Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 260 201
Rank change year-on-year -16 -59 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB 77 111 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.85% 1.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.30% 1.53% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 63 96 157
North West median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £66,150 £61,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 5,925 7,263 7,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 52.82% 55.72% 56.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4,946 6,062 6,101
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,700 £59,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +19 37 £42,500 +21.43% 14
Cheshire +15 19 £35,500 -16.47% 5
Lancashire +3 12 £37,500 +3.45% 2
Merseyside -11 8 £49,786 -13.42% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 50 (64.94%) C#
1 50 (64.94%) .NET
2 41 (53.25%) SQL
3 40 (51.95%) SQL Server
4 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
5 26 (33.77%) HTML
6 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET
7 21 (27.27%) VB.NET
7 21 (27.27%) Degree
8 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
9 19 (24.68%) VB6
10 18 (23.38%) C
11 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (22.08%) SDLC
12 16 (20.78%) VBA
13 13 (16.88%) Java
14 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Excel
14 12 (15.58%) Software Engineering
15 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (14.29%) XML
15 11 (14.29%) Games
15 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
16 10 (12.99%) Web Development
17 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (11.69%) jQuery
17 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
17 9 (11.69%) WinForms
17 9 (11.69%) Finance
17 9 (11.69%) XHTML

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 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.19%) Chatbot
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.60%) GSM
1 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.30%) Broadband
2 1 (1.30%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (51.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.19%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.60%) Big Data
5 2 (2.60%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (2.60%) Ingres
5 2 (2.60%) MS Access
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.30%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.30%) QlikView
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) LabVIEW
2 2 (2.60%) Moq
2 2 (2.60%) Selenium
2 2 (2.60%) Subversion
2 2 (2.60%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.30%) gulp
3 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) JMeter
3 1 (1.30%) NUnit
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) webpack
General
1 11 (14.29%) Games
2 9 (11.69%) Finance
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 4 (5.19%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Electronics
4 4 (5.19%) Front Office
4 4 (5.19%) Legal
5 3 (3.90%) Law
5 3 (3.90%) Marketing
6 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 13 (16.88%) C# Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Analyst
5 10 (12.99%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (9.09%) Lead Developer
7 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Software Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Administrator
8 5 (6.49%) DBA
8 5 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Lead Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Manager
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Design Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Design Leader
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Developer
9 4 (5.19%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (64.94%) .NET
2 26 (33.77%) HTML
3 25 (32.47%) ASP.NET
4 11 (14.29%) XML
5 9 (11.69%) jQuery
5 9 (11.69%) WinForms
5 9 (11.69%) XHTML
6 8 (10.39%) .NET Framework
7 7 (9.09%) CSS
8 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (6.49%) AngularJS
9 5 (6.49%) HTML5
9 5 (6.49%) SignalR
10 4 (5.19%) JSON
10 4 (5.19%) REST
10 4 (5.19%) RESTful
10 4 (5.19%) WCF
10 4 (5.19%) Web Services
11 3 (3.90%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Robotics
4 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.30%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Android
1 7 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Unix
4 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.30%) VME
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (22.08%) SDLC
2 12 (15.58%) Software Engineering
3 10 (12.99%) Web Development
4 7 (9.09%) MVC
4 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 7 (9.09%) Web Design
4 7 (9.09%) Workflow
5 6 (7.79%) OCR
5 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.49%) Analytics
6 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.49%) Data Extraction
6 5 (6.49%) Data Security
6 5 (6.49%) Mathematics
6 5 (6.49%) SOLID
7 4 (5.19%) Machine Learning
7 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
7 4 (5.19%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.94%) C#
2 41 (53.25%) SQL
3 21 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
5 19 (24.68%) VB6
6 18 (23.38%) C
7 16 (20.78%) VBA
8 13 (16.88%) Java
9 5 (6.49%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.49%) VBScript
10 4 (5.19%) C++
10 4 (5.19%) PL/SQL
10 4 (5.19%) TypeScript
11 3 (3.90%) Python
12 2 (2.60%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.60%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.60%) PHP
12 2 (2.60%) R
13 1 (1.30%) COBOL
13 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Degree
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) PhD
4 1 (1.30%) GCFA
4 1 (1.30%) GPEN
4 1 (1.30%) GREM
4 1 (1.30%) GXPN
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Firmware
2 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) BladeLogic
1 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) Xamarin
4 4 (5.19%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.60%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.60%) Sybase
6 1 (1.30%) EMC
6 1 (1.30%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.30%) Google
6 1 (1.30%) HP
6 1 (1.30%) RedGate
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Tableau
6 1 (1.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) WorldPay