The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for VB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 149 109
Rank change year-on-year +4 -40  
Permanent jobs citing VB 83 92 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.49% 2.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.00% 3.48% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 70 77 122
Median salary £40,000 £32,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,125 £42,500 £42,850
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  

VB is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2768 2644 2751
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 54.25% 42.73% 47.99%
Number of salaries quoted 2422 2200 2480
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for VB 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 24 June 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +31 26 £40,000 -5.88% 4
Shropshire +12 22 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Worcestershire +7 13 £38,500 -9.41%
Staffordshire -1 13 £37,000 +13.84% 5
Warwickshire -2 3 £42,500 +32.81%
Coventry -20 2 £35,000 +25.00%
VB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 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.

1 115 (64.25%) .NET
2 94 (52.51%) C#
3 86 (48.04%) SQL
4 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
5 65 (36.31%) VB.NET
6 61 (34.08%) HTML
7 51 (28.49%) ASP.NET
8 47 (26.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (24.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 44 (24.58%) CSS
9 44 (24.58%) Business Intelligence
10 43 (24.02%) Microsoft
11 39 (21.79%) HTML5
12 37 (20.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 36 (20.11%) Retail
14 33 (18.44%) CSS3
15 32 (17.88%) VB6
16 31 (17.32%) Ruby
16 31 (17.32%) MVC
17 29 (16.20%) Data Warehouse
18 27 (15.08%) Microsoft Excel
19 26 (14.53%) E-Commerce
19 26 (14.53%) T-SQL
19 26 (14.53%) MySQL
20 25 (13.97%) C
20 25 (13.97%) Degree
20 25 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (13.41%) TDD
21 24 (13.41%) Ruby on Rails
21 24 (13.41%) Test Automation

VB
Co-occurring 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 5 (2.79%) IIS
2 4 (2.23%) SAS
3 3 (1.68%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) FormScape
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (15.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) G Suite
1 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) Broadband
2 4 (2.23%) 802.11
2 4 (2.23%) DHCP
2 4 (2.23%) DNS
2 4 (2.23%) VPN
3 3 (1.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (36.87%) SQL Server
2 47 (26.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (24.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (20.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (16.20%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (14.53%) MySQL
7 16 (8.94%) MS Access
8 11 (6.15%) NoSQL
9 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.79%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.23%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (1.68%) Power BI
13 3 (1.68%) RavenDB
14 2 (1.12%) Neo4j
14 2 (1.12%) QlikView
14 2 (1.12%) Riak
Development Applications
1 13 (7.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.59%) HP UFT
2 10 (5.59%) Selenium
2 10 (5.59%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.35%) Moq
3 6 (3.35%) MSTest
3 6 (3.35%) NUnit
3 6 (3.35%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (1.12%) JIRA
5 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.56%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.56%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.56%) MSI
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 36 (20.11%) Retail
2 22 (12.29%) Electronics
3 17 (9.50%) Automotive
4 11 (6.15%) Finance
4 11 (6.15%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.79%) Marketing
7 3 (1.68%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (58.66%) Developer
2 73 (40.78%) .NET Developer
3 54 (30.17%) SQL Developer
4 19 (10.61%) Analyst
5 18 (10.06%) C# Developer
6 15 (8.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 11 (6.15%) .NET Software Developer
8 10 (5.59%) Database Developer
8 10 (5.59%) SQL Database Developer
8 10 (5.59%) T-SQL Developer
8 10 (5.59%) VB.NET Developer
9 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (5.03%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 8 (4.47%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.91%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.91%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.91%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.91%) VB Developer
12 6 (3.35%) Telecoms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (64.25%) .NET
2 61 (34.08%) HTML
3 51 (28.49%) ASP.NET
4 44 (24.58%) CSS
5 39 (21.79%) HTML5
6 33 (18.44%) CSS3
7 24 (13.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (12.29%) WCF
10 20 (11.17%) jQuery
11 19 (10.61%) WinForms
12 18 (10.06%) Ajax
13 17 (9.50%) XML
14 16 (8.94%) .NET Framework
15 15 (8.38%) Web Services
16 14 (7.82%) XHTML
17 13 (7.26%) ASP.NET Web API
18 12 (6.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 12 (6.70%) WPF
19 10 (5.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.23%) Animation
3 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.23%) Fintech
4 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
4 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.68%) User Experience
5 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.12%) Life Science
5 2 (1.12%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.12%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.56%) Derivative
6 1 (0.56%) EPoS
6 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.41%) Windows
2 22 (12.29%) Android
2 22 (12.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.35%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.79%) Linux
4 5 (2.79%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.23%) Windows Vista
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.58%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (17.32%) MVC
3 26 (14.53%) E-Commerce
4 25 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (13.41%) Change Management
5 24 (13.41%) TDD
5 24 (13.41%) Test Automation
6 22 (12.29%) ITIL
7 16 (8.94%) Business Development
7 16 (8.94%) Change Control
7 16 (8.94%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (8.94%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.38%) BDD
8 15 (8.38%) SDLC
9 12 (6.70%) MVVM
9 12 (6.70%) OO
9 12 (6.70%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.59%) Web Application Development
11 9 (5.03%) Integration Testing
11 9 (5.03%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 94 (52.51%) C#
2 86 (48.04%) SQL
3 65 (36.31%) VB.NET
4 32 (17.88%) VB6
5 31 (17.32%) Ruby
6 26 (14.53%) T-SQL
7 25 (13.97%) C
8 23 (12.85%) Java
8 23 (12.85%) JavaScript
9 19 (10.61%) PowerShell
10 14 (7.82%) VBScript
11 11 (6.15%) VBA
12 10 (5.59%) Scala
13 8 (4.47%) C++
14 6 (3.35%) MATLAB
14 6 (3.35%) PHP
15 4 (2.23%) TypeScript
16 2 (1.12%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 25 (13.97%) Degree
2 13 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.03%) ISEB
4 8 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.47%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (3.35%) MCPD
6 4 (2.23%) CCIE
6 4 (2.23%) CCIE Collaboration
6 4 (2.23%) CCNA
6 4 (2.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.23%) Master's Degree
6 4 (2.23%) MCSE
7 1 (0.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.35%) SLA
2 5 (2.79%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.79%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) GAMP
4 1 (0.56%) MiFID
4 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.12%) Docker
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.79%) SCCM
2 4 (2.23%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (2.23%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (24.02%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.35%) Oracle
2 6 (3.35%) VMware
3 4 (2.23%) Cisco
3 4 (2.23%) Dell
3 4 (2.23%) Google
3 4 (2.23%) HP
3 4 (2.23%) SAP
4 1 (0.56%) AppSense
4 1 (0.56%) Citrix
4 1 (0.56%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.56%) Xamarin
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
SCC
Posted: 2 days ago
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
I3
Salary: £36000 - £39000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago