Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 280 262
Rank change year-on-year -69 -18 -75
Permanent jobs citing VB 1589 2311 2801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.20% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.65% 2.28% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1283 2007 2507
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £58,750 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 96575 101521 113430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.40% 52.67% 51.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79280 87681 97002
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.27%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 -84 1468 £42,500 - 75
UK excluding London -61 1006 £40,000 - 62
London -48 555 £50,000 - 16
North of England -20 296 £37,500 +7.14% 20
South East -94 230 £40,000 -5.88% 13
Midlands -25 201 £40,000 +6.67% 11
North West -7 161 £40,000 +1.91% 9
West Midlands +3 136 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Yorkshire -17 117 £37,500 +15.38% 11
South West -40 94 £38,500 -3.75% 8
East of England -58 90 £40,750 -9.44% 7
Scotland +33 78 £36,500 +12.31% 2
East Midlands -44 65 £42,500 +6.25% 5
North East +14 18 £35,000 -13.04%
Wales -4 13 £30,000 -11.76% 1
Northern Ireland -22 4 £37,000 +4.23%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 929 (58.46%) C#
2 923 (58.09%) SQL
3 888 (55.88%) .NET
4 822 (51.73%) SQL Server
5 522 (32.85%) Microsoft
6 494 (31.09%) Windows
7 444 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
8 408 (25.68%) ASP.NET
9 405 (25.49%) JavaScript
10 393 (24.73%) Finance
11 383 (24.10%) VB.NET
12 354 (22.28%) HTML
13 337 (21.21%) Degree
14 298 (18.75%) MVC
15 288 (18.12%) CSS
16 282 (17.75%) T-SQL
17 264 (16.61%) Java
18 257 (16.17%) VB6
19 242 (15.23%) Oracle
20 220 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
21 212 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
22 208 (13.09%) VBScript
23 203 (12.78%) XML
24 201 (12.65%) C++
25 199 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
26 194 (12.21%) WCF
27 193 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
28 190 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 182 (11.45%) Software Engineering
30 176 (11.08%) Scrum

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
1 151 (9.50%) SharePoint
2 141 (8.87%) IIS
3 67 (4.22%) BizTalk Server
4 58 (3.65%) MS Exchange
5 51 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 42 (2.64%) Apache
7 32 (2.01%) JBoss
7 32 (2.01%) Tomcat
8 30 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 26 (1.64%) CMS
10 24 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 18 (1.13%) SAS
14 17 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
14 17 (1.07%) Skype for Business
15 15 (0.94%) IBM Notes
16 14 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
16 14 (0.88%) OpenROAD
17 11 (0.69%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 220 (13.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (8.37%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.44%) FileZilla
6 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) SPSS
7 5 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
8 4 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.13%) Maya
9 2 (0.13%) Simulink
10 1 (0.063%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 37 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.07%) Summit
3 8 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.38%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.25%) LabWindows
7 4 (0.25%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.19%) Siebel Analytics
9 2 (0.13%) BASE24
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.13%) Primavera
9 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.13%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 93 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (2.45%) Office 365
4 25 (1.57%) SaaS
5 19 (1.20%) GitHub
6 10 (0.63%) IaaS
7 9 (0.57%) PaaS
8 6 (0.38%) G Suite
8 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.25%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.25%) Trello
10 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 91 (5.73%) Firewall
2 68 (4.28%) Internet
3 32 (2.01%) TCP/IP
4 31 (1.95%) DNS
5 26 (1.64%) DHCP
6 21 (1.32%) Intranet
6 21 (1.32%) LAN
7 20 (1.26%) FTP
7 20 (1.26%) VPN
8 18 (1.13%) Skype
9 17 (1.07%) Broadband
9 17 (1.07%) WAN
10 16 (1.01%) Wireless
11 15 (0.94%) LDAP
12 13 (0.82%) HTTP
13 11 (0.69%) Kerberos
13 11 (0.69%) VoIP
14 10 (0.63%) Network Security
15 8 (0.50%) NAS
16 7 (0.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 822 (51.73%) SQL Server
2 190 (11.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 168 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 130 (8.18%) MySQL
5 115 (7.24%) Relational Database
6 112 (7.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 85 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
7 85 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 75 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 72 (4.53%) MS Access
10 62 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 57 (3.59%) Crystal Reports
12 51 (3.21%) NoSQL
13 41 (2.58%) RDBMS
14 40 (2.52%) Power BI
15 39 (2.45%) BusinessObjects
16 34 (2.14%) Oracle Database
17 32 (2.01%) MongoDB
17 32 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
18 22 (1.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 145 (9.13%) Subversion
2 116 (7.30%) Visual Studio
3 97 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (4.91%) Jenkins
5 73 (4.59%) NUnit
6 69 (4.34%) Git (software)
7 43 (2.71%) Maven
8 36 (2.27%) MSTest
9 33 (2.08%) TeamCity
10 32 (2.01%) Rhino Mocks
11 31 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
12 27 (1.70%) Selenium
13 26 (1.64%) JIRA
14 25 (1.57%) LoadRunner
15 24 (1.51%) HP UFT
16 14 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 11 (0.69%) TestComplete
18 9 (0.57%) JMeter
18 9 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
18 9 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 393 (24.73%) Finance
2 112 (7.05%) Banking
3 110 (6.92%) Retail
4 72 (4.53%) Electronics
4 72 (4.53%) Marketing
5 62 (3.90%) Front Office
6 61 (3.84%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.52%) Legal
8 55 (3.46%) Investment Banking
9 52 (3.27%) Manufacturing
10 43 (2.71%) Retail Banking
11 30 (1.89%) Games
12 26 (1.64%) Law
12 26 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 24 (1.51%) Billing
14 22 (1.38%) Automotive
15 16 (1.01%) Back Office
16 12 (0.76%) Advertising
17 9 (0.57%) Music Industry
18 8 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 814 (51.23%) Developer
2 450 (28.32%) .NET Developer
3 256 (16.11%) Analyst
4 246 (15.48%) C# Developer
5 177 (11.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 161 (10.13%) Software Developer
7 149 (9.38%) SQL Developer
8 103 (6.48%) VB Developer
9 90 (5.66%) SQL Analyst
10 83 (5.22%) Support Analyst
11 80 (5.03%) Senior Developer
12 78 (4.91%) VB.NET Developer
13 70 (4.41%) Applications Support
13 70 (4.41%) Software Engineer
14 69 (4.34%) C# Software Developer
15 68 (4.28%) .NET Software Developer
16 58 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
17 57 (3.59%) VB6 Developer
18 56 (3.52%) Agile .NET Developer
18 56 (3.52%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 888 (55.88%) .NET
2 408 (25.68%) ASP.NET
3 354 (22.28%) HTML
4 288 (18.12%) CSS
5 212 (13.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 203 (12.78%) XML
7 194 (12.21%) WCF
8 157 (9.88%) Web Services
9 154 (9.69%) jQuery
10 139 (8.75%) WinForms
11 126 (7.93%) HTML5
12 121 (7.61%) Ajax
13 111 (6.99%) WPF
14 109 (6.86%) .NET Framework
15 107 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 105 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web API
17 70 (4.41%) LINQ
18 66 (4.15%) CSS3
18 66 (4.15%) NHibernate
19 61 (3.84%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 199 (12.52%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.17%) Computer Science
3 74 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.71%) Client/Server
5 47 (2.96%) Linux Command Line
6 42 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 36 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (1.83%) N-Tier
9 28 (1.76%) Clustering
10 21 (1.32%) Data Structures
10 21 (1.32%) Replication
11 20 (1.26%) User Experience
12 18 (1.13%) iPad
13 16 (1.01%) Mobile App
13 16 (1.01%) PDA
14 12 (0.76%) Life Science
14 12 (0.76%) SCORM
15 11 (0.69%) Reinsurance
15 11 (0.69%) Robotics
16 10 (0.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 494 (31.09%) Windows
2 172 (10.82%) Linux
3 137 (8.62%) Unix
4 112 (7.05%) Windows Server
5 80 (5.03%) Android
6 76 (4.78%) Windows 7
7 63 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 59 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (3.40%) Apple iOS
10 51 (3.21%) Windows 10
11 32 (2.01%) Solaris
12 28 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (1.26%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.63%) VxWorks
15 6 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.31%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 298 (18.75%) MVC
3 193 (12.15%) Business Intelligence
4 182 (11.45%) Software Engineering
5 176 (11.08%) Scrum
6 166 (10.45%) SDLC
7 161 (10.13%) Test Automation
8 133 (8.37%) TDD
9 124 (7.80%) DevOps
10 122 (7.68%) ITIL
11 110 (6.92%) OO
12 109 (6.86%) Web Application Development
12 109 (6.86%) Web Development
13 96 (6.04%) Configuration Management
14 92 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
15 90 (5.66%) CRM
16 87 (5.48%) Unit Testing
17 82 (5.16%) Analytics
18 80 (5.03%) Mathematics
19 79 (4.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 929 (58.46%) C#
2 923 (58.09%) SQL
3 405 (25.49%) JavaScript
4 383 (24.10%) VB.NET
5 282 (17.75%) T-SQL
6 264 (16.61%) Java
7 257 (16.17%) VB6
8 208 (13.09%) VBScript
9 201 (12.65%) C++
10 175 (11.01%) PowerShell
11 165 (10.38%) VBA
12 134 (8.43%) C
13 113 (7.11%) Python
14 112 (7.05%) Perl
15 87 (5.48%) PL/SQL
16 79 (4.97%) PHP
17 73 (4.59%) Ruby
18 39 (2.45%) Shell Script
19 25 (1.57%) MATLAB
20 22 (1.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 337 (21.21%) Degree
2 67 (4.22%) Security Cleared
3 56 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 28 (1.76%) MCP
7 26 (1.64%) MCSE
8 22 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
8 22 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (1.26%) CCNA
9 20 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.20%) ISEB
11 15 (0.94%) DV Cleared
12 13 (0.82%) Master's Degree
13 12 (0.76%) ACCA
13 12 (0.76%) MCSA
14 11 (0.69%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.63%) HND
15 10 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
16 9 (0.57%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (6.86%) QA
2 46 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 40 (2.52%) SLA
4 5 (0.31%) COBIT
5 4 (0.25%) Basel III
5 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.19%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) MiFID
6 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) DICOM
7 2 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.063%) Basel II
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.063%) GDPR
System Software
1 112 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.64%) Firmware
4 19 (1.20%) vSphere
5 14 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.76%) XenApp
7 11 (0.69%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.44%) Docker
9 7 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.19%) Snort
12 3 (0.19%) Xen
12 3 (0.19%) XenServer
13 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.063%) ACF2
14 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.063%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.063%) RACF
Systems Management
1 43 (2.71%) PowerBroker
2 39 (2.45%) SCCM
3 38 (2.39%) Puppet
4 28 (1.76%) Ansible
5 23 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 17 (1.07%) SCOM
9 16 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.94%) Opsview
11 14 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.69%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.69%) Perfmon
14 8 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
15 7 (0.44%) Kubernetes
15 7 (0.44%) ZENworks
16 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
17 5 (0.31%) Malwarebytes
17 5 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 522 (32.85%) Microsoft
2 242 (15.23%) Oracle
3 60 (3.78%) HP
4 53 (3.34%) VMware
5 36 (2.27%) Citrix
5 36 (2.27%) SAP
6 30 (1.89%) Sybase
7 28 (1.76%) IBM
8 27 (1.70%) Red Hat
9 24 (1.51%) Splunk
10 22 (1.38%) Dell
11 21 (1.32%) Remedy
11 21 (1.32%) Symantec
11 21 (1.32%) Xamarin
12 20 (1.26%) Siebel
12 20 (1.26%) Tableau
13 17 (1.07%) iManage
14 16 (1.01%) Apple
14 16 (1.01%) Cisco
15 15 (0.94%) Vertica