Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 189 177
Rank change year-on-year -87 -12 -49
Permanent jobs citing VB 93 195 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.76% 1.56% 1.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.31% 2.65% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 86 151 168
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -8.79%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £47,500 £50,550
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 7,111 7,370 5,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 58.43% 59.11% 51.77%
Number of salaries quoted 5,949 6,358 4,953
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Merseyside +3 34 £47,500 +11.76% 3
Cheshire -40 34 £45,000 +18.42% 9
Lancashire -2 14 £37,500 - 1
Manchester -69 10 £39,000 +4.00% 10
VB
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 80 (86.02%) .NET
2 64 (68.82%) SQL Server
2 64 (68.82%) C#
3 46 (49.46%) SQL
4 44 (47.31%) VB.NET
5 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (33.33%) MVC
7 26 (27.96%) WinForms
7 26 (27.96%) TDD
7 26 (27.96%) Git (software)
8 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 24 (25.81%) SQL Server 2016
9 24 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET
10 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
10 23 (24.73%) Scrum
10 23 (24.73%) RESTful
11 22 (23.66%) VB6
11 22 (23.66%) T-SQL
12 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
13 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
14 19 (20.43%) Degree
14 19 (20.43%) SDLC
14 19 (20.43%) Windows
15 18 (19.35%) Test Automation
16 16 (17.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (17.20%) .NET Framework
16 16 (17.20%) XML
16 16 (17.20%) Finance
17 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio

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 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
1 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.08%) Confluence
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.38%) SaaS
3 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.30%) GitHub
4 2 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.15%) G Suite
4 2 (2.15%) Office 365
5 1 (1.08%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.83%) Broadband
2 2 (2.15%) DHCP
2 2 (2.15%) DNS
2 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (68.82%) SQL Server
2 24 (25.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (16.13%) Relational Database
4 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (12.90%) NoSQL
6 5 (5.38%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (2.15%) MS Access
8 2 (2.15%) OLAP
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (27.96%) Git (software)
2 16 (17.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (16.13%) Visual Studio
4 13 (13.98%) Jenkins
4 13 (13.98%) JIRA
5 12 (12.90%) MSBuild
5 12 (12.90%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (11.83%) MSTest
6 11 (11.83%) NUnit
7 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (4.30%) Selenium
9 3 (3.23%) Subversion
10 2 (2.15%) HP UFT
10 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (2.15%) Toad
11 1 (1.08%) Ant
11 1 (1.08%) Appium
11 1 (1.08%) JMeter
11 1 (1.08%) Maven
11 1 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Retail
3 12 (12.90%) Retail Banking
4 11 (11.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.23%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Front Office
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (77.42%) Developer
2 51 (54.84%) .NET Developer
3 27 (29.03%) C# Developer
4 21 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Telecoms Developer
6 9 (9.68%) .NET Software Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.45%) Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) VB Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.30%) Junior
9 4 (4.30%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Junior Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (86.02%) .NET
2 26 (27.96%) WinForms
3 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 24 (25.81%) ASP.NET
5 23 (24.73%) RESTful
6 16 (17.20%) .NET Framework
6 16 (17.20%) XML
7 15 (16.13%) HTML
7 15 (16.13%) Web Services
8 13 (13.98%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (13.98%) WCF
9 12 (12.90%) Castle Windsor
9 12 (12.90%) Entity Framework
9 12 (12.90%) Middleware
10 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 11 (11.83%) Ninject
10 11 (11.83%) Node.js
10 11 (11.83%) Spring.NET
10 11 (11.83%) Unity DI Container
10 11 (11.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Client/Server
2 13 (13.98%) Greenfield Project
2 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.15%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.43%) Windows
2 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.23%) Unix
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.08%) Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) MVC
3 26 (27.96%) TDD
4 24 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (24.73%) Scrum
6 20 (21.51%) Software Engineering
7 19 (20.43%) SDLC
8 18 (19.35%) Test Automation
9 14 (15.05%) BDD
9 14 (15.05%) Information Security
10 13 (13.98%) Customer Requirements
11 12 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
11 12 (12.90%) Secure Coding
11 12 (12.90%) SOLID
12 11 (11.83%) Dependency Injection
12 11 (11.83%) Inversion of Control
12 11 (11.83%) Kanban
12 11 (11.83%) MVVM
12 11 (11.83%) Web Application Development
13 10 (10.75%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (68.82%) C#
2 46 (49.46%) SQL
3 44 (47.31%) VB.NET
4 22 (23.66%) T-SQL
4 22 (23.66%) VB6
5 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.83%) Ruby
7 9 (9.68%) Java
8 6 (6.45%) C
8 6 (6.45%) VBA
9 5 (5.38%) PHP
10 4 (4.30%) Python
11 3 (3.23%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.23%) VBScript
12 2 (2.15%) C++
12 2 (2.15%) R
12 2 (2.15%) VC++
13 1 (1.08%) Groovy
13 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) Degree
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) MCITP
4 2 (2.15%) MCSA
5 1 (1.08%) HNC
5 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.08%) Ansible
2 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.60%) Xamarin
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle
4 2 (2.15%) Apple
4 2 (2.15%) Automation Anywhere
4 2 (2.15%) Blue Prism
4 2 (2.15%) Cisco
4 2 (2.15%) Google
4 2 (2.15%) HP
4 2 (2.15%) Lotus
4 2 (2.15%) Talend
4 2 (2.15%) VMware
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos
5 1 (1.08%) IBM