Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VB6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB6 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 938 933 800
Rank change year-on-year -5 -133 -172
Permanent jobs citing VB6 269 311 527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.27% 0.31% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 224 258 489
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.06%
10th Percentile £28,900 £28,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £53,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.74%

VB6 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 100094 99915 112409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.32% 52.89% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 82448 86252 96120
UK median annual salary £49,039 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.24% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £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%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VB6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6.

Salary trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB6 over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB6 within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -11 262 £42,500 +6.25% 23
UK excluding London +3 224 £40,000 +6.67% 25
North of England +25 58 £37,500 - 9
East of England +53 57 £42,500 -15.00% 2
South East +24 55 £45,000 -5.26% 3
London +7 45 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Midlands -10 43 £40,000 +12.68% 8
North West +5 29 £37,500 - 1
Yorkshire +31 28 £32,500 -7.14% 6
West Midlands +11 28 £40,000 +12.68% 5
East Midlands -2 15 £37,500 +3.45% 3
Scotland -15 7 £33,500 +16.52% 3
South West +1 4 £40,750 +8.67%
North East +7 1 £52,500 +8.25% 2

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 269 (100.00%) VB
2 223 (82.90%) C#
3 218 (81.04%) .NET
4 191 (71.00%) SQL
5 161 (59.85%) SQL Server
6 107 (39.78%) VB.NET
7 106 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
8 99 (36.80%) HTML
9 94 (34.94%) ASP.NET
10 92 (34.20%) JavaScript
11 80 (29.74%) T-SQL
12 70 (26.02%) CSS
13 61 (22.68%) Oracle
14 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
15 59 (21.93%) Software Engineering
15 59 (21.93%) WinForms
16 54 (20.07%) HTML5
17 53 (19.70%) Windows
18 50 (18.59%) SDLC
19 48 (17.84%) Web Development
20 47 (17.47%) Scrum
21 44 (16.36%) XML
22 43 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
23 42 (15.61%) MVC
24 36 (13.38%) .NET Framework
24 36 (13.38%) CSS3
25 33 (12.27%) Finance
26 32 (11.90%) Java
26 32 (11.90%) JSON
27 31 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services

VB6
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 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.12%) Confluence
2 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.74%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.37%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (9.67%) GitHub
3 12 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.06%) Wireless
2 4 (1.49%) SMS
3 3 (1.12%) VoIP
4 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.37%) HTTP
5 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (59.85%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (10.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (7.43%) MySQL
5 19 (7.06%) OLTP
6 17 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (4.46%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.74%) MS Access
12 2 (0.74%) OLAP
12 2 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 43 (15.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (9.67%) TeamCity
3 21 (7.81%) Visual Studio
4 19 (7.06%) Git (software)
4 19 (7.06%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (4.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.86%) JIRA
7 3 (1.12%) NUnit
7 3 (1.12%) Selenium
7 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
7 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.12%) tSQLt
8 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.74%) Toad
9 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.37%) Log4Net
9 1 (0.37%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 33 (12.27%) Finance
2 18 (6.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 18 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 17 (6.32%) Retail
4 15 (5.58%) Back Office
5 14 (5.20%) Electronics
6 12 (4.46%) Billing
7 5 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 231 (85.87%) Developer
2 105 (39.03%) .NET Developer
3 91 (33.83%) C# Developer
4 72 (26.77%) VB Developer
5 69 (25.65%) VB6 Developer
6 64 (23.79%) Software Developer
7 46 (17.10%) C# .NET Developer
7 46 (17.10%) VB.NET Developer
8 33 (12.27%) Software Engineer
9 30 (11.15%) C# Software Developer
10 29 (10.78%) SQL Developer
11 28 (10.41%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 27 (10.04%) Senior Developer
13 23 (8.55%) HTML Developer
13 23 (8.55%) Web Developer
14 22 (8.18%) C# Web Developer
14 22 (8.18%) VB Software Engineer
15 19 (7.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 12 (4.46%) Senior .NET Developer
17 11 (4.09%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (81.04%) .NET
2 99 (36.80%) HTML
3 94 (34.94%) ASP.NET
4 70 (26.02%) CSS
5 59 (21.93%) WinForms
6 54 (20.07%) HTML5
7 44 (16.36%) XML
8 36 (13.38%) .NET Framework
8 36 (13.38%) CSS3
9 32 (11.90%) JSON
10 31 (11.52%) ASP.NET Web API
11 30 (11.15%) AngularJS
12 29 (10.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (10.04%) Classic ASP
14 26 (9.67%) jQuery
15 24 (8.92%) Entity Framework
16 23 (8.55%) COM
16 23 (8.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (8.18%) Web Services
18 18 (6.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.06%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (7.06%) PDA
3 12 (4.46%) Life Science
4 10 (3.72%) Replication
5 9 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.86%) iPad
7 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.12%) EPoS
8 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.37%) AS400
10 1 (0.37%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.37%) Derivative
10 1 (0.37%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.37%) PMI
10 1 (0.37%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 53 (19.70%) Windows
2 14 (5.20%) Android
2 14 (5.20%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.12%) Unix
5 2 (0.74%) Linux
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.41%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.93%) Software Engineering
3 50 (18.59%) SDLC
4 48 (17.84%) Web Development
5 47 (17.47%) Scrum
6 42 (15.61%) MVC
7 26 (9.67%) Test Automation
8 22 (8.18%) Unit Testing
9 19 (7.06%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (6.32%) Change Management
11 15 (5.58%) E-Commerce
11 15 (5.58%) OO
12 13 (4.83%) TDD
13 12 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (4.46%) Migration
13 12 (4.46%) SOA
13 12 (4.46%) Workflow
14 11 (4.09%) Translating Business Requirements
15 10 (3.72%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 269 (100.00%) VB
2 223 (82.90%) C#
3 191 (71.00%) SQL
4 107 (39.78%) VB.NET
5 92 (34.20%) JavaScript
6 80 (29.74%) T-SQL
7 32 (11.90%) Java
8 26 (9.67%) C
8 26 (9.67%) C++
8 26 (9.67%) F#
9 23 (8.55%) VBScript
10 15 (5.58%) PL/SQL
11 14 (5.20%) Ruby
12 12 (4.46%) VBA
13 3 (1.12%) Delphi
13 3 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 3 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.74%) PHP
14 2 (0.74%) RPG
14 2 (0.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (9.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (2.23%) SC Cleared
2 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.49%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (1.12%) MCP
4 3 (1.12%) MCSD
5 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.06%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (2.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (2.23%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (22.68%) Oracle
2 60 (22.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.12%) Apple
3 3 (1.12%) Facebook
3 3 (1.12%) Google
4 2 (0.74%) Capita
4 2 (0.74%) HP
4 2 (0.74%) QAD
4 2 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.37%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.37%) IFS
5 1 (0.37%) Lotus
5 1 (0.37%) Telerik
5 1 (0.37%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.37%) Xamarin