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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 185 196 213
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Permanent jobs citing VBA 63 46 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.70% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.82% 1.16% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 58 38 54
Average salary £36,750 £31,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.25%
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
3468 3968 4899
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.31% 60.11% 61.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3071 3467 4375
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,829
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +9 41 £37,500 +50.00% 7
Cheshire +2 15 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Lancashire -8 5 £17,127 -45.62% 1
Merseyside +8 2 £38,000 +16.92%
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 104 (79.39%) SQL
2 86 (65.65%) SQL Server
3 75 (57.25%) MS Excel
4 64 (48.85%) Business Intelligence
5 62 (47.33%) Analytical Skills
6 54 (41.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (38.93%) Finance
8 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
9 46 (35.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 33 (25.19%) XML
11 32 (24.43%) T-SQL
12 30 (22.90%) .NET
12 30 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 22 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (16.79%) C#
15 21 (16.03%) VB
15 21 (16.03%) VB.NET
16 20 (15.27%) Windows
17 19 (14.50%) ERP
17 19 (14.50%) MS Visio
18 18 (13.74%) Degree
19 17 (12.98%) Data Analysis
19 17 (12.98%) MS Access
19 17 (12.98%) Crystal Reports
20 16 (12.21%) Oracle
20 16 (12.21%) SQL Server 2005
20 16 (12.21%) Relational Database
21 15 (11.45%) Analytics
21 15 (11.45%) MS PowerPoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 13 (9.92%) SAS
2 10 (7.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 10 (7.63%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (57.25%) MS Excel
2 19 (14.50%) MS Visio
3 15 (11.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (9.16%) MS Office
5 3 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.76%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.82%) Hyperion Planning
2 5 (3.82%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.29%) SAP Business One
4 2 (1.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (1.53%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.76%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) HTTP
1 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.76%) DNS
1 1 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (65.65%) SQL Server
2 54 (41.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 46 (35.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (22.90%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (22.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (16.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (12.98%) Crystal Reports
7 17 (12.98%) MS Access
8 16 (12.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (12.21%) Relational Database
9 9 (6.87%) QlikView
10 6 (4.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 6 (4.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (3.82%) Essbase
11 5 (3.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.29%) SAP HANA
12 3 (2.29%) Big Data
12 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
13 2 (1.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Visual Studio
2 9 (6.87%) NUnit
2 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.53%) ERwin
General
1 51 (38.93%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.63%) Marketing
4 6 (4.58%) Retail
5 3 (2.29%) Billing
5 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (56.49%) Analyst
2 36 (27.48%) Developer
3 16 (12.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 14 (10.69%) Business Analyst
5 13 (9.92%) MI Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (7.63%) Server Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Analyst
6 10 (7.63%) SQL Developer
7 9 (6.87%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.87%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.11%) Support Technician
9 7 (5.34%) Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Analyst Programmer
9 7 (5.34%) Report Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) C# Software Developer
10 6 (4.58%) SQL Programmer
11 5 (3.82%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (25.19%) XML
2 30 (22.90%) .NET
3 11 (8.40%) WPF
4 9 (6.87%) LINQ
4 9 (6.87%) REST
4 9 (6.87%) WCF
4 9 (6.87%) SOAP
4 9 (6.87%) Web Services
4 9 (6.87%) MSMQ
5 8 (6.11%) XSL
5 8 (6.11%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.05%) DAO
6 4 (3.05%) ADO
7 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.29%) HTML
8 2 (1.53%) jQuery
8 2 (1.53%) WinForms
9 1 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (47.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (9.92%) Mathematics
3 12 (9.16%) Data Extraction
4 9 (6.87%) FMCG
5 8 (6.11%) Visualisation
6 7 (5.34%) N-Tier
6 7 (5.34%) Economics
6 7 (5.34%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.29%) User Experience
7 3 (2.29%) Statistics
7 3 (2.29%) Open Source
8 2 (1.53%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.53%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.76%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.27%) Windows
2 4 (3.05%) UNIX
3 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.85%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (14.50%) ERP
3 17 (12.98%) Data Analysis
4 15 (11.45%) Analytics
5 13 (9.92%) Business Analysis
6 12 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.16%) ETL
7 10 (7.63%) Migration
7 10 (7.63%) Data Reconciliation
7 10 (7.63%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.87%) TDD
8 9 (6.87%) Web Development
8 9 (6.87%) UML
9 8 (6.11%) ITIL
10 7 (5.34%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.34%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.58%) Web Analytics
12 5 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 104 (79.39%) SQL
2 32 (24.43%) T-SQL
3 22 (16.79%) C#
4 21 (16.03%) VB
4 21 (16.03%) VB.NET
5 13 (9.92%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.63%) VBScript
7 4 (3.05%) C
7 4 (3.05%) Python
8 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.53%) R
9 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (13.74%) Degree
2 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (36.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.21%) Oracle
3 14 (10.69%) Business Objects
4 10 (7.63%) Cognos
5 8 (6.11%) SYSPRO
6 7 (5.34%) Google
6 7 (5.34%) SAP
7 6 (4.58%) IBM
8 5 (3.82%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.53%) Citrix
9 2 (1.53%) Sage
9 2 (1.53%) Teradata
10 1 (0.76%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.76%) VMware
10 1 (0.76%) Veeam
10 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.76%) Cisco
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