Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 404 333
Rank change year-on-year -54 -71 -52
Permanent jobs citing VB 924 1,341 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.76% 0.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.18% 1.36% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 750 1,125 1,444
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,450 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 78,493 98,451 99,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.78% 55.94% 55.42%
Number of salaries quoted 64,314 81,801 83,068
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 2019. 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 -48 860 £42,000 -3.45% 173
UK excluding London -40 645 £40,000 - 152
London -55 258 £55,000 +10.00% 34
South East -12 172 £37,500 -11.76% 34
North of England -10 171 £37,500 -6.25% 44
Midlands -12 111 £40,000 - 24
Yorkshire +8 107 £37,500 - 21
South West +13 91 £40,000 +2.56% 18
West Midlands +11 73 £40,000 +5.26% 13
North West -9 58 £37,500 -16.67% 17
East of England +56 53 £42,500 -5.56% 19
East Midlands -25 38 £30,056 -27.14% 11
Scotland +1 29 £43,500 -3.33% 6
Wales +4 20 £50,000 +17.65% 7
North East +7 6 £36,250 -14.71% 6
Northern Ireland -16 1 £35,000 +18.64%

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 600 (64.94%) SQL
2 578 (62.55%) C#
3 516 (55.84%) .NET
4 378 (40.91%) SQL Server
5 346 (37.45%) Microsoft
6 264 (28.57%) Windows
7 241 (26.08%) ASP.NET
8 230 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
9 195 (21.10%) JavaScript
10 189 (20.45%) Java
11 184 (19.91%) VB.NET
12 181 (19.59%) Degree
13 172 (18.61%) VBA
14 168 (18.18%) HTML
15 162 (17.53%) Finance
16 158 (17.10%) VB6
17 139 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
18 138 (14.94%) Oracle
19 137 (14.83%) Visual Studio
20 135 (14.61%) SDLC
21 132 (14.29%) T-SQL
22 124 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
23 114 (12.34%) MVC
24 113 (12.23%) PowerShell
25 112 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
26 107 (11.58%) XML
27 103 (11.15%) Python
28 102 (11.04%) C++
29 101 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
30 100 (10.82%) C

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 53 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 38 (4.11%) IIS
3 17 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.52%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.08%) Apache
5 10 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.76%) Confluence
6 7 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.65%) CMS
8 5 (0.54%) SAS
8 5 (0.54%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.32%) Appian
9 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.32%) nginx
9 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.32%) WinCC
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 139 (15.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 81 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.38%) Chatbot
4 10 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.11%) CATIA
7 1 (0.11%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.11%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.65%) HFM
3 6 (0.65%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
6 3 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.32%) Summit
7 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.22%) Exstream
7 2 (0.22%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.22%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 124 (13.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.46%) Power Platform
4 17 (1.84%) Office 365
5 16 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.65%) SaaS
7 5 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.32%) IaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
9 2 (0.22%) GitHub
9 2 (0.22%) PaaS
9 2 (0.22%) Siri
10 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.95%) Internet
1 18 (1.95%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.73%) DNS
3 15 (1.62%) Bluetooth
3 15 (1.62%) DHCP
3 15 (1.62%) LAN
3 15 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
4 14 (1.52%) GSM
5 11 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
5 11 (1.19%) VPN
5 11 (1.19%) WAN
6 10 (1.08%) VoIP
7 9 (0.97%) HTTP
8 8 (0.87%) Intranet
9 7 (0.76%) Firewall
10 6 (0.65%) Skype
11 5 (0.54%) Wireless
12 4 (0.43%) FTP
12 4 (0.43%) Network Security
13 3 (0.32%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 378 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 88 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (8.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (6.28%) Relational Database
5 44 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (3.46%) Crystal Reports
7 32 (3.46%) Power BI
8 28 (3.03%) MySQL
8 28 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (2.81%) SQL Server 2016
10 22 (2.38%) MS Access
11 18 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 15 (1.62%) Big Data
13 14 (1.52%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
14 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
15 10 (1.08%) QlikView
15 10 (1.08%) Star Schema
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 137 (14.83%) Visual Studio
2 87 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 52 (5.63%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.03%) HP UFT
5 25 (2.71%) LoadRunner
6 19 (2.06%) Jenkins
7 17 (1.84%) JIRA
8 13 (1.41%) LabVIEW
9 12 (1.30%) Subversion
10 10 (1.08%) TortoiseSVN
11 9 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.87%) Metasploit
12 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (0.76%) Burp Suite
13 7 (0.76%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.65%) Selenium
15 5 (0.54%) Hudson
16 4 (0.43%) SoapUI
17 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 162 (17.53%) Finance
2 62 (6.71%) Manufacturing
3 56 (6.06%) Retail
4 35 (3.79%) Banking
5 31 (3.35%) Marketing
6 25 (2.71%) Electronics
7 21 (2.27%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 13 (1.41%) Legal
10 11 (1.19%) Publishing
11 10 (1.08%) Automotive
12 9 (0.97%) Military
13 8 (0.87%) Advertising
13 8 (0.87%) Games
14 7 (0.76%) Front Office
14 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
14 7 (0.76%) Law
15 4 (0.43%) Local Government
16 2 (0.22%) Back Office
17 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 452 (48.92%) Developer
2 182 (19.70%) .NET Developer
3 163 (17.64%) Analyst
4 145 (15.69%) C# Developer
5 124 (13.42%) Software Developer
6 104 (11.26%) C# .NET Developer
7 55 (5.95%) .NET Software Developer
8 54 (5.84%) SQL Developer
9 50 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
10 48 (5.19%) Junior
11 47 (5.09%) VB.NET Developer
12 46 (4.98%) C# Software Developer
12 46 (4.98%) Senior Developer
13 41 (4.44%) Support Analyst
14 36 (3.90%) Junior Developer
15 35 (3.79%) Test Analyst
16 33 (3.57%) Consultant
17 32 (3.46%) Applications Support
17 32 (3.46%) Support Engineer
18 31 (3.35%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (55.84%) .NET
2 241 (26.08%) ASP.NET
3 168 (18.18%) HTML
4 107 (11.58%) XML
5 98 (10.61%) .NET Framework
6 84 (9.09%) CSS
7 80 (8.66%) WCF
8 64 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
9 53 (5.74%) WPF
10 45 (4.87%) .NET Core
10 45 (4.87%) jQuery
11 39 (4.22%) Web Services
12 38 (4.11%) WinForms
13 36 (3.90%) REST
14 35 (3.79%) Natural Language Processing
15 30 (3.25%) AngularJS
15 30 (3.25%) ASP.NET MVC
16 29 (3.14%) Middleware
17 25 (2.71%) HTML5
17 25 (2.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 101 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (4.00%) Robotics
4 23 (2.49%) Management Information System
5 18 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.62%) Data Structures
6 15 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
7 13 (1.41%) Analogue Electronics
7 13 (1.41%) User Experience
8 10 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.76%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.76%) SCADA
10 6 (0.65%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.54%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.54%) PlayStation
11 5 (0.54%) Social Media
11 5 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 264 (28.57%) Windows
2 69 (7.47%) Linux
3 45 (4.87%) Windows 10
4 39 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 35 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (3.57%) Unix
7 28 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 26 (2.81%) Android
9 23 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (1.95%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.43%) Solaris
13 4 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.32%) CentOS
14 3 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.32%) MVS
14 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.32%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (14.61%) SDLC
3 114 (12.34%) MVC
4 112 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 82 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
6 78 (8.44%) Web Development
7 77 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 70 (7.58%) DevOps
9 60 (6.49%) Analytics
10 58 (6.28%) Mentoring
11 54 (5.84%) ITIL
11 54 (5.84%) Machine Learning
12 52 (5.63%) OO
13 51 (5.52%) Computer Science
14 50 (5.41%) ETL
15 49 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 48 (5.19%) Artificial Intelligence
17 47 (5.09%) Data Analysis
18 46 (4.98%) Project Management
19 45 (4.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 600 (64.94%) SQL
2 578 (62.55%) C#
3 195 (21.10%) JavaScript
4 189 (20.45%) Java
5 184 (19.91%) VB.NET
6 172 (18.61%) VBA
7 158 (17.10%) VB6
8 132 (14.29%) T-SQL
9 113 (12.23%) PowerShell
10 103 (11.15%) Python
11 102 (11.04%) C++
12 100 (10.82%) C
13 64 (6.93%) PL/SQL
14 54 (5.84%) VBScript
15 45 (4.87%) PHP
16 25 (2.71%) Perl
17 15 (1.62%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.52%) Bash Shell
19 10 (1.08%) F#
20 9 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 181 (19.59%) Degree
2 44 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 40 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 29 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 29 (3.14%) MCP
6 22 (2.38%) OCP
6 22 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
6 22 (2.38%) SAP Certification
7 11 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (1.08%) CREST Certified
8 10 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 7 (0.76%) ISEB
10 6 (0.65%) HND
10 6 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.54%) HNC
11 5 (0.54%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.43%) MCSD
12 4 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.44%) QA
2 16 (1.73%) SLA
3 13 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.32%) GDPR
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (5.84%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.71%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.95%) Firmware
5 10 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.54%) Docker
7 4 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.32%) XenApp
9 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.22%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (2.81%) HP ALM
3 25 (2.71%) SCCM
4 18 (1.95%) SCOM
5 16 (1.73%) SCOrch
6 14 (1.52%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.41%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.87%) Nmap
8 8 (0.87%) WSUS
9 7 (0.76%) Nessus
9 7 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.43%) EnCase
12 4 (0.43%) FTK
12 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.43%) Nagios
13 3 (0.32%) Puppet
13 3 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 346 (37.45%) Microsoft
2 138 (14.94%) Oracle
3 58 (6.28%) SAP
4 41 (4.44%) HP
5 39 (4.22%) Blue Prism
6 38 (4.11%) VMware
7 35 (3.79%) IBM
8 29 (3.14%) Automation Anywhere
8 29 (3.14%) Google
8 29 (3.14%) UiPath
9 17 (1.84%) Citrix
10 13 (1.41%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.30%) Cisco
11 12 (1.30%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.19%) webMethods
13 10 (1.08%) Sage
14 9 (0.97%) RedGate
15 8 (0.87%) Tableau
16 7 (0.76%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.76%) TIBCO