Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 110 101
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,343 2,821 2,947
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.86% 2.86% 3.03%
As % of the Applications category 32.42% 32.96% 34.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,768 2,181 2,270
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -

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 7,226 8,560 8,638
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.81% 8.67% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 5,161 6,615 6,835
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £57,750 £57,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%

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 21 May 2019.

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 21 May 2019. 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 -22 654 £38,500 +10.00% 40
North of England -10 580 £32,500 - 34
Midlands +2 410 £33,500 +1.52% 27
North West +31 325 £37,500 +13.64% 18
West Midlands -7 280 £35,000 +2.94% 18
South West +27 265 £35,000 +7.69% 18
East of England +16 244 £35,000 - 25
Yorkshire -41 206 £28,250 -11.72% 15
East Midlands +32 130 £32,500 - 9
Scotland +6 124 £37,500 -11.76% 4
North East +7 49 £35,250 +17.50% 1
Northern Ireland -2 39 £23,000 -29.23%
Wales +20 34 £36,072 +3.06% 6
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 1,121 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 837 (35.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 748 (31.92%) Microsoft Office
4 747 (31.88%) SQL
5 708 (30.22%) Finance
6 596 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
7 457 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
8 384 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
9 357 (15.24%) Project Management
10 350 (14.94%) SQL Server
11 298 (12.72%) MS Visio
12 296 (12.63%) Degree
13 294 (12.55%) Analytics
14 284 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
15 275 (11.74%) ITIL
16 268 (11.44%) VBA
17 266 (11.35%) Power Platform
18 259 (11.05%) Power BI
19 244 (10.41%) Data Analysis
20 223 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
21 220 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 217 (9.26%) Windows
23 210 (8.96%) PMO
24 204 (8.71%) SharePoint
25 189 (8.07%) SLA
26 188 (8.02%) Tableau
27 185 (7.90%) Microsoft Project
28 184 (7.85%) Management Information System
29 178 (7.60%) Oracle
30 176 (7.51%) SAP

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
1 204 (8.71%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.43%) SAS
3 46 (1.96%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (0.81%) Confluence
7 11 (0.47%) IIS
7 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (0.38%) WordPress
9 8 (0.34%) CMS
9 8 (0.34%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.21%) Apache
11 5 (0.21%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.13%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.13%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 837 (35.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 748 (31.92%) Microsoft Office
3 298 (12.72%) MS Visio
4 185 (7.90%) Microsoft Project
5 62 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.73%) SPSS
7 12 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.26%) CATIA
9 5 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.13%) InDesign
10 3 (0.13%) Simulink
10 3 (0.13%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.13%) TargetLink
11 2 (0.085%) Stata
12 1 (0.043%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.043%) Maya
12 1 (0.043%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 16 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.55%) SAP BPC
6 11 (0.47%) Elite 3E
6 11 (0.47%) iTrent
6 11 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
7 10 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
7 10 (0.43%) Primavera
8 9 (0.38%) SAP Business One
8 9 (0.38%) SAP S/4HANA
9 8 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
9 8 (0.34%) SAP CO
9 8 (0.34%) SAP FI
9 8 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 7 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 266 (11.35%) Power Platform
2 111 (4.74%) Office 365
3 76 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (1.54%) Google Analytics
6 16 (0.68%) SaaS
7 15 (0.64%) MailChimp
8 13 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.38%) AdWords
10 8 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
10 8 (0.34%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.30%) FinancialForce
11 7 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.30%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.26%) Serverless
13 5 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.21%) PaaS
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 65 (2.77%) LAN
2 57 (2.43%) VPN
3 56 (2.39%) Internet
4 51 (2.18%) WAN
5 50 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 48 (2.05%) Wireless
7 36 (1.54%) Network Security
8 33 (1.41%) Firewall
9 24 (1.02%) Broadband
9 24 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
9 24 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (0.90%) DNS
11 19 (0.81%) DHCP
12 17 (0.73%) Intranet
13 16 (0.68%) Ethernet
14 13 (0.55%) VLAN
15 11 (0.47%) MPLS
15 11 (0.47%) Skype
16 9 (0.38%) WebEx
17 8 (0.34%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 350 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 259 (11.05%) Power BI
3 220 (9.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 158 (6.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 123 (5.25%) Data Warehouse
6 121 (5.16%) QlikView
7 110 (4.69%) Relational Database
8 102 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 89 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
10 69 (2.94%) MS Access
11 52 (2.22%) Qlik Sense
12 50 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
13 42 (1.79%) OLAP
14 33 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (1.20%) MySQL
17 26 (1.11%) Data Mining
18 25 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
19 24 (1.02%) Big Data
19 24 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 72 (3.07%) JIRA
2 32 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 26 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (0.85%) HP UFT
4 20 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 15 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.38%) Hudson
7 8 (0.34%) Toad
8 6 (0.26%) Selenium
9 5 (0.21%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.21%) Zephyr
10 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.13%) NUnit
11 3 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.13%) Subversion
11 3 (0.13%) TestRail
12 2 (0.085%) Moq
12 2 (0.085%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.085%) WebDriver
General
1 708 (30.22%) Finance
2 147 (6.27%) Retail
3 144 (6.15%) Marketing
4 137 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 69 (2.94%) Banking
6 58 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 43 (1.84%) Electronics
7 43 (1.84%) Legal
8 41 (1.75%) Law
9 40 (1.71%) Billing
10 26 (1.11%) Automotive
10 26 (1.11%) Back Office
11 18 (0.77%) Local Government
12 16 (0.68%) Advertising
12 16 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.68%) Publishing
13 15 (0.64%) Investment Banking
14 13 (0.55%) Aerospace
14 13 (0.55%) Games
15 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,032 (44.05%) Analyst
2 235 (10.03%) Data Analyst
3 196 (8.37%) Developer
4 130 (5.55%) Business Analyst
5 106 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 105 (4.48%) Support Analyst
7 99 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
8 85 (3.63%) Project Manager
9 81 (3.46%) Consultant
10 77 (3.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 73 (3.12%) PMO Analyst
12 69 (2.94%) Coordinator
13 67 (2.86%) Junior
14 66 (2.82%) Service Analyst
14 66 (2.82%) Support Engineer
15 63 (2.69%) SQL Analyst
16 62 (2.65%) Administrator
17 58 (2.48%) Applications Support
18 54 (2.30%) Insight Analyst
19 53 (2.26%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.46%) HTML
2 76 (3.24%) .NET
3 48 (2.05%) XML
4 33 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 33 (1.41%) CSS
5 21 (0.90%) JSON
5 21 (0.90%) Web Services
6 15 (0.64%) .NET Framework
7 14 (0.60%) ODBC
8 12 (0.51%) XSL
9 10 (0.43%) WPF
10 9 (0.38%) CSS3
10 9 (0.38%) MDX
11 8 (0.34%) jQuery
11 8 (0.34%) XSLT
12 7 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 7 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
12 7 (0.30%) React
12 7 (0.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 596 (25.44%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 125 (5.34%) Self-Motivation
4 70 (2.99%) Driving Licence
5 63 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.18%) Data Structures
7 49 (2.09%) Fibre Optics
8 40 (1.71%) Analytical Mindset
8 40 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 31 (1.32%) Smart Meter
10 28 (1.20%) User Experience
11 22 (0.94%) PMI
12 20 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
13 19 (0.81%) Social Media
14 17 (0.73%) e-Learning
15 14 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.55%) Smartphone
17 12 (0.51%) EPoS
18 10 (0.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 217 (9.26%) Windows
2 78 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 76 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 61 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 39 (1.66%) Linux
6 25 (1.07%) Windows XP
7 24 (1.02%) Windows 8
7 24 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (0.94%) Android
8 22 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (0.85%) Unix
10 17 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 12 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.21%) VMS
15 4 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
2 384 (16.39%) Problem-Solving
3 357 (15.24%) Project Management
4 294 (12.55%) Analytics
5 284 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 275 (11.74%) ITIL
7 244 (10.41%) Data Analysis
8 223 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 170 (7.26%) PRINCE2
10 160 (6.83%) Service Delivery
11 148 (6.32%) ETL
12 140 (5.98%) CRM
13 133 (5.68%) Visualisation
14 127 (5.42%) Time Management
15 125 (5.34%) Business Analysis
16 123 (5.25%) Change Management
17 117 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
17 117 (4.99%) Service Management
18 113 (4.82%) Mathematics
19 107 (4.57%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 747 (31.88%) SQL
2 268 (11.44%) VBA
3 166 (7.08%) T-SQL
4 116 (4.95%) C#
5 97 (4.14%) C
6 86 (3.67%) VB
7 81 (3.46%) Python
8 70 (2.99%) Java
9 48 (2.05%) PL/SQL
10 46 (1.96%) R
11 40 (1.71%) JavaScript
11 40 (1.71%) PowerShell
12 28 (1.20%) VB.NET
13 26 (1.11%) PHP
14 16 (0.68%) MATLAB
15 12 (0.51%) C++
16 11 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 9 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 9 (0.38%) VBScript
18 7 (0.30%) Go
Qualifications
1 296 (12.63%) Degree
2 80 (3.41%) Security Cleared
3 77 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (2.35%) MCP
5 49 (2.09%) SC Cleared
6 40 (1.71%) ISEB
7 31 (1.32%) MCSA
8 30 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 29 (1.24%) MCDST
9 29 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 28 (1.20%) ISTQB
11 27 (1.15%) MCITP
12 26 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 24 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 19 (0.81%) ACCA
16 18 (0.77%) CIMA
16 18 (0.77%) OCP
16 18 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
16 18 (0.77%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (8.96%) PMO
2 189 (8.07%) SLA
3 88 (3.76%) QA
4 83 (3.54%) Data Quality
5 61 (2.60%) GDPR
6 43 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (1.32%) ISO 9001
8 28 (1.20%) ISO 22301
9 5 (0.21%) IFRS
9 5 (0.21%) P3O
10 4 (0.17%) COBIT
10 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.13%) HAZOP
11 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.085%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.085%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.085%) PMBOK
System Software
1 131 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 12 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.21%) Docker
6 4 (0.17%) IAG
6 4 (0.17%) KVM
6 4 (0.17%) XenApp
7 2 (0.085%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.085%) vSphere
8 1 (0.043%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.043%) GPFS
8 1 (0.043%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.043%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
2 25 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (1.07%) HP ALM
3 21 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.21%) Ansible
9 5 (0.21%) WSUS
10 4 (0.17%) Mesos
10 4 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.17%) rkt
10 4 (0.17%) Terraform
11 3 (0.13%) Ambari
11 3 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (0.085%) Cacti
12 2 (0.085%) SafeCom
12 2 (0.085%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1,121 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 188 (8.02%) Tableau
3 178 (7.60%) Oracle
4 176 (7.51%) SAP
5 77 (3.29%) HP
6 68 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
7 67 (2.86%) Remedy
8 47 (2.01%) Cisco
9 46 (1.96%) Google
10 38 (1.62%) Dell
11 32 (1.37%) Apple
11 32 (1.37%) Cognos
12 31 (1.32%) Citrix
13 28 (1.20%) Adobe
13 28 (1.20%) Bloomberg
14 27 (1.15%) Sage
14 27 (1.15%) ServiceNow
15 25 (1.07%) Reuters
16 19 (0.81%) Hyperion
17 18 (0.77%) Sun