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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 156 86 86
Rank change year-on-year
-70 0
Permanent jobs citing VB 87 167 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.43% 3.16% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.36% 6.41% 6.18%
Number of salaries quoted 73 152 127
Median salary £32,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £25,000 £23,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
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
2592 2607 2526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 42.58% 49.39% 49.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2191 2348 2189
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -12 23 £32,000 -24.70% 3
Shropshire -16 20 £31,000 -22.50% 2
Coventry +5 17 £28,000 -5.08% 1
Warwickshire -4 15 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Worcestershire -8 6 £42,500 +30.76%
Herefordshire +8 5 £42,500 +21.42%
Birmingham -52 2 £35,000 - 1
Dudley - 2 £40,000 -
Wolverhampton -9 1 £41,000 +17.14% 2
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 124 (77.02%) .NET
2 122 (75.78%) SQL
3 99 (61.49%) C#
4 80 (49.69%) SQL Server
5 59 (36.65%) VB.NET
6 58 (36.02%) ASP.NET
7 45 (27.95%) Windows
8 43 (26.71%) HTML
9 41 (25.47%) Oracle
10 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
11 38 (23.60%) Degree
12 34 (21.12%) MS Excel
13 32 (19.88%) JavaScript
14 30 (18.63%) VB6
15 27 (16.77%) VBA
16 24 (14.91%) .NET Framework
16 24 (14.91%) Java
16 24 (14.91%) ITIL
17 23 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 22 (13.66%) Finance
18 22 (13.66%) T-SQL
18 22 (13.66%) CSS
19 21 (13.04%) Web Services
19 21 (13.04%) Visual Studio
20 20 (12.42%) MVC
21 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
21 18 (11.18%) MS Office
21 18 (11.18%) Unix
22 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
22 17 (10.56%) XML

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 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.45%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (3.73%) IIS
4 5 (3.11%) CMS
5 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (21.12%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.18%) MS Office
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.24%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.24%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.24%) JDE OneWorld
2 2 (1.24%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Google Drive
1 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) LAN
2 5 (3.11%) SSL
3 4 (2.48%) Internet
3 4 (2.48%) WAN
4 3 (1.86%) DHCP
4 3 (1.86%) DNS
4 3 (1.86%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.24%) Extranet
5 2 (1.24%) Firewall
5 2 (1.24%) Intranet
5 2 (1.24%) VPN
5 2 (1.24%) WebEx
5 2 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.62%) FTP
6 1 (0.62%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.62%) MPLS
6 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (49.69%) SQL Server
2 23 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (8.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (6.83%) MS Access
5 10 (6.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.97%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.73%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (3.73%) Data Mart
7 6 (3.73%) OLAP
7 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (3.73%) Power BI
7 6 (3.73%) Snowflake Schema
7 6 (3.73%) Star Schema
8 5 (3.11%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.48%) PowerBuilder
3 3 (1.86%) Moq
3 3 (1.86%) NUnit
3 3 (1.86%) QADirector
3 3 (1.86%) ReSharper
3 3 (1.86%) Selenium
3 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.86%) TestPartner
4 2 (1.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.62%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.62%) JIRA
General
1 22 (13.66%) Finance
2 8 (4.97%) Back Office
3 7 (4.35%) Automotive
3 7 (4.35%) Legal
3 7 (4.35%) Retail
4 5 (3.11%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.11%) Electronics
5 4 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.24%) Law
8 1 (0.62%) Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 82 (50.93%) Developer
2 50 (31.06%) .NET Developer
3 42 (26.09%) Analyst
4 33 (20.50%) C# Developer
5 25 (15.53%) VB Developer
6 19 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (9.94%) Software Developer
7 16 (9.94%) VB.NET Developer
8 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (8.70%) SQL Developer
10 13 (8.07%) IT Analyst
11 12 (7.45%) C# Software Developer
12 11 (6.83%) Applications Support
12 11 (6.83%) Graduate
13 9 (5.59%) Graduate Developer
13 9 (5.59%) Report Analyst
14 8 (4.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 8 (4.97%) Deployment Analyst
15 7 (4.35%) .NET Applications Developer
15 7 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (77.02%) .NET
2 58 (36.02%) ASP.NET
3 43 (26.71%) HTML
4 24 (14.91%) .NET Framework
5 22 (13.66%) CSS
6 21 (13.04%) Web Services
7 17 (10.56%) XML
8 15 (9.32%) WinForms
9 13 (8.07%) jQuery
10 11 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 9 (5.59%) Ajax
12 7 (4.35%) Classic ASP
12 7 (4.35%) XHTML
13 6 (3.73%) MDX
13 6 (3.73%) SOAP
13 6 (3.73%) WCF
13 6 (3.73%) XSL
14 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (3.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) W3C
6 3 (1.86%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.24%) iPad
7 2 (1.24%) Life Science
7 2 (1.24%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) NHS
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
8 1 (0.62%) SCADA
8 1 (0.62%) SCORM
8 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (27.95%) Windows
2 18 (11.18%) Unix
3 11 (6.83%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.73%) Android
4 6 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.86%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.24%) Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.91%) ITIL
2 20 (12.42%) MVC
3 18 (11.18%) Mentoring
4 14 (8.70%) CRM
5 13 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.07%) ITIL V3
6 12 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.45%) Scrum
6 12 (7.45%) SDLC
7 11 (6.83%) Release Management
8 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
9 9 (5.59%) Migration
9 9 (5.59%) OO
9 9 (5.59%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (5.59%) Test Scripting
10 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.97%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.35%) OOP
11 7 (4.35%) Service Management
11 7 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (75.78%) SQL
2 99 (61.49%) C#
3 59 (36.65%) VB.NET
4 32 (19.88%) JavaScript
5 30 (18.63%) VB6
6 27 (16.77%) VBA
7 24 (14.91%) Java
8 22 (13.66%) T-SQL
9 16 (9.94%) PL/SQL
10 15 (9.32%) C
11 13 (8.07%) C++
12 12 (7.45%) PowerShell
13 11 (6.83%) PHP
14 9 (5.59%) VBScript
15 3 (1.86%) Python
16 2 (1.24%) COBOL
16 2 (1.24%) Progress 4GL
17 1 (0.62%) Delphi
17 1 (0.62%) Pascal
17 1 (0.62%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (23.60%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) ISEB
4 3 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (1.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.86%) MCSE
5 2 (1.24%) HND
5 2 (1.24%) MCSD
6 1 (0.62%) CFA
6 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.73%) SLA
3 3 (1.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.86%) ISO 9000
3 3 (1.86%) QA
3 3 (1.86%) TickIT
4 2 (1.24%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) Snort
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
4 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.73%) OpenView
2 2 (1.24%) Nessus
2 2 (1.24%) Nexpose
2 2 (1.24%) Proventia
2 2 (1.24%) QRadar
3 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.62%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
3 1 (0.62%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (25.47%) Oracle
2 39 (24.22%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.07%) Serena
4 6 (3.73%) Sun
5 3 (1.86%) Citrix
5 3 (1.86%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.86%) Google
5 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.86%) VMware
6 2 (1.24%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco
6 2 (1.24%) F5
6 2 (1.24%) Intel Security
6 2 (1.24%) ScanSafe
6 2 (1.24%) Veeam
7 1 (0.62%) EMC
7 1 (0.62%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.62%) Sophos
7 1 (0.62%) Symantec
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford
OCC Computer Personnel
Salary: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Salary: £50k - 65k per year + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £31000 per annum + 42 days hols + exc bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago