Period
to 27 October 2020

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 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 496 442 447
Rank change year-on-year -54 +5 -77
Permanent jobs citing VB 207 896 1,125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.70% 1.23% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 180 790 1,013
Median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £31,986 £27,950 £27,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 29,372 72,742 90,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.36% 53.51% 55.50%
Number of salaries quoted 24,936 59,759 75,450
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 27 October 2020.

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 27 October 2020. 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 -49 194 £44,625 -0.83% 72
UK excluding London +25 153 £42,500 +6.25% 61
South East +88 62 £44,250 +4.12% 24
London +4 49 £60,000 +9.09% 15
Work from Home +28 40 £42,500 -15.00% 16
South West +90 27 £36,525 -2.60% 9
Midlands +93 24 £42,500 - 10
North of England +16 24 £52,500 +40.00% 8
East Midlands +78 13 £42,500 +41.67% 4
Yorkshire +55 12 £52,500 +65.90% 1
West Midlands +70 11 £42,500 - 6
North West +56 11 £56,500 +41.25% 7
East of England +104 8 £42,500 -15.00% 6
Scotland +78 8 £40,000 -7.21% 4
North East +22 1 £30,250 -19.33%

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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.

1 135 (65.22%) C#
2 114 (55.07%) .NET
3 106 (51.21%) SQL Server
4 91 (43.96%) SQL
5 83 (40.10%) Microsoft
6 76 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
7 75 (36.23%) Windows
8 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
9 46 (22.22%) .NET Framework
10 44 (21.26%) Software Engineering
11 43 (20.77%) Java
11 43 (20.77%) JavaScript
11 43 (20.77%) Azure
12 40 (19.32%) Microsoft Excel
13 38 (18.36%) Web Services
14 35 (16.91%) Windows Server
15 34 (16.43%) OO
16 33 (15.94%) SCCM
16 33 (15.94%) DevOps
17 32 (15.46%) Windows 10
17 32 (15.46%) VB.NET
17 32 (15.46%) VB6
17 32 (15.46%) Finance
18 31 (14.98%) C++
19 28 (13.53%) WinForms
19 28 (13.53%) Entity Framework
20 26 (12.56%) Office 365
21 25 (12.08%) Computer Science
21 25 (12.08%) Workflow
21 25 (12.08%) MVC

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 16 (7.73%) IIS
2 10 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.97%) NServiceBus
3 2 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.48%) Confluence
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 40 (19.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Mathcad
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.48%) Simulink
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.38%) Visualfiles
3 3 (1.45%) MoSes
4 2 (0.97%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.97%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.97%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.97%) SAP PP-PI
5 1 (0.48%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 43 (20.77%) Azure
2 26 (12.56%) Office 365
3 20 (9.66%) Power Platform
4 13 (6.28%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (4.35%) Power Automate
6 8 (3.86%) AWS
7 7 (3.38%) Serverless
8 6 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (2.42%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.93%) GitHub
10 4 (1.93%) npm
11 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.97%) NuGet
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.48%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.48%) GCP
12 1 (0.48%) Route 53
12 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.73%) DHCP
1 16 (7.73%) DNS
2 11 (5.31%) LAN
2 11 (5.31%) WLAN
3 6 (2.90%) Internet
3 6 (2.90%) SAN
4 3 (1.45%) 2G
4 3 (1.45%) 3G
4 3 (1.45%) 4G
4 3 (1.45%) 5G
4 3 (1.45%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (1.45%) UTRAN
4 3 (1.45%) VoIP
4 3 (1.45%) VPN
4 3 (1.45%) WebEx
5 2 (0.97%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.97%) Network Security
5 2 (0.97%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (51.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (7.73%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (6.28%) MySQL
7 11 (5.31%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (4.35%) MS Access
9 8 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (3.38%) Power BI
11 6 (2.90%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.42%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (2.42%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.93%) ActiveReports
13 4 (1.93%) MongoDB
13 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 25 (12.08%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.21%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (5.31%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.38%) JIRA
7 4 (1.93%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.93%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.45%) GitLab
8 3 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 3 (1.45%) Subversion
8 3 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.48%) Hudson
10 1 (0.48%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.48%) MSI
10 1 (0.48%) tSQLt
General
1 32 (15.46%) Finance
2 11 (5.31%) Games
3 10 (4.83%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.38%) Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.97%) Military
6 2 (0.97%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 105 (50.72%) Developer
2 41 (19.81%) Software Developer
3 25 (12.08%) Analyst
4 23 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 20 (9.66%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.25%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.76%) C# Software Engineer
8 12 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (5.31%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (5.31%) CRM Developer
9 11 (5.31%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 11 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 10 (4.83%) Microsoft Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (4.35%) SQL Developer
12 7 (3.38%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 6 (2.90%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (55.07%) .NET
2 46 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 38 (18.36%) Web Services
4 28 (13.53%) Entity Framework
4 28 (13.53%) WinForms
5 25 (12.08%) CSS
5 25 (12.08%) XML
6 22 (10.63%) .NET Core
7 20 (9.66%) ASP.NET
8 18 (8.70%) HTML
9 13 (6.28%) AngularJS
10 12 (5.80%) jQuery
10 12 (5.80%) React
11 10 (4.83%) WPF
12 7 (3.38%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (2.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (2.90%) CSS3
13 6 (2.90%) JSON
13 6 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (2.90%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.59%) Algorithms
1 24 (11.59%) Data Structures
1 24 (11.59%) Self-Motivation
2 22 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.66%) LIMS
4 17 (8.21%) Driving Licence
5 11 (5.31%) CMDB
5 11 (5.31%) PlayStation
6 9 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.42%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.97%) PKI
9 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.48%) Life Science
10 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.48%) Optoelectronics
10 1 (0.48%) Replication
10 1 (0.48%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 75 (36.23%) Windows
2 35 (16.91%) Windows Server
3 32 (15.46%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.38%) Linux
4 7 (3.38%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.93%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.45%) Unix
8 2 (0.97%) Android
8 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.97%) CentOS
8 2 (0.97%) Fedora
8 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (21.26%) Software Engineering
3 34 (16.43%) OO
4 33 (15.94%) DevOps
5 25 (12.08%) Computer Science
5 25 (12.08%) MVC
5 25 (12.08%) Workflow
6 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (11.11%) Information Management
8 22 (10.63%) TDD
9 20 (9.66%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (9.66%) SDLC
10 17 (8.21%) Change Control
11 16 (7.73%) Analytics
11 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (7.73%) OOD
12 14 (6.76%) Configuration Management
12 14 (6.76%) CRM
12 14 (6.76%) OOP
13 13 (6.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 135 (65.22%) C#
2 91 (43.96%) SQL
3 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
4 43 (20.77%) Java
4 43 (20.77%) JavaScript
5 32 (15.46%) VB.NET
5 32 (15.46%) VB6
6 31 (14.98%) C++
7 18 (8.70%) Python
8 17 (8.21%) T-SQL
9 12 (5.80%) VBA
10 10 (4.83%) VBScript
11 5 (2.42%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.93%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.45%) MATLAB
13 3 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.97%) C
14 2 (0.97%) Perl
14 2 (0.97%) PHP
14 2 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (9.18%) Degree
2 16 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.42%) HND
5 4 (1.93%) ISEB
5 4 (1.93%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.45%) HNC
7 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.48%) CISSP
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.73%) Docker
4 15 (7.25%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (5.80%) VMware Server
6 11 (5.31%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.45%) XenApp
7 3 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.48%) Firmware
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 33 (15.94%) SCCM
2 13 (6.28%) Kubernetes
3 11 (5.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 11 (5.31%) WSUS
4 6 (2.90%) Ansible
5 2 (0.97%) SCOM
5 2 (0.97%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 83 (40.10%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.63%) VMware
3 19 (9.18%) Oracle
4 9 (4.35%) Citrix
5 6 (2.90%) Talend
6 5 (2.42%) Cisco
6 5 (2.42%) SAP
7 4 (1.93%) Telerik
8 3 (1.45%) Apple
8 3 (1.45%) BT
8 3 (1.45%) Huawei
8 3 (1.45%) MobileIron
8 3 (1.45%) Nokia
8 3 (1.45%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.97%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.97%) HP
9 2 (0.97%) IFS
9 2 (0.97%) Remedy
9 2 (0.97%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.48%) Atlassian