Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 238 192
Rank change year-on-year +11 -46 +17
Permanent jobs citing VB 48 71 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.81% 1.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.42% 1.83% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 35 60 117
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £32,900 £28,250 £27,950
90th Percentile £57,000 £57,500 £50,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 3,374 3,877 5,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.05% 44.12% 53.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2,822 3,302 4,630
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,250 £25,000 £24,988
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +18 28 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Birmingham +24 10 £42,500 - 1
Shropshire - 5 £47,500 - 3
Tipton - 3 £40,000 -
Coventry +4 1 £35,000 -17.65%
Worcestershire -18 1 £50,000 +42.86% 2
VB
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 35 (72.92%) C#
2 32 (66.67%) .NET
3 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 23 (47.92%) VB6
6 22 (45.83%) SDLC
7 21 (43.75%) VB.NET
8 15 (31.25%) SQL
9 14 (29.17%) C++
10 10 (20.83%) Android
11 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.58%) HTML
12 7 (14.58%) Java
12 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (14.58%) Windows
12 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
12 7 (14.58%) Degree
12 7 (14.58%) SCADA
13 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (12.50%) CSS
13 6 (12.50%) N-Tier
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle
14 5 (10.42%) ActionScript
14 5 (10.42%) Automotive
14 5 (10.42%) Web Development
14 5 (10.42%) Driving Licence
14 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
14 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
14 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework

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 3 (6.25%) WinCC
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Summit
2 2 (4.17%) Infor CRM
3 1 (2.08%) SAP MII
3 1 (2.08%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.08%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) DHCP
1 4 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) MS Access
4 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.08%) Power BI
4 1 (2.08%) Riak
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (10.42%) Automotive
2 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Developer
2 15 (31.25%) .NET Developer
3 14 (29.17%) VB.NET Developer
4 13 (27.08%) C# Developer
5 9 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (18.75%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Android Developer
6 4 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Software Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) PLC Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Programmer
7 3 (6.25%) SCADA Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (66.67%) .NET
2 24 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (14.58%) HTML
4 6 (12.50%) CSS
5 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.42%) CSS3
5 5 (10.42%) HTML5
6 4 (8.33%) Web Services
7 2 (4.17%) ADO
7 2 (4.17%) COM
7 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.17%) WinForms
8 1 (2.08%) ActiveX
8 1 (2.08%) Ajax
8 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.08%) IDoc
8 1 (2.08%) jQuery
8 1 (2.08%) SAPUI5
8 1 (2.08%) XML
8 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) SCADA
2 6 (12.50%) N-Tier
3 5 (10.42%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.83%) Android
2 7 (14.58%) Windows
3 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) SDLC
2 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.42%) Web Development
5 4 (8.33%) High Availability
5 4 (8.33%) System Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.25%) Business Process Analysis
6 3 (6.25%) Coaching
6 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.25%) MVC
6 3 (6.25%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.25%) Scrum
6 3 (6.25%) SOA
7 2 (4.17%) CRM
7 2 (4.17%) ERP
7 2 (4.17%) Fit Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) C#
2 23 (47.92%) VB6
3 21 (43.75%) VB.NET
4 15 (31.25%) SQL
5 14 (29.17%) C++
6 7 (14.58%) Java
6 7 (14.58%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.42%) ActionScript
7 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
8 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.25%) COBOL
9 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.25%) VBScript
10 2 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 2 (4.17%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (2.08%) Erlang
11 1 (2.08%) Go
11 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) BladeLogic
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Progress
3 3 (6.25%) Rockwell
3 3 (6.25%) Wonderware
4 2 (4.17%) Infor
5 1 (2.08%) CA
5 1 (2.08%) DevExpress
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) VMware