Period
to 21 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 449 446 365
Rank change year-on-year -3 -81 -74
Permanent jobs citing VB 914 1,134 1,568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.69% 0.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.25% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 773 971 1,271
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 73,254 90,879 96,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.48% 55.56% 55.27%
Number of salaries quoted 60,089 75,617 78,941
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +15 859 £45,000 +0.56% 172
UK excluding London -21 565 £40,000 - 139
London +42 329 £55,000 +4.76% 47
South East +36 182 £41,750 +4.38% 35
North of England +6 172 £37,500 -6.25% 38
Yorkshire +6 87 £31,427 -21.43% 16
North West +39 79 £37,500 - 21
South West -9 69 £37,500 -3.85% 27
Midlands -29 67 £40,000 +5.26% 12
West Midlands +7 41 £42,500 +13.33% 8
East of England +19 39 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Scotland +11 26 £37,500 -6.25% 8
East Midlands -8 26 £30,000 -22.08% 4
Wales 0 12 £36,500 -14.12% 6
North East +13 6 £37,500 -11.76% 1
Northern Ireland -10 4 £31,500 -1.56% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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.

1 577 (63.13%) C#
2 553 (60.50%) .NET
3 521 (57.00%) SQL
4 393 (43.00%) SQL Server
5 375 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 306 (33.48%) Windows
7 250 (27.35%) ASP.NET
8 226 (24.73%) Finance
9 221 (24.18%) VB.NET
10 190 (20.79%) JavaScript
11 184 (20.13%) Microsoft Excel
12 180 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
13 166 (18.16%) Java
14 164 (17.94%) Degree
15 150 (16.41%) VBA
15 150 (16.41%) XML
16 146 (15.97%) T-SQL
16 146 (15.97%) MVC
17 143 (15.65%) Oracle
18 142 (15.54%) HTML
19 137 (14.99%) Visual Studio
20 136 (14.88%) VB6
21 130 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
22 120 (13.13%) Python
23 118 (12.91%) Team Foundation Server
24 117 (12.80%) Web Development
25 110 (12.04%) PowerShell
26 109 (11.93%) C++
27 105 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
28 104 (11.38%) SDLC

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 60 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 40 (4.38%) IIS
3 17 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 11 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (1.09%) CMS
5 10 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (1.09%) SAS
6 7 (0.77%) Apache
7 6 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.55%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.33%) Confluence
10 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.33%) nginx
11 2 (0.22%) OpenEdge
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Kentico
Applications
1 184 (20.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 105 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
3 38 (4.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.77%) Chatbot
5 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) SPSS
7 1 (0.11%) CATIA
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 17 (1.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (0.98%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.66%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.44%) HFM
5 4 (0.44%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.33%) Summit
7 2 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
7 2 (0.22%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.22%) Epicor Tropos
7 2 (0.22%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.22%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.22%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 96 (10.50%) Azure
2 37 (4.05%) Power Platform
3 31 (3.39%) AWS
4 14 (1.53%) Office 365
5 9 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.33%) Google Pay
8 3 (0.33%) SaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.22%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.22%) GCP
9 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.11%) GitHub
10 1 (0.11%) Google Play
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Siri
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.19%) DNS
2 19 (2.08%) DHCP
2 19 (2.08%) Internet
2 19 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.75%) HTTP
4 11 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
5 9 (0.98%) Firewall
6 8 (0.88%) VPN
7 7 (0.77%) FTP
7 7 (0.77%) Intranet
7 7 (0.77%) VoIP
8 5 (0.55%) NetScaler
8 5 (0.55%) Skype
8 5 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.55%) Wireless
9 3 (0.33%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.22%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.22%) Network Security
10 2 (0.22%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 393 (43.00%) SQL Server
2 87 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 84 (9.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 66 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
5 58 (6.35%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.83%) Crystal Reports
7 33 (3.61%) Power BI
8 31 (3.39%) MS Access
9 30 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (2.84%) MySQL
10 26 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
11 20 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 19 (2.08%) OLAP
13 17 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.64%) Big Data
15 15 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
15 15 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 137 (14.99%) Visual Studio
2 118 (12.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.64%) HP UFT
5 14 (1.53%) LoadRunner
5 14 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
6 13 (1.42%) TortoiseSVN
7 12 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
8 11 (1.20%) Jenkins
8 11 (1.20%) JIRA
9 10 (1.09%) Selenium
9 10 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.98%) Subversion
11 8 (0.88%) MSI
11 8 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (0.77%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.66%) Burp Suite
13 6 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.66%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.55%) JMeter
General
1 226 (24.73%) Finance
2 54 (5.91%) Banking
3 46 (5.03%) Retail
4 35 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 26 (2.84%) Legal
6 23 (2.52%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.41%) Aerospace
8 20 (2.19%) Law
9 16 (1.75%) Marketing
10 15 (1.64%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.42%) Military
12 12 (1.31%) Publishing
13 11 (1.20%) Electronics
14 9 (0.98%) Automotive
14 9 (0.98%) Front Office
15 7 (0.77%) Billing
15 7 (0.77%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.66%) Games
17 5 (0.55%) Advertising
17 5 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 462 (50.55%) Developer
2 159 (17.40%) .NET Developer
3 156 (17.07%) C# Developer
4 151 (16.52%) Analyst
5 107 (11.71%) Software Developer
6 93 (10.18%) C# .NET Developer
7 68 (7.44%) SQL Developer
8 60 (6.56%) Senior Developer
9 53 (5.80%) C# Software Developer
10 52 (5.69%) .NET Software Developer
11 48 (5.25%) Consultant
12 43 (4.70%) Junior
12 43 (4.70%) VB Developer
13 41 (4.49%) Support Engineer
14 40 (4.38%) Support Analyst
15 39 (4.27%) VB.NET Developer
16 38 (4.16%) Applications Support
17 36 (3.94%) Technical Analyst
18 33 (3.61%) Applications Engineer
19 32 (3.50%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 553 (60.50%) .NET
2 250 (27.35%) ASP.NET
3 150 (16.41%) XML
4 142 (15.54%) HTML
5 102 (11.16%) WCF
6 81 (8.86%) REST
7 80 (8.75%) .NET Core
8 79 (8.64%) CSS
9 78 (8.53%) .NET Framework
10 75 (8.21%) WPF
11 70 (7.66%) WinForms
12 65 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 56 (6.13%) jQuery
14 52 (5.69%) Web Services
15 36 (3.94%) AngularJS
16 29 (3.17%) HTML5
16 29 (3.17%) JSON
17 28 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
18 27 (2.95%) Entity Framework
19 24 (2.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
3 42 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 32 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
5 28 (3.06%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (2.52%) Robotics
7 14 (1.53%) User Experience
8 10 (1.09%) Equities
8 10 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.09%) SWIFT
9 9 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 8 (0.88%) Driving Licence
10 8 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (0.88%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.55%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.55%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.55%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 306 (33.48%) Windows
2 66 (7.22%) Linux
3 53 (5.80%) Unix
4 50 (5.47%) Windows Server
5 43 (4.70%) Windows 10
6 26 (2.84%) Windows 7
7 23 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.97%) Apple iOS
8 18 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.75%) Android
10 7 (0.77%) Windows Phone
11 6 (0.66%) Windows Phone 8
12 4 (0.44%) AIX
12 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.33%) CentOS
13 3 (0.33%) Solaris
13 3 (0.33%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (15.97%) MVC
3 130 (14.22%) Problem-Solving
4 117 (12.80%) Web Development
5 104 (11.38%) SDLC
6 97 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
7 96 (10.50%) Mentoring
8 83 (9.08%) Data Analysis
9 80 (8.75%) Computer Science
10 74 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 70 (7.66%) Integration Testing
12 67 (7.33%) Migration
13 65 (7.11%) Analytics
14 59 (6.46%) ITIL
15 58 (6.35%) ETL
16 57 (6.24%) DevOps
17 52 (5.69%) Project Management
18 49 (5.36%) CRM
18 49 (5.36%) Test Automation
19 43 (4.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 577 (63.13%) C#
2 521 (57.00%) SQL
3 221 (24.18%) VB.NET
4 190 (20.79%) JavaScript
5 166 (18.16%) Java
6 150 (16.41%) VBA
7 146 (15.97%) T-SQL
8 136 (14.88%) VB6
9 120 (13.13%) Python
10 110 (12.04%) PowerShell
11 109 (11.93%) C++
12 85 (9.30%) PL/SQL
13 71 (7.77%) C
14 54 (5.91%) VBScript
15 41 (4.49%) Perl
16 34 (3.72%) PHP
17 21 (2.30%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.53%) Ruby
19 13 (1.42%) R
20 11 (1.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 164 (17.94%) Degree
2 45 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 30 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (2.52%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.97%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 13 (1.42%) MCP
8 11 (1.20%) ISEB
8 11 (1.20%) Master's Degree
9 10 (1.09%) MCSE
9 10 (1.09%) OCP
9 10 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
9 10 (1.09%) SAP Certification
10 9 (0.98%) CREST Certified
11 7 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.77%) MCSA
11 7 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.66%) MCSD
13 4 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.36%) QA
2 15 (1.64%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.31%) SLA
4 10 (1.09%) GDPR
5 8 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.09%) Firmware
6 5 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.55%) vSphere
7 4 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (0.44%) XenApp
8 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.33%) Docker
8 3 (0.33%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (2.74%) SCCM
2 16 (1.75%) EnCase
2 16 (1.75%) FTK
3 12 (1.31%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.31%) HP ALM
3 12 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.88%) SCOM
5 7 (0.77%) BMC PATROL
5 7 (0.77%) Nmap
5 7 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 7 (0.77%) WSUS
6 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.66%) Nessus
7 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.22%) nmon
9 2 (0.22%) WMI
9 2 (0.22%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.11%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 375 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 143 (15.65%) Oracle
3 38 (4.16%) VMware
4 27 (2.95%) Citrix
5 26 (2.84%) SAP
6 18 (1.97%) HP
7 17 (1.86%) IBM
8 16 (1.75%) RedGate
9 15 (1.64%) Xamarin
10 13 (1.42%) Google
11 12 (1.31%) Blue Prism
11 12 (1.31%) UiPath
12 11 (1.20%) Aderant
12 11 (1.20%) Tableau
13 10 (1.09%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.98%) iManage
14 9 (0.98%) webMethods
15 8 (0.88%) Cognos
15 8 (0.88%) Red Hat
16 6 (0.66%) Hyperion