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

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 925 885 800
Rank change year-on-year -40 -85 -186
Permanent jobs citing VB6 253 358 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.26% 0.35% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 210 282 491
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £54,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%

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 96810 101233 112248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.34% 52.76% 51.54%
Number of salaries quoted 79401 87311 95861
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%

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 October 2017.

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 17 October 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 -30 249 £41,500 +3.75% 20
UK excluding London -6 210 £40,000 - 19
North of England +13 54 £35,000 - 5
East of England +53 51 £42,500 +6.25% 5
South East +33 48 £45,000 -1.10% 5
Midlands -1 47 £40,000 +6.67% 4
London -14 43 £43,750 -12.50% 1
West Midlands +30 32 £40,000 +12.68% 2
North West -1 31 £38,750 - 2
Yorkshire +28 17 £28,000 -18.84% 3
East Midlands +1 15 £40,000 +6.67% 2
North East +20 6 £35,000 -
South West -11 6 £38,750 +3.33%
Scotland -4 4 £35,500 +23.48%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 215 (84.98%) .NET
3 210 (83.00%) C#
4 183 (72.33%) SQL
5 142 (56.13%) SQL Server
6 104 (41.11%) VB.NET
7 96 (37.94%) HTML
8 83 (32.81%) ASP.NET
9 78 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
10 77 (30.43%) JavaScript
11 72 (28.46%) T-SQL
12 68 (26.88%) CSS
13 63 (24.90%) Microsoft
14 62 (24.51%) Windows
15 56 (22.13%) HTML5
16 54 (21.34%) WinForms
17 49 (19.37%) SDLC
18 48 (18.97%) Oracle
19 46 (18.18%) Software Engineering
20 42 (16.60%) MVC
21 41 (16.21%) Team Foundation Server
22 39 (15.42%) CSS3
22 39 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 37 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 36 (14.23%) Scrum
25 34 (13.44%) Web Development
25 34 (13.44%) .NET Framework
25 34 (13.44%) XML
26 31 (12.25%) C
27 28 (11.07%) MySQL

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 (1.98%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (1.19%) Confluence
3 3 (1.19%) IIS
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.70%) GitHub
3 8 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) Wireless
2 3 (1.19%) VoIP
3 2 (0.79%) SMS
3 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.40%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (56.13%) SQL Server
2 39 (15.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (11.07%) MySQL
5 25 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (6.32%) OLTP
8 12 (4.74%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.56%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
15 3 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
16 2 (0.79%) MS Access
16 2 (0.79%) OLAP
16 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
17 1 (0.40%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 41 (16.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 22 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 19 (7.51%) Git (software)
5 16 (6.32%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (2.37%) NUnit
7 6 (2.37%) Selenium
7 6 (2.37%) SpecFlow
7 6 (2.37%) tSQLt
8 5 (1.98%) JIRA
9 4 (1.58%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.58%) MSBuild
9 4 (1.58%) Subversion
9 4 (1.58%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.79%) Toad
11 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.40%) Log4Net
11 1 (0.40%) Rational Rose
General
1 27 (10.67%) Finance
2 25 (9.88%) Retail
3 22 (8.70%) Electronics
4 16 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.53%) Back Office
5 14 (5.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (4.74%) Billing
7 4 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.19%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 208 (82.21%) Developer
2 113 (44.66%) .NET Developer
3 83 (32.81%) C# Developer
4 68 (26.88%) VB Developer
5 66 (26.09%) VB6 Developer
6 57 (22.53%) Software Developer
7 49 (19.37%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (18.58%) VB.NET Developer
9 42 (16.60%) SQL Developer
10 28 (11.07%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 27 (10.67%) C# Software Developer
11 27 (10.67%) Software Engineer
12 20 (7.91%) Senior Developer
13 18 (7.11%) Web Developer
14 17 (6.72%) C# Web Developer
14 17 (6.72%) HTML Developer
14 17 (6.72%) VB Software Engineer
15 15 (5.93%) Developer/Software Engineer
16 14 (5.53%) .NET Software Developer
17 10 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 215 (84.98%) .NET
2 96 (37.94%) HTML
3 83 (32.81%) ASP.NET
4 68 (26.88%) CSS
5 56 (22.13%) HTML5
6 54 (21.34%) WinForms
7 39 (15.42%) CSS3
8 34 (13.44%) .NET Framework
8 34 (13.44%) XML
9 28 (11.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 27 (10.67%) ASP.NET Web API
11 25 (9.88%) JSON
12 24 (9.49%) AngularJS
13 22 (8.70%) jQuery
13 22 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
14 21 (8.30%) Web Services
15 20 (7.91%) COM
15 20 (7.91%) Entity Framework
16 19 (7.51%) Classic ASP
17 18 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.72%) Enterprise Software
2 16 (6.32%) PDA
3 14 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.16%) iPad
4 8 (3.16%) Life Science
5 7 (2.77%) Replication
6 4 (1.58%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.58%) EPoS
7 3 (1.19%) Spread Betting
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.79%) Derivative
8 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.79%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) AS400
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.40%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.51%) Windows
2 22 (8.70%) Android
2 22 (8.70%) Apple iOS
3 12 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.79%) Unix
4 2 (0.79%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (19.37%) SDLC
3 46 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 42 (16.60%) MVC
5 36 (14.23%) Scrum
6 34 (13.44%) Web Development
7 28 (11.07%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (10.28%) Test Automation
9 25 (9.88%) Change Management
10 23 (9.09%) E-Commerce
11 22 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.11%) OO
13 13 (5.14%) Migration
14 12 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
16 9 (3.56%) SOA
17 8 (3.16%) TDD
17 8 (3.16%) Workflow
18 7 (2.77%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 253 (100.00%) VB
2 210 (83.00%) C#
3 183 (72.33%) SQL
4 104 (41.11%) VB.NET
5 77 (30.43%) JavaScript
6 72 (28.46%) T-SQL
7 31 (12.25%) C
8 22 (8.70%) F#
8 22 (8.70%) Java
8 22 (8.70%) Ruby
9 20 (7.91%) C++
10 19 (7.51%) VBScript
11 14 (5.53%) PL/SQL
12 11 (4.35%) VBA
13 4 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.79%) PHP
16 1 (0.40%) COBOL
16 1 (0.40%) Delphi
16 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (9.88%) Degree
2 6 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.98%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.98%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.19%) MCP
4 3 (1.19%) MCSD
4 3 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.51%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (2.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.77%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (24.90%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.97%) Oracle
3 6 (2.37%) Apple
3 6 (2.37%) Facebook
4 2 (0.79%) HP
5 1 (0.40%) Capita
5 1 (0.40%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.40%) IFS
5 1 (0.40%) Lotus
5 1 (0.40%) Telerik
5 1 (0.40%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.40%) Xamarin