Period
to 17 October 2021

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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 106 171 122
Rank change year-on-year +65 -49 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,920 981 3,761
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.15% 2.05% 2.74%
As % of the Applications category 37.43% 33.57% 33.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2,240 780 3,015
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,246 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £28,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £85,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.94% +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 10,472 2,922 11,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 6.10% 8.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,338 2,377 8,880
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,148 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +20.00% -5.06%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,542 £33,500
% change year-on-year -2.70% +15.05% -4.29%

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 17 October 2021.

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 17 October 2021. 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 +55 3,369 £42,500 -5.56% 664
UK excluding London +81 2,258 £38,500 +6.94% 495
London +24 1,336 £50,000 -4.76% 194
Work from Home +45 697 £42,971 -2.34% 81
North of England +65 569 £38,500 +2.67% 137
South East +26 545 £40,000 +6.67% 111
Midlands +41 427 £38,500 +13.24% 101
North West +60 352 £40,000 +6.67% 78
East of England +56 280 £35,000 +6.06% 65
West Midlands +16 259 £38,500 +2.67% 62
Yorkshire +10 171 £38,000 +3.27% 48
East Midlands +24 168 £37,500 +15.38% 39
South West +13 165 £37,500 +14.80% 50
Northern Ireland +21 109 £34,500 +46.81% 3
Scotland -20 93 £35,000 -2.78% 18
Wales +12 84 £33,750 -3.57% 10
North East +1 46 £32,000 -21.95% 11
Isle of Man -5 1 £42,500 +16.44%

For the 6 months to 17 October 2021, 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 1,885 (48.09%) Microsoft
2 1,700 (43.37%) Social Skills
3 1,388 (35.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1,284 (32.76%) SQL
5 1,222 (31.17%) Finance
6 1,161 (29.62%) Microsoft Office
7 1,113 (28.39%) Analytical Skills
8 1,008 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
9 892 (22.76%) Power Platform
10 886 (22.60%) Power BI
11 772 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
12 711 (18.14%) Analytics
13 708 (18.06%) Project Management
14 678 (17.30%) Degree
15 614 (15.66%) Retail
16 592 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
17 553 (14.11%) SQL Server
18 514 (13.11%) Management Information System
19 506 (12.91%) Data Analysis
20 500 (12.76%) Visualisation
21 436 (11.12%) Facilities Management
22 414 (10.56%) Service Delivery
23 394 (10.05%) Tableau
24 381 (9.72%) Python
25 377 (9.62%) Data Management
26 372 (9.49%) VBA
27 367 (9.36%) Marketing
28 355 (9.06%) Line Management
29 350 (8.93%) Decision-Making
30 345 (8.80%) 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
1 263 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 85 (2.17%) SAS
3 65 (1.66%) Confluence
4 45 (1.15%) CMS
5 35 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 26 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.28%) Drupal
8 10 (0.26%) IIS
9 8 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 7 (0.18%) Joomla!
10 7 (0.18%) Skype for Business
11 6 (0.15%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.13%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.10%) WordPress
14 3 (0.077%) FileNet
14 3 (0.077%) Papyrus
Applications
1 1,388 (35.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,161 (29.62%) Microsoft Office
3 279 (7.12%) MS Visio
4 240 (6.12%) Microsoft Project
5 138 (3.52%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.71%) SPSS
7 16 (0.41%) AutoCAD
8 15 (0.38%) Revit
9 12 (0.31%) Photoshop
10 9 (0.23%) Acrobat
11 6 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
12 5 (0.13%) Stata
13 4 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 4 (0.10%) InDesign
14 3 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
15 2 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.051%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.051%) ProjectWise
16 1 (0.026%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 75 (1.91%) Oracle Clinical
2 71 (1.81%) Maximo
3 48 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 34 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
5 23 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 23 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 22 (0.56%) Primavera
6 22 (0.56%) SAP HR
7 21 (0.54%) NetSuite
7 21 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
8 20 (0.51%) IBM Planning Analytics
9 19 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
10 14 (0.36%) SAP Business One
11 13 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
12 10 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
13 8 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 8 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 892 (22.76%) Power Platform
2 301 (7.68%) Azure
3 208 (5.31%) Microsoft 365
4 83 (2.12%) AWS
5 73 (1.86%) SaaS
6 65 (1.66%) Google Sheets
7 63 (1.61%) Google Analytics
8 48 (1.22%) GCP
9 45 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
10 40 (1.02%) Power Automate
11 38 (0.97%) PowerApps
12 29 (0.74%) Google Data Studio
13 28 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
14 27 (0.69%) OneDrive
15 22 (0.56%) Google Ads
16 21 (0.54%) Google Tag Manager
17 19 (0.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
17 19 (0.48%) PaaS
18 18 (0.46%) Adobe Analytics
18 18 (0.46%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.61%) VPN
2 53 (1.35%) Internet
3 45 (1.15%) DNS
4 41 (1.05%) Skype
5 40 (1.02%) Intranet
6 37 (0.94%) DHCP
6 37 (0.94%) Firewall
6 37 (0.94%) TCP/IP
7 29 (0.74%) WebEx
7 29 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
8 25 (0.64%) WAN
9 24 (0.61%) LAN
10 22 (0.56%) Wireless
11 14 (0.36%) Unified Communications
12 13 (0.33%) FTP
13 12 (0.31%) VoIP
14 10 (0.26%) Broadband
15 9 (0.23%) IPsec
16 8 (0.20%) BGP
17 7 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 886 (22.60%) Power BI
2 553 (14.11%) SQL Server
3 394 (10.05%) Tableau
4 296 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
5 294 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 277 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 176 (4.49%) Relational Database
8 135 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 113 (2.88%) MS Access
10 92 (2.35%) RDBMS
11 89 (2.27%) MySQL
12 88 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
13 66 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
14 54 (1.38%) Data Mining
15 48 (1.22%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 48 (1.22%) Big Data
16 47 (1.20%) Power Query
17 45 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
18 39 (0.99%) QlikView
19 38 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 195 (4.97%) JIRA
2 37 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
3 36 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 31 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 25 (0.64%) Axure RP
6 25 (0.64%) Selenium
7 22 (0.56%) Visual Studio
8 21 (0.54%) Subversion
9 13 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.20%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.18%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.18%) LSMW
11 7 (0.18%) Toad
11 7 (0.18%) WinDbg
12 6 (0.15%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.10%) GitLab
13 4 (0.10%) NUnit
13 4 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,700 (43.37%) Social Skills
2 1,222 (31.17%) Finance
3 1,113 (28.39%) Analytical Skills
4 614 (15.66%) Retail
5 367 (9.36%) Marketing
6 320 (8.16%) Organisational Skills
7 266 (6.79%) Presentation Skills
8 148 (3.78%) Legal
9 143 (3.65%) Law
10 139 (3.55%) Banking
11 129 (3.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 118 (3.01%) Manufacturing
13 104 (2.65%) Advertising
14 102 (2.60%) Public Sector
15 84 (2.14%) Telecoms
16 79 (2.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
17 73 (1.86%) Publishing
18 72 (1.84%) Influencing Skills
19 50 (1.28%) Games
20 42 (1.07%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,391 (35.48%) Analyst
2 460 (11.73%) Data Analyst
3 292 (7.45%) Developer
4 195 (4.97%) Project Manager
5 160 (4.08%) Business Analyst
6 146 (3.72%) Senior Analyst
7 136 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 130 (3.32%) Administrator
9 123 (3.14%) Support Analyst
10 117 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 117 (2.98%) Consultant
11 109 (2.78%) SQL Analyst
12 103 (2.63%) Coordinator
13 95 (2.42%) Data Manager
14 90 (2.30%) Insight Analyst
15 84 (2.14%) Senior Manager
16 83 (2.12%) SQL Developer
17 82 (2.09%) Data Engineer
18 79 (2.02%) Service Analyst
18 79 (2.02%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (2.98%) HTML
2 114 (2.91%) .NET
3 68 (1.73%) XML
4 57 (1.45%) JSON
5 34 (0.87%) CSS
6 31 (0.79%) COM
7 30 (0.77%) MDX
8 28 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 23 (0.59%) Web Services
10 22 (0.56%) ODBC
11 21 (0.54%) REST
12 19 (0.48%) EDI
13 18 (0.46%) ASP.NET
14 17 (0.43%) Node.js
15 15 (0.38%) Middleware
16 12 (0.31%) Kafka
17 11 (0.28%) OLE
17 11 (0.28%) RESTful
18 10 (0.26%) HTML5
19 9 (0.23%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 514 (13.11%) Management Information System
2 234 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
3 91 (2.32%) Driving Licence
4 80 (2.04%) User Experience
5 50 (1.28%) Analytical Mindset
6 49 (1.25%) Digital Media
7 48 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 40 (1.02%) Data Centre
8 40 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 39 (0.99%) Derivative
10 36 (0.92%) CCTV
11 35 (0.89%) NHS
12 34 (0.87%) FMCG
13 31 (0.79%) Life Science
13 31 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
14 29 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
15 28 (0.71%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.69%) Algorithms
16 27 (0.69%) Social Media
17 26 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 286 (7.30%) Windows
2 91 (2.32%) Windows 10
3 56 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 55 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 38 (0.97%) Linux
6 22 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 21 (0.54%) Unix
8 17 (0.43%) Android
9 16 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 14 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.10%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.077%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.077%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.077%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,008 (25.71%) Business Intelligence
2 772 (19.69%) Problem-Solving
3 711 (18.14%) Analytics
4 708 (18.06%) Project Management
5 592 (15.10%) Agile Software Development
6 506 (12.91%) Data Analysis
7 500 (12.76%) Visualisation
8 436 (11.12%) Facilities Management
9 414 (10.56%) Service Delivery
10 377 (9.62%) Data Management
11 355 (9.06%) Line Management
12 350 (8.93%) Decision-Making
13 345 (8.80%) Time Management
14 328 (8.37%) ETL
15 312 (7.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 296 (7.55%) Data Modelling
17 281 (7.17%) Data Visualisation
18 255 (6.51%) Mathematics
19 247 (6.30%) Information Security
20 227 (5.79%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 1,284 (32.76%) SQL
2 381 (9.72%) Python
3 372 (9.49%) VBA
4 250 (6.38%) C#
5 184 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 151 (3.85%) R
7 133 (3.39%) VB
8 107 (2.73%) JavaScript
9 97 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 96 (2.45%) C
11 63 (1.61%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 59 (1.51%) Java
12 59 (1.51%) PL/SQL
13 35 (0.89%) C++
14 34 (0.87%) PHP
15 26 (0.66%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.43%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.33%) MATLAB
18 10 (0.26%) Scala
18 10 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 678 (17.30%) Degree
2 90 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 58 (1.48%) PMI Certification
4 45 (1.15%) SC Cleared
5 43 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (1.05%) PMP
7 38 (0.97%) APMP
7 38 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
9 27 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (0.56%) ACCA
10 22 (0.56%) CIMA
10 22 (0.56%) CIPD
11 21 (0.54%) MCSA
12 18 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (0.43%) CCNA
13 17 (0.43%) HND
13 17 (0.43%) Master's Degree
13 17 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (5.89%) Data Quality
2 221 (5.64%) SLA
3 189 (4.82%) PMO
4 147 (3.75%) QA
5 119 (3.04%) GDPR
6 116 (2.96%) Good Clinical Practice
7 66 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 30 (0.77%) GRC
9 29 (0.74%) Solvency II
10 21 (0.54%) GMP
11 16 (0.41%) P3O
11 16 (0.41%) PCI DSS
12 14 (0.36%) COBIT
12 14 (0.36%) GxP
13 13 (0.33%) ISO 9001
14 12 (0.31%) GLP
15 9 (0.23%) NEBOSH
15 9 (0.23%) NIST
16 8 (0.20%) IFRS
16 8 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 99 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 22 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (0.43%) Docker
3 17 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.31%) BitLocker
5 7 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.077%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.051%) RACF
8 2 (0.051%) vSphere
9 1 (0.026%) HDFS
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.026%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (0.92%) SCCM
2 11 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (0.26%) Terraform
4 9 (0.23%) Matomo
5 7 (0.18%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.18%) Perfmon
6 6 (0.15%) SCOM
7 5 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
7 5 (0.13%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.077%) Control-M
8 3 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.051%) Ansible
9 2 (0.051%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.051%) MOM
9 2 (0.051%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.051%) Plesk
9 2 (0.051%) RSA Archer
9 2 (0.051%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.051%) zSecure
Vendors
1 1,885 (48.09%) Microsoft
2 310 (7.91%) Oracle
3 238 (6.07%) SAP
4 156 (3.98%) Google
5 123 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (1.66%) Cisco
7 63 (1.61%) ServiceNow
8 50 (1.28%) Adobe
9 47 (1.20%) Alteryx
10 46 (1.17%) Apple
11 33 (0.84%) Databricks
12 31 (0.79%) Cognos
12 31 (0.79%) Sage
13 30 (0.77%) IBM
14 29 (0.74%) VMware
15 25 (0.64%) DoubleClick
15 25 (0.64%) Splunk
15 25 (0.64%) Workday
16 24 (0.61%) Bloomberg
17 23 (0.59%) Reuters