Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 108 96
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 4,430 5,085 5,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 2.92% 3.09%
As % of the Applications category 34.11% 34.23% 36.13%
Number of salaries quoted 3,485 3,952 4,387
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,404 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.01% - +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 12,988 14,855 15,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.58% 8.54% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9,700 11,676 12,433
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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 -5 4,194 £42,500 +6.25% 715
UK excluding London +3 2,432 £36,404 +4.01% 507
London -3 1,947 £50,000 +11.11% 256
South East -6 757 £40,000 +6.67% 144
North of England +8 585 £35,000 +7.69% 115
Midlands +14 438 £35,000 +7.69% 90
North West +10 334 £35,000 - 66
West Midlands +16 317 £35,500 +1.43% 57
East of England +6 247 £40,000 +14.29% 50
South West +10 229 £35,000 +7.69% 60
Yorkshire -9 202 £35,000 +7.69% 41
East Midlands +11 121 £32,500 +8.33% 33
Scotland +23 114 £35,377 +1.08% 32
Wales +40 65 £38,250 +41.67% 10
North East +18 49 £30,000 +41.18% 8
Northern Ireland -30 14 £22,000 -37.14% 6
Channel Islands -2 1 £85,000 +61.90%

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 1,970 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 1,656 (37.38%) Finance
3 1,652 (37.29%) SQL
4 1,505 (33.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1,396 (31.51%) Microsoft Office
6 976 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
7 861 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
8 829 (18.71%) SQL Server
9 758 (17.11%) Project Management
10 734 (16.57%) Degree
11 720 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
12 691 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
13 614 (13.86%) VBA
14 610 (13.77%) Analytics
15 527 (11.90%) MS Visio
16 522 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 503 (11.35%) ITIL
18 456 (10.29%) Data Analysis
19 454 (10.25%) Power BI
20 450 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 448 (10.11%) T-SQL
22 428 (9.66%) Windows
22 428 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
23 409 (9.23%) Microsoft Project
24 379 (8.56%) SharePoint
25 371 (8.37%) Tableau
26 367 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
27 355 (8.01%) Banking
28 353 (7.97%) C#
29 339 (7.65%) PRINCE2

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
1 379 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 110 (2.48%) SAS
3 77 (1.74%) MS Exchange
4 74 (1.67%) Confluence
5 40 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 36 (0.81%) CMS
7 32 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (0.72%) IIS
8 25 (0.56%) WordPress
9 22 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
11 13 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.25%) Apache
12 11 (0.25%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.18%) ArcGIS
13 8 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1,505 (33.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,396 (31.51%) Microsoft Office
3 527 (11.90%) MS Visio
4 409 (9.23%) Microsoft Project
5 104 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
6 31 (0.70%) SPSS
7 23 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 18 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.27%) Acrobat
10 11 (0.25%) AutoCAD
11 9 (0.20%) FrameMaker
12 5 (0.11%) InDesign
12 5 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 4 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
13 4 (0.090%) InVision
13 4 (0.090%) Revit
14 3 (0.068%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.068%) Stata
15 2 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.045%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 60 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
3 29 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 22 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 21 (0.47%) SAP BPC
6 18 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 17 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 17 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
8 16 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
9 14 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 12 (0.27%) FastStats
12 11 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 11 (0.25%) NetSuite
12 11 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
12 11 (0.25%) Primavera
13 10 (0.23%) Magento
14 9 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 207 (4.67%) Office 365
2 182 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (1.72%) Google Analytics
4 71 (1.60%) SaaS
5 59 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 23 (0.52%) AdWords
7 23 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
7 23 (0.52%) PaaS
8 22 (0.50%) Google Tag Manager
9 20 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 16 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
11 15 (0.34%) Serverless
12 13 (0.29%) MailChimp
13 12 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
13 12 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.25%) Slack
15 10 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.76%) Internet
2 76 (1.72%) LAN
3 63 (1.42%) VoIP
4 61 (1.38%) Firewall
4 61 (1.38%) WAN
5 51 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 50 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
7 49 (1.11%) Network Security
8 43 (0.97%) VPN
9 42 (0.95%) Skype
10 36 (0.81%) Broadband
11 31 (0.70%) DNS
11 31 (0.70%) Wireless
12 29 (0.65%) Ethernet
13 28 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
14 26 (0.59%) DHCP
15 24 (0.54%) Cisco IOS
16 23 (0.52%) Intranet
17 21 (0.47%) MPLS
18 20 (0.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 829 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 522 (11.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 454 (10.25%) Power BI
4 450 (10.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 367 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
6 311 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 177 (4.00%) Relational Database
8 163 (3.68%) QlikView
9 148 (3.34%) MS Access
10 107 (2.42%) Big Data
11 100 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
12 83 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
13 79 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 70 (1.58%) Data Mining
15 67 (1.51%) PowerPivot
16 66 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
17 64 (1.44%) RDBMS
18 61 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 60 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
20 57 (1.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 172 (3.88%) JIRA
2 76 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 51 (1.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 48 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (0.84%) Subversion
6 22 (0.50%) WinDbg
7 21 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 12 (0.27%) Hudson
9 11 (0.25%) webpack
10 10 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
11 8 (0.18%) Moq
11 8 (0.18%) Selenium
12 7 (0.16%) Maven
12 7 (0.16%) NUnit
13 6 (0.14%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.14%) LSMW
13 6 (0.14%) MorphX
13 6 (0.14%) TeamCity
14 5 (0.11%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1,656 (37.38%) Finance
2 355 (8.01%) Banking
3 338 (7.63%) Marketing
4 249 (5.62%) Retail
5 167 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 163 (3.68%) Legal
7 143 (3.23%) Law
8 99 (2.23%) Manufacturing
9 96 (2.17%) Investment Banking
10 92 (2.08%) Front Office
11 86 (1.94%) Advertising
12 75 (1.69%) Back Office
13 73 (1.65%) Publishing
14 71 (1.60%) Financial Institution
15 50 (1.13%) Electronics
16 47 (1.06%) Billing
17 36 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
18 32 (0.72%) Automotive
19 18 (0.41%) German Language
20 16 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 1,715 (38.71%) Analyst
2 696 (15.71%) Developer
3 389 (8.78%) Data Analyst
4 276 (6.23%) Business Analyst
5 237 (5.35%) Project Manager
6 230 (5.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 210 (4.74%) Support Analyst
8 201 (4.54%) Consultant
9 195 (4.40%) SQL Developer
10 167 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
11 149 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
12 145 (3.27%) Service Analyst
13 137 (3.09%) Junior
14 132 (2.98%) Administrator
15 123 (2.78%) PMO Analyst
16 122 (2.75%) Coordinator
16 122 (2.75%) IT Analyst
17 109 (2.46%) Service Manager
18 102 (2.30%) Applications Support
19 97 (2.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 273 (6.16%) .NET
2 191 (4.31%) HTML
3 113 (2.55%) XML
4 103 (2.33%) CSS
5 78 (1.76%) ASP.NET
6 63 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 60 (1.35%) JSON
8 57 (1.29%) Web Services
9 52 (1.17%) jQuery
10 40 (0.90%) AngularJS
11 31 (0.70%) WPF
12 23 (0.52%) React
13 22 (0.50%) HTML5
13 22 (0.50%) SOAP
14 20 (0.45%) CSS3
15 18 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
16 17 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
16 17 (0.38%) COM
17 16 (0.36%) Middleware
18 15 (0.34%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 976 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 295 (6.66%) Management Information System
3 221 (4.99%) Self-Motivation
4 112 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 104 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 81 (1.83%) Fintech
7 71 (1.60%) User Experience
8 66 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 51 (1.15%) e-Learning
9 51 (1.15%) Social Media
9 51 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 50 (1.13%) Analytical Mindset
11 44 (0.99%) Algorithms
12 41 (0.93%) PMI
13 39 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
14 38 (0.86%) Equities
15 36 (0.81%) Life Science
15 36 (0.81%) NHS
16 35 (0.79%) Fixed Income
17 32 (0.72%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 428 (9.66%) Windows
2 131 (2.96%) Windows 10
3 126 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 101 (2.28%) Linux
5 96 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 48 (1.08%) Unix
7 47 (1.06%) Android
8 30 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 16 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.25%) Solaris
13 11 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.20%) AIX
15 9 (0.20%) Mac OS
15 9 (0.20%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
2 758 (17.11%) Project Management
3 720 (16.25%) Problem-Solving
4 691 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
5 610 (13.77%) Analytics
6 503 (11.35%) ITIL
7 456 (10.29%) Data Analysis
8 428 (9.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 339 (7.65%) PRINCE2
10 332 (7.49%) ETL
11 317 (7.16%) Visualisation
12 290 (6.55%) CRM
13 254 (5.73%) Decision-Making
13 254 (5.73%) Service Delivery
14 242 (5.46%) Change Management
15 241 (5.44%) Mathematics
16 240 (5.42%) Business Analysis
17 235 (5.30%) Time Management
18 225 (5.08%) Migration
19 221 (4.99%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1,652 (37.29%) SQL
2 614 (13.86%) VBA
3 448 (10.11%) T-SQL
4 353 (7.97%) C#
5 222 (5.01%) Python
6 171 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 146 (3.30%) VB
8 133 (3.00%) PL/SQL
9 128 (2.89%) R
10 127 (2.87%) Java
11 113 (2.55%) PowerShell
12 101 (2.28%) C
13 83 (1.87%) C++
14 68 (1.53%) VB.NET
15 41 (0.93%) VBScript
16 35 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 20 (0.45%) PHP
18 18 (0.41%) F#
18 18 (0.41%) Perl
19 17 (0.38%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 734 (16.57%) Degree
2 132 (2.98%) Security Cleared
3 107 (2.42%) SC Cleared
4 90 (2.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 81 (1.83%) ISEB
6 73 (1.65%) PMI Certification
7 55 (1.24%) PMP
8 54 (1.22%) A+ Certification
9 48 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 44 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
11 41 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 39 (0.88%) PhD
12 39 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 38 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 29 (0.65%) Master's Degree
14 29 (0.65%) MOS
15 27 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 25 (0.56%) MBA
17 22 (0.50%) CIMA
18 21 (0.47%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 312 (7.04%) PMO
2 296 (6.68%) SLA
3 270 (6.09%) QA
4 243 (5.49%) Data Quality
5 146 (3.30%) GDPR
6 37 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 12 (0.27%) P3O
9 7 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 7 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.14%) IFRS
11 5 (0.11%) FATCA
11 5 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 4 (0.090%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.090%) GAAP
13 3 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.068%) EMIR
13 3 (0.068%) GxP
13 3 (0.068%) MiFID
13 3 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 233 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 35 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.61%) XenApp
4 17 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 15 (0.34%) Docker
6 14 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (0.16%) KVM
10 6 (0.14%) Firmware
11 5 (0.11%) RACF
12 4 (0.090%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.045%) GPFS
13 2 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.045%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.045%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.023%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.023%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (1.20%) SCCM
2 22 (0.50%) Perfmon
3 20 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 17 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (0.27%) Cisco Prime
5 12 (0.27%) Nagios
5 12 (0.27%) Terraform
6 11 (0.25%) Ansible
6 11 (0.25%) Control-M
6 11 (0.25%) HP ALM
6 11 (0.25%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.25%) Nessus
7 10 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
8 9 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.20%) Mesos
8 9 (0.20%) rkt
9 5 (0.11%) zSecure
10 4 (0.090%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (0.090%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.090%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1,970 (44.47%) Microsoft
2 371 (8.37%) Tableau
3 329 (7.43%) Oracle
4 242 (5.46%) SAP
5 157 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 118 (2.66%) Google
7 108 (2.44%) Adobe
8 94 (2.12%) Citrix
9 78 (1.76%) Cisco
9 78 (1.76%) Cognos
10 65 (1.47%) IBM
11 61 (1.38%) HP
12 49 (1.11%) Apple
13 48 (1.08%) ServiceNow
14 47 (1.06%) VMware
15 44 (0.99%) Remedy
16 42 (0.95%) Alteryx
17 40 (0.90%) Bloomberg
18 38 (0.86%) Reuters
19 31 (0.70%) MicroStrategy