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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North West
Rank 156 142 99
Rank change year-on-year -14 -43  
Permanent jobs citing VB 99 97 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.61% 1.71% 2.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.74% 3.32% 5.26%
Number of salaries quoted 76 85 142
Median salary £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  

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 the North West with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 3608 2924 3348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.70% 51.45% 51.04%
Number of salaries quoted 3097 2485 2865
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +10 56 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Merseyside +6 21 £37,500 +15.38% 3
Cheshire -17 16 £35,500 -16.47% 5
Lancashire -7 6 £36,750 +16.66% 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for VB.

1 137 (76.54%) .NET
2 115 (64.25%) C#
3 95 (53.07%) SQL Server
4 71 (39.66%) SQL
5 69 (38.55%) HTML
5 69 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (36.87%) VB.NET
7 64 (35.75%) ASP.NET
8 62 (34.64%) Microsoft
9 61 (34.08%) Windows
10 45 (25.14%) TDD
10 45 (25.14%) WinForms
11 44 (24.58%) Scrum
11 44 (24.58%) Visual Studio
11 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
12 39 (21.79%) VB6
13 38 (21.23%) Degree
14 37 (20.67%) WPF
15 35 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
16 34 (18.99%) NUnit
16 34 (18.99%) Kanban
16 34 (18.99%) Spring.NET
16 34 (18.99%) Dependency Injection
16 34 (18.99%) Inversion of Control
16 34 (18.99%) MSTest
16 34 (18.99%) MVVM
16 34 (18.99%) Ninject
16 34 (18.99%) Unity DI Container
17 32 (17.88%) Castle Windsor
17 32 (17.88%) Rhino Mocks

VB
Top Related 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 6 (3.35%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.68%) IBM Notes
2 3 (1.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (13.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.12%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) Internet
2 7 (3.91%) Broadband
2 7 (3.91%) LAN
2 7 (3.91%) WAN
3 6 (3.35%) SAN
3 6 (3.35%) Skype
4 4 (2.23%) DHCP
4 4 (2.23%) NAS
4 4 (2.23%) Network Security
4 4 (2.23%) SNMP
4 4 (2.23%) VoIP
5 2 (1.12%) DDNS
5 2 (1.12%) DMZ
5 2 (1.12%) DNS
5 2 (1.12%) IPsec
5 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.12%) VPN
6 1 (0.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (53.07%) SQL Server
2 29 (16.20%) SQL Server 2014
3 27 (15.08%) MySQL
4 13 (7.26%) Relational Database
5 11 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (5.03%) RDBMS
7 8 (4.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (2.79%) MS Access
9 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.68%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
13 1 (0.56%) QlikView
13 1 (0.56%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 44 (24.58%) Visual Studio
2 34 (18.99%) MSTest
2 34 (18.99%) NUnit
3 32 (17.88%) Moq
3 32 (17.88%) Rhino Mocks
4 17 (9.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.56%) MorphX
6 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (13.97%) Marketing
2 19 (10.61%) Electronics
3 14 (7.82%) Finance
4 9 (5.03%) Legal
5 8 (4.47%) Advertising
6 7 (3.91%) Law
6 7 (3.91%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.56%) Back Office
9 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (62.01%) Developer
2 84 (46.93%) .NET Developer
3 32 (17.88%) .NET Software Developer
4 27 (15.08%) C# Developer
5 26 (14.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 25 (13.97%) Software Developer
7 23 (12.85%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (12.85%) Embedded Engineer
8 20 (11.17%) Graduate
9 18 (10.06%) Analyst
10 17 (9.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (7.82%) Software Engineer
12 13 (7.26%) C# Software Developer
12 13 (7.26%) Graduate Developer
12 13 (7.26%) Junior
12 13 (7.26%) SQL Developer
13 12 (6.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 12 (6.70%) Junior Developer
14 10 (5.59%) .NET Web Developer
14 10 (5.59%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (76.54%) .NET
2 69 (38.55%) HTML
3 64 (35.75%) ASP.NET
4 45 (25.14%) WinForms
5 37 (20.67%) WPF
6 34 (18.99%) Ninject
6 34 (18.99%) Spring.NET
6 34 (18.99%) Unity DI Container
7 32 (17.88%) Castle Windsor
8 27 (15.08%) CSS
9 23 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (12.85%) jQuery
10 19 (10.61%) WCF
11 18 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 18 (10.06%) RESTful
12 16 (8.94%) Web Services
13 14 (7.82%) .NET Framework
13 14 (7.82%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (7.82%) XML
14 13 (7.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.50%) Computer Science
2 16 (8.94%) Algorithms
3 14 (7.82%) iPad
4 10 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.59%) Tandem
5 9 (5.03%) Mainframe
5 9 (5.03%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.47%) AS400
6 8 (4.47%) iSeries
7 4 (2.23%) e-Health
8 2 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.12%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.56%) Life Science
9 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.08%) Windows
2 21 (11.73%) Linux
3 16 (8.94%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.23%) Unix
5 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.12%) Android
6 2 (1.12%) VMS
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) AIX
7 1 (0.56%) HPUX
7 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.14%) TDD
3 44 (24.58%) Scrum
4 35 (19.55%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (18.99%) Dependency Injection
5 34 (18.99%) Inversion of Control
5 34 (18.99%) Kanban
5 34 (18.99%) MVVM
6 32 (17.88%) MVC
7 29 (16.20%) Software Engineering
8 23 (12.85%) Feasibility Study
8 23 (12.85%) Validation
9 21 (11.73%) Web Development
10 18 (10.06%) Web Application Development
11 12 (6.70%) SDLC
12 10 (5.59%) BDD
12 10 (5.59%) Mobile Development
13 8 (4.47%) Case Management
14 7 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (3.91%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 115 (64.25%) C#
2 71 (39.66%) SQL
3 66 (36.87%) VB.NET
4 44 (24.58%) JavaScript
5 39 (21.79%) VB6
6 25 (13.97%) C
6 25 (13.97%) PHP
7 24 (13.41%) C++
8 23 (12.85%) Embedded C
9 18 (10.06%) VBScript
10 11 (6.15%) Embedded C++
11 9 (5.03%) T-SQL
12 8 (4.47%) PowerShell
13 5 (2.79%) Java
13 5 (2.79%) Python
14 4 (2.23%) VBA
15 3 (1.68%) IronPython
16 2 (1.12%) Delphi
16 2 (1.12%) J#
17 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (21.23%) Degree
2 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.91%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.12%) MCITP
6 2 (1.12%) MCSA
6 2 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.59%) QA
2 9 (5.03%) HL7
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (12.85%) Firmware
2 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.35%) Hyper-V
2 6 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.35%) vSphere
3 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) SCOM
2 4 (2.23%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (2.23%) Nagios
2 4 (2.23%) OpenView
2 4 (2.23%) SCCM
2 4 (2.23%) SCDPM
2 4 (2.23%) SCVMM
2 4 (2.23%) Tivoli
2 4 (2.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (1.12%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.56%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (0.56%) Netcool
Vendors
1 62 (34.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.47%) HP
3 6 (3.35%) VMware
4 5 (2.79%) CA
4 5 (2.79%) IBM
5 4 (2.23%) BMC
5 4 (2.23%) Citrix
5 4 (2.23%) Compuware
5 4 (2.23%) Dynatrace
5 4 (2.23%) Nimsoft
6 3 (1.68%) Lotus
6 3 (1.68%) Oracle
7 2 (1.12%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco
7 2 (1.12%) Sage
7 2 (1.12%) SAP
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Langley James Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 40k per year + Exc Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Knutsford
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Kids Pass Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £27,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Innovative Technology Limited
Salary: Highly-competitive and negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 15 days ago