Period
to 27 July 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 27 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 281 240
Rank change year-on-year -51 -41 -60
Permanent jobs citing VB 1717 2413 3031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.20% 1.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.74% 2.29% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1416 2140 2708
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 98513 105584 112890
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.52% 52.33% 51.13%
Number of salaries quoted 82035 91295 96065
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -54 1580 £40,000 -2.44% 110
UK excluding London -42 1156 £39,000 +4.00% 84
London -46 534 £50,000 - 32
North of England -13 341 £36,000 +2.86% 24
South East -51 272 £40,000 -5.88% 16
Midlands -10 246 £40,000 +6.67% 19
North West -20 183 £38,750 +10.71% 16
West Midlands +44 174 £40,000 +23.08% 9
Yorkshire -3 130 £36,000 +9.09% 7
South West -38 107 £39,500 +3.27% 10
Scotland +52 87 £37,500 +7.14% 3
East of England -60 79 £37,500 -11.76% 9
East Midlands -51 72 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North East +25 28 £35,000 +10.24% 1
Wales -13 17 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland -7 7 £34,000 -2.86%

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 968 (56.38%) .NET
2 955 (55.62%) SQL
3 927 (53.99%) C#
4 860 (50.09%) SQL Server
5 567 (33.02%) Microsoft
6 540 (31.45%) Windows
7 455 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
8 453 (26.38%) ASP.NET
9 424 (24.69%) VB.NET
10 378 (22.02%) Finance
11 376 (21.90%) JavaScript
12 372 (21.67%) HTML
13 357 (20.79%) Degree
14 310 (18.05%) MVC
15 305 (17.76%) Java
16 268 (15.61%) CSS
17 257 (14.97%) VB6
18 243 (14.15%) T-SQL
19 235 (13.69%) Microsoft Excel
20 234 (13.63%) C++
21 233 (13.57%) Oracle
22 230 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
23 223 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
24 215 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
25 213 (12.41%) VBScript
26 209 (12.17%) PowerShell
27 197 (11.47%) Linux
28 196 (11.42%) Software Engineering
29 195 (11.36%) XML
30 185 (10.77%) WCF

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
1 138 (8.04%) SharePoint
2 115 (6.70%) IIS
3 77 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 52 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
5 47 (2.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (2.33%) Apache
7 38 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (1.75%) JBoss
9 29 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
9 29 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (1.51%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.46%) CMS
11 25 (1.46%) Skype for Business
12 21 (1.22%) IBM Notes
12 21 (1.22%) SAS
13 20 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.64%) OpenROAD
16 10 (0.58%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 235 (13.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 138 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.35%) FileZilla
6 6 (0.35%) SPSS
7 5 (0.29%) Simulink
7 5 (0.29%) SPSS Modeler
8 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.12%) ArcInfo
9 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
9 2 (0.12%) Maya
9 2 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.058%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.93%) Summit
3 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.35%) Siebel Analytics
5 5 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.29%) Primavera
5 5 (0.29%) Relativity
5 5 (0.29%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 4 (0.23%) Sage X3
7 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.12%) BASE24
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Infor CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.058%) Bloomberg TOMS
9 1 (0.058%) Eikon
9 1 (0.058%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 91 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (2.74%) Office 365
3 43 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.51%) SaaS
5 11 (0.64%) GitHub
6 7 (0.41%) IaaS
7 6 (0.35%) PaaS
8 5 (0.29%) G Suite
8 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.29%) Trello
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.23%) Google Play
10 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.058%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.058%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.67%) Internet
2 55 (3.20%) Firewall
3 54 (3.15%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.62%) DNS
5 32 (1.86%) DHCP
6 24 (1.40%) LAN
7 22 (1.28%) FTP
7 22 (1.28%) WAN
8 21 (1.22%) Skype
9 20 (1.16%) Intranet
10 17 (0.99%) Broadband
10 17 (0.99%) VPN
11 15 (0.87%) LDAP
12 14 (0.82%) HTTP
13 13 (0.76%) SAN
14 11 (0.64%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.58%) NAS
16 9 (0.52%) VoIP
17 8 (0.47%) Wireless
18 7 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 860 (50.09%) SQL Server
2 182 (10.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 158 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 134 (7.80%) MySQL
5 123 (7.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 116 (6.76%) Relational Database
7 101 (5.88%) MS Access
8 94 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
10 83 (4.83%) SQL Server 2016
11 78 (4.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 57 (3.32%) NoSQL
13 52 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
14 37 (2.15%) MongoDB
15 34 (1.98%) Power BI
15 34 (1.98%) RDBMS
15 34 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
16 31 (1.81%) Oracle Database
17 30 (1.75%) Big Data
18 26 (1.51%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 149 (8.68%) Visual Studio
2 137 (7.98%) Subversion
3 99 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (4.37%) Git (software)
5 72 (4.19%) NUnit
6 49 (2.85%) Jenkins
7 41 (2.39%) HP UFT
8 38 (2.21%) Selenium
9 34 (1.98%) JIRA
10 33 (1.92%) MSTest
11 31 (1.81%) LoadRunner
12 30 (1.75%) Rhino Mocks
13 26 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
14 22 (1.28%) Maven
14 22 (1.28%) TeamCity
15 21 (1.22%) TestComplete
16 15 (0.87%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.76%) JMeter
17 13 (0.76%) PowerBuilder
17 13 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 378 (22.02%) Finance
2 95 (5.53%) Banking
2 95 (5.53%) Retail
3 80 (4.66%) Electronics
4 63 (3.67%) Marketing
5 51 (2.97%) Legal
5 51 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 47 (2.74%) Manufacturing
7 46 (2.68%) Front Office
8 39 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.92%) Games
10 25 (1.46%) Automotive
11 24 (1.40%) Law
12 22 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 20 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.99%) Advertising
15 14 (0.82%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.76%) Billing
17 12 (0.70%) Back Office
18 9 (0.52%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 839 (48.86%) Developer
2 476 (27.72%) .NET Developer
3 269 (15.67%) Analyst
4 229 (13.34%) C# Developer
5 176 (10.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 165 (9.61%) SQL Developer
7 150 (8.74%) Software Developer
8 91 (5.30%) VB Developer
9 83 (4.83%) SQL Analyst
10 80 (4.66%) Support Analyst
11 78 (4.54%) VB.NET Developer
12 77 (4.48%) .NET Software Developer
13 75 (4.37%) Software Engineer
14 74 (4.31%) ASP.NET Developer
15 72 (4.19%) Senior Developer
16 63 (3.67%) Applications Support
17 61 (3.55%) C# Software Developer
18 60 (3.49%) Data Analyst
19 59 (3.44%) Tester
20 54 (3.15%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 968 (56.38%) .NET
2 453 (26.38%) ASP.NET
3 372 (21.67%) HTML
4 268 (15.61%) CSS
5 230 (13.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 195 (11.36%) XML
7 185 (10.77%) WCF
8 162 (9.44%) jQuery
9 146 (8.50%) .NET Framework
10 140 (8.15%) WinForms
11 136 (7.92%) Ajax
12 134 (7.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 134 (7.80%) HTML5
13 123 (7.16%) Web Services
14 109 (6.35%) WPF
15 107 (6.23%) ASP.NET Web API
16 94 (5.47%) AngularJS
17 73 (4.25%) CSS3
18 69 (4.02%) LINQ
19 68 (3.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 223 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 75 (4.37%) Client/Server
4 74 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (1.92%) User Experience
8 32 (1.86%) Clustering
9 31 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
10 30 (1.75%) iPad
11 25 (1.46%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.46%) Tandem
12 22 (1.28%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 19 (1.11%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.99%) Fintech
15 17 (0.99%) Replication
16 15 (0.87%) Robotics
17 12 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 11 (0.64%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 540 (31.45%) Windows
2 197 (11.47%) Linux
3 148 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 135 (7.86%) Unix
5 95 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (4.83%) Android
7 82 (4.78%) Windows 7
8 73 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 65 (3.79%) Windows 10
10 52 (3.03%) Apple iOS
11 42 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (2.27%) Solaris
13 22 (1.28%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (0.58%) VxWorks
16 10 (0.58%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.47%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.41%) AIX
18 7 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (18.05%) MVC
3 215 (12.52%) Business Intelligence
4 196 (11.42%) Software Engineering
5 173 (10.08%) Scrum
6 169 (9.84%) SDLC
7 166 (9.67%) Test Automation
8 156 (9.09%) TDD
9 139 (8.10%) Web Application Development
10 129 (7.51%) ITIL
11 124 (7.22%) OO
12 105 (6.12%) DevOps
13 98 (5.71%) Mathematics
14 96 (5.59%) Web Development
15 87 (5.07%) Unit Testing
16 82 (4.78%) BDD
17 81 (4.72%) E-Commerce
18 79 (4.60%) Analytics
18 79 (4.60%) Continuous Integration
19 78 (4.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 955 (55.62%) SQL
2 927 (53.99%) C#
3 424 (24.69%) VB.NET
4 376 (21.90%) JavaScript
5 305 (17.76%) Java
6 257 (14.97%) VB6
7 243 (14.15%) T-SQL
8 234 (13.63%) C++
9 213 (12.41%) VBScript
10 209 (12.17%) PowerShell
11 178 (10.37%) VBA
12 150 (8.74%) C
13 139 (8.10%) Python
14 107 (6.23%) Perl
15 95 (5.53%) PL/SQL
16 84 (4.89%) PHP
17 81 (4.72%) Ruby
18 36 (2.10%) Shell Script
19 29 (1.69%) MATLAB
20 26 (1.51%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 357 (20.79%) Degree
2 75 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (2.97%) SC Cleared
5 40 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 35 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 31 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (1.81%) ISEB
8 24 (1.40%) MCSE
9 19 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.93%) Master's Degree
11 16 (0.93%) MCP
12 15 (0.87%) MCSA
13 14 (0.82%) CCNA
13 14 (0.82%) CREST Certified
14 12 (0.70%) ACCA
15 11 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
15 11 (0.64%) PMI Certification
16 10 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.12%) QA
2 56 (3.26%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.86%) SLA
4 7 (0.41%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.41%) PMO
4 7 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) MiFID
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.058%) COBIT
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.058%) FISMA
7 1 (0.058%) GDPR
7 1 (0.058%) NIST 800
System Software
1 148 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (2.04%) Firmware
4 26 (1.51%) vSphere
5 25 (1.46%) Hyper-V
6 18 (1.05%) XenApp
7 16 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.58%) Docker
10 8 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.23%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.23%) XenServer
13 3 (0.17%) Snort
13 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.17%) Xen
14 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (3.49%) SCCM
2 34 (1.98%) Puppet
3 30 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (1.69%) SCOM
5 22 (1.28%) PowerBroker
6 20 (1.16%) Ansible
6 20 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (0.82%) Opsview
9 12 (0.70%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 10 (0.58%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.52%) EnCase
12 9 (0.52%) Kubernetes
12 9 (0.52%) ZENworks
13 7 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.41%) vMotion
13 7 (0.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 567 (33.02%) Microsoft
2 233 (13.57%) Oracle
3 87 (5.07%) VMware
4 84 (4.89%) HP
5 56 (3.26%) Citrix
6 45 (2.62%) SAP
7 33 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 30 (1.75%) Tableau
9 29 (1.69%) IBM
10 28 (1.63%) Cisco
11 23 (1.34%) Splunk
12 21 (1.22%) Symantec
13 20 (1.16%) Dell
14 19 (1.11%) Xamarin
15 18 (1.05%) Lotus
15 18 (1.05%) Sybase
16 17 (0.99%) Google
16 17 (0.99%) iManage
16 17 (0.99%) Siebel
17 16 (0.93%) Cognos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £45K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 85k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wellington, Somerset
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Congleton, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Clayton Group
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Great Career Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + holidays
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Revolution Technology
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £38000 - £47000 per annum + outstanding benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum plus training, bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday