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 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 334 321 294
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Permanent jobs citing VBA 962 1098 1227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 0.99% 1.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.80% 1.95% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 824 912 997
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 £28,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%

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
53582 56345 63050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.86% 50.93% 52.62%
Number of salaries quoted 46315 47874 53315
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%

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 30 April 2016 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 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
England -29 899 £45,000 +5.88% 105
London -38 500 £52,500 - 54
City of London +22 136 £54,000 -1.81% 12
South East +1 115 £45,000 +5.88% 8
North West +11 60 £37,500 +7.14% 11
East of England +16 55 £39,250 +20.76% 5
East Midlands +32 52 £32,500 +1.56% 2
Yorkshire +17 52 £33,500 +21.81% 6
Surrey -2 45 £45,000 - 3
Scotland -1 42 £37,500 +13.63% 4
Manchester -14 40 £37,500 -6.25% 7
West Yorkshire +12 38 £35,250 +15.57% 3
Edinburgh +19 36 £43,250 +21.83% 2
Hertfordshire +31 31 £38,500 +20.31% 3
Leeds +12 31 £36,500 +26.95% 2
Northamptonshire +34 29 £35,000 +10.23% 1
Northampton +36 27 £35,000 +10.23% 1
West Midlands -43 26 £32,250 +9.32% 9
Hampshire +6 24 £40,000 - 1
South West -14 24 £36,700 +4.85% 9
Berkshire +21 19 £34,000 +23.63% 1
Reigate -3 17 £45,000 - 1
Lancashire +14 16 £33,250 +33.00% 1
Essex +4 14 £39,250 -21.50% 1
North East +16 13 £28,000 +20.43%
Buckinghamshire +16 13 £65,000 +52.94%
Bristol -19 13 £36,700 -0.81% 1
Chorley - 12 £31,500 - 1
Milton Keynes +22 11 £65,000 +44.44%
Tyne and Wear +8 11 £30,500 +69.44%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1331 (72.18%) SQL
2 790 (42.84%) Finance
3 632 (34.27%) SQL Server
4 592 (32.10%) MS Excel
5 497 (26.95%) Microsoft
6 479 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
7 474 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
8 457 (24.78%) Degree
9 456 (24.73%) .NET
10 453 (24.57%) C#
11 328 (17.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 320 (17.35%) Analytics
13 280 (15.18%) MS Office
14 255 (13.83%) Oracle
15 249 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 234 (12.69%) VB
17 219 (11.88%) T-SQL
18 210 (11.39%) JavaScript
19 203 (11.01%) HTML
20 194 (10.52%) Windows
21 191 (10.36%) Data Analysis
22 189 (10.25%) MS Access
23 179 (9.71%) XML
24 165 (8.95%) Computer Science
25 163 (8.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 157 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
27 155 (8.41%) Java
28 146 (7.92%) Management Information System
29 145 (7.86%) SharePoint
30 143 (7.75%) Mathematics

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 145 (7.86%) SharePoint
2 138 (7.48%) SAS
3 88 (4.77%) IIS
4 24 (1.30%) Apache Pig
4 24 (1.30%) CMS
5 23 (1.25%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.14%) Apache
7 20 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (0.98%) Apache Spark
8 18 (0.98%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.60%) Confluence
11 11 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.27%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 592 (32.10%) MS Excel
2 280 (15.18%) MS Office
3 89 (4.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 64 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 52 (2.82%) SPSS
6 39 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.76%) S-PLUS
8 9 (0.49%) MS Project
9 6 (0.33%) Stata
10 5 (0.27%) XMetaL
11 2 (0.11%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.054%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 51 (2.77%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (1.79%) Cognos Planning
3 24 (1.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 21 (1.14%) SAP HCM
5 19 (1.03%) Hyperion Planning
6 13 (0.70%) HFM
7 9 (0.49%) Visualfiles
7 9 (0.49%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.43%) Misys Opics
9 7 (0.38%) Cognos Controller
10 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
11 5 (0.27%) LongView
11 5 (0.27%) Sage 1000
11 5 (0.27%) Unica
12 4 (0.22%) Magento
12 4 (0.22%) Sage CRM
12 4 (0.22%) SAP BPC
13 3 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.36%) SaaS
3 21 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (1.14%) Amazon EMR
3 21 (1.14%) Amazon S3
3 21 (1.14%) Office 365
4 20 (1.08%) Google Analytics
5 12 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.27%) SmartFocus
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
7 4 (0.22%) GitHub
8 3 (0.16%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.054%) AdWords
10 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.84%) Intranet
2 25 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 22 (1.19%) DHCP
4 21 (1.14%) VPN
5 19 (1.03%) Internet
6 17 (0.92%) DNS
7 15 (0.81%) Firewall
7 15 (0.81%) WAN
8 14 (0.76%) LAN
9 12 (0.65%) NAS
9 12 (0.65%) SAN
10 9 (0.49%) SSL
10 9 (0.49%) VLAN
11 7 (0.38%) FTP
12 6 (0.33%) Wireless
13 4 (0.22%) SNMP
13 4 (0.22%) VoIP
14 3 (0.16%) ADSL
14 3 (0.16%) Extranet
14 3 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (34.27%) SQL Server
2 328 (17.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 249 (13.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 189 (10.25%) MS Access
5 163 (8.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 157 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
7 139 (7.54%) Relational Database
8 122 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 113 (6.13%) QlikView
10 94 (5.10%) Data Mining
11 89 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 74 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
13 72 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
14 71 (3.85%) PowerPivot
15 59 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
16 52 (2.82%) Power BI
17 48 (2.60%) Big Data
18 47 (2.55%) Hadoop
19 37 (2.01%) Microsoft Power View
19 37 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 36 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 35 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 28 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.52%) NUnit
4 28 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (1.14%) Vagrant
5 21 (1.14%) Yeoman
6 19 (1.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 18 (0.98%) LSMW
8 17 (0.92%) Subversion
9 16 (0.87%) Eclipse
9 16 (0.87%) PowerBuilder
9 16 (0.87%) ReSharper
10 13 (0.70%) JIRA
11 10 (0.54%) XMLUnit
12 9 (0.49%) HP UFT
13 7 (0.38%) LoadRunner
13 7 (0.38%) SoapUI
14 6 (0.33%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 790 (42.84%) Finance
2 141 (7.65%) Banking
3 133 (7.21%) Front Office
4 113 (6.13%) Marketing
5 82 (4.45%) Retail
6 64 (3.47%) Legal
7 59 (3.20%) Back Office
8 58 (3.15%) Telecoms
9 45 (2.44%) Advertising
10 41 (2.22%) Investment Banking
11 36 (1.95%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.79%) Law
13 22 (1.19%) Financial Institution
14 17 (0.92%) Billing
14 17 (0.92%) German Language
15 15 (0.81%) Publishing
16 12 (0.65%) Games
17 10 (0.54%) Military
18 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
19 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 780 (42.30%) Analyst
2 708 (38.39%) Developer
3 220 (11.93%) SQL Developer
4 162 (8.79%) SQL Analyst
5 155 (8.41%) Data Analyst
6 149 (8.08%) VBA Developer
7 121 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 117 (6.34%) .NET Developer
9 116 (6.29%) C# Developer
10 111 (6.02%) Consultant
11 110 (5.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 103 (5.59%) Junior
13 101 (5.48%) Applications Support
14 92 (4.99%) Excel Developer
15 89 (4.83%) Excel Analyst
16 83 (4.50%) Senior Developer
17 78 (4.23%) Excel VBA Developer
18 77 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 69 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
20 67 (3.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (24.73%) .NET
2 203 (11.01%) HTML
3 179 (9.71%) XML
4 142 (7.70%) ASP.NET
5 94 (5.10%) CSS
6 67 (3.63%) .NET Framework
7 51 (2.77%) WPF
8 43 (2.33%) Web Services
9 39 (2.11%) jQuery
10 32 (1.74%) SOAP
11 31 (1.68%) WCF
12 30 (1.63%) Ajax
13 29 (1.57%) HTML5
14 26 (1.41%) Classic ASP
14 26 (1.41%) JSON
14 26 (1.41%) MDX
14 26 (1.41%) REST
15 25 (1.36%) WinForms
16 21 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 21 (1.14%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 479 (25.98%) Analytical Skills
2 165 (8.95%) Computer Science
3 146 (7.92%) Management Information System
4 143 (7.75%) Mathematics
5 140 (7.59%) Visualisation
6 76 (4.12%) Hedge funds
7 71 (3.85%) Statistics
8 64 (3.47%) Equities
9 60 (3.25%) Fixed Income
10 56 (3.04%) Economics
11 53 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 46 (2.49%) Derivative
13 41 (2.22%) Data Structures
14 38 (2.06%) Physics
15 36 (1.95%) Credit Risk
16 26 (1.41%) NHS
17 25 (1.36%) Market Risk
18 24 (1.30%) Algorithms
18 24 (1.30%) Data Integration
19 23 (1.25%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 194 (10.52%) Windows
2 69 (3.74%) Linux
3 65 (3.52%) Unix
4 63 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 37 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.33%) Debian
11 6 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.27%) Android
12 5 (0.27%) Solaris
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (25.70%) Business Intelligence
2 320 (17.35%) Analytics
3 191 (10.36%) Data Analysis
4 126 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
4 126 (6.83%) ETL
5 102 (5.53%) CRM
5 102 (5.53%) Data Management
6 93 (5.04%) Business Analysis
7 92 (4.99%) Asset Management
7 92 (4.99%) Data Visualisation
8 91 (4.93%) Data Modelling
9 87 (4.72%) Data Analytics
10 85 (4.61%) ITIL
11 82 (4.45%) Statistical Analysis
12 75 (4.07%) OO
13 71 (3.85%) Validation
14 67 (3.63%) Project Management
15 66 (3.58%) Time Management
16 61 (3.31%) Risk Management
17 57 (3.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1331 (72.18%) SQL
2 453 (24.57%) C#
3 234 (12.69%) VB
4 219 (11.88%) T-SQL
5 210 (11.39%) JavaScript
6 155 (8.41%) Java
7 142 (7.70%) VB.NET
8 132 (7.16%) Python
9 88 (4.77%) C++
10 85 (4.61%) VBScript
11 73 (3.96%) PowerShell
12 72 (3.90%) R
13 60 (3.25%) PL/SQL
14 52 (2.82%) Perl
15 49 (2.66%) VB6
16 46 (2.49%) PHP
17 43 (2.33%) Bash Shell
17 43 (2.33%) MATLAB
18 25 (1.36%) Shell Script
19 21 (1.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 457 (24.78%) Degree
2 47 (2.55%) PhD
3 46 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 28 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 24 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.25%) CFA
7 20 (1.08%) MCSE
8 16 (0.87%) MCSA
9 15 (0.81%) ISEB
10 14 (0.76%) ACCA
10 14 (0.76%) CIMA
10 14 (0.76%) HND
10 14 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.60%) CCNA
11 11 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.54%) ISTQB
13 8 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.38%) Postgraduate
15 6 (0.33%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.45%) Data Quality
2 64 (3.47%) QA
3 30 (1.63%) SLA
4 20 (1.08%) AIFMD
5 19 (1.03%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.60%) ISO20022
6 11 (0.60%) SEPA
7 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.33%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.33%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.054%) EMIR
10 1 (0.054%) HL7
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.14%) VirtualBox
3 13 (0.70%) XenApp
4 12 (0.65%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.65%) Terminal Services
5 11 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.49%) Xen
7 4 (0.22%) Btrfs
7 4 (0.22%) NFS
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.054%) Postfix
9 1 (0.054%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.054%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (0.54%) Control-M
1 10 (0.54%) SCCM
2 7 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (0.22%) Nagios
5 3 (0.16%) MOM
5 3 (0.16%) SCSM
5 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.054%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.054%) WMI
Vendors
1 497 (26.95%) Microsoft
2 255 (13.83%) Oracle
3 131 (7.10%) Cognos
4 90 (4.88%) Tableau
5 82 (4.45%) SAP
6 64 (3.47%) IBM
7 54 (2.93%) Google
8 46 (2.49%) Hyperion
9 32 (1.74%) Cisco
9 32 (1.74%) Citrix
10 30 (1.63%) Bloomberg
11 26 (1.41%) HP
12 25 (1.36%) Adobe
13 24 (1.30%) ServiceNow
14 20 (1.08%) Sun
15 17 (0.92%) VMware
16 15 (0.81%) Charles River
16 15 (0.81%) Infor
16 15 (0.81%) Sage
17 14 (0.76%) Trayport
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £36,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car, 15% pension, bonus, BUPA etc
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £28000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £33000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 per annum + BENS
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Excellent Benefits and Bonus Package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + 15% Bonus + Excellent Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mills Goodwin Talent Network
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + pension, healthcare, hols etc
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + benefits and progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £32000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
O'Connell Resourcing
Salary: Unspecified : Excellent Compensation and Benefits package on offer
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: to £35k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To 30K + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £110,000 + bonus + attractive benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75,000 + strong package
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago