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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 375 298 281
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -17
Permanent jobs citing VBA 757 1152 1255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.05% 1.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.47% 2.05% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 641 937 1036
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +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
51418 56101 59202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.58% 51.05% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 44541 47826 49683
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -75 724 £45,000 - 87
London -85 371 £55,000 +0.91% 45
City of London +13 109 £52,500 - 15
South East -11 108 £38,000 -5.00% 2
East of England +8 72 £40,000 +14.28% 3
North West -9 60 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Hampshire +17 50 £37,500 -25.00%
Hertfordshire +29 39 £40,000 +25.00%
West Midlands -37 38 £32,500 +8.33% 6
Yorkshire +32 27 £35,000 +18.64% 5
South West -26 26 £32,500 -13.33% 11
Cheshire +46 24 £38,000 +38.18% 2
Manchester -33 23 £35,000 -12.50% 6
West Yorkshire +19 21 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Oxfordshire +8 18 £37,500 +44.23%
Watford +29 17 £52,500 +20.00%
Bristol +12 17 £32,500 -2.25% 8
Cambridgeshire +29 16 £37,500 -50.00% 1
East Midlands -5 16 £37,000 +5.71% 2
Surrey -30 16 £40,000 -1.23%
Warrington +25 14 £38,000 +38.18%
Scotland +13 13 £40,000 - 5
Bedfordshire +31 12 £44,000 +41.93%
Birmingham -31 12 £30,000 -14.28% 3
Cambridge - 12 £37,500 -
Leeds +20 10 £24,000 -26.15% 5
Abingdon -4 10 £37,500 +44.23%
Andover - 10 £37,500 -
Northamptonshire +14 9 - -
Wales +6 9 £28,151 -12.71%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 1199 (70.86%) SQL
2 624 (36.88%) Finance
3 591 (34.93%) SQL Server
4 531 (31.38%) MS Excel
5 474 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
6 445 (26.30%) Microsoft
7 433 (25.59%) C#
8 427 (25.24%) .NET
9 408 (24.11%) Analytical Skills
10 399 (23.58%) Degree
11 324 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 247 (14.60%) VB
13 237 (14.01%) Oracle
14 223 (13.18%) MS Access
14 223 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 221 (13.06%) Front Office
16 218 (12.88%) Analytics
17 216 (12.77%) MS Office
18 214 (12.65%) T-SQL
19 210 (12.41%) Data Analysis
20 208 (12.29%) Java
21 190 (11.23%) Computer Science
22 175 (10.34%) Python
23 170 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
23 170 (10.05%) QlikView
24 164 (9.69%) JavaScript
25 156 (9.22%) ETL
26 155 (9.16%) HTML
27 152 (8.98%) Windows
28 150 (8.87%) Tableau

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
1 115 (6.80%) SharePoint
2 89 (5.26%) SAS
3 36 (2.13%) IIS
4 31 (1.83%) Apache
5 30 (1.77%) Apache Pig
5 30 (1.77%) Tomcat
6 24 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 22 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 18 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.89%) WebSphere
10 13 (0.77%) JBoss
11 12 (0.71%) CMS
12 11 (0.65%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.59%) Alfresco
13 10 (0.59%) Joomla!
14 9 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.47%) Apache Solr
15 8 (0.47%) Documentum
Applications
1 531 (31.38%) MS Excel
2 216 (12.77%) MS Office
3 70 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (2.66%) Spreadsheet
5 38 (2.25%) MS Visio
6 24 (1.42%) SPSS
7 9 (0.53%) S-PLUS
8 5 (0.30%) MS Project
8 5 (0.30%) Stata
9 3 (0.18%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 28 (1.65%) Cognos TM1
2 20 (1.18%) SAP BPC
3 17 (1.00%) Cognos Planning
3 17 (1.00%) Hyperion Planning
4 16 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.95%) HFM
5 13 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 13 (0.77%) Misys Opics
6 11 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
7 10 (0.59%) SunGard APT
8 9 (0.53%) SAP HCM
9 8 (0.47%) Magento
10 7 (0.41%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 6 (0.35%) thinkFolio
12 5 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (0.30%) FastStats
12 5 (0.30%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.24%) Line 500
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
13 4 (0.24%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (1.42%) Amazon EMR
2 24 (1.42%) Amazon S3
3 22 (1.30%) Google Analytics
4 14 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (0.77%) Office 365
6 11 (0.65%) SaaS
7 10 (0.59%) GitHub
8 2 (0.12%) AdWords
8 2 (0.12%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.059%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.89%) DNS
2 14 (0.83%) Internet
2 14 (0.83%) Intranet
2 14 (0.83%) VPN
3 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.59%) Firewall
5 9 (0.53%) DHCP
6 7 (0.41%) SNMP
6 7 (0.41%) WAN
6 7 (0.41%) Wireless
7 6 (0.35%) NAS
8 5 (0.30%) FTP
8 5 (0.30%) LAN
9 4 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (0.18%) ADSL
10 3 (0.18%) SAN
10 3 (0.18%) WebEx
11 2 (0.12%) IPsec
11 2 (0.12%) SSL
11 2 (0.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 591 (34.93%) SQL Server
2 324 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 223 (13.18%) MS Access
3 223 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 170 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
4 170 (10.05%) QlikView
5 147 (8.69%) Relational Database
6 135 (7.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 103 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
8 93 (5.50%) Power BI
9 83 (4.91%) BusinessObjects
10 82 (4.85%) MySQL
11 73 (4.31%) Big Data
12 67 (3.96%) Hadoop
13 62 (3.66%) Crystal Reports
14 61 (3.61%) Data Mining
15 58 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 52 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
17 47 (2.78%) PowerPivot
18 45 (2.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 53 (3.13%) Visual Studio
2 38 (2.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 37 (2.19%) Jenkins
4 34 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 34 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (1.77%) Eclipse
6 29 (1.71%) Subversion
7 24 (1.42%) Vagrant
7 24 (1.42%) Yeoman
8 21 (1.24%) Maven
9 16 (0.95%) JIRA
10 14 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 10 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (0.59%) ReSharper
12 9 (0.53%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.47%) LoadRunner
13 8 (0.47%) NUnit
13 8 (0.47%) Serena SBM
14 7 (0.41%) LSMW
14 7 (0.41%) TestPartner
General
1 624 (36.88%) Finance
2 221 (13.06%) Front Office
3 138 (8.16%) Banking
4 100 (5.91%) Retail
5 84 (4.96%) Marketing
6 54 (3.19%) Legal
7 44 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 42 (2.48%) Advertising
9 40 (2.36%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.95%) Billing
11 32 (1.89%) Manufacturing
12 31 (1.83%) Back Office
13 20 (1.18%) Law
14 17 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.95%) Military
16 14 (0.83%) German Language
17 13 (0.77%) Automotive
18 12 (0.71%) Publishing
19 10 (0.59%) Games
20 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 718 (42.43%) Analyst
2 661 (39.07%) Developer
3 192 (11.35%) SQL Developer
4 164 (9.69%) SQL Analyst
5 154 (9.10%) Data Analyst
6 137 (8.10%) .NET Developer
6 137 (8.10%) C# Developer
7 128 (7.57%) VBA Developer
8 126 (7.45%) Support Analyst
9 118 (6.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 112 (6.62%) Applications Support
11 100 (5.91%) Software Developer
12 90 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 89 (5.26%) Consultant
14 80 (4.73%) Applications Support Analyst
14 80 (4.73%) Business Analyst
14 80 (4.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 75 (4.43%) Junior
16 62 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
17 59 (3.49%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 427 (25.24%) .NET
2 155 (9.16%) HTML
3 146 (8.63%) XML
4 108 (6.38%) ASP.NET
5 94 (5.56%) CSS
6 83 (4.91%) Web Services
7 71 (4.20%) WPF
8 56 (3.31%) jQuery
9 50 (2.96%) MDX
10 48 (2.84%) .NET Framework
11 46 (2.72%) SOAP
12 41 (2.42%) WCF
13 34 (2.01%) Classic ASP
14 31 (1.83%) WinForms
15 29 (1.71%) REST
16 24 (1.42%) D3.js
16 24 (1.42%) Entity Framework
16 24 (1.42%) Natural Language Processing
16 24 (1.42%) Pandas
16 24 (1.42%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 408 (24.11%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (11.23%) Computer Science
3 143 (8.45%) Mathematics
4 137 (8.10%) Management Information System
5 122 (7.21%) Visualisation
6 96 (5.67%) Fixed Income
7 84 (4.96%) Derivative
8 78 (4.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 71 (4.20%) Hedge funds
10 64 (3.78%) Statistics
11 48 (2.84%) Data Structures
12 44 (2.60%) Equities
13 39 (2.30%) Economics
14 27 (1.60%) Market Risk
15 25 (1.48%) Fintech
15 25 (1.48%) Physics
16 22 (1.30%) Credit Risk
16 22 (1.30%) OTC Derivatives
17 21 (1.24%) Data Conversion
18 19 (1.12%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 152 (8.98%) Windows
2 70 (4.14%) Linux
3 66 (3.90%) Unix
4 53 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 45 (2.66%) Windows 7
6 26 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (0.71%) Android
8 10 (0.59%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.53%) Debian
9 9 (0.53%) Solaris
9 9 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.18%) AIX
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.12%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.059%) OS/400
14 1 (0.059%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
2 218 (12.88%) Analytics
3 210 (12.41%) Data Analysis
4 156 (9.22%) ETL
5 141 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 124 (7.33%) Data Management
7 103 (6.09%) Data Modelling
8 102 (6.03%) Asset Management
9 94 (5.56%) Data Analytics
9 94 (5.56%) ITIL
10 86 (5.08%) Risk Management
11 77 (4.55%) CRM
11 77 (4.55%) Project Management
12 76 (4.49%) Business Analysis
13 73 (4.31%) Statistical Analysis
14 69 (4.08%) Data Visualisation
15 67 (3.96%) Migration
16 65 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
17 63 (3.72%) Time Management
18 61 (3.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1199 (70.86%) SQL
2 433 (25.59%) C#
3 247 (14.60%) VB
4 214 (12.65%) T-SQL
5 208 (12.29%) Java
6 175 (10.34%) Python
7 164 (9.69%) JavaScript
8 112 (6.62%) C++
9 102 (6.03%) VB.NET
10 82 (4.85%) Perl
11 73 (4.31%) R
12 71 (4.20%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.72%) PHP
14 57 (3.37%) VB6
15 54 (3.19%) VBScript
16 43 (2.54%) Bash Shell
17 40 (2.36%) MATLAB
17 40 (2.36%) PL/SQL
18 33 (1.95%) C
19 24 (1.42%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 399 (23.58%) Degree
2 50 (2.96%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.83%) PhD
4 30 (1.77%) SC Cleared
5 27 (1.60%) ISEB
6 19 (1.12%) ACCA
7 18 (1.06%) CIMA
7 18 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 17 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.30%) AAT
12 5 (0.30%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.24%) CBAP
13 4 (0.24%) MCSA
14 3 (0.18%) CFA
14 3 (0.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (4.31%) QA
2 67 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.77%) SLA
4 18 (1.06%) ISO20022
4 18 (1.06%) SEPA
5 14 (0.83%) Solvency II
6 11 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.35%) SSAE 16
8 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
9 2 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.059%) EMIR
10 1 (0.059%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.059%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 32 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (1.42%) VirtualBox
4 7 (0.41%) Btrfs
4 7 (0.41%) NFS
4 7 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (0.35%) XenApp
6 5 (0.30%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.18%) Docker
7 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.12%) Postfix
8 2 (0.12%) SpamAssassin
8 2 (0.12%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.12%) Xen
9 1 (0.059%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.059%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.059%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (0.83%) Control-M
2 10 (0.59%) Nagios
3 8 (0.47%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.24%) SCCM
5 4 (0.24%) SCOM
6 3 (0.18%) MOM
6 3 (0.18%) SCSM
6 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.059%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 445 (26.30%) Microsoft
2 237 (14.01%) Oracle
3 150 (8.87%) Tableau
4 120 (7.09%) SAP
5 105 (6.21%) Cognos
6 64 (3.78%) IBM
7 48 (2.84%) Google
8 41 (2.42%) Hyperion
9 32 (1.89%) Bloomberg
10 26 (1.54%) HP
11 23 (1.36%) Charles River
12 21 (1.24%) Reuters
12 21 (1.24%) Sybase
13 20 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 20 (1.18%) Sun
14 19 (1.12%) Trayport
15 18 (1.06%) Citrix
15 18 (1.06%) Informatica
16 17 (1.00%) Infor
17 16 (0.95%) OpenLink
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
THE RACING POST
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £45000 - £85000 per annum + 15% Bonus, Healthcare, Gym
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + £10k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £18000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Various
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + great benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Salary: Competative salary and benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £100,000 to £120,000 per annum plus excellent benefits / bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Up to £25k+Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Searchability
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + 30% Bonus + 10% Pension
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday