Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 161 119 102
Rank change year-on-year -42 -17 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,032 3,875 5,195
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.10% 2.74% 3.11%
As % of the Applications category 34.30% 33.62% 35.41%
Number of salaries quoted 860 3,180 4,154
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £66,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.43% - -

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 3,009 11,525 14,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.13% 8.16% 8.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2,354 9,017 11,373
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,250 £21,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,555 £33,600 £35,000
% change year-on-year +17.72% -4.00% +2.94%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel.

Salary trend for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 18 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 20 September 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 -46 965 £44,000 +10.00% 218
UK excluding London -43 568 £37,250 +6.43% 166
London -43 424 £52,500 +10.53% 65
South East -21 172 £37,500 - 42
North of England -32 143 £37,500 +15.38% 39
Midlands -7 108 £37,500 +10.29% 39
North West -20 81 £40,000 +23.08% 24
West Midlands -15 74 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Work from Home +23 72 £40,000 -15.79% 18
South West -8 62 £32,667 -6.67% 15
Yorkshire +17 52 £36,000 +20.00% 13
East of England +1 41 £35,000 - 19
East Midlands +13 34 £39,000 +14.71% 21
Scotland +64 19 £36,000 -15.29% 8
Wales +26 13 £35,500 +10.94% 3
North East -11 10 £41,000 +9.33% 2
Northern Ireland -4 9 £23,500 -6.00% 2
Isle of Man - 1 £36,500 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 536 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 442 (42.83%) SQL
3 355 (34.40%) Finance
4 316 (30.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 278 (26.94%) Microsoft Office
6 234 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
7 221 (21.41%) SQL Server
8 218 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
9 203 (19.67%) Power Platform
10 201 (19.48%) Power BI
11 192 (18.60%) Analytics
12 189 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
13 181 (17.54%) Degree
14 179 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
15 177 (17.15%) VBA
16 148 (14.34%) Data Analysis
17 126 (12.21%) Azure
18 116 (11.24%) Project Management
19 112 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 103 (9.98%) Python
21 99 (9.59%) MS Visio
22 92 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 91 (8.82%) ETL
24 90 (8.72%) .NET
25 89 (8.62%) Windows
26 86 (8.33%) Migration
27 83 (8.04%) Visualisation
27 83 (8.04%) Tableau
28 82 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
29 79 (7.66%) Business Analysis

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 56 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.33%) Confluence
3 22 (2.13%) SAS
4 12 (1.16%) IIS
5 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.58%) Apache
6 6 (0.58%) CMS
6 6 (0.58%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.29%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.19%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.097%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 316 (30.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 278 (26.94%) Microsoft Office
3 99 (9.59%) MS Visio
4 55 (5.33%) Microsoft Project
5 39 (3.78%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (1.36%) AutoCAD
7 7 (0.68%) SPSS
8 3 (0.29%) EPLAN
8 3 (0.29%) Stata
9 2 (0.19%) EViews
9 2 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.19%) Quantrix
9 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.097%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.097%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 16 (1.55%) NetSuite
2 11 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.39%) Endur
4 4 (0.39%) SAP BPC
4 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.29%) FastStats
5 3 (0.29%) Magento
5 3 (0.29%) Relativity
5 3 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.29%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.19%) Maximo
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.19%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDG
6 2 (0.19%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 203 (19.67%) Power Platform
2 126 (12.21%) Azure
3 38 (3.68%) AWS
4 31 (3.00%) SaaS
5 30 (2.91%) Office 365
6 21 (2.03%) Google Analytics
7 15 (1.45%) PowerApps
8 14 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.87%) GCP
10 8 (0.78%) Slack
11 7 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.68%) Google Tag Manager
12 6 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.58%) Serverless
13 5 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (0.48%) Trello
14 4 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
15 3 (0.29%) G Suite
15 3 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.71%) DNS
2 26 (2.52%) Firewall
3 24 (2.33%) LAN
3 24 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 23 (2.23%) DHCP
5 16 (1.55%) Wireless
6 15 (1.45%) WAN
7 14 (1.36%) VPN
8 13 (1.26%) VoIP
8 13 (1.26%) WLAN
9 12 (1.16%) Skype
10 11 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.97%) Internet
12 9 (0.87%) Ethernet
13 8 (0.78%) Network Security
14 7 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
15 5 (0.48%) FTP
16 4 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
16 4 (0.39%) Modbus
16 4 (0.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (21.41%) SQL Server
2 201 (19.48%) Power BI
3 112 (10.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (8.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
6 55 (5.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (3.59%) Relational Database
8 31 (3.00%) MS Access
9 30 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
10 24 (2.33%) MySQL
10 24 (2.33%) OLAP
10 24 (2.33%) QlikView
10 24 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.65%) Data Mining
11 17 (1.65%) MongoDB
11 17 (1.65%) NoSQL
11 17 (1.65%) OLTP
12 16 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 16 (1.55%) OLAP Cube
13 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (5.33%) JIRA
2 26 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 23 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.07%) Selenium
6 9 (0.87%) Cypress.io
6 9 (0.87%) SpecFlow
7 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.68%) Subversion
8 5 (0.48%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.48%) RStudio
9 4 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.29%) Ant
10 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.29%) Maven
10 3 (0.29%) Moq
10 3 (0.29%) MSTest
10 3 (0.29%) NUnit
10 3 (0.29%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 355 (34.40%) Finance
2 74 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 61 (5.91%) Marketing
4 47 (4.55%) Retail
5 46 (4.46%) Front Office
6 41 (3.97%) Banking
7 37 (3.59%) Legal
8 30 (2.91%) Law
9 22 (2.13%) Local Government
9 22 (2.13%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.94%) Public Sector
11 16 (1.55%) Back Office
12 15 (1.45%) Advertising
13 13 (1.26%) Billing
14 10 (0.97%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.78%) Electronics
16 6 (0.58%) French Language
16 6 (0.58%) German Language
16 6 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 364 (35.27%) Analyst
2 191 (18.51%) Developer
3 81 (7.85%) Data Analyst
4 57 (5.52%) Business Analyst
5 52 (5.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 47 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 44 (4.26%) Support Analyst
8 41 (3.97%) SQL Analyst
9 36 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 35 (3.39%) Applications Support
10 35 (3.39%) Project Manager
11 33 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 33 (3.20%) Consultant
12 29 (2.81%) IT Analyst
12 29 (2.81%) Support Engineer
13 26 (2.52%) Analytics Manager
13 26 (2.52%) Finance Manager
14 24 (2.33%) SQL BI Developer
15 22 (2.13%) PMO Analyst
15 22 (2.13%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (8.72%) .NET
2 59 (5.72%) HTML
3 58 (5.62%) XML
4 39 (3.78%) CSS
5 32 (3.10%) REST
6 30 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 27 (2.62%) JSON
8 26 (2.52%) .NET Framework
9 21 (2.03%) React
10 20 (1.94%) AngularJS
10 20 (1.94%) RESTful
10 20 (1.94%) SOAP
11 18 (1.74%) jQuery
12 14 (1.36%) Web Services
13 13 (1.26%) Entity Framework
13 13 (1.26%) WPF
14 12 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (1.16%) WCF
15 11 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 11 (1.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 234 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.01%) Management Information System
3 49 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
4 39 (3.78%) Derivative
5 35 (3.39%) Fixed Income
6 34 (3.29%) Hedge funds
7 33 (3.20%) Data Centre
8 31 (3.00%) OTC Derivatives
9 30 (2.91%) User Experience
10 28 (2.71%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.94%) CMDB
12 15 (1.45%) Analytical Mindset
13 14 (1.36%) Public Cloud
14 13 (1.26%) Data Structures
14 13 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
14 13 (1.26%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.87%) Reinsurance
18 8 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (8.62%) Windows
2 41 (3.97%) Linux
3 36 (3.49%) Windows 10
4 27 (2.62%) Windows 7
5 24 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.03%) Unix
7 10 (0.97%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.68%) Android
9 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.48%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.29%) HPUX
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.097%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (21.12%) Business Intelligence
2 192 (18.60%) Analytics
3 189 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (17.34%) Problem-Solving
5 148 (14.34%) Data Analysis
6 116 (11.24%) Project Management
7 91 (8.82%) ETL
8 86 (8.33%) Migration
9 83 (8.04%) Visualisation
10 79 (7.66%) Business Analysis
11 75 (7.27%) Scrum
12 71 (6.88%) Decision-Making
13 70 (6.78%) Data Analytics
14 69 (6.69%) Data Modelling
15 66 (6.40%) Time Management
16 63 (6.10%) Computer Science
17 61 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
18 55 (5.33%) Change Management
18 55 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
18 55 (5.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 442 (42.83%) SQL
2 177 (17.15%) VBA
3 103 (9.98%) Python
4 70 (6.78%) C#
5 58 (5.62%) VB
6 57 (5.52%) T-SQL
7 56 (5.43%) PowerShell
8 53 (5.14%) JavaScript
8 53 (5.14%) R
9 41 (3.97%) MATLAB
10 18 (1.74%) PHP
11 15 (1.45%) Java
12 12 (1.16%) C++
12 12 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.07%) TypeScript
13 11 (1.07%) VB6
14 10 (0.97%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 9 (0.87%) C
15 9 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (17.54%) Degree
2 38 (3.68%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 17 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.55%) CISSP
7 15 (1.45%) Master's Degree
7 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.36%) CISM
8 14 (1.36%) ISEB
9 12 (1.16%) CISA
10 11 (1.07%) CRISC
10 11 (1.07%) MCSA
11 10 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.87%) A+ Certification
12 9 (0.87%) CCNA
12 9 (0.87%) CIMA
12 9 (0.87%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.94%) QA
2 40 (3.88%) PMO
3 39 (3.78%) Data Quality
4 33 (3.20%) SLA
5 20 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (1.65%) NIST
7 15 (1.45%) GDPR
8 9 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.58%) IFRS
11 3 (0.29%) MiFID
12 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.19%) NCSC
12 2 (0.19%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.097%) COBIT
13 1 (0.097%) GAAP
13 1 (0.097%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 61 (5.91%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (1.26%) VMware Server
5 12 (1.16%) XenApp
6 6 (0.58%) Firmware
7 4 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.29%) Docker
8 3 (0.29%) vSphere
8 3 (0.29%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.097%) Cronacle
9 1 (0.097%) NFS
9 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (2.81%) SCCM
2 13 (1.26%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 13 (1.26%) WSUS
3 5 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.19%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (0.19%) Nessus
7 1 (0.097%) Ansible
7 1 (0.097%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.097%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.097%) Mesos
7 1 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.097%) Puppet
7 1 (0.097%) rkt
7 1 (0.097%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.097%) Terraform
Vendors
1 536 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.04%) Tableau
3 62 (6.01%) Oracle
4 48 (4.65%) SAP
5 41 (3.97%) Bloomberg
6 37 (3.59%) Google
7 27 (2.62%) VMware
8 24 (2.33%) ServiceNow
9 23 (2.23%) Cisco
10 22 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (1.55%) Citrix
11 16 (1.55%) HP
12 13 (1.26%) Apple
12 13 (1.26%) Autodesk
13 12 (1.16%) Cognos
14 11 (1.07%) Adobe
14 11 (1.07%) IBM
15 10 (0.97%) CheckPoint
15 10 (0.97%) JD Edwards
16 9 (0.87%) Remedy