Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 269 203
Rank change year-on-year -7 -66 -23
Permanent jobs citing VB 58 90 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.72% 1.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.10% 1.27% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 47 80 142
North West median annual salary £37,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £51,000 £56,250 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,250 £43,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.87% +8.75% -1.23%

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 5,282 7,102 7,649
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 50.26% 56.56% 58.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,077 5,964 6,558
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,300 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +26 32 £40,000 +2.56% 6
Lancashire -11 21 £37,500 - 4
Merseyside -9 4 £64,500 +35.79% 1
Cheshire +9 1 - - 4
VB
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 32 (55.17%) Degree
2 31 (53.45%) SQL
2 31 (53.45%) .NET
3 28 (48.28%) C#
4 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
5 20 (34.48%) Manufacturing
5 20 (34.48%) SDLC
6 19 (32.76%) VB.NET
7 18 (31.03%) C
8 17 (29.31%) HTML
8 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.31%) VB6
9 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
10 15 (25.86%) XML
10 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (24.14%) Web Development
11 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
12 13 (22.41%) Windows
12 13 (22.41%) XHTML
13 11 (18.97%) PHP
14 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
14 10 (17.24%) MySQL
14 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
14 10 (17.24%) Validation
14 10 (17.24%) QA
14 10 (17.24%) DevOps
15 9 (15.52%) Marketing
15 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
15 9 (15.52%) VBA
15 9 (15.52%) Java

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 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Chatbot
1 2 (3.45%) PrintSoft PReS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (3.45%) Sage 50
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Bluetooth
1 5 (8.62%) GSM
1 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.17%) Broadband
3 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) CTI
4 1 (1.72%) LAN
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
4 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (39.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.24%) MySQL
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.72%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (34.48%) Manufacturing
2 9 (15.52%) Marketing
3 8 (13.79%) Electronics
4 6 (10.34%) Retail
5 4 (6.90%) Banking
5 4 (6.90%) Games
6 2 (3.45%) Automotive
6 2 (3.45%) Finance
7 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Developer
2 24 (41.38%) Software Developer
3 19 (32.76%) .NET Developer
3 19 (32.76%) C# .NET Developer
3 19 (32.76%) C# Developer
4 18 (31.03%) .NET Software Developer
4 18 (31.03%) C# Software Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Electronics Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Senior Electronics Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planner
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
7 3 (5.17%) Network Capacity Planner
7 3 (5.17%) Network Planner
7 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (53.45%) .NET
2 17 (29.31%) HTML
3 15 (25.86%) XML
4 13 (22.41%) XHTML
5 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.17%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (1.72%) Middleware
8 1 (1.72%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.72%) SOAP
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Analogue Electronics
2 5 (8.62%) PlayStation
2 5 (8.62%) Xbox
3 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.45%) Robotics
5 1 (1.72%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.72%) EPoS
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
2 3 (5.17%) Unix
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) SDLC
2 17 (29.31%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (24.14%) Software Engineering
4 14 (24.14%) Web Development
5 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
5 10 (17.24%) DevOps
5 10 (17.24%) Validation
6 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
7 8 (13.79%) CRM
7 8 (13.79%) ERP
8 7 (12.07%) Time Management
9 5 (8.62%) Change Control
9 5 (8.62%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (8.62%) FMEA
9 5 (8.62%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (8.62%) SOA
9 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (53.45%) SQL
2 28 (48.28%) C#
3 19 (32.76%) VB.NET
4 18 (31.03%) C
5 17 (29.31%) VB6
6 11 (18.97%) PHP
7 10 (17.24%) T-SQL
8 9 (15.52%) Java
8 9 (15.52%) VBA
9 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
10 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (6.90%) Python
11 3 (5.17%) Perl
11 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.45%) Korn
12 2 (3.45%) VBScript
13 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.72%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.90%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Firmware
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.72%) Nagios
1 1 (1.72%) Nessus
1 1 (1.72%) Nmap
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.90%) VMware
3 3 (5.17%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Sage
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix
5 1 (1.72%) McAfee
5 1 (1.72%) RedGate
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.72%) Veeam
5 1 (1.72%) Veritas