The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 260 246 238
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1248 1216 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.14% 1.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.15% 2.15% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1031 1003 1269
Average salary £43,750 £40,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500

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

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
58102 56474 62168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.75% 52.93% 53.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48669 48759 54500
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

VBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VBA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VBA within the UK.

VBA Salary Trend in the UK

VBA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing VBA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

VBA Salary Histogram in the UK

VBA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -7 1181 £45,000 +12.50% 167
London +11 719 £55,000 +10.00% 79
City of London +20 245 £55,000 +4.76% 33
Yorkshire -3 92 £32,000 +16.36% 18
North West -46 86 £30,000 -11.76% 18
West Yorkshire -11 77 £32,250 +20.56% 16
South West -15 76 £34,367 -1.81% 12
East of England -37 68 £30,000 -14.28% 9
South East -91 66 £35,000 -6.66% 15
Manchester +10 52 £28,500 - 5
West Midlands -8 48 £37,500 +25.00% 8
Bradford +17 39 £32,000 +60.00% 7
Scotland +8 39 £29,500 -6.34% 3
Leeds -30 29 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Cheshire -19 28 £37,500 +7.14% 5
Dorset +5 23 £52,000 +100.00% 2
Birmingham -3 22 £47,500 +97.91% 2
East Midlands -1 21 £28,500 +3.63% 7
Surrey -12 20 £35,000 -26.31% 1
Bristol -14 20 £32,250 -7.85% 8
Wiltshire +15 19 £28,750 -17.85%
Hertfordshire -20 19 £32,500 - 3
Edinburgh +4 18 £28,750 -8.00% 1
Bournemouth -1 18 £54,750 +132.97%
Glasgow +7 16 £29,000 +16.00% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 16 £45,000 - 4
Cambridge -8 14 £45,000 - 4
Swindon +9 13 £25,000 -28.57%
South Wales -3 13 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Wales -24 13 £32,500 +18.18% 5

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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 1743 (68.14%) SQL
2 1123 (43.90%) Finance
3 975 (38.12%) SQL Server
4 891 (34.83%) C#
5 854 (33.39%) MS Excel
6 788 (30.81%) .NET
7 638 (24.94%) Microsoft
8 558 (21.81%) Degree
9 522 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
10 400 (15.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 397 (15.52%) T-SQL
12 377 (14.74%) VB
13 369 (14.43%) Java
14 366 (14.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 364 (14.23%) Oracle
16 356 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
17 335 (13.10%) XML
18 325 (12.71%) Front Office
19 324 (12.67%) HTML
20 319 (12.47%) VB.NET
21 316 (12.35%) Windows
22 310 (12.12%) MS Office
23 282 (11.02%) Analytics
24 280 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
25 277 (10.83%) ASP.NET
26 269 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
27 258 (10.09%) Banking
28 252 (9.85%) MS Access
29 244 (9.54%) JavaScript
30 239 (9.34%) C++

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 176 (6.88%) SharePoint
2 122 (4.77%) SAS
3 71 (2.78%) IIS
4 46 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
5 35 (1.37%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 28 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 26 (1.02%) MS Exchange
9 25 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 14 (0.55%) CMS
13 13 (0.51%) Documentum
14 10 (0.39%) Apache Pig
15 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
16 6 (0.23%) Confluence
17 5 (0.20%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 5 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 854 (33.39%) MS Excel
2 310 (12.12%) MS Office
3 101 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 99 (3.87%) Spreadsheet
5 48 (1.88%) SPSS
6 32 (1.25%) MS Visio
7 22 (0.86%) PowerPivot
8 21 (0.82%) MS Project
9 15 (0.59%) XMetaL
10 9 (0.35%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.27%) LaTeX
12 5 (0.20%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.16%) Stata
13 4 (0.16%) Abaqus
13 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.16%) NASTRAN
14 2 (0.078%) FastStats
15 1 (0.039%) Maple
15 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
15 1 (0.039%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 46 (1.80%) Google Analytics
2 35 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 28 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 28 (1.09%) Cognos TM1
3 28 (1.09%) Markit EDM
4 21 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (0.59%) WebTrends
6 13 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
7 11 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.43%) Visualfiles
8 9 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
8 9 (0.35%) Misys Opics
9 8 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.27%) assyst
11 6 (0.23%) HFM
11 6 (0.23%) Line 500
12 5 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
12 5 (0.20%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.35%) Amazon S3
2 9 (0.35%) Amazon EMR
3 6 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.23%) SaaS
4 4 (0.16%) Office 365
4 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.078%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.78%) Internet
2 19 (0.74%) FTP
3 18 (0.70%) Firewall
4 16 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.47%) SAN
6 11 (0.43%) Intranet
7 10 (0.39%) HTTP
8 9 (0.35%) DNS
8 9 (0.35%) POP3
8 9 (0.35%) Extranet
8 9 (0.35%) IMAP
9 7 (0.27%) VPN
10 5 (0.20%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.20%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.12%) NAS
11 3 (0.12%) Wireless
11 3 (0.12%) DHCP
11 3 (0.12%) DMZ
11 3 (0.12%) PPP
11 3 (0.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 975 (38.12%) SQL Server
2 400 (15.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 366 (14.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 269 (10.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 252 (9.85%) MS Access
6 221 (8.64%) Relational Database
7 206 (8.05%) Data Warehouse
8 157 (6.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 140 (5.47%) Crystal Reports
10 114 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 105 (4.10%) Data Mining
12 84 (3.28%) QlikView
13 71 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
14 69 (2.70%) MySQL
15 48 (1.88%) OLAP
15 48 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 38 (1.49%) RDBMS
17 36 (1.41%) Oracle Database
18 30 (1.17%) Essbase
19 29 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 189 (7.39%) Visual Studio
2 74 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 48 (1.88%) QuickTest Pro
5 35 (1.37%) NUnit
6 31 (1.21%) Git (software)
7 28 (1.09%) Subversion
7 28 (1.09%) JIRA
8 21 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 20 (0.78%) Eclipse
9 20 (0.78%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 14 (0.55%) CruiseControl
11 14 (0.55%) Moq
12 12 (0.47%) MSBuild
12 12 (0.47%) JUnit
13 10 (0.39%) Selenium
14 9 (0.35%) Hudson
15 8 (0.31%) Yeoman
15 8 (0.31%) Toad
General
1 1123 (43.90%) Finance
2 325 (12.71%) Front Office
3 258 (10.09%) Banking
4 130 (5.08%) Marketing
5 118 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 93 (3.64%) Retail
7 75 (2.93%) Legal
8 61 (2.38%) Back Office
9 60 (2.35%) Financial Institution
10 53 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 51 (1.99%) Law
12 50 (1.95%) Advertising
13 38 (1.49%) Telecoms
14 37 (1.45%) Publishing
15 28 (1.09%) Italian Language
16 26 (1.02%) Billing
17 22 (0.86%) French Language
18 21 (0.82%) Spanish Language
18 21 (0.82%) Electronics
19 17 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 1133 (44.29%) Developer
2 939 (36.71%) Analyst
3 246 (9.62%) Excel Developer
4 219 (8.56%) Data Analyst
5 197 (7.70%) VBA Developer
6 187 (7.31%) C# Developer
7 155 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 146 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 140 (5.47%) Junior
10 139 (5.43%) .NET Developer
11 116 (4.53%) Junior Developer
12 110 (4.30%) Excel VBA Developer
13 102 (3.99%) Support Analyst
14 93 (3.64%) SQL Developer
14 93 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
15 87 (3.40%) Analyst Developer
16 86 (3.36%) MI Analyst
17 77 (3.01%) Software Developer
18 75 (2.93%) Graduate
19 73 (2.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 788 (30.81%) .NET
2 335 (13.10%) XML
3 324 (12.67%) HTML
4 277 (10.83%) ASP.NET
5 153 (5.98%) CSS
6 132 (5.16%) Web Services
6 132 (5.16%) .NET Framework
7 131 (5.12%) WPF
8 116 (4.53%) WCF
9 89 (3.48%) jQuery
10 78 (3.05%) WinForms
11 64 (2.50%) LINQ
12 60 (2.35%) Ajax
12 60 (2.35%) XSLT
13 59 (2.31%) HTML5
14 56 (2.19%) J2EE
15 48 (1.88%) SOAP
16 42 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (1.33%) XHTML
18 32 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 522 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 208 (8.13%) Computer Science
3 199 (7.78%) Derivative
4 171 (6.68%) Mathematics
5 135 (5.28%) Management Information System
6 134 (5.24%) Fixed Income
7 118 (4.61%) Equities
8 106 (4.14%) Hedge funds
9 102 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 101 (3.95%) Statistics
11 75 (2.93%) Visualisation
12 64 (2.50%) Market Risk
13 63 (2.46%) Credit Risk
14 55 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
15 54 (2.11%) Economics
16 53 (2.07%) Physics
17 50 (1.95%) User Experience
18 39 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 32 (1.25%) Social Media
20 29 (1.13%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 316 (12.35%) Windows
2 199 (7.78%) UNIX
3 124 (4.85%) Linux
4 31 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 19 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 14 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.31%) Windows 2000
9 8 (0.31%) Solaris
10 5 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.12%) Debian
11 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.039%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (13.92%) Business Intelligence
2 282 (11.02%) Analytics
3 280 (10.95%) Agile Software Development
4 202 (7.90%) Data Analysis
5 201 (7.86%) OO
6 187 (7.31%) Project Management
7 157 (6.14%) Business Analysis
8 141 (5.51%) ETL
9 125 (4.89%) ITIL
10 124 (4.85%) Migration
11 115 (4.50%) RAD
11 115 (4.50%) CRM
12 113 (4.42%) Data Management
13 110 (4.30%) ERP
14 101 (3.95%) Software Engineering
15 97 (3.79%) Asset Management
16 96 (3.75%) OOP
17 94 (3.67%) Risk Management
17 94 (3.67%) Investment Management
18 90 (3.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1743 (68.14%) SQL
2 891 (34.83%) C#
3 397 (15.52%) T-SQL
4 377 (14.74%) VB
5 369 (14.43%) Java
6 319 (12.47%) VB.NET
7 244 (9.54%) JavaScript
8 239 (9.34%) C++
9 149 (5.82%) Python
10 112 (4.38%) Perl
11 86 (3.36%) VBScript
12 82 (3.21%) VB6
13 73 (2.85%) R
14 72 (2.81%) PL/SQL
14 72 (2.81%) C
15 67 (2.62%) PHP
16 62 (2.42%) MATLAB
17 56 (2.19%) Shell Script
18 53 (2.07%) Bash Shell
19 37 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 558 (21.81%) Degree
2 57 (2.23%) ISEB
3 56 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.17%) Security Cleared
5 28 (1.09%) CFA
6 25 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 17 (0.66%) MCP
9 16 (0.63%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.63%) ACCA
10 14 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (0.51%) PhD
12 11 (0.43%) MBA
13 8 (0.31%) CIMA
13 8 (0.31%) MCSE
14 7 (0.27%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.27%) OCPJP
14 7 (0.27%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.20%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.75%) QA
2 27 (1.06%) SLA
3 24 (0.94%) EMIR
4 18 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.27%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.078%) Basel II
9 2 (0.078%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.078%) MiFID
9 2 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.078%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.039%) UCITS
System Software
1 93 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.51%) XenApp
4 9 (0.35%) MDaemon
5 8 (0.31%) VirtualBox
6 6 (0.23%) vSphere
7 4 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.078%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.039%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.039%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.039%) XenServer
9 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 16 (0.63%) Control-M
2 14 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.35%) Vagrant
4 7 (0.27%) SCCM
5 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (0.20%) WMI
6 2 (0.078%) Foglight
7 1 (0.039%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.039%) Puppet
7 1 (0.039%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.039%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 638 (24.94%) Microsoft
2 364 (14.23%) Oracle
3 89 (3.48%) Cognos
4 75 (2.93%) Sybase
5 74 (2.89%) Bloomberg
6 67 (2.62%) Business Objects
7 49 (1.92%) Fidessa
8 48 (1.88%) SAP
8 48 (1.88%) Google
9 46 (1.80%) Tableau
10 42 (1.64%) Citrix
11 32 (1.25%) Hyperion
11 32 (1.25%) IBM
12 29 (1.13%) HP
13 28 (1.09%) SunGard
14 26 (1.02%) Murex
15 23 (0.90%) VMware
16 21 (0.82%) Facebook
16 21 (0.82%) Twitter
16 21 (0.82%) thinkFolio
London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits and bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £4000 to £55000 per annum - Excellent Benefits & Rewards + Non-Pr
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + benefits + training
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
World Pay
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + uncapped bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + Market leading bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum Salary is approx 55-85k base + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + bonus of up to £3,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + excellent Benefits + Flexi Working
Posted: 2 days ago