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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 44 52
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Permanent jobs citing VB 23 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.06% 2.85% 1.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.40% 5.45% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 23 13 7
Median salary £37,500 £32,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +41.30%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 311 257 260
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 54.95% 52.24% 53.17%
Number of salaries quoted 256 205 215
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +18 17 £37,500 +25.00% 2
St Helens - 6 £48,750 - 1
VB
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 23 (82.14%) SQL Server
2 21 (75.00%) .NET
3 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 15 (53.57%) C#
4 14 (50.00%) WinForms
5 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 10 (35.71%) VB.NET
7 9 (32.14%) Windows
7 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) Broadband
8 8 (28.57%) HTML
8 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 8 (28.57%) Scrum
8 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (28.57%) TDD
8 8 (28.57%) NUnit
8 8 (28.57%) WPF
8 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (28.57%) Kanban
8 8 (28.57%) Spring.NET
8 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (28.57%) MSTest
8 8 (28.57%) MVVM
8 8 (28.57%) Ninject
8 8 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
9 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
9 6 (21.43%) CSS
10 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Infor CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Broadband
2 5 (17.86%) NAS
2 5 (17.86%) Network Security
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) LAN
3 4 (14.29%) Skype
3 4 (14.29%) VoIP
3 4 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (82.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.14%) Data Mining
4 2 (7.14%) MS Access
4 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MSTest
1 8 (28.57%) NUnit
2 5 (17.86%) Moq
2 5 (17.86%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Development Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Telecoms Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Development Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Administrator
4 5 (17.86%) Software Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Data Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (75.00%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) WinForms
3 8 (28.57%) HTML
3 8 (28.57%) Ninject
3 8 (28.57%) Spring.NET
3 8 (28.57%) Unity DI Container
3 8 (28.57%) WPF
4 6 (21.43%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
5 5 (17.86%) Castle Windsor
5 5 (17.86%) LINQ
6 2 (7.14%) DHTML
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (28.57%) Dependency Injection
1 8 (28.57%) Inversion of Control
1 8 (28.57%) Kanban
1 8 (28.57%) MVVM
1 8 (28.57%) Scrum
1 8 (28.57%) TDD
2 5 (17.86%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (17.86%) Logistics
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) B2B
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (53.57%) C#
1 15 (53.57%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) VB.NET
3 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.14%) J#
5 2 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) MCSE
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
1 5 (17.86%) SCDPM
1 5 (17.86%) SCOM
1 5 (17.86%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Sage
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