Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 429 416 407
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 -77
Permanent jobs citing VBA 974 1,217 1,271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.74% 0.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.26% 1.32% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 819 1,038 1,041
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -3.41%
10th Percentile £26,650 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.11% +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 77,277 92,542 88,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.95% 55.94% 53.69%
Number of salaries quoted 64,510 78,246 76,442
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in England

VBA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VBA in England.

Salary trend for VBA in England

VBA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VBA in England over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 +5 597 £60,000 +14.29% 47
North of England -19 107 £37,500 +7.14% 18
East of England +18 83 £40,000 -11.11% 9
South East -14 80 £32,500 -23.53% 23
Midlands +32 75 £32,500 - 15
North West -19 63 £37,500 +7.14% 11
West Midlands +6 38 £32,500 -7.14% 7
East Midlands +43 37 £37,500 +15.38% 8
Yorkshire +35 34 £40,000 +25.00% 4
South West +6 33 £32,500 -18.75% 18
North East +9 10 £37,500 +25.00% 3
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 685 (70.33%) SQL
2 589 (60.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 413 (42.40%) Finance
4 392 (40.25%) SQL Server
5 321 (32.96%) C#
6 285 (29.26%) Microsoft
7 271 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
8 257 (26.39%) .NET
9 233 (23.92%) T-SQL
10 199 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 198 (20.33%) Analytics
12 191 (19.61%) Python
13 185 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
14 158 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 147 (15.09%) Degree
16 145 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
17 136 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
18 132 (13.55%) Banking
19 129 (13.24%) HTML
20 128 (13.14%) Oracle
21 127 (13.04%) Power BI
22 119 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
22 119 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
23 116 (11.91%) Data Analysis
24 114 (11.70%) Tableau
25 112 (11.50%) C++
26 111 (11.40%) JavaScript
27 108 (11.09%) VB.NET
28 105 (10.78%) ETL
29 95 (9.75%) VB

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 73 (7.49%) SharePoint
2 50 (5.13%) SAS
3 29 (2.98%) IIS
4 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
4 6 (0.62%) Confluence
5 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.31%) WordPress
7 2 (0.21%) Apache
7 2 (0.21%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.21%) CMS
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.10%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 589 (60.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 119 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.95%) SPSS
5 14 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.23%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.10%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 23 (2.36%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.92%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.51%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.41%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.41%) Sage 1000
5 4 (0.41%) Sage 500
5 4 (0.41%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.31%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.31%) HFM
6 3 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Endur
7 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.21%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 2 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.64%) Office 365
3 12 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.03%) GitHub
5 9 (0.92%) MailChimp
5 9 (0.92%) SaaS
6 8 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 7 (0.72%) PaaS
8 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.31%) Amazon SageMaker
9 3 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.21%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.10%) AdWords
11 1 (0.10%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.10%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.33%) VLAN
2 9 (0.92%) DNS
2 9 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.82%) VPN
4 6 (0.62%) DHCP
4 6 (0.62%) Firewall
4 6 (0.62%) Internet
5 4 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (0.41%) HTTP
5 4 (0.41%) MPLS
5 4 (0.41%) SSL
5 4 (0.41%) WebEx
6 3 (0.31%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.21%) Intranet
8 1 (0.10%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.10%) LAN
8 1 (0.10%) SNMP
8 1 (0.10%) WAN
8 1 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (40.25%) SQL Server
2 199 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 158 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (13.04%) Power BI
5 119 (12.22%) Data Warehouse
6 93 (9.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 92 (9.45%) QlikView
8 45 (4.62%) Crystal Reports
8 45 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 42 (4.31%) MS Access
9 42 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (3.70%) Qlik Sense
11 34 (3.49%) Relational Database
12 29 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (2.87%) MySQL
14 24 (2.46%) Data Mining
15 23 (2.36%) PowerPivot
15 23 (2.36%) RDBMS
15 23 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
16 22 (2.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (5.24%) Subversion
2 34 (3.49%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.57%) JIRA
4 21 (2.16%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.92%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.82%) Selenium
8 7 (0.72%) Toad
9 6 (0.62%) Maven
10 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.21%) GCC
12 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.21%) RStudio
12 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.10%) Mockito
13 1 (0.10%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 413 (42.40%) Finance
2 132 (13.55%) Banking
3 94 (9.65%) Front Office
4 45 (4.62%) Investment Banking
5 39 (4.00%) Retail
6 33 (3.39%) Marketing
7 25 (2.57%) Law
8 22 (2.26%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.85%) Publishing
10 15 (1.54%) French Language
10 15 (1.54%) Telecoms
11 14 (1.44%) Back Office
12 13 (1.33%) Spanish Language
13 12 (1.23%) Manufacturing
14 11 (1.13%) Advertising
14 11 (1.13%) Italian Language
14 11 (1.13%) Legal
15 10 (1.03%) German Language
16 6 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 411 (42.20%) Developer
2 326 (33.47%) Analyst
3 120 (12.32%) Data Analyst
4 101 (10.37%) C# Developer
5 84 (8.62%) SQL Developer
6 83 (8.52%) VBA Developer
7 72 (7.39%) .NET Developer
8 54 (5.54%) C# .NET Developer
8 54 (5.54%) Excel Developer
9 49 (5.03%) Excel VBA Developer
10 45 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
11 44 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 44 (4.52%) Software Developer
12 43 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
13 38 (3.90%) Junior
14 33 (3.39%) Consultant
15 31 (3.18%) Senior Developer
16 28 (2.87%) Analytics Manager
16 28 (2.87%) Report Analyst
17 27 (2.77%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (26.39%) .NET
2 129 (13.24%) HTML
3 84 (8.62%) ASP.NET
4 75 (7.70%) XML
5 59 (6.06%) .NET Framework
6 52 (5.34%) CSS
7 32 (3.29%) JSON
8 30 (3.08%) jQuery
9 25 (2.57%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (2.16%) REST
11 19 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 16 (1.64%) Web Services
14 15 (1.54%) SOAP
14 15 (1.54%) WPF
15 13 (1.33%) Entity Framework
15 13 (1.33%) HTML5
16 12 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 11 (1.13%) RESTful
17 11 (1.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 185 (18.99%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.29%) Data Structures
3 59 (6.06%) Derivative
4 46 (4.72%) Management Information System
5 45 (4.62%) Algorithms
5 45 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (4.41%) Equities
6 43 (4.41%) Fixed Income
7 32 (3.29%) Equity Derivative
8 26 (2.67%) Reference Data
9 22 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 19 (1.95%) Credit Risk
11 16 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.44%) Fintech
13 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.03%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.03%) OTC Derivatives
14 10 (1.03%) Robotics
15 9 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.92%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.80%) Windows
2 45 (4.62%) Windows Server
3 26 (2.67%) Linux
4 25 (2.57%) Unix
5 13 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.03%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.10%) Android
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (27.82%) Business Intelligence
2 198 (20.33%) Analytics
3 145 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
4 136 (13.96%) Agile Software Development
5 116 (11.91%) Data Analysis
6 105 (10.78%) ETL
7 95 (9.75%) Visualisation
8 75 (7.70%) Computer Science
9 72 (7.39%) Mathematics
10 69 (7.08%) Data Management
11 65 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
12 59 (6.06%) Project Management
13 53 (5.44%) Data Modelling
13 53 (5.44%) OO
13 53 (5.44%) Risk Management
14 51 (5.24%) Data Analytics
15 49 (5.03%) MVC
16 47 (4.83%) Change Management
17 46 (4.72%) Asset Management
17 46 (4.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 685 (70.33%) SQL
2 321 (32.96%) C#
3 233 (23.92%) T-SQL
4 191 (19.61%) Python
5 112 (11.50%) C++
6 111 (11.40%) JavaScript
7 108 (11.09%) VB.NET
8 95 (9.75%) VB
9 81 (8.32%) R
10 66 (6.78%) Java
11 54 (5.54%) PL/SQL
12 41 (4.21%) PowerShell
13 34 (3.49%) PHP
14 30 (3.08%) F#
15 28 (2.87%) Haskell
15 28 (2.87%) Perl
16 21 (2.16%) MATLAB
17 18 (1.85%) VBScript
18 17 (1.75%) Shell Script
19 13 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 147 (15.09%) Degree
2 34 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 28 (2.87%) PhD
4 22 (2.26%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (1.23%) CIMA
8 11 (1.13%) ACCA
9 10 (1.03%) ISEB
10 7 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.72%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.51%) CFA
11 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.51%) MBA
11 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.31%) CISA
14 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.21%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.42%) Data Quality
2 38 (3.90%) QA
3 13 (1.33%) SLA
4 8 (0.82%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.51%) GDPR
6 3 (0.31%) IFRS
6 3 (0.31%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.21%) EMIR
7 2 (0.21%) FATCA
7 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.21%) MiFID
7 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 43 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.62%) Docker
4 4 (0.41%) XenApp
5 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (0.72%) HP ALM
2 6 (0.62%) WSUS
3 5 (0.51%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.31%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
5 2 (0.21%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.21%) QRadar
6 1 (0.10%) Ansible
6 1 (0.10%) Control-M
6 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 285 (29.26%) Microsoft
2 128 (13.14%) Oracle
3 114 (11.70%) Tableau
4 47 (4.83%) Citrix
5 44 (4.52%) Cognos
6 30 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (2.26%) Adobe
8 21 (2.16%) Alteryx
8 21 (2.16%) Blue Prism
8 21 (2.16%) SAP
9 20 (2.05%) IBM
10 14 (1.44%) UiPath
11 13 (1.33%) Informatica
12 11 (1.13%) HP
12 11 (1.13%) Perforce
13 10 (1.03%) Google
13 10 (1.03%) SendGrid
14 9 (0.92%) Intapp
15 8 (0.82%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.72%) Reuters