Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 351 302 260
Rank change year-on-year -49 -42 -48
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,511 1,762 2,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.02% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.54% 1.90% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,256 1,511 2,489
UK median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £26,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%

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 97,823 92,957 109,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.72% 53.60% 52.13%
Number of salaries quoted 82,197 79,594 94,531
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,875 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 15 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 19 February 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 -47 1,406 £44,000 +3.53% 242
UK excluding London -44 954 £40,000 - 197
London +8 524 £50,000 - 60
South East -16 299 £41,750 -0.60% 47
North of England -45 231 £42,000 +12.00% 65
Midlands -64 153 £38,750 +3.33% 29
North West -61 111 £45,000 +12.50% 30
East of England -27 104 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Yorkshire +1 98 £40,000 +6.67% 26
South West -22 96 £37,000 -7.50% 24
East Midlands -36 81 £37,500 -6.25% 11
West Midlands -50 72 £40,000 +6.67% 18
Scotland -28 52 £40,000 - 8
Wales +22 33 £35,000 +6.06% 7
North East -6 22 £29,000 -38.95% 9

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 905 (59.89%) .NET
2 902 (59.70%) C#
3 845 (55.92%) SQL
4 808 (53.47%) SQL Server
5 492 (32.56%) Microsoft
6 491 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
7 477 (31.57%) VB.NET
8 444 (29.38%) ASP.NET
9 426 (28.19%) Windows
10 382 (25.28%) Finance
11 353 (23.36%) JavaScript
12 329 (21.77%) HTML
13 297 (19.66%) T-SQL
14 293 (19.39%) MVC
15 259 (17.14%) CSS
16 246 (16.28%) VB6
17 241 (15.95%) Degree
18 228 (15.09%) WCF
19 226 (14.96%) Oracle
20 213 (14.10%) TDD
21 202 (13.37%) Scrum
22 201 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
23 195 (12.91%) Microsoft Excel
24 188 (12.44%) Java
25 184 (12.18%) Web Services
26 182 (12.05%) .NET Framework
27 178 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
28 177 (11.71%) WinForms
29 176 (11.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 175 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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
1 115 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.70%) IIS
3 57 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (1.92%) CMS
5 29 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 23 (1.52%) JBoss
7 20 (1.32%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
9 18 (1.19%) SAS
10 17 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.46%) Apache
13 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.33%) Confluence
15 5 (0.33%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.33%) WordPress
16 4 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 195 (12.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
3 36 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.26%) Avid Media Composer
6 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.066%) Abaqus
9 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.066%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.066%) Maya
9 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
1 25 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.99%) HFM
3 8 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.40%) Concordance
4 6 (0.40%) Relativity
4 6 (0.40%) Ringtail
5 5 (0.33%) Dynamics SL
5 5 (0.33%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.26%) Summit
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.20%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite
7 3 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 3 (0.20%) LabWindows
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.13%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.13%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
8 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 82 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.99%) SaaS
4 21 (1.39%) Office 365
5 16 (1.06%) GitHub
6 8 (0.53%) IaaS
7 7 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.46%) PaaS
8 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.20%) G Suite
9 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.13%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.066%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (4.37%) Firewall
2 62 (4.10%) Internet
3 29 (1.92%) Broadband
4 26 (1.72%) DNS
4 26 (1.72%) Intranet
5 20 (1.32%) DHCP
6 17 (1.13%) VoIP
7 12 (0.79%) LAN
7 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.79%) WAN
8 11 (0.73%) Network Security
9 10 (0.66%) SMS
9 10 (0.66%) Wireless
10 8 (0.53%) Extranet
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (0.46%) SAN
12 6 (0.40%) HTTP
13 5 (0.33%) FTP
13 5 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (0.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 808 (53.47%) SQL Server
2 176 (11.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 175 (11.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 134 (8.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 112 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 90 (5.96%) Relational Database
7 83 (5.49%) NoSQL
8 82 (5.43%) MySQL
9 77 (5.10%) Crystal Reports
10 65 (4.30%) BusinessObjects
11 60 (3.97%) Power BI
12 55 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
13 54 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 49 (3.24%) MongoDB
15 48 (3.18%) Oracle Database
16 42 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 29 (1.92%) MS Access
18 22 (1.46%) QlikView
19 21 (1.39%) RDBMS
20 20 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 120 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 115 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 106 (7.02%) Subversion
4 96 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 94 (6.22%) NUnit
6 57 (3.77%) MSTest
7 46 (3.04%) Jenkins
8 45 (2.98%) JIRA
9 38 (2.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 37 (2.45%) Rhino Mocks
11 31 (2.05%) TeamCity
12 24 (1.59%) Selenium
13 20 (1.32%) HP UFT
14 17 (1.13%) Oracle Forms
15 16 (1.06%) Maven
15 16 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.79%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.73%) MSI
18 9 (0.60%) LabVIEW
19 8 (0.53%) JMeter
General
1 382 (25.28%) Finance
2 68 (4.50%) Retail
3 65 (4.30%) Banking
4 52 (3.44%) Front Office
5 49 (3.24%) Marketing
6 43 (2.85%) Games
6 43 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.85%) Retail Banking
9 27 (1.79%) Advertising
10 26 (1.72%) Back Office
11 24 (1.59%) Music Industry
12 22 (1.46%) Investment Banking
13 18 (1.19%) Electronics
13 18 (1.19%) Legal
14 12 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.73%) Law
16 10 (0.66%) Billing
17 7 (0.46%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 914 (60.49%) Developer
2 513 (33.95%) .NET Developer
3 269 (17.80%) C# Developer
4 225 (14.89%) Analyst
5 164 (10.85%) C# .NET Developer
6 153 (10.13%) SQL Developer
7 143 (9.46%) Software Developer
8 111 (7.35%) VB Developer
9 91 (6.02%) VB.NET Developer
10 70 (4.63%) Senior Developer
11 69 (4.57%) Agile .NET Developer
11 69 (4.57%) Agile Developer
12 68 (4.50%) Support Analyst
13 67 (4.43%) SQL Analyst
14 65 (4.30%) Applications Support
15 64 (4.24%) C# Software Developer
16 59 (3.90%) VB6 Developer
17 43 (2.85%) Systems Analyst
18 42 (2.78%) Data Analyst
18 42 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 905 (59.89%) .NET
2 444 (29.38%) ASP.NET
3 329 (21.77%) HTML
4 259 (17.14%) CSS
5 228 (15.09%) WCF
6 201 (13.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 184 (12.18%) Web Services
8 182 (12.05%) .NET Framework
9 178 (11.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 177 (11.71%) WinForms
11 172 (11.38%) WPF
12 160 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 147 (9.73%) XML
14 126 (8.34%) Ajax
15 123 (8.14%) jQuery
16 114 (7.54%) HTML5
17 93 (6.15%) RESTful
18 92 (6.09%) AngularJS
19 88 (5.82%) Entity Framework
20 75 (4.96%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 71 (4.70%) Client/Server
4 67 (4.43%) Management Information System
5 61 (4.04%) Greenfield Project
6 53 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.32%) N-Tier
8 28 (1.85%) Fintech
9 27 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 25 (1.65%) Hedge funds
11 24 (1.59%) User Experience
12 14 (0.93%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (0.86%) Clustering
14 12 (0.79%) Life Science
14 12 (0.79%) Robotics
15 10 (0.66%) PDA
16 9 (0.60%) Credit Risk
17 8 (0.53%) Derivative
18 7 (0.46%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 426 (28.19%) Windows
2 109 (7.21%) Linux
3 85 (5.63%) Unix
3 85 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 60 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 57 (3.77%) Windows 7
6 36 (2.38%) Windows 10
6 36 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.26%) Android
9 13 (0.86%) Solaris
10 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.13%) HPUX
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.066%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (19.39%) MVC
3 213 (14.10%) TDD
4 202 (13.37%) Scrum
5 174 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
6 159 (10.52%) Web Application Development
7 149 (9.86%) Test Automation
8 143 (9.46%) SDLC
9 129 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
10 115 (7.61%) Software Engineering
11 101 (6.68%) Web Development
12 98 (6.49%) ITIL
13 97 (6.42%) OO
14 85 (5.63%) BDD
15 75 (4.96%) Asset Management
16 69 (4.57%) Analytics
17 61 (4.04%) Mentoring
18 60 (3.97%) Data Analysis
18 60 (3.97%) DevOps
18 60 (3.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 902 (59.70%) C#
2 845 (55.92%) SQL
3 477 (31.57%) VB.NET
4 353 (23.36%) JavaScript
5 297 (19.66%) T-SQL
6 246 (16.28%) VB6
7 188 (12.44%) Java
8 164 (10.85%) VBScript
9 143 (9.46%) PowerShell
10 137 (9.07%) VBA
11 120 (7.94%) C++
12 95 (6.29%) Ruby
13 80 (5.29%) C
14 72 (4.77%) Python
15 62 (4.10%) PL/SQL
16 49 (3.24%) PHP
17 47 (3.11%) Perl
18 37 (2.45%) Shell Script
19 32 (2.12%) F#
20 29 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 241 (15.95%) Degree
2 32 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (2.05%) ISEB
4 27 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 27 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 25 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.52%) MCP
7 11 (0.73%) MCSA
8 9 (0.60%) MCITP
8 9 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.53%) CCNA
9 8 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.53%) Numerate Degree
10 7 (0.46%) DBS Check
11 6 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (6.09%) QA
2 68 (4.50%) SLA
3 52 (3.44%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.93%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.66%) PMO
6 4 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.20%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.13%) Basel III
8 2 (0.13%) GAMP
8 2 (0.13%) HL7
9 1 (0.066%) COBIT
9 1 (0.066%) DICOM
9 1 (0.066%) GDPR
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 103 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 52 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (0.53%) XenApp
5 6 (0.40%) XenServer
6 4 (0.26%) MetaFrame
6 4 (0.26%) vSphere
7 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.066%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.066%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (3.31%) SCCM
2 26 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 21 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (1.26%) Puppet
5 15 (0.99%) Ansible
6 14 (0.93%) PowerBroker
6 14 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.40%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.26%) SCOM
10 4 (0.26%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.26%) WSUS
11 3 (0.20%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.20%) Control-M
11 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.20%) WMI
12 2 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 492 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 226 (14.96%) Oracle
3 57 (3.77%) VMware
4 41 (2.71%) HP
5 25 (1.65%) Citrix
5 25 (1.65%) Siebel
5 25 (1.65%) Sybase
6 20 (1.32%) Google
6 20 (1.32%) Xamarin
7 19 (1.26%) Cisco
8 17 (1.13%) Capita
9 16 (1.06%) SAP
10 15 (0.99%) Hyperion
10 15 (0.99%) Remedy
10 15 (0.99%) Vertica
11 12 (0.79%) Tableau
12 11 (0.73%) Dell
13 10 (0.66%) BMC
14 8 (0.53%) Nimsoft
14 8 (0.53%) Sitecore