Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 240 212 213
Rank change year-on-year -28 +1 -50
Permanent jobs citing VB 62 122 142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 1.23% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.64% 2.34% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 57 100 128
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £28,150 £28,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,875 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +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 3,776 5,219 5,262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.67% 52.74% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,218 4,539 4,381
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,125 £23,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

VB
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing VB as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -13 27 £36,250 -4.61% 9
Staffordshire +21 21 £38,000 +1.33% 8
Worcestershire -7 5 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Walsall - 4 - -
Warwickshire +35 2 £29,500 -19.18% 4
Coventry +2 2 £42,500 +41.67% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 41 (66.13%) .NET
2 37 (59.68%) SQL Server
3 34 (54.84%) C#
4 28 (45.16%) SQL
5 26 (41.94%) Finance
6 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
7 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
7 21 (33.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (32.26%) VB.NET
9 17 (27.42%) VB6
9 17 (27.42%) SDLC
10 13 (20.97%) MVC
10 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
10 13 (20.97%) CSS
11 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
12 11 (17.74%) Project Management
12 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
13 10 (16.13%) CRM
13 10 (16.13%) Content Management
13 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
14 9 (14.52%) Legal
14 9 (14.52%) ITIL
14 9 (14.52%) Windows
14 9 (14.52%) Degree
14 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
14 9 (14.52%) Entity Framework
15 8 (12.90%) OO
15 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel

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 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.68%) CMS
2 6 (9.68%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) DNN
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SSL
2 4 (6.45%) SAN
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) FTP
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (59.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (33.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (6.45%) DB2
5 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.23%) MySQL
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.61%) Power BI
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.23%) JIRA
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 9 (14.52%) Legal
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Law
3 6 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.84%) Automotive
6 2 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (62.90%) Developer
2 12 (19.35%) .NET Developer
2 12 (19.35%) C# Developer
3 11 (17.74%) Software Developer
4 9 (14.52%) VB.NET Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) VB Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) DBA
7 4 (6.45%) Implementation Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support
7 4 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Software Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Software Implementation Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.45%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior VB.NET Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (66.13%) .NET
2 25 (40.32%) ASP.NET
3 13 (20.97%) CSS
4 10 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 9 (14.52%) Entity Framework
6 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (11.29%) HTML
6 7 (11.29%) WCF
7 6 (9.68%) jQuery
7 6 (9.68%) JSON
7 6 (9.68%) LINQ
7 6 (9.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (9.68%) Web Services
8 3 (4.84%) WPF
9 2 (3.23%) EDI
9 2 (3.23%) Middleware
10 1 (1.61%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.06%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.23%) AS400
4 2 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.23%) Fintech
4 2 (3.23%) iSeries
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.84%) Android
4 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.61%) Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) SDLC
2 13 (20.97%) MVC
3 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
5 10 (16.13%) Content Management
5 10 (16.13%) CRM
6 9 (14.52%) ITIL
7 8 (12.90%) OO
7 8 (12.90%) Workflow
8 7 (11.29%) Coaching
9 6 (9.68%) Integration Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Process Improvement
9 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 6 (9.68%) Web Design
10 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.06%) Decision-Making
10 5 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 34 (54.84%) C#
2 28 (45.16%) SQL
3 20 (32.26%) VB.NET
4 17 (27.42%) VB6
5 13 (20.97%) JavaScript
6 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.45%) VBA
8 4 (6.45%) VBScript
9 3 (4.84%) Java
10 2 (3.23%) RPG
10 2 (3.23%) RPG IV
11 1 (1.61%) C
11 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Degree
2 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) SLA
2 6 (9.68%) ISO 9001
2 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.23%) GDPR
4 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.06%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.61%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) VMware
3 6 (9.68%) LexisNexis
4 4 (6.45%) Informatica
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) SolarWinds
4 4 (6.45%) Tableau
5 3 (4.84%) DevExpress
6 2 (3.23%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.61%) HP
7 1 (1.61%) Wyse