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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 275 227
Rank change year-on-year -28 -48  
Permanent jobs citing VB 882 1231 1640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.19% 1.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.85% 2.29% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 724 1082 1419
Median salary £40,000 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 47732 53746 56365
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.49% 51.80% 50.92%
Number of salaries quoted 40629 46442 47917
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +2.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 820 £40,000 -0.62% 101
London -47 231 £50,000 - 30
South East -25 152 £37,500 -6.25% 15
West Midlands +42 101 £40,000 +14.28% 8
North West -9 100 £40,000 +14.28% 17
Yorkshire +9 74 £35,000 - 6
West Yorkshire +13 55 £35,000 +6.06% 3
South West -16 50 £39,500 +3.94% 8
East Midlands -10 48 £42,500 +13.33% 8
Surrey +59 44 £38,750 -8.82% 2
Manchester -4 44 £40,000 +18.51% 7
East of England -7 44 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Leeds +24 38 £35,500 +7.57% 2
Scotland +22 38 £36,500 +4.28% 2
City of London -26 37 £55,000 +12.24% 7
Hampshire +20 33 £37,500 -21.05% 2
Birmingham +40 28 £40,000 -23.80%
Staffordshire +17 28 £36,500 +40.38% 4
Kent +14 27 £36,250 -21.62% 1
Cheshire -21 25 £34,500 -13.75% 4
Northampton +20 23 £42,500 - 2
Northamptonshire +11 23 £42,500 - 2
Merseyside +8 22 £42,500 +30.76% 2
North East +11 20 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Hertfordshire -4 20 £37,500 -8.53% 1
Durham +10 17 £35,000 -12.50% 1
Berkshire +10 16 £52,500 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire +1 16 £31,500 +14.54% 3
North Yorkshire +22 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Glasgow +12 15 £25,000 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VB.

1 1067 (62.07%) .NET
2 930 (54.10%) C#
3 877 (51.02%) SQL
3 877 (51.02%) SQL Server
4 597 (34.73%) Microsoft
5 561 (32.64%) Windows
6 541 (31.47%) ASP.NET
7 508 (29.55%) VB.NET
8 480 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
9 371 (21.58%) Finance
10 364 (21.18%) HTML
11 353 (20.54%) MVC
12 336 (19.55%) JavaScript
13 304 (17.68%) Degree
14 260 (15.13%) Java
15 257 (14.95%) VB6
16 256 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 242 (14.08%) CSS
18 232 (13.50%) TDD
19 224 (13.03%) C++
20 206 (11.98%) Oracle
21 204 (11.87%) PowerShell
22 200 (11.63%) Scrum
23 196 (11.40%) .NET Framework
24 190 (11.05%) SQL Server 2014
25 189 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
26 187 (10.88%) VBScript
27 184 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
28 182 (10.59%) XML
29 180 (10.47%) Linux

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
1 101 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 99 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 95 (5.53%) IIS
4 51 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 40 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 31 (1.80%) Skype for Business
8 23 (1.34%) Apache
9 21 (1.22%) CMS
10 18 (1.05%) SAS
11 13 (0.76%) JBoss
12 12 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 10 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
15 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.35%) FormScape
Applications
1 189 (10.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (6.92%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.29%) Simulink
7 5 (0.29%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.12%) ArcInfo
8 2 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
8 2 (0.12%) SPSS
9 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.058%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.52%) Sage X3
3 7 (0.41%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.35%) Relativity
4 6 (0.35%) Sage 200
5 5 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.29%) Primavera
5 5 (0.29%) Siebel Analytics
5 5 (0.29%) Summit
6 4 (0.23%) Infor CRM
6 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.17%) Sprinklr
8 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.058%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.058%) Line 500
9 1 (0.058%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 78 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.03%) Office 365
3 37 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (0.93%) SaaS
5 5 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
6 4 (0.23%) Google Play
7 3 (0.17%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.058%) IaaS
9 1 (0.058%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.058%) Trello
9 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (3.78%) Internet
2 54 (3.14%) DNS
3 51 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.21%) DHCP
5 34 (1.98%) Firewall
6 22 (1.28%) SAN
7 21 (1.22%) Broadband
7 21 (1.22%) iSCSI
7 21 (1.22%) Skype
7 21 (1.22%) WAN
8 20 (1.16%) Intranet
9 17 (0.99%) NetScaler
10 16 (0.93%) LAN
11 10 (0.58%) VoIP
11 10 (0.58%) VPN
12 8 (0.47%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (0.47%) NAS
12 8 (0.47%) Network Security
13 7 (0.41%) LDAP
13 7 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 877 (51.02%) SQL Server
2 190 (11.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 124 (7.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 120 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 104 (6.05%) MySQL
6 93 (5.41%) MS Access
7 76 (4.42%) NoSQL
8 74 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
8 74 (4.30%) Relational Database
9 56 (3.26%) Crystal Reports
9 56 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 54 (3.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 44 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 33 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
13 31 (1.80%) Oracle Database
13 31 (1.80%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.63%) Hadoop
16 27 (1.57%) Big Data
17 26 (1.51%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 170 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 102 (5.93%) Subversion
3 96 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 87 (5.06%) NUnit
5 62 (3.61%) Rhino Mocks
6 60 (3.49%) Git (software)
7 49 (2.85%) MSTest
8 37 (2.15%) Moq
9 35 (2.04%) JIRA
10 33 (1.92%) HP UFT
10 33 (1.92%) Selenium
11 21 (1.22%) TestComplete
12 17 (0.99%) CruiseControl
13 16 (0.93%) MSBuild
13 16 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 12 (0.70%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.70%) SpecFlow
15 11 (0.64%) JUnit
15 11 (0.64%) TestNG
16 10 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 371 (21.58%) Finance
2 55 (3.20%) Banking
2 55 (3.20%) Retail
3 53 (3.08%) Marketing
3 53 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.79%) Electronics
5 33 (1.92%) Games
6 26 (1.51%) Legal
7 25 (1.45%) Advertising
8 22 (1.28%) Front Office
9 20 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 20 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 16 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.81%) German Language
11 14 (0.81%) Music Industry
12 13 (0.76%) Automotive
13 12 (0.70%) Back Office
13 12 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.64%) Law
15 10 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 863 (50.20%) Developer
2 535 (31.12%) .NET Developer
3 250 (14.54%) Analyst
4 232 (13.50%) C# Developer
5 196 (11.40%) C# .NET Developer
6 146 (8.49%) Software Developer
7 132 (7.68%) SQL Developer
8 129 (7.50%) VB Developer
9 98 (5.70%) .NET Software Developer
10 83 (4.83%) Support Analyst
11 78 (4.54%) Applications Support
11 78 (4.54%) Senior Developer
12 71 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
13 67 (3.90%) Applications Developer
14 60 (3.49%) VB.NET Developer
15 59 (3.43%) SQL Analyst
16 54 (3.14%) Agile .NET Developer
16 54 (3.14%) Agile Developer
16 54 (3.14%) C# Software Developer
17 50 (2.91%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1067 (62.07%) .NET
2 541 (31.47%) ASP.NET
3 364 (21.18%) HTML
4 256 (14.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 242 (14.08%) CSS
6 196 (11.40%) .NET Framework
7 182 (10.59%) XML
8 174 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 170 (9.89%) WCF
10 157 (9.13%) Ajax
11 152 (8.84%) jQuery
12 146 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
13 143 (8.32%) WinForms
14 141 (8.20%) WPF
15 130 (7.56%) AngularJS
16 119 (6.92%) HTML5
17 118 (6.86%) Web Services
18 111 (6.46%) RESTful
19 91 (5.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 76 (4.42%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 184 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 85 (4.94%) Client/Server
4 74 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 70 (4.07%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
6 50 (2.91%) Tandem
7 31 (1.80%) Clustering
8 29 (1.69%) Algorithms
8 29 (1.69%) iPad
9 24 (1.40%) Mobile App
9 24 (1.40%) User Experience
10 17 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 17 (0.99%) PKI
11 16 (0.93%) Driving Licence
11 16 (0.93%) Fintech
11 16 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
12 12 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 561 (32.64%) Windows
2 180 (10.47%) Linux
3 178 (10.35%) Windows Server
4 145 (8.44%) Unix
5 120 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (4.54%) Windows 7
8 58 (3.37%) Windows 10
9 55 (3.20%) Android
10 54 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (2.68%) Apple iOS
12 33 (1.92%) Solaris
13 20 (1.16%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
15 15 (0.87%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.76%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.58%) VMS
17 10 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 9 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 9 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (20.54%) MVC
3 232 (13.50%) TDD
4 200 (11.63%) Scrum
5 172 (10.01%) Web Application Development
6 171 (9.95%) Business Intelligence
7 170 (9.89%) Software Engineering
8 161 (9.37%) SDLC
9 138 (8.03%) ITIL
10 120 (6.98%) BDD
11 112 (6.52%) OO
12 97 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
13 91 (5.29%) Mathematics
14 82 (4.77%) Migration
15 80 (4.65%) Project Management
15 80 (4.65%) Web Development
16 77 (4.48%) E-Commerce
17 72 (4.19%) Unit Testing
18 71 (4.13%) Analytics
19 70 (4.07%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 930 (54.10%) C#
2 877 (51.02%) SQL
3 508 (29.55%) VB.NET
4 336 (19.55%) JavaScript
5 260 (15.13%) Java
6 257 (14.95%) VB6
7 224 (13.03%) C++
8 204 (11.87%) PowerShell
9 187 (10.88%) VBScript
10 165 (9.60%) T-SQL
11 153 (8.90%) VBA
12 118 (6.86%) C
13 101 (5.88%) Python
14 85 (4.94%) PHP
15 71 (4.13%) Ruby
16 65 (3.78%) Perl
17 51 (2.97%) PL/SQL
18 28 (1.63%) ABAP
19 26 (1.51%) Embedded C
20 25 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 304 (17.68%) Degree
2 86 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.32%) SC Cleared
4 46 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.40%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.34%) ISEB
7 22 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (1.11%) ISTQB
8 19 (1.11%) MCSE
9 17 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.81%) PhD
11 13 (0.76%) MCP
11 13 (0.76%) MCSA
12 12 (0.70%) CREST Certified
12 12 (0.70%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.70%) PMP
13 11 (0.64%) CCNA
14 10 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.89%) QA
2 35 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.75%) SLA
4 12 (0.70%) PMO
5 10 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.47%) HL7
6 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.41%) MiFID
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.058%) FATCA
9 1 (0.058%) FISMA
9 1 (0.058%) GAMP
9 1 (0.058%) GDPR
System Software
1 179 (10.41%) Active Directory
2 75 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 43 (2.50%) vSphere
5 39 (2.27%) XenApp
6 28 (1.63%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.40%) Firmware
8 19 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
9 16 (0.93%) VMware ESX
10 15 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (0.70%) ISA Server
12 9 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.52%) UAG
12 9 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.47%) Docker
13 8 (0.47%) NFS
13 8 (0.47%) vCloud
13 8 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 74 (4.30%) SCCM
2 37 (2.15%) SCOM
3 18 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (0.99%) WSUS
5 16 (0.93%) vCenter Server
5 16 (0.93%) vMotion
6 14 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.64%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (0.58%) Opsview
9 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.52%) Nagios
9 9 (0.52%) Puppet
10 8 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.47%) WMI
11 7 (0.41%) EnCase
12 6 (0.35%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 597 (34.73%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.98%) Oracle
3 110 (6.40%) VMware
4 85 (4.94%) Citrix
5 73 (4.25%) HP
6 51 (2.97%) SAP
7 48 (2.79%) Cisco
8 30 (1.75%) Red Hat
9 26 (1.51%) NetApp
10 25 (1.45%) IBM
11 24 (1.40%) Tableau
12 20 (1.16%) Xamarin
13 18 (1.05%) SolarWinds
13 18 (1.05%) Symantec
14 16 (0.93%) 3PAR
14 16 (0.93%) Dell
14 16 (0.93%) Google
14 16 (0.93%) Sage
15 14 (0.81%) Cognizant
16 12 (0.70%) Sun
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