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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 72 90
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Permanent jobs citing VB 39 59 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.83% 2.77% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.52% 6.08% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 36 53 18
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £40,450
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
863 971 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.46% 45.57% 46.25%
Number of salaries quoted 739 900 707
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 28 August 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (73.86%) .NET
2 60 (68.18%) C#
3 58 (65.91%) SQL
4 48 (54.55%) VB.NET
5 41 (46.59%) ASP.NET
6 40 (45.45%) SQL Server
7 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
8 35 (39.77%) MS Excel
9 25 (28.41%) Windows
9 25 (28.41%) VB6
10 24 (27.27%) Finance
11 18 (20.45%) VBA
11 18 (20.45%) .NET Framework
12 17 (19.32%) Crystal Reports
12 17 (19.32%) HTML
12 17 (19.32%) MS Access
13 16 (18.18%) XML
14 15 (17.05%) Web Application Development
15 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (15.91%) Data Management
15 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
15 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
15 14 (15.91%) Web Services
16 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
16 13 (14.77%) Web Development
17 12 (13.64%) CSS
18 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
18 11 (12.50%) MVC
18 11 (12.50%) Windows 8
18 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.82%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (1.14%) FileNet
6 1 (1.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 35 (39.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
2 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.32%) Crystal Reports
2 17 (19.32%) MS Access
3 14 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.68%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.14%) MySQL
10 1 (1.14%) DTS
10 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.68%) NUnit
3 4 (4.55%) Subversion
3 4 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (3.41%) MSI
5 2 (2.27%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 24 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Legal
3 4 (4.55%) Games
4 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Automotive
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (69.32%) Developer
2 39 (44.32%) .NET Developer
3 24 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 12 (13.64%) .NET Software Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Analyst
5 9 (10.23%) VB Developer
5 9 (10.23%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
6 8 (9.09%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Graduate
10 4 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Systems Developer
10 4 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
11 3 (3.41%) Systems Accountant
11 3 (3.41%) Junior
11 3 (3.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (73.86%) .NET
2 41 (46.59%) ASP.NET
3 18 (20.45%) .NET Framework
4 17 (19.32%) HTML
5 16 (18.18%) XML
6 14 (15.91%) Web Services
7 12 (13.64%) CSS
8 11 (12.50%) WCF
9 6 (6.82%) Ajax
9 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (6.82%) .NET Compact Framework
9 6 (6.82%) WinForms
9 6 (6.82%) ADO.NET
10 5 (5.68%) NHibernate
11 4 (4.55%) LINQ
11 4 (4.55%) MonoRail
11 4 (4.55%) Castle Windsor
11 4 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.14%) Social Media
5 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.41%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.55%) Android
6 3 (3.41%) Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.27%) UNIX
8 1 (1.14%) AIX
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.05%) Web Application Development
2 14 (15.91%) Data Management
2 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
3 13 (14.77%) Web Development
4 11 (12.50%) MVC
5 8 (9.09%) OO
6 7 (7.95%) Project Management
7 6 (6.82%) OOD
8 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.68%) Change Control
8 5 (5.68%) TDD
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
9 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.41%) Cash Management
11 2 (2.27%) Penetration Testing
11 2 (2.27%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.27%) Change Management
11 2 (2.27%) Migration
11 2 (2.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 60 (68.18%) C#
2 58 (65.91%) SQL
3 48 (54.55%) VB.NET
4 25 (28.41%) VB6
5 18 (20.45%) VBA
6 14 (15.91%) T-SQL
7 11 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 8 (9.09%) VBScript
9 5 (5.68%) C++
10 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
10 4 (4.55%) Java
11 3 (3.41%) C
12 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
12 2 (2.27%) XAML
12 2 (2.27%) PHP
13 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.14%) Python
13 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Degree
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) MCSE
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) MCP
4 3 (3.41%) MCSD
4 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.14%) ISEB
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CISSP
5 1 (1.14%) MCSA
5 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.14%) CCEE
5 1 (1.14%) CCAA
5 1 (1.14%) CCIA
5 1 (1.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.41%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.14%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.41%) ARCserve
2 3 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.14%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.14%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Citrix
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) DevExpress
5 4 (4.55%) Business Objects
6 3 (3.41%) AppSense
6 3 (3.41%) IBM
6 3 (3.41%) Symantec
7 2 (2.27%) Open Text
7 2 (2.27%) i2
7 2 (2.27%) Unisys
8 1 (1.14%) HP
8 1 (1.14%) Kofax
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Channel Systems Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £37000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago