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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 747 614 506
Rank change year-on-year -133 -108 -34
Permanent jobs citing VB 541 428 296
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.60% 0.69% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 360 266 229
10th Percentile £29,000 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.53% +9.41% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,125 £70,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -

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 90,322 62,281 36,734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.02% 54.63% 56.48%
Number of salaries quoted 43,788 42,662 30,514
10th Percentile £37,000 £35,000 £32,750
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £93,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 9 August 2022.

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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -88 486 £50,000 +11.11% 92
UK excluding London -63 327 £45,000 +4.65% 64
Work from Home -143 243 £50,000 +16.96% 36
London -139 154 £60,000 - 31
South East -26 96 £46,500 -2.11% 12
North of England -73 80 £45,000 +5.88% 15
Midlands -50 61 £45,000 +8.43% 20
North West -52 57 £45,000 +17.09% 7
South West -13 41 £41,000 -13.68% 10
East Midlands -35 34 £46,500 +1.64% 4
East of England -46 29 £50,000 +17.65% 4
West Midlands -41 27 £36,750 -8.13% 16
Yorkshire -46 23 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Scotland -61 11 £39,500 -28.18% 3
Wales - 8 £45,000 -
Northern Ireland -15 1 £37,500 +56.25%

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, 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.

1 269 (49.72%) SQL
2 220 (40.67%) C#
3 205 (37.89%) .NET
4 199 (36.78%) Agile
5 182 (33.64%) Microsoft
5 182 (33.64%) Social Skills
6 177 (32.72%) Problem-Solving
6 177 (32.72%) SQL Server
7 162 (29.94%) JavaScript
8 136 (25.14%) Degree
9 134 (24.77%) Finance
10 127 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
11 124 (22.92%) HTML
12 107 (19.78%) Windows
13 98 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
13 98 (18.11%) Azure
14 96 (17.74%) PowerShell
15 93 (17.19%) CSS
16 90 (16.64%) Business Intelligence
17 89 (16.45%) Java
18 88 (16.27%) XML
19 83 (15.34%) ERP
19 83 (15.34%) Software Engineering
20 78 (14.42%) T-SQL
21 71 (13.12%) jQuery
22 69 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
23 68 (12.57%) Requirements Gathering
24 65 (12.01%) VBScript
25 63 (11.65%) Project Management
26 62 (11.46%) SDLC

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 33 (6.10%) CMS
2 29 (5.36%) IIS
3 22 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.70%) SAS
5 6 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.92%) Confluence
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.55%) OpenEdge
8 3 (0.55%) WildFly
9 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.18%) Mule
10 1 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 98 (18.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (9.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.55%) CATIA
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.77%) NetSuite
2 6 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.11%) Teamcenter
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) Exstream
4 2 (0.37%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.37%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.18%) PRMS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 98 (18.11%) Azure
2 50 (9.24%) AWS
3 45 (8.32%) Power Platform
4 28 (5.18%) Microsoft 365
5 26 (4.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 19 (3.51%) SaaS
7 17 (3.14%) Azure DevOps
7 17 (3.14%) Serverless
8 15 (2.77%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (2.40%) Amazon S3
9 13 (2.40%) GCP
10 11 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (2.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.03%) GitHub
11 8 (1.48%) Amazon ECS
11 8 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
12 7 (1.29%) PowerApps
13 6 (1.11%) Azure Monitor
14 5 (0.92%) Azure AKS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (9.80%) HTTP
2 34 (6.28%) Firewall
3 30 (5.55%) DNS
4 25 (4.62%) DHCP
5 20 (3.70%) FTP
5 20 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 19 (3.51%) Wireless
7 15 (2.77%) Internet
8 11 (2.03%) Kerberos
9 8 (1.48%) SAN
9 8 (1.48%) VoIP
10 6 (1.11%) Network Security
10 6 (1.11%) VPN
11 4 (0.74%) SSL
12 3 (0.55%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.55%) SMTP
12 3 (0.55%) SNMP
13 2 (0.37%) LAN
13 2 (0.37%) SMS
13 2 (0.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (32.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (6.84%) Power BI
4 34 (6.28%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.36%) MySQL
6 26 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (3.70%) Tableau
8 19 (3.51%) Oracle Database
9 18 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (2.77%) DB2
12 14 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 13 (2.40%) Spotfire
14 12 (2.22%) MS Access
15 11 (2.03%) Data Lake
15 11 (2.03%) Data Vault
16 8 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
16 8 (1.48%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (1.29%) RDBMS
18 6 (1.11%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (9.80%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.76%) JIRA
3 30 (5.55%) Visual Studio
4 23 (4.25%) Selenium
5 20 (3.70%) Subversion
6 15 (2.77%) HP UFT
7 11 (2.03%) JMeter
8 10 (1.85%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.85%) LoadRunner
8 10 (1.85%) Postman
9 9 (1.66%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (1.11%) Maven
11 6 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.92%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.74%) Mockito
13 4 (0.74%) NeoLoad
13 4 (0.74%) SilkPerformer
13 4 (0.74%) WebLOAD
General
1 182 (33.64%) Social Skills
2 134 (24.77%) Finance
3 127 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (9.80%) Marketing
5 45 (8.32%) Electronics
6 41 (7.58%) Legal
7 38 (7.02%) Public Sector
8 34 (6.28%) Manufacturing
9 32 (5.91%) French Language
10 30 (5.55%) Telecoms
11 25 (4.62%) Banking
12 22 (4.07%) Retail
13 20 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
13 20 (3.70%) Front Office
14 18 (3.33%) Law
15 16 (2.96%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (2.40%) Local Government
17 12 (2.22%) Games
18 11 (2.03%) Advertising
18 11 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 187 (34.57%) Developer
2 96 (17.74%) Analyst
3 49 (9.06%) .NET Developer
4 43 (7.95%) Applications Developer
5 40 (7.39%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.84%) Technical Analyst
7 34 (6.28%) Web Developer
8 32 (5.91%) Software Engineer
8 32 (5.91%) Web Applications Developer
9 31 (5.73%) Software Developer
10 25 (4.62%) Pensions Analyst
11 23 (4.25%) .NET Software Developer
11 23 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (3.88%) Consultant
13 20 (3.70%) Graduate
13 20 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.51%) C# Developer
14 19 (3.51%) Control Systems Engineer
14 19 (3.51%) Graduate Software Engineer
14 19 (3.51%) Graduate Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (37.89%) .NET
2 124 (22.92%) HTML
3 93 (17.19%) CSS
4 88 (16.27%) XML
5 71 (13.12%) jQuery
6 47 (8.69%) AngularJS
7 39 (7.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 36 (6.65%) Ajax
9 33 (6.10%) .NET Framework
9 33 (6.10%) HTML5
10 30 (5.55%) Web Services
11 25 (4.62%) XSL
12 24 (4.44%) REST
13 22 (4.07%) JSON
13 22 (4.07%) WPF
14 20 (3.70%) EDI
15 18 (3.33%) .NET Core
16 17 (3.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 17 (3.14%) Classic ASP
17 15 (2.77%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.09%) Self-Motivation
2 37 (6.84%) Clustering
3 35 (6.47%) SCADA
4 20 (3.70%) User Experience
5 17 (3.14%) Low-Code
5 17 (3.14%) PKI
6 16 (2.96%) Derivative
7 15 (2.77%) Driving Licence
7 15 (2.77%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.85%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.85%) Music Streaming
9 10 (1.85%) Podcast
10 9 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.11%) FMCG
13 5 (0.92%) AS400
14 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.74%) EPoS
14 4 (0.74%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 107 (19.78%) Windows
2 49 (9.06%) Linux
3 45 (8.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (6.84%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.99%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (4.07%) Windows 10
7 16 (2.96%) SUSE
7 16 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 15 (2.77%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (2.03%) Mac OS
10 10 (1.85%) Unix
11 6 (1.11%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.55%) Fedora
12 3 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (36.78%) Agile
2 177 (32.72%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (16.64%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (15.34%) ERP
4 83 (15.34%) Software Engineering
5 68 (12.57%) Requirements Gathering
6 63 (11.65%) Project Management
7 62 (11.46%) SDLC
8 59 (10.91%) Data Management
9 57 (10.54%) DevOps
10 55 (10.17%) Software Testing
11 53 (9.80%) Customer Requirements
12 46 (8.50%) Analytics
12 46 (8.50%) Scrum
13 43 (7.95%) Programme Management
14 42 (7.76%) Web Development
15 41 (7.58%) Data Analysis
15 41 (7.58%) ETL
16 40 (7.39%) PLM
17 39 (7.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 269 (49.72%) SQL
2 220 (40.67%) C#
3 162 (29.94%) JavaScript
4 96 (17.74%) PowerShell
5 89 (16.45%) Java
6 78 (14.42%) T-SQL
7 65 (12.01%) VBScript
8 56 (10.35%) Python
9 54 (9.98%) VB.NET
10 52 (9.61%) C
11 43 (7.95%) C++
12 36 (6.65%) VBA
13 34 (6.28%) Tcl
14 33 (6.10%) VB6
15 32 (5.91%) Bash
16 28 (5.18%) R
17 21 (3.88%) PHP
18 19 (3.51%) PL/SQL
19 8 (1.48%) F#
20 7 (1.29%) XAML
Qualifications
1 136 (25.14%) Degree
2 48 (8.87%) Security Cleared
3 31 (5.73%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.96%) ISTQB
6 12 (2.22%) ISEB
7 9 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.66%) Master's Degree
8 6 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.74%) CISA
10 4 (0.74%) CISM
10 4 (0.74%) CRISC
11 2 (0.37%) CCNP
11 2 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.37%) MCITP
11 2 (0.37%) MCP
11 2 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.55%) QA
2 16 (2.96%) SLA
3 6 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.55%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.37%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.37%) CDISC
6 2 (0.37%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (8.69%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.81%) Docker
3 15 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (2.59%) XenApp
5 9 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.55%) Firmware
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.55%) NFS
8 3 (0.55%) vSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (4.44%) Kubernetes
2 17 (3.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 16 (2.96%) HP SIM
3 16 (2.96%) OpenView
3 16 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
4 14 (2.59%) Ansible
4 14 (2.59%) IBM BigFix
5 12 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (1.85%) SCCM
8 8 (1.48%) Rancher
9 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.11%) SCOM
9 6 (1.11%) WSUS
10 4 (0.74%) HP ALM
11 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.18%) Kibana
12 1 (0.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 182 (33.64%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.87%) VMware
3 43 (7.95%) Oracle
4 42 (7.76%) SAP
5 38 (7.02%) HP
6 34 (6.28%) Citrix
7 32 (5.91%) IBM
8 22 (4.07%) Cisco
9 15 (2.77%) Symantec
10 14 (2.59%) Dell
10 14 (2.59%) Trend Micro
11 13 (2.40%) SYSPRO
11 13 (2.40%) Talend
12 12 (2.22%) McAfee
13 11 (2.03%) Kofax
14 10 (1.85%) Atlassian
14 10 (1.85%) Quadient
15 9 (1.66%) Splunk
15 9 (1.66%) TIBCO
16 8 (1.48%) Avaya