Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 157 186
Rank change year-on-year -38 +29 +9
Permanent jobs citing VB 29 69 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 1.25% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 2.01% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15 62 10
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -22.22%
10th Percentile £24,900 £29,325 £25,150
90th Percentile £52,500 £59,750 £44,125
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,050 3,439 2,806
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 57.08% 62.12% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2,055 2,201 1,649
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB in Scotland.

Salary trend for VB in Scotland

VB
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for VB in Scotland

VB
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Edinburgh -6 12 £40,000 +6.67%
Glasgow -3 10 £38,750 +9.93% 3
Aberdeen -3 3 £45,000 +18.42%
Dundee 0 1 £31,000 -32.61%
Renfrewshire -3 1 £27,000 -1.82%
West Lothian -21 1 £35,000 -
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (20.69%) .NET
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
6 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
7 5 (17.24%) Degree
7 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 5 (17.24%) C++
7 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
8 4 (13.79%) VBScript
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) VBA
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
8 4 (13.79%) Analytics
8 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (13.79%) Robotic Process Automation
9 3 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (10.34%) Machine Learning
9 3 (10.34%) UiPath
9 3 (10.34%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (10.34%) CMS
1 3 (10.34%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) PABX
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.34%) MS Access
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Blend
2 1 (3.45%) Moq
2 1 (3.45%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Firmware Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) ASP Developer
5 1 (3.45%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Development Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) ADO
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) LDAP
5 1 (3.45%) ODBC
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 2 (6.90%) SCADA
4 1 (3.45%) LIMS
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (24.14%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (17.24%) Scrum
2 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Analytics
3 4 (13.79%) Robotic Process Automation
3 4 (13.79%) TDD
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.34%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (10.34%) Kanban
4 3 (10.34%) Machine Learning
4 3 (10.34%) OO
4 3 (10.34%) OOP
4 3 (10.34%) Predictive Analytics
4 3 (10.34%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Data Acquisition
5 2 (6.90%) Document Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.79%) VBA
4 4 (13.79%) VBScript
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) VB6
6 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.90%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Informatica
3 3 (10.34%) Teradata
3 3 (10.34%) UiPath
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Tableau
4 1 (3.45%) Twitter
4 1 (3.45%) Verint
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Xamarin