The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 94 80 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Permanent jobs citing VB 39 49 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.71% 2.28% 1.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.11% 4.92% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 21
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £23,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
950 995 777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.67% 46.32% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 819 921 683
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

VB
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

VB Salary Trend in Birmingham

VB
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VB.

1 67 (72.83%) .NET
2 65 (70.65%) C#
3 59 (64.13%) SQL
4 50 (54.35%) VB.NET
5 41 (44.57%) ASP.NET
6 38 (41.30%) SQL Server
7 37 (40.22%) Microsoft
8 35 (38.04%) MS Excel
9 27 (29.35%) VB6
10 25 (27.17%) Windows
11 24 (26.09%) Finance
12 21 (22.83%) XML
13 19 (20.65%) Crystal Reports
13 19 (20.65%) HTML
13 19 (20.65%) Software Engineering
14 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
14 18 (19.57%) VBA
15 17 (18.48%) MS Access
15 17 (18.48%) Web Services
16 15 (16.30%) Web Application Development
17 14 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (15.22%) Data Management
18 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
18 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
19 12 (13.04%) CSS
19 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio
19 12 (13.04%) Web Development
19 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (11.96%) Windows 8
20 11 (11.96%) Computer Science

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing VB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) IIS
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
3 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.09%) FileNet
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (38.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (20.65%) Crystal Reports
3 17 (18.48%) MS Access
4 14 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.09%) MySQL
11 1 (1.09%) DTS
11 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.43%) NUnit
3 4 (4.35%) Subversion
3 4 (4.35%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.26%) MSI
5 2 (2.17%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.09%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 24 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Legal
3 4 (4.35%) Games
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (68.48%) Developer
2 39 (42.39%) .NET Developer
3 27 (29.35%) Software Developer
4 12 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Software Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.78%) VB.NET Developer
5 9 (9.78%) VB Developer
5 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Graduate
9 4 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Wintel Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Systems Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (72.83%) .NET
2 41 (44.57%) ASP.NET
3 21 (22.83%) XML
4 19 (20.65%) HTML
5 18 (19.57%) .NET Framework
6 17 (18.48%) Web Services
7 12 (13.04%) CSS
8 11 (11.96%) WCF
9 6 (6.52%) Ajax
9 6 (6.52%) .NET Compact Framework
9 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (6.52%) ADO.NET
10 5 (5.43%) WinForms
10 5 (5.43%) NHibernate
11 4 (4.35%) LINQ
11 4 (4.35%) MonoRail
11 4 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.35%) Clustering
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.17%) Physics
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Social Media
6 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.96%) Windows 8
4 6 (6.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.43%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (3.26%) Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.09%) UNIX
9 1 (1.09%) AIX
9 1 (1.09%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Software Engineering
2 15 (16.30%) Web Application Development
3 14 (15.22%) Data Management
4 12 (13.04%) Web Development
5 10 (10.87%) MVC
5 10 (10.87%) Project Management
6 8 (8.70%) OO
7 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.52%) Change Control
8 6 (6.52%) OOD
9 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.43%) TDD
10 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.35%) Scrum
10 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.26%) Cash Management
12 2 (2.17%) Data Migration
12 2 (2.17%) Penetration Testing
12 2 (2.17%) ITIL
12 2 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (70.65%) C#
2 59 (64.13%) SQL
3 50 (54.35%) VB.NET
4 27 (29.35%) VB6
5 18 (19.57%) VBA
6 13 (14.13%) T-SQL
7 11 (11.96%) JavaScript
8 9 (9.78%) VBScript
9 8 (8.70%) C++
10 5 (5.43%) Java
11 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.26%) C
13 2 (2.17%) TypeScript
13 2 (2.17%) PHP
13 2 (2.17%) XAML
14 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.09%) Python
14 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
1 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (4.35%) MCSE
3 4 (4.35%) MCP
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) MCSD
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.09%) CISSP
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) CCEE
5 1 (1.09%) CCAA
5 1 (1.09%) CCIA
5 1 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.09%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) SCCM
1 4 (4.35%) ARCserve
1 4 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.09%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 37 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.70%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) Citrix
4 6 (6.52%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) DevExpress
5 4 (4.35%) Symantec
5 4 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) AppSense
7 2 (2.17%) Unisys
7 2 (2.17%) Open Text
7 2 (2.17%) i2
8 1 (1.09%) Kofax
8 1 (1.09%) HP
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £38000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits, Flexi time
Posted: Yesterday
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Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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CGI
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago