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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 326 317 287
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -30
Permanent jobs citing VBA 918 1097 1317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.99% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.79% 1.93% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 750 911 1078
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%

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
51255 56927 63197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.80% 51.44% 52.28%
Number of salaries quoted 44385 48536 53895
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -12 866 £45,000 +5.88% 96
London -15 482 £52,500 -4.54% 41
South East +22 119 £37,500 -7.40% 10
City of London +13 111 £51,500 -8.03% 13
North West +15 68 £37,500 -6.25% 10
East of England +31 65 £40,000 +14.28% 12
Hampshire +22 46 £37,500 -25.00% 4
East Midlands +23 39 £35,000 -2.77% 4
West Midlands -59 38 £32,500 +4.83%
Scotland +7 33 £39,375 +25.00% 3
Surrey +1 31 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +20 29 £35,000 +29.62% 11
Manchester -23 29 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Edinburgh +22 25 £50,000 +42.85% 3
Hertfordshire +23 24 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Lancashire +26 23 £35,000 +12.00%
West Yorkshire +14 22 £35,000 +2.94% 6
South West -12 20 £32,500 -14.47% 5
Northamptonshire +26 18 £35,000 +10.23% 2
Northampton +32 16 £35,000 +10.23%
Oxfordshire 0 16 £37,500 +59.57%
Cheshire +52 15 £35,000 +10.23% 6
Cambridgeshire +14 15 £32,500 +44.44% 4
Leeds +25 14 £35,500 +29.09% 4
Staffordshire +8 14 £30,000 -
Bedfordshire +21 13 £44,000 -32.30% 2
Cambridge +14 13 £32,500 - 1
Berkshire +4 13 £34,250 +5.38%
Stoke-on-Trent -1 13 £32,500 +30.00%
Chorley - 13 £30,000 -

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1340 (71.97%) SQL
2 697 (37.43%) Finance
3 646 (34.69%) SQL Server
4 567 (30.45%) MS Excel
5 527 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
6 498 (26.75%) Microsoft
7 471 (25.30%) .NET
8 461 (24.76%) C#
9 456 (24.49%) Degree
10 428 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
11 352 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 290 (15.57%) Analytics
13 270 (14.50%) MS Office
14 265 (14.23%) VB
15 250 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 245 (13.16%) Oracle
17 227 (12.19%) MS Access
18 221 (11.87%) Data Analysis
19 206 (11.06%) JavaScript
20 197 (10.58%) T-SQL
21 190 (10.20%) HTML
21 190 (10.20%) Java
22 181 (9.72%) Windows
23 174 (9.34%) Computer Science
24 172 (9.24%) XML
25 169 (9.08%) Front Office
26 163 (8.75%) QlikView
27 160 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
27 160 (8.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 157 (8.43%) Relational Database

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
1 127 (6.82%) SAS
2 123 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 56 (3.01%) IIS
4 33 (1.77%) Apache Pig
5 28 (1.50%) Tomcat
6 26 (1.40%) Apache
7 25 (1.34%) Apache Spark
8 21 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (0.97%) CMS
10 17 (0.91%) MS Exchange
11 13 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (0.70%) WebLogic
11 13 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.48%) JBoss
14 8 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.43%) Captiva
14 8 (0.43%) Confluence
14 8 (0.43%) Documentum
15 7 (0.38%) Alfresco
Applications
1 567 (30.45%) MS Excel
2 270 (14.50%) MS Office
3 76 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.95%) MS Visio
5 47 (2.52%) SPSS
6 40 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
7 14 (0.75%) S-PLUS
8 5 (0.27%) XMetaL
9 4 (0.21%) Stata
10 2 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 47 (2.52%) Cognos TM1
2 33 (1.77%) Cognos Planning
3 24 (1.29%) Hyperion Planning
4 17 (0.91%) SAP HCM
5 14 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.75%) HFM
6 12 (0.64%) Misys Opics
6 12 (0.64%) SAP BPC
7 11 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 8 (0.43%) Visualfiles
8 8 (0.43%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.38%) Magento
10 6 (0.32%) Unica
11 5 (0.27%) LongView
11 5 (0.27%) Sage CRM
12 4 (0.21%) FastStats
12 4 (0.21%) Line 500
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
2 27 (1.45%) Amazon EMR
2 27 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 25 (1.34%) Google Analytics
4 22 (1.18%) SaaS
5 18 (0.97%) Office 365
6 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (0.38%) GitHub
8 6 (0.32%) SmartFocus
9 3 (0.16%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.054%) AdWords
11 1 (0.054%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.13%) TCP/IP
2 20 (1.07%) Internet
3 18 (0.97%) Intranet
3 18 (0.97%) VPN
4 17 (0.91%) DHCP
5 14 (0.75%) DNS
6 11 (0.59%) Firewall
6 11 (0.59%) WAN
7 10 (0.54%) NAS
8 9 (0.48%) LAN
9 7 (0.38%) SAN
9 7 (0.38%) SNMP
9 7 (0.38%) Wireless
10 6 (0.32%) SSL
10 6 (0.32%) VLAN
11 5 (0.27%) FTP
12 3 (0.16%) ADSL
12 3 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.16%) VoIP
13 2 (0.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 352 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 250 (13.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 227 (12.19%) MS Access
5 163 (8.75%) QlikView
6 160 (8.59%) Data Warehouse
6 160 (8.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 157 (8.43%) Relational Database
8 125 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 83 (4.46%) Data Mining
10 80 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 79 (4.24%) BusinessObjects
11 79 (4.24%) Power BI
12 71 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
13 64 (3.44%) Big Data
14 63 (3.38%) Crystal Reports
15 62 (3.33%) MySQL
16 61 (3.28%) Hadoop
17 59 (3.17%) PowerPivot
18 55 (2.95%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 68 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 45 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 37 (1.99%) Jenkins
4 36 (1.93%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.45%) Vagrant
5 27 (1.45%) Yeoman
6 25 (1.34%) Eclipse
7 22 (1.18%) Subversion
8 19 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (0.97%) JIRA
9 18 (0.97%) ReSharper
10 16 (0.86%) Maven
10 16 (0.86%) NUnit
11 15 (0.81%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 14 (0.75%) LSMW
13 11 (0.59%) HP UFT
14 10 (0.54%) XMLUnit
15 9 (0.48%) LoadRunner
15 9 (0.48%) SoapUI
16 8 (0.43%) Serena SBM
General
1 697 (37.43%) Finance
2 169 (9.08%) Front Office
3 140 (7.52%) Banking
4 102 (5.48%) Marketing
5 97 (5.21%) Retail
6 68 (3.65%) Legal
7 55 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 49 (2.63%) Back Office
9 47 (2.52%) Advertising
10 38 (2.04%) Investment Banking
11 37 (1.99%) Manufacturing
12 35 (1.88%) Law
13 26 (1.40%) Billing
14 21 (1.13%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.86%) Military
16 15 (0.81%) German Language
17 13 (0.70%) Publishing
18 12 (0.64%) Automotive
19 10 (0.54%) Games
20 8 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 802 (43.07%) Analyst
2 738 (39.63%) Developer
3 216 (11.60%) SQL Developer
4 181 (9.72%) SQL Analyst
5 161 (8.65%) Data Analyst
6 144 (7.73%) .NET Developer
7 139 (7.47%) C# Developer
7 139 (7.47%) VBA Developer
8 133 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 127 (6.82%) Support Analyst
10 108 (5.80%) Consultant
11 106 (5.69%) Applications Support
12 95 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 93 (4.99%) Software Developer
14 88 (4.73%) Junior
15 87 (4.67%) C# .NET Developer
16 80 (4.30%) Excel Analyst
17 77 (4.14%) Excel Developer
18 75 (4.03%) Applications Support Analyst
19 69 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (25.30%) .NET
2 190 (10.20%) HTML
3 172 (9.24%) XML
4 131 (7.04%) ASP.NET
5 94 (5.05%) CSS
6 75 (4.03%) .NET Framework
7 61 (3.28%) WPF
8 50 (2.69%) Web Services
9 43 (2.31%) jQuery
10 37 (1.99%) MDX
11 35 (1.88%) SOAP
12 32 (1.72%) WinForms
13 31 (1.66%) Classic ASP
14 28 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
14 28 (1.50%) HTML5
15 27 (1.45%) Cascalog
15 27 (1.45%) D3.js
15 27 (1.45%) Pandas
15 27 (1.45%) scikit-learn
15 27 (1.45%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 428 (22.99%) Analytical Skills
2 174 (9.34%) Computer Science
3 147 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 146 (7.84%) Mathematics
5 138 (7.41%) Visualisation
6 86 (4.62%) Fixed Income
7 85 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 80 (4.30%) Hedge funds
9 72 (3.87%) Derivative
10 69 (3.71%) Statistics
11 55 (2.95%) Equities
12 54 (2.90%) Data Structures
13 49 (2.63%) Economics
14 33 (1.77%) Physics
15 32 (1.72%) Market Risk
16 31 (1.66%) Credit Risk
17 23 (1.24%) Algorithms
17 23 (1.24%) Fintech
18 21 (1.13%) Data Conversion
19 18 (0.97%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 181 (9.72%) Windows
2 79 (4.24%) Linux
3 66 (3.54%) Unix
4 53 (2.85%) Windows 7
5 49 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.48%) Android
7 9 (0.48%) Debian
7 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.21%) Solaris
11 3 (0.16%) AIX
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (28.30%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (15.57%) Analytics
3 221 (11.87%) Data Analysis
4 127 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (6.82%) ETL
5 120 (6.44%) Data Management
6 109 (5.85%) Data Analytics
7 102 (5.48%) Data Modelling
8 96 (5.16%) Statistical Analysis
9 95 (5.10%) CRM
10 91 (4.89%) ITIL
11 89 (4.78%) Asset Management
11 89 (4.78%) Data Visualisation
12 88 (4.73%) Business Analysis
13 74 (3.97%) Risk Management
14 68 (3.65%) Project Management
15 65 (3.49%) Migration
15 65 (3.49%) Validation
16 64 (3.44%) OO
17 61 (3.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1340 (71.97%) SQL
2 461 (24.76%) C#
3 265 (14.23%) VB
4 206 (11.06%) JavaScript
5 197 (10.58%) T-SQL
6 190 (10.20%) Java
7 156 (8.38%) Python
8 133 (7.14%) VB.NET
9 114 (6.12%) C++
10 83 (4.46%) R
10 83 (4.46%) VBScript
11 72 (3.87%) PowerShell
12 71 (3.81%) Perl
13 65 (3.49%) VB6
14 61 (3.28%) PL/SQL
15 53 (2.85%) Bash Shell
16 47 (2.52%) PHP
17 45 (2.42%) MATLAB
18 30 (1.61%) C
19 27 (1.45%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 456 (24.49%) Degree
2 52 (2.79%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.42%) PhD
4 31 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.18%) ISEB
6 20 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (0.97%) CIMA
9 17 (0.91%) ACCA
10 11 (0.59%) CFA
10 11 (0.59%) MCSE
11 10 (0.54%) MCSA
12 9 (0.48%) DBS Check
13 8 (0.43%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.38%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.32%) CCNA
15 6 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.89%) QA
2 63 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.61%) SLA
4 18 (0.97%) ISO20022
4 18 (0.97%) SEPA
5 12 (0.64%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 9 (0.48%) AIFMD
8 6 (0.32%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) EMIR
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (1.45%) VirtualBox
4 10 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.54%) XenApp
5 7 (0.38%) Btrfs
5 7 (0.38%) NFS
5 7 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 6 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.32%) Xen
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.11%) Postfix
7 2 (0.11%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.054%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.054%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.054%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (0.81%) Control-M
2 8 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
2 8 (0.43%) SCCM
3 7 (0.38%) Nagios
4 5 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.16%) MOM
5 3 (0.16%) SCSM
5 3 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.11%) CA Wily
6 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.054%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.054%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.054%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.054%) WMI
Vendors
1 498 (26.75%) Microsoft
2 245 (13.16%) Oracle
3 132 (7.09%) Tableau
4 120 (6.44%) Cognos
5 109 (5.85%) SAP
6 72 (3.87%) IBM
7 67 (3.60%) Google
8 50 (2.69%) Hyperion
9 32 (1.72%) Bloomberg
10 25 (1.34%) Citrix
11 24 (1.29%) Cisco
11 24 (1.29%) HP
12 21 (1.13%) Adobe
13 20 (1.07%) ServiceNow
13 20 (1.07%) Sun
14 19 (1.02%) Trayport
15 17 (0.91%) Informatica
16 16 (0.86%) Infor
16 16 (0.86%) Reuters
17 15 (0.81%) OpenLink
Crawley, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Michael Page International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + up to 15% bonus + discounts
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Exceptional Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum £50,000 - £65,000 plus 20% bonus and
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: based on experienced
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Ground Control Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Modis International
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Modis International
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Source Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Billericay, Essex
Ground Control Ltd
Salary: Performance Related
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £27k - 31k per year
Posted: 5 days ago