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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 303 273 222
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -51
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1012 1221 1379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.04% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.84% 1.97% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 838 999 1154
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -

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
54977 61879 57818
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.70% 53.14%
Number of salaries quoted 46773 52797 49726
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £63,125 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 2015 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 22 May 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
England -31 954 £42,500 +6.25% 142
London -27 549 £50,000 - 70
City of London -20 136 £55,000 +4.76% 29
South East +15 126 £42,500 +30.76% 18
North West +5 72 £40,000 +29.03% 8
East of England -22 61 £33,750 -15.62% 8
Manchester +45 57 £40,000 +33.33% 4
West Midlands -12 50 £32,500 +8.33% 13
Surrey +27 43 £45,000 +53.84% 5
South West -14 42 £37,500 +13.63% 9
Scotland +43 37 £34,780 -30.44% 5
Yorkshire -6 35 £27,000 +2.85% 6
Bristol +4 31 £38,250 +9.28% 6
Hampshire +23 27 £40,000 +45.45% 5
Edinburgh +36 21 £35,500 -29.00% 3
Hertfordshire -34 20 £32,000 -14.66% 1
Essex +2 19 £50,000 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -3 18 £34,750 +32.38% 4
East Midlands -3 17 £33,395 +4.35% 6
Kent +23 16 £42,500 +3.03% 1
Birmingham -7 15 £38,500 -16.30% 5
Warwickshire 0 14 £27,250 +2.83%
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Berkshire -16 13 £32,500 - 2
Glasgow +14 12 £26,000 -48.00%
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £22,500 -33.82%
Reading -13 11 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Reigate +20 10 £45,000 +80.00% 2
North Yorkshire +17 10 £23,000 -29.23% 2
Leeds -10 10 £33,000 +25.71% 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1543 (70.88%) SQL
2 830 (38.13%) Finance
3 804 (36.93%) SQL Server
4 772 (35.46%) MS Excel
5 684 (31.42%) C#
6 667 (30.64%) Microsoft
7 592 (27.19%) .NET
8 528 (24.25%) Analytical Skills
9 470 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
10 469 (21.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 451 (20.72%) Degree
12 355 (16.31%) T-SQL
13 337 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 298 (13.69%) Windows
15 294 (13.50%) HTML
16 276 (12.68%) Analytics
17 267 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
18 257 (11.81%) MS Office
19 251 (11.53%) Front Office
20 249 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
21 243 (11.16%) Oracle
22 241 (11.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 239 (10.98%) Java
24 238 (10.93%) MS Access
25 229 (10.52%) VB
26 223 (10.24%) Data Analysis
27 216 (9.92%) ASP.NET
28 207 (9.51%) JavaScript
29 198 (9.10%) SharePoint
30 190 (8.73%) Banking

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 198 (9.10%) SharePoint
2 179 (8.22%) SAS
3 37 (1.70%) IIS
4 34 (1.56%) Apache Pig
5 30 (1.38%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.15%) CMS
7 23 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 16 (0.73%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.64%) JBoss
10 13 (0.60%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.46%) Joomla!
13 9 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.32%) WorkSite
15 7 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 772 (35.46%) MS Excel
2 257 (11.81%) MS Office
3 105 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 90 (4.13%) PowerPivot
5 74 (3.40%) SPSS
6 52 (2.39%) MS Visio
7 39 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
8 26 (1.19%) MS Project
9 8 (0.37%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.23%) Simulink
10 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.23%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.18%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.18%) InDesign
12 3 (0.14%) FastStats
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.092%) GNU Octave
13 2 (0.092%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 33 (1.52%) Cognos TM1
2 30 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 23 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 18 (0.83%) Cognos Planning
5 10 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
6 9 (0.41%) Endur
6 9 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
7 8 (0.37%) thinkFolio
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.32%) assyst
9 4 (0.18%) Magento
9 4 (0.18%) SAP InfiniteInsight
9 4 (0.18%) SunGard AvantGard
9 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
10 3 (0.14%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.14%) FINCAD Analytics
10 3 (0.14%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 34 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 34 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
4 26 (1.19%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.37%) Office 365
5 8 (0.37%) SaaS
6 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.092%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.046%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.29%) LAN
1 28 (1.29%) WAN
2 23 (1.06%) Firewall
3 17 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.60%) DNS
5 12 (0.55%) SAN
5 12 (0.55%) Internet
6 10 (0.46%) Intranet
7 9 (0.41%) DHCP
7 9 (0.41%) VPN
8 6 (0.28%) FTP
9 5 (0.23%) Broadband
10 4 (0.18%) NAS
10 4 (0.18%) DMZ
10 4 (0.18%) SMTP
11 3 (0.14%) SSL
11 3 (0.14%) VLAN
12 2 (0.092%) Modbus
12 2 (0.092%) Profibus
12 2 (0.092%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 804 (36.93%) SQL Server
2 469 (21.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 337 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 267 (12.26%) Data Warehouse
5 241 (11.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 238 (10.93%) MS Access
7 168 (7.72%) Relational Database
8 148 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 112 (5.14%) Crystal Reports
9 112 (5.14%) Data Mining
10 100 (4.59%) QlikView
11 89 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (2.71%) RDBMS
13 58 (2.66%) Microsoft Power View
14 49 (2.25%) OLAP
15 44 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
16 43 (1.98%) Oracle Database
17 42 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
18 40 (1.84%) Hadoop
19 38 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 134 (6.16%) Visual Studio
2 71 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 56 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (2.20%) Jenkins
5 39 (1.79%) Subversion
6 34 (1.56%) Yeoman
7 33 (1.52%) NUnit
8 17 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.73%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 15 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (0.60%) Maven
12 12 (0.55%) JIRA
13 10 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
13 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
14 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 5 (0.23%) Toad
15 5 (0.23%) IntelliJ
16 4 (0.18%) SpecFlow
16 4 (0.18%) NSubstitute
16 4 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 830 (38.13%) Finance
2 251 (11.53%) Front Office
3 190 (8.73%) Banking
4 156 (7.17%) Marketing
5 100 (4.59%) Retail
6 88 (4.04%) Investment Banking
7 70 (3.22%) Legal
8 55 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 53 (2.43%) Back Office
10 41 (1.88%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.61%) Law
12 23 (1.06%) Manufacturing
13 19 (0.87%) Advertising
14 18 (0.83%) Publishing
14 18 (0.83%) Billing
15 14 (0.64%) Spanish Language
16 13 (0.60%) German Language
17 12 (0.55%) Italian Language
17 12 (0.55%) Dutch Language
18 9 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 915 (42.03%) Developer
2 777 (35.69%) Analyst
3 190 (8.73%) Data Analyst
4 161 (7.40%) C# Developer
5 126 (5.79%) Excel Developer
6 122 (5.60%) VBA Developer
7 118 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 113 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 108 (4.96%) Business Analyst
10 107 (4.92%) Applications Support
10 107 (4.92%) SQL Developer
11 94 (4.32%) Software Developer
12 89 (4.09%) MI Analyst
13 88 (4.04%) Report Developer
14 82 (3.77%) .NET Developer
15 81 (3.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 77 (3.54%) Junior
16 77 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
17 73 (3.35%) Systems Analyst
17 73 (3.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (27.19%) .NET
2 294 (13.50%) HTML
3 216 (9.92%) ASP.NET
4 186 (8.54%) XML
5 171 (7.85%) CSS
6 91 (4.18%) Web Services
7 86 (3.95%) WinForms
8 79 (3.63%) .NET Framework
8 79 (3.63%) WCF
9 77 (3.54%) WPF
10 66 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (2.89%) SOAP
12 55 (2.53%) Ajax
13 54 (2.48%) REST
14 51 (2.34%) jQuery
15 44 (2.02%) SciPy
15 44 (2.02%) D3.js
15 44 (2.02%) Pandas
16 41 (1.88%) LINQ
17 38 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 528 (24.25%) Analytical Skills
2 169 (7.76%) Management Information System
3 164 (7.53%) Mathematics
4 162 (7.44%) Derivative
5 156 (7.17%) Visualisation
6 122 (5.60%) Fixed Income
6 122 (5.60%) Computer Science
7 109 (5.01%) Statistics
8 85 (3.90%) Equities
9 82 (3.77%) Hedge funds
10 76 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 75 (3.45%) Algorithms
12 73 (3.35%) Data Structures
13 68 (3.12%) Credit Risk
14 45 (2.07%) Equity Derivative
14 45 (2.07%) Economics
15 40 (1.84%) Data Extraction
16 34 (1.56%) Credit Derivative
17 31 (1.42%) Mobile App
18 27 (1.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 298 (13.69%) Windows
2 124 (5.70%) UNIX
3 71 (3.26%) Linux
4 42 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 27 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.28%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.28%) Android
9 5 (0.23%) Solaris
10 4 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.14%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.092%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.046%) MVS
13 1 (0.046%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (21.59%) Business Intelligence
2 276 (12.68%) Analytics
3 249 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (10.24%) Data Analysis
5 172 (7.90%) ETL
6 148 (6.80%) MVC
7 126 (5.79%) Risk Management
8 115 (5.28%) Project Management
9 114 (5.24%) ITIL
10 107 (4.92%) OO
11 105 (4.82%) Business Analysis
12 103 (4.73%) Data Management
13 100 (4.59%) Asset Management
14 99 (4.55%) Data Modelling
15 85 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (3.81%) RAD
17 81 (3.72%) TDD
18 78 (3.58%) Time Management
19 77 (3.54%) CRM
19 77 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1543 (70.88%) SQL
2 684 (31.42%) C#
3 355 (16.31%) T-SQL
4 239 (10.98%) Java
5 229 (10.52%) VB
6 207 (9.51%) JavaScript
7 174 (7.99%) VB.NET
8 169 (7.76%) Python
9 144 (6.61%) C++
10 121 (5.56%) R
11 85 (3.90%) PowerShell
12 80 (3.67%) PL/SQL
13 79 (3.63%) PHP
14 59 (2.71%) Perl
15 47 (2.16%) VBScript
16 42 (1.93%) Bash Shell
16 42 (1.93%) C
17 40 (1.84%) MATLAB
18 34 (1.56%) Clojure
19 24 (1.10%) VB6
Qualifications
1 451 (20.72%) Degree
2 48 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (1.38%) SC Cleared
5 23 (1.06%) PhD
6 19 (0.87%) MCSE
7 17 (0.78%) ISEB
8 16 (0.73%) NVQ Level 3
9 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.51%) MBA
10 11 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.51%) MCSD
10 11 (0.51%) MOS
11 9 (0.41%) CIMA
12 8 (0.37%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.37%) Postgraduate
13 7 (0.32%) HND
14 6 (0.28%) CRISC
14 6 (0.28%) HNC
14 6 (0.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.63%) QA
2 30 (1.38%) SLA
3 19 (0.87%) EMIR
4 17 (0.78%) COBIT
5 16 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.69%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.28%) MiFID
9 5 (0.23%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.092%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.092%) DO-254
10 2 (0.092%) DO-160
11 1 (0.046%) TickIT
11 1 (0.046%) Basel III
11 1 (0.046%) P3O
System Software
1 80 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.56%) VirtualBox
3 14 (0.64%) XenApp
4 11 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.14%) Xen
7 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.092%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.046%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 34 (1.56%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.41%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.18%) ARCserve
3 4 (0.18%) Control-M
4 2 (0.092%) SCCM
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.046%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.046%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 667 (30.64%) Microsoft
2 243 (11.16%) Oracle
3 127 (5.83%) Cognos
4 124 (5.70%) Business Objects
5 117 (5.37%) Tableau
6 48 (2.20%) Sybase
7 44 (2.02%) SAP
7 44 (2.02%) IBM
7 44 (2.02%) Bloomberg
8 36 (1.65%) Citrix
9 28 (1.29%) Google
9 28 (1.29%) VMware
10 25 (1.15%) Lotus
11 22 (1.01%) TOWER Software
12 19 (0.87%) Adobe
13 18 (0.83%) HP
14 17 (0.78%) Sophis
15 16 (0.73%) Sun
15 16 (0.73%) Cisco
16 15 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
Bristol, Somerset
Haybrook IT Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Benefits, No Tax, Relocation
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rebel Recruitment
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum + bonus + free lunch
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits and Training
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + substantial bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Energon People
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bonus + lump of cheese
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago