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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 71 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 47 19 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.62% 1.22% 2.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.11% 2.55% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 44 13 30
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,650 £19,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,500 £41,500
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
769 745 766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 42.82% 47.73% 45.65%
Number of salaries quoted 726 669 654
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 £27,000
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 29 January 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in Birmingham

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 60 (72.29%) .NET
2 54 (65.06%) C#
2 54 (65.06%) SQL
3 47 (56.63%) VB.NET
4 32 (38.55%) XML
4 32 (38.55%) Software Engineering
5 31 (37.35%) VB6
6 30 (36.14%) Crystal Reports
7 26 (31.33%) Web Services
8 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
9 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
10 23 (27.71%) Project Management
10 23 (27.71%) Visual Studio
11 22 (26.51%) Finance
12 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
13 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
14 16 (19.28%) VBA
15 15 (18.07%) HTML
15 15 (18.07%) MS Access
15 15 (18.07%) Data Management
16 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (13.25%) Degree
16 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (12.05%) Web Application Development
17 10 (12.05%) Computer Science
18 9 (10.84%) C++
18 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
19 8 (9.64%) Windows
19 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
20 7 (8.43%) VBScript

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.82%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (36.14%) Crystal Reports
2 20 (24.10%) SQL Server
3 15 (18.07%) MS Access
4 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (13.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.82%) DTS
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 23 (27.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (26.51%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (66.27%) Developer
2 27 (32.53%) Software Developer
3 14 (16.87%) .NET Developer
4 13 (15.66%) Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.43%) Software Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Junior
8 2 (2.41%) Graduate
8 2 (2.41%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Graduate Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.41%) Project Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) PHP Developer
8 2 (2.41%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (2.41%) C++ Developer
8 2 (2.41%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (72.29%) .NET
2 32 (38.55%) XML
3 26 (31.33%) Web Services
4 25 (30.12%) ASP.NET
5 15 (18.07%) HTML
6 6 (7.23%) CSS
7 3 (3.61%) Ajax
7 3 (3.61%) WCF
8 2 (2.41%) ADO.NET
8 2 (2.41%) jQuery
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.41%) JSF
8 2 (2.41%) WinForms
8 2 (2.41%) .NET Compact Framework
8 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.20%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.20%) WF
9 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.05%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.02%) Mathematics
3 5 (6.02%) Physics
4 4 (4.82%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.82%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) Software Engineering
2 23 (27.71%) Project Management
3 15 (18.07%) Data Management
4 10 (12.05%) Web Application Development
5 6 (7.23%) Web Development
6 4 (4.82%) ETL
6 4 (4.82%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.82%) Business Analysis
6 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.82%) Change Control
7 3 (3.61%) MVC
7 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.41%) B2B
8 2 (2.41%) OOD
8 2 (2.41%) CAD
8 2 (2.41%) OO
8 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.20%) System Testing
9 1 (1.20%) Time Management
9 1 (1.20%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 54 (65.06%) C#
1 54 (65.06%) SQL
2 47 (56.63%) VB.NET
3 31 (37.35%) VB6
4 16 (19.28%) VBA
5 9 (10.84%) C++
6 7 (8.43%) VBScript
6 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.02%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.82%) Java
9 3 (3.61%) PHP
9 3 (3.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) MCP
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CCEE
4 1 (1.20%) CCAA
4 1 (1.20%) CCIA
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
2 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) ARCserve
1 4 (4.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.20%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 24 (28.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Citrix
3 4 (4.82%) Symantec
3 4 (4.82%) VMware
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle
4 2 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.20%) PeopleSoft
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