Period
to 26 May 2020

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 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 192 208 218
Rank change year-on-year +16 +10 -57
Permanent jobs citing VB 18 71 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.91% 0.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.82% 2.06% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 17 57 79
Median annual salary £25,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.50% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £23,100 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £44,750 £47,500 £61,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

VB is in the Programming Languages category. The following 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,182 3,454 4,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.43% 44.27% 47.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,873 2,727 3,688
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VB in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VB in the West Midlands

VB
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing VB in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

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 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +56 12 £24,000 -22.58%
Staffordshire -24 5 £27,500 -31.25%
Warwickshire +19 1 £25,000 -35.06%
VB
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for VB.

1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (38.89%) PHP
5 7 (38.89%) User Experience
6 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
6 6 (33.33%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (27.78%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
7 5 (27.78%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
7 5 (27.78%) R
7 5 (27.78%) Power BI
7 5 (27.78%) Power Platform
7 5 (27.78%) PowerApps
8 4 (22.22%) .NET
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle
10 2 (11.11%) C++
10 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (11.11%) Migration
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (27.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Power Platform
1 5 (27.78%) PowerApps
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Power BI
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Junior
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Applications Support
2 7 (38.89%) Junior Applications Support
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Business Data Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) Power BI Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.56%) ERP Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Graduate Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Integration Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (5.56%) MIS Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) User Experience
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) Data Cleansing
2 5 (27.78%) Dashboard Development
2 5 (27.78%) Data Analysis
2 5 (27.78%) Visualisation
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.56%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Fit Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Process Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Gathering
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (38.89%) PHP
5 6 (33.33%) Python
6 5 (27.78%) C#
6 5 (27.78%) R
7 2 (11.11%) C++
8 1 (5.56%) Java
8 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle