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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 204 151 205
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +54
Permanent jobs citing VBA 49 102 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.48% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 2.39% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 44 86 49
Average salary £32,125 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.08% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £23,500 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £39,925 £35,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%
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
3889 4274 4706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.54% 62.13% 61.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3397 3722 4232
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £47,500
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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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 -13 27 £32,125 +12.71% 5
Cheshire -27 10 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Lancashire -5 8 £32,000 +1.58%
Merseyside -11 4 £38,000 +16.92%
VBA
England

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 123 (87.23%) SQL
2 86 (60.99%) SQL Server
3 76 (53.90%) MS Excel
4 64 (45.39%) Finance
5 58 (41.13%) Business Intelligence
6 57 (40.43%) XML
7 56 (39.72%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (39.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 48 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (34.04%) T-SQL
10 45 (31.91%) Data Warehouse
11 40 (28.37%) VB.NET
11 40 (28.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
13 36 (25.53%) .NET
14 31 (21.99%) Degree
15 30 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
16 28 (19.86%) Business Analysis
17 24 (17.02%) VB
18 22 (15.60%) Relational Database
19 21 (14.89%) Visual Studio
19 21 (14.89%) Data Analysis
20 20 (14.18%) Windows
21 19 (13.48%) MS Access
22 18 (12.77%) ERP
22 18 (12.77%) Mathematics
23 17 (12.06%) Analytics
24 16 (11.35%) Data Migration
24 16 (11.35%) Data Extraction
24 16 (11.35%) Crystal Reports

VBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 15 (10.64%) SAS
2 10 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (5.67%) IIS
4 4 (2.84%) JBoss
4 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.13%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) CMS
Applications
1 76 (53.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.64%) MS Office
3 7 (4.96%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.42%) SPSS
7 1 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.71%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Visualfiles
1 4 (2.84%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.13%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (2.13%) SAP Business One
2 3 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.42%) Exchequer
3 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.42%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.71%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.71%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) FTP
1 1 (0.71%) HTTP
1 1 (0.71%) Intranet
1 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (60.99%) SQL Server
2 55 (39.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 48 (34.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (31.91%) Data Warehouse
5 40 (28.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (21.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (15.60%) Relational Database
8 19 (13.48%) MS Access
9 16 (11.35%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (7.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (7.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (2.84%) RDBMS
12 4 (2.84%) QlikView
13 3 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (2.13%) Essbase
13 3 (2.13%) SAP HANA
13 3 (2.13%) Big Data
14 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 2 (1.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 2 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.42%) ERwin
4 1 (0.71%) Aptana Studio
4 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.71%) Sublime Text
General
1 64 (45.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.09%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.09%) Marketing
3 6 (4.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.26%) Legal
4 5 (3.55%) Law
5 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.42%) Billing
7 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 77 (54.61%) Analyst
2 37 (26.24%) Developer
3 16 (11.35%) Server Analyst
3 16 (11.35%) SQL Server Analyst
4 14 (9.93%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (9.22%) MI Analyst
6 11 (7.80%) .NET Developer
7 10 (7.09%) SQL Developer
7 10 (7.09%) Data Analyst
8 9 (6.38%) Graduate
9 8 (5.67%) Operations Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Analyst Programmer
10 7 (4.96%) Support Technician
10 7 (4.96%) Programmer
11 6 (4.26%) Report Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) SQL Programmer
12 5 (3.55%) Strategy Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (40.43%) XML
2 36 (25.53%) .NET
3 13 (9.22%) .NET Framework
4 12 (8.51%) HTML
5 10 (7.09%) ASP.NET
6 9 (6.38%) XSL
7 8 (5.67%) Web Services
8 5 (3.55%) Ajax
8 5 (3.55%) CSS
8 5 (3.55%) ADO
9 4 (2.84%) DAO
9 4 (2.84%) XSLT
9 4 (2.84%) WPF
9 4 (2.84%) jQuery
10 3 (2.13%) J2EE
10 3 (2.13%) SOAP
11 2 (1.42%) MSMQ
11 2 (1.42%) WinForms
11 2 (1.42%) LINQ
11 2 (1.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (39.72%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.77%) Mathematics
3 16 (11.35%) Data Extraction
4 12 (8.51%) Economics
5 10 (7.09%) Credit Risk
6 9 (6.38%) FMCG
7 7 (4.96%) N-Tier
8 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.84%) Statistics
10 3 (2.13%) Graphic Design
10 3 (2.13%) User Experience
10 3 (2.13%) Visualisation
10 3 (2.13%) Open Source
11 2 (1.42%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.42%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (1.42%) Physics
12 1 (0.71%) Online Games
12 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.18%) Windows
2 4 (2.84%) Linux
3 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.13%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (19.86%) Business Analysis
3 21 (14.89%) Data Analysis
4 18 (12.77%) ERP
5 17 (12.06%) Analytics
6 16 (11.35%) Data Migration
6 16 (11.35%) Migration
7 14 (9.93%) Data Reconciliation
8 10 (7.09%) Web Development
9 9 (6.38%) ITIL
9 9 (6.38%) UML
10 8 (5.67%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.67%) ETL
11 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.26%) Automated Testing
12 6 (4.26%) Data Management
12 6 (4.26%) CRM
13 5 (3.55%) Data Modelling
13 5 (3.55%) Coaching
14 4 (2.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 123 (87.23%) SQL
2 48 (34.04%) T-SQL
3 40 (28.37%) VB.NET
4 24 (17.02%) VB
5 14 (9.93%) C#
6 11 (7.80%) VBScript
7 9 (6.38%) Java
8 7 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.96%) C
9 5 (3.55%) PL/SQL
9 5 (3.55%) Python
9 5 (3.55%) VB6
10 2 (1.42%) R
10 2 (1.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (21.99%) Degree
2 4 (2.84%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) QA
2 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 38 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.09%) Oracle
2 10 (7.09%) SAP
3 9 (6.38%) Business Objects
4 7 (4.96%) SYSPRO
5 6 (4.26%) Cognos
6 5 (3.55%) IBM
6 5 (3.55%) Google
7 4 (2.84%) LexisNexis
8 3 (2.13%) BMC
8 3 (2.13%) Hyperion
8 3 (2.13%) Remedy
9 2 (1.42%) Teradata
9 2 (1.42%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.42%) Sage
10 1 (0.71%) Citrix
10 1 (0.71%) DoubleClick
10 1 (0.71%) VMware
10 1 (0.71%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
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