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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 267 289 219
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -70
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1164 1001 1394
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 0.94% 1.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.15% 1.77% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 987 814 1204
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
54037 56661 57939
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.48% 52.93% 54.16%
Number of salaries quoted 46116 47430 50275
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 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +15 1090 £42,500 +6.25% 150
London +19 552 £55,000 +10.00% 74
City of London +42 211 £55,000 +10.00% 32
South East +38 181 £41,000 +17.14% 15
Surrey +40 84 £45,000 +50.00% 4
West Midlands +17 82 £32,500 -7.14% 5
North West +29 78 £35,000 +16.66% 14
East of England -24 67 £40,000 +13.47% 6
Yorkshire -5 54 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Scotland +55 53 £35,250 +61.14% 7
Manchester +36 53 £37,500 +50.00% 10
South West +5 52 £32,500 +8.33% 13
West Yorkshire -10 46 £32,500 -7.14% 10
Bristol 0 35 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Hampshire +15 32 £35,125 +0.35% 4
Warwickshire +17 30 £30,000 - 1
Leeds -5 30 £30,000 -11.11% 6
Edinburgh +22 23 £35,500 +62.28% 4
Hertfordshire -24 22 £34,750 +6.92%
Glasgow +23 21 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands -12 21 £27,000 -30.76% 6
Berkshire +4 20 £28,000 -22.22% 2
Warwick - 20 £35,000 -
Cheshire +7 17 £36,750 +13.07% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 17 £30,000 -36.84% 3
Birmingham -10 17 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Bedfordshire +20 14 £65,000 +113.11% 1
Nottinghamshire +8 14 £27,000 -36.91% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £40,000 - 3
Nottingham +12 12 £29,500 -31.07% 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1646 (67.38%) SQL
2 1049 (42.94%) Finance
3 894 (36.59%) SQL Server
4 851 (34.83%) MS Excel
5 791 (32.38%) C#
6 717 (29.35%) Microsoft
7 669 (27.38%) .NET
8 555 (22.72%) Analytical Skills
9 525 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
10 503 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 497 (20.34%) Degree
12 456 (18.67%) T-SQL
13 390 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 323 (13.22%) VB
15 322 (13.18%) Oracle
16 302 (12.36%) HTML
17 288 (11.79%) Analytics
18 277 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
18 277 (11.34%) Banking
19 274 (11.22%) Front Office
20 267 (10.93%) Windows
21 264 (10.81%) Java
22 263 (10.77%) SharePoint
23 262 (10.72%) MS Access
23 262 (10.72%) MS Office
24 261 (10.68%) JavaScript
24 261 (10.68%) ASP.NET
25 255 (10.44%) VB.NET
26 245 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
27 237 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 263 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 168 (6.88%) SAS
3 46 (1.88%) IIS
4 42 (1.72%) Tomcat
5 41 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 39 (1.60%) JBoss
7 32 (1.31%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
9 23 (0.94%) Apache Pig
10 20 (0.82%) CMS
11 19 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (0.74%) Joomla!
13 16 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 13 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.45%) MS Exchange
16 9 (0.37%) MS Project Server
17 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 5 (0.20%) ColdFusion
18 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 851 (34.83%) MS Excel
2 262 (10.72%) MS Office
3 127 (5.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 98 (4.01%) PowerPivot
5 72 (2.95%) MS Visio
6 71 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
7 56 (2.29%) SPSS
8 32 (1.31%) MS Project
9 14 (0.57%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.25%) Simulink
10 6 (0.25%) LaTeX
11 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
12 4 (0.16%) InDesign
12 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
12 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
13 3 (0.12%) FastStats
14 2 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.082%) Stateflow
15 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
15 1 (0.041%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 37 (1.51%) Google Analytics
2 34 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 26 (1.06%) Cognos TM1
4 24 (0.98%) Oracle Financials
5 23 (0.94%) thinkFolio
6 20 (0.82%) Cognos Planning
6 20 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 19 (0.78%) Hyperion Planning
8 9 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
8 9 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
9 7 (0.29%) Agresso
9 7 (0.29%) Line 500
10 6 (0.25%) Markit EDM
11 5 (0.20%) ReMetrica
11 5 (0.20%) ProductWriter
11 5 (0.20%) Endur
11 5 (0.20%) assyst
12 4 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.16%) Retail-J
12 4 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
1 23 (0.94%) Amazon S3
1 23 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (0.94%) Amazon EMR
2 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.90%) Firewall
2 19 (0.78%) LAN
2 19 (0.78%) WAN
3 15 (0.61%) SAN
3 15 (0.61%) Intranet
4 12 (0.49%) DMZ
5 10 (0.41%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.37%) Internet
6 9 (0.37%) FTP
7 7 (0.29%) HTTP
7 7 (0.29%) Broadband
8 6 (0.25%) VPN
9 4 (0.16%) DNS
10 3 (0.12%) Extranet
11 2 (0.082%) Modbus
11 2 (0.082%) Profibus
12 1 (0.041%) NAS
12 1 (0.041%) 3G
12 1 (0.041%) ADSL
12 1 (0.041%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 894 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 503 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 390 (15.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 277 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
5 262 (10.72%) MS Access
6 237 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 233 (9.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 196 (8.02%) Relational Database
9 119 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 118 (4.83%) Crystal Reports
11 101 (4.13%) Data Mining
12 97 (3.97%) QlikView
13 77 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 70 (2.87%) RDBMS
15 61 (2.50%) Microsoft Power View
16 59 (2.42%) Oracle Database
17 51 (2.09%) MySQL
18 40 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 36 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
20 35 (1.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 196 (8.02%) Visual Studio
2 61 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 60 (2.46%) Subversion
4 55 (2.25%) Git (software)
5 44 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 34 (1.39%) NUnit
7 33 (1.35%) Maven
7 33 (1.35%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 23 (0.94%) Yeoman
9 21 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 18 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 14 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (0.57%) JIRA
12 11 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
13 10 (0.41%) Moq
13 10 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (0.33%) LLBLGen Pro
14 8 (0.33%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (0.29%) ReSharper
General
1 1049 (42.94%) Finance
2 277 (11.34%) Banking
3 274 (11.22%) Front Office
4 131 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 130 (5.32%) Marketing
6 107 (4.38%) Retail
7 84 (3.44%) Legal
8 74 (3.03%) Back Office
9 65 (2.66%) Financial Institution
10 41 (1.68%) Telecoms
11 40 (1.64%) Law
12 29 (1.19%) Advertising
13 26 (1.06%) Publishing
14 25 (1.02%) Manufacturing
15 18 (0.74%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.65%) Billing
17 15 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.53%) Spanish Language
18 13 (0.53%) Dutch Language
18 13 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1010 (41.34%) Developer
2 869 (35.57%) Analyst
3 205 (8.39%) Data Analyst
4 173 (7.08%) C# Developer
5 165 (6.75%) Excel Developer
6 151 (6.18%) Business Analyst
7 140 (5.73%) Applications Support
8 130 (5.32%) VBA Developer
9 126 (5.16%) MI Analyst
10 121 (4.95%) SQL Developer
11 117 (4.79%) Support Analyst
12 113 (4.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 91 (3.72%) Consultant
14 88 (3.60%) Software Developer
15 87 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
16 82 (3.36%) Report Developer
17 81 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 80 (3.27%) .NET Developer
19 77 (3.15%) Senior Developer
20 75 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 669 (27.38%) .NET
2 302 (12.36%) HTML
3 261 (10.68%) ASP.NET
4 232 (9.50%) XML
5 180 (7.37%) CSS
6 110 (4.50%) WPF
7 102 (4.18%) WinForms
8 100 (4.09%) Web Services
9 98 (4.01%) jQuery
10 97 (3.97%) .NET Framework
11 91 (3.72%) WCF
12 69 (2.82%) Ajax
13 68 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 67 (2.74%) REST
15 62 (2.54%) SOAP
16 52 (2.13%) J2EE
17 43 (1.76%) LINQ
18 39 (1.60%) JSP
19 37 (1.51%) HTML5
20 35 (1.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 555 (22.72%) Analytical Skills
2 187 (7.65%) Mathematics
3 164 (6.71%) Derivative
4 163 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 138 (5.65%) Computer Science
6 134 (5.49%) Fixed Income
7 102 (4.18%) Visualisation
8 101 (4.13%) Statistics
9 98 (4.01%) Equities
10 82 (3.36%) Hedge funds
11 73 (2.99%) Credit Risk
12 59 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 45 (1.84%) Algorithms
14 44 (1.80%) Data Structures
15 41 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
16 40 (1.64%) Economics
17 37 (1.51%) Market Risk
18 33 (1.35%) Mobile App
19 31 (1.27%) Open Source
19 31 (1.27%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 267 (10.93%) Windows
2 190 (7.78%) UNIX
3 95 (3.89%) Linux
4 40 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (1.02%) Windows 7
5 25 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.45%) Solaris
7 10 (0.41%) Android
8 9 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.33%) Windows 8
10 7 (0.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.082%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 525 (21.49%) Business Intelligence
2 288 (11.79%) Analytics
3 245 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (9.13%) ETL
5 214 (8.76%) Data Analysis
6 161 (6.59%) Asset Management
7 146 (5.98%) Project Management
8 133 (5.44%) ITIL
9 131 (5.36%) Business Analysis
10 129 (5.28%) Data Management
11 128 (5.24%) OO
12 120 (4.91%) Risk Management
13 119 (4.87%) MVC
14 112 (4.58%) RAD
15 102 (4.18%) Time Management
16 89 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
17 85 (3.48%) Investment Management
18 83 (3.40%) ERP
19 82 (3.36%) Mentoring
20 81 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1646 (67.38%) SQL
2 791 (32.38%) C#
3 456 (18.67%) T-SQL
4 323 (13.22%) VB
5 264 (10.81%) Java
6 261 (10.68%) JavaScript
7 255 (10.44%) VB.NET
8 153 (6.26%) C++
9 124 (5.08%) Python
10 113 (4.63%) PL/SQL
11 95 (3.89%) PHP
12 84 (3.44%) PowerShell
13 77 (3.15%) Perl
14 68 (2.78%) R
15 65 (2.66%) VB6
16 62 (2.54%) MATLAB
17 51 (2.09%) VBScript
18 43 (1.76%) C
19 30 (1.23%) Bash Shell
20 26 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 497 (20.34%) Degree
2 53 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 42 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 34 (1.39%) VCP4
6 31 (1.27%) ISEB
7 20 (0.82%) MCSE
8 17 (0.70%) PhD
9 16 (0.65%) NVQ Level 3
10 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 12 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (0.41%) MCSD
12 10 (0.41%) CFA
13 9 (0.37%) CISA
13 9 (0.37%) CISM
13 9 (0.37%) CRISC
14 8 (0.33%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.29%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.25%) HND
17 5 (0.20%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (3.68%) QA
2 25 (1.02%) EMIR
3 21 (0.86%) SLA
4 17 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
5 12 (0.49%) COBIT
6 11 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 10 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.25%) MiFID
9 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.12%) CRD IV
11 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.12%) Basel III
12 2 (0.082%) DO-254
12 2 (0.082%) DO-160
13 1 (0.041%) P3O
13 1 (0.041%) COREP
13 1 (0.041%) Basel II
13 1 (0.041%) TickIT
13 1 (0.041%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 79 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 23 (0.94%) VirtualBox
3 16 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.37%) XenApp
5 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.33%) Firmware
6 2 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.082%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.041%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 23 (0.94%) Vagrant
2 10 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.16%) Control-M
4 2 (0.082%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 717 (29.35%) Microsoft
2 322 (13.18%) Oracle
3 165 (6.75%) Cognos
4 163 (6.67%) Business Objects
5 73 (2.99%) Tableau
6 58 (2.37%) Bloomberg
7 53 (2.17%) IBM
8 43 (1.76%) Sybase
9 38 (1.56%) Google
10 32 (1.31%) SAP
11 30 (1.23%) FactSet
12 26 (1.06%) VMware
13 23 (0.94%) Hyperion
14 22 (0.90%) HP
14 22 (0.90%) TOWER Software
15 20 (0.82%) Sun
16 18 (0.74%) Vermilion
17 16 (0.65%) Sage
18 15 (0.61%) Adobe
18 15 (0.61%) Citrix
Central London / West End
Araya Partners Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum Salary is approx 35-38k base + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Robert Half
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Dartford, Kent
TRG
Salary: £50000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GE - AMS
Salary: Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (bonus)
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harnham
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Other Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £90000 per annum + + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago