The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 172 201 173
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -28
Permanent jobs citing VBA 80 36 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.54% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.31% 0.92% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 76 30 71
Average salary £35,000 £30,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.75% +5.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,100 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
VBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3458 3910 4526
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.17% 58.59% 60.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3016 3392 3973
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VBA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

VBA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VBA across the North West region.

VBA Salary Trend in the North West

VBA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

VBA Salary Histogram in the North West

VBA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 53 £37,500 +50.00% 12
Cheshire +13 18 £36,000 +10.76% 5
Lancashire +9 8 £17,127 -39.37%
Merseyside 0 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VBA.

1 92 (70.77%) SQL Server
2 86 (66.15%) SQL
3 61 (46.92%) MS Excel
4 58 (44.62%) Business Intelligence
5 54 (41.54%) Analytical Skills
6 52 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (35.38%) Finance
8 44 (33.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 41 (31.54%) .NET
10 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
11 35 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (23.08%) C#
13 29 (22.31%) Windows
14 27 (20.77%) XML
15 25 (19.23%) T-SQL
15 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (16.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
17 18 (13.85%) Degree
18 17 (13.08%) Oracle
19 16 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (12.31%) ERP
19 16 (12.31%) MS Visio
19 16 (12.31%) SQL Server 2005
19 16 (12.31%) Visualisation
20 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
20 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
20 15 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (11.54%) LINQ
20 15 (11.54%) WCF

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing VBA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.38%) SAS
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (4.62%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 61 (46.92%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (12.31%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.15%) MS Office
5 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.85%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
1 3 (2.31%) DNS
1 3 (2.31%) Firewall
2 1 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (70.77%) SQL Server
2 52 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (33.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (16.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (12.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (10.77%) MS Access
8 11 (8.46%) QlikView
8 11 (8.46%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (4.62%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (3.85%) Essbase
10 5 (3.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (3.08%) Data Mining
12 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
13 2 (1.54%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) NUnit
1 15 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.31%) Xcode
4 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.77%) ERwin
General
1 46 (35.38%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.38%) Marketing
4 5 (3.85%) Retail
5 3 (2.31%) Billing
5 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 70 (53.85%) Analyst
2 44 (33.85%) Developer
3 19 (14.62%) Business Analyst
4 18 (13.85%) Software Developer
5 17 (13.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 16 (12.31%) MI Analyst
7 15 (11.54%) C# Developer
8 13 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
9 11 (8.46%) Data Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Agile C# Developer
11 7 (5.38%) Report Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) SQL Developer
12 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) Server Analyst
13 5 (3.85%) Web Analyst
13 5 (3.85%) Analyst Developer
14 4 (3.08%) Access Developer
14 4 (3.08%) Support Technician
14 4 (3.08%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.54%) .NET
2 27 (20.77%) XML
3 15 (11.54%) SOAP
3 15 (11.54%) Web Services
3 15 (11.54%) MSMQ
3 15 (11.54%) WCF
3 15 (11.54%) WPF
3 15 (11.54%) LINQ
3 15 (11.54%) REST
4 11 (8.46%) .NET Framework
5 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.92%) jQuery
7 8 (6.15%) HTML
7 8 (6.15%) CSS
8 7 (5.38%) HTML5
9 4 (3.08%) DAO
9 4 (3.08%) ADO
9 4 (3.08%) XSL
10 3 (2.31%) iOS SDK
11 2 (1.54%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 54 (41.54%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.31%) Visualisation
3 8 (6.15%) Data Extraction
4 7 (5.38%) N-Tier
5 6 (4.62%) User Experience
6 5 (3.85%) FMCG
6 5 (3.85%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.31%) Statistics
7 3 (2.31%) Open Source
8 2 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.54%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.31%) Windows
2 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.08%) UNIX
5 3 (2.31%) Android
5 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (44.62%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (12.31%) ERP
4 15 (11.54%) UML
4 15 (11.54%) TDD
4 15 (11.54%) ETL
4 15 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.46%) Data Analysis
6 9 (6.92%) Web Development
6 9 (6.92%) Business Analysis
6 9 (6.92%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.92%) Analytics
7 7 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.38%) MVC
7 7 (5.38%) Scrum
8 6 (4.62%) Data Management
8 6 (4.62%) Web Analytics
8 6 (4.62%) Project Management
8 6 (4.62%) Migration
8 6 (4.62%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 86 (66.15%) SQL
2 30 (23.08%) C#
3 25 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 15 (11.54%) VB
5 14 (10.77%) VB.NET
6 13 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 8 (6.15%) VBScript
8 3 (2.31%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.54%) VB6
9 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.54%) Python
9 2 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (0.77%) Java
10 1 (0.77%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Degree
2 4 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) VCP4
3 3 (2.31%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 40 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.08%) Oracle
3 14 (10.77%) Business Objects
4 11 (8.46%) Cognos
5 7 (5.38%) Google
6 6 (4.62%) SYSPRO
7 5 (3.85%) IBM
7 5 (3.85%) Hyperion
8 4 (3.08%) DevExpress
9 3 (2.31%) Cisco
9 3 (2.31%) SAP
10 1 (0.77%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.77%) Teradata
10 1 (0.77%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.77%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.77%) Citrix
10 1 (0.77%) Tableau
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