Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 106 91
Rank change year-on-year +14 -15 -13
Permanent jobs citing VB 15 23 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.17% 1.42% 2.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.04% 2.91% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12 18 56
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% -8.54%
10th Percentile £31,375 £30,990 £32,500
90th Percentile £38,625 £50,000 £58,125
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +13.33% -

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 Kent with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 736 790 1,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 57.23% 48.62% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 632 683 1,049
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,750 £57,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +7.50%

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
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 19 January 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
Canterbury - 9 £35,000 - 1
Chatham 0 2 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Sittingbourne - 2 - -
Dartford - 1 £32,500 -
VB
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 10 (66.67%) C#
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
2 9 (60.00%) VB.NET
2 9 (60.00%) .NET
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) MVC
3 6 (40.00%) Ruby
3 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (40.00%) WCF
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (40.00%) Code First Entity Framework
3 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (40.00%) RESTful
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (40.00%) Entity Framework
3 6 (40.00%) Node.js
3 6 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (20.00%) Broadband
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Broadband
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Intranet
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 6 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Moq
2 3 (20.00%) MSTest
2 3 (20.00%) NUnit
2 3 (20.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (13.33%) Subversion
4 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms Developer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Product Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Product Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (40.00%) Code First Entity Framework
2 6 (40.00%) Entity Framework
2 6 (40.00%) Node.js
2 6 (40.00%) RESTful
2 6 (40.00%) WCF
3 3 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (20.00%) Ninject
3 3 (20.00%) Spring.NET
3 3 (20.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) CMDB
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) TDD
3 6 (40.00%) BDD
3 6 (40.00%) MVC
3 6 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (20.00%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) MVVM
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Break/Fix
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Expense Management
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 6 (40.00%) Ruby
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) VBScript
7 1 (6.67%) C
7 1 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCDST
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) HNC
3 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Apple
2 2 (13.33%) Concur
2 2 (13.33%) Perforce
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware