Period
to 21 October 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 362 289
Rank change year-on-year -77 -73 -24
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,134 1,568 2,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.90% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.63% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 971 1,271 1,948
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £58,750
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 90,879 96,289 100,776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.56% 55.27% 52.74%
Number of salaries quoted 75,617 78,934 86,898
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -68 1,063 £44,750 +2.87% 218
UK excluding London -62 701 £40,000 - 168
London -69 395 £52,500 +5.00% 59
North of England -12 177 £40,000 +1.27% 70
South East -42 169 £40,000 -5.88% 17
Midlands -13 127 £38,000 -5.00% 37
South West +7 96 £39,000 +2.63% 20
Yorkshire +10 83 £40,000 +6.67% 26
East of England +2 83 £45,000 +8.43% 15
North West -48 82 £37,500 -6.25% 43
East Midlands 0 66 £38,500 -9.41% 12
West Midlands -26 61 £37,500 -6.25% 25
Scotland -32 29 £40,000 +6.67% 4
Wales +5 18 £42,500 +53.15% 4
North East -8 12 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Northern Ireland +12 2 £32,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 711 (62.70%) C#
2 652 (57.50%) SQL
3 626 (55.20%) .NET
4 566 (49.91%) SQL Server
5 318 (28.04%) Microsoft
6 296 (26.10%) Windows
7 263 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
8 252 (22.22%) ASP.NET
9 251 (22.13%) Finance
10 250 (22.05%) VB.NET
11 222 (19.58%) Java
11 222 (19.58%) JavaScript
12 214 (18.87%) HTML
13 205 (18.08%) T-SQL
14 195 (17.20%) Oracle
15 193 (17.02%) Degree
16 185 (16.31%) VBA
17 182 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
18 173 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
19 172 (15.17%) Visual Studio
20 169 (14.90%) C++
21 156 (13.76%) VB6
21 156 (13.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 154 (13.58%) PowerShell
23 145 (12.79%) CSS
24 142 (12.52%) MVC
25 140 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 133 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
27 132 (11.64%) SDLC
28 124 (10.93%) Software Engineering

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 91 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 67 (5.91%) IIS
3 38 (3.35%) CMS
4 29 (2.56%) Apache
5 25 (2.20%) SAS
6 18 (1.59%) Confluence
7 16 (1.41%) MS Exchange
8 13 (1.15%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (0.88%) NServiceBus
11 9 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 8 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 6 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 182 (16.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 80 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.71%) SPSS
5 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.35%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.35%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.35%) EngageOne
6 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.26%) LibreOffice
7 3 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.088%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.59%) SimCorp Dimension
3 11 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (0.71%) Adobe Campaign
5 7 (0.62%) Eloqua
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (0.62%) Unica
6 6 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.44%) Carpe Diem
7 5 (0.44%) Concordance
7 5 (0.44%) PlanetPress Connect
7 5 (0.44%) Relativity
7 5 (0.44%) Ringtail
8 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.18%) Minerva
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.18%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 87 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (3.62%) Office 365
3 29 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.23%) SaaS
5 10 (0.88%) GitHub
6 9 (0.79%) IaaS
7 7 (0.62%) Adobe Analytics
7 7 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.53%) G Suite
9 5 (0.44%) PaaS
10 4 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.088%) Apigee
13 1 (0.088%) BlazeMeter
13 1 (0.088%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.088%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.088%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 32 (2.82%) Firewall
3 24 (2.12%) Internet
4 23 (2.03%) LAN
5 17 (1.50%) HTTP
5 17 (1.50%) SSL
6 16 (1.41%) SAN
7 15 (1.32%) VPN
8 14 (1.23%) DNS
8 14 (1.23%) WAN
9 13 (1.15%) SMTP
9 13 (1.15%) SSH
9 13 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (0.79%) Broadband
10 9 (0.79%) Intranet
10 9 (0.79%) VoIP
11 8 (0.71%) Bluetooth
11 8 (0.71%) GSM
11 8 (0.71%) iSCSI
11 8 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 566 (49.91%) SQL Server
2 156 (13.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 140 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 78 (6.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (5.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (5.29%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 51 (4.50%) NoSQL
10 47 (4.14%) MySQL
11 40 (3.53%) Crystal Reports
12 35 (3.09%) Big Data
13 32 (2.82%) Power BI
14 31 (2.73%) MS Access
15 29 (2.56%) QlikView
16 28 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (2.29%) Oracle Database
18 23 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
19 21 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
20 20 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 172 (15.17%) Visual Studio
2 88 (7.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 56 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.00%) JIRA
5 32 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 25 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 24 (2.12%) Selenium
8 22 (1.94%) NUnit
9 16 (1.41%) Appium
10 14 (1.23%) Maven
10 14 (1.23%) MSTest
10 14 (1.23%) SoapUI
11 12 (1.06%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 12 (1.06%) WatiN
12 11 (0.97%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.97%) LoadRunner
13 10 (0.88%) HP UFT
13 10 (0.88%) JUnit
13 10 (0.88%) MSI
General
1 251 (22.13%) Finance
2 66 (5.82%) Banking
3 53 (4.67%) Law
4 46 (4.06%) Legal
5 45 (3.97%) Manufacturing
5 45 (3.97%) Marketing
6 40 (3.53%) Retail
7 37 (3.26%) Electronics
8 21 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.76%) Games
10 16 (1.41%) Front Office
11 14 (1.23%) Advertising
12 11 (0.97%) Aerospace
13 10 (0.88%) Automotive
14 8 (0.71%) Back Office
14 8 (0.71%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.35%) Billing
16 3 (0.26%) German Language
16 3 (0.26%) International Banking
17 2 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 595 (52.47%) Developer
2 248 (21.87%) .NET Developer
3 201 (17.72%) Analyst
4 192 (16.93%) C# Developer
5 144 (12.70%) SQL Developer
6 123 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 94 (8.29%) Software Developer
8 68 (6.00%) VB Developer
9 57 (5.03%) Applications Support
10 53 (4.67%) SQL Server Developer
11 51 (4.50%) Support Analyst
12 49 (4.32%) Software Engineer
12 49 (4.32%) SQL Analyst
13 47 (4.14%) Analyst Developer
13 47 (4.14%) Senior Developer
14 46 (4.06%) VB.NET Developer
15 37 (3.26%) VB6 Developer
16 34 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
17 28 (2.47%) SSIS Developer
18 27 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 626 (55.20%) .NET
2 252 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 214 (18.87%) HTML
4 145 (12.79%) CSS
5 120 (10.58%) .NET Framework
6 117 (10.32%) XML
7 98 (8.64%) WCF
8 85 (7.50%) Web Services
9 76 (6.70%) jQuery
10 75 (6.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 70 (6.17%) AngularJS
12 60 (5.29%) WPF
13 49 (4.32%) WinForms
14 48 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
15 46 (4.06%) Entity Framework
16 38 (3.35%) JSON
17 37 (3.26%) HTML5
18 29 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 29 (2.56%) REST
19 24 (2.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (7.85%) Computer Science
3 74 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (1.94%) EPoS
6 22 (1.94%) Fintech
7 18 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
7 18 (1.59%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.50%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.50%) User Experience
9 13 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.06%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.88%) Client/Server
11 10 (0.88%) SCADA
12 9 (0.79%) Robotics
13 8 (0.71%) CCTV
13 8 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.62%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.62%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 296 (26.10%) Windows
2 96 (8.47%) Linux
3 78 (6.88%) Windows 7
4 67 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 61 (5.38%) Unix
6 56 (4.94%) Windows 10
7 41 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.76%) Apple iOS
10 18 (1.59%) Windows XP
11 16 (1.41%) Android
12 13 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.79%) Solaris
13 9 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.44%) AIX
14 5 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.35%) HPUX
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (12.52%) MVC
4 133 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 132 (11.64%) SDLC
6 124 (10.93%) Software Engineering
7 93 (8.20%) OO
8 92 (8.11%) TDD
9 77 (6.79%) Project Management
10 75 (6.61%) ITIL
11 69 (6.08%) Analytics
12 68 (6.00%) Test Automation
13 66 (5.82%) Migration
14 62 (5.47%) Web Development
15 61 (5.38%) Scrum
16 57 (5.03%) SOLID
17 54 (4.76%) CRM
17 54 (4.76%) ETL
18 53 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (4.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 711 (62.70%) C#
2 652 (57.50%) SQL
3 250 (22.05%) VB.NET
4 222 (19.58%) Java
4 222 (19.58%) JavaScript
5 205 (18.08%) T-SQL
6 185 (16.31%) VBA
7 169 (14.90%) C++
8 156 (13.76%) VB6
9 154 (13.58%) PowerShell
10 119 (10.49%) C
11 109 (9.61%) VBScript
12 106 (9.35%) Python
13 74 (6.53%) PL/SQL
14 72 (6.35%) PHP
15 51 (4.50%) Perl
16 36 (3.17%) Shell Script
17 33 (2.91%) Delphi
18 31 (2.73%) Bash Shell
19 24 (2.12%) R
Qualifications
1 193 (17.02%) Degree
2 42 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (2.91%) Security Cleared
5 26 (2.29%) ISTQB
6 20 (1.76%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.68%) ISEB
8 14 (1.23%) MCSE
9 13 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.97%) Numerate Degree
11 10 (0.88%) SC Cleared
12 8 (0.71%) CCNA
12 8 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.71%) HNC
12 8 (0.71%) HND
12 8 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (0.71%) PhD
12 8 (0.71%) SANS
13 6 (0.53%) CISSP
13 6 (0.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.64%) QA
2 33 (2.91%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.68%) SLA
4 9 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.71%) GDPR
5 8 (0.71%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.35%) DICOM
7 3 (0.26%) HL7
7 3 (0.26%) PMO
8 1 (0.088%) COBIT
8 1 (0.088%) IFRS
8 1 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.088%) JTAG
8 1 (0.088%) MISRA
8 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 79 (6.97%) Active Directory
2 46 (4.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (3.35%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.59%) Firmware
5 12 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.79%) XenApp
8 8 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.62%) vSphere
10 5 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.44%) XenServer
11 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.26%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.18%) ACF2
13 2 (0.18%) Docker
13 2 (0.18%) RACF
13 2 (0.18%) Snort
13 2 (0.18%) vCloud
13 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 45 (3.97%) SCCM
2 14 (1.23%) HP ALM
2 14 (1.23%) WSUS
3 8 (0.71%) SCOM
4 7 (0.62%) SCOrch
4 7 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.53%) Puppet
6 5 (0.44%) Ansible
6 5 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.35%) Nessus
7 4 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.26%) Nagios
8 3 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 318 (28.04%) Microsoft
2 195 (17.20%) Oracle
3 57 (5.03%) VMware
4 44 (3.88%) Citrix
5 37 (3.26%) Tableau
6 28 (2.47%) HP
7 24 (2.12%) Xamarin
8 19 (1.68%) Cisco
8 19 (1.68%) Google
9 18 (1.59%) SimCorp
10 16 (1.41%) Informatica
11 15 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (1.32%) SAP
12 14 (1.23%) Remedy
12 14 (1.23%) Symantec
13 12 (1.06%) Cognos
13 12 (1.06%) Perforce
14 11 (0.97%) Adobe
15 10 (0.88%) Atlassian
15 10 (0.88%) IBM