Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 297 257
Rank change year-on-year -63 -40 -58
Permanent jobs citing VB 1583 2027 2807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.07% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.59% 2.02% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1304 1782 2489
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,575 £26,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £58,550
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%

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 99503 100190 113234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.24% 52.95% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81950 86403 96877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,551 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -62 1472 £44,000 +3.53% 96
UK excluding London -56 977 £40,000 - 78
London +6 570 £52,500 +5.00% 25
South East -52 255 £42,500 -5.56% 15
North of England -34 252 £40,000 +6.67% 25
Midlands -53 174 £40,000 - 16
North West -50 130 £40,000 - 10
East of England -28 116 £42,500 -3.41% 6
Yorkshire +7 111 £40,000 +14.29% 12
South West -25 102 £37,500 -6.25% 9
West Midlands -7 101 £40,000 +14.29% 10
East Midlands -60 73 £40,000 - 5
Scotland +14 59 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Wales +22 17 £25,250 -15.83% 1
North East +6 11 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Northern Ireland -27 2 £37,000 +4.23%

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 955 (60.33%) C#
2 911 (57.55%) .NET
3 889 (56.16%) SQL
4 814 (51.42%) SQL Server
5 521 (32.91%) Microsoft
6 507 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
7 452 (28.55%) Windows
8 425 (26.85%) VB.NET
9 423 (26.72%) JavaScript
9 423 (26.72%) ASP.NET
10 419 (26.47%) Finance
11 356 (22.49%) HTML
12 327 (20.66%) T-SQL
13 293 (18.51%) CSS
14 288 (18.19%) Degree
15 286 (18.07%) MVC
16 272 (17.18%) VB6
17 242 (15.29%) Oracle
18 236 (14.91%) Java
19 218 (13.77%) VBScript
20 212 (13.39%) XML
21 209 (13.20%) Scrum
22 197 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
22 197 (12.44%) WCF
23 196 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
24 195 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 188 (11.88%) Software Engineering
26 184 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
27 178 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 170 (10.74%) Test Automation

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
1 144 (9.10%) SharePoint
2 122 (7.71%) IIS
3 68 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
4 48 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 48 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
5 29 (1.83%) JBoss
6 28 (1.77%) Apache
7 26 (1.64%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 22 (1.39%) CMS
10 19 (1.20%) SAS
11 18 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 16 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (1.01%) OpenROAD
14 10 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
16 8 (0.51%) Umbraco
17 7 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 197 (12.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 122 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
5 6 (0.38%) SPSS
6 5 (0.32%) SPSS Modeler
7 4 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (0.25%) Avid Media Composer
7 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.19%) FileZilla
8 3 (0.19%) Maya
9 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.063%) Abaqus
10 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.063%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 36 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.82%) Summit
4 12 (0.76%) HFM
5 11 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.51%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.32%) Sage 200
8 4 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.25%) LabWindows
9 3 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite
9 3 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
9 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics SL
10 2 (0.13%) Sage CRM
10 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 87 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (2.08%) Office 365
4 27 (1.71%) GitHub
5 24 (1.52%) SaaS
6 15 (0.95%) IaaS
7 14 (0.88%) PaaS
8 6 (0.38%) G Suite
8 6 (0.38%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.13%) Sage Pay
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.063%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 105 (6.63%) Firewall
2 67 (4.23%) Internet
3 26 (1.64%) DNS
4 21 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 20 (1.26%) Broadband
5 20 (1.26%) DHCP
6 19 (1.20%) Wireless
7 18 (1.14%) VPN
8 17 (1.07%) Intranet
9 16 (1.01%) VoIP
10 11 (0.69%) LAN
11 10 (0.63%) FTP
11 10 (0.63%) Network Security
12 9 (0.57%) HTTP
13 7 (0.44%) LDAP
13 7 (0.44%) RFID
13 7 (0.44%) Skype
13 7 (0.44%) SMS
13 7 (0.44%) WAN
13 7 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 814 (51.42%) SQL Server
2 195 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 178 (11.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (7.90%) MySQL
5 114 (7.20%) Relational Database
6 105 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 85 (5.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 77 (4.86%) Crystal Reports
9 65 (4.11%) BusinessObjects
10 62 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
11 60 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 60 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 51 (3.22%) NoSQL
13 48 (3.03%) RDBMS
14 42 (2.65%) Oracle Database
15 40 (2.53%) MongoDB
16 36 (2.27%) MS Access
17 33 (2.08%) Power BI
18 27 (1.71%) Data Mining
19 26 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 139 (8.78%) Subversion
2 117 (7.39%) Visual Studio
3 106 (6.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 87 (5.50%) NUnit
5 76 (4.80%) Jenkins
6 64 (4.04%) Git (software)
7 49 (3.10%) MSTest
8 45 (2.84%) Maven
9 42 (2.65%) TeamCity
10 34 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
10 34 (2.15%) Rhino Mocks
11 27 (1.71%) JIRA
12 18 (1.14%) HP UFT
12 18 (1.14%) Selenium
13 17 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.69%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.51%) MSI
15 8 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
15 8 (0.51%) SpecFlow
16 7 (0.44%) InstallShield
General
1 419 (26.47%) Finance
2 103 (6.51%) Banking
3 75 (4.74%) Front Office
4 70 (4.42%) Marketing
5 66 (4.17%) Retail
6 60 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 56 (3.54%) Investment Banking
8 54 (3.41%) Electronics
9 53 (3.35%) Retail Banking
10 50 (3.16%) Manufacturing
11 36 (2.27%) Games
12 33 (2.08%) Legal
13 27 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (1.45%) Advertising
14 23 (1.45%) Back Office
15 19 (1.20%) Billing
16 18 (1.14%) Music Industry
17 14 (0.88%) Law
18 10 (0.63%) Automotive
19 5 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 865 (54.64%) Developer
2 469 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 262 (16.55%) C# Developer
4 240 (15.16%) Analyst
5 172 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 158 (9.98%) Software Developer
7 132 (8.34%) SQL Developer
8 119 (7.52%) VB Developer
9 97 (6.13%) Senior Developer
10 88 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
11 87 (5.50%) SQL Analyst
12 77 (4.86%) Support Analyst
13 73 (4.61%) Software Engineer
14 71 (4.49%) C# Software Developer
15 69 (4.36%) Applications Support
16 68 (4.30%) VB6 Developer
17 63 (3.98%) Agile .NET Developer
17 63 (3.98%) Agile Developer
18 59 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
19 52 (3.28%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 911 (57.55%) .NET
2 423 (26.72%) ASP.NET
3 356 (22.49%) HTML
4 293 (18.51%) CSS
5 212 (13.39%) XML
6 197 (12.44%) WCF
7 196 (12.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 170 (10.74%) Web Services
9 155 (9.79%) WinForms
10 140 (8.84%) Ajax
10 140 (8.84%) jQuery
11 133 (8.40%) ASP.NET Web API
11 133 (8.40%) WPF
12 132 (8.34%) .NET Framework
13 131 (8.28%) HTML5
14 118 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 86 (5.43%) AngularJS
16 70 (4.42%) LINQ
16 70 (4.42%) NHibernate
17 69 (4.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.62%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.94%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 65 (4.11%) Client/Server
5 51 (3.22%) Greenfield Project
6 45 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
7 44 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.72%) N-Tier
9 26 (1.64%) Replication
10 24 (1.52%) Hedge funds
11 23 (1.45%) Clustering
12 21 (1.33%) User Experience
13 19 (1.20%) Mobile App
13 19 (1.20%) PDA
14 16 (1.01%) Life Science
15 14 (0.88%) Fintech
16 13 (0.82%) Data Structures
17 12 (0.76%) Tandem
18 10 (0.63%) iPhone
18 10 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 452 (28.55%) Windows
2 132 (8.34%) Linux
3 126 (7.96%) Unix
4 98 (6.19%) Windows Server
5 72 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 65 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 57 (3.60%) Android
8 51 (3.22%) Windows 10
9 46 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (2.65%) Apple iOS
11 21 (1.33%) Solaris
12 16 (1.01%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.51%) VxWorks
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.19%) HPUX
18 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (32.03%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (18.07%) MVC
3 209 (13.20%) Scrum
4 188 (11.88%) Software Engineering
5 170 (10.74%) Test Automation
6 169 (10.68%) TDD
7 155 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
8 151 (9.54%) SDLC
9 118 (7.45%) Web Development
10 117 (7.39%) Continuous Integration
10 117 (7.39%) Web Application Development
11 116 (7.33%) OO
12 109 (6.89%) DevOps
13 108 (6.82%) ITIL
14 101 (6.38%) Configuration Management
15 87 (5.50%) Asset Management
16 84 (5.31%) CRM
16 84 (5.31%) Unit Testing
17 76 (4.80%) Analytics
18 67 (4.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 955 (60.33%) C#
2 889 (56.16%) SQL
3 425 (26.85%) VB.NET
4 423 (26.72%) JavaScript
5 327 (20.66%) T-SQL
6 272 (17.18%) VB6
7 236 (14.91%) Java
8 218 (13.77%) VBScript
9 170 (10.74%) C++
10 168 (10.61%) PowerShell
11 135 (8.53%) VBA
12 125 (7.90%) C
13 108 (6.82%) Python
14 103 (6.51%) Perl
15 77 (4.86%) PL/SQL
16 66 (4.17%) Ruby
17 61 (3.85%) PHP
18 42 (2.65%) Shell Script
19 30 (1.90%) F#
20 25 (1.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 288 (18.19%) Degree
2 53 (3.35%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.52%) MCP
5 21 (1.33%) MCSE
6 19 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 18 (1.14%) CCNA
7 18 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.01%) ISTQB
9 13 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 11 (0.69%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.63%) ISEB
11 10 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.57%) HND
13 7 (0.44%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.44%) HNC
14 6 (0.38%) ACCA
14 6 (0.38%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.58%) QA
2 49 (3.10%) SLA
3 31 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.38%) COBIT
5 4 (0.25%) Basel III
5 4 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.19%) HL7
6 3 (0.19%) MiFID
6 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.13%) DICOM
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.063%) Basel II
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.063%) GDPR
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.063%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 113 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.20%) Firmware
4 12 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.76%) vSphere
5 9 (0.57%) XenApp
6 8 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.44%) Docker
7 7 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.13%) Snort
10 2 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.063%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.063%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.063%) Xen
11 1 (0.063%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (3.35%) SCCM
2 44 (2.78%) PowerBroker
3 32 (2.02%) Puppet
4 26 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.39%) Ansible
5 22 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (0.76%) Opsview
8 11 (0.69%) BMC PATROL
8 11 (0.69%) Perfmon
8 11 (0.69%) SCOM
9 10 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (0.51%) WSUS
11 7 (0.44%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.38%) ZENworks
13 4 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 521 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 242 (15.29%) Oracle
3 66 (4.17%) VMware
4 40 (2.53%) Sybase
5 36 (2.27%) HP
6 26 (1.64%) Citrix
6 26 (1.64%) IBM
7 24 (1.52%) SAP
8 21 (1.33%) Dell
8 21 (1.33%) Remedy
9 20 (1.26%) Siebel
10 18 (1.14%) Cisco
11 17 (1.07%) Google
12 16 (1.01%) Splunk
12 16 (1.01%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.95%) Red Hat
14 14 (0.88%) Tableau
15 13 (0.82%) Adobe
15 13 (0.82%) Hyperion
16 12 (0.76%) BMC