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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 341 307
Rank change year-on-year -13 -34  
Permanent jobs citing VBA 692 962 1111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.92% 1.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.48% 1.79% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 580 818 923
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,350 £27,864 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  

VBA is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 46725 53772 54153
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 54.71% 51.50% 50.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39759 46364 46060
Median salary £47,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.29% +1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

VBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VBA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for VBA in the UK

VBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 649 £45,000 - 99
London +6 373 £52,500 +2.94% 52
South East +15 74 £35,750 -20.55% 14
City of London -19 69 £69,000 +27.77% 14
Yorkshire +18 45 £35,000 +2.67% 8
South West +36 43 £35,000 -4.63% 8
North West -36 39 £33,000 -5.71% 11
Scotland +21 34 £29,000 -22.66% 3
West Yorkshire +3 33 £35,000 -3.44% 6
Glasgow +43 31 £29,000 -22.66% 2
Leeds +8 29 £35,000 -12.50% 6
West Midlands +33 28 £35,000 -
East of England -2 28 £40,500 +5.19% 3
Manchester -39 26 £32,500 -13.33% 10
East Midlands -24 22 £32,500 +4.00% 3
Surrey +11 19 £46,250 +1.64% 1
Bristol -1 19 £40,000 +23.07% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 16 £33,750 -44.89% 2
Hertfordshire -4 15 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Wiltshire +29 13 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Chippenham +27 12 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Birmingham +26 11 £25,000 -37.50%
Milton Keynes +10 11 £41,250 -36.53% 1
Heathrow +4 11 £28,500 -
Hampshire +18 10 £27,500 -31.25%
Nottinghamshire +10 10 - - 2
Stockport - 10 £32,500 - 3
Reigate +22 9 £50,000 +11.11%
Cheshire +7 9 £37,500 -
Berkshire +33 8 £36,500 +35.18% 5

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing VBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for VBA.

1 960 (72.45%) SQL
2 561 (42.34%) SQL Server
3 542 (40.91%) Finance
4 496 (37.43%) MS Excel
5 404 (30.49%) .NET
6 401 (30.26%) Microsoft
7 397 (29.96%) C#
8 335 (25.28%) Business Intelligence
9 309 (23.32%) Degree
10 306 (23.09%) Analytical Skills
11 271 (20.45%) Analytics
12 248 (18.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 220 (16.60%) Oracle
14 201 (15.17%) MS Access
15 198 (14.94%) HTML
16 197 (14.87%) JavaScript
17 190 (14.34%) XML
17 190 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 172 (12.98%) T-SQL
19 169 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
20 167 (12.60%) Banking
21 162 (12.23%) Mathematics
22 160 (12.08%) VB
23 152 (11.47%) Python
24 150 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
25 148 (11.17%) VB.NET
26 140 (10.57%) Tableau
27 136 (10.26%) ASP.NET
28 131 (9.89%) Computer Science
29 128 (9.66%) Windows

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
1 115 (8.68%) SAS
2 109 (8.23%) SharePoint
3 48 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 36 (2.72%) IIS
5 34 (2.57%) Apache
6 31 (2.34%) Alfresco
7 29 (2.19%) WebLogic
8 28 (2.11%) JBoss
8 28 (2.11%) WebSphere
9 27 (2.04%) Joomla!
10 19 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.13%) CMS
12 13 (0.98%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.75%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
16 6 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.45%) FormScape
16 6 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 496 (37.43%) MS Excel
2 125 (9.43%) MS Office
3 50 (3.77%) SPSS
4 31 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
5 29 (2.19%) MS Visio
6 28 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.60%) MS Project
8 7 (0.53%) Stata
9 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.38%) XMetaL
10 4 (0.30%) SPSS Modeler
11 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.15%) EViews
13 1 (0.075%) Maple
13 1 (0.075%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 39 (2.94%) Visualfiles
2 25 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 13 (0.98%) SAP BPC
5 12 (0.91%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 11 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.45%) Primavera
9 5 (0.38%) CODA-Financials
10 4 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
10 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.15%) Orchestrade
11 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
11 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 50 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.19%) GitHub
3 25 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.74%) Adobe Analytics
4 23 (1.74%) Google Analytics
5 22 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.98%) Office 365
7 11 (0.83%) SaaS
8 6 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
9 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.075%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.075%) Heroku
11 1 (0.075%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.06%) DNS
2 13 (0.98%) Intranet
3 12 (0.91%) DHCP
4 10 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.53%) WAN
6 6 (0.45%) Firewall
7 5 (0.38%) Extranet
7 5 (0.38%) Internet
7 5 (0.38%) Wireless
8 4 (0.30%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.30%) LDAP
8 4 (0.30%) MVNO
9 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.15%) FTP
10 2 (0.15%) HTTP
10 2 (0.15%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.15%) LAN
10 2 (0.15%) SMTP
10 2 (0.15%) VoIP
10 2 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 561 (42.34%) SQL Server
2 248 (18.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 201 (15.17%) MS Access
4 190 (14.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 150 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
6 85 (6.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 81 (6.11%) BusinessObjects
8 77 (5.81%) QlikView
8 77 (5.81%) Relational Database
9 75 (5.66%) Power BI
10 70 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 62 (4.68%) MySQL
12 51 (3.85%) Data Mining
13 47 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 42 (3.17%) Big Data
15 40 (3.02%) Crystal Reports
16 39 (2.94%) MongoDB
17 29 (2.19%) Hadoop
18 27 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
19 26 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 77 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 54 (4.08%) Subversion
3 51 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 36 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 34 (2.57%) Jenkins
7 29 (2.19%) Maven
8 27 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
9 25 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.81%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.91%) HP UFT
12 10 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
13 8 (0.60%) PowerBuilder
14 6 (0.45%) NUnit
14 6 (0.45%) Selenium
15 5 (0.38%) JIRA
15 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
15 5 (0.38%) Vagrant
15 5 (0.38%) Yeoman
16 4 (0.30%) Protractor
General
1 542 (40.91%) Finance
2 167 (12.60%) Banking
3 127 (9.58%) Front Office
4 94 (7.09%) Marketing
5 57 (4.30%) Retail
6 48 (3.62%) Law
7 45 (3.40%) Investment Banking
7 45 (3.40%) Telecoms
8 44 (3.32%) Advertising
9 30 (2.26%) Manufacturing
10 28 (2.11%) Legal
11 20 (1.51%) Financial Institution
12 18 (1.36%) Back Office
13 14 (1.06%) Publishing
14 13 (0.98%) Games
15 10 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.68%) German Language
17 7 (0.53%) Electronics
17 7 (0.53%) French Language
18 5 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 529 (39.92%) Developer
2 496 (37.43%) Analyst
3 167 (12.60%) Data Analyst
4 159 (12.00%) SQL Developer
5 142 (10.72%) C# Developer
6 109 (8.23%) SQL Analyst
7 93 (7.02%) .NET Developer
8 74 (5.58%) VBA Developer
9 69 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 63 (4.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 62 (4.68%) Software Developer
12 59 (4.45%) Senior Developer
12 59 (4.45%) SQL Data Analyst
13 56 (4.23%) Consultant
13 56 (4.23%) Support Analyst
14 52 (3.92%) Insight Analyst
15 49 (3.70%) Database Developer
16 47 (3.55%) Excel Analyst
17 46 (3.47%) Applications Support
18 43 (3.25%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (30.49%) .NET
2 198 (14.94%) HTML
3 190 (14.34%) XML
4 136 (10.26%) ASP.NET
5 100 (7.55%) CSS
6 82 (6.19%) Web Services
7 81 (6.11%) jQuery
8 76 (5.74%) AngularJS
9 66 (4.98%) .NET Framework
10 64 (4.83%) WCF
11 63 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 59 (4.45%) WPF
13 44 (3.32%) Ajax
14 33 (2.49%) SOAP
15 32 (2.42%) J2EE
16 27 (2.04%) Backbone.js
16 27 (2.04%) Dojo
16 27 (2.04%) Ember.js
16 27 (2.04%) JSP
16 27 (2.04%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 306 (23.09%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (9.89%) Computer Science
3 79 (5.96%) Management Information System
4 63 (4.75%) Hedge funds
5 60 (4.53%) Fixed Income
6 36 (2.72%) Credit Risk
7 35 (2.64%) Driving Licence
8 30 (2.26%) Equities
8 30 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 29 (2.19%) Derivative
10 26 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 25 (1.89%) Fintech
12 22 (1.66%) FMCG
13 21 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.51%) Replication
15 19 (1.43%) N-Tier
16 18 (1.36%) Client/Server
16 18 (1.36%) User Experience
17 17 (1.28%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 128 (9.66%) Windows
2 57 (4.30%) Linux
3 56 (4.23%) Unix
4 33 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (2.11%) Android
6 28 (2.11%) Windows 7
6 28 (2.11%) Windows Server
7 27 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.68%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 335 (25.28%) Business Intelligence
2 271 (20.45%) Analytics
3 169 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (12.23%) Mathematics
5 126 (9.51%) MVC
6 120 (9.06%) Data Analysis
7 108 (8.15%) ETL
8 101 (7.62%) OO
9 96 (7.25%) Statistics
10 94 (7.09%) ITIL
11 89 (6.72%) CRM
12 83 (6.26%) Data Modelling
13 76 (5.74%) SDLC
14 73 (5.51%) Visualisation
15 70 (5.28%) Software Engineering
16 66 (4.98%) Investment Management
16 66 (4.98%) Project Management
17 64 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (4.75%) Data Analytics
19 59 (4.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 960 (72.45%) SQL
2 397 (29.96%) C#
3 197 (14.87%) JavaScript
4 172 (12.98%) T-SQL
5 160 (12.08%) VB
6 152 (11.47%) Python
7 148 (11.17%) VB.NET
8 119 (8.98%) Java
9 101 (7.62%) PowerShell
10 91 (6.87%) PHP
11 90 (6.79%) C++
12 87 (6.57%) R
13 54 (4.08%) C
14 50 (3.77%) Perl
15 45 (3.40%) PL/SQL
16 38 (2.87%) F#
17 33 (2.49%) MATLAB
18 31 (2.34%) VBScript
19 28 (2.11%) Delphi
19 28 (2.11%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 309 (23.32%) Degree
2 48 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 36 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.66%) PhD
5 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.68%) ISEB
7 7 (0.53%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 7 (0.53%) PMP
8 6 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.38%) HND
9 5 (0.38%) MCSE
10 4 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.30%) MCAD
10 4 (0.30%) MCSD
11 3 (0.23%) ACCA
11 3 (0.23%) CCNA
11 3 (0.23%) CIMA
12 2 (0.15%) CCNP
13 1 (0.075%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.30%) Data Quality
2 27 (2.04%) QA
2 27 (2.04%) SLA
3 21 (1.58%) Basel III
4 5 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
4 5 (0.38%) MiFID
5 4 (0.30%) EMIR
5 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.075%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (3.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.13%) XenApp
3 13 (0.98%) XenDesktop
4 10 (0.75%) XenServer
5 7 (0.53%) Docker
6 6 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.075%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.075%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (2.04%) Nagios
2 5 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.30%) Data Guard
3 4 (0.30%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (0.23%) SCCM
5 2 (0.15%) Control-M
6 1 (0.075%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.075%) Graylog
6 1 (0.075%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.075%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 401 (30.26%) Microsoft
2 220 (16.60%) Oracle
3 140 (10.57%) Tableau
4 76 (5.74%) SAP
5 69 (5.21%) IBM
6 39 (2.94%) LexisNexis
7 36 (2.72%) Bloomberg
7 36 (2.72%) Cognos
8 30 (2.26%) Citrix
9 28 (2.11%) HP
10 27 (2.04%) Adobe
10 27 (2.04%) Google
11 24 (1.81%) Perforce
11 24 (1.81%) Reuters
12 20 (1.51%) Cisco
12 20 (1.51%) VMware
13 15 (1.13%) Coremetrics
14 11 (0.83%) Blue Prism
15 10 (0.75%) Cognizant
15 10 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Excellent Benefit and 10% Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leidos
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rullion
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: From £30,776 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + 30 hol
Posted: Yesterday
Ashford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £competitive, call for details
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £50000 - £61000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Execllent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus +Full bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Beneifts
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £43000 per annum + Pro rata 6 month fixed term
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energon People
Salary: £100000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago