The table below looks at the statistics for VBA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VBA over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 342 307 284
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -23
Permanent jobs citing VBA 863 1123 1257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 1.02% 1.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.66% 1.98% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 715 925 1029
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%

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
51871 56730 60287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.89% 51.36% 51.84%
Number of salaries quoted 44883 48295 51255
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

VBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 824 £45,000 +3.44% 65
London -10 442 £55,000 - 28
South East -5 126 £37,500 -6.25% 10
City of London +34 115 £51,500 -6.36% 10
East of England +5 72 £40,000 +6.66% 6
North West +11 65 £35,000 -9.67% 6
Hampshire +8 50 £37,500 -25.00% 4
West Midlands -55 36 £32,500 +4.83% 8
Hertfordshire +21 32 £40,000 +23.07% 5
East Midlands +3 28 £40,000 +8.10% 2
Surrey -12 25 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Yorkshire +22 24 £35,000 +29.62% 2
South West -16 23 £32,500 -14.47% 3
Cheshire +57 22 £38,000 +38.18% 1
Scotland -1 21 £40,000 +26.98% 3
Oxfordshire +1 20 £37,500 +51.51%
Manchester -39 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
West Yorkshire +26 19 £35,000 -0.70% 1
Lancashire +25 17 £31,500 -3.07% 1
Cambridgeshire +21 17 £37,500 -50.00%
Northamptonshire +24 16 £40,000 +25.98% 1
Bedfordshire +36 15 £44,000 -32.30% 1
Edinburgh +9 15 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Northampton +18 14 - -
Berkshire 0 14 £36,000 +10.76% 3
Abingdon -7 14 £37,500 +44.23%
Cambridge +22 13 £37,500 -
Staffordshire +4 13 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Leeds +35 12 £35,500 +9.23%
Watford +27 12 £52,500 +31.25%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VBA.

1 1312 (71.73%) SQL
2 685 (37.45%) Finance
3 632 (34.55%) SQL Server
4 559 (30.56%) MS Excel
5 536 (29.31%) Business Intelligence
6 487 (26.63%) Microsoft
7 460 (25.15%) .NET
8 458 (25.04%) C#
9 443 (24.22%) Degree
10 418 (22.85%) Analytical Skills
11 353 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 265 (14.49%) Analytics
13 259 (14.16%) VB
14 244 (13.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 235 (12.85%) MS Office
16 234 (12.79%) Oracle
17 231 (12.63%) MS Access
18 229 (12.52%) Data Analysis
19 212 (11.59%) T-SQL
20 202 (11.04%) Java
21 195 (10.66%) JavaScript
22 186 (10.17%) Front Office
23 179 (9.79%) Computer Science
24 177 (9.68%) QlikView
24 177 (9.68%) HTML
25 166 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
26 163 (8.91%) XML
27 161 (8.80%) Python
28 159 (8.69%) Windows
29 154 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 126 (6.89%) SharePoint
2 121 (6.62%) SAS
3 46 (2.52%) IIS
4 33 (1.80%) Apache Pig
5 30 (1.64%) Apache
5 30 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 21 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 17 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.87%) MS Exchange
10 15 (0.82%) WebSphere
11 14 (0.77%) CMS
12 12 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (0.66%) JBoss
13 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.49%) Alfresco
14 9 (0.49%) Joomla!
15 8 (0.44%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.44%) Captiva
15 8 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 559 (30.56%) MS Excel
2 235 (12.85%) MS Office
3 81 (4.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 54 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 40 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (1.91%) SPSS
7 14 (0.77%) S-PLUS
8 5 (0.27%) XMetaL
9 2 (0.11%) MS Project
9 2 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 45 (2.46%) Cognos TM1
2 31 (1.69%) Cognos Planning
3 20 (1.09%) Hyperion Planning
4 16 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.87%) SAP BPC
5 15 (0.82%) HFM
6 13 (0.71%) Misys Opics
6 13 (0.71%) SAP HCM
7 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 8 (0.44%) Magento
9 8 (0.44%) SunGard APT
10 7 (0.38%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.38%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.27%) FastStats
11 5 (0.27%) Line 500
11 5 (0.27%) Sage CRM
11 5 (0.27%) Unica
12 4 (0.22%) Sage 1000
12 4 (0.22%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (1.48%) Amazon EMR
2 27 (1.48%) Amazon S3
3 24 (1.31%) Google Analytics
4 17 (0.93%) Office 365
4 17 (0.93%) SaaS
5 14 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (0.49%) GitHub
7 2 (0.11%) Silverpop
7 2 (0.11%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.055%) AdWords
8 1 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.055%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.04%) Internet
2 18 (0.98%) Intranet
2 18 (0.98%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.93%) VPN
4 15 (0.82%) DHCP
5 14 (0.77%) DNS
6 10 (0.55%) WAN
7 9 (0.49%) Firewall
8 8 (0.44%) LAN
8 8 (0.44%) NAS
9 7 (0.38%) SNMP
9 7 (0.38%) Wireless
10 5 (0.27%) FTP
10 5 (0.27%) SAN
10 5 (0.27%) SSL
10 5 (0.27%) VLAN
11 3 (0.16%) ADSL
11 3 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.16%) VoIP
11 3 (0.16%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (34.55%) SQL Server
2 353 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 244 (13.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 231 (12.63%) MS Access
5 177 (9.68%) QlikView
6 166 (9.08%) Data Warehouse
7 154 (8.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 147 (8.04%) Relational Database
9 116 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 88 (4.81%) Power BI
11 86 (4.70%) BusinessObjects
12 81 (4.43%) Data Mining
13 70 (3.83%) MySQL
14 69 (3.77%) Crystal Reports
15 68 (3.72%) SQL Server 2005
16 65 (3.55%) Big Data
17 64 (3.50%) Hadoop
18 62 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
19 59 (3.23%) PowerPivot
20 54 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 45 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 39 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 34 (1.86%) Git (software)
5 28 (1.53%) Eclipse
6 27 (1.48%) Vagrant
6 27 (1.48%) Yeoman
7 25 (1.37%) Subversion
7 25 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (0.98%) Maven
9 14 (0.77%) JIRA
9 14 (0.77%) ReSharper
9 14 (0.77%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 12 (0.66%) NUnit
11 10 (0.55%) HP UFT
11 10 (0.55%) LSMW
11 10 (0.55%) SoapUI
12 9 (0.49%) LoadRunner
12 9 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.44%) Serena SBM
General
1 685 (37.45%) Finance
2 186 (10.17%) Front Office
3 142 (7.76%) Banking
4 104 (5.69%) Retail
5 96 (5.25%) Marketing
6 62 (3.39%) Legal
7 52 (2.84%) Telecoms
8 50 (2.73%) Advertising
9 41 (2.24%) Back Office
10 38 (2.08%) Investment Banking
11 37 (2.02%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.64%) Billing
12 30 (1.64%) Law
13 22 (1.20%) Financial Institution
14 16 (0.87%) Military
15 14 (0.77%) German Language
15 14 (0.77%) Publishing
16 11 (0.60%) Automotive
17 10 (0.55%) Games
18 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 779 (42.59%) Analyst
2 721 (39.42%) Developer
3 212 (11.59%) SQL Developer
4 167 (9.13%) SQL Analyst
5 159 (8.69%) Data Analyst
6 150 (8.20%) .NET Developer
7 142 (7.76%) C# Developer
8 139 (7.60%) VBA Developer
9 137 (7.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 128 (7.00%) Support Analyst
11 115 (6.29%) Applications Support
12 104 (5.69%) Consultant
13 101 (5.52%) Software Developer
14 92 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
15 91 (4.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 83 (4.54%) Applications Support Analyst
17 79 (4.32%) Junior
18 76 (4.16%) Business Analyst
19 69 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
20 66 (3.61%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (25.15%) .NET
2 177 (9.68%) HTML
3 163 (8.91%) XML
4 122 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 99 (5.41%) CSS
6 68 (3.72%) .NET Framework
7 64 (3.50%) WPF
8 61 (3.34%) Web Services
9 56 (3.06%) jQuery
10 43 (2.35%) MDX
11 36 (1.97%) SOAP
11 36 (1.97%) WCF
12 32 (1.75%) Classic ASP
13 31 (1.69%) WinForms
14 27 (1.48%) ASP.NET Web API
14 27 (1.48%) Cascalog
14 27 (1.48%) Pandas
14 27 (1.48%) REST
14 27 (1.48%) scikit-learn
14 27 (1.48%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 418 (22.85%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (9.79%) Computer Science
3 152 (8.31%) Management Information System
4 151 (8.26%) Mathematics
5 136 (7.44%) Visualisation
6 87 (4.76%) Fixed Income
7 84 (4.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 82 (4.48%) Hedge funds
9 78 (4.26%) Derivative
10 70 (3.83%) Statistics
11 53 (2.90%) Data Structures
12 49 (2.68%) Equities
13 47 (2.57%) Economics
14 37 (2.02%) Physics
15 32 (1.75%) Market Risk
16 31 (1.69%) Credit Risk
17 25 (1.37%) Fintech
18 22 (1.20%) Data Extraction
18 22 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
19 21 (1.15%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 159 (8.69%) Windows
2 77 (4.21%) Linux
3 68 (3.72%) Unix
4 52 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 46 (2.52%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.60%) Android
8 9 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.49%) Debian
8 9 (0.49%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.22%) Solaris
11 4 (0.22%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.16%) AIX
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.055%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.055%) OS/400
13 1 (0.055%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (29.31%) Business Intelligence
2 265 (14.49%) Analytics
3 229 (12.52%) Data Analysis
4 144 (7.87%) ETL
5 135 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (7.16%) Data Management
7 111 (6.07%) Data Modelling
8 101 (5.52%) Asset Management
9 99 (5.41%) Data Analytics
10 91 (4.98%) ITIL
11 89 (4.87%) CRM
12 88 (4.81%) Statistical Analysis
13 85 (4.65%) Business Analysis
14 82 (4.48%) Data Visualisation
15 75 (4.10%) Risk Management
16 74 (4.05%) Project Management
17 70 (3.83%) Migration
18 68 (3.72%) Time Management
19 67 (3.66%) User Acceptance Testing
20 62 (3.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1312 (71.73%) SQL
2 458 (25.04%) C#
3 259 (14.16%) VB
4 212 (11.59%) T-SQL
5 202 (11.04%) Java
6 195 (10.66%) JavaScript
7 161 (8.80%) Python
8 119 (6.51%) VB.NET
9 118 (6.45%) C++
10 82 (4.48%) R
11 76 (4.16%) Perl
12 75 (4.10%) PowerShell
12 75 (4.10%) VBScript
13 63 (3.44%) VB6
14 57 (3.12%) PL/SQL
15 53 (2.90%) Bash Shell
16 51 (2.79%) PHP
17 44 (2.41%) MATLAB
18 29 (1.59%) C
19 27 (1.48%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 443 (24.22%) Degree
2 50 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.41%) PhD
4 30 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.42%) ISEB
6 21 (1.15%) CIMA
7 20 (1.09%) ACCA
7 20 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.55%) CFA
10 9 (0.49%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.44%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.44%) MCSA
12 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (0.38%) MCSE
13 6 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.27%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.59%) QA
2 61 (3.34%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.69%) SLA
4 18 (0.98%) ISO20022
4 18 (0.98%) SEPA
5 14 (0.77%) Solvency II
6 13 (0.71%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.44%) AIFMD
8 6 (0.33%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.055%) EMIR
10 1 (0.055%) MiFID
10 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (2.57%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (1.48%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.49%) XenApp
5 7 (0.38%) Btrfs
5 7 (0.38%) NFS
6 6 (0.33%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.27%) Xen
8 2 (0.11%) Docker
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.11%) Postfix
8 2 (0.11%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.055%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.055%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.055%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (0.87%) Control-M
2 9 (0.49%) Nagios
3 8 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
4 6 (0.33%) SCCM
5 4 (0.22%) SCOM
6 3 (0.16%) MOM
6 3 (0.16%) SCSM
6 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.055%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.055%) WMI
Vendors
1 487 (26.63%) Microsoft
2 234 (12.79%) Oracle
3 148 (8.09%) Tableau
4 122 (6.67%) Cognos
5 117 (6.40%) SAP
6 75 (4.10%) IBM
7 61 (3.34%) Google
8 43 (2.35%) Hyperion
9 29 (1.59%) Bloomberg
10 26 (1.42%) HP
11 24 (1.31%) Citrix
12 22 (1.20%) Charles River
13 21 (1.15%) Cisco
14 20 (1.09%) Sun
15 19 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
15 19 (1.04%) Trayport
16 18 (0.98%) Reuters
17 16 (0.87%) Infor
17 16 (0.87%) Informatica
17 16 (0.87%) ServiceNow
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ClearCube Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Between 20000 and 28000
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Employee Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £52000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Bns, HmWk + Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Aerotron
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 24 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
OPRO Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago