Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 198 176
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 -52
Permanent jobs citing VB 166 160 228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.26% 1.35% 1.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 2.50% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 129 152 233
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £48,750 £48,750 £43,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%

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 7486 6410 6798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 56.65% 54.26% 51.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6315 5548 5818
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
England median annual salary £48,165 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.40% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -30 77 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Cheshire -37 45 £42,500 +70.00% 1
Merseyside +24 27 £42,500 -15.84% 5
Lancashire -19 16 £40,000 - 3
VB
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (62.65%) SQL
1 104 (62.65%) .NET
2 88 (53.01%) SQL Server
3 76 (45.78%) VB.NET
4 74 (44.58%) C#
5 57 (34.34%) Windows
6 46 (27.71%) HTML
6 46 (27.71%) Microsoft
7 36 (21.69%) VBScript
8 35 (21.08%) JavaScript
8 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (20.48%) WinForms
10 32 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
11 31 (18.67%) Degree
12 29 (17.47%) ASP.NET
13 28 (16.87%) CSS
13 28 (16.87%) VB6
13 28 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (16.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (15.66%) Finance
16 24 (14.46%) T-SQL
16 24 (14.46%) Telecoms
17 23 (13.86%) ITIL
18 22 (13.25%) Scrum
18 22 (13.25%) PowerShell
18 22 (13.25%) Active Directory
19 21 (12.65%) Web Development
19 21 (12.65%) TDD
20 20 (12.05%) WPF

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 14 (8.43%) Skype for Business
2 13 (7.83%) IBM Notes
3 10 (6.02%) IIS
4 9 (5.42%) OpenEdge
4 9 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.41%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (4.22%) FileZilla
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (7.83%) Office 365
2 4 (2.41%) Trello
3 2 (1.20%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.43%) Skype
2 13 (7.83%) DHCP
2 13 (7.83%) DNS
3 12 (7.23%) Broadband
4 7 (4.22%) FTP
4 7 (4.22%) SMTP
5 5 (3.01%) Internet
6 4 (2.41%) NAS
6 4 (2.41%) SAN
7 3 (1.81%) Firewall
7 3 (1.81%) Network Security
8 2 (1.20%) Intranet
8 2 (1.20%) LAN
8 2 (1.20%) SMS
8 2 (1.20%) WAN
9 1 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (53.01%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (16.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (12.05%) Crystal Reports
4 20 (12.05%) Relational Database
4 20 (12.05%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (10.24%) MySQL
6 11 (6.63%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (6.63%) RDBMS
6 11 (6.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (4.22%) Power BI
8 5 (3.01%) Data Mining
8 5 (3.01%) QlikView
9 4 (2.41%) PowerPivot
10 2 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.60%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.60%) DTS
11 1 (0.60%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (10.24%) MSTest
1 17 (10.24%) NUnit
2 8 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.01%) JIRA
5 3 (1.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.81%) TestComplete
6 2 (1.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (15.66%) Finance
2 24 (14.46%) Telecoms
3 19 (11.45%) Marketing
4 17 (10.24%) Manufacturing
5 15 (9.04%) Retail
6 14 (8.43%) Electronics
7 8 (4.82%) Legal
8 5 (3.01%) Music Industry
9 3 (1.81%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.20%) Banking
10 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 103 (62.05%) Developer
2 60 (36.14%) .NET Developer
3 23 (13.86%) Analyst
3 23 (13.86%) C# Developer
4 22 (13.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 20 (12.05%) VB.NET Developer
6 16 (9.64%) SQL Developer
6 16 (9.64%) Web Developer
7 13 (7.83%) C# VB.NET Developer
7 13 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (7.23%) Telecoms Developer
9 11 (6.63%) VB Developer
10 10 (6.02%) Graduate
10 10 (6.02%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.42%) Graduate Developer
11 9 (5.42%) Junior
11 9 (5.42%) Junior .NET Developer
11 9 (5.42%) Junior Developer
11 9 (5.42%) VB6 Developer
12 8 (4.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (62.65%) .NET
2 46 (27.71%) HTML
3 34 (20.48%) WinForms
4 29 (17.47%) ASP.NET
5 28 (16.87%) CSS
6 20 (12.05%) jQuery
6 20 (12.05%) WPF
7 17 (10.24%) Ninject
7 17 (10.24%) Spring.NET
7 17 (10.24%) XML
8 13 (7.83%) Web Services
9 12 (7.23%) Unity DI Container
10 10 (6.02%) Ajax
11 7 (4.22%) DHTML
11 7 (4.22%) JSON
11 7 (4.22%) Regular Expression
12 6 (3.61%) .NET Framework
12 6 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (3.61%) LINQ
13 4 (2.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.87%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (12.05%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.42%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.42%) Renewable Energy
4 8 (4.82%) EPoS
4 8 (4.82%) iPad
5 5 (3.01%) Chip and PIN
6 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.81%) Tandem
8 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.60%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (34.34%) Windows
2 17 (10.24%) Windows 7
2 17 (10.24%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (7.83%) Windows 10
5 8 (4.82%) Android
6 7 (4.22%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.22%) Unix
7 3 (1.81%) Linux
7 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.20%) AIX
8 2 (1.20%) Solaris
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (19.28%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (13.86%) ITIL
4 22 (13.25%) Scrum
5 21 (12.65%) TDD
5 21 (12.65%) Web Development
6 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (10.24%) Dependency Injection
7 17 (10.24%) Kanban
7 17 (10.24%) MVVM
8 15 (9.04%) E-Commerce
9 13 (7.83%) SDLC
10 12 (7.23%) CRM
10 12 (7.23%) Data Analysis
10 12 (7.23%) Digital Marketing
10 12 (7.23%) ERP
10 12 (7.23%) Inversion of Control
10 12 (7.23%) Programme Management
10 12 (7.23%) Web Design
11 11 (6.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 104 (62.65%) SQL
2 76 (45.78%) VB.NET
3 74 (44.58%) C#
4 36 (21.69%) VBScript
5 35 (21.08%) JavaScript
6 28 (16.87%) VB6
7 24 (14.46%) T-SQL
8 22 (13.25%) PowerShell
9 19 (11.45%) PHP
10 14 (8.43%) C++
11 13 (7.83%) Java
12 11 (6.63%) VBA
13 7 (4.22%) C
13 7 (4.22%) RPG
13 7 (4.22%) RPG IV
14 5 (3.01%) Perl
15 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.81%) XPath
17 2 (1.20%) C-shell
17 2 (1.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (18.67%) Degree
2 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.83%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.82%) MCSA
4 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.22%) Master's Degree
6 5 (3.01%) ISEB
6 5 (3.01%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.41%) CCNA
7 4 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.41%) MCT
8 3 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.81%) MCSE
9 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.83%) vSphere
4 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.01%) SCCM
2 4 (2.41%) SCDPM
2 4 (2.41%) SCOM
2 4 (2.41%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.81%) Netcool
Vendors
1 46 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (10.24%) SAP
3 14 (8.43%) VMware
4 13 (7.83%) Citrix
4 13 (7.83%) HP
4 13 (7.83%) Lotus
5 9 (5.42%) Oracle
6 7 (4.22%) IBM
6 7 (4.22%) PayPal
7 4 (2.41%) iManage
7 4 (2.41%) Interwoven
8 3 (1.81%) CyberSource
8 3 (1.81%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.81%) Tableau
8 3 (1.81%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.60%) CA
9 1 (0.60%) Cognos
9 1 (0.60%) Kofax
9 1 (0.60%) Sage