Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 126 108
Rank change year-on-year +1 -18 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,048 3,999 5,305
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.59% 2.73% 2.99%
As % of the Applications category 36.60% 33.21% 34.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1,643 3,185 4,276
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £25,500 £22,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +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 5,596 12,040 15,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.07% 8.21% 8.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,344 9,189 11,887
Median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.72%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +6 1,917 £42,000 +5.00% 174
UK excluding London -1 1,138 £37,500 +7.14% 131
London -1 841 £50,000 +3.09% 53
South East +14 377 £37,500 - 48
North of England +1 270 £35,500 +10.94% 21
Midlands +13 204 £37,500 +14.50% 26
North West +3 145 £35,500 +4.72% 14
West Midlands +7 140 £37,500 +14.50% 14
East of England +5 111 £38,000 +8.57% 11
South West -23 103 £35,000 - 15
Yorkshire +35 102 £35,000 +25.00% 4
Work from Home +14 65 £38,000 -15.56% 10
East Midlands +9 64 £39,000 +17.29% 12
Scotland +20 40 £39,750 +2.58% 6
Wales +13 34 £35,000 -5.59% 3
North East -7 23 £41,000 +9.33% 3
Northern Ireland -15 3 £30,000 +30.43% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £33,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 981 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 815 (39.79%) SQL
3 666 (32.52%) Microsoft Office
4 663 (32.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 648 (31.64%) Finance
6 462 (22.56%) Analytical Skills
7 383 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
8 361 (17.63%) Analytics
9 359 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
10 342 (16.70%) SQL Server
11 338 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
12 326 (15.92%) VBA
13 319 (15.58%) Power Platform
14 317 (15.48%) Power BI
15 311 (15.19%) Degree
16 288 (14.06%) Project Management
17 249 (12.16%) MS Visio
17 249 (12.16%) Data Analysis
18 229 (11.18%) Windows
19 221 (10.79%) Python
20 191 (9.33%) Azure
21 188 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 168 (8.20%) Tableau
23 160 (7.81%) Visualisation
24 157 (7.67%) .NET
25 153 (7.47%) Business Analysis
26 150 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 149 (7.28%) Marketing
28 148 (7.23%) C#
29 145 (7.08%) ITIL

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
1 121 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 53 (2.59%) Confluence
3 28 (1.37%) SAS
4 24 (1.17%) Skype for Business
5 23 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.93%) CMS
7 17 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 17 (0.83%) IIS
8 11 (0.54%) Apache
9 8 (0.39%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
10 7 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.20%) Jupyter
12 3 (0.15%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.098%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.098%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.049%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 666 (32.52%) Microsoft Office
2 663 (32.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 249 (12.16%) MS Visio
4 106 (5.18%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.07%) SPSS
7 8 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.34%) Gliffy
9 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
10 4 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (0.20%) Camtasia
10 4 (0.20%) EPLAN
10 4 (0.20%) Notepad++
10 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
10 4 (0.20%) Snagit
11 3 (0.15%) EViews
12 2 (0.098%) MotionBuilder
12 2 (0.098%) NUKE
12 2 (0.098%) Quantrix
12 2 (0.098%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 38 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.12%) NetSuite
3 13 (0.63%) Magento
4 11 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.34%) FastStats
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.29%) Elite 3E
6 6 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 5 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
7 5 (0.24%) Markit EDM
7 5 (0.24%) Primavera
7 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.24%) ResourceLink
7 5 (0.24%) SAP Business One
8 4 (0.20%) Exchequer
8 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.20%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 319 (15.58%) Power Platform
2 191 (9.33%) Azure
3 118 (5.76%) Office 365
4 70 (3.42%) AWS
5 52 (2.54%) SaaS
6 38 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
7 30 (1.46%) Google Analytics
8 24 (1.17%) PowerApps
9 20 (0.98%) GCP
10 19 (0.93%) Azure Data Factory
11 16 (0.78%) GitHub
12 11 (0.54%) PaaS
13 10 (0.49%) BrowserStack
13 10 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (0.49%) Trello
14 9 (0.44%) IaaS
15 8 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
15 8 (0.39%) OneDrive
15 8 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.83%) Wireless
2 55 (2.69%) Firewall
3 53 (2.59%) LAN
4 52 (2.54%) Internet
4 52 (2.54%) WAN
5 49 (2.39%) DNS
6 46 (2.25%) Skype
6 46 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 45 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
8 36 (1.76%) DHCP
9 32 (1.56%) VPN
10 28 (1.37%) VoIP
11 17 (0.83%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.83%) VLAN
12 15 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (0.59%) Network Security
13 12 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
14 10 (0.49%) MPLS
14 10 (0.49%) SSH
14 10 (0.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 317 (15.48%) Power BI
3 188 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 150 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 131 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
6 88 (4.30%) Relational Database
7 79 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (3.08%) MySQL
9 58 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
10 45 (2.20%) MS Access
11 43 (2.10%) RDBMS
12 37 (1.81%) QlikView
13 32 (1.56%) Big Data
13 32 (1.56%) OLAP
13 32 (1.56%) PowerPivot
14 31 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
14 31 (1.51%) NoSQL
15 30 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
16 25 (1.22%) Data Mining
17 23 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 107 (5.22%) JIRA
2 32 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 30 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 20 (0.98%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.68%) Selenium
6 14 (0.68%) Subversion
7 8 (0.39%) Cypress.io
7 8 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.39%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.39%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.29%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.20%) GCC
9 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
10 3 (0.15%) LSMW
10 3 (0.15%) MSTest
10 3 (0.15%) NUnit
10 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 648 (31.64%) Finance
2 149 (7.28%) Marketing
3 121 (5.91%) Telecoms
4 110 (5.37%) Retail
5 102 (4.98%) Legal
6 76 (3.71%) Front Office
7 61 (2.98%) Law
8 60 (2.93%) Manufacturing
8 60 (2.93%) Public Sector
9 56 (2.73%) Banking
10 40 (1.95%) Advertising
11 37 (1.81%) Billing
12 27 (1.32%) Back Office
13 20 (0.98%) Local Government
14 14 (0.68%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.63%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.54%) Electronics
16 11 (0.54%) Games
16 11 (0.54%) German Language
17 10 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 784 (38.28%) Analyst
2 254 (12.40%) Developer
3 160 (7.81%) Data Analyst
4 156 (7.62%) Support Analyst
5 116 (5.66%) Business Analyst
6 93 (4.54%) Project Manager
7 90 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
8 81 (3.96%) Consultant
9 79 (3.86%) Applications Support
10 73 (3.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 72 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
12 68 (3.32%) IT Analyst
13 62 (3.03%) SQL Developer
14 59 (2.88%) Support Engineer
15 57 (2.78%) Junior
16 55 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 53 (2.59%) Service Analyst
18 52 (2.54%) Analytics Manager
18 52 (2.54%) IT Support
19 48 (2.34%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (7.67%) .NET
2 129 (6.30%) HTML
3 96 (4.69%) XML
4 80 (3.91%) CSS
5 49 (2.39%) REST
6 46 (2.25%) ASP.NET
7 38 (1.86%) SOAP
8 30 (1.46%) jQuery
8 30 (1.46%) JSON
9 26 (1.27%) WPF
10 25 (1.22%) .NET Framework
10 25 (1.22%) Web Services
11 23 (1.12%) AngularJS
11 23 (1.12%) MDX
12 21 (1.03%) React
13 20 (0.98%) .NET Core
14 15 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (0.68%) Node.js
15 14 (0.68%) WCF
16 13 (0.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 462 (22.56%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 95 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (2.83%) User Experience
5 57 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 55 (2.69%) Data Centre
7 51 (2.49%) Derivative
7 51 (2.49%) Driving Licence
8 43 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 42 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
10 36 (1.76%) OTC Derivatives
11 34 (1.66%) Virtual Team
12 26 (1.27%) Public Cloud
13 25 (1.22%) Analytical Mindset
14 23 (1.12%) Data Structures
15 22 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
16 20 (0.98%) CMDB
17 19 (0.93%) e-Learning
18 16 (0.78%) Social Media
19 15 (0.73%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 229 (11.18%) Windows
2 79 (3.86%) Linux
3 72 (3.52%) Windows 10
4 60 (2.93%) Windows 7
5 51 (2.49%) Windows Server
6 39 (1.90%) Unix
7 28 (1.37%) Android
8 23 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (0.98%) Apple iOS
9 20 (0.98%) Windows 8
10 16 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.20%) HPUX
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.20%) Solaris
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.098%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
2 361 (17.63%) Analytics
3 359 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
4 338 (16.50%) Problem-Solving
5 288 (14.06%) Project Management
6 249 (12.16%) Data Analysis
7 160 (7.81%) Visualisation
8 153 (7.47%) Business Analysis
9 145 (7.08%) ITIL
10 139 (6.79%) Migration
11 137 (6.69%) ETL
12 136 (6.64%) Time Management
13 134 (6.54%) Project Delivery
14 132 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
15 128 (6.25%) CRM
16 123 (6.01%) Scrum
17 121 (5.91%) Data Modelling
18 120 (5.86%) Decision-Making
19 115 (5.62%) Change Management
20 108 (5.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 815 (39.79%) SQL
2 326 (15.92%) VBA
3 221 (10.79%) Python
4 148 (7.23%) C#
5 130 (6.35%) R
6 104 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 94 (4.59%) VB
8 93 (4.54%) T-SQL
9 70 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 52 (2.54%) PHP
11 44 (2.15%) Java
12 43 (2.10%) MATLAB
13 36 (1.76%) C
14 32 (1.56%) C++
15 31 (1.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 25 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.83%) Shell Script
18 14 (0.68%) VBScript
19 13 (0.63%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 311 (15.19%) Degree
2 62 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 40 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 36 (1.76%) SC Cleared
5 29 (1.42%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.37%) ISEB
7 27 (1.32%) PMP
8 24 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (1.07%) CISSP
10 20 (0.98%) CCNA
10 20 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (0.88%) ACCA
11 18 (0.88%) CISM
12 17 (0.83%) MCSA
13 16 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (0.73%) CIMA
14 15 (0.73%) IIBA
14 15 (0.73%) PMI Certification
14 15 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (4.98%) PMO
2 81 (3.96%) QA
3 76 (3.71%) Data Quality
4 71 (3.47%) SLA
5 28 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.98%) GDPR
7 18 (0.88%) NIST
8 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 11 (0.54%) Solvency II
9 6 (0.29%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.20%) IEC 62304
10 4 (0.20%) IFRS
10 4 (0.20%) IFRS 9
10 4 (0.20%) NCSC
11 3 (0.15%) Basel III
11 3 (0.15%) IEC 61508
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 13485
11 3 (0.15%) P3O
12 2 (0.098%) EMIR
12 2 (0.098%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (0.98%) Firmware
5 16 (0.78%) XenApp
6 12 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.49%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.34%) Xen
9 4 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.20%) vSphere
9 4 (0.20%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.098%) Docker
11 1 (0.049%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.049%) Cronacle
11 1 (0.049%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 38 (1.86%) SCCM
2 13 (0.63%) WSUS
3 10 (0.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 7 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.29%) Thomson Reuters DACS
6 4 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.20%) BMC Performance Manager
6 4 (0.20%) QRadar
7 3 (0.15%) Nessus
8 2 (0.098%) EnCase
8 2 (0.098%) FTK
9 1 (0.049%) Ansible
9 1 (0.049%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.049%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.049%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.049%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.049%) Mesos
9 1 (0.049%) rkt
9 1 (0.049%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.049%) Terraform
Vendors
1 981 (47.90%) Microsoft
2 168 (8.20%) Tableau
3 132 (6.45%) Oracle
4 108 (5.27%) SAP
5 74 (3.61%) Cisco
6 69 (3.37%) Bloomberg
7 57 (2.78%) Google
8 53 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
9 49 (2.39%) VMware
10 37 (1.81%) Citrix
11 36 (1.76%) ServiceNow
12 34 (1.66%) Apple
13 33 (1.61%) Capita
14 28 (1.37%) Avaya
15 27 (1.32%) Adobe
16 26 (1.27%) Remedy
16 26 (1.27%) Reuters
17 22 (1.07%) AirMagnet
17 22 (1.07%) Ekahau
18 21 (1.03%) HP