Period
to 8 December 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 8 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 101 110
Rank change year-on-year -17 +9 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3,639 4,871 5,432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.74% 3.07% 3.02%
As % of the Applications category 34.36% 34.96% 34.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,908 3,883 4,129
UK median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £24,132 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +1.45%

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 10,591 13,934 15,625
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.97% 8.77% 8.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8,396 10,633 12,171
UK median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £21,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 -13 3,447 £40,000 -5.88% 776
UK excluding London -21 2,032 £35,000 -2.78% 605
London -9 1,522 £47,500 -5.00% 197
South East -10 708 £37,500 -6.25% 158
North of England +4 515 £34,450 -1.57% 136
Midlands -20 345 £34,750 -0.71% 115
North West +6 294 £33,000 -5.71% 83
West Midlands -16 250 £35,000 -1.41% 72
South West -35 182 £33,500 -4.29% 75
East of England -5 166 £35,000 -12.50% 93
Yorkshire -32 154 £37,500 +7.14% 40
East Midlands -5 93 £34,000 - 43
North East +27 67 £31,000 +8.77% 13
Wales -13 54 £32,500 -13.33% 13
Scotland -56 49 £37,500 +7.14% 17
Northern Ireland +1 12 £35,000 +66.67% 1
Channel Islands +9 4 £25,000 -70.59%

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 1,823 (50.10%) Microsoft
2 1,347 (37.02%) SQL
3 1,180 (32.43%) Finance
4 1,144 (31.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1,092 (30.01%) Microsoft Office
6 848 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
7 779 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
8 641 (17.61%) Degree
9 618 (16.98%) SQL Server
10 580 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
11 551 (15.14%) Project Management
12 521 (14.32%) Power Platform
13 517 (14.21%) Analytics
14 511 (14.04%) Power BI
15 510 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
16 501 (13.77%) VBA
17 416 (11.43%) Windows
18 396 (10.88%) MS Visio
19 382 (10.50%) Data Analysis
20 358 (9.84%) Tableau
21 349 (9.59%) Visualisation
22 344 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 318 (8.74%) Management Information System
24 299 (8.22%) ITIL
24 299 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 295 (8.11%) Marketing
26 293 (8.05%) T-SQL
27 274 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
28 261 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
29 258 (7.09%) ETL

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
1 226 (6.21%) SharePoint
2 84 (2.31%) SAS
3 51 (1.40%) IIS
4 50 (1.37%) Confluence
5 36 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 33 (0.91%) Skype for Business
7 29 (0.80%) CMS
8 17 (0.47%) WordPress
9 13 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.22%) Apache
12 8 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.19%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.19%) Drupal
14 6 (0.16%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
15 5 (0.14%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1,144 (31.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1,092 (30.01%) Microsoft Office
3 396 (10.88%) MS Visio
4 241 (6.62%) Microsoft Project
5 124 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
6 35 (0.96%) AutoCAD
7 27 (0.74%) SPSS
8 13 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
11 7 (0.19%) Revit
12 5 (0.14%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 3 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
14 3 (0.082%) Sketch
14 3 (0.082%) Stata
15 2 (0.055%) InDesign
15 2 (0.055%) Notepad++
16 1 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
16 1 (0.027%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 44 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (0.60%) FastStats
4 17 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 14 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 12 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
6 12 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 11 (0.30%) SAP BPC
8 10 (0.27%) Carpe Diem
8 10 (0.27%) Magento
9 9 (0.25%) Elite 3E
9 9 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 8 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
11 7 (0.19%) Maximo
11 7 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.16%) Adobe Campaign
12 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
12 6 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 6 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 521 (14.32%) Power Platform
2 238 (6.54%) Office 365
3 186 (5.11%) Azure
4 82 (2.25%) Google Analytics
5 68 (1.87%) SaaS
6 66 (1.81%) AWS
7 40 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
8 28 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 26 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 21 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
11 20 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
12 17 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (0.33%) Microsoft Flow
15 11 (0.30%) AdWords
15 11 (0.30%) GCP
16 10 (0.27%) Responsys
17 9 (0.25%) GitHub
17 9 (0.25%) PaaS
18 8 (0.22%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 94 (2.58%) Internet
2 84 (2.31%) Wireless
3 78 (2.14%) LAN
4 76 (2.09%) VPN
5 70 (1.92%) WAN
6 67 (1.84%) Firewall
7 47 (1.29%) DNS
8 44 (1.21%) TCP/IP
9 43 (1.18%) Skype
10 42 (1.15%) Intranet
11 40 (1.10%) DHCP
11 40 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 32 (0.88%) Network Security
13 31 (0.85%) Broadband
14 24 (0.66%) Remote Desktop
14 24 (0.66%) VoIP
15 20 (0.55%) Ethernet
15 20 (0.55%) MPLS
16 19 (0.52%) VLAN
17 18 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 618 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 511 (14.04%) Power BI
3 344 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 299 (8.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 274 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
6 190 (5.22%) Relational Database
7 163 (4.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 117 (3.22%) MS Access
9 112 (3.08%) QlikView
10 69 (1.90%) BusinessObjects
11 68 (1.87%) MySQL
12 66 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
13 65 (1.79%) Big Data
14 46 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 45 (1.24%) PowerPivot
16 44 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
16 44 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
17 43 (1.18%) Data Mining
18 42 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
19 40 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 140 (3.85%) JIRA
2 60 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 42 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 34 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 28 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 27 (0.74%) Subversion
7 15 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
8 13 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 12 (0.33%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.19%) Selenium
11 6 (0.16%) WinDbg
12 5 (0.14%) AutoIt
12 5 (0.14%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.14%) Katalon Studio
12 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.14%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.11%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.11%) Postman
14 3 (0.082%) NUnit
14 3 (0.082%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1,180 (32.43%) Finance
2 295 (8.11%) Marketing
3 198 (5.44%) Retail
4 197 (5.41%) Banking
5 150 (4.12%) Legal
6 144 (3.96%) Telecoms
7 101 (2.78%) Law
8 76 (2.09%) Advertising
8 76 (2.09%) Back Office
8 76 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 71 (1.95%) Public Sector
10 65 (1.79%) Front Office
11 48 (1.32%) Billing
12 38 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 38 (1.04%) Publishing
13 37 (1.02%) Local Government
14 23 (0.63%) Games
15 18 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 15 (0.41%) German Language
17 14 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,398 (38.42%) Analyst
2 455 (12.50%) Developer
3 372 (10.22%) Data Analyst
4 207 (5.69%) Business Analyst
5 201 (5.52%) Support Analyst
6 187 (5.14%) Consultant
7 166 (4.56%) Project Manager
8 150 (4.12%) Junior
9 147 (4.04%) IT Support
10 142 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 127 (3.49%) Applications Support
12 121 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
13 106 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 105 (2.89%) IT Analyst
15 102 (2.80%) SQL Developer
16 101 (2.78%) Administrator
17 95 (2.61%) SQL Analyst
18 93 (2.56%) Report Analyst
19 83 (2.28%) Support Engineer
20 81 (2.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (6.29%) .NET
2 105 (2.89%) HTML
3 83 (2.28%) CSS
4 63 (1.73%) XML
5 59 (1.62%) ASP.NET
6 41 (1.13%) Web Services
7 30 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 30 (0.82%) Qt
8 29 (0.80%) MDX
9 25 (0.69%) jQuery
10 24 (0.66%) WinForms
10 24 (0.66%) WPF
11 23 (0.63%) JSON
11 23 (0.63%) Visualforce
12 21 (0.58%) AngularJS
13 19 (0.52%) SOAP
14 18 (0.49%) REST
15 16 (0.44%) .NET Framework
16 15 (0.41%) D3.js
17 14 (0.38%) Google Chart
Miscellaneous
1 848 (23.30%) Analytical Skills
2 318 (8.74%) Management Information System
3 261 (7.17%) Self-Motivation
4 94 (2.58%) Driving Licence
5 86 (2.36%) User Experience
6 75 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 52 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 44 (1.21%) Blackberry
9 42 (1.15%) e-Learning
10 40 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 33 (0.91%) iPhone
12 32 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
12 32 (0.88%) CCTV
12 32 (0.88%) Data Structures
13 31 (0.85%) Algorithms
13 31 (0.85%) FMCG
14 30 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
15 28 (0.77%) Virtual Team
16 27 (0.74%) Replication
17 26 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 416 (11.43%) Windows
2 138 (3.79%) Windows 10
3 116 (3.19%) Windows 7
4 113 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 77 (2.12%) Linux
6 67 (1.84%) Android
7 47 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 27 (0.74%) Unix
10 26 (0.71%) Windows Vista
11 24 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 22 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (0.58%) Windows XP
14 17 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.33%) Windows 2000
16 11 (0.30%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.16%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.14%) CentOS
18 5 (0.14%) VMS
19 2 (0.055%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 779 (21.41%) Business Intelligence
2 580 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
3 551 (15.14%) Project Management
4 517 (14.21%) Analytics
5 510 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
6 382 (10.50%) Data Analysis
7 349 (9.59%) Visualisation
8 299 (8.22%) ITIL
9 258 (7.09%) ETL
10 248 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 241 (6.62%) PRINCE2
12 225 (6.18%) CRM
13 219 (6.02%) Project Delivery
14 207 (5.69%) Data Visualisation
15 204 (5.61%) Time Management
16 186 (5.11%) Business Analysis
17 184 (5.06%) Mathematics
18 183 (5.03%) Decision-Making
19 179 (4.92%) Change Management
20 177 (4.86%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,347 (37.02%) SQL
2 501 (13.77%) VBA
3 293 (8.05%) T-SQL
4 252 (6.92%) Python
5 213 (5.85%) C#
6 180 (4.95%) R
7 160 (4.40%) VB
8 99 (2.72%) C
9 98 (2.69%) PowerShell
10 94 (2.58%) JavaScript
11 78 (2.14%) C++
12 74 (2.03%) Java
13 60 (1.65%) PL/SQL
13 60 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 50 (1.37%) PHP
15 41 (1.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 29 (0.80%) Apex Code
17 21 (0.58%) VBScript
18 16 (0.44%) Perl
19 12 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 641 (17.61%) Degree
2 79 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 60 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 53 (1.46%) SC Cleared
5 51 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 51 (1.40%) PMP
6 50 (1.37%) PMI Certification
7 41 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (1.07%) CIMA
9 36 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
10 35 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 32 (0.88%) CISM
12 30 (0.82%) CISSP
12 30 (0.82%) Master's Degree
12 30 (0.82%) MCP
13 26 (0.71%) ACCA
14 25 (0.69%) CCNP
15 24 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 22 (0.60%) ISEB
17 21 (0.58%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 192 (5.28%) Data Quality
2 170 (4.67%) PMO
3 148 (4.07%) QA
4 142 (3.90%) SLA
5 62 (1.70%) GDPR
6 41 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 29 (0.80%) Solvency II
8 15 (0.41%) EMIR
8 15 (0.41%) MiFID
9 14 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.27%) COBIT
11 8 (0.22%) P3O
12 6 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
12 6 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.16%) ITGC
12 6 (0.16%) NIST
12 6 (0.16%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 5 (0.14%) IFRS
13 5 (0.14%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 181 (4.97%) Active Directory
2 51 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (0.25%) XenApp
6 7 (0.19%) vSphere
7 5 (0.14%) Firmware
8 3 (0.082%) Docker
8 3 (0.082%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.082%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.055%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.055%) Cronacle
9 2 (0.055%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.027%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (2.12%) SCCM
2 15 (0.41%) EnCase
2 15 (0.41%) FTK
3 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (0.30%) Ansible
5 7 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.16%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.16%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.11%) Terraform
9 3 (0.082%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.055%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.055%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.055%) Mesos
10 2 (0.055%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.055%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.055%) rkt
Vendors
1 1,823 (50.10%) Microsoft
2 358 (9.84%) Tableau
3 237 (6.51%) Oracle
4 162 (4.45%) SAP
5 135 (3.71%) Salesforce.com
6 116 (3.19%) Google
7 90 (2.47%) Cisco
8 70 (1.92%) Adobe
9 66 (1.81%) Citrix
10 63 (1.73%) Remedy
11 60 (1.65%) VMware
12 57 (1.57%) ServiceNow
13 53 (1.46%) HP
14 51 (1.40%) Apple
15 50 (1.37%) Cognos
16 41 (1.13%) IBM
17 39 (1.07%) Alteryx
18 36 (0.99%) Bloomberg
19 32 (0.88%) Reuters
19 32 (0.88%) WorldPay