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 8 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (0.94%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.70%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.70%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.59%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.59%) e-Learning
11 5 (0.59%) PlayStation
11 5 (0.59%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 282 (33.06%) Windows
2 50 (5.86%) Linux
3 48 (5.63%) Unix
4 44 (5.16%) Windows Server
5 40 (4.69%) Windows 10
6 23 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.88%) Android
10 13 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.82%) Windows Phone
12 6 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.47%) AIX
13 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.35%) CentOS
14 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.12%) Debian
16 1 (0.12%) SUSE
16 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (16.41%) MVC
3 123 (14.42%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (13.48%) Web Development
5 94 (11.02%) SDLC
6 93 (10.90%) Business Intelligence
6 93 (10.90%) Mentoring
7 83 (9.73%) Data Analysis
8 74 (8.68%) Computer Science
9 71 (8.32%) Software Engineering
10 70 (8.21%) Integration Testing
11 62 (7.27%) Analytics
12 58 (6.80%) Migration
13 56 (6.57%) ITIL
14 53 (6.21%) ETL
15 49 (5.74%) Project Management
16 48 (5.63%) CRM
17 42 (4.92%) DevOps
17 42 (4.92%) Test Automation
18 41 (4.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 543 (63.66%) C#
2 500 (58.62%) SQL
3 212 (24.85%) VB.NET
4 177 (20.75%) JavaScript
5 154 (18.05%) Java
6 147 (17.23%) VBA
7 140 (16.41%) T-SQL
8 133 (15.59%) VB6
9 113 (13.25%) Python
10 102 (11.96%) PowerShell
11 94 (11.02%) C++
12 85 (9.96%) PL/SQL
13 60 (7.03%) C
14 53 (6.21%) VBScript
15 35 (4.10%) Perl
16 33 (3.87%) PHP
17 20 (2.34%) Shell Script
18 13 (1.52%) R
19 11 (1.29%) MATLAB
19 11 (1.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 155 (18.17%) Degree
2 45 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.88%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.52%) MCP
8 10 (1.17%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.17%) MCSE
8 10 (1.17%) OCP
8 10 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (1.17%) SAP Certification
9 8 (0.94%) ISEB
10 7 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.82%) MCSA
10 7 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (0.70%) CREST Certified
11 6 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.70%) MCSD
12 4 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.16%) QA
2 15 (1.76%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.29%) SLA
4 10 (1.17%) GDPR
5 8 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.94%) Firmware
6 5 (0.59%) vSphere
7 4 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.35%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) Docker
9 2 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (2.58%) SCCM
2 16 (1.88%) EnCase
2 16 (1.88%) FTK
3 12 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.41%) HP ALM
3 12 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.94%) SCOM
5 7 (0.82%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (0.82%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.82%) WSUS
6 6 (0.70%) Nessus
6 6 (0.70%) Nmap
7 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.47%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.23%) nmon
9 2 (0.23%) WMI
9 2 (0.23%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.12%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 343 (40.21%) Microsoft
2 131 (15.36%) Oracle
3 36 (4.22%) VMware
4 25 (2.93%) Citrix
5 21 (2.46%) SAP
6 18 (2.11%) HP
7 16 (1.88%) IBM
7 16 (1.88%) RedGate
8 13 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.41%) Blue Prism
9 12 (1.41%) Google
9 12 (1.41%) UiPath
10 11 (1.29%) Aderant
10 11 (1.29%) Tableau
11 10 (1.17%) Automation Anywhere
12 9 (1.06%) iManage
13 8 (0.94%) Cognos
14 6 (0.70%) Hyperion
14 6 (0.70%) Sage
15 5 (0.59%) Red Hat