Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 482 463 456
Rank change year-on-year -19 -7 -87
Permanent jobs citing VB 330 645 902
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.86% 1.07% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 308 560 797
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,475 £27,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -

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 38,457 60,517 75,689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.75% 54.02% 54.92%
Number of salaries quoted 32,213 50,851 63,875
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in England

VB
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VB in England.

Salary trend for VB in England

VB
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VB in England over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021. 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 +72 115 £58,250 +1.30% 24
South East +43 77 £40,000 -11.11% 30
North of England -37 45 £44,000 +10.00% 16
Midlands +35 38 £40,000 +6.67% 16
South West +47 37 £40,000 +19.40% 4
North West -21 24 £42,500 +6.25% 12
Yorkshire +3 20 £46,500 +24.00% 3
East Midlands +46 19 £42,500 - 10
West Midlands +18 19 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East of England +58 17 £42,500 - 4
North East +9 1 £45,000 - 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 221 (66.97%) C#
2 216 (65.45%) SQL
3 175 (53.03%) .NET
4 164 (49.70%) SQL Server
5 137 (41.52%) Microsoft
6 74 (22.42%) Windows
7 73 (22.12%) Finance
8 65 (19.70%) JavaScript
8 65 (19.70%) Azure
9 63 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (16.97%) Software Engineering
11 53 (16.06%) HTML
12 52 (15.76%) PowerShell
13 51 (15.45%) C++
14 50 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
15 47 (14.24%) CSS
16 44 (13.33%) Java
16 44 (13.33%) VB.NET
17 43 (13.03%) VB6
17 43 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
17 43 (13.03%) Self-Motivation
18 42 (12.73%) Degree
18 42 (12.73%) OO
19 41 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
19 41 (12.42%) WinForms
20 37 (11.21%) CRM
20 37 (11.21%) Change Control
21 36 (10.91%) Python
21 36 (10.91%) Web Services
21 36 (10.91%) Computer Science

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 20 (6.06%) IIS
2 18 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.42%) SAS
3 8 (2.42%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.52%) CMS
6 4 (1.21%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.21%) OnBase
7 3 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.91%) WordPress
8 2 (0.61%) Moodle
8 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (15.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.91%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.61%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.61%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.30%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 27 (8.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (7.27%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (4.24%) Summit
4 7 (2.12%) SAP Business One
5 6 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (1.21%) Bond Adapt
6 4 (1.21%) MoSes
7 2 (0.61%) Sage 1000
7 2 (0.61%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 65 (19.70%) Azure
2 35 (10.61%) Dynamics 365
3 28 (8.48%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (7.58%) Power Platform
5 15 (4.55%) AWS
6 7 (2.12%) Azure Data Factory
6 7 (2.12%) npm
7 6 (1.82%) GCP
7 6 (1.82%) NuGet
7 6 (1.82%) Power Automate
8 4 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.21%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.21%) Serverless
9 3 (0.91%) OpenDNS
9 3 (0.91%) SaaS
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.61%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.24%) DHCP
1 14 (4.24%) DNS
2 12 (3.64%) Firewall
3 10 (3.03%) SAN
4 7 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.12%) VoIP
5 6 (1.82%) SSL
5 6 (1.82%) VPN
6 5 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (1.21%) HTTP
7 4 (1.21%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.21%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.91%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.91%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (0.91%) LAN
8 3 (0.91%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.91%) Network Security
8 3 (0.91%) Skype
8 3 (0.91%) WAN
8 3 (0.91%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (49.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 32 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (8.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (7.27%) Relational Database
6 20 (6.06%) MySQL
7 16 (4.85%) Power BI
8 15 (4.55%) QlikView
8 15 (4.55%) RDBMS
9 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
10 9 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.73%) MS Access
11 7 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2019
11 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 36 (10.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.55%) Subversion
4 12 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 11 (3.33%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.73%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.73%) JIRA
7 7 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.82%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.52%) Postman
9 5 (1.52%) Selenium
10 4 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.91%) NUnit
11 3 (0.91%) ProC
11 3 (0.91%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.61%) JBehave
12 2 (0.61%) JMeter
12 2 (0.61%) TestNG
General
1 73 (22.12%) Finance
2 20 (6.06%) Banking
3 15 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 11 (3.33%) Electronics
6 9 (2.73%) Games
7 7 (2.12%) Marketing
8 6 (1.82%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.82%) Front Office
8 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.52%) Advertising
9 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.52%) Military
10 4 (1.21%) Back Office
10 4 (1.21%) Police
11 3 (0.91%) Law
11 3 (0.91%) Retail
12 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.61%) Legal
13 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 165 (50.00%) Developer
2 63 (19.09%) Analyst
3 59 (17.88%) Software Developer
4 46 (13.94%) C# Developer
5 37 (11.21%) SQL Developer
6 36 (10.91%) .NET Developer
7 30 (9.09%) Software Engineer
8 26 (7.88%) C# Software Developer
8 26 (7.88%) CRM Developer
8 26 (7.88%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 22 (6.67%) Applications Support
9 22 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
9 22 (6.67%) Support Analyst
10 21 (6.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 20 (6.06%) .NET Software Developer
12 18 (5.45%) Applications Support Analyst
13 16 (4.85%) Programmer
14 14 (4.24%) Summit Developer
15 13 (3.94%) C++ Developer
15 13 (3.94%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (53.03%) .NET
2 53 (16.06%) HTML
3 47 (14.24%) CSS
4 41 (12.42%) WinForms
5 36 (10.91%) Web Services
6 35 (10.61%) .NET Framework
6 35 (10.61%) ASP.NET
7 25 (7.58%) .NET Core
8 20 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 17 (5.15%) jQuery
10 15 (4.55%) Entity Framework
11 11 (3.33%) XML
12 10 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (2.73%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (2.42%) CSS3
14 8 (2.42%) HTML5
15 7 (2.12%) LINQ
15 7 (2.12%) React
16 6 (1.82%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.03%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.76%) Algorithms
4 17 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.64%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.64%) LIMS
6 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.52%) Podcast
9 4 (1.21%) Learning Management System
9 4 (1.21%) Photography
9 4 (1.21%) PKI
9 4 (1.21%) PlayStation
9 4 (1.21%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.91%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.91%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.91%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (22.42%) Windows
2 27 (8.18%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.85%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.42%) Linux
6 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.82%) Android
7 6 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.52%) Unix
8 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.61%) Solaris
10 2 (0.61%) VMS
10 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Fedora
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.97%) Software Engineering
3 43 (13.03%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (12.73%) OO
5 41 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (11.21%) Change Control
6 37 (11.21%) CRM
7 36 (10.91%) Computer Science
8 32 (9.70%) ERP
9 27 (8.18%) MVC
9 27 (8.18%) OOD
10 26 (7.88%) Analytics
11 25 (7.58%) Web Development
12 24 (7.27%) Data Management
13 22 (6.67%) DevOps
13 22 (6.67%) Workflow
14 20 (6.06%) Data Analysis
15 17 (5.15%) Business Continuity
15 17 (5.15%) SDLC
16 16 (4.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 221 (66.97%) C#
2 216 (65.45%) SQL
3 65 (19.70%) JavaScript
4 52 (15.76%) PowerShell
5 51 (15.45%) C++
6 44 (13.33%) Java
6 44 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 43 (13.03%) VB6
8 36 (10.91%) Python
9 34 (10.30%) T-SQL
10 23 (6.97%) C
11 21 (6.36%) VBA
11 21 (6.36%) VBScript
12 15 (4.55%) Perl
12 15 (4.55%) PHP
13 10 (3.03%) PL/SQL
14 7 (2.12%) TypeScript
15 6 (1.82%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.21%) R
16 4 (1.21%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 42 (12.73%) Degree
2 18 (5.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.12%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 4 (1.21%) CISSP
6 4 (1.21%) ISEB
6 4 (1.21%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.61%) CCA
8 2 (0.61%) CCNA
8 2 (0.61%) CCNP
8 2 (0.61%) CISA
8 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.61%) MCSA
8 2 (0.61%) MCSE
8 2 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.85%) QA
2 7 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.52%) SLA
4 4 (1.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.21%) CDISC
4 4 (1.21%) Good Clinical Practice
5 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.03%) XenDesktop
4 8 (2.42%) Docker
4 8 (2.42%) vSphere
5 7 (2.12%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.52%) XenApp
7 3 (0.91%) Snort
7 3 (0.91%) Squid
8 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.30%) Firmware
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (6.06%) SCCM
2 7 (2.12%) Ansible
3 6 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 5 (1.52%) WSUS
5 4 (1.21%) SCOM
5 4 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.91%) Nessus
6 3 (0.91%) Nexpose
6 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.91%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.91%) Suricata
7 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.61%) Puppet
7 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 137 (41.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.45%) Oracle
3 17 (5.15%) VMware
4 13 (3.94%) Citrix
5 12 (3.64%) Sybase
6 9 (2.73%) Dell
6 9 (2.73%) SAP
6 9 (2.73%) Sun
7 8 (2.42%) Aareon
7 8 (2.42%) IBM
8 6 (1.82%) DevExpress
8 6 (1.82%) Symantec
8 6 (1.82%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.52%) Cisco
9 5 (1.52%) Google
9 5 (1.52%) Infor
9 5 (1.52%) SonicWALL
10 4 (1.21%) Avaya
10 4 (1.21%) Lotus
10 4 (1.21%) Sage