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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 70 113 70
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -43
Permanent jobs citing VB 180 80 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.52% 1.95% 3.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.22% 3.98% 6.72%
Number of salaries quoted 167 56 131
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
2492 2012 2350
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.77% 48.93% 49.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2210 1706 2053
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Staffordshire +29 57 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Birmingham +17 52 £37,500 +10.29% 5
Warwickshire +3 24 £35,000 - 1
Shropshire 0 17 £40,000 +6.66% 6
Coventry -17 14 £31,375 -17.33% 3
Solihull - 10 £40,000 - 5
Worcestershire -17 7 £32,500 +12.06%
Wolverhampton -1 4 £35,000 -21.34% 1
Dudley -4 3 £35,000 +16.66%
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 286 (78.79%) .NET
2 239 (65.84%) C#
3 218 (60.06%) SQL
4 190 (52.34%) VB.NET
5 156 (42.98%) ASP.NET
6 144 (39.67%) SQL Server
7 124 (34.16%) HTML
8 111 (30.58%) VB6
9 95 (26.17%) JavaScript
10 77 (21.21%) CSS
10 77 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 76 (20.94%) Finance
12 74 (20.39%) Windows
13 64 (17.63%) XML
14 63 (17.36%) MS Excel
15 61 (16.80%) Visual Studio
16 59 (16.25%) Degree
17 52 (14.33%) MVC
18 49 (13.50%) Web Services
19 47 (12.95%) Crystal Reports
19 47 (12.95%) jQuery
20 46 (12.67%) VBA
21 41 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
21 41 (11.29%) .NET Framework
22 40 (11.02%) Computer Science
22 40 (11.02%) Software Engineering
23 39 (10.74%) Project Management
24 37 (10.19%) OOP
25 36 (9.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 33 (9.09%) MS Access

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.96%) IIS
3 14 (3.86%) Node.js
4 9 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.20%) SAS
6 7 (1.93%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.38%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.38%) ColdFusion
7 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.55%) Apache
10 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 63 (17.36%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) Line 500
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.83%) Epicor Vantage
4 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.58%) SaaS
2 5 (1.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.75%) Internet
2 5 (1.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.38%) Intranet
3 4 (1.10%) FTP
4 2 (0.55%) DHCP
4 2 (0.55%) DNS
4 2 (0.55%) SSL
4 2 (0.55%) SAN
4 2 (0.55%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (39.67%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.95%) Crystal Reports
3 36 (9.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (9.09%) MS Access
5 31 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 25 (6.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.86%) MySQL
8 13 (3.58%) Relational Database
9 10 (2.75%) InterSystems Cache
9 10 (2.75%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (2.20%) DTS
12 6 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.10%) Ingres
14 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
14 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 61 (16.80%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.48%) Subversion
4 7 (1.93%) NetAdvantage
4 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.93%) LLBLGen Pro
5 5 (1.38%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.10%) NUnit
6 4 (1.10%) MSTest
6 4 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
6 4 (1.10%) Moq
7 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.55%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.55%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.28%) JIRA
9 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (20.94%) Finance
2 21 (5.79%) Retail
3 16 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.20%) Banking
5 7 (1.93%) Back Office
6 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.83%) Marketing
8 2 (0.55%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 253 (69.70%) Developer
2 90 (24.79%) .NET Developer
3 74 (20.39%) Software Developer
4 49 (13.50%) Analyst
5 41 (11.29%) VB.NET Developer
6 28 (7.71%) Web Developer
7 19 (5.23%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.68%) Graduate
8 17 (4.68%) Applications Support
8 17 (4.68%) ASP.NET Developer
9 14 (3.86%) Junior
10 13 (3.58%) Support Analyst
10 13 (3.58%) Graduate Developer
10 13 (3.58%) .NET Software Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Applications Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Software Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.31%) Junior Developer
12 11 (3.03%) .NET Web Developer
13 10 (2.75%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (78.79%) .NET
2 156 (42.98%) ASP.NET
3 124 (34.16%) HTML
4 77 (21.21%) CSS
5 64 (17.63%) XML
6 49 (13.50%) Web Services
7 47 (12.95%) jQuery
8 41 (11.29%) .NET Framework
9 31 (8.54%) Ajax
9 31 (8.54%) HTML5
10 27 (7.44%) CSS3
11 23 (6.34%) WinForms
12 21 (5.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 20 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC
14 19 (5.23%) JSON
15 16 (4.41%) WPF
16 15 (4.13%) WCF
17 14 (3.86%) Silverlight
18 11 (3.03%) SOAP
19 9 (2.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.02%) Computer Science
2 31 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.31%) N-Tier
4 12 (3.31%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.75%) IVR
6 9 (2.48%) Statistics
7 7 (1.93%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.65%) Physics
8 6 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.38%) New Media
9 5 (1.38%) Open Source
10 4 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.10%) FMCG
10 4 (1.10%) Learning Management System
10 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.10%) Clustering
10 4 (1.10%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.39%) Windows
2 20 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (5.23%) UNIX
4 14 (3.86%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.48%) Android
6 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.33%) MVC
2 41 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.02%) Software Engineering
4 39 (10.74%) Project Management
5 37 (10.19%) OOP
6 30 (8.26%) OO
6 30 (8.26%) Web Development
7 25 (6.89%) Scrum
8 23 (6.34%) Web Application Development
9 22 (6.06%) Data Management
10 17 (4.68%) ITIL
11 15 (4.13%) CRM
11 15 (4.13%) TDD
12 14 (3.86%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (3.31%) Unit Testing
13 12 (3.31%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.03%) Migration
15 10 (2.75%) Service Delivery
15 10 (2.75%) Business Analysis
16 8 (2.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (65.84%) C#
2 218 (60.06%) SQL
3 190 (52.34%) VB.NET
4 111 (30.58%) VB6
5 95 (26.17%) JavaScript
6 46 (12.67%) VBA
7 30 (8.26%) Java
8 28 (7.71%) PHP
9 25 (6.89%) T-SQL
10 24 (6.61%) VBScript
10 24 (6.61%) C++
11 14 (3.86%) PL/SQL
12 13 (3.58%) Ruby
13 10 (2.75%) MUMPS
13 10 (2.75%) Delphi
14 9 (2.48%) C
15 6 (1.65%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.38%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.10%) MapBasic
18 3 (0.83%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 59 (16.25%) Degree
2 15 (4.13%) VCP4
3 7 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 3 (0.83%) ISEB
5 3 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSD
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
6 1 (0.28%) CCA
6 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.28%) MCPD
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.83%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.55%) XenApp
5 2 (0.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.83%) ARCserve
3 2 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) SCOM
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.89%) Oracle
3 14 (3.86%) Business Objects
4 7 (1.93%) Sage
4 7 (1.93%) Infragistics
5 6 (1.65%) VMware
5 6 (1.65%) Telerik
5 6 (1.65%) SAP
6 5 (1.38%) Symantec
7 4 (1.10%) Mitel
7 4 (1.10%) Progress
7 4 (1.10%) Citrix
8 3 (0.83%) Epicor
8 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) Google
10 1 (0.28%) Sophos
10 1 (0.28%) Lotus
10 1 (0.28%) Dell
10 1 (0.28%) EMC
10 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft
Telford, Shropshire
New Gen Technology
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £37,000 to £42,000 per annum Overtime + Bonus + Pension + Holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, Warwickshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + pension, healthcare & more
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + pension, healthcare & more
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 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
Telford, Shropshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum 2K Allowance Out Of Hours + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago