Period
to 24 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 107 91
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,997 5,046 5,464
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.75% 2.93% 3.23%
As % of the Applications category 33.27% 34.45% 37.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3,070 3,989 4,368
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 £33,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +1.54%

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 12,014 14,649 14,732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.27% 8.50% 8.70%
Number of salaries quoted 9,005 11,443 11,818
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 £22,000
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 24 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 24 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 -14 3,741 £40,000 +2.22% 212
UK excluding London -7 2,378 £35,000 +2.94% 146
London -10 1,556 £50,000 +11.11% 72
South East -24 667 £39,000 +11.43% 42
North of England -5 587 £32,500 - 29
Midlands +3 416 £33,250 -0.75% 30
North West +27 326 £37,500 +15.38% 15
West Midlands -12 284 £35,000 +2.94% 22
South West +24 269 £35,000 +7.69% 16
East of England +10 245 £35,000 - 21
Yorkshire -41 211 £28,000 -12.50% 13
East Midlands +42 132 £32,500 - 8
Scotland +10 124 £37,500 -11.76% 4
North East +10 50 £33,000 +10.00% 1
Northern Ireland +2 41 £23,000 -20.00%
Wales +17 36 £36,072 +3.06% 5

For the 6 months to 24 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 1,858 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 1,400 (35.03%) SQL
3 1,364 (34.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1,356 (33.93%) Finance
5 1,264 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
6 1,037 (25.94%) Analytical Skills
7 798 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
8 683 (17.09%) Degree
9 670 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
10 651 (16.29%) Project Management
11 637 (15.94%) SQL Server
12 607 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
13 586 (14.66%) Analytics
14 579 (14.49%) VBA
15 511 (12.78%) Power Platform
16 502 (12.56%) Power BI
17 488 (12.21%) MS Visio
18 470 (11.76%) Data Analysis
19 409 (10.23%) ITIL
19 409 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 396 (9.91%) Tableau
21 377 (9.43%) Windows
22 349 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
23 338 (8.46%) SharePoint
24 322 (8.06%) Marketing
25 311 (7.78%) Microsoft Project
26 310 (7.76%) Visualisation
27 301 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 301 (7.53%) PMO
28 291 (7.28%) 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 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 91 (2.28%) SAS
3 71 (1.78%) MS Exchange
4 58 (1.45%) Confluence
5 41 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 35 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 34 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (0.58%) Skype for Business
10 20 (0.50%) Apache Spark
10 20 (0.50%) IIS
11 19 (0.48%) CMS
12 16 (0.40%) WordPress
13 15 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.23%) Apache
14 9 (0.23%) WebSphere
15 8 (0.20%) EPiServer
16 7 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1,364 (34.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,264 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
3 488 (12.21%) MS Visio
4 311 (7.78%) Microsoft Project
5 99 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
6 43 (1.08%) SPSS
7 17 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.28%) Stata
9 10 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
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 (0.075%) Figma
13 3 (0.075%) InDesign
13 3 (0.075%) InVision
13 3 (0.075%) Simulink
13 3 (0.075%) Stateflow
13 3 (0.075%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 40 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 23 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
5 18 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
6 17 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.38%) Temenos T24
8 13 (0.33%) Elite 3E
8 13 (0.33%) iTrent
8 13 (0.33%) Magento
8 13 (0.33%) SAP BPC
9 12 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 12 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
9 12 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
9 12 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
10 11 (0.28%) Carpe Diem
10 11 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 11 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
11 10 (0.25%) Primavera
11 10 (0.25%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 511 (12.78%) Power Platform
2 210 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 203 (5.08%) Office 365
4 81 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 73 (1.83%) Google Analytics
6 63 (1.58%) SaaS
7 40 (1.00%) PaaS
8 27 (0.68%) Adobe Analytics
9 18 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.43%) AdWords
10 17 (0.43%) GitHub
10 17 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
11 16 (0.40%) MailChimp
12 14 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
12 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.33%) Azure Stack
14 12 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.30%) FinancialForce
14 12 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 10 (0.25%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 109 (2.73%) LAN
2 90 (2.25%) VPN
2 90 (2.25%) WAN
3 83 (2.08%) Internet
4 81 (2.03%) TCP/IP
5 67 (1.68%) Wireless
6 65 (1.63%) Firewall
7 56 (1.40%) Network Security
8 38 (0.95%) Broadband
8 38 (0.95%) DNS
8 38 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (0.78%) DHCP
9 31 (0.78%) Remote Desktop
10 30 (0.75%) Ethernet
11 26 (0.65%) Intranet
11 26 (0.65%) Skype
12 23 (0.58%) MPLS
12 23 (0.58%) VoIP
13 22 (0.55%) VLAN
14 17 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 502 (12.56%) Power BI
3 409 (10.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 301 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 240 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
6 205 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 204 (5.10%) Relational Database
8 191 (4.78%) QlikView
9 110 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
10 105 (2.63%) MS Access
11 87 (2.18%) Big Data
12 71 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 66 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
14 60 (1.50%) OLAP
15 54 (1.35%) Qlik Sense
16 46 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
17 45 (1.13%) Data Mining
18 41 (1.03%) PowerPivot
19 39 (0.98%) MySQL
20 38 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 180 (4.50%) JIRA
2 67 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 56 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 35 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 35 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 22 (0.55%) HP UFT
5 22 (0.55%) LoadRunner
6 19 (0.48%) Subversion
7 14 (0.35%) Hudson
8 10 (0.25%) Eclipse
9 9 (0.23%) Selenium
10 8 (0.20%) Jenkins
10 8 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.20%) Toad
11 7 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.15%) webpack
12 6 (0.15%) WinDbg
13 5 (0.13%) Zephyr
14 4 (0.10%) Maven
14 4 (0.10%) NUnit
General
1 1,356 (33.93%) Finance
2 322 (8.06%) Marketing
3 243 (6.08%) Retail
4 230 (5.75%) Banking
5 185 (4.63%) Telecoms
6 109 (2.73%) Legal
7 79 (1.98%) Advertising
8 75 (1.88%) Law
8 75 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 64 (1.60%) Front Office
10 58 (1.45%) Back Office
11 54 (1.35%) Electronics
12 52 (1.30%) Billing
13 47 (1.18%) Investment Banking
14 46 (1.15%) Financial Institution
15 41 (1.03%) Publishing
16 35 (0.88%) Automotive
17 22 (0.55%) Local Government
18 21 (0.53%) Aerospace
19 19 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,738 (43.48%) Analyst
2 446 (11.16%) Developer
3 401 (10.03%) Data Analyst
4 283 (7.08%) Business Analyst
5 184 (4.60%) Support Analyst
6 176 (4.40%) Consultant
7 171 (4.28%) Project Manager
8 158 (3.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 148 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 143 (3.58%) Senior Analyst
11 136 (3.40%) SQL Analyst
12 119 (2.98%) Junior
13 112 (2.80%) Applications Support
14 110 (2.75%) Service Analyst
15 104 (2.60%) PMO Analyst
16 101 (2.53%) SQL Developer
17 98 (2.45%) IT Support
18 95 (2.38%) IT Analyst
19 94 (2.35%) Support Engineer
20 93 (2.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (5.45%) .NET
2 142 (3.55%) HTML
3 88 (2.20%) XML
4 71 (1.78%) CSS
5 69 (1.73%) ASP.NET
6 55 (1.38%) JSON
7 52 (1.30%) AngularJS
8 41 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 32 (0.80%) Web Services
10 29 (0.73%) WPF
11 23 (0.58%) jQuery
12 21 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 20 (0.50%) React
14 19 (0.48%) SOAP
15 17 (0.43%) HTML5
15 17 (0.43%) MDX
16 15 (0.38%) CSS3
16 15 (0.38%) Middleware
16 15 (0.38%) Natural Language Processing
17 14 (0.35%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1,037 (25.94%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (7.28%) Management Information System
3 203 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 90 (2.25%) Data Centre
5 85 (2.13%) Data Structures
6 84 (2.10%) Driving Licence
7 80 (2.00%) User Experience
8 64 (1.60%) Social Media
9 61 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
10 59 (1.48%) Fintech
11 56 (1.40%) Blackberry
12 47 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
13 42 (1.05%) Derivative
14 38 (0.95%) PMI
15 37 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
16 34 (0.85%) FMCG
16 34 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 32 (0.80%) Virtual Team
18 31 (0.78%) Smart Meter
19 30 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 377 (9.43%) Windows
2 125 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 123 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 114 (2.85%) Windows Server
5 91 (2.28%) Linux
6 45 (1.13%) Android
7 42 (1.05%) Unix
7 42 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 39 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 21 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 20 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.25%) VMS
15 8 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
18 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 798 (19.96%) Business Intelligence
2 670 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
3 651 (16.29%) Project Management
4 607 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
5 586 (14.66%) Analytics
6 470 (11.76%) Data Analysis
7 409 (10.23%) ITIL
8 349 (8.73%) Stakeholder Management
9 310 (7.76%) Visualisation
10 287 (7.18%) ETL
11 251 (6.28%) PRINCE2
12 248 (6.20%) CRM
13 226 (5.65%) Business Analysis
14 225 (5.63%) Data Modelling
15 224 (5.60%) Service Delivery
16 207 (5.18%) Time Management
17 206 (5.15%) Decision-Making
17 206 (5.15%) Mathematics
18 191 (4.78%) Change Management
19 184 (4.60%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,400 (35.03%) SQL
2 579 (14.49%) VBA
3 291 (7.28%) C#
4 288 (7.21%) T-SQL
5 246 (6.15%) Python
6 138 (3.45%) R
7 131 (3.28%) Java
8 130 (3.25%) C
9 125 (3.13%) VB
10 120 (3.00%) JavaScript
11 76 (1.90%) PowerShell
12 71 (1.78%) PL/SQL
13 54 (1.35%) VB.NET
14 53 (1.33%) C++
15 38 (0.95%) MATLAB
16 36 (0.90%) PHP
17 27 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 17 (0.43%) VBScript
19 16 (0.40%) Perl
20 12 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 683 (17.09%) Degree
2 128 (3.20%) Security Cleared
3 110 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 77 (1.93%) SC Cleared
6 69 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 66 (1.65%) MCP
8 49 (1.23%) ISEB
9 45 (1.13%) MCSA
10 40 (1.00%) PMP
11 37 (0.93%) MCDST
12 36 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 35 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 34 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 34 (0.85%) MCITP
15 32 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
16 29 (0.73%) ISTQB
17 25 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 24 (0.60%) CIMA
19 23 (0.58%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (7.53%) PMO
2 258 (6.45%) SLA
3 201 (5.03%) Data Quality
4 199 (4.98%) QA
5 93 (2.33%) GDPR
6 51 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 34 (0.85%) ISO 9001
8 30 (0.75%) ISO 22301
9 15 (0.38%) IFRS
10 11 (0.28%) Solvency II
11 9 (0.23%) IFRS 9
12 7 (0.18%) P3O
12 7 (0.18%) PMBOK
13 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
13 6 (0.15%) COBIT
14 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.075%) Basel II
15 3 (0.075%) GAAP
15 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 198 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 38 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.23%) XenApp
6 6 (0.15%) KVM
7 5 (0.13%) Docker
8 4 (0.10%) IAG
8 4 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.075%) vSphere
10 2 (0.050%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.050%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.025%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.025%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.025%) Firmware
11 1 (0.025%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
2 35 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
3 26 (0.65%) HP ALM
3 26 (0.65%) SCCM
4 23 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 14 (0.35%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.18%) Ansible
9 7 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.18%) Nagios
10 6 (0.15%) Control-M
10 6 (0.15%) Nessus
10 6 (0.15%) Perfmon
10 6 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (0.13%) WSUS
12 4 (0.10%) EnCase
12 4 (0.10%) FTK
12 4 (0.10%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,858 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 396 (9.91%) Tableau
3 289 (7.23%) Oracle
4 238 (5.95%) SAP
5 154 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 106 (2.65%) Google
7 104 (2.60%) HP
8 91 (2.28%) Cisco
9 78 (1.95%) Adobe
9 78 (1.95%) Remedy
10 65 (1.63%) Citrix
11 63 (1.58%) Apple
12 57 (1.43%) ServiceNow
13 54 (1.35%) Bloomberg
14 52 (1.30%) Cognos
14 52 (1.30%) Reuters
15 49 (1.23%) Dell
16 39 (0.98%) VMware
17 37 (0.93%) Alteryx
18 32 (0.80%) Sage