Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 302 257
Rank change year-on-year -63 -45 -63
Permanent jobs citing VB 1480 1957 2669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.10% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.57% 2.07% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1216 1740 2381
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £26,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +2.56%

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 93995 94534 106462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.43% 53.03% 52.07%
Number of salaries quoted 78006 82296 91917
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £49,039 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.24% +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
London +12 577 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East -64 256 £43,750 -2.78% 13
North of England -21 253 £40,000 +6.67% 29
Midlands -59 172 £40,000 - 16
North West -31 132 £40,000 - 10
East of England -36 115 £42,000 -4.55% 8
Yorkshire +6 111 £38,750 +10.71% 13
South West -28 104 £37,500 -6.25% 6
West Midlands -5 102 £40,000 +14.29% 8
East Midlands -53 70 £41,000 +0.83% 7
North East +8 10 £45,000 -2.17% 6
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 England region with a requirement for VB.

1 889 (60.07%) C#
2 861 (58.18%) .NET
3 838 (56.62%) SQL
4 767 (51.82%) SQL Server
5 502 (33.92%) Microsoft
6 481 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
7 408 (27.57%) Finance
8 406 (27.43%) VB.NET
9 404 (27.30%) Windows
10 403 (27.23%) JavaScript
11 389 (26.28%) ASP.NET
12 333 (22.50%) HTML
13 301 (20.34%) T-SQL
14 275 (18.58%) CSS
15 273 (18.45%) MVC
16 266 (17.97%) Degree
17 262 (17.70%) VB6
18 234 (15.81%) Oracle
19 210 (14.19%) VBScript
20 202 (13.65%) Java
21 197 (13.31%) XML
21 197 (13.31%) Scrum
22 188 (12.70%) WCF
23 187 (12.64%) Microsoft Excel
24 185 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 185 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
25 173 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
26 169 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 162 (10.95%) PowerShell
28 156 (10.54%) Software Engineering

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
1 144 (9.73%) SharePoint
2 119 (8.04%) IIS
3 70 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
4 49 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
5 47 (3.18%) MS Exchange
6 28 (1.89%) Apache
7 19 (1.28%) CMS
7 19 (1.28%) JBoss
8 18 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
9 17 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.01%) SAS
11 14 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.54%) Umbraco
14 7 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
14 7 (0.47%) nginx
14 7 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (0.47%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 187 (12.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (0.41%) SPSS
6 5 (0.34%) SPSS Modeler
7 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.20%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.20%) Maya
9 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.068%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.068%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.068%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.068%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.88%) Summit
4 12 (0.81%) HFM
5 11 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.34%) Adobe Campaign
6 5 (0.34%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.34%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.27%) LabWindows
8 3 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite
8 3 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.14%) SAP PM
9 2 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.23%) Office 365
4 27 (1.82%) GitHub
5 23 (1.55%) SaaS
6 6 (0.41%) G Suite
6 6 (0.41%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.27%) IaaS
8 3 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.20%) PaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
9 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.14%) Sage Pay
9 2 (0.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.068%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 103 (6.96%) Firewall
2 67 (4.53%) Internet
3 24 (1.62%) DNS
4 21 (1.42%) Broadband
5 19 (1.28%) Wireless
6 18 (1.22%) DHCP
6 18 (1.22%) VPN
7 16 (1.08%) Intranet
8 15 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 15 (1.01%) VoIP
9 10 (0.68%) FTP
9 10 (0.68%) LAN
10 9 (0.61%) HTTP
10 9 (0.61%) Network Security
11 8 (0.54%) LDAP
12 7 (0.47%) Skype
13 6 (0.41%) RFID
13 6 (0.41%) SMS
13 6 (0.41%) WAN
13 6 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (51.82%) SQL Server
2 185 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 169 (11.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (7.64%) MySQL
5 109 (7.36%) Relational Database
6 102 (6.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 86 (5.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 74 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
9 65 (4.39%) BusinessObjects
10 62 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
11 55 (3.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 50 (3.38%) NoSQL
13 47 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 46 (3.11%) RDBMS
15 38 (2.57%) MS Access
16 34 (2.30%) Power BI
17 30 (2.03%) Oracle Database
18 29 (1.96%) MongoDB
19 26 (1.76%) QlikView
20 25 (1.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 138 (9.32%) Subversion
2 115 (7.77%) Visual Studio
3 92 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 90 (6.08%) NUnit
5 66 (4.46%) Jenkins
6 60 (4.05%) Git (software)
7 51 (3.45%) MSTest
8 45 (3.04%) Maven
9 36 (2.43%) TeamCity
10 35 (2.36%) Rhino Mocks
11 34 (2.30%) Oracle Forms
12 20 (1.35%) JIRA
13 18 (1.22%) HP UFT
13 18 (1.22%) Selenium
14 17 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 13 (0.88%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.61%) MSI
17 8 (0.54%) InstallShield
17 8 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
18 7 (0.47%) SpecFlow
General
1 408 (27.57%) Finance
2 86 (5.81%) Banking
3 72 (4.86%) Front Office
4 68 (4.59%) Marketing
5 64 (4.32%) Retail
6 61 (4.12%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.78%) Investment Banking
8 53 (3.58%) Retail Banking
9 49 (3.31%) Manufacturing
10 40 (2.70%) Electronics
11 37 (2.50%) Games
12 28 (1.89%) Legal
13 23 (1.55%) Advertising
14 22 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (1.42%) Back Office
16 19 (1.28%) Billing
16 19 (1.28%) Music Industry
17 12 (0.81%) Law
18 10 (0.68%) Automotive
19 5 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 822 (55.54%) Developer
2 450 (30.41%) .NET Developer
3 245 (16.55%) C# Developer
4 234 (15.81%) Analyst
5 161 (10.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 136 (9.19%) Software Developer
7 124 (8.38%) SQL Developer
8 114 (7.70%) VB Developer
9 87 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
10 84 (5.68%) Senior Developer
11 80 (5.41%) VB.NET Developer
12 74 (5.00%) Support Analyst
13 69 (4.66%) Applications Support
14 67 (4.53%) VB6 Developer
15 65 (4.39%) Agile .NET Developer
15 65 (4.39%) Agile Developer
16 62 (4.19%) C# Software Developer
17 60 (4.05%) Software Engineer
18 57 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
19 52 (3.51%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 861 (58.18%) .NET
2 389 (26.28%) ASP.NET
3 333 (22.50%) HTML
4 275 (18.58%) CSS
5 197 (13.31%) XML
6 188 (12.70%) WCF
7 185 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 156 (10.54%) WinForms
9 149 (10.07%) Web Services
10 136 (9.19%) Ajax
11 132 (8.92%) WPF
12 130 (8.78%) jQuery
13 129 (8.72%) HTML5
14 127 (8.58%) ASP.NET Web API
15 122 (8.24%) .NET Framework
16 120 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 81 (5.47%) AngularJS
18 72 (4.86%) LINQ
18 72 (4.86%) NHibernate
19 67 (4.53%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 173 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 70 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 67 (4.53%) Client/Server
5 50 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (3.04%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.82%) N-Tier
9 24 (1.62%) Hedge funds
10 23 (1.55%) Replication
11 22 (1.49%) Clustering
12 21 (1.42%) User Experience
13 19 (1.28%) PDA
14 16 (1.08%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.95%) Fintech
15 14 (0.95%) Life Science
16 12 (0.81%) Data Structures
16 12 (0.81%) Tandem
17 10 (0.68%) iPhone
17 10 (0.68%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 404 (27.30%) Windows
2 131 (8.85%) Unix
3 110 (7.43%) Linux
4 92 (6.22%) Windows Server
5 67 (4.53%) Windows 7
6 63 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (3.18%) Windows 10
8 43 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (2.84%) Android
10 41 (2.77%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.27%) Solaris
16 3 (0.20%) HPUX
17 2 (0.14%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (18.45%) MVC
3 197 (13.31%) Scrum
4 156 (10.54%) Software Engineering
5 155 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
5 155 (10.47%) Test Automation
6 154 (10.41%) TDD
7 137 (9.26%) SDLC
8 119 (8.04%) Web Application Development
9 110 (7.43%) Web Development
10 108 (7.30%) ITIL
11 105 (7.09%) Continuous Integration
12 100 (6.76%) DevOps
13 96 (6.49%) OO
14 86 (5.81%) Asset Management
14 86 (5.81%) Configuration Management
15 82 (5.54%) CRM
15 82 (5.54%) Unit Testing
16 73 (4.93%) Analytics
17 66 (4.46%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 889 (60.07%) C#
2 838 (56.62%) SQL
3 406 (27.43%) VB.NET
4 403 (27.23%) JavaScript
5 301 (20.34%) T-SQL
6 262 (17.70%) VB6
7 210 (14.19%) VBScript
8 202 (13.65%) Java
9 162 (10.95%) PowerShell
10 151 (10.20%) C++
11 133 (8.99%) VBA
12 100 (6.76%) Perl
13 86 (5.81%) C
14 83 (5.61%) Python
15 81 (5.47%) PL/SQL
16 58 (3.92%) PHP
17 53 (3.58%) Ruby
18 46 (3.11%) Shell Script
19 30 (2.03%) F#
20 22 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 266 (17.97%) Degree
2 58 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.62%) MCP
6 19 (1.28%) MCSE
7 17 (1.15%) CCNA
7 17 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.15%) ISTQB
8 16 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (0.88%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.74%) ISEB
10 11 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.68%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.61%) HND
13 7 (0.47%) ACCA
13 7 (0.47%) HNC
14 6 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
15 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (7.03%) QA
2 48 (3.24%) SLA
3 32 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.41%) COBIT
5 4 (0.27%) Basel III
5 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.20%) HL7
6 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.14%) DICOM
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.068%) Basel II
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.068%) GDPR
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 55 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.81%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.81%) vSphere
4 9 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.54%) XenApp
6 7 (0.47%) Docker
6 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.41%) Firmware
7 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.14%) Snort
9 2 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.068%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.068%) Xen
10 1 (0.068%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (3.58%) SCCM
2 44 (2.97%) PowerBroker
3 22 (1.49%) Ansible
3 22 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (1.49%) Puppet
4 14 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (0.88%) Opsview
6 11 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (0.74%) Perfmon
6 11 (0.74%) SCOM
7 10 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.54%) WSUS
10 7 (0.47%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.41%) ZENworks
12 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 502 (33.92%) Microsoft
2 234 (15.81%) Oracle
3 65 (4.39%) VMware
4 39 (2.64%) Sybase
5 38 (2.57%) HP
6 26 (1.76%) Citrix
7 25 (1.69%) IBM
8 23 (1.55%) SAP
9 22 (1.49%) Remedy
10 20 (1.35%) Dell
10 20 (1.35%) Siebel
11 17 (1.15%) Google
11 17 (1.15%) Splunk
12 16 (1.08%) Cisco
13 15 (1.01%) Tableau
14 14 (0.95%) Xamarin
15 13 (0.88%) Hyperion
15 13 (0.88%) Vertica
16 12 (0.81%) BMC
16 12 (0.81%) Symantec