The first table below looks at the demand for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region.

Location
3 months to
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 49 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Permanent jobs citing VB 23 39 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.80% 6.71% 7.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.18% 13.27% 13.54%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 41
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £18,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £69,250 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
444 294 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 73.39% 50.60% 58.88%
Number of salaries quoted 348 261 281
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £26,912
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,250
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.67%
VB
West Midlands

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Salary Trend in Staffordshire

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

VB Salary Trend in Staffordshire

VB
Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

VB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -15 11 £38,750 +21.09% 1
Lichfield 0 3 £22,500 +12.50%
Stafford - 2 £21,500 -
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 £25,000 -3.84%
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 35 (89.74%) .NET
2 30 (76.92%) C#
3 23 (58.97%) SQL
4 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
5 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET
6 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
7 18 (46.15%) HTML
7 18 (46.15%) VB.NET
7 18 (46.15%) CSS
8 17 (43.59%) jQuery
9 16 (41.03%) VB6
10 15 (38.46%) Ajax
10 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (38.46%) N-Tier
11 13 (33.33%) XML
11 13 (33.33%) Windows
12 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
13 8 (20.51%) WinForms
14 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
14 7 (17.95%) Oracle
14 7 (17.95%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (17.95%) IIS
15 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
16 5 (12.82%) Degree
16 5 (12.82%) Web Development
16 5 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (12.82%) OOP
17 4 (10.26%) MVC
17 4 (10.26%) Project Management
17 4 (10.26%) OO

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (17.95%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.08%) Web Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Graduate
4 6 (15.38%) Graduate Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Junior
6 4 (10.26%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.26%) Junior Developer
6 4 (10.26%) .NET Web Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.69%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (89.74%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 18 (46.15%) CSS
3 18 (46.15%) HTML
4 17 (43.59%) jQuery
5 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 15 (38.46%) Ajax
6 13 (33.33%) XML
7 8 (20.51%) WinForms
8 4 (10.26%) WCF
9 3 (7.69%) WPF
9 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 3 (7.69%) Software Packaging
10 2 (5.13%) XSLT
10 2 (5.13%) XHTML
10 2 (5.13%) SOAP
10 2 (5.13%) REST
10 2 (5.13%) CSS3
11 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) N-Tier
2 3 (7.69%) NHS
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Open Source
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 5 (12.82%) Web Development
2 5 (12.82%) OOP
3 4 (10.26%) OO
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) MVC
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.13%) SOA
5 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.13%) TDD
6 1 (2.56%) Data Management
6 1 (2.56%) Information Management
6 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.56%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.56%) Web Design
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) C#
2 23 (58.97%) SQL
3 20 (51.28%) JavaScript
4 18 (46.15%) VB.NET
5 16 (41.03%) VB6
6 4 (10.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Java
7 3 (7.69%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) PHP
8 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.13%) VBScript
8 2 (5.13%) C
9 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) AccuRev
3 1 (2.56%) Siemens
3 1 (2.56%) Business Objects