Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 323 278
Rank change year-on-year -70 -45 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,374 1,720 2,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.41% 1.80% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,156 1,428 2,184
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £58,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 97,603 95,730 104,509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 55.28% 52.15%
Number of salaries quoted 81,227 80,792 90,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,133 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.81% +5.33% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -44 1,289 £42,500 +6.25% 190
UK excluding London -69 901 £40,000 +6.67% 160
London -32 433 £50,000 - 41
South East -26 255 £41,000 +9.33% 41
North of England -57 222 £40,000 +11.11% 47
Midlands -44 186 £38,500 -3.75% 33
Yorkshire +15 107 £36,250 +3.57% 20
South West -3 101 £39,000 -0.64% 22
East Midlands +9 97 £40,000 -5.88% 16
North West -92 93 £45,000 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -53 89 £38,000 -5.00% 16
East of England -8 81 £45,000 +20.00% 6
Scotland -74 38 £43,750 +16.67% 6
Wales +29 33 £42,500 +18.06% 4
North East -18 22 £38,750 +10.71% 12
Northern Ireland +1 1 £27,500 -32.93% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 823 (59.90%) C#
2 821 (59.75%) .NET
3 769 (55.97%) SQL
4 740 (53.86%) SQL Server
5 422 (30.71%) Windows
6 405 (29.48%) Microsoft
7 378 (27.51%) VB.NET
8 361 (26.27%) ASP.NET
9 346 (25.18%) Finance
10 345 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
11 297 (21.62%) JavaScript
12 283 (20.60%) HTML
13 263 (19.14%) MVC
14 250 (18.20%) Oracle
15 246 (17.90%) Degree
16 237 (17.25%) T-SQL
17 230 (16.74%) Java
18 228 (16.59%) CSS
19 202 (14.70%) WCF
20 190 (13.83%) VBA
20 190 (13.83%) VB6
20 190 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
21 189 (13.76%) Microsoft Excel
22 187 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
23 177 (12.88%) PowerShell
24 166 (12.08%) C++
25 163 (11.86%) TDD
25 163 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
26 152 (11.06%) .NET Framework
27 151 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 79 (5.75%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.46%) IIS
3 40 (2.91%) CMS
4 38 (2.77%) MS Exchange
5 29 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (1.75%) Apache
7 23 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (1.60%) SAS
9 19 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.16%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.73%) Confluence
11 10 (0.73%) NServiceBus
11 10 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 189 (13.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (2.69%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 17 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) SPSS
7 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.15%) FreeHand
7 2 (0.15%) LibreOffice
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.073%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.60%) SimCorp Dimension
2 11 (0.80%) Concordance
2 11 (0.80%) Relativity
2 11 (0.80%) Ringtail
3 8 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
3 8 (0.58%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.58%) Unica
4 6 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.36%) Carpe Diem
5 5 (0.36%) Dynamics SL
5 5 (0.36%) HFM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
8 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.15%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 61 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.47%) Office 365
3 23 (1.67%) SaaS
4 22 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.02%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.95%) GitHub
7 9 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.15%) G Suite
9 2 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (3.49%) DNS
2 47 (3.42%) Internet
3 46 (3.35%) Firewall
4 34 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.97%) Intranet
6 25 (1.82%) DHCP
7 23 (1.67%) LAN
8 21 (1.53%) HTTP
8 21 (1.53%) WAN
9 18 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (1.31%) SSL
10 12 (0.87%) SAN
11 9 (0.66%) Extranet
11 9 (0.66%) SMS
11 9 (0.66%) SMTP
11 9 (0.66%) SSH
11 9 (0.66%) VoIP
12 8 (0.58%) Broadband
12 8 (0.58%) DAB
13 7 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 740 (53.86%) SQL Server
2 151 (10.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 149 (10.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (7.93%) Relational Database
5 105 (7.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 101 (7.35%) NoSQL
7 96 (6.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 80 (5.82%) MySQL
9 69 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 66 (4.80%) Power BI
11 53 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
12 45 (3.28%) Oracle Database
13 44 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
13 44 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 44 (3.20%) SQL Server 2014
14 33 (2.40%) MongoDB
14 33 (2.40%) MS Access
14 33 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 27 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
16 26 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 142 (10.33%) Visual Studio
2 136 (9.90%) Git (software)
3 116 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 58 (4.22%) JIRA
5 50 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 45 (3.28%) Subversion
7 44 (3.20%) NUnit
8 35 (2.55%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.97%) Selenium
10 24 (1.75%) MSTest
11 19 (1.38%) Octopus Deploy
12 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 14 (1.02%) MSBuild
14 11 (0.80%) HP UFT
15 10 (0.73%) JMeter
15 10 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (0.73%) TeamCity
16 9 (0.66%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.66%) Rhino Mocks
16 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 346 (25.18%) Finance
2 69 (5.02%) Banking
3 61 (4.44%) Marketing
4 56 (4.08%) Retail
5 54 (3.93%) Law
6 38 (2.77%) Legal
7 30 (2.18%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.82%) Advertising
9 21 (1.53%) Front Office
9 21 (1.53%) Games
10 19 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 16 (1.16%) Music Industry
12 14 (1.02%) Automotive
13 13 (0.95%) Back Office
13 13 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.95%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.66%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.66%) Billing
15 8 (0.58%) Local Government
16 7 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 754 (54.88%) Developer
2 393 (28.60%) .NET Developer
3 235 (17.10%) C# Developer
4 232 (16.89%) Analyst
5 159 (11.57%) C# .NET Developer
6 135 (9.83%) Software Developer
7 127 (9.24%) SQL Developer
8 71 (5.17%) Applications Support
9 63 (4.59%) VB.NET Developer
10 61 (4.44%) Support Analyst
11 55 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
12 54 (3.93%) C# Software Developer
13 52 (3.78%) SQL Analyst
13 52 (3.78%) VB Developer
14 51 (3.71%) Analyst Developer
15 50 (3.64%) Software Engineer
16 40 (2.91%) Consultant
17 39 (2.84%) Applications Support Analyst
18 38 (2.77%) ASP.NET Developer
19 37 (2.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 821 (59.75%) .NET
2 361 (26.27%) ASP.NET
3 283 (20.60%) HTML
4 228 (16.59%) CSS
5 202 (14.70%) WCF
6 163 (11.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 152 (11.06%) .NET Framework
8 144 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 142 (10.33%) XML
10 138 (10.04%) jQuery
11 128 (9.32%) Web Services
12 107 (7.79%) RESTful
13 106 (7.71%) WinForms
14 99 (7.21%) WPF
15 97 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 93 (6.77%) Node.js
17 81 (5.90%) Ajax
18 80 (5.82%) Entity Framework
19 75 (5.46%) HTML5
20 63 (4.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 146 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (8.73%) Computer Science
3 64 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
7 35 (2.55%) User Experience
8 34 (2.47%) Client/Server
9 29 (2.11%) Fintech
9 29 (2.11%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.24%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.16%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.16%) Data Structures
12 14 (1.02%) Replication
13 13 (0.95%) CCTV
13 13 (0.95%) SCADA
14 11 (0.80%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.73%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.73%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 422 (30.71%) Windows
2 132 (9.61%) Linux
3 92 (6.70%) Windows Server
4 79 (5.75%) Unix
5 57 (4.15%) Windows 7
6 55 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (2.84%) Windows 10
9 21 (1.53%) Solaris
10 19 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.38%) Windows Phone
10 19 (1.38%) Windows Phone 8
11 10 (0.73%) Android
12 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.44%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.36%) AIX
14 5 (0.36%) HPUX
15 3 (0.22%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.073%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (25.11%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (19.14%) MVC
3 190 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
4 187 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
5 163 (11.86%) TDD
6 144 (10.48%) SDLC
7 123 (8.95%) Software Engineering
8 111 (8.08%) Scrum
9 110 (8.01%) Web Development
10 100 (7.28%) Web Application Development
11 92 (6.70%) Test Automation
12 91 (6.62%) Project Management
13 87 (6.33%) BDD
14 85 (6.19%) Analytics
15 84 (6.11%) OO
16 79 (5.75%) ITIL
17 73 (5.31%) Continuous Integration
17 73 (5.31%) ERP
18 72 (5.24%) Migration
19 61 (4.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 823 (59.90%) C#
2 769 (55.97%) SQL
3 378 (27.51%) VB.NET
4 297 (21.62%) JavaScript
5 237 (17.25%) T-SQL
6 230 (16.74%) Java
7 190 (13.83%) VB6
7 190 (13.83%) VBA
8 177 (12.88%) PowerShell
9 166 (12.08%) C++
10 100 (7.28%) VBScript
11 95 (6.91%) C
12 88 (6.40%) Python
13 82 (5.97%) PL/SQL
14 78 (5.68%) Ruby
15 70 (5.09%) PHP
16 58 (4.22%) Perl
17 39 (2.84%) Delphi
18 36 (2.62%) Shell Script
19 32 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 246 (17.90%) Degree
2 60 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 32 (2.33%) ISEB
5 31 (2.26%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 15 (1.09%) HND
7 15 (1.09%) MCP
7 15 (1.09%) MCSA
8 12 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.87%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.73%) MCSE
10 9 (0.66%) MCITP
11 7 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.36%) CCNA
12 5 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.36%) ISEB Practitioner
12 5 (0.36%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.42%) Data Quality
1 47 (3.42%) QA
2 45 (3.28%) SLA
3 15 (1.09%) PMO
4 13 (0.95%) Solvency II
5 12 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.58%) GAMP
8 5 (0.36%) GDPR
9 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.15%) DICOM
11 1 (0.073%) COBIT
11 1 (0.073%) GAAP
11 1 (0.073%) HL7
11 1 (0.073%) IFRS
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.073%) JTAG
11 1 (0.073%) MISRA
11 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.24%) XenApp
5 16 (1.16%) XenServer
6 14 (1.02%) MetaFrame
7 10 (0.73%) vSphere
8 7 (0.51%) Firmware
9 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.22%) ACF2
10 3 (0.22%) Docker
10 3 (0.22%) RACF
11 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.073%) GPFS
12 1 (0.073%) Lustre
12 1 (0.073%) NFS
12 1 (0.073%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 42 (3.06%) SCCM
2 18 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (1.24%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (0.66%) Puppet
7 8 (0.58%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.36%) Ansible
8 5 (0.36%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.36%) WSUS
9 4 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (0.29%) SCOM
9 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.15%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.15%) Nagios
11 2 (0.15%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.15%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 405 (29.48%) Microsoft
2 250 (18.20%) Oracle
3 61 (4.44%) VMware
4 41 (2.98%) HP
5 40 (2.91%) Tableau
6 38 (2.77%) Citrix
7 35 (2.55%) Xamarin
8 26 (1.89%) Cisco
9 23 (1.67%) SimCorp
10 19 (1.38%) Google
10 19 (1.38%) Symantec
11 18 (1.31%) Dell
11 18 (1.31%) EMC
12 16 (1.16%) NetApp
12 16 (1.16%) Vertica
13 15 (1.09%) Remedy
13 15 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.02%) Automation Anywhere
14 14 (1.02%) Blue Prism
14 14 (1.02%) ConnectWise