Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 471 469 389
Rank change year-on-year -2 -80 -59
Permanent jobs citing VB 465 897 1,396
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.62% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.15% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 370 762 1,231
Median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 49,760 77,997 96,501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.10% 54.22% 55.99%
Number of salaries quoted 40,925 63,793 80,379
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 -18 425 £45,000 +5.88% 41
UK excluding London +6 324 £42,500 +6.25% 40
London +35 129 £58,750 +11.90% 4
South East +66 114 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North of England +61 88 £43,000 +7.50% 7
North West +74 49 £43,268 +8.17% 4
East of England +90 46 £40,000 -5.88% 8
Yorkshire +47 39 £43,000 +7.50% 2
Midlands -10 23 £27,500 -28.57% 7
Work from Home +57 22 £35,000 -36.36% 3
South West -4 22 £38,500 +2.67% 5
West Midlands +27 17 £25,000 -37.50% 3
Scotland +58 16 £40,000 -7.21% 2
Northern Ireland +27 6 £35,000 -
East Midlands +22 6 £40,000 +32.84% 4
Wales -10 5 £45,000 +2.86% 1
Isle of Man - 4 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 283 (60.86%) .NET
2 275 (59.14%) C#
3 267 (57.42%) SQL
4 251 (53.98%) SQL Server
5 194 (41.72%) Microsoft
6 118 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
7 110 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
8 109 (23.44%) Finance
9 106 (22.80%) Windows
9 106 (22.80%) Microsoft Excel
10 102 (21.94%) JavaScript
11 97 (20.86%) VB6
12 89 (19.14%) ASP.NET
13 84 (18.06%) Java
14 83 (17.85%) VB.NET
15 82 (17.63%) Azure
16 81 (17.42%) .NET Framework
17 79 (16.99%) Degree
17 79 (16.99%) Oracle
18 75 (16.13%) HTML
19 72 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
20 70 (15.05%) PowerShell
21 69 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
22 68 (14.62%) VBA
22 68 (14.62%) XML
23 66 (14.19%) Visual Studio
24 65 (13.98%) Linux
25 61 (13.12%) T-SQL
26 56 (12.04%) Analytics
27 55 (11.83%) CSS

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 30 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.52%) IIS
3 15 (3.23%) Confluence
4 13 (2.80%) CICS
5 12 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.65%) JBoss
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.43%) SAS
9 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.22%) Gentran
Applications
1 106 (22.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (14.84%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (4.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.86%) Exchequer
1 4 (0.86%) Raiser's Edge
1 4 (0.86%) ResourceLink
1 4 (0.86%) RiskWrite
2 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.22%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 82 (17.63%) Azure
2 45 (9.68%) Power Platform
3 24 (5.16%) Office 365
4 20 (4.30%) AWS
5 9 (1.94%) PowerApps
6 6 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.08%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.86%) GitHub
8 4 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.86%) SaaS
9 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.65%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.65%) Serverless
10 2 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.43%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.43%) NuGet
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.22%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.22%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.73%) VPN
2 19 (4.09%) DNS
3 18 (3.87%) DHCP
4 17 (3.66%) SSL
5 15 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.80%) LAN
7 12 (2.58%) Firewall
8 9 (1.94%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (1.51%) WAN
10 6 (1.29%) SAN
10 6 (1.29%) WLAN
11 4 (0.86%) FTP
11 4 (0.86%) HTTP
11 4 (0.86%) NAS
11 4 (0.86%) Skype
11 4 (0.86%) SSH
11 4 (0.86%) Wireless
12 3 (0.65%) 4G
12 3 (0.65%) 5G
12 3 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 251 (53.98%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.25%) MySQL
3 41 (8.82%) MS Access
4 39 (8.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 38 (8.17%) Power BI
5 38 (8.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (7.96%) Relational Database
7 27 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
8 25 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (5.16%) MongoDB
10 19 (4.09%) DB2
11 17 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
12 15 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
12 15 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (3.01%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (1.51%) Big Data
16 7 (1.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (14.19%) Visual Studio
2 54 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (9.46%) Git (software)
4 32 (6.88%) JIRA
5 26 (5.59%) Selenium
6 22 (4.73%) Jenkins
7 20 (4.30%) LoadRunner
8 17 (3.66%) JUnit
9 16 (3.44%) JMeter
10 13 (2.80%) SoapUI
11 11 (2.37%) HP UFT
12 10 (2.15%) Appium
12 10 (2.15%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.15%) eggPlant
13 9 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
14 8 (1.72%) Cucumber
14 8 (1.72%) Maven
14 8 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (1.72%) WebDriver
15 7 (1.51%) NUnit
General
1 109 (23.44%) Finance
2 30 (6.45%) Retail
3 17 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 13 (2.80%) Banking
5 10 (2.15%) Local Government
6 6 (1.29%) Legal
7 5 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.08%) Marketing
8 4 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.86%) Back Office
9 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.65%) Games
9 3 (0.65%) Public Sector
10 2 (0.43%) Housing Association
10 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 224 (48.17%) Developer
2 87 (18.71%) Analyst
3 85 (18.28%) .NET Developer
4 66 (14.19%) Software Developer
5 58 (12.47%) C# Developer
6 44 (9.46%) SQL Developer
7 35 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
8 26 (5.59%) .NET Software Developer
8 26 (5.59%) Senior Developer
8 26 (5.59%) Software Engineer
9 25 (5.38%) Programmer
10 24 (5.16%) Analyst Programmer
10 24 (5.16%) Junior
11 23 (4.95%) Applications Support
12 20 (4.30%) Senior Software Developer
13 19 (4.09%) Database Developer
14 17 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
15 16 (3.44%) Access Developer
15 16 (3.44%) Analyst Developer
16 15 (3.23%) .NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (60.86%) .NET
2 89 (19.14%) ASP.NET
3 81 (17.42%) .NET Framework
4 75 (16.13%) HTML
5 68 (14.62%) XML
6 55 (11.83%) CSS
7 53 (11.40%) AngularJS
8 49 (10.54%) jQuery
9 45 (9.68%) Entity Framework
10 39 (8.39%) WinForms
11 30 (6.45%) REST
12 22 (4.73%) HTML5
12 22 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 21 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 21 (4.52%) Web Services
14 19 (4.09%) ADO.NET
15 17 (3.66%) .NET Core
16 16 (3.44%) ASP.NET MVC
16 16 (3.44%) CSS3
16 16 (3.44%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 72 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (9.89%) User Experience
3 35 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.80%) Mainframe
7 12 (2.58%) Driving Licence
8 11 (2.37%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.94%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.29%) CMDB
10 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.29%) Replication
11 4 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.65%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.65%) SCORM
13 2 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 106 (22.80%) Windows
2 65 (13.98%) Linux
3 33 (7.10%) Windows 10
4 28 (6.02%) Windows Server
5 17 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.01%) Windows Server 2016
8 9 (1.94%) Unix
8 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 8 (1.72%) Windows XP
10 6 (1.29%) CentOS
10 6 (1.29%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.08%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.86%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.43%) Android
13 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
2 110 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (12.04%) Analytics
4 55 (11.83%) Time Management
5 53 (11.40%) Software Engineering
6 50 (10.75%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (10.11%) Data Analysis
7 47 (10.11%) MVC
8 46 (9.89%) DevOps
9 44 (9.46%) Computer Science
10 40 (8.60%) SDLC
11 37 (7.96%) Test Automation
12 36 (7.74%) ITIL
13 35 (7.53%) Data Analytics
14 34 (7.31%) Mentoring
15 32 (6.88%) OO
15 32 (6.88%) Requirements Gathering
16 31 (6.67%) Scrum
17 30 (6.45%) Migration
18 29 (6.24%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 275 (59.14%) C#
2 267 (57.42%) SQL
3 102 (21.94%) JavaScript
4 97 (20.86%) VB6
5 84 (18.06%) Java
6 83 (17.85%) VB.NET
7 70 (15.05%) PowerShell
8 68 (14.62%) VBA
9 61 (13.12%) T-SQL
10 55 (11.83%) Python
11 49 (10.54%) PHP
12 48 (10.32%) C++
12 48 (10.32%) VBScript
13 45 (9.68%) C
14 31 (6.67%) PL/SQL
15 21 (4.52%) Bash Shell
16 18 (3.87%) Perl
17 14 (3.01%) R
18 10 (2.15%) COBOL
19 8 (1.72%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 79 (16.99%) Degree
2 23 (4.95%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.52%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (3.66%) ISEB
6 12 (2.58%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 10 (2.15%) PMP
8 9 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (1.51%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.86%) CCNA
11 4 (0.86%) CCNP
11 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.86%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.65%) HNC
12 3 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.24%) QA
2 25 (5.38%) GDPR
3 16 (3.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.86%) PMO
5 3 (0.65%) SLA
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.22%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 27 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.37%) Docker
4 10 (2.15%) ACF2
4 10 (2.15%) RACF
4 10 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (2.15%) VMware Server
5 8 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.08%) vSphere
8 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) XenApp
11 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (4.30%) SCCM
2 13 (2.80%) WSUS
3 8 (1.72%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.43%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.22%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.22%) AppManager
7 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 194 (41.72%) Microsoft
2 79 (16.99%) Oracle
3 22 (4.73%) HP
4 21 (4.52%) VMware
5 20 (4.30%) Xamarin
6 14 (3.01%) Tableau
7 13 (2.80%) Telerik
8 11 (2.37%) Citrix
8 11 (2.37%) IBM
8 11 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.72%) SAP
10 6 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.29%) Blue Prism
10 6 (1.29%) Cisco
10 6 (1.29%) jBASE
10 6 (1.29%) Xceptor
11 4 (0.86%) Panasonic
11 4 (0.86%) SonicWALL
11 4 (0.86%) Synology