Period
to 22 July 2017

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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 280 243
Rank change year-on-year -55 -37 -62
Permanent jobs citing VB 1736 2426 3072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.20% 1.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.75% 2.29% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1435 2153 2739
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

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 99017 105972 113350
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.49% 52.35% 51.11%
Number of salaries quoted 82657 91646 96508
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 -58 1594 £40,000 -1.23% 124
UK excluding London -31 1174 £39,000 +4.00% 91
London -40 531 £50,000 - 38
North of England -19 348 £36,000 +2.86% 25
South East -68 280 £40,000 -5.88% 23
Midlands -12 245 £40,000 +6.67% 21
North West -17 188 £40,000 +14.29% 13
West Midlands +39 173 £40,000 +23.08% 11
Yorkshire -7 132 £36,000 +9.09% 10
South West -42 107 £39,500 +3.95% 9
Scotland +51 86 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East of England -50 82 £37,500 -13.29% 8
East Midlands -54 72 £42,500 +6.25% 10
North East +21 28 £35,000 +10.24% 2
Wales -15 18 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Northern Ireland -5 8 £37,500 +7.14%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 987 (56.85%) .NET
2 965 (55.59%) SQL
3 942 (54.26%) C#
4 872 (50.23%) SQL Server
5 568 (32.72%) Microsoft
6 543 (31.28%) Windows
7 458 (26.38%) ASP.NET
8 456 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
9 435 (25.06%) VB.NET
10 374 (21.54%) HTML
11 373 (21.49%) JavaScript
12 371 (21.37%) Finance
13 356 (20.51%) Degree
14 311 (17.91%) MVC
15 308 (17.74%) Java
16 267 (15.38%) CSS
17 260 (14.98%) VB6
18 238 (13.71%) C++
19 237 (13.65%) T-SQL
19 237 (13.65%) Oracle
20 234 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
21 230 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
22 226 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
23 213 (12.27%) PowerShell
23 213 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
24 211 (12.15%) VBScript
25 202 (11.64%) Linux
26 200 (11.52%) Software Engineering
27 196 (11.29%) XML
28 185 (10.66%) WCF

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
1 138 (7.95%) SharePoint
2 112 (6.45%) IIS
3 83 (4.78%) MS Exchange
4 51 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 48 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (2.30%) Apache
6 40 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 30 (1.73%) JBoss
9 29 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (1.50%) CMS
10 26 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.44%) Skype for Business
12 23 (1.32%) SAS
13 22 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 21 (1.21%) IBM Notes
15 16 (0.92%) WebLogic
16 15 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.63%) OpenROAD
18 10 (0.58%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 234 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (7.66%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.35%) SPSS
7 5 (0.29%) FileZilla
7 5 (0.29%) Simulink
7 5 (0.29%) SPSS Modeler
8 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.12%) ArcInfo
10 2 (0.12%) Mathcad
10 2 (0.12%) Maya
11 1 (0.058%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.058%) Avid Media Composer
11 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.92%) Summit
3 9 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.35%) Siebel Analytics
5 5 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 5 (0.29%) Primavera
5 5 (0.29%) Relativity
5 5 (0.29%) Sage X3
5 5 (0.29%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.17%) Infor CRM
7 3 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 3 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.12%) BASE24
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.058%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.058%) SAP R/3
9 1 (0.058%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 93 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (2.88%) Office 365
3 40 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.44%) SaaS
5 12 (0.69%) GitHub
6 7 (0.40%) IaaS
7 6 (0.35%) PaaS
8 5 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.29%) G Suite
8 5 (0.29%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.29%) Trello
9 4 (0.23%) Google Play
10 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.058%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.058%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (3.63%) Internet
2 55 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 53 (3.05%) Firewall
4 48 (2.76%) DNS
5 34 (1.96%) DHCP
6 23 (1.32%) LAN
7 22 (1.27%) WAN
8 21 (1.21%) FTP
8 21 (1.21%) Intranet
8 21 (1.21%) Skype
9 18 (1.04%) Broadband
10 16 (0.92%) VPN
11 15 (0.86%) LDAP
12 14 (0.81%) HTTP
12 14 (0.81%) SAN
13 11 (0.63%) Kerberos
14 9 (0.52%) NAS
14 9 (0.52%) VoIP
15 7 (0.40%) NetScaler
15 7 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 872 (50.23%) SQL Server
2 179 (10.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 154 (8.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 138 (7.95%) MySQL
5 123 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 119 (6.85%) Relational Database
7 102 (5.88%) MS Access
8 93 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
9 85 (4.90%) SQL Server 2016
10 82 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 75 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 58 (3.34%) NoSQL
13 51 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
14 36 (2.07%) MongoDB
15 35 (2.02%) RDBMS
16 34 (1.96%) Power BI
17 33 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
18 32 (1.84%) Oracle Database
19 30 (1.73%) Big Data
20 27 (1.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 154 (8.87%) Visual Studio
2 133 (7.66%) Subversion
3 101 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 75 (4.32%) Git (software)
5 74 (4.26%) NUnit
6 43 (2.48%) Jenkins
7 41 (2.36%) HP UFT
8 40 (2.30%) Selenium
9 35 (2.02%) JIRA
9 35 (2.02%) MSTest
10 33 (1.90%) Rhino Mocks
11 31 (1.79%) LoadRunner
12 25 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
13 21 (1.21%) TestComplete
14 19 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 18 (1.04%) Maven
16 15 (0.86%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.75%) JMeter
17 13 (0.75%) PowerBuilder
17 13 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 371 (21.37%) Finance
2 91 (5.24%) Retail
3 89 (5.13%) Banking
4 78 (4.49%) Electronics
5 65 (3.74%) Marketing
6 51 (2.94%) Legal
7 49 (2.82%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.48%) Manufacturing
9 39 (2.25%) Front Office
10 34 (1.96%) Investment Banking
11 33 (1.90%) Games
12 24 (1.38%) Automotive
12 24 (1.38%) Law
13 18 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (1.04%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.92%) Advertising
15 14 (0.81%) Back Office
15 14 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 13 (0.75%) Billing
17 10 (0.58%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 846 (48.73%) Developer
2 483 (27.82%) .NET Developer
3 270 (15.55%) Analyst
4 233 (13.42%) C# Developer
5 181 (10.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 165 (9.50%) SQL Developer
7 156 (8.99%) Software Developer
8 90 (5.18%) VB Developer
9 84 (4.84%) Support Analyst
10 82 (4.72%) .NET Software Developer
11 80 (4.61%) SQL Analyst
12 79 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
13 76 (4.38%) ASP.NET Developer
13 76 (4.38%) Software Engineer
14 74 (4.26%) Senior Developer
15 65 (3.74%) Applications Support
16 63 (3.63%) C# Software Developer
17 62 (3.57%) Data Analyst
18 61 (3.51%) Tester
19 53 (3.05%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 987 (56.85%) .NET
2 458 (26.38%) ASP.NET
3 374 (21.54%) HTML
4 267 (15.38%) CSS
5 230 (13.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 196 (11.29%) XML
7 185 (10.66%) WCF
8 159 (9.16%) jQuery
9 153 (8.81%) .NET Framework
10 148 (8.53%) WinForms
11 137 (7.89%) Ajax
12 136 (7.83%) HTML5
13 135 (7.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 124 (7.14%) Web Services
15 116 (6.68%) WPF
16 111 (6.39%) ASP.NET Web API
17 94 (5.41%) AngularJS
18 75 (4.32%) CSS3
19 70 (4.03%) LINQ
20 67 (3.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 226 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 139 (8.01%) Computer Science
3 79 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 76 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 50 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (1.90%) Clustering
8 32 (1.84%) User Experience
9 30 (1.73%) iPad
10 27 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
11 25 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.44%) Tandem
12 22 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 21 (1.21%) Algorithms
14 20 (1.15%) N-Tier
15 17 (0.98%) Fintech
15 17 (0.98%) Replication
16 15 (0.86%) Robotics
17 13 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 11 (0.63%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 543 (31.28%) Windows
2 202 (11.64%) Linux
3 154 (8.87%) Windows Server
4 132 (7.60%) Unix
5 101 (5.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (4.84%) Windows 7
7 80 (4.61%) Android
8 77 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (3.80%) Windows 10
10 50 (2.88%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 41 (2.36%) Solaris
13 22 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 18 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
16 11 (0.63%) Windows Vista
17 9 (0.52%) VxWorks
18 8 (0.46%) Windows 2000
18 8 (0.46%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (26.27%) Agile Software Development
2 311 (17.91%) MVC
3 213 (12.27%) Business Intelligence
4 200 (11.52%) Software Engineering
5 176 (10.14%) Scrum
6 170 (9.79%) SDLC
7 163 (9.39%) Test Automation
8 161 (9.27%) TDD
9 141 (8.12%) Web Application Development
10 134 (7.72%) ITIL
11 123 (7.09%) OO
12 101 (5.82%) DevOps
13 96 (5.53%) Mathematics
14 92 (5.30%) Web Development
15 88 (5.07%) Unit Testing
16 84 (4.84%) BDD
17 82 (4.72%) CRM
17 82 (4.72%) E-Commerce
18 77 (4.44%) Analytics
18 77 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 965 (55.59%) SQL
2 942 (54.26%) C#
3 435 (25.06%) VB.NET
4 373 (21.49%) JavaScript
5 308 (17.74%) Java
6 260 (14.98%) VB6
7 238 (13.71%) C++
8 237 (13.65%) T-SQL
9 213 (12.27%) PowerShell
10 211 (12.15%) VBScript
11 177 (10.20%) VBA
12 153 (8.81%) C
13 136 (7.83%) Python
14 102 (5.88%) Perl
15 97 (5.59%) PL/SQL
16 88 (5.07%) PHP
17 79 (4.55%) Ruby
18 36 (2.07%) Shell Script
19 29 (1.67%) MATLAB
20 25 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 356 (20.51%) Degree
2 75 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 59 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 40 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 36 (2.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 34 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 32 (1.84%) ISEB
9 24 (1.38%) MCSE
10 19 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.92%) MCSA
13 15 (0.86%) CREST Certified
13 15 (0.86%) MCP
14 14 (0.81%) Master's Degree
15 13 (0.75%) CCNA
16 12 (0.69%) ACCA
17 11 (0.63%) Numerate Degree
17 11 (0.63%) PMI Certification
18 10 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (5.99%) QA
2 59 (3.40%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.79%) SLA
4 8 (0.46%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.46%) PMO
5 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.17%) HL7
6 3 (0.17%) MiFID
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.058%) COBIT
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.058%) FISMA
7 1 (0.058%) GDPR
7 1 (0.058%) NIST 800
System Software
1 154 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.07%) Firmware
4 28 (1.61%) vSphere
5 26 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 20 (1.15%) XenApp
7 18 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.52%) Docker
10 8 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
11 7 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.29%) XenServer
13 4 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.17%) Snort
14 3 (0.17%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.17%) UAG
14 3 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (3.46%) SCCM
2 31 (1.79%) Puppet
3 30 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (1.73%) SCOM
4 18 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (1.04%) PowerBroker
4 18 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 17 (0.98%) Ansible
6 16 (0.92%) Opsview
7 13 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 12 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 10 (0.58%) Perfmon
11 9 (0.52%) EnCase
11 9 (0.52%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.52%) vMotion
11 9 (0.52%) ZENworks
12 8 (0.46%) Kubernetes
13 7 (0.40%) Malwarebytes
13 7 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 568 (32.72%) Microsoft
2 237 (13.65%) Oracle
3 89 (5.13%) VMware
4 87 (5.01%) HP
5 60 (3.46%) Citrix
6 47 (2.71%) SAP
7 35 (2.02%) Red Hat
8 32 (1.84%) Cisco
9 31 (1.79%) Tableau
10 29 (1.67%) IBM
11 24 (1.38%) Splunk
12 22 (1.27%) Symantec
13 21 (1.21%) Dell
14 20 (1.15%) Xamarin
15 18 (1.04%) Google
15 18 (1.04%) Lotus
16 17 (0.98%) Cognos
16 17 (0.98%) iManage
16 17 (0.98%) Siebel
17 16 (0.92%) Sybase
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
set2recruit
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 per annum + To £55k plus excellent bens
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 45k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Network ITR
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus&bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £42,500 to £47,500 per annum 10% bonus, excellent benefits!
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £45K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hove, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40-45k+Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago