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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 121 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -2
Permanent jobs citing VB 115 182 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.99% 3.39% 3.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.14% 6.84% 7.46%
Number of salaries quoted 103 152 179
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
2780 2659 2669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.04% 49.59% 48.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2493 2299 2361
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 7 July 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 7 July 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 -31 34 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Staffordshire -12 24 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Warwickshire -14 15 £32,500 -13.33%
Shropshire - 13 £40,000 - 1
Coventry -27 12 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Solihull +8 9 £30,000 -27.27% 1
Worcestershire -16 6 £35,000 -
Wolverhampton +4 3 £30,000 -20.00%
West Bromwich +2 3 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 263 (82.97%) .NET
2 251 (79.18%) C#
3 173 (54.57%) SQL
4 152 (47.95%) SQL Server
5 146 (46.06%) VB.NET
6 123 (38.80%) HTML
7 122 (38.49%) ASP.NET
8 106 (33.44%) JavaScript
9 105 (33.12%) VB6
10 99 (31.23%) CSS
11 89 (28.08%) Microsoft
12 86 (27.13%) Web Services
13 77 (24.29%) XML
14 73 (23.03%) Windows
15 69 (21.77%) MVC
16 67 (21.14%) jQuery
17 66 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
18 65 (20.50%) Degree
19 64 (20.19%) Finance
20 58 (18.30%) MS Excel
20 58 (18.30%) .NET Framework
21 56 (17.67%) T-SQL
22 52 (16.40%) WinForms
22 52 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
23 51 (16.09%) WCF
24 45 (14.20%) Computer Science
24 45 (14.20%) Java
25 41 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
26 40 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
27 39 (12.30%) Web Development

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 37 (11.67%) IIS
2 23 (7.26%) Node.js
3 11 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.26%) Apache
6 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.95%) MTS
7 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.63%) Lync
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Business One
2 2 (0.63%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.32%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.47%) SaaS
1 11 (3.47%) Google Analytics
2 8 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.42%) Internet
2 11 (3.47%) SSL
3 8 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.58%) Broadband
5 4 (1.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (0.63%) FTP
6 2 (0.63%) SAN
7 1 (0.32%) DHCP
7 1 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.32%) MPLS
7 1 (0.32%) Firewall
7 1 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (47.95%) SQL Server
2 40 (12.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (11.99%) Crystal Reports
4 26 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 25 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (7.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (5.99%) MySQL
7 19 (5.99%) MS Access
8 13 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (3.47%) Relational Database
11 10 (3.15%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (2.21%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.58%) InterSystems Cache
15 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.26%) Oracle OLAP
15 4 (1.26%) OLAP
16 3 (0.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 34 (10.73%) Visual Studio
2 33 (10.41%) Git (software)
3 14 (4.42%) Subversion
4 5 (1.58%) NUnit
4 5 (1.58%) MSTest
4 5 (1.58%) Rhino Mocks
4 5 (1.58%) Moq
5 4 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.95%) JIRA
7 2 (0.63%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.63%) FogBugz
7 2 (0.63%) AccuRev
7 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.32%) Toad
8 1 (0.32%) QADirector
8 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.32%) TestPartner
General
1 64 (20.19%) Finance
2 28 (8.83%) Back Office
3 9 (2.84%) Retail
3 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.21%) Automotive
4 7 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.95%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 230 (72.56%) Developer
2 81 (25.55%) .NET Developer
3 72 (22.71%) Software Developer
4 37 (11.67%) Junior
5 35 (11.04%) Junior Developer
6 32 (10.09%) C# Developer
7 30 (9.46%) Analyst
8 25 (7.89%) VB.NET Developer
9 18 (5.68%) Software Engineer
9 18 (5.68%) Graduate
10 17 (5.36%) Web Developer
10 17 (5.36%) Senior Developer
11 13 (4.10%) Junior .NET Developer
11 13 (4.10%) Junior C# Developer
11 13 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
12 12 (3.79%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.79%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.47%) .NET Web Developer
13 11 (3.47%) AWS Developer
14 9 (2.84%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 263 (82.97%) .NET
2 123 (38.80%) HTML
3 122 (38.49%) ASP.NET
4 99 (31.23%) CSS
5 86 (27.13%) Web Services
6 77 (24.29%) XML
7 67 (21.14%) jQuery
8 58 (18.30%) .NET Framework
9 52 (16.40%) WinForms
9 52 (16.40%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 51 (16.09%) WCF
11 28 (8.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (8.20%) ASP.NET Web API
13 24 (7.57%) HTML5
13 24 (7.57%) Ajax
14 23 (7.26%) RESTful
15 21 (6.62%) CSS3
16 19 (5.99%) JSON
17 14 (4.42%) XHTML
17 14 (4.42%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (14.20%) Computer Science
2 41 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.62%) N-Tier
4 19 (5.99%) Client/Server
5 13 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.79%) User Experience
7 11 (3.47%) W3C
8 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.52%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.52%) Mobile App
10 7 (2.21%) Clustering
11 6 (1.89%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.89%) Life Science
12 5 (1.58%) IVR
12 5 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
13 4 (1.26%) Learning Management System
13 4 (1.26%) SCORM
13 4 (1.26%) E-Learning
14 3 (0.95%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.95%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 73 (23.03%) Windows
2 29 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (2.84%) Android
3 9 (2.84%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.52%) Linux
5 7 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.95%) UNIX
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) Solaris
8 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.77%) MVC
2 66 (20.82%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (12.30%) Web Development
4 37 (11.67%) OO
5 35 (11.04%) Software Engineering
6 32 (10.09%) TDD
7 30 (9.46%) Web Application Development
7 30 (9.46%) SDLC
8 29 (9.15%) Project Management
9 26 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (7.26%) OOP
10 23 (7.26%) Scrum
11 22 (6.94%) BDD
12 18 (5.68%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.73%) OOD
14 14 (4.42%) Change Control
15 13 (4.10%) Unit Testing
16 12 (3.79%) SEO
16 12 (3.79%) Migration
17 11 (3.47%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 251 (79.18%) C#
2 173 (54.57%) SQL
3 146 (46.06%) VB.NET
4 106 (33.44%) JavaScript
5 105 (33.12%) VB6
6 56 (17.67%) T-SQL
7 45 (14.20%) Java
8 37 (11.67%) VBScript
9 26 (8.20%) C++
10 25 (7.89%) PHP
10 25 (7.89%) Ruby
11 22 (6.94%) VBA
12 19 (5.99%) C
13 18 (5.68%) PL/SQL
14 11 (3.47%) PowerShell
15 7 (2.21%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.58%) MUMPS
16 5 (1.58%) Delphi
17 4 (1.26%) Python
18 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (20.50%) Degree
2 8 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.26%) MCP
5 3 (0.95%) ISEB
5 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.63%) MCPD
6 2 (0.63%) MCSD
7 1 (0.32%) MCSE
7 1 (0.32%) MCSA
7 1 (0.32%) CCA
7 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.52%) QA
2 7 (2.21%) GAMP
2 7 (2.21%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 23 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.58%) XenApp
3 5 (1.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 5 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.26%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.63%) SCCM
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.32%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 89 (28.08%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.20%) Oracle
3 14 (4.42%) VMware
4 11 (3.47%) Google
5 10 (3.15%) Citrix
6 9 (2.84%) Telerik
7 8 (2.52%) Business Objects
8 6 (1.89%) Symantec
9 5 (1.58%) SAP
9 5 (1.58%) IBM
10 2 (0.63%) Lotus
10 2 (0.63%) Wonderware
10 2 (0.63%) Xilinx
10 2 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.32%) Zoho
11 1 (0.32%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.32%) Sophos
11 1 (0.32%) Metastorm
11 1 (0.32%) NetApp
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Monarch Recruitment Ltd.
Salary: Excellent Salary Dependant on Experience!
Posted: 17 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car £6,180, Bonus 12%, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connectus
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Talent Spa
Salary: £37k + company car after 6 month probation period
Posted: 21 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus standard benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Zonal Retail Data Systems Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum plus standard company benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry
Erin Associates
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago