Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 372 316 273
Rank change year-on-year -56 -43 -48
Permanent jobs citing VB 1,453 1,737 2,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.01% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.46% 1.84% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,223 1,466 2,358
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,875 £24,963
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,250 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 99,559 94,181 106,355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.09% 54.58% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 83,684 80,447 91,813
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 -54 1,356 £42,500 +6.25% 200
UK excluding London -45 968 £40,000 +6.67% 176
London -31 457 £50,000 - 40
South East -4 292 £41,000 +5.13% 48
North of England -59 236 £40,000 +6.67% 41
Midlands -62 182 £38,500 -3.75% 33
South West -16 116 £37,500 -6.25% 27
North West -69 106 £45,000 +20.00% 13
Yorkshire +3 105 £37,500 - 16
East Midlands -24 94 £38,500 -9.41% 16
West Midlands -61 88 £40,000 - 17
East of England -42 75 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Scotland -47 49 £40,000 +6.67% 9
Wales +16 34 £36,350 +0.97% 4
North East -23 25 £29,000 -17.14% 12
Northern Ireland -7 1 £27,500 -32.93% 3

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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.

1 905 (62.28%) .NET
2 861 (59.26%) C#
3 802 (55.20%) SQL Server
4 799 (54.99%) SQL
5 455 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
5 455 (31.31%) VB.NET
6 445 (30.63%) Microsoft
7 443 (30.49%) ASP.NET
8 433 (29.80%) Windows
9 358 (24.64%) Finance
10 348 (23.95%) JavaScript
11 327 (22.51%) HTML
12 302 (20.78%) MVC
13 270 (18.58%) CSS
14 250 (17.21%) T-SQL
14 250 (17.21%) Degree
15 236 (16.24%) WCF
16 231 (15.90%) Oracle
17 220 (15.14%) TDD
18 206 (14.18%) VB6
19 198 (13.63%) Java
20 197 (13.56%) .NET Framework
21 194 (13.35%) ASP.NET Web API
22 192 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
23 191 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
24 178 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
25 174 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
26 170 (11.70%) VBA
27 166 (11.42%) WinForms
27 166 (11.42%) Scrum

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 96 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 70 (4.82%) IIS
3 36 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
4 35 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 34 (2.34%) CMS
6 31 (2.13%) MS Exchange
7 21 (1.45%) SAS
8 19 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 14 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (0.76%) Apache
11 11 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.55%) Confluence
14 8 (0.55%) JBoss
15 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 192 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (5.85%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 18 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.14%) FreeHand
7 2 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.069%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.069%) Maya
8 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.069%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.069%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.83%) HFM
3 9 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.62%) SimCorp Dimension
4 8 (0.55%) Concordance
4 8 (0.55%) Relativity
4 8 (0.55%) Ringtail
5 7 (0.48%) Dynamics SL
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.21%) Epicor Tropos
7 3 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite
7 3 (0.21%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.21%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.14%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
8 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 77 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (2.34%) SaaS
3 24 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.31%) Office 365
5 14 (0.96%) GitHub
6 13 (0.89%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.21%) IaaS
8 3 (0.21%) PaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.14%) G Suite
9 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.069%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.65%) Internet
2 43 (2.96%) DNS
3 38 (2.62%) Firewall
4 29 (2.00%) Intranet
5 28 (1.93%) DHCP
6 20 (1.38%) Broadband
7 19 (1.31%) LAN
7 19 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.31%) WAN
8 13 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (0.83%) HTTP
9 12 (0.83%) SMS
9 12 (0.83%) VoIP
9 12 (0.83%) Wireless
10 10 (0.69%) Extranet
10 10 (0.69%) SAN
11 7 (0.48%) NAS
12 5 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (0.34%) SSL
13 4 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 802 (55.20%) SQL Server
2 165 (11.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 157 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 137 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 102 (7.02%) NoSQL
6 94 (6.47%) Relational Database
7 84 (5.78%) SQL Server 2014
8 79 (5.44%) MySQL
9 75 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 68 (4.68%) Power BI
11 64 (4.40%) Crystal Reports
12 62 (4.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
14 45 (3.10%) MongoDB
15 41 (2.82%) Oracle Database
16 36 (2.48%) MS Access
17 35 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
18 31 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
18 31 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
19 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 148 (10.19%) Git (software)
2 138 (9.50%) Visual Studio
3 113 (7.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (5.37%) NUnit
5 77 (5.30%) Subversion
6 56 (3.85%) JIRA
7 55 (3.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 49 (3.37%) MSTest
9 35 (2.41%) Jenkins
10 30 (2.06%) Selenium
11 23 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
12 19 (1.31%) HP UFT
13 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 18 (1.24%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
15 13 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.89%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.83%) MSBuild
17 11 (0.76%) MSI
18 8 (0.55%) JMeter
General
1 358 (24.64%) Finance
2 61 (4.20%) Banking
3 58 (3.99%) Retail
4 52 (3.58%) Marketing
5 37 (2.55%) Front Office
6 35 (2.41%) Games
7 32 (2.20%) Advertising
8 30 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 28 (1.93%) Telecoms
10 27 (1.86%) Law
11 26 (1.79%) Music Industry
12 21 (1.45%) Back Office
13 18 (1.24%) Legal
14 13 (0.89%) Investment Banking
15 12 (0.83%) Retail Banking
16 10 (0.69%) Automotive
17 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.48%) Billing
18 7 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 869 (59.81%) Developer
2 465 (32.00%) .NET Developer
3 245 (16.86%) C# Developer
4 207 (14.25%) Analyst
5 152 (10.46%) Software Developer
6 145 (9.98%) C# .NET Developer
7 143 (9.84%) SQL Developer
8 72 (4.96%) VB.NET Developer
9 64 (4.40%) C# Software Developer
10 60 (4.13%) VB Developer
11 57 (3.92%) Support Analyst
12 55 (3.79%) Applications Support
13 53 (3.65%) Agile Developer
14 52 (3.58%) .NET Software Developer
15 51 (3.51%) Senior Developer
16 48 (3.30%) Agile .NET Developer
17 47 (3.23%) Software Engineer
18 45 (3.10%) Consultant
19 44 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
20 42 (2.89%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 905 (62.28%) .NET
2 443 (30.49%) ASP.NET
3 327 (22.51%) HTML
4 270 (18.58%) CSS
5 236 (16.24%) WCF
6 197 (13.56%) .NET Framework
7 194 (13.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 191 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 166 (11.42%) WinForms
10 153 (10.53%) jQuery
11 150 (10.32%) WPF
12 145 (9.98%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 140 (9.64%) Web Services
14 135 (9.29%) XML
15 123 (8.47%) RESTful
16 121 (8.33%) Ajax
17 106 (7.30%) HTML5
18 95 (6.54%) Entity Framework
19 90 (6.19%) Node.js
20 82 (5.64%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 157 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.91%) Computer Science
3 78 (5.37%) Management Information System
4 70 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
6 47 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 45 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
8 38 (2.62%) Mobile App
9 33 (2.27%) User Experience
10 32 (2.20%) Fintech
11 19 (1.31%) Hedge funds
12 18 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 16 (1.10%) N-Tier
14 15 (1.03%) Replication
15 14 (0.96%) Blackberry
16 13 (0.89%) Clustering
16 13 (0.89%) Robotics
17 10 (0.69%) Credit Risk
17 10 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
17 10 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 433 (29.80%) Windows
2 119 (8.19%) Linux
3 74 (5.09%) Windows Server
4 69 (4.75%) Unix
5 47 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 44 (3.03%) Windows 7
7 42 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.24%) Solaris
10 15 (1.03%) Windows Phone
10 15 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
11 10 (0.69%) Android
12 5 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.28%) AIX
13 4 (0.28%) HPUX
14 3 (0.21%) VMS
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (31.31%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (20.78%) MVC
3 220 (15.14%) TDD
4 178 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
5 174 (11.98%) Business Intelligence
6 166 (11.42%) Scrum
7 147 (10.12%) SDLC
8 145 (9.98%) Web Application Development
9 135 (9.29%) Test Automation
10 120 (8.26%) Software Engineering
11 116 (7.98%) Web Development
12 111 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
13 97 (6.68%) OO
14 94 (6.47%) BDD
15 84 (5.78%) ITIL
16 79 (5.44%) Migration
17 75 (5.16%) Analytics
18 72 (4.96%) Data Management
19 67 (4.61%) Data Analysis
19 67 (4.61%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 861 (59.26%) C#
2 799 (54.99%) SQL
3 455 (31.31%) VB.NET
4 348 (23.95%) JavaScript
5 250 (17.21%) T-SQL
6 206 (14.18%) VB6
7 198 (13.63%) Java
8 170 (11.70%) VBA
9 150 (10.32%) PowerShell
10 133 (9.15%) C++
11 128 (8.81%) VBScript
12 99 (6.81%) Ruby
13 81 (5.57%) Python
14 75 (5.16%) PL/SQL
15 64 (4.40%) C
16 55 (3.79%) PHP
17 34 (2.34%) Perl
18 33 (2.27%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.79%) Shell Script
20 25 (1.72%) F#
Qualifications
1 250 (17.21%) Degree
2 49 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (2.55%) ISEB
4 32 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 19 (1.31%) MCP
6 19 (1.31%) SC Cleared
7 14 (0.96%) MCSA
8 10 (0.69%) ISTQB
8 10 (0.69%) MCITP
9 8 (0.55%) HND
10 7 (0.48%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 7 (0.48%) PMP
11 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.68%) QA
2 58 (3.99%) Data Quality
3 45 (3.10%) SLA
4 16 (1.10%) PMO
4 16 (1.10%) Solvency II
5 8 (0.55%) GAMP
6 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.069%) COBIT
9 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.069%) GAAP
9 1 (0.069%) GDPR
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 98 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 45 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 15 (1.03%) XenApp
5 13 (0.89%) XenServer
6 11 (0.76%) MetaFrame
7 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (0.48%) vSphere
8 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.21%) ACF2
9 3 (0.21%) Firmware
9 3 (0.21%) RACF
10 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.069%) Docker
11 1 (0.069%) NFS
11 1 (0.069%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.069%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (2.96%) SCCM
2 20 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 13 (0.89%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.89%) Puppet
5 11 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.69%) Ansible
7 7 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.28%) WSUS
10 3 (0.21%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.21%) Control-M
10 3 (0.21%) HP ALM
10 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.21%) SCOM
10 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 445 (30.63%) Microsoft
2 231 (15.90%) Oracle
3 54 (3.72%) VMware
4 47 (3.23%) HP
5 33 (2.27%) Xamarin
6 32 (2.20%) Tableau
7 28 (1.93%) Citrix
8 25 (1.72%) Google
9 24 (1.65%) Siebel
10 19 (1.31%) Capita
10 19 (1.31%) Cisco
11 16 (1.10%) SAP
11 16 (1.10%) Vertica
12 15 (1.03%) EMC
12 15 (1.03%) Remedy
13 14 (0.96%) Symantec
14 13 (0.89%) Dell
14 13 (0.89%) NetApp
15 12 (0.83%) Blue Prism
15 12 (0.83%) Hyperion