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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 79 97 77
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -20
Permanent jobs citing VB 178 118 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.32% 2.43% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.81% 4.76% 5.64%
Number of salaries quoted 153 77 118
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,800 £25,771
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
2612 2480 2571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.78% 51.11% 54.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2365 2157 2279
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 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +22 47 £37,500 -16.66% 7
Birmingham +6 43 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Coventry +5 28 £33,250 +2.30%
Shropshire - 16 £30,500 -
Worcestershire +7 13 £30,000 +7.14%
Warwickshire -12 12 £32,500 +18.18% 2
Solihull -1 8 £55,000 +49.65% 1
Dudley -1 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Wolverhampton -7 2 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Herefordshire - 2 £32,500 -
Walsall - 2 £37,500 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 252 (72.62%) .NET
2 201 (57.93%) SQL
3 194 (55.91%) VB.NET
4 192 (55.33%) C#
5 157 (45.24%) SQL Server
6 146 (42.07%) ASP.NET
7 120 (34.58%) HTML
8 101 (29.11%) VB6
9 93 (26.80%) Windows
10 85 (24.50%) JavaScript
11 83 (23.92%) Microsoft
12 77 (22.19%) Finance
13 72 (20.75%) XML
14 70 (20.17%) CSS
15 62 (17.87%) MS Excel
16 57 (16.43%) Visual Studio
17 46 (13.26%) VBA
17 46 (13.26%) Crystal Reports
17 46 (13.26%) Degree
18 41 (11.82%) Web Services
19 37 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 35 (10.09%) Computer Science
21 32 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 31 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
22 31 (8.93%) Software Engineering
23 30 (8.65%) Web Development
24 29 (8.36%) VBScript
25 28 (8.07%) OOP
25 28 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 27 (7.78%) MS Office

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.34%) IIS
3 9 (2.59%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (2.31%) SAS
5 7 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.44%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.44%) GlassFish
6 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.44%) Node.js
6 5 (1.44%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.86%) Apache
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.58%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 62 (17.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.78%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.88%) Line 500
3 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.86%) Epicor Vantage
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.29%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.46%) SaaS
2 5 (1.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.88%) Internet
2 5 (1.44%) Intranet
3 4 (1.15%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.86%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.58%) iSCSI
5 2 (0.58%) DNS
5 2 (0.58%) DHCP
5 2 (0.58%) SAN
6 1 (0.29%) CTI
6 1 (0.29%) MPLS
6 1 (0.29%) FTP
6 1 (0.29%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 46 (13.26%) Crystal Reports
3 37 (10.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (8.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (7.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (7.49%) MS Access
7 12 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.88%) InterSystems Cache
9 9 (2.59%) DTS
9 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.31%) MySQL
11 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.44%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (1.44%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (1.15%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 57 (16.43%) Visual Studio
2 10 (2.88%) NUnit
2 10 (2.88%) MSTest
2 10 (2.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 10 (2.88%) Moq
3 9 (2.59%) LLBLGen Pro
3 9 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (2.59%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (2.02%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.02%) Subversion
5 6 (1.73%) AdminStudio
6 5 (1.44%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.44%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.15%) MSI
8 3 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 77 (22.19%) Finance
2 27 (7.78%) Retail
3 14 (4.03%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.02%) Banking
5 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 236 (68.01%) Developer
2 108 (31.12%) .NET Developer
3 69 (19.88%) Software Developer
4 52 (14.99%) Analyst
5 47 (13.54%) VB.NET Developer
6 32 (9.22%) ASP.NET Developer
7 31 (8.93%) Web Developer
8 17 (4.90%) Data Analyst
9 15 (4.32%) .NET Web Developer
10 13 (3.75%) Programmer
10 13 (3.75%) Applications Support
10 13 (3.75%) Senior Developer
11 12 (3.46%) Graduate
11 12 (3.46%) Graduate Developer
11 12 (3.46%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.46%) .NET Software Developer
12 9 (2.59%) Development Manager
12 9 (2.59%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.31%) Analyst Programmer
13 8 (2.31%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 252 (72.62%) .NET
2 146 (42.07%) ASP.NET
3 120 (34.58%) HTML
4 72 (20.75%) XML
5 70 (20.17%) CSS
6 41 (11.82%) Web Services
7 27 (7.78%) jQuery
8 26 (7.49%) .NET Framework
9 23 (6.63%) WPF
10 22 (6.34%) WinForms
11 21 (6.05%) Ajax
12 19 (5.48%) HTML5
12 19 (5.48%) CSS3
13 17 (4.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (3.17%) LINQ
15 10 (2.88%) Unity DI Container
15 10 (2.88%) Castle Windsor
15 10 (2.88%) Ninject
15 10 (2.88%) Spring.NET
15 10 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.17%) IVR
5 10 (2.88%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (2.59%) Statistics
7 6 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.44%) New Media
8 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.15%) Physics
9 4 (1.15%) FMCG
9 4 (1.15%) Open Source
9 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.15%) Clustering
9 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.86%) Tandem
10 3 (0.86%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.29%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 93 (26.80%) Windows
2 26 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (5.48%) UNIX
4 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (3.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.86%) Android
6 3 (0.86%) Linux
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (8.93%) Software Engineering
2 30 (8.65%) Web Development
3 28 (8.07%) OOP
4 27 (7.78%) Project Management
5 26 (7.49%) MVC
6 25 (7.20%) Data Management
7 24 (6.92%) OO
8 23 (6.63%) Scrum
9 19 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (4.61%) Web Application Development
11 15 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (3.75%) CRM
13 11 (3.17%) Manual Testing
14 10 (2.88%) Kanban
14 10 (2.88%) Dependency Injection
14 10 (2.88%) MVVM
14 10 (2.88%) ITIL
14 10 (2.88%) TDD
15 9 (2.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 201 (57.93%) SQL
2 194 (55.91%) VB.NET
3 192 (55.33%) C#
4 101 (29.11%) VB6
5 85 (24.50%) JavaScript
6 46 (13.26%) VBA
7 29 (8.36%) VBScript
8 23 (6.63%) PHP
9 20 (5.76%) T-SQL
10 18 (5.19%) Java
11 16 (4.61%) PowerShell
12 15 (4.32%) C++
13 12 (3.46%) Delphi
14 10 (2.88%) MUMPS
15 5 (1.44%) Ruby
15 5 (1.44%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.15%) C
16 4 (1.15%) MapBasic
17 3 (0.86%) X++
17 3 (0.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 46 (13.26%) Degree
2 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
2 6 (1.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.44%) ISEB
4 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (0.86%) MCP
5 3 (0.86%) MCSE
5 3 (0.86%) MCSA
6 2 (0.58%) CCEE
6 2 (0.58%) CCAA
6 2 (0.58%) CCIA
7 1 (0.29%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 21 (6.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.59%) XenDesktop
3 7 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.02%) XenApp
4 4 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.58%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (2.02%) SCCM
2 6 (1.73%) AppDNA
3 4 (1.15%) EdgeSight
3 4 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.15%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.86%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 83 (23.92%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.34%) Oracle
3 17 (4.90%) Business Objects
4 13 (3.75%) Citrix
5 11 (3.17%) Infragistics
6 10 (2.88%) Sage
7 8 (2.31%) SAP
8 5 (1.44%) Symantec
8 5 (1.44%) VMware
8 5 (1.44%) AppSense
9 4 (1.15%) Mitel
9 4 (1.15%) Fujitsu
9 4 (1.15%) Progress
10 3 (0.86%) Epicor
11 2 (0.58%) HP
12 1 (0.29%) Dell
12 1 (0.29%) EMC
12 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft
12 1 (0.29%) Lotus
12 1 (0.29%) Avaya
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + flexi-time, pension etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum PLUS Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton
Noir Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 11 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Arden Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits & Bonuses
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Vodafone
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Great Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago