Period
to 14 April 2021

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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 506 480 469
Rank change year-on-year -26 -11 -89
Permanent jobs citing VB 380 626 938
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 1.01% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 282 500 783
10th Percentile £30,608 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £57,188 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £69,875 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 45,937 61,687 81,302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.17% 54.53% 54.57%
Number of salaries quoted 37,268 51,366 67,409
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the UK

VB
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VB.

Salary trend for VB in the UK

VB
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VB over the 6 months to 14 April 2021.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 17 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 14 April 2021. 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 -20 332 £44,000 -2.22% 77
UK excluding London -40 236 £40,000 -5.88% 68
London +57 114 £52,500 -12.50% 14
South East +23 73 £42,500 -5.56% 18
Work from Home -89 69 £40,000 +6.67% 9
North of England -35 49 £42,500 -1.16% 15
Midlands +35 41 £40,000 +45.45% 15
South West +21 33 £40,000 +14.29% 13
North West -9 29 £42,500 -1.77% 8
East Midlands +33 21 £32,500 -23.53% 11
West Midlands +13 20 £40,000 +45.45% 4
East of England +29 19 £40,750 +1.88% 2
Yorkshire -23 19 £43,250 +0.58% 7
Scotland +5 18 £52,500 +31.25% 4
Wales +31 3 £38,000 -36.67% 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 April 2021, 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.

1 242 (63.68%) SQL
2 241 (63.42%) C#
3 199 (52.37%) .NET
4 171 (45.00%) SQL Server
5 164 (43.16%) Microsoft
6 92 (24.21%) Finance
7 87 (22.89%) Windows
8 74 (19.47%) JavaScript
9 72 (18.95%) Azure
10 71 (18.68%) HTML
11 64 (16.84%) C++
11 64 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
12 62 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
13 59 (15.53%) Microsoft Excel
14 57 (15.00%) CSS
15 56 (14.74%) Software Engineering
16 55 (14.47%) PowerShell
16 55 (14.47%) Java
17 52 (13.68%) Degree
18 51 (13.42%) .NET Framework
19 50 (13.16%) Computer Science
20 47 (12.37%) VB6
21 45 (11.84%) ASP.NET
21 45 (11.84%) Self-Motivation
22 43 (11.32%) Web Services
22 43 (11.32%) Active Directory
22 43 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
23 41 (10.79%) VB.NET
24 38 (10.00%) ERP
24 38 (10.00%) Workflow

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 18 (4.74%) SAS
2 16 (4.21%) IIS
2 16 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.84%) Umbraco
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (1.32%) CMS
7 4 (1.05%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.05%) OnBase
8 3 (0.79%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.53%) Moodle
9 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.53%) WordPress
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.26%) Site Server
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 59 (15.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.53%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.53%) PrintSoft PReS
5 2 (0.53%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 20 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (4.74%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (3.68%) Summit
4 10 (2.63%) SAP Business One
5 8 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (1.05%) Bond Adapt
7 3 (0.79%) MoSes
7 3 (0.79%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.53%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.26%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 72 (18.95%) Azure
2 28 (7.37%) Dynamics 365
3 27 (7.11%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (5.79%) Power Platform
5 14 (3.68%) AWS
6 8 (2.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 7 (1.84%) GCP
8 6 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.58%) npm
9 5 (1.32%) NuGet
9 5 (1.32%) OpenDNS
10 4 (1.05%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.79%) SaaS
11 3 (0.79%) Veeva
12 2 (0.53%) Power Automate
13 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.26%) FinancialForce
13 1 (0.26%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.79%) DHCP
1 22 (5.79%) DNS
1 22 (5.79%) Firewall
2 15 (3.95%) SAN
3 14 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 14 (3.68%) VPN
4 13 (3.42%) SSL
5 12 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (2.37%) VoIP
7 5 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.32%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.32%) Wireshark
8 4 (1.05%) HTTP
8 4 (1.05%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.05%) LAN
8 4 (1.05%) WAN
9 3 (0.79%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.79%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.79%) Network Security
9 3 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 28 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 27 (7.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 26 (6.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (5.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 20 (5.26%) Power BI
8 18 (4.74%) MySQL
9 17 (4.47%) QlikView
10 16 (4.21%) RDBMS
11 13 (3.42%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (2.37%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (2.11%) NoSQL
14 7 (1.84%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 31 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.68%) Subversion
4 12 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.58%) JIRA
5 6 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 5 (1.32%) Metasploit
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.32%) Postman
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (0.79%) NUnit
8 3 (0.79%) ProC
9 2 (0.53%) JBehave
9 2 (0.53%) JMeter
9 2 (0.53%) Maven
9 2 (0.53%) TestNG
General
1 92 (24.21%) Finance
2 20 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 19 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.95%) Banking
5 14 (3.68%) Electronics
6 11 (2.89%) Marketing
6 11 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.58%) Advertising
7 6 (1.58%) Aerospace
7 6 (1.58%) Front Office
8 5 (1.32%) Games
9 4 (1.05%) Automotive
9 4 (1.05%) Back Office
9 4 (1.05%) Military
9 4 (1.05%) Police
9 4 (1.05%) Retail
10 3 (0.79%) Law
10 3 (0.79%) Legal
10 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 178 (46.84%) Developer
2 66 (17.37%) Software Developer
3 65 (17.11%) Analyst
4 42 (11.05%) SQL Developer
5 38 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 37 (9.74%) .NET Developer
7 32 (8.42%) Programmer
8 25 (6.58%) Software Engineer
9 24 (6.32%) Applications Support
10 22 (5.79%) Support Analyst
11 20 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
11 20 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
11 20 (5.26%) CRM Developer
11 20 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 17 (4.47%) C# Software Developer
13 15 (3.95%) Microsoft Developer
14 14 (3.68%) Summit Developer
15 13 (3.42%) C# Software Engineer
15 13 (3.42%) C++ Developer
15 13 (3.42%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (52.37%) .NET
2 71 (18.68%) HTML
3 57 (15.00%) CSS
4 51 (13.42%) .NET Framework
5 45 (11.84%) ASP.NET
6 43 (11.32%) Web Services
7 36 (9.47%) .NET Core
8 31 (8.16%) WinForms
9 25 (6.58%) Entity Framework
10 24 (6.32%) jQuery
11 19 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 16 (4.21%) AngularJS
13 12 (3.16%) HTML5
14 11 (2.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 8 (2.11%) CSS3
16 8 (2.11%) JSON
16 8 (2.11%) XML
17 7 (1.84%) LINQ
18 6 (1.58%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.84%) Self-Motivation
2 38 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.63%) Algorithms
4 21 (5.53%) Data Structures
4 21 (5.53%) LIMS
5 12 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.63%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.11%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.58%) PKI
10 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.32%) Podcast
11 4 (1.05%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.05%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.05%) Photography
11 4 (1.05%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.79%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.79%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 3 (0.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.89%) Windows
2 33 (8.68%) Windows Server
3 21 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (3.95%) Windows 10
5 11 (2.89%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.11%) Linux
6 8 (2.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (1.32%) Android
8 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.32%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.32%) Unix
8 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.53%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) CentOS
12 1 (0.26%) VMS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (16.32%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (14.74%) Software Engineering
4 50 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 43 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
6 38 (10.00%) ERP
6 38 (10.00%) Workflow
7 34 (8.95%) CRM
8 32 (8.42%) Data Management
9 31 (8.16%) OO
10 30 (7.89%) Change Control
11 28 (7.37%) TDD
12 25 (6.58%) Analytics
12 25 (6.58%) MVC
12 25 (6.58%) Web Development
13 24 (6.32%) Business Continuity
13 24 (6.32%) Project Management
14 23 (6.05%) Migration
15 22 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (5.79%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (63.68%) SQL
2 241 (63.42%) C#
3 74 (19.47%) JavaScript
4 64 (16.84%) C++
5 55 (14.47%) Java
5 55 (14.47%) PowerShell
6 47 (12.37%) VB6
7 41 (10.79%) VB.NET
8 34 (8.95%) T-SQL
9 31 (8.16%) Python
10 27 (7.11%) C
11 25 (6.58%) VBA
12 22 (5.79%) VBScript
13 19 (5.00%) PL/SQL
14 15 (3.95%) Perl
15 13 (3.42%) PHP
16 10 (2.63%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.84%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.32%) R
19 4 (1.05%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 52 (13.68%) Degree
2 23 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 4 (1.05%) MCSE
8 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.79%) CISSP
8 3 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.53%) CCA
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) CISA
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.53%) MCP
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.79%) QA
2 9 (2.37%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.37%) SLA
3 7 (1.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.84%) Good Clinical Practice
4 6 (1.58%) CDISC
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) HL7
System Software
1 43 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.47%) XenDesktop
4 15 (3.95%) vSphere
5 14 (3.68%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.32%) Snort
6 5 (1.32%) Squid
6 5 (1.32%) XenApp
7 4 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.79%) Docker
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.26%) Firmware
10 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.95%) SCCM
2 7 (1.84%) WSUS
3 6 (1.58%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.32%) Nessus
4 5 (1.32%) Nexpose
4 5 (1.32%) Suricata
4 5 (1.32%) WMI
5 4 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.05%) SCOM
6 3 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.53%) Ansible
7 2 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.53%) Sysprep
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 164 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (8.68%) Oracle
3 28 (7.37%) VMware
4 23 (6.05%) Citrix
5 19 (5.00%) Dell
6 14 (3.68%) SAP
7 13 (3.42%) Sun
7 13 (3.42%) Sybase
8 12 (3.16%) IBM
8 12 (3.16%) SonicWALL
9 10 (2.63%) Aareon
10 9 (2.37%) Cisco
10 9 (2.37%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.37%) Symantec
11 8 (2.11%) Avaya
12 7 (1.84%) Remedy
12 7 (1.84%) Xamarin
13 6 (1.58%) Google
13 6 (1.58%) Infor
13 6 (1.58%) Sage