Period
to 21 May 2019

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

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 109 91
Rank change year-on-year -12 -18 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,969 4,989 5,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.90% 3.22%
As % of the Applications category 33.26% 34.27% 37.07%
Number of salaries quoted 3,048 3,948 4,339
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -

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 11,935 14,557 14,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.28% 8.48% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,924 11,374 11,751
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £22,750 £21,500 £21,908
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel.

Salary trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 16 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 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
England -11 3,717 £40,000 +2.56% 218
UK excluding London -6 2,343 £35,000 +2.94% 155
London -11 1,563 £50,000 +11.11% 72
South East -22 654 £38,500 +10.00% 41
North of England -10 580 £32,500 - 34
Midlands +2 410 £33,500 +1.52% 27
North West +31 325 £37,500 +13.64% 19
West Midlands -7 280 £35,000 +2.94% 18
South West +27 265 £35,000 +7.69% 19
East of England +16 244 £35,000 - 23
Yorkshire -41 206 £28,250 -11.72% 14
East Midlands +32 130 £32,500 - 9
Scotland +6 124 £37,500 -11.76% 6
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

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 with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1,821 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 1,387 (34.95%) SQL
3 1,359 (34.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1,348 (33.96%) Finance
5 1,246 (31.39%) Microsoft Office
6 1,029 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 780 (19.65%) Business Intelligence
8 686 (17.28%) Degree
9 667 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
10 649 (16.35%) Project Management
11 624 (15.72%) SQL Server
12 599 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
13 584 (14.71%) Analytics
14 574 (14.46%) VBA
15 501 (12.62%) Power Platform
16 492 (12.40%) Power BI
17 488 (12.30%) MS Visio
18 460 (11.59%) Data Analysis
19 406 (10.23%) ITIL
20 399 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 394 (9.93%) Tableau
22 375 (9.45%) Windows
23 355 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
24 338 (8.52%) SharePoint
25 323 (8.14%) Marketing
26 313 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
27 308 (7.76%) Visualisation
28 302 (7.61%) PMO
29 295 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
30 290 (7.31%) C#

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
1 338 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 90 (2.27%) SAS
3 71 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 57 (1.44%) Confluence
5 41 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 34 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (0.60%) Skype for Business
9 20 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 20 (0.50%) IIS
10 19 (0.48%) CMS
11 16 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.40%) WordPress
12 9 (0.23%) Apache
12 9 (0.23%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.20%) EPiServer
13 8 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1,359 (34.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,246 (31.39%) Microsoft Office
3 488 (12.30%) MS Visio
4 313 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
5 97 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
6 42 (1.06%) SPSS
7 16 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.28%) Stata
10 8 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.20%) CATIA
11 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
13 3 (0.076%) Figma
13 3 (0.076%) InDesign
13 3 (0.076%) InVision
13 3 (0.076%) Simulink
13 3 (0.076%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.076%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 39 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 20 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 17 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 14 (0.35%) Temenos T24
9 13 (0.33%) Elite 3E
9 13 (0.33%) iTrent
9 13 (0.33%) Magento
10 12 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
10 12 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
11 11 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
11 11 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
11 11 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
12 10 (0.25%) Primavera
12 10 (0.25%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 501 (12.62%) Power Platform
2 209 (5.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 206 (5.19%) Office 365
4 81 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
5 74 (1.86%) Google Analytics
6 64 (1.61%) SaaS
7 39 (0.98%) PaaS
8 27 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
9 19 (0.48%) AdWords
10 18 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.43%) GitHub
11 17 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
12 16 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
12 16 (0.40%) MailChimp
13 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
14 13 (0.33%) Azure Stack
15 12 (0.30%) FinancialForce
15 12 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 10 (0.25%) Basecamp
16 10 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (2.70%) LAN
2 89 (2.24%) VPN
3 88 (2.22%) WAN
4 82 (2.07%) Internet
5 80 (2.02%) TCP/IP
6 65 (1.64%) Firewall
7 64 (1.61%) Wireless
8 54 (1.36%) Network Security
9 40 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
10 39 (0.98%) DNS
11 38 (0.96%) Broadband
12 32 (0.81%) DHCP
13 31 (0.78%) Ethernet
14 28 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
15 26 (0.66%) Intranet
15 26 (0.66%) Skype
16 25 (0.63%) VoIP
17 23 (0.58%) VLAN
18 21 (0.53%) MPLS
19 16 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 624 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 492 (12.40%) Power BI
3 399 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 295 (7.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 238 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
6 203 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 194 (4.89%) Relational Database
8 188 (4.74%) QlikView
9 113 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
10 105 (2.65%) MS Access
11 88 (2.22%) Big Data
12 74 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 64 (1.61%) Crystal Reports
14 57 (1.44%) OLAP
15 54 (1.36%) Qlik Sense
16 45 (1.13%) Data Mining
16 45 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
17 42 (1.06%) PowerPivot
18 40 (1.01%) MySQL
19 37 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 178 (4.48%) JIRA
2 68 (1.71%) Visual Studio
3 58 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (0.88%) Git (software)
5 34 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 20 (0.50%) HP UFT
6 20 (0.50%) LoadRunner
7 19 (0.48%) Subversion
8 13 (0.33%) Hudson
9 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.23%) Selenium
11 8 (0.20%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.20%) Toad
12 7 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.15%) webpack
13 6 (0.15%) WinDbg
14 5 (0.13%) Zephyr
15 4 (0.10%) Maven
15 4 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 1,348 (33.96%) Finance
2 323 (8.14%) Marketing
3 244 (6.15%) Retail
4 229 (5.77%) Banking
5 184 (4.64%) Telecoms
6 107 (2.70%) Legal
7 78 (1.97%) Advertising
8 75 (1.89%) Law
8 75 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.66%) Front Office
10 57 (1.44%) Back Office
11 55 (1.39%) Electronics
12 52 (1.31%) Billing
13 48 (1.21%) Investment Banking
14 46 (1.16%) Financial Institution
15 38 (0.96%) Publishing
16 37 (0.93%) Automotive
17 22 (0.55%) Local Government
18 19 (0.48%) Games
19 18 (0.45%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,718 (43.29%) Analyst
2 443 (11.16%) Developer
3 401 (10.10%) Data Analyst
4 280 (7.05%) Business Analyst
5 179 (4.51%) Support Analyst
6 173 (4.36%) Consultant
7 169 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 154 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 144 (3.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 142 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
11 134 (3.38%) SQL Analyst
12 115 (2.90%) Junior
13 110 (2.77%) Applications Support
14 108 (2.72%) Service Analyst
15 103 (2.60%) SQL Developer
16 102 (2.57%) PMO Analyst
17 97 (2.44%) IT Analyst
18 96 (2.42%) Administrator
18 96 (2.42%) IT Support
19 95 (2.39%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (5.39%) .NET
2 135 (3.40%) HTML
3 88 (2.22%) XML
4 68 (1.71%) CSS
5 66 (1.66%) ASP.NET
6 52 (1.31%) JSON
7 51 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 40 (1.01%) .NET Framework
9 33 (0.83%) Web Services
10 32 (0.81%) WPF
11 22 (0.55%) jQuery
12 21 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (0.50%) React
13 20 (0.50%) SOAP
14 17 (0.43%) MDX
15 16 (0.40%) HTML5
16 15 (0.38%) CSS3
16 15 (0.38%) Middleware
16 15 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
17 14 (0.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1,029 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 282 (7.11%) Management Information System
3 196 (4.94%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 88 (2.22%) Data Structures
6 80 (2.02%) User Experience
7 79 (1.99%) Driving Licence
8 64 (1.61%) Social Media
9 59 (1.49%) Fintech
10 57 (1.44%) Fibre Optics
11 55 (1.39%) Blackberry
12 46 (1.16%) Analytical Mindset
13 39 (0.98%) Derivative
14 38 (0.96%) PMI
15 37 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 34 (0.86%) FMCG
17 33 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 33 (0.83%) Virtual Team
18 31 (0.78%) Smart Meter
19 30 (0.76%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 375 (9.45%) Windows
2 124 (3.12%) Windows 10
3 122 (3.07%) Windows 7
4 115 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 92 (2.32%) Linux
6 47 (1.18%) Android
7 44 (1.11%) Unix
8 41 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 38 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 25 (0.63%) Windows 8
12 21 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 20 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.25%) VMS
16 8 (0.20%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (19.65%) Business Intelligence
2 667 (16.81%) Problem-Solving
3 649 (16.35%) Project Management
4 599 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 584 (14.71%) Analytics
6 460 (11.59%) Data Analysis
7 406 (10.23%) ITIL
8 355 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 308 (7.76%) Visualisation
10 280 (7.05%) ETL
11 255 (6.42%) PRINCE2
12 244 (6.15%) CRM
13 227 (5.72%) Service Delivery
14 222 (5.59%) Business Analysis
14 222 (5.59%) Data Modelling
15 207 (5.22%) Time Management
16 206 (5.19%) Mathematics
17 204 (5.14%) Decision-Making
18 192 (4.84%) Change Management
19 183 (4.61%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,387 (34.95%) SQL
2 574 (14.46%) VBA
3 290 (7.31%) C#
4 281 (7.08%) T-SQL
5 247 (6.22%) Python
6 140 (3.53%) R
7 131 (3.30%) C
8 129 (3.25%) Java
9 120 (3.02%) VB
10 114 (2.87%) JavaScript
11 80 (2.02%) PowerShell
12 70 (1.76%) PL/SQL
13 53 (1.34%) VB.NET
14 52 (1.31%) C++
15 37 (0.93%) MATLAB
16 32 (0.81%) PHP
17 28 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (0.43%) VBScript
19 15 (0.38%) Perl
20 12 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 686 (17.28%) Degree
2 123 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 105 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 75 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 69 (1.74%) PMI Certification
7 63 (1.59%) MCP
8 52 (1.31%) ISEB
9 43 (1.08%) MCSA
10 40 (1.01%) PMP
11 35 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 35 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 34 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 34 (0.86%) MCDST
13 33 (0.83%) MCITP
14 32 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
15 31 (0.78%) ISTQB
16 25 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 24 (0.60%) CIMA
18 23 (0.58%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (7.61%) PMO
2 256 (6.45%) SLA
3 202 (5.09%) Data Quality
4 198 (4.99%) QA
5 94 (2.37%) GDPR
6 47 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 32 (0.81%) ISO 9001
8 28 (0.71%) ISO 22301
9 14 (0.35%) IFRS
10 11 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 8 (0.20%) P3O
13 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
14 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
14 6 (0.15%) COBIT
15 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 3 (0.076%) Basel III
16 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 3 (0.076%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 199 (5.01%) Active Directory
2 41 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (0.25%) XenApp
6 7 (0.18%) Docker
7 6 (0.15%) KVM
8 5 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.10%) IAG
10 3 (0.076%) vSphere
11 2 (0.050%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.050%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.025%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.025%) Cronacle
12 1 (0.025%) Firmware
12 1 (0.025%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 36 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 34 (0.86%) ServiceCenter
3 26 (0.66%) SCCM
4 25 (0.63%) HP ALM
5 22 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (0.20%) Ansible
9 8 (0.20%) Kubernetes
10 7 (0.18%) Nagios
10 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 6 (0.15%) Control-M
11 6 (0.15%) Nessus
11 6 (0.15%) Perfmon
12 5 (0.13%) WSUS
13 4 (0.10%) Mesos
13 4 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,821 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 394 (9.93%) Tableau
3 283 (7.13%) Oracle
4 235 (5.92%) SAP
5 150 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
6 107 (2.70%) Google
7 101 (2.54%) HP
8 88 (2.22%) Cisco
9 82 (2.07%) Adobe
10 75 (1.89%) Remedy
11 64 (1.61%) Citrix
12 62 (1.56%) Apple
13 54 (1.36%) ServiceNow
14 52 (1.31%) Bloomberg
14 52 (1.31%) Cognos
15 50 (1.26%) Reuters
16 48 (1.21%) Dell
17 42 (1.06%) VMware
18 37 (0.93%) Alteryx
19 33 (0.83%) Sage