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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 267 285 219
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -66
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1144 971 1402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 0.93% 1.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.18% 1.74% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 990 772 1238
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%

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
52542 55670 60607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.46% 53.39% 54.88%
Number of salaries quoted 45112 46796 53255
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £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 January 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 28 January 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
(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 +27 1066 £42,500 +6.25% 177
London +27 552 £52,500 +5.00% 88
City of London +45 214 £55,000 +10.00% 49
South East +14 166 £41,000 +17.14% 28
West Midlands +27 85 £33,750 - 10
East of England +12 81 £35,000 - 8
Surrey +29 80 £42,000 +29.23% 7
North West +17 64 £36,000 +14.28% 13
Scotland +47 60 £35,000 -22.22% 7
South West 0 51 £34,000 -1.44% 20
Yorkshire -40 50 £32,500 - 4
Manchester +19 42 £35,000 +40.00% 8
West Yorkshire -34 41 £35,000 - 4
Hampshire -23 30 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Glasgow +30 28 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -19 28 £32,000 -8.57% 1
Bristol -2 26 £32,500 -17.72% 17
Warwickshire +14 25 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Leeds -2 24 £32,500 -8.45% 2
Edinburgh +18 21 £40,000 +3.22% 4
East Midlands -13 20 £35,000 +4.47% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 19 £27,750 -41.57% 6
Birmingham -13 18 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Berkshire -4 16 £32,500 -1.51% 2
Warwick - 16 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +20 15 £65,000 +106.34%
Cheshire +6 15 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Reigate -5 15 £45,000 +50.00%
Solihull - 15 £20,000 -
Staffordshire +13 14 £41,250 +57.14%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1615 (67.46%) SQL
2 1067 (44.57%) Finance
3 927 (38.72%) SQL Server
4 858 (35.84%) MS Excel
5 792 (33.08%) C#
6 693 (28.95%) Microsoft
7 653 (27.28%) .NET
8 560 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
9 489 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
10 484 (20.22%) Degree
11 482 (20.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 436 (18.21%) T-SQL
13 386 (16.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 334 (13.95%) Oracle
15 324 (13.53%) VB
16 286 (11.95%) Java
16 286 (11.95%) Banking
17 279 (11.65%) HTML
18 268 (11.19%) MS Access
19 266 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
19 266 (11.11%) VB.NET
20 265 (11.07%) Front Office
21 263 (10.99%) MS Office
21 263 (10.99%) Windows
22 256 (10.69%) XML
23 253 (10.57%) JavaScript
24 252 (10.53%) SharePoint
25 248 (10.36%) Analytics
26 247 (10.32%) ASP.NET
27 241 (10.07%) Agile Software Development

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 252 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 161 (6.73%) SAS
3 44 (1.84%) IIS
4 41 (1.71%) WebLogic
5 38 (1.59%) JBoss
5 38 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 33 (1.38%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
7 26 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (0.79%) CMS
9 18 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (0.71%) Joomla!
10 17 (0.71%) Apache Pig
11 14 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.46%) MS Project Server
13 10 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 9 (0.38%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.21%) ColdFusion
15 5 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 858 (35.84%) MS Excel
2 263 (10.99%) MS Office
3 121 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 87 (3.63%) PowerPivot
5 78 (3.26%) MS Visio
6 73 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
7 52 (2.17%) SPSS
8 37 (1.55%) MS Project
9 17 (0.71%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.21%) LaTeX
11 4 (0.17%) FastStats
11 4 (0.17%) Simulink
12 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.084%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.084%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.042%) InDesign
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.042%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (1.42%) Google Analytics
2 33 (1.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 25 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
4 24 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
5 19 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
6 12 (0.50%) Cognos Planning
6 12 (0.50%) Markit EDM
7 11 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.29%) Line 500
10 6 (0.25%) Agresso
10 6 (0.25%) Endur
11 5 (0.21%) ReMetrica
11 5 (0.21%) ProductWriter
12 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
12 4 (0.17%) Loan IQ
12 4 (0.17%) Retail-J
13 3 (0.13%) SAP Business One
13 3 (0.13%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (0.71%) Amazon S3
2 17 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
3 16 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.17%) SaaS
6 3 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.084%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.96%) Firewall
2 17 (0.71%) Intranet
2 17 (0.71%) LAN
2 17 (0.71%) WAN
3 15 (0.63%) Internet
4 12 (0.50%) DMZ
5 11 (0.46%) SAN
5 11 (0.46%) FTP
6 10 (0.42%) HTTP
7 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.29%) Extranet
9 6 (0.25%) Broadband
10 5 (0.21%) VPN
11 3 (0.13%) POP3
11 3 (0.13%) IMAP
11 3 (0.13%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.084%) DNS
13 1 (0.042%) SSL
13 1 (0.042%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 927 (38.72%) SQL Server
2 482 (20.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 386 (16.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 268 (11.19%) MS Access
5 266 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 233 (9.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 215 (8.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 200 (8.35%) Relational Database
9 138 (5.76%) Crystal Reports
10 118 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
11 98 (4.09%) Data Mining
12 85 (3.55%) QlikView
13 78 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 72 (3.01%) RDBMS
15 61 (2.55%) Oracle Database
16 59 (2.46%) MySQL
17 55 (2.30%) Microsoft Power View
18 42 (1.75%) OLAP
18 42 (1.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 38 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 190 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 62 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 53 (2.21%) Subversion
4 44 (1.84%) Git (software)
5 40 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 38 (1.59%) NUnit
7 34 (1.42%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.25%) Maven
9 24 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 22 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
11 17 (0.71%) Yeoman
12 15 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
13 12 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
14 11 (0.46%) JIRA
15 10 (0.42%) ReSharper
15 10 (0.42%) Moq
16 8 (0.33%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.33%) JUnit
16 8 (0.33%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 1067 (44.57%) Finance
2 286 (11.95%) Banking
3 265 (11.07%) Front Office
4 136 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 121 (5.05%) Marketing
6 102 (4.26%) Retail
7 78 (3.26%) Legal
8 77 (3.22%) Back Office
9 66 (2.76%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 31 (1.29%) Law
12 28 (1.17%) Advertising
13 27 (1.13%) Manufacturing
14 26 (1.09%) Publishing
15 18 (0.75%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.67%) Billing
17 13 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (0.50%) German Language
18 12 (0.50%) Spanish Language
18 12 (0.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 997 (41.65%) Developer
2 833 (34.80%) Analyst
3 196 (8.19%) Excel Developer
4 189 (7.89%) Data Analyst
5 157 (6.56%) C# Developer
6 147 (6.14%) Business Analyst
7 146 (6.10%) VBA Developer
8 141 (5.89%) Applications Support
9 119 (4.97%) MI Analyst
10 112 (4.68%) Support Analyst
11 108 (4.51%) SQL Developer
12 105 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 95 (3.97%) Consultant
14 87 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
15 82 (3.43%) .NET Developer
16 78 (3.26%) Senior Developer
17 76 (3.17%) Excel VBA Developer
18 73 (3.05%) Software Developer
19 72 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
20 67 (2.80%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 653 (27.28%) .NET
2 279 (11.65%) HTML
3 256 (10.69%) XML
4 247 (10.32%) ASP.NET
5 158 (6.60%) CSS
6 113 (4.72%) WPF
7 109 (4.55%) Web Services
8 102 (4.26%) jQuery
9 101 (4.22%) WinForms
10 94 (3.93%) .NET Framework
11 88 (3.68%) WCF
12 70 (2.92%) Ajax
13 67 (2.80%) SOAP
14 63 (2.63%) REST
15 58 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
16 52 (2.17%) J2EE
17 41 (1.71%) Spring
17 41 (1.71%) LINQ
18 37 (1.55%) JSP
19 36 (1.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 560 (23.39%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (7.60%) Mathematics
3 161 (6.73%) Derivative
4 149 (6.22%) Management Information System
5 141 (5.89%) Computer Science
6 134 (5.60%) Fixed Income
7 108 (4.51%) Equities
8 93 (3.88%) Statistics
9 83 (3.47%) Hedge funds
10 81 (3.38%) Visualisation
11 65 (2.72%) Credit Risk
12 51 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 44 (1.84%) Equity Derivative
14 41 (1.71%) Economics
15 35 (1.46%) N-Tier
16 34 (1.42%) Market Risk
17 32 (1.34%) Data Conversion
17 32 (1.34%) Algorithms
18 31 (1.29%) Mobile App
19 29 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 263 (10.99%) Windows
2 207 (8.65%) UNIX
3 96 (4.01%) Linux
4 26 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 24 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.46%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.46%) Solaris
9 9 (0.38%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.25%) Android
11 2 (0.084%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.042%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
2 248 (10.36%) Analytics
3 241 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
4 214 (8.94%) ETL
5 199 (8.31%) Data Analysis
6 179 (7.48%) Asset Management
7 149 (6.22%) Project Management
8 139 (5.81%) OO
9 128 (5.35%) Business Analysis
10 126 (5.26%) Data Management
11 108 (4.51%) RAD
12 107 (4.47%) Risk Management
13 106 (4.43%) ITIL
14 101 (4.22%) Time Management
15 89 (3.72%) ERP
15 89 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
16 88 (3.68%) MVC
17 85 (3.55%) Migration
18 83 (3.47%) Investment Management
18 83 (3.47%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1615 (67.46%) SQL
2 792 (33.08%) C#
3 436 (18.21%) T-SQL
4 324 (13.53%) VB
5 286 (11.95%) Java
6 266 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 253 (10.57%) JavaScript
8 142 (5.93%) C++
9 109 (4.55%) PL/SQL
10 103 (4.30%) Python
11 91 (3.80%) Perl
12 86 (3.59%) PHP
13 71 (2.97%) PowerShell
14 63 (2.63%) VB6
15 57 (2.38%) VBScript
16 55 (2.30%) MATLAB
17 52 (2.17%) R
18 45 (1.88%) C
19 37 (1.55%) Bash Shell
20 31 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 484 (20.22%) Degree
2 45 (1.88%) ISEB
3 43 (1.80%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (1.21%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.75%) MCSE
7 16 (0.67%) NVQ Level 3
8 14 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (0.46%) PhD
9 11 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.42%) CFA
10 10 (0.42%) ACCA
11 7 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.25%) CRISC
12 6 (0.25%) CISA
12 6 (0.25%) CISM
12 6 (0.25%) MCP
12 6 (0.25%) MCSD
13 5 (0.21%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (3.63%) QA
2 24 (1.00%) EMIR
3 23 (0.96%) SLA
4 19 (0.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.38%) COBIT
6 7 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.25%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.13%) Basel III
9 3 (0.13%) CRD IV
9 3 (0.13%) MiFID
9 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.084%) DO-254
10 2 (0.084%) DO-160
11 1 (0.042%) P3O
11 1 (0.042%) Basel II
11 1 (0.042%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.042%) COREP
System Software
1 79 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.71%) VirtualBox
3 14 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.38%) Firmware
5 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.13%) MDaemon
7 2 (0.084%) XenApp
7 2 (0.084%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.084%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.71%) Vagrant
2 11 (0.46%) Control-M
3 9 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.084%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.042%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.042%) Foglight
6 1 (0.042%) cPanel
Vendors
1 693 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 334 (13.95%) Oracle
3 153 (6.39%) Cognos
4 145 (6.06%) Business Objects
5 66 (2.76%) Tableau
6 65 (2.72%) Bloomberg
7 53 (2.21%) IBM
8 50 (2.09%) Sybase
9 35 (1.46%) SAP
9 35 (1.46%) Google
10 28 (1.17%) FactSet
11 27 (1.13%) thinkFolio
12 26 (1.09%) Fidessa
12 26 (1.09%) Hyperion
13 23 (0.96%) TOWER Software
14 22 (0.92%) VMware
14 22 (0.92%) Sun
15 21 (0.88%) Vermilion
16 20 (0.84%) HP
17 17 (0.71%) TIBCO
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive + attractive benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £46000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20k - 28k per year
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Premier IT
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Whitstable, Kent
Capita
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hudson IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £34,000 per annum + 7K bonuses + much more
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Training
Posted: Yesterday