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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 72 65 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing VB 175 205 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.27% 3.71% 3.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.66% 7.72% 6.36%
Number of salaries quoted 147 186 147
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,500 £55,000
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
2628 2656 2611
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.08% 48.12% 53.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2263 2354 2325
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
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 11 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 11 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 +5 48 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Birmingham -16 39 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Coventry -7 30 £37,500 +2.04% 5
Solihull -6 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Worcestershire -15 9 £35,000 - 1
West Bromwich -1 8 £28,500 +9.61%
Warwickshire -18 7 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Wolverhampton -7 5 £37,500 +20.96%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 197 (67.93%) .NET
2 177 (61.03%) C#
3 163 (56.21%) SQL
4 152 (52.41%) SQL Server
5 136 (46.90%) VB.NET
6 132 (45.52%) HTML
7 114 (39.31%) ASP.NET
8 108 (37.24%) Windows
9 90 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 89 (30.69%) JavaScript
11 88 (30.34%) CSS
12 67 (23.10%) Finance
12 67 (23.10%) VB6
13 62 (21.38%) XML
14 55 (18.97%) MS Excel
15 48 (16.55%) Web Development
16 47 (16.21%) jQuery
17 43 (14.83%) .NET Framework
17 43 (14.83%) Oracle
18 41 (14.14%) Ajax
19 35 (12.07%) MVC
19 35 (12.07%) Degree
20 32 (11.03%) SharePoint
21 31 (10.69%) Web Services
21 31 (10.69%) Visual Studio
21 31 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
22 29 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
22 29 (10.00%) VBScript
22 29 (10.00%) Migration
23 28 (9.66%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 32 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.62%) IIS
3 8 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.38%) FileNet
5 4 (1.38%) CMS
5 4 (1.38%) WorkSite
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.03%) SAS
7 2 (0.69%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Drupal
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Lync
Applications
1 55 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.76%) MS Office
3 5 (1.72%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.10%) Maximo
1 9 (3.10%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.38%) Visualfiles
3 4 (1.38%) e-Work
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.69%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.69%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.34%) Line 500
5 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.17%) Internet
2 11 (3.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (2.07%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.38%) NetScaler
5 3 (1.03%) Intranet
5 3 (1.03%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.03%) SAN
6 2 (0.69%) HTTP
7 1 (0.34%) CTI
7 1 (0.34%) Wireless
7 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (52.41%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
3 27 (9.31%) MS Access
4 25 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (7.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (3.10%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.10%) InterSystems Cache
8 8 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.03%) MySQL
11 3 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.03%) DTS
12 2 (0.69%) OLTP
12 2 (0.69%) OLAP
12 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.69%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.14%) Subversion
3 10 (3.45%) MSI
3 10 (3.45%) InstallShield
4 8 (2.76%) AdminStudio
5 7 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.07%) NUnit
6 6 (2.07%) PVCS
6 6 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.72%) JIRA
7 5 (1.72%) Rhino Mocks
8 4 (1.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.38%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.69%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.69%) Toad
10 1 (0.34%) NetAdvantage
10 1 (0.34%) MSTest
10 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.34%) Moq
General
1 67 (23.10%) Finance
2 27 (9.31%) Retail
3 20 (6.90%) Legal
4 8 (2.76%) Games
4 8 (2.76%) Banking
4 8 (2.76%) Law
5 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.07%) Electronics
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.03%) Marketing
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Back Office
10 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (58.28%) Developer
2 98 (33.79%) .NET Developer
3 48 (16.55%) Analyst
4 43 (14.83%) VB.NET Developer
5 39 (13.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 34 (11.72%) Software Developer
7 30 (10.34%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 21 (7.24%) Software Engineer
9 20 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 19 (6.55%) Applications Support
11 18 (6.21%) Web Developer
12 16 (5.52%) Applications Support Analyst
13 12 (4.14%) VB Developer
13 12 (4.14%) .NET Software Developer
14 11 (3.79%) Consultant
14 11 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
15 10 (3.45%) Tester
15 10 (3.45%) Graduate
15 10 (3.45%) SQL Developer
16 9 (3.10%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (67.93%) .NET
2 132 (45.52%) HTML
3 114 (39.31%) ASP.NET
4 88 (30.34%) CSS
5 62 (21.38%) XML
6 47 (16.21%) jQuery
7 43 (14.83%) .NET Framework
8 41 (14.14%) Ajax
9 31 (10.69%) Web Services
9 31 (10.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 26 (8.97%) WinForms
10 26 (8.97%) WCF
11 19 (6.55%) Middleware
12 16 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.83%) CSS3
13 14 (4.83%) XSLT
13 14 (4.83%) JSON
13 14 (4.83%) SOAP
14 13 (4.48%) HTML5
14 13 (4.48%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 15 (5.17%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.48%) N-Tier
4 10 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.10%) IVR
6 7 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.72%) CMDB
8 4 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.38%) Social Media
9 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.69%) NHS
10 2 (0.69%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.69%) SCADA
10 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.69%) Open Source
11 1 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.34%) New Media
11 1 (0.34%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 108 (37.24%) Windows
2 27 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (5.86%) UNIX
4 15 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.79%) Windows 8
5 11 (3.79%) Windows 7
5 11 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.41%) Linux
7 6 (2.07%) Android
8 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.03%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.55%) Web Development
2 35 (12.07%) MVC
3 29 (10.00%) Migration
4 28 (9.66%) OO
5 25 (8.62%) OOP
6 23 (7.93%) Software Engineering
6 23 (7.93%) Unit Testing
7 22 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (5.86%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.52%) Scrum
9 16 (5.52%) Manual Testing
10 14 (4.83%) System Testing
10 14 (4.83%) Test Scripting
11 13 (4.48%) Change Management
11 13 (4.48%) Mobile Application Development
12 12 (4.14%) Data Migration
12 12 (4.14%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.79%) Workflow
14 10 (3.45%) Web Application Development
15 9 (3.10%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 177 (61.03%) C#
2 163 (56.21%) SQL
3 136 (46.90%) VB.NET
4 89 (30.69%) JavaScript
5 67 (23.10%) VB6
6 29 (10.00%) VBScript
7 28 (9.66%) T-SQL
8 19 (6.55%) VBA
8 19 (6.55%) C++
9 16 (5.52%) PowerShell
10 14 (4.83%) C
10 14 (4.83%) Java
11 13 (4.48%) PHP
12 9 (3.10%) Delphi
12 9 (3.10%) MUMPS
13 6 (2.07%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.38%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.69%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 35 (12.07%) Degree
2 20 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.83%) ISEB
4 9 (3.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.03%) MCP
6 3 (1.03%) MCSD
6 3 (1.03%) MCSE
6 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.34%) CISSP
7 1 (0.34%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.34%) QA
1 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (6.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (4.14%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.38%) XenApp
6 3 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (4.14%) SCCM
2 8 (2.76%) AppDNA
3 3 (1.03%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.34%) Nessus
4 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.34%) SCOM
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 90 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.83%) Oracle
3 17 (5.86%) Citrix
4 10 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 7 (2.41%) VMware
5 7 (2.41%) AppSense
6 6 (2.07%) Perforce
6 6 (2.07%) HP
6 6 (2.07%) IBM
7 5 (1.72%) AccuRev
8 4 (1.38%) DevExpress
8 4 (1.38%) Metastorm
8 4 (1.38%) Kofax
8 4 (1.38%) SAP
8 4 (1.38%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.38%) LexisNexis
9 3 (1.03%) Cognos
9 3 (1.03%) Sun
9 3 (1.03%) Adobe
9 3 (1.03%) Symantec
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car pension etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000
Posted: 5 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: 6 days ago
West Midlands
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 25000-35000 Per Annum 25k-30k + exc. bens.
Posted: 11 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Boston Capel
Salary: £20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Coventry Building Society
Salary: From £31,920 to £43,890 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 22 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CGI
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago