Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 99 103
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 32 42 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.27% 2.03% 1.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.12% 4.10% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31 39 30
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £19,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £49,125
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +3.90%

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 776 1025 1212
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 55.07% 49.49% 59.21%
Number of salaries quoted 665 911 1083
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% - -7.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +5.49%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Kent

VB
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB in Kent.

Salary trend for VB in Kent

VB
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Kent over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in Kent

VB
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Kent region over the 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 16 £35,000 -6.67%
Chatham - 9 £35,000 -
Sittingbourne - 4 £37,500 -
West Malling -6 1 £35,000 -30.00%
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for VB.

1 24 (75.00%) C#
1 24 (75.00%) .NET
1 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
3 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 17 (53.13%) SQL
5 16 (50.00%) HTML
6 15 (46.88%) Windows
6 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
6 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
7 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
8 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
8 13 (40.63%) WinForms
9 12 (37.50%) Apple
9 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 12 (37.50%) VB6
9 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (37.50%) QA
9 12 (37.50%) HTML5
9 12 (37.50%) iPad
9 12 (37.50%) Facebook
9 12 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (34.38%) VB.NET
11 10 (31.25%) VBScript
12 9 (28.13%) MVC
13 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (25.00%) TDD
13 8 (25.00%) Web Application Development

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Google Play
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) NUnit
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
1 6 (18.75%) SpecFlow
1 6 (18.75%) tSQLt
2 4 (12.50%) Subversion
3 3 (9.38%) HP UFT
4 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.50%) Games
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Software Tester
2 12 (37.50%) Tester
3 11 (34.38%) QA Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) QA Tester
3 11 (34.38%) Software QA Engineer
3 11 (34.38%) Software QA Tester
4 5 (15.63%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Digital Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) QC Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) .NET
1 24 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 16 (50.00%) HTML
3 13 (40.63%) WinForms
4 12 (37.50%) HTML5
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (12.50%) Ninject
6 4 (12.50%) Node.js
6 4 (12.50%) RESTful
6 4 (12.50%) WCF
7 3 (9.38%) XML
7 3 (9.38%) XSLT
8 2 (6.25%) CSS
8 2 (6.25%) jQuery
8 2 (6.25%) SOAP
8 2 (6.25%) Web Services
8 2 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) iPad
2 4 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (12.50%) iPhone
2 4 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Fintech
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Solaris
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Test Automation
1 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 14 (43.75%) Software Testing
3 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (37.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 9 (28.13%) MVC
5 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
5 8 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 6 (18.75%) OO
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC
8 4 (12.50%) BDD
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (12.50%) IT Governance
8 4 (12.50%) Release Management
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (75.00%) C#
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) T-SQL
4 12 (37.50%) VB6
5 11 (34.38%) VB.NET
6 10 (31.25%) VBScript
7 5 (15.63%) Java
8 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (6.25%) ECMAScript
9 2 (6.25%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Apple
2 12 (37.50%) Facebook
3 4 (12.50%) Google
3 4 (12.50%) Perforce
4 3 (9.38%) HP
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Infor