Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 463 371
Rank change year-on-year +16 -92 -54
Permanent jobs citing VB 693 920 1,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.11% 1.20% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 595 799 1,154
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.95% +4.12%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +4.82%

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 62,233 76,967 91,235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.19% 55.01% 55.95%
Number of salaries quoted 51,853 64,251 77,167
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +17 247 £57,500 +9.52% 22
South East +66 169 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North of England +80 153 £40,000 -5.88% 36
North West +71 107 £42,500 - 19
Midlands -47 46 £34,250 -9.87% 24
Yorkshire +19 44 £35,000 -6.67% 16
East of England +33 43 £42,500 +1.19% 9
West Midlands 0 36 £30,750 -20.13% 11
South West -51 36 £35,000 -6.67% 20
East Midlands -25 10 £38,500 +2.67% 13
North East +4 2 £40,000 -15.79% 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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.

1 448 (64.65%) .NET
2 426 (61.47%) C#
3 379 (54.69%) SQL
4 330 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 290 (41.85%) Microsoft
6 208 (30.01%) Finance
7 178 (25.69%) VB.NET
8 168 (24.24%) Windows
9 153 (22.08%) JavaScript
10 146 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
11 140 (20.20%) ASP.NET
12 133 (19.19%) VB6
13 124 (17.89%) HTML
13 124 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
14 119 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
15 115 (16.59%) T-SQL
16 108 (15.58%) VBA
16 108 (15.58%) Degree
17 107 (15.44%) Java
18 105 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
19 100 (14.43%) Visual Studio
20 99 (14.29%) Oracle
20 99 (14.29%) MVC
21 95 (13.71%) PowerShell
22 92 (13.28%) .NET Framework
22 92 (13.28%) Web Development
22 92 (13.28%) Azure
22 92 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
23 88 (12.70%) Python
24 86 (12.41%) CSS

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 51 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.16%) CICS
2 15 (2.16%) IIS
3 14 (2.02%) WebSphere
4 13 (1.88%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.44%) Confluence
6 9 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.01%) CMS
7 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.43%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.29%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) Apache
11 1 (0.14%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 124 (17.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (12.27%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.30%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.58%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.72%) Raiser's Edge
3 5 (0.72%) RiskWrite
4 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.29%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.29%) Epicor Tropos
7 1 (0.14%) HFM
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 92 (13.28%) Azure
2 70 (10.10%) Power Platform
3 24 (3.46%) AWS
4 17 (2.45%) Office 365
5 10 (1.44%) PowerApps
6 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.87%) GitHub
6 6 (0.87%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.72%) SaaS
8 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.58%) NuGet
9 3 (0.43%) Google Pay
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.14%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.14%) GCP
11 1 (0.14%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.46%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.17%) DNS
3 21 (3.03%) DHCP
4 11 (1.59%) Firewall
4 11 (1.59%) VPN
5 9 (1.30%) SSL
6 8 (1.15%) Internet
7 7 (1.01%) HTTP
8 6 (0.87%) SSH
8 6 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.72%) Skype
10 4 (0.58%) FTP
10 4 (0.58%) NAS
10 4 (0.58%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.58%) Wireless
11 3 (0.43%) Intranet
11 3 (0.43%) LAN
11 3 (0.43%) PuTTY
11 3 (0.43%) WAN
12 2 (0.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 61 (8.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (8.37%) Relational Database
5 54 (7.79%) Power BI
6 42 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (5.92%) MS Access
8 32 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
9 26 (3.75%) DB2
9 26 (3.75%) MySQL
10 22 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (2.45%) Oracle Database
13 16 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
15 9 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (1.15%) Big Data
16 8 (1.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 105 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 100 (14.43%) Visual Studio
3 33 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.33%) JIRA
5 21 (3.03%) Selenium
6 17 (2.45%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.45%) JUnit
7 14 (2.02%) Oracle APEX
8 12 (1.73%) HP UFT
8 12 (1.73%) JMeter
8 12 (1.73%) LoadRunner
9 11 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.30%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.15%) MSI
12 8 (1.15%) NUnit
13 7 (1.01%) WebDriver
14 6 (0.87%) AdminStudio
14 6 (0.87%) Appium
14 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 208 (30.01%) Finance
2 46 (6.64%) Retail
3 39 (5.63%) Banking
4 31 (4.47%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.74%) Legal
6 14 (2.02%) Law
7 12 (1.73%) Marketing
8 9 (1.30%) Local Government
8 9 (1.30%) Military
8 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 7 (1.01%) Billing
9 7 (1.01%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.87%) Publishing
11 4 (0.58%) Automotive
12 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 3 (0.43%) German Language
13 2 (0.29%) Police
Job Titles
1 360 (51.95%) Developer
2 148 (21.36%) .NET Developer
3 108 (15.58%) Analyst
4 104 (15.01%) C# Developer
5 93 (13.42%) Software Developer
6 72 (10.39%) C# .NET Developer
7 52 (7.50%) SQL Developer
8 49 (7.07%) .NET Software Developer
9 44 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 43 (6.20%) Software Engineer
11 41 (5.92%) Junior
12 40 (5.77%) C# Software Developer
13 37 (5.34%) VB.NET Developer
14 30 (4.33%) VB Developer
15 29 (4.18%) Applications Support
16 28 (4.04%) SQL Analyst
17 27 (3.90%) Support Engineer
18 26 (3.75%) Senior Software Developer
18 26 (3.75%) Support Analyst
19 24 (3.46%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 448 (64.65%) .NET
2 140 (20.20%) ASP.NET
3 124 (17.89%) HTML
4 92 (13.28%) .NET Framework
5 86 (12.41%) CSS
6 81 (11.69%) XML
7 73 (10.53%) REST
8 68 (9.81%) WinForms
9 60 (8.66%) Entity Framework
10 59 (8.51%) jQuery
11 58 (8.37%) WCF
12 51 (7.36%) AngularJS
13 44 (6.35%) .NET Core
13 44 (6.35%) WPF
14 43 (6.20%) HTML5
15 36 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 34 (4.91%) CSS3
16 34 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (4.33%) ADO.NET
18 25 (3.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (6.64%) User Experience
4 35 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (2.16%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.73%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (1.59%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.59%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.44%) e-Learning
11 10 (1.44%) SCORM
12 6 (0.87%) Replication
12 6 (0.87%) Wiki
13 5 (0.72%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.72%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.58%) HoloLens
15 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.43%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 168 (24.24%) Windows
2 59 (8.51%) Linux
3 34 (4.91%) Windows Server
4 25 (3.61%) Windows 10
5 22 (3.17%) Unix
6 21 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.44%) Android
8 10 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.72%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.72%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.14%) CentOS
12 1 (0.14%) VME
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (21.07%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (17.17%) Problem-Solving
3 99 (14.29%) MVC
4 92 (13.28%) Web Development
5 83 (11.98%) Software Engineering
6 78 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
7 73 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 71 (10.25%) Data Analysis
9 70 (10.10%) Computer Science
10 63 (9.09%) Analytics
11 62 (8.95%) Migration
12 56 (8.08%) SDLC
13 46 (6.64%) Integration Testing
13 46 (6.64%) Time Management
14 44 (6.35%) ITIL
15 41 (5.92%) Test Automation
16 38 (5.48%) CRM
16 38 (5.48%) DevOps
16 38 (5.48%) OO
17 36 (5.19%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 426 (61.47%) C#
2 379 (54.69%) SQL
3 178 (25.69%) VB.NET
4 153 (22.08%) JavaScript
5 133 (19.19%) VB6
6 115 (16.59%) T-SQL
7 108 (15.58%) VBA
8 107 (15.44%) Java
9 95 (13.71%) PowerShell
10 88 (12.70%) Python
11 76 (10.97%) C++
12 56 (8.08%) C
13 54 (7.79%) PL/SQL
14 49 (7.07%) VBScript
15 41 (5.92%) PHP
16 22 (3.17%) Perl
17 21 (3.03%) Shell Script
18 19 (2.74%) Bash Shell
18 19 (2.74%) R
19 15 (2.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 108 (15.58%) Degree
2 26 (3.75%) ISEB
2 26 (3.75%) ISTQB
3 16 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
4 15 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (2.02%) PMI Certification
6 13 (1.88%) PMP
7 11 (1.59%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.15%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.72%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.72%) IIBA
11 4 (0.58%) MCSE
11 4 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.43%) MCSA
12 3 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 2 (0.29%) CREST Certified
13 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.06%) QA
2 32 (4.62%) GDPR
3 25 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.88%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.87%) PMO
6 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.88%) ACF2
3 13 (1.88%) Docker
3 13 (1.88%) RACF
4 6 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.72%) XenApp
6 4 (0.58%) Firmware
6 4 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.58%) vSphere
6 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (4.04%) SCCM
2 5 (0.72%) Backup Exec
2 5 (0.72%) WSUS
3 4 (0.58%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.29%) Nessus
5 2 (0.29%) Nmap
5 2 (0.29%) SCOM
5 2 (0.29%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.14%) AppManager
6 1 (0.14%) Cacti
6 1 (0.14%) FTK
6 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
6 1 (0.14%) nmon
6 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 290 (41.85%) Microsoft
2 99 (14.29%) Oracle
3 35 (5.05%) VMware
3 35 (5.05%) Xamarin
4 20 (2.89%) Citrix
5 15 (2.16%) HP
5 15 (2.16%) IBM
6 14 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.88%) Tableau
8 12 (1.73%) Blue Prism
8 12 (1.73%) Xceptor
9 10 (1.44%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.30%) Aderant
11 7 (1.01%) iManage
12 6 (0.87%) Cisco
12 6 (0.87%) FIS
12 6 (0.87%) RedGate
12 6 (0.87%) SAP
12 6 (0.87%) WorldPay
13 5 (0.72%) Progress