Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 923 845 751
Rank change year-on-year -78 -94 -149
Permanent jobs citing VB6 248 410 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.25% 0.40% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 211 338 549
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,750 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.19% +9.87% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,375 £54,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%

VB6 is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 97902 103624 111235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.61% 52.34% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 81038 89665 94694
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 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 -49 242 £40,000 -4.19% 15
UK excluding London -37 205 £40,000 - 12
North of England +7 66 £35,000 - 8
Midlands -6 45 £40,000 +12.68% 2
London -7 43 £50,000 - 3
South East -10 43 £43,750 -2.78%
West Midlands +28 32 £40,000 +12.68% 2
East of England +17 28 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +12 23 £30,000 -7.34% 4
North West -24 22 £37,500 -6.25% 4
North East +46 21 £35,000 -
South West -12 17 £36,000 -4.00%
East Midlands -6 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland +22 5 £37,500 -
Wales +13 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 248 (100.00%) VB
2 222 (89.52%) .NET
3 197 (79.44%) C#
4 162 (65.32%) SQL
5 146 (58.87%) SQL Server
6 107 (43.15%) VB.NET
7 91 (36.69%) HTML
8 80 (32.26%) Windows
9 78 (31.45%) ASP.NET
10 77 (31.05%) Microsoft
11 68 (27.42%) T-SQL
12 63 (25.40%) CSS
13 59 (23.79%) JavaScript
14 58 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (21.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 53 (21.37%) HTML5
16 47 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 47 (18.95%) SDLC
17 46 (18.55%) WinForms
18 39 (15.73%) MVC
18 39 (15.73%) MySQL
18 39 (15.73%) Oracle
19 38 (15.32%) Software Engineering
20 36 (14.52%) CSS3
21 35 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
22 33 (13.31%) .NET Framework
23 30 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
24 29 (11.69%) C
25 28 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
25 28 (11.29%) Change Management

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 10 (4.03%) IIS
2 8 (3.23%) Apache
3 6 (2.42%) JBoss
3 6 (2.42%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.84%) GitHub
3 4 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.84%) Wireless
2 4 (1.61%) Intranet
3 2 (0.81%) SMS
4 1 (0.40%) VoIP
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (58.87%) SQL Server
2 53 (21.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (18.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (15.73%) MySQL
5 28 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (10.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (8.06%) Crystal Reports
8 14 (5.65%) Relational Database
9 12 (4.84%) OLTP
10 8 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (2.42%) Big Data
12 6 (2.42%) JasperReports
13 4 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.61%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (1.21%) OLAP
14 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 30 (12.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 27 (10.89%) Visual Studio
3 16 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (4.84%) TeamCity
5 9 (3.63%) Subversion
6 7 (2.82%) CruiseControl
6 7 (2.82%) MSBuild
6 7 (2.82%) TestComplete
6 7 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (2.42%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.42%) NUnit
7 6 (2.42%) Selenium
7 6 (2.42%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.42%) tSQLt
8 2 (0.81%) JIRA
8 2 (0.81%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.81%) Toad
9 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.40%) Rational Rose
General
1 26 (10.48%) Retail
2 23 (9.27%) Electronics
3 21 (8.47%) Finance
4 12 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.82%) Back Office
5 7 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.02%) Billing
7 3 (1.21%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.21%) Front Office
8 2 (0.81%) Automotive
8 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 177 (71.37%) Developer
2 100 (40.32%) .NET Developer
3 64 (25.81%) C# Developer
4 55 (22.18%) Software Developer
5 52 (20.97%) VB Developer
6 50 (20.16%) VB6 Developer
7 46 (18.55%) VB.NET Developer
8 43 (17.34%) C# .NET Developer
9 40 (16.13%) SQL Developer
10 25 (10.08%) .NET Software Developer
10 25 (10.08%) C# Software Developer
11 22 (8.87%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 21 (8.47%) Software Engineer
13 14 (5.65%) DevOps Specialist
14 12 (4.84%) Senior Developer
14 12 (4.84%) Web Developer
15 11 (4.44%) Tester
16 10 (4.03%) HTML Developer
16 10 (4.03%) QA Engineer
16 10 (4.03%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 222 (89.52%) .NET
2 91 (36.69%) HTML
3 78 (31.45%) ASP.NET
4 63 (25.40%) CSS
5 53 (21.37%) HTML5
6 46 (18.55%) WinForms
7 36 (14.52%) CSS3
8 33 (13.31%) .NET Framework
9 28 (11.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (10.89%) XML
11 25 (10.08%) Ruby on Rails
12 22 (8.87%) JSON
13 19 (7.66%) Entity Framework
14 18 (7.26%) AngularJS
15 15 (6.05%) Classic ASP
15 15 (6.05%) COM
15 15 (6.05%) jQuery
16 14 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (5.24%) ASP.NET Web API
17 13 (5.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.05%) iPad
2 14 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.84%) PDA
4 8 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.42%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.42%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.02%) Replication
7 4 (1.61%) EPoS
7 4 (1.61%) Life Science
7 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.21%) Derivative
8 3 (1.21%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.21%) Spread Betting
9 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.81%) User Experience
10 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.26%) Windows
2 24 (9.68%) Android
2 24 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 21 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.21%) Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.40%) Unix
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.39%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.95%) SDLC
3 39 (15.73%) MVC
4 38 (15.32%) Software Engineering
5 35 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (11.29%) Change Management
7 26 (10.48%) E-Commerce
8 23 (9.27%) Scrum
9 22 (8.87%) OO
9 22 (8.87%) Web Development
10 21 (8.47%) Unit Testing
11 20 (8.06%) DevOps
12 19 (7.66%) Test Automation
13 17 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (6.85%) Migration
14 10 (4.03%) Exploratory Testing
14 10 (4.03%) OOP
14 10 (4.03%) SOA
14 10 (4.03%) Software Testing
14 10 (4.03%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 248 (100.00%) VB
2 197 (79.44%) C#
3 162 (65.32%) SQL
4 107 (43.15%) VB.NET
5 68 (27.42%) T-SQL
6 59 (23.79%) JavaScript
7 29 (11.69%) C
8 25 (10.08%) Ruby
9 17 (6.85%) Java
10 16 (6.45%) C++
11 15 (6.05%) VBScript
12 12 (4.84%) F#
12 12 (4.84%) PL/SQL
13 11 (4.44%) VBA
14 9 (3.63%) PHP
15 7 (2.82%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.21%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 3 (1.21%) Python
17 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.81%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (8.87%) Degree
2 8 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.85%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Firmware
2 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.82%) Puppet
1 7 (2.82%) ZENworks
2 6 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 77 (31.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.73%) Oracle
3 10 (4.03%) Apple
3 10 (4.03%) Facebook
4 3 (1.21%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.81%) HP
5 2 (0.81%) Telerik
6 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.40%) Lotus
6 1 (0.40%) SAP
6 1 (0.40%) TIBCO