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

Microsoft Excel
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 108 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,709 2,937 3,305
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 3.06% 2.91% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 34.49% 33.14% 36.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2,077 2,335 2,601
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,690 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,750
UK median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -1.32%

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 7,855 8,863 9,171
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 8.87% 8.77% 8.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,682 7,041 7,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.06% +1.54% -2.99%
10th Percentile £21,000 £21,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £56,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%

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 December 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 December 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 -3 848 £40,000 +6.67% 131
North of England +11 646 £35,000 +7.69% 121
Midlands +21 478 £35,000 - 105
North West +13 352 £35,000 +5.26% 67
West Midlands +28 345 £35,500 +1.43% 62
East of England +10 280 £40,000 +14.29% 65
South West +13 270 £35,000 +7.69% 80
Yorkshire +9 241 £35,000 +7.69% 43
East Midlands +12 132 £34,000 +13.33% 43
Scotland +31 122 £35,000 +2.94% 19
Wales +35 67 £38,250 +27.50% 17
North East +20 53 £28,500 +42.50% 11
Northern Ireland -26 18 £21,000 -40.00% 4
Channel Islands -6 2 £85,000 +61.90%
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1,243 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 955 (35.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 929 (34.29%) SQL
4 896 (33.07%) Finance
5 821 (30.31%) Microsoft Office
6 610 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
7 500 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
8 446 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
9 438 (16.17%) Project Management
10 430 (15.87%) SQL Server
11 401 (14.80%) Degree
12 343 (12.66%) ITIL
13 321 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 321 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
14 315 (11.63%) VBA
15 308 (11.37%) Analytics
16 286 (10.56%) MS Visio
17 282 (10.41%) Windows
18 281 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
19 257 (9.49%) Data Analysis
20 254 (9.38%) Power BI
21 245 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 241 (8.90%) T-SQL
23 239 (8.82%) SharePoint
24 230 (8.49%) PRINCE2
25 229 (8.45%) Microsoft Project
26 225 (8.31%) SLA
27 216 (7.97%) Marketing
27 216 (7.97%) PMO
28 214 (7.90%) Service Delivery

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
1 239 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 61 (2.25%) SAS
3 45 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 31 (1.14%) Confluence
5 23 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (0.85%) Skype for Business
6 17 (0.63%) CMS
6 17 (0.63%) IIS
7 13 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 10 (0.37%) WordPress
10 9 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.30%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 955 (35.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 821 (30.31%) Microsoft Office
3 286 (10.56%) MS Visio
4 229 (8.45%) Microsoft Project
5 60 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.66%) SPSS
7 12 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 10 (0.37%) Photoshop
9 9 (0.33%) FrameMaker
10 5 (0.18%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.074%) Simulink
11 2 (0.074%) Stateflow
11 2 (0.074%) TargetLink
12 1 (0.037%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.037%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.037%) Revit
12 1 (0.037%) Weka
12 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 47 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
4 21 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 19 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.41%) FastStats
6 11 (0.41%) SAP BPC
7 10 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 10 (0.37%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.37%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
8 9 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.26%) Primavera
10 7 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
12 5 (0.18%) ResourceLink
13 4 (0.15%) Magento
13 4 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 126 (4.65%) Office 365
2 93 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.55%) Google Analytics
4 34 (1.26%) SaaS
5 30 (1.11%) Dynamics 365
6 15 (0.55%) Serverless
7 11 (0.41%) AdWords
8 10 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
8 10 (0.37%) PaaS
9 9 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
9 9 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 9 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (0.33%) AWS CodePipeline
9 9 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
9 9 (0.33%) CloudFront
9 9 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.73%) Internet
2 45 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
3 44 (1.62%) VPN
4 43 (1.59%) LAN
5 40 (1.48%) Firewall
6 36 (1.33%) VoIP
7 35 (1.29%) WAN
8 32 (1.18%) Wireless
9 26 (0.96%) TCP/IP
10 21 (0.78%) Skype
11 19 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
11 19 (0.70%) SMS
12 17 (0.63%) Intranet
13 16 (0.59%) Broadband
14 14 (0.52%) Network Security
15 13 (0.48%) DNS
16 10 (0.37%) Bluetooth
16 10 (0.37%) DHCP
16 10 (0.37%) WebEx
16 10 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 321 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 254 (9.38%) Power BI
4 245 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 181 (6.68%) Data Warehouse
6 151 (5.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 112 (4.13%) MS Access
8 97 (3.58%) QlikView
9 95 (3.51%) Relational Database
10 73 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
11 70 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
12 51 (1.88%) Data Mining
13 48 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
14 46 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
15 44 (1.62%) MySQL
15 44 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
16 42 (1.55%) Big Data
17 37 (1.37%) GIS
18 30 (1.11%) OLAP
19 25 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 93 (3.43%) JIRA
2 45 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 23 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 22 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.44%) Subversion
6 7 (0.26%) Moq
7 6 (0.22%) Hudson
7 6 (0.22%) NUnit
7 6 (0.22%) RStudio
7 6 (0.22%) Selenium
8 5 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.18%) LSMW
8 5 (0.18%) MorphX
9 4 (0.15%) Ant
9 4 (0.15%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.15%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.11%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.11%) TestRail
11 2 (0.074%) Toad
General
1 896 (33.07%) Finance
2 216 (7.97%) Marketing
3 140 (5.17%) Retail
4 121 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 89 (3.29%) Banking
6 77 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 64 (2.36%) Back Office
8 57 (2.10%) Law
9 56 (2.07%) Legal
10 36 (1.33%) Billing
11 34 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (1.18%) Automotive
13 30 (1.11%) Investment Banking
14 27 (1.00%) Advertising
15 21 (0.78%) Publishing
16 20 (0.74%) German Language
17 19 (0.70%) Electronics
18 14 (0.52%) Financial Institution
19 12 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
20 10 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,043 (38.50%) Analyst
2 319 (11.78%) Developer
3 240 (8.86%) Data Analyst
4 142 (5.24%) Project Manager
5 131 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 121 (4.47%) Business Analyst
7 120 (4.43%) Support Analyst
8 116 (4.28%) Administrator
9 106 (3.91%) Consultant
10 98 (3.62%) Service Manager
11 92 (3.40%) Service Analyst
12 89 (3.29%) Senior Analyst
13 88 (3.25%) PMO Analyst
14 84 (3.10%) SQL Developer
15 78 (2.88%) Junior
16 75 (2.77%) SQL Analyst
17 73 (2.69%) Coordinator
18 67 (2.47%) Delivery Manager
19 66 (2.44%) IT Support
20 63 (2.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.91%) .NET
1 106 (3.91%) HTML
2 62 (2.29%) CSS
3 51 (1.88%) XML
4 30 (1.11%) ASP.NET
5 24 (0.89%) .NET Framework
6 23 (0.85%) Web Services
7 18 (0.66%) jQuery
8 15 (0.55%) JSON
9 14 (0.52%) ADO.NET
9 14 (0.52%) Entity Framework
10 10 (0.37%) Node.js
10 10 (0.37%) SAML
11 9 (0.33%) Flash
11 9 (0.33%) Middleware
12 8 (0.30%) WPF
12 8 (0.30%) XSL
13 7 (0.26%) Spring
13 7 (0.26%) Visualforce
13 7 (0.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 610 (22.52%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 157 (5.80%) Self-Motivation
4 83 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 78 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 39 (1.44%) Data Structures
7 36 (1.33%) Virtual Team
8 35 (1.29%) e-Learning
9 29 (1.07%) Fintech
10 26 (0.96%) Analytical Mindset
11 24 (0.89%) Life Science
12 22 (0.81%) EPoS
13 21 (0.78%) Social Media
14 20 (0.74%) PMI
14 20 (0.74%) User Experience
15 17 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
16 16 (0.59%) NHS
17 15 (0.55%) Smart Meter
18 14 (0.52%) Handset
19 13 (0.48%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 282 (10.41%) Windows
2 96 (3.54%) Windows 10
3 79 (2.92%) Windows 7
4 73 (2.69%) Linux
5 62 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 44 (1.62%) Unix
7 24 (0.89%) Android
8 21 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 16 (0.59%) Mac OS X
9 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.33%) Solaris
11 8 (0.30%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.26%) AIX
12 7 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
13 6 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.18%) pSOS
14 5 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
2 446 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
3 438 (16.17%) Project Management
4 343 (12.66%) ITIL
5 321 (11.85%) Agile Software Development
6 308 (11.37%) Analytics
7 281 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 257 (9.49%) Data Analysis
9 230 (8.49%) PRINCE2
10 214 (7.90%) Service Delivery
11 196 (7.24%) CRM
12 189 (6.98%) Decision-Making
13 162 (5.98%) ETL
14 155 (5.72%) ITSM
15 143 (5.28%) Migration
16 137 (5.06%) Visualisation
17 136 (5.02%) Time Management
18 132 (4.87%) Service Management
19 125 (4.61%) Change Management
20 117 (4.32%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 929 (34.29%) SQL
2 315 (11.63%) VBA
3 241 (8.90%) T-SQL
4 113 (4.17%) C#
5 100 (3.69%) C
6 98 (3.62%) JavaScript
7 89 (3.29%) Python
8 80 (2.95%) VB
9 56 (2.07%) R
10 52 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 51 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 50 (1.85%) Java
13 41 (1.51%) C++
14 18 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 17 (0.63%) PHP
16 14 (0.52%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 10 (0.37%) MATLAB
17 10 (0.37%) Tcl
18 9 (0.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 401 (14.80%) Degree
2 107 (3.95%) Security Cleared
3 91 (3.36%) SC Cleared
4 85 (3.14%) ISEB
5 46 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 41 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
7 38 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.33%) A+ Certification
9 35 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 32 (1.18%) PMP
12 31 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 18 (0.66%) PhD
14 17 (0.63%) ISTQB
15 16 (0.59%) HNC
16 14 (0.52%) Master's Degree
17 13 (0.48%) CIMA
17 13 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 12 (0.44%) HND
18 12 (0.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (8.31%) SLA
2 216 (7.97%) PMO
3 116 (4.28%) QA
4 115 (4.25%) GDPR
5 85 (3.14%) Data Quality
6 30 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 10 (0.37%) P3O
8 8 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.22%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 3 (0.11%) GxP
12 3 (0.11%) HAZOP
13 2 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
13 2 (0.074%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.037%) COBIT
14 1 (0.037%) GAAP
14 1 (0.037%) GAMP
14 1 (0.037%) GMP
System Software
1 166 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 31 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.59%) XenApp
4 9 (0.33%) Docker
4 9 (0.33%) Firmware
4 9 (0.33%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.22%) RACF
7 4 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (0.074%) GPFS
8 2 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.037%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.037%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.037%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (0.63%) SCCM
3 10 (0.37%) Ansible
3 10 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (0.33%) HP ALM
4 9 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.33%) Kubernetes
4 9 (0.33%) Mesos
4 9 (0.33%) rkt
4 9 (0.33%) Terraform
5 8 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (0.22%) zSecure
8 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.074%) Control-M
9 2 (0.074%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.037%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.037%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.037%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.037%) Salt
Vendors
1 1,243 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 171 (6.31%) SAP
3 168 (6.20%) Tableau
4 147 (5.43%) Oracle
5 112 (4.13%) Salesforce.com
6 60 (2.21%) IBM
7 59 (2.18%) Google
8 52 (1.92%) Citrix
9 43 (1.59%) HP
10 41 (1.51%) Remedy
10 41 (1.51%) VMware
11 35 (1.29%) Cisco
11 35 (1.29%) Cognos
12 33 (1.22%) ServiceNow
13 20 (0.74%) Adobe
14 19 (0.70%) Alteryx
15 18 (0.66%) Dell
16 16 (0.59%) Apple
16 16 (0.59%) Cadence
16 16 (0.59%) MicroStrategy