The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Birmingham region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 73 86 84
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing VB 42 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.32% 1.84% 1.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.58% 4.34% 2.66%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 10
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £37,500 £35,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
753 738 602
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 41.51% 42.44% 41.46%
Number of salaries quoted 662 626 564
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
VB
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 38 (61.29%) .NET
3 34 (54.84%) C#
3 34 (54.84%) SQL
4 27 (43.55%) VB.NET
5 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET
7 22 (35.48%) Windows
8 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
9 14 (22.58%) XML
9 14 (22.58%) T-SQL
9 14 (22.58%) HTML
10 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
11 12 (19.35%) MVC
12 11 (17.74%) Legal
12 11 (17.74%) Web Development
12 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (16.13%) VBScript
13 10 (16.13%) Oracle
14 9 (14.52%) VBA
14 9 (14.52%) OO
14 9 (14.52%) Finance
14 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
14 9 (14.52%) WCF
15 8 (12.90%) VB6
15 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
15 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
4 3 (4.84%) FileNet
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) Acrobat
2 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (67.74%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (17.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (11.29%) MS Access
5 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.06%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (6.45%) DTS
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.06%) NUnit
2 5 (8.06%) Rhino Mocks
3 4 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) MSI
4 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.61%) Moq
4 1 (1.61%) MSTest
General
1 11 (17.74%) Legal
2 9 (14.52%) Finance
3 4 (6.45%) Games
4 3 (4.84%) Law
5 2 (3.23%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Electronics
6 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Publishing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
6 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Developer
2 16 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 10 (16.13%) Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Graduate
5 7 (11.29%) Software Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) DBA
7 5 (8.06%) SQL DBA
7 5 (8.06%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.45%) Systems Support
8 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (61.29%) .NET
2 23 (37.10%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.58%) XML
3 14 (22.58%) HTML
4 13 (20.97%) .NET Framework
5 9 (14.52%) WCF
6 8 (12.90%) CSS
7 7 (11.29%) Web Services
8 5 (8.06%) WinForms
8 5 (8.06%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (8.06%) Razor View Engine
8 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (6.45%) .NET Compact Framework
9 4 (6.45%) LINQ
9 4 (6.45%) NHibernate
9 4 (6.45%) MonoRail
9 4 (6.45%) Ajax
9 4 (6.45%) ADO.NET
10 3 (4.84%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.84%) Clustering
3 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.84%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Handset
4 1 (1.61%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) UNIX
4 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.61%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.61%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) MVC
2 11 (17.74%) Web Development
3 9 (14.52%) OO
4 8 (12.90%) Data Migration
4 8 (12.90%) Migration
5 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.06%) Scrum
6 5 (8.06%) TDD
6 5 (8.06%) Web Application Development
7 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
7 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.45%) Change Management
7 4 (6.45%) OOD
8 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.84%) Content Management
8 3 (4.84%) Document Management
8 3 (4.84%) Manual Testing
8 3 (4.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) C#
1 34 (54.84%) SQL
2 27 (43.55%) VB.NET
3 14 (22.58%) T-SQL
4 10 (16.13%) VBScript
5 9 (14.52%) VBA
6 8 (12.90%) VB6
6 8 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 6 (9.68%) C++
8 5 (8.06%) Java
8 5 (8.06%) C
9 3 (4.84%) PHP
10 1 (1.61%) Python
10 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 4 (6.45%) ISEB
4 3 (4.84%) MCP
4 3 (4.84%) MCSD
4 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.61%) Nmap
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) ARCserve
1 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.61%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.61%) Nessus
3 1 (1.61%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.13%) Oracle
3 5 (8.06%) Citrix
3 5 (8.06%) VMware
4 4 (6.45%) IBM
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
5 3 (4.84%) Kofax
6 2 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Unisys
7 1 (1.61%) i2
7 1 (1.61%) Siemens
7 1 (1.61%) McAfee
7 1 (1.61%) AppSense
7 1 (1.61%) Open Text
7 1 (1.61%) RightFax
7 1 (1.61%) DevExpress
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