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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 598 542 437
Rank change year-on-year -56 -105 -12
Permanent jobs citing VBA 796 416 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.45% 0.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.88% 0.82% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 421 308 508
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £107,375 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +13.64%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 90,102 50,443 50,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.85% 54.70% 54.99%
Number of salaries quoted 43,793 39,036 42,135
10th Percentile £37,000 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBA over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Salary histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBA within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -37 727 £50,000 - 75
UK excluding London -14 376 £40,000 -2.44% 41
London -127 356 £65,000 +13.04% 36
Work from Home -135 256 £47,500 +5.56% 20
North of England -27 104 £40,000 +6.67% 8
East of England -59 87 £41,133 -8.59% 6
Midlands -32 84 £35,000 -12.50% 7
West Midlands -25 72 £35,000 -16.17% 4
Yorkshire -4 62 £46,500 +13.41% 4
South West +15 42 £40,000 +23.08% 11
South East -96 42 £35,000 -3.45% 7
North West -54 37 £40,000 +15.53% 1
Scotland -54 18 £41,789 -16.42% 2
East Midlands -31 10 £48,750 +39.29% 3
North East -11 5 £32,000 +23.08% 3
Wales -39 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Channel Islands - 1 £72,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 588 (73.87%) SQL
2 439 (55.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 318 (39.95%) Finance
4 294 (36.93%) Social Skills
5 283 (35.55%) Python
6 263 (33.04%) Business Intelligence
7 260 (32.66%) Analytical Skills
8 247 (31.03%) Microsoft
9 231 (29.02%) Problem-Solving
10 218 (27.39%) Power Platform
11 217 (27.26%) Agile
12 214 (26.88%) Analytics
13 201 (25.25%) Power BI
14 182 (22.86%) SQL Server
15 177 (22.24%) Degree
16 154 (19.35%) C#
17 141 (17.71%) Azure
18 137 (17.21%) Data Analysis
19 136 (17.09%) .NET
20 126 (15.83%) Oracle
20 126 (15.83%) Project Management
21 118 (14.82%) JavaScript
22 113 (14.20%) Decision-Making
23 106 (13.32%) R
24 96 (12.06%) Data Science
25 94 (11.81%) DevOps
26 93 (11.68%) Retail
27 92 (11.56%) Scrum
28 91 (11.43%) Risk Management
29 90 (11.31%) Computer Science

VBA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 63 (7.91%) SAS
2 50 (6.28%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.26%) IIS
4 7 (0.88%) MS Exchange
5 6 (0.75%) Apache
5 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.63%) WordPress
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.13%) Confluence
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 439 (55.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (3.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.64%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (2.64%) SPSS
5 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.50%) Simulink
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.13%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.13%) CATIA
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (3.52%) Alphatax
1 28 (3.52%) Dynamics GP
2 11 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (1.26%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.63%) Elite 3E
4 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.38%) MFGPRO
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.13%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 218 (27.39%) Power Platform
2 141 (17.71%) Azure
3 60 (7.54%) AWS
4 45 (5.65%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (4.77%) Power Automate
6 37 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (4.27%) PowerApps
8 28 (3.52%) OpenShift
8 28 (3.52%) Serverless
9 27 (3.39%) GCP
10 19 (2.39%) OneDrive
11 12 (1.51%) GitHub
12 9 (1.13%) Azure Data Factory
13 8 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (1.01%) Heroku
14 6 (0.75%) Nutanix
15 5 (0.63%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.63%) Google Analytics
15 5 (0.63%) Veeva
16 4 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.77%) Internet
2 11 (1.38%) Firewall
3 7 (0.88%) DNS
4 4 (0.50%) LAN
4 4 (0.50%) VPN
4 4 (0.50%) WAN
5 3 (0.38%) DHCP
6 2 (0.25%) Intranet
6 2 (0.25%) Skype
6 2 (0.25%) SMS
6 2 (0.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) Broadband
7 1 (0.13%) FTP
7 1 (0.13%) SMDS
7 1 (0.13%) Softphone
7 1 (0.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (25.25%) Power BI
2 182 (22.86%) SQL Server
3 88 (11.06%) MS Access
4 69 (8.67%) Data Warehouse
5 67 (8.42%) Tableau
6 66 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 64 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 51 (6.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 48 (6.03%) Big Data
10 42 (5.28%) MySQL
11 38 (4.77%) Power Query
12 37 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (4.15%) Crystal Reports
14 29 (3.64%) Neo4j
15 22 (2.76%) BigQuery
16 21 (2.64%) Data Lake
16 21 (2.64%) Relational Database
17 19 (2.39%) Qlik Sense
17 19 (2.39%) Spotfire
18 14 (1.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 47 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 36 (4.52%) Visual Studio
4 31 (3.89%) Jenkins
5 22 (2.76%) JIRA
6 9 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.01%) Toad
8 7 (0.88%) Rational Performance Tester
9 6 (0.75%) NUnit
10 5 (0.63%) Subversion
10 5 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.25%) RStudio
12 1 (0.13%) IBM UrbanCode
12 1 (0.13%) Moq
12 1 (0.13%) Postman
12 1 (0.13%) Selenium
12 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 318 (39.95%) Finance
2 294 (36.93%) Social Skills
3 260 (32.66%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (11.68%) Retail
5 78 (9.80%) Marketing
6 61 (7.66%) Organisational Skills
7 48 (6.03%) Legal
8 47 (5.90%) Front Office
9 40 (5.03%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 29 (3.64%) Law
11 28 (3.52%) Presentation Skills
12 26 (3.27%) Automotive
13 25 (3.14%) Banking
14 24 (3.02%) Manufacturing
15 23 (2.89%) Advertising
15 23 (2.89%) Games
15 23 (2.89%) Publishing
16 22 (2.76%) Public Sector
17 17 (2.14%) Pharmaceutical
18 12 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 299 (37.56%) Analyst
2 209 (26.26%) Developer
3 73 (9.17%) Data Analyst
4 66 (8.29%) Software Developer
5 45 (5.65%) Applications Support
5 45 (5.65%) Support Analyst
6 41 (5.15%) Analyst Developer
7 40 (5.03%) Data Engineer
8 35 (4.40%) Analytics Manager
9 34 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
9 34 (4.27%) Supply Chain Manager
10 33 (4.15%) .NET Developer
11 32 (4.02%) Business Analyst
12 29 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 29 (3.64%) Developer Analyst
13 28 (3.52%) Risk Manager
14 27 (3.39%) Product Owner
15 26 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
16 25 (3.14%) C# Developer
16 25 (3.14%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (17.09%) .NET
2 87 (10.93%) HTML
3 74 (9.30%) React
4 59 (7.41%) CSS
5 52 (6.53%) XML
6 51 (6.41%) AngularJS
7 40 (5.03%) ASP.NET
8 39 (4.90%) jQuery
9 33 (4.15%) REST
10 28 (3.52%) Java EE
10 28 (3.52%) Spring
10 28 (3.52%) Spring Boot
11 24 (3.02%) JSON
11 24 (3.02%) WPF
12 19 (2.39%) .NET Framework
12 19 (2.39%) HTML5
13 18 (2.26%) .NET Core
13 18 (2.26%) ADO
13 18 (2.26%) Ajax
13 18 (2.26%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.42%) Management Information System
2 64 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (6.53%) Algorithms
3 52 (6.53%) Credit Risk
4 50 (6.28%) Derivative
5 47 (5.90%) Fixed Income
5 47 (5.90%) Hedge funds
6 36 (4.52%) User Experience
7 35 (4.40%) OTC Derivatives
8 32 (4.02%) Virtual Team
9 27 (3.39%) Data Structures
10 14 (1.76%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (1.63%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.38%) Renewable Energy
13 9 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
13 9 (1.13%) Reference Data
14 8 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.01%) Taxonomies
15 7 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 75 (9.42%) Windows
2 42 (5.28%) Linux
3 36 (4.52%) Unix
4 25 (3.14%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.50%) Debian
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) AIX
9 1 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (33.04%) Business Intelligence
2 231 (29.02%) Problem-Solving
3 217 (27.26%) Agile
4 214 (26.88%) Analytics
5 137 (17.21%) Data Analysis
6 126 (15.83%) Project Management
7 113 (14.20%) Decision-Making
8 96 (12.06%) Data Science
9 94 (11.81%) DevOps
10 92 (11.56%) Scrum
11 91 (11.43%) Risk Management
12 90 (11.31%) Computer Science
13 83 (10.43%) Mathematics
13 83 (10.43%) Visualisation
14 75 (9.42%) Data Modelling
15 74 (9.30%) Logistics
16 68 (8.54%) Data Management
17 65 (8.17%) Coaching
18 64 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
19 63 (7.91%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 588 (73.87%) SQL
2 283 (35.55%) Python
3 154 (19.35%) C#
4 118 (14.82%) JavaScript
5 106 (13.32%) R
6 81 (10.18%) Java
7 68 (8.54%) T-SQL
8 54 (6.78%) C
9 47 (5.90%) C++
10 44 (5.53%) PowerShell
11 40 (5.03%) Perl
12 37 (4.65%) MATLAB
13 32 (4.02%) PHP
14 30 (3.77%) Shell Script
15 23 (2.89%) VB
16 20 (2.51%) VB.NET
17 16 (2.01%) VBScript
18 13 (1.63%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.88%) XAML
20 6 (0.75%) Bash
Qualifications
1 177 (22.24%) Degree
2 37 (4.65%) Master's Degree
3 26 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (1.51%) PhD
5 7 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.88%) HND
5 7 (0.88%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.88%) Security Cleared
6 5 (0.63%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.63%) PMP
7 4 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.25%) CEH
9 2 (0.25%) CISM
9 2 (0.25%) CISSP
9 2 (0.25%) GIAC
10 1 (0.13%) ACCA
10 1 (0.13%) CIMA
10 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.52%) Data Quality
2 30 (3.77%) QA
3 27 (3.39%) IFRS
4 26 (3.27%) IFRS 9
5 21 (2.64%) SLA
6 7 (0.88%) PMO
7 4 (0.50%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (4.90%) Docker
2 14 (1.76%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.13%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.13%) KVM
5 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (4.27%) Ansible
2 28 (3.52%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.13%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 247 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 126 (15.83%) Oracle
3 60 (7.54%) Bloomberg
4 45 (5.65%) SAP
5 36 (4.52%) Reuters
6 32 (4.02%) Red Hat
6 32 (4.02%) Splunk
7 29 (3.64%) Refinitiv
8 28 (3.52%) AppDynamics
8 28 (3.52%) Dataiku
8 28 (3.52%) Google
9 27 (3.39%) BISAM
10 19 (2.39%) Citrix
11 9 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (1.01%) Murex
13 6 (0.75%) Talend
13 6 (0.75%) UiPath
14 5 (0.63%) Alteryx
14 5 (0.63%) Automation Anywhere
14 5 (0.63%) HubSpot