Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 512 443 427
Rank change year-on-year -69 -16 -38
Permanent jobs citing VBA 369 554 988
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.83% 1.14% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 282 483 815
10th Percentile £29,775 £30,000 £25,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £61,250 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £109,625 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +9.20%

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 44,395 48,569 72,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.55% 54.74% 54.41%
Number of salaries quoted 34,703 40,835 60,540
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £74,875 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021. 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 -71 176 £57,500 -4.17% 35
Midlands +24 53 £40,000 +21.21% 8
East of England +28 52 £45,000 +28.57% 5
West Midlands +10 38 £41,750 +28.50% 5
South East +9 34 £35,000 -9.68% 10
North of England -28 34 £38,000 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire -26 21 £41,125 +64.50% 3
East Midlands +16 16 £35,000 -2.78% 3
South West -51 12 £38,750 -13.89% 9
North West +12 11 £34,250 +5.38% 6
North East +3 2 £26,000 -54.78%
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, 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.

1 236 (63.96%) SQL
2 169 (45.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 133 (36.04%) Finance
4 132 (35.77%) Python
5 127 (34.42%) C#
6 100 (27.10%) Microsoft
7 97 (26.29%) .NET
8 92 (24.93%) SQL Server
8 92 (24.93%) Analytical Skills
9 90 (24.39%) Social Skills
10 89 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
11 80 (21.68%) Analytics
12 70 (18.97%) Degree
12 70 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
12 70 (18.97%) Power Platform
12 70 (18.97%) Power BI
13 51 (13.82%) Project Management
14 40 (10.84%) MVC
14 40 (10.84%) Front Office
14 40 (10.84%) Visualisation
15 35 (9.49%) Asset Management
15 35 (9.49%) JavaScript
16 33 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
16 33 (8.94%) Data Analysis
17 32 (8.67%) Risk Management
17 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
17 32 (8.67%) SharePoint
18 31 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 31 (8.40%) Tableau
18 31 (8.40%) Computer Science

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 32 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.63%) SAS
3 4 (1.08%) IIS
4 2 (0.54%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.54%) ArcSDE
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) Jetty
5 1 (0.27%) MTS
Applications
1 169 (45.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.71%) Simulink
5 6 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.54%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.27%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Dynamics GP
1 4 (1.08%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.54%) HFM
2 2 (0.54%) iTrent
3 1 (0.27%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Findur
3 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.27%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.27%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 70 (18.97%) Power Platform
2 22 (5.96%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (5.42%) Azure
4 15 (4.07%) PowerApps
5 10 (2.71%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.90%) Power Automate
7 5 (1.36%) AWS
8 2 (0.54%) GCP
8 2 (0.54%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.54%) IaaS
8 2 (0.54%) PaaS
8 2 (0.54%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.27%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.79%) Firewall
2 8 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (1.36%) Intranet
4 4 (1.08%) DHCP
4 4 (1.08%) DNS
4 4 (1.08%) FTP
4 4 (1.08%) VLAN
5 2 (0.54%) VoIP
6 1 (0.27%) OpenVPN
6 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (24.93%) SQL Server
2 70 (18.97%) Power BI
3 31 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (8.40%) Tableau
4 26 (7.05%) MS Access
4 26 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.34%) Data Mining
5 16 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.98%) QlikView
7 10 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.36%) Data Lake
11 4 (1.08%) ActiveReports
11 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.81%) GIS
12 3 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.25%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.98%) JIRA
3 10 (2.71%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.17%) WinAutomation
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.54%) Subversion
6 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.27%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.27%) ERwin
7 1 (0.27%) GitLab
7 1 (0.27%) Gradle
7 1 (0.27%) Moq
7 1 (0.27%) NUnit
7 1 (0.27%) RStudio
7 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 133 (36.04%) Finance
2 92 (24.93%) Analytical Skills
3 90 (24.39%) Social Skills
4 40 (10.84%) Front Office
5 21 (5.69%) Banking
6 12 (3.25%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.25%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (2.71%) Law
7 10 (2.71%) Marketing
7 10 (2.71%) Retail
8 9 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
9 8 (2.17%) Back Office
10 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.08%) Aerospace
11 4 (1.08%) Automotive
11 4 (1.08%) Korean Language
11 4 (1.08%) Police
11 4 (1.08%) Public Sector
12 3 (0.81%) Local Government
12 3 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 133 (36.04%) Developer
2 121 (32.79%) Analyst
3 41 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 37 (10.03%) C# Developer
5 32 (8.67%) Data Analyst
6 26 (7.05%) Applications Developer
7 25 (6.78%) SQL Developer
8 19 (5.15%) C# Application Developer
9 18 (4.88%) Consultant
9 18 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (4.61%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
11 16 (4.34%) Support Engineer
12 14 (3.79%) Applications Engineer
12 14 (3.79%) Applications Support Engineer
12 14 (3.79%) Commercial Analyst
12 14 (3.79%) VBA Developer
13 13 (3.52%) Data Manager
13 13 (3.52%) Junior
13 13 (3.52%) Senior Developer
13 13 (3.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (26.29%) .NET
2 30 (8.13%) HTML
3 20 (5.42%) CSS
4 12 (3.25%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.71%) OpenCV
6 9 (2.44%) FIX Protocol
7 8 (2.17%) EDI
7 8 (2.17%) JSON
8 7 (1.90%) Pandas
8 7 (1.90%) XML
9 5 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.08%) .NET Core
10 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.08%) ODBC
11 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.81%) jQuery
11 3 (0.81%) React
11 3 (0.81%) WPF
12 2 (0.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.96%) Derivative
3 17 (4.61%) Robotics
4 15 (4.07%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.52%) Market Risk
6 12 (3.25%) Fixed Income
6 12 (3.25%) Hedge funds
7 10 (2.71%) Algorithms
7 10 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (2.44%) Credit Risk
8 9 (2.44%) Equities
9 8 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.63%) Analytical Mindset
10 6 (1.63%) AS400
11 5 (1.36%) Life Science
11 5 (1.36%) NHS
12 4 (1.08%) FMCG
12 4 (1.08%) Learning Management System
12 4 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.13%) Windows
2 25 (6.78%) Linux
3 7 (1.90%) Unix
3 7 (1.90%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (24.12%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (21.68%) Analytics
3 70 (18.97%) Problem-Solving
4 51 (13.82%) Project Management
5 40 (10.84%) MVC
5 40 (10.84%) Visualisation
6 35 (9.49%) Asset Management
7 33 (8.94%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (8.94%) Data Analysis
8 32 (8.67%) Risk Management
9 31 (8.40%) Computer Science
10 30 (8.13%) Workflow
11 29 (7.86%) Decision-Making
12 28 (7.59%) Data Analytics
12 28 (7.59%) Data Management
12 28 (7.59%) Statistics
13 27 (7.32%) Business Analysis
14 26 (7.05%) Mathematics
15 25 (6.78%) IT Strategy
16 23 (6.23%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 236 (63.96%) SQL
2 132 (35.77%) Python
3 127 (34.42%) C#
4 35 (9.49%) JavaScript
5 30 (8.13%) Java
5 30 (8.13%) T-SQL
6 29 (7.86%) C++
7 27 (7.32%) VB.NET
8 26 (7.05%) MATLAB
9 25 (6.78%) R
10 23 (6.23%) VB
11 18 (4.88%) C
12 17 (4.61%) PowerShell
13 12 (3.25%) Perl
14 11 (2.98%) Bash Shell
14 11 (2.98%) PHP
15 9 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (1.08%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.54%) Google Apps Script
17 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 70 (18.97%) Degree
2 20 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (4.88%) Numerate Degree
4 11 (2.98%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.44%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.36%) ACCA
7 4 (1.08%) CIMA
7 4 (1.08%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.81%) AAT
8 3 (0.81%) CISA
8 3 (0.81%) CISM
8 3 (0.81%) CISSP
8 3 (0.81%) CRISC
9 2 (0.54%) CFA
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.54%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.27%) CBAP
10 1 (0.27%) CCAB
10 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.79%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.52%) Solvency II
3 9 (2.44%) Basel II
3 9 (2.44%) CRD IV
4 7 (1.90%) GDPR
4 7 (1.90%) QA
5 3 (0.81%) COSO
5 3 (0.81%) GRC
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.81%) NIST
5 3 (0.81%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.54%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.54%) IFRS
6 2 (0.54%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) EMIR
7 1 (0.27%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (1.36%) Active Directory
1 5 (1.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.27%) pfSense
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.81%) RSA Archer
3 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 100 (27.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (7.86%) Sage
3 22 (5.96%) Oracle
4 16 (4.34%) SAP
5 12 (3.25%) Automation Anywhere
5 12 (3.25%) Bloomberg
6 11 (2.98%) UiPath
7 9 (2.44%) Blue Prism
7 9 (2.44%) Splunk
8 7 (1.90%) IBM
8 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.63%) Kofax
10 5 (1.36%) Fidessa
11 4 (1.08%) Apple
11 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.08%) Yardi
12 3 (0.81%) Facebook
12 3 (0.81%) Google
12 3 (0.81%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.81%) Portware