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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 163 129
Rank change year-on-year -10 -34  
Permanent jobs citing VB 108 75 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.58% 1.33% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.69% 2.49% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 82 71 106
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

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 4009 3017 3334
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 58.67% 53.63% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3437 2605 2834
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 53 £36,250 +3.57% 8
Cheshire -22 27 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Merseyside - 21 £45,000 - 5
Lancashire -18 7 £40,000 - 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 136 (66.02%) .NET
2 108 (52.43%) SQL Server
3 101 (49.03%) SQL
4 92 (44.66%) C#
5 74 (35.92%) VB.NET
6 66 (32.04%) HTML
7 63 (30.58%) Windows
8 59 (28.64%) Microsoft
9 54 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (23.30%) ASP.NET
11 45 (21.84%) WinForms
12 44 (21.36%) JavaScript
13 39 (18.93%) TDD
14 38 (18.45%) Visual Studio
14 38 (18.45%) VBScript
15 37 (17.96%) Degree
16 35 (16.99%) PHP
17 34 (16.50%) MySQL
18 32 (15.53%) WPF
18 32 (15.53%) Scrum
19 31 (15.05%) VB6
19 31 (15.05%) jQuery
20 30 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (13.59%) Kanban
21 28 (13.59%) Spring.NET
21 28 (13.59%) Dependency Injection
21 28 (13.59%) MSTest
21 28 (13.59%) MVVM
21 28 (13.59%) Ninject
21 28 (13.59%) NUnit

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 (6.80%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.34%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.37%) OpenEdge
3 9 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.88%) IIS
5 4 (1.94%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.43%) FileZilla
4 5 (2.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.97%) Infor CRM
2 2 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (5.34%) Office 365
2 4 (1.94%) Trello
3 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.25%) Broadband
2 14 (6.80%) Skype
3 11 (5.34%) DHCP
3 11 (5.34%) DNS
4 6 (2.91%) Internet
4 6 (2.91%) NAS
4 6 (2.91%) SAN
5 5 (2.43%) FTP
5 5 (2.43%) Network Security
5 5 (2.43%) SMTP
6 4 (1.94%) LAN
6 4 (1.94%) WAN
7 3 (1.46%) Firewall
7 3 (1.46%) VoIP
8 2 (0.97%) DMZ
8 2 (0.97%) Intranet
9 1 (0.49%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (52.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (16.50%) MySQL
3 24 (11.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 21 (10.19%) Relational Database
5 20 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (9.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (6.80%) Crystal Reports
7 14 (6.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (4.37%) RDBMS
10 7 (3.40%) Power BI
11 5 (2.43%) QlikView
12 4 (1.94%) PowerPivot
12 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (1.46%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.46%) MS Access
14 2 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
14 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (18.45%) Visual Studio
2 28 (13.59%) MSTest
2 28 (13.59%) NUnit
3 13 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (4.85%) Moq
4 10 (4.85%) Rhino Mocks
5 5 (2.43%) JIRA
6 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.97%) Selenium
7 2 (0.97%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (11.65%) Electronics
2 22 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 20 (9.71%) Marketing
4 19 (9.22%) Finance
5 10 (4.85%) Legal
6 9 (4.37%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.43%) Music Industry
7 5 (2.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.43%) Retail
8 3 (1.46%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.97%) Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Law
10 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 125 (60.68%) Developer
2 83 (40.29%) .NET Developer
3 28 (13.59%) C# Developer
4 27 (13.11%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (10.68%) Embedded Engineer
5 22 (10.68%) Software Developer
6 21 (10.19%) Analyst
7 20 (9.71%) Web Developer
8 19 (9.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (8.25%) Telecoms Developer
10 15 (7.28%) VB.NET Developer
11 14 (6.80%) .NET Web Developer
11 14 (6.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 13 (6.31%) .NET Software Developer
12 13 (6.31%) Graduate
13 12 (5.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 12 (5.83%) Software Engineer
13 12 (5.83%) SQL Developer
13 12 (5.83%) VB Developer
14 11 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (66.02%) .NET
2 66 (32.04%) HTML
3 48 (23.30%) ASP.NET
4 45 (21.84%) WinForms
5 32 (15.53%) WPF
6 31 (15.05%) jQuery
7 28 (13.59%) Ninject
7 28 (13.59%) Spring.NET
8 25 (12.14%) CSS
9 23 (11.17%) Unity DI Container
10 16 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (6.80%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (5.83%) AngularJS
12 12 (5.83%) Web Services
13 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 10 (4.85%) Castle Windsor
13 10 (4.85%) KnockoutJS
13 10 (4.85%) RESTful
13 10 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (4.37%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.19%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.77%) iPad
4 15 (7.28%) Algorithms
5 10 (4.85%) Tandem
6 9 (4.37%) Data Structures
6 9 (4.37%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.46%) EPoS
9 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.97%) Life Science
10 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.58%) Windows
2 19 (9.22%) Linux
3 17 (8.25%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.28%) Embedded Linux
4 15 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.34%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.91%) Android
7 6 (2.91%) Unix
8 4 (1.94%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.46%) AIX
9 3 (1.46%) Solaris
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.97%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.21%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.93%) TDD
3 32 (15.53%) Scrum
4 30 (14.56%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.59%) Dependency Injection
5 28 (13.59%) Kanban
5 28 (13.59%) MVVM
6 25 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (11.65%) ITIL
7 24 (11.65%) MVC
8 23 (11.17%) Inversion of Control
8 23 (11.17%) Software Engineering
9 22 (10.68%) Feasibility Study
9 22 (10.68%) Validation
10 21 (10.19%) Web Development
11 10 (4.85%) BDD
11 10 (4.85%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.85%) ETL
11 10 (4.85%) SDLC
11 10 (4.85%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 101 (49.03%) SQL
2 92 (44.66%) C#
3 74 (35.92%) VB.NET
4 44 (21.36%) JavaScript
5 38 (18.45%) VBScript
6 35 (16.99%) PHP
7 31 (15.05%) VB6
8 28 (13.59%) C++
9 24 (11.65%) C
9 24 (11.65%) PowerShell
10 22 (10.68%) Embedded C
11 15 (7.28%) T-SQL
12 13 (6.31%) Java
13 10 (4.85%) Embedded C++
14 6 (2.91%) VBA
15 5 (2.43%) Perl
16 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
16 3 (1.46%) XPath
17 2 (0.97%) J#
17 2 (0.97%) RPG
Qualifications
1 37 (17.96%) Degree
2 12 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.88%) MCSA
4 8 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.94%) CCNA
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.94%) ISEB
5 4 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.94%) MCT
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.46%) MCSE
7 1 (0.49%) HND
7 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.97%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 22 (10.68%) Active Directory
1 22 (10.68%) Firmware
2 13 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.34%) vSphere
4 6 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.88%) SCOM
2 7 (3.40%) SCCM
3 6 (2.91%) SCDPM
3 6 (2.91%) SCVMM
4 4 (1.94%) Netcool
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.49%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 59 (28.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.31%) Citrix
2 13 (6.31%) VMware
3 11 (5.34%) HP
3 11 (5.34%) Lotus
4 10 (4.85%) SAP
5 8 (3.88%) Oracle
6 5 (2.43%) PayPal
7 4 (1.94%) iManage
7 4 (1.94%) Interwoven
7 4 (1.94%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.94%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.46%) IBM
8 3 (1.46%) Tableau
9 2 (0.97%) CA
9 2 (0.97%) Sage
10 1 (0.49%) Cognos
10 1 (0.49%) Dell
10 1 (0.49%) Kofax
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