Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 369 285
Rank change year-on-year -65 -84 -25
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,083 1,487 2,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.90% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.24% 1.62% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 913 1,192 1,961
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,250 £65,000 £58,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +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 87,316 91,804 96,934
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.90% 55.34% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 73,082 75,988 84,598
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -42 400 £52,500 +5.00% 54
South East -35 179 £42,500 +6.25% 33
North of England -63 176 £39,000 +4.00% 53
Midlands -21 141 £38,500 -3.75% 25
South West -7 99 £39,000 -1.27% 25
Yorkshire -4 86 £40,000 +6.67% 25
North West -56 81 £37,500 -6.25% 25
East of England +1 74 £45,000 +12.50% 18
West Midlands -44 71 £38,000 -5.00% 15
East Midlands -2 70 £41,250 -2.94% 10
North East -30 9 £40,000 +14.29% 3
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 670 (61.87%) C#
2 626 (57.80%) .NET
3 599 (55.31%) SQL
4 538 (49.68%) SQL Server
5 307 (28.35%) Microsoft
6 299 (27.61%) Windows
7 270 (24.93%) Agile Software Development
8 269 (24.84%) Finance
9 246 (22.71%) ASP.NET
10 243 (22.44%) VB.NET
11 222 (20.50%) JavaScript
12 212 (19.58%) HTML
13 204 (18.84%) Java
14 193 (17.82%) Oracle
15 185 (17.08%) T-SQL
16 178 (16.44%) Degree
17 176 (16.25%) VBA
18 170 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
19 162 (14.96%) PowerShell
20 161 (14.87%) C++
21 159 (14.68%) Microsoft Excel
22 154 (14.22%) Visual Studio
23 151 (13.94%) CSS
24 149 (13.76%) VB6
25 141 (13.02%) MVC
26 138 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 126 (11.63%) SDLC
28 117 (10.80%) .NET Framework
29 116 (10.71%) Software Engineering
29 116 (10.71%) Business Intelligence

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 94 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 73 (6.74%) IIS
3 34 (3.14%) CMS
4 32 (2.95%) Apache
5 26 (2.40%) MS Exchange
6 22 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 20 (1.85%) Confluence
7 20 (1.85%) SAS
8 15 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (1.02%) NServiceBus
10 11 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 7 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 5 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 159 (14.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.65%) SPSS
6 6 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.37%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.28%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.092%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.092%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.092%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (2.03%) SimCorp Dimension
2 18 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.65%) Concordance
4 7 (0.65%) Eloqua
4 7 (0.65%) Relativity
4 7 (0.65%) Ringtail
4 7 (0.65%) Unica
5 6 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.46%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.28%) HFM
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.18%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.18%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.18%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.32%) Office 365
3 23 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.29%) SaaS
5 12 (1.11%) GitHub
6 9 (0.83%) IaaS
7 7 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.46%) PaaS
9 4 (0.37%) G Suite
9 4 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.092%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.092%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.092%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.69%) Firewall
2 39 (3.60%) TCP/IP
3 28 (2.59%) Internet
4 27 (2.49%) DNS
5 22 (2.03%) LAN
6 19 (1.75%) SAN
7 18 (1.66%) HTTP
7 18 (1.66%) SSL
8 16 (1.48%) WAN
9 13 (1.20%) SMTP
9 13 (1.20%) SSH
10 12 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.02%) DHCP
11 11 (1.02%) VPN
12 10 (0.92%) VoIP
12 10 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (0.83%) VLAN
13 9 (0.83%) Wireless
14 8 (0.74%) Intranet
15 7 (0.65%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (49.68%) SQL Server
2 138 (12.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 112 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 95 (8.77%) Relational Database
5 78 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 57 (5.26%) MySQL
7 56 (5.17%) NoSQL
8 54 (4.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (4.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 42 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
12 34 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 33 (3.05%) Big Data
14 30 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
15 29 (2.68%) Power BI
16 27 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (2.22%) QlikView
18 22 (2.03%) MS Access
18 22 (2.03%) Oracle Database
19 21 (1.94%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 154 (14.22%) Visual Studio
2 86 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 66 (6.09%) Git (software)
4 45 (4.16%) JIRA
5 30 (2.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 28 (2.59%) Jenkins
7 23 (2.12%) Selenium
8 20 (1.85%) NUnit
9 14 (1.29%) Subversion
10 13 (1.20%) MSTest
11 12 (1.11%) Appium
12 11 (1.02%) Maven
12 11 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (1.02%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.92%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.92%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.92%) SoapUI
13 10 (0.92%) SpecFlow
14 9 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 269 (24.84%) Finance
2 72 (6.65%) Banking
3 52 (4.80%) Law
4 47 (4.34%) Marketing
5 40 (3.69%) Legal
6 36 (3.32%) Retail
7 33 (3.05%) Manufacturing
8 22 (2.03%) Electronics
9 18 (1.66%) Games
10 17 (1.57%) Advertising
10 17 (1.57%) Front Office
11 15 (1.39%) Automotive
12 14 (1.29%) Investment Banking
13 12 (1.11%) Telecoms
14 11 (1.02%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.83%) Back Office
16 6 (0.55%) Billing
17 5 (0.46%) Local Government
18 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
19 3 (0.28%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 564 (52.08%) Developer
2 233 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 195 (18.01%) Analyst
4 171 (15.79%) C# Developer
5 117 (10.80%) SQL Developer
6 110 (10.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 103 (9.51%) Software Developer
8 70 (6.46%) Applications Support
9 55 (5.08%) VB Developer
10 54 (4.99%) Support Analyst
11 49 (4.52%) Analyst Developer
11 49 (4.52%) SQL Server Developer
12 46 (4.25%) Software Engineer
13 43 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
14 42 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 35 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
15 35 (3.23%) VB.NET Developer
16 29 (2.68%) VB6 Developer
17 28 (2.59%) Support Engineer
18 27 (2.49%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (57.80%) .NET
2 246 (22.71%) ASP.NET
3 212 (19.58%) HTML
4 151 (13.94%) CSS
5 117 (10.80%) .NET Framework
6 114 (10.53%) XML
7 101 (9.33%) WCF
8 96 (8.86%) Web Services
9 90 (8.31%) jQuery
10 78 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (5.91%) AngularJS
12 53 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (4.43%) WPF
14 41 (3.79%) Entity Framework
14 41 (3.79%) HTML5
14 41 (3.79%) JSON
15 40 (3.69%) WinForms
16 36 (3.32%) RESTful
17 33 (3.05%) Node.js
18 31 (2.86%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (7.66%) Computer Science
3 68 (6.28%) Self-Motivation
4 52 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.40%) Fintech
6 24 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (1.85%) EPoS
8 19 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.75%) User Experience
9 18 (1.66%) Mobile App
10 16 (1.48%) Data Structures
10 16 (1.48%) Hedge funds
11 15 (1.39%) Client/Server
12 10 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.92%) CCTV
12 10 (0.92%) SCADA
13 9 (0.83%) Replication
14 8 (0.74%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.74%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 299 (27.61%) Windows
2 105 (9.70%) Linux
3 72 (6.65%) Unix
4 68 (6.28%) Windows 7
5 66 (6.09%) Windows Server
6 48 (4.43%) Windows 10
7 46 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.66%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.48%) Solaris
11 11 (1.02%) Android
11 11 (1.02%) Windows XP
12 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (0.74%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.65%) AIX
15 6 (0.55%) HPUX
15 6 (0.55%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.55%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.37%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (24.93%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (15.70%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (13.02%) MVC
4 126 (11.63%) SDLC
5 116 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 116 (10.71%) Software Engineering
6 99 (9.14%) TDD
7 94 (8.68%) OO
8 88 (8.13%) Project Management
9 75 (6.93%) Web Development
10 73 (6.74%) ITIL
11 71 (6.56%) Test Automation
12 67 (6.19%) Analytics
13 66 (6.09%) Migration
14 62 (5.72%) Scrum
15 60 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (5.45%) DevOps
17 52 (4.80%) Workflow
18 49 (4.52%) OOD
18 49 (4.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 670 (61.87%) C#
2 599 (55.31%) SQL
3 243 (22.44%) VB.NET
4 222 (20.50%) JavaScript
5 204 (18.84%) Java
6 185 (17.08%) T-SQL
7 176 (16.25%) VBA
8 162 (14.96%) PowerShell
9 161 (14.87%) C++
10 149 (13.76%) VB6
11 108 (9.97%) C
12 107 (9.88%) VBScript
13 93 (8.59%) Python
14 69 (6.37%) PL/SQL
15 67 (6.19%) PHP
16 55 (5.08%) Perl
17 41 (3.79%) Delphi
18 40 (3.69%) Shell Script
19 31 (2.86%) Bash Shell
20 24 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 178 (16.44%) Degree
2 47 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 28 (2.59%) Security Cleared
5 20 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 16 (1.48%) ISEB
7 15 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (1.20%) MCSE
9 11 (1.02%) MCP
10 10 (0.92%) HND
10 10 (0.92%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.74%) CCNA
11 8 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
13 6 (0.55%) PhD
14 5 (0.46%) CISSP
14 5 (0.46%) GIAC
14 5 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (5.17%) QA
2 24 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.66%) SLA
4 11 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.46%) GDPR
8 4 (0.37%) DICOM
8 4 (0.37%) PMO
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
10 1 (0.092%) COBIT
10 1 (0.092%) GAAP
10 1 (0.092%) IFRS
10 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.092%) JTAG
10 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (7.85%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.48%) XenApp
5 13 (1.20%) Firmware
6 12 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (1.02%) XenServer
8 9 (0.83%) MetaFrame
9 8 (0.74%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.55%) vSphere
11 5 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.37%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.28%) ACF2
13 3 (0.28%) RACF
13 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.18%) Docker
14 2 (0.18%) GPFS
14 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (3.79%) SCCM
2 15 (1.39%) WSUS
3 11 (1.02%) HP ALM
4 10 (0.92%) Backup Exec
4 10 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (0.74%) SCOM
6 7 (0.65%) Puppet
6 7 (0.65%) SCOrch
6 7 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (0.46%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.37%) Ansible
8 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 307 (28.35%) Microsoft
2 193 (17.82%) Oracle
3 63 (5.82%) VMware
4 50 (4.62%) Citrix
5 36 (3.32%) Tableau
6 29 (2.68%) HP
7 24 (2.22%) Xamarin
8 23 (2.12%) SimCorp
9 20 (1.85%) Remedy
9 20 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.66%) Cisco
11 16 (1.48%) Symantec
12 15 (1.39%) Google
13 13 (1.20%) ConnectWise
13 13 (1.20%) EMC
13 13 (1.20%) Informatica
13 13 (1.20%) Perforce
13 13 (1.20%) SAP
14 11 (1.02%) Dell
14 11 (1.02%) NetApp