Period
to 19 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 211 193
Rank change year-on-year -62 -18 -34
Permanent jobs citing VB 85 176 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 1.33% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.27% 2.31% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 75 135 153
North West median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £29,550 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 6,703 7,628 6,184
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 55.40% 57.79% 53.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5,633 6,476 5,354
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,063 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 19 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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
Cheshire -21 28 £45,000 +12.50% 7
Manchester -45 21 £39,000 +11.43% 12
Merseyside +8 20 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Lancashire +11 15 £37,500 -6.25% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for VB.

1 72 (84.71%) .NET
2 66 (77.65%) C#
3 56 (65.88%) SQL Server
4 47 (55.29%) SQL
5 37 (43.53%) VB.NET
6 30 (35.29%) VB6
7 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
8 23 (27.06%) Degree
8 23 (27.06%) SDLC
9 22 (25.88%) ASP.NET
9 22 (25.88%) XML
10 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
10 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
11 19 (22.35%) HTML
12 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
13 17 (20.00%) Relational Database
13 17 (20.00%) WinForms
13 17 (20.00%) MVC
13 17 (20.00%) C
14 15 (17.65%) T-SQL
14 15 (17.65%) Finance
14 15 (17.65%) Web Development
15 14 (16.47%) .NET Framework
15 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (15.29%) Client/Server
16 13 (15.29%) Java
16 13 (15.29%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (15.29%) Customer Requirements

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 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.18%) Confluence
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) GitHub
1 4 (4.71%) SaaS
2 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.18%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.18%) Broadband
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (65.88%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 13 (15.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.71%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.53%) MS Access
7 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.35%) Big Data
8 2 (2.35%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (2.35%) Ingres
8 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.18%) PowerPivot
9 1 (1.18%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 12 (14.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.06%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.88%) JIRA
5 5 (5.88%) Selenium
6 4 (4.71%) MSBuild
6 4 (4.71%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.53%) Subversion
8 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.35%) JMeter
8 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (1.18%) Appium
9 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.18%) IBM UrbanCode
9 1 (1.18%) Moq
9 1 (1.18%) NUnit
9 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.18%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
2 5 (5.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Law
3 4 (4.71%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.53%) Front Office
4 3 (3.53%) Games
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Legal
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) German Language
6 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (72.94%) Developer
2 36 (42.35%) .NET Developer
3 29 (34.12%) C# Developer
4 23 (27.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Analyst Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Developer
8 5 (5.88%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.71%) VB Developer
9 4 (4.71%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior VB Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Senior VB6 Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Design Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (84.71%) .NET
2 22 (25.88%) ASP.NET
2 22 (25.88%) XML
3 19 (22.35%) HTML
4 17 (20.00%) WinForms
5 14 (16.47%) .NET Framework
5 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (14.12%) RESTful
7 10 (11.76%) XHTML
8 9 (10.59%) WCF
9 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (8.24%) Web Services
10 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 6 (7.06%) Code First Entity Framework
10 6 (7.06%) Entity Framework
10 6 (7.06%) JSON
10 6 (7.06%) Node.js
11 5 (5.88%) CSS
11 5 (5.88%) Middleware
12 4 (4.71%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.24%) Windows
2 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 4 (4.71%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Android
4 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.18%) VME
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) SDLC
2 18 (21.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Software Engineering
3 17 (20.00%) MVC
4 15 (17.65%) Web Development
5 13 (15.29%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (10.59%) CRM
6 9 (10.59%) TDD
6 9 (10.59%) Test Automation
7 8 (9.41%) BDD
7 8 (9.41%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.24%) Web Application Development
9 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.06%) Information Security
10 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.88%) ERP
10 5 (5.88%) Migration
10 5 (5.88%) Scrum
10 5 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 66 (77.65%) C#
2 47 (55.29%) SQL
3 37 (43.53%) VB.NET
4 30 (35.29%) VB6
5 20 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 17 (20.00%) C
7 15 (17.65%) T-SQL
8 13 (15.29%) Java
9 9 (10.59%) VBA
10 6 (7.06%) Python
10 6 (7.06%) Ruby
11 3 (3.53%) C++
11 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.35%) PHP
12 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.35%) R
12 2 (2.35%) VBScript
13 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.18%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.18%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (27.06%) Degree
2 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) PhD
3 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) GCFA
4 1 (1.18%) GPEN
4 1 (1.18%) GREM
4 1 (1.18%) GXPN
4 1 (1.18%) HNC
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.18%) MCSA
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Docker
1 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Ansible
1 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.35%) Automation Anywhere
4 2 (2.35%) Blue Prism
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco
4 2 (2.35%) Sybase
4 2 (2.35%) Talend
4 2 (2.35%) UiPath
5 1 (1.18%) Apple
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos
5 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.18%) HP
5 1 (1.18%) IBM
5 1 (1.18%) Lotus