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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 257 275 233
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -42
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1288 1124 1438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.01% 1.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.23% 1.89% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1073 887 1285
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.83%

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
57752 59369 62807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.14% 53.48% 54.59%
Number of salaries quoted 49417 50671 55273
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 28 November 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 28 November 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
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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 +11 1209 £43,000 +7.50% 160
London +51 687 £54,500 +9.00% 89
City of London +33 229 £55,000 +10.00% 39
South East -9 126 £41,750 +11.33% 20
Yorkshire -47 112 £32,500 +17.11% 9
West Yorkshire -33 87 £32,500 +14.03% 5
East of England +22 80 £31,500 -17.86% 8
South West +16 71 £34,500 -1.42% 13
West Midlands +18 70 £31,000 +3.33% 6
Scotland +19 51 £33,500 -13.54% 9
North West -62 50 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Surrey +8 47 £41,000 +2.50% 7
Bradford -19 40 £32,000 +23.07% 2
Leeds -33 35 £40,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -10 29 £32,000 -11.72% 3
Manchester -15 28 £32,500 +14.03% 4
Glasgow +26 25 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 20 £29,250 -19.31% 2
Berkshire +24 18 £35,000 -0.24% 2
Staffordshire +8 18 £42,500 +32.81% 2
East Midlands +4 18 £32,000 +8.47% 5
Dorset +4 18 £45,000 +11.11% 1
Bristol -13 18 £34,000 -13.92% 1
Birmingham -23 17 £32,500 +11.11% 1
Oxfordshire +3 16 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Hampshire -15 16 £50,000 +53.84% 5
Edinburgh -8 15 £24,125 -35.66% 5
South Wales +16 14 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Wales +12 14 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Essex -4 14 £50,000 +27.06% 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 1736 (68.56%) SQL
2 1156 (45.66%) Finance
3 969 (38.27%) SQL Server
4 841 (33.21%) C#
5 831 (32.82%) MS Excel
6 697 (27.53%) .NET
7 633 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 535 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
9 533 (21.05%) Degree
10 429 (16.94%) T-SQL
11 425 (16.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 419 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
13 368 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 364 (14.38%) VB
15 355 (14.02%) Oracle
16 346 (13.67%) Java
17 315 (12.44%) Front Office
18 310 (12.24%) XML
19 304 (12.01%) HTML
20 300 (11.85%) VB.NET
21 294 (11.61%) Banking
22 290 (11.45%) Windows
23 270 (10.66%) JavaScript
24 269 (10.62%) SQL Server 2008
24 269 (10.62%) Analytics
25 253 (9.99%) MS Access
26 252 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
27 248 (9.79%) MS Office
28 244 (9.64%) ASP.NET
29 222 (8.77%) UNIX

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 198 (7.82%) SharePoint
2 154 (6.08%) SAS
3 57 (2.25%) IIS
4 45 (1.78%) WebLogic
5 44 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 37 (1.46%) JBoss
6 37 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 30 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
8 24 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.55%) Joomla!
12 13 (0.51%) Apache Pig
13 12 (0.47%) CMS
14 11 (0.43%) MS Exchange
15 9 (0.36%) MS Project Server
16 8 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
17 5 (0.20%) Documentum
17 5 (0.20%) Apache
17 5 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 831 (32.82%) MS Excel
2 248 (9.79%) MS Office
3 105 (4.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 89 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
5 55 (2.17%) PowerPivot
6 50 (1.97%) MS Visio
6 50 (1.97%) SPSS
7 24 (0.95%) MS Project
8 11 (0.43%) AutoCAD
9 8 (0.32%) XMetaL
10 7 (0.28%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.16%) Stata
12 3 (0.12%) FastStats
12 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.079%) Simulink
14 1 (0.039%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.039%) RoboHelp
14 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.039%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 34 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 31 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
2 31 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 24 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 23 (0.91%) Cognos TM1
5 21 (0.83%) Hyperion Planning
5 21 (0.83%) Markit EDM
6 15 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.36%) Line 500
8 8 (0.32%) Visualfiles
8 8 (0.32%) Misys Opics
9 6 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.24%) Agresso
10 5 (0.20%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
10 5 (0.20%) SAP CO
10 5 (0.20%) Retail-J
10 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
10 5 (0.20%) ProductWriter
11 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (0.51%) Amazon S3
2 13 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
3 10 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.36%) SaaS
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.12%) Office 365
7 2 (0.079%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.87%) Firewall
2 18 (0.71%) Intranet
3 16 (0.63%) Internet
4 14 (0.55%) FTP
5 12 (0.47%) HTTP
5 12 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.47%) SAN
6 11 (0.43%) WAN
6 11 (0.43%) LAN
7 9 (0.36%) DMZ
8 8 (0.32%) POP3
8 8 (0.32%) Extranet
8 8 (0.32%) IMAP
9 5 (0.20%) iSCSI
9 5 (0.20%) Broadband
9 5 (0.20%) VPN
10 4 (0.16%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.12%) NAS
11 3 (0.12%) LDAP
11 3 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 969 (38.27%) SQL Server
2 425 (16.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 368 (14.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 269 (10.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 253 (9.99%) MS Access
6 222 (8.77%) Relational Database
7 221 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
8 154 (6.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 152 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 149 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
11 81 (3.20%) Data Mining
11 81 (3.20%) QlikView
12 70 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
13 69 (2.73%) MySQL
14 66 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 48 (1.90%) Oracle Database
16 45 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
17 41 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
18 36 (1.42%) Essbase
19 32 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 194 (7.66%) Visual Studio
2 54 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 50 (1.97%) Subversion
4 40 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 34 (1.34%) Git (software)
5 34 (1.34%) NUnit
6 33 (1.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 32 (1.26%) QuickTest Pro
8 29 (1.15%) Jenkins
9 26 (1.03%) Maven
10 16 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 15 (0.59%) JIRA
12 13 (0.51%) Yeoman
13 12 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
14 11 (0.43%) Eclipse
14 11 (0.43%) JUnit
15 10 (0.39%) Moq
15 10 (0.39%) LLBLGen Pro
16 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1156 (45.66%) Finance
2 315 (12.44%) Front Office
3 294 (11.61%) Banking
4 141 (5.57%) Investment Banking
5 128 (5.06%) Marketing
6 120 (4.74%) Retail
7 84 (3.32%) Legal
8 76 (3.00%) Back Office
9 70 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 39 (1.54%) Manufacturing
11 37 (1.46%) Telecoms
12 35 (1.38%) Law
12 35 (1.38%) Advertising
13 34 (1.34%) Publishing
14 27 (1.07%) Italian Language
15 17 (0.67%) Spanish Language
16 14 (0.55%) Games
17 13 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.47%) German Language
18 12 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1080 (42.65%) Developer
2 885 (34.95%) Analyst
3 246 (9.72%) Excel Developer
4 213 (8.41%) Data Analyst
5 176 (6.95%) C# Developer
6 174 (6.87%) VBA Developer
7 164 (6.48%) Applications Support
8 137 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 116 (4.58%) MI Analyst
10 113 (4.46%) Support Analyst
11 112 (4.42%) .NET Developer
12 98 (3.87%) Junior
13 97 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
13 97 (3.83%) SQL Developer
14 96 (3.79%) Excel VBA Developer
15 91 (3.59%) Consultant
16 84 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 82 (3.24%) Senior Developer
18 81 (3.20%) Java Developer
19 79 (3.12%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 697 (27.53%) .NET
2 310 (12.24%) XML
3 304 (12.01%) HTML
4 244 (9.64%) ASP.NET
5 149 (5.88%) CSS
6 123 (4.86%) .NET Framework
7 118 (4.66%) WPF
8 116 (4.58%) Web Services
9 110 (4.34%) jQuery
10 106 (4.19%) WinForms
11 86 (3.40%) WCF
12 71 (2.80%) Ajax
13 66 (2.61%) J2EE
14 58 (2.29%) SOAP
15 49 (1.94%) HTML5
16 48 (1.90%) XSLT
17 47 (1.86%) Spring
18 44 (1.74%) LINQ
19 42 (1.66%) REST
20 40 (1.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 535 (21.13%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (7.94%) Derivative
3 185 (7.31%) Mathematics
4 180 (7.11%) Computer Science
5 148 (5.85%) Fixed Income
6 139 (5.49%) Equities
7 137 (5.41%) Management Information System
8 109 (4.30%) Hedge funds
9 93 (3.67%) Statistics
10 83 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 66 (2.61%) Visualisation
12 63 (2.49%) Credit Risk
13 59 (2.33%) Equity Derivative
14 54 (2.13%) Economics
15 45 (1.78%) Market Risk
16 34 (1.34%) Algorithms
17 33 (1.30%) User Experience
17 33 (1.30%) Physics
18 31 (1.22%) Interest Rate Derivative
18 31 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 290 (11.45%) Windows
2 222 (8.77%) UNIX
3 117 (4.62%) Linux
4 19 (0.75%) Windows 7
5 18 (0.71%) Windows 8
6 16 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.39%) Solaris
8 9 (0.36%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.16%) Android
11 3 (0.12%) Debian
11 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.039%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (16.55%) Business Intelligence
2 269 (10.62%) Analytics
3 252 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (8.29%) Data Analysis
5 187 (7.39%) OO
6 184 (7.27%) ETL
7 172 (6.79%) Asset Management
8 163 (6.44%) Project Management
9 138 (5.45%) Business Analysis
10 128 (5.06%) Data Management
11 121 (4.78%) RAD
12 111 (4.38%) ITIL
13 105 (4.15%) Migration
14 101 (3.99%) Risk Management
15 98 (3.87%) ERP
16 97 (3.83%) Investment Management
17 78 (3.08%) Time Management
17 78 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
17 78 (3.08%) CRM
18 76 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1736 (68.56%) SQL
2 841 (33.21%) C#
3 429 (16.94%) T-SQL
4 364 (14.38%) VB
5 346 (13.67%) Java
6 300 (11.85%) VB.NET
7 270 (10.66%) JavaScript
8 209 (8.25%) C++
9 122 (4.82%) Perl
10 119 (4.70%) Python
11 103 (4.07%) PL/SQL
12 87 (3.44%) VB6
13 83 (3.28%) PHP
14 65 (2.57%) C
15 60 (2.37%) VBScript
16 55 (2.17%) MATLAB
17 53 (2.09%) PowerShell
18 52 (2.05%) Bash Shell
19 47 (1.86%) R
20 43 (1.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 533 (21.05%) Degree
2 51 (2.01%) ISEB
3 42 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (1.38%) Security Cleared
5 24 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 17 (0.67%) MCSE
7 17 (0.67%) CFA
8 14 (0.55%) ACCA
9 12 (0.47%) ISTQB
9 12 (0.47%) MCP
10 11 (0.43%) PhD
11 10 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.28%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.28%) CIMA
12 7 (0.28%) OCPJP
13 6 (0.24%) MCSD
14 5 (0.20%) PMI Certification
15 3 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (3.71%) QA
2 32 (1.26%) EMIR
3 27 (1.07%) SLA
4 26 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.20%) COBIT
7 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.12%) Basel III
8 3 (0.12%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.079%) MiFID
9 2 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.039%) Basel II
10 1 (0.039%) COREP
10 1 (0.039%) UCITS
10 1 (0.039%) P3O
System Software
1 75 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.51%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.36%) Firmware
5 8 (0.32%) MDaemon
6 5 (0.20%) vSphere
7 4 (0.16%) XenApp
8 2 (0.079%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.079%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.039%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.039%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 18 (0.71%) Control-M
2 13 (0.51%) Vagrant
3 12 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.079%) Foglight
5 2 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 633 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 355 (14.02%) Oracle
3 125 (4.94%) Business Objects
4 124 (4.90%) Cognos
5 75 (2.96%) Bloomberg
6 65 (2.57%) Sybase
7 58 (2.29%) IBM
8 54 (2.13%) Tableau
9 48 (1.90%) Fidessa
10 36 (1.42%) SAP
10 36 (1.42%) Hyperion
11 34 (1.34%) thinkFolio
12 33 (1.30%) Google
13 23 (0.91%) SunGard
14 22 (0.87%) HP
14 22 (0.87%) Vermilion
14 22 (0.87%) FactSet
15 21 (0.83%) Sun
15 21 (0.83%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.79%) Teradata
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
The Curve Group
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northamptonshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £18 - £20k DOE + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Experis Ltd
Salary: £22500 - £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 38k per year + Pension and Career Development
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £20k - 24k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
York
Rural Payments Agency
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,200 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago