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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 144 83 111
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +28
Permanent jobs citing VB 81 169 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 3.34% 2.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.33% 6.93% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 69 153 58
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
2432 2440 2187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 43.14% 48.17% 50.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2099 2188 1876
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(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 -17 26 £40,000 - 3
Birmingham -33 20 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Coventry -12 12 £32,500 - 1
Shropshire +2 7 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Dudley -3 6 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Warwickshire -27 6 £37,500 +7.14%
Worcestershire -9 5 £25,750 -16.93% 1
Solihull +6 2 £42,750 -5.00% 1
Wednesbury - 1 £29,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 112 (69.14%) .NET
2 110 (67.90%) SQL
3 101 (62.35%) C#
4 99 (61.11%) SQL Server
5 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET
6 54 (33.33%) VB.NET
7 50 (30.86%) VB6
8 49 (30.25%) Finance
8 49 (30.25%) HTML
9 45 (27.78%) Windows
10 40 (24.69%) Microsoft
11 38 (23.46%) Degree
12 36 (22.22%) CSS
13 35 (21.60%) Web Services
13 35 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
14 34 (20.99%) T-SQL
15 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
15 32 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 30 (18.52%) MVC
16 30 (18.52%) WinForms
17 28 (17.28%) OO
18 26 (16.05%) XML
18 26 (16.05%) .NET Framework
19 24 (14.81%) Computer Science
20 21 (12.96%) Mentoring
20 21 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 21 (12.96%) C++
20 21 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (11.73%) Marketing
21 19 (11.73%) HTML5

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.41%) IIS
3 6 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.70%) WordPress
4 4 (2.47%) CMS
5 3 (1.85%) Node.js
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) MTS
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.41%) MS Office
3 4 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.23%) CATIA
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.23%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) Google Analytics
2 6 (3.70%) SaaS
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.32%) Internet
2 3 (1.85%) Intranet
3 2 (1.23%) Broadband
3 2 (1.23%) Extranet
3 2 (1.23%) WebEx
4 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.62%) DHCP
4 1 (0.62%) DNS
4 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.62%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.62%) LAN
4 1 (0.62%) MPLS
4 1 (0.62%) SAN
4 1 (0.62%) SSL
4 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.17%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.94%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.70%) Data Mart
9 6 (3.70%) OLAP
9 6 (3.70%) Power BI
9 6 (3.70%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 6 (3.70%) Snowflake Schema
9 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (3.70%) Star Schema
10 5 (3.09%) MySQL
10 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.85%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (1.23%) JIRA
5 2 (1.23%) Moq
5 2 (1.23%) MSTest
5 2 (1.23%) NUnit
5 2 (1.23%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.62%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.62%) JMeter
6 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (30.25%) Finance
2 19 (11.73%) Marketing
3 14 (8.64%) Legal
4 12 (7.41%) Back Office
5 7 (4.32%) Law
6 4 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.23%) Automotive
7 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.62%) Advertising
8 1 (0.62%) Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.62%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (61.73%) Developer
2 65 (40.12%) .NET Developer
3 32 (19.75%) C# Developer
4 30 (18.52%) Analyst
5 29 (17.90%) VB.NET Developer
6 27 (16.67%) SQL Developer
7 23 (14.20%) ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (13.58%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (10.49%) .NET Web Developer
9 17 (10.49%) Web Developer
10 14 (8.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 14 (8.64%) Team Leader
11 13 (8.02%) VB Developer
12 12 (7.41%) Applications Support
13 11 (6.79%) C# Web Developer
13 11 (6.79%) Support Analyst
13 11 (6.79%) WinForms Developer
14 10 (6.17%) Software Developer
15 9 (5.56%) Lead C# Developer
15 9 (5.56%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (69.14%) .NET
2 55 (33.95%) ASP.NET
3 49 (30.25%) HTML
4 36 (22.22%) CSS
5 35 (21.60%) Web Services
6 30 (18.52%) WinForms
7 26 (16.05%) .NET Framework
7 26 (16.05%) XML
8 19 (11.73%) HTML5
9 17 (10.49%) RESTful
10 14 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 14 (8.64%) CSS3
11 12 (7.41%) jQuery
12 11 (6.79%) Classic ASP
12 11 (6.79%) WCF
13 10 (6.17%) WPF
14 9 (5.56%) XSL
15 8 (4.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (4.94%) SOAP
16 6 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.47%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.62%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) SCADA
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
7 1 (0.62%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.78%) Windows
2 12 (7.41%) Android
2 12 (7.41%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.70%) Unix
6 5 (3.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.47%) HPUX
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.52%) MVC
3 28 (17.28%) OO
4 21 (12.96%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (12.96%) Mentoring
5 18 (11.11%) Web Development
6 15 (9.26%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (9.26%) Unit Testing
7 13 (8.02%) CRM
7 13 (8.02%) Migration
8 12 (7.41%) Change Control
9 11 (6.79%) Multithreading
9 11 (6.79%) SEO
9 11 (6.79%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.17%) Analytics
10 10 (6.17%) Scrum
11 9 (5.56%) ITIL
11 9 (5.56%) SDLC
11 9 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 8 (4.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 110 (67.90%) SQL
2 101 (62.35%) C#
3 54 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 50 (30.86%) VB6
5 34 (20.99%) T-SQL
6 32 (19.75%) JavaScript
7 21 (12.96%) C++
8 18 (11.11%) VBScript
9 17 (10.49%) PHP
10 15 (9.26%) C
10 15 (9.26%) Java
11 13 (8.02%) PL/SQL
11 13 (8.02%) VBA
12 6 (3.70%) Ruby
13 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
14 4 (2.47%) Perl
15 2 (1.23%) Python
16 1 (0.62%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
16 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (23.46%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.85%) ISEB
3 3 (1.85%) MCSE
3 3 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) HND
4 2 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.23%) MCSD
5 1 (0.62%) CFA
5 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) ISO 9000
1 8 (4.94%) TickIT
2 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Snort
2 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.62%) vSphere
2 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.70%) OpenView
2 5 (3.09%) SCOM
3 4 (2.47%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (1.85%) HP NNM
5 2 (1.23%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.62%) Nessus
6 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.62%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) Proventia
6 1 (0.62%) QRadar
6 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (24.69%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.11%) Oracle
3 9 (5.56%) Google
4 6 (3.70%) Adobe
4 6 (3.70%) Sun
5 5 (3.09%) HP
6 4 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.85%) Citrix
7 3 (1.85%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.62%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco
8 1 (0.62%) EMC
8 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.62%) F5
8 1 (0.62%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.62%) SAP
8 1 (0.62%) ScanSafe
8 1 (0.62%) Sophos
8 1 (0.62%) Symantec
8 1 (0.62%) VMware
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + 23 Days Holiday+ Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shropshire
Parc Ellis
Salary: up to £40K + Bens!
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £40000 per annum + flexi working, health, free parking
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Ashdown IT
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + 23 days holidays
Posted: 6 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 30,000 + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £40000 - £41000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £33500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £23000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £26000 - £31000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago