Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 100 73
Rank change year-on-year +37 -27 +9
Permanent jobs citing VB 29 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.93% 0.53% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.35% 0.99% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 27 4 9
Merseyside median annual salary £57,500 £46,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.99% +87.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £29,750 £41,775 £23,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,750 £36,320
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +21.21% +1.54%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 542 705 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 54.80% 53.82% 46.40%
Number of salaries quoted 409 501 336
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Merseyside

VB
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for VB in Merseyside

VB
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in Merseyside

VB
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
St Helens - 18 £57,500 - 1
Liverpool +29 10 £31,500 -32.62%
Prescot - 1 - -
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VB.

1 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (68.97%) .NET
3 19 (65.52%) VB.NET
4 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (62.07%) TDD
4 18 (62.07%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (62.07%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (58.62%) Dependency Injection
5 17 (58.62%) Inversion of Control
5 17 (58.62%) MSTest
5 17 (58.62%) MVVM
5 17 (58.62%) Ninject
5 17 (58.62%) Unity DI Container
5 17 (58.62%) Kanban
5 17 (58.62%) Spring.NET
5 17 (58.62%) WPF
5 17 (58.62%) NUnit
5 17 (58.62%) Telecoms
5 17 (58.62%) Scrum
5 17 (58.62%) WinForms
5 17 (58.62%) Windows
5 17 (58.62%) Broadband
6 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) MySQL
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
7 8 (27.59%) B2B

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (27.59%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 9 (31.03%) MySQL
4 8 (27.59%) Data Mining
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.45%) MS Access
5 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (58.62%) MSTest
1 17 (58.62%) NUnit
General
1 17 (58.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (79.31%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) .NET Developer
3 17 (58.62%) Telecoms Developer
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Data Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Data Analyst
5 4 (13.79%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Software Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (68.97%) .NET
2 17 (58.62%) Ninject
2 17 (58.62%) Spring.NET
2 17 (58.62%) Unity DI Container
2 17 (58.62%) WinForms
2 17 (58.62%) WPF
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.45%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (62.07%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (62.07%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (62.07%) TDD
2 17 (58.62%) Dependency Injection
2 17 (58.62%) Inversion of Control
2 17 (58.62%) Kanban
2 17 (58.62%) MVVM
2 17 (58.62%) Scrum
3 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (27.59%) B2B
4 8 (27.59%) CRM
4 8 (27.59%) Data Analysis
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security
5 4 (13.79%) Information Security Management
5 4 (13.79%) Security Management
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Competitor Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) People Management
7 1 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (65.52%) VB.NET
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft