Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 441 468 437
Rank change year-on-year +27 -31 +10
Permanent jobs citing VBA 206 477 632
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.48% 0.57% 0.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 1.07% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 171 404 550
Median annual salary £37,500 £34,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.91% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £51,325
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +9.20% -3.33%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,292 44,610 56,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 54.53% 53.06% 56.21%
Number of salaries quoted 19,147 35,876 47,696
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 the UK excluding London

Job postings citing VBA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the UK excluding London

VBA
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VBA in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for VBA in the UK excluding London

VBA
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for VBA in the UK excluding London

VBA
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 July 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
South East +93 51 £37,500 +14.50%
East of England +76 38 £35,000 +6.06% 1
North of England +66 37 £25,000 -34.21% 4
Wales +40 24 £35,000 -5.59%
Midlands +62 22 £36,000 +10.77% 4
Yorkshire +85 19 £25,000 -23.08%
North West +77 17 £32,500 -31.58% 4
West Midlands +58 17 £50,000 +53.85% 3
South West +59 16 £44,223 +36.07%
Scotland +57 9 £55,000 +12.24% 1
Northern Ireland +34 9 £40,000 +6.67%
East Midlands +39 5 £33,000 -2.94% 1
North East +5 1 £57,500 +105.36%
VBA
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for VBA.

1 148 (71.84%) SQL
2 125 (60.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (38.83%) Microsoft
4 70 (33.98%) .NET
5 69 (33.50%) SQL Server
6 67 (32.52%) Analytical Skills
7 59 (28.64%) Microsoft Office
8 56 (27.18%) C#
8 56 (27.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 49 (23.79%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (22.82%) Finance
11 41 (19.90%) Windows
12 39 (18.93%) Python
12 39 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
13 38 (18.45%) Power BI
13 38 (18.45%) Power Platform
14 37 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (16.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (16.99%) VB
16 33 (16.02%) JavaScript
16 33 (16.02%) Degree
17 31 (15.05%) MS Access
17 31 (15.05%) Analytics
18 28 (13.59%) T-SQL
19 27 (13.11%) ASP.NET
20 23 (11.17%) PHP
20 23 (11.17%) WCF
21 22 (10.68%) XML
21 22 (10.68%) Data Analysis
21 22 (10.68%) Software Engineering

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 6 (2.91%) IIS
2 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.94%) SAS
4 3 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.97%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 125 (60.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (28.64%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (10.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.94%) SPSS
5 2 (0.97%) Quantrix
5 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Exchequer
1 4 (1.94%) Visualfiles
2 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.46%) MIS ActiveH
2 3 (1.46%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.97%) Raiser's Edge
3 2 (0.97%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.49%) Primavera
4 1 (0.49%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.45%) Power Platform
2 17 (8.25%) Azure
3 13 (6.31%) AWS
4 9 (4.37%) SaaS
5 6 (2.91%) GCP
6 4 (1.94%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.46%) G Suite
7 3 (1.46%) Office 365
7 3 (1.46%) Smartsheet
8 2 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.97%) GitHub
9 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.49%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.49%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.49%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.40%) LAN
1 7 (3.40%) WAN
2 5 (2.43%) SSL
2 5 (2.43%) tcpdump
2 5 (2.43%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.46%) Firewall
3 3 (1.46%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (1.46%) Skype
4 2 (0.97%) 2G
4 2 (0.97%) 3G
4 2 (0.97%) 4G
4 2 (0.97%) 5G
4 2 (0.97%) DNS
4 2 (0.97%) HTTP
4 2 (0.97%) Internet
4 2 (0.97%) SMTP
4 2 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.97%) UTRAN
5 1 (0.49%) LTE
5 1 (0.49%) Node B
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (33.50%) SQL Server
2 56 (27.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (18.45%) Power BI
4 35 (16.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (15.05%) MS Access
6 21 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
7 20 (9.71%) MySQL
8 16 (7.77%) BusinessObjects
8 16 (7.77%) Qlik Sense
9 15 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (5.83%) QlikView
11 10 (4.85%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (2.91%) Data Mining
12 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
13 4 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (1.46%) SAP BW
14 3 (1.46%) Semantic Layer
14 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.43%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.46%) LSMW
4 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.49%) JIRA
5 1 (0.49%) Moq
5 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.49%) tSQLt
5 1 (0.49%) Xcode
General
1 47 (22.82%) Finance
2 22 (10.68%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.85%) Advertising
3 10 (4.85%) Retail
4 6 (2.91%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.91%) Marketing
4 6 (2.91%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.43%) Banking
6 4 (1.94%) Law
6 4 (1.94%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.97%) Police
7 2 (0.97%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 87 (42.23%) Analyst
2 77 (37.38%) Developer
3 20 (9.71%) Data Analyst
4 18 (8.74%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.31%) IT Support
5 13 (6.31%) SQL Developer
6 12 (5.83%) Analyst Developer
6 12 (5.83%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.85%) Database Developer
7 10 (4.85%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
7 10 (4.85%) Senior Developer
8 9 (4.37%) Junior
8 9 (4.37%) Software Engineer
9 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 8 (3.88%) Support Technician
10 7 (3.40%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (3.40%) Senior Applications Developer
10 7 (3.40%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (33.98%) .NET
2 27 (13.11%) ASP.NET
3 23 (11.17%) WCF
4 22 (10.68%) XML
5 20 (9.71%) HTML
6 12 (5.83%) AngularJS
6 12 (5.83%) WPF
7 11 (5.34%) React
7 11 (5.34%) Web Services
8 10 (4.85%) SOAP
9 7 (3.40%) Node.js
9 7 (3.40%) REST
10 5 (2.43%) Apache Flex
10 5 (2.43%) CSS
10 5 (2.43%) EDI
11 4 (1.94%) Natural Language Processing
12 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (1.46%) TensorFlow
12 3 (1.46%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 67 (32.52%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.71%) Management Information System
3 15 (7.28%) User Experience
4 13 (6.31%) Robotics
5 4 (1.94%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.97%) SCADA
7 2 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
8 1 (0.49%) Tandem
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.90%) Windows
2 17 (8.25%) Linux
3 13 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) Unix
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.79%) Business Intelligence
2 39 (18.93%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (17.96%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (15.05%) Analytics
5 22 (10.68%) Data Analysis
5 22 (10.68%) Software Engineering
6 19 (9.22%) Data Cleansing
7 18 (8.74%) Data Analytics
7 18 (8.74%) Data Management
8 17 (8.25%) ETL
8 17 (8.25%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.25%) Time Management
9 16 (7.77%) Artificial Intelligence
9 16 (7.77%) Data Modelling
10 15 (7.28%) Machine Learning
11 14 (6.80%) Analytical Thinking
11 14 (6.80%) Development Roadmap
11 14 (6.80%) Performance Metrics
11 14 (6.80%) Robotic Process Automation
11 14 (6.80%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (71.84%) SQL
2 56 (27.18%) C#
3 39 (18.93%) Python
4 35 (16.99%) VB
5 33 (16.02%) JavaScript
6 28 (13.59%) T-SQL
7 23 (11.17%) PHP
8 19 (9.22%) Java
9 12 (5.83%) PowerShell
9 12 (5.83%) VB.NET
10 11 (5.34%) R
11 7 (3.40%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.91%) C
13 5 (2.43%) C++
13 5 (2.43%) Perl
14 4 (1.94%) XAML
15 3 (1.46%) Google Apps Script
15 3 (1.46%) VBScript
16 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 33 (16.02%) Degree
2 9 (4.37%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.94%) HNC
4 4 (1.94%) HND
5 3 (1.46%) ACCA
5 3 (1.46%) CIMA
5 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.49%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.94%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) PMO
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.43%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.46%) Kibana
Vendors
1 80 (38.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.71%) Tableau
3 16 (7.77%) Blue Prism
4 14 (6.80%) UiPath
5 13 (6.31%) Automation Anywhere
6 10 (4.85%) Avaya
7 9 (4.37%) Citrix
7 9 (4.37%) Oracle
7 9 (4.37%) SAP
8 8 (3.88%) Google
9 7 (3.40%) DevExpress
9 7 (3.40%) IBM
10 5 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.94%) Remedy
12 3 (1.46%) Xceptor
13 2 (0.97%) BT
13 2 (0.97%) CODA
13 2 (0.97%) Huawei
13 2 (0.97%) IFS
13 2 (0.97%) Nokia