Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 608 490 455
Rank change year-on-year -118 -35 -5
Permanent jobs citing VB 388 206 879
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.44% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.66% 0.75% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 234 156 721
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +3.45%
75th Percentile £60,000 £50,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%

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 58,796 27,537 70,292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.92% 58.67% 53.61%
Number of salaries quoted 39,687 23,450 58,386
10th Percentile £35,250 £34,498 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 17 September 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 17 September 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
North of England -13 124 £40,000 -5.88% 20
London -160 110 £60,000 +9.09% 27
North West -23 80 £40,000 -8.57% 14
South East -160 56 £47,500 +26.67% 17
Midlands -97 53 £40,000 -5.88% 12
Yorkshire -70 42 £45,000 +2.86% 4
East Midlands -46 37 £45,750 +8.28% 5
South West -105 26 £47,500 +26.67% 4
West Midlands -91 16 £40,000 -5.88% 7
East of England -99 11 £61,250 +56.03% 7
North East -29 2 £30,500 +0.83% 2
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 240 (61.86%) C#
2 236 (60.82%) SQL
3 207 (53.35%) .NET
4 167 (43.04%) SQL Server
5 159 (40.98%) Microsoft
6 156 (40.21%) Azure
7 154 (39.69%) JavaScript
8 134 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
9 117 (30.15%) Windows
10 92 (23.71%) Python
11 89 (22.94%) Social Skills
12 85 (21.91%) CSS
13 84 (21.65%) HTML
14 81 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
15 79 (20.36%) PowerShell
16 75 (19.33%) AWS
17 74 (19.07%) Degree
18 72 (18.56%) Microsoft Excel
18 72 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
19 69 (17.78%) jQuery
20 68 (17.53%) C++
20 68 (17.53%) AngularJS
21 65 (16.75%) ASP.NET
21 65 (16.75%) .NET Framework
22 64 (16.49%) DevOps
23 61 (15.72%) Analytics
23 61 (15.72%) Java
23 61 (15.72%) Business Intelligence
24 58 (14.95%) Power BI
24 58 (14.95%) Power Platform

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 21 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.15%) Confluence
2 20 (5.15%) IIS
3 12 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.80%) CMS
6 6 (1.55%) Drupal
6 6 (1.55%) SAS
6 6 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.55%) WordPress
7 5 (1.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.29%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.29%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.77%) Apache
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 72 (18.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (4.90%) Sentinel
2 8 (2.06%) PRMS
3 7 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.29%) NetSuite
4 5 (1.29%) Visualfiles
5 4 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.03%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.77%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.52%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.26%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 156 (40.21%) Azure
2 75 (19.33%) AWS
3 58 (14.95%) Power Platform
4 28 (7.22%) SaaS
5 24 (6.19%) Azure Sentinel
6 20 (5.15%) IaaS
7 19 (4.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 19 (4.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 19 (4.90%) Amazon S3
7 19 (4.90%) AWS CloudTrail
7 19 (4.90%) AWS Lambda
7 19 (4.90%) Azure Logic Apps
7 19 (4.90%) CloudFront
7 19 (4.90%) Serverless
8 18 (4.64%) Microsoft 365
9 15 (3.87%) GCP
9 15 (3.87%) GitHub
9 15 (3.87%) PaaS
10 10 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.67%) FTP
2 21 (5.41%) Firewall
3 18 (4.64%) HTTP
3 18 (4.64%) TCP/IP
4 15 (3.87%) DHCP
4 15 (3.87%) DNS
5 14 (3.61%) Internet
5 14 (3.61%) VPN
6 11 (2.84%) SAN
7 10 (2.58%) IPv4
7 10 (2.58%) LAN
7 10 (2.58%) WAN
8 8 (2.06%) IPsec
9 6 (1.55%) GSM
9 6 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (1.55%) SSL
9 6 (1.55%) VoIP
9 6 (1.55%) Wireshark
10 5 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (43.04%) SQL Server
2 58 (14.95%) Power BI
3 40 (10.31%) MySQL
4 39 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (9.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 30 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (6.44%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 20 (5.15%) NoSQL
10 16 (4.12%) Tableau
11 15 (3.87%) MongoDB
12 14 (3.61%) Relational Database
13 11 (2.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database
17 7 (1.80%) MS Access
18 6 (1.55%) InterSystems Cache
18 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (10.57%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.47%) JIRA
3 12 (3.09%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.58%) GitLab
4 10 (2.58%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.58%) Vagrant
5 5 (1.29%) Metasploit
5 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (1.29%) Subversion
6 4 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.03%) Postman
7 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.77%) JMeter
8 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.52%) Moq
8 2 (0.52%) MSTest
8 2 (0.52%) Selenium
8 2 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (22.94%) Social Skills
2 81 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
3 56 (14.43%) Finance
4 33 (8.51%) Manufacturing
5 24 (6.19%) Publishing
6 19 (4.90%) Banking
7 15 (3.87%) Marketing
8 14 (3.61%) French Language
9 11 (2.84%) Automotive
10 10 (2.58%) Public Sector
10 10 (2.58%) Retail
10 10 (2.58%) Telecoms
11 9 (2.32%) Aerospace
11 9 (2.32%) Law
12 8 (2.06%) Italian Language
12 8 (2.06%) Portuguese Language
12 8 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (2.06%) Spanish Language
13 7 (1.80%) Electronics
13 7 (1.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 161 (41.49%) Developer
2 49 (12.63%) Analyst
3 44 (11.34%) Software Developer
4 41 (10.57%) .NET Developer
5 31 (7.99%) Administrator
6 24 (6.19%) Data Administrator
7 20 (5.15%) Software Engineer
8 19 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 19 (4.90%) Security Engineer
9 18 (4.64%) Consultant
9 18 (4.64%) E-Commerce Administrator
10 16 (4.12%) Applications Developer
11 15 (3.87%) SQL Developer
11 15 (3.87%) Web Developer
12 14 (3.61%) Programmer
12 14 (3.61%) Web Applications Developer
13 12 (3.09%) Analyst Programmer
13 12 (3.09%) Data Analyst
13 12 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (53.35%) .NET
2 85 (21.91%) CSS
3 84 (21.65%) HTML
4 69 (17.78%) jQuery
5 68 (17.53%) AngularJS
6 65 (16.75%) .NET Framework
6 65 (16.75%) ASP.NET
7 57 (14.69%) Web Services
8 48 (12.37%) XML
9 46 (11.86%) .NET Core
10 44 (11.34%) JSON
11 39 (10.05%) React
12 36 (9.28%) REST
12 36 (9.28%) SOAP
13 34 (8.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 33 (8.51%) Entity Framework
15 26 (6.70%) Ajax
16 23 (5.93%) LINQ
17 22 (5.67%) WCF
17 22 (5.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.99%) Driving Licence
2 30 (7.73%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (6.70%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.15%) Equities
5 18 (4.64%) Legacy Systems
6 17 (4.38%) Data Centre
7 16 (4.12%) Algorithms
8 13 (3.35%) User Experience
9 10 (2.58%) Public Cloud
9 10 (2.58%) Replication
10 9 (2.32%) Data Structures
11 8 (2.06%) Derivative
11 8 (2.06%) iSeries
11 8 (2.06%) LIMS
11 8 (2.06%) Renewable Energy
11 8 (2.06%) SCADA
12 7 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.80%) NHS
13 6 (1.55%) iPhone
14 5 (1.29%) Industrial Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 117 (30.15%) Windows
2 34 (8.76%) Linux
3 28 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (6.44%) Windows Server
5 20 (5.15%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (4.90%) Mac OS
7 12 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.84%) Unix
8 11 (2.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (2.06%) Android
10 6 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.29%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.52%) HPUX
13 2 (0.52%) SUSE
13 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (34.54%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (18.56%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (16.49%) DevOps
4 61 (15.72%) Analytics
4 61 (15.72%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (14.43%) MVC
6 48 (12.37%) Information Security
7 45 (11.60%) ERP
8 44 (11.34%) Visualisation
9 43 (11.08%) Mentoring
9 43 (11.08%) Web Development
10 42 (10.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (10.82%) Migration
11 40 (10.31%) Data Modelling
11 40 (10.31%) Project Management
12 36 (9.28%) Software Engineering
13 34 (8.76%) Full Stack Development
13 34 (8.76%) Microservices
13 34 (8.76%) Scrum
14 33 (8.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 240 (61.86%) C#
2 236 (60.82%) SQL
3 154 (39.69%) JavaScript
4 92 (23.71%) Python
5 79 (20.36%) PowerShell
6 68 (17.53%) C++
7 61 (15.72%) Java
8 42 (10.82%) VB.NET
9 35 (9.02%) Ruby
10 33 (8.51%) VB6
11 32 (8.25%) VBScript
12 30 (7.73%) Perl
13 29 (7.47%) T-SQL
14 26 (6.70%) C
14 26 (6.70%) PHP
14 26 (6.70%) VBA
15 15 (3.87%) Tcl
16 11 (2.84%) MATLAB
17 10 (2.58%) Bash Shell
17 10 (2.58%) R
Qualifications
1 74 (19.07%) Degree
2 19 (4.90%) GCFA
2 19 (4.90%) GCFE
2 19 (4.90%) GCIA
2 19 (4.90%) GCIH
2 19 (4.90%) SANS
3 16 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.80%) MCSA
7 7 (1.80%) Postgraduate
8 6 (1.55%) MCSE
9 5 (1.29%) CCA
9 5 (1.29%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.29%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.29%) PhD
9 5 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.90%) QA
2 6 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.29%) GDPR
3 5 (1.29%) HAZOP
3 5 (1.29%) IEC 61508
3 5 (1.29%) ISO 26262
3 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.52%) HL7
5 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.26%) DICOM
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) WAI
5 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.61%) Docker
4 12 (3.09%) vSphere
5 11 (2.84%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.29%) Snort
7 5 (1.29%) Squid
7 5 (1.29%) XenApp
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.26%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.87%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.09%) Terraform
3 11 (2.84%) Ansible
3 11 (2.84%) SCCM
4 10 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (2.58%) Puppet
5 5 (1.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.29%) Nessus
5 5 (1.29%) Nexpose
5 5 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.29%) Suricata
5 5 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.03%) WMI
7 2 (0.52%) Kibana
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.26%) Grafana
8 1 (0.26%) nmon
8 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 159 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.76%) VMware
3 31 (7.99%) Oracle
4 25 (6.44%) SAP
5 23 (5.93%) Atlassian
6 17 (4.38%) Citrix
7 16 (4.12%) IBM
8 11 (2.84%) Dell
9 10 (2.58%) Alibaba
10 7 (1.80%) Blue Prism
10 7 (1.80%) Cisco
11 6 (1.55%) Avaya
11 6 (1.55%) InterSystems
11 6 (1.55%) SonicWALL
11 6 (1.55%) Sophos
11 6 (1.55%) Splunk
11 6 (1.55%) UiPath
11 6 (1.55%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.29%) Carbon Black
12 5 (1.29%) Zscaler