Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 504 452 427
Rank change year-on-year -52 -25 -78
Permanent jobs citing VB 274 919 1,237
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.77% 1.20% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 214 775 1,079
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +4.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,200 £28,500
90th Percentile £64,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 35,587 76,298 94,626
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.67% 53.62% 55.75%
Number of salaries quoted 29,268 62,552 78,569
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,000 £31,250 £30,983
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 13 August 2020.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 18 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 13 August 2020. 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 -22 261 £42,500 - 50
UK excluding London +17 204 £40,000 - 41
South East +109 78 £44,250 +16.45% 11
London -18 61 £55,000 - 13
North of England +47 54 £39,292 +4.78% 9
South West +59 29 £37,500 -3.23% 7
Yorkshire +50 29 £36,792 +5.12% 6
North West +94 24 £44,000 +17.33% 2
East of England +88 22 £39,757 -11.65% 6
Work from Home +41 22 £37,500 -31.82% 6
Midlands +36 14 £40,000 - 4
East Midlands +55 7 £41,750 +39.17% 3
West Midlands +43 7 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Scotland +69 4 £40,000 -8.05% 2
Wales +25 1 £75,000 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland +24 1 - -
North East +23 1 £30,250 -17.97% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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.

1 168 (61.31%) C#
2 160 (58.39%) .NET
3 147 (53.65%) SQL Server
4 139 (50.73%) SQL
5 107 (39.05%) Microsoft
6 90 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (31.75%) Windows
8 70 (25.55%) Microsoft Excel
9 64 (23.36%) JavaScript
9 64 (23.36%) Problem-Solving
10 57 (20.80%) .NET Framework
11 54 (19.71%) VB6
11 54 (19.71%) XML
12 53 (19.34%) Java
13 48 (17.52%) Finance
13 48 (17.52%) PowerShell
14 47 (17.15%) Degree
14 47 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
15 46 (16.79%) Visual Studio
15 46 (16.79%) ASP.NET
16 44 (16.06%) HTML
16 44 (16.06%) VB.NET
16 44 (16.06%) Azure
17 43 (15.69%) Oracle
18 39 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (13.50%) VBA
19 37 (13.50%) DevOps
20 35 (12.77%) AngularJS
21 34 (12.41%) jQuery
22 33 (12.04%) MVC

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 14 (5.11%) IIS
2 12 (4.38%) Confluence
3 8 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.46%) CICS
4 4 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.09%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.73%) JBoss
6 2 (0.73%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.73%) SAS
6 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.36%) Gentran
7 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 70 (25.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (17.15%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (7.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Exchequer
1 4 (1.46%) ResourceLink
1 4 (1.46%) Visualfiles
2 2 (0.73%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.73%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.36%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.36%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.36%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.36%) SAP PP-PI
3 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 44 (16.06%) Azure
2 18 (6.57%) Office 365
3 17 (6.20%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.65%) AWS
5 5 (1.82%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (1.82%) Serverless
6 4 (1.46%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.46%) GitHub
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.73%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.73%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.73%) npm
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.36%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.36%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.20%) LAN
2 14 (5.11%) DHCP
2 14 (5.11%) DNS
3 13 (4.74%) WLAN
4 10 (3.65%) SSL
4 10 (3.65%) VPN
5 9 (3.28%) Structured Cabling
6 7 (2.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.82%) Firewall
8 4 (1.46%) Internet
8 4 (1.46%) WAN
9 3 (1.09%) 2G
9 3 (1.09%) 3G
9 3 (1.09%) 4G
9 3 (1.09%) 5G
9 3 (1.09%) HTTP
9 3 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.09%) UTRAN
10 2 (0.73%) SAN
10 2 (0.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (53.65%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.85%) MySQL
3 23 (8.39%) MS Access
4 22 (8.03%) MongoDB
5 21 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (5.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 15 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (5.47%) Power BI
9 14 (5.11%) Relational Database
10 13 (4.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (4.01%) DB2
11 11 (4.01%) NoSQL
11 11 (4.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (3.28%) Oracle Database
13 8 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (16.79%) Visual Studio
2 25 (9.12%) Git (software)
3 22 (8.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (6.57%) JIRA
5 14 (5.11%) Selenium
6 13 (4.74%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.74%) LoadRunner
6 13 (4.74%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.65%) eggPlant
8 9 (3.28%) JMeter
9 8 (2.92%) Appium
9 8 (2.92%) JUnit
9 8 (2.92%) Maven
10 7 (2.55%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.19%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.19%) Postman
11 6 (2.19%) TestRail
12 4 (1.46%) REST Assured
12 4 (1.46%) The Grinder
12 4 (1.46%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 48 (17.52%) Finance
2 15 (5.47%) Retail
3 10 (3.65%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.28%) Legal
5 7 (2.55%) Local Government
6 5 (1.82%) Banking
7 3 (1.09%) Back Office
7 3 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (1.09%) Housing Association
7 3 (1.09%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.73%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 131 (47.81%) Developer
2 38 (13.87%) Analyst
3 34 (12.41%) Software Developer
4 33 (12.04%) .NET Developer
4 33 (12.04%) C# Developer
5 28 (10.22%) SQL Developer
6 16 (5.84%) Test Engineer
7 14 (5.11%) Programmer
8 13 (4.74%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.74%) VB.NET Developer
8 13 (4.74%) Wintel Engineer
9 12 (4.38%) Analyst Programmer
9 12 (4.38%) C# .NET Developer
9 12 (4.38%) Database Developer
9 12 (4.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (4.38%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.01%) Analyst Developer
10 11 (4.01%) Applications Support
10 11 (4.01%) HTML CSS Developer
10 11 (4.01%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (58.39%) .NET
2 57 (20.80%) .NET Framework
3 54 (19.71%) XML
4 46 (16.79%) ASP.NET
5 44 (16.06%) HTML
6 35 (12.77%) AngularJS
7 34 (12.41%) jQuery
8 33 (12.04%) CSS
9 32 (11.68%) Entity Framework
10 20 (7.30%) Web Services
11 15 (5.47%) Ajax
11 15 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (5.11%) WinForms
13 13 (4.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 12 (4.38%) .NET Core
14 12 (4.38%) React
15 11 (4.01%) JSON
15 11 (4.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (3.65%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.23%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.57%) Driving Licence
3 18 (6.57%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.84%) User Experience
5 14 (5.11%) Algorithms
6 13 (4.74%) CMDB
7 12 (4.38%) Data Structures
8 6 (2.19%) LIMS
9 5 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.46%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.46%) Replication
11 2 (0.73%) Analogue Electronics
11 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) EPoS
11 2 (0.73%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.36%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.36%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.75%) Windows
2 32 (11.68%) Windows 10
3 31 (11.31%) Linux
4 27 (9.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.65%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (2.19%) CentOS
8 6 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.19%) Unix
9 5 (1.82%) Windows 2000
9 5 (1.82%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (23.36%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (13.50%) DevOps
4 33 (12.04%) MVC
5 31 (11.31%) Software Engineering
6 28 (10.22%) Analytics
6 28 (10.22%) SDLC
6 28 (10.22%) Time Management
7 25 (9.12%) OO
8 24 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (8.39%) Data Analysis
10 22 (8.03%) Test Automation
11 21 (7.66%) Scrum
12 20 (7.30%) Computer Science
12 20 (7.30%) OOP
13 18 (6.57%) Data Protection
14 17 (6.20%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.20%) Patch Management
14 17 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (5.84%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 168 (61.31%) C#
2 139 (50.73%) SQL
3 64 (23.36%) JavaScript
4 54 (19.71%) VB6
5 53 (19.34%) Java
6 48 (17.52%) PowerShell
7 44 (16.06%) VB.NET
8 37 (13.50%) VBA
9 33 (12.04%) VBScript
10 32 (11.68%) C++
10 32 (11.68%) Python
11 27 (9.85%) C
12 21 (7.66%) PHP
12 21 (7.66%) T-SQL
13 19 (6.93%) PL/SQL
14 11 (4.01%) Bash Shell
15 9 (3.28%) Perl
16 4 (1.46%) MATLAB
16 4 (1.46%) R
16 4 (1.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (17.15%) Degree
2 31 (11.31%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.93%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.01%) SC Cleared
5 10 (3.65%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.82%) HND
6 5 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.46%) ISEB
8 3 (1.09%) HNC
8 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.73%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.73%) PMP
10 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.30%) QA
2 7 (2.55%) GDPR
3 6 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) SLA
5 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 19 (6.93%) Active Directory
1 19 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (5.11%) VMware Server
4 13 (4.74%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.73%) ACF2
5 2 (0.73%) Docker
5 2 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.73%) RACF
5 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.36%) XenApp
6 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (8.76%) SCCM
2 15 (5.47%) WSUS
3 13 (4.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 8 (2.92%) HP ALM
5 4 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.36%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 43 (15.69%) Oracle
3 19 (6.93%) VMware
4 16 (5.84%) HP
5 14 (5.11%) Telerik
6 9 (3.28%) Citrix
7 8 (2.92%) Tableau
8 7 (2.55%) SAP
9 6 (2.19%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.19%) Xamarin
10 4 (1.46%) Blue Prism
10 4 (1.46%) IBM
10 4 (1.46%) Xceptor
11 3 (1.09%) BT
11 3 (1.09%) Huawei
11 3 (1.09%) Informatica
11 3 (1.09%) Nokia
11 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.09%) Talend
12 2 (0.73%) MuleSoft