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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 71 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Permanent jobs citing VB 192 122 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.61% 2.48% 3.48%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.18% 5.10% 7.19%
Number of salaries quoted 178 100 161
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,600 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
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
2673 2390 2461
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.28% 48.66% 48.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2398 2052 2145
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 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Birmingham +6 60 £35,000 +4.47% 7
Staffordshire +20 50 £42,500 +30.76% 2
Shropshire +17 29 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Warwickshire -7 20 £34,000 -2.85% 1
Solihull +18 19 £38,750 +40.90% 2
Coventry -19 13 £29,000 -35.55% 4
Worcestershire -11 5 £32,250 -19.37% 3
Wolverhampton +8 3 £35,000 -21.34% 2
West Bromwich +4 3 £35,500 - 1
Herefordshire +10 2 £35,000 +12.90%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 300 (82.87%) .NET
2 266 (73.48%) C#
3 215 (59.39%) SQL
4 181 (50.00%) VB.NET
5 156 (43.09%) SQL Server
6 150 (41.44%) ASP.NET
7 132 (36.46%) HTML
8 125 (34.53%) VB6
9 103 (28.45%) JavaScript
10 99 (27.35%) CSS
11 86 (23.76%) Microsoft
12 82 (22.65%) Web Services
13 78 (21.55%) Finance
14 77 (21.27%) XML
15 71 (19.61%) MVC
16 70 (19.34%) Windows
17 68 (18.78%) jQuery
18 66 (18.23%) Degree
19 62 (17.13%) Visual Studio
20 58 (16.02%) .NET Framework
21 57 (15.75%) MS Excel
21 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
22 50 (13.81%) Crystal Reports
22 50 (13.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 45 (12.43%) Java
24 43 (11.88%) T-SQL
24 43 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
25 40 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
26 39 (10.77%) Web Development
26 39 (10.77%) Computer Science

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (8.29%) IIS
2 20 (5.52%) SharePoint
2 20 (5.52%) Node.js
3 7 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.55%) Apache
8 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.28%) Lync
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 57 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.38%) Line 500
4 2 (0.55%) SAP Business One
4 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.04%) Google Analytics
2 10 (2.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.04%) SSL
2 9 (2.49%) Internet
3 5 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.10%) FTP
5 2 (0.55%) DHCP
5 2 (0.55%) DNS
5 2 (0.55%) SAN
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
6 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (43.09%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.81%) Crystal Reports
3 40 (11.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (8.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (8.29%) MS Access
6 24 (6.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (5.80%) NoSQL
8 18 (4.97%) MySQL
9 17 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (4.42%) Relational Database
11 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (1.93%) InterSystems Cache
13 7 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.66%) DTS
15 4 (1.10%) Ingres
15 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
16 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 62 (17.13%) Visual Studio
2 29 (8.01%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.31%) Subversion
4 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
4 5 (1.38%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.38%) LLBLGen Pro
4 5 (1.38%) NetAdvantage
5 3 (0.83%) AccuRev
6 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.55%) JIRA
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
General
1 78 (21.55%) Finance
2 24 (6.63%) Back Office
3 18 (4.97%) Retail
4 10 (2.76%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.93%) Banking
6 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.83%) Automotive
7 3 (0.83%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 269 (74.31%) Developer
2 95 (26.24%) .NET Developer
3 85 (23.48%) Software Developer
4 43 (11.88%) Analyst
5 39 (10.77%) VB.NET Developer
6 35 (9.67%) Junior Developer
6 35 (9.67%) Junior
7 28 (7.73%) C# Developer
8 27 (7.46%) Web Developer
9 23 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.25%) Graduate
11 16 (4.42%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.42%) AWS Developer
12 15 (4.14%) .NET Software Developer
12 15 (4.14%) PHP Developer
13 14 (3.87%) Senior Software Developer
13 14 (3.87%) Applications Support
13 14 (3.87%) .NET Web Developer
14 13 (3.59%) Junior C# Developer
14 13 (3.59%) Junior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 300 (82.87%) .NET
2 150 (41.44%) ASP.NET
3 132 (36.46%) HTML
4 99 (27.35%) CSS
5 82 (22.65%) Web Services
6 77 (21.27%) XML
7 68 (18.78%) jQuery
8 58 (16.02%) .NET Framework
9 50 (13.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 38 (10.50%) WinForms
11 37 (10.22%) WCF
12 33 (9.12%) HTML5
13 30 (8.29%) Ajax
14 29 (8.01%) CSS3
15 26 (7.18%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (6.35%) JSON
17 20 (5.52%) RESTful
17 20 (5.52%) ASP.NET Web API
18 16 (4.42%) SOAP
19 15 (4.14%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (10.77%) Computer Science
3 21 (5.80%) N-Tier
4 17 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.31%) User Experience
6 12 (3.31%) Client/Server
7 11 (3.04%) W3C
8 9 (2.49%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.93%) IVR
10 5 (1.38%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.38%) Open Source
11 4 (1.10%) Clustering
11 4 (1.10%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.10%) SCORM
11 4 (1.10%) FMCG
11 4 (1.10%) Learning Management System
12 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.83%) Physics
13 2 (0.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 70 (19.34%) Windows
2 20 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (3.87%) Windows 7
4 12 (3.31%) UNIX
5 10 (2.76%) Android
6 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.61%) MVC
2 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.77%) Project Management
3 39 (10.77%) OO
3 39 (10.77%) Web Development
4 38 (10.50%) Software Engineering
5 36 (9.94%) OOP
6 29 (8.01%) Web Application Development
7 23 (6.35%) TDD
8 20 (5.52%) Scrum
8 20 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (5.25%) BDD
10 18 (4.97%) ITIL
11 17 (4.70%) Mentoring
12 15 (4.14%) Data Management
13 14 (3.87%) Migration
13 14 (3.87%) Change Control
14 13 (3.59%) Unit Testing
14 13 (3.59%) SEO
14 13 (3.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 266 (73.48%) C#
2 215 (59.39%) SQL
3 181 (50.00%) VB.NET
4 125 (34.53%) VB6
5 103 (28.45%) JavaScript
6 45 (12.43%) Java
7 43 (11.88%) T-SQL
8 38 (10.50%) VBA
9 34 (9.39%) VBScript
10 23 (6.35%) PHP
11 21 (5.80%) Ruby
12 20 (5.52%) PL/SQL
12 20 (5.52%) C++
13 18 (4.97%) C
14 7 (1.93%) Delphi
14 7 (1.93%) TypeScript
14 7 (1.93%) MUMPS
15 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.10%) Python
16 4 (1.10%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 66 (18.23%) Degree
2 7 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.83%) MCP
5 2 (0.55%) MCSD
5 2 (0.55%) MCPD
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) ISEB
6 1 (0.28%) CCA
6 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.66%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.10%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.83%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.83%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.28%) SCOM
3 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 86 (23.76%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.18%) Oracle
3 11 (3.04%) Google
4 10 (2.76%) Business Objects
5 9 (2.49%) Telerik
6 8 (2.21%) SAP
7 7 (1.93%) VMware
8 5 (1.38%) Infragistics
8 5 (1.38%) Sage
8 5 (1.38%) Symantec
8 5 (1.38%) Citrix
9 3 (0.83%) Progress
9 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.83%) Mitel
10 2 (0.55%) Wonderware
11 1 (0.28%) Metastorm
11 1 (0.28%) Sophos
11 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.28%) NetApp
11 1 (0.28%) Lotus
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hays IT
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £26000 - £33000 per annum + 46days hols + exc pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30 - £35000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Salary: 28k to 35k per year GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
RecruitX
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000-40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Technical Prospects
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 Basic Salary plus Car Allowance
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 5 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £19000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £26,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago