Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 900 1013 920
Rank change year-on-year +113 -93 -153
Permanent jobs citing VB6 189 180 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.24% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 175 159 204
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,300 £30,150
90th Percentile £54,500 £53,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%

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 78,128 96,249 93,208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.24% 56.00% 55.09%
Number of salaries quoted 63,851 80,315 79,185
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 15 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 23 May 2019. 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 +103 172 £40,000 -5.88% 16
UK excluding London +104 169 £40,000 -5.88% 14
Midlands +68 54 £40,000 +33.33% 4
West Midlands +59 47 £40,000 +33.33% 4
South West +59 37 £35,000 +16.67%
South East +3 36 £45,000 +3.45% 2
North of England +13 27 £37,500 -6.25% 7
London +65 17 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Yorkshire +10 14 £36,250 -9.38% 5
North West +27 12 £37,500 -16.67% 2
Wales +26 8 £50,000 +53.85%
East Midlands +22 7 £32,500 -3.70%
Scotland +20 6 £40,750 +29.37%
East of England +68 1 £45,000 +21.62%
North East +16 1 £29,000 -27.50%

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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.

1 189 (100.00%) VB
2 170 (89.95%) .NET
3 158 (83.60%) C#
4 128 (67.72%) VB.NET
5 121 (64.02%) SQL
6 103 (54.50%) SQL Server
7 78 (41.27%) ASP.NET
8 60 (31.75%) Windows
9 58 (30.69%) Visual Studio
9 58 (30.69%) SDLC
10 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
11 50 (26.46%) JavaScript
12 49 (25.93%) XML
13 45 (23.81%) HTML
14 42 (22.22%) C++
14 42 (22.22%) Oracle
15 41 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (19.58%) WPF
17 36 (19.05%) CSS
18 33 (17.46%) Web Development
19 32 (16.93%) MVC
20 31 (16.40%) Finance
21 30 (15.87%) Manufacturing
22 29 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
23 27 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
24 25 (13.23%) Software Engineering
24 25 (13.23%) OO
25 22 (11.64%) Android
26 21 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
26 21 (11.11%) Universal Windows Platform

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 13 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.70%) Documentum
3 3 (1.59%) Apache
4 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.06%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.53%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 7 (3.70%) SAP CO
1 7 (3.70%) SAP FI
1 7 (3.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 7 (3.70%) SAP IS-U
2 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 29 (15.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (2.65%) Power Platform
4 3 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.06%) Office 365
6 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.06%) VoIP
2 1 (0.53%) LAN
2 1 (0.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (54.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (5.29%) DB2
5 9 (4.76%) GIS
6 7 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (3.70%) SAP BW
6 7 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (3.17%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.65%) Power BI
8 5 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.12%) MS Access
9 4 (2.12%) MySQL
10 3 (1.59%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.59%) SQLite
11 2 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.06%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (30.69%) Visual Studio
2 27 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (5.82%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.06%) JIRA
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.06%) Selenium
7 2 (1.06%) Subversion
8 1 (0.53%) NUnit
8 1 (0.53%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 31 (16.40%) Finance
2 30 (15.87%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.70%) Legal
4 6 (3.17%) Banking
5 5 (2.65%) Law
6 4 (2.12%) Automotive
6 4 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.06%) Advertising
8 2 (1.06%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 162 (85.71%) Developer
2 88 (46.56%) .NET Developer
3 75 (39.68%) Software Developer
4 54 (28.57%) C# Developer
5 41 (21.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 40 (21.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 39 (20.63%) VB.NET Developer
8 30 (15.87%) C# Software Developer
9 18 (9.52%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 11 (5.82%) SQL Developer
11 10 (5.29%) VB Developer
12 9 (4.76%) VB6 Developer
13 8 (4.23%) Android Developer
13 8 (4.23%) Software Engineer
14 7 (3.70%) Product Specialist
15 5 (2.65%) Applications Support
15 5 (2.65%) CRM Developer
15 5 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM Developer
16 4 (2.12%) Senior Developer
16 4 (2.12%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (89.95%) .NET
2 78 (41.27%) ASP.NET
3 49 (25.93%) XML
4 45 (23.81%) HTML
5 37 (19.58%) WPF
6 36 (19.05%) CSS
7 21 (11.11%) Universal Windows Platform
8 19 (10.05%) Silverlight
8 19 (10.05%) Web Services
9 18 (9.52%) .NET Framework
10 17 (8.99%) SOAP
10 17 (8.99%) WinForms
11 16 (8.47%) jQuery
11 16 (8.47%) WCF
12 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (6.88%) XHTML
13 11 (5.82%) Classic ASP
13 11 (5.82%) JSON
14 10 (5.29%) Entity Framework
14 10 (5.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.23%) Algorithms
1 8 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.70%) CMDB
3 4 (2.12%) SCADA
4 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.59%) VSAM
5 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.53%) LIMS
5 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 60 (31.75%) Windows
2 22 (11.64%) Android
3 13 (6.88%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.23%) Windows Phone
4 8 (4.23%) Windows Phone 8
5 6 (3.17%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.59%) Linux
7 3 (1.59%) MVS
7 3 (1.59%) Unix
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.06%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (30.69%) SDLC
2 41 (21.69%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.46%) Web Development
4 32 (16.93%) MVC
5 25 (13.23%) OO
5 25 (13.23%) Software Engineering
6 21 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
7 19 (10.05%) Image Processing
8 18 (9.52%) Migration
9 16 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (7.41%) CRM
11 11 (5.82%) Waterfall
12 10 (5.29%) Unit Testing
13 8 (4.23%) Mentoring
13 8 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
14 7 (3.70%) Configuration Management
14 7 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (3.70%) Data Modelling
14 7 (3.70%) ETL
14 7 (3.70%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 189 (100.00%) VB
2 158 (83.60%) C#
3 128 (67.72%) VB.NET
4 121 (64.02%) SQL
5 50 (26.46%) JavaScript
6 42 (22.22%) C++
7 17 (8.99%) C
7 17 (8.99%) Java
8 15 (7.94%) PL/SQL
9 14 (7.41%) T-SQL
10 13 (6.88%) VBScript
11 11 (5.82%) PHP
12 7 (3.70%) VBA
13 6 (3.17%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.65%) Perl
15 4 (2.12%) MUMPS
15 4 (2.12%) VC++
16 3 (1.59%) JCL
16 3 (1.59%) TypeScript
16 3 (1.59%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (8.99%) Degree
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.59%) MCP
4 2 (1.06%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.06%) HNC
4 2 (1.06%) HND
5 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.53%) PMO
3 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 52 (27.51%) Microsoft
2 42 (22.22%) Oracle
3 8 (4.23%) SAP
4 7 (3.70%) Autodesk
4 7 (3.70%) DevExpress
4 7 (3.70%) OpenText
4 7 (3.70%) webMethods
4 7 (3.70%) Workday
5 3 (1.59%) Google
5 3 (1.59%) ICL
5 3 (1.59%) Xamarin
6 2 (1.06%) InterSystems
6 2 (1.06%) Lotus
7 1 (0.53%) RedGate
7 1 (0.53%) Sage
7 1 (0.53%) Siemens