Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 369 329 262
Rank change year-on-year -40 -67 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 707 970 1,423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.77% 0.97% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 1.71% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 605 828 1,271
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.30% +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 49,889 56,568 56,621
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 54.48% 56.31% 52.16%
Number of salaries quoted 41,492 47,839 48,354
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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
North of England -37 177 £40,000 - 45
South East -51 166 £42,000 -1.18% 29
Midlands -4 129 £38,316 -4.21% 44
South West +4 103 £37,500 - 19
Yorkshire +4 84 £40,000 +1.27% 18
North West -37 80 £37,500 -6.25% 21
East of England -4 79 £45,000 +7.14% 22
East Midlands +10 66 £38,500 -6.10% 16
West Midlands -4 63 £37,500 -6.25% 28
Scotland -20 32 £36,750 -2.00% 12
Wales +14 19 £42,500 +68.32% 6
North East +8 13 £42,500 -5.56% 6
Northern Ireland +1 2 £32,000 -13.51%
VB
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 438 (61.95%) C#
2 425 (60.11%) .NET
3 400 (56.58%) SQL
4 330 (46.68%) SQL Server
5 204 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 199 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
7 195 (27.58%) ASP.NET
8 173 (24.47%) Windows
9 162 (22.91%) JavaScript
10 156 (22.07%) HTML
11 152 (21.50%) VB.NET
11 152 (21.50%) Visual Studio
12 140 (19.80%) VB6
13 129 (18.25%) Java
14 125 (17.68%) Degree
15 115 (16.27%) C++
16 107 (15.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 104 (14.71%) CSS
18 102 (14.43%) T-SQL
19 101 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
20 100 (14.14%) Finance
21 96 (13.58%) MVC
22 94 (13.30%) C
23 89 (12.59%) Software Engineering
23 89 (12.59%) SDLC
24 86 (12.16%) OO
25 83 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
26 82 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
27 81 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 76 (10.75%) Business Intelligence

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 60 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.39%) IIS
3 14 (1.98%) CMS
4 11 (1.56%) SAS
5 10 (1.41%) Confluence
6 6 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.71%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.57%) Apache
8 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.28%) DNN
9 2 (0.28%) Kentico
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.14%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.14%) Moodle
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (11.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.57%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.57%) Doxygen
5 4 (0.57%) EngageOne
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.57%) PlanetPress Connect
4 3 (0.42%) Carpe Diem
4 3 (0.42%) Elite 3E
4 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.42%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.84%) Office 365
4 9 (1.27%) SaaS
5 8 (1.13%) GitHub
6 1 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (1.70%) Bluetooth
2 12 (1.70%) GSM
3 9 (1.27%) Internet
4 8 (1.13%) Broadband
4 8 (1.13%) VPN
5 7 (0.99%) LAN
5 7 (0.99%) SAN
6 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.71%) Skype
7 5 (0.71%) SSL
8 4 (0.57%) DAB
8 4 (0.57%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (0.57%) Firewall
8 4 (0.57%) Intranet
8 4 (0.57%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.57%) SMS
8 4 (0.57%) VoIP
9 3 (0.42%) FTP
9 3 (0.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (46.68%) SQL Server
2 107 (15.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (11.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (6.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 39 (5.52%) Relational Database
7 28 (3.96%) MySQL
8 26 (3.68%) NoSQL
9 25 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (3.54%) Power BI
10 24 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 21 (2.97%) MS Access
12 20 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
13 17 (2.40%) QlikView
14 15 (2.12%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (1.84%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.27%) MongoDB
16 9 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 152 (21.50%) Visual Studio
2 54 (7.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 43 (6.08%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 21 (2.97%) NUnit
6 20 (2.83%) JIRA
7 16 (2.26%) MSTest
7 16 (2.26%) Selenium
8 14 (1.98%) SpecFlow
8 14 (1.98%) WatiN
9 13 (1.84%) MSI
10 12 (1.70%) LabVIEW
11 11 (1.56%) Jenkins
12 10 (1.41%) SoapUI
13 9 (1.27%) Appium
13 9 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.13%) AdminStudio
14 8 (1.13%) LoadRunner
14 8 (1.13%) Maven
15 7 (0.99%) SonarQube
General
1 100 (14.14%) Finance
2 39 (5.52%) Manufacturing
3 36 (5.09%) Electronics
4 25 (3.54%) Retail
5 24 (3.39%) Legal
6 21 (2.97%) Law
7 18 (2.55%) Games
7 18 (2.55%) Marketing
8 14 (1.98%) Banking
9 12 (1.70%) Telecoms
10 11 (1.56%) Aerospace
11 9 (1.27%) Automotive
12 8 (1.13%) Advertising
13 5 (0.71%) Back Office
13 5 (0.71%) Billing
14 4 (0.57%) Front Office
15 2 (0.28%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.14%) German Language
16 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 391 (55.30%) Developer
2 166 (23.48%) .NET Developer
3 116 (16.41%) Analyst
4 95 (13.44%) C# Developer
5 77 (10.89%) Software Developer
6 74 (10.47%) SQL Developer
7 71 (10.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (6.65%) Senior Developer
9 44 (6.22%) Software Engineer
9 44 (6.22%) VB Developer
10 38 (5.37%) Support Analyst
11 37 (5.23%) VB.NET Developer
12 29 (4.10%) Applications Support
13 28 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
13 28 (3.96%) VB6 Developer
14 25 (3.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 23 (3.25%) Junior
15 23 (3.25%) Test Analyst
16 22 (3.11%) SQL Server Developer
17 21 (2.97%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (60.11%) .NET
2 195 (27.58%) ASP.NET
3 156 (22.07%) HTML
4 104 (14.71%) CSS
5 75 (10.61%) WCF
6 73 (10.33%) XML
7 69 (9.76%) .NET Framework
8 59 (8.35%) AngularJS
9 44 (6.22%) WPF
10 43 (6.08%) jQuery
11 42 (5.94%) Web Services
12 40 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 38 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
14 32 (4.53%) HTML5
15 31 (4.38%) Entity Framework
16 28 (3.96%) WinForms
17 24 (3.39%) JSON
18 23 (3.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 18 (2.55%) REST
20 17 (2.40%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (7.21%) Computer Science
3 35 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.55%) EPoS
6 16 (2.26%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.84%) User Experience
8 12 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.99%) AS400
10 7 (0.99%) Data Centre
10 7 (0.99%) Fintech
10 7 (0.99%) iSeries
11 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.85%) Robotics
12 4 (0.57%) 3D Graphics
12 4 (0.57%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.57%) SCADA
12 4 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 173 (24.47%) Windows
2 61 (8.63%) Linux
3 45 (6.36%) Windows 7
4 34 (4.81%) Windows 10
5 31 (4.38%) Windows Server
6 25 (3.54%) Windows XP
7 23 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (3.11%) Apple iOS
8 22 (3.11%) Unix
9 18 (2.55%) Android
10 13 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.57%) VMS
14 4 (0.57%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.14%) FreeRTOS
16 1 (0.14%) VME
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 96 (13.58%) MVC
4 89 (12.59%) SDLC
4 89 (12.59%) Software Engineering
5 86 (12.16%) OO
6 76 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
7 70 (9.90%) TDD
8 58 (8.20%) Test Automation
9 50 (7.07%) SOLID
10 49 (6.93%) ITIL
11 46 (6.51%) CRM
12 44 (6.22%) Web Development
13 43 (6.08%) OOD
14 40 (5.66%) Scrum
15 38 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 38 (5.37%) ETL
16 37 (5.23%) Time Management
17 35 (4.95%) Migration
18 34 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 438 (61.95%) C#
2 400 (56.58%) SQL
3 162 (22.91%) JavaScript
4 152 (21.50%) VB.NET
5 140 (19.80%) VB6
6 129 (18.25%) Java
7 115 (16.27%) C++
8 102 (14.43%) T-SQL
9 94 (13.30%) C
10 71 (10.04%) PowerShell
10 71 (10.04%) VBA
11 59 (8.35%) Python
12 57 (8.06%) VBScript
13 51 (7.21%) PHP
14 33 (4.67%) PL/SQL
15 15 (2.12%) Delphi
16 14 (1.98%) Bash Shell
16 14 (1.98%) Perl
17 12 (1.70%) F#
18 10 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 125 (17.68%) Degree
2 31 (4.38%) Security Cleared
3 28 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (3.82%) ISTQB
5 25 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.97%) ISEB
7 11 (1.56%) HNC
8 10 (1.41%) MCSE
9 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.27%) SC Cleared
10 7 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.99%) PhD
11 5 (0.71%) MCP
12 4 (0.57%) MCDST
12 4 (0.57%) MCSA
12 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.42%) CISSP
13 3 (0.42%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.95%) QA
2 17 (2.40%) SLA
3 6 (0.85%) GDPR
4 5 (0.71%) HL7
4 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.57%) DICOM
5 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) JTAG
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (4.53%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.83%) Firmware
4 16 (2.26%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.27%) vSphere
7 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.57%) NFS
8 4 (0.57%) vCloud
9 1 (0.14%) ACF2
9 1 (0.14%) Docker
9 1 (0.14%) RACF
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (3.39%) SCCM
2 14 (1.98%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.27%) WSUS
4 7 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (0.57%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.57%) vMotion
6 4 (0.57%) WMI
7 2 (0.28%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.14%) Control-M
8 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 204 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 76 (10.75%) Oracle
3 36 (5.09%) VMware
4 25 (3.54%) Xamarin
5 23 (3.25%) HP
6 19 (2.69%) Tableau
7 15 (2.12%) Informatica
8 12 (1.70%) Google
9 9 (1.27%) Cisco
9 9 (1.27%) Cognos
10 8 (1.13%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.13%) Autodesk
10 8 (1.13%) EMC
11 7 (0.99%) JD Edwards
11 7 (0.99%) MicroStrategy
11 7 (0.99%) MuleSoft
11 7 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.85%) IBM
13 5 (0.71%) Remedy
13 5 (0.71%) Symantec