The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 52 52 57
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Permanent jobs citing VB 12 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.12% 1.38% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.86% 4.17% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 4
Median salary £40,000 £45,500 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.08% -11.21%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year - +5.63%  

VB 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 advertised in Watford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Watford
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 247 192 235
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 43.64% 33.05% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 204 157 165
Median salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £57,100 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.25%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB in Watford

VB
Salary Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB in Watford.

Salary trend for VB in Watford

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for VB.

1 21 (87.50%) C#
2 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 16 (66.67%) .NET
4 11 (45.83%) C
4 11 (45.83%) C++
4 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
4 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) MVC
4 11 (45.83%) TDD
4 11 (45.83%) Ruby
4 11 (45.83%) Music Industry
4 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
4 11 (45.83%) WCF
4 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
4 11 (45.83%) RESTful
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (45.83%) BDD
4 11 (45.83%) NoSQL
4 11 (45.83%) Entity Framework
4 11 (45.83%) Node.js
4 11 (45.83%) High Availability
4 11 (45.83%) KnockoutJS
4 11 (45.83%) Web Application Development
4 11 (45.83%) AngularJS
4 11 (45.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2014
4 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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 8 (33.33%) IIS
1 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 5 (20.83%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (79.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) NoSQL
2 11 (45.83%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (45.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
2 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
General
1 11 (45.83%) Music Industry
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Software Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) .NET Software Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Developer
5 3 (12.50%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 3 (12.50%) VB Developer
6 1 (4.17%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Framework
2 11 (45.83%) AngularJS
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 11 (45.83%) ASP.NET Web API
2 11 (45.83%) Code First Entity Framework
2 11 (45.83%) Entity Framework
2 11 (45.83%) KnockoutJS
2 11 (45.83%) Node.js
2 11 (45.83%) RESTful
2 11 (45.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 11 (45.83%) WCF
3 1 (4.17%) JSON
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
1 11 (45.83%) Windows Server
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) BDD
1 11 (45.83%) High Availability
1 11 (45.83%) MVC
1 11 (45.83%) TDD
1 11 (45.83%) Web Application Development
2 6 (25.00%) CRM
3 5 (20.83%) Logistics
3 5 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) C#
2 16 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 11 (45.83%) C
3 11 (45.83%) C++
3 11 (45.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (45.83%) Ruby
4 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 5 (20.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Dell
2 5 (20.83%) Sage
2 5 (20.83%) SonicWALL
2 5 (20.83%) Symantec
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle