The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 51 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing VB 27 26 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.95% 4.21% 6.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.16% 7.12% 8.90%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 46
Median salary £32,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,250 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £45,000 £41,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
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 Staffordshire region.

Programming Languages Category
Staffordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
438 365 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Staffordshire 64.13% 59.16% 73.46%
Number of salaries quoted 405 325 455
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Staffordshire region citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 July 2016.

VB Salary Histogram in Staffordshire

VB
Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -6 14 £32,500 -27.77%
Tamworth +8 10 £37,500 -6.25%
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £48,000 -
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for VB.

1 35 (81.40%) SQL
2 32 (74.42%) C#
3 29 (67.44%) .NET
4 26 (60.47%) SQL Server
5 23 (53.49%) Degree
6 20 (46.51%) Windows
7 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
8 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
9 16 (37.21%) HTML
10 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET
10 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
11 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
12 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (25.58%) VBA
14 10 (23.26%) Retail
14 10 (23.26%) WinForms
15 9 (20.93%) MVC
15 9 (20.93%) Oracle
15 9 (20.93%) Java
15 9 (20.93%) PHP
15 9 (20.93%) Project Management
15 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (18.60%) VB6
17 7 (16.28%) ISEB Practitioner
17 7 (16.28%) TestPartner
17 7 (16.28%) Risk Assessment
17 7 (16.28%) ISEB
17 7 (16.28%) MS Access
17 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (16.28%) Test Planning

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 18 (41.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (60.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (30.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (16.28%) MS Access
5 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) QADirector
1 7 (16.28%) TestPartner
2 3 (6.98%) Moq
2 3 (6.98%) NUnit
2 3 (6.98%) ReSharper
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (23.26%) Retail
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Developer
2 16 (37.21%) VB Developer
3 15 (34.88%) C# Developer
4 13 (30.23%) .NET Developer
5 9 (20.93%) Graduate
5 9 (20.93%) Graduate Developer
5 9 (20.93%) SQL Developer
6 8 (18.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (16.28%) Graduate SQL Developer
7 7 (16.28%) Software Tester
7 7 (16.28%) Tester
8 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
8 5 (11.63%) C++ Developer
8 5 (11.63%) Graduate C++ Developer
8 5 (11.63%) Graduate Oracle Developer
8 5 (11.63%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (11.63%) WinForms Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Graduate .NET Developer
9 4 (9.30%) Graduate C# Developer
9 4 (9.30%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (67.44%) .NET
2 16 (37.21%) HTML
3 15 (34.88%) ASP.NET
4 10 (23.26%) WinForms
5 4 (9.30%) CGI
5 4 (9.30%) CSS
6 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (6.98%) jQuery
6 3 (6.98%) REST
6 3 (6.98%) WCF
7 2 (4.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) MVC
1 9 (20.93%) Project Management
2 7 (16.28%) Automated Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Black-Box Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Risk Assessment
2 7 (16.28%) SDLC
2 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Test Planning
2 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
2 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) Escalation Management
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Optimisation
5 3 (6.98%) Multithreading
5 3 (6.98%) SOA
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 35 (81.40%) SQL
2 32 (74.42%) C#
3 19 (44.19%) VB.NET
4 11 (25.58%) VBA
5 9 (20.93%) Java
5 9 (20.93%) PHP
6 8 (18.60%) VB6
7 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.63%) C
8 5 (11.63%) C++
8 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
8 5 (11.63%) VBScript
9 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
9 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Degree
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB
2 7 (16.28%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter