Period
to 17 February 2019

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

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 429 414 411
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -75
Permanent jobs citing VBA 1,027 1,258 1,324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.25% 1.29% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 861 1,069 1,080
UK median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% -

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 82,240 97,542 94,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.00% 55.69% 53.56%
Number of salaries quoted 67,998 81,955 80,570
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for VBA in the UK

VBA
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing VBA over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Top 17 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 17 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
England -11 959 £47,500 +5.56% 129
London +1 588 £58,000 +10.48% 57
UK excluding London -28 427 £35,000 -7.89% 88
North of England -17 107 £37,500 +7.14% 15
East of England +8 82 £40,000 -9.09% 9
South East -6 80 £32,500 -23.53% 20
Midlands +45 72 £32,500 -5.80% 13
North West -10 63 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East Midlands +37 37 £37,500 +15.38% 8
West Midlands +19 35 £32,500 -13.33% 5
Yorkshire +47 34 £40,000 +23.08% 5
South West +3 31 £32,500 -18.75% 15
Wales +20 27 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Scotland +15 25 £35,000 -11.39% 13
North East +8 10 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -13 4 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £85,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 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 with a requirement for VBA.

1 736 (71.67%) SQL
2 617 (60.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 447 (43.52%) Finance
4 416 (40.51%) SQL Server
5 330 (32.13%) C#
6 303 (29.50%) Microsoft
7 282 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
8 269 (26.19%) .NET
9 238 (23.17%) T-SQL
10 212 (20.64%) Analytics
11 205 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 203 (19.77%) Python
13 191 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
14 168 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 158 (15.38%) Degree
15 158 (15.38%) Banking
16 152 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
17 145 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
18 140 (13.63%) Oracle
19 139 (13.53%) HTML
20 138 (13.44%) Power BI
21 128 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
22 125 (12.17%) Microsoft Office
22 125 (12.17%) Data Analysis
22 125 (12.17%) Tableau
23 120 (11.68%) JavaScript
24 117 (11.39%) VB.NET
25 115 (11.20%) C++
26 111 (10.81%) ETL
27 104 (10.13%) Visualisation

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 74 (7.21%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.74%) SAS
3 32 (3.12%) IIS
4 6 (0.58%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.49%) Confluence
6 4 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.39%) WordPress
7 3 (0.29%) Apache
7 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.19%) CMS
9 1 (0.097%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.097%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.097%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.097%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.097%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 617 (60.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (12.17%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (2.14%) SPSS
5 14 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.17%) Chatbot
7 8 (0.78%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.39%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
10 1 (0.097%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.097%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.097%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 24 (2.34%) Cognos TM1
2 9 (0.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.49%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.39%) Sage 1000
5 4 (0.39%) Sage 500
5 4 (0.39%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.29%) Cognos Controller
6 3 (0.29%) HFM
6 3 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.19%) Endur
7 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.19%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 2 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 68 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.75%) Office 365
3 15 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.27%) SaaS
5 12 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.88%) GitHub
6 9 (0.88%) MailChimp
7 8 (0.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 7 (0.68%) PaaS
9 4 (0.39%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.29%) Amazon SageMaker
10 3 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.19%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.19%) Serverless
12 1 (0.097%) AdWords
12 1 (0.097%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.097%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.097%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.17%) VLAN
2 9 (0.88%) HTTP
2 9 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (0.78%) DNS
3 8 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.68%) Internet
4 7 (0.68%) VPN
5 5 (0.49%) DHCP
5 5 (0.49%) Firewall
5 5 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.39%) MPLS
6 4 (0.39%) SSL
6 4 (0.39%) WebEx
7 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.097%) LAN
9 1 (0.097%) SMS
9 1 (0.097%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 416 (40.51%) SQL Server
2 205 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 168 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 138 (13.44%) Power BI
5 128 (12.46%) Data Warehouse
6 101 (9.83%) QlikView
7 97 (9.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 57 (5.55%) MS Access
9 51 (4.97%) Crystal Reports
10 46 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 43 (4.19%) Relational Database
12 42 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 37 (3.60%) Qlik Sense
14 31 (3.02%) MySQL
14 31 (3.02%) PowerPivot
15 28 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
15 28 (2.73%) Data Mining
16 27 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
17 24 (2.34%) Big Data
18 23 (2.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (4.97%) Subversion
2 34 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 25 (2.43%) JIRA
4 21 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 12 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.78%) Selenium
7 7 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.68%) Toad
8 6 (0.58%) Maven
9 5 (0.49%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.19%) GCC
11 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.19%) RStudio
11 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.097%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.097%) Mockito
12 1 (0.097%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 447 (43.52%) Finance
2 158 (15.38%) Banking
3 91 (8.86%) Front Office
4 54 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 41 (3.99%) Retail
6 32 (3.12%) Marketing
7 27 (2.63%) Law
8 21 (2.04%) Financial Institution
9 18 (1.75%) Publishing
10 17 (1.66%) Back Office
11 15 (1.46%) French Language
11 15 (1.46%) Telecoms
12 13 (1.27%) Spanish Language
13 11 (1.07%) Advertising
13 11 (1.07%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.97%) German Language
14 10 (0.97%) Legal
14 10 (0.97%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.49%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 435 (42.36%) Developer
2 350 (34.08%) Analyst
3 130 (12.66%) Data Analyst
4 104 (10.13%) C# Developer
5 96 (9.35%) VBA Developer
6 94 (9.15%) SQL Developer
7 75 (7.30%) .NET Developer
8 59 (5.74%) C# .NET Developer
9 53 (5.16%) Excel Developer
10 50 (4.87%) SQL Analyst
11 49 (4.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 48 (4.67%) Excel VBA Developer
13 47 (4.58%) Software Developer
14 44 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
15 40 (3.89%) Junior
16 35 (3.41%) Consultant
17 31 (3.02%) Analytics Manager
17 31 (3.02%) Senior Developer
17 31 (3.02%) SQL Server Developer
17 31 (3.02%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 269 (26.19%) .NET
2 139 (13.53%) HTML
3 90 (8.76%) ASP.NET
4 89 (8.67%) XML
5 62 (6.04%) .NET Framework
6 61 (5.94%) CSS
7 36 (3.51%) JSON
8 33 (3.21%) jQuery
9 32 (3.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 29 (2.82%) REST
11 23 (2.24%) SOAP
12 18 (1.75%) AngularJS
13 17 (1.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 16 (1.56%) Web Services
15 13 (1.27%) Entity Framework
15 13 (1.27%) HTML5
15 13 (1.27%) WPF
16 10 (0.97%) RESTful
16 10 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (0.97%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 191 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.40%) Data Structures
3 60 (5.84%) Derivative
4 50 (4.87%) Management Information System
5 45 (4.38%) Algorithms
6 44 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
7 43 (4.19%) Equities
8 42 (4.09%) Fixed Income
9 32 (3.12%) Equity Derivative
10 26 (2.53%) Reference Data
11 23 (2.24%) Credit Risk
12 20 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
14 14 (1.36%) Fintech
14 14 (1.36%) Hedge funds
15 12 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (1.17%) Market Risk
16 10 (0.97%) Robotics
17 9 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
18 8 (0.78%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 78 (7.59%) Windows
2 46 (4.48%) Windows Server
3 25 (2.43%) Linux
4 24 (2.34%) Unix
5 13 (1.27%) Windows 10
6 10 (0.97%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.19%) Android
9 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.097%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.097%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.097%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (27.46%) Business Intelligence
2 212 (20.64%) Analytics
3 152 (14.80%) Agile Software Development
4 145 (14.12%) Problem-Solving
5 125 (12.17%) Data Analysis
6 111 (10.81%) ETL
7 104 (10.13%) Visualisation
8 79 (7.69%) Data Management
9 78 (7.59%) Mathematics
10 76 (7.40%) Computer Science
11 69 (6.72%) Data Visualisation
12 62 (6.04%) Risk Management
13 60 (5.84%) Project Management
14 59 (5.74%) MVC
15 58 (5.65%) Data Analytics
16 53 (5.16%) Data Modelling
17 52 (5.06%) CRM
18 51 (4.97%) OO
19 48 (4.67%) Asset Management
20 47 (4.58%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 736 (71.67%) SQL
2 330 (32.13%) C#
3 238 (23.17%) T-SQL
4 203 (19.77%) Python
5 120 (11.68%) JavaScript
6 117 (11.39%) VB.NET
7 115 (11.20%) C++
8 97 (9.44%) VB
9 83 (8.08%) R
10 73 (7.11%) Java
11 53 (5.16%) PL/SQL
12 37 (3.60%) PowerShell
13 36 (3.51%) PHP
14 30 (2.92%) F#
15 28 (2.73%) Haskell
15 28 (2.73%) Perl
16 26 (2.53%) MATLAB
17 19 (1.85%) VBScript
18 17 (1.66%) Shell Script
19 13 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 158 (15.38%) Degree
2 34 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 32 (3.12%) PhD
4 22 (2.14%) Security Cleared
5 18 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
7 12 (1.17%) ACCA
7 12 (1.17%) CIMA
8 10 (0.97%) ISEB
9 9 (0.88%) CFA
10 7 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.49%) MBA
11 5 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.29%) CISA
14 2 (0.19%) CEH
14 2 (0.19%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (8.28%) Data Quality
2 42 (4.09%) QA
3 11 (1.07%) SLA
4 8 (0.78%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.49%) GDPR
6 4 (0.39%) CRD IV
6 4 (0.39%) IFRS
6 4 (0.39%) IFRS 9
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.19%) FATCA
7 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) MiFID
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.097%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (4.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.58%) Docker
2 6 (0.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.39%) XenApp
4 3 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (0.68%) HP ALM
2 6 (0.58%) WSUS
3 5 (0.49%) SCVMM
4 3 (0.29%) SCCM
5 2 (0.19%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.19%) QRadar
6 1 (0.097%) Ansible
6 1 (0.097%) Control-M
6 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.097%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 303 (29.50%) Microsoft
2 140 (13.63%) Oracle
3 125 (12.17%) Tableau
4 47 (4.58%) Citrix
5 46 (4.48%) Cognos
6 30 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (2.53%) SAP
8 22 (2.14%) Adobe
8 22 (2.14%) Alteryx
9 21 (2.04%) Blue Prism
9 21 (2.04%) IBM
10 15 (1.46%) Google
11 14 (1.36%) UiPath
12 13 (1.27%) Informatica
13 11 (1.07%) HP
13 11 (1.07%) Perforce
14 10 (0.97%) SendGrid
14 10 (0.97%) Teradata
15 8 (0.78%) Bloomberg
16 7 (0.68%) Reuters