Period
to 27 September 2021

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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 576 490 450
Rank change year-on-year -86 -40 +3
Permanent jobs citing VB 527 203 950
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.80% 0.72% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 278 152 786
10th Percentile £32,275 £31,986 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,000 £33,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,438 £50,313 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 65,827 28,138 74,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.92% 59.04% 53.36%
Number of salaries quoted 44,281 23,857 61,710
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £58,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £74,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 27 September 2021.

Salary histogram for VB in the UK

VB
Top 17 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 27 September 2021. 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 -124 416 £45,000 +12.50% 83
UK excluding London -85 337 £42,500 +6.25% 72
Work from Home -162 152 £51,250 +20.59% 15
North of England -16 141 £40,000 -8.57% 29
London -180 114 £60,000 +9.09% 18
North West -10 93 £40,000 -8.57% 20
South East -171 63 £46,250 +23.33% 13
Midlands -95 52 £40,000 -5.33% 13
Yorkshire -69 46 £45,000 -14.29% 6
Scotland -60 44 £52,500 +31.25% 6
East Midlands -55 36 £47,500 +12.43% 7
South West -105 25 £47,500 +28.34% 6
West Midlands -96 16 £40,000 -3.03% 6
East of England -99 10 £61,250 +53.13% 4
North East -31 2 £30,500 +0.83% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £24,000 - 1
Wales - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 September 2021, 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.

1 331 (62.81%) C#
2 305 (57.87%) SQL
3 245 (46.49%) .NET
4 230 (43.64%) Microsoft
5 196 (37.19%) SQL Server
6 185 (35.10%) JavaScript
6 185 (35.10%) Azure
7 162 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
8 156 (29.60%) Social Skills
9 146 (27.70%) Windows
10 141 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
11 137 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
12 128 (24.29%) Microsoft Excel
13 126 (23.91%) Degree
14 113 (21.44%) Python
15 102 (19.35%) CSS
16 101 (19.17%) HTML
17 93 (17.65%) PowerShell
18 89 (16.89%) AWS
19 83 (15.75%) Migration
20 81 (15.37%) C++
21 80 (15.18%) Analytics
22 79 (14.99%) DevOps
22 79 (14.99%) Project Management
23 78 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
23 78 (14.80%) jQuery
24 77 (14.61%) ASP.NET
25 76 (14.42%) .NET Framework
26 75 (14.23%) AngularJS
27 74 (14.04%) Power Platform

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 46 (8.73%) SAS
2 34 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 24 (4.55%) Confluence
4 23 (4.36%) SharePoint
5 20 (3.80%) IIS
6 13 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.33%) CMS
8 7 (1.33%) Drupal
8 7 (1.33%) WordPress
9 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.14%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.95%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.76%) Apache
12 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Integration
13 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 128 (24.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (11.57%) Microsoft Office
3 37 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) SPSS
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (5.12%) Sentinel
2 8 (1.52%) PRMS
3 7 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.95%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.95%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.76%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.57%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.38%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.19%) ProductWriter
8 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 185 (35.10%) Azure
2 89 (16.89%) AWS
3 74 (14.04%) Power Platform
4 32 (6.07%) Azure Sentinel
5 30 (5.69%) SaaS
6 27 (5.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 27 (5.12%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 27 (5.12%) Amazon S3
6 27 (5.12%) AWS CloudTrail
6 27 (5.12%) AWS Lambda
6 27 (5.12%) Azure Logic Apps
6 27 (5.12%) CloudFront
6 27 (5.12%) Serverless
7 22 (4.17%) IaaS
8 19 (3.61%) GitHub
8 19 (3.61%) Microsoft 365
9 17 (3.23%) PaaS
10 16 (3.04%) GCP
11 12 (2.28%) OpenShift
12 11 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.17%) FTP
1 22 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 21 (3.98%) Firewall
3 20 (3.80%) HTTP
4 17 (3.23%) DHCP
4 17 (3.23%) DNS
4 17 (3.23%) VPN
5 14 (2.66%) Internet
6 11 (2.09%) IPv4
6 11 (2.09%) LAN
6 11 (2.09%) WAN
7 10 (1.90%) SAN
8 8 (1.52%) IPsec
9 7 (1.33%) HTTPS
9 7 (1.33%) SMTP
9 7 (1.33%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.14%) GSM
11 5 (0.95%) MPLS
11 5 (0.95%) SSL
11 5 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (37.19%) SQL Server
2 71 (13.47%) Power BI
3 50 (9.49%) MySQL
4 48 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
7 33 (6.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 32 (6.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (4.74%) NoSQL
11 24 (4.55%) Tableau
12 19 (3.61%) Relational Database
13 16 (3.04%) MongoDB
14 12 (2.28%) Oracle Database
14 12 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
15 11 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
16 9 (1.71%) MS Access
16 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (1.52%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (8.73%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.83%) JIRA
3 34 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
4 19 (3.61%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.09%) GitLab
5 11 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 11 (2.09%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.95%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.95%) Postman
8 5 (0.95%) Subversion
9 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.76%) JMeter
10 3 (0.57%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.57%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.57%) Selenium
10 3 (0.57%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.38%) LINQPad
11 2 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 156 (29.60%) Social Skills
2 141 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (11.57%) Finance
4 38 (7.21%) Manufacturing
5 32 (6.07%) Publishing
6 23 (4.36%) Banking
7 21 (3.98%) Marketing
8 17 (3.23%) Automotive
9 16 (3.04%) Documentation Skills
9 16 (3.04%) French Language
10 11 (2.09%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.90%) Law
11 10 (1.90%) Legal
11 10 (1.90%) Public Sector
12 9 (1.71%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.71%) Retail
13 8 (1.52%) Italian Language
13 8 (1.52%) Portuguese Language
13 8 (1.52%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 202 (38.33%) Developer
2 70 (13.28%) Software Developer
3 58 (11.01%) Analyst
4 52 (9.87%) .NET Developer
4 52 (9.87%) Programmer
5 40 (7.59%) Administrator
6 32 (6.07%) Data Administrator
7 27 (5.12%) Consultant
7 27 (5.12%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 27 (5.12%) Security Engineer
8 24 (4.55%) E-Commerce Administrator
9 23 (4.36%) Senior Programmer
9 23 (4.36%) Software Engineer
10 18 (3.42%) Applications Developer
10 18 (3.42%) SQL Developer
11 17 (3.23%) Data Analyst
11 17 (3.23%) Web Developer
12 16 (3.04%) Web Applications Developer
13 13 (2.47%) C# Developer
13 13 (2.47%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (46.49%) .NET
2 102 (19.35%) CSS
3 101 (19.17%) HTML
4 78 (14.80%) jQuery
5 77 (14.61%) ASP.NET
6 76 (14.42%) .NET Framework
7 75 (14.23%) AngularJS
8 69 (13.09%) Web Services
9 63 (11.95%) XML
10 62 (11.76%) .NET Core
11 56 (10.63%) JSON
12 43 (8.16%) Entity Framework
12 43 (8.16%) React
13 40 (7.59%) REST
14 39 (7.40%) SOAP
15 37 (7.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 27 (5.12%) Ajax
16 27 (5.12%) LINQ
17 24 (4.55%) WCF
18 23 (4.36%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.40%) Driving Licence
2 35 (6.64%) Self-Motivation
3 29 (5.50%) Legacy Systems
4 27 (5.12%) Algorithms
4 27 (5.12%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.98%) Equities
6 18 (3.42%) Data Centre
7 17 (3.23%) Data Structures
8 16 (3.04%) LIMS
9 15 (2.85%) User Experience
10 11 (2.09%) Public Cloud
11 10 (1.90%) Replication
12 9 (1.71%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.52%) Derivative
13 8 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (1.52%) iSeries
13 8 (1.52%) Renewable Energy
13 8 (1.52%) SCADA
14 7 (1.33%) NHS
15 6 (1.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 146 (27.70%) Windows
2 44 (8.35%) Linux
3 27 (5.12%) Mac OS
3 27 (5.12%) Windows Server
3 27 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (3.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (3.61%) Windows 10
6 18 (3.42%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.66%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.28%) Unix
8 12 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (1.52%) Android
11 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.95%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.38%) HPUX
13 2 (0.38%) SUSE
14 1 (0.19%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (30.74%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.00%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (15.75%) Migration
4 80 (15.18%) Analytics
5 79 (14.99%) DevOps
5 79 (14.99%) Project Management
6 78 (14.80%) Business Intelligence
7 61 (11.57%) Visualisation
8 60 (11.39%) MVC
8 60 (11.39%) Workflow
9 59 (11.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 58 (11.01%) Information Security
11 54 (10.25%) Mentoring
12 52 (9.87%) ERP
13 50 (9.49%) Data Modelling
14 48 (9.11%) Computer Science
14 48 (9.11%) Data Management
14 48 (9.11%) Software Engineering
15 46 (8.73%) Validation
16 45 (8.54%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 331 (62.81%) C#
2 305 (57.87%) SQL
3 185 (35.10%) JavaScript
4 113 (21.44%) Python
5 93 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 81 (15.37%) C++
7 71 (13.47%) Java
8 48 (9.11%) VB.NET
9 47 (8.92%) VB6
10 46 (8.73%) PL/SQL
11 44 (8.35%) Ruby
12 39 (7.40%) Perl
13 37 (7.02%) T-SQL
13 37 (7.02%) VBScript
14 33 (6.26%) PHP
15 29 (5.50%) C
16 27 (5.12%) VBA
17 17 (3.23%) Tcl
18 15 (2.85%) MATLAB
19 14 (2.66%) R
Qualifications
1 126 (23.91%) Degree
2 38 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 27 (5.12%) GCFA
3 27 (5.12%) GCFE
3 27 (5.12%) GCIA
3 27 (5.12%) GCIH
3 27 (5.12%) SANS
4 23 (4.36%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (3.42%) MCSE
7 14 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (2.28%) MCP
9 8 (1.52%) Master's Degree
10 7 (1.33%) MCSA
10 7 (1.33%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.95%) CCA
11 5 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.95%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.98%) QA
2 8 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.95%) GDPR
4 5 (0.95%) HAZOP
4 5 (0.95%) IEC 61508
4 5 (0.95%) ISO 26262
4 5 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.57%) CDISC
5 3 (0.57%) Good Clinical Practice
6 2 (0.38%) HL7
6 2 (0.38%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.19%) DICOM
7 1 (0.19%) WAI
7 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 35 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.85%) Docker
4 11 (2.09%) vSphere
5 10 (1.90%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.95%) Snort
7 5 (0.95%) Squid
7 5 (0.95%) XenApp
8 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (4.74%) SCCM
2 16 (3.04%) Kubernetes
2 16 (3.04%) WMI
3 13 (2.47%) Terraform
4 12 (2.28%) Ansible
4 12 (2.28%) Sysprep
5 11 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (2.09%) Puppet
6 6 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.95%) Nessus
7 5 (0.95%) Nexpose
7 5 (0.95%) Suricata
7 5 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.57%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.38%) Grafana
9 2 (0.38%) Kibana
9 2 (0.38%) nmon
9 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 230 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 71 (13.47%) Oracle
3 35 (6.64%) VMware
4 27 (5.12%) Atlassian
5 26 (4.93%) SAP
6 19 (3.61%) ServiceNow
7 17 (3.23%) Citrix
7 17 (3.23%) IBM
8 14 (2.66%) Remedy
9 11 (2.09%) Alibaba
10 10 (1.90%) Dell
11 9 (1.71%) Blue Prism
12 8 (1.52%) UiPath
12 8 (1.52%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.33%) Splunk
14 6 (1.14%) Automation Anywhere
14 6 (1.14%) Cisco
14 6 (1.14%) InterSystems
14 6 (1.14%) Sophos
15 5 (0.95%) Symantec