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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 177 71
Rank change year-on-year +66 -106  
Permanent jobs citing VB 98 70 191
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.13% 3.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.29% 2.57% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 72 63 181
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

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 2287 2721 2521
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 47.96% 44.07% 49.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 2378 2241
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +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 28 March 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 28 March 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
Staffordshire +29 33 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Birmingham +22 23 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Worcestershire -1 10 £45,000 +38.46%
Warwickshire +30 9 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Shropshire +4 8 £40,000 +40.35%
Coventry +12 7 £43,750 +43.44%
Solihull -15 3 - -
Herefordshire -18 3 £45,000 +5.88%
Wolverhampton +6 1 - -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 102 (68.00%) .NET
2 98 (65.33%) C#
3 87 (58.00%) SQL
4 77 (51.33%) SQL Server
5 55 (36.67%) ASP.NET
6 46 (30.67%) VB.NET
7 43 (28.67%) HTML
8 41 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 36 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 31 (20.67%) T-SQL
11 31 (20.67%) Business Intelligence
12 30 (20.00%) MVC
13 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
13 29 (19.33%) CSS
14 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
15 25 (16.67%) HTML5
16 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
16 24 (16.00%) Windows
17 23 (15.33%) TDD
17 23 (15.33%) VB6
17 23 (15.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (14.67%) Degree
18 22 (14.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 22 (14.67%) Finance
19 21 (14.00%) Retail
20 20 (13.33%) .NET Framework
20 20 (13.33%) Ajax
21 19 (12.67%) WCF
21 19 (12.67%) jQuery

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 6 (4.00%) FormScape
1 6 (4.00%) IIS
2 5 (3.33%) SAS
3 4 (2.67%) CMS
4 2 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 29 (19.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.67%) MS Office
3 3 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.67%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.67%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.67%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) G Suite
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) DHCP
1 7 (4.67%) DNS
1 7 (4.67%) VPN
2 5 (3.33%) 802.11
3 4 (2.67%) Broadband
4 3 (2.00%) Internet
5 2 (1.33%) Firewall
5 2 (1.33%) HTTP
6 1 (0.67%) RS-232
6 1 (0.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (51.33%) SQL Server
2 41 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (14.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (10.67%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 9 (6.00%) MySQL
8 8 (5.33%) Relational Database
8 8 (5.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (4.67%) MS Access
9 7 (4.67%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.67%) Neo4j
10 4 (2.67%) Riak
10 4 (2.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 4 (2.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (2.00%) DTS
11 3 (2.00%) RavenDB
11 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.33%) Visual Studio
3 8 (5.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 6 (4.00%) Selenium
5 4 (2.67%) Moq
5 4 (2.67%) MSTest
5 4 (2.67%) NUnit
5 4 (2.67%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (1.33%) JIRA
7 1 (0.67%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.67%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.67%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
General
1 22 (14.67%) Finance
2 21 (14.00%) Retail
3 7 (4.67%) Electronics
4 4 (2.67%) Automotive
4 4 (2.67%) Legal
4 4 (2.67%) Marketing
4 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Banking
6 1 (0.67%) German Language
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (55.33%) Developer
2 53 (35.33%) .NET Developer
3 37 (24.67%) SQL Developer
4 14 (9.33%) Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 10 (6.67%) VB Developer
7 9 (6.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 9 (6.00%) Applications Developer
7 9 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.00%) Database Developer
7 9 (6.00%) SQL Database Developer
7 9 (6.00%) T-SQL Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Architect
8 8 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.33%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.67%) Software Architect
9 7 (4.67%) VB.NET Developer
10 6 (4.00%) .NET Architect
10 6 (4.00%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (68.00%) .NET
2 55 (36.67%) ASP.NET
3 43 (28.67%) HTML
4 29 (19.33%) CSS
5 25 (16.67%) HTML5
6 23 (15.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 20 (13.33%) Ajax
8 19 (12.67%) jQuery
8 19 (12.67%) WCF
8 19 (12.67%) WinForms
9 18 (12.00%) XML
10 17 (11.33%) XHTML
11 16 (10.67%) CSS3
12 15 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (10.00%) Web Services
13 12 (8.00%) WPF
14 11 (7.33%) ASP.NET Web API
15 9 (6.00%) AngularJS
15 9 (6.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.67%) Animation
5 4 (2.67%) Fintech
6 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.00%) Online Gambling
6 3 (2.00%) User Experience
7 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.33%) Life Science
7 2 (1.33%) NHS
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.67%) EPoS
8 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (4.67%) Android
2 7 (4.67%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.67%) Linux
2 7 (4.67%) Windows 10
2 7 (4.67%) Windows 7
2 7 (4.67%) Windows 8
3 5 (3.33%) Windows Vista
4 3 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.67%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (20.00%) MVC
3 27 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (15.33%) TDD
5 14 (9.33%) OO
6 12 (8.00%) ITIL
7 11 (7.33%) Change Management
7 11 (7.33%) Web Development
8 10 (6.67%) E-Commerce
8 10 (6.67%) Migration
8 10 (6.67%) MVVM
8 10 (6.67%) SDLC
8 10 (6.67%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.00%) BDD
9 9 (6.00%) Scrum
10 8 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 8 (5.33%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (5.33%) Web Application Development
11 7 (4.67%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (65.33%) C#
2 87 (58.00%) SQL
3 46 (30.67%) VB.NET
4 31 (20.67%) T-SQL
5 24 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (15.33%) VB6
7 18 (12.00%) Java
8 13 (8.67%) Ruby
9 12 (8.00%) VBScript
10 11 (7.33%) C
11 10 (6.67%) VBA
12 7 (4.67%) PowerShell
12 7 (4.67%) TypeScript
13 6 (4.00%) PHP
13 6 (4.00%) Scala
14 5 (3.33%) C++
15 4 (2.67%) Erlang
15 4 (2.67%) MATLAB
16 2 (1.33%) COBOL
16 2 (1.33%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (14.67%) Degree
2 9 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.33%) CCNA
4 5 (3.33%) MCSE
5 4 (2.67%) CCIE
5 4 (2.67%) ISEB
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.67%) MCPD
6 1 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) QA
2 10 (6.67%) SLA
3 5 (3.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.67%) GAMP
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) AirWatch
1 5 (3.33%) SCCM
2 4 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.67%) Cisco UCCE
2 4 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 40 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.67%) VMware
3 6 (4.00%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.33%) Dell
4 5 (3.33%) Google
4 5 (3.33%) HP
4 5 (3.33%) SAP
5 4 (2.67%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) CODA
6 3 (2.00%) IFS
6 3 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (0.67%) Cognos
7 1 (0.67%) Micro Focus
7 1 (0.67%) Tableau
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Salary: £22k - 65k per year
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £43000 per annum + competitive package
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
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