Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 202 179
Rank change year-on-year -44 -23 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 129 172 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 1.38% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 2.45% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 108 165 174
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.21% +1.54%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,250 £47,250
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 7384 7009 6597
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 55.74% 56.05% 50.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6158 6080 5671
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the North West

VB
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for VB in the North West

VB
Salary Histogram in the North West

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

Salary histogram for VB in the North West

VB
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the North West 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
Manchester -44 49 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Cheshire -54 35 £42,500 +70.00% 3
Merseyside +37 29 £57,500 +22.99% 2
Lancashire -5 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
VB
England

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 North West region with a requirement for VB.

1 97 (75.19%) .NET
2 78 (60.47%) VB.NET
3 72 (55.81%) SQL
4 66 (51.16%) SQL Server
5 65 (50.39%) C#
6 37 (28.68%) Windows
7 36 (27.91%) WinForms
8 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
9 28 (21.71%) VB6
9 28 (21.71%) HTML
10 27 (20.93%) Degree
10 27 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (20.16%) TDD
11 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (20.16%) Telecoms
11 26 (20.16%) Microsoft
12 25 (19.38%) WPF
13 24 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (17.05%) Finance
15 22 (17.05%) Scrum
15 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
15 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (16.28%) CSS
17 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
18 19 (14.73%) XML
18 19 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (13.95%) Kanban
20 17 (13.18%) Spring.NET
20 17 (13.18%) Dependency Injection

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (3.10%) IBM Notes
1 4 (3.10%) IIS
1 4 (3.10%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.33%) OpenEdge
2 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.20%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.33%) FileZilla
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Infor CloudSuite
1 3 (2.33%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 3 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.78%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.10%) Office 365
3 2 (1.55%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.55%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.18%) Broadband
2 4 (3.10%) DHCP
2 4 (3.10%) DNS
2 4 (3.10%) Skype
3 3 (2.33%) FTP
3 3 (2.33%) SMTP
4 2 (1.55%) SMS
4 2 (1.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (51.16%) SQL Server
2 26 (20.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (17.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (12.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (11.63%) MySQL
6 13 (10.08%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (6.20%) Data Mining
8 7 (5.43%) Power BI
8 7 (5.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (4.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (2.33%) QlikView
11 2 (1.55%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.55%) PowerPivot
11 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.78%) Big Data
12 1 (0.78%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MSTest
1 17 (13.18%) NUnit
2 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.33%) JIRA
2 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.55%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.55%) JUnit
3 2 (1.55%) Selenium
3 2 (1.55%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.55%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.78%) Ant
4 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.78%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.78%) JMeter
4 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.78%) TestNG
4 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (20.16%) Telecoms
2 22 (17.05%) Finance
3 17 (13.18%) Manufacturing
3 17 (13.18%) Marketing
4 13 (10.08%) Retail
5 8 (6.20%) Electronics
6 5 (3.88%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Advertising
7 3 (2.33%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.55%) Legal
9 1 (0.78%) Automotive
9 1 (0.78%) Banking
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (64.34%) Developer
2 53 (41.09%) .NET Developer
3 17 (13.18%) C# Developer
3 17 (13.18%) Telecoms Developer
4 16 (12.40%) C# .NET Developer
4 16 (12.40%) SQL Developer
4 16 (12.40%) VB.NET Developer
5 15 (11.63%) Analyst
6 12 (9.30%) VB Developer
7 11 (8.53%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 11 (8.53%) VB6 Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Development Team Leader
8 9 (6.98%) Graduate
8 9 (6.98%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.98%) Software Development Team Leader
8 9 (6.98%) Software Team Leader
8 9 (6.98%) Team Leader
9 8 (6.20%) Graduate Developer
10 7 (5.43%) C++ Team Leader
10 7 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (75.19%) .NET
2 36 (27.91%) WinForms
3 28 (21.71%) HTML
4 25 (19.38%) WPF
5 22 (17.05%) ASP.NET
6 21 (16.28%) CSS
7 19 (14.73%) XML
8 17 (13.18%) Ninject
8 17 (13.18%) Spring.NET
8 17 (13.18%) Unity DI Container
9 10 (7.75%) Ajax
10 9 (6.98%) AngularJS
10 9 (6.98%) Web Services
11 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (5.43%) DCOM
12 7 (5.43%) DHTML
12 7 (5.43%) RESTful
13 6 (4.65%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Greenfield Project
2 24 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.43%) EPoS
5 5 (3.88%) Chip and PIN
6 4 (3.10%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.10%) Digital TV
7 3 (2.33%) Fintech
7 3 (2.33%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (2.33%) User Experience
8 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.55%) iPad
8 2 (1.55%) Life Science
8 2 (1.55%) Tandem
9 1 (0.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (28.68%) Windows
2 7 (5.43%) Android
3 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
3 5 (3.88%) Unix
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.10%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.10%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.16%) TDD
3 22 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (17.05%) Scrum
4 19 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (13.95%) Kanban
6 17 (13.18%) Dependency Injection
6 17 (13.18%) Inversion of Control
6 17 (13.18%) MVVM
7 15 (11.63%) CRM
7 15 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 12 (9.30%) People Management
9 11 (8.53%) Data Analysis
9 11 (8.53%) ERP
10 10 (7.75%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.75%) Unit Testing
10 10 (7.75%) Web Development
11 9 (6.98%) Information Security
11 9 (6.98%) MVC
12 8 (6.20%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 78 (60.47%) VB.NET
2 72 (55.81%) SQL
3 65 (50.39%) C#
4 28 (21.71%) VB6
5 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
6 17 (13.18%) T-SQL
6 17 (13.18%) VBScript
7 15 (11.63%) C++
8 12 (9.30%) PHP
9 10 (7.75%) Java
10 9 (6.98%) VBA
11 7 (5.43%) RPG
11 7 (5.43%) RPG IV
12 6 (4.65%) C
13 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.33%) Perl
14 3 (2.33%) XPath
15 2 (1.55%) Korn
15 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (20.93%) Degree
2 7 (5.43%) Master's Degree
3 5 (3.88%) ISEB
3 5 (3.88%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.10%) vSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (20.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.75%) SAP
3 7 (5.43%) IBM
4 5 (3.88%) VMware
5 4 (3.10%) Citrix
5 4 (3.10%) HP
5 4 (3.10%) Lotus
5 4 (3.10%) Oracle
6 3 (2.33%) CyberSource
6 3 (2.33%) Infor
6 3 (2.33%) PayPal
7 2 (1.55%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.78%) CA
8 1 (0.78%) Cognos
8 1 (0.78%) Kofax
8 1 (0.78%) Sage
8 1 (0.78%) Tableau