Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 454 355 317
Rank change year-on-year -99 -38 -45
Permanent jobs citing VB 939 1,511 1,748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.53% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 808 1,281 1,497
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,000 £26,900
90th Percentile £66,750 £62,500 £61,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%

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 81,338 98,455 92,954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.79% 56.00% 54.05%
Number of salaries quoted 67,198 83,045 79,449
UK median annual salary £52,467 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +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 March 2019.

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 March 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 -84 896 £42,500 -2.30% 196
UK excluding London -62 618 £40,000 - 172
London -77 295 £52,500 - 38
South East -62 155 £42,500 - 32
Midlands +7 132 £38,000 -1.30% 44
North of England -48 131 £41,250 +3.13% 48
South West +17 108 £37,000 -1.33% 23
West Midlands +17 74 £40,000 - 28
Yorkshire -16 63 £38,750 +3.33% 23
East of England +21 60 £42,000 -6.67% 11
North West +3 58 £42,500 -5.56% 23
East Midlands -6 57 £35,000 -7.28% 16
Scotland -17 21 £38,750 -3.13% 12
Wales -14 11 £34,000 -2.86% 1
North East +2 10 £47,500 +63.79% 2

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 554 (59.00%) SQL
2 530 (56.44%) C#
3 509 (54.21%) .NET
4 396 (42.17%) SQL Server
5 306 (32.59%) Microsoft
6 284 (30.24%) Windows
7 233 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
8 218 (23.22%) VB.NET
9 201 (21.41%) JavaScript
10 195 (20.77%) HTML
11 190 (20.23%) VB6
12 184 (19.60%) ASP.NET
13 179 (19.06%) Finance
14 174 (18.53%) Java
14 174 (18.53%) Degree
15 167 (17.78%) C++
16 163 (17.36%) SDLC
17 152 (16.19%) Oracle
18 142 (15.12%) Visual Studio
19 123 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 122 (12.99%) CSS
21 121 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
22 120 (12.78%) Linux
22 120 (12.78%) C
23 119 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
24 115 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
24 115 (12.25%) T-SQL
25 113 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
26 109 (11.61%) PowerShell
27 107 (11.40%) Python

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 65 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.58%) IIS
3 24 (2.56%) Apache
4 18 (1.92%) CMS
4 18 (1.92%) SAS
5 16 (1.70%) Confluence
6 15 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.49%) nginx
8 12 (1.28%) MS Exchange
9 7 (0.75%) Documentum
9 7 (0.75%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.21%) Joomla!
Applications
1 119 (12.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 76 (8.09%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.43%) Autodesk Inventor
5 4 (0.43%) EngageOne
6 3 (0.32%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.11%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.11%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.11%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.11%) Revit
8 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.85%) Eagle PACE
3 8 (0.85%) Front Arena
3 8 (0.85%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.85%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.75%) SAP FI
4 7 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
4 7 (0.75%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.53%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.43%) PlanetPress Connect
8 3 (0.32%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.32%) Elite 3E
8 3 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
9 2 (0.21%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 97 (10.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (3.62%) Office 365
4 18 (1.92%) SaaS
5 11 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.64%) GitHub
8 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.21%) G Suite
10 2 (0.21%) IaaS
10 2 (0.21%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.79%) LAN
2 37 (3.94%) WAN
3 34 (3.62%) Firewall
4 27 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
5 25 (2.66%) Bluetooth
5 25 (2.66%) GSM
6 23 (2.45%) TCP/IP
7 21 (2.24%) DNS
8 18 (1.92%) Network Security
9 15 (1.60%) Internet
9 15 (1.60%) VPN
10 14 (1.49%) SAN
11 13 (1.38%) DHCP
12 12 (1.28%) VoIP
13 10 (1.06%) VLAN
14 9 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.96%) iSCSI
14 9 (0.96%) Wireshark
15 8 (0.85%) Intranet
15 8 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 396 (42.17%) SQL Server
2 123 (13.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (10.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (7.67%) Relational Database
5 62 (6.60%) Data Warehouse
6 54 (5.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (3.94%) MySQL
8 33 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
9 32 (3.41%) Power BI
10 25 (2.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 24 (2.56%) Star Schema
12 23 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (2.34%) MS Access
14 19 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (2.02%) DB2
15 17 (1.81%) Big Data
15 17 (1.81%) NoSQL
15 17 (1.81%) Oracle Database
15 17 (1.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 142 (15.12%) Visual Studio
2 62 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 34 (3.62%) Jenkins
5 25 (2.66%) LabVIEW
6 22 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
7 19 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (1.92%) JIRA
9 16 (1.70%) HP UFT
9 16 (1.70%) Metasploit
9 16 (1.70%) Selenium
10 14 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 12 (1.28%) LoadRunner
11 12 (1.28%) NUnit
12 11 (1.17%) MSI
12 11 (1.17%) MSTest
12 11 (1.17%) SpecFlow
12 11 (1.17%) Subversion
12 11 (1.17%) WatiN
13 10 (1.06%) AdminStudio
General
1 179 (19.06%) Finance
2 78 (8.31%) Manufacturing
3 67 (7.14%) Marketing
4 58 (6.18%) Banking
5 49 (5.22%) Electronics
6 35 (3.73%) Retail
7 25 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.34%) Back Office
8 22 (2.34%) Billing
9 15 (1.60%) Front Office
9 15 (1.60%) Law
9 15 (1.60%) Legal
10 12 (1.28%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.75%) Military
13 5 (0.53%) Advertising
13 5 (0.53%) Games
14 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.43%) Automotive
15 3 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (46.33%) Developer
2 202 (21.51%) .NET Developer
3 157 (16.72%) C# Developer
4 143 (15.23%) Analyst
5 116 (12.35%) Software Developer
6 108 (11.50%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (8.95%) SQL Developer
8 54 (5.75%) VB.NET Developer
9 45 (4.79%) Senior Developer
10 40 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
11 37 (3.94%) Support Engineer
12 36 (3.83%) Support Analyst
12 36 (3.83%) Test Analyst
13 33 (3.51%) Junior
14 32 (3.41%) Senior .NET Developer
14 32 (3.41%) VB Developer
15 29 (3.09%) Applications Support
15 29 (3.09%) C# Software Developer
16 27 (2.88%) C# VB.NET Developer
17 26 (2.77%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 509 (54.21%) .NET
2 195 (20.77%) HTML
3 184 (19.60%) ASP.NET
4 122 (12.99%) CSS
5 103 (10.97%) XML
6 86 (9.16%) .NET Framework
7 77 (8.20%) WCF
8 72 (7.67%) Web Services
9 69 (7.35%) jQuery
10 52 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
11 49 (5.22%) WPF
12 47 (5.01%) WinForms
13 46 (4.90%) AngularJS
14 44 (4.69%) Middleware
15 42 (4.47%) JSON
16 39 (4.15%) SOAP
17 36 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC
17 36 (3.83%) Entity Framework
18 34 (3.62%) HTML5
19 27 (2.88%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 113 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (7.03%) Self-Motivation
3 39 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (1.49%) Marketing Technology
7 13 (1.38%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.38%) Equities
8 12 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.28%) Social Media
9 11 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.17%) Replication
10 10 (1.06%) Clustering
11 9 (0.96%) Derivative
11 9 (0.96%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.85%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
12 8 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 284 (30.24%) Windows
2 120 (12.78%) Linux
3 85 (9.05%) Windows Server
4 79 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (6.07%) Windows 7
6 54 (5.75%) Windows 10
7 53 (5.64%) Unix
8 52 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (4.05%) Apple iOS
10 31 (3.30%) Android
11 25 (2.66%) Windows XP
12 24 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (2.45%) CentOS
14 17 (1.81%) Windows 2000
15 16 (1.70%) Solaris
15 16 (1.70%) Windows NT
15 16 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.38%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.17%) AIX
18 9 (0.96%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (17.36%) SDLC
3 121 (12.89%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (12.25%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (10.33%) MVC
6 84 (8.95%) Software Engineering
7 78 (8.31%) Migration
8 76 (8.09%) Web Development
9 74 (7.88%) ITIL
10 69 (7.35%) CRM
10 69 (7.35%) ETL
11 67 (7.14%) OO
12 55 (5.86%) Project Management
13 51 (5.43%) SOLID
13 51 (5.43%) Unit Testing
14 50 (5.32%) Decision-Making
14 50 (5.32%) Test Automation
15 47 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
16 45 (4.79%) Data Modelling
17 43 (4.58%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 554 (59.00%) SQL
2 530 (56.44%) C#
3 218 (23.22%) VB.NET
4 201 (21.41%) JavaScript
5 190 (20.23%) VB6
6 174 (18.53%) Java
7 167 (17.78%) C++
8 120 (12.78%) C
9 115 (12.25%) T-SQL
10 109 (11.61%) PowerShell
11 107 (11.40%) Python
12 92 (9.80%) VBA
13 80 (8.52%) VBScript
14 65 (6.92%) PL/SQL
15 60 (6.39%) PHP
16 29 (3.09%) Bash Shell
17 28 (2.98%) Perl
18 22 (2.34%) Shell Script
19 20 (2.13%) Ruby
20 16 (1.70%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 174 (18.53%) Degree
2 38 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (3.73%) ISTQB
4 33 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 22 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.92%) SANS
7 17 (1.81%) ISEB
8 16 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (1.60%) MCP
10 12 (1.28%) HNC
11 11 (1.17%) MCSE
11 11 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (1.06%) SC Cleared
13 9 (0.96%) CISSP
13 9 (0.96%) OCP
13 9 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.96%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.85%) CEH
14 8 (0.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (6.60%) QA
2 27 (2.88%) SLA
3 26 (2.77%) Data Quality
4 21 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.28%) GDPR
6 7 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.75%) PMO
7 5 (0.53%) HL7
8 2 (0.21%) COBIT
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.30%) Hyper-V
4 30 (3.19%) Firmware
5 10 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.96%) Snort
6 9 (0.96%) vSphere
7 7 (0.75%) NFS
7 7 (0.75%) vCloud
8 6 (0.64%) XenApp
9 4 (0.43%) XenServer
10 3 (0.32%) Docker
11 2 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.21%) Squid
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (4.37%) SCCM
2 22 (2.34%) HP ALM
3 21 (2.24%) Terraform
4 20 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (1.81%) Puppet
5 17 (1.81%) SCVMM
6 16 (1.70%) Ansible
6 16 (1.70%) Nessus
6 16 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (1.70%) WSUS
7 15 (1.60%) SCOM
8 14 (1.49%) Kubernetes
9 12 (1.28%) SCOrch
10 10 (1.06%) EnCase
10 10 (1.06%) FTK
11 9 (0.96%) Nexpose
11 9 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (0.96%) QRadar
11 9 (0.96%) Suricata
12 8 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 306 (32.59%) Microsoft
2 152 (16.19%) Oracle
3 45 (4.79%) SAP
4 44 (4.69%) HP
5 43 (4.58%) Cisco
6 41 (4.37%) VMware
7 35 (3.73%) ServiceNow
8 31 (3.30%) Google
9 27 (2.88%) IBM
10 26 (2.77%) CheckPoint
10 26 (2.77%) Citrix
11 25 (2.66%) Red Hat
12 22 (2.34%) Symantec
13 20 (2.13%) Tableau
14 18 (1.92%) Blue Prism
15 16 (1.70%) Autodesk
16 15 (1.60%) Automation Anywhere
16 15 (1.60%) McAfee
17 14 (1.49%) NETGEAR
17 14 (1.49%) Xamarin