Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 177 208
Rank change year-on-year -37 +31 -91
Permanent jobs citing VB 85 167 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 1.67% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.06% 3.18% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 75 142 141
West Midlands median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.20% +3.75%

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 4,129 5,259 5,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.50% 52.57% 43.38%
Number of salaries quoted 3,497 4,589 4,402
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -6 39 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Staffordshire -11 17 £38,000 +4.11% 2
Worcestershire +10 9 £35,000 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire +27 7 £29,000 -31.76% 8
Solihull +10 4 - - 1
Walsall - 3 - -
Coventry +1 2 £42,500 +4.70% 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 54 (63.53%) C#
1 54 (63.53%) .NET
2 40 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 37 (43.53%) Finance
4 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
5 27 (31.76%) ASP.NET
6 26 (30.59%) CSS
7 23 (27.06%) VB.NET
8 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
10 20 (23.53%) SQL
11 19 (22.35%) MVC
11 19 (22.35%) Content Management
12 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 17 (20.00%) Project Management
12 17 (20.00%) HTML
13 16 (18.82%) OO
14 15 (17.65%) Windows
15 14 (16.47%) SDLC
16 13 (15.29%) Degree
16 13 (15.29%) JSON
16 13 (15.29%) VMware
17 12 (14.12%) TDD
17 12 (14.12%) Management Information System
17 12 (14.12%) Web Services
18 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
18 10 (11.76%) Document Management
18 10 (11.76%) jQuery
18 10 (11.76%) 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 9 (10.59%) CMS
1 9 (10.59%) IIS
1 9 (10.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (5.88%) Office 365
2 3 (3.53%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.59%) SSL
2 5 (5.88%) Firewall
3 4 (4.71%) SAN
3 4 (4.71%) Wireless
4 3 (3.53%) DNS
4 3 (3.53%) Internet
5 1 (1.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.71%) DB2
4 4 (4.71%) MySQL
4 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
1 6 (7.06%) Subversion
2 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.71%) PROIV
2 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (43.53%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
2 9 (10.59%) Law
2 9 (10.59%) Legal
2 9 (10.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.06%) Automotive
4 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
6 2 (2.35%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (55.29%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) Software Developer
3 12 (14.12%) C# Developer
4 11 (12.94%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) Implementation Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) Software Consultant
5 10 (11.76%) Software Implementation Consultant
6 8 (9.41%) IT Support
7 7 (8.24%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (7.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) VB Developer
9 5 (5.88%) ASP Developer
9 5 (5.88%) IT Technician
9 5 (5.88%) Linux Support
9 5 (5.88%) Linux Technician
9 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (4.71%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (63.53%) .NET
2 27 (31.76%) ASP.NET
3 26 (30.59%) CSS
4 17 (20.00%) HTML
5 13 (15.29%) JSON
6 12 (14.12%) Web Services
7 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 10 (11.76%) jQuery
8 9 (10.59%) Entity Framework
8 9 (10.59%) LINQ
8 9 (10.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (10.59%) WCF
9 5 (5.88%) WPF
10 4 (4.71%) RESTful
10 4 (4.71%) XML
11 1 (1.18%) HTML5
11 1 (1.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.88%) Fintech
3 5 (5.88%) User Experience
4 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) Minimum Viable Product
5 3 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.65%) Windows
2 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.59%) Linux
4 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE
5 1 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.35%) Content Management
2 19 (22.35%) MVC
3 17 (20.00%) Project Management
4 16 (18.82%) OO
5 14 (16.47%) SDLC
6 12 (14.12%) TDD
7 10 (11.76%) Coaching
7 10 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (11.76%) Document Management
7 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Content Management
7 10 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 10 (11.76%) Presales
7 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.59%) Integration Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Process Improvement
8 9 (10.59%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (10.59%) Unit Testing
8 9 (10.59%) Web Design
8 9 (10.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (63.53%) C#
2 28 (32.94%) JavaScript
3 23 (27.06%) VB.NET
4 20 (23.53%) SQL
5 17 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (11.76%) Java
6 10 (11.76%) VBScript
7 7 (8.24%) C++
7 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
8 6 (7.06%) VB6
9 5 (5.88%) PHP
10 4 (4.71%) Delphi
10 4 (4.71%) Fortran
10 4 (4.71%) Progress 4GL
10 4 (4.71%) Python
11 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.53%) Ruby
12 2 (2.35%) COBOL
12 2 (2.35%) VBA
13 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.53%) MCP
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.59%) ISO 9001
1 9 (10.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.06%) SLA
3 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.88%) vSphere
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 3 (3.53%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) LexisNexis
4 5 (5.88%) Oracle
5 4 (4.71%) Informatica
5 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.53%) Citrix
6 3 (3.53%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.35%) Tableau
8 1 (1.18%) HP
8 1 (1.18%) Juniper
8 1 (1.18%) Wyse