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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 76 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing VB 163 173 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.03% 3.13% 3.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.19% 6.66% 6.26%
Number of salaries quoted 143 157 132
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £44,000
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
2633 2596 2573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.00% 47.03% 52.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2224 2320 2270
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

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 August 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 27 August 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 -21 39 £35,000 - 3
Staffordshire -4 27 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Solihull +6 22 £42,500 +25.92% 1
Coventry -4 20 £37,500 +12.78% 2
Worcestershire -9 12 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Wolverhampton +2 8 £32,500 +30.00% 1
Warwickshire +1 8 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Herefordshire -7 3 £27,750 -26.00% 1
West Bromwich -6 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
VB
England

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 229 (68.56%) .NET
2 187 (55.99%) C#
3 183 (54.79%) SQL
4 173 (51.80%) SQL Server
5 170 (50.90%) VB.NET
6 147 (44.01%) HTML
7 139 (41.62%) ASP.NET
8 117 (35.03%) Windows
9 103 (30.84%) Microsoft
10 97 (29.04%) CSS
11 95 (28.44%) JavaScript
12 89 (26.65%) VB6
13 81 (24.25%) Finance
14 74 (22.16%) XML
15 65 (19.46%) MS Excel
16 52 (15.57%) Web Development
17 43 (12.87%) Oracle
17 43 (12.87%) .NET Framework
18 42 (12.57%) jQuery
19 41 (12.28%) Degree
20 40 (11.98%) Visual Studio
21 39 (11.68%) Ajax
22 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
22 36 (10.78%) Crystal Reports
22 36 (10.78%) Web Services
23 35 (10.48%) VBScript
23 35 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
24 34 (10.18%) MS Access
25 32 (9.58%) SharePoint
25 32 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008

VB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 32 (9.58%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.38%) IIS
3 9 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.90%) SAS
5 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.60%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.60%) WorkSite
6 2 (0.60%) CMS
6 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.30%) Drupal
7 1 (0.30%) Apache
7 1 (0.30%) FileNet
Applications
1 65 (19.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.29%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 9 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (2.40%) Maximo
3 3 (0.90%) Line 500
3 3 (0.90%) e-Work
4 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.60%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.60%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.60%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.29%) TCP/IP
1 11 (3.29%) Internet
2 7 (2.10%) NetScaler
3 6 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (1.80%) Ethernet
3 6 (1.80%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.90%) SAN
5 2 (0.60%) HTTP
6 1 (0.30%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.30%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (51.80%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.78%) Crystal Reports
3 35 (10.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (10.18%) MS Access
5 23 (6.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (5.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.10%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.20%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.60%) MySQL
12 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
12 2 (0.60%) OLAP
12 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.60%) DTS
Development Applications
1 40 (11.98%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.79%) Subversion
3 12 (3.59%) InstallShield
3 12 (3.59%) AdminStudio
4 11 (3.29%) MSI
4 11 (3.29%) NUnit
5 10 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
6 6 (1.80%) Moq
6 6 (1.80%) MSTest
6 6 (1.80%) PVCS
6 6 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.50%) JIRA
8 4 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (1.20%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.60%) NetAdvantage
9 2 (0.60%) Toad
9 2 (0.60%) LLBLGen Pro
9 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 81 (24.25%) Finance
2 29 (8.68%) Retail
3 12 (3.59%) Legal
4 9 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.40%) Banking
6 7 (2.10%) Games
7 6 (1.80%) Electronics
8 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Advertising
8 4 (1.20%) Law
9 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 209 (62.57%) Developer
2 135 (40.42%) .NET Developer
3 56 (16.77%) VB.NET Developer
4 53 (15.87%) ASP.NET Developer
5 49 (14.67%) Analyst
6 45 (13.47%) Software Developer
7 36 (10.78%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 22 (6.59%) Web Developer
9 18 (5.39%) Software Engineer
9 18 (5.39%) Support Analyst
9 18 (5.39%) Applications Support
10 17 (5.09%) .NET Software Developer
11 16 (4.79%) VB Developer
12 15 (4.49%) Applications Support Analyst
13 13 (3.89%) .NET Web Developer
13 13 (3.89%) Consultant
14 12 (3.59%) C# Developer
15 11 (3.29%) Data Analyst
15 11 (3.29%) Graduate
16 10 (2.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (68.56%) .NET
2 147 (44.01%) HTML
3 139 (41.62%) ASP.NET
4 97 (29.04%) CSS
5 74 (22.16%) XML
6 43 (12.87%) .NET Framework
7 42 (12.57%) jQuery
8 39 (11.68%) Ajax
9 36 (10.78%) Web Services
9 36 (10.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 31 (9.28%) WinForms
11 23 (6.89%) Middleware
12 22 (6.59%) WCF
13 15 (4.49%) WPF
13 15 (4.49%) XSLT
14 14 (4.19%) SOAP
14 14 (4.19%) CSS3
15 12 (3.59%) Application Packaging
16 11 (3.29%) Software Packaging
16 11 (3.29%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.28%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.89%) N-Tier
4 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.40%) IVR
6 6 (1.80%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (1.50%) Open Source
7 5 (1.50%) CMDB
8 4 (1.20%) Clustering
9 3 (0.90%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.60%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.60%) SCADA
11 1 (0.30%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.30%) Social Media
11 1 (0.30%) Tandem
11 1 (0.30%) Economics
11 1 (0.30%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 117 (35.03%) Windows
2 32 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (6.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.09%) UNIX
6 14 (4.19%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.29%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.50%) Android
9 4 (1.20%) Linux
10 3 (0.90%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.57%) Web Development
2 27 (8.08%) OO
3 26 (7.78%) MVC
3 26 (7.78%) Software Engineering
4 24 (7.19%) Unit Testing
4 24 (7.19%) Migration
5 23 (6.89%) Scrum
5 23 (6.89%) OOP
6 21 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.69%) E-Commerce
8 17 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.79%) Manual Testing
10 15 (4.49%) Data Management
10 15 (4.49%) Web Application Development
11 14 (4.19%) Mobile Application Development
11 14 (4.19%) System Testing
12 13 (3.89%) Test Scripting
12 13 (3.89%) Data Analysis
12 13 (3.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 187 (55.99%) C#
2 183 (54.79%) SQL
3 170 (50.90%) VB.NET
4 95 (28.44%) JavaScript
5 89 (26.65%) VB6
6 35 (10.48%) VBScript
7 28 (8.38%) T-SQL
8 25 (7.49%) VBA
9 24 (7.19%) PowerShell
10 16 (4.79%) C++
11 14 (4.19%) Java
12 11 (3.29%) C
13 9 (2.69%) Delphi
13 9 (2.69%) PHP
14 7 (2.10%) MUMPS
15 6 (1.80%) Embedded C
16 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.20%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.60%) X++
17 2 (0.60%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 41 (12.28%) Degree
2 24 (7.19%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.89%) ISEB
4 11 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.50%) MCSE
6 3 (0.90%) MCP
6 3 (0.90%) MCSD
6 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.60%) CCEE
7 2 (0.60%) CCAA
7 2 (0.60%) CCIA
7 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.60%) MCSA
7 2 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.30%) QA
1 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (7.78%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.69%) XenDesktop
3 18 (5.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.69%) XenApp
5 5 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.30%) Nmap
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.19%) SCCM
2 12 (3.59%) AppDNA
3 3 (0.90%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.30%) Nessus
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 103 (30.84%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.87%) Oracle
3 24 (7.19%) Citrix
4 12 (3.59%) Business Objects
5 11 (3.29%) AppSense
6 8 (2.40%) Fujitsu
7 7 (2.10%) HP
8 6 (1.80%) SAP
8 6 (1.80%) Perforce
9 5 (1.50%) VMware
9 5 (1.50%) AccuRev
10 4 (1.20%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.20%) Infragistics
11 3 (0.90%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.90%) Sage
11 3 (0.90%) Symantec
11 3 (0.90%) Cognos
11 3 (0.90%) IBM
11 3 (0.90%) Sun
12 2 (0.60%) Unisys
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + pension etc.
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Channel Systems Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £37000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Solihull
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus +Bens
Posted: 26 days ago
Worcester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 27 days ago