Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 371 303
Rank change year-on-year -51 -68 -41
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,074 1,467 1,983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.71% 0.87% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.28% 1.57% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1,204 1,765
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,488 £26,600
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

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 83,989 93,475 95,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.36% 55.32% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 70,483 77,524 82,883
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -53 412 £52,500 - 51
North of England -30 175 £40,000 - 47
South East -35 163 £40,000 -8.57% 29
Midlands -10 127 £38,316 -4.21% 38
South West +6 101 £37,500 - 25
Yorkshire +14 84 £40,000 +2.56% 20
East of England -6 80 £45,000 +7.78% 22
North West -43 78 £37,500 -6.25% 23
East Midlands +1 66 £38,500 -6.10% 15
West Midlands -17 61 £37,500 -6.25% 23
North East -3 13 £42,500 -5.56% 4
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 660 (61.45%) C#
2 623 (58.01%) SQL
3 587 (54.66%) .NET
4 530 (49.35%) SQL Server
5 315 (29.33%) Microsoft
6 289 (26.91%) Windows
7 259 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
8 231 (21.51%) ASP.NET
9 230 (21.42%) VB.NET
10 220 (20.48%) JavaScript
11 214 (19.93%) Java
12 213 (19.83%) HTML
13 209 (19.46%) Finance
14 184 (17.13%) T-SQL
15 175 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
16 174 (16.20%) Degree
17 171 (15.92%) Microsoft Excel
18 169 (15.74%) C++
19 166 (15.46%) Oracle
19 166 (15.46%) Visual Studio
20 159 (14.80%) VBA
20 159 (14.80%) VB6
21 153 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 151 (14.06%) PowerShell
23 140 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 137 (12.76%) CSS
25 135 (12.57%) SDLC
26 134 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
27 130 (12.10%) MVC
28 127 (11.82%) Business Intelligence

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 82 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 67 (6.24%) IIS
3 34 (3.17%) Apache
4 30 (2.79%) CMS
5 25 (2.33%) SAS
6 18 (1.68%) Confluence
7 13 (1.21%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.02%) nginx
8 11 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 10 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 10 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
10 9 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.47%) NServiceBus
13 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.47%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 171 (15.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.65%) SPSS
5 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.37%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.37%) EngageOne
6 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.28%) LibreOffice
7 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.093%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.93%) SimCorp Dimension
4 9 (0.84%) Adobe Campaign
5 8 (0.74%) Eloqua
5 8 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
5 8 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
5 8 (0.74%) Unica
6 7 (0.65%) Carpe Diem
7 6 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.47%) PlanetPress Connect
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.28%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.19%) Concordance
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
10 2 (0.19%) Minerva
10 2 (0.19%) Relativity
10 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.19%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 99 (9.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.00%) Office 365
3 42 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.58%) SaaS
5 10 (0.93%) GitHub
6 9 (0.84%) IaaS
7 8 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
7 8 (0.74%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.56%) G Suite
10 5 (0.47%) PaaS
11 4 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.28%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.19%) OpenDNS
14 1 (0.093%) Apigee
14 1 (0.093%) BlazeMeter
14 1 (0.093%) Dynamics 365
14 1 (0.093%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.093%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.26%) TCP/IP
2 28 (2.61%) Firewall
2 28 (2.61%) Internet
3 27 (2.51%) LAN
4 21 (1.96%) SAN
5 20 (1.86%) WAN
6 19 (1.77%) HTTP
7 16 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
8 14 (1.30%) VPN
9 13 (1.21%) Network Security
9 13 (1.21%) SMTP
9 13 (1.21%) SSH
10 11 (1.02%) Bluetooth
10 11 (1.02%) GSM
10 11 (1.02%) SSL
11 10 (0.93%) VoIP
12 9 (0.84%) Broadband
12 9 (0.84%) DNS
12 9 (0.84%) iSCSI
13 8 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 530 (49.35%) SQL Server
2 153 (14.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 140 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (6.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 72 (6.70%) Relational Database
6 67 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
7 66 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 51 (4.75%) MySQL
9 45 (4.19%) NoSQL
10 44 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (3.63%) Power BI
12 38 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
13 36 (3.35%) Big Data
14 30 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
15 28 (2.61%) MS Access
15 28 (2.61%) QlikView
16 27 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
17 26 (2.42%) Oracle Database
18 23 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
19 20 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 166 (15.46%) Visual Studio
2 76 (7.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (5.21%) Git (software)
4 32 (2.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 31 (2.89%) JIRA
6 29 (2.70%) Jenkins
7 21 (1.96%) NUnit
7 21 (1.96%) Selenium
8 16 (1.49%) MSTest
9 14 (1.30%) Appium
9 14 (1.30%) Maven
9 14 (1.30%) SoapUI
9 14 (1.30%) SpecFlow
9 14 (1.30%) WatiN
10 12 (1.12%) MSI
11 11 (1.02%) Eclipse
11 11 (1.02%) LabVIEW
11 11 (1.02%) LoadRunner
11 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (0.93%) AdminStudio
General
1 209 (19.46%) Finance
2 65 (6.05%) Banking
3 56 (5.21%) Marketing
4 51 (4.75%) Manufacturing
5 42 (3.91%) Law
6 41 (3.82%) Retail
7 40 (3.72%) Electronics
8 37 (3.45%) Legal
9 23 (2.14%) Telecoms
10 18 (1.68%) Games
11 16 (1.49%) Back Office
11 16 (1.49%) Front Office
12 15 (1.40%) Advertising
13 13 (1.21%) Billing
14 11 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.93%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.84%) Automotive
17 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.47%) International Banking
19 4 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 544 (50.65%) Developer
2 219 (20.39%) .NET Developer
3 185 (17.23%) Analyst
4 183 (17.04%) C# Developer
5 139 (12.94%) SQL Developer
6 112 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 81 (7.54%) Software Developer
8 66 (6.15%) VB Developer
9 53 (4.93%) Senior Developer
10 48 (4.47%) Applications Support
10 48 (4.47%) SQL Server Developer
11 47 (4.38%) Software Engineer
11 47 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 46 (4.28%) SQL Analyst
13 42 (3.91%) VB.NET Developer
14 38 (3.54%) Analyst Developer
15 33 (3.07%) ASP.NET Developer
16 32 (2.98%) VB6 Developer
17 31 (2.89%) Administrator
18 26 (2.42%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (54.66%) .NET
2 231 (21.51%) ASP.NET
3 213 (19.83%) HTML
4 137 (12.76%) CSS
5 113 (10.52%) .NET Framework
6 112 (10.43%) XML
7 95 (8.85%) Web Services
8 93 (8.66%) WCF
9 81 (7.54%) AngularJS
10 80 (7.45%) jQuery
11 62 (5.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 51 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (4.47%) WPF
14 47 (4.38%) WinForms
15 42 (3.91%) HTML5
16 38 (3.54%) Entity Framework
16 38 (3.54%) JSON
17 30 (2.79%) Middleware
18 29 (2.70%) REST
19 27 (2.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 134 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 52 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.05%) EPoS
6 22 (2.05%) Fintech
7 18 (1.68%) User Experience
8 17 (1.58%) Data Structures
9 16 (1.49%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.30%) Data Centre
10 14 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 13 (1.21%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.93%) Clustering
12 10 (0.93%) Credit Risk
12 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
13 9 (0.84%) Marketing Technology
14 8 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.74%) Robotics
15 7 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 289 (26.91%) Windows
2 110 (10.24%) Linux
3 82 (7.64%) Windows Server
4 77 (7.17%) Windows 7
5 63 (5.87%) Windows 10
6 59 (5.49%) Unix
7 54 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.23%) Windows XP
10 22 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.96%) Android
12 18 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.30%) Windows 8
14 11 (1.02%) Solaris
15 10 (0.93%) CentOS
15 10 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.65%) AIX
16 7 (0.65%) Kali Linux
17 6 (0.56%) HPUX
17 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (24.12%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (16.29%) Problem-Solving
3 135 (12.57%) SDLC
4 130 (12.10%) MVC
5 127 (11.82%) Business Intelligence
6 113 (10.52%) Software Engineering
7 87 (8.10%) OO
8 80 (7.45%) TDD
9 79 (7.36%) ITIL
10 69 (6.42%) Project Management
11 67 (6.24%) Web Development
12 65 (6.05%) Migration
13 64 (5.96%) ETL
13 64 (5.96%) SOLID
13 64 (5.96%) Test Automation
14 63 (5.87%) Analytics
15 59 (5.49%) Scrum
16 55 (5.12%) CRM
16 55 (5.12%) DevOps
17 52 (4.84%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 660 (61.45%) C#
2 623 (58.01%) SQL
3 230 (21.42%) VB.NET
4 220 (20.48%) JavaScript
5 214 (19.93%) Java
6 184 (17.13%) T-SQL
7 169 (15.74%) C++
8 159 (14.80%) VB6
8 159 (14.80%) VBA
9 151 (14.06%) PowerShell
10 123 (11.45%) C
11 117 (10.89%) Python
12 104 (9.68%) VBScript
13 80 (7.45%) PHP
14 74 (6.89%) PL/SQL
15 50 (4.66%) Perl
16 37 (3.45%) Bash Shell
17 35 (3.26%) Shell Script
18 23 (2.14%) Delphi
19 22 (2.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 174 (16.20%) Degree
2 40 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 29 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.70%) ISTQB
5 22 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 21 (1.96%) ISEB
7 16 (1.49%) MCSE
8 15 (1.40%) SANS
9 11 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
10 10 (0.93%) HNC
10 10 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.93%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.74%) CISSP
11 8 (0.74%) PhD
12 7 (0.65%) MCDST
12 7 (0.65%) MCP
13 6 (0.56%) CCNA
13 6 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.42%) QA
2 33 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 27 (2.51%) SLA
4 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.93%) GDPR
6 8 (0.74%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.47%) HL7
8 4 (0.37%) DICOM
8 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
9 1 (0.093%) COBIT
9 1 (0.093%) IFRS
9 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.093%) JTAG
9 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.49%) Firmware
5 15 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.74%) vSphere
9 7 (0.65%) Snort
9 7 (0.65%) XenApp
10 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.28%) NFS
12 3 (0.28%) vCloud
13 2 (0.19%) ACF2
13 2 (0.19%) Docker
13 2 (0.19%) GPFS
13 2 (0.19%) RACF
13 2 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (4.19%) SCCM
2 20 (1.86%) WSUS
3 18 (1.68%) HP ALM
4 14 (1.30%) Puppet
5 13 (1.21%) Ansible
5 13 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.02%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.84%) Nessus
8 9 (0.84%) Terraform
9 7 (0.65%) EnCase
9 7 (0.65%) FTK
9 7 (0.65%) Nexpose
9 7 (0.65%) QRadar
9 7 (0.65%) SCOM
9 7 (0.65%) Suricata
10 6 (0.56%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 315 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 166 (15.46%) Oracle
3 54 (5.03%) VMware
4 42 (3.91%) Citrix
5 32 (2.98%) Tableau
6 31 (2.89%) HP
7 28 (2.61%) Google
8 27 (2.51%) Cisco
9 23 (2.14%) Xamarin
10 20 (1.86%) CheckPoint
11 18 (1.68%) SAP
11 18 (1.68%) Symantec
12 16 (1.49%) IBM
12 16 (1.49%) ServiceNow
13 14 (1.30%) Cognos
14 13 (1.21%) Adobe
14 13 (1.21%) Informatica
14 13 (1.21%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.12%) McAfee
16 11 (1.02%) Salesforce.com