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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 69 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Permanent jobs citing VB 52 20 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.88% 1.37% 1.98%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.51% 2.96% 4.67%
Number of salaries quoted 51 15 27
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +1.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
799 676 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.32% 46.27% 42.39%
Number of salaries quoted 735 611 587
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 February 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 68 (78.16%) .NET
2 59 (67.82%) C#
3 56 (64.37%) SQL
4 52 (59.77%) VB.NET
5 33 (37.93%) XML
5 33 (37.93%) Software Engineering
6 32 (36.78%) VB6
7 30 (34.48%) Crystal Reports
8 27 (31.03%) Web Services
9 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
10 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
10 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
11 23 (26.44%) Project Management
11 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
12 20 (22.99%) Finance
12 20 (22.99%) HTML
13 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
14 15 (17.24%) VBA
15 14 (16.09%) Data Management
15 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
15 14 (16.09%) MS Access
16 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
16 13 (14.94%) Web Application Development
17 12 (13.79%) CSS
18 10 (11.49%) Manufacturing
18 10 (11.49%) Degree
19 9 (10.34%) MVC
19 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (9.20%) VBScript
20 8 (9.20%) C++

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (4.60%) Node.js
2 3 (3.45%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (20.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (34.48%) Crystal Reports
2 24 (27.59%) SQL Server
3 14 (16.09%) MS Access
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (9.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.75%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.60%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.15%) Advertising
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (68.97%) Developer
2 28 (32.18%) Software Developer
3 15 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Analyst
5 7 (8.05%) Junior
5 7 (8.05%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.05%) Junior Developer
6 6 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Graduate
7 5 (5.75%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.75%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Junior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (2.30%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Project Engineer
9 2 (2.30%) Junior PHP Developer
9 2 (2.30%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Junior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (78.16%) .NET
2 33 (37.93%) XML
3 27 (31.03%) Web Services
4 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
5 20 (22.99%) HTML
6 12 (13.79%) CSS
7 8 (9.20%) WCF
8 7 (8.05%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.75%) JSF
9 5 (5.75%) jQuery
9 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (4.60%) RESTful
10 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (3.45%) .NET Compact Framework
11 3 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (3.45%) ADO.NET
11 3 (3.45%) WinForms
12 1 (1.15%) SOAP
12 1 (1.15%) Ajax
12 1 (1.15%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) Mathematics
3 5 (5.75%) Physics
4 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.05%) Windows
1 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
2 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Software Engineering
2 23 (26.44%) Project Management
3 14 (16.09%) Data Management
4 13 (14.94%) Web Application Development
5 9 (10.34%) MVC
6 7 (8.05%) Web Development
7 5 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.75%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) BDD
8 4 (4.60%) TDD
8 4 (4.60%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) B2B
9 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.45%) OO
9 3 (3.45%) OOD
9 3 (3.45%) ETL
9 3 (3.45%) Change Control
10 2 (2.30%) Budget Control
10 2 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 59 (67.82%) C#
2 56 (64.37%) SQL
3 52 (59.77%) VB.NET
4 32 (36.78%) VB6
5 15 (17.24%) VBA
6 13 (14.94%) JavaScript
7 8 (9.20%) C++
7 8 (9.20%) VBScript
8 6 (6.90%) Java
8 6 (6.90%) PHP
9 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.60%) Ruby
10 3 (3.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Degree
2 4 (4.60%) VCP4
3 3 (3.45%) MCP
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.45%) ARCserve
1 3 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) VMware
3 3 (3.45%) Citrix
3 3 (3.45%) Symantec
4 1 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
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