Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 505 426 415
Rank change year-on-year -79 -11 -23
Permanent jobs citing VBA 524 396 1,034
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.61% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.94% 1.08% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 358 339 878
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £75,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £115,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% +4.21% +5.56%

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 55,912 36,558 72,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.75% 56.09% 53.97%
Number of salaries quoted 38,901 30,761 60,162
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £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 £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -112 245 £60,000 -14.29% 51
Midlands -19 75 £40,000 +15.94% 11
North of England -26 74 £40,000 +60.00% 14
East of England +1 70 £55,000 +47.63% 4
West Midlands -24 51 £40,000 +3.23% 8
South East -77 43 £36,250 -6.45% 15
Yorkshire -42 34 £40,000 +60.00% 5
North West -21 32 £40,750 +26.36% 9
East Midlands -30 24 £35,000 +1.45% 3
South West -65 12 £54,500 +36.30% 7
North East -13 8 £30,000 -47.83%
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 344 (65.65%) SQL
2 263 (50.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 184 (35.11%) Finance
4 174 (33.21%) Python
5 161 (30.73%) C#
6 147 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
7 144 (27.48%) Microsoft
8 137 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
9 135 (25.76%) .NET
10 122 (23.28%) SQL Server
10 122 (23.28%) Analytics
11 120 (22.90%) Power Platform
12 118 (22.52%) Power BI
13 107 (20.42%) Social Skills
14 97 (18.51%) Degree
15 94 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
16 81 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
17 73 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 72 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
19 70 (13.36%) Visualisation
20 61 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 58 (11.07%) Mathematics
21 58 (11.07%) SharePoint
22 57 (10.88%) Decision-Making
23 56 (10.69%) Management Information System
24 55 (10.50%) JavaScript
25 53 (10.11%) T-SQL
25 53 (10.11%) Computer Science
26 51 (9.73%) Project Management
27 50 (9.54%) MVC

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 58 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.82%) SAS
3 12 (2.29%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) Jetty
5 2 (0.38%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.38%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.19%) MTS
6 1 (0.19%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 263 (50.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 72 (13.74%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 13 (2.48%) SPSS
5 10 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.53%) Simulink
6 8 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.76%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.38%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.19%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.19%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) NetSuite
2 5 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
3 4 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.57%) Findur
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.38%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.38%) HFM
5 2 (0.38%) iTrent
5 2 (0.38%) Maximo
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.19%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 120 (22.90%) Power Platform
2 48 (9.16%) Azure
3 25 (4.77%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (3.44%) AWS
5 14 (2.67%) PowerApps
6 11 (2.10%) ServiceMax
7 10 (1.91%) GCP
7 10 (1.91%) Power Automate
8 8 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.53%) GitHub
9 7 (1.34%) SaaS
10 4 (0.76%) Snowflake
11 3 (0.57%) Heroku
12 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudSearch
12 1 (0.19%) Azure App Service
12 1 (0.19%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 1 (0.19%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.19%) IaaS
12 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.05%) FTP
2 13 (2.48%) Firewall
3 10 (1.91%) Intranet
4 8 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.76%) DHCP
5 4 (0.76%) DNS
5 4 (0.76%) VLAN
6 3 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (0.57%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.57%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.38%) SMS
8 1 (0.19%) HTTP
8 1 (0.19%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 118 (22.52%) Power BI
3 73 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 49 (9.35%) Tableau
6 33 (6.30%) Data Mining
6 33 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 32 (6.11%) MS Access
8 29 (5.53%) Relational Database
9 28 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (4.58%) Big Data
11 14 (2.67%) DB2
11 14 (2.67%) MySQL
12 13 (2.48%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.72%) BigQuery
14 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2019
15 8 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (1.34%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (5.15%) JIRA
2 18 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.72%) Subversion
4 9 (1.72%) WinAutomation
5 8 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.95%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.57%) Artifactory
8 3 (0.57%) Gradle
8 3 (0.57%) Moq
8 3 (0.57%) NUnit
9 2 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.38%) ERwin
9 2 (0.38%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.38%) MSTest
9 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.38%) xUnit.net
10 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
General
1 184 (35.11%) Finance
2 147 (28.05%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (20.42%) Social Skills
4 42 (8.02%) Banking
5 31 (5.92%) Front Office
6 24 (4.58%) Back Office
7 21 (4.01%) Investment Banking
7 21 (4.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 20 (3.82%) Retail
9 18 (3.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 10 (1.91%) Games
10 10 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 10 (1.91%) Marketing
10 10 (1.91%) Publishing
11 9 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
11 9 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.72%) Organisational Skills
12 8 (1.53%) French Language
12 8 (1.53%) German Language
12 8 (1.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 209 (39.89%) Analyst
2 165 (31.49%) Developer
3 63 (12.02%) Data Analyst
4 39 (7.44%) Applications Support
5 38 (7.25%) C# Developer
5 38 (7.25%) SQL Developer
6 26 (4.96%) Support Analyst
7 22 (4.20%) Junior
8 21 (4.01%) Applications Support Analyst
9 20 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (3.82%) VBA Developer
10 18 (3.44%) Consultant
10 18 (3.44%) Senior Developer
11 16 (3.05%) Quantitative Developer
12 15 (2.86%) Applications Developer
12 15 (2.86%) Qualitative Analyst
12 15 (2.86%) Quantitative Analyst
13 14 (2.67%) Data Manager
13 14 (2.67%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.67%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (25.76%) .NET
2 42 (8.02%) HTML
3 33 (6.30%) CSS
4 26 (4.96%) JSON
5 23 (4.39%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.86%) Kafka
7 14 (2.67%) .NET Core
8 12 (2.29%) .NET Framework
9 11 (2.10%) Ajax
10 10 (1.91%) EDI
10 10 (1.91%) XML
11 9 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
12 8 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.53%) jQuery
12 8 (1.53%) OpenCV
13 7 (1.34%) Pandas
13 7 (1.34%) RabbitMQ
13 7 (1.34%) RESTful
14 6 (1.15%) REST
14 6 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.69%) Management Information System
2 33 (6.30%) Derivative
3 24 (4.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (4.39%) Equities
5 19 (3.63%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.24%) Social Media
7 16 (3.05%) Algorithms
8 14 (2.67%) Fixed Income
8 14 (2.67%) Life Science
8 14 (2.67%) Robotics
9 12 (2.29%) Market Risk
9 12 (2.29%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.91%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
11 9 (1.72%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (1.53%) Credit Derivative
12 8 (1.53%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.53%) FMCG
13 6 (1.15%) AS400
13 6 (1.15%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.02%) Windows
2 25 (4.77%) Linux
3 11 (2.10%) Windows 10
4 10 (1.91%) Unix
5 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.38%) Android
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (26.15%) Business Intelligence
2 122 (23.28%) Analytics
3 94 (17.94%) Problem-Solving
4 81 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (13.36%) Visualisation
6 58 (11.07%) Mathematics
7 57 (10.88%) Decision-Making
8 53 (10.11%) Computer Science
9 51 (9.73%) Project Management
10 50 (9.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 50 (9.54%) MVC
11 49 (9.35%) ETL
12 48 (9.16%) Statistics
13 47 (8.97%) Data Visualisation
14 46 (8.78%) Data Management
14 46 (8.78%) DevOps
15 44 (8.40%) Risk Management
16 38 (7.25%) Data Science
17 37 (7.06%) Data Modelling
18 35 (6.68%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (65.65%) SQL
2 174 (33.21%) Python
3 161 (30.73%) C#
4 55 (10.50%) JavaScript
5 53 (10.11%) T-SQL
6 45 (8.59%) Java
7 43 (8.21%) C++
8 41 (7.82%) PowerShell
9 37 (7.06%) R
10 34 (6.49%) VB.NET
11 31 (5.92%) MATLAB
12 26 (4.96%) C
13 22 (4.20%) VB
14 16 (3.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 16 (3.05%) Perl
15 11 (2.10%) PHP
16 10 (1.91%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.76%) Groovy
17 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 97 (18.51%) Degree
2 29 (5.53%) Numerate Degree
3 14 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 7 (1.34%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.76%) ACCA
8 3 (0.57%) CIMA
8 3 (0.57%) CISA
8 3 (0.57%) CISM
8 3 (0.57%) CISSP
8 3 (0.57%) CRISC
9 2 (0.38%) AAT
9 2 (0.38%) CFA
9 2 (0.38%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) CBAP
10 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
10 1 (0.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.25%) Data Quality
2 18 (3.44%) GDPR
3 13 (2.48%) QA
3 13 (2.48%) Solvency II
4 9 (1.72%) Basel II
4 9 (1.72%) CRD IV
5 4 (0.76%) IFRS
6 3 (0.57%) COSO
6 3 (0.57%) GRC
6 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.57%) MiFID
6 3 (0.57%) NIST
6 3 (0.57%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.38%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.38%) EMIR
7 2 (0.38%) GLP
7 2 (0.38%) GMP
7 2 (0.38%) Good Clinical Practice
7 2 (0.38%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 19 (3.63%) Docker
2 9 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (1.91%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.95%) Prometheus
3 3 (0.57%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.19%) Control-M
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 144 (27.48%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.25%) SAP
3 31 (5.92%) Sage
4 28 (5.34%) Oracle
5 20 (3.82%) IBM
6 19 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.24%) Facebook
7 17 (3.24%) Instagram
8 14 (2.67%) Fidessa
9 11 (2.10%) Automation Anywhere
9 11 (2.10%) GoldenSource
9 11 (2.10%) Google
10 10 (1.91%) Alteryx
10 10 (1.91%) Bloomberg
11 9 (1.72%) Splunk
12 8 (1.53%) Blue Prism
12 8 (1.53%) UiPath
13 7 (1.34%) QAD
13 7 (1.34%) Refinitiv
14 5 (0.95%) Cognos