The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 80 61 70
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +9
Permanent jobs citing VB 178 207 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.30% 3.74% 3.39%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.74% 7.85% 6.39%
Number of salaries quoted 155 186 138
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Programming Languages Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2642 2637 2597
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.03% 47.58% 53.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2275 2332 2288
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
VB
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 +2 47 £32,500 -3.70% 2
Birmingham -22 41 £33,750 -3.57% 2
Coventry -5 27 £37,500 +1.35% 4
Solihull -5 15 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Worcestershire -12 11 £37,500 +7.14% 1
West Bromwich -1 6 £28,500 +9.61%
Wolverhampton -3 6 £35,000 +12.90% 1
Warwickshire -18 6 £37,500 +7.14% 1
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 208 (68.42%) .NET
2 184 (60.53%) C#
3 172 (56.58%) SQL
4 158 (51.97%) SQL Server
5 150 (49.34%) VB.NET
6 136 (44.74%) HTML
7 125 (41.12%) ASP.NET
8 110 (36.18%) Windows
9 96 (31.58%) Microsoft
10 91 (29.93%) JavaScript
11 89 (29.28%) CSS
12 75 (24.67%) VB6
13 70 (23.03%) Finance
14 65 (21.38%) XML
15 60 (19.74%) MS Excel
16 52 (17.11%) Web Development
17 43 (14.14%) Oracle
18 42 (13.82%) .NET Framework
18 42 (13.82%) jQuery
19 39 (12.83%) Ajax
20 35 (11.51%) Degree
21 34 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
21 34 (11.18%) Visual Studio
22 31 (10.20%) VBScript
22 31 (10.20%) Web Services
22 31 (10.20%) MS Access
23 30 (9.87%) SharePoint
23 30 (9.87%) Crystal Reports
23 30 (9.87%) MVC
24 29 (9.54%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 30 (9.87%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.22%) IIS
3 9 (2.96%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.32%) WorkSite
5 4 (1.32%) CMS
6 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.99%) SAS
6 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.66%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 2 (0.66%) FileNet
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) Node.js
8 1 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 60 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.29%) MS Office
3 5 (1.64%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.96%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (2.63%) Maximo
3 7 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.32%) Visualfiles
4 4 (1.32%) e-Work
5 2 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.66%) Academy Housing
5 2 (0.66%) arcHouse
5 2 (0.66%) Line 500
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.33%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.93%) Internet
2 11 (3.62%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.97%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.64%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.99%) SAN
5 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.66%) HTTP
7 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (51.97%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.20%) MS Access
3 30 (9.87%) Crystal Reports
4 27 (8.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (7.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (3.29%) InterSystems Cache
8 9 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.99%) DTS
11 3 (0.99%) MySQL
11 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 34 (11.18%) Visual Studio
2 14 (4.61%) Subversion
3 10 (3.29%) MSI
4 9 (2.96%) InstallShield
4 9 (2.96%) AdminStudio
5 7 (2.30%) NUnit
6 6 (1.97%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (1.97%) PVCS
6 6 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.64%) JIRA
8 4 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.32%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.66%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.66%) MSTest
9 2 (0.66%) Moq
9 2 (0.66%) NetAdvantage
9 2 (0.66%) Toad
General
1 70 (23.03%) Finance
2 28 (9.21%) Retail
3 17 (5.59%) Legal
4 9 (2.96%) Banking
5 8 (2.63%) Law
5 8 (2.63%) Games
6 6 (1.97%) Electronics
7 5 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.99%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.66%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Automotive
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Back Office
11 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (60.53%) Developer
2 111 (36.51%) .NET Developer
3 47 (15.46%) Analyst
4 46 (15.13%) VB.NET Developer
5 44 (14.47%) ASP.NET Developer
6 40 (13.16%) Software Developer
7 32 (10.53%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 20 (6.58%) Web Developer
9 19 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 18 (5.92%) Software Engineer
10 18 (5.92%) Applications Support
11 15 (4.93%) Applications Support Analyst
12 14 (4.61%) .NET Software Developer
13 13 (4.28%) VB Developer
14 11 (3.62%) Consultant
14 11 (3.62%) .NET Web Developer
15 10 (3.29%) SQL Developer
15 10 (3.29%) Tester
15 10 (3.29%) Graduate
16 9 (2.96%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (68.42%) .NET
2 136 (44.74%) HTML
3 125 (41.12%) ASP.NET
4 89 (29.28%) CSS
5 65 (21.38%) XML
6 42 (13.82%) .NET Framework
6 42 (13.82%) jQuery
7 39 (12.83%) Ajax
8 34 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 31 (10.20%) Web Services
10 28 (9.21%) WinForms
11 25 (8.22%) WCF
12 19 (6.25%) Middleware
13 15 (4.93%) XSLT
13 15 (4.93%) CSS3
13 15 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (4.61%) SOAP
15 12 (3.95%) HTML5
15 12 (3.95%) JSON
16 11 (3.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.88%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.93%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.28%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.29%) IVR
5 8 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.64%) CMDB
8 4 (1.32%) Clustering
9 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.99%) Open Source
9 3 (0.99%) SCADA
10 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.66%) Social Media
10 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.66%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.33%) Firmware
11 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.33%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 110 (36.18%) Windows
2 27 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (5.92%) UNIX
3 18 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (3.62%) Windows 8
6 10 (3.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.97%) Android
8 5 (1.64%) Linux
8 5 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.99%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.11%) Web Development
2 30 (9.87%) MVC
3 27 (8.88%) OO
4 26 (8.55%) Migration
5 25 (8.22%) OOP
6 23 (7.57%) Unit Testing
7 22 (7.24%) Software Engineering
7 22 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.92%) E-Commerce
9 17 (5.59%) Manual Testing
9 17 (5.59%) Scrum
10 15 (4.93%) Test Scripting
10 15 (4.93%) Web Application Development
11 14 (4.61%) System Testing
12 13 (4.28%) Mobile Application Development
13 12 (3.95%) Data Analysis
13 12 (3.95%) Data Management
13 12 (3.95%) Workflow
13 12 (3.95%) Change Management
14 11 (3.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 184 (60.53%) C#
2 172 (56.58%) SQL
3 150 (49.34%) VB.NET
4 91 (29.93%) JavaScript
5 75 (24.67%) VB6
6 31 (10.20%) VBScript
7 29 (9.54%) T-SQL
8 24 (7.89%) VBA
9 17 (5.59%) PowerShell
9 17 (5.59%) C++
10 13 (4.28%) Java
11 12 (3.95%) C
12 10 (3.29%) MUMPS
12 10 (3.29%) Delphi
12 10 (3.29%) PHP
13 6 (1.97%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.32%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.99%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.66%) PHP5
16 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (11.51%) Degree
2 20 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.93%) ISEB
4 9 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.32%) MCSE
6 3 (0.99%) MCP
6 3 (0.99%) MCSD
6 3 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.33%) MCSA
7 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CISSP
7 1 (0.33%) CEH
7 1 (0.33%) CCEE
7 1 (0.33%) CCAA
7 1 (0.33%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 22 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.28%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.32%) XenApp
6 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (3.95%) SCCM
2 9 (2.96%) AppDNA
3 3 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.99%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.33%) Nessus
4 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.33%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.14%) Oracle
3 18 (5.92%) Citrix
4 11 (3.62%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.30%) HP
5 7 (2.30%) AppSense
6 6 (1.97%) Perforce
7 5 (1.64%) SAP
7 5 (1.64%) VMware
7 5 (1.64%) AccuRev
8 4 (1.32%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.32%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.32%) LexisNexis
8 4 (1.32%) Infragistics
8 4 (1.32%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.32%) IBM
9 3 (0.99%) Symantec
9 3 (0.99%) Sun
9 3 (0.99%) Adobe
9 3 (0.99%) Cognos
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + pension, great environment!
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Xoserve
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Coventry
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Healthcare-at-Home.co.uk
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum 25 days annual leave + Pension
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 25000-35000 Per Annum 25k-30k + exc. bens.
Posted: 26 days ago