Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 202 186
Rank change year-on-year -57 -16 -58
Permanent jobs citing VB 105 175 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.83% 1.42% 1.52%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.45% 2.45% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 97 152 171
North West median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +23.08% -2.99%
10th Percentile £29,750 £22,725 £22,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,700 £53,750
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 7,244 7,141 6,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 57.39% 58.03% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6,038 6,167 5,240
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,400 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +33 40 £57,500 +35.29% 8
Cheshire -52 37 £42,500 +30.77% 7
Manchester -55 15 £36,500 -8.75% 8
Lancashire -2 12 £32,500 -13.33% 3
VB
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 88 (83.81%) .NET
2 62 (59.05%) SQL Server
2 62 (59.05%) VB.NET
3 59 (56.19%) C#
4 48 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (40.00%) SQL
6 40 (38.10%) WinForms
7 38 (36.19%) TDD
8 37 (35.24%) SQL Server 2016
9 36 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (34.29%) Scrum
10 35 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
11 34 (32.38%) Windows
12 32 (30.48%) WPF
13 27 (25.71%) Kanban
13 27 (25.71%) Telecoms
14 26 (24.76%) Broadband
14 26 (24.76%) Spring.NET
14 26 (24.76%) Dependency Injection
14 26 (24.76%) Inversion of Control
14 26 (24.76%) MSTest
14 26 (24.76%) MVVM
14 26 (24.76%) Ninject
14 26 (24.76%) NUnit
14 26 (24.76%) Unity DI Container
15 22 (20.95%) MVC
16 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
16 21 (20.00%) Software Engineering
17 18 (17.14%) RESTful
18 17 (16.19%) VB6

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 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.95%) Confluence
2 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.81%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Infor CloudSuite
1 3 (2.86%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (1.90%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) SaaS
3 2 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.90%) G Suite
3 2 (1.90%) Office 365
3 2 (1.90%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.95%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.76%) Broadband
2 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) DHCP
3 2 (1.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (59.05%) SQL Server
2 37 (35.24%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (12.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (6.67%) MySQL
4 7 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.81%) Data Mining
7 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.86%) Power BI
8 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.90%) OLAP
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (24.76%) MSTest
1 26 (24.76%) NUnit
2 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
3 10 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.57%) JIRA
5 8 (7.62%) MSBuild
5 8 (7.62%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.86%) Selenium
6 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.90%) JUnit
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.90%) Toad
8 1 (0.95%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.95%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.95%) JMeter
8 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 27 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.38%) Retail
3 11 (10.48%) Finance
3 11 (10.48%) Retail Banking
4 7 (6.67%) Marketing
5 6 (5.71%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.86%) Advertising
7 2 (1.90%) Back Office
8 1 (0.95%) Automotive
8 1 (0.95%) Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Billing
8 1 (0.95%) Front Office
8 1 (0.95%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (67.62%) Developer
2 60 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 26 (24.76%) Telecoms Developer
4 16 (15.24%) C# Developer
5 14 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 10 (9.52%) VB Developer
7 9 (8.57%) SQL Developer
8 8 (7.62%) Development Team Leader
8 8 (7.62%) Software Development Team Leader
8 8 (7.62%) Software Team Leader
8 8 (7.62%) Team Leader
8 8 (7.62%) VB6 Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Analyst
9 7 (6.67%) C++ Team Leader
10 6 (5.71%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 6 (5.71%) VB.NET Developer
11 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
12 4 (3.81%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (83.81%) .NET
2 40 (38.10%) WinForms
3 32 (30.48%) WPF
4 26 (24.76%) Ninject
4 26 (24.76%) Spring.NET
4 26 (24.76%) Unity DI Container
5 21 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 18 (17.14%) RESTful
7 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET Web API
8 15 (14.29%) Web Services
9 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
9 11 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (10.48%) HTML
10 10 (9.52%) CSS
11 9 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 9 (8.57%) Entity Framework
11 9 (8.57%) Middleware
11 9 (8.57%) XML
12 8 (7.62%) Castle Windsor
13 7 (6.67%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.81%) Digital TV
5 3 (2.86%) Fintech
6 2 (1.90%) EPoS
6 2 (1.90%) Life Science
6 2 (1.90%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.90%) User Experience
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.38%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Android
2 5 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.86%) Unix
5 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (36.19%) TDD
3 36 (34.29%) Continuous Integration
3 36 (34.29%) Scrum
4 27 (25.71%) Kanban
5 26 (24.76%) Dependency Injection
5 26 (24.76%) Inversion of Control
5 26 (24.76%) MVVM
6 22 (20.95%) MVC
7 21 (20.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (14.29%) Information Security
9 13 (12.38%) Test Automation
10 12 (11.43%) BDD
11 11 (10.48%) Customer Engagement
12 9 (8.57%) Web Application Development
13 8 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (7.62%) Secure Coding
13 8 (7.62%) SOLID
14 7 (6.67%) Global Marketing
14 7 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (59.05%) VB.NET
2 59 (56.19%) C#
3 42 (40.00%) SQL
4 17 (16.19%) VB6
5 14 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 13 (12.38%) T-SQL
7 9 (8.57%) PHP
8 8 (7.62%) C++
8 8 (7.62%) Java
9 6 (5.71%) VBA
9 6 (5.71%) VBScript
10 5 (4.76%) Ruby
11 4 (3.81%) Python
12 2 (1.90%) C
12 2 (1.90%) R
13 1 (0.95%) Perl
13 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.95%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.90%) MCITP
3 2 (1.90%) MCSA
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.81%) Xamarin
3 3 (2.86%) Infor
4 2 (1.90%) AppDynamics
4 2 (1.90%) Apple
4 2 (1.90%) Google
4 2 (1.90%) HP
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle
4 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 2 (1.90%) VMware
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco
5 1 (0.95%) Lotus