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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 109 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 23 41 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.13% 2.06% 3.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.65% 5.25% 6.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22 38 59
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
868 781 980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.80% 39.23% 47.92%
Number of salaries quoted 777 693 892
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,758 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 70 (83.33%) .NET
2 61 (72.62%) C#
3 51 (60.71%) SQL
4 49 (58.33%) VB.NET
5 38 (45.24%) SQL Server
6 37 (44.05%) VB6
7 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
7 36 (42.86%) Microsoft
8 34 (40.48%) HTML
9 33 (39.29%) XML
9 33 (39.29%) .NET Framework
10 32 (38.10%) CSS
10 32 (38.10%) Web Services
11 30 (35.71%) Crystal Reports
12 28 (33.33%) WCF
13 26 (30.95%) Computer Science
13 26 (30.95%) Windows
14 24 (28.57%) SDLC
15 23 (27.38%) OO
15 23 (27.38%) Finance
16 22 (26.19%) WinForms
16 22 (26.19%) T-SQL
16 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (23.81%) Java
17 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
18 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
20 17 (20.24%) ADO.NET
20 17 (20.24%) IIS

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 17 (20.24%) IIS
2 9 (10.71%) Node.js
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) CATIA
3 1 (1.19%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 30 (35.71%) Crystal Reports
3 11 (13.10%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.38%) MS Access
5 2 (2.38%) MySQL
5 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.19%) OLAP
6 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 14 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) AccuRev
3 1 (1.19%) MSI
3 1 (1.19%) JIRA
General
1 23 (27.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Automotive
3 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 67 (79.76%) Developer
2 40 (47.62%) Software Developer
3 18 (21.43%) Junior Developer
3 18 (21.43%) Junior
4 15 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.90%) C# Developer
5 10 (11.90%) PHP Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Junior C# Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Junior .NET Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Graduate
6 9 (10.71%) Junior PHP Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Analyst
8 6 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Consultant
11 2 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
11 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.38%) VB.NET Developer
11 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (83.33%) .NET
2 34 (40.48%) HTML
3 33 (39.29%) XML
3 33 (39.29%) .NET Framework
4 32 (38.10%) CSS
4 32 (38.10%) Web Services
5 28 (33.33%) WCF
6 22 (26.19%) WinForms
7 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET
7 18 (21.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 17 (20.24%) .NET Compact Framework
8 17 (20.24%) ADO.NET
9 14 (16.67%) jQuery
10 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (13.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (11.90%) JSF
12 9 (10.71%) RESTful
13 2 (2.38%) KnockoutJS
13 2 (2.38%) AngularJS
13 2 (2.38%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (30.95%) Computer Science
2 19 (22.62%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (20.24%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.57%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.95%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Solaris
4 1 (1.19%) Linux
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) SDLC
2 23 (27.38%) OO
3 17 (20.24%) OOD
3 17 (20.24%) Web Development
4 15 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (15.48%) MVC
5 13 (15.48%) Software Engineering
5 13 (15.48%) Project Management
6 10 (11.90%) TDD
7 9 (10.71%) Web Application Development
7 9 (10.71%) BDD
8 6 (7.14%) OOP
9 5 (5.95%) System Testing
10 4 (4.76%) Data Management
10 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.57%) Migration
11 3 (3.57%) Release Management
11 3 (3.57%) Server Building
12 2 (2.38%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 61 (72.62%) C#
2 51 (60.71%) SQL
3 49 (58.33%) VB.NET
4 37 (44.05%) VB6
5 36 (42.86%) JavaScript
6 22 (26.19%) T-SQL
7 20 (23.81%) Java
8 15 (17.86%) VBScript
9 11 (13.10%) PHP
10 9 (10.71%) Ruby
11 8 (9.52%) VBA
12 4 (4.76%) PowerShell
13 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
14 1 (1.19%) C
14 1 (1.19%) C++
14 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) MCP
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.19%) SLA
1 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.57%) ARCserve
2 3 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.38%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.14%) VMware
3 4 (4.76%) Symantec
3 4 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (2.38%) HP
4 2 (2.38%) Dell
4 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) IBM
5 1 (1.19%) NetApp
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle
5 1 (1.19%) Zoho
5 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow