The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 43 42 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Permanent jobs citing VB 8 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 2.37% 1.08% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.30% 2.63% 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 3
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +25.00%
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 Solihull region.

Programming Languages Category
Solihull
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
151 114 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 44.81% 41.16% 61.24%
Number of salaries quoted 132 87 109
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

VB
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Solihull region.

VB Salary Trend in Solihull

VB
Salary Histogram in Solihull

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Solihull region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Solihull

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 20 (71.43%) VB.NET
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 16 (57.14%) VB6
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
4 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (46.43%) HTML
6 12 (42.86%) Finance
6 12 (42.86%) Windows
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (32.14%) Web Services
7 9 (32.14%) XML
8 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) IIS
9 7 (25.00%) Subversion
9 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (21.43%) CSS
11 5 (17.86%) QA
11 5 (17.86%) Scrum
11 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (17.86%) C#
11 5 (17.86%) C++
11 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
12 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
12 4 (14.29%) VBScript
12 4 (14.29%) PowerShell

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Solihull 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 7 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (10.71%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) .NET Developer
2 12 (42.86%) VB.NET Developer
3 7 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Software Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Software Development Manager
4 5 (17.86%) Development Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (10.71%) Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) VB Developer
7 2 (7.14%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Report Writer
7 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) MI Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Information Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (46.43%) HTML
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 9 (32.14%) XML
5 8 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
1 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Scrum
1 5 (17.86%) Business Analysis
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Data Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (10.71%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (10.71%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 20 (71.43%) VB.NET
2 16 (57.14%) VB6
2 16 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (17.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) C++
4 4 (14.29%) VBScript
4 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
2 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
2 4 (14.29%) AppSense
2 4 (14.29%) Fujitsu
3 3 (10.71%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle