Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 478 460 390
Rank change year-on-year -18 -70 -53
Permanent jobs citing VB 425 831 1,315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.15% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 343 702 1,165
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 45,795 72,398 90,838
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.05% 54.36% 56.30%
Number of salaries quoted 38,078 59,618 76,074
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +35 129 £58,750 +11.90% 4
South East +66 114 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North of England +61 88 £43,000 +7.50% 7
North West +74 49 £43,268 +8.17% 4
East of England +90 46 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Yorkshire +47 39 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Midlands -10 23 £27,500 -28.57% 7
South West -4 22 £38,500 +2.67% 5
West Midlands +27 17 £25,000 -37.50% 3
East Midlands +22 6 £40,000 +32.84% 4
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 259 (60.94%) .NET
2 249 (58.59%) C#
2 249 (58.59%) SQL
3 234 (55.06%) SQL Server
4 174 (40.94%) Microsoft
5 104 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
6 103 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
7 101 (23.76%) Finance
8 100 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
9 98 (23.06%) Windows
10 97 (22.82%) JavaScript
11 89 (20.94%) VB6
12 80 (18.82%) Java
13 77 (18.12%) Azure
14 75 (17.65%) Oracle
14 75 (17.65%) ASP.NET
15 73 (17.18%) .NET Framework
16 72 (16.94%) Degree
17 71 (16.71%) VB.NET
18 70 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
19 68 (16.00%) HTML
20 65 (15.29%) Linux
21 64 (15.06%) VBA
22 62 (14.59%) XML
23 59 (13.88%) PowerShell
24 57 (13.41%) Visual Studio
25 56 (13.18%) Analytics
26 54 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
27 52 (12.24%) AngularJS
28 51 (12.00%) T-SQL

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 26 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.53%) Confluence
3 13 (3.06%) CICS
3 13 (3.06%) IIS
4 12 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.18%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.71%) JBoss
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.71%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.47%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.24%) Gentran
Applications
1 100 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (12.71%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 4 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.94%) Exchequer
1 4 (0.94%) Raiser's Edge
1 4 (0.94%) ResourceLink
1 4 (0.94%) RiskWrite
2 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.24%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.12%) Azure
2 45 (10.59%) Power Platform
3 20 (4.71%) Office 365
4 19 (4.47%) AWS
5 9 (2.12%) PowerApps
6 6 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.18%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.94%) GitHub
8 4 (0.94%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.94%) SaaS
9 3 (0.71%) Serverless
10 2 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.47%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.47%) NuGet
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.24%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.24%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.53%) VPN
2 14 (3.29%) DNS
2 14 (3.29%) SSL
2 14 (3.29%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.06%) DHCP
4 9 (2.12%) Firewall
4 9 (2.12%) LAN
4 9 (2.12%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (1.41%) WLAN
6 4 (0.94%) FTP
6 4 (0.94%) HTTP
6 4 (0.94%) NAS
6 4 (0.94%) Skype
6 4 (0.94%) SSH
6 4 (0.94%) Wireless
7 3 (0.71%) 2G
7 3 (0.71%) 3G
7 3 (0.71%) 4G
7 3 (0.71%) 5G
7 3 (0.71%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (55.06%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.65%) MySQL
3 38 (8.94%) MS Access
3 38 (8.94%) Power BI
4 33 (7.76%) Relational Database
4 33 (7.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
7 25 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (5.65%) MongoDB
9 18 (4.24%) DB2
10 15 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (3.29%) Oracle Database
12 13 (3.06%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (2.35%) SQL Server 2016
15 7 (1.65%) Big Data
15 7 (1.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (13.41%) Visual Studio
2 50 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (9.88%) Git (software)
4 32 (7.53%) JIRA
5 26 (6.12%) Selenium
6 22 (5.18%) Jenkins
7 20 (4.71%) LoadRunner
8 17 (4.00%) JUnit
9 16 (3.76%) JMeter
10 13 (3.06%) SoapUI
11 11 (2.59%) HP UFT
12 10 (2.35%) Appium
12 10 (2.35%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.35%) eggPlant
13 9 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.88%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.88%) Maven
14 8 (1.88%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.65%) NUnit
15 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 101 (23.76%) Finance
2 30 (7.06%) Retail
3 17 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 13 (3.06%) Banking
5 10 (2.35%) Local Government
6 6 (1.41%) Legal
7 5 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.18%) Marketing
8 4 (0.94%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.94%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.71%) Games
9 3 (0.71%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.47%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 209 (49.18%) Developer
2 77 (18.12%) .NET Developer
3 76 (17.88%) Analyst
4 63 (14.82%) Software Developer
5 58 (13.65%) C# Developer
6 44 (10.35%) SQL Developer
7 35 (8.24%) C# .NET Developer
8 25 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
8 25 (5.88%) Programmer
9 24 (5.65%) Analyst Programmer
10 23 (5.41%) Junior
10 23 (5.41%) Senior Developer
10 23 (5.41%) Software Engineer
11 20 (4.71%) Senior Software Developer
12 19 (4.47%) Database Developer
13 17 (4.00%) Applications Support
13 17 (4.00%) VB.NET Developer
14 16 (3.76%) Access Developer
15 15 (3.53%) Analyst Developer
15 15 (3.53%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (60.94%) .NET
2 75 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 73 (17.18%) .NET Framework
4 68 (16.00%) HTML
5 62 (14.59%) XML
6 52 (12.24%) AngularJS
7 50 (11.76%) CSS
8 48 (11.29%) jQuery
9 39 (9.18%) Entity Framework
10 34 (8.00%) WinForms
11 30 (7.06%) REST
12 22 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (4.94%) HTML5
14 19 (4.47%) ADO.NET
15 17 (4.00%) Web Services
16 16 (3.76%) .NET Core
16 16 (3.76%) CSS3
17 14 (3.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 14 (3.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.82%) User Experience
3 35 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (3.06%) Mainframe
7 11 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.12%) Data Structures
8 9 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.12%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.41%) CMDB
9 6 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.18%) Replication
11 4 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.71%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.71%) SCORM
13 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.47%) EPoS
13 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.06%) Windows
2 65 (15.29%) Linux
3 25 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 20 (4.71%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.59%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.12%) Unix
7 9 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.88%) Windows 2000
8 8 (1.88%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.41%) CentOS
10 6 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.18%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (24.24%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (13.18%) Analytics
4 51 (12.00%) Time Management
5 49 (11.53%) Software Engineering
6 47 (11.06%) Data Analysis
7 45 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
8 42 (9.88%) DevOps
8 42 (9.88%) MVC
9 40 (9.41%) SDLC
10 38 (8.94%) Computer Science
11 37 (8.71%) Test Automation
12 35 (8.24%) Data Analytics
13 34 (8.00%) ITIL
13 34 (8.00%) Mentoring
14 31 (7.29%) Scrum
15 30 (7.06%) OO
16 29 (6.82%) Test Scripting
17 28 (6.59%) Web Development
18 27 (6.35%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 249 (58.59%) C#
1 249 (58.59%) SQL
2 97 (22.82%) JavaScript
3 89 (20.94%) VB6
4 80 (18.82%) Java
5 71 (16.71%) VB.NET
6 64 (15.06%) VBA
7 59 (13.88%) PowerShell
8 51 (12.00%) Python
8 51 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 49 (11.53%) PHP
10 45 (10.59%) VBScript
11 44 (10.35%) C
12 41 (9.65%) C++
13 31 (7.29%) PL/SQL
14 20 (4.71%) Bash Shell
15 18 (4.24%) Perl
16 13 (3.06%) R
17 10 (2.35%) COBOL
18 8 (1.88%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 72 (16.94%) Degree
2 23 (5.41%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (4.00%) ISEB
6 12 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.35%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.35%) PMP
8 9 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.65%) SC Cleared
11 3 (0.71%) HNC
11 3 (0.71%) HND
11 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.71%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.24%) GNVQ
12 1 (0.24%) MCSA
12 1 (0.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.35%) QA
2 20 (4.71%) GDPR
3 16 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.94%) PMO
5 3 (0.71%) SLA
6 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 19 (4.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.59%) Docker
4 10 (2.35%) ACF2
4 10 (2.35%) RACF
4 10 (2.35%) VMware Server
5 8 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.24%) vSphere
8 1 (0.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (4.47%) SCCM
2 9 (2.12%) WSUS
3 8 (1.88%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.24%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.24%) AppManager
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 174 (40.94%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.65%) Oracle
3 21 (4.94%) HP
4 20 (4.71%) Xamarin
5 16 (3.76%) VMware
6 14 (3.29%) Tableau
7 13 (3.06%) Telerik
8 11 (2.59%) IBM
8 11 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.88%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.88%) SAP
10 7 (1.65%) Citrix
11 6 (1.41%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.41%) jBASE
12 4 (0.94%) Adobe
12 4 (0.94%) Informatica
12 4 (0.94%) Panasonic
12 4 (0.94%) Progress
12 4 (0.94%) Synology
12 4 (0.94%) Veritas