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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 283 297 219
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -78
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1110 1041 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.93% 1.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.03% 1.76% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 922 848 1201
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 £35,000 £33,738 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.74% +3.80%

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
54555 59078 58476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.70% 52.77% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 46394 49674 50295
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 £67,500 £64,300 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
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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 +19 1046 £42,500 +6.25% 118
London +9 560 £52,500 +5.00% 74
City of London +6 185 £55,000 +10.00% 26
South East +49 166 £42,500 +26.86% 8
Surrey +46 80 £45,000 +50.00% 2
North West +45 76 £35,000 +14.75% 12
West Midlands -6 64 £29,500 -1.66% 8
Manchester +47 54 £40,000 +45.45% 7
Yorkshire +1 54 £30,000 -14.28% 2
East of England -34 54 £37,500 +8.69% 6
South West -17 49 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Scotland +49 46 £35,500 +67.05% 6
West Yorkshire -3 44 £31,000 -11.42% 2
Bristol +6 35 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Leeds +3 30 £30,000 -11.11% 1
Warwickshire +13 27 £27,750 -3.47% 2
Hampshire +13 24 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Edinburgh +24 23 £35,500 +67.05% 4
East Midlands -12 19 £26,250 -30.00% 1
Berkshire -5 18 £27,750 -11.90%
Hertfordshire -22 18 £34,500 +25.45% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 17 £25,250 -25.73% 2
Glasgow +27 15 £23,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 15 £42,500 +31.55%
Birmingham -3 15 £38,500 +10.00% 2
Warwick - 15 £32,500 -
Cambridge +10 13 £30,000 -11.76% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 13 £27,000 -36.91%
Reigate +6 13 £45,000 +80.00%
Cheshire +4 11 £30,000 - 3

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1602 (68.49%) SQL
2 980 (41.90%) Finance
3 849 (36.30%) SQL Server
4 807 (34.50%) MS Excel
5 763 (32.62%) C#
6 702 (30.01%) Microsoft
7 644 (27.53%) .NET
8 554 (23.69%) Analytical Skills
9 532 (22.74%) Business Intelligence
10 512 (21.89%) Degree
11 495 (21.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 416 (17.79%) T-SQL
13 369 (15.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 304 (13.00%) HTML
15 295 (12.61%) Analytics
16 289 (12.36%) VB
16 289 (12.36%) Oracle
17 282 (12.06%) Windows
17 282 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
18 264 (11.29%) JavaScript
19 261 (11.16%) Front Office
20 258 (11.03%) ASP.NET
21 251 (10.73%) Java
22 250 (10.69%) MS Office
22 250 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
23 244 (10.43%) SharePoint
24 243 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 241 (10.30%) Banking
26 239 (10.22%) MS Access
27 229 (9.79%) VB.NET

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 244 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 171 (7.31%) SAS
3 47 (2.01%) IIS
4 42 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 37 (1.58%) Tomcat
5 37 (1.58%) JBoss
6 31 (1.33%) Apache Pig
7 29 (1.24%) WebSphere
8 21 (0.90%) CMS
9 20 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
9 20 (0.86%) Joomla!
10 17 (0.73%) IBM Notes
11 16 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (0.64%) MS Exchange
13 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.43%) MS Project Server
17 9 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 6 (0.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 807 (34.50%) MS Excel
2 250 (10.69%) MS Office
3 108 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 95 (4.06%) PowerPivot
5 71 (3.04%) MS Visio
6 64 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
7 47 (2.01%) SPSS
8 32 (1.37%) MS Project
9 12 (0.51%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.26%) Simulink
10 6 (0.26%) LaTeX
11 5 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.17%) InDesign
12 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.17%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.13%) FastStats
14 2 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.086%) Stateflow
15 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 36 (1.54%) Google Analytics
2 27 (1.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 27 (1.15%) Cognos TM1
3 21 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.86%) Cognos Planning
5 19 (0.81%) thinkFolio
6 14 (0.60%) Hyperion Planning
6 14 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.34%) assyst
9 7 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
10 6 (0.26%) Line 500
10 6 (0.26%) Endur
10 6 (0.26%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.21%) ReMetrica
12 4 (0.17%) Magento
12 4 (0.17%) Retail-J
12 4 (0.17%) Agresso
12 4 (0.17%) ProductWriter
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 31 (1.33%) Amazon S3
2 31 (1.33%) Amazon EMR
3 24 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.26%) SaaS
6 4 (0.17%) Office 365
7 2 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.20%) Firewall
2 23 (0.98%) LAN
2 23 (0.98%) WAN
3 16 (0.68%) Intranet
3 16 (0.68%) SAN
4 14 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.56%) Internet
6 12 (0.51%) DMZ
7 10 (0.43%) DNS
8 7 (0.30%) VPN
8 7 (0.30%) FTP
8 7 (0.30%) Broadband
9 6 (0.26%) DHCP
10 3 (0.13%) HTTP
10 3 (0.13%) SMTP
11 2 (0.086%) Network Security
11 2 (0.086%) NAS
11 2 (0.086%) Modbus
11 2 (0.086%) Profibus
12 1 (0.043%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 849 (36.30%) SQL Server
2 495 (21.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 369 (15.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 282 (12.06%) Data Warehouse
5 243 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 239 (10.22%) MS Access
7 211 (9.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 180 (7.70%) Relational Database
9 115 (4.92%) Crystal Reports
10 97 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
11 93 (3.98%) QlikView
12 91 (3.89%) Data Mining
13 66 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 62 (2.65%) RDBMS
15 61 (2.61%) Microsoft Power View
16 59 (2.52%) Oracle Database
17 41 (1.75%) MySQL
18 40 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
19 39 (1.67%) OLAP
20 37 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 179 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 68 (2.91%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 65 (2.78%) Subversion
5 56 (2.39%) Jenkins
6 35 (1.50%) Maven
7 32 (1.37%) NUnit
8 31 (1.33%) Yeoman
9 26 (1.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 20 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
11 19 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 15 (0.64%) JIRA
13 10 (0.43%) Moq
14 9 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
14 9 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (0.34%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 7 (0.30%) LLBLGen Pro
16 7 (0.30%) ReSharper
17 6 (0.26%) NetAdvantage
General
1 980 (41.90%) Finance
2 261 (11.16%) Front Office
3 241 (10.30%) Banking
4 140 (5.99%) Marketing
5 106 (4.53%) Retail
6 105 (4.49%) Investment Banking
7 75 (3.21%) Legal
8 71 (3.04%) Back Office
9 60 (2.57%) Financial Institution
10 47 (2.01%) Telecoms
11 38 (1.62%) Law
12 28 (1.20%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.98%) Publishing
14 22 (0.94%) Advertising
15 17 (0.73%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.68%) Billing
17 15 (0.64%) German Language
17 15 (0.64%) Spanish Language
17 15 (0.64%) Dutch Language
18 12 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 944 (40.36%) Developer
2 847 (36.21%) Analyst
3 212 (9.06%) Data Analyst
4 177 (7.57%) C# Developer
5 142 (6.07%) Applications Support
6 126 (5.39%) Support Analyst
7 125 (5.34%) Excel Developer
8 122 (5.22%) Business Analyst
9 115 (4.92%) MI Analyst
9 115 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 112 (4.79%) VBA Developer
10 112 (4.79%) SQL Developer
11 94 (4.02%) Software Developer
12 90 (3.85%) Consultant
13 89 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 88 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
15 86 (3.68%) Report Developer
16 85 (3.63%) .NET Developer
17 72 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
18 67 (2.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (27.53%) .NET
2 304 (13.00%) HTML
3 258 (11.03%) ASP.NET
4 208 (8.89%) XML
5 175 (7.48%) CSS
6 108 (4.62%) WinForms
7 103 (4.40%) WPF
8 88 (3.76%) .NET Framework
8 88 (3.76%) jQuery
8 88 (3.76%) Web Services
9 85 (3.63%) WCF
10 72 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (3.08%) REST
11 68 (2.91%) SOAP
12 67 (2.86%) Ajax
13 46 (1.97%) LINQ
14 44 (1.88%) J2EE
15 40 (1.71%) JSP
16 39 (1.67%) SciPy
16 39 (1.67%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 554 (23.69%) Analytical Skills
2 177 (7.57%) Mathematics
3 161 (6.88%) Derivative
4 156 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 135 (5.77%) Computer Science
6 133 (5.69%) Fixed Income
7 119 (5.09%) Visualisation
8 98 (4.19%) Statistics
9 91 (3.89%) Hedge funds
10 89 (3.81%) Equities
11 77 (3.29%) Credit Risk
12 67 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 56 (2.39%) Data Structures
14 54 (2.31%) Algorithms
15 39 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
16 38 (1.62%) Economics
17 36 (1.54%) Mobile App
18 33 (1.41%) Open Source
19 29 (1.24%) Market Risk
20 28 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 282 (12.06%) Windows
2 165 (7.05%) UNIX
3 80 (3.42%) Linux
4 44 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 28 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.43%) Solaris
9 9 (0.38%) Android
10 7 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.30%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.086%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.043%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (22.74%) Business Intelligence
2 295 (12.61%) Analytics
3 250 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (9.49%) Data Analysis
5 204 (8.72%) ETL
6 143 (6.11%) Project Management
7 142 (6.07%) MVC
8 141 (6.03%) Asset Management
9 136 (5.81%) ITIL
10 126 (5.39%) Risk Management
11 121 (5.17%) Business Analysis
12 120 (5.13%) Data Management
13 112 (4.79%) OO
14 96 (4.10%) Time Management
15 87 (3.72%) RAD
16 84 (3.59%) TDD
16 84 (3.59%) Mentoring
17 83 (3.55%) Data Modelling
18 81 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
19 80 (3.42%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1602 (68.49%) SQL
2 763 (32.62%) C#
3 416 (17.79%) T-SQL
4 289 (12.36%) VB
5 264 (11.29%) JavaScript
6 251 (10.73%) Java
7 229 (9.79%) VB.NET
8 149 (6.37%) C++
9 144 (6.16%) Python
10 101 (4.32%) PHP
11 100 (4.28%) PL/SQL
12 90 (3.85%) PowerShell
13 81 (3.46%) R
14 70 (2.99%) Perl
15 62 (2.65%) MATLAB
16 59 (2.52%) VB6
17 44 (1.88%) VBScript
18 41 (1.75%) C
19 37 (1.58%) Bash Shell
20 31 (1.33%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 512 (21.89%) Degree
2 61 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 48 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 30 (1.28%) ISEB
6 23 (0.98%) MCSE
7 19 (0.81%) PhD
8 16 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (0.68%) NVQ Level 3
9 15 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.43%) MCSD
11 9 (0.38%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.38%) CFA
11 9 (0.38%) CISA
11 9 (0.38%) CISM
11 9 (0.38%) CRISC
12 8 (0.34%) MOS
12 8 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.26%) HND
14 5 (0.21%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.72%) QA
2 25 (1.07%) SLA
3 19 (0.81%) EMIR
4 15 (0.64%) COBIT
5 13 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 12 (0.51%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.30%) Solvency II
7 7 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.26%) MiFID
9 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.13%) Basel III
11 3 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.086%) DO-254
12 2 (0.086%) DO-160
12 2 (0.086%) P3O
13 1 (0.043%) Basel II
13 1 (0.043%) TickIT
System Software
1 84 (3.59%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.33%) VirtualBox
3 13 (0.56%) XenApp
4 11 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.17%) Firmware
7 3 (0.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.086%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.086%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.043%) Xen
9 1 (0.043%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.043%) Varnish
9 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (1.33%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.17%) Control-M
4 2 (0.086%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.086%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 702 (30.01%) Microsoft
2 289 (12.36%) Oracle
3 159 (6.80%) Business Objects
4 157 (6.71%) Cognos
5 78 (3.33%) Tableau
6 55 (2.35%) Bloomberg
7 44 (1.88%) IBM
8 40 (1.71%) Sybase
9 39 (1.67%) Google
10 33 (1.41%) SAP
11 27 (1.15%) TOWER Software
12 26 (1.11%) Citrix
12 26 (1.11%) FactSet
13 23 (0.98%) VMware
14 21 (0.90%) Sun
15 19 (0.81%) HP
16 17 (0.73%) Lotus
16 17 (0.73%) Sage
17 15 (0.64%) EMC
18 14 (0.60%) Hyperion
Watford, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: company benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: package
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £27,000 to £32,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + pension + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Salary: banking benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Burnley, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £44000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcestershire
Oliver James Associates
Posted: Yesterday
London
British Airways
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 37k + pension, healthcare, life assurance and more
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lifecycle Resources Ltd
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £39000 - £44000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago