Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 116 110
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6 -22
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,438 4,341 5,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.79% 2.87% 2.90%
As % of the Applications category 35.78% 33.23% 33.82%
Number of salaries quoted 2,759 3,381 4,079
UK median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £24,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% -2.86%

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 9,610 13,062 15,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.81% 8.63% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7,619 9,773 11,933
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,750 £21,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -1.52%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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 3,212 £40,788 -4.03% 769
UK excluding London +9 1,896 £36,500 +1.39% 625
London -9 1,417 £50,000 - 190
South East +14 682 £37,500 -6.25% 172
North of England +14 475 £37,500 +7.14% 156
Midlands -4 317 £37,500 +7.14% 112
North West +15 281 £35,000 -1.41% 87
West Midlands -6 223 £35,000 -1.41% 66
East of England +13 159 £35,000 -12.50% 69
South West -22 145 £35,000 - 69
Yorkshire +1 130 £40,000 +23.08% 53
East Midlands -3 94 £41,000 +26.15% 46
North East +23 64 £31,000 -8.82% 16
Wales +16 60 £35,000 -11.39% 16
Scotland -39 57 £37,500 +15.38% 23
Northern Ireland +2 6 £30,000 +30.43% 8
Channel Islands - 4 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 1,745 (50.76%) Microsoft
2 1,234 (35.89%) SQL
3 1,125 (32.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1,112 (32.34%) Microsoft Office
5 1,086 (31.59%) Finance
6 769 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
7 636 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
8 562 (16.35%) Project Management
9 554 (16.11%) Degree
10 551 (16.03%) SQL Server
11 527 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
12 516 (15.01%) Analytics
13 504 (14.66%) Power Platform
14 491 (14.28%) Power BI
15 474 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
16 462 (13.44%) VBA
17 428 (12.45%) MS Visio
18 404 (11.75%) Windows
19 351 (10.21%) Data Analysis
20 317 (9.22%) Tableau
21 314 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 277 (8.06%) Python
23 270 (7.85%) Visualisation
24 263 (7.65%) Management Information System
25 262 (7.62%) ITIL
26 256 (7.45%) Marketing
27 251 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 238 (6.92%) Office 365
29 234 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
30 229 (6.66%) Time Management

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
1 212 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.01%) Confluence
2 69 (2.01%) SAS
3 48 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 38 (1.11%) MS Exchange
5 36 (1.05%) IIS
6 34 (0.99%) CMS
7 19 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.41%) WordPress
9 12 (0.35%) Apache
10 11 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (0.26%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.15%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.15%) Oracle Coherence
15 4 (0.12%) Jupyter
Applications
1 1,125 (32.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,112 (32.34%) Microsoft Office
3 428 (12.45%) MS Visio
4 181 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
5 88 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
6 33 (0.96%) SPSS
7 26 (0.76%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.26%) Photoshop
10 7 (0.20%) Gliffy
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.12%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.12%) Notepad++
11 4 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.12%) Snagit
12 3 (0.087%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.087%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.087%) Revit
12 3 (0.087%) Sketch
12 3 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 67 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
3 19 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.52%) FastStats
5 17 (0.49%) Magento
6 14 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 11 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 11 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
8 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 8 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 8 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.20%) Elite 3E
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
10 7 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 7 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.20%) Veritas eDiscovery
11 6 (0.17%) assyst
11 6 (0.17%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 504 (14.66%) Power Platform
2 238 (6.92%) Office 365
3 210 (6.11%) Azure
4 79 (2.30%) AWS
4 79 (2.30%) SaaS
5 65 (1.89%) Google Analytics
6 54 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (0.64%) OneDrive
8 20 (0.58%) GCP
8 20 (0.58%) PowerApps
9 15 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
10 14 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
10 14 (0.41%) Microsoft Flow
11 13 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
11 13 (0.38%) GitHub
12 12 (0.35%) PaaS
12 12 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 10 (0.29%) BrowserStack
13 10 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 9 (0.26%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 98 (2.85%) Wireless
2 92 (2.68%) Internet
3 88 (2.56%) LAN
4 76 (2.21%) WAN
5 63 (1.83%) Skype
5 63 (1.83%) VPN
6 62 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
7 51 (1.48%) Firewall
8 48 (1.40%) TCP/IP
9 44 (1.28%) DNS
10 34 (0.99%) DHCP
11 32 (0.93%) VoIP
12 28 (0.81%) Network Security
13 26 (0.76%) Intranet
14 22 (0.64%) VLAN
15 21 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (0.55%) Ethernet
17 15 (0.44%) MPLS
18 13 (0.38%) BGP
18 13 (0.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 491 (14.28%) Power BI
3 314 (9.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 251 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 234 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
6 166 (4.83%) Relational Database
7 131 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 94 (2.73%) MS Access
9 92 (2.68%) MySQL
10 85 (2.47%) QlikView
11 66 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
12 65 (1.89%) Big Data
13 54 (1.57%) RDBMS
14 48 (1.40%) PowerPivot
15 47 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
16 41 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
17 37 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
18 36 (1.05%) Oracle Database
19 35 (1.02%) Data Mining
20 34 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 157 (4.57%) JIRA
2 52 (1.51%) Visual Studio
3 35 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 29 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (0.67%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.67%) Subversion
6 15 (0.44%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.29%) Selenium
8 7 (0.20%) GCC
8 7 (0.20%) Postman
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.17%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.15%) AutoIt
10 5 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.15%) Chocolatey
10 5 (0.15%) Katalon Studio
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.12%) Zephyr
General
1 1,086 (31.59%) Finance
2 256 (7.45%) Marketing
3 174 (5.06%) Legal
4 168 (4.89%) Retail
5 139 (4.04%) Banking
6 118 (3.43%) Telecoms
7 103 (3.00%) Law
8 81 (2.36%) Public Sector
9 78 (2.27%) Manufacturing
10 71 (2.07%) Advertising
11 67 (1.95%) Front Office
12 59 (1.72%) Back Office
13 50 (1.45%) Billing
14 40 (1.16%) Publishing
15 31 (0.90%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.76%) Local Government
17 21 (0.61%) Games
18 18 (0.52%) German Language
19 15 (0.44%) Aerospace
20 14 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,329 (38.66%) Analyst
2 403 (11.72%) Developer
3 295 (8.58%) Data Analyst
4 255 (7.42%) Support Analyst
5 219 (6.37%) Business Analyst
6 181 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 180 (5.24%) Consultant
8 150 (4.36%) Senior Analyst
9 147 (4.28%) IT Support
10 120 (3.49%) Applications Support
10 120 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 118 (3.43%) IT Analyst
12 102 (2.97%) Junior
13 99 (2.88%) Service Analyst
14 89 (2.59%) SQL Analyst
15 85 (2.47%) Report Analyst
16 83 (2.41%) Support Engineer
17 81 (2.36%) Applications Support Analyst
18 79 (2.30%) Administrator
19 76 (2.21%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (6.11%) .NET
2 138 (4.01%) HTML
3 85 (2.47%) XML
4 83 (2.41%) CSS
5 40 (1.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 40 (1.16%) Qt
6 39 (1.13%) REST
7 37 (1.08%) ASP.NET
7 37 (1.08%) SOAP
8 34 (0.99%) MDX
9 32 (0.93%) Web Services
10 26 (0.76%) JSON
11 22 (0.64%) jQuery
12 20 (0.58%) WPF
13 17 (0.49%) WinForms
14 16 (0.47%) HTML5
15 13 (0.38%) .NET Core
16 12 (0.35%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.29%) Node.js
17 10 (0.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 769 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 263 (7.65%) Management Information System
3 219 (6.37%) Self-Motivation
4 91 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 90 (2.62%) Driving Licence
6 84 (2.44%) User Experience
7 72 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
8 51 (1.48%) e-Learning
9 38 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
9 38 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 34 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 30 (0.87%) Fixed Income
12 29 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 29 (0.84%) CCTV
13 26 (0.76%) Derivative
14 25 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 23 (0.67%) Algorithms
16 22 (0.64%) iPhone
17 21 (0.61%) Replication
17 21 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 404 (11.75%) Windows
2 133 (3.87%) Windows 10
3 99 (2.88%) Linux
4 98 (2.85%) Windows 7
5 80 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 67 (1.95%) Android
7 43 (1.25%) Apple iOS
8 40 (1.16%) Unix
9 38 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 26 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (0.58%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 10 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.17%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.15%) CentOS
15 5 (0.15%) Solaris
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.087%) HPUX
17 3 (0.087%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.058%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (18.50%) Business Intelligence
2 562 (16.35%) Project Management
3 527 (15.33%) Problem-Solving
4 516 (15.01%) Analytics
5 474 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 351 (10.21%) Data Analysis
7 270 (7.85%) Visualisation
8 262 (7.62%) ITIL
9 229 (6.66%) Time Management
10 228 (6.63%) CRM
11 225 (6.54%) ETL
12 219 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 214 (6.22%) Project Delivery
14 202 (5.88%) Business Analysis
15 198 (5.76%) PRINCE2
16 189 (5.50%) Migration
17 179 (5.21%) Data Modelling
18 172 (5.00%) ERP
19 171 (4.97%) Change Management
20 164 (4.77%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,234 (35.89%) SQL
2 462 (13.44%) VBA
3 277 (8.06%) Python
4 202 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 199 (5.79%) C#
6 161 (4.68%) R
7 136 (3.96%) VB
8 103 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 96 (2.79%) PowerShell
10 80 (2.33%) C
11 76 (2.21%) Java
12 75 (2.18%) C++
13 68 (1.98%) PHP
14 46 (1.34%) VB.NET
15 45 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 41 (1.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 23 (0.67%) Shell Script
18 18 (0.52%) VBScript
19 14 (0.41%) Apex Code
20 11 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 554 (16.11%) Degree
2 88 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 66 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 61 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 59 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 55 (1.60%) PMP
7 37 (1.08%) ISEB
8 36 (1.05%) CIMA
9 34 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (0.90%) CISSP
10 31 (0.90%) MCSA
10 31 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 28 (0.81%) ACCA
12 27 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 25 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
14 23 (0.67%) CISM
15 22 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 21 (0.61%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.61%) Master's Degree
17 20 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (4.54%) QA
2 154 (4.48%) PMO
3 142 (4.13%) Data Quality
4 111 (3.23%) SLA
5 69 (2.01%) GDPR
6 36 (1.05%) Solvency II
7 21 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.41%) MiFID
9 13 (0.38%) EMIR
10 8 (0.23%) NCSC
10 8 (0.23%) NIST
11 7 (0.20%) P3O
11 7 (0.20%) PCI DSS
12 6 (0.17%) ITGC
13 5 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.15%) IFRS
13 5 (0.15%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 170 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 62 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 20 (0.58%) Firmware
5 18 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.35%) XenApp
7 8 (0.23%) vSphere
8 7 (0.20%) Xen
9 3 (0.087%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.087%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.087%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.058%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.029%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.029%) Cygwin
11 1 (0.029%) Docker
11 1 (0.029%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 66 (1.92%) SCCM
2 8 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (0.23%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 7 (0.20%) EnCase
3 7 (0.20%) FTK
4 6 (0.17%) Perfmon
5 5 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.12%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.087%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.087%) HP ALM
7 3 (0.087%) Nessus
7 3 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.058%) QRadar
8 2 (0.058%) WSUS
9 1 (0.029%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.029%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.029%) Kibana
9 1 (0.029%) Matomo
Vendors
1 1,745 (50.76%) Microsoft
2 317 (9.22%) Tableau
3 226 (6.57%) Oracle
4 159 (4.62%) SAP
5 107 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
6 103 (3.00%) Google
7 99 (2.88%) Cisco
8 74 (2.15%) Remedy
9 66 (1.92%) VMware
10 60 (1.75%) Citrix
11 59 (1.72%) Adobe
12 55 (1.60%) Bloomberg
13 49 (1.43%) Apple
14 47 (1.37%) Reuters
15 43 (1.25%) Cognos
15 43 (1.25%) ServiceNow
16 40 (1.16%) HP
17 37 (1.08%) IBM
18 34 (0.99%) WorldPay
19 32 (0.93%) Virgin Media