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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 87 93 78
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing VB 43 25 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.13% 1.37% 1.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.17% 3.08% 4.19%
Number of salaries quoted 38 17 27
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £46,900 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
831 813 763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.14% 44.55% 45.77%
Number of salaries quoted 784 731 650
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 24 December 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (73.75%) .NET
2 57 (71.25%) SQL
3 52 (65.00%) C#
4 49 (61.25%) VB.NET
5 32 (40.00%) VB6
6 31 (38.75%) Crystal Reports
7 28 (35.00%) XML
7 28 (35.00%) Software Engineering
8 27 (33.75%) ASP.NET
9 25 (31.25%) Web Services
10 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
10 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
10 22 (27.50%) Project Management
10 22 (27.50%) Finance
11 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
12 18 (22.50%) VBA
12 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
13 17 (21.25%) MS Access
13 17 (21.25%) Data Management
14 13 (16.25%) Web Application Development
15 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
16 9 (11.25%) HTML
17 8 (10.00%) Windows
17 8 (10.00%) Degree
17 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
18 7 (8.75%) Web Development
18 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
19 6 (7.50%) C++
19 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (26.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (38.75%) Crystal Reports
2 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
3 17 (21.25%) MS Access
4 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (5.00%) DTS
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.50%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.25%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.25%) MSI
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (67.50%) Developer
2 29 (36.25%) Software Developer
3 15 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Analyst
5 9 (11.25%) Data Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Junior
9 2 (2.50%) Graduate
9 2 (2.50%) Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.50%) VB.NET Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Graduate Developer
9 2 (2.50%) MI Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 2 (2.50%) Graduate C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (73.75%) .NET
2 28 (35.00%) XML
3 27 (33.75%) ASP.NET
4 25 (31.25%) Web Services
5 9 (11.25%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 3 (3.75%) WCF
6 3 (3.75%) Ajax
7 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.50%) .NET Compact Framework
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.50%) ADO.NET
7 2 (2.50%) WinForms
8 1 (1.25%) SOAP
8 1 (1.25%) OCX
8 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.25%) WF
8 1 (1.25%) jQuery
8 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.75%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.75%) Physics
4 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (27.50%) Project Management
3 17 (21.25%) Data Management
4 13 (16.25%) Web Application Development
5 7 (8.75%) Web Development
6 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.00%) ETL
8 3 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.75%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.75%) Change Control
9 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.50%) OOD
9 2 (2.50%) OO
10 1 (1.25%) CRM
10 1 (1.25%) MVC
10 1 (1.25%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.25%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.25%) Integration Testing
10 1 (1.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (71.25%) SQL
2 52 (65.00%) C#
3 49 (61.25%) VB.NET
4 32 (40.00%) VB6
5 18 (22.50%) VBA
6 6 (7.50%) C++
7 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
7 5 (6.25%) VBScript
8 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (2.50%) PHP
10 2 (2.50%) Java
10 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) MCP
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.25%) CCEE
4 1 (1.25%) CCAA
4 1 (1.25%) CCIA
4 1 (1.25%) MCSE
4 1 (1.25%) MCSA
4 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (3.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.50%) XenApp
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) ARCserve
1 3 (3.75%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.00%) Citrix
2 4 (5.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.75%) Symantec
3 3 (3.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.25%) AppSense
4 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago