Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 315 252
Rank change year-on-year -49 -63 -30
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,415 1,686 2,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.02% 1.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.53% 1.90% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,173 1,452 2,392
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

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 92,540 88,524 103,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.94% 53.69% 52.55%
Number of salaries quoted 78,243 76,440 89,941
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -1 527 £50,000 - 61
South East -16 301 £41,000 -3.53% 46
North of England -42 231 £42,000 +12.00% 66
Midlands -65 155 £38,750 +3.33% 29
North West -70 111 £45,000 +12.50% 30
East of England -30 106 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Yorkshire -9 98 £40,000 +6.67% 26
South West -21 96 £37,000 -7.50% 25
East Midlands -43 81 £37,500 -6.25% 11
West Midlands -49 74 £40,000 +6.67% 18
North East -1 22 £29,000 -38.95% 10
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 842 (59.51%) .NET
2 841 (59.43%) C#
3 789 (55.76%) SQL
4 765 (54.06%) SQL Server
5 472 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
6 463 (32.72%) Microsoft
7 457 (32.30%) VB.NET
8 424 (29.96%) ASP.NET
9 392 (27.70%) Windows
10 371 (26.22%) Finance
11 332 (23.46%) JavaScript
12 307 (21.70%) HTML
13 287 (20.28%) MVC
14 278 (19.65%) T-SQL
15 244 (17.24%) CSS
16 236 (16.68%) VB6
17 234 (16.54%) Degree
18 221 (15.62%) WCF
19 213 (15.05%) Oracle
20 206 (14.56%) TDD
21 197 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
22 195 (13.78%) Scrum
23 177 (12.51%) Microsoft Excel
23 177 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
24 176 (12.44%) .NET Framework
25 175 (12.37%) WinForms
26 172 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
27 167 (11.80%) Java
27 167 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 167 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services

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
1 115 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 66 (4.66%) IIS
3 57 (4.03%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (2.05%) MS Exchange
6 25 (1.77%) CMS
7 19 (1.34%) JBoss
7 19 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (1.13%) SAS
8 16 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 15 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.42%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.35%) Apache
13 5 (0.35%) Confluence
13 5 (0.35%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.35%) WordPress
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 177 (12.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.21%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.14%) Simulink
9 1 (0.071%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.071%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.071%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.071%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.071%) Maya
9 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.06%) HFM
4 8 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.42%) Concordance
5 6 (0.42%) Relativity
5 6 (0.42%) Ringtail
6 5 (0.35%) Visualfiles
7 4 (0.28%) Summit
8 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
8 3 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite
8 3 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
9 2 (0.14%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.14%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 81 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (1.91%) SaaS
4 21 (1.48%) Office 365
5 16 (1.13%) GitHub
6 7 (0.49%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.28%) IaaS
9 3 (0.21%) G Suite
9 3 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.21%) PaaS
10 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.071%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.59%) Firewall
2 61 (4.31%) Internet
3 29 (2.05%) Broadband
4 26 (1.84%) Intranet
5 25 (1.77%) DNS
6 18 (1.27%) DHCP
7 17 (1.20%) VoIP
8 11 (0.78%) SMS
8 11 (0.78%) Wireless
9 10 (0.71%) LAN
9 10 (0.71%) Network Security
9 10 (0.71%) WAN
10 9 (0.64%) TCP/IP
11 8 (0.57%) Extranet
12 7 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.35%) HTTP
13 5 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.35%) SAN
14 4 (0.28%) FTP
15 2 (0.14%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 765 (54.06%) SQL Server
2 167 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 167 (11.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 131 (9.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 110 (7.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 85 (6.01%) Relational Database
6 79 (5.58%) Crystal Reports
7 76 (5.37%) NoSQL
8 67 (4.73%) MySQL
9 63 (4.45%) BusinessObjects
10 59 (4.17%) Power BI
11 55 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
12 45 (3.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 44 (3.11%) Oracle Database
14 41 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 38 (2.69%) MongoDB
16 25 (1.77%) MS Access
17 21 (1.48%) QlikView
18 20 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.41%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 116 (8.20%) Visual Studio
2 109 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 99 (7.00%) Subversion
4 93 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 91 (6.43%) NUnit
6 54 (3.82%) MSTest
7 42 (2.97%) Jenkins
8 38 (2.69%) JIRA
8 38 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 37 (2.61%) Rhino Mocks
10 31 (2.19%) TeamCity
11 20 (1.41%) HP UFT
11 20 (1.41%) Selenium
12 18 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
13 16 (1.13%) Maven
13 16 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.85%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.78%) MSI
16 8 (0.57%) MSBuild
16 8 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 371 (26.22%) Finance
2 63 (4.45%) Retail
3 62 (4.38%) Banking
4 52 (3.67%) Front Office
5 49 (3.46%) Marketing
6 43 (3.04%) Games
6 43 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.40%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.98%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.91%) Advertising
10 26 (1.84%) Back Office
11 22 (1.55%) Investment Banking
12 21 (1.48%) Music Industry
13 17 (1.20%) Legal
14 16 (1.13%) Electronics
15 13 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.78%) Law
17 10 (0.71%) Billing
18 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 864 (61.06%) Developer
2 486 (34.35%) .NET Developer
3 259 (18.30%) C# Developer
4 216 (15.27%) Analyst
5 159 (11.24%) C# .NET Developer
6 145 (10.25%) SQL Developer
7 128 (9.05%) Software Developer
8 105 (7.42%) VB Developer
9 82 (5.80%) VB.NET Developer
10 69 (4.88%) Agile .NET Developer
10 69 (4.88%) Agile Developer
11 67 (4.73%) Senior Developer
11 67 (4.73%) SQL Analyst
12 64 (4.52%) Applications Support
13 63 (4.45%) C# Software Developer
14 61 (4.31%) Support Analyst
15 57 (4.03%) VB6 Developer
16 42 (2.97%) Data Analyst
16 42 (2.97%) Systems Analyst
17 41 (2.90%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 842 (59.51%) .NET
2 424 (29.96%) ASP.NET
3 307 (21.70%) HTML
4 244 (17.24%) CSS
5 221 (15.62%) WCF
6 197 (13.92%) ASP.NET MVC
7 177 (12.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 176 (12.44%) .NET Framework
9 175 (12.37%) WinForms
10 166 (11.73%) WPF
11 162 (11.45%) Web Services
12 160 (11.31%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 132 (9.33%) XML
14 126 (8.90%) Ajax
15 119 (8.41%) jQuery
16 113 (7.99%) HTML5
17 92 (6.50%) RESTful
18 86 (6.08%) AngularJS
19 84 (5.94%) Entity Framework
20 75 (5.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 71 (5.02%) Client/Server
4 63 (4.45%) Management Information System
5 60 (4.24%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.19%) N-Tier
8 28 (1.98%) Fintech
9 27 (1.91%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.77%) Hedge funds
11 22 (1.55%) User Experience
12 14 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.92%) Data Structures
13 13 (0.92%) Life Science
14 12 (0.85%) Clustering
14 12 (0.85%) Robotics
15 11 (0.78%) PDA
16 9 (0.64%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.57%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 392 (27.70%) Windows
2 103 (7.28%) Linux
3 86 (6.08%) Unix
4 77 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 57 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (3.75%) Windows 7
7 34 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (2.26%) Windows 10
9 24 (1.70%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.13%) Android
11 7 (0.49%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.14%) HPUX
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.071%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (33.36%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (20.28%) MVC
3 206 (14.56%) TDD
4 195 (13.78%) Scrum
5 172 (12.16%) Business Intelligence
6 159 (11.24%) Web Application Development
7 133 (9.40%) Test Automation
8 125 (8.83%) SDLC
9 122 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
10 103 (7.28%) Software Engineering
11 101 (7.14%) Web Development
12 94 (6.64%) ITIL
13 92 (6.50%) OO
14 81 (5.72%) BDD
15 71 (5.02%) Asset Management
16 66 (4.66%) Analytics
17 60 (4.24%) Data Analysis
17 60 (4.24%) Migration
18 57 (4.03%) DevOps
18 57 (4.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 841 (59.43%) C#
2 789 (55.76%) SQL
3 457 (32.30%) VB.NET
4 332 (23.46%) JavaScript
5 278 (19.65%) T-SQL
6 236 (16.68%) VB6
7 167 (11.80%) Java
8 158 (11.17%) VBScript
9 126 (8.90%) PowerShell
10 121 (8.55%) VBA
11 112 (7.92%) C++
12 90 (6.36%) Ruby
13 61 (4.31%) C
13 61 (4.31%) PL/SQL
14 60 (4.24%) Python
15 43 (3.04%) PHP
16 38 (2.69%) Perl
16 38 (2.69%) Shell Script
17 32 (2.26%) F#
18 21 (1.48%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 234 (16.54%) Degree
2 29 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (1.91%) ISEB
3 27 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 26 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.63%) MCP
7 11 (0.78%) MCSA
8 9 (0.64%) MCITP
8 9 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
8 9 (0.64%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.57%) CCNA
9 8 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.49%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.35%) PMP
12 4 (0.28%) HND
13 3 (0.21%) HNC
13 3 (0.21%) MCSD
13 3 (0.21%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.94%) QA
2 67 (4.73%) SLA
3 52 (3.67%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.99%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.35%) PMO
6 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.21%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.14%) Basel III
8 2 (0.14%) GAMP
9 1 (0.071%) COBIT
9 1 (0.071%) DICOM
9 1 (0.071%) GDPR
9 1 (0.071%) HL7
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.071%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 98 (6.93%) Active Directory
2 51 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (0.49%) XenApp
6 6 (0.42%) XenServer
7 4 (0.28%) MetaFrame
7 4 (0.28%) vSphere
8 3 (0.21%) Firmware
9 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (3.32%) SCCM
2 26 (1.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 16 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.13%) Puppet
4 15 (1.06%) Ansible
5 14 (0.99%) PowerBroker
6 9 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.28%) SCOM
9 4 (0.28%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.28%) WSUS
10 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.21%) Control-M
10 3 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.21%) WMI
11 2 (0.14%) Nagios
11 2 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 463 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 213 (15.05%) Oracle
3 55 (3.89%) VMware
4 32 (2.26%) HP
5 26 (1.84%) Sybase
6 25 (1.77%) Siebel
7 20 (1.41%) Citrix
7 20 (1.41%) Google
8 18 (1.27%) Cisco
9 17 (1.20%) Xamarin
10 15 (1.06%) Hyperion
10 15 (1.06%) Remedy
10 15 (1.06%) SAP
10 15 (1.06%) Vertica
11 13 (0.92%) Tableau
12 12 (0.85%) Capita
13 11 (0.78%) Dell
14 10 (0.71%) BMC
15 8 (0.57%) Nimsoft
15 8 (0.57%) Sitecore