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

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 156 201
Rank change year-on-year -60 +45 -104
Permanent jobs citing VB 89 180 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.84% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 3.61% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 79 143 148
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,250 £23,850
90th Percentile £61,250 £45,925 £48,038
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 4,440 4,993 5,367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.78% 50.91% 43.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3,706 4,342 4,581
West Midlands median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 June 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 June 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 -14 40 £42,500 +6.25%
Staffordshire -24 21 £35,000 -4.11% 3
Worcestershire +11 8 £35,000 -20.00% 3
Warwickshire +9 8 £29,000 -31.76% 6
Solihull +8 4 - -
Shropshire -7 3 - - 1
Coventry -14 1 £41,500 -0.11% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 59 (66.29%) .NET
2 57 (64.04%) C#
3 41 (46.07%) SQL Server
4 35 (39.33%) Finance
5 28 (31.46%) VB.NET
5 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
6 27 (30.34%) SQL
6 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
7 26 (29.21%) CSS
8 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (22.47%) Content Management
9 19 (21.35%) MVC
10 18 (20.22%) Project Management
10 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
10 18 (20.22%) Windows
11 17 (19.10%) HTML
12 16 (17.98%) OO
13 15 (16.85%) Web Services
13 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
14 14 (15.73%) Degree
14 14 (15.73%) SDLC
15 13 (14.61%) Mentoring
15 13 (14.61%) JSON
15 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 13 (14.61%) Unit Testing
16 12 (13.48%) Management Information System
16 12 (13.48%) Linux
17 11 (12.36%) Java
17 11 (12.36%) TDD
17 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008

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 10 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 9 (10.11%) CMS
2 9 (10.11%) IIS
3 4 (4.49%) Confluence
4 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (1.12%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.12%) Movex
1 1 (1.12%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Office 365
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) SSL
2 6 (6.74%) Internet
3 5 (5.62%) Firewall
4 4 (4.49%) Wireless
5 3 (3.37%) DNS
6 1 (1.12%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (46.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (12.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.37%) MS Access
5 2 (2.25%) MySQL
5 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) Power BI
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Subversion
2 4 (4.49%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.49%) JIRA
2 4 (4.49%) PROIV
3 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 35 (39.33%) Finance
2 9 (10.11%) Banking
2 9 (10.11%) Law
2 9 (10.11%) Legal
2 9 (10.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.49%) Automotive
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (57.30%) Developer
2 19 (21.35%) Software Developer
3 17 (19.10%) C# Developer
4 14 (15.73%) .NET Developer
5 11 (12.36%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (12.36%) Consultant
5 11 (12.36%) Implementation Consultant
5 11 (12.36%) Software Consultant
5 11 (12.36%) Software Implementation Consultant
6 8 (8.99%) IT Support
7 7 (7.87%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (7.87%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (6.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (6.74%) Operations Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Linux Support
9 5 (5.62%) Linux Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (66.29%) .NET
2 27 (30.34%) ASP.NET
3 26 (29.21%) CSS
4 17 (19.10%) HTML
5 15 (16.85%) Web Services
6 13 (14.61%) JSON
7 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
7 10 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (11.24%) jQuery
8 9 (10.11%) Entity Framework
8 9 (10.11%) LINQ
8 9 (10.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (10.11%) WCF
9 5 (5.62%) WinForms
9 5 (5.62%) WPF
10 4 (4.49%) RESTful
10 4 (4.49%) XML
11 1 (1.12%) Classic ASP
11 1 (1.12%) HTML5
11 1 (1.12%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.74%) Minimum Viable Product
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) User Experience
4 4 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.49%) Fintech
4 4 (4.49%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (20.22%) Windows
2 12 (13.48%) Linux
3 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.25%) Unix
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) SUSE
5 1 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (22.47%) Content Management
2 19 (21.35%) MVC
3 18 (20.22%) Project Management
4 16 (17.98%) OO
5 14 (15.73%) SDLC
6 13 (14.61%) Mentoring
6 13 (14.61%) Unit Testing
7 11 (12.36%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (12.36%) Document Management
7 11 (12.36%) Enterprise Content Management
7 11 (12.36%) Presales
7 11 (12.36%) TDD
8 10 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.24%) Process Improvement
8 10 (11.24%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.24%) Software Engineering
9 9 (10.11%) Integration Testing
9 9 (10.11%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (10.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.04%) C#
2 28 (31.46%) JavaScript
2 28 (31.46%) VB.NET
3 27 (30.34%) SQL
4 15 (16.85%) PowerShell
5 11 (12.36%) Java
6 10 (11.24%) VB6
6 10 (11.24%) VBScript
7 8 (8.99%) C++
8 7 (7.87%) Python
9 6 (6.74%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.74%) Ruby
10 5 (5.62%) PHP
11 4 (4.49%) Delphi
11 4 (4.49%) Fortran
11 4 (4.49%) Progress 4GL
12 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 2 (2.25%) COBOL
14 1 (1.12%) C
14 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.37%) MCP
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.11%) ISO 9001
1 9 (10.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.49%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.62%) vSphere
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
1 3 (3.37%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.11%) LexisNexis
2 9 (10.11%) VMware
3 3 (3.37%) Citrix
3 3 (3.37%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.12%) Aderant
4 1 (1.12%) HP
4 1 (1.12%) Juniper
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle