Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 545 495 474
Rank change year-on-year -50 -21 -16
Permanent jobs citing VB 648 300 749
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.47% 0.59%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.95% 0.81% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 325 226 632
10th Percentile £32,699 £31,250 £28,300
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £59,875 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £69,375 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 68,531 36,821 68,282
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.18% 58.02% 54.12%
Number of salaries quoted 44,154 31,390 56,840
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -34 571 £45,000 +5.88% 81
UK excluding London -33 417 £42,500 +6.25% 62
Work from Home -57 229 £60,000 +41.18% 13
North of England +12 180 £40,000 -11.11% 17
London -156 151 £60,000 - 23
North West +33 133 £40,000 -5.88% 9
South East -45 128 £45,000 +5.88% 7
Yorkshire -43 46 £40,000 -15.79% 5
East of England -66 41 £42,500 - 8
Midlands -105 28 £40,000 - 18
South West -66 19 £46,250 +23.33% 7
West Midlands -74 18 £40,000 - 12
Scotland -67 14 £52,500 +31.25% 4
East Midlands -63 10 £43,750 +17.45% 6
Wales -43 6 £40,000 +6.67%
North East -29 1 £35,000 +15.70% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £30,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 409 (63.12%) C#
2 319 (49.23%) .NET
3 314 (48.46%) SQL
4 295 (45.52%) SQL Server
5 267 (41.20%) Microsoft
6 231 (35.65%) Azure
7 226 (34.88%) JavaScript
8 186 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
9 170 (26.23%) Windows
10 161 (24.85%) Python
10 161 (24.85%) Problem-Solving
11 150 (23.15%) VB6
12 134 (20.68%) DevOps
13 131 (20.22%) PowerShell
14 124 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
15 121 (18.67%) Analytics
16 116 (17.90%) Microsoft Excel
17 101 (15.59%) Web Development
18 98 (15.12%) jQuery
19 97 (14.97%) Degree
20 96 (14.81%) .NET Core
21 95 (14.66%) Social Skills
22 93 (14.35%) AWS
23 92 (14.20%) JSON
24 91 (14.04%) ASP.NET
25 87 (13.43%) MVC
26 86 (13.27%) HTML
26 86 (13.27%) XML
27 85 (13.12%) CSS
28 84 (12.96%) Information Security

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 35 (5.40%) SAS
2 34 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.78%) Confluence
4 21 (3.24%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (1.54%) WordPress
6 9 (1.39%) Drupal
6 9 (1.39%) IIS
7 6 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.62%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.31%) TPMS
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.15%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 116 (17.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.39%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.77%) SPSS
6 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) EngageOne
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 53 (8.18%) Sentinel
2 11 (1.70%) SAP Business One
3 8 (1.23%) PRMS
4 5 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.62%) Magento
6 3 (0.46%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.46%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.31%) PlanetPress Connect
7 2 (0.31%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.15%) IBM Planning Analytics
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.15%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.15%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 231 (35.65%) Azure
2 93 (14.35%) AWS
3 78 (12.04%) Power Platform
4 56 (8.64%) Azure Sentinel
5 55 (8.49%) Amazon S3
6 54 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 54 (8.33%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 54 (8.33%) AWS CloudTrail
6 54 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
6 54 (8.33%) Azure Logic Apps
6 54 (8.33%) Azure Monitor
6 54 (8.33%) CloudFront
6 54 (8.33%) Serverless
7 42 (6.48%) Microsoft 365
8 10 (1.54%) GitHub
9 9 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.23%) PowerApps
11 7 (1.08%) SaaS
12 6 (0.93%) Power Automate
13 4 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.25%) HTTP
2 19 (2.93%) TCP/IP
3 15 (2.31%) DHCP
4 12 (1.85%) FTP
4 12 (1.85%) SMTP
5 10 (1.54%) DNS
6 8 (1.23%) HTTPS
7 7 (1.08%) 5G
7 7 (1.08%) Wireless
8 6 (0.93%) Firewall
8 6 (0.93%) Internet
9 5 (0.77%) DDNS
9 5 (0.77%) Kerberos
10 4 (0.62%) POP3
10 4 (0.62%) SSL
10 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.46%) SNMP
11 3 (0.46%) VPN
12 2 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (45.52%) SQL Server
2 75 (11.57%) MySQL
3 73 (11.27%) Power BI
4 67 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 52 (8.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 39 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (3.24%) Oracle Reports
9 21 (3.24%) Relational Database
10 13 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 13 (2.01%) SAP HANA
11 10 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
12 9 (1.39%) Tableau
13 8 (1.23%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2019
15 5 (0.77%) Big Data
15 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (7.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.40%) JIRA
3 25 (3.86%) Visual Studio
4 21 (3.24%) Oracle Forms
5 16 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.93%) Moq
6 6 (0.93%) MSTest
7 5 (0.77%) MSI
7 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.62%) ProC
8 4 (0.62%) Selenium
8 4 (0.62%) Subversion
9 3 (0.46%) JMeter
10 2 (0.31%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.31%) Fiddler
10 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.31%) LINQPad
10 2 (0.31%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.31%) WebLOAD
General
1 124 (19.14%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (14.66%) Social Skills
3 77 (11.88%) Finance
4 52 (8.02%) Publishing
5 31 (4.78%) French Language
6 27 (4.17%) Banking
7 22 (3.40%) Manufacturing
8 21 (3.24%) Legal
9 18 (2.78%) Law
10 10 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
11 9 (1.39%) Marketing
12 8 (1.23%) Presentation Skills
13 7 (1.08%) Automotive
14 6 (0.93%) Advertising
14 6 (0.93%) Retail
14 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
15 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.46%) Electronics
16 3 (0.46%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 308 (47.53%) Developer
2 87 (13.43%) Web Developer
3 85 (13.12%) .NET Developer
4 64 (9.88%) Analyst
5 61 (9.41%) Software Developer
6 58 (8.95%) Administrator
7 54 (8.33%) Security Engineer
8 53 (8.18%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 52 (8.02%) Data Administrator
10 39 (6.02%) E-Commerce Administrator
11 38 (5.86%) Applications Developer
12 34 (5.25%) Programmer
13 30 (4.63%) VB Developer
13 30 (4.63%) Web Applications Developer
14 28 (4.32%) Software Engineer
15 26 (4.01%) Support Analyst
16 25 (3.86%) Development Manager
17 24 (3.70%) Senior Developer
17 24 (3.70%) VB.NET Developer
18 23 (3.55%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (49.23%) .NET
2 98 (15.12%) jQuery
3 96 (14.81%) .NET Core
4 92 (14.20%) JSON
5 91 (14.04%) ASP.NET
6 86 (13.27%) HTML
6 86 (13.27%) XML
7 85 (13.12%) CSS
8 75 (11.57%) AngularJS
9 67 (10.34%) .NET Framework
10 66 (10.19%) React
11 52 (8.02%) Web Services
12 48 (7.41%) LINQ
13 46 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 42 (6.48%) REST
14 42 (6.48%) SOAP
15 39 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 30 (4.63%) Ajax
16 30 (4.63%) WCF
16 30 (4.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.02%) Driving Licence
2 31 (4.78%) Algorithms
3 30 (4.63%) Hedge funds
4 23 (3.55%) Derivative
4 23 (3.55%) Fixed Income
5 21 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (3.09%) Equities
7 15 (2.31%) Replication
8 11 (1.70%) User Experience
9 10 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.23%) iSeries
11 7 (1.08%) Clustering
12 6 (0.93%) Blog
12 6 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.77%) YubiKey
14 4 (0.62%) PKI
14 4 (0.62%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 170 (26.23%) Windows
2 70 (10.80%) Linux
3 54 (8.33%) Mac OS
4 33 (5.09%) Windows 10
4 33 (5.09%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (5.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (4.48%) Windows Server 2019
6 9 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.77%) Android
8 5 (0.77%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.62%) SUSE
9 4 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.62%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.46%) Debian
11 2 (0.31%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.31%) VME
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (28.70%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (24.85%) Problem-Solving
3 134 (20.68%) DevOps
4 121 (18.67%) Analytics
5 101 (15.59%) Web Development
6 87 (13.43%) MVC
7 84 (12.96%) Information Security
8 82 (12.65%) Business Intelligence
9 75 (11.57%) Software Engineering
10 73 (11.27%) SDLC
11 72 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 70 (10.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 63 (9.72%) Data Modelling
14 61 (9.41%) Full Stack Development
15 60 (9.26%) ERP
15 60 (9.26%) Visualisation
16 59 (9.10%) Data Analysis
16 59 (9.10%) Identity Management
17 58 (8.95%) E-Commerce
18 57 (8.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 409 (63.12%) C#
2 314 (48.46%) SQL
3 226 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 161 (24.85%) Python
5 150 (23.15%) VB6
6 131 (20.22%) PowerShell
7 66 (10.19%) Java
8 65 (10.03%) Ruby
9 61 (9.41%) C++
10 59 (9.10%) Perl
11 58 (8.95%) VB.NET
12 39 (6.02%) PL/SQL
13 37 (5.71%) VBScript
14 31 (4.78%) Tcl
14 31 (4.78%) T-SQL
15 30 (4.63%) VBA
16 29 (4.48%) TypeScript
17 15 (2.31%) PHP
18 12 (1.85%) C
19 9 (1.39%) RPG
Qualifications
1 97 (14.97%) Degree
2 53 (8.18%) GCFA
2 53 (8.18%) GCFE
2 53 (8.18%) GCIA
2 53 (8.18%) GCIH
2 53 (8.18%) SANS
3 17 (2.62%) Security Cleared
4 16 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.31%) MCSE
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.15%) CISM
6 1 (0.15%) CISSP
6 1 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.15%) ISEB
6 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.15%) MCP
6 1 (0.15%) MCSA
6 1 (0.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.02%) QA
2 4 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (0.62%) CDISC
2 4 (0.62%) GDPR
2 4 (0.62%) Good Clinical Practice
3 2 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.15%) DICOM
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) WAI
4 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 52 (8.02%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.77%) NDS
5 4 (0.62%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.62%) vSphere
5 4 (0.62%) XenApp
5 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.31%) Snort
6 2 (0.31%) Squid
7 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (0.93%) SCCM
3 5 (0.77%) Ansible
3 5 (0.77%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.77%) PingFederate
4 4 (0.62%) HP SIM
4 4 (0.62%) OpenView
5 3 (0.46%) SafeCom
6 2 (0.31%) Grafana
6 2 (0.31%) Nessus
6 2 (0.31%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.31%) nmon
6 2 (0.31%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.31%) Suricata
6 2 (0.31%) WMI
7 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.15%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 267 (41.20%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.88%) Oracle
3 35 (5.40%) Citrix
4 32 (4.94%) Atlassian
5 25 (3.86%) SAP
6 23 (3.55%) VMware
7 10 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 9 (1.39%) Automation Anywhere
8 9 (1.39%) Splunk
8 9 (1.39%) UiPath
9 8 (1.23%) Google
10 7 (1.08%) Blue Prism
10 7 (1.08%) Xamarin
11 6 (0.93%) LexisNexis
11 6 (0.93%) Veeam
12 5 (0.77%) CyberArk
12 5 (0.77%) ForgeRock
12 5 (0.77%) Ivanti
12 5 (0.77%) NetIQ
12 5 (0.77%) Salesforce.com