Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 +22
Permanent jobs citing VB 11 26 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.82% 1.98% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.29% 3.27% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 25 7
Somerset median annual salary £36,750 £42,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +52.73% -19.12%
10th Percentile £27,725 £32,500 £23,150
90th Percentile £44,250 £44,000 £40,600
South West median annual salary £39,500 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.95% +8.57% -

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 851 794 664
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 63.37% 60.61% 57.34%
Number of salaries quoted 696 715 609
Somerset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £48,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in Somerset

VB
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for VB in Somerset

VB
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in Somerset over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in Somerset

VB
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Bath -15 7 £37,500 -
Taunton 0 3 £33,250 -33.50%
Yeovil - 1 £32,500 -
VB
South West

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Somerset region with a requirement for VB.

1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (54.55%) WCF
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 5 (45.45%) WinForms
5 5 (45.45%) Entity Framework
6 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
6 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
6 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (27.27%) VB6
7 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (27.27%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 2 (18.18%) C++
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) OOD
8 2 (18.18%) OOP
8 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (18.18%) OO
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) Electronics
8 2 (18.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
8 2 (18.18%) MVVM
8 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (18.18%) WPF
8 2 (18.18%) Subversion
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
1 2 (18.18%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (18.18%) Electronics
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Desktop Support
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Applications Developer
4 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 3 (27.27%) VB Developer
4 3 (27.27%) WinForms Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C# Application Developer
5 2 (18.18%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
6 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Junior
6 1 (9.09%) Junior Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) Programmer
6 1 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
1 6 (54.55%) WCF
2 5 (45.45%) Entity Framework
2 5 (45.45%) WinForms
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 2 (18.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (18.18%) MVVM
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (18.18%) OOD
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 1 (9.09%) Psychology
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB6
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) R
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) HND
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft