The table below looks at the statistics for VB6 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
Rank 40 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Permanent jobs citing VB6 5 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 1.87% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.03% 0.76% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 2
Average salary £43,000 £39,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.25% +19.08%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
VB6
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
124 131 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Solihull 46.27% 43.52% 45.74%
Number of salaries quoted 115 106 113
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

VB6
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB6 Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

VB6
Salary Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6 across the Solihull region.

VB6 Salary Trend in Solihull

VB6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull region citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 9 (100.00%) VB
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) CSS
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (55.56%) Ajax
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
5 5 (55.56%) Windows
5 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (55.56%) C#
6 4 (44.44%) C
6 4 (44.44%) SQL
6 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
6 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
6 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
6 4 (44.44%) WCF
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (44.44%) jQuery
6 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (22.22%) Finance
8 2 (22.22%) Migration
8 2 (22.22%) XML

VB6
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the Solihull region citing VB6 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 VB6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 7 (77.78%) VB.NET Developer
4 5 (55.56%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (55.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) CSS
4 6 (66.67%) WinForms
4 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (55.56%) Ajax
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
6 4 (44.44%) .NET Framework
6 4 (44.44%) WCF
6 4 (44.44%) jQuery
7 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Client/Server
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Development
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) VB
2 8 (88.89%) VB.NET
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) C#
4 4 (44.44%) C
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft