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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Rank 362 290 320
Rank change year-on-year
-72 +30
Permanent jobs citing VBA 885 1149 958
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.10% 0.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.67% 2.19% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 736 990 770
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,536 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.38% +2.94%

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
52970 52554 55049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.19% 50.26% 53.42%
Number of salaries quoted 45748 45127 46295
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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 -67 830 £42,500 - 169
London -60 422 £47,500 -9.52% 87
South East -47 124 £45,000 +9.75% 22
City of London -35 93 £55,000 - 25
Yorkshire +28 62 £31,500 -3.07% 8
North West -8 60 £32,000 -8.57% 12
South West 0 56 £35,000 +2.94% 11
Surrey -27 53 £45,000 +5.88% 7
West Yorkshire +14 50 £34,000 -2.85% 7
Leeds +16 45 £34,000 +4.61% 5
Manchester +7 37 £37,500 +7.14% 8
West Midlands -66 36 £37,500 +15.38% 14
East Midlands +13 33 £35,000 - 6
Bristol +7 33 £35,000 +2.94% 9
Scotland -28 29 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +5 27 £45,000 +5.88% 4
East of England -56 22 £40,000 +8.84% 7
Northamptonshire +19 21 £37,500 +31.57% 2
Northampton 0 15 £45,000 +57.89% 2
Wiltshire +14 14 £32,500 -
Edinburgh +1 14 £37,500 -6.25% 5
Milton Keynes -5 14 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Wales +11 13 £31,000 -4.61% 4
Hampshire -6 13 £44,000 +17.33%
Weybridge - 13 £35,000 -
Lancashire +25 12 £31,500 +83.92% 2
Berkshire -3 12 £35,500 +9.23% 8
Reigate -13 12 £45,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -17 12 £30,000 -6.25% 5
Glasgow -23 12 £35,000 - 1

VBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1493 (73.37%) SQL
2 941 (46.24%) Finance
3 778 (38.23%) SQL Server
4 710 (34.89%) MS Excel
5 668 (32.83%) C#
6 638 (31.35%) .NET
7 572 (28.11%) Analytical Skills
8 565 (27.76%) Microsoft
9 461 (22.65%) Degree
10 373 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
11 357 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 343 (16.86%) VB
13 333 (16.36%) Analytics
14 307 (15.09%) Oracle
15 286 (14.05%) MS Office
16 276 (13.56%) T-SQL
17 271 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 260 (12.78%) Windows
19 241 (11.84%) HTML
20 229 (11.25%) Front Office
20 229 (11.25%) JavaScript
21 205 (10.07%) XML
22 200 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
23 199 (9.78%) Banking
23 199 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
24 198 (9.73%) MS Access
24 198 (9.73%) VB.NET
25 191 (9.39%) Data Analysis
26 189 (9.29%) ASP.NET
27 178 (8.75%) SharePoint

VBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 178 (8.75%) SharePoint
2 155 (7.62%) SAS
3 126 (6.19%) IIS
4 36 (1.77%) CMS
5 27 (1.33%) Apache Pig
6 19 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (0.69%) Confluence
8 12 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.59%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.49%) Apache
9 10 (0.49%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.44%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.25%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.15%) Drupal
15 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 710 (34.89%) MS Excel
2 286 (14.05%) MS Office
3 102 (5.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 67 (3.29%) Spreadsheet
5 63 (3.10%) PowerPivot
6 62 (3.05%) SPSS
7 52 (2.56%) MS Visio
8 13 (0.64%) MS Project
9 4 (0.20%) Stata
10 2 (0.098%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.098%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.098%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 35 (1.72%) Cognos TM1
2 29 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 16 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
4 15 (0.74%) HFM
5 11 (0.54%) Visualfiles
6 10 (0.49%) SAP HCM
7 9 (0.44%) Cognos Planning
8 7 (0.34%) Cognos Controller
8 7 (0.34%) Sentinel
8 7 (0.34%) thinkFolio
9 6 (0.29%) Magento
9 6 (0.29%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.25%) FastStats
10 5 (0.25%) LongView
10 5 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.20%) Bloomberg TOMS
11 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
3 26 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 17 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (0.79%) SaaS
6 12 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.39%) Google Apps
8 7 (0.34%) GitHub
9 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.25%) Office 365
10 5 (0.25%) SmartFocus
10 5 (0.25%) Taleo
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
12 3 (0.15%) Silverpop
13 1 (0.049%) Google Tag Manager
13 1 (0.049%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.43%) Internet
2 27 (1.33%) Intranet
3 22 (1.08%) Firewall
3 22 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.88%) DHCP
5 14 (0.69%) SAN
6 13 (0.64%) DNS
6 13 (0.64%) LAN
6 13 (0.64%) VPN
7 11 (0.54%) WAN
8 10 (0.49%) NAS
9 9 (0.44%) SSL
9 9 (0.44%) VLAN
10 7 (0.34%) VoIP
11 5 (0.25%) FTP
11 5 (0.25%) Wireless
12 4 (0.20%) HTTP
12 4 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.15%) Network Security
14 2 (0.098%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 778 (38.23%) SQL Server
2 357 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 271 (13.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 199 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
5 198 (9.73%) MS Access
6 154 (7.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 148 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 138 (6.78%) Relational Database
9 135 (6.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 93 (4.57%) BusinessObjects
11 83 (4.08%) QlikView
12 80 (3.93%) Data Mining
13 66 (3.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 63 (3.10%) SQL Server 2014
15 59 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
16 51 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
17 47 (2.31%) Big Data
17 47 (2.31%) Hadoop
17 47 (2.31%) OLAP
18 38 (1.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 121 (5.95%) Visual Studio
2 93 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 62 (3.05%) Git (software)
4 44 (2.16%) NUnit
5 41 (2.01%) Subversion
6 31 (1.52%) PowerBuilder
7 27 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 26 (1.28%) Vagrant
8 26 (1.28%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 26 (1.28%) Yeoman
9 24 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 19 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 18 (0.88%) JIRA
12 12 (0.59%) ReSharper
13 10 (0.49%) LSMW
13 10 (0.49%) MSBuild
13 10 (0.49%) MSTest
14 8 (0.39%) Moq
14 8 (0.39%) TortoiseSVN
14 8 (0.39%) XMLUnit
General
1 941 (46.24%) Finance
2 229 (11.25%) Front Office
3 199 (9.78%) Banking
4 93 (4.57%) Marketing
5 86 (4.23%) Retail
6 70 (3.44%) Legal
7 66 (3.24%) Back Office
8 55 (2.70%) Investment Banking
9 51 (2.51%) Telecoms
10 47 (2.31%) Financial Institution
11 43 (2.11%) Law
12 34 (1.67%) Advertising
13 29 (1.43%) Billing
14 28 (1.38%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.79%) Games
16 12 (0.59%) German Language
17 11 (0.54%) International Banking
17 11 (0.54%) Spanish Language
18 10 (0.49%) Publishing
19 9 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 889 (43.69%) Developer
2 759 (37.30%) Analyst
3 308 (15.14%) SQL Developer
4 239 (11.74%) C# Developer
5 183 (8.99%) Data Analyst
6 180 (8.85%) .NET Developer
7 176 (8.65%) SQL Analyst
8 169 (8.30%) VBA Developer
9 143 (7.03%) Excel Developer
10 114 (5.60%) Junior
11 113 (5.55%) C# .NET Developer
12 111 (5.45%) Consultant
13 106 (5.21%) Excel Analyst
14 105 (5.16%) Excel VBA Developer
15 94 (4.62%) Support Analyst
16 90 (4.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 84 (4.13%) Applications Support
18 81 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
19 77 (3.78%) Senior Developer
20 72 (3.54%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 638 (31.35%) .NET
2 241 (11.84%) HTML
3 205 (10.07%) XML
4 189 (9.29%) ASP.NET
5 112 (5.50%) CSS
6 78 (3.83%) WPF
7 75 (3.69%) .NET Framework
8 66 (3.24%) jQuery
9 57 (2.80%) WCF
10 44 (2.16%) Web Services
11 40 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (1.67%) WinForms
13 30 (1.47%) Entity Framework
13 30 (1.47%) LINQ
13 30 (1.47%) SOAP
14 27 (1.33%) Ajax
14 27 (1.33%) REST
15 26 (1.28%) D3.js
15 26 (1.28%) HTML5
15 26 (1.28%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 572 (28.11%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (8.26%) Computer Science
3 151 (7.42%) Mathematics
4 115 (5.65%) Management Information System
5 112 (5.50%) Visualisation
6 103 (5.06%) Fixed Income
7 102 (5.01%) Equities
8 76 (3.73%) Hedge funds
9 73 (3.59%) Derivative
10 68 (3.34%) Statistics
11 50 (2.46%) Physics
12 45 (2.21%) Data Structures
13 42 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 40 (1.97%) Credit Risk
15 38 (1.87%) NHS
16 36 (1.77%) Economics
17 32 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
18 24 (1.18%) Data Integration
18 24 (1.18%) Market Risk
19 23 (1.13%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 260 (12.78%) Windows
2 89 (4.37%) Unix
3 75 (3.69%) Windows Server
4 49 (2.41%) Linux
5 34 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.64%) Solaris
7 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.20%) Android
11 4 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.15%) VMS
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
2 333 (16.36%) Analytics
3 200 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (9.39%) Data Analysis
5 144 (7.08%) ETL
6 106 (5.21%) Asset Management
7 102 (5.01%) Data Management
8 100 (4.91%) Business Analysis
9 97 (4.77%) CRM
10 96 (4.72%) OO
11 93 (4.57%) Data Visualisation
12 88 (4.32%) Data Analytics
13 83 (4.08%) MVC
14 80 (3.93%) ITIL
14 80 (3.93%) Software Engineering
15 75 (3.69%) Risk Management
16 73 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
16 73 (3.59%) Statistical Analysis
17 72 (3.54%) Data Modelling
18 70 (3.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1493 (73.37%) SQL
2 668 (32.83%) C#
3 343 (16.86%) VB
4 276 (13.56%) T-SQL
5 229 (11.25%) JavaScript
6 198 (9.73%) VB.NET
7 162 (7.96%) Java
8 138 (6.78%) Python
9 107 (5.26%) C++
10 83 (4.08%) VBScript
11 76 (3.73%) R
12 72 (3.54%) PowerShell
13 63 (3.10%) PL/SQL
14 59 (2.90%) Perl
15 53 (2.60%) MATLAB
16 49 (2.41%) VB6
17 46 (2.26%) PHP
18 42 (2.06%) Bash Shell
19 26 (1.28%) C
19 26 (1.28%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 461 (22.65%) Degree
2 48 (2.36%) PhD
3 45 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 38 (1.87%) MCSE
6 22 (1.08%) CFA
6 22 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.98%) ISEB
8 16 (0.79%) MCSA
9 13 (0.64%) HND
10 11 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.49%) CIMA
11 10 (0.49%) ISTQB
12 9 (0.44%) ACCA
12 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.44%) MCP
13 8 (0.39%) CCNA
13 8 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.25%) Postgraduate
14 5 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.65%) Data Quality
2 51 (2.51%) QA
3 34 (1.67%) SLA
4 26 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (1.08%) Solvency II
6 19 (0.93%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.098%) COBIT
7 2 (0.098%) EMIR
7 2 (0.098%) HL7
7 2 (0.098%) MiFID
8 1 (0.049%) Basel III
8 1 (0.049%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 26 (1.28%) VirtualBox
3 19 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 12 (0.59%) XenApp
5 11 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.39%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.25%) Xen
9 4 (0.20%) vSphere
10 2 (0.098%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.098%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (0.59%) Tivoli
2 11 (0.54%) SCCM
3 10 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (0.39%) Control-M
5 4 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.098%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.098%) SCOM
6 2 (0.098%) WSUS
7 1 (0.049%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.049%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.049%) WMI
Vendors
1 565 (27.76%) Microsoft
2 307 (15.09%) Oracle
3 96 (4.72%) Cognos
4 59 (2.90%) Tableau
5 42 (2.06%) Sybase
6 41 (2.01%) Hyperion
7 34 (1.67%) Google
7 34 (1.67%) SAP
8 31 (1.52%) Citrix
9 29 (1.43%) Bloomberg
9 29 (1.43%) IBM
9 29 (1.43%) Sun
10 28 (1.38%) VMware
11 25 (1.23%) Adobe
12 24 (1.18%) Cisco
13 22 (1.08%) HP
14 17 (0.84%) Murex
14 17 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
15 14 (0.69%) DataFlux
15 14 (0.69%) TOWER Software
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £71000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Competitive Base + Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £95000 per annum + depending on experience
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Evesham, Worcestershire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCS Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25k - 40k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £85000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £100,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Inc bonus+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
SQ Computer Personnel
Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
MACQUARIE
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Pension, Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Churchill Frank
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Windsor, Berkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday