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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 168 134 79
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -55
Permanent jobs citing VB 57 80 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.57% 3.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 3.33% 6.69%
Number of salaries quoted 47 73 160
Median salary £35,000 £38,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +14.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
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
2614 2405 2780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.94% 47.29% 49.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2189 2126 2518
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of job ads across the West Midlands region citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 10 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Staffordshire -19 14 £30,000 -36.84% 2
Coventry +7 9 £27,000 -5.26%
Birmingham -18 7 £42,500 +55.96% 2
Worcestershire -13 5 £37,500 +36.36% 2
Shropshire -20 3 £26,500 -44.21% 1
Dudley +3 2 £32,000 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 2 £37,500 -
Warwickshire 0 1 £40,000 +30.08%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 95 (78.51%) SQL
2 94 (77.69%) .NET
3 76 (62.81%) C#
4 75 (61.98%) VB.NET
5 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
6 41 (33.88%) ASP.NET
7 38 (31.40%) Microsoft
8 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (29.75%) HTML
10 34 (28.10%) JavaScript
10 34 (28.10%) Degree
11 33 (27.27%) VB6
12 32 (26.45%) Windows
13 30 (24.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 23 (19.01%) Finance
15 21 (17.36%) XML
15 21 (17.36%) CSS
16 19 (15.70%) Visual Studio
17 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (14.88%) PowerShell
18 17 (14.05%) T-SQL
19 16 (13.22%) Oracle
20 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
21 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
22 13 (10.74%) SDLC
23 12 (9.92%) Windows 7
23 12 (9.92%) MVC
23 12 (9.92%) Migration
23 12 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
23 12 (9.92%) Java

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.61%) IIS
2 4 (3.31%) CMS
3 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.65%) FormScape
3 2 (1.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.65%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (12.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.61%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) OpenText MBPM
1 3 (2.48%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.96%) G Suite
2 2 (1.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.44%) DHCP
1 9 (7.44%) DNS
1 9 (7.44%) VPN
2 6 (4.96%) 802.11
3 4 (3.31%) SAN
4 3 (2.48%) Firewall
5 2 (1.65%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
2 37 (30.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (24.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (8.26%) Relational Database
4 10 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (6.61%) MySQL
6 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (3.31%) QlikView
8 3 (2.48%) MS Access
8 3 (2.48%) QGIS
8 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (15.70%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.31%) Subversion
2 4 (3.31%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.65%) ProC
3 2 (1.65%) QADirector
3 2 (1.65%) TestPartner
4 1 (0.83%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.83%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Legal
3 9 (7.44%) Local Government
4 8 (6.61%) Law
5 6 (4.96%) Advertising
6 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.83%) German Language
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (56.20%) Developer
2 41 (33.88%) .NET Developer
3 25 (20.66%) C# Developer
4 19 (15.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (14.05%) SQL Developer
6 16 (13.22%) Software Developer
6 16 (13.22%) VB Developer
6 16 (13.22%) VB.NET Developer
7 13 (10.74%) Analyst
8 10 (8.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 10 (8.26%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.44%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Applications Support
9 9 (7.44%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Lead C# Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Lead Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (5.79%) Support Analyst
11 6 (4.96%) Senior VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (77.69%) .NET
2 41 (33.88%) ASP.NET
3 36 (29.75%) HTML
4 21 (17.36%) CSS
4 21 (17.36%) XML
5 11 (9.09%) HTML5
6 10 (8.26%) .NET Framework
6 10 (8.26%) jQuery
7 9 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (7.44%) WinForms
8 8 (6.61%) CSS3
8 8 (6.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (6.61%) WCF
9 6 (4.96%) 802.1X
9 6 (4.96%) Ajax
9 6 (4.96%) Entity Framework
9 6 (4.96%) WPF
10 5 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 4 (3.31%) LINQ to SQL
11 4 (3.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.79%) LLPG
3 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.48%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.65%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.65%) EPoS
5 2 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.65%) Life Science
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.83%) Derivative
6 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.83%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Windows
2 12 (9.92%) Windows 7
3 9 (7.44%) Unix
4 8 (6.61%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.61%) Windows 8
5 7 (5.79%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.13%) Linux
7 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.74%) SDLC
3 12 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.92%) Migration
3 12 (9.92%) MVC
4 9 (7.44%) Scrum
5 8 (6.61%) Data Analysis
6 7 (5.79%) Waterfall
7 6 (4.96%) Disk Encryption
7 6 (4.96%) OO
8 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.13%) OOP
8 5 (4.13%) Unit Testing
9 4 (3.31%) ERP
9 4 (3.31%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.31%) TDD
9 4 (3.31%) Web Development
10 3 (2.48%) Analytics
10 3 (2.48%) CRUD
10 3 (2.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 95 (78.51%) SQL
2 76 (62.81%) C#
3 75 (61.98%) VB.NET
4 34 (28.10%) JavaScript
5 33 (27.27%) VB6
6 18 (14.88%) PowerShell
7 17 (14.05%) T-SQL
8 12 (9.92%) Java
9 8 (6.61%) Ruby
10 7 (5.79%) VBA
11 6 (4.96%) C++
12 5 (4.13%) C
12 5 (4.13%) PHP
13 4 (3.31%) VBScript
14 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.65%) COBOL
15 2 (1.65%) Delphi
15 2 (1.65%) R
15 2 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) CCNA
2 7 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.96%) MCSE
3 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) ISEB
5 2 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) SLA
2 6 (4.96%) QA
3 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) GAMP
4 1 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.65%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.83%) Docker
4 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) AirWatch
1 6 (4.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.65%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 38 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (13.22%) Oracle
3 11 (9.09%) VMware
4 6 (4.96%) Dell
4 6 (4.96%) Google
4 6 (4.96%) HP
5 3 (2.48%) Cisco
5 3 (2.48%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.65%) arcserve
6 2 (1.65%) CODA
6 2 (1.65%) IFS
6 2 (1.65%) JD Edwards
6 2 (1.65%) Lotus
6 2 (1.65%) SAP
6 2 (1.65%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Civica
7 1 (0.83%) Cognos
7 1 (0.83%) Micro Focus
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