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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 174 138 93
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -45
Permanent jobs citing VB 61 79 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.48% 3.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.33% 3.13% 6.14%
Number of salaries quoted 60 72 143
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £25,000 £28,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,300 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
2623 2528 2736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 45.12% 47.52% 49.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2211 2236 2335
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Birmingham -36 12 £42,500 +21.42% 4
Worcestershire - 9 £31,500 -
Wolverhampton -1 8 £37,500 +28.20%
Coventry -4 8 £45,000 +12.50%
Shropshire -12 8 £35,500 +33.96% 1
Staffordshire -25 8 £33,125 -22.05% 1
Solihull +7 1 £64,000 +70.66%
Warwickshire -2 1 £38,500 +18.46%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 131 (85.06%) SQL
1 131 (85.06%) .NET
2 97 (62.99%) C#
3 83 (53.90%) VB.NET
4 59 (38.31%) SQL Server
5 55 (35.71%) HTML
6 52 (33.77%) ASP.NET
7 47 (30.52%) Oracle
7 47 (30.52%) Windows
7 47 (30.52%) Degree
8 43 (27.92%) JavaScript
9 42 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 37 (24.03%) VB6
11 35 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (18.83%) MS Excel
13 27 (17.53%) Java
14 26 (16.88%) SDLC
15 25 (16.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 25 (16.23%) Unix
16 23 (14.94%) CSS
16 23 (14.94%) VBA
17 21 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
18 20 (12.99%) PowerShell
19 18 (11.69%) .NET Framework
19 18 (11.69%) MVC
19 18 (11.69%) T-SQL
20 17 (11.04%) XML
20 17 (11.04%) Finance
20 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (10.39%) Windows 7

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 6 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (3.90%) IIS
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.95%) CMS
4 2 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 29 (18.83%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) OpenText MBPM
1 2 (1.30%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) LAN
2 3 (1.95%) SAN
3 2 (1.30%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) Firewall
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) SSL
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (38.31%) SQL Server
2 35 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (16.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (9.09%) MS Access
5 14 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.84%) MySQL
7 9 (5.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (5.19%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.60%) QlikView
11 3 (1.95%) QGIS
12 2 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.55%) QADirector
2 7 (4.55%) TestPartner
3 5 (3.25%) Subversion
4 4 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.30%) ProC
6 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.65%) Moq
6 1 (0.65%) NUnit
6 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.65%) Selenium
6 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Law
2 9 (5.84%) Local Government
3 8 (5.19%) Retail
4 7 (4.55%) Legal
5 5 (3.25%) Advertising
6 4 (2.60%) Automotive
6 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.95%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.95%) Electronics
7 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (53.90%) Developer
2 45 (29.22%) .NET Developer
3 43 (27.92%) C# Developer
4 27 (17.53%) Analyst
4 27 (17.53%) VB Developer
5 25 (16.23%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (14.94%) Software Developer
7 22 (14.29%) SQL Developer
8 13 (8.44%) C# Software Developer
8 13 (8.44%) VB.NET Developer
9 11 (7.14%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (7.14%) Senior Developer
10 10 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
11 9 (5.84%) C# VB.NET Developer
11 9 (5.84%) Lead Developer
12 8 (5.19%) Graduate
12 8 (5.19%) Graduate Developer
12 8 (5.19%) IT Analyst
12 8 (5.19%) Lead C# Developer
12 8 (5.19%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (85.06%) .NET
2 55 (35.71%) HTML
3 52 (33.77%) ASP.NET
4 23 (14.94%) CSS
5 18 (11.69%) .NET Framework
6 17 (11.04%) XML
7 12 (7.79%) Ajax
8 11 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 11 (7.14%) jQuery
9 10 (6.49%) HTML5
9 10 (6.49%) WCF
10 9 (5.84%) CSS3
11 8 (5.19%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (4.55%) Entity Framework
13 6 (3.90%) Web Services
14 5 (3.25%) WPF
15 4 (2.60%) CGI
15 4 (2.60%) LINQ
15 4 (2.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.55%) LLPG
4 4 (2.60%) Life Science
5 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.95%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.30%) EPoS
6 2 (1.30%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.52%) Windows
2 25 (16.23%) Unix
3 16 (10.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.25%) Linux
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.88%) SDLC
2 18 (11.69%) MVC
3 15 (9.74%) ITIL
4 14 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (9.09%) Scrum
5 13 (8.44%) Mentoring
6 12 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.84%) OOP
8 9 (5.84%) Project Management
9 8 (5.19%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.19%) Migration
10 7 (4.55%) Automated Testing
10 7 (4.55%) Performance Testing
10 7 (4.55%) Regression Testing
10 7 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (4.55%) Software Testing
10 7 (4.55%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 131 (85.06%) SQL
2 97 (62.99%) C#
3 83 (53.90%) VB.NET
4 43 (27.92%) JavaScript
5 37 (24.03%) VB6
6 27 (17.53%) Java
7 23 (14.94%) VBA
8 20 (12.99%) PowerShell
9 18 (11.69%) T-SQL
10 15 (9.74%) PL/SQL
11 11 (7.14%) C++
12 10 (6.49%) PHP
13 8 (5.19%) Ruby
14 7 (4.55%) C
15 6 (3.90%) VBScript
16 2 (1.30%) Progress 4GL
17 1 (0.65%) COBOL
17 1 (0.65%) MapBasic
17 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.65%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 47 (30.52%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) ISEB
2 7 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.65%) CCNA
5 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.65%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) QA
2 6 (3.90%) ISO 9001
3 4 (2.60%) SLA
4 3 (1.95%) GAMP
5 2 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (9.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.30%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.30%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 47 (30.52%) Oracle
2 42 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.44%) Serena
4 4 (2.60%) VMware
5 3 (1.95%) Cisco
5 3 (1.95%) Mapinfo
6 2 (1.30%) arcserve
6 2 (1.30%) Lotus
6 2 (1.30%) Tableau
7 1 (0.65%) Civica
7 1 (0.65%) SAP
7 1 (0.65%) ServiceNow
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