Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 219 166
Rank change year-on-year -7 -53 -81
Permanent jobs citing VB 101 126 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.10% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.93% 2.40% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 82 117 184
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £28,300 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £52,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 5237 5240 5155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.71% 45.84% 47.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4523 4387 4588
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,150 £23,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £58,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +35 33 £38,000 -10.59% 1
Staffordshire +15 21 £38,750 +19.23% 4
Shropshire +5 17 £40,000 +12.68% 1
Worcestershire -8 11 £43,750 +38.89% 1
Warwickshire -3 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Coventry -3 3 £27,500 -1.79%
Wolverhampton -4 2 £26,500 -29.33%
Herefordshire - 1 £37,000 - 1
VB
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 58 (57.43%) .NET
2 44 (43.56%) C#
2 44 (43.56%) HTML
3 40 (39.60%) SQL Server
3 40 (39.60%) SQL
3 40 (39.60%) CSS
4 38 (37.62%) VB.NET
5 33 (32.67%) ASP.NET
6 31 (30.69%) Microsoft
7 28 (27.72%) VB6
8 27 (26.73%) PowerShell
9 26 (25.74%) HTML5
9 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
11 22 (21.78%) Ruby
12 20 (19.80%) Android
12 20 (19.80%) Apple iOS
13 19 (18.81%) CSS3
14 18 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (17.82%) Windows
15 17 (16.83%) Change Management
15 17 (16.83%) C
15 17 (16.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 16 (15.84%) Java
16 16 (15.84%) MySQL
16 16 (15.84%) Electronics
17 15 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (14.85%) E-Commerce

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 (8.91%) CMS
1 9 (8.91%) IIS
2 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (2.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) OpenEdge
3 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.99%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.95%) G Suite
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) VPN
2 5 (4.95%) 802.11
2 5 (4.95%) DHCP
2 5 (4.95%) DNS
3 3 (2.97%) Firewall
3 3 (2.97%) Skype
3 3 (2.97%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.99%) Extranet
5 1 (0.99%) Intranet
5 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (39.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 17 (16.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (15.84%) MySQL
4 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (14.85%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.92%) MS Access
7 6 (5.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (4.95%) MongoDB
8 5 (4.95%) RavenDB
9 3 (2.97%) OLAP
10 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.99%) Big Data
11 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.99%) Power BI
11 1 (0.99%) Spark SQL
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.92%) TeamCity
2 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.95%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.96%) JIRA
5 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.97%) Subversion
6 2 (1.98%) InstallShield
6 2 (1.98%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.98%) MSI
6 2 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.99%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.99%) Selenium
7 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (15.84%) Electronics
2 15 (14.85%) Retail
3 12 (11.88%) Finance
4 6 (5.94%) Marketing
4 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.95%) Automotive
6 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.98%) Banking
7 2 (1.98%) Legal
8 1 (0.99%) Back Office
8 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (53.47%) Developer
2 34 (33.66%) .NET Developer
3 18 (17.82%) VB Developer
3 18 (17.82%) VB6 Developer
4 17 (16.83%) Senior Developer
4 17 (16.83%) SQL Developer
5 16 (15.84%) VB.NET Developer
6 13 (12.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 13 (12.87%) C# Developer
7 11 (10.89%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 9 (8.91%) Analyst
8 9 (8.91%) Senior Web Developer
8 9 (8.91%) Web Developer
9 8 (7.92%) Senior VB Developer
9 8 (7.92%) Senior VB6 Developer
10 5 (4.95%) Architect
10 5 (4.95%) DevOps Architect
10 5 (4.95%) PC Support
10 5 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (57.43%) .NET
2 44 (43.56%) HTML
3 40 (39.60%) CSS
4 33 (32.67%) ASP.NET
5 26 (25.74%) HTML5
6 19 (18.81%) CSS3
7 14 (13.86%) jQuery
7 14 (13.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 12 (11.88%) XML
9 11 (10.89%) Web Services
10 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (9.90%) JSON
11 7 (6.93%) .NET Framework
12 6 (5.94%) AngularJS
12 6 (5.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (4.95%) 802.1X
13 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 4 (3.96%) WinForms
15 2 (1.98%) Ajax
15 2 (1.98%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.94%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.94%) Replication
3 5 (4.95%) Fintech
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) iPhone
5 2 (1.98%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Android
1 20 (19.80%) Apple iOS
2 18 (17.82%) Windows
3 9 (8.91%) Linux
4 7 (6.93%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.97%) Unix
8 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.97%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.83%) Change Management
3 15 (14.85%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (14.85%) E-Commerce
4 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
4 13 (12.87%) ITIL
5 12 (11.88%) MVC
6 11 (10.89%) Web Development
7 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.92%) DevOps
7 8 (7.92%) Service Delivery
7 8 (7.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.93%) SDLC
9 6 (5.94%) Change Control
9 6 (5.94%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (5.94%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (5.94%) Scrum
10 5 (4.95%) Integration Testing
10 5 (4.95%) Use Case
10 5 (4.95%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (43.56%) C#
2 40 (39.60%) SQL
3 38 (37.62%) VB.NET
4 28 (27.72%) VB6
5 27 (26.73%) PowerShell
6 23 (22.77%) JavaScript
7 22 (21.78%) Ruby
8 17 (16.83%) C
9 16 (15.84%) Java
10 14 (13.86%) Python
11 11 (10.89%) C++
11 11 (10.89%) T-SQL
12 8 (7.92%) Bash Shell
13 5 (4.95%) PHP
14 4 (3.96%) MATLAB
14 4 (3.96%) VBScript
14 4 (3.96%) X++
15 3 (2.97%) VBA
16 2 (1.98%) Delphi
17 1 (0.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Degree
2 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.94%) MCSE
4 5 (4.95%) CCNA
4 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (4.95%) Master's Degree
5 3 (2.97%) MCPD
5 3 (2.97%) MOS
6 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) MiFID
System Software
1 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
3 3 (2.97%) XenApp
3 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (13.86%) SCCM
2 8 (7.92%) Ansible
2 8 (7.92%) Puppet
3 6 (5.94%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.98%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (30.69%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) VMware
3 7 (6.93%) Dell
4 6 (5.94%) HP
5 5 (4.95%) Citrix
5 5 (4.95%) Google
6 3 (2.97%) Acronis
6 3 (2.97%) Apple
6 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.97%) Juniper
6 3 (2.97%) Oracle
6 3 (2.97%) SaltStack
6 3 (2.97%) Tableau
7 2 (1.98%) AppSense
7 2 (1.98%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.98%) Wyse
8 1 (0.99%) Informatica
8 1 (0.99%) LexisNexis
8 1 (0.99%) McAfee
8 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds