Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 441 362 310
Rank change year-on-year -79 -52 -50
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,072 1,579 1,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.88% 1.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.23% 1.59% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 906 1,284 1,693
UK median annual salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,750 £29,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £60,950
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 87,332 99,083 97,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.90% 55.30% 53.15%
Number of salaries quoted 72,340 81,960 84,170
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -70 1,009 £45,000 - 209
UK excluding London -57 660 £40,000 - 183
London -57 382 £52,500 - 41
North of England -30 158 £40,000 - 44
South East -56 158 £42,500 - 32
Midlands -23 117 £38,500 -3.75% 39
South West +14 107 £37,500 - 25
North West -9 78 £37,500 -11.76% 22
East of England -7 73 £42,500 - 28
Yorkshire -2 72 £40,000 - 18
East Midlands +7 59 £38,500 -3.75% 17
West Midlands -3 58 £38,132 -4.67% 22
Scotland -12 32 £37,500 -1.32% 5
Wales 0 13 £42,500 +21.43% 10
North East -4 8 £47,500 +46.15% 4
Northern Ireland -9 2 £32,000 -20.00%

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 640 (59.70%) C#
2 611 (57.00%) SQL
3 577 (53.82%) .NET
4 501 (46.74%) SQL Server
5 319 (29.76%) Microsoft
6 293 (27.33%) Windows
7 261 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
8 232 (21.64%) VB.NET
9 220 (20.52%) ASP.NET
10 212 (19.78%) JavaScript
11 211 (19.68%) Finance
12 209 (19.50%) HTML
13 206 (19.22%) Java
14 192 (17.91%) Degree
15 184 (17.16%) Visual Studio
16 183 (17.07%) C++
17 177 (16.51%) VB6
18 175 (16.32%) T-SQL
19 172 (16.04%) Microsoft Excel
20 171 (15.95%) Oracle
21 162 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
22 149 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 146 (13.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 145 (13.53%) VBA
25 140 (13.06%) SDLC
26 139 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
26 139 (12.97%) PowerShell
27 134 (12.50%) CSS
27 134 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
28 125 (11.66%) Python

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 86 (8.02%) SharePoint
2 56 (5.22%) IIS
3 35 (3.26%) Apache
4 30 (2.80%) CMS
4 30 (2.80%) SAS
5 24 (2.24%) Confluence
6 16 (1.49%) nginx
7 11 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 10 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.65%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
10 6 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.37%) Plone
12 4 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.37%) Zope
Applications
1 172 (16.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.65%) SPSS
5 4 (0.37%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.37%) EngageOne
5 4 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.28%) Doxygen
6 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.19%) LibreOffice
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.093%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.093%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.093%) Revit
8 1 (0.093%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 34 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.56%) Eagle PACE
4 6 (0.56%) Front Arena
4 6 (0.56%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
4 6 (0.56%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.56%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.37%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (0.37%) PlanetPress Connect
6 3 (0.28%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.19%) Minerva
7 2 (0.19%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.19%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 113 (10.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (3.45%) Office 365
4 17 (1.59%) SaaS
5 9 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.84%) IaaS
6 8 (0.75%) GitHub
6 8 (0.75%) Mimecast
7 6 (0.56%) G Suite
8 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.47%) PaaS
9 4 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.19%) OpenDNS
10 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.093%) Apigee
11 1 (0.093%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.093%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.093%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.093%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.54%) Firewall
2 36 (3.36%) LAN
3 28 (2.61%) WAN
4 26 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 22 (2.05%) SAN
6 19 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (1.68%) Network Security
7 18 (1.68%) VPN
8 15 (1.40%) Bluetooth
8 15 (1.40%) GSM
8 15 (1.40%) Internet
9 13 (1.21%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.12%) DNS
10 12 (1.12%) VoIP
11 11 (1.03%) HTTP
12 10 (0.93%) VLAN
13 9 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (0.84%) Skype
13 9 (0.84%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 501 (46.74%) SQL Server
2 149 (13.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 146 (13.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 81 (7.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 75 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 71 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
7 60 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 54 (5.04%) MySQL
9 46 (4.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 39 (3.64%) Power BI
11 38 (3.54%) NoSQL
12 37 (3.45%) Big Data
13 31 (2.89%) MS Access
14 29 (2.71%) QlikView
15 27 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
15 27 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 24 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
17 23 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
17 23 (2.15%) Oracle Database
18 21 (1.96%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 184 (17.16%) Visual Studio
2 76 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 36 (3.36%) Jenkins
5 34 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 31 (2.89%) JIRA
7 21 (1.96%) Selenium
8 20 (1.87%) NUnit
9 16 (1.49%) MSTest
9 16 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 16 (1.49%) WatiN
10 15 (1.40%) LabVIEW
10 15 (1.40%) MSI
11 14 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.12%) AdminStudio
12 12 (1.12%) Subversion
13 11 (1.03%) Maven
13 11 (1.03%) Metasploit
13 11 (1.03%) SoapUI
13 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 211 (19.68%) Finance
2 72 (6.72%) Banking
3 59 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 57 (5.32%) Marketing
5 49 (4.57%) Electronics
6 35 (3.26%) Retail
7 32 (2.99%) Law
8 26 (2.43%) Legal
9 22 (2.05%) Billing
9 22 (2.05%) Telecoms
10 20 (1.87%) Back Office
11 17 (1.59%) Front Office
12 16 (1.49%) Games
13 14 (1.31%) Investment Banking
14 10 (0.93%) Aerospace
15 8 (0.75%) Automotive
15 8 (0.75%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.65%) Advertising
17 5 (0.47%) International Banking
18 3 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 540 (50.37%) Developer
2 212 (19.78%) .NET Developer
3 182 (16.98%) C# Developer
4 169 (15.76%) Analyst
5 136 (12.69%) SQL Developer
6 113 (10.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 99 (9.24%) Software Developer
8 58 (5.41%) VB Developer
9 52 (4.85%) Senior Developer
10 50 (4.66%) VB.NET Developer
11 48 (4.48%) SQL Server Developer
12 41 (3.82%) Software Engineer
13 40 (3.73%) Applications Support
14 38 (3.54%) Support Analyst
15 37 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
16 34 (3.17%) Junior
16 34 (3.17%) Support Engineer
17 32 (2.99%) ASP.NET Developer
18 30 (2.80%) Test Analyst
19 29 (2.71%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 577 (53.82%) .NET
2 220 (20.52%) ASP.NET
3 209 (19.50%) HTML
4 134 (12.50%) CSS
5 117 (10.91%) XML
6 111 (10.35%) .NET Framework
7 93 (8.68%) Web Services
8 90 (8.40%) WCF
9 85 (7.93%) AngularJS
10 75 (7.00%) jQuery
11 58 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
11 58 (5.41%) WPF
12 52 (4.85%) WinForms
13 46 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 44 (4.10%) JSON
15 37 (3.45%) Entity Framework
15 37 (3.45%) Middleware
16 34 (3.17%) HTML5
17 33 (3.08%) SOAP
18 32 (2.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 139 (12.97%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 20 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.87%) EPoS
5 20 (1.87%) Fintech
6 18 (1.68%) Data Structures
6 18 (1.68%) User Experience
7 16 (1.49%) Algorithms
8 14 (1.31%) Clustering
8 14 (1.31%) Marketing Technology
8 14 (1.31%) Mobile App
9 12 (1.12%) Equities
9 12 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.12%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.03%) Hedge funds
11 10 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.93%) Market Risk
11 10 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 293 (27.33%) Windows
2 125 (11.66%) Linux
3 86 (8.02%) Windows Server
4 70 (6.53%) Windows 7
5 64 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (5.60%) Unix
7 52 (4.85%) Windows 10
8 48 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (2.89%) Apple iOS
10 28 (2.61%) Windows XP
11 26 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (2.33%) Android
13 20 (1.87%) CentOS
14 16 (1.49%) Solaris
14 16 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (1.40%) Windows 2000
16 14 (1.31%) AIX
17 12 (1.12%) Windows NT
18 11 (1.03%) HPUX
18 11 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
2 162 (15.11%) Problem-Solving
3 140 (13.06%) SDLC
4 134 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 124 (11.57%) MVC
6 107 (9.98%) Software Engineering
7 85 (7.93%) OO
8 82 (7.65%) ITIL
8 82 (7.65%) Migration
9 75 (7.00%) Test Automation
10 73 (6.81%) ETL
11 71 (6.62%) Computer Science
12 66 (6.16%) SOLID
12 66 (6.16%) Web Development
13 65 (6.06%) CRM
14 64 (5.97%) TDD
15 62 (5.78%) Analytics
16 60 (5.60%) Project Management
17 54 (5.04%) Data Analysis
18 53 (4.94%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 640 (59.70%) C#
2 611 (57.00%) SQL
3 232 (21.64%) VB.NET
4 212 (19.78%) JavaScript
5 206 (19.22%) Java
6 183 (17.07%) C++
7 177 (16.51%) VB6
8 175 (16.32%) T-SQL
9 145 (13.53%) VBA
10 139 (12.97%) PowerShell
11 125 (11.66%) Python
12 117 (10.91%) C
13 99 (9.24%) VBScript
14 77 (7.18%) PHP
15 69 (6.44%) PL/SQL
16 45 (4.20%) Perl
17 38 (3.54%) Bash Shell
18 22 (2.05%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.77%) R
19 19 (1.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 192 (17.91%) Degree
2 42 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (3.36%) ISTQB
4 32 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (2.61%) Security Cleared
6 26 (2.43%) ISEB
7 21 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.87%) SANS
9 14 (1.31%) MCSE
9 14 (1.31%) Numerate Degree
10 12 (1.12%) HNC
11 11 (1.03%) CISSP
12 9 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.84%) PhD
12 9 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.75%) CEH
13 8 (0.75%) CISM
13 8 (0.75%) GSEC
14 6 (0.56%) MCDBA
14 6 (0.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.72%) QA
2 37 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.61%) SLA
4 16 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.84%) PMO
6 8 (0.75%) GDPR
7 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.47%) HL7
9 3 (0.28%) DICOM
10 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 70 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 47 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.96%) Firmware
5 18 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 10 (0.93%) vSphere
8 9 (0.84%) Snort
9 8 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.65%) NFS
10 7 (0.65%) vCloud
10 7 (0.65%) XenApp
11 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.37%) XenServer
14 2 (0.19%) ACF2
14 2 (0.19%) RACF
14 2 (0.19%) Squid
14 2 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 44 (4.10%) SCCM
2 20 (1.87%) HP ALM
3 19 (1.77%) WSUS
4 16 (1.49%) Ansible
4 16 (1.49%) Puppet
4 16 (1.49%) Terraform
5 15 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.31%) Kubernetes
7 13 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.03%) Nessus
10 9 (0.84%) EnCase
10 9 (0.84%) FTK
10 9 (0.84%) Nexpose
10 9 (0.84%) QRadar
10 9 (0.84%) SCOM
10 9 (0.84%) Suricata
11 8 (0.75%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.75%) WMI
12 7 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 319 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 171 (15.95%) Oracle
3 52 (4.85%) VMware
4 40 (3.73%) Citrix
5 37 (3.45%) Cisco
6 36 (3.36%) HP
7 34 (3.17%) Google
8 33 (3.08%) Tableau
9 27 (2.52%) CheckPoint
10 25 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 24 (2.24%) Xamarin
12 22 (2.05%) IBM
12 22 (2.05%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.05%) SAP
12 22 (2.05%) Symantec
13 17 (1.59%) Cognos
14 16 (1.49%) Informatica
15 15 (1.40%) NETGEAR
16 14 (1.31%) McAfee
17 13 (1.21%) Autodesk