Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 195 183
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 -7
Permanent jobs citing VB 23 33 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.62% 0.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.85% 1.09% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 46
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -0.66% -5.63%
10th Percentile £33,750 £24,300 £28,375
90th Percentile £59,000 £52,500 £49,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,750 £43,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.72% +2.35%

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 2,691 3,015 3,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 58.82% 56.85% 60.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1,696 1,993 2,218
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 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
Glasgow +23 11 £37,500 -3.23%
West Lothian +18 5 £50,000 +61.29%
Aberdeen -10 3 £60,000 +33.33% 5
Renfrewshire -2 2 £55,000 +103.70%
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £35,000 -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) C#
4 9 (39.13%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
6 7 (30.43%) MS Access
6 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (30.43%) SAS
6 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (30.43%) Data Extraction
6 7 (30.43%) Coaching
7 6 (26.09%) C++
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 5 (21.74%) DevOps
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) Perl
9 4 (17.39%) C
9 4 (17.39%) Python
10 3 (13.04%) MVC
10 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (13.04%) Migration
10 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) CSS
10 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio

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 7 (30.43%) SAS
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (8.70%) Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
3 1 (4.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (65.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (30.43%) MS Access
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Power BI
4 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.35%) Ranorex
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
1 7 (30.43%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) SAS Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Graduate
4 1 (4.35%) Junior
4 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Penetration Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) React Native
4 1 (4.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Coaching
1 7 (30.43%) Data Extraction
2 5 (21.74%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Transformation
5 2 (8.70%) ERP
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Network Design
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) C++
4 4 (17.39%) C
4 4 (17.39%) Perl
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) X++
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.35%) Ruby
7 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CREST Certified
2 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
2 1 (4.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Nmap
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CommVault
3 1 (4.35%) Dell
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) NetApp
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.35%) Veeam
3 1 (4.35%) VMware