Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 454 464 363
Rank change year-on-year +10 -101 -49
Permanent jobs citing VB 761 968 1,498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.64% 0.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.13% 1.17% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 642 838 1,243
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +4.82%
10th Percentile £28,775 £28,000 £28,300
90th Percentile £71,250 £66,975 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 67,365 82,808 97,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.21% 54.99% 55.72%
Number of salaries quoted 55,661 68,483 81,558
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK

VB
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VB in the UK

VB
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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
England +16 693 £45,000 +5.88% 151
UK excluding London -4 495 £42,500 +6.25% 146
London +17 247 £57,500 +9.52% 22
South East +66 169 £45,000 +5.88% 40
North of England +80 153 £40,000 -5.88% 36
North West +71 107 £42,500 - 19
Midlands -47 46 £34,250 -9.87% 24
Yorkshire +19 44 £35,000 -6.67% 16
East of England +33 43 £42,500 +1.19% 9
West Midlands 0 36 £30,750 -20.13% 11
South West -51 36 £35,000 -6.67% 20
Scotland +38 29 £40,000 +8.84% 9
Wales +8 12 £40,000 +17.65% 8
East Midlands -25 10 £38,500 +2.67% 13
Northern Ireland +18 9 £33,250 +2.31%
Isle of Man - 3 £47,500 - 1
North East +4 2 £40,000 -15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for VB.

1 484 (63.60%) .NET
2 469 (61.63%) C#
3 410 (53.88%) SQL
4 363 (47.70%) SQL Server
5 325 (42.71%) Microsoft
6 219 (28.78%) Finance
7 195 (25.62%) VB.NET
8 181 (23.78%) Windows
9 163 (21.42%) JavaScript
10 160 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
11 157 (20.63%) ASP.NET
12 140 (18.40%) Microsoft Excel
12 140 (18.40%) VB6
13 138 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
14 130 (17.08%) HTML
15 127 (16.69%) T-SQL
16 118 (15.51%) Java
16 118 (15.51%) Degree
17 115 (15.11%) VBA
18 111 (14.59%) Visual Studio
19 110 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
20 107 (14.06%) PowerShell
20 107 (14.06%) Oracle
20 107 (14.06%) MVC
21 100 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
22 98 (12.88%) .NET Framework
22 98 (12.88%) Azure
23 96 (12.61%) Python
24 95 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (12.09%) CSS

VB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 55 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.02%) IIS
3 15 (1.97%) CICS
4 14 (1.84%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.71%) MS Exchange
6 10 (1.31%) Confluence
7 9 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.18%) SAS
8 8 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.92%) CMS
9 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.39%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.26%) JBoss
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 140 (18.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (13.14%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.53%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.66%) Raiser's Edge
3 5 (0.66%) RiskWrite
4 4 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.26%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.26%) Epicor Tropos
6 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 98 (12.88%) Azure
2 70 (9.20%) Power Platform
3 25 (3.29%) AWS
4 20 (2.63%) Office 365
5 10 (1.31%) PowerApps
6 6 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.79%) GitHub
6 6 (0.79%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.66%) SaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.53%) NuGet
9 3 (0.39%) Google Pay
10 2 (0.26%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.13%) GCP
11 1 (0.13%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.55%) DNS
2 26 (3.42%) DHCP
3 25 (3.29%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.23%) VPN
5 13 (1.71%) Firewall
6 11 (1.45%) SSL
7 8 (1.05%) HTTP
7 8 (1.05%) Internet
8 6 (0.79%) LAN
8 6 (0.79%) SAN
8 6 (0.79%) SSH
8 6 (0.79%) WAN
8 6 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.66%) Skype
10 4 (0.53%) FTP
10 4 (0.53%) NAS
10 4 (0.53%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.53%) Wireless
11 3 (0.39%) Intranet
11 3 (0.39%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 363 (47.70%) SQL Server
2 71 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (8.67%) Relational Database
5 54 (7.10%) MS Access
5 54 (7.10%) Power BI
6 49 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (4.47%) BusinessObjects
8 30 (3.94%) MySQL
9 29 (3.81%) DB2
10 22 (2.89%) Crystal Reports
10 22 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database
12 16 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (1.05%) OLAP
15 8 (1.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 111 (14.59%) Visual Studio
2 110 (14.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (4.73%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.94%) JIRA
5 23 (3.02%) Selenium
6 17 (2.23%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.23%) JUnit
7 14 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
8 12 (1.58%) HP UFT
8 12 (1.58%) JMeter
8 12 (1.58%) LoadRunner
9 11 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (1.31%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.05%) MSI
11 8 (1.05%) NUnit
12 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.92%) WebDriver
13 6 (0.79%) Appium
13 6 (0.79%) Bitbucket
General
1 219 (28.78%) Finance
2 46 (6.04%) Retail
3 39 (5.12%) Banking
4 31 (4.07%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.50%) Legal
6 15 (1.97%) Law
7 12 (1.58%) Marketing
8 9 (1.18%) Local Government
8 9 (1.18%) Military
8 9 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.92%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.92%) Billing
9 7 (0.92%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.79%) Publishing
11 4 (0.53%) Automotive
11 4 (0.53%) German Language
12 3 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 386 (50.72%) Developer
2 158 (20.76%) .NET Developer
3 126 (16.56%) Analyst
4 105 (13.80%) C# Developer
5 98 (12.88%) Software Developer
6 72 (9.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 54 (7.10%) SQL Developer
8 52 (6.83%) Senior Developer
9 50 (6.57%) .NET Software Developer
10 47 (6.18%) Software Engineer
11 42 (5.52%) Junior
12 40 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
13 37 (4.86%) VB.NET Developer
14 35 (4.60%) Applications Support
15 32 (4.20%) Support Analyst
16 30 (3.94%) VB Developer
17 28 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
17 28 (3.68%) Support Engineer
18 26 (3.42%) Senior Software Developer
19 25 (3.29%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 484 (63.60%) .NET
2 157 (20.63%) ASP.NET
3 130 (17.08%) HTML
4 98 (12.88%) .NET Framework
5 92 (12.09%) CSS
6 88 (11.56%) XML
7 74 (9.72%) REST
8 72 (9.46%) WinForms
9 64 (8.41%) Entity Framework
10 63 (8.28%) WCF
11 59 (7.75%) jQuery
12 53 (6.96%) AngularJS
13 48 (6.31%) WPF
14 45 (5.91%) .NET Core
15 44 (5.78%) HTML5
16 36 (4.73%) ASP.NET Web API
17 34 (4.47%) CSS3
17 34 (4.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (4.20%) Web Services
19 30 (3.94%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.44%) Self-Motivation
3 47 (6.18%) User Experience
4 36 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (1.97%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.58%) Data Structures
9 12 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (1.45%) SWIFT
11 10 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.31%) e-Learning
11 10 (1.31%) SCORM
12 7 (0.92%) Replication
13 6 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.79%) Wiki
14 4 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.53%) HoloLens
14 4 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 181 (23.78%) Windows
2 63 (8.28%) Linux
3 42 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 32 (4.20%) Windows 10
5 24 (3.15%) Unix
5 24 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 14 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.31%) Android
8 10 (1.31%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.66%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.53%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) VME
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
3 107 (14.06%) MVC
4 92 (12.09%) Web Development
5 88 (11.56%) Software Engineering
6 84 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
7 77 (10.12%) Computer Science
8 75 (9.86%) Mentoring
9 71 (9.33%) Data Analysis
10 69 (9.07%) Migration
11 64 (8.41%) Analytics
12 58 (7.62%) SDLC
13 53 (6.96%) Time Management
14 48 (6.31%) DevOps
15 47 (6.18%) ITIL
16 46 (6.04%) Integration Testing
17 44 (5.78%) Test Automation
18 43 (5.65%) OO
18 43 (5.65%) Project Management
19 39 (5.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 469 (61.63%) C#
2 410 (53.88%) SQL
3 195 (25.62%) VB.NET
4 163 (21.42%) JavaScript
5 140 (18.40%) VB6
6 127 (16.69%) T-SQL
7 118 (15.51%) Java
8 115 (15.11%) VBA
9 107 (14.06%) PowerShell
10 96 (12.61%) Python
11 91 (11.96%) C++
12 61 (8.02%) C
13 54 (7.10%) PL/SQL
14 51 (6.70%) VBScript
15 42 (5.52%) PHP
16 24 (3.15%) Perl
17 22 (2.89%) Shell Script
18 20 (2.63%) R
19 19 (2.50%) Bash Shell
20 15 (1.97%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 118 (15.51%) Degree
2 27 (3.55%) ISEB
3 26 (3.42%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (1.97%) Security Cleared
6 14 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.84%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.71%) PMP
8 11 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 9 (1.18%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.79%) IIBA
11 5 (0.66%) CCNA
11 5 (0.66%) CCNP
11 5 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.53%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.53%) MCSE
12 4 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.04%) QA
2 37 (4.86%) GDPR
3 25 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.71%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.79%) PMO
6 5 (0.66%) SLA
7 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.71%) ACF2
3 13 (1.71%) Docker
3 13 (1.71%) RACF
4 8 (1.05%) vSphere
5 6 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.66%) Firmware
6 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.66%) XenApp
7 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.39%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (3.81%) SCCM
2 9 (1.18%) WSUS
3 5 (0.66%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.53%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.39%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.26%) Nessus
6 2 (0.26%) Nmap
6 2 (0.26%) SCOM
6 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.13%) AppManager
7 1 (0.13%) Cacti
7 1 (0.13%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.13%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.13%) Nagios
7 1 (0.13%) nmon
7 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 325 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 107 (14.06%) Oracle
3 40 (5.26%) VMware
4 35 (4.60%) Xamarin
5 23 (3.02%) Citrix
6 17 (2.23%) Blue Prism
6 17 (2.23%) Xceptor
7 16 (2.10%) HP
8 15 (1.97%) IBM
9 14 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.71%) Tableau
11 10 (1.31%) Cisco
11 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.18%) Aderant
13 7 (0.92%) iManage
14 6 (0.79%) FIS
14 6 (0.79%) RedGate
14 6 (0.79%) SAP
14 6 (0.79%) WorldPay
15 5 (0.66%) Progress