Period
to 16 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 428 361 306
Rank change year-on-year -67 -55 -55
Permanent jobs citing VB 967 1,412 1,763
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.87% 1.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.56% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 827 1,158 1,538
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £27,425
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,875 £61,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +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 77,239 90,384 88,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.98% 55.65% 53.29%
Number of salaries quoted 64,523 75,796 76,858
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +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 16 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -67 356 £52,500 - 39
South East -58 161 £42,500 - 42
North of England -34 143 £40,000 - 47
Midlands -11 119 £38,066 -4.84% 49
South West +17 104 £37,500 +1.35% 25
North West +2 73 £40,000 -5.88% 25
East of England -5 71 £42,500 - 23
Yorkshire -10 62 £40,000 - 17
East Midlands -6 60 £37,500 -2.60% 24
West Midlands +29 58 £38,066 -4.84% 25
North East +4 8 £47,500 +63.79% 5
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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.

1 573 (59.26%) C#
2 552 (57.08%) SQL
3 531 (54.91%) .NET
4 442 (45.71%) SQL Server
5 297 (30.71%) Microsoft
6 267 (27.61%) Windows
7 251 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
8 218 (22.54%) VB.NET
9 208 (21.51%) JavaScript
10 199 (20.58%) HTML
11 197 (20.37%) ASP.NET
12 193 (19.96%) Finance
13 186 (19.23%) Java
14 179 (18.51%) VB6
15 173 (17.89%) Degree
16 169 (17.48%) C++
17 159 (16.44%) Visual Studio
18 157 (16.24%) Oracle
19 153 (15.82%) SDLC
20 149 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
21 141 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
22 139 (14.37%) T-SQL
23 138 (14.27%) CSS
24 137 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
25 134 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 124 (12.82%) Linux
27 120 (12.41%) Python
28 118 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 116 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
29 116 (12.00%) VBA

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 87 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 54 (5.58%) IIS
3 30 (3.10%) Apache
4 24 (2.48%) CMS
5 20 (2.07%) SAS
6 19 (1.96%) Confluence
7 16 (1.65%) nginx
8 11 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.03%) Skype for Business
10 9 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
11 7 (0.72%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.62%) Documentum
13 5 (0.52%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 141 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 74 (7.65%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.52%) SPSS
5 4 (0.41%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (0.41%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.41%) EngageOne
5 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.21%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.10%) MicroStation
7 1 (0.10%) Revit
7 1 (0.10%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 32 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 9 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
4 8 (0.83%) Eagle PACE
4 8 (0.83%) Front Arena
4 8 (0.83%) Markit EDM
4 8 (0.83%) thinkFolio
5 7 (0.72%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.62%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.62%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (0.41%) PlanetPress Connect
8 3 (0.31%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.31%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.21%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 104 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (3.62%) Office 365
4 20 (2.07%) SaaS
5 10 (1.03%) GitHub
6 9 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.83%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.72%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.72%) IaaS
9 6 (0.62%) G Suite
9 6 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.31%) PaaS
12 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.21%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.10%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.34%) LAN
2 41 (4.24%) Firewall
3 33 (3.41%) WAN
4 23 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 19 (1.96%) SAN
7 18 (1.86%) Bluetooth
7 18 (1.86%) GSM
7 18 (1.86%) Network Security
8 17 (1.76%) DNS
9 16 (1.65%) VPN
10 15 (1.55%) VoIP
11 14 (1.45%) VLAN
12 13 (1.34%) iSCSI
13 9 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.93%) Wireshark
14 8 (0.83%) DHCP
14 8 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (0.83%) Internet
14 8 (0.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 134 (13.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 118 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 73 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 67 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
6 64 (6.62%) Relational Database
7 52 (5.38%) MySQL
8 47 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (3.83%) Power BI
10 31 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (2.69%) MS Access
11 26 (2.69%) NoSQL
12 25 (2.59%) Big Data
12 25 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
12 25 (2.59%) QlikView
12 25 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
13 22 (2.28%) Star Schema
14 19 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
15 18 (1.86%) DB2
15 18 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 159 (16.44%) Visual Studio
2 64 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (3.93%) Git (software)
4 33 (3.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 32 (3.31%) Jenkins
6 24 (2.48%) JIRA
7 19 (1.96%) NUnit
7 19 (1.96%) Selenium
8 18 (1.86%) LabVIEW
9 17 (1.76%) MSTest
9 17 (1.76%) SpecFlow
9 17 (1.76%) WatiN
10 15 (1.55%) MSI
10 15 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 14 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.34%) AdminStudio
13 11 (1.14%) Metasploit
14 9 (0.93%) Subversion
14 9 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 8 (0.83%) InstallShield
General
1 193 (19.96%) Finance
2 67 (6.93%) Manufacturing
3 66 (6.83%) Banking
4 59 (6.10%) Marketing
5 48 (4.96%) Electronics
6 31 (3.21%) Retail
7 24 (2.48%) Back Office
8 22 (2.28%) Telecoms
9 21 (2.17%) Billing
10 20 (2.07%) Law
11 19 (1.96%) Front Office
12 16 (1.65%) Games
12 16 (1.65%) Legal
13 12 (1.24%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.03%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.72%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.62%) Automotive
17 5 (0.52%) Advertising
17 5 (0.52%) International Banking
18 4 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 481 (49.74%) Developer
2 203 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 174 (17.99%) C# Developer
4 156 (16.13%) Analyst
5 110 (11.38%) SQL Developer
6 104 (10.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 98 (10.13%) Software Developer
8 55 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 52 (5.38%) VB Developer
10 45 (4.65%) VB.NET Developer
11 40 (4.14%) Applications Support
12 39 (4.03%) SQL Server Developer
13 37 (3.83%) Junior
14 34 (3.52%) Support Analyst
14 34 (3.52%) Test Analyst
15 33 (3.41%) Support Engineer
16 31 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
16 31 (3.21%) Software Engineer
16 31 (3.21%) SQL Analyst
17 29 (3.00%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (54.91%) .NET
2 199 (20.58%) HTML
3 197 (20.37%) ASP.NET
4 138 (14.27%) CSS
5 105 (10.86%) XML
6 97 (10.03%) .NET Framework
7 89 (9.20%) Web Services
8 84 (8.69%) WCF
9 82 (8.48%) AngularJS
10 80 (8.27%) jQuery
11 53 (5.48%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (5.17%) WinForms
13 48 (4.96%) JSON
14 44 (4.55%) WPF
15 40 (4.14%) Middleware
16 39 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (3.93%) SOAP
18 32 (3.31%) HTML5
19 31 (3.21%) Entity Framework
20 28 (2.90%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.17%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (8.17%) Self-Motivation
3 49 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.76%) Data Structures
5 17 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.76%) EPoS
6 15 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 14 (1.45%) Equities
7 14 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (1.45%) Marketing Technology
7 14 (1.45%) User Experience
8 13 (1.34%) Clustering
8 13 (1.34%) Fintech
9 11 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.14%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (1.03%) Derivative
10 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.93%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 267 (27.61%) Windows
2 124 (12.82%) Linux
3 90 (9.31%) Windows Server
4 64 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (6.51%) Windows 7
6 55 (5.69%) Unix
6 55 (5.69%) Windows 10
7 46 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (3.52%) Apple iOS
9 27 (2.79%) Android
9 27 (2.79%) Windows XP
10 25 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (2.28%) CentOS
12 17 (1.76%) Solaris
13 14 (1.45%) AIX
14 13 (1.34%) Windows NT
14 13 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (1.24%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.14%) HPUX
17 9 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (15.82%) SDLC
3 149 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
4 116 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 106 (10.96%) MVC
6 88 (9.10%) Software Engineering
7 84 (8.69%) OO
8 83 (8.58%) Migration
9 78 (8.07%) ITIL
10 74 (7.65%) Web Development
11 72 (7.45%) CRM
12 67 (6.93%) Test Automation
13 64 (6.62%) ETL
14 61 (6.31%) SOLID
15 56 (5.79%) Analytics
16 55 (5.69%) Computer Science
16 55 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (5.69%) Waterfall
17 51 (5.27%) Data Analysis
17 51 (5.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 573 (59.26%) C#
2 552 (57.08%) SQL
3 218 (22.54%) VB.NET
4 208 (21.51%) JavaScript
5 186 (19.23%) Java
6 179 (18.51%) VB6
7 169 (17.48%) C++
8 139 (14.37%) T-SQL
9 120 (12.41%) Python
10 116 (12.00%) PowerShell
10 116 (12.00%) VBA
11 104 (10.75%) C
12 95 (9.82%) VBScript
13 74 (7.65%) PHP
14 72 (7.45%) PL/SQL
15 34 (3.52%) Perl
16 28 (2.90%) Bash Shell
17 17 (1.76%) Ruby
18 16 (1.65%) Bourne shell
19 15 (1.55%) R
Qualifications
1 173 (17.89%) Degree
2 41 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (3.83%) ISTQB
4 29 (3.00%) Security Cleared
5 25 (2.59%) ISEB
6 23 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 20 (2.07%) SANS
9 14 (1.45%) MCSE
10 12 (1.24%) HNC
11 11 (1.14%) CISSP
12 9 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.83%) CEH
13 8 (0.83%) CISM
13 8 (0.83%) GSEC
13 8 (0.83%) PhD
14 7 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.72%) MCP
14 7 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (7.96%) QA
2 33 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 24 (2.48%) SLA
4 16 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.93%) GDPR
6 8 (0.83%) PMO
7 6 (0.62%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.52%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 42 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.07%) Firmware
5 16 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.03%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.93%) Snort
7 9 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.93%) vSphere
8 7 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (0.72%) XenApp
9 6 (0.62%) NFS
9 6 (0.62%) vCloud
10 5 (0.52%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.41%) XenServer
12 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.21%) Squid
14 1 (0.10%) ACF2
14 1 (0.10%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (4.45%) SCCM
2 20 (2.07%) Terraform
3 19 (1.96%) HP ALM
4 17 (1.76%) WSUS
5 16 (1.65%) Ansible
6 15 (1.55%) Puppet
7 14 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.45%) Kubernetes
7 14 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (1.14%) Nessus
9 10 (1.03%) EnCase
9 10 (1.03%) FTK
10 9 (0.93%) Nexpose
10 9 (0.93%) QRadar
10 9 (0.93%) SCOM
10 9 (0.93%) Suricata
11 7 (0.72%) Malwarebytes
11 7 (0.72%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 297 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 157 (16.24%) Oracle
3 47 (4.86%) VMware
4 39 (4.03%) Citrix
5 38 (3.93%) Cisco
6 36 (3.72%) Google
7 33 (3.41%) HP
8 32 (3.31%) Tableau
9 28 (2.90%) SAP
9 28 (2.90%) ServiceNow
10 27 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 23 (2.38%) IBM
11 23 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.28%) Symantec
13 20 (2.07%) Xamarin
14 18 (1.86%) Autodesk
14 18 (1.86%) Cognos
15 14 (1.45%) McAfee
15 14 (1.45%) NETGEAR
16 11 (1.14%) Splunk