Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 102 86
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,997 2,998 3,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.11% 3.02% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 35.30% 33.75% 36.98%
Number of salaries quoted 2,293 2,315 3,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,896 £20,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £53,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -3.85%

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 8,489 8,882 10,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.81% 8.94% 9.10%
Number of salaries quoted 6,480 6,976 8,196
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,250 £20,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +2.74%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 18 August 2018. 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 -13 887 £37,000 +5.71% 154
North of England +41 720 £32,500 - 131
Midlands +4 513 £35,000 - 95
East of England +8 399 £38,250 +17.69% 57
West Midlands +14 378 £35,000 - 62
Yorkshire +45 340 £32,251 -7.85% 52
North West -2 323 £35,000 +11.11% 66
South West +5 293 £34,500 +11.29% 55
East Midlands -25 134 £35,000 +14.75% 33
Scotland +1 126 £44,000 +31.34% 24
Wales +13 59 £38,750 +19.23% 16
North East +18 57 £26,750 -16.41% 13
Northern Ireland +11 17 £21,000 -35.88%
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 - 1
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 1,441 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 1,136 (37.90%) SQL
3 1,001 (33.40%) Finance
4 980 (32.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 861 (28.73%) Microsoft Office
6 738 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
7 639 (21.32%) SQL Server
8 575 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
9 515 (17.18%) Degree
10 473 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
11 408 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 402 (13.41%) Project Management
13 373 (12.45%) Analytics
14 371 (12.38%) VBA
15 363 (12.11%) ITIL
16 353 (11.78%) Windows
17 338 (11.28%) Data Analysis
18 335 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
19 323 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 302 (10.08%) T-SQL
21 280 (9.34%) MS Visio
22 275 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
23 269 (8.98%) Marketing
24 265 (8.84%) SLA
25 264 (8.81%) Power BI
26 249 (8.31%) Service Delivery
27 246 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
28 232 (7.74%) SharePoint
29 230 (7.67%) Microsoft Project
30 229 (7.64%) PRINCE2

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
1 232 (7.74%) SharePoint
2 94 (3.14%) SAS
3 45 (1.50%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 30 (1.00%) IIS
6 29 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (0.70%) Confluence
8 15 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (0.47%) CMS
10 12 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.37%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.33%) ArcGIS
12 10 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (0.33%) WordPress
13 9 (0.30%) Apache
13 9 (0.30%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.17%) DataSynapse
14 5 (0.17%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 980 (32.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 861 (28.73%) Microsoft Office
3 280 (9.34%) MS Visio
4 230 (7.67%) Microsoft Project
5 91 (3.04%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (1.20%) SPSS
7 10 (0.33%) AutoCAD
8 8 (0.27%) Simulink
8 8 (0.27%) Stateflow
9 7 (0.23%) TargetLink
10 6 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
11 4 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.067%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.067%) SPSS Modeler
14 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.033%) InDesign
14 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.033%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 32 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.00%) Cognos TM1
3 25 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 24 (0.80%) NetSuite
5 23 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.57%) HFM
8 16 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.37%) FastStats
10 10 (0.33%) ResourceLink
11 9 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
11 9 (0.30%) Primavera
11 9 (0.30%) SAP Business One
12 8 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
12 8 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
13 7 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
14 6 (0.20%) SAP BPC
14 6 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
15 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
15 5 (0.17%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 122 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 86 (2.87%) Office 365
3 55 (1.84%) Google Analytics
4 37 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (1.17%) SaaS
6 22 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.70%) Serverless
8 20 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.50%) AdWords
10 13 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 12 (0.40%) PaaS
12 11 (0.37%) IaaS
13 10 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
14 8 (0.27%) Google Tag Manager
15 7 (0.23%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.13%) G Suite
16 4 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
17 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudTrail
17 3 (0.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 116 (3.87%) Internet
2 49 (1.63%) LAN
3 48 (1.60%) VPN
4 42 (1.40%) Intranet
5 39 (1.30%) WAN
6 36 (1.20%) Skype
6 36 (1.20%) Wireless
7 35 (1.17%) SMS
8 26 (0.87%) TCP/IP
8 26 (0.87%) WebEx
9 23 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
10 22 (0.73%) Firewall
10 22 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
11 19 (0.63%) Broadband
12 15 (0.50%) Bluetooth
13 14 (0.47%) VoIP
13 14 (0.47%) WLAN
14 13 (0.43%) Network Security
15 12 (0.40%) ADSL
15 12 (0.40%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 639 (21.32%) SQL Server
2 408 (13.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 323 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 264 (8.81%) Power BI
5 246 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
6 203 (6.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 154 (5.14%) MS Access
8 118 (3.94%) Relational Database
9 98 (3.27%) Crystal Reports
10 92 (3.07%) BusinessObjects
11 81 (2.70%) QlikView
12 66 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
13 63 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
14 56 (1.87%) GIS
15 53 (1.77%) Data Mining
16 49 (1.63%) MySQL
17 45 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
18 43 (1.43%) PowerPivot
19 39 (1.30%) Big Data
20 37 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 78 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 71 (2.37%) JIRA
3 35 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 33 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (0.73%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.53%) Subversion
7 13 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 12 (0.40%) Jenkins
9 9 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (0.30%) Selenium
10 5 (0.17%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.17%) LSMW
10 5 (0.17%) Moq
10 5 (0.17%) NUnit
10 5 (0.17%) RStudio
11 4 (0.13%) Ant
11 4 (0.13%) TestRail
12 3 (0.10%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.10%) FrontPage
12 3 (0.10%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 1,001 (33.40%) Finance
2 269 (8.98%) Marketing
3 203 (6.77%) Retail
4 135 (4.50%) Telecoms
5 108 (3.60%) Manufacturing
6 85 (2.84%) Banking
7 68 (2.27%) Legal
8 65 (2.17%) Law
9 58 (1.94%) Back Office
10 48 (1.60%) Publishing
11 43 (1.43%) German Language
12 41 (1.37%) Advertising
13 38 (1.27%) Billing
14 33 (1.10%) Automotive
15 29 (0.97%) Electronics
16 26 (0.87%) Local Government
17 25 (0.83%) Investment Banking
18 24 (0.80%) French Language
19 23 (0.77%) Spanish Language
20 22 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,210 (40.37%) Analyst
2 393 (13.11%) Developer
3 324 (10.81%) Data Analyst
4 150 (5.01%) Support Analyst
5 125 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 120 (4.00%) SQL Developer
7 115 (3.84%) Business Analyst
8 112 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 108 (3.60%) Service Analyst
10 105 (3.50%) Administrator
10 105 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
11 104 (3.47%) Project Manager
12 102 (3.40%) Service Manager
13 97 (3.24%) Systems Analyst
14 92 (3.07%) Junior
14 92 (3.07%) Report Analyst
15 84 (2.80%) SQL Analyst
16 83 (2.77%) IT Support
17 76 (2.54%) Consultant
18 75 (2.50%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (6.17%) .NET
2 116 (3.87%) HTML
3 76 (2.54%) XML
4 73 (2.44%) CSS
5 44 (1.47%) ASP.NET
6 40 (1.33%) JSON
7 27 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (0.83%) jQuery
9 19 (0.63%) Web Services
10 18 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 17 (0.57%) Ajax
12 15 (0.50%) Flash
13 14 (0.47%) SOAP
14 13 (0.43%) Middleware
15 12 (0.40%) HTML5
15 12 (0.40%) MDX
16 11 (0.37%) COM
16 11 (0.37%) Razor View Engine
17 10 (0.33%) ODBC
18 9 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 738 (24.62%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 148 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 103 (3.44%) Driving Licence
5 98 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 90 (3.00%) Data Centre
7 52 (1.74%) Virtual Team
8 34 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 32 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 22 (0.73%) Fintech
11 21 (0.70%) Blackberry
12 20 (0.67%) CMDB
12 20 (0.67%) EPoS
12 20 (0.67%) User Experience
13 19 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (0.60%) e-Learning
15 17 (0.57%) NHS
16 16 (0.53%) PMI
17 15 (0.50%) Smart Meter
18 14 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 353 (11.78%) Windows
2 103 (3.44%) Windows 7
3 98 (3.27%) Windows 10
4 90 (3.00%) Linux
5 69 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 57 (1.90%) Unix
7 36 (1.20%) Android
8 33 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 31 (1.03%) Apple iOS
9 31 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (0.67%) Windows 8
12 15 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 13 (0.43%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.40%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.30%) pSOS
15 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.23%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (19.19%) Business Intelligence
2 473 (15.78%) Problem-Solving
3 402 (13.41%) Project Management
4 373 (12.45%) Analytics
5 363 (12.11%) ITIL
6 338 (11.28%) Data Analysis
7 335 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
8 275 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 249 (8.31%) Service Delivery
10 229 (7.64%) PRINCE2
11 221 (7.37%) CRM
12 209 (6.97%) ETL
13 183 (6.11%) Mathematics
14 176 (5.87%) Decision-Making
15 153 (5.11%) Visualisation
16 152 (5.07%) Service Management
17 143 (4.77%) ERP
18 138 (4.60%) Continuous Improvement
18 138 (4.60%) ITSM
19 127 (4.24%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1,136 (37.90%) SQL
2 371 (12.38%) VBA
3 302 (10.08%) T-SQL
4 228 (7.61%) C#
5 144 (4.80%) C
6 116 (3.87%) JavaScript
7 107 (3.57%) Python
8 88 (2.94%) Java
8 88 (2.94%) VB
9 87 (2.90%) PowerShell
10 73 (2.44%) R
11 60 (2.00%) C++
12 54 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 37 (1.23%) PHP
14 29 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.97%) VB.NET
15 20 (0.67%) MATLAB
16 16 (0.53%) VBScript
17 14 (0.47%) Perl
18 13 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 515 (17.18%) Degree
2 113 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 83 (2.77%) ISEB
4 76 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 66 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 64 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 54 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 46 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 45 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 33 (1.10%) PMI Certification
11 25 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
11 25 (0.83%) PMP
12 23 (0.77%) MCDST
13 21 (0.70%) CIMA
14 19 (0.63%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.63%) MCP
14 19 (0.63%) MCSE
15 18 (0.60%) ACCA
15 18 (0.60%) MCSA
16 17 (0.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 265 (8.84%) SLA
2 190 (6.34%) PMO
3 108 (3.60%) QA
4 100 (3.34%) Data Quality
5 75 (2.50%) GDPR
6 25 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 13 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.23%) HAZOP
9 7 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.23%) P3O
10 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.13%) COBIT
12 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.10%) GAAP
12 3 (0.10%) GxP
13 2 (0.067%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.067%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.033%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.033%) ISO/IEC 19770
System Software
1 145 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 30 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.40%) Firmware
4 10 (0.33%) XenApp
5 9 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
6 7 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (0.20%) RACF
8 4 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.033%) Docker
9 1 (0.033%) GPFS
9 1 (0.033%) vSphere
9 1 (0.033%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 23 (0.77%) SCCM
3 17 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
5 6 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (0.20%) zSecure
6 5 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.17%) Netcool
6 5 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
7 4 (0.13%) SCSM
8 3 (0.10%) Ansible
8 3 (0.10%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.10%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.067%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.067%) Nagios
9 2 (0.067%) OpenView
9 2 (0.067%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 1,441 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 216 (7.21%) Oracle
3 174 (5.81%) Tableau
4 164 (5.47%) SAP
5 106 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 85 (2.84%) Capita
7 84 (2.80%) Google
8 68 (2.27%) Citrix
9 58 (1.94%) Cognos
10 54 (1.80%) ServiceNow
11 50 (1.67%) Cisco
12 49 (1.63%) Remedy
13 43 (1.43%) Xerox
14 42 (1.40%) HP
15 39 (1.30%) VMware
16 36 (1.20%) IBM
17 33 (1.10%) Hyperion
18 30 (1.00%) Sage
19 26 (0.87%) Apple
19 26 (0.87%) Dell