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 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 226 164
Rank change year-on-year +21 -62  
Permanent jobs citing VB6 18 15 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.25% 1.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.69% 0.57% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 17 13 60
Median salary £40,000 £28,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.85% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 2600 2615 2687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 52.94% 43.12% 49.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2269 2223 2423
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +24 17 £40,000 -2.43%
Worcestershire - 1 £55,000 -
VB6
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (100.00%) VB
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 27 (93.10%) VB.NET
2 27 (93.10%) SQL
3 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (68.97%) Ruby
4 20 (68.97%) Ruby on Rails
4 20 (68.97%) Change Management
4 20 (68.97%) CSS
4 20 (68.97%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (68.97%) E-Commerce
4 20 (68.97%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (68.97%) MySQL
4 20 (68.97%) HTML
4 20 (68.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (68.97%) HTML5
4 20 (68.97%) CSS3
5 18 (62.07%) Apple iOS
5 18 (62.07%) Android
5 18 (62.07%) C
5 18 (62.07%) Electronics
5 18 (62.07%) Retail
6 9 (31.03%) C#
6 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
7 6 (20.69%) Linux
7 6 (20.69%) Time Management
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (68.97%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (68.97%) MySQL
2 20 (68.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (62.07%) Electronics
1 18 (62.07%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) Developer
2 21 (72.41%) .NET Developer
3 18 (62.07%) SQL Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Software Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Development Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Software Development Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Software Manager
6 3 (10.34%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (100.00%) .NET
2 20 (68.97%) CSS
2 20 (68.97%) CSS3
2 20 (68.97%) HTML
2 20 (68.97%) HTML5
2 20 (68.97%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
4 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (10.34%) WinForms
4 3 (10.34%) WPF
4 3 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Android
1 18 (62.07%) Apple iOS
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Business Intelligence
1 20 (68.97%) Change Management
1 20 (68.97%) E-Commerce
2 6 (20.69%) Time Management
3 4 (13.79%) SDLC
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
5 2 (6.90%) Coaching
5 2 (6.90%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) VB
2 27 (93.10%) SQL
2 27 (93.10%) VB.NET
3 20 (68.97%) Ruby
4 18 (62.07%) C
5 9 (31.03%) C#
6 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree