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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 282 262 241
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1125 1268 1276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.08% 1.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.00% 2.10% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 922 1043 1039
Average salary £42,750 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 1091 £43,000 +1.17% 131
London -34 577 £52,500 -4.54% 62
City of London -35 167 £52,500 -4.54% 26
South East +71 152 £40,000 +14.28% 17
East of England +13 89 £40,000 +14.28% 11
West Midlands -1 86 £31,000 -11.42% 9
North West -13 76 £37,500 +25.00% 13
Surrey +63 63 £40,500 +8.00% 4
South West -3 60 £37,500 +15.17% 12
Manchester +14 55 £40,000 +40.35% 8
Essex +41 52 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Hampshire +37 42 £50,000 +58.73% 5
Bristol +4 36 £32,500 +3.17% 6
Basildon - 31 £38,750 - 1
Hertfordshire -34 28 £32,500 -13.33% 4
East Midlands +3 27 £36,250 +18.85% 2
Birmingham -4 27 £37,500 -18.47% 2
Berkshire +16 23 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Scotland +9 23 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Basingstoke +39 22 £50,000 +29.03% 3
Yorkshire -30 22 £27,500 -14.06% 3
Leicestershire +20 17 £36,250 +27.19%
Reading +20 17 £32,500 -13.33%
Warwickshire 0 16 £22,500 -25.00% 2
Wiltshire -2 16 £45,245 +80.98% 4
Reigate +27 15 £40,000 +14.28%
West Yorkshire -25 14 £34,000 +6.25% 2
Coventry -10 12 £30,850 -11.85%
Swindon +7 10 £45,811 +83.24% 4
Nottinghamshire +1 9 £32,500 +23.80% 2

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1603 (71.47%) SQL
2 842 (37.54%) SQL Server
3 825 (36.78%) Finance
4 713 (31.79%) MS Excel
5 678 (30.23%) C#
6 637 (28.40%) .NET
7 612 (27.28%) Microsoft
8 528 (23.54%) Degree
9 512 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
10 397 (17.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 384 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
12 358 (15.96%) Windows
13 323 (14.40%) Analytics
14 311 (13.87%) Oracle
14 311 (13.87%) T-SQL
15 309 (13.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 287 (12.80%) Java
17 283 (12.62%) HTML
18 280 (12.48%) Front Office
19 251 (11.19%) MS Office
20 248 (11.06%) Data Analysis
21 245 (10.92%) Banking
22 242 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
23 237 (10.57%) MS Access
23 237 (10.57%) Python
24 222 (9.90%) VB
25 215 (9.59%) Derivative
26 214 (9.54%) XML
27 201 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
28 188 (8.38%) ASP.NET

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 169 (7.53%) SAS
2 155 (6.91%) SharePoint
3 50 (2.23%) IIS
4 35 (1.56%) Apache Pig
5 30 (1.34%) WebLogic
6 19 (0.85%) CMS
7 18 (0.80%) MS Exchange
8 16 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 16 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.62%) IBM Notes
9 14 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 12 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.45%) WorkSite
13 8 (0.36%) SugarCRM
13 8 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (0.36%) Apache
14 7 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 713 (31.79%) MS Excel
2 251 (11.19%) MS Office
3 106 (4.73%) SPSS
4 92 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 69 (3.08%) PowerPivot
6 49 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
7 20 (0.89%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.58%) MS Project
9 7 (0.31%) GNU Octave
10 5 (0.22%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.13%) InDesign
11 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.13%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.089%) Simulink
12 2 (0.089%) Stateflow
12 2 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.045%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.045%) Stata
Business Applications
1 33 (1.47%) Cognos TM1
2 28 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 24 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 14 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 13 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
6 11 (0.49%) Cognos Planning
7 9 (0.40%) SunGard AvantGard
8 8 (0.36%) Agresso
9 7 (0.31%) CODA-Financials
9 7 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
10 6 (0.27%) thinkFolio
10 6 (0.27%) Advent Geneva
10 6 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (0.27%) assyst
10 6 (0.27%) HFM
11 5 (0.22%) Endur
11 5 (0.22%) Misys Midas
11 5 (0.22%) Unica
11 5 (0.22%) Aareon QL
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
3 35 (1.56%) Amazon S3
3 35 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
4 20 (0.89%) Google Analytics
5 9 (0.40%) Office 365
6 8 (0.36%) SaaS
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.13%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.089%) Sage Pay
8 2 (0.089%) GitHub
9 1 (0.045%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.045%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.34%) WAN
2 29 (1.29%) LAN
3 25 (1.11%) TCP/IP
4 21 (0.94%) Firewall
5 17 (0.76%) DNS
6 16 (0.71%) Internet
7 15 (0.67%) VPN
8 14 (0.62%) DHCP
9 13 (0.58%) SAN
10 8 (0.36%) Intranet
10 8 (0.36%) NAS
11 7 (0.31%) VLAN
11 7 (0.31%) SSL
12 5 (0.22%) FTP
13 4 (0.18%) SMTP
13 4 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.13%) Wireless
14 3 (0.13%) Network Security
14 3 (0.13%) WebEx
14 3 (0.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 842 (37.54%) SQL Server
2 397 (17.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 309 (13.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 237 (10.57%) MS Access
5 201 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
6 187 (8.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 156 (6.95%) Relational Database
8 111 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 101 (4.50%) Crystal Reports
10 97 (4.32%) QlikView
11 94 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 90 (4.01%) BusinessObjects
13 81 (3.61%) Data Mining
14 50 (2.23%) RDBMS
14 50 (2.23%) Hadoop
15 46 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
16 41 (1.83%) OLAP
17 39 (1.74%) Apache Hive
18 38 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 113 (5.04%) Visual Studio
2 77 (3.43%) Git (software)
3 44 (1.96%) NUnit
3 44 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (1.65%) Subversion
5 35 (1.56%) Yeoman
6 24 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 16 (0.71%) HP UFT
8 13 (0.58%) Eclipse
9 12 (0.53%) JIRA
10 8 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.31%) Toad
12 6 (0.27%) Selenium
12 6 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.22%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.22%) Maven
13 5 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 4 (0.18%) NSubstitute
General
1 825 (36.78%) Finance
2 280 (12.48%) Front Office
3 245 (10.92%) Banking
4 155 (6.91%) Marketing
5 149 (6.64%) Retail
6 91 (4.06%) Investment Banking
7 67 (2.99%) Back Office
8 65 (2.90%) Telecoms
9 60 (2.67%) Legal
10 37 (1.65%) Law
11 31 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 27 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.94%) Advertising
14 20 (0.89%) German Language
15 15 (0.67%) International Banking
16 14 (0.62%) French Language
17 12 (0.53%) Spanish Language
17 12 (0.53%) Automotive
18 10 (0.45%) Dutch Language
18 10 (0.45%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 974 (43.42%) Developer
2 782 (34.86%) Analyst
3 215 (9.59%) Data Analyst
4 178 (7.94%) C# Developer
5 154 (6.87%) Excel Developer
6 153 (6.82%) VBA Developer
7 134 (5.97%) SQL Developer
8 124 (5.53%) Support Analyst
9 111 (4.95%) .NET Developer
10 103 (4.59%) Applications Support
11 102 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 99 (4.41%) Excel VBA Developer
13 90 (4.01%) Senior Analyst
13 90 (4.01%) Junior
13 90 (4.01%) Software Developer
14 84 (3.74%) Consultant
15 82 (3.66%) Business Analyst
16 70 (3.12%) C# .NET Developer
17 67 (2.99%) MI Analyst
18 65 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 637 (28.40%) .NET
2 283 (12.62%) HTML
3 214 (9.54%) XML
4 188 (8.38%) ASP.NET
5 140 (6.24%) CSS
6 101 (4.50%) Web Services
7 95 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 85 (3.79%) WPF
9 76 (3.39%) WCF
10 68 (3.03%) WinForms
11 59 (2.63%) SOAP
12 57 (2.54%) Ajax
12 57 (2.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (2.14%) D3.js
14 47 (2.10%) FIX Protocol
15 45 (2.01%) REST
15 45 (2.01%) HTML5
15 45 (2.01%) SciPy
15 45 (2.01%) Pandas
16 43 (1.92%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 512 (22.83%) Analytical Skills
2 215 (9.59%) Derivative
3 173 (7.71%) Visualisation
4 167 (7.45%) Mathematics
5 151 (6.73%) Computer Science
6 143 (6.38%) Management Information System
7 128 (5.71%) Fixed Income
8 122 (5.44%) Statistics
9 111 (4.95%) Equities
10 107 (4.77%) Hedge funds
11 94 (4.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 91 (4.06%) Algorithms
13 88 (3.92%) Data Structures
14 77 (3.43%) Equity Derivative
15 52 (2.32%) Economics
16 51 (2.27%) Data Extraction
17 47 (2.10%) Credit Risk
18 42 (1.87%) Physics
19 31 (1.38%) Social Media
20 27 (1.20%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 358 (15.96%) Windows
2 109 (4.86%) UNIX
3 69 (3.08%) Linux
4 47 (2.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (1.20%) Windows 7
6 20 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.22%) Android
10 3 (0.13%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.089%) Solaris
11 2 (0.089%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.045%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.045%) AIX
12 1 (0.045%) VMS
12 1 (0.045%) OS/400
12 1 (0.045%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.045%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 384 (17.12%) Business Intelligence
2 323 (14.40%) Analytics
3 248 (11.06%) Data Analysis
4 242 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (6.02%) MVC
6 130 (5.80%) ETL
7 121 (5.39%) Risk Management
7 121 (5.39%) SDLC
8 117 (5.22%) OO
9 116 (5.17%) ITIL
10 107 (4.77%) Data Management
11 105 (4.68%) RAD
12 104 (4.64%) Data Modelling
13 100 (4.46%) TDD
14 97 (4.32%) Software Engineering
15 93 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
16 92 (4.10%) Asset Management
17 90 (4.01%) Project Management
18 83 (3.70%) Business Analysis
19 80 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1603 (71.47%) SQL
2 678 (30.23%) C#
3 311 (13.87%) T-SQL
4 287 (12.80%) Java
5 237 (10.57%) Python
6 222 (9.90%) VB
7 183 (8.16%) C++
8 181 (8.07%) JavaScript
9 138 (6.15%) VB.NET
10 136 (6.06%) R
11 98 (4.37%) PowerShell
12 89 (3.97%) PL/SQL
13 72 (3.21%) VBScript
14 71 (3.17%) Perl
15 63 (2.81%) PHP
16 49 (2.18%) Bash Shell
17 38 (1.69%) MATLAB
18 37 (1.65%) C
19 35 (1.56%) Clojure
20 29 (1.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 528 (23.54%) Degree
2 64 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (2.01%) Security Cleared
4 36 (1.60%) PhD
5 31 (1.38%) MCSE
6 29 (1.29%) SC Cleared
7 18 (0.80%) ISEB
8 13 (0.58%) CIMA
9 12 (0.53%) MBA
9 12 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.49%) MOS
11 9 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (0.40%) MCSD
12 8 (0.36%) MCSA
12 8 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.36%) CISA
12 8 (0.36%) CISM
13 7 (0.31%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.31%) MCP
13 7 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.57%) QA
2 35 (1.56%) SLA
3 18 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.71%) EMIR
5 13 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
5 13 (0.58%) ISO 9001
6 12 (0.53%) COBIT
7 5 (0.22%) MiFID
7 5 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 5 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.13%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.089%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.045%) TickIT
10 1 (0.045%) Basel III
10 1 (0.045%) P3O
System Software
1 78 (3.48%) Active Directory
2 35 (1.56%) VirtualBox
3 21 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (0.76%) XenApp
5 9 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.31%) Terminal Services
7 7 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.22%) Xen
9 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.13%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.045%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.045%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.045%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 35 (1.56%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.40%) AirWatch
3 7 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (0.22%) SCCM
5 4 (0.18%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.13%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.089%) Control-M
8 1 (0.045%) Nagios
8 1 (0.045%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.045%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.045%) WSUS
8 1 (0.045%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.045%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.045%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.045%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 612 (27.28%) Microsoft
2 311 (13.87%) Oracle
3 127 (5.66%) Tableau
4 84 (3.74%) Cognos
5 73 (3.25%) IBM
6 64 (2.85%) Sybase
7 60 (2.67%) SAP
8 51 (2.27%) Citrix
9 47 (2.10%) Bloomberg
10 44 (1.96%) VMware
11 25 (1.11%) HP
12 23 (1.03%) Cisco
12 23 (1.03%) Google
13 21 (0.94%) TOWER Software
14 18 (0.80%) Sophis
14 18 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
15 17 (0.76%) Lotus
15 17 (0.76%) Sun
15 17 (0.76%) Cognizant
16 16 (0.71%) Fidessa
Moreton-In-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £29000 Per Annum Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits (bonus)
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £60,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
National Theatre
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified £ Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified £Excellent + Bonus+ Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
PAW Associates
Salary: Unspecified £ Market Rate + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £80 - £100 per annum + + Bonus + work from home + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
Pertemps - Dudley Commercial
Salary: 20k to 25k per year GBP
Posted: 3 days ago