Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 933 1014 952
Rank change year-on-year +81 -62 -66
Permanent jobs citing VB6 145 159 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.20% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 132 139 220
UK median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - -1.23%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 74,307 92,683 97,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.41% 55.66% 55.32%
Number of salaries quoted 60,709 77,057 80,291
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 22 September 2019.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 13 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 22 September 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 +70 132 £44,000 +10.00% 17
UK excluding London +37 110 £40,000 - 18
London +119 33 £57,500 +27.78%
South East +27 27 £38,500 -11.49% 2
West Midlands +41 23 £40,000 +15.94% 2
Midlands +13 23 £40,000 +3.90% 3
North of England -26 22 £37,500 -6.25% 6
North West +9 18 £37,500 -6.25% 2
South West +12 17 £45,000 +28.57% 4
East of England +72 10 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Wales - 7 £50,000 -
Scotland +14 4 £40,750 -5.23% 1
Yorkshire -16 4 £52,500 +31.25% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 145 (100.00%) VB
2 134 (92.41%) .NET
3 128 (88.28%) C#
4 111 (76.55%) SQL Server
5 92 (63.45%) VB.NET
6 86 (59.31%) ASP.NET
7 70 (48.28%) SQL
8 63 (43.45%) Web Development
9 61 (42.07%) XML
10 59 (40.69%) Microsoft
11 57 (39.31%) MVC
12 50 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
13 47 (32.41%) JavaScript
14 45 (31.03%) HTML
14 45 (31.03%) Visual Studio
15 41 (28.28%) Windows
16 37 (25.52%) WCF
16 37 (25.52%) Finance
17 33 (22.76%) WinForms
18 32 (22.07%) WPF
18 32 (22.07%) Azure
19 30 (20.69%) REST
19 30 (20.69%) SDLC
19 30 (20.69%) Mentoring
20 27 (18.62%) T-SQL
20 27 (18.62%) .NET Core
20 27 (18.62%) Integration Testing
21 22 (15.17%) VBScript
22 21 (14.48%) CSS
22 21 (14.48%) Degree

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 12 (8.28%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) Apache
3 2 (1.38%) CMS
4 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.07%) Azure
2 3 (2.07%) AWS
3 2 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.69%) Google Play
4 1 (0.69%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.38%) VoIP
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (76.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.38%) GIS
5 2 (1.38%) MySQL
5 2 (1.38%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.38%) SQLite
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) MS Access
6 1 (0.69%) Power BI
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.69%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 50 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (31.03%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 13 (8.97%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (4.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.38%) JIRA
6 2 (1.38%) Selenium
6 2 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 37 (25.52%) Finance
2 13 (8.97%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Automotive
5 3 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.38%) Law
6 2 (1.38%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.69%) Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 129 (88.97%) Developer
2 60 (41.38%) .NET Developer
3 57 (39.31%) C# Developer
4 43 (29.66%) Software Developer
5 41 (28.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 39 (26.90%) .NET Software Developer
7 34 (23.45%) C# Software Developer
8 28 (19.31%) VB.NET Developer
9 22 (15.17%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 21 (14.48%) VB Developer
10 21 (14.48%) VB6 Developer
11 18 (12.41%) WinForms Developer
12 16 (11.03%) Web Developer
13 10 (6.90%) SQL Developer
14 9 (6.21%) Senior Developer
15 8 (5.52%) C# Web Developer
16 6 (4.14%) C# WPF Developer
16 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Developer
16 6 (4.14%) WPF Developer
17 5 (3.45%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (92.41%) .NET
2 86 (59.31%) ASP.NET
3 61 (42.07%) XML
4 45 (31.03%) HTML
5 37 (25.52%) WCF
6 33 (22.76%) WinForms
7 32 (22.07%) WPF
8 30 (20.69%) REST
9 27 (18.62%) .NET Core
10 21 (14.48%) CSS
11 19 (13.10%) ADO
12 18 (12.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (8.28%) jQuery
13 12 (8.28%) XHTML
14 11 (7.59%) .NET Framework
14 11 (7.59%) Classic ASP
15 9 (6.21%) AngularJS
15 9 (6.21%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.21%) Web Services
16 8 (5.52%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (2.76%) SCADA
3 3 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.69%) RIA
5 1 (0.69%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 41 (28.28%) Windows
2 10 (6.90%) Android
3 5 (3.45%) Linux
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Phone
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Phone 8
5 2 (1.38%) Unix
6 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.69%) MVS
6 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.45%) Web Development
2 57 (39.31%) MVC
3 30 (20.69%) Mentoring
3 30 (20.69%) SDLC
4 27 (18.62%) Integration Testing
5 19 (13.10%) Migration
5 19 (13.10%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (11.72%) Software Engineering
7 12 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.52%) OO
9 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.76%) Data Security
9 4 (2.76%) DevOps
9 4 (2.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (2.07%) Artificial Intelligence
10 3 (2.07%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.07%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (2.07%) Image Processing
10 3 (2.07%) Unit Testing
10 3 (2.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 145 (100.00%) VB
2 128 (88.28%) C#
3 92 (63.45%) VB.NET
4 70 (48.28%) SQL
5 47 (32.41%) JavaScript
6 27 (18.62%) T-SQL
7 22 (15.17%) VBScript
8 17 (11.72%) C
9 9 (6.21%) C++
10 7 (4.83%) Java
11 6 (4.14%) PL/SQL
12 3 (2.07%) PHP
12 3 (2.07%) Python
13 2 (1.38%) Delphi
13 2 (1.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 2 (1.38%) Perl
13 2 (1.38%) XAML
14 1 (0.69%) COBOL
14 1 (0.69%) JCL
14 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (14.48%) Degree
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.14%) MCSD
4 3 (2.07%) MCP
5 2 (1.38%) HNC
5 2 (1.38%) HND
6 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) GDPR
1 3 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.07%) Firmware
2 1 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 59 (40.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.28%) RedGate
3 11 (7.59%) Oracle
4 5 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.38%) Infor
6 1 (0.69%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.69%) Google
6 1 (0.69%) ICL
6 1 (0.69%) SAP