Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 381 318 267
Rank change year-on-year -63 -51 -56
Permanent jobs citing VB 635 936 1,288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.75% 0.95% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.39% 1.68% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 552 782 1,129
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £59,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,750 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 45,606 55,748 54,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 53.94% 56.42% 52.65%
Number of salaries quoted 37,432 47,121 46,217
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -54 160 £42,500 - 40
North of England -31 144 £40,000 - 50
Midlands -1 120 £38,132 -4.67% 45
South West +14 103 £37,500 - 25
North West -1 73 £40,000 -5.88% 27
East of England -9 69 £42,500 -3.41% 23
Yorkshire -12 63 £40,000 - 18
East Midlands -8 60 £37,500 -2.60% 21
West Midlands +26 59 £38,132 -4.67% 24
Scotland -13 27 £38,750 -0.64% 7
Wales -1 11 £34,000 -2.86% 12
North East +3 8 £47,500 +63.79% 5
Northern Ireland -8 1 £32,500 -18.75% 1
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 385 (60.63%) .NET
2 375 (59.06%) C#
3 366 (57.64%) SQL
4 271 (42.68%) SQL Server
5 202 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (28.50%) Microsoft
7 160 (25.20%) ASP.NET
8 159 (25.04%) JavaScript
9 158 (24.88%) VB6
10 146 (22.99%) Windows
11 142 (22.36%) VB.NET
11 142 (22.36%) Visual Studio
12 136 (21.42%) HTML
13 125 (19.69%) Degree
14 119 (18.74%) C++
15 117 (18.43%) Java
16 111 (17.48%) SDLC
17 99 (15.59%) CSS
18 89 (14.02%) C
19 83 (13.07%) Oracle
20 81 (12.76%) OO
21 80 (12.60%) XML
22 79 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
23 78 (12.28%) MVC
24 77 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 76 (11.97%) Software Engineering
26 75 (11.81%) Finance
27 74 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
28 69 (10.87%) T-SQL
28 69 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel

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 68 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.99%) IIS
3 10 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (1.26%) Confluence
4 8 (1.26%) SAS
5 7 (1.10%) Documentum
6 5 (0.79%) CMS
6 5 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (0.79%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.31%) DNN
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.16%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.16%) Kentico
10 1 (0.16%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 69 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.63%) EngageOne
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (4.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.10%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.10%) SAP FI
3 7 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
3 7 (1.10%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.63%) PlanetPress Connect
5 3 (0.47%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.47%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.16%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.05%) Office 365
4 12 (1.89%) SaaS
5 7 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.79%) GitHub
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.83%) Bluetooth
1 18 (2.83%) GSM
1 18 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (1.26%) LAN
2 8 (1.26%) VPN
3 7 (1.10%) FTP
3 7 (1.10%) iSCSI
4 6 (0.94%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (0.94%) VoIP
5 5 (0.79%) Firewall
6 4 (0.63%) HTTP
6 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.63%) Skype
6 4 (0.63%) SSH
6 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.63%) WAN
7 3 (0.47%) Broadband
7 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.47%) SAN
7 3 (0.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (42.68%) SQL Server
2 77 (12.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 67 (10.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (6.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 39 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 37 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (3.78%) Power BI
9 21 (3.31%) MySQL
10 19 (2.99%) MS Access
11 13 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
11 13 (2.05%) QlikView
12 12 (1.89%) DB2
13 10 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (1.10%) GIS
16 7 (1.10%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 142 (22.36%) Visual Studio
2 50 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 34 (5.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (2.99%) LabVIEW
4 19 (2.99%) NUnit
5 17 (2.68%) MSTest
5 17 (2.68%) SpecFlow
5 17 (2.68%) WatiN
6 16 (2.52%) MSI
7 15 (2.36%) Selenium
8 12 (1.89%) JIRA
9 11 (1.73%) AdminStudio
10 9 (1.42%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (1.26%) HP UFT
11 8 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.10%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.79%) Cucumber
General
1 75 (11.81%) Finance
2 49 (7.72%) Manufacturing
3 41 (6.46%) Electronics
4 25 (3.94%) Retail
5 23 (3.62%) Marketing
6 16 (2.52%) Games
7 14 (2.20%) Banking
8 13 (2.05%) Legal
9 9 (1.42%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.10%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.10%) Law
11 6 (0.94%) Automotive
11 6 (0.94%) Billing
12 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 4 (0.63%) Front Office
12 4 (0.63%) Military
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
14 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 341 (53.70%) Developer
2 156 (24.57%) .NET Developer
3 112 (17.64%) Analyst
4 94 (14.80%) C# Developer
5 90 (14.17%) Software Developer
6 68 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 51 (8.03%) Senior Developer
7 51 (8.03%) SQL Developer
8 39 (6.14%) VB Developer
9 36 (5.67%) VB.NET Developer
10 33 (5.20%) Test Analyst
11 30 (4.72%) Junior
11 30 (4.72%) Senior .NET Developer
11 30 (4.72%) Software Engineer
11 30 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 25 (3.94%) Junior Developer
13 24 (3.78%) Automation Test Analyst
14 23 (3.62%) Applications Support
15 22 (3.46%) .NET Software Developer
15 22 (3.46%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (60.63%) .NET
2 160 (25.20%) ASP.NET
3 136 (21.42%) HTML
4 99 (15.59%) CSS
5 80 (12.60%) XML
6 58 (9.13%) WCF
7 55 (8.66%) AngularJS
8 51 (8.03%) .NET Framework
9 45 (7.09%) jQuery
10 37 (5.83%) Web Services
10 37 (5.83%) WPF
11 32 (5.04%) ASP.NET Web API
12 28 (4.41%) JSON
13 27 (4.25%) HTML5
14 26 (4.09%) WinForms
15 25 (3.94%) Middleware
15 25 (3.94%) SOAP
16 24 (3.78%) ASP.NET MVC
17 23 (3.62%) Entity Framework
18 21 (3.31%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 74 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (4.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.05%) EPoS
5 12 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 12 (1.89%) User Experience
6 11 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.42%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.10%) AS400
8 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.10%) CMDB
8 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.10%) iSeries
9 6 (0.94%) Fintech
9 6 (0.94%) Public Cloud
9 6 (0.94%) Robotics
9 6 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (0.79%) iPad
10 5 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 146 (22.99%) Windows
2 58 (9.13%) Linux
3 37 (5.83%) Windows 7
4 30 (4.72%) Apple iOS
5 29 (4.57%) Windows 10
6 28 (4.41%) Windows XP
7 24 (3.78%) Windows Server
8 19 (2.99%) Android
8 19 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (2.52%) Unix
10 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.26%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.26%) Windows Phone
11 8 (1.26%) Windows Phone 8
12 6 (0.94%) VMS
12 6 (0.94%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.79%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.31%) AIX
14 2 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (31.81%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (17.48%) SDLC
3 81 (12.76%) OO
4 79 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
5 78 (12.28%) MVC
6 76 (11.97%) Software Engineering
7 62 (9.76%) Test Automation
8 61 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
9 58 (9.13%) CRM
10 50 (7.87%) Waterfall
11 49 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (7.72%) Migration
12 46 (7.24%) TDD
13 44 (6.93%) Computer Science
13 44 (6.93%) SOLID
13 44 (6.93%) Web Development
14 41 (6.46%) ITIL
15 40 (6.30%) Time Management
16 38 (5.98%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (5.83%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 375 (59.06%) C#
2 366 (57.64%) SQL
3 159 (25.04%) JavaScript
4 158 (24.88%) VB6
5 142 (22.36%) VB.NET
6 119 (18.74%) C++
7 117 (18.43%) Java
8 89 (14.02%) C
9 69 (10.87%) T-SQL
10 54 (8.50%) VBA
10 54 (8.50%) VBScript
11 51 (8.03%) PowerShell
11 51 (8.03%) Python
12 42 (6.61%) PL/SQL
13 41 (6.46%) PHP
14 10 (1.57%) F#
15 9 (1.42%) Perl
16 8 (1.26%) Pascal
17 7 (1.10%) Bash Shell
17 7 (1.10%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 125 (19.69%) Degree
2 33 (5.20%) ISTQB
3 29 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.78%) ISEB
6 20 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.89%) HNC
9 11 (1.73%) MCSE
10 9 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.10%) MCP
11 7 (1.10%) SC Cleared
12 6 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.94%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.94%) PhD
13 5 (0.79%) CCNA
13 5 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.63%) MCDST
14 4 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.40%) QA
2 12 (1.89%) SLA
3 7 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.79%) HL7
5 4 (0.63%) GDPR
5 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.78%) Firmware
4 12 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.42%) vSphere
7 8 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.94%) NFS
8 6 (0.94%) vCloud
9 2 (0.31%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (2.99%) SCCM
2 15 (2.36%) HP ALM
3 12 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (1.73%) WSUS
5 7 (1.10%) Terraform
6 6 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 6 (0.94%) vCenter Server
6 6 (0.94%) vMotion
6 6 (0.94%) WMI
7 4 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.31%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.16%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.16%) Control-M
9 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Puppet
9 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 181 (28.50%) Microsoft
2 83 (13.07%) Oracle
3 30 (4.72%) VMware
4 24 (3.78%) HP
5 21 (3.31%) Xamarin
6 18 (2.83%) Autodesk
7 16 (2.52%) Tableau
8 14 (2.20%) Google
9 12 (1.89%) Cisco
9 12 (1.89%) SAP
10 10 (1.57%) Cognos
10 10 (1.57%) EMC
11 9 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (1.42%) webMethods
12 8 (1.26%) IBM
12 8 (1.26%) Veeam
13 7 (1.10%) Informatica
13 7 (1.10%) JD Edwards
13 7 (1.10%) MuleSoft
13 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com