Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 133 123
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,013 1,669 3,957
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.66% 2.48% 2.74%
As % of the Applications category 35.45% 36.11% 33.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1,913 1,270 3,140
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,750 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,000 £39,226
Median % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.07% -1.94%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,938 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £66,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% -1.43%

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 with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8,499 4,622 11,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.50% 6.86% 8.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,354 3,594 9,243
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +1.32%
75th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £72,925 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% -

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel.

Salary trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 18 Job Locations

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 over the 6 months to 3 August 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
England +1 2,643 £42,500 - 703
UK excluding London +13 1,716 £39,000 +4.00% 500
London -6 1,075 £50,000 -1.96% 223
Work from Home +26 516 £42,500 +14.27% 81
South East -11 454 £42,500 +13.33% 96
North of England +16 411 £37,500 +4.17% 140
Midlands +9 369 £37,500 - 105
North West +32 233 £36,569 -2.48% 80
West Midlands 0 231 £39,000 +6.85% 61
East of England +22 166 £40,000 +5.26% 70
Yorkshire -24 141 £40,000 +19.40% 46
East Midlands +21 138 £37,500 -1.96% 43
South West -28 133 £35,000 +7.14% 63
Scotland -20 89 £37,500 -6.25% 11
Northern Ireland +16 56 £29,500 -26.25% 5
Wales -6 44 £34,500 -1.43% 12
North East -9 37 £32,000 -28.89% 14
Isle of Man -14 1 £42,500 +28.79%

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,475 (48.95%) Microsoft
2 1,260 (41.82%) Social Skills
3 1,126 (37.37%) SQL
4 1,025 (34.02%) Finance
5 953 (31.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 918 (30.47%) Microsoft Office
7 871 (28.91%) Analytical Skills
8 844 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
9 718 (23.83%) Power Platform
10 712 (23.63%) Power BI
11 596 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
12 542 (17.99%) Project Management
13 534 (17.72%) Degree
14 512 (16.99%) Analytics
15 425 (14.11%) SQL Server
16 422 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
17 410 (13.61%) Visualisation
18 393 (13.04%) Data Analysis
19 350 (11.62%) Management Information System
20 333 (11.05%) Tableau
21 311 (10.32%) Decision-Making
22 299 (9.92%) VBA
23 296 (9.82%) Python
23 296 (9.82%) MS Visio
24 291 (9.66%) Data Management
25 290 (9.62%) Retail
26 267 (8.86%) ETL
27 266 (8.83%) Service Delivery
28 264 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 260 (8.63%) Organisational Skills

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 53 (1.76%) SAS
3 49 (1.63%) Confluence
4 37 (1.23%) CMS
5 23 (0.76%) Oracle Workflow
6 19 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 12 (0.40%) Drupal
8 10 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.27%) WordPress
10 7 (0.23%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.23%) Joomla!
11 6 (0.20%) IIS
12 5 (0.17%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.13%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.100%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.100%) ArcSDE
14 3 (0.100%) Jetty
14 3 (0.100%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.066%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 953 (31.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 918 (30.47%) Microsoft Office
3 296 (9.82%) MS Visio
4 170 (5.64%) Microsoft Project
5 125 (4.15%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.80%) SPSS
7 13 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.40%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.20%) Revit
10 5 (0.17%) InDesign
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.100%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.100%) ProjectWise
12 3 (0.100%) RoboHelp
13 2 (0.066%) OmniGraffle
13 2 (0.066%) Stata
14 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.033%) EViews
14 1 (0.033%) Oracle Smart View
Business Applications
1 34 (1.13%) Maximo
2 31 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
3 30 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 30 (1.00%) Oracle Clinical
4 22 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 22 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 21 (0.70%) Oracle Assets
6 20 (0.66%) IBM Planning Analytics
7 19 (0.63%) SAP HR
8 14 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
8 14 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
9 13 (0.43%) NetSuite
10 12 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
11 11 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
11 11 (0.37%) Primavera
11 11 (0.37%) Sage 200
11 11 (0.37%) Shopify
12 10 (0.33%) SAP Business One
13 9 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 718 (23.83%) Power Platform
2 232 (7.70%) Azure
3 169 (5.61%) Microsoft 365
4 99 (3.29%) AWS
5 59 (1.96%) SaaS
6 41 (1.36%) Google Sheets
7 40 (1.33%) PowerApps
8 37 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
8 37 (1.23%) GCP
9 34 (1.13%) Google Analytics
10 33 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
11 25 (0.83%) Power Automate
12 20 (0.66%) Snowflake
13 19 (0.63%) Google Workspace
13 19 (0.63%) Smartsheet
14 18 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (0.46%) Google Ads
15 14 (0.46%) PaaS
16 13 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
17 11 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (1.63%) VPN
2 45 (1.49%) Internet
3 35 (1.16%) Firewall
4 34 (1.13%) DNS
5 33 (1.10%) Intranet
6 31 (1.03%) Skype
7 30 (1.00%) DHCP
8 28 (0.93%) WAN
9 26 (0.86%) LAN
10 25 (0.83%) TCP/IP
11 23 (0.76%) WebEx
12 21 (0.70%) VoIP
12 21 (0.70%) Wireless
13 18 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.50%) FTP
15 11 (0.37%) HTTP
16 9 (0.30%) BGP
17 8 (0.27%) IPsec
18 7 (0.23%) IP Telephony
18 7 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 712 (23.63%) Power BI
2 425 (14.11%) SQL Server
3 333 (11.05%) Tableau
4 264 (8.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 246 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 237 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
7 125 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 125 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 62 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
9 59 (1.96%) Data Mining
10 56 (1.86%) MS Access
11 51 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
12 48 (1.59%) Big Data
12 48 (1.59%) QlikView
13 46 (1.53%) RDBMS
14 43 (1.43%) Power Query
15 41 (1.36%) MySQL
16 38 (1.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 34 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
18 33 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 147 (4.88%) JIRA
2 40 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 36 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (1.13%) Visual Studio
5 31 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
6 23 (0.76%) Selenium
7 19 (0.63%) Axure RP
7 19 (0.63%) Git (software)
8 16 (0.53%) Subversion
9 10 (0.33%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.30%) HP UFT
11 8 (0.27%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.23%) NUnit
12 7 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.20%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.20%) TestNG
13 6 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.20%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.17%) Maven
General
1 1,260 (41.82%) Social Skills
2 1,025 (34.02%) Finance
3 871 (28.91%) Analytical Skills
4 290 (9.62%) Retail
5 260 (8.63%) Organisational Skills
6 259 (8.60%) Marketing
7 187 (6.21%) Presentation Skills
8 134 (4.45%) Banking
9 131 (4.35%) Law
10 110 (3.65%) Legal
11 91 (3.02%) Manufacturing
12 82 (2.72%) Telecoms
13 81 (2.69%) Pharmaceutical
14 70 (2.32%) Advertising
15 68 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
16 58 (1.92%) Public Sector
17 57 (1.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 40 (1.33%) Billing
19 36 (1.19%) Back Office
20 35 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,178 (39.10%) Analyst
2 389 (12.91%) Data Analyst
3 270 (8.96%) Developer
4 164 (5.44%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 136 (4.51%) Business Analyst
6 124 (4.12%) Project Manager
7 123 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 110 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 101 (3.35%) Consultant
10 96 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
11 92 (3.05%) SQL Analyst
12 74 (2.46%) SQL Developer
13 71 (2.36%) Service Analyst
14 69 (2.29%) Coordinator
14 69 (2.29%) Financial Analyst
15 68 (2.26%) Junior
16 65 (2.16%) SQL Data Analyst
17 64 (2.12%) Power BI Analyst
18 63 (2.09%) Data Manager
19 61 (2.02%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (3.39%) .NET
2 93 (3.09%) HTML
3 64 (2.12%) XML
4 48 (1.59%) JSON
5 43 (1.43%) CSS
6 33 (1.10%) MDX
7 31 (1.03%) Web Services
8 30 (1.00%) COM
8 30 (1.00%) REST
9 29 (0.96%) Middleware
10 28 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 28 (0.93%) ASP.NET
11 22 (0.73%) EDI
12 17 (0.56%) .NET Core
13 14 (0.46%) PySpark
13 14 (0.46%) RESTful
14 12 (0.40%) AngularJS
14 12 (0.40%) Kafka
14 12 (0.40%) ODBC
14 12 (0.40%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 350 (11.62%) Management Information System
2 156 (5.18%) Self-Motivation
3 58 (1.92%) User Experience
4 48 (1.59%) Analytical Mindset
5 46 (1.53%) Driving Licence
6 42 (1.39%) Data Centre
7 41 (1.36%) Derivative
8 39 (1.29%) Data Structures
9 34 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 32 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 30 (1.00%) CCTV
12 28 (0.93%) FMCG
13 24 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (0.76%) Fixed Income
14 23 (0.76%) NHS
15 20 (0.66%) Life Science
16 19 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
16 19 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.63%) PMI
16 19 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 210 (6.97%) Windows
2 74 (2.46%) Windows 10
3 55 (1.83%) Windows 7
4 51 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 37 (1.23%) Linux
6 26 (0.86%) Unix
7 18 (0.60%) Windows 8
8 15 (0.50%) Android
9 12 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.30%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.100%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.033%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.033%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 844 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
2 596 (19.78%) Problem-Solving
3 542 (17.99%) Project Management
4 512 (16.99%) Analytics
5 422 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
6 410 (13.61%) Visualisation
7 393 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 311 (10.32%) Decision-Making
9 291 (9.66%) Data Management
10 267 (8.86%) ETL
11 266 (8.83%) Service Delivery
12 246 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 218 (7.24%) Data Visualisation
14 204 (6.77%) Facilities Management
14 204 (6.77%) Mathematics
15 201 (6.67%) ERP
16 190 (6.31%) Data Modelling
17 189 (6.27%) Business Analysis
18 188 (6.24%) Line Management
19 185 (6.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,126 (37.37%) SQL
2 299 (9.92%) VBA
3 296 (9.82%) Python
4 186 (6.17%) T-SQL
5 170 (5.64%) C#
6 101 (3.35%) R
7 94 (3.12%) PowerShell
8 75 (2.49%) VB
9 73 (2.42%) JavaScript
10 65 (2.16%) Java
11 63 (2.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 51 (1.69%) PL/SQL
13 41 (1.36%) C
14 34 (1.13%) C++
15 21 (0.70%) PHP
16 19 (0.63%) VB.NET
17 16 (0.53%) TypeScript
18 14 (0.46%) MATLAB
19 11 (0.37%) Perl
20 9 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 534 (17.72%) Degree
2 74 (2.46%) Security Cleared
3 49 (1.63%) PMI Certification
4 42 (1.39%) Numerate Degree
5 36 (1.19%) PMP
5 36 (1.19%) SC Cleared
6 30 (1.00%) ACCA
7 28 (0.93%) APMP
8 27 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (0.83%) CIMA
10 23 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 22 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (0.66%) CISSP
12 20 (0.66%) HND
13 19 (0.63%) CIPD
14 16 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 15 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.46%) ISEB
17 13 (0.43%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 225 (7.47%) Data Quality
2 165 (5.48%) PMO
3 141 (4.68%) QA
3 141 (4.68%) SLA
4 107 (3.55%) GDPR
5 53 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (1.59%) Good Clinical Practice
7 26 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 26 (0.86%) Solvency II
8 21 (0.70%) COBIT
9 18 (0.60%) GRC
10 17 (0.56%) NIST
11 10 (0.33%) P3O
12 9 (0.30%) IFRS
12 9 (0.30%) ISO 9001
13 7 (0.23%) GxP
14 6 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 6 (0.20%) MiFID
14 6 (0.20%) NIST 800
System Software
1 82 (2.72%) Active Directory
2 26 (0.86%) Docker
2 26 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (0.27%) vSphere
6 5 (0.17%) RACF
7 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.100%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.033%) IAG
9 1 (0.033%) pfSense
9 1 (0.033%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (0.73%) SCCM
2 10 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (0.23%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.23%) RSA Archer
3 7 (0.23%) Terraform
4 6 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.17%) SCOM
5 5 (0.17%) zSecure
6 4 (0.13%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.13%) PaperCut
7 3 (0.100%) Grafana
7 3 (0.100%) Perfmon
7 3 (0.100%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.066%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.066%) Nessus
8 2 (0.066%) Plesk
9 1 (0.033%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.033%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1,475 (48.95%) Microsoft
2 207 (6.87%) Oracle
3 173 (5.74%) SAP
4 117 (3.88%) Google
5 93 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
6 83 (2.75%) ServiceNow
7 66 (2.19%) Cisco
8 39 (1.29%) Adobe
9 33 (1.10%) IBM
10 32 (1.06%) Cognos
10 32 (1.06%) Sage
11 31 (1.03%) Databricks
11 31 (1.03%) VMware
12 27 (0.90%) Apple
13 23 (0.76%) Alteryx
14 21 (0.70%) Workday
15 17 (0.56%) Avaya
16 14 (0.46%) Citrix
16 14 (0.46%) HubSpot
16 14 (0.46%) Veeam