Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 339 282
Rank change year-on-year -76 -57 -24
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,226 1,682 2,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.95% 1.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.30% 1.72% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,029 1,380 2,080
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,591 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -1.00% +2.50%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 94,322 97,925 103,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.82% 55.56% 52.40%
Number of salaries quoted 78,325 80,918 89,393
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 21 August 2018.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 16 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 21 August 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
England -82 1,151 £43,500 +3.57% 214
UK excluding London -66 803 £40,000 - 176
London -74 389 £52,500 +5.00% 46
North of England -46 205 £39,000 +8.33% 53
South East -31 201 £42,500 +6.25% 36
Midlands -34 172 £39,250 -1.88% 38
Yorkshire +11 105 £37,500 +4.17% 23
South West -6 95 £37,500 -5.06% 24
East Midlands +17 89 £40,000 -5.88% 14
North West -55 88 £39,000 -2.50% 25
West Midlands -40 83 £38,000 -5.00% 24
East of England +25 78 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Scotland -60 30 £40,000 +9.59% 6
Wales +15 22 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North East -32 12 £41,250 +17.86% 5
Northern Ireland -3 3 £31,500 -7.35%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 with a requirement for VB.

1 758 (61.83%) C#
2 712 (58.08%) .NET
3 689 (56.20%) SQL
4 611 (49.84%) SQL Server
5 360 (29.36%) Windows
6 330 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 300 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
8 299 (24.39%) Finance
9 296 (24.14%) VB.NET
10 287 (23.41%) ASP.NET
11 260 (21.21%) JavaScript
12 244 (19.90%) HTML
13 235 (19.17%) Oracle
14 233 (19.00%) Java
15 208 (16.97%) T-SQL
16 205 (16.72%) Degree
17 199 (16.23%) VBA
18 191 (15.58%) MVC
19 188 (15.33%) CSS
20 177 (14.44%) Visual Studio
20 177 (14.44%) Microsoft Excel
21 176 (14.36%) VB6
21 176 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
22 171 (13.95%) C++
22 171 (13.95%) PowerShell
23 162 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 152 (12.40%) XML
24 152 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
25 138 (11.26%) Software Engineering
26 137 (11.17%) WCF

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 77 (6.28%) SharePoint
2 71 (5.79%) IIS
3 36 (2.94%) CMS
4 33 (2.69%) Apache
5 31 (2.53%) MS Exchange
6 24 (1.96%) SAS
7 21 (1.71%) Confluence
7 21 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 12 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.98%) NServiceBus
11 11 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
12 10 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 9 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.49%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 177 (14.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.57%) SPSS
7 4 (0.33%) Doxygen
8 3 (0.24%) LibreOffice
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.082%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.082%) OrCAD
9 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.082%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 24 (1.96%) SimCorp Dimension
2 11 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.65%) Unica
4 7 (0.57%) Concordance
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.57%) Relativity
4 7 (0.57%) Ringtail
5 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.41%) Carpe Diem
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.33%) HFM
8 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.16%) Dynamics SL
9 2 (0.16%) Minerva
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.16%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.16%) Tesseract
9 2 (0.16%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 71 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.94%) Office 365
3 27 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.47%) SaaS
5 16 (1.31%) GitHub
6 9 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.57%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.49%) IaaS
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 2 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.082%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.082%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.082%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.082%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.26%) Firewall
2 35 (2.85%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.61%) DNS
4 30 (2.45%) Internet
5 23 (1.88%) HTTP
6 20 (1.63%) SSL
7 19 (1.55%) LAN
8 14 (1.14%) SAN
9 13 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (1.06%) DHCP
9 13 (1.06%) SMTP
9 13 (1.06%) SSH
9 13 (1.06%) WAN
10 12 (0.98%) Intranet
11 9 (0.73%) VPN
11 9 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.65%) VoIP
13 6 (0.49%) Broadband
13 6 (0.49%) SMS
13 6 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 611 (49.84%) SQL Server
2 162 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 135 (11.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (8.08%) Relational Database
5 98 (7.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 76 (6.20%) NoSQL
7 72 (5.87%) MySQL
8 62 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 62 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 55 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 52 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
11 46 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
12 40 (3.26%) Power BI
13 33 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
14 32 (2.61%) Big Data
15 28 (2.28%) MS Access
15 28 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 26 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (2.04%) MongoDB
18 24 (1.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 177 (14.44%) Visual Studio
2 110 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (7.67%) Git (software)
4 53 (4.32%) JIRA
5 32 (2.61%) Jenkins
6 29 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 26 (2.12%) Selenium
8 25 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 24 (1.96%) NUnit
10 18 (1.47%) Subversion
11 14 (1.14%) MSTest
12 13 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
13 12 (0.98%) Appium
14 11 (0.90%) Maven
14 11 (0.90%) SoapUI
14 11 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 11 (0.90%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.82%) HP UFT
16 9 (0.73%) JUnit
16 9 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 299 (24.39%) Finance
2 78 (6.36%) Banking
3 68 (5.55%) Law
4 53 (4.32%) Marketing
5 41 (3.34%) Legal
6 36 (2.94%) Retail
7 31 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.55%) Advertising
9 18 (1.47%) Front Office
10 17 (1.39%) Automotive
11 16 (1.31%) Electronics
12 13 (1.06%) Games
12 13 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 13 (1.06%) Telecoms
13 12 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 10 (0.82%) Back Office
15 8 (0.65%) Billing
15 8 (0.65%) Music Industry
16 7 (0.57%) Local Government
17 5 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 664 (54.16%) Developer
2 287 (23.41%) .NET Developer
3 208 (16.97%) Analyst
4 192 (15.66%) C# Developer
5 138 (11.26%) SQL Developer
6 132 (10.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 125 (10.20%) Software Developer
8 70 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 57 (4.65%) VB Developer
10 56 (4.57%) Software Engineer
11 54 (4.40%) Analyst Developer
12 52 (4.24%) Support Analyst
13 45 (3.67%) VB.NET Developer
14 43 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
15 39 (3.18%) .NET Software Developer
15 39 (3.18%) Senior Developer
15 39 (3.18%) SQL Server Developer
16 38 (3.10%) Applications Support Analyst
17 37 (3.02%) ASP.NET Developer
18 32 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (58.08%) .NET
2 287 (23.41%) ASP.NET
3 244 (19.90%) HTML
4 188 (15.33%) CSS
5 152 (12.40%) XML
6 137 (11.17%) WCF
7 129 (10.52%) .NET Framework
8 116 (9.46%) ASP.NET Web API
9 113 (9.22%) jQuery
10 105 (8.56%) Web Services
11 76 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 66 (5.38%) RESTful
13 63 (5.14%) AngularJS
14 61 (4.98%) WinForms
14 61 (4.98%) WPF
15 60 (4.89%) JSON
16 55 (4.49%) Node.js
17 53 (4.32%) HTML5
18 50 (4.08%) Entity Framework
19 49 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 63 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 32 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 29 (2.37%) User Experience
7 27 (2.20%) Fintech
8 21 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 15 (1.22%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.22%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.14%) Replication
12 13 (1.06%) CCTV
12 13 (1.06%) SCADA
13 12 (0.98%) EPoS
14 11 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 10 (0.82%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.73%) Data Centre
17 7 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 360 (29.36%) Windows
2 116 (9.46%) Linux
3 77 (6.28%) Unix
4 69 (5.63%) Windows Server
5 60 (4.89%) Windows 7
6 43 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (3.26%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.39%) Solaris
10 16 (1.31%) Windows Phone
10 16 (1.31%) Windows Phone 8
11 14 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.65%) AIX
12 8 (0.65%) Android
12 8 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.57%) HPUX
13 7 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (15.58%) MVC
3 176 (14.36%) Problem-Solving
4 152 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 138 (11.26%) Software Engineering
6 132 (10.77%) SDLC
7 125 (10.20%) TDD
8 92 (7.50%) Project Management
9 88 (7.18%) OO
10 81 (6.61%) Analytics
11 79 (6.44%) Migration
11 79 (6.44%) Web Development
12 78 (6.36%) Test Automation
13 76 (6.20%) Scrum
14 67 (5.46%) ITIL
15 64 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
16 63 (5.14%) BDD
17 55 (4.49%) DevOps
17 55 (4.49%) Unit Testing
18 54 (4.40%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 758 (61.83%) C#
2 689 (56.20%) SQL
3 296 (24.14%) VB.NET
4 260 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 233 (19.00%) Java
6 208 (16.97%) T-SQL
7 199 (16.23%) VBA
8 176 (14.36%) VB6
9 171 (13.95%) C++
9 171 (13.95%) PowerShell
10 118 (9.62%) C
11 104 (8.48%) VBScript
12 97 (7.91%) Python
13 81 (6.61%) PL/SQL
14 68 (5.55%) PHP
15 60 (4.89%) Perl
16 42 (3.43%) Delphi
17 41 (3.34%) Ruby
18 39 (3.18%) Shell Script
19 34 (2.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 205 (16.72%) Degree
2 49 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
4 29 (2.37%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.47%) ISTQB
6 17 (1.39%) ISEB
7 15 (1.22%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.06%) HND
8 13 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (0.98%) SC Cleared
10 11 (0.90%) MCP
10 11 (0.90%) MCSE
11 7 (0.57%) CCNA
11 7 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.49%) MCSA
12 6 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.41%) PhD
13 5 (0.41%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.08%) QA
2 26 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.79%) SLA
4 12 (0.98%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.73%) PMO
6 6 (0.49%) GDPR
7 5 (0.41%) GAMP
8 4 (0.33%) DICOM
8 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.16%) HL7
9 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.082%) COBIT
10 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.082%) GAAP
10 1 (0.082%) IFRS
10 1 (0.082%) JTAG
10 1 (0.082%) MISRA
10 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.77%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.14%) XenApp
5 13 (1.06%) Firmware
6 12 (0.98%) XenServer
7 11 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.82%) MetaFrame
9 9 (0.73%) vSphere
10 6 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.41%) ACF2
11 5 (0.41%) RACF
11 5 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.24%) Docker
12 3 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.16%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.16%) GPFS
13 2 (0.16%) Lustre
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 43 (3.51%) SCCM
2 13 (1.06%) HP ALM
3 12 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 11 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (0.90%) WSUS
5 7 (0.57%) Puppet
6 6 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.41%) SCOM
7 5 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.33%) Ansible
8 4 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.16%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.16%) Nagios
10 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 330 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 235 (19.17%) Oracle
3 61 (4.98%) VMware
4 42 (3.43%) Tableau
5 37 (3.02%) Citrix
6 33 (2.69%) HP
7 26 (2.12%) Xamarin
8 25 (2.04%) SimCorp
9 22 (1.79%) Cisco
10 21 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (1.47%) Remedy
12 14 (1.14%) Informatica
12 14 (1.14%) Symantec
13 13 (1.06%) EMC
14 12 (0.98%) Blue Prism
14 12 (0.98%) Dell
14 12 (0.98%) Google
14 12 (0.98%) Perforce
14 12 (0.98%) Vertica
15 11 (0.90%) ConnectWise