Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 572 488 469
Rank change year-on-year -84 -19 -73
Permanent jobs citing VB 352 377 833
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.90% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 259 301 677
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,250 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,500 £44,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.68% +10.00% -5.88%
75th Percentile £60,625 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,250 £75,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,750
% change year-on-year +2.27% +5.39% -1.76%

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 50,935 41,775 72,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.76% 55.40% 54.20%
Number of salaries quoted 36,700 35,084 59,909
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £86,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -21 121 £57,500 -4.17% 13
South East -62 69 £45,000 +0.84% 12
North of England -67 62 £42,500 -3.41% 15
Midlands -17 54 £40,000 +23.08% 15
East Midlands +6 37 £50,000 +14.94% 10
North West -18 37 £40,000 -9.09% 7
South West -38 34 £40,000 -1.23% 4
Yorkshire -56 22 £42,500 -5.56% 8
West Midlands -41 17 £40,000 +45.45% 5
East of England -24 14 £55,000 +37.50% 3
North East - 3 £31,000 -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 229 (65.06%) SQL
2 212 (60.23%) C#
3 177 (50.28%) .NET
4 158 (44.89%) Microsoft
5 156 (44.32%) SQL Server
6 94 (26.70%) Windows
7 93 (26.42%) Social Skills
8 90 (25.57%) Azure
9 88 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 75 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
11 74 (21.02%) Finance
12 68 (19.32%) PowerShell
13 64 (18.18%) HTML
14 60 (17.05%) C++
14 60 (17.05%) ASP.NET
15 56 (15.91%) CSS
16 55 (15.63%) Python
17 53 (15.06%) Java
18 52 (14.77%) AWS
18 52 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
19 48 (13.64%) Degree
19 48 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
20 47 (13.35%) .NET Framework
21 44 (12.50%) Active Directory
21 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
22 43 (12.22%) Self-Motivation
23 42 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
24 41 (11.65%) Project Management
25 40 (11.36%) .NET Core
26 39 (11.08%) Software Engineering

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 24 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
2 14 (3.98%) IIS
3 10 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (2.56%) SAS
5 7 (1.99%) CMS
6 6 (1.70%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.42%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.14%) OnBase
8 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.57%) Apache
10 2 (0.57%) Confluence
10 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
11 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.57%) PrintSoft PReS
4 2 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.56%) Summit
4 8 (2.27%) SAP Business One
5 7 (1.99%) Visualfiles
6 5 (1.42%) NetSuite
7 4 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.57%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.57%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.28%) Bond Adapt
9 1 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 90 (25.57%) Azure
2 52 (14.77%) AWS
3 34 (9.66%) Power Platform
4 25 (7.10%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (7.10%) SaaS
5 21 (5.97%) Dynamics 365
6 18 (5.11%) GCP
6 18 (5.11%) IaaS
7 14 (3.98%) GitHub
8 13 (3.69%) PaaS
9 9 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 8 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
10 8 (2.27%) AWS CodeCommit
10 8 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
10 8 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (2.27%) Azure Data Factory
10 8 (2.27%) Azure Sentinel
10 8 (2.27%) OpenDNS
10 8 (2.27%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.42%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.24%) Firewall
2 20 (5.68%) DHCP
2 20 (5.68%) DNS
3 18 (5.11%) TCP/IP
3 18 (5.11%) VPN
4 14 (3.98%) SAN
5 11 (3.13%) LAN
5 11 (3.13%) WAN
6 10 (2.84%) FTP
6 10 (2.84%) Internet
6 10 (2.84%) SSL
7 9 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
8 8 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (2.27%) IPsec
8 8 (2.27%) IPv4
8 8 (2.27%) VoIP
8 8 (2.27%) Wireshark
9 6 (1.70%) Skype
10 5 (1.42%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (1.42%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (44.32%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (9.38%) Power BI
5 28 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (7.10%) Relational Database
7 22 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
9 20 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 16 (4.55%) MySQL
11 14 (3.98%) NoSQL
11 14 (3.98%) QlikView
11 14 (3.98%) Tableau
12 12 (3.41%) MongoDB
12 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database
12 12 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (2.56%) RDBMS
14 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 35 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (3.69%) Visual Studio
4 12 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.13%) JIRA
6 10 (2.84%) Subversion
7 8 (2.27%) GitLab
7 8 (2.27%) Metasploit
7 8 (2.27%) Postman
7 8 (2.27%) Vagrant
8 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.14%) NUnit
10 4 (1.14%) Selenium
11 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.85%) JMeter
11 3 (0.85%) MSTest
12 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.57%) JBehave
12 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 93 (26.42%) Social Skills
2 74 (21.02%) Finance
3 42 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.68%) Manufacturing
4 20 (5.68%) Public Sector
5 19 (5.40%) Marketing
6 18 (5.11%) Banking
7 14 (3.98%) Electronics
8 12 (3.41%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.84%) Automotive
10 9 (2.56%) Retail
11 8 (2.27%) Italian Language
11 8 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (2.27%) Portuguese Language
11 8 (2.27%) Spanish Language
12 7 (1.99%) Legal
13 6 (1.70%) Advertising
13 6 (1.70%) Games
14 4 (1.14%) Aerospace
14 4 (1.14%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 149 (42.33%) Developer
2 58 (16.48%) Analyst
3 38 (10.80%) Software Developer
4 31 (8.81%) .NET Developer
4 31 (8.81%) SQL Developer
5 20 (5.68%) C# Developer
6 19 (5.40%) Programmer
7 18 (5.11%) Applications Support
8 17 (4.83%) Consultant
9 16 (4.55%) CRM Developer
9 16 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Developer
11 14 (3.98%) Support Analyst
12 13 (3.69%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (3.69%) Data Engineer
13 12 (3.41%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (3.41%) Software Engineer
14 11 (3.13%) Analyst Programmer
14 11 (3.13%) C++ Developer
14 11 (3.13%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (50.28%) .NET
2 64 (18.18%) HTML
3 60 (17.05%) ASP.NET
4 56 (15.91%) CSS
5 47 (13.35%) .NET Framework
6 40 (11.36%) .NET Core
7 34 (9.66%) Web Services
8 27 (7.67%) jQuery
9 23 (6.53%) WinForms
10 22 (6.25%) AngularJS
10 22 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 21 (5.97%) JSON
12 18 (5.11%) XML
13 17 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (3.69%) Node.js
15 12 (3.41%) Ajax
15 12 (3.41%) SOAP
16 11 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 10 (2.84%) ASP.NET Web API
18 9 (2.56%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.22%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (6.53%) Management Information System
3 20 (5.68%) Data Centre
4 19 (5.40%) Algorithms
5 12 (3.41%) Driving Licence
6 10 (2.84%) Derivative
7 9 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.56%) LIMS
8 8 (2.27%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.27%) Renewable Energy
8 8 (2.27%) Replication
8 8 (2.27%) SCADA
9 7 (1.99%) User Experience
10 6 (1.70%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.42%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 5 (1.42%) Internet of Things
11 5 (1.42%) iPhone
11 5 (1.42%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 94 (26.70%) Windows
2 35 (9.94%) Windows Server
3 29 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (5.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 15 (4.26%) Linux
6 13 (3.69%) Unix
7 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.27%) Kali Linux
8 8 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (1.70%) Android
9 6 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.42%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.42%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.57%) HPUX
13 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.57%) SUSE
13 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
3 48 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (11.65%) Project Management
5 39 (11.08%) Software Engineering
6 36 (10.23%) MVC
7 35 (9.94%) Computer Science
7 35 (9.94%) ERP
8 34 (9.66%) CRM
8 34 (9.66%) DevOps
9 32 (9.09%) Analytics
10 24 (6.82%) Migration
11 23 (6.53%) Scrum
11 23 (6.53%) Visualisation
12 22 (6.25%) Change Control
12 22 (6.25%) Data Management
12 22 (6.25%) ITIL
13 21 (5.97%) OO
13 21 (5.97%) Patch Management
13 21 (5.97%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 229 (65.06%) SQL
2 212 (60.23%) C#
3 88 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 68 (19.32%) PowerShell
5 60 (17.05%) C++
6 55 (15.63%) Python
7 53 (15.06%) Java
8 36 (10.23%) VB6
9 34 (9.66%) C
9 34 (9.66%) VBScript
10 31 (8.81%) T-SQL
10 31 (8.81%) VB.NET
11 21 (5.97%) VBA
12 18 (5.11%) Perl
13 15 (4.26%) PHP
14 14 (3.98%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.84%) R
16 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
17 8 (2.27%) MATLAB
17 8 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (13.64%) Degree
2 16 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.99%) MCSA
8 6 (1.70%) MCSE
8 6 (1.70%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (1.42%) CCA
9 5 (1.42%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.42%) PhD
9 5 (1.42%) Postgraduate
9 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.14%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.85%) CISSP
11 3 (0.85%) ISEB
11 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.40%) QA
2 13 (3.69%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.99%) SLA
4 5 (1.42%) HAZOP
4 5 (1.42%) IEC 61508
4 5 (1.42%) ISO 26262
4 5 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.28%) CDISC
5 1 (0.28%) GDPR
5 1 (0.28%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 44 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 26 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.55%) vSphere
4 14 (3.98%) XenDesktop
5 12 (3.41%) Docker
6 11 (3.13%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.27%) Snort
7 8 (2.27%) Squid
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (1.42%) XenApp
9 4 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.28%) Firmware
11 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (4.55%) SCCM
2 13 (3.69%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.84%) Ansible
4 9 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.56%) Puppet
4 9 (2.56%) Terraform
5 8 (2.27%) Nessus
5 8 (2.27%) Nexpose
5 8 (2.27%) Suricata
6 7 (1.99%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.99%) WSUS
7 6 (1.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.14%) WMI
10 3 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.85%) SCOM
10 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 158 (44.89%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.80%) Oracle
3 30 (8.52%) VMware
4 23 (6.53%) SAP
5 20 (5.68%) IBM
6 19 (5.40%) Citrix
6 19 (5.40%) Dell
7 12 (3.41%) Cisco
8 10 (2.84%) Sun
8 10 (2.84%) Symantec
9 9 (2.56%) Google
9 9 (2.56%) SonicWALL
10 8 (2.27%) Avaya
10 8 (2.27%) Blue Coat
10 8 (2.27%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.27%) Forcepoint
10 8 (2.27%) HP
10 8 (2.27%) LogRhythm
10 8 (2.27%) Qualys
10 8 (2.27%) Splunk