Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VBA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VBA over the 6 months to 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK > England
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 435 373
Rank change year-on-year -8 -62 +32
Permanent jobs citing VBA 667 978 1,345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.71% 0.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.15% 1.30% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 561 834 1,171
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

VBA is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 57,793 75,520 93,290
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.41% 54.67% 56.23%
Number of salaries quoted 48,108 62,643 78,954
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in England

VBA
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VBA in England.

Salary trend for VBA in England

VBA
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for VBA in England

VBA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the England region over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 374 £57,500 -4.17% 27
South East +88 97 £37,500 +24.48% 9
North of England +44 79 £35,000 -6.67% 4
East of England +38 52 £35,000 +16.67% 4
North West +52 48 £32,500 -13.33% 3
South West +53 33 £45,000 +38.46% 9
Yorkshire +56 30 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Midlands +5 29 £32,750 -6.43% 4
West Midlands +45 23 £31,995 -1.55% 3
East Midlands +5 6 £36,000 -4.00% 1
North East -2 1 £57,500 +82.54%
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for VBA.

1 470 (70.46%) SQL
2 409 (61.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 272 (40.78%) Finance
4 213 (31.93%) Python
5 198 (29.69%) C#
6 196 (29.39%) Microsoft
7 187 (28.04%) SQL Server
8 154 (23.09%) Analytical Skills
9 142 (21.29%) .NET
10 132 (19.79%) Analytics
11 128 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
12 126 (18.89%) Degree
13 113 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
14 110 (16.49%) Power BI
14 110 (16.49%) Power Platform
15 108 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
16 97 (14.54%) T-SQL
17 95 (14.24%) VB
17 95 (14.24%) Data Analysis
18 93 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
18 93 (13.94%) Tableau
19 90 (13.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 86 (12.89%) Java
20 86 (12.89%) Oracle
21 85 (12.74%) MS Access
22 83 (12.44%) Front Office
23 79 (11.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 76 (11.39%) R
25 75 (11.24%) Windows
26 71 (10.64%) Data Warehouse

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 28 (4.20%) Confluence
2 26 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.25%) SAS
4 10 (1.50%) IIS
5 4 (0.60%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.15%) Apache
6 1 (0.15%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.15%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.15%) CMS
6 1 (0.15%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 409 (61.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (16.19%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (1.50%) SPSS
6 7 (1.05%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.90%) Cognos TM1
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.75%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.75%) RiskWrite
4 4 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (0.60%) Exchequer
4 4 (0.60%) FastStats
4 4 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.60%) Unica
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.45%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.30%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.30%) Relativity
6 2 (0.30%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.30%) Softmar
6 2 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 110 (16.49%) Power Platform
2 54 (8.10%) Azure
3 42 (6.30%) Office 365
4 18 (2.70%) AWS
5 13 (1.95%) SaaS
6 9 (1.35%) IaaS
6 9 (1.35%) PaaS
7 7 (1.05%) GCP
8 5 (0.75%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.60%) Responsys
9 4 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.60%) Silverpop
10 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.45%) Smartsheet
11 2 (0.30%) GitHub
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
2 8 (1.20%) Skype
3 7 (1.05%) DNS
4 6 (0.90%) LAN
4 6 (0.90%) tcpdump
4 6 (0.90%) WAN
4 6 (0.90%) Wireshark
5 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.60%) DHCP
6 4 (0.60%) WinSCP
7 3 (0.45%) Firewall
7 3 (0.45%) HTTP
7 3 (0.45%) Internet
7 3 (0.45%) SMTP
8 2 (0.30%) SSL
8 2 (0.30%) VPN
9 1 (0.15%) Extranet
9 1 (0.15%) Intranet
9 1 (0.15%) LTE
9 1 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 110 (16.49%) Power BI
3 90 (13.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 85 (12.74%) MS Access
5 79 (11.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
7 49 (7.35%) MySQL
8 38 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (5.40%) BusinessObjects
10 28 (4.20%) Relational Database
11 23 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
12 22 (3.30%) Qlik Sense
13 20 (3.00%) QlikView
14 19 (2.85%) Hadoop
15 16 (2.40%) Data Mining
16 14 (2.10%) DB2
17 12 (1.80%) Oracle Database
18 11 (1.65%) NoSQL
19 10 (1.50%) Big Data
19 10 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (4.65%) Subversion
2 28 (4.20%) Eclipse
2 28 (4.20%) JIRA
3 22 (3.30%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.35%) Selenium
5 8 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.20%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.05%) GCC
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.75%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.45%) LSMW
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.15%) JDeveloper
11 1 (0.15%) Moq
11 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.15%) Toad
11 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 272 (40.78%) Finance
2 83 (12.44%) Front Office
3 58 (8.70%) Banking
4 50 (7.50%) Back Office
5 35 (5.25%) Retail
6 25 (3.75%) Legal
7 23 (3.45%) Telecoms
8 20 (3.00%) Marketing
9 12 (1.80%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.20%) Billing
10 8 (1.20%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.05%) Law
12 6 (0.90%) Advertising
13 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.75%) Police
14 3 (0.45%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.30%) German Language
16 1 (0.15%) Automotive
16 1 (0.15%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 251 (37.63%) Analyst
2 249 (37.33%) Developer
3 68 (10.19%) SQL Developer
4 65 (9.75%) Support Analyst
5 59 (8.85%) Data Analyst
6 50 (7.50%) C# Developer
6 50 (7.50%) Software Developer
7 47 (7.05%) Senior Analyst
8 32 (4.80%) .NET Developer
9 31 (4.65%) Junior
9 31 (4.65%) Python Developer
9 31 (4.65%) VBA Developer
10 29 (4.35%) Applications Support
10 29 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
11 27 (4.05%) IT Support
11 27 (4.05%) Systems Developer
12 26 (3.90%) Database Developer
13 23 (3.45%) Insight Analyst
14 22 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 20 (3.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (21.29%) .NET
2 51 (7.65%) XML
3 48 (7.20%) HTML
4 47 (7.05%) ASP.NET
5 42 (6.30%) Web Services
6 20 (3.00%) WCF
7 17 (2.55%) WPF
8 13 (1.95%) REST
9 12 (1.80%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.80%) CSS
10 11 (1.65%) React
10 11 (1.65%) WinForms
11 8 (1.20%) Apache Flex
11 8 (1.20%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (1.20%) Node.js
11 8 (1.20%) Qt
12 7 (1.05%) .NET Framework
12 7 (1.05%) SOAP
13 6 (0.90%) Velocity
13 6 (0.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 154 (23.09%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.85%) Fixed Income
3 32 (4.80%) User Experience
4 26 (3.90%) Derivative
4 26 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 21 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.80%) Credit Risk
9 12 (1.80%) FMCG
9 12 (1.80%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.65%) Equities
11 9 (1.35%) SWIFT
12 8 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
13 6 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.75%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
14 5 (0.75%) Robotics
14 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 75 (11.24%) Windows
2 46 (6.90%) Linux
3 17 (2.55%) Unix
4 16 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.15%) Android
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.79%) Analytics
2 128 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
3 113 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (14.24%) Data Analysis
5 93 (13.94%) Problem-Solving
6 66 (9.90%) Mentoring
7 64 (9.60%) Visualisation
8 53 (7.95%) ETL
8 53 (7.95%) Test Automation
9 51 (7.65%) Project Management
10 46 (6.90%) Coaching
10 46 (6.90%) Computer Science
10 46 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (6.45%) Data Analytics
12 42 (6.30%) Time Management
13 41 (6.15%) Mathematics
13 41 (6.15%) Requirements Gathering
14 39 (5.85%) Data Management
14 39 (5.85%) Workflow
15 37 (5.55%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 470 (70.46%) SQL
2 213 (31.93%) Python
3 198 (29.69%) C#
4 97 (14.54%) T-SQL
5 95 (14.24%) VB
6 86 (12.89%) Java
7 76 (11.39%) R
8 52 (7.80%) PHP
9 51 (7.65%) PowerShell
10 47 (7.05%) JavaScript
11 38 (5.70%) C++
12 33 (4.95%) VB.NET
13 31 (4.65%) PL/SQL
14 19 (2.85%) C
14 19 (2.85%) VBScript
15 14 (2.10%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.50%) VB6
17 9 (1.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 9 (1.35%) MATLAB
18 8 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 126 (18.89%) Degree
2 28 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.05%) CIMA
4 7 (1.05%) ISEB
5 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (0.75%) IIBA
7 4 (0.60%) ACCA
7 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 2 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.15%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.15%) CFA
10 1 (0.15%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) PMP
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.90%) QA
2 15 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.05%) GDPR
4 5 (0.75%) PMO
5 4 (0.60%) COBIT
5 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.45%) EMIR
6 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) Basel II
7 2 (0.30%) Basel III
7 2 (0.30%) BS7799
7 2 (0.30%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) IFRS
8 1 (0.15%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.15%) MiFID
8 1 (0.15%) P3O
System Software
1 16 (2.40%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.30%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (2.10%) SCCM
2 5 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.30%) Control-M
3 2 (0.30%) EnCase
3 2 (0.30%) FTK
Vendors
1 196 (29.39%) Microsoft
2 93 (13.94%) Tableau
3 86 (12.89%) Oracle
4 31 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 24 (3.60%) Cisco
5 24 (3.60%) WorldPay
6 22 (3.30%) Apple
6 22 (3.30%) Reuters
7 21 (3.15%) Avaya
8 20 (3.00%) Blue Prism
9 15 (2.25%) Citrix
9 15 (2.25%) SAP
9 15 (2.25%) Xceptor
10 14 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.80%) Google
12 11 (1.65%) IBM
13 10 (1.50%) Informatica
14 9 (1.35%) Aderant
14 9 (1.35%) iManage
14 9 (1.35%) Intapp