Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 93 80
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 5,337 5,745 6,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.07% 3.23% 3.40%
As % of the Applications category 35.85% 37.09% 36.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4,198 4,480 5,603
UK median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £21,963 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -

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 14,885 15,489 19,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.55% 8.72% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 11,562 12,221 15,580
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% +1.37%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,240 £21,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,750 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.73% +3.08% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -8 5,029 £40,000 +2.56% 761
UK excluding London +2 3,017 £35,000 +7.69% 573
London -14 2,193 £47,500 - 232
South East -14 921 £35,000 +6.06% 133
North of England +26 721 £32,500 - 143
Midlands -14 520 £34,000 +4.62% 107
East of England +1 384 £37,500 +15.38% 72
West Midlands +11 376 £34,000 -2.86% 74
Yorkshire +31 336 £31,250 -10.71% 65
North West +1 326 £33,000 +3.13% 67
South West +8 291 £33,000 +10.00% 72
East Midlands -23 143 £35,000 +14.75% 33
Scotland -12 141 £42,500 +32.81% 29
North East +25 59 £30,000 -6.25% 11
Wales +16 43 £35,000 +6.06% 14
Northern Ireland +11 16 £21,000 -30.00% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 2,488 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 2,038 (38.19%) Finance
3 2,022 (37.89%) SQL
4 1,753 (32.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1,514 (28.37%) Microsoft Office
6 1,319 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
7 1,210 (22.67%) SQL Server
8 1,019 (19.09%) Degree
9 971 (18.19%) Business Intelligence
10 892 (16.71%) VBA
11 859 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
12 780 (14.61%) Project Management
13 744 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
14 671 (12.57%) Windows
15 646 (12.10%) Analytics
16 602 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 589 (11.04%) MS Visio
18 581 (10.89%) Data Analysis
19 554 (10.38%) ITIL
20 552 (10.34%) T-SQL
21 503 (9.42%) C#
22 490 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 465 (8.71%) Marketing
24 446 (8.36%) Power BI
25 443 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
26 411 (7.70%) Microsoft Project
27 410 (7.68%) Tableau
28 381 (7.14%) Management Information System
29 373 (6.99%) ETL
30 371 (6.95%) Data Warehouse

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
1 323 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 184 (3.45%) SAS
3 90 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 70 (1.31%) Skype for Business
5 59 (1.11%) IIS
6 55 (1.03%) Confluence
7 40 (0.75%) Apache Spark
8 38 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 37 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 32 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 28 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 26 (0.49%) CMS
13 22 (0.41%) Apache
14 15 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
15 14 (0.26%) IBM Notes
16 13 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.21%) WordPress
18 8 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
18 8 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,753 (32.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,514 (28.37%) Microsoft Office
3 589 (11.04%) MS Visio
4 411 (7.70%) Microsoft Project
5 178 (3.34%) Spreadsheet
6 65 (1.22%) SPSS
7 23 (0.43%) Acrobat
8 15 (0.28%) Photoshop
9 13 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
9 13 (0.24%) Camtasia
10 11 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.17%) Simulink
12 8 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 8 (0.15%) Stateflow
13 7 (0.13%) InDesign
13 7 (0.13%) TargetLink
14 5 (0.094%) EViews
14 5 (0.094%) Stata
15 4 (0.075%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 56 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
3 43 (0.81%) NetSuite
4 36 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 35 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
6 31 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 22 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.32%) HFM
9 16 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
9 16 (0.30%) Relativity
9 16 (0.30%) SAP BPC
10 15 (0.28%) Elite 3E
10 15 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
11 14 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
12 13 (0.24%) Ringtail
13 10 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
13 10 (0.19%) FastStats
13 10 (0.19%) Primavera
13 10 (0.19%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 207 (3.88%) Office 365
2 195 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (1.84%) Google Analytics
4 77 (1.44%) SaaS
5 68 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (0.47%) AdWords
8 19 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 17 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
9 17 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 17 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 17 (0.32%) Serverless
10 15 (0.28%) Slack
11 14 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
12 13 (0.24%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
14 11 (0.21%) Trello
15 10 (0.19%) IaaS
15 10 (0.19%) PaaS
16 8 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 144 (2.70%) Internet
2 83 (1.56%) LAN
3 81 (1.52%) WAN
4 75 (1.41%) Skype
5 72 (1.35%) VPN
6 61 (1.14%) WebEx
7 60 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 56 (1.05%) Wireless
9 50 (0.94%) Intranet
10 48 (0.90%) Firewall
11 45 (0.84%) SMS
12 39 (0.73%) DNS
12 39 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
13 31 (0.58%) Network Security
14 28 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (0.49%) Broadband
16 22 (0.41%) Cisco IOS
17 20 (0.37%) DHCP
18 18 (0.34%) Ethernet
18 18 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,210 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 602 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 490 (9.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 446 (8.36%) Power BI
5 371 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
6 304 (5.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 233 (4.37%) MS Access
8 206 (3.86%) Relational Database
9 145 (2.72%) QlikView
10 140 (2.62%) BusinessObjects
11 135 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 124 (2.32%) Big Data
13 118 (2.21%) Crystal Reports
14 97 (1.82%) PowerPivot
15 96 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
16 94 (1.76%) Data Mining
17 93 (1.74%) MySQL
18 92 (1.72%) NoSQL
19 71 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
20 57 (1.07%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 163 (3.05%) JIRA
2 147 (2.75%) Visual Studio
3 126 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 95 (1.78%) Git (software)
5 51 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 42 (0.79%) Subversion
7 24 (0.45%) Selenium
8 23 (0.43%) Jenkins
8 23 (0.43%) NUnit
9 21 (0.39%) WinDbg
10 16 (0.30%) Eclipse
10 16 (0.30%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.15%) Maven
12 8 (0.15%) Rational DOORS
13 7 (0.13%) RStudio
14 6 (0.11%) Axure RP
14 6 (0.11%) LSMW
14 6 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
15 5 (0.094%) Cucumber
General
1 2,038 (38.19%) Finance
2 465 (8.71%) Marketing
3 348 (6.52%) Banking
4 335 (6.28%) Retail
5 209 (3.92%) Telecoms
6 198 (3.71%) Legal
7 178 (3.34%) Front Office
8 170 (3.19%) Law
9 125 (2.34%) Advertising
9 125 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 117 (2.19%) Investment Banking
11 92 (1.72%) Back Office
12 84 (1.57%) Publishing
13 66 (1.24%) Billing
14 55 (1.03%) Financial Institution
15 54 (1.01%) German Language
16 49 (0.92%) Electronics
17 46 (0.86%) Games
18 43 (0.81%) Local Government
19 38 (0.71%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2,121 (39.74%) Analyst
2 808 (15.14%) Developer
3 506 (9.48%) Data Analyst
4 296 (5.55%) Business Analyst
5 275 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 220 (4.12%) SQL Developer
7 218 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 214 (4.01%) Project Manager
9 196 (3.67%) Consultant
10 194 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 193 (3.62%) Junior
12 173 (3.24%) Systems Analyst
13 172 (3.22%) Service Analyst
14 163 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
15 160 (3.00%) SQL Analyst
16 143 (2.68%) Administrator
17 142 (2.66%) Report Analyst
18 137 (2.57%) C# Developer
19 133 (2.49%) Applications Support
20 129 (2.42%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 368 (6.90%) .NET
2 217 (4.07%) XML
3 205 (3.84%) HTML
4 138 (2.59%) CSS
5 90 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 89 (1.67%) WCF
7 71 (1.33%) Web Services
8 67 (1.26%) JSON
9 60 (1.12%) jQuery
10 58 (1.09%) .NET Framework
11 50 (0.94%) WPF
12 41 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
13 39 (0.73%) Entity Framework
14 38 (0.71%) MDX
14 38 (0.71%) WinForms
15 36 (0.67%) COM
16 30 (0.56%) XSLT
17 28 (0.52%) Ajax
18 27 (0.51%) HTML5
19 25 (0.47%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1,319 (24.71%) Analytical Skills
2 381 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 288 (5.40%) Computer Science
4 259 (4.85%) Self-Motivation
5 152 (2.85%) Data Centre
6 125 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 110 (2.06%) Fintech
8 95 (1.78%) Equities
9 80 (1.50%) Data Structures
10 77 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 70 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 68 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 65 (1.22%) Hedge funds
14 64 (1.20%) Derivative
15 62 (1.16%) User Experience
16 55 (1.03%) Fixed Income
17 54 (1.01%) e-Learning
18 47 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
19 40 (0.75%) Mobile App
20 38 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 671 (12.57%) Windows
2 200 (3.75%) Windows 7
3 173 (3.24%) Windows 10
4 158 (2.96%) Windows Server
5 152 (2.85%) Linux
6 86 (1.61%) Android
7 85 (1.59%) Unix
8 56 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (0.75%) Apple iOS
10 38 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (0.67%) Windows XP
12 23 (0.43%) Windows 8
13 17 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.26%) Windows Vista
16 13 (0.24%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.22%) pSOS
17 12 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.13%) CentOS
18 7 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (18.19%) Business Intelligence
2 859 (16.10%) Problem-Solving
3 780 (14.61%) Project Management
4 744 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
5 646 (12.10%) Analytics
6 581 (10.89%) Data Analysis
7 554 (10.38%) ITIL
8 443 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 373 (6.99%) ETL
10 358 (6.71%) PRINCE2
11 357 (6.69%) Mathematics
12 352 (6.60%) CRM
13 349 (6.54%) Visualisation
14 345 (6.46%) Service Delivery
15 322 (6.03%) Time Management
16 316 (5.92%) Business Analysis
17 313 (5.86%) Data Modelling
18 299 (5.60%) Decision-Making
19 291 (5.45%) Change Management
20 271 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,022 (37.89%) SQL
2 892 (16.71%) VBA
3 552 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 503 (9.42%) C#
5 245 (4.59%) Python
6 217 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 198 (3.71%) VB
8 195 (3.65%) C
9 179 (3.35%) Java
10 165 (3.09%) PowerShell
11 151 (2.83%) R
12 123 (2.30%) C++
13 94 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 87 (1.63%) VB.NET
15 67 (1.26%) MATLAB
16 55 (1.03%) PHP
17 53 (0.99%) VBScript
18 42 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 38 (0.71%) Perl
20 34 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1,019 (19.09%) Degree
2 147 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 139 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 127 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 112 (2.10%) ISEB
6 91 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 70 (1.31%) PMI Certification
8 57 (1.07%) PMP
8 57 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 56 (1.05%) Numerate Degree
10 55 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 53 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 52 (0.97%) CIMA
13 50 (0.94%) ACCA
14 49 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
15 42 (0.79%) MCSE
16 37 (0.69%) CCNA
17 36 (0.67%) A+ Certification
17 36 (0.67%) ISTQB
17 36 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 365 (6.84%) SLA
2 317 (5.94%) PMO
3 258 (4.83%) Data Quality
4 214 (4.01%) QA
5 115 (2.15%) GDPR
6 32 (0.60%) PCI DSS
7 27 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 22 (0.41%) Solvency II
9 18 (0.34%) MiFID
10 15 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 11 (0.21%) COBIT
12 10 (0.19%) EMIR
12 10 (0.19%) IFRS
12 10 (0.19%) P3O
13 8 (0.15%) ISO 9001
14 7 (0.13%) HAZOP
14 7 (0.13%) IFRS 9
14 7 (0.13%) SEPA
15 6 (0.11%) GAAP
15 6 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 270 (5.06%) Active Directory
2 60 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.24%) Firmware
4 11 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
4 11 (0.21%) XenApp
5 10 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 6 (0.11%) Docker
7 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.075%) vSphere
10 3 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.019%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.019%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.019%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.019%) RACF
11 1 (0.019%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 83 (1.56%) SCCM
2 76 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
4 21 (0.39%) Perfmon
5 19 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
6 11 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
7 10 (0.19%) WSUS
8 8 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.13%) Ansible
10 6 (0.11%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.11%) Control-M
10 6 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.094%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.094%) Netcool
11 5 (0.094%) NSN NetAct
11 5 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.075%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.075%) HP SiteScope
12 4 (0.075%) OpenView
12 4 (0.075%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2,488 (46.62%) Microsoft
2 410 (7.68%) Tableau
3 354 (6.63%) Oracle
4 234 (4.38%) SAP
5 174 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
6 144 (2.70%) Google
7 134 (2.51%) Cisco
8 111 (2.08%) Capita
8 111 (2.08%) Cognos
9 110 (2.06%) Adobe
10 101 (1.89%) Citrix
11 81 (1.52%) ServiceNow
12 79 (1.48%) Remedy
12 79 (1.48%) VMware
13 71 (1.33%) Apple
14 67 (1.26%) Bloomberg
15 65 (1.22%) IBM
16 64 (1.20%) Xerox
17 61 (1.14%) HP
18 57 (1.07%) iManage