Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 374 335 270
Rank change year-on-year -39 -65 -37
Permanent jobs citing VB 641 900 1,198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.78% 0.90% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.60% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 530 762 1,004
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,225 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,225 £52,125
UK median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43,879 56,266 55,520
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.17% 56.47% 55.94%
Number of salaries quoted 35,286 47,367 46,986
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,133
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.81% +5.33%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 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
South East -45 172 £39,000 -4.88% 9
North of England -32 161 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Midlands -22 113 £40,000 +3.90% 8
Yorkshire -8 97 £40,000 +6.67% 8
South West +9 96 £37,500 -3.85% 6
West Midlands +12 70 £40,000 +5.26% 4
North West -6 58 £37,500 -16.67% 10
East of England +58 49 £42,500 -5.56% 5
East Midlands -28 42 £30,112 -24.72% 4
Scotland -1 32 £43,500 -0.57% 4
Wales +5 20 £45,000 +5.88%
North East -1 6 £36,250 -3.33% 4
Northern Ireland -26 1 £35,000 +27.27%
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VB.

1 417 (65.05%) C#
2 405 (63.18%) SQL
3 377 (58.81%) .NET
4 234 (36.51%) SQL Server
5 226 (35.26%) Microsoft
6 180 (28.08%) ASP.NET
7 177 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
8 151 (23.56%) JavaScript
9 142 (22.15%) VB6
9 142 (22.15%) Windows
10 133 (20.75%) VB.NET
11 128 (19.97%) HTML
12 123 (19.19%) Java
13 112 (17.47%) SDLC
14 106 (16.54%) Visual Studio
15 102 (15.91%) Degree
16 94 (14.66%) Oracle
17 93 (14.51%) C++
17 93 (14.51%) C
18 90 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
19 89 (13.88%) T-SQL
20 82 (12.79%) CSS
21 73 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
22 70 (10.92%) VBA
23 69 (10.76%) Finance
24 68 (10.61%) Manufacturing
25 67 (10.45%) XML
26 66 (10.30%) MVC
26 66 (10.30%) Software Engineering
27 62 (9.67%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (4.21%) IIS
2 25 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (1.40%) Apache
5 8 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.94%) SAS
7 5 (0.78%) CMS
8 4 (0.62%) Documentum
8 4 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.47%) Appian
9 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.47%) nginx
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.47%) WinCC
10 2 (0.31%) Confluence
10 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 90 (14.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (7.02%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.87%) Chatbot
4 8 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.62%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.16%) CATIA
8 1 (0.16%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (2.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.94%) HFM
3 5 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.62%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.62%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.62%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.47%) SAP Business One
5 3 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.31%) Exstream
6 2 (0.31%) Sage 50
6 2 (0.31%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.59%) Power Platform
4 7 (1.09%) SaaS
5 6 (0.94%) Office 365
6 4 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.96%) Bluetooth
1 19 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
2 18 (2.81%) GSM
3 13 (2.03%) Internet
4 11 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (1.40%) DNS
6 8 (1.25%) DHCP
7 7 (1.09%) LAN
7 7 (1.09%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.09%) VPN
8 6 (0.94%) HTTP
8 6 (0.94%) Intranet
8 6 (0.94%) VoIP
8 6 (0.94%) WAN
9 4 (0.62%) Firewall
10 3 (0.47%) Broadband
10 3 (0.47%) CTI
10 3 (0.47%) FTP
10 3 (0.47%) SAN
10 3 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (6.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 40 (6.24%) Relational Database
5 24 (3.74%) Crystal Reports
6 23 (3.59%) Power BI
7 19 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (2.81%) MySQL
9 15 (2.34%) MS Access
9 15 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.72%) Big Data
12 10 (1.56%) DB2
13 9 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (0.94%) Essbase
15 6 (0.94%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.78%) GIS
16 5 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 106 (16.54%) Visual Studio
2 46 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 29 (4.52%) HP UFT
5 26 (4.06%) LoadRunner
6 18 (2.81%) LabVIEW
7 10 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (1.09%) Selenium
9 7 (1.09%) TortoiseSVN
10 6 (0.94%) JIRA
10 6 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.94%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.78%) Subversion
12 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.62%) NUnit
13 3 (0.47%) Hudson
14 2 (0.31%) MSTest
General
1 69 (10.76%) Finance
2 68 (10.61%) Manufacturing
3 44 (6.86%) Retail
4 28 (4.37%) Electronics
4 28 (4.37%) Marketing
5 15 (2.34%) Aerospace
6 11 (1.72%) Military
6 11 (1.72%) Publishing
7 10 (1.56%) Automotive
8 8 (1.25%) Games
8 8 (1.25%) Legal
9 6 (0.94%) Banking
9 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.62%) Local Government
11 3 (0.47%) Law
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 323 (50.39%) Developer
2 146 (22.78%) .NET Developer
3 126 (19.66%) Analyst
4 118 (18.41%) Software Developer
5 105 (16.38%) C# Developer
6 69 (10.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 47 (7.33%) .NET Software Developer
8 46 (7.18%) Junior
9 43 (6.71%) Technical Analyst
10 39 (6.08%) Senior Developer
11 37 (5.77%) C# Software Developer
11 37 (5.77%) Junior Developer
11 37 (5.77%) Test Analyst
12 35 (5.46%) SQL Developer
13 33 (5.15%) VB.NET Developer
14 29 (4.52%) Data Analyst
15 28 (4.37%) Senior .NET Developer
15 28 (4.37%) Support Analyst
16 26 (4.06%) Junior .NET Developer
17 24 (3.74%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (58.81%) .NET
2 180 (28.08%) ASP.NET
3 128 (19.97%) HTML
4 82 (12.79%) CSS
5 67 (10.45%) XML
6 46 (7.18%) .NET Framework
7 39 (6.08%) WCF
8 33 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 30 (4.68%) jQuery
10 26 (4.06%) JSON
11 25 (3.90%) Web Services
12 21 (3.28%) HTML5
13 20 (3.12%) Entity Framework
13 20 (3.12%) WPF
14 19 (2.96%) AngularJS
15 18 (2.81%) XSLT
16 17 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (2.65%) SOAP
17 16 (2.50%) Classic ASP
18 15 (2.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.67%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (2.65%) Analogue Electronics
4 14 (2.18%) Robotics
5 11 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.56%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.25%) User Experience
8 7 (1.09%) SCADA
9 6 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.94%) Replication
10 5 (0.78%) CMDB
10 5 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.78%) NHS
10 5 (0.78%) PlayStation
10 5 (0.78%) Social Media
10 5 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.78%) Xbox
11 4 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 142 (22.15%) Windows
2 38 (5.93%) Linux
3 24 (3.74%) Android
4 21 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.81%) Unix
6 16 (2.50%) Windows Server
7 15 (2.34%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.87%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.47%) MVS
13 3 (0.47%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (27.61%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (17.47%) SDLC
3 73 (11.39%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (10.30%) MVC
4 66 (10.30%) Software Engineering
5 55 (8.58%) OO
6 51 (7.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 49 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (7.18%) Web Development
9 41 (6.40%) DevOps
10 36 (5.62%) Mentoring
10 36 (5.62%) Test Scripting
11 35 (5.46%) ITIL
12 34 (5.30%) CRM
13 32 (4.99%) Project Management
13 32 (4.99%) Software Testing
14 30 (4.68%) Computer Science
14 30 (4.68%) Time Management
15 29 (4.52%) Test Automation
15 29 (4.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 417 (65.05%) C#
2 405 (63.18%) SQL
3 151 (23.56%) JavaScript
4 142 (22.15%) VB6
5 133 (20.75%) VB.NET
6 123 (19.19%) Java
7 93 (14.51%) C
7 93 (14.51%) C++
8 89 (13.88%) T-SQL
9 70 (10.92%) VBA
10 55 (8.58%) Python
11 53 (8.27%) PL/SQL
11 53 (8.27%) PowerShell
12 37 (5.77%) PHP
13 36 (5.62%) VBScript
14 14 (2.18%) Perl
15 11 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 9 (1.40%) F#
17 7 (1.09%) Clojure
17 7 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 102 (15.91%) Degree
2 38 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.99%) ISTQB
4 31 (4.84%) MCP
5 24 (3.74%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.59%) OCP
6 23 (3.59%) Oracle Certification
6 23 (3.59%) SAP Certification
7 11 (1.72%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.62%) CCNA
10 4 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.62%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.62%) HND
10 4 (0.62%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.62%) MCSD
10 4 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.93%) QA
2 13 (2.03%) SLA
3 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.62%) GDPR
5 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.31%) HL7
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.43%) Firmware
3 14 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.47%) Docker
5 3 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Samba
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (4.52%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (4.37%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.09%) SCOM
4 7 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.78%) SCCM
6 4 (0.62%) Terraform
7 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.31%) Nagios
8 2 (0.31%) Nmap
8 2 (0.31%) WMI
9 1 (0.16%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.16%) Nessus
9 1 (0.16%) TADDM
9 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 226 (35.26%) Microsoft
2 94 (14.66%) Oracle
3 43 (6.71%) SAP
4 40 (6.24%) HP
5 17 (2.65%) VMware
6 16 (2.50%) Google
7 15 (2.34%) IBM
8 10 (1.56%) Sage
9 8 (1.25%) Cisco
10 7 (1.09%) DevExpress
11 6 (0.94%) Hyperion
11 6 (0.94%) RedGate
12 5 (0.78%) Borland
12 5 (0.78%) Citrix
12 5 (0.78%) McAfee
12 5 (0.78%) webMethods
13 4 (0.62%) Autodesk
13 4 (0.62%) OpenText
13 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds