Period
to 22 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 22 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 125 112 122
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,185 1,673 2,351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.53% 2.78% 2.80%
As % of the Applications category 36.05% 36.40% 32.04%
Number of salaries quoted 879 1,251 1,774
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £21,750
25th Percentile £28,750 £27,632 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%
75th Percentile £48,750 £47,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% - +10.67%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,287 4,596 7,337
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 7.00% 7.63% 8.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,368 3,553 5,215
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £21,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £36,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +6.06%
75th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.67%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London

Microsoft Excel
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 April 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
South East -15 334 £40,000 +6.67% 71
North of England -19 299 £33,750 -7.53% 93
Midlands -1 242 £39,000 +4.00% 52
West Midlands -2 173 £40,000 +6.67% 36
North West +7 169 £32,500 -13.33% 49
South West +1 129 £37,500 +15.38% 34
Yorkshire -11 106 £40,000 +9.59% 38
East of England -4 86 £44,500 +18.67% 45
East Midlands +1 69 £36,000 -12.20% 16
Scotland +6 50 £45,000 +2.86% 21
Wales +14 36 £32,500 -7.14% 8
North East -17 24 £27,000 +14.89% 6
Northern Ireland +6 9 £26,500 -11.67%
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel 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 across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 552 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 524 (44.22%) SQL
3 380 (32.07%) Finance
4 361 (30.46%) Microsoft Office
5 356 (30.04%) Business Intelligence
6 327 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
7 322 (27.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 303 (25.57%) Power Platform
9 301 (25.40%) Power BI
10 269 (22.70%) Problem-Solving
11 230 (19.41%) Analytics
12 222 (18.73%) Project Management
13 215 (18.14%) SQL Server
14 169 (14.26%) Data Analysis
15 168 (14.18%) Degree
16 161 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
17 147 (12.41%) MS Visio
18 134 (11.31%) Visualisation
19 131 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 124 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
21 118 (9.96%) ERP
22 110 (9.28%) Azure
23 109 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
24 108 (9.11%) Microsoft 365
25 101 (8.52%) VBA
25 101 (8.52%) Decision-Making
26 100 (8.44%) Tableau
27 97 (8.19%) T-SQL
28 93 (7.85%) Windows
28 93 (7.85%) Organisational Skills

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 86 (7.26%) SharePoint
2 29 (2.45%) Confluence
3 13 (1.10%) SAS
4 8 (0.68%) CMS
5 7 (0.59%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.59%) WordPress
6 5 (0.42%) ArcGIS
6 5 (0.42%) IIS
7 4 (0.34%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.25%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.17%) Drupal
9 2 (0.17%) Podio
9 2 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.084%) Apache
10 1 (0.084%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.084%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.084%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.084%) Smallworld
10 1 (0.084%) Tomcat
Applications
1 361 (30.46%) Microsoft Office
2 322 (27.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 147 (12.41%) MS Visio
4 79 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
5 43 (3.63%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.68%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe XD
9 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.17%) Revit
9 2 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.084%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.084%) Figma
10 1 (0.084%) InDesign
10 1 (0.084%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.084%) SPSS
10 1 (0.084%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 17 (1.43%) Oracle ERP
2 14 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
2 14 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
2 14 (1.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 13 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.93%) Sage 1000
5 9 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
5 9 (0.76%) NetSuite
5 9 (0.76%) SAP Business One
6 6 (0.51%) Sage 200
6 6 (0.51%) Shopify
7 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.42%) Sage X3
7 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.34%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.17%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 303 (25.57%) Power Platform
2 110 (9.28%) Azure
3 108 (9.11%) Microsoft 365
4 48 (4.05%) AWS
5 23 (1.94%) SaaS
5 23 (1.94%) Smartsheet
6 21 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (1.77%) PowerApps
7 20 (1.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 15 (1.27%) Google Sheets
9 14 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.01%) Google Analytics
11 10 (0.84%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 9 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.68%) Asana
13 8 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.68%) GCP
13 8 (0.68%) Google Workspace
13 8 (0.68%) IaaS
13 8 (0.68%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.69%) Internet
2 19 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (1.35%) WebEx
4 15 (1.27%) WAN
5 14 (1.18%) LAN
5 14 (1.18%) VoIP
5 14 (1.18%) Wireless
6 13 (1.10%) Intranet
7 11 (0.93%) Firewall
8 10 (0.84%) IP Telephony
8 10 (0.84%) VPN
9 8 (0.68%) DHCP
10 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.51%) 5G
11 6 (0.51%) Network Security
11 6 (0.51%) PSTN
12 5 (0.42%) Broadband
13 4 (0.34%) 4G
13 4 (0.34%) SAN
13 4 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (25.40%) Power BI
2 215 (18.14%) SQL Server
3 131 (11.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 124 (10.46%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (8.44%) Tableau
6 83 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (2.53%) MS Access
9 27 (2.28%) BusinessObjects
9 27 (2.28%) Data Lake
10 26 (2.19%) MySQL
11 25 (2.11%) QlikView
12 23 (1.94%) Data Mining
13 21 (1.77%) Relational Database
14 20 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 18 (1.52%) PowerPivot
16 15 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
16 15 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 13 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
18 10 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 59 (4.98%) JIRA
2 18 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.59%) Postman
5 7 (0.59%) Selenium
5 7 (0.59%) Subversion
6 6 (0.51%) Axure RP
6 6 (0.51%) MSTest
6 6 (0.51%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.42%) NUnit
8 4 (0.34%) JBehave
8 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.34%) Maven
8 4 (0.34%) TestNG
9 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.25%) JMeter
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
General
1 380 (32.07%) Finance
2 89 (7.51%) Marketing
3 63 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.98%) Law
5 56 (4.73%) Manufacturing
6 45 (3.80%) Retail
7 29 (2.45%) Banking
8 28 (2.36%) Automotive
9 24 (2.03%) Public Sector
10 22 (1.86%) Legal
11 17 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 16 (1.35%) Billing
13 14 (1.18%) Electronics
14 13 (1.10%) Advertising
14 13 (1.10%) Games
14 13 (1.10%) Local Government
15 9 (0.76%) Publishing
16 7 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 6 (0.51%) General Ledger
18 5 (0.42%) Military
Job Titles
1 528 (44.56%) Analyst
2 175 (14.77%) Data Analyst
3 120 (10.13%) Developer
4 73 (6.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 64 (5.40%) Business Analyst
6 50 (4.22%) Project Manager
7 49 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 45 (3.80%) Report Analyst
9 44 (3.71%) Power BI Analyst
9 44 (3.71%) Support Analyst
10 41 (3.46%) IT Support
11 39 (3.29%) IT Manager
11 39 (3.29%) SQL Analyst
12 37 (3.12%) Coordinator
13 35 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
13 35 (2.95%) SQL Developer
14 34 (2.87%) PMO Analyst
15 30 (2.53%) Junior
16 29 (2.45%) Consultant
16 29 (2.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.56%) .NET
2 38 (3.21%) HTML
2 38 (3.21%) XML
3 30 (2.53%) CSS
4 22 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 20 (1.69%) .NET Core
6 17 (1.43%) REST
7 16 (1.35%) JSON
8 15 (1.27%) MDX
9 14 (1.18%) Pandas
10 13 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 13 (1.10%) AngularJS
11 12 (1.01%) Web Services
12 11 (0.93%) EDI
13 8 (0.68%) SOAP
14 7 (0.59%) ggplot2
14 7 (0.59%) RESTful
15 6 (0.51%) jQuery
16 4 (0.34%) HTML5
16 4 (0.34%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 327 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (7.85%) Organisational Skills
3 92 (7.76%) Management Information System
4 64 (5.40%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.36%) User Experience
6 23 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 18 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 17 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.43%) Life Science
9 16 (1.35%) e-Learning
10 14 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
11 13 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.76%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.68%) CMDB
13 8 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.68%) NHS
13 8 (0.68%) PMI
14 7 (0.59%) IVR
14 7 (0.59%) Social Media
14 7 (0.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 93 (7.85%) Windows
2 35 (2.95%) Windows 10
3 22 (1.86%) Linux
4 21 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.69%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.01%) Unix
7 8 (0.68%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.51%) Windows Vista
9 5 (0.42%) Android
10 4 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.17%) AIX
12 2 (0.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.084%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (30.04%) Business Intelligence
2 269 (22.70%) Problem-Solving
3 230 (19.41%) Analytics
4 222 (18.73%) Project Management
5 169 (14.26%) Data Analysis
6 161 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
7 134 (11.31%) Visualisation
8 118 (9.96%) ERP
9 109 (9.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 101 (8.52%) Decision-Making
11 90 (7.59%) Data Management
12 81 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 79 (6.67%) Mathematics
14 78 (6.58%) Migration
15 74 (6.24%) ITIL
15 74 (6.24%) Project Delivery
16 67 (5.65%) Data Visualisation
16 67 (5.65%) ETL
17 66 (5.57%) Business Analysis
17 66 (5.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 524 (44.22%) SQL
2 101 (8.52%) VBA
3 97 (8.19%) T-SQL
4 90 (7.59%) Python
5 54 (4.56%) C#
6 39 (3.29%) VB
7 31 (2.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 31 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 31 (2.62%) R
8 28 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 27 (2.28%) C
10 16 (1.35%) Java
11 11 (0.93%) C++
12 9 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.68%) PHP
14 7 (0.59%) Perl
15 5 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.42%) REXX
16 4 (0.34%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 168 (14.18%) Degree
2 26 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
2 26 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 23 (1.94%) PMI Certification
4 20 (1.69%) PMP
5 16 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 13 (1.10%) HND
7 12 (1.01%) ACCA
8 11 (0.93%) CIMA
8 11 (0.93%) HNC
9 10 (0.84%) APMP
9 10 (0.84%) CISSP
9 10 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.68%) ISEB
11 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.59%) Postgraduate
11 7 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 5 (0.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.34%) Data Quality
2 70 (5.91%) PMO
3 51 (4.30%) QA
4 47 (3.97%) GDPR
5 39 (3.29%) SLA
6 13 (1.10%) Solvency II
7 11 (0.93%) NIST
8 9 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 6 (0.51%) GRC
11 5 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 5 (0.42%) Good Clinical Practice
12 4 (0.34%) CDISC
12 4 (0.34%) GxP
12 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.25%) COBIT
13 3 (0.25%) COSO
13 3 (0.25%) GAAP
13 3 (0.25%) NCSC
13 3 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 47 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.84%) Docker
4 9 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.59%) vSphere
7 5 (0.42%) RACF
7 5 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.17%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.084%) IAG
10 1 (0.084%) pfSense
10 1 (0.084%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (1.01%) SCCM
2 5 (0.42%) zSecure
3 4 (0.34%) AirWatch
3 4 (0.34%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.34%) PaperCut
4 3 (0.25%) Grafana
4 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.25%) RSA Archer
5 2 (0.17%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.17%) Nessus
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 1 (0.084%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.084%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.084%) WSUS
Vendors
1 552 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 74 (6.24%) SAP
3 55 (4.64%) Oracle
4 40 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
5 36 (3.04%) Google
6 34 (2.87%) Cisco
7 31 (2.62%) ServiceNow
8 22 (1.86%) Cognos
8 22 (1.86%) Sage
9 21 (1.77%) Adobe
10 19 (1.60%) Blue Prism
10 19 (1.60%) VMware
11 17 (1.43%) Avaya
12 15 (1.27%) Databricks
13 14 (1.18%) HubSpot
14 11 (0.93%) Juniper
14 11 (0.93%) Veeam
15 9 (0.76%) Xceptor
16 8 (0.68%) hybris
16 8 (0.68%) Remedy