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

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 288 272 221
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -51
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1109 1228 1438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 1.03% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.96% 1.95% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 920 1000 1225
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%

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
56636 62939 59111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.03% 52.66% 53.40%
Number of salaries quoted 48128 53228 50792
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 April 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 April 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
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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 -13 1047 £42,500 +6.25% 145
London -6 610 £52,500 +5.00% 59
City of London -8 172 £55,000 +4.76% 18
South East +25 144 £42,500 +26.86% 15
North West +30 76 £35,000 +16.66% 18
Surrey +29 59 £45,000 +57.89% 2
Manchester +30 55 £40,000 +33.33% 12
East of England -38 53 £32,500 -14.47% 8
Yorkshire +4 50 £27,500 -21.42% 9
West Midlands -8 49 £29,500 -1.66% 6
Scotland +43 41 £33,000 -7.36% 5
South West -13 41 £35,000 +12.90% 23
West Yorkshire +4 35 £30,500 +5.17% 4
Bristol +9 31 £37,000 +23.33% 15
Leeds +8 25 £28,750 +1.76% 1
Edinburgh +26 23 £35,500 -0.35% 4
Hampshire +20 21 £38,250 +44.33% 3
East Midlands -11 21 £32,000 -8.57% 4
Warwickshire +5 19 £27,500 +1.85% 1
Hertfordshire -35 19 £32,000 -1.53% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £42,500 +31.55% 1
Berkshire -19 15 £27,500 -17.91% 2
Kent - 15 £42,500 - 3
Cambridgeshire +3 14 £24,000 -29.41% 1
Glasgow - 14 £22,750 - 1
Birmingham -3 13 £38,500 +4.76% 4
Essex -8 13 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Reigate +3 12 £45,000 +80.00%
Milton Keynes +6 11 £45,000 +30.01% 1
Cheshire -6 11 £30,000 - 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 1588 (70.45%) SQL
2 901 (39.97%) Finance
3 800 (35.49%) SQL Server
4 776 (34.43%) MS Excel
5 714 (31.68%) C#
6 683 (30.30%) Microsoft
7 607 (26.93%) .NET
8 540 (23.96%) Analytical Skills
9 498 (22.09%) Business Intelligence
10 485 (21.52%) Degree
11 483 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 381 (16.90%) T-SQL
13 348 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 308 (13.66%) HTML
15 291 (12.91%) Windows
16 280 (12.42%) Analytics
17 269 (11.93%) Data Warehouse
18 267 (11.85%) VB
19 261 (11.58%) Oracle
20 260 (11.54%) Front Office
21 253 (11.22%) MS Office
22 247 (10.96%) Java
22 247 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 245 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
24 239 (10.60%) JavaScript
25 237 (10.51%) ASP.NET
26 236 (10.47%) MS Access
26 236 (10.47%) Data Analysis
27 223 (9.89%) SharePoint
28 207 (9.18%) Banking

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 223 (9.89%) SharePoint
2 174 (7.72%) SAS
3 48 (2.13%) IIS
4 35 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 33 (1.46%) Apache Pig
6 32 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 25 (1.11%) JBoss
8 23 (1.02%) WebSphere
9 21 (0.93%) CMS
9 21 (0.93%) IBM Notes
10 17 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.71%) MS Exchange
11 16 (0.71%) Joomla!
12 15 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
13 13 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.31%) WorkSite
16 6 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 776 (34.43%) MS Excel
2 253 (11.22%) MS Office
3 101 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 90 (3.99%) PowerPivot
5 62 (2.75%) MS Visio
6 51 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
7 50 (2.22%) SPSS
8 30 (1.33%) MS Project
9 10 (0.44%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.27%) LaTeX
11 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.22%) Simulink
12 4 (0.18%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.18%) InDesign
13 3 (0.13%) FastStats
13 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.089%) Stateflow
14 2 (0.089%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.33%) Cognos TM1
2 27 (1.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.84%) Cognos Planning
5 13 (0.58%) Hyperion Planning
6 12 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 11 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
8 8 (0.35%) Endur
8 8 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
8 8 (0.35%) assyst
9 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.22%) Line 500
11 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.18%) Magento
12 3 (0.13%) FINCAD Analytics
12 3 (0.13%) SAP BPC
12 3 (0.13%) SAP InfiniteInsight
12 3 (0.13%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.13%) Sage 200
12 3 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
2 33 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
2 33 (1.46%) Amazon S3
3 30 (1.33%) Google Analytics
4 28 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (0.40%) SaaS
6 7 (0.31%) Office 365
7 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.089%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.089%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.044%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.24%) LAN
1 28 (1.24%) WAN
2 26 (1.15%) Firewall
3 16 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.67%) SAN
5 13 (0.58%) DNS
5 13 (0.58%) Intranet
5 13 (0.58%) Internet
6 8 (0.35%) DMZ
6 8 (0.35%) VPN
6 8 (0.35%) DHCP
7 7 (0.31%) Broadband
8 5 (0.22%) FTP
9 4 (0.18%) SMTP
10 3 (0.13%) NAS
10 3 (0.13%) HTTP
11 2 (0.089%) Modbus
11 2 (0.089%) Profibus
11 2 (0.089%) SSL
11 2 (0.089%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 800 (35.49%) SQL Server
2 483 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 348 (15.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 269 (11.93%) Data Warehouse
5 247 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 236 (10.47%) MS Access
7 171 (7.59%) Relational Database
8 168 (7.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 113 (5.01%) Crystal Reports
10 98 (4.35%) Data Mining
11 96 (4.26%) QlikView
12 86 (3.82%) SQL Server 2005
13 63 (2.80%) RDBMS
14 62 (2.75%) Microsoft Power View
15 51 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 51 (2.26%) Oracle Database
16 44 (1.95%) OLAP
17 40 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
17 40 (1.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 39 (1.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 156 (6.92%) Visual Studio
2 67 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 65 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (2.44%) Subversion
4 55 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 33 (1.46%) Yeoman
6 26 (1.15%) NUnit
7 24 (1.06%) Maven
8 20 (0.89%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 18 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 16 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
11 12 (0.53%) JIRA
12 11 (0.49%) QuickTest Pro
13 9 (0.40%) Eclipse
14 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 6 (0.27%) LLBLGen Pro
16 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (0.22%) Moq
16 5 (0.22%) NetAdvantage
16 5 (0.22%) IntelliJ
General
1 901 (39.97%) Finance
2 260 (11.54%) Front Office
3 207 (9.18%) Banking
4 158 (7.01%) Marketing
5 103 (4.57%) Retail
6 95 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 79 (3.50%) Legal
8 61 (2.71%) Back Office
9 53 (2.35%) Telecoms
10 52 (2.31%) Financial Institution
11 38 (1.69%) Law
12 30 (1.33%) Manufacturing
13 23 (1.02%) Publishing
14 21 (0.93%) Advertising
15 16 (0.71%) Billing
16 14 (0.62%) Dutch Language
16 14 (0.62%) German Language
16 14 (0.62%) Italian Language
16 14 (0.62%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 932 (41.35%) Developer
2 800 (35.49%) Analyst
3 191 (8.47%) Data Analyst
4 165 (7.32%) C# Developer
5 132 (5.86%) Applications Support
6 123 (5.46%) Excel Developer
7 120 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 120 (5.32%) Support Analyst
7 120 (5.32%) VBA Developer
8 115 (5.10%) Business Analyst
9 106 (4.70%) MI Analyst
10 105 (4.66%) SQL Developer
11 96 (4.26%) Software Developer
12 92 (4.08%) Report Developer
13 87 (3.86%) .NET Developer
14 81 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 79 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
15 79 (3.50%) Consultant
16 71 (3.15%) Excel VBA Developer
17 70 (3.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (26.93%) .NET
2 308 (13.66%) HTML
3 237 (10.51%) ASP.NET
4 193 (8.56%) XML
5 174 (7.72%) CSS
6 102 (4.53%) WinForms
7 89 (3.95%) Web Services
8 85 (3.77%) .NET Framework
9 79 (3.50%) WPF
10 77 (3.42%) WCF
11 69 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 67 (2.97%) SOAP
13 65 (2.88%) jQuery
14 63 (2.80%) REST
15 61 (2.71%) Ajax
16 43 (1.91%) D3.js
16 43 (1.91%) Pandas
16 43 (1.91%) J2EE
16 43 (1.91%) SciPy
16 43 (1.91%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 540 (23.96%) Analytical Skills
2 175 (7.76%) Management Information System
3 160 (7.10%) Derivative
4 159 (7.05%) Mathematics
5 135 (5.99%) Visualisation
6 133 (5.90%) Fixed Income
7 120 (5.32%) Computer Science
8 96 (4.26%) Statistics
9 90 (3.99%) Equities
10 79 (3.50%) Hedge funds
11 75 (3.33%) Credit Risk
12 72 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 67 (2.97%) Data Structures
13 67 (2.97%) Algorithms
14 42 (1.86%) Equity Derivative
15 36 (1.60%) Economics
16 35 (1.55%) Credit Derivative
17 33 (1.46%) Mobile App
18 30 (1.33%) Data Extraction
19 28 (1.24%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 291 (12.91%) Windows
2 147 (6.52%) UNIX
3 81 (3.59%) Linux
4 44 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 29 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.31%) Android
9 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.27%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.22%) Solaris
10 5 (0.22%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.044%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.044%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (22.09%) Business Intelligence
2 280 (12.42%) Analytics
3 245 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (10.47%) Data Analysis
5 185 (8.21%) ETL
6 153 (6.79%) MVC
7 130 (5.77%) Project Management
8 127 (5.63%) ITIL
9 126 (5.59%) Risk Management
10 117 (5.19%) Asset Management
11 114 (5.06%) Business Analysis
12 111 (4.92%) Data Management
13 104 (4.61%) OO
14 94 (4.17%) Data Modelling
15 92 (4.08%) Time Management
16 82 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 79 (3.50%) RAD
18 77 (3.42%) CRM
19 75 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
19 75 (3.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1588 (70.45%) SQL
2 714 (31.68%) C#
3 381 (16.90%) T-SQL
4 267 (11.85%) VB
5 247 (10.96%) Java
6 239 (10.60%) JavaScript
7 202 (8.96%) VB.NET
8 157 (6.97%) Python
9 153 (6.79%) C++
10 101 (4.48%) R
11 91 (4.04%) PHP
12 90 (3.99%) PowerShell
13 83 (3.68%) PL/SQL
14 65 (2.88%) Perl
15 50 (2.22%) MATLAB
16 49 (2.17%) VBScript
17 46 (2.04%) C
18 45 (2.00%) VB6
19 40 (1.77%) Bash Shell
20 33 (1.46%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 485 (21.52%) Degree
2 57 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 51 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 26 (1.15%) ISEB
6 22 (0.98%) MCSE
7 18 (0.80%) PhD
8 16 (0.71%) NVQ Level 3
9 14 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (0.53%) MCSD
11 11 (0.49%) MOS
12 10 (0.44%) ISTQB
13 9 (0.40%) MBA
14 7 (0.31%) CIMA
14 7 (0.31%) CISA
14 7 (0.31%) CISM
14 7 (0.31%) CRISC
15 6 (0.27%) PMI Certification
15 6 (0.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.99%) QA
2 26 (1.15%) SLA
3 23 (1.02%) EMIR
4 17 (0.75%) COBIT
4 17 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
5 15 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.35%) MiFID
8 6 (0.27%) Solvency II
9 5 (0.22%) ISO 14001
9 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.089%) Basel III
11 2 (0.089%) DO-254
11 2 (0.089%) DO-160
12 1 (0.044%) TickIT
12 1 (0.044%) Basel II
12 1 (0.044%) CRD IV
12 1 (0.044%) P3O
System Software
1 86 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 33 (1.46%) VirtualBox
3 14 (0.62%) XenApp
4 10 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.40%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.13%) Firmware
8 2 (0.089%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.089%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.089%) Xen
8 2 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.044%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 33 (1.46%) Vagrant
2 10 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.31%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.13%) ARCserve
4 3 (0.13%) Control-M
5 2 (0.089%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.089%) SCCM
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.044%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.044%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 683 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 261 (11.58%) Oracle
3 141 (6.26%) Business Objects
4 139 (6.17%) Cognos
5 96 (4.26%) Tableau
6 48 (2.13%) Bloomberg
7 43 (1.91%) Sybase
8 41 (1.82%) IBM
9 37 (1.64%) SAP
10 35 (1.55%) Citrix
11 33 (1.46%) Google
12 24 (1.06%) TOWER Software
12 24 (1.06%) VMware
13 23 (1.02%) Lotus
14 21 (0.93%) HP
15 20 (0.89%) FactSet
16 17 (0.75%) Adobe
16 17 (0.75%) Sun
17 16 (0.71%) Sophis
17 16 (0.71%) Sage
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 15 hours ago
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: Unspecified Competitive salary depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000.00 - £58000.00 per annum + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Frimley, Surrey
BAE - AMS
Posted: 17 hours ago
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
networx
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Gibbs S3 Limited
Salary: competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago