Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 279 233 197
Rank change year-on-year -46 -36 -12
Permanent jobs citing VB 82 145 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.70% 1.14% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 2.02% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 69 114 177
North West median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +19.40%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,500 £59,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +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 6,362 7,182 6,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.03% 56.24% 55.44%
Number of salaries quoted 5,349 6,005 5,830
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Manchester -24 34 £42,500 +21.43% 26
Cheshire -9 26 £37,500 -11.76% 10
Lancashire +14 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Merseyside -5 6 £35,072 -22.06% 4
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 62 (75.61%) .NET
2 60 (73.17%) C#
3 49 (59.76%) SQL Server
4 44 (53.66%) SQL
5 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
6 30 (36.59%) HTML
7 29 (35.37%) VB.NET
8 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET
8 27 (32.93%) VB6
9 23 (28.05%) SDLC
10 22 (26.83%) Degree
10 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
11 21 (25.61%) C
12 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (21.95%) XML
13 17 (20.73%) Java
14 16 (19.51%) Software Engineering
15 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
16 14 (17.07%) Web Development
16 14 (17.07%) VBA
17 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
17 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (15.85%) XHTML
17 13 (15.85%) WinForms
18 11 (13.41%) Games
19 10 (12.20%) Finance
19 10 (12.20%) Oracle
19 10 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
20 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
20 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel

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 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.88%) Chatbot
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) SaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) Broadband
2 1 (1.22%) Firewall
2 1 (1.22%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (59.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (6.10%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (4.88%) MySQL
6 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.44%) Big Data
7 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (2.44%) Ingres
7 2 (2.44%) MS Access
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.22%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.22%) QlikView
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.66%) Selenium
2 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) JMeter
3 2 (2.44%) Moq
3 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.44%) Subversion
3 2 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.22%) Ant
4 1 (1.22%) Appium
4 1 (1.22%) gulp
4 1 (1.22%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.22%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Maven
4 1 (1.22%) NUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.22%) webpack
General
1 11 (13.41%) Games
2 10 (12.20%) Finance
3 5 (6.10%) Retail
4 4 (4.88%) Front Office
4 4 (4.88%) Law
4 4 (4.88%) Legal
5 3 (3.66%) Banking
5 3 (3.66%) Electronics
5 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.22%) Advertising
6 1 (1.22%) German Language
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (65.85%) Developer
2 32 (39.02%) .NET Developer
3 21 (25.61%) C# Developer
4 18 (21.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (13.41%) Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) Lead Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Technical Developer
8 5 (6.10%) VB Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Asset Management Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Lead Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior VB6 Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Technical Design Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (75.61%) .NET
2 30 (36.59%) HTML
3 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET
4 18 (21.95%) XML
5 13 (15.85%) WinForms
5 13 (15.85%) XHTML
6 9 (10.98%) jQuery
7 8 (9.76%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (7.32%) CSS
9 5 (6.10%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.10%) HTML5
9 5 (6.10%) SignalR
10 4 (4.88%) JSON
10 4 (4.88%) REST
10 4 (4.88%) RESTful
10 4 (4.88%) WCF
10 4 (4.88%) Web Services
11 3 (3.66%) .NET Core
11 3 (3.66%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.88%) Robotics
5 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.22%) Clustering
7 1 (1.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.22%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.22%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.54%) Android
1 7 (8.54%) Apple iOS
2 5 (6.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.88%) Windows
4 3 (3.66%) Unix
5 2 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.22%) VME
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) SDLC
2 18 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.51%) Software Engineering
4 14 (17.07%) Web Development
5 7 (8.54%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (8.54%) Web Design
5 7 (8.54%) Workflow
6 6 (7.32%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (7.32%) OCR
7 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.10%) Mathematics
7 5 (6.10%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) SOLID
8 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.88%) Biometrics
8 4 (4.88%) CRM
8 4 (4.88%) Migration
8 4 (4.88%) TDD
8 4 (4.88%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (73.17%) C#
2 44 (53.66%) SQL
3 29 (35.37%) VB.NET
4 27 (32.93%) VB6
5 22 (26.83%) JavaScript
6 21 (25.61%) C
7 17 (20.73%) Java
8 14 (17.07%) VBA
9 7 (8.54%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.88%) C++
10 4 (4.88%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.88%) Python
10 4 (4.88%) VBScript
11 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.44%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.44%) PHP
12 2 (2.44%) R
13 1 (1.22%) COBOL
13 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Degree
2 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.44%) PhD
4 1 (1.22%) GCFA
4 1 (1.22%) GPEN
4 1 (1.22%) GREM
4 1 (1.22%) GXPN
4 1 (1.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) Ansible
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 5 (6.10%) Xamarin
4 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.44%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.44%) Sybase
5 2 (2.44%) Talend
6 1 (1.22%) Apple
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.22%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.22%) RedGate
6 1 (1.22%) SAP
6 1 (1.22%) Tableau
6 1 (1.22%) WorldPay