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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 254 281 228
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -53
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1236 1057 1470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.98% 1.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.22% 1.84% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1049 821 1323
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%

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
55675 57570 62467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.39% 53.41% 54.83%
Number of salaries quoted 47760 48605 55147
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 24 December 2014 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 24 December 2014. 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 +20 1155 £42,500 +6.25% 94
London +51 629 £52,500 +5.00% 39
City of London +47 224 £55,000 +10.00% 17
South East +12 151 £41,500 +10.66% 14
East of England +22 89 £32,000 -9.85% 8
West Midlands +17 83 £33,500 +3.07% 6
Yorkshire -68 79 £32,500 +15.04% 4
West Yorkshire -46 63 £32,500 +8.33% 4
Surrey +20 62 £42,000 +10.52% 3
North West -26 57 £32,500 +3.17% 12
Scotland +36 56 £35,000 -12.50% 4
South West +1 52 £34,750 - 5
Manchester -4 35 £32,500 +20.37% 7
Hertfordshire -10 35 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Glasgow +31 32 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Leeds -28 32 £32,500 +16.07% 3
Hampshire -12 25 £42,500 +25.92% 2
Staffordshire +15 21 £41,250 +28.90% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 21 £27,000 -43.15%
East Midlands +1 20 £35,000 +22.80% 5
Bradford -30 20 £32,000 +9.40%
Bristol -16 18 £34,000 -13.92%
Berkshire +16 17 £32,500 -8.45% 5
Edinburgh +6 17 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Birmingham -20 16 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Essex -6 15 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Reigate -11 15 £35,000 -22.22%
Solihull - 15 £20,000 -
Warwickshire +4 14 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 14 £42,500 +6.25%

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1672 (68.16%) SQL
2 1102 (44.92%) Finance
3 971 (39.58%) SQL Server
4 861 (35.10%) MS Excel
5 813 (33.14%) C#
6 672 (27.40%) .NET
7 655 (26.70%) Microsoft
8 551 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
9 509 (20.75%) Degree
10 457 (18.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 448 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
12 436 (17.77%) T-SQL
13 376 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 349 (14.23%) Oracle
15 333 (13.58%) VB
16 318 (12.96%) Java
17 296 (12.07%) Banking
18 291 (11.86%) XML
19 289 (11.78%) VB.NET
20 288 (11.74%) HTML
21 282 (11.50%) Front Office
22 273 (11.13%) Windows
23 266 (10.84%) MS Access
24 258 (10.52%) JavaScript
24 258 (10.52%) MS Office
25 256 (10.44%) SQL Server 2008
25 256 (10.44%) Analytics
26 252 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
27 242 (9.87%) ASP.NET
28 238 (9.70%) Data Warehouse

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 218 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 155 (6.32%) SAS
3 46 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 45 (1.83%) IIS
5 39 (1.59%) JBoss
6 38 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 34 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
9 24 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (0.65%) Joomla!
12 14 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.57%) Apache Pig
13 11 (0.45%) CMS
13 11 (0.45%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 5 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.20%) Apache
15 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 861 (35.10%) MS Excel
2 258 (10.52%) MS Office
3 115 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 75 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
5 73 (2.98%) MS Visio
6 68 (2.77%) PowerPivot
7 50 (2.04%) SPSS
8 30 (1.22%) MS Project
9 13 (0.53%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.24%) XMetaL
11 5 (0.20%) Simulink
11 5 (0.20%) LaTeX
12 4 (0.16%) FastStats
13 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.041%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.041%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.041%) Maple
14 1 (0.041%) Stata
14 1 (0.041%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.041%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 32 (1.30%) Google Analytics
3 28 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
4 23 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
5 22 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
6 19 (0.77%) Hyperion Planning
7 18 (0.73%) Markit EDM
8 14 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
9 9 (0.37%) Line 500
10 7 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
10 7 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.24%) Visualfiles
11 6 (0.24%) Agresso
11 6 (0.24%) Misys Opics
12 5 (0.20%) Retail-J
12 5 (0.20%) ProductWriter
13 4 (0.16%) ReMetrica
13 4 (0.16%) Loan IQ
13 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
13 4 (0.16%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (0.57%) Amazon S3
2 14 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
3 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.24%) SaaS
5 3 (0.12%) Office 365
6 2 (0.082%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.02%) Firewall
2 19 (0.77%) Intranet
3 16 (0.65%) Internet
3 16 (0.65%) WAN
3 16 (0.65%) LAN
4 13 (0.53%) FTP
5 12 (0.49%) DMZ
6 11 (0.45%) SAN
6 11 (0.45%) HTTP
7 9 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.29%) Extranet
9 5 (0.20%) POP3
9 5 (0.20%) Broadband
9 5 (0.20%) IMAP
10 4 (0.16%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.16%) VPN
11 3 (0.12%) Wireless
11 3 (0.12%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.082%) NAS
12 2 (0.082%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 971 (39.58%) SQL Server
2 457 (18.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 376 (15.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 266 (10.84%) MS Access
5 256 (10.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 238 (9.70%) Data Warehouse
7 217 (8.85%) Relational Database
8 180 (7.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 145 (5.91%) Crystal Reports
10 139 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 89 (3.63%) Data Mining
12 78 (3.18%) QlikView
13 77 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
14 71 (2.89%) RDBMS
15 70 (2.85%) MySQL
16 60 (2.45%) Oracle Database
17 40 (1.63%) Oracle BI EE
18 39 (1.59%) Microsoft Power View
19 38 (1.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 37 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 187 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 52 (2.12%) Subversion
2 52 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 36 (1.47%) NUnit
5 34 (1.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 31 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 30 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 30 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
8 29 (1.18%) Maven
9 22 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 14 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (0.57%) JIRA
10 14 (0.57%) Yeoman
11 11 (0.45%) JUnit
12 10 (0.41%) Moq
12 10 (0.41%) LLBLGen Pro
13 9 (0.37%) NetAdvantage
13 9 (0.37%) ReSharper
13 9 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1102 (44.92%) Finance
2 296 (12.07%) Banking
3 282 (11.50%) Front Office
4 146 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 122 (4.97%) Marketing
6 112 (4.57%) Retail
7 82 (3.34%) Legal
8 76 (3.10%) Back Office
9 74 (3.02%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 34 (1.39%) Advertising
12 32 (1.30%) Publishing
13 26 (1.06%) Law
14 22 (0.90%) Italian Language
15 13 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 13 (0.53%) German Language
15 13 (0.53%) Billing
16 11 (0.45%) Games
16 11 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1038 (42.32%) Developer
2 834 (34.00%) Analyst
3 218 (8.89%) Excel Developer
4 191 (7.79%) Data Analyst
5 172 (7.01%) C# Developer
6 161 (6.56%) Applications Support
7 158 (6.44%) VBA Developer
8 142 (5.79%) Business Analyst
9 122 (4.97%) MI Analyst
10 109 (4.44%) Support Analyst
11 101 (4.12%) SQL Developer
12 98 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
13 96 (3.91%) Consultant
14 93 (3.79%) .NET Developer
15 88 (3.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 81 (3.30%) Excel VBA Developer
16 81 (3.30%) Software Developer
16 81 (3.30%) Senior Developer
17 78 (3.18%) Junior
18 74 (3.02%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 672 (27.40%) .NET
2 291 (11.86%) XML
3 288 (11.74%) HTML
4 242 (9.87%) ASP.NET
5 153 (6.24%) CSS
6 120 (4.89%) WPF
7 114 (4.65%) Web Services
8 106 (4.32%) jQuery
9 104 (4.24%) WinForms
10 100 (4.08%) .NET Framework
11 87 (3.55%) WCF
12 72 (2.94%) Ajax
13 65 (2.65%) SOAP
14 56 (2.28%) J2EE
15 55 (2.24%) REST
16 49 (2.00%) Spring
17 46 (1.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 44 (1.79%) HTML5
19 43 (1.75%) XSLT
20 37 (1.51%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 551 (22.46%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (7.54%) Mathematics
3 184 (7.50%) Derivative
4 163 (6.64%) Computer Science
5 147 (5.99%) Management Information System
6 139 (5.67%) Fixed Income
7 126 (5.14%) Equities
8 101 (4.12%) Hedge funds
9 89 (3.63%) Statistics
10 75 (3.06%) Credit Risk
11 68 (2.77%) Visualisation
12 60 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 53 (2.16%) Equity Derivative
14 47 (1.92%) Economics
15 40 (1.63%) Market Risk
16 34 (1.39%) N-Tier
17 32 (1.30%) Data Conversion
18 31 (1.26%) Physics
18 31 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
19 29 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 273 (11.13%) Windows
2 212 (8.64%) UNIX
3 102 (4.16%) Linux
4 19 (0.77%) Windows 7
5 17 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (0.65%) Windows 8
7 14 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.41%) Solaris
10 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.16%) Android
12 3 (0.12%) Debian
12 3 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.082%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.041%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (18.26%) Business Intelligence
2 256 (10.44%) Analytics
3 252 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (8.56%) Data Analysis
5 193 (7.87%) ETL
6 170 (6.93%) Asset Management
7 168 (6.85%) OO
8 159 (6.48%) Project Management
9 139 (5.67%) Business Analysis
10 131 (5.34%) Data Management
11 114 (4.65%) RAD
12 112 (4.57%) Risk Management
13 104 (4.24%) ITIL
14 92 (3.75%) Investment Management
15 90 (3.67%) ERP
16 89 (3.63%) Time Management
17 88 (3.59%) Migration
18 81 (3.30%) Mentoring
19 80 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
20 77 (3.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1672 (68.16%) SQL
2 813 (33.14%) C#
3 436 (17.77%) T-SQL
4 333 (13.58%) VB
5 318 (12.96%) Java
6 289 (11.78%) VB.NET
7 258 (10.52%) JavaScript
8 184 (7.50%) C++
9 109 (4.44%) Perl
9 109 (4.44%) Python
10 108 (4.40%) PL/SQL
11 83 (3.38%) PHP
12 74 (3.02%) VB6
13 62 (2.53%) PowerShell
14 61 (2.49%) C
15 58 (2.36%) VBScript
16 53 (2.16%) MATLAB
17 43 (1.75%) R
18 41 (1.67%) Bash Shell
19 36 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 509 (20.75%) Degree
2 51 (2.08%) ISEB
3 41 (1.67%) Security Cleared
4 38 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.14%) SC Cleared
6 18 (0.73%) MCSE
7 16 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (0.53%) ACCA
9 12 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 11 (0.45%) CFA
11 10 (0.41%) NVQ Level 3
12 9 (0.37%) PhD
13 8 (0.33%) MCP
13 8 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.29%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.29%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.29%) OCPJP
15 5 (0.20%) CISA
15 5 (0.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.75%) QA
2 30 (1.22%) SLA
3 29 (1.18%) EMIR
4 23 (0.94%) Dodd-Frank
5 8 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.33%) COBIT
6 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.20%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.12%) Basel III
8 3 (0.12%) MiFID
8 3 (0.12%) CRD IV
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.082%) DO-254
9 2 (0.082%) DO-160
10 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.041%) Basel II
10 1 (0.041%) P3O
10 1 (0.041%) COREP
System Software
1 75 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.57%) VirtualBox
4 9 (0.37%) Firmware
5 6 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.20%) MDaemon
7 3 (0.12%) XenApp
7 3 (0.12%) vSphere
8 2 (0.082%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.082%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.041%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 18 (0.73%) Control-M
2 14 (0.57%) Vagrant
3 9 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.082%) Foglight
5 2 (0.082%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.041%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.041%) cPanel
Vendors
1 655 (26.70%) Microsoft
2 349 (14.23%) Oracle
3 135 (5.50%) Cognos
4 131 (5.34%) Business Objects
5 63 (2.57%) Bloomberg
6 60 (2.45%) Sybase
7 55 (2.24%) IBM
8 54 (2.20%) Tableau
9 37 (1.51%) Fidessa
10 34 (1.39%) SAP
10 34 (1.39%) Google
11 32 (1.30%) thinkFolio
12 30 (1.22%) Hyperion
13 23 (0.94%) Sun
13 23 (0.94%) FactSet
14 22 (0.90%) Vermilion
15 21 (0.86%) HP
15 21 (0.86%) TIBCO
16 20 (0.82%) TOWER Software
16 20 (0.82%) VMware
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