Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 181 197
Rank change year-on-year +15 +16 -44
Permanent jobs citing VB 59 38 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 0.74% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.72% 1.37% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 14 34
Scotland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -22.22% +28.57%
10th Percentile £29,250 £25,725 £32,000
90th Percentile £58,050 £43,750 £53,500
UK median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +2.56%

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 3423 2768 3224
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 61.26% 53.58% 50.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2207 1704 2013
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +11 25 £37,500 +56.25% 1
Dundee - 14 £48,000 -
Glasgow -14 8 £36,500 -8.75%
Aberdeen -4 5 £38,000 -15.56%
West Lothian - 4 £23,500 -
Renfrewshire +8 1 £27,500 -
Lothian - 1 £43,000 -
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VB.

1 43 (72.88%) C#
2 29 (49.15%) Windows
3 27 (45.76%) SQL Server
4 26 (44.07%) .NET
5 25 (42.37%) C
6 23 (38.98%) C++
6 23 (38.98%) SQL
7 22 (37.29%) Java
7 22 (37.29%) Python
8 17 (28.81%) Banking
8 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
9 14 (23.73%) Degree
9 14 (23.73%) OO
9 14 (23.73%) Linux
10 13 (22.03%) T-SQL
10 13 (22.03%) Firmware
10 13 (22.03%) Electronics
10 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (22.03%) Android
11 12 (20.34%) SDLC
11 12 (20.34%) Finance
11 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
11 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
13 9 (15.25%) MVC
14 8 (13.56%) XML
14 8 (13.56%) VxWorks
14 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (11.86%) CREST Certified
15 7 (11.86%) Red Hat

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 5 (8.47%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (3.39%) CMS
2 2 (3.39%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics SL
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (45.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.69%) DB2
6 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (28.81%) Banking
2 13 (22.03%) Electronics
3 12 (20.34%) Finance
4 5 (8.47%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Software Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Software Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.25%) C# Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Manual Tester
4 7 (11.86%) Security Tester
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Tester
5 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Graduate
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (44.07%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) ASP.NET
3 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (13.56%) XML
4 7 (11.86%) HTML
4 7 (11.86%) WCF
5 6 (10.17%) jQuery
6 5 (8.47%) CSS
7 4 (6.78%) WPF
8 3 (5.08%) WinForms
9 1 (1.69%) J2SE
9 1 (1.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.78%) Arduino
2 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.78%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (1.69%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Linux
3 13 (22.03%) Android
4 8 (13.56%) VxWorks
5 7 (11.86%) Solaris
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.81%) Software Engineering
2 14 (23.73%) OO
3 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
4 12 (20.34%) SDLC
5 9 (15.25%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
6 7 (11.86%) Security Testing
7 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (8.47%) Case Management
8 5 (8.47%) ETL
8 5 (8.47%) Information Architecture
8 5 (8.47%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
9 3 (5.08%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.39%) Applied Mathematics
10 2 (3.39%) Operations Research
10 2 (3.39%) Psychology
10 2 (3.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) C#
2 25 (42.37%) C
3 23 (38.98%) C++
3 23 (38.98%) SQL
4 22 (37.29%) Java
4 22 (37.29%) Python
5 13 (22.03%) T-SQL
6 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
7 7 (11.86%) Ruby
7 7 (11.86%) VB6
8 5 (8.47%) VB.NET
9 3 (5.08%) Delphi
9 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
10 2 (3.39%) R
10 2 (3.39%) VBA
10 2 (3.39%) X++
11 1 (1.69%) Perl
11 1 (1.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) CREST Certified
3 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) PMO
2 1 (1.69%) MiFID
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 13 (22.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Perfecto Mobile
3 1 (1.69%) Splunk
3 1 (1.69%) Sybase