Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 218 229 210
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 -49
Permanent jobs citing VB 59 81 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.83% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.86% 1.64% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 49 64 99
West Midlands median annual salary £38,132 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.67% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,550 £29,000 £23,950
90th Percentile £48,500 £73,375 £52,500
England median annual salary £42,905 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.66% +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 3,179 4,944 4,837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 41.45% 50.68% 46.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,608 4,139 4,090
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,700 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Staffordshire +30 25 £38,000 -5.00% 4
Birmingham +8 24 £38,132 -10.28% 5
Warwickshire +35 4 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Walsall +5 3 - - 2
Coventry +14 1 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Shropshire -12 1 £26,500 -33.75% 2
Solihull - 1 - -
VB
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 46 (77.97%) SQL
2 34 (57.63%) .NET
3 33 (55.93%) SQL Server
4 30 (50.85%) SDLC
5 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET
6 22 (37.29%) C#
7 21 (35.59%) VB6
8 20 (33.90%) VB.NET
9 19 (32.20%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (25.42%) Finance
10 15 (25.42%) Java
11 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
12 12 (20.34%) ETL
13 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (16.95%) Degree
14 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
15 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
15 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
16 8 (13.56%) HP ALM
16 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
16 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
16 8 (13.56%) HP
16 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
16 8 (13.56%) ERP
17 7 (11.86%) EAI
17 7 (11.86%) RPG
17 7 (11.86%) ITIL
17 7 (11.86%) JD Edwards

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 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 2 (3.39%) DNN
4 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (5.08%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) FTP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
2 4 (6.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (55.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.78%) DB2
5 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
3 3 (5.08%) JIRA
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) Liquibase
5 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 6 (10.17%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
5 2 (3.39%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 20 (33.90%) .NET Developer
3 17 (28.81%) VB.NET Developer
4 14 (23.73%) Analyst
5 9 (15.25%) SQL Developer
6 8 (13.56%) C# Developer
6 8 (13.56%) Test Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Integration Developer
7 7 (11.86%) RPG Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Team Leader
10 4 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (6.78%) Senior VB.NET Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Software Team Leader
11 3 (5.08%) SSRS Developer
11 3 (5.08%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (57.63%) .NET
2 26 (44.07%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.86%) EDI
3 7 (11.86%) Middleware
4 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 6 (10.17%) CSS
4 6 (10.17%) HTML
4 6 (10.17%) XML
5 5 (8.47%) JSON
6 4 (6.78%) RESTful
7 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.08%) MDX
8 2 (3.39%) WCF
9 1 (1.69%) LINQ
9 1 (1.69%) Node.js
9 1 (1.69%) React
9 1 (1.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.69%) Web Services
9 1 (1.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.25%) Management Information System
3 7 (11.86%) AS400
3 7 (11.86%) iSeries
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Android
2 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
2 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) SDLC
2 12 (20.34%) ETL
3 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.25%) Decision-Making
5 8 (13.56%) ERP
5 8 (13.56%) Software Engineering
5 8 (13.56%) Test Automation
6 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity
6 7 (11.86%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.86%) EAI
6 7 (11.86%) ITIL
6 7 (11.86%) MVC
6 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (11.86%) SOA
6 7 (11.86%) Technical Architecture
6 7 (11.86%) Workflow
7 6 (10.17%) CRM
7 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
8 5 (8.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (77.97%) SQL
2 22 (37.29%) C#
3 21 (35.59%) VB6
4 20 (33.90%) VB.NET
5 15 (25.42%) Java
6 7 (11.86%) RPG
6 7 (11.86%) RPG IV
7 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.78%) C
8 4 (6.78%) PL/SQL
8 4 (6.78%) VBA
9 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
9 3 (5.08%) VBScript
10 2 (3.39%) C++
11 1 (1.69%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) HP ALM
1 8 (13.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) HP
3 7 (11.86%) JD Edwards
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Tableau
5 3 (5.08%) Aderant
5 3 (5.08%) DevExpress