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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 88 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing VB 148 168 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 3.18% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 5.78% 6.43% 6.90%
Number of salaries quoted 136 137 157
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £46,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +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
2562 2614 2508
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.57% 49.53% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2311 2276 2190
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -17 48 £35,000 +6.06% 3
Staffordshire 0 32 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Shropshire - 21 £40,000 - 1
Coventry -14 16 £30,500 -32.22% 2
Solihull +12 12 £27,250 -18.04%
Warwickshire -12 10 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Worcestershire -9 7 £32,500 -7.14%
West Bromwich +6 5 £35,500 +24.56%
Wolverhampton +9 2 £33,750 - 1
Herefordshire +2 2 £35,000 +12.90%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 278 (83.99%) .NET
2 261 (78.85%) C#
3 180 (54.38%) SQL
4 163 (49.24%) VB.NET
5 148 (44.71%) SQL Server
6 131 (39.58%) ASP.NET
7 120 (36.25%) HTML
8 110 (33.23%) VB6
9 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
9 98 (29.61%) CSS
10 81 (24.47%) Web Services
10 81 (24.47%) Microsoft
11 74 (22.36%) Finance
12 72 (21.75%) XML
13 69 (20.85%) MVC
14 65 (19.64%) Windows
14 65 (19.64%) jQuery
15 63 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (17.82%) MS Excel
17 58 (17.52%) Degree
18 55 (16.62%) .NET Framework
19 53 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
20 47 (14.20%) T-SQL
21 46 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (13.29%) WCF
22 44 (13.29%) Visual Studio
22 44 (13.29%) WinForms
23 42 (12.69%) Crystal Reports
24 40 (12.08%) Java
24 40 (12.08%) Computer Science

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 32 (9.67%) IIS
2 23 (6.95%) Node.js
3 13 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.60%) Lync
10 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 59 (17.82%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.32%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.60%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.30%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.32%) SaaS
1 11 (3.32%) Google Analytics
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.32%) SSL
1 11 (3.32%) Internet
2 7 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.21%) Broadband
3 4 (1.21%) FTP
4 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.30%) SAN
4 1 (0.30%) DNS
4 1 (0.30%) DHCP
4 1 (0.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (44.71%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.69%) Crystal Reports
3 36 (10.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (8.46%) MS Access
5 26 (7.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (7.25%) NoSQL
8 18 (5.44%) MySQL
9 16 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (4.23%) Relational Database
11 11 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (3.02%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (2.11%) InterSystems Cache
14 6 (1.81%) RDBMS
15 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (0.91%) DTS
17 2 (0.60%) OLAP
17 2 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (13.29%) Visual Studio
2 32 (9.67%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.93%) Subversion
4 4 (1.21%) NUnit
4 4 (1.21%) MSTest
4 4 (1.21%) Rhino Mocks
4 4 (1.21%) Moq
5 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.60%) AccuRev
6 1 (0.30%) JIRA
6 1 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) Toad
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
General
1 74 (22.36%) Finance
2 28 (8.46%) Back Office
3 14 (4.23%) Retail
4 8 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.11%) Banking
6 4 (1.21%) Automotive
6 4 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 245 (74.02%) Developer
2 92 (27.79%) .NET Developer
3 74 (22.36%) Software Developer
4 37 (11.18%) Junior
5 35 (10.57%) Junior Developer
6 34 (10.27%) Analyst
7 33 (9.97%) VB.NET Developer
8 29 (8.76%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.74%) Web Developer
10 18 (5.44%) Senior Developer
10 18 (5.44%) Graduate
11 16 (4.83%) Support Analyst
12 14 (4.23%) Software Engineer
13 13 (3.93%) AWS Developer
13 13 (3.93%) .NET Web Developer
13 13 (3.93%) Junior C# Developer
13 13 (3.93%) Junior .NET Developer
14 12 (3.63%) PHP Developer
14 12 (3.63%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (3.32%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (83.99%) .NET
2 131 (39.58%) ASP.NET
3 120 (36.25%) HTML
4 98 (29.61%) CSS
5 81 (24.47%) Web Services
6 72 (21.75%) XML
7 65 (19.64%) jQuery
8 55 (16.62%) .NET Framework
9 53 (16.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 44 (13.29%) WCF
10 44 (13.29%) WinForms
11 27 (8.16%) Ajax
11 27 (8.16%) HTML5
12 26 (7.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 24 (7.25%) CSS3
14 23 (6.95%) RESTful
14 23 (6.95%) ASP.NET Web API
15 20 (6.04%) JSON
16 13 (3.93%) XHTML
17 12 (3.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.90%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (12.08%) Computer Science
3 21 (6.34%) N-Tier
4 15 (4.53%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (4.53%) Client/Server
5 12 (3.63%) User Experience
6 11 (3.32%) W3C
7 8 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.11%) IVR
9 6 (1.81%) Clustering
10 5 (1.51%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.21%) SCORM
11 4 (1.21%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.21%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.21%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (1.21%) FMCG
11 4 (1.21%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.21%) Physics
12 2 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 65 (19.64%) Windows
2 18 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (3.02%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.72%) Android
4 9 (2.72%) Apple iOS
4 9 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.51%) UNIX
6 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.30%) Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.85%) MVC
2 63 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (11.78%) OO
4 37 (11.18%) Web Development
5 36 (10.88%) Web Application Development
5 36 (10.88%) Software Engineering
6 33 (9.97%) Project Management
7 30 (9.06%) OOP
7 30 (9.06%) TDD
8 25 (7.55%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (7.55%) SDLC
9 22 (6.65%) BDD
9 22 (6.65%) Scrum
10 17 (5.14%) Mentoring
10 17 (5.14%) Migration
11 14 (4.23%) Data Management
11 14 (4.23%) Change Control
12 13 (3.93%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.93%) OOD
13 12 (3.63%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 261 (78.85%) C#
2 180 (54.38%) SQL
3 163 (49.24%) VB.NET
4 110 (33.23%) VB6
5 98 (29.61%) JavaScript
6 47 (14.20%) T-SQL
7 40 (12.08%) Java
8 35 (10.57%) VBScript
9 27 (8.16%) VBA
10 25 (7.55%) Ruby
11 22 (6.65%) C++
12 21 (6.34%) PHP
13 18 (5.44%) PL/SQL
13 18 (5.44%) C
14 7 (2.11%) TypeScript
14 7 (2.11%) Delphi
14 7 (2.11%) MUMPS
15 5 (1.51%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.21%) Python
17 1 (0.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (17.52%) Degree
2 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.21%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.91%) MCP
6 2 (0.60%) MCSD
6 2 (0.60%) MCPD
7 1 (0.30%) CCA
7 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.81%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) GAMP
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (5.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.21%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.21%) NetBackup
1 4 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (0.91%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.60%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.60%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) Windows Intune
4 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 81 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.25%) Oracle
3 11 (3.32%) Google
4 9 (2.72%) Telerik
5 8 (2.42%) Business Objects
6 7 (2.11%) VMware
7 6 (1.81%) Citrix
8 4 (1.21%) SAP
8 4 (1.21%) Symantec
8 4 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Lotus
9 2 (0.60%) Wonderware
9 2 (0.60%) Xilinx
10 1 (0.30%) Zoho
10 1 (0.30%) NetApp
10 1 (0.30%) EMC
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Sophos
10 1 (0.30%) Metastorm
Telford, Shropshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Private Healthcare + Pension
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ISL
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JMP Consultants Limited
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago