Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring VBA skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited VBA over the 6 months leading up to 21 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 600 609 643
Rank change year-on-year +9 +34 -76
Permanent jobs citing VBA 321 331 789
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 0.85% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 185 183 433
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £28,250
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,350 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% -
75th Percentile £63,750 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,000 £109,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -2.74%

All Programming Languages
UK

VBA falls under the Programming Languages category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring coding skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 34,656 38,951 93,173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 31.54% 42.12% 53.93%
Number of salaries quoted 25,663 26,205 43,405
10th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £37,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +13.64%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £98,474 £107,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -0.91% +4.76% +5.00%

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 21 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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 +30 296 £50,000 -4.31% 107
UK excluding London -62 188 £45,000 - 51
London +100 129 £65,000 -3.70% 57
Work from Home +32 108 £50,000 -4.31% 38
North of England +33 57 £38,750 +2.97% 11
Yorkshire +78 39 £37,500 +25.00% 1
South East -61 32 £45,000 -4.76% 18
South West -23 28 £55,000 +25.71% 8
East of England -13 26 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Midlands -45 24 £45,000 -4.26% 12
North West -16 15 £47,500 +8.57% 8
East Midlands -20 12 £45,746 +40.76% 7
West Midlands -27 12 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Scotland -73 12 £32,705 -23.41%
Wales +8 6 £30,000 -25.00%
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North East - 3 - - 2

VBA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.61%) SAS
2 7 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.56%) Apache
4 4 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
5 3 (0.93%) Confluence
5 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Exchange
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.31%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.31%) CMS
7 1 (0.31%) Documentum
7 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
Applications
1 149 (46.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (4.05%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (3.12%) SPSS
5 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Shopify
2 6 (1.87%) SAP PLM
2 6 (1.87%) Teamcenter
3 4 (1.25%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 3 (0.93%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.31%) Endur
5 1 (0.31%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.31%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.31%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 80 (24.92%) Power Platform
2 34 (10.59%) Azure
3 17 (5.30%) AWS
4 9 (2.80%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
5 7 (2.18%) Serverless
6 6 (1.87%) Azure DevOps
6 6 (1.87%) Snowflake
7 5 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.56%) Amazon ECS
7 5 (1.56%) Amazon Kinesis
7 5 (1.56%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (1.25%) AWS CodePipeline
8 4 (1.25%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.62%) Azure AI
9 2 (0.62%) Collibra
9 2 (0.62%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.62%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.56%) Network Security
2 4 (1.25%) Intranet
3 2 (0.62%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.31%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.31%) LAN
4 1 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.31%) VPN
4 1 (0.31%) WAN
4 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (24.92%) Power BI
2 52 (16.20%) SQL Server
3 30 (9.35%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (7.48%) Tableau
5 21 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (5.61%) MS Access
6 18 (5.61%) Power Query
7 17 (5.30%) Geospatial Data
8 15 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.49%) PowerPivot
10 7 (2.18%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.56%) Flink
12 5 (1.56%) OLAP
13 4 (1.25%) Data Mart
14 3 (0.93%) Big Data
14 3 (0.93%) Metadata
14 3 (0.93%) MySQL
14 3 (0.93%) QlikView
15 2 (0.62%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 11 (3.43%) Git
1 11 (3.43%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.49%) JIRA
3 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
General
1 105 (32.71%) Analytical Skills
2 101 (31.46%) Finance
3 70 (21.81%) Social Skills
4 34 (10.59%) Retail
5 33 (10.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 26 (8.10%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.43%) Banking
7 11 (3.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 11 (3.43%) Presentation Skills
8 10 (3.12%) Influencing Skills
8 10 (3.12%) Marketing
9 7 (2.18%) Law
9 7 (2.18%) Legal
10 6 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
11 5 (1.56%) Back Office
11 5 (1.56%) Front Office
11 5 (1.56%) Military
12 3 (0.93%) Billing
12 3 (0.93%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.62%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 122 (38.01%) Analyst
2 57 (17.76%) Developer
3 48 (14.95%) Senior
4 34 (10.59%) Analytics Manager
5 32 (9.97%) Data Analytics Manager
5 32 (9.97%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (8.10%) Data Analyst
7 21 (6.54%) Pricing Analyst
8 17 (5.30%) Senior Pricing Analyst
9 15 (4.67%) Systems Analyst
10 14 (4.36%) .NET Developer
10 14 (4.36%) Applications Developer
10 14 (4.36%) Applications Support
10 14 (4.36%) Data Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Lead
12 12 (3.74%) Support Analyst
13 8 (2.49%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (2.49%) Commercial Data Analyst
13 8 (2.49%) Data Scientist
13 8 (2.49%) Power BI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.08%) .NET
2 38 (11.84%) HTML
3 23 (7.17%) CSS
4 14 (4.36%) XML
5 13 (4.05%) .NET Framework
5 13 (4.05%) AngularJS
6 11 (3.43%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.12%) React
8 9 (2.80%) JSON
8 9 (2.80%) Web Services
9 5 (1.56%) Kafka
10 4 (1.25%) Blazor
10 4 (1.25%) jQuery
10 4 (1.25%) Node.js
10 4 (1.25%) RESTful
11 3 (0.93%) XSLT
12 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.62%) Pandas
12 2 (0.62%) pytest
12 2 (0.62%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.30%) Onboarding
2 12 (3.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.12%) EPoS
4 9 (2.80%) Equities
4 9 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.49%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.87%) Derivative
7 6 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
7 6 (1.87%) Market Risk
8 5 (1.56%) FMCG
9 4 (1.25%) CCTV
9 4 (1.25%) PMI
9 4 (1.25%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.25%) SCADA
10 3 (0.93%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.93%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.93%) Social Media
11 2 (0.62%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.12%) Windows
2 5 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.25%) Android
3 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.25%) Unix
4 1 (0.31%) Linux
4 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.23%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (23.99%) Analytics
3 59 (18.38%) Mathematics
4 56 (17.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 56 (17.45%) Visualisation
5 55 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
6 46 (14.33%) Workflow
7 44 (13.71%) Data Analytics
7 44 (13.71%) Requirements Gathering
8 43 (13.40%) Data Analysis
9 42 (13.08%) Strategic Thinking
10 40 (12.46%) Data Visualisation
11 37 (11.53%) Agile
12 34 (10.59%) Computer Science
13 33 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (9.97%) Project Management
15 27 (8.41%) Data Science
16 23 (7.17%) Mathematical Modelling
16 23 (7.17%) Statistics
17 22 (6.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 241 (75.08%) SQL
2 113 (35.20%) Python
3 42 (13.08%) C#
4 40 (12.46%) T-SQL
5 37 (11.53%) JavaScript
6 30 (9.35%) R
7 25 (7.79%) VB.NET
8 23 (7.17%) VB
9 17 (5.30%) MATLAB
10 16 (4.98%) PowerShell
11 11 (3.43%) C
11 11 (3.43%) Java
12 6 (1.87%) VBScript
13 5 (1.56%) PHP
14 4 (1.25%) C++
14 4 (1.25%) Data Analysis Expressions
14 4 (1.25%) Ladder Logic
14 4 (1.25%) VB6
15 1 (0.31%) Formula Language
Qualifications
1 106 (33.02%) Degree
2 20 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 19 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.74%) DBS Check
6 8 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.87%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.25%) HND
9 3 (0.93%) CFA
9 3 (0.93%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
10 2 (0.62%) PMP
11 1 (0.31%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (12.46%) Data Quality
2 34 (10.59%) QA
3 2 (0.62%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (2.18%) Control-M
2 5 (1.56%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.25%) Terraform
4 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 70 (21.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.61%) Oracle
3 10 (3.12%) SAP
4 8 (2.49%) Databricks
5 7 (2.18%) Cognos
5 7 (2.18%) Sage
6 4 (1.25%) Avaya
6 4 (1.25%) Citrix
6 4 (1.25%) SIMUL8
7 3 (0.93%) Bloomberg
7 3 (0.93%) Google
7 3 (0.93%) UiPath
8 2 (0.62%) Adobe
8 2 (0.62%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.62%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.62%) Dataiku
8 2 (0.62%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) OpenLink
9 1 (0.31%) OpenText
9 1 (0.31%) Pega