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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 270 215
Rank change year-on-year -17 -55  
Permanent jobs citing VB 929 1216 1644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.16% 1.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.99% 2.26% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 761 1092 1391
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

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 46725 53772 54153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.71% 51.50% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39759 46364 46060
Median salary £47,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 869 £40,000 - 114
London -6 249 £47,500 -5.00% 25
South East -27 172 £37,500 -11.76% 24
North West -8 99 £37,500 +7.14% 15
West Midlands +58 98 £40,000 +14.28% 11
Yorkshire +18 73 £36,000 +2.85% 14
East Midlands -2 59 £42,500 +9.67% 9
Surrey +69 58 £42,500 +1.19% 3
West Yorkshire +10 57 £36,000 +2.85% 9
East of England +7 55 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Manchester +2 53 £36,000 -10.00% 5
South West -33 52 £39,000 +11.42% 8
Leeds +20 44 £37,500 +7.14% 5
City of London +15 38 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Staffordshire +28 33 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Hertfordshire +8 33 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Scotland +36 30 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Kent +17 30 £35,000 -26.31% 3
Hampshire +9 29 £37,500 -21.05% 4
Northampton +31 28 £42,500 - 1
Northamptonshire +21 28 £42,500 - 2
Birmingham +31 23 £40,000 +14.28% 3
Merseyside +3 23 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Oldham - 20 £21,500 - 1
Berkshire +6 19 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Nottingham +4 18 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 18 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Liverpool +18 17 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Cheshire -16 17 £35,000 -17.64% 4
Hemel Hempstead +15 16 £37,500 +7.14% 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 1135 (64.23%) .NET
2 1004 (56.82%) C#
3 900 (50.93%) SQL
4 878 (49.69%) SQL Server
5 601 (34.01%) Microsoft
6 573 (32.43%) ASP.NET
7 539 (30.50%) VB.NET
8 530 (29.99%) Windows
9 511 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
10 410 (23.20%) HTML
11 380 (21.51%) Finance
12 372 (21.05%) MVC
13 363 (20.54%) JavaScript
14 308 (17.43%) Degree
15 300 (16.98%) MS Excel
16 267 (15.11%) CSS
17 259 (14.66%) Java
18 258 (14.60%) VB6
19 256 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
20 239 (13.53%) TDD
21 233 (13.19%) .NET Framework
22 224 (12.68%) C++
23 217 (12.28%) PowerShell
24 216 (12.22%) XML
25 214 (12.11%) Scrum
26 195 (11.04%) Oracle
26 195 (11.04%) Visual Studio
27 191 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
28 186 (10.53%) T-SQL
29 185 (10.47%) Active Directory

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
1 112 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 105 (5.94%) IIS
3 98 (5.55%) MS Exchange
4 53 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 45 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 34 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 28 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 26 (1.47%) Skype for Business
10 22 (1.25%) CMS
11 20 (1.13%) SAS
12 18 (1.02%) Apache
13 11 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.57%) IBM Notes
14 10 (0.57%) JBoss
14 10 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
15 9 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
17 6 (0.34%) FormScape
Applications
1 300 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 129 (7.30%) MS Office
3 24 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.62%) MS Project
6 7 (0.40%) SOLIDWORKS
7 6 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.23%) Simulink
8 4 (0.23%) SPSS
9 3 (0.17%) CATIA
10 2 (0.11%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.057%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.057%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.057%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.51%) Sage X3
5 8 (0.45%) Relativity
6 7 (0.40%) Sage 200
6 7 (0.40%) Temenos T24
7 6 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.23%) Summit
9 3 (0.17%) ENOVIA
9 3 (0.17%) Infor CRM
9 3 (0.17%) Primavera
9 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.17%) Siebel Analytics
9 3 (0.17%) Sprinklr
10 2 (0.11%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.11%) Concordance
10 2 (0.11%) Ringtail
11 1 (0.057%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (3.06%) Office 365
3 28 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.85%) SaaS
5 5 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
5 5 (0.28%) G Suite
6 4 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.23%) Google Play
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.057%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.057%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.057%) Trello
8 1 (0.057%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (3.74%) Internet
2 63 (3.57%) DNS
3 52 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 48 (2.72%) DHCP
5 42 (2.38%) Firewall
6 23 (1.30%) SAN
7 22 (1.25%) Intranet
8 20 (1.13%) iSCSI
8 20 (1.13%) WAN
9 19 (1.08%) VPN
10 17 (0.96%) NetScaler
11 16 (0.91%) Skype
12 15 (0.85%) Broadband
12 15 (0.85%) LAN
13 11 (0.62%) VoIP
14 10 (0.57%) Extranet
15 8 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
15 8 (0.45%) HTTP
15 8 (0.45%) NAS
16 7 (0.40%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 878 (49.69%) SQL Server
2 191 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
3 129 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 128 (7.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 98 (5.55%) MySQL
6 82 (4.64%) MS Access
7 74 (4.19%) NoSQL
8 71 (4.02%) Relational Database
9 65 (3.68%) Crystal Reports
10 64 (3.62%) Data Warehouse
11 52 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 46 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 44 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
14 42 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 41 (2.32%) Oracle Database
16 37 (2.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 35 (1.98%) RDBMS
18 26 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
18 26 (1.47%) QlikView
19 24 (1.36%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 195 (11.04%) Visual Studio
2 100 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 96 (5.43%) Subversion
4 86 (4.87%) NUnit
5 68 (3.85%) Rhino Mocks
6 56 (3.17%) Git (software)
7 48 (2.72%) MSTest
8 44 (2.49%) Moq
9 37 (2.09%) JIRA
10 31 (1.75%) HP UFT
11 26 (1.47%) Selenium
12 17 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 16 (0.91%) CruiseControl
13 16 (0.91%) TestComplete
14 15 (0.85%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 11 (0.62%) Eclipse
16 11 (0.62%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.62%) JUnit
16 11 (0.62%) TestNG
General
1 380 (21.51%) Finance
2 54 (3.06%) Marketing
3 47 (2.66%) Banking
4 46 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 43 (2.43%) Electronics
5 43 (2.43%) Retail
6 35 (1.98%) Games
7 29 (1.64%) Advertising
7 29 (1.64%) Front Office
8 27 (1.53%) Legal
9 26 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.74%) Back Office
12 13 (0.74%) German Language
12 13 (0.74%) Law
13 11 (0.62%) Music Industry
13 11 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.57%) Automotive
14 10 (0.57%) French Language
Job Titles
1 908 (51.39%) Developer
2 566 (32.03%) .NET Developer
3 254 (14.37%) Analyst
4 252 (14.26%) C# Developer
5 210 (11.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 146 (8.26%) Software Developer
7 136 (7.70%) VB Developer
8 130 (7.36%) SQL Developer
9 98 (5.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 91 (5.15%) Support Analyst
11 88 (4.98%) Senior Developer
12 80 (4.53%) Applications Support
13 73 (4.13%) Applications Developer
14 71 (4.02%) VB.NET Developer
15 63 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
16 62 (3.51%) SQL Analyst
17 61 (3.45%) C# Software Developer
18 60 (3.40%) Agile .NET Developer
18 60 (3.40%) Agile Developer
19 54 (3.06%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1135 (64.23%) .NET
2 573 (32.43%) ASP.NET
3 410 (23.20%) HTML
4 267 (15.11%) CSS
5 256 (14.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 233 (13.19%) .NET Framework
7 216 (12.22%) XML
8 178 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 173 (9.79%) WCF
10 166 (9.39%) Ajax
11 160 (9.05%) ASP.NET Web API
12 156 (8.83%) jQuery
13 145 (8.21%) WPF
14 140 (7.92%) WinForms
15 133 (7.53%) AngularJS
16 128 (7.24%) Web Services
17 124 (7.02%) HTML5
18 118 (6.68%) RESTful
19 96 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 74 (4.19%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 183 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (9.85%) Computer Science
3 82 (4.64%) Client/Server
4 74 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.00%) Tandem
6 41 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 28 (1.58%) Algorithms
9 25 (1.41%) Clustering
9 25 (1.41%) iPad
10 24 (1.36%) PKI
10 24 (1.36%) User Experience
11 21 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 18 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (1.02%) N-Tier
13 17 (0.96%) Fintech
14 12 (0.68%) Blackberry
14 12 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
14 12 (0.68%) HP StoreVirtual
14 12 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 530 (29.99%) Windows
2 177 (10.02%) Linux
3 173 (9.79%) Windows Server
4 149 (8.43%) Unix
5 114 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 94 (5.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (3.96%) Windows 7
8 57 (3.23%) Windows 10
9 48 (2.72%) Android
10 47 (2.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (2.15%) Apple iOS
12 29 (1.64%) Solaris
13 28 (1.58%) Windows 8
14 20 (1.13%) Windows XP
15 16 (0.91%) Embedded Linux
15 16 (0.91%) Windows Vista
16 12 (0.68%) Windows NT
17 11 (0.62%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.57%) VMS
18 10 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 372 (21.05%) MVC
3 239 (13.53%) TDD
4 214 (12.11%) Scrum
5 176 (9.96%) Web Application Development
6 172 (9.73%) Software Engineering
7 157 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (8.55%) SDLC
9 135 (7.64%) ITIL
10 121 (6.85%) OO
11 119 (6.73%) BDD
12 97 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
13 88 (4.98%) Web Development
14 82 (4.64%) E-Commerce
14 82 (4.64%) Project Management
15 81 (4.58%) Mathematics
16 76 (4.30%) Migration
16 76 (4.30%) OOP
17 74 (4.19%) Unit Testing
18 71 (4.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1004 (56.82%) C#
2 900 (50.93%) SQL
3 539 (30.50%) VB.NET
4 363 (20.54%) JavaScript
5 259 (14.66%) Java
6 258 (14.60%) VB6
7 224 (12.68%) C++
8 217 (12.28%) PowerShell
9 186 (10.53%) T-SQL
10 178 (10.07%) VBScript
11 160 (9.05%) VBA
12 116 (6.56%) C
13 99 (5.60%) Python
14 88 (4.98%) PHP
15 64 (3.62%) Perl
16 62 (3.51%) Ruby
17 48 (2.72%) PL/SQL
18 26 (1.47%) ABAP
18 26 (1.47%) Embedded C
19 24 (1.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 308 (17.43%) Degree
2 90 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 57 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.47%) MCSE
6 24 (1.36%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (1.02%) ISEB
8 18 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (0.85%) CCNA
9 15 (0.85%) ISTQB
9 15 (0.85%) PMI Certification
10 13 (0.74%) PhD
11 11 (0.62%) MCITP
11 11 (0.62%) MCSA
11 11 (0.62%) PMP
12 10 (0.57%) CREST Certified
12 10 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.45%) MCTS
13 8 (0.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (5.04%) QA
2 34 (1.92%) SLA
3 26 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 13 (0.74%) PMO
5 10 (0.57%) HL7
6 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.40%) MiFID
7 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.057%) FATCA
9 1 (0.057%) FISMA
9 1 (0.057%) GAMP
9 1 (0.057%) GDPR
System Software
1 185 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 82 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.66%) vSphere
4 45 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.26%) XenApp
6 27 (1.53%) XenDesktop
7 23 (1.30%) Firmware
8 19 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
9 15 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 13 (0.74%) ISA Server
10 13 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.51%) UAG
11 9 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.45%) Docker
12 8 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.45%) NFS
12 8 (0.45%) vCloud
12 8 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.23%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 74 (4.19%) SCCM
2 34 (1.92%) SCOM
3 23 (1.30%) vMotion
4 18 (1.02%) WSUS
5 16 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 10 (0.57%) Control-M
8 10 (0.57%) Opsview
9 9 (0.51%) EnCase
9 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.51%) Nagios
9 9 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (0.51%) Puppet
10 8 (0.45%) WMI
11 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.34%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 601 (34.01%) Microsoft
2 195 (11.04%) Oracle
3 126 (7.13%) VMware
4 86 (4.87%) Citrix
5 70 (3.96%) HP
6 59 (3.34%) Cisco
7 57 (3.23%) SAP
8 30 (1.70%) IBM
9 26 (1.47%) Tableau
10 25 (1.41%) NetApp
11 24 (1.36%) Red Hat
12 21 (1.19%) Google
13 20 (1.13%) Dell
14 17 (0.96%) Sage
14 17 (0.96%) SolarWinds
15 14 (0.79%) Redback
15 14 (0.79%) Symantec
16 13 (0.74%) Cognizant
16 13 (0.74%) Cognos
16 13 (0.74%) Xamarin
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + OT
Posted: 7 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000 + Healthcare + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £75,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leidos
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesex
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Servelec Group Plc
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £competitive, call for details
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Agentis Solution
Salary: £30k - 40k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum BUPA, 26 days holiday, PHI, Generous
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago