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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 172 183 210
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +27
Permanent jobs citing VBA 60 75 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.15% 0.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.05% 2.21% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 53 70 48
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £37,800
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
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
2926 3389 3982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.58% 52.18% 56.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2496 2864 3414
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -14 40 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Lancashire +14 16 £33,250 +33.00% 1
Cheshire +18 5 £28,500 -5.00% 3
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 104 (85.95%) SQL
2 74 (61.16%) Finance
3 72 (59.50%) Business Intelligence
4 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
5 48 (39.67%) Microsoft
6 47 (38.84%) MS Excel
7 41 (33.88%) Analytical Skills
8 39 (32.23%) QlikView
9 26 (21.49%) E-Commerce
9 26 (21.49%) Tableau
10 25 (20.66%) Visualisation
11 24 (19.83%) Qlik Sense
12 22 (18.18%) MS Office
13 21 (17.36%) .NET
13 21 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 19 (15.70%) Management Information System
15 18 (14.88%) Data Analysis
15 18 (14.88%) Analytics
16 17 (14.05%) VBScript
17 16 (13.22%) C#
17 16 (13.22%) Windows
17 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (12.40%) XML
18 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 14 (11.57%) Degree
19 14 (11.57%) PowerPivot
19 14 (11.57%) Dashboard Development
20 13 (10.74%) SOAP
21 12 (9.92%) MS Access
21 12 (9.92%) T-SQL

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (5.79%) SAS
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 47 (38.84%) MS Excel
2 22 (18.18%) MS Office
3 6 (4.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.13%) Visualfiles
3 2 (1.65%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.83%) AdWords
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (49.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (32.23%) QlikView
3 24 (19.83%) Qlik Sense
4 21 (17.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (12.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (11.57%) PowerPivot
7 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Power View
7 12 (9.92%) MS Access
7 12 (9.92%) Pentaho
7 12 (9.92%) Power BI
7 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (7.44%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (5.79%) Data Mining
9 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (4.96%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (4.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 5 (4.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (3.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
1 9 (7.44%) NUnit
1 9 (7.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (6.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (61.16%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Legal
3 6 (4.96%) Law
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 2 (1.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (53.72%) Analyst
2 44 (36.36%) Developer
3 39 (32.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 20 (16.53%) SQL Developer
5 13 (10.74%) SQL Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Agile C# Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Agile Developer
7 9 (7.44%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.44%) C# Software Developer
7 9 (7.44%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Analyst Developer
9 6 (4.96%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Excel Developer
9 6 (4.96%) QlikView Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.13%) Commercial Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.36%) .NET
2 15 (12.40%) XML
3 13 (10.74%) SOAP
4 9 (7.44%) LINQ
4 9 (7.44%) MSMQ
4 9 (7.44%) REST
4 9 (7.44%) WCF
4 9 (7.44%) Web Services
4 9 (7.44%) WPF
5 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.65%) ADO
5 2 (1.65%) DAO
5 2 (1.65%) HTML
6 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 41 (33.88%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (20.66%) Visualisation
3 19 (15.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.79%) Statistics
5 6 (4.96%) Mathematics
6 5 (4.13%) Data Structures
6 5 (4.13%) Economics
7 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Fintech
9 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.65%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.83%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.83%) iPad
10 1 (0.83%) Replication
10 1 (0.83%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.22%) Windows
2 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.65%) Unix
3 2 (1.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (59.50%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (21.49%) E-Commerce
3 18 (14.88%) Analytics
3 18 (14.88%) Data Analysis
4 16 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (11.57%) Dashboard Development
6 12 (9.92%) Data Analytics
7 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.44%) TDD
7 9 (7.44%) UML
8 8 (6.61%) Business Analysis
8 8 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.96%) ETL
9 6 (4.96%) Time Management
10 5 (4.13%) Case Management
10 5 (4.13%) CRM
11 4 (3.31%) Process Improvement
12 3 (2.48%) ERP
12 3 (2.48%) Pay per click
12 3 (2.48%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 104 (85.95%) SQL
2 17 (14.05%) VBScript
3 16 (13.22%) C#
4 12 (9.92%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.61%) VB
6 3 (2.48%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (11.57%) Degree
2 2 (1.65%) CCAB
3 1 (0.83%) MCP
3 1 (0.83%) MCSA
3 1 (0.83%) MCSE
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.83%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (39.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.49%) Tableau
3 9 (7.44%) Oracle
4 3 (2.48%) Google
4 3 (2.48%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.48%) WorldPay
5 2 (1.65%) Altova
5 2 (1.65%) Citrix
5 2 (1.65%) Dynatrace
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
6 1 (0.83%) Facebook
6 1 (0.83%) iManage
6 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.83%) Twitter
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