The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT jobs advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VB over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank - 34 22
Permanent jobs citing VB 0 12 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire - 4.58% 10.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 6.63% 15.75%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 23
Average salary - £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
VB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Worcestershire region.

Programming Languages Category
Worcestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
171 181 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 67.06% 69.08% 64.04%
Number of salaries quoted 167 161 129
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Worcestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

VB
Salary Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB across the Worcestershire region.

VB Salary Trend in Worcestershire

VB
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
3 4 (57.14%) C++
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) MUMPS
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Delphi
4 2 (28.57%) VHDL
4 2 (28.57%) IVR
4 2 (28.57%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (28.57%) Xilinx
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Automotive

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Hardware Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) VHDL
1 2 (28.57%) IVR
1 2 (28.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) OOP
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) VB6
3 4 (57.14%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Delphi
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) MUMPS
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Xilinx