Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 701 904 943
Rank change year-on-year +203 +39 +9
Permanent jobs citing VB6 44 125 184
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.099% 0.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 45 111 169
Median annual salary £40,000 £44,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £59,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -6.25%

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 36,304 68,404 83,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.11% 54.12% 54.95%
Number of salaries quoted 30,669 56,934 69,559
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VB6.

Salary trend for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VB6 over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 11 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 15 January 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 +196 40 £40,000 -9.09% 10
UK excluding London +150 33 £38,750 -8.82% 7
South East +144 13 £36,250 -3.33% 4
South West +74 9 £40,000 +6.67% 1
London +162 7 £57,500 - 3
Work from Home - 7 £40,000 - 2
Midlands +94 6 £36,000 +2.86% 1
West Midlands +86 6 £36,000 +2.86% 1
East of England +113 4 £35,000 -30.00% 1
North of England +63 1 - -
North West +51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, IT jobs citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 44 (100.00%) VB
2 42 (95.45%) .NET
3 35 (79.55%) SQL Server
4 26 (59.09%) SQL
5 23 (52.27%) C#
6 19 (43.18%) VB.NET
7 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
7 17 (38.64%) Windows
8 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
8 15 (34.09%) Azure
9 14 (31.82%) Software Engineering
10 13 (29.55%) Degree
11 12 (27.27%) Finance
11 12 (27.27%) OO
11 12 (27.27%) HTML
12 11 (25.00%) CSS
12 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
14 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 8 (18.18%) Java
14 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
14 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (18.18%) Data Management
14 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
14 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (15.91%) Image Processing
15 7 (15.91%) MySQL
15 7 (15.91%) Oracle
16 6 (13.64%) PHP
16 6 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe

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 5 (11.36%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (9.09%) Bond Adapt
3 2 (4.55%) SAP MII
3 2 (4.55%) SAP MM
3 2 (4.55%) SAP PP
3 2 (4.55%) SAP PP-PI
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.09%) Azure
2 6 (13.64%) npm
2 6 (13.64%) NuGet
3 4 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (79.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) MySQL
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) ActiveReports
6 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Mercurial
2 6 (13.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 4 (9.09%) Electronics
3 4 (9.09%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Developer
2 13 (29.55%) .NET Developer
3 12 (27.27%) C# Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Software Engineer
4 11 (25.00%) Analyst
4 11 (25.00%) Software Developer
5 8 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
5 8 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
5 8 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
6 7 (15.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Developer
7 5 (11.36%) .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Analyst Programmer
7 5 (11.36%) C# Software Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Programmer
7 5 (11.36%) VB.NET Software Engineer
8 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
8 4 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (95.45%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
3 11 (25.00%) CSS
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 8 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (13.64%) Apache Cordova
5 6 (13.64%) CSS3
5 6 (13.64%) HTML5
5 6 (13.64%) jQuery
5 6 (13.64%) Ninject
5 6 (13.64%) PhoneGap
5 6 (13.64%) Web Services
5 6 (13.64%) WPF
6 5 (11.36%) WinForms
6 5 (11.36%) XML
7 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (6.82%) Entity Framework
8 3 (6.82%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (6.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Photography
3 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Android
2 6 (13.64%) Apple iOS
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Software Engineering
2 12 (27.27%) OO
3 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.18%) Data Management
5 7 (15.91%) Image Processing
6 6 (13.64%) API Development
6 6 (13.64%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (13.64%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (13.64%) Web Development
7 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
8 4 (9.09%) Content Management
8 4 (9.09%) DevOps
8 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Content Management
8 4 (9.09%) Fintech
8 4 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (9.09%) SDLC
8 4 (9.09%) Storage Management
9 3 (6.82%) Artificial Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 44 (100.00%) VB
2 26 (59.09%) SQL
3 23 (52.27%) C#
4 19 (43.18%) VB.NET
5 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
6 8 (18.18%) Java
6 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
7 6 (13.64%) PHP
7 6 (13.64%) TypeScript
8 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
9 4 (9.09%) C
9 4 (9.09%) C++
10 3 (6.82%) XAML
11 1 (2.27%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle
3 6 (13.64%) DevExpress
3 6 (13.64%) Xamarin
4 4 (9.09%) IBM
4 4 (9.09%) Lotus
5 3 (6.82%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) Sage
6 1 (2.27%) Telerik