The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for VB6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VB6 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 229 156
Rank change year-on-year +32 -73  
Permanent jobs citing VB6 13 12 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.19% 1.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.56% 0.44% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11 12 64
Median salary £40,000 £28,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.35% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year -4.00% -0.66%  

VB6 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 2314 2709 2495
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 48.30% 43.84% 49.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1998 2371 2218
Median salary £39,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

VB6
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing VB6 as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for VB6 in the West Midlands

VB6
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VB6 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for VB6 in the West Midlands

VB6
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VB6 in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VB6 in the West Midlands

VB6
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 VB6 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Shropshire +4 8 £40,000 -
Worcestershire - 4 £55,000 -
Staffordshire +7 1 - -
VB6
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing VB6 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 VB6.

1 23 (100.00%) VB
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) VB.NET
3 17 (73.91%) SQL
4 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
5 12 (52.17%) C#
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (34.78%) Ruby
6 8 (34.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 8 (34.78%) Change Management
6 8 (34.78%) HTML
6 8 (34.78%) CSS
6 8 (34.78%) MySQL
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
6 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
6 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (34.78%) CSS3
6 8 (34.78%) HTML5
7 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
7 7 (30.43%) C
7 7 (30.43%) Electronics
7 7 (30.43%) Retail
7 7 (30.43%) Time Management
7 7 (30.43%) Android
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) XML
9 4 (17.39%) Windows

VB6
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 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (34.78%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (34.78%) MySQL
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (30.43%) Electronics
1 7 (30.43%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 15 (65.22%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Development Manager
5 4 (17.39%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (17.39%) Software Manager
5 4 (17.39%) VB Developer
5 4 (17.39%) VB.NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) VB6 Developer
8 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (4.35%) Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (56.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) CSS
3 8 (34.78%) CSS3
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) HTML5
3 8 (34.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (17.39%) XML
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (13.04%) WinForms
5 3 (13.04%) WPF
6 1 (4.35%) Web Services
6 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Online Gambling
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Android
1 7 (30.43%) Apple iOS
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Change Management
1 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 7 (30.43%) Time Management
3 4 (17.39%) SDLC
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) B2B
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) Content Management
6 1 (4.35%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Document Management
6 1 (4.35%) E-Procurement
6 1 (4.35%) ERP
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) VB
2 20 (86.96%) VB.NET
3 17 (73.91%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) Ruby
6 7 (30.43%) C
7 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (4.35%) PHP
8 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft