Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 117 102 104
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 -20
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,819 5,170 5,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 3.10% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 33.68% 35.54% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3,056 4,057 4,124
UK median annual salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.43% - +6.06%

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 11,339 14,548 15,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.15% 8.74% 8.68%
Number of salaries quoted 8,886 11,295 11,872
UK median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,500 £22,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year -4.29% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -15 3,607 £39,500 -1.25% 683
UK excluding London -19 2,260 £34,500 -1.43% 536
London -13 1,477 £47,500 -1.04% 180
South East -22 693 £37,500 - 149
North of England -8 582 £32,000 -1.54% 129
Midlands -9 387 £34,000 -9.33% 95
North West +16 302 £32,500 -7.14% 74
West Midlands -13 259 £32,625 -13.00% 52
South West -18 246 £35,000 +0.72% 68
Yorkshire -39 229 £30,000 -7.69% 45
East of England -17 212 £35,000 -12.50% 62
East Midlands +25 126 £34,000 -2.86% 42
Scotland -35 66 £43,000 +1.18% 21
North East +8 51 £36,250 +31.82% 10
Wales -18 41 £32,000 -20.00% 8
Northern Ireland +12 34 £25,000 +19.05% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,863 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 1,397 (36.58%) SQL
3 1,246 (32.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1,239 (32.44%) Finance
5 1,211 (31.71%) Microsoft Office
6 952 (24.93%) Analytical Skills
7 843 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
8 640 (16.76%) SQL Server
9 633 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
10 632 (16.55%) Degree
11 577 (15.11%) Project Management
12 566 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
13 555 (14.53%) Analytics
14 512 (13.41%) VBA
14 512 (13.41%) Power Platform
15 509 (13.33%) Power BI
16 442 (11.57%) Data Analysis
17 440 (11.52%) MS Visio
18 438 (11.47%) Windows
19 364 (9.53%) Tableau
20 362 (9.48%) Visualisation
21 358 (9.37%) Management Information System
22 352 (9.22%) ITIL
23 347 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 329 (8.61%) Marketing
25 324 (8.48%) T-SQL
26 316 (8.27%) ETL
27 306 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 302 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
29 296 (7.75%) SharePoint

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
1 296 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 79 (2.07%) SAS
3 60 (1.57%) MS Exchange
4 50 (1.31%) Confluence
5 37 (0.97%) IIS
6 27 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 26 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 15 (0.39%) CMS
12 12 (0.31%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.31%) WordPress
13 9 (0.24%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.18%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.13%) Apache
17 4 (0.10%) Documentum
Applications
1 1,246 (32.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,211 (31.71%) Microsoft Office
3 440 (11.52%) MS Visio
4 283 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
5 129 (3.38%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (1.13%) SPSS
7 26 (0.68%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.37%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.18%) Revit
11 7 (0.18%) Stata
12 6 (0.16%) CATIA
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
14 2 (0.052%) Chatbot
14 2 (0.052%) Notepad++
14 2 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
14 2 (0.052%) Sketch
15 1 (0.026%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 43 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 19 (0.50%) Elite 3E
5 18 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.47%) Temenos T24
6 17 (0.45%) Carpe Diem
6 17 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 13 (0.34%) FastStats
8 12 (0.31%) NetSuite
9 10 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
10 9 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
11 8 (0.21%) Magento
11 8 (0.21%) SAP ERP
12 7 (0.18%) iTrent
12 7 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
13 6 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
13 6 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
13 6 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 512 (13.41%) Power Platform
2 249 (6.52%) Office 365
3 208 (5.45%) Azure
4 86 (2.25%) Google Analytics
5 84 (2.20%) AWS
6 63 (1.65%) SaaS
7 33 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
7 33 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
8 31 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 22 (0.58%) PaaS
10 19 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 16 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
13 13 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
13 13 (0.34%) OneDrive
14 12 (0.31%) AdWords
14 12 (0.31%) FinancialForce
14 12 (0.31%) GitHub
15 10 (0.26%) Responsys
16 9 (0.24%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.62%) Internet
2 96 (2.51%) LAN
3 90 (2.36%) VPN
4 84 (2.20%) WAN
5 80 (2.09%) Firewall
6 69 (1.81%) Wireless
7 61 (1.60%) TCP/IP
8 58 (1.52%) DNS
9 46 (1.20%) DHCP
10 42 (1.10%) Intranet
11 36 (0.94%) Network Security
11 36 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
11 36 (0.94%) Skype
12 32 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (0.73%) Broadband
14 24 (0.63%) VLAN
15 20 (0.52%) WebEx
16 19 (0.50%) VoIP
17 17 (0.45%) Ethernet
18 16 (0.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 509 (13.33%) Power BI
3 347 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 306 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 273 (7.15%) Data Warehouse
6 232 (6.07%) Relational Database
7 174 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 147 (3.85%) QlikView
9 94 (2.46%) MS Access
10 89 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
11 69 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 67 (1.75%) OLAP
13 65 (1.70%) Big Data
14 64 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
14 64 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
15 58 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
16 55 (1.44%) Data Mining
17 54 (1.41%) MySQL
18 46 (1.20%) PowerPivot
18 46 (1.20%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 161 (4.22%) JIRA
2 45 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 41 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 31 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 19 (0.50%) Subversion
7 17 (0.45%) HP UFT
8 16 (0.42%) LoadRunner
8 16 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
9 10 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.24%) Hudson
11 8 (0.21%) Jenkins
12 7 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.16%) NUnit
13 6 (0.16%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.10%) Moq
14 4 (0.10%) Selenium
15 3 (0.079%) TeamCity
15 3 (0.079%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 2 (0.052%) Toad
General
1 1,239 (32.44%) Finance
2 329 (8.61%) Marketing
3 241 (6.31%) Retail
4 191 (5.00%) Banking
4 191 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 124 (3.25%) Legal
6 117 (3.06%) Public Sector
7 84 (2.20%) Law
8 83 (2.17%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.73%) Advertising
10 65 (1.70%) Local Government
11 61 (1.60%) Billing
12 57 (1.49%) Back Office
13 53 (1.39%) Front Office
14 38 (1.00%) Investment Banking
15 33 (0.86%) Publishing
16 30 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.63%) Electronics
18 21 (0.55%) Aerospace
19 18 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,559 (40.82%) Analyst
2 435 (11.39%) Developer
3 386 (10.11%) Data Analyst
4 244 (6.39%) Business Analyst
5 198 (5.18%) Support Analyst
6 183 (4.79%) Consultant
7 166 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 158 (4.14%) Junior
9 146 (3.82%) Applications Support
10 141 (3.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 136 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 120 (3.14%) IT Support
13 119 (3.12%) SQL Analyst
14 116 (3.04%) SQL Developer
15 108 (2.83%) Administrator
16 104 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
17 103 (2.70%) IT Analyst
18 96 (2.51%) Excel Analyst
19 85 (2.23%) Support Engineer
20 83 (2.17%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (5.66%) .NET
2 125 (3.27%) HTML
3 74 (1.94%) ASP.NET
4 72 (1.89%) CSS
5 71 (1.86%) XML
6 48 (1.26%) JSON
7 41 (1.07%) Web Services
8 27 (0.71%) AngularJS
8 27 (0.71%) WPF
9 25 (0.65%) jQuery
10 24 (0.63%) WinForms
11 22 (0.58%) MDX
12 21 (0.55%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.45%) SOAP
14 16 (0.42%) Visualforce
15 14 (0.37%) D3.js
15 14 (0.37%) Google Chart
16 13 (0.34%) HTML5
17 12 (0.31%) COM
18 11 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 952 (24.93%) Analytical Skills
2 358 (9.37%) Management Information System
3 236 (6.18%) Self-Motivation
4 111 (2.91%) Driving Licence
5 86 (2.25%) User Experience
6 74 (1.94%) Fibre Optics
7 63 (1.65%) Data Centre
8 60 (1.57%) Blackberry
9 50 (1.31%) Social Media
10 45 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
11 44 (1.15%) PMI
12 39 (1.02%) Data Structures
12 39 (1.02%) Mobile App
13 36 (0.94%) Algorithms
14 35 (0.92%) FMCG
14 35 (0.92%) NHS
15 34 (0.89%) Virtual Team
16 32 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
17 28 (0.73%) iPhone
18 26 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 438 (11.47%) Windows
2 160 (4.19%) Windows 10
3 154 (4.03%) Windows Server
4 137 (3.59%) Windows 7
5 76 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (1.57%) Linux
7 50 (1.31%) Android
8 45 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (0.89%) Unix
10 33 (0.86%) Windows 8
11 31 (0.81%) Windows XP
12 24 (0.63%) Windows Vista
13 22 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 19 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.29%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.26%) Mac OS X
16 10 (0.26%) VMS
17 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.10%) CentOS
19 2 (0.052%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 843 (22.07%) Business Intelligence
2 633 (16.58%) Problem-Solving
3 577 (15.11%) Project Management
4 566 (14.82%) Agile Software Development
5 555 (14.53%) Analytics
6 442 (11.57%) Data Analysis
7 362 (9.48%) Visualisation
8 352 (9.22%) ITIL
9 316 (8.27%) ETL
10 302 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 268 (7.02%) CRM
12 257 (6.73%) PRINCE2
12 257 (6.73%) Project Delivery
13 238 (6.23%) Business Analysis
14 226 (5.92%) Data Modelling
15 197 (5.16%) Time Management
16 193 (5.05%) Data Visualisation
17 183 (4.79%) Data Management
18 181 (4.74%) Decision-Making
19 172 (4.50%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 1,397 (36.58%) SQL
2 512 (13.41%) VBA
3 324 (8.48%) T-SQL
4 243 (6.36%) C#
5 236 (6.18%) Python
6 177 (4.63%) VB
7 174 (4.56%) R
8 120 (3.14%) C
9 103 (2.70%) JavaScript
10 100 (2.62%) Java
11 91 (2.38%) PowerShell
12 74 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 56 (1.47%) C++
14 54 (1.41%) VB.NET
15 53 (1.39%) PHP
16 36 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 23 (0.60%) Apex Code
18 20 (0.52%) Perl
19 17 (0.45%) MATLAB
20 10 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 632 (16.55%) Degree
2 96 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 95 (2.49%) Security Cleared
4 78 (2.04%) PMI Certification
5 63 (1.65%) MCP
6 59 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 49 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (1.28%) PMP
8 46 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 34 (0.89%) CISM
10 31 (0.81%) CIMA
10 31 (0.81%) MCSA
11 30 (0.79%) DBS Check
11 30 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 29 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 29 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
13 28 (0.73%) ACCA
13 28 (0.73%) CCNA
13 28 (0.73%) CCNP
14 27 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (6.28%) PMO
2 216 (5.66%) SLA
3 197 (5.16%) Data Quality
4 154 (4.03%) QA
5 71 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 38 (1.00%) GDPR
7 35 (0.92%) ISO 22301
7 35 (0.92%) ISO 9001
8 15 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
9 14 (0.37%) COBIT
10 10 (0.26%) IFRS
10 10 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 8 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
12 7 (0.18%) EMIR
12 7 (0.18%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.18%) MiFID
12 7 (0.18%) P3O
12 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 5 (0.13%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 218 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 57 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 50 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.21%) vSphere
6 7 (0.18%) XenApp
7 5 (0.13%) Terminal Server
8 4 (0.10%) Docker
9 2 (0.052%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.052%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.052%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.052%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.026%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.026%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 74 (1.94%) SCCM
2 23 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (0.58%) HP ALM
4 20 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
5 19 (0.50%) Backup Exec
6 18 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 18 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 17 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (0.42%) EnCase
8 16 (0.42%) FTK
9 11 (0.29%) Ansible
10 7 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.13%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.13%) WSUS
12 4 (0.10%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.10%) Terraform
13 3 (0.079%) Failover Clustering
14 2 (0.052%) rkt
14 2 (0.052%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 1,863 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 364 (9.53%) Tableau
3 293 (7.67%) Oracle
4 197 (5.16%) SAP
5 163 (4.27%) Salesforce.com
6 114 (2.99%) Google
7 91 (2.38%) Cisco
8 83 (2.17%) HP
9 75 (1.96%) Adobe
10 68 (1.78%) Citrix
11 65 (1.70%) Remedy
12 61 (1.60%) ServiceNow
13 59 (1.54%) VMware
14 55 (1.44%) Alteryx
15 50 (1.31%) Apple
16 46 (1.20%) Cognos
17 42 (1.10%) IBM
18 41 (1.07%) Dell
19 40 (1.05%) Informatica
20 36 (0.94%) Bloomberg