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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 254 238 222
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1268 1248 1479
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.16% 1.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.11% 2.21% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1046 1028 1361
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%

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
60005 56429 62900
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.22% 52.62% 53.66%
Number of salaries quoted 50353 48479 55241
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -16 1208 £45,000 +12.50% 178
London +17 754 £55,000 +10.00% 111
City of London +15 266 £55,000 +10.00% 54
North West -39 92 £30,000 -14.28% 17
East of England -21 82 £33,500 -6.94% 14
South East -108 73 £35,000 -6.66% 9
Yorkshire -29 66 £32,000 +6.66% 10
West Midlands +23 63 £35,000 +16.66% 6
West Yorkshire -17 55 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Manchester 0 53 £28,500 -15.55% 12
South West -36 49 £34,683 +15.61% 13
Hertfordshire +1 42 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Scotland +7 35 £30,000 -11.76% 6
Cheshire -16 33 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Leeds -42 26 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Birmingham +13 23 £47,500 +97.91% 2
Bradford +14 21 £32,000 +39.13% 2
East Midlands -12 21 £30,000 -20.00%
Surrey -30 19 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Edinburgh +5 17 £28,750 +15.00% 2
Glasgow -8 17 £30,000 - 4
Chester +7 15 £35,000 +66.66%
Welwyn Garden City +17 14 £27,500 -38.88%
Wiltshire -3 14 £25,000 -13.04% 2
Bristol -24 14 £31,500 -10.00% 6
Cambridgeshire -7 13 £38,250 -17.29% 6
Swindon -2 12 £25,000 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -8 12 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Cambridge -15 12 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Norfolk +18 11 £22,500 -32.83% 4

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1710 (68.70%) SQL
2 1079 (43.35%) Finance
3 953 (38.29%) SQL Server
4 870 (34.95%) C#
5 841 (33.79%) MS Excel
6 783 (31.46%) .NET
7 656 (26.36%) Microsoft
8 557 (22.38%) Degree
9 392 (15.75%) T-SQL
10 388 (15.59%) VB
11 379 (15.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 352 (14.14%) Java
12 352 (14.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 351 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
14 344 (13.82%) Oracle
15 337 (13.54%) HTML
16 333 (13.38%) MS Office
17 321 (12.90%) Front Office
18 317 (12.74%) XML
19 309 (12.41%) VB.NET
20 307 (12.33%) Windows
21 288 (11.57%) Analytics
22 280 (11.25%) ASP.NET
23 273 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
24 252 (10.12%) JavaScript
25 245 (9.84%) MS Access
26 241 (9.68%) Banking
27 238 (9.56%) C++
28 222 (8.92%) Computer Science
29 219 (8.80%) Data Warehouse

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 182 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 126 (5.06%) SAS
3 77 (3.09%) IIS
4 44 (1.77%) SharePoint Server
5 35 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 29 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 27 (1.08%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.80%) Apache Pig
10 20 (0.80%) CMS
11 17 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 11 (0.44%) Documentum
14 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (0.28%) Confluence
16 5 (0.20%) WorkSite
16 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 841 (33.79%) MS Excel
2 333 (13.38%) MS Office
3 101 (4.06%) Spreadsheet
4 95 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 46 (1.85%) SPSS
6 28 (1.12%) MS Visio
7 21 (0.84%) MS Project
8 19 (0.76%) XMetaL
8 19 (0.76%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.40%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.28%) LaTeX
11 6 (0.24%) Stata
12 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.16%) NASTRAN
12 4 (0.16%) Abaqus
12 4 (0.16%) FastStats
13 2 (0.080%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.080%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.080%) Mathematica
14 1 (0.040%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 42 (1.69%) Google Analytics
2 33 (1.33%) Markit EDM
3 30 (1.21%) Cognos TM1
4 28 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 27 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 15 (0.60%) WebTrends
7 11 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
7 11 (0.44%) Visualfiles
7 11 (0.44%) Misys Opics
8 10 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
9 9 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
9 9 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.28%) Line 500
10 7 (0.28%) HFM
10 7 (0.28%) assyst
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (0.20%) LatentZero
11 5 (0.20%) SAP SRM
11 5 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
12 4 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (0.64%) Amazon S3
1 16 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
2 14 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.32%) Office 365
5 7 (0.28%) SaaS
6 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.080%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.92%) Internet
2 21 (0.84%) Firewall
3 17 (0.68%) FTP
4 15 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.60%) SAN
5 11 (0.44%) Intranet
6 10 (0.40%) IMAP
6 10 (0.40%) DNS
6 10 (0.40%) POP3
7 8 (0.32%) VPN
8 7 (0.28%) HTTP
8 7 (0.28%) Extranet
9 5 (0.20%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.20%) Unified Communications
9 5 (0.20%) PPP
10 4 (0.16%) DHCP
10 4 (0.16%) NAS
11 3 (0.12%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (0.12%) Wireless
11 3 (0.12%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 953 (38.29%) SQL Server
2 379 (15.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 352 (14.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 273 (10.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 245 (9.84%) MS Access
6 219 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
7 192 (7.71%) Relational Database
8 150 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 129 (5.18%) Crystal Reports
10 121 (4.86%) Data Mining
11 106 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 77 (3.09%) QlikView
13 68 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
14 63 (2.53%) MySQL
15 43 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
16 42 (1.69%) OLAP
17 36 (1.45%) Oracle Database
18 34 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
19 31 (1.25%) DTS
20 27 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 188 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 76 (3.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 45 (1.81%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (1.57%) Git (software)
6 29 (1.17%) NUnit
6 29 (1.17%) JIRA
7 27 (1.08%) Subversion
8 25 (1.00%) Jenkins
9 20 (0.80%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 19 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 17 (0.68%) CruiseControl
11 17 (0.68%) Moq
12 15 (0.60%) MSBuild
12 15 (0.60%) Yeoman
12 15 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 9 (0.36%) Toad
13 9 (0.36%) Selenium
13 9 (0.36%) Hudson
14 7 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1079 (43.35%) Finance
2 321 (12.90%) Front Office
3 241 (9.68%) Banking
4 131 (5.26%) Marketing
5 102 (4.10%) Retail
6 95 (3.82%) Investment Banking
7 72 (2.89%) Legal
8 61 (2.45%) Back Office
9 59 (2.37%) Financial Institution
10 56 (2.25%) Manufacturing
11 51 (2.05%) Telecoms
12 47 (1.89%) Advertising
13 45 (1.81%) Law
14 36 (1.45%) Publishing
15 31 (1.25%) Billing
16 29 (1.17%) French Language
17 26 (1.04%) Italian Language
18 21 (0.84%) Spanish Language
19 19 (0.76%) Automotive
20 18 (0.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 1114 (44.76%) Developer
2 923 (37.08%) Analyst
3 222 (8.92%) Data Analyst
4 220 (8.84%) Excel Developer
5 194 (7.79%) VBA Developer
6 183 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 154 (6.19%) Applications Support
8 153 (6.15%) .NET Developer
9 148 (5.95%) Junior
10 145 (5.83%) Business Analyst
11 116 (4.66%) Junior Developer
12 112 (4.50%) Excel VBA Developer
13 102 (4.10%) Support Analyst
14 101 (4.06%) SQL Developer
15 96 (3.86%) Analyst Developer
16 92 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
17 91 (3.66%) MI Analyst
18 86 (3.46%) Software Developer
19 84 (3.37%) Graduate
20 80 (3.21%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 783 (31.46%) .NET
2 337 (13.54%) HTML
3 317 (12.74%) XML
4 280 (11.25%) ASP.NET
5 164 (6.59%) CSS
6 135 (5.42%) WPF
7 128 (5.14%) Web Services
8 127 (5.10%) .NET Framework
9 113 (4.54%) WCF
10 93 (3.74%) jQuery
11 68 (2.73%) LINQ
12 67 (2.69%) Ajax
13 66 (2.65%) WinForms
14 59 (2.37%) HTML5
15 57 (2.29%) XSLT
16 50 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 45 (1.81%) J2EE
18 42 (1.69%) SOAP
19 36 (1.45%) XHTML
19 36 (1.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.92%) Computer Science
2 192 (7.71%) Derivative
3 157 (6.31%) Mathematics
4 131 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 119 (4.78%) Fixed Income
6 114 (4.58%) Hedge funds
7 106 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 105 (4.22%) Equities
9 101 (4.06%) Statistics
10 76 (3.05%) Visualisation
11 67 (2.69%) Credit Risk
12 65 (2.61%) Market Risk
13 54 (2.17%) Physics
14 49 (1.97%) Equity Derivative
14 49 (1.97%) Economics
15 37 (1.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 33 (1.33%) Social Media
17 27 (1.08%) Semantic Web
17 27 (1.08%) Ontologies
18 26 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 307 (12.33%) Windows
2 163 (6.55%) UNIX
3 108 (4.34%) Linux
4 33 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (0.92%) Windows XP
6 22 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 13 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.40%) Windows 2000
10 7 (0.28%) Solaris
11 4 (0.16%) Debian
11 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.12%) AIX
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.080%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.080%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.040%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
2 288 (11.57%) Analytics
3 208 (8.36%) Data Analysis
4 191 (7.67%) OO
5 178 (7.15%) Project Management
6 172 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (6.11%) Business Analysis
8 130 (5.22%) ETL
9 124 (4.98%) ITIL
10 122 (4.90%) CRM
11 112 (4.50%) Data Management
12 110 (4.42%) RAD
13 109 (4.38%) Software Engineering
14 108 (4.34%) ERP
15 105 (4.22%) Migration
16 95 (3.82%) Investment Management
17 93 (3.74%) MVC
18 91 (3.66%) Risk Management
19 90 (3.62%) Data Modelling
20 89 (3.58%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1710 (68.70%) SQL
2 870 (34.95%) C#
3 392 (15.75%) T-SQL
4 388 (15.59%) VB
5 352 (14.14%) Java
6 309 (12.41%) VB.NET
7 252 (10.12%) JavaScript
8 238 (9.56%) C++
9 165 (6.63%) Python
10 103 (4.14%) Perl
11 95 (3.82%) VBScript
12 87 (3.50%) VB6
13 86 (3.46%) R
14 72 (2.89%) PHP
15 68 (2.73%) C
16 61 (2.45%) MATLAB
17 60 (2.41%) PL/SQL
17 60 (2.41%) Bash Shell
18 50 (2.01%) Shell Script
19 33 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 557 (22.38%) Degree
2 68 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (1.97%) ISEB
4 40 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 36 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 28 (1.12%) CFA
7 20 (0.80%) MCP
8 18 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (0.52%) PhD
10 13 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.52%) MBA
11 12 (0.48%) ACCA
12 10 (0.40%) CIMA
13 7 (0.28%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.28%) MCSE
14 6 (0.24%) MCSD
14 6 (0.24%) Sun Certification
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.24%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (3.90%) QA
2 30 (1.21%) SLA
3 15 (0.60%) EMIR
4 14 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.080%) MiFID
8 2 (0.080%) Basel II
8 2 (0.080%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.080%) Basel III
8 2 (0.080%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.040%) COREP
9 1 (0.040%) UCITS
9 1 (0.040%) COBIT
System Software
1 89 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.60%) XenApp
3 11 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.40%) VirtualBox
5 9 (0.36%) MDaemon
6 6 (0.24%) vSphere
7 3 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.080%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.040%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.040%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.040%) Xen
9 1 (0.040%) Postfix
9 1 (0.040%) XenServer
9 1 (0.040%) Platform Symphony
9 1 (0.040%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 19 (0.76%) Control-M
2 11 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.44%) Vagrant
3 7 (0.28%) SCCM
4 5 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (0.20%) WMI
5 3 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.12%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.080%) Foglight
7 1 (0.040%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.040%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.040%) Puppet
7 1 (0.040%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 656 (26.36%) Microsoft
2 344 (13.82%) Oracle
3 88 (3.54%) Cognos
4 74 (2.97%) Sybase
5 68 (2.73%) Bloomberg
6 63 (2.53%) Business Objects
7 51 (2.05%) Citrix
8 50 (2.01%) SAP
9 45 (1.81%) Google
10 41 (1.65%) Fidessa
11 35 (1.41%) Tableau
12 29 (1.17%) Murex
13 26 (1.04%) SunGard
13 26 (1.04%) HP
14 22 (0.88%) thinkFolio
15 21 (0.84%) Facebook
15 21 (0.84%) IBM
15 21 (0.84%) VMware
16 20 (0.80%) Teradata
16 20 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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