Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 926 933 944
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 -185
Permanent jobs citing VB6 184 241 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.22% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 166 192 219
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £29,375 £27,600 £29,750
90th Percentile £59,375 £52,375 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -

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 83,054 95,594 93,131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.95% 55.47% 53.17%
Number of salaries quoted 68,829 79,566 79,986
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 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 +5 178 £40,000 -5.88% 43
UK excluding London +2 156 £37,500 -6.25% 44
Midlands +48 49 £38,500 +10.00% 13
North of England +25 35 £37,500 -6.25% 8
South East +9 33 £45,000 - 9
South West +24 30 £35,000 +16.67% 6
East Midlands +23 29 £38,500 +28.33% 1
London +28 25 £57,500 +35.29% 2
West Midlands +34 20 £38,750 -3.13% 12
North West +27 18 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +21 14 £35,000 -12.50% 5
East of England -20 6 £45,000 +5.88% 5
North East +7 3 £32,500 -38.10% 1
Scotland -2 3 £36,000 +7.46% 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 184 (100.00%) VB
2 161 (87.50%) .NET
3 134 (72.83%) C#
4 128 (69.57%) VB.NET
5 111 (60.33%) SQL
6 98 (53.26%) SQL Server
7 68 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (32.61%) ASP.NET
8 60 (32.61%) JavaScript
9 56 (30.43%) Windows
10 50 (27.17%) Microsoft
11 48 (26.09%) C++
11 48 (26.09%) Visual Studio
11 48 (26.09%) Oracle
12 47 (25.54%) CSS
13 46 (25.00%) XML
14 44 (23.91%) SDLC
15 42 (22.83%) HTML
16 32 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 30 (16.30%) Finance
18 29 (15.76%) MVC
19 28 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 28 (15.22%) Web Development
20 26 (14.13%) Software Engineering
20 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
21 25 (13.59%) Scrum
21 25 (13.59%) C
21 25 (13.59%) SOAP
21 25 (13.59%) Web Services
22 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing

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 18 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.26%) Documentum
3 2 (1.09%) IIS
4 1 (0.54%) Apache
4 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.17%) Autodesk Inventor
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.26%) SAP CO
1 6 (3.26%) SAP FI
1 6 (3.26%) SAP FI/CO
1 6 (3.26%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.54%) ScheduALL
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.80%) Office 365
3 6 (3.26%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.54%) DHCP
2 1 (0.54%) DNS
2 1 (0.54%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (53.26%) SQL Server
2 32 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (15.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (11.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (8.70%) Power BI
6 15 (8.15%) InterSystems Cache
7 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
8 7 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (3.80%) QlikView
8 7 (3.80%) Redis
9 6 (3.26%) DB2
9 6 (3.26%) GIS
9 6 (3.26%) MySQL
9 6 (3.26%) SAP BW
9 6 (3.26%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (0.54%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 48 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 17 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.61%) Visual Studio Team System
4 9 (4.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (3.80%) SonarQube
6 6 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.09%) Moq
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.09%) Subversion
7 2 (1.09%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 30 (16.30%) Finance
2 24 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 14 (7.61%) Law
4 11 (5.98%) Banking
5 10 (5.43%) Retail
6 9 (4.89%) Legal
7 8 (4.35%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.63%) Games
9 2 (1.09%) Electronics
10 1 (0.54%) Advertising
10 1 (0.54%) German Language
10 1 (0.54%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 150 (81.52%) Developer
2 69 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 49 (26.63%) Software Developer
4 39 (21.20%) C# Developer
5 30 (16.30%) VB.NET Developer
6 27 (14.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (14.67%) VB Developer
7 23 (12.50%) Senior Developer
7 23 (12.50%) VB6 Developer
8 15 (8.15%) .NET Software Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Senior VB Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Senior VB6 Developer
10 13 (7.07%) SQL Developer
11 11 (5.98%) Software Engineer
12 10 (5.43%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (5.43%) C# VB.NET Developer
13 8 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
14 7 (3.80%) Senior VB.NET Developer
14 7 (3.80%) Team Leader
15 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (87.50%) .NET
2 60 (32.61%) ASP.NET
3 47 (25.54%) CSS
4 46 (25.00%) XML
5 42 (22.83%) HTML
6 25 (13.59%) SOAP
6 25 (13.59%) Web Services
7 24 (13.04%) WPF
8 23 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 22 (11.96%) jQuery
10 16 (8.70%) AngularJS
11 15 (8.15%) Silverlight
11 15 (8.15%) Universal Windows Platform
12 13 (7.07%) WinForms
13 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (6.52%) Entity Framework
13 12 (6.52%) WCF
13 12 (6.52%) XHTML
14 9 (4.89%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.98%) EPoS
3 9 (4.89%) Algorithms
3 9 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.80%) User Experience
5 6 (3.26%) CMDB
6 5 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.63%) Equities
8 2 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.54%) Blog
9 1 (0.54%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.54%) LIMS
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.43%) Windows
2 13 (7.07%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.89%) Android
3 9 (4.89%) Linux
4 8 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 8 (4.35%) Windows Phone 8
4 8 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.17%) Solaris
6 3 (1.63%) Unix
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.63%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.91%) SDLC
3 29 (15.76%) MVC
4 28 (15.22%) Web Development
5 26 (14.13%) Software Engineering
6 25 (13.59%) Scrum
7 22 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (11.41%) Migration
9 19 (10.33%) CRM
10 17 (9.24%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (9.24%) DevOps
11 16 (8.70%) Time Management
12 15 (8.15%) Artificial Intelligence
12 15 (8.15%) Image Processing
12 15 (8.15%) OO
13 14 (7.61%) Unit Testing
14 11 (5.98%) IT Strategy
14 11 (5.98%) Prototyping
14 11 (5.98%) TDD
15 10 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 184 (100.00%) VB
2 134 (72.83%) C#
3 128 (69.57%) VB.NET
4 111 (60.33%) SQL
5 60 (32.61%) JavaScript
6 48 (26.09%) C++
7 25 (13.59%) C
8 20 (10.87%) PL/SQL
9 18 (9.78%) T-SQL
10 17 (9.24%) PHP
10 17 (9.24%) VBA
11 15 (8.15%) Java
12 10 (5.43%) VC++
13 8 (4.35%) MUMPS
13 8 (4.35%) PowerShell
13 8 (4.35%) VBScript
14 3 (1.63%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.63%) TypeScript
15 2 (1.09%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.09%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 22 (11.96%) Degree
2 2 (1.09%) DBS Check
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.80%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) Firmware
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (3.26%) Terraform
2 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 48 (26.09%) Oracle
3 7 (3.80%) Cognos
3 7 (3.80%) Informatica
3 7 (3.80%) MuleSoft
3 7 (3.80%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (3.80%) SAP
3 7 (3.80%) Tableau
4 6 (3.26%) Autodesk
4 6 (3.26%) Google
4 6 (3.26%) OpenText
4 6 (3.26%) webMethods
4 6 (3.26%) Workday
4 6 (3.26%) Xamarin
5 4 (2.17%) DevExpress
5 4 (2.17%) Siemens
6 3 (1.63%) Sybase
7 2 (1.09%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.54%) Lotus
8 1 (0.54%) Sage