The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 128 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -14
Permanent jobs citing VB 101 177 205
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.72% 3.28% 3.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.65% 6.74% 7.77%
Number of salaries quoted 93 156 184
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,450 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
VB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2768 2626 2638
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.27% 48.63% 47.37%
Number of salaries quoted 2450 2264 2338
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 £26,175 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

VB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

VB Salary Trend in the West Midlands

VB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

VB Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

VB
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire -13 27 £41,250 +26.92% 5
Birmingham -25 23 £35,000 -
Warwickshire -6 14 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Coventry -28 11 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Solihull +9 8 £30,000 -29.41%
Shropshire - 8 £37,500 - 2
Wolverhampton -3 6 £30,000 -14.28% 4
West Bromwich -1 2 - -
Worcestershire -12 2 £35,000 -6.66% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 240 (81.36%) .NET
2 226 (76.61%) C#
3 169 (57.29%) SQL
4 159 (53.90%) SQL Server
5 136 (46.10%) VB.NET
6 118 (40.00%) HTML
7 110 (37.29%) ASP.NET
8 101 (34.24%) JavaScript
9 98 (33.22%) VB6
10 97 (32.88%) CSS
11 96 (32.54%) Web Services
12 88 (29.83%) Microsoft
13 78 (26.44%) XML
14 77 (26.10%) Windows
15 70 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
16 67 (22.71%) Degree
17 66 (22.37%) T-SQL
18 65 (22.03%) MVC
19 62 (21.02%) Finance
20 60 (20.34%) jQuery
21 59 (20.00%) .NET Framework
22 57 (19.32%) WinForms
23 56 (18.98%) WCF
24 55 (18.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 54 (18.31%) MS Excel
26 49 (16.61%) Computer Science
27 42 (14.24%) IIS
28 41 (13.90%) Web Development
28 41 (13.90%) SQL Server 2008
29 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 42 (14.24%) IIS
2 23 (7.80%) Node.js
3 10 (3.39%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.03%) MTS
4 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.36%) Apache
5 4 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.68%) Lync
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.02%) MS Office
3 2 (0.68%) CATIA
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.34%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.34%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.41%) Google Analytics
2 11 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.73%) SaaS
3 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.41%) Internet
2 11 (3.73%) SSL
3 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.03%) Broadband
5 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.68%) SAN
7 1 (0.34%) DHCP
7 1 (0.34%) DNS
7 1 (0.34%) MPLS
7 1 (0.34%) Firewall
7 1 (0.34%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (53.90%) SQL Server
2 41 (13.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (12.20%) Crystal Reports
4 28 (9.49%) NoSQL
5 25 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (6.44%) MySQL
8 14 (4.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (4.07%) Relational Database
10 11 (3.73%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.71%) RDBMS
11 8 (2.71%) MS Access
11 8 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.69%) OLAP
12 5 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.69%) Oracle OLAP
13 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (1.02%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 33 (11.19%) Git (software)
2 29 (9.83%) Visual Studio
3 13 (4.41%) Subversion
4 6 (2.03%) NUnit
4 6 (2.03%) MSTest
4 6 (2.03%) Rhino Mocks
4 6 (2.03%) Moq
5 4 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.36%) JIRA
6 3 (1.02%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.02%) FogBugz
7 2 (0.68%) TestPartner
7 2 (0.68%) QADirector
7 2 (0.68%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.34%) Toad
8 1 (0.34%) MSI
General
1 62 (21.02%) Finance
2 29 (9.83%) Back Office
3 9 (3.05%) Automotive
3 9 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.71%) Retail
5 6 (2.03%) Advertising
5 6 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.02%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Banking
Job Titles
1 209 (70.85%) Developer
2 76 (25.76%) .NET Developer
3 69 (23.39%) Software Developer
4 37 (12.54%) Junior
5 35 (11.86%) Junior Developer
6 28 (9.49%) Analyst
7 27 (9.15%) C# Developer
8 22 (7.46%) VB.NET Developer
9 18 (6.10%) Graduate
10 16 (5.42%) Senior Developer
11 14 (4.75%) Web Developer
12 13 (4.41%) Software Engineer
12 13 (4.41%) Junior C# Developer
12 13 (4.41%) Junior .NET Developer
13 12 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.73%) .NET Web Developer
14 11 (3.73%) Team Leader
14 11 (3.73%) Support Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) PHP Developer
15 10 (3.39%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 240 (81.36%) .NET
2 118 (40.00%) HTML
3 110 (37.29%) ASP.NET
4 97 (32.88%) CSS
5 96 (32.54%) Web Services
6 78 (26.44%) XML
7 60 (20.34%) jQuery
8 59 (20.00%) .NET Framework
9 57 (19.32%) WinForms
10 56 (18.98%) WCF
11 55 (18.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 31 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (8.81%) RESTful
13 26 (8.81%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (8.14%) HTML5
15 21 (7.12%) JSON
15 21 (7.12%) Ajax
16 19 (6.44%) CSS3
17 17 (5.76%) .NET Compact Framework
17 17 (5.76%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 49 (16.61%) Computer Science
2 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.80%) N-Tier
4 22 (7.46%) Client/Server
5 12 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.07%) User Experience
6 11 (3.73%) W3C
7 8 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.71%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.03%) Clustering
9 6 (2.03%) Life Science
9 6 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.36%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.36%) SCORM
11 4 (1.36%) Learning Management System
12 3 (1.02%) IVR
13 2 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.68%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 77 (26.10%) Windows
2 34 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.05%) Android
3 9 (3.05%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.71%) Linux
5 7 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.34%) UNIX
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (22.03%) MVC
3 41 (13.90%) Web Development
4 40 (13.56%) OO
5 34 (11.53%) SDLC
6 33 (11.19%) TDD
7 27 (9.15%) Software Engineering
7 27 (9.15%) Web Application Development
8 26 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (8.14%) Scrum
10 22 (7.46%) BDD
10 22 (7.46%) Mentoring
11 21 (7.12%) Project Management
12 18 (6.10%) OOD
12 18 (6.10%) OOP
13 16 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 15 (5.08%) SEO
15 13 (4.41%) Analytics
15 13 (4.41%) Change Control
16 11 (3.73%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 226 (76.61%) C#
2 169 (57.29%) SQL
3 136 (46.10%) VB.NET
4 101 (34.24%) JavaScript
5 98 (33.22%) VB6
6 66 (22.37%) T-SQL
7 40 (13.56%) Java
8 36 (12.20%) VBScript
9 25 (8.47%) PHP
9 25 (8.47%) Ruby
10 23 (7.80%) C++
11 19 (6.44%) C
12 16 (5.42%) PowerShell
12 16 (5.42%) VBA
13 15 (5.08%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.02%) Delphi
14 3 (1.02%) Python
14 3 (1.02%) MUMPS
14 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (22.71%) Degree
2 6 (2.03%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (1.69%) ISEB
4 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (1.02%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.02%) MCP
6 2 (0.68%) MCSD
6 2 (0.68%) MCPD
7 1 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.34%) MCSE
7 1 (0.34%) MCSA
7 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.34%) CCA
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.39%) QA
2 7 (2.37%) GAMP
2 7 (2.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (7.46%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.69%) XenApp
4 4 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.36%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.36%) SCCM
3 3 (1.02%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.34%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 88 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.80%) Oracle
3 14 (4.75%) VMware
4 13 (4.41%) Google
5 9 (3.05%) Citrix
5 9 (3.05%) Telerik
6 5 (1.69%) IBM
6 5 (1.69%) Symantec
7 4 (1.36%) SAP
8 3 (1.02%) Lotus
9 2 (0.68%) Wonderware
9 2 (0.68%) Xilinx
9 2 (0.68%) HP
9 2 (0.68%) Dell
10 1 (0.34%) EMC
10 1 (0.34%) NetApp
10 1 (0.34%) Zoho
10 1 (0.34%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.34%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, great projects!
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £70k - 80k per year
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