Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 464 447
Rank change year-on-year -25 -17 -74
Permanent jobs citing VB 303 749 1,016
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.81% 1.10% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 266 659 893
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,225 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
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 37,192 68,240 83,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.08% 54.12% 54.91%
Number of salaries quoted 31,374 56,808 69,729
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 2021.

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 22 January 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 -31 274 £42,500 -5.56% 76
UK excluding London +15 206 £40,000 - 63
London +27 84 £60,000 +4.35% 16
South East +62 67 £42,500 -5.56% 22
Work from Home -22 64 £42,500 - 10
South West +77 39 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Midlands +72 38 £42,000 -1.18% 10
North of England -15 31 £50,000 +25.00% 12
West Midlands +48 20 £40,000 -5.88% 4
East Midlands +62 18 £42,000 +9.09% 6
Scotland +43 16 £42,500 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +18 16 £52,500 +64.06% 3
East of England +85 14 £42,500 -10.53% 10
North West 0 14 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Wales +38 2 £37,500 -14.29%
North East +24 1 £30,250 -24.38% 1

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 212 (69.97%) C#
2 176 (58.09%) .NET
3 173 (57.10%) SQL
4 139 (45.87%) SQL Server
5 109 (35.97%) Microsoft
6 84 (27.72%) Windows
7 79 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (20.79%) Finance
8 63 (20.79%) JavaScript
9 62 (20.46%) Azure
10 61 (20.13%) Software Engineering
10 61 (20.13%) C++
11 58 (19.14%) Java
12 52 (17.16%) PowerShell
13 51 (16.83%) VB.NET
14 50 (16.50%) HTML
14 50 (16.50%) .NET Framework
15 47 (15.51%) Web Services
16 46 (15.18%) CSS
16 46 (15.18%) Computer Science
17 44 (14.52%) OO
17 44 (14.52%) VB6
18 43 (14.19%) Microsoft Excel
19 41 (13.53%) WinForms
20 40 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
21 39 (12.87%) Degree
22 38 (12.54%) Self-Motivation
23 37 (12.21%) .NET Core
24 35 (11.55%) Workflow
24 35 (11.55%) T-SQL

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 25 (8.25%) IIS
2 16 (5.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.97%) SAS
4 8 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.64%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.65%) CMS
6 4 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.99%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.99%) WordPress
8 2 (0.66%) Moodle
8 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.33%) OnBase
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 43 (14.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.99%) Adobe XD
4 3 (0.99%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.33%) Mathcad
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Simulink
5 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (6.27%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (2.97%) Summit
4 7 (2.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (1.32%) Bond Adapt
5 4 (1.32%) MoSes
5 4 (1.32%) SAP Business One
5 4 (1.32%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.66%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.66%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.66%) SAP PP-PI
Cloud Services
1 62 (20.46%) Azure
2 33 (10.89%) Office 365
3 29 (9.57%) Dynamics 365
4 20 (6.60%) Power Platform
5 14 (4.62%) AWS
6 11 (3.63%) Power Automate
7 7 (2.31%) npm
8 6 (1.98%) NuGet
9 5 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.65%) Serverless
10 4 (1.32%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.32%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.66%) GCP
12 2 (0.66%) Veeva
13 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.33%) Logic Apps
13 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.62%) DHCP
1 14 (4.62%) DNS
1 14 (4.62%) SAN
2 10 (3.30%) VPN
3 8 (2.64%) Firewall
4 7 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (1.98%) SSL
5 6 (1.98%) VoIP
6 5 (1.65%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.32%) Internet
7 4 (1.32%) LAN
8 3 (0.99%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (0.99%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.99%) Network Security
8 3 (0.99%) Skype
8 3 (0.99%) WebEx
8 3 (0.99%) WLAN
9 2 (0.66%) Intranet
9 2 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (45.87%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (7.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (6.93%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (6.60%) MySQL
6 19 (6.27%) Relational Database
7 18 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (5.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.96%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.63%) MS Access
11 9 (2.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (2.31%) QlikView
13 6 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (1.98%) Power BI
13 6 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (1.32%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.99%) ActiveReports
15 3 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 18 (5.94%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (3.63%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (3.30%) Subversion
6 9 (2.97%) Bitbucket
6 9 (2.97%) JIRA
7 7 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 6 (1.98%) Mercurial
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.32%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.99%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.99%) GitLab
10 3 (0.99%) ProC
11 2 (0.66%) Postman
11 2 (0.66%) Selenium
12 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.33%) Hudson
12 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 63 (20.79%) Finance
2 16 (5.28%) Games
3 14 (4.62%) Banking
4 13 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.65%) Front Office
7 5 (1.65%) Military
8 4 (1.32%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.32%) Back Office
8 4 (1.32%) Electronics
8 4 (1.32%) Legal
9 3 (0.99%) Law
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.66%) Police
Job Titles
1 163 (53.80%) Developer
2 74 (24.42%) Software Developer
3 49 (16.17%) Analyst
4 40 (13.20%) C# Developer
5 33 (10.89%) Software Engineer
6 32 (10.56%) .NET Developer
7 25 (8.25%) C# Software Developer
8 22 (7.26%) SQL Developer
9 21 (6.93%) C# Software Engineer
10 20 (6.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 19 (6.27%) CRM Developer
11 19 (6.27%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 18 (5.94%) Support Analyst
13 16 (5.28%) .NET Software Developer
13 16 (5.28%) Programmer
14 15 (4.95%) Applications Support
15 14 (4.62%) Applications Support Analyst
15 14 (4.62%) VB.NET Developer
16 13 (4.29%) Microsoft Engineer
17 11 (3.63%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (58.09%) .NET
2 50 (16.50%) .NET Framework
2 50 (16.50%) HTML
3 47 (15.51%) Web Services
4 46 (15.18%) CSS
5 41 (13.53%) WinForms
6 37 (12.21%) .NET Core
7 32 (10.56%) Entity Framework
8 31 (10.23%) ASP.NET
9 17 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 16 (5.28%) jQuery
11 13 (4.29%) XML
12 10 (3.30%) HTML5
12 10 (3.30%) WPF
13 9 (2.97%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.97%) React
13 9 (2.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (2.64%) CSS3
14 8 (2.64%) JSON
15 7 (2.31%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.54%) Self-Motivation
2 33 (10.89%) Algorithms
2 33 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (9.24%) Data Structures
3 28 (9.24%) LIMS
4 14 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (3.63%) PlayStation
6 9 (2.97%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.32%) Photography
8 3 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.99%) PKI
8 3 (0.99%) Reinsurance
8 3 (0.99%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.66%) CMDB
9 2 (0.66%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.66%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (27.72%) Windows
2 33 (10.89%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.93%) Windows 10
4 11 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.98%) Android
5 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.98%) Linux
5 6 (1.98%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (0.99%) Unix
8 2 (0.66%) CentOS
8 2 (0.66%) Fedora
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
9 1 (0.33%) VMS
9 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (26.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (20.13%) Software Engineering
3 46 (15.18%) Computer Science
4 44 (14.52%) OO
5 40 (13.20%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (11.55%) Workflow
7 33 (10.89%) MVC
8 32 (10.56%) Change Control
9 30 (9.90%) DevOps
9 30 (9.90%) TDD
10 29 (9.57%) CRM
11 28 (9.24%) Continuous Improvement
11 28 (9.24%) Information Management
12 25 (8.25%) ERP
13 24 (7.92%) OOD
14 21 (6.93%) Analytics
14 21 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (6.27%) Web Development
16 18 (5.94%) SDLC
17 17 (5.61%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 212 (69.97%) C#
2 173 (57.10%) SQL
3 63 (20.79%) JavaScript
4 61 (20.13%) C++
5 58 (19.14%) Java
6 52 (17.16%) PowerShell
7 51 (16.83%) VB.NET
8 44 (14.52%) VB6
9 35 (11.55%) T-SQL
10 33 (10.89%) Python
11 20 (6.60%) VBA
12 15 (4.95%) PHP
13 14 (4.62%) C
14 13 (4.29%) VBScript
15 10 (3.30%) Perl
16 8 (2.64%) TypeScript
17 6 (1.98%) MATLAB
18 5 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 5 (1.65%) R
19 4 (1.32%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 39 (12.87%) Degree
2 14 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (2.97%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 4 (1.32%) ISEB
5 4 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) CCA
7 2 (0.66%) CISSP
7 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.66%) MCSA
7 2 (0.66%) MCSE
7 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
8 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.95%) QA
2 6 (1.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (1.98%) Good Clinical Practice
3 5 (1.65%) CDISC
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (7.59%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.61%) Docker
4 11 (3.63%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.97%) vSphere
6 7 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.98%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.65%) XenApp
9 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.99%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.33%) Firmware
11 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (7.26%) SCCM
2 13 (4.29%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.98%) Ansible
4 4 (1.32%) SCOM
5 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (0.66%) WSUS
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Puppet
7 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 109 (35.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.93%) VMware
3 15 (4.95%) Citrix
4 14 (4.62%) Oracle
5 9 (2.97%) Sybase
6 8 (2.64%) Dell
7 6 (1.98%) DevExpress
7 6 (1.98%) IBM
7 6 (1.98%) SAP
7 6 (1.98%) SonicWALL
7 6 (1.98%) Sun
7 6 (1.98%) Xamarin
8 5 (1.65%) Aareon
9 4 (1.32%) Cisco
9 4 (1.32%) Lotus
9 4 (1.32%) Talend
10 3 (0.99%) Adobe
10 3 (0.99%) Apple
10 3 (0.99%) Avaya
10 3 (0.99%) Sage