Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 100 84
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 5,194 5,480 6,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 3.10% 3.21%
As % of the Applications category 35.81% 35.87% 35.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4,080 4,117 5,049
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.54%

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 14,505 15,276 17,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.66% 8.65% 8.93%
Number of salaries quoted 11,257 11,808 14,271
UK median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -2.99%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -1 4,887 £40,000 - 827
UK excluding London +13 2,984 £35,000 - 618
London -12 2,093 £47,500 - 276
South East -7 922 £37,500 +7.14% 167
North of England +34 696 £32,500 - 126
Midlands +11 480 £37,500 +7.14% 114
East of England +30 393 £40,000 +23.08% 64
West Midlands +25 362 £37,500 +1.35% 71
Yorkshire +43 322 £32,500 -7.14% 45
North West +3 308 £35,000 +11.11% 72
South West -2 296 £34,750 +12.10% 82
Scotland +17 124 £42,500 +21.43% 42
East Midlands -29 117 £35,000 +11.11% 43
Wales +31 72 £40,000 +23.08% 21
North East +25 66 £27,500 -14.06% 9
Northern Ireland -7 17 £21,000 -40.00% 5
Channel Islands - 4 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 2,396 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 2,040 (39.28%) Finance
3 1,936 (37.27%) SQL
4 1,744 (33.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1,504 (28.96%) Microsoft Office
6 1,189 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1,131 (21.78%) SQL Server
8 947 (18.23%) Degree
9 941 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
10 827 (15.92%) Project Management
11 802 (15.44%) Problem-Solving
12 786 (15.13%) VBA
13 764 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
14 655 (12.61%) Analytics
15 616 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 605 (11.65%) MS Visio
17 580 (11.17%) T-SQL
18 579 (11.15%) Windows
19 569 (10.95%) ITIL
20 553 (10.65%) Data Analysis
21 529 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 458 (8.82%) C#
23 451 (8.68%) Microsoft Project
24 447 (8.61%) Power BI
25 437 (8.41%) Marketing
26 424 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
27 412 (7.93%) SharePoint
28 393 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
29 387 (7.45%) ETL
30 382 (7.35%) 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
1 412 (7.93%) SharePoint
2 155 (2.98%) SAS
3 88 (1.69%) MS Exchange
4 67 (1.29%) Confluence
5 63 (1.21%) Skype for Business
6 53 (1.02%) IIS
7 37 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 29 (0.56%) CMS
9 28 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
11 23 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 22 (0.42%) Apache
13 20 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 19 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
16 15 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
16 15 (0.29%) WordPress
17 13 (0.25%) IBM Notes
18 11 (0.21%) WebSphere
19 10 (0.19%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1,744 (33.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,504 (28.96%) Microsoft Office
3 605 (11.65%) MS Visio
4 451 (8.68%) Microsoft Project
5 146 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
6 47 (0.90%) SPSS
7 21 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 14 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 13 (0.25%) Photoshop
10 8 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.15%) Simulink
10 8 (0.15%) Stateflow
11 7 (0.13%) Stata
11 7 (0.13%) TargetLink
12 6 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 6 (0.12%) Camtasia
13 5 (0.096%) FrameMaker
13 5 (0.096%) InDesign
14 4 (0.077%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 63 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 50 (0.96%) Cognos TM1
3 43 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
4 40 (0.77%) NetSuite
5 39 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
6 36 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 26 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.33%) FastStats
9 16 (0.31%) HFM
10 15 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
11 14 (0.27%) SAP BPC
11 14 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
12 13 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
13 12 (0.23%) Abakus
14 11 (0.21%) Relativity
14 11 (0.21%) SAP Business One
15 10 (0.19%) Infor SunSystems
15 10 (0.19%) ResourceLink
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
16 9 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 189 (3.64%) Office 365
2 184 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (1.79%) Google Analytics
4 80 (1.54%) SaaS
5 62 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (0.54%) AdWords
8 27 (0.52%) Serverless
9 25 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 18 (0.35%) Slack
11 16 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
11 16 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
12 12 (0.23%) Google Attribution 360
12 12 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 12 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.19%) PaaS
14 9 (0.17%) IaaS
14 9 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 141 (2.71%) Internet
2 94 (1.81%) LAN
3 85 (1.64%) WAN
4 76 (1.46%) VPN
5 66 (1.27%) Skype
6 56 (1.08%) Firewall
7 54 (1.04%) TCP/IP
8 51 (0.98%) Wireless
9 49 (0.94%) WebEx
10 47 (0.90%) Intranet
11 40 (0.77%) DNS
11 40 (0.77%) Network Security
12 38 (0.73%) SMS
13 37 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
15 22 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (0.42%) Ethernet
16 21 (0.40%) VoIP
17 20 (0.39%) MPLS
17 20 (0.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,131 (21.78%) SQL Server
2 616 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 529 (10.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 447 (8.61%) Power BI
5 393 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
6 320 (6.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 205 (3.95%) Relational Database
8 204 (3.93%) MS Access
9 142 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
10 131 (2.52%) Big Data
11 128 (2.46%) QlikView
12 126 (2.43%) Crystal Reports
13 111 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
14 102 (1.96%) PowerPivot
15 100 (1.93%) Data Mining
16 93 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
17 77 (1.48%) MySQL
18 71 (1.37%) NoSQL
19 70 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
20 67 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 176 (3.39%) JIRA
2 114 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 98 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (1.21%) Git (software)
5 48 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 29 (0.56%) Subversion
7 28 (0.54%) WinDbg
8 16 (0.31%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.27%) Selenium
9 14 (0.27%) TeamCity
10 13 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 11 (0.21%) NUnit
12 10 (0.19%) webpack
13 9 (0.17%) Maven
13 9 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 9 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.12%) Hudson
14 6 (0.12%) LSMW
14 6 (0.12%) MorphX
14 6 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2,040 (39.28%) Finance
2 437 (8.41%) Marketing
3 344 (6.62%) Retail
4 330 (6.35%) Banking
5 188 (3.62%) Legal
6 176 (3.39%) Telecoms
7 171 (3.29%) Law
8 144 (2.77%) Front Office
9 136 (2.62%) Manufacturing
10 119 (2.29%) Investment Banking
11 116 (2.23%) Advertising
12 93 (1.79%) Back Office
13 84 (1.62%) Publishing
14 58 (1.12%) Financial Institution
15 48 (0.92%) Billing
16 45 (0.87%) Electronics
17 44 (0.85%) German Language
18 35 (0.67%) Automotive
19 34 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
20 30 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,076 (39.97%) Analyst
2 760 (14.63%) Developer
3 499 (9.61%) Data Analyst
4 285 (5.49%) Support Analyst
5 264 (5.08%) Business Analyst
6 249 (4.79%) Project Manager
7 224 (4.31%) SQL Developer
8 222 (4.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 191 (3.68%) Consultant
10 187 (3.60%) Service Analyst
11 179 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
12 176 (3.39%) Junior
13 158 (3.04%) Administrator
13 158 (3.04%) Senior Analyst
14 144 (2.77%) Applications Support
15 142 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 141 (2.71%) Systems Analyst
17 136 (2.62%) Service Manager
18 135 (2.60%) Report Analyst
19 117 (2.25%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (6.60%) .NET
2 203 (3.91%) HTML
3 177 (3.41%) XML
4 136 (2.62%) CSS
5 84 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 77 (1.48%) Web Services
7 72 (1.39%) JSON
8 56 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 51 (0.98%) WCF
10 49 (0.94%) jQuery
11 45 (0.87%) ASP.NET Web API
12 34 (0.65%) WPF
13 29 (0.56%) COM
14 28 (0.54%) Entity Framework
15 26 (0.50%) MDX
16 25 (0.48%) HTML5
17 22 (0.42%) Ajax
17 22 (0.42%) XSLT
18 20 (0.39%) SOAP
19 17 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,189 (22.89%) Analytical Skills
2 377 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 254 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 242 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 140 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 124 (2.39%) Fintech
7 110 (2.12%) Driving Licence
8 99 (1.91%) Virtual Team
9 79 (1.52%) Data Structures
9 79 (1.52%) Equities
10 59 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 59 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 55 (1.06%) Hedge funds
12 48 (0.92%) User Experience
13 45 (0.87%) e-Learning
14 41 (0.79%) Derivative
15 37 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
16 36 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
16 36 (0.69%) Handset
17 33 (0.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 579 (11.15%) Windows
2 184 (3.54%) Windows 7
3 165 (3.18%) Windows 10
4 149 (2.87%) Windows Server
5 138 (2.66%) Linux
6 85 (1.64%) Android
7 81 (1.56%) Unix
8 53 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (0.69%) Apple iOS
11 25 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 18 (0.35%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.25%) pSOS
17 12 (0.23%) Solaris
18 10 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 8 (0.15%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 941 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
2 827 (15.92%) Project Management
3 802 (15.44%) Problem-Solving
4 764 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
5 655 (12.61%) Analytics
6 569 (10.95%) ITIL
7 553 (10.65%) Data Analysis
8 424 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 387 (7.45%) ETL
10 382 (7.35%) PRINCE2
11 356 (6.85%) CRM
12 340 (6.55%) Visualisation
13 312 (6.01%) Decision-Making
14 311 (5.99%) Mathematics
15 305 (5.87%) Business Analysis
16 290 (5.58%) Service Delivery
17 282 (5.43%) Change Management
18 277 (5.33%) Time Management
19 255 (4.91%) Data Modelling
20 243 (4.68%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,936 (37.27%) SQL
2 786 (15.13%) VBA
3 580 (11.17%) T-SQL
4 458 (8.82%) C#
5 219 (4.22%) Python
6 205 (3.95%) JavaScript
7 182 (3.50%) Java
8 171 (3.29%) VB
9 160 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 156 (3.00%) C
11 128 (2.46%) R
12 114 (2.19%) PL/SQL
13 105 (2.02%) C++
14 93 (1.79%) VB.NET
15 54 (1.04%) VBScript
16 39 (0.75%) PHP
17 38 (0.73%) MATLAB
18 37 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 34 (0.65%) Shell Script
20 25 (0.48%) Perl
Qualifications
1 947 (18.23%) Degree
2 143 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 119 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 106 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 88 (1.69%) ISEB
7 79 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 62 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
8 62 (1.19%) PMP
9 60 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 47 (0.90%) CIMA
11 45 (0.87%) ACCA
12 42 (0.81%) Numerate Degree
12 42 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 41 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 35 (0.67%) MCSE
15 34 (0.65%) ISTQB
16 32 (0.62%) MCSA
17 31 (0.60%) A+ Certification
17 31 (0.60%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 370 (7.12%) SLA
2 312 (6.01%) PMO
3 242 (4.66%) Data Quality
4 241 (4.64%) QA
5 128 (2.46%) GDPR
6 34 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.56%) PCI DSS
8 18 (0.35%) MiFID
9 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 11 (0.21%) COBIT
10 11 (0.21%) EMIR
11 9 (0.17%) P3O
12 8 (0.15%) SEPA
12 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.13%) HAZOP
13 7 (0.13%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.12%) GAAP
14 6 (0.12%) IFRS
15 5 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.096%) TARGET2
System Software
1 241 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 50 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.27%) XenApp
4 13 (0.25%) Firmware
5 11 (0.21%) Docker
5 11 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (0.12%) RACF
9 5 (0.096%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 4 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.077%) vSphere
11 3 (0.058%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.039%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.019%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.019%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.019%) GPFS
13 1 (0.019%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 65 (1.25%) SCCM
2 61 (1.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 28 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 28 (0.54%) Perfmon
4 20 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
5 10 (0.19%) Ansible
6 9 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
7 7 (0.13%) Terraform
8 6 (0.12%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.12%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.12%) zSecure
9 5 (0.096%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.096%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.077%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.077%) HP ALM
10 4 (0.077%) Mesos
10 4 (0.077%) rkt
10 4 (0.077%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2,396 (46.13%) Microsoft
2 370 (7.12%) Tableau
3 356 (6.85%) Oracle
4 265 (5.10%) SAP
5 201 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
6 150 (2.89%) Google
7 118 (2.27%) Cognos
8 113 (2.18%) Capita
9 109 (2.10%) Cisco
10 101 (1.94%) Citrix
11 100 (1.93%) Adobe
12 86 (1.66%) ServiceNow
13 76 (1.46%) Remedy
14 75 (1.44%) Apple
15 73 (1.41%) IBM
16 67 (1.29%) Bloomberg
17 62 (1.19%) VMware
18 55 (1.06%) Reuters
19 49 (0.94%) HP
20 45 (0.87%) Alteryx