Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 379 380 323
Rank change year-on-year +1 -57 -50
Permanent jobs citing VB 486 619 946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.70% 0.74% 0.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.33% 1.36% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 404 541 791
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £59,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 36,667 45,452 57,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.07% 54.03% 56.64%
Number of salaries quoted 30,206 37,290 48,266
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £63,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK excluding London

VB
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Salary trend for VB in the UK excluding London

VB
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK excluding London

VB
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
South East +71 162 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North of England +73 152 £42,500 +6.25% 34
North West +98 108 £42,500 - 17
East of England +42 46 £42,500 +1.19% 11
Midlands -49 45 £34,000 -10.53% 35
Yorkshire +16 43 £40,000 +6.67% 15
West Midlands -1 35 £27,500 -28.57% 15
South West -45 32 £35,000 -6.67% 20
Scotland +41 30 £40,000 +3.23% 11
Wales +1 12 £40,000 +17.65% 10
East Midlands -23 10 £38,500 +6.21% 19
Northern Ireland - 8 £35,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -
North East +6 1 £45,000 -5.26% 2
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VB.

1 324 (66.67%) C#
2 320 (65.84%) .NET
3 256 (52.67%) SQL
4 207 (42.59%) SQL Server
5 206 (42.39%) Microsoft
6 136 (27.98%) JavaScript
7 122 (25.10%) VB.NET
8 113 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
9 108 (22.22%) VB6
10 103 (21.19%) HTML
11 97 (19.96%) Java
12 92 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
13 90 (18.52%) Finance
14 86 (17.70%) ASP.NET
14 86 (17.70%) Degree
15 80 (16.46%) CSS
15 80 (16.46%) Windows
16 79 (16.26%) Azure
17 74 (15.23%) T-SQL
17 74 (15.23%) .NET Framework
18 73 (15.02%) Team Foundation Server
19 69 (14.20%) C++
20 68 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
21 65 (13.37%) Visual Studio
21 65 (13.37%) Software Engineering
22 60 (12.35%) PowerShell
22 60 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (12.14%) Computer Science
23 59 (12.14%) VBA
24 57 (11.73%) Python

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 43 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.88%) CICS
2 14 (2.88%) IIS
3 13 (2.67%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.65%) Confluence
5 7 (1.44%) SAS
5 7 (1.44%) Umbraco
6 6 (1.23%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.62%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.41%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.21%) Apache
10 1 (0.21%) Kentico
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 68 (13.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.41%) SPSS
7 1 (0.21%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 7 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.03%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) Epicor Tropos
5 1 (0.21%) HFM
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.21%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 79 (16.26%) Azure
2 44 (9.05%) Power Platform
3 20 (4.12%) AWS
4 14 (2.88%) Office 365
5 10 (2.06%) PowerApps
6 6 (1.23%) GitHub
7 5 (1.03%) SaaS
8 4 (0.82%) NuGet
8 4 (0.82%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.41%) Google Pay
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.21%) Google Play
11 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 14 (2.88%) VPN
3 12 (2.47%) DNS
4 11 (2.26%) DHCP
5 9 (1.85%) Firewall
6 8 (1.65%) HTTP
7 6 (1.23%) SAN
7 6 (1.23%) SSH
8 5 (1.03%) Internet
9 4 (0.82%) FTP
9 4 (0.82%) LAN
9 4 (0.82%) NAS
9 4 (0.82%) Skype
9 4 (0.82%) SSL
9 4 (0.82%) WAN
9 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.82%) Wireless
10 2 (0.41%) Intranet
10 2 (0.41%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (42.59%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.67%) Relational Database
3 38 (7.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (7.00%) MS Access
5 33 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (5.76%) Power BI
7 24 (4.94%) MySQL
8 22 (4.53%) DB2
9 18 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.82%) ActiveReports
15 4 (0.82%) QlikView
15 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 73 (15.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 65 (13.37%) Visual Studio
3 30 (6.17%) Git (software)
4 26 (5.35%) Selenium
5 23 (4.73%) JIRA
6 17 (3.50%) JUnit
7 16 (3.29%) Jenkins
8 14 (2.88%) Visual Studio Team System
9 13 (2.67%) HP UFT
9 13 (2.67%) JMeter
10 12 (2.47%) LoadRunner
11 10 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 10 (2.06%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.85%) NUnit
13 7 (1.44%) Appium
14 6 (1.23%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.23%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (1.23%) TestNG
15 5 (1.03%) Cypress.io
General
1 90 (18.52%) Finance
2 40 (8.23%) Retail
3 30 (6.17%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.65%) Banking
4 8 (1.65%) Military
5 7 (1.44%) Billing
5 7 (1.44%) Marketing
6 6 (1.23%) Public Sector
7 5 (1.03%) Local Government
7 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.82%) Automotive
8 4 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Electronics
9 2 (0.41%) German Language
9 2 (0.41%) Law
9 2 (0.41%) Police
10 1 (0.21%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 258 (53.09%) Developer
2 103 (21.19%) .NET Developer
3 93 (19.14%) Software Developer
4 90 (18.52%) Analyst
5 77 (15.84%) C# Developer
6 48 (9.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 47 (9.67%) Senior Developer
8 37 (7.61%) .NET Software Developer
9 34 (7.00%) SQL Developer
10 33 (6.79%) C# Software Developer
10 33 (6.79%) Junior
10 33 (6.79%) Software Engineer
11 27 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
11 27 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
12 26 (5.35%) Support Analyst
13 21 (4.32%) Applications Support
14 19 (3.91%) C# VB.NET Developer
14 19 (3.91%) VB Developer
15 17 (3.50%) Junior Developer
15 17 (3.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (65.84%) .NET
2 103 (21.19%) HTML
3 86 (17.70%) ASP.NET
4 80 (16.46%) CSS
5 74 (15.23%) .NET Framework
6 57 (11.73%) XML
7 52 (10.70%) Entity Framework
8 50 (10.29%) jQuery
8 50 (10.29%) WinForms
9 49 (10.08%) AngularJS
10 44 (9.05%) HTML5
11 42 (8.64%) REST
12 34 (7.00%) CSS3
12 34 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 30 (6.17%) ADO.NET
14 22 (4.53%) WCF
15 21 (4.32%) Web Services
16 20 (4.12%) JSON
17 15 (3.09%) LINQ
18 13 (2.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (8.85%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (8.02%) User Experience
4 33 (6.79%) Greenfield Project
5 25 (5.14%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (3.09%) Linux Command Line
7 14 (2.88%) Mainframe
8 11 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.44%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.23%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.23%) Replication
10 6 (1.23%) Wiki
11 5 (1.03%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.82%) Cyberthreat
12 4 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.82%) HoloLens
13 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.21%) CMDB
14 1 (0.21%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (16.46%) Windows
2 52 (10.70%) Linux
3 18 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 17 (3.50%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.47%) Unix
6 9 (1.85%) Android
6 9 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.85%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.21%) VME
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
3 65 (13.37%) Software Engineering
4 59 (12.14%) Computer Science
5 55 (11.32%) Migration
6 49 (10.08%) MVC
7 48 (9.88%) SDLC
8 44 (9.05%) Web Development
9 42 (8.64%) Time Management
10 40 (8.23%) Test Automation
11 36 (7.41%) Analytics
11 36 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (7.00%) DevOps
12 34 (7.00%) Test Scripting
13 31 (6.38%) Scrum
14 30 (6.17%) Data Security
15 28 (5.76%) OO
15 28 (5.76%) TDD
16 26 (5.35%) Data Analysis
16 26 (5.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 324 (66.67%) C#
2 256 (52.67%) SQL
3 136 (27.98%) JavaScript
4 122 (25.10%) VB.NET
5 108 (22.22%) VB6
6 97 (19.96%) Java
7 74 (15.23%) T-SQL
8 69 (14.20%) C++
9 60 (12.35%) PowerShell
10 59 (12.14%) VBA
11 57 (11.73%) Python
12 51 (10.49%) C
13 29 (5.97%) PHP
14 25 (5.14%) VBScript
15 18 (3.70%) Perl
16 17 (3.50%) PL/SQL
16 17 (3.50%) Shell Script
17 14 (2.88%) Bash Shell
18 13 (2.67%) COBOL
19 11 (2.26%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 86 (17.70%) Degree
2 28 (5.76%) ISEB
3 27 (5.56%) ISTQB
4 13 (2.67%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.47%) PMP
6 11 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.06%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.23%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.82%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.82%) CCNA
10 4 (0.82%) CCNP
10 4 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
10 4 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.62%) MCSA
12 2 (0.41%) MCSE
13 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.21%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.02%) QA
2 32 (6.58%) GDPR
3 26 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.23%) PMO
5 4 (0.82%) SLA
6 2 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.67%) Docker
3 12 (2.47%) ACF2
3 12 (2.47%) RACF
4 10 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.03%) vSphere
6 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.62%) Firmware
8 2 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (3.29%) SCCM
2 8 (1.65%) WSUS
3 4 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.62%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.41%) SCOM
5 2 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.21%) AppManager
6 1 (0.21%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.21%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.21%) nmon
6 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 206 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 49 (10.08%) Oracle
3 34 (7.00%) Xamarin
4 15 (3.09%) HP
5 13 (2.67%) VMware
6 12 (2.47%) IBM
7 10 (2.06%) Blue Prism
7 10 (2.06%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.06%) Xceptor
8 6 (1.23%) Cisco
8 6 (1.23%) FIS
8 6 (1.23%) WorldPay
9 4 (0.82%) Citrix
9 4 (0.82%) Dell
9 4 (0.82%) Google
9 4 (0.82%) Progress
9 4 (0.82%) Sage
9 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.82%) Synology
9 4 (0.82%) Veritas