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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 79 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Permanent jobs citing VB 167 158 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.98% 2.90% 3.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.01% 6.21% 6.79%
Number of salaries quoted 142 136 145
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £28,959 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,800 £45,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2778 2543 2533
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.60% 46.74% 52.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 2258 2225
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Birmingham -18 39 £35,000 - 8
Solihull +16 20 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Worcestershire -3 20 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Staffordshire -17 20 £35,000 +7.69% 8
Coventry -12 17 £34,000 -11.11% 1
Wolverhampton +5 11 £32,500 +71.05% 3
Warwickshire +4 11 £35,000 +21.21% 1
Herefordshire -7 5 £30,000 -20.00%
Shropshire - 4 £29,750 - 3
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 244 (68.93%) .NET
2 206 (58.19%) C#
3 190 (53.67%) SQL
4 187 (52.82%) SQL Server
5 186 (52.54%) VB.NET
6 158 (44.63%) HTML
7 150 (42.37%) ASP.NET
8 117 (33.05%) Windows
9 109 (30.79%) JavaScript
10 108 (30.51%) CSS
11 107 (30.23%) Microsoft
12 93 (26.27%) VB6
13 84 (23.73%) XML
14 79 (22.32%) Finance
15 70 (19.77%) MS Excel
16 51 (14.41%) Degree
17 50 (14.12%) Web Development
18 47 (13.28%) .NET Framework
18 47 (13.28%) jQuery
19 43 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
19 43 (12.15%) Ajax
20 42 (11.86%) Computer Science
20 42 (11.86%) Visual Studio
21 41 (11.58%) VBScript
22 40 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
23 39 (11.02%) Web Services
24 38 (10.73%) Crystal Reports
25 36 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
25 36 (10.17%) Oracle
26 34 (9.60%) MS Access

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 33 (9.32%) SharePoint
2 25 (7.06%) IIS
3 9 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.56%) SAS
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.28%) Lync
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) Apache
8 1 (0.28%) FileNet
8 1 (0.28%) Drupal
8 1 (0.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 70 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.41%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 10 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.26%) Maximo
3 3 (0.85%) Line 500
3 3 (0.85%) e-Work
4 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.56%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.56%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.39%) TCP/IP
1 12 (3.39%) Internet
2 7 (1.98%) NetScaler
3 6 (1.69%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.13%) SAN
4 4 (1.13%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.56%) HTTP
6 1 (0.28%) DNS
6 1 (0.28%) CTI
6 1 (0.28%) Intranet
6 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.28%) DHCP
6 1 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (52.82%) SQL Server
2 40 (11.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (10.73%) Crystal Reports
4 34 (9.60%) MS Access
5 27 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (2.26%) InterSystems Cache
9 7 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.13%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.56%) MySQL
13 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.56%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
13 2 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (11.86%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.52%) Subversion
3 15 (4.24%) NUnit
4 14 (3.95%) Rhino Mocks
5 12 (3.39%) InstallShield
5 12 (3.39%) AdminStudio
6 11 (3.11%) MSI
7 10 (2.82%) MSTest
7 10 (2.82%) Moq
8 5 (1.41%) JIRA
8 5 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.13%) PVCS
9 4 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (1.13%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.56%) NetAdvantage
10 2 (0.56%) Toad
10 2 (0.56%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 79 (22.32%) Finance
2 28 (7.91%) Retail
3 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.26%) Legal
5 7 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.98%) Games
6 6 (1.69%) Banking
7 4 (1.13%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 231 (65.25%) Developer
2 150 (42.37%) .NET Developer
3 64 (18.08%) VB.NET Developer
4 60 (16.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 51 (14.41%) Software Developer
6 44 (12.43%) Analyst
7 37 (10.45%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 25 (7.06%) Web Developer
9 17 (4.80%) Software Engineer
9 17 (4.80%) VB Developer
9 17 (4.80%) .NET Software Developer
10 16 (4.52%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.24%) .NET Web Developer
12 14 (3.95%) Consultant
13 13 (3.67%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.67%) C# Developer
14 12 (3.39%) Applications Support Analyst
15 11 (3.11%) SQL Developer
15 11 (3.11%) Graduate
16 10 (2.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (68.93%) .NET
2 158 (44.63%) HTML
3 150 (42.37%) ASP.NET
4 108 (30.51%) CSS
5 84 (23.73%) XML
6 47 (13.28%) .NET Framework
6 47 (13.28%) jQuery
7 43 (12.15%) Ajax
8 39 (11.02%) Web Services
9 36 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 29 (8.19%) WinForms
11 24 (6.78%) Middleware
12 23 (6.50%) WCF
13 21 (5.93%) WPF
14 16 (4.52%) CSS3
15 15 (4.24%) XSLT
16 14 (3.95%) SOAP
16 14 (3.95%) Castle Windsor
17 12 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (3.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.86%) Computer Science
2 26 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.67%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.82%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.54%) IVR
7 8 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.69%) Clustering
9 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.41%) CMDB
9 5 (1.41%) Open Source
10 3 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.85%) Physics
10 3 (0.85%) Tandem
11 2 (0.56%) SCADA
11 2 (0.56%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.56%) Replication
11 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 117 (33.05%) Windows
2 34 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.80%) UNIX
6 14 (3.95%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.41%) Android
9 4 (1.13%) Linux
10 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.12%) Web Development
2 43 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (8.47%) Software Engineering
4 29 (8.19%) OO
5 28 (7.91%) Scrum
6 27 (7.63%) MVC
7 26 (7.34%) OOP
8 25 (7.06%) Migration
8 25 (7.06%) Unit Testing
9 21 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (5.37%) E-Commerce
11 18 (5.08%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (4.80%) TDD
13 16 (4.52%) Project Management
13 16 (4.52%) Web Application Development
14 15 (4.24%) Mobile Application Development
14 15 (4.24%) Data Management
15 14 (3.95%) Manual Testing
16 13 (3.67%) B2B
17 12 (3.39%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (58.19%) C#
2 190 (53.67%) SQL
3 186 (52.54%) VB.NET
4 109 (30.79%) JavaScript
5 93 (26.27%) VB6
6 41 (11.58%) VBScript
7 25 (7.06%) PowerShell
8 23 (6.50%) T-SQL
9 21 (5.93%) VBA
10 18 (5.08%) C++
11 16 (4.52%) Java
12 12 (3.39%) PHP
13 10 (2.82%) Delphi
14 8 (2.26%) C
14 8 (2.26%) MUMPS
15 4 (1.13%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.13%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.85%) X++
17 2 (0.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 51 (14.41%) Degree
2 25 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.11%) ISEB
6 6 (1.69%) MCSE
7 5 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.13%) MCP
9 3 (0.85%) MCSD
9 3 (0.85%) MCSA
9 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CCEE
10 2 (0.56%) CCAA
10 2 (0.56%) CCIA
11 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.28%) CEH
11 1 (0.28%) CISSP
11 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.28%) QA
1 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.37%) XenDesktop
3 18 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (3.11%) XenApp
5 7 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.13%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.28%) vSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Nmap
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (4.24%) SCCM
2 12 (3.39%) AppDNA
3 5 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.13%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.28%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.28%) Nessus
Vendors
1 107 (30.23%) Microsoft
2 36 (10.17%) Oracle
3 26 (7.34%) Citrix
4 11 (3.11%) Business Objects
4 11 (3.11%) AppSense
5 8 (2.26%) Fujitsu
6 7 (1.98%) VMware
6 7 (1.98%) HP
7 6 (1.69%) SAP
8 5 (1.41%) Symantec
8 5 (1.41%) AccuRev
9 4 (1.13%) DevExpress
9 4 (1.13%) Infragistics
9 4 (1.13%) Perforce
10 3 (0.85%) Metastorm
10 3 (0.85%) IBM
10 3 (0.85%) Sage
10 3 (0.85%) Cognos
11 2 (0.56%) Unisys
11 2 (0.56%) i2
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Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £23000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke on Trent
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
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Salary: €35000 - €45000 per annum
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