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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 23 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Permanent jobs citing VB 15 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 6.82% 5.70% 3.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.95% 8.88% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 9
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
137 169 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Worcestershire 62.27% 64.26% 66.42%
Number of salaries quoted 128 157 172
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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
Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VB across the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VB Salary Histogram in Worcestershire

VB
Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VB within the Worcestershire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Redditch +4 7 £25,500 -8.92%
Worcester -7 4 £33,750 +27.35%
Bromsgrove - 2 £30,000 -
Pershore - 1 £32,000 -
VB
West Midlands

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) C#
2 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
3 19 (54.29%) .NET
3 19 (54.29%) ASP.NET
3 19 (54.29%) SQL
4 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
5 16 (45.71%) VB.NET
6 15 (42.86%) HTML
6 15 (42.86%) CSS
6 15 (42.86%) Windows
7 14 (40.00%) Degree
8 11 (31.43%) Computer Science
9 10 (28.57%) Retail
9 10 (28.57%) IVR
9 10 (28.57%) InterSystems Cache
9 10 (28.57%) Internet
9 10 (28.57%) OOP
9 10 (28.57%) MUMPS
9 10 (28.57%) Delphi
10 7 (20.00%) Ajax
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 5 (14.29%) UNIX
11 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (11.43%) jQuery
12 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (11.43%) MS Office
12 4 (11.43%) Java
12 4 (11.43%) T-SQL

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.57%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (62.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) InterSystems Cache
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.57%) DTS
5 3 (8.57%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (28.57%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (97.14%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) Software Developer
3 15 (42.86%) .NET Developer
4 12 (34.29%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Business Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Trainee Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Trainee Web Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Trainee
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) .NET
1 19 (54.29%) ASP.NET
2 15 (42.86%) CSS
2 15 (42.86%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) Ajax
4 4 (11.43%) jQuery
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.57%) JSON
5 3 (8.57%) COM
5 3 (8.57%) ADO
5 3 (8.57%) ODBC
5 3 (8.57%) ActiveX
5 3 (8.57%) OLE
5 3 (8.57%) DAO
6 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (28.57%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) OOP
2 4 (11.43%) MVC
3 3 (8.57%) Scrum
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (8.57%) System Testing
3 3 (8.57%) OO
3 3 (8.57%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) C#
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 18 (51.43%) JavaScript
4 16 (45.71%) VB.NET
5 10 (28.57%) MUMPS
5 10 (28.57%) Delphi
6 4 (11.43%) Java
6 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.57%) MapBasic
7 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) vSphere
1 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Dell
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec
2 1 (2.86%) VMware