Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 928 976 937
Rank change year-on-year +48 -39 +36
Permanent jobs citing VB6 130 171 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 116 149 216
UK median annual salary £44,000 £38,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £33,000 £30,000 £28,375
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -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 71,744 87,580 99,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.90% 54.90% 55.19%
Number of salaries quoted 59,243 72,675 81,773
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 12 December 2019.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the UK

VB6
Top 12 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 12 December 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 +55 130 £44,000 +14.29% 21
UK excluding London +15 98 £40,000 +6.67% 20
South East +70 35 £37,500 -16.67% 4
North of England +41 33 £44,000 +17.33% 5
London +97 32 £57,500 - 2
North West +39 32 £44,000 +17.33% 2
South West +7 17 £45,000 +28.57% 2
East of England +65 7 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Midlands -3 6 £35,000 -9.09% 6
West Midlands +14 5 £35,000 - 4
Yorkshire +7 1 £32,500 -18.75% 2
East Midlands -12 1 £53,000 +37.66% 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 130 (100.00%) VB
2 122 (93.85%) .NET
3 118 (90.77%) C#
4 98 (75.38%) SQL Server
5 94 (72.31%) VB.NET
6 68 (52.31%) Team Foundation Server
7 67 (51.54%) SQL
8 65 (50.00%) XML
9 63 (48.46%) ASP.NET
9 63 (48.46%) JavaScript
10 58 (44.62%) HTML
10 58 (44.62%) Web Development
11 49 (37.69%) Finance
11 49 (37.69%) Microsoft
12 44 (33.85%) MVC
12 44 (33.85%) Visual Studio
13 42 (32.31%) WinForms
14 40 (30.77%) Windows
15 36 (27.69%) Azure
16 32 (24.62%) WCF
17 29 (22.31%) Migration
17 29 (22.31%) Mentoring
18 28 (21.54%) Degree
18 28 (21.54%) CSS
19 27 (20.77%) T-SQL
19 27 (20.77%) WPF
20 26 (20.00%) .NET Framework
21 24 (18.46%) jQuery
22 23 (17.69%) Greenfield Project
22 23 (17.69%) REST

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 9 (6.92%) IIS
2 2 (1.54%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.62%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Infor CRM
1 2 (1.54%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 36 (27.69%) Azure
2 4 (3.08%) NuGet
3 2 (1.54%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.77%) AWS
4 1 (0.77%) Google Play
4 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (75.38%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.08%) ActiveReports
4 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.31%) MS Access
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.54%) Power BI
6 2 (1.54%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (52.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (33.85%) Visual Studio
3 12 (9.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 9 (6.92%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.92%) TortoiseSVN
5 4 (3.08%) JIRA
5 4 (3.08%) Mercurial
5 4 (3.08%) Rational Robot
5 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.77%) JUnit
General
1 49 (37.69%) Finance
2 19 (14.62%) Retail
3 18 (13.85%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.62%) Banking
4 6 (4.62%) Billing
5 5 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Military
7 2 (1.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 106 (81.54%) Developer
2 56 (43.08%) .NET Developer
3 49 (37.69%) Software Developer
4 48 (36.92%) C# Developer
5 38 (29.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 36 (27.69%) .NET Software Developer
7 35 (26.92%) C# Software Developer
8 30 (23.08%) VB.NET Developer
9 24 (18.46%) C# VB.NET Developer
9 24 (18.46%) SQL Developer
10 18 (13.85%) Senior Developer
11 16 (12.31%) VB Developer
12 14 (10.77%) Senior Software Developer
13 13 (10.00%) Web Developer
14 12 (9.23%) VB6 Developer
14 12 (9.23%) WinForms Developer
15 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
16 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Developer
17 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
18 5 (3.85%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (93.85%) .NET
2 65 (50.00%) XML
3 63 (48.46%) ASP.NET
4 58 (44.62%) HTML
5 42 (32.31%) WinForms
6 32 (24.62%) WCF
7 28 (21.54%) CSS
8 27 (20.77%) WPF
9 26 (20.00%) .NET Framework
10 24 (18.46%) jQuery
11 23 (17.69%) REST
12 22 (16.92%) .NET Core
13 21 (16.15%) ADO.NET
13 21 (16.15%) CSS3
14 19 (14.62%) Entity Framework
14 19 (14.62%) HTML5
14 19 (14.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (13.08%) AngularJS
16 15 (11.54%) ADO
17 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.69%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (14.62%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.08%) HoloLens
5 1 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Phone
2 6 (4.62%) Windows Phone 8
3 4 (3.08%) Android
3 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (44.62%) Web Development
2 44 (33.85%) MVC
3 29 (22.31%) Mentoring
3 29 (22.31%) Migration
4 23 (17.69%) Software Engineering
5 21 (16.15%) Integration Testing
6 19 (14.62%) Computer Science
6 19 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (11.54%) Data Security
9 12 (9.23%) SDLC
10 10 (7.69%) Actionable Insight
11 8 (6.15%) OO
12 6 (4.62%) Multithreading
12 6 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (4.62%) Robotic Process Automation
13 5 (3.85%) DevOps
13 5 (3.85%) TDD
14 4 (3.08%) Analytics
14 4 (3.08%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 130 (100.00%) VB
2 118 (90.77%) C#
3 94 (72.31%) VB.NET
4 67 (51.54%) SQL
5 63 (48.46%) JavaScript
6 27 (20.77%) T-SQL
7 16 (12.31%) VBScript
8 10 (7.69%) C
9 9 (6.92%) PL/SQL
9 9 (6.92%) VBA
10 7 (5.38%) Java
11 6 (4.62%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.62%) Shell Script
12 4 (3.08%) PHP
12 4 (3.08%) TypeScript
13 3 (2.31%) C++
13 3 (2.31%) Python
14 2 (1.54%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 2 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (21.54%) Degree
2 3 (2.31%) MCSD
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.77%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.77%) GDPR
1 14 (10.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Firmware
Vendors
1 49 (37.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.62%) Xamarin
3 14 (10.77%) Oracle
4 9 (6.92%) RedGate
5 6 (4.62%) FIS
5 6 (4.62%) WorldPay
6 4 (3.08%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.54%) Infor
8 1 (0.77%) Google