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 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 169 150 90
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -60
Permanent jobs citing VB 65 84 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.48% 3.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.57% 3.17% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 63 77 148
Median salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,200 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
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
2528 2653 2687
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.18% 46.61% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2114 2349 2278
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Worcestershire - 12 £31,500 -
Staffordshire -16 10 £32,500 -16.12%
Birmingham -28 10 £42,500 +21.42% 3
Coventry +4 8 £37,000 -7.50%
Shropshire -2 8 £35,500 +33.96% 1
Solihull +12 4 £55,000 +69.23%
Wolverhampton -4 4 £30,000 - 1
Warwickshire +4 3 £42,000 +29.23%
Dudley - 2 £30,000 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £31,000 -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (85.62%) .NET
2 130 (84.97%) SQL
3 92 (60.13%) C#
4 73 (47.71%) VB.NET
5 56 (36.60%) HTML
6 55 (35.95%) SQL Server
7 52 (33.99%) Oracle
7 52 (33.99%) ASP.NET
8 48 (31.37%) Windows
8 48 (31.37%) Degree
9 41 (26.80%) JavaScript
10 35 (22.88%) Microsoft
11 31 (20.26%) MS Excel
11 31 (20.26%) VB6
12 30 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 28 (18.30%) Java
14 27 (17.65%) VBA
14 27 (17.65%) Unix
15 25 (16.34%) CSS
15 25 (16.34%) SDLC
16 22 (14.38%) T-SQL
17 20 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
18 18 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (11.76%) Windows 7
18 18 (11.76%) PL/SQL
19 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (10.46%) ITIL
20 16 (10.46%) MS Access
20 16 (10.46%) Active Directory

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 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.27%) IIS
3 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.31%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 31 (20.26%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.15%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) LAN
2 4 (2.61%) SSL
3 2 (1.31%) SAN
3 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) Internet
4 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.65%) VPN
4 1 (0.65%) WAN
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (35.95%) SQL Server
2 30 (19.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (13.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (10.46%) MS Access
6 11 (7.19%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (6.54%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (5.88%) MySQL
8 9 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database
10 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.92%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.61%) QlikView
12 3 (1.96%) QGIS
13 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (1.31%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.31%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.65%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.58%) QADirector
2 7 (4.58%) TestPartner
3 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.31%) ProC
3 2 (1.31%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) Moq
4 1 (0.65%) NUnit
4 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 14 (9.15%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Local Government
3 8 (5.23%) Retail
4 6 (3.92%) Automotive
5 5 (3.27%) Aerospace
5 5 (3.27%) Electronics
5 5 (3.27%) Law
6 4 (2.61%) Advertising
7 3 (1.96%) Legal
7 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 80 (52.29%) Developer
2 43 (28.10%) .NET Developer
2 43 (28.10%) C# Developer
3 29 (18.95%) Analyst
4 28 (18.30%) VB Developer
5 24 (15.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 23 (15.03%) Software Developer
6 23 (15.03%) SQL Developer
7 14 (9.15%) C# Software Developer
8 12 (7.84%) IT Analyst
9 11 (7.19%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (6.54%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Java Developer
10 10 (6.54%) Java Software Developer
11 9 (5.88%) Graduate
11 9 (5.88%) Graduate Developer
11 9 (5.88%) VB.NET Developer
12 8 (5.23%) Deployment Analyst
13 7 (4.58%) Software Analyst
13 7 (4.58%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (85.62%) .NET
2 56 (36.60%) HTML
3 52 (33.99%) ASP.NET
4 25 (16.34%) CSS
5 15 (9.80%) XML
6 14 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 13 (8.50%) .NET Framework
7 13 (8.50%) Ajax
8 10 (6.54%) HTML5
8 10 (6.54%) jQuery
9 9 (5.88%) CSS3
9 9 (5.88%) Web Services
10 8 (5.23%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (3.27%) WCF
11 5 (3.27%) XHTML
12 4 (2.61%) CGI
12 4 (2.61%) WPF
13 3 (1.96%) OpenCV
13 3 (1.96%) WinForms
13 3 (1.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.58%) LLPG
4 3 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.96%) e-Learning
4 3 (1.96%) Life Science
4 3 (1.96%) W3C
5 2 (1.31%) EPoS
5 2 (1.31%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.31%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.31%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.65%) iPad
6 1 (0.65%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) SCORM
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.37%) Windows
2 27 (17.65%) Unix
3 18 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.27%) Linux
5 4 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.34%) SDLC
2 16 (10.46%) ITIL
2 16 (10.46%) Scrum
3 15 (9.80%) Mentoring
4 14 (9.15%) MVC
5 13 (8.50%) ITIL V3
6 12 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.19%) OOP
8 10 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.54%) Configuration Management
9 9 (5.88%) Project Management
10 8 (5.23%) Release Management
11 7 (4.58%) Automated Testing
11 7 (4.58%) Performance Testing
11 7 (4.58%) Regression Testing
11 7 (4.58%) Risk Assessment
11 7 (4.58%) Service Management
11 7 (4.58%) Software Testing
11 7 (4.58%) Test Scripting
11 7 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 130 (84.97%) SQL
2 92 (60.13%) C#
3 73 (47.71%) VB.NET
4 41 (26.80%) JavaScript
5 31 (20.26%) VB6
6 28 (18.30%) Java
7 27 (17.65%) VBA
8 22 (14.38%) T-SQL
9 20 (13.07%) PowerShell
10 18 (11.76%) PL/SQL
11 11 (7.19%) C
12 10 (6.54%) C++
13 9 (5.88%) PHP
14 8 (5.23%) Ruby
15 7 (4.58%) VBScript
16 2 (1.31%) Progress 4GL
17 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.65%) COBOL
17 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.65%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 48 (31.37%) Degree
2 7 (4.58%) ISEB
2 7 (4.58%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.23%) ISO 9001
2 7 (4.58%) QA
3 5 (3.27%) SLA
4 3 (1.96%) GAMP
5 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (10.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (1.31%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 52 (33.99%) Oracle
2 35 (22.88%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.50%) Serena
4 3 (1.96%) Mapinfo
4 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.96%) VMware
5 2 (1.31%) arcserve
5 2 (1.31%) Cisco
5 2 (1.31%) Lotus
5 2 (1.31%) Sun
5 2 (1.31%) Tableau
6 1 (0.65%) Civica
6 1 (0.65%) Veeam
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
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