Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 106 86
Rank change year-on-year +3 -20 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 4,976 5,494 6,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.05% 3.05% 3.20%
As % of the Applications category 35.15% 35.00% 36.48%
Number of salaries quoted 3,968 4,152 4,887
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%

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 14,157 15,698 16,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.68% 8.71% 8.79%
Number of salaries quoted 10,878 12,238 13,712
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,119 £32,500
% change year-on-year +5.68% +1.90% -2.99%

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 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 17 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 16 November 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
England +1 4,694 £41,450 +3.63% 811
UK excluding London +8 2,794 £35,000 - 576
London -4 2,102 £50,000 +5.26% 291
South East -1 882 £40,000 +14.29% 125
North of England +19 660 £35,000 +7.69% 139
Midlands +15 486 £35,000 - 120
West Midlands +23 365 £35,500 +1.43% 70
North West +3 349 £35,000 +5.03% 76
East of England +21 309 £40,000 +14.29% 55
South West -2 268 £33,016 +1.59% 83
Yorkshire +18 252 £35,000 +7.69% 42
Scotland +37 123 £35,000 - 33
East Midlands -13 120 £34,500 +6.98% 50
Wales +35 76 £38,750 +25.00% 18
North East +18 59 £28,500 +5.56% 21
Northern Ireland -21 15 £21,000 -40.00% 5
Channel Islands -5 3 £60,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 2,270 (45.62%) Microsoft
2 1,983 (39.85%) Finance
3 1,857 (37.32%) SQL
4 1,683 (33.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1,489 (29.92%) Microsoft Office
6 1,104 (22.19%) Analytical Skills
7 1,046 (21.02%) SQL Server
8 965 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
9 824 (16.56%) Project Management
10 822 (16.52%) Degree
11 761 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
12 755 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
13 737 (14.81%) VBA
14 629 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 607 (12.20%) Analytics
16 575 (11.56%) T-SQL
17 574 (11.54%) MS Visio
18 557 (11.19%) ITIL
18 557 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 514 (10.33%) Windows
20 494 (9.93%) Data Analysis
21 468 (9.41%) Power BI
22 425 (8.54%) C#
23 423 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
24 417 (8.38%) SharePoint
25 416 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
26 406 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
27 401 (8.06%) ETL
28 395 (7.94%) Marketing
29 367 (7.38%) Banking

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
1 417 (8.38%) SharePoint
2 133 (2.67%) SAS
3 92 (1.85%) MS Exchange
4 60 (1.21%) Confluence
5 53 (1.07%) IIS
6 50 (1.00%) Skype for Business
7 44 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (0.74%) CMS
9 24 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 23 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 17 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.28%) WordPress
15 13 (0.26%) Apache
16 12 (0.24%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.24%) ArcGIS
16 12 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
16 12 (0.24%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1,683 (33.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,489 (29.92%) Microsoft Office
3 574 (11.54%) MS Visio
4 406 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
5 142 (2.85%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.60%) SPSS
7 20 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 18 (0.36%) Photoshop
9 15 (0.30%) Acrobat
9 15 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.18%) FrameMaker
11 7 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 7 (0.14%) Revit
12 5 (0.10%) InDesign
12 5 (0.10%) Open Workbench
12 5 (0.10%) Stata
13 4 (0.080%) Simulink
13 4 (0.080%) Stateflow
14 3 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.060%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 69 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.02%) Cognos TM1
3 42 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
4 37 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
5 30 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 23 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
7 21 (0.42%) NetSuite
8 17 (0.34%) SAP BPC
9 16 (0.32%) SAP CO
10 15 (0.30%) SAP FI
10 15 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
11 14 (0.28%) FastStats
11 14 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
12 13 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
13 11 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (0.22%) Primavera
13 11 (0.22%) Relativity
14 10 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
14 10 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 223 (4.48%) Office 365
2 170 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.53%) Google Analytics
4 66 (1.33%) SaaS
5 51 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
6 42 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
8 22 (0.44%) AdWords
9 19 (0.38%) Google Tag Manager
9 19 (0.38%) Serverless
10 16 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
10 16 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (0.30%) PaaS
12 14 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 10 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.18%) Data Lake Analytics
14 9 (0.18%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.18%) Slack
15 8 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 108 (2.17%) Internet
2 100 (2.01%) LAN
3 85 (1.71%) WAN
4 61 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 61 (1.23%) VPN
5 60 (1.21%) Firewall
6 52 (1.05%) Skype
6 52 (1.05%) VoIP
7 51 (1.02%) Network Security
8 50 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
9 42 (0.84%) Wireless
10 36 (0.72%) DNS
11 32 (0.64%) SMS
12 30 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
13 26 (0.52%) Broadband
13 26 (0.52%) DHCP
14 24 (0.48%) Ethernet
14 24 (0.48%) Intranet
15 22 (0.44%) WLAN
16 20 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,046 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 629 (12.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 557 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 468 (9.41%) Power BI
5 416 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
6 346 (6.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 198 (3.98%) Relational Database
8 182 (3.66%) MS Access
9 149 (2.99%) QlikView
10 135 (2.71%) BusinessObjects
11 111 (2.23%) Big Data
12 105 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
13 102 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
14 99 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 92 (1.85%) PowerPivot
16 90 (1.81%) Data Mining
17 75 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
18 73 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 72 (1.45%) RDBMS
20 71 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 154 (3.09%) JIRA
2 101 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 90 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 47 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 32 (0.64%) WinDbg
7 31 (0.62%) Subversion
8 15 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 14 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.24%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.24%) Maven
11 10 (0.20%) LSMW
12 9 (0.18%) Hudson
12 9 (0.18%) Selenium
13 8 (0.16%) RStudio
13 8 (0.16%) webpack
14 7 (0.14%) Moq
14 7 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
15 6 (0.12%) MorphX
15 6 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 1,983 (39.85%) Finance
2 395 (7.94%) Marketing
3 367 (7.38%) Banking
4 305 (6.13%) Retail
5 195 (3.92%) Legal
6 169 (3.40%) Telecoms
7 168 (3.38%) Law
8 133 (2.67%) Manufacturing
9 132 (2.65%) Front Office
10 117 (2.35%) Investment Banking
11 99 (1.99%) Back Office
12 92 (1.85%) Advertising
13 82 (1.65%) Publishing
14 60 (1.21%) Financial Institution
15 50 (1.00%) Billing
16 42 (0.84%) Automotive
16 42 (0.84%) Electronics
17 41 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
18 36 (0.72%) German Language
19 23 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,915 (38.48%) Analyst
2 808 (16.24%) Developer
3 421 (8.46%) Data Analyst
4 277 (5.57%) Business Analyst
5 265 (5.33%) Support Analyst
6 263 (5.29%) Project Manager
7 261 (5.25%) SQL Developer
8 247 (4.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 193 (3.88%) Consultant
10 183 (3.68%) Service Analyst
11 180 (3.62%) SQL Analyst
12 168 (3.38%) Administrator
13 166 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
14 150 (3.01%) Junior
15 136 (2.73%) Applications Support
16 123 (2.47%) PMO Analyst
17 121 (2.43%) Service Manager
18 120 (2.41%) Desktop Support
18 120 (2.41%) IT Analyst
19 116 (2.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (6.29%) .NET
2 216 (4.34%) HTML
3 156 (3.14%) XML
4 123 (2.47%) CSS
5 86 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 70 (1.41%) Web Services
7 65 (1.31%) .NET Framework
8 62 (1.25%) JSON
9 54 (1.09%) jQuery
10 34 (0.68%) WCF
11 29 (0.58%) MDX
12 28 (0.56%) COM
12 28 (0.56%) WPF
13 27 (0.54%) HTML5
14 25 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (0.44%) Entity Framework
16 21 (0.42%) AngularJS
17 20 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
18 19 (0.38%) Middleware
19 17 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,104 (22.19%) Analytical Skills
2 334 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 264 (5.31%) Self-Motivation
4 182 (3.66%) Computer Science
5 125 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 107 (2.15%) Fintech
7 101 (2.03%) Data Structures
8 92 (1.85%) Driving Licence
9 79 (1.59%) Virtual Team
10 72 (1.45%) Equities
11 58 (1.17%) User Experience
12 47 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
13 46 (0.92%) e-Learning
14 45 (0.90%) Blackberry
15 44 (0.88%) Algorithms
15 44 (0.88%) Derivative
15 44 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 40 (0.80%) Fixed Income
18 39 (0.78%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 514 (10.33%) Windows
2 153 (3.07%) Windows 10
2 153 (3.07%) Windows Server
3 122 (2.45%) Windows 7
4 112 (2.25%) Linux
5 71 (1.43%) Unix
6 60 (1.21%) Android
7 47 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 18 (0.36%) Windows XP
11 15 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 14 (0.28%) pSOS
13 13 (0.26%) Solaris
14 11 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.16%) AIX
16 8 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
17 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 965 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
2 824 (16.56%) Project Management
3 761 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
4 755 (15.17%) Problem-Solving
5 607 (12.20%) Analytics
6 557 (11.19%) ITIL
7 494 (9.93%) Data Analysis
8 423 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 401 (8.06%) ETL
10 363 (7.30%) PRINCE2
11 332 (6.67%) CRM
12 314 (6.31%) Visualisation
13 306 (6.15%) Decision-Making
14 288 (5.79%) Business Analysis
15 287 (5.77%) Mathematics
16 272 (5.47%) Change Management
17 265 (5.33%) Service Delivery
18 260 (5.23%) Time Management
19 249 (5.00%) Scrum
20 242 (4.86%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1,857 (37.32%) SQL
2 737 (14.81%) VBA
3 575 (11.56%) T-SQL
4 425 (8.54%) C#
5 218 (4.38%) JavaScript
6 207 (4.16%) Python
7 184 (3.70%) VB
8 161 (3.24%) Java
9 150 (3.01%) PL/SQL
10 140 (2.81%) PowerShell
11 133 (2.67%) C
12 123 (2.47%) R
13 107 (2.15%) C++
14 85 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 54 (1.09%) VBScript
16 41 (0.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 33 (0.66%) PHP
18 25 (0.50%) Perl
19 22 (0.44%) Shell Script
20 19 (0.38%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 822 (16.52%) Degree
2 151 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 114 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 86 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 86 (1.73%) ISEB
5 77 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 72 (1.45%) PMI Certification
7 62 (1.25%) PMP
8 53 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 49 (0.98%) A+ Certification
9 49 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 44 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
11 41 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 37 (0.74%) PhD
13 30 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 28 (0.56%) CIMA
14 28 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (0.50%) ACCA
15 25 (0.50%) MCSE
15 25 (0.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (6.87%) PMO
2 336 (6.75%) SLA
3 251 (5.04%) QA
4 236 (4.74%) Data Quality
5 155 (3.11%) GDPR
6 41 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.34%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 11 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 11 (0.22%) MiFID
10 10 (0.20%) COBIT
10 10 (0.20%) EMIR
11 7 (0.14%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.14%) SEPA
12 6 (0.12%) FATCA
12 6 (0.12%) P3O
13 5 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.10%) TARGET2
14 4 (0.080%) GxP
14 4 (0.080%) HAZOP
System Software
1 258 (5.18%) Active Directory
2 44 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.50%) XenApp
4 17 (0.34%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.24%) Firmware
7 11 (0.22%) Docker
8 6 (0.12%) RACF
8 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.080%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.080%) KVM
9 4 (0.080%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.080%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.060%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.040%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.040%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.040%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.020%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.020%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.020%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 66 (1.33%) SCCM
2 34 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 32 (0.64%) Perfmon
4 26 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
5 15 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
6 10 (0.20%) Ansible
7 9 (0.18%) HP ALM
7 9 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.16%) Control-M
8 8 (0.16%) Terraform
9 7 (0.14%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.12%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.12%) zSecure
11 5 (0.10%) Mesos
11 5 (0.10%) Nagios
11 5 (0.10%) Nessus
11 5 (0.10%) rkt
12 4 (0.080%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (0.080%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,270 (45.62%) Microsoft
2 361 (7.25%) Tableau
3 352 (7.07%) Oracle
4 262 (5.27%) SAP
5 183 (3.68%) Salesforce.com
6 129 (2.59%) Google
7 110 (2.21%) Cognos
8 103 (2.07%) Citrix
9 99 (1.99%) Adobe
10 88 (1.77%) IBM
11 86 (1.73%) Cisco
12 69 (1.39%) Bloomberg
13 60 (1.21%) Apple
13 60 (1.21%) Reuters
14 59 (1.19%) VMware
15 57 (1.15%) HP
16 56 (1.13%) Remedy
17 55 (1.11%) ServiceNow
18 41 (0.82%) Alteryx
19 36 (0.72%) Informatica