Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 159 189
Rank change year-on-year -21 +30 -36
Permanent jobs citing VB 47 40 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.85% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.54% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 38 24 34
Scotland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.11% +27.14%
10th Percentile £26,000 £29,000 £32,375
90th Percentile £48,000 £45,000 £53,500
UK median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +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 Scotland with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,230 2,600 3,000
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 58.74% 55.71% 49.16%
Number of salaries quoted 2,168 1,632 1,890
Scotland median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 23 £38,000 +1.33% 5
Glasgow -36 6 £40,000 - 3
West Lothian - 6 £23,500 -
Dundee - 5 £47,000 - 1
Aberdeen -3 4 £38,000 -15.56%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £42,500 -
Renfrewshire +3 1 £27,500 -38.89%
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 30 (63.83%) C#
2 29 (61.70%) .NET
3 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
4 22 (46.81%) SQL
5 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
6 14 (29.79%) Windows
7 13 (27.66%) T-SQL
8 11 (23.40%) HTML
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.28%) C
9 10 (21.28%) XML
9 10 (21.28%) SDLC
10 9 (19.15%) CSS
10 9 (19.15%) MVC
11 8 (17.02%) Finance
11 8 (17.02%) C++
11 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (14.89%) VB6
12 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (14.89%) Java
12 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
13 6 (12.77%) Degree
14 5 (10.64%) Python
14 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (10.64%) OO
14 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (8.51%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics SL
2 2 (4.26%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.26%) RS-485
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) LabVIEW
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Software Developer
3 11 (23.40%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.89%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (14.89%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Dynamics AX Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) VB Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
2 11 (23.40%) HTML
3 10 (21.28%) XML
4 9 (19.15%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
6 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.51%) WCF
7 4 (8.51%) WPF
8 3 (6.38%) jQuery
8 3 (6.38%) Web Services
9 1 (2.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (29.79%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
3 2 (4.26%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.28%) SDLC
3 9 (19.15%) MVC
4 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 5 (10.64%) OO
6 4 (8.51%) OOP
7 3 (6.38%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.38%) ERP
8 2 (4.26%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) ETL
8 2 (4.26%) Information Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Numerical Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Security Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) C#
2 22 (46.81%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 13 (27.66%) T-SQL
5 10 (21.28%) C
6 8 (17.02%) C++
7 7 (14.89%) Java
7 7 (14.89%) VB6
8 5 (10.64%) Python
9 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
9 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
10 3 (6.38%) Delphi
10 3 (6.38%) X++
11 2 (4.26%) Ruby
11 2 (4.26%) VBA
12 1 (2.13%) R
12 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) CREST Certified
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) HNC
3 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) PMO
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) HP
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Apple
4 1 (2.13%) Lotus
4 1 (2.13%) Perfecto Mobile
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
4 1 (2.13%) Wyse