Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 519 452 438
Rank change year-on-year -67 -14 -18
Permanent jobs citing VBA 303 777 1,040
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.72% 1.17% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 286 649 919
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +6.15%
10th Percentile £27,875 £29,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -7.89%

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 42,120 66,493 83,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.73% 54.09% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35,040 55,334 69,473
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 -72 276 £45,000 -10.00% 48
UK excluding London +9 162 £38,000 -5.00% 32
London -64 122 £55,000 - 19
South East +65 37 £39,000 -2.50% 6
Work from Home -67 37 £45,000 - 7
East of England +74 36 £45,000 +28.57% 4
Midlands +73 33 £32,500 +0.03% 8
North of England 0 27 £37,500 - 5
West Midlands +51 18 £32,500 +3.17% 7
East Midlands +47 18 £30,000 -29.41% 1
North West +27 16 £29,750 -25.63% 3
South West +21 16 £32,000 -26.86% 6
Yorkshire +15 10 £41,000 +17.14% 1
Scotland +33 7 £44,000 +6.67% 3
Northern Ireland +9 4 - -
Wales +21 2 £50,000 +36.05%
North East +10 1 £24,000 -22.58% 1

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 208 (68.65%) SQL
2 154 (50.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 105 (34.65%) C#
4 103 (33.99%) Finance
5 94 (31.02%) Microsoft
6 91 (30.03%) Business Intelligence
7 87 (28.71%) .NET
7 87 (28.71%) Python
8 75 (24.75%) Power BI
8 75 (24.75%) Power Platform
9 74 (24.42%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (24.09%) SQL Server
10 73 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
11 52 (17.16%) Degree
12 51 (16.83%) Analytics
13 42 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 40 (13.20%) Data Analysis
15 39 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
16 37 (12.21%) Asset Management
16 37 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
16 37 (12.21%) Project Management
17 36 (11.88%) Front Office
18 33 (10.89%) JavaScript
19 32 (10.56%) Windows
20 30 (9.90%) Visualisation
21 29 (9.57%) Computer Science
21 29 (9.57%) MVC
22 28 (9.24%) SharePoint
22 28 (9.24%) Decision-Making
23 27 (8.91%) Business Analysis

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 28 (9.24%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.30%) SAS
3 3 (0.99%) Confluence
4 2 (0.66%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.66%) IIS
4 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.33%) Apache
5 1 (0.33%) CMS
5 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 154 (50.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (12.21%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (4.62%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.98%) Simulink
7 1 (0.33%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.66%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.33%) Findur
3 1 (0.33%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.33%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 75 (24.75%) Power Platform
2 25 (8.25%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (7.92%) Azure
4 12 (3.96%) PowerApps
5 8 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.98%) AWS
7 5 (1.65%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.32%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.66%) GCP
9 2 (0.66%) PaaS
10 1 (0.33%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.33%) IaaS
10 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.33%) ServiceMax
10 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.97%) Firewall
2 7 (2.31%) Intranet
3 6 (1.98%) VoIP
4 4 (1.32%) DNS
4 4 (1.32%) VLAN
4 4 (1.32%) VPN
5 3 (0.99%) DHCP
5 3 (0.99%) OpenVPN
5 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.66%) LAN
6 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.33%) FTP
7 1 (0.33%) HTTP
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) PBX
7 1 (0.33%) SMTP
7 1 (0.33%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (24.75%) Power BI
2 73 (24.09%) SQL Server
3 42 (13.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (6.27%) Tableau
6 17 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.62%) MS Access
8 13 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (3.96%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.30%) Data Mining
11 9 (2.97%) QlikView
12 8 (2.64%) Data Lake
12 8 (2.64%) MySQL
13 7 (2.31%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (1.32%) ActiveReports
16 3 (0.99%) Spotfire
17 2 (0.66%) EDMS
17 2 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (3.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.30%) JIRA
2 10 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.97%) WinAutomation
4 5 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.66%) GCC
6 2 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.66%) Subversion
6 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.33%) ERwin
7 1 (0.33%) GitLab
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 103 (33.99%) Finance
2 36 (11.88%) Front Office
3 19 (6.27%) Banking
4 11 (3.63%) Retail
5 10 (3.30%) Law
6 9 (2.97%) Marketing
7 8 (2.64%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.98%) Korean Language
9 5 (1.65%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.65%) Back Office
10 4 (1.32%) Police
11 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.99%) Legal
11 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.99%) Public Sector
12 2 (0.66%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.66%) Local Government
12 2 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.33%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (34.65%) Developer
2 98 (32.34%) Analyst
3 41 (13.53%) Applications Support
4 30 (9.90%) C# Developer
5 24 (7.92%) Applications Developer
6 21 (6.93%) Data Analyst
7 20 (6.60%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
7 20 (6.60%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (6.27%) Support Analyst
9 18 (5.94%) Applications Support Analyst
9 18 (5.94%) Support Engineer
10 17 (5.61%) Applications Engineer
11 16 (5.28%) Applications Support Engineer
11 16 (5.28%) C# Application Developer
12 14 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (3.96%) Data Manager
13 12 (3.96%) SQL Developer
14 11 (3.63%) Senior Developer
15 10 (3.30%) Business Analyst
15 10 (3.30%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (28.71%) .NET
2 26 (8.58%) HTML
3 15 (4.95%) CSS
4 13 (4.29%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.31%) FIX Protocol
5 7 (2.31%) WinForms
6 6 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.98%) OpenCV
6 6 (1.98%) XML
7 5 (1.65%) jQuery
7 5 (1.65%) RESTful
8 4 (1.32%) JSON
8 4 (1.32%) Pandas
9 3 (0.99%) ODBC
9 3 (0.99%) React
10 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.66%) Ajax
10 2 (0.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (0.66%) HTML5
10 2 (0.66%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 73 (24.09%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.29%) Robotics
5 12 (3.96%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.63%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.31%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.98%) Derivative
8 6 (1.98%) NHS
9 5 (1.65%) Equities
9 5 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.32%) Learning Management System
10 4 (1.32%) Market Risk
10 4 (1.32%) SCADA
10 4 (1.32%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.99%) Renewable Energy
12 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.66%) User Experience
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.56%) Windows
2 18 (5.94%) Linux
3 8 (2.64%) Windows 10
4 5 (1.65%) Unix
4 5 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.03%) Business Intelligence
2 74 (24.42%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (16.83%) Analytics
4 40 (13.20%) Data Analysis
5 39 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (12.21%) Asset Management
6 37 (12.21%) Project Management
7 30 (9.90%) Visualisation
8 29 (9.57%) Computer Science
8 29 (9.57%) MVC
9 28 (9.24%) Decision-Making
10 27 (8.91%) Business Analysis
11 25 (8.25%) Robotic Process Automation
12 23 (7.59%) Data Management
13 21 (6.93%) ETL
13 21 (6.93%) IT Strategy
14 20 (6.60%) Data Visualisation
14 20 (6.60%) ERP
14 20 (6.60%) Test Automation
15 19 (6.27%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 208 (68.65%) SQL
2 105 (34.65%) C#
3 87 (28.71%) Python
4 33 (10.89%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.25%) T-SQL
6 23 (7.59%) VB
7 21 (6.93%) VB.NET
8 17 (5.61%) Java
8 17 (5.61%) PowerShell
9 14 (4.62%) R
10 13 (4.29%) PHP
11 12 (3.96%) C++
12 11 (3.63%) MATLAB
13 8 (2.64%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.64%) C
14 6 (1.98%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 4 (1.32%) Perl
15 4 (1.32%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.66%) VB6
17 1 (0.33%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 52 (17.16%) Degree
2 21 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (3.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.98%) Master's Degree
5 5 (1.65%) ACCA
6 4 (1.32%) CIMA
6 4 (1.32%) CISA
6 4 (1.32%) CISM
6 4 (1.32%) CISSP
6 4 (1.32%) CRISC
7 3 (0.99%) AAT
7 3 (0.99%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.66%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.33%) CCAB
9 1 (0.33%) CFA
9 1 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) PhD
9 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.30%) Data Quality
1 10 (3.30%) GDPR
2 6 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.65%) SLA
4 4 (1.32%) COSO
4 4 (1.32%) NIST
4 4 (1.32%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.32%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) IFRS
6 1 (0.33%) AIFMD
6 1 (0.33%) GLP
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.99%) pfSense
4 2 (0.66%) Docker
5 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.32%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 94 (31.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.25%) Oracle
3 20 (6.60%) Sage
4 19 (6.27%) SAP
5 15 (4.95%) UiPath
6 13 (4.29%) Automation Anywhere
7 12 (3.96%) Blue Prism
8 8 (2.64%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.98%) Kofax
10 5 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.32%) Databricks
11 4 (1.32%) Teradata
11 4 (1.32%) Yardi
12 3 (0.99%) Google
12 3 (0.99%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.99%) Portware
12 3 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.99%) VMware
13 2 (0.66%) Perforce
13 2 (0.66%) Remedy