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

Microsoft Excel
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 111 85
Rank change year-on-year +17 -26 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,909 2,839 3,714
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.15% 2.94% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 35.55% 33.00% 37.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 2,215 2,934
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,751
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,250 £55,175
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 8,182 8,602 9,814
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.86% 8.90% 8.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6,240 6,823 7,916
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -1.49%
10th Percentile £20,750 £21,125 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 18 October 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 October 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 -4 890 £40,000 +14.29% 148
North of England +21 672 £33,500 +3.08% 138
Midlands +14 498 £37,250 +6.43% 113
West Midlands +26 376 £37,500 +0.67% 69
East of England +32 366 £40,000 +14.29% 52
North West +7 333 £35,000 +6.87% 70
South West -6 296 £33,016 +3.17% 72
Yorkshire +24 275 £34,000 - 51
Scotland +26 121 £35,189 +0.54% 44
East Midlands -24 121 £35,000 +7.69% 43
Wales +25 76 £37,500 +15.38% 14
North East +23 64 £28,250 -10.32% 17
Northern Ireland -12 14 £21,000 -40.00% 6
Channel Islands - 3 £60,000 -
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,391 (47.82%) Microsoft
2 1,045 (35.92%) SQL
3 998 (34.31%) Finance
4 994 (34.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 837 (28.77%) Microsoft Office
6 683 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
7 555 (19.08%) SQL Server
8 541 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
9 474 (16.29%) Degree
10 454 (15.61%) Problem-Solving
11 437 (15.02%) Project Management
12 391 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 361 (12.41%) VBA
14 357 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
15 351 (12.07%) ITIL
16 330 (11.34%) Analytics
17 317 (10.90%) Windows
18 313 (10.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 298 (10.24%) T-SQL
19 298 (10.24%) MS Visio
20 292 (10.04%) Data Analysis
21 263 (9.04%) Power BI
22 257 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
23 246 (8.46%) SharePoint
23 246 (8.46%) SLA
24 244 (8.39%) Marketing
25 239 (8.22%) Microsoft Project
26 238 (8.18%) PRINCE2
27 224 (7.70%) CRM
28 211 (7.25%) Data Warehouse

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
1 246 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 78 (2.68%) SAS
3 46 (1.58%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (0.86%) Confluence
5 25 (0.86%) Skype for Business
6 24 (0.83%) IIS
7 21 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (0.69%) CMS
9 13 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.34%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.34%) ArcGIS
13 9 (0.31%) Apache
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.31%) WordPress
14 7 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 994 (34.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 837 (28.77%) Microsoft Office
3 298 (10.24%) MS Visio
4 239 (8.22%) Microsoft Project
5 78 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.69%) SPSS
7 10 (0.34%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.31%) FrameMaker
9 8 (0.28%) Simulink
9 8 (0.28%) Stateflow
10 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.24%) TargetLink
11 6 (0.21%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.14%) Open Workbench
13 2 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.069%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.034%) InDesign
14 1 (0.034%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.034%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 46 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.24%) Cognos TM1
3 30 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 23 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 20 (0.69%) NetSuite
6 20 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
7 13 (0.45%) HFM
8 10 (0.34%) FastStats
9 9 (0.31%) Primavera
9 9 (0.31%) SAP Business One
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (0.28%) ResourceLink
11 7 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
11 7 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
12 6 (0.21%) SAP BPC
13 5 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (0.17%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 115 (3.95%) Office 365
2 96 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.24%) Google Analytics
4 31 (1.07%) SaaS
5 29 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 28 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (0.72%) Serverless
8 16 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.45%) AdWords
10 12 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
11 9 (0.31%) Azure Data Factory
11 9 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
12 8 (0.28%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.28%) PaaS
13 7 (0.24%) IaaS
14 6 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (0.21%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.17%) AWS CodePipeline
15 5 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 105 (3.61%) Internet
2 53 (1.82%) LAN
3 50 (1.72%) VPN
4 46 (1.58%) WAN
5 34 (1.17%) Wireless
6 33 (1.13%) Intranet
7 32 (1.10%) Firewall
8 30 (1.03%) SMS
9 26 (0.89%) TCP/IP
10 25 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
11 24 (0.83%) Skype
12 21 (0.72%) VoIP
13 20 (0.69%) WebEx
14 18 (0.62%) Broadband
15 16 (0.55%) DNS
16 15 (0.52%) Network Security
17 13 (0.45%) ADSL
18 11 (0.38%) DHCP
18 11 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
19 10 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 555 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 391 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 313 (10.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 263 (9.04%) Power BI
5 211 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
6 198 (6.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 134 (4.61%) MS Access
8 101 (3.47%) Relational Database
9 99 (3.40%) Crystal Reports
10 78 (2.68%) QlikView
11 73 (2.51%) BusinessObjects
12 54 (1.86%) Data Mining
12 54 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
13 53 (1.82%) MySQL
14 51 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
15 48 (1.65%) GIS
15 48 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 39 (1.34%) OLAP
17 32 (1.10%) Big Data
17 32 (1.10%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 85 (2.92%) JIRA
2 56 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 12 (0.41%) Subversion
6 9 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (0.28%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.21%) Selenium
9 5 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 5 (0.17%) LSMW
9 5 (0.17%) Moq
9 5 (0.17%) MorphX
9 5 (0.17%) NUnit
9 5 (0.17%) TestRail
10 4 (0.14%) Ant
10 4 (0.14%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.14%) RStudio
11 3 (0.10%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.10%) webpack
General
1 998 (34.31%) Finance
2 244 (8.39%) Marketing
3 167 (5.74%) Retail
4 118 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 103 (3.54%) Manufacturing
6 97 (3.33%) Banking
7 69 (2.37%) Law
8 55 (1.89%) Legal
9 54 (1.86%) Back Office
10 41 (1.41%) Publishing
11 40 (1.38%) Advertising
12 36 (1.24%) Automotive
13 34 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 33 (1.13%) German Language
15 32 (1.10%) Billing
16 30 (1.03%) Investment Banking
17 26 (0.89%) Electronics
18 22 (0.76%) Games
19 18 (0.62%) French Language
20 17 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,135 (39.02%) Analyst
2 366 (12.58%) Developer
3 276 (9.49%) Data Analyst
4 137 (4.71%) Support Analyst
5 129 (4.43%) Administrator
5 129 (4.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 128 (4.40%) Project Manager
7 125 (4.30%) Business Analyst
8 111 (3.82%) SQL Developer
9 106 (3.64%) Service Analyst
10 102 (3.51%) Consultant
11 97 (3.33%) Service Manager
12 91 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
13 90 (3.09%) Junior
14 83 (2.85%) SQL Analyst
15 82 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 80 (2.75%) Systems Analyst
17 73 (2.51%) Graduate
18 72 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
19 70 (2.41%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (5.16%) .NET
2 121 (4.16%) HTML
3 78 (2.68%) CSS
4 70 (2.41%) XML
5 40 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 37 (1.27%) JSON
7 25 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 22 (0.76%) Web Services
9 21 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (0.72%) jQuery
10 17 (0.58%) Middleware
11 14 (0.48%) ADO.NET
11 14 (0.48%) Entity Framework
12 12 (0.41%) Flash
12 12 (0.41%) ODBC
13 11 (0.38%) Ajax
13 11 (0.38%) HTML5
14 10 (0.34%) SOAP
15 9 (0.31%) COM
15 9 (0.31%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 683 (23.48%) Analytical Skills
2 204 (7.01%) Management Information System
3 162 (5.57%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 85 (2.92%) Driving Licence
6 77 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 55 (1.89%) Virtual Team
8 33 (1.13%) Fintech
9 31 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 25 (0.86%) e-Learning
10 25 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (0.79%) EPoS
12 20 (0.69%) Life Science
13 19 (0.65%) User Experience
14 17 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
14 17 (0.58%) PMI
15 16 (0.55%) Blackberry
15 16 (0.55%) CMDB
16 15 (0.52%) Smart Meter
17 14 (0.48%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 317 (10.90%) Windows
2 96 (3.30%) Windows 10
3 93 (3.20%) Windows 7
4 91 (3.13%) Linux
5 63 (2.17%) Windows Server
6 43 (1.48%) Unix
7 28 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (0.83%) Android
10 19 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 19 (0.65%) Windows XP
11 16 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 13 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 11 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
13 11 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.31%) pSOS
14 9 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.24%) Solaris
15 7 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
2 454 (15.61%) Problem-Solving
3 437 (15.02%) Project Management
4 357 (12.27%) Agile Software Development
5 351 (12.07%) ITIL
6 330 (11.34%) Analytics
7 292 (10.04%) Data Analysis
8 257 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 238 (8.18%) PRINCE2
10 224 (7.70%) CRM
11 205 (7.05%) Service Delivery
12 200 (6.88%) ETL
13 180 (6.19%) Decision-Making
14 159 (5.47%) ITSM
15 151 (5.19%) Migration
16 146 (5.02%) Service Management
17 145 (4.98%) ERP
18 139 (4.78%) Visualisation
19 135 (4.64%) Time Management
20 131 (4.50%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,045 (35.92%) SQL
2 361 (12.41%) VBA
3 298 (10.24%) T-SQL
4 186 (6.39%) C#
5 121 (4.16%) JavaScript
6 106 (3.64%) Python
7 104 (3.58%) C
8 77 (2.65%) VB
9 72 (2.48%) Java
10 70 (2.41%) R
11 69 (2.37%) PowerShell
12 52 (1.79%) C++
13 51 (1.75%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.07%) PHP
15 26 (0.89%) VB.NET
16 19 (0.65%) Shell Script
17 15 (0.52%) MATLAB
18 12 (0.41%) Go
18 12 (0.41%) VBScript
19 10 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 474 (16.29%) Degree
2 124 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 92 (3.16%) SC Cleared
4 84 (2.89%) ISEB
5 48 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
5 48 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 38 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 38 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 35 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 32 (1.10%) PMP
10 18 (0.62%) CIMA
10 18 (0.62%) MCP
11 17 (0.58%) BC Cleared
12 16 (0.55%) MCDST
12 16 (0.55%) MCSE
13 15 (0.52%) ACCA
13 15 (0.52%) ISTQB
13 15 (0.52%) MCSA
14 13 (0.45%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (8.46%) SLA
2 192 (6.60%) PMO
3 107 (3.68%) QA
4 93 (3.20%) GDPR
5 87 (2.99%) Data Quality
6 29 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.55%) PCI DSS
8 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 8 (0.28%) P3O
10 7 (0.24%) HAZOP
11 5 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.10%) COBIT
12 3 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (0.10%) GAAP
12 3 (0.10%) GxP
13 2 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.034%) DO-178B
14 1 (0.034%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 158 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 34 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.52%) XenApp
4 13 (0.45%) Firmware
5 10 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.21%) RACF
8 5 (0.17%) Docker
9 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 3 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.069%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.069%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.034%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.034%) GPFS
12 1 (0.034%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.034%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 20 (0.69%) SCCM
3 15 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
4 13 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.21%) zSecure
6 5 (0.17%) Ansible
6 5 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.17%) Mesos
6 5 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.17%) rkt
6 5 (0.17%) Terraform
7 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.10%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.10%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.069%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.069%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.069%) SCSM
Vendors
1 1,391 (47.82%) Microsoft
2 187 (6.43%) Oracle
3 172 (5.91%) SAP
4 158 (5.43%) Tableau
5 114 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (2.23%) Google
7 59 (2.03%) Cognos
8 58 (1.99%) IBM
9 57 (1.96%) Citrix
10 52 (1.79%) Remedy
11 46 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 46 (1.58%) VMware
12 41 (1.41%) Cisco
13 39 (1.34%) HP
14 30 (1.03%) Hyperion
15 29 (1.00%) Sage
16 23 (0.79%) Alteryx
17 22 (0.76%) Adobe
17 22 (0.76%) Dell
18 21 (0.72%) Informatica