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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 134 81 78
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -3
Permanent jobs citing VB 85 166 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 3.08% 3.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.22% 6.25% 6.47%
Number of salaries quoted 79 144 151
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2636 2655 2566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.05% 49.19% 47.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2335 2244 2291
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 31 £38,750 +19.23% 3
Birmingham -15 21 £35,000 - 5
Warwickshire -3 10 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Wolverhampton -8 7 £30,000 -7.69%
Solihull -11 6 £36,250 -14.70% 1
Coventry -25 6 £40,000 +6.66%
Shropshire -1 5 £26,500 - 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 183 (77.22%) .NET
2 180 (75.95%) C#
3 143 (60.34%) SQL
4 137 (57.81%) SQL Server
5 102 (43.04%) VB.NET
6 92 (38.82%) HTML
7 88 (37.13%) VB6
8 83 (35.02%) Windows
9 76 (32.07%) Web Services
9 76 (32.07%) JavaScript
10 73 (30.80%) ASP.NET
11 72 (30.38%) CSS
11 72 (30.38%) Microsoft
12 67 (28.27%) XML
13 65 (27.43%) T-SQL
14 63 (26.58%) Finance
15 59 (24.89%) Degree
16 53 (22.36%) WinForms
16 53 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
17 51 (21.52%) .NET Framework
18 49 (20.68%) WCF
18 49 (20.68%) MS Excel
19 47 (19.83%) MVC
20 46 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 45 (18.99%) Computer Science
22 44 (18.57%) IIS
23 38 (16.03%) jQuery
24 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
24 37 (15.61%) OO
25 36 (15.19%) Web Development

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (18.57%) IIS
2 15 (6.33%) Node.js
3 10 (4.22%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.80%) MTS
5 6 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.69%) Apache
7 3 (1.27%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.42%) Lync
9 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (20.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) CATIA
2 2 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.42%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.22%) Google Analytics
2 10 (4.22%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.06%) Internet
2 8 (3.38%) Broadband
3 7 (2.95%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.95%) SSL
4 4 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.84%) Firewall
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (57.81%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.50%) Crystal Reports
2 32 (13.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (8.02%) NoSQL
3 19 (8.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (8.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.22%) MySQL
6 9 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (3.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (2.95%) MS Access
8 7 (2.95%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.11%) Oracle OLAP
10 5 (2.11%) QlikView
10 5 (2.11%) OLAP
11 4 (1.69%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 20 (8.44%) Visual Studio
2 19 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.38%) NUnit
3 8 (3.38%) MSTest
3 8 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
3 8 (3.38%) Moq
4 5 (2.11%) Subversion
5 4 (1.69%) JIRA
5 4 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.27%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.27%) FogBugz
7 2 (0.84%) QADirector
7 2 (0.84%) TestPartner
8 1 (0.42%) Toad
8 1 (0.42%) MSI
8 1 (0.42%) AccuRev
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (26.58%) Finance
2 23 (9.70%) Back Office
3 10 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.95%) Automotive
4 7 (2.95%) Advertising
4 7 (2.95%) Retail
5 6 (2.53%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.27%) Front Office
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 159 (67.09%) Developer
2 59 (24.89%) .NET Developer
3 53 (22.36%) Software Developer
4 29 (12.24%) Analyst
5 24 (10.13%) Junior
6 22 (9.28%) Junior Developer
7 18 (7.59%) C# Developer
8 16 (6.75%) VB.NET Developer
9 14 (5.91%) Web Developer
10 13 (5.49%) Software Engineer
10 13 (5.49%) Graduate
10 13 (5.49%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.64%) .NET Web Developer
12 9 (3.80%) Junior C# Developer
12 9 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.80%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.38%) Junior .NET Developer
13 8 (3.38%) .NET Software Engineer
13 8 (3.38%) Support Engineer
13 8 (3.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (77.22%) .NET
2 92 (38.82%) HTML
3 76 (32.07%) Web Services
4 73 (30.80%) ASP.NET
5 72 (30.38%) CSS
6 67 (28.27%) XML
7 53 (22.36%) WinForms
8 51 (21.52%) .NET Framework
9 49 (20.68%) WCF
10 46 (19.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 38 (16.03%) jQuery
12 23 (9.70%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (8.02%) ADO.NET
13 19 (8.02%) .NET Compact Framework
14 18 (7.59%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (7.59%) RESTful
15 15 (6.33%) HTML5
16 14 (5.91%) WPF
16 14 (5.91%) JSON
17 12 (5.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 45 (18.99%) Computer Science
2 36 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.70%) Client/Server
4 15 (6.33%) N-Tier
5 9 (3.80%) User Experience
6 8 (3.38%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (3.38%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.95%) W3C
8 6 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.53%) Life Science
9 5 (2.11%) Clustering
10 4 (1.69%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.84%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.84%) SCADA
12 2 (0.84%) EPoS
12 2 (0.84%) VHDL
12 2 (0.84%) IVR
12 2 (0.84%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 83 (35.02%) Windows
2 37 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (3.38%) Linux
4 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.27%) Android
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.42%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.83%) MVC
3 37 (15.61%) OO
4 36 (15.19%) Web Development
5 33 (13.92%) SDLC
6 25 (10.55%) TDD
7 22 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (8.86%) Software Engineering
9 19 (8.02%) OOD
9 19 (8.02%) Web Application Development
10 17 (7.17%) Mentoring
11 16 (6.75%) Scrum
12 15 (6.33%) BDD
13 13 (5.49%) OOP
14 12 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (4.64%) Unit Testing
15 11 (4.64%) Migration
15 11 (4.64%) Project Management
16 10 (4.22%) SEO
16 10 (4.22%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 180 (75.95%) C#
2 143 (60.34%) SQL
3 102 (43.04%) VB.NET
4 88 (37.13%) VB6
5 76 (32.07%) JavaScript
6 65 (27.43%) T-SQL
7 34 (14.35%) Java
8 32 (13.50%) VBScript
9 22 (9.28%) PHP
9 22 (9.28%) C++
10 18 (7.59%) C
10 18 (7.59%) PowerShell
11 16 (6.75%) Ruby
11 16 (6.75%) VBA
12 14 (5.91%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.84%) Delphi
13 2 (0.84%) MUMPS
13 2 (0.84%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.42%) VC++
Qualifications
1 59 (24.89%) Degree
2 5 (2.11%) ISEB
2 5 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) MCP
4 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (1.27%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.42%) MCPD
5 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.42%) MCSD
5 1 (0.42%) HNC
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.95%) GAMP
1 7 (2.95%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.53%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.69%) XenApp
3 4 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.27%) ARCserve
2 3 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.42%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.44%) Oracle
3 12 (5.06%) VMware
4 10 (4.22%) Google
5 8 (3.38%) Citrix
6 5 (2.11%) IBM
7 4 (1.69%) Symantec
7 4 (1.69%) SAP
8 3 (1.27%) Lotus
8 3 (1.27%) Telerik
9 2 (0.84%) HP
9 2 (0.84%) Dell
9 2 (0.84%) Wonderware
9 2 (0.84%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.42%) Spiceworks
10 1 (0.42%) Zoho
10 1 (0.42%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.42%) Metastorm
10 1 (0.42%) NetApp
10 1 (0.42%) Red Hat
Telford, Shropshire
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension Scheme
Posted: 22 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension Schem
Posted: Yesterday
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Colston Consulting
Salary: £27.5k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Bristow Sutor
Salary: depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £70k - 80k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Barclay Anderson
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago