Period
to 21 September 2017

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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 83 78
Rank change year-on-year -18 -5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 5471 6248 7682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.10% 3.21% 3.50%
As % of the Applications category 35.88% 35.97% 35.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4112 5049 6106
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% 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 15250 17372 21911
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.64% 8.93% 9.99%
Number of salaries quoted 11789 14277 17493
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £22,250 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +4.62% -2.99% +3.08%

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 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Excel in the UK

Microsoft Excel
Top 16 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 2017. 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 -18 5207 £40,000 +6.67% 357
UK excluding London -19 2895 £35,000 +6.06% 230
London 0 2487 £47,500 +5.56% 143
South East -15 961 £35,000 - 63
North of England -30 620 £32,500 +3.17% 66
Midlands -15 496 £35,000 +2.26% 39
North West -42 342 £31,500 -3.08% 40
East of England -21 337 £32,500 -5.80% 26
West Midlands -13 336 £37,000 +10.45% 24
South West -12 310 £31,000 -9.49% 20
Yorkshire +1 256 £35,000 +17.65% 21
East Midlands +9 160 £31,500 -3.08% 13
Scotland -38 106 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Wales +8 47 £32,500 +8.33%
Northern Ireland -2 26 £35,000 -22.22% 3
North East -15 20 £32,000 -7.91% 5

For the 6 months to 21 September 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 2377 (43.45%) SQL
2 2309 (42.20%) Microsoft
3 2154 (39.37%) Finance
4 1695 (30.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1585 (28.97%) Analytical Skills
6 1402 (25.63%) Microsoft Office
7 1178 (21.53%) SQL Server
8 1156 (21.13%) Degree
9 1047 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
10 939 (17.16%) Analytics
11 853 (15.59%) VBA
12 833 (15.23%) Project Management
13 706 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 695 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
15 651 (11.90%) Banking
16 622 (11.37%) MS Visio
17 616 (11.26%) Marketing
18 589 (10.77%) Retail
19 569 (10.40%) Data Analysis
20 568 (10.38%) Oracle
21 566 (10.35%) Windows
22 535 (9.78%) Tableau
23 532 (9.72%) C#
24 525 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 507 (9.27%) Asset Management
26 492 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
27 456 (8.33%) .NET
28 455 (8.32%) Microsoft Project
29 450 (8.23%) Management Information System
30 438 (8.01%) Business Analysis

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
1 398 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 274 (5.01%) SAS
3 77 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 58 (1.06%) IIS
5 48 (0.88%) CMS
5 48 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 35 (0.64%) Confluence
7 33 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 30 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 28 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 25 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 24 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 22 (0.40%) Documentum
13 21 (0.38%) MS Project Server
14 20 (0.37%) Apache Spark
15 16 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (0.27%) IBM Notes
17 14 (0.26%) Apache
18 13 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
19 10 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1695 (30.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1402 (25.63%) Microsoft Office
3 622 (11.37%) MS Visio
4 455 (8.32%) Microsoft Project
5 165 (3.02%) Spreadsheet
6 91 (1.66%) SPSS
7 27 (0.49%) Photoshop
8 13 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.18%) SPSS Modeler
10 9 (0.16%) InDesign
11 8 (0.15%) Open Workbench
12 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
13 5 (0.091%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.073%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.073%) Adobe Premiere
15 3 (0.055%) Acrobat
15 3 (0.055%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.055%) ArcInfo
15 3 (0.055%) Inkscape
16 2 (0.037%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 64 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.40%) Primavera
5 19 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 18 (0.33%) SAP InfiniteInsight
7 17 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (0.29%) Endur
9 15 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
9 15 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.24%) FastStats
11 11 (0.20%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.20%) Visualfiles
12 10 (0.18%) HFM
12 10 (0.18%) Workday HCM
13 9 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
13 9 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 9 (0.16%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 148 (2.71%) Google Analytics
2 144 (2.63%) Office 365
3 95 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 84 (1.54%) GitHub
5 78 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
6 77 (1.41%) SaaS
7 30 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 22 (0.40%) AdWords
9 20 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
10 17 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.22%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.22%) PaaS
12 7 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.13%) Silverpop
13 6 (0.11%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.11%) Google Drive
14 5 (0.091%) Dropbox
14 5 (0.091%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 101 (1.85%) Internet
2 75 (1.37%) Firewall
3 65 (1.19%) DHCP
4 64 (1.17%) DNS
5 56 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 56 (1.02%) WAN
6 51 (0.93%) LAN
7 49 (0.90%) VPN
8 47 (0.86%) Wireless
9 46 (0.84%) Skype
10 34 (0.62%) Intranet
11 32 (0.58%) Network Security
12 27 (0.49%) SMS
13 25 (0.46%) VoIP
14 20 (0.37%) VLAN
15 18 (0.33%) SAN
16 17 (0.31%) FTP
16 17 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (0.22%) Broadband
18 11 (0.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1178 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 706 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 525 (9.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 414 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
5 304 (5.56%) Power BI
6 281 (5.14%) MS Access
7 266 (4.86%) BusinessObjects
8 251 (4.59%) QlikView
9 211 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 172 (3.14%) Relational Database
11 149 (2.72%) MySQL
12 117 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 108 (1.97%) Data Mining
14 101 (1.85%) Big Data
15 99 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 86 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
17 78 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
18 66 (1.21%) Hadoop
19 60 (1.10%) Oracle Database
20 58 (1.06%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 332 (6.07%) JIRA
2 141 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 89 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 83 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 70 (1.28%) Selenium
6 61 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 40 (0.73%) HP UFT
8 27 (0.49%) LoadRunner
9 23 (0.42%) Jenkins
9 23 (0.42%) NUnit
10 22 (0.40%) Git (software)
11 21 (0.38%) T4 Templates
11 21 (0.38%) WiX
12 20 (0.37%) Subversion
12 20 (0.37%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 16 (0.29%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.29%) ProC
14 12 (0.22%) Rational Functional Tester
14 12 (0.22%) SilkTest
15 11 (0.20%) ERwin
General
1 2154 (39.37%) Finance
2 651 (11.90%) Banking
3 616 (11.26%) Marketing
4 589 (10.77%) Retail
5 400 (7.31%) Investment Banking
6 317 (5.79%) Retail Banking
7 212 (3.87%) Legal
8 211 (3.86%) Telecoms
9 187 (3.42%) Front Office
10 155 (2.83%) Manufacturing
11 131 (2.39%) Advertising
12 117 (2.14%) Financial Institution
13 112 (2.05%) Law
14 108 (1.97%) Back Office
15 85 (1.55%) Electronics
16 60 (1.10%) Publishing
17 49 (0.90%) Billing
18 48 (0.88%) German Language
19 42 (0.77%) Games
20 31 (0.57%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2316 (42.33%) Analyst
2 834 (15.24%) Developer
3 470 (8.59%) Data Analyst
4 404 (7.38%) Business Analyst
5 289 (5.28%) Consultant
6 285 (5.21%) Support Analyst
7 273 (4.99%) SQL Analyst
8 239 (4.37%) SQL Developer
9 220 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
10 218 (3.98%) Project Manager
11 196 (3.58%) Junior
12 192 (3.51%) Applications Support
13 175 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 170 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 162 (2.96%) C# Developer
16 157 (2.87%) IT Analyst
17 146 (2.67%) .NET Developer
17 146 (2.67%) Excel Analyst
18 141 (2.58%) Service Analyst
19 138 (2.52%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (8.33%) .NET
2 260 (4.75%) HTML
3 204 (3.73%) XML
4 169 (3.09%) CSS
5 145 (2.65%) ASP.NET
6 134 (2.45%) .NET Framework
7 118 (2.16%) Web Services
8 83 (1.52%) jQuery
9 82 (1.50%) AngularJS
10 70 (1.28%) WPF
11 68 (1.24%) Entity Framework
12 57 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 52 (0.95%) WCF
14 47 (0.86%) MDX
15 44 (0.80%) HTML5
16 41 (0.75%) XSLT
17 39 (0.71%) WinForms
18 33 (0.60%) React
18 33 (0.60%) REST
19 32 (0.58%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1585 (28.97%) Analytical Skills
2 450 (8.23%) Management Information System
3 315 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 177 (3.24%) Derivative
5 156 (2.85%) Equities
6 155 (2.83%) User Experience
7 144 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 133 (2.43%) Credit Risk
9 120 (2.19%) Data Structures
10 109 (1.99%) OTC Derivatives
11 90 (1.65%) Social Media
12 87 (1.59%) Fixed Income
13 64 (1.17%) Data Centre
14 62 (1.13%) Reference Data
14 62 (1.13%) Virtual Team
15 59 (1.08%) Driving Licence
15 59 (1.08%) Fintech
16 53 (0.97%) Blackberry
17 50 (0.91%) Hedge funds
17 50 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 566 (10.35%) Windows
2 182 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 173 (3.16%) Linux
4 140 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 130 (2.38%) Unix
6 115 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 92 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 86 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (0.82%) Android
10 39 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 23 (0.42%) Windows XP
12 22 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 17 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 15 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.26%) Solaris
16 10 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.16%) AIX
18 7 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.073%) openSUSE
19 4 (0.073%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1047 (19.14%) Business Intelligence
2 939 (17.16%) Analytics
3 833 (15.23%) Project Management
4 695 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
5 569 (10.40%) Data Analysis
6 507 (9.27%) Asset Management
7 492 (8.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 438 (8.01%) Business Analysis
9 427 (7.80%) SDLC
10 425 (7.77%) ITIL
11 424 (7.75%) ETL
12 421 (7.70%) Mathematics
13 389 (7.11%) PRINCE2
14 368 (6.73%) CRM
15 366 (6.69%) Data Modelling
16 334 (6.10%) Wealth Management
17 315 (5.76%) Time Management
18 310 (5.67%) Service Delivery
19 266 (4.86%) Visualisation
20 262 (4.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2377 (43.45%) SQL
2 853 (15.59%) VBA
3 532 (9.72%) C#
4 403 (7.37%) T-SQL
5 225 (4.11%) VB
6 222 (4.06%) JavaScript
7 218 (3.98%) Python
8 203 (3.71%) Java
9 145 (2.65%) R
10 117 (2.14%) VB.NET
11 102 (1.86%) C
12 100 (1.83%) C++
13 89 (1.63%) PL/SQL
14 72 (1.32%) PHP
15 58 (1.06%) PowerShell
16 53 (0.97%) VBScript
17 39 (0.71%) MATLAB
18 26 (0.48%) Shell Script
19 25 (0.46%) Perl
20 21 (0.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1156 (21.13%) Degree
2 133 (2.43%) Security Cleared
3 132 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 104 (1.90%) ISEB
5 101 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 97 (1.77%) ISTQB
7 79 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
8 70 (1.28%) SC Cleared
9 65 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 61 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 59 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 59 (1.08%) PMP
12 56 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 47 (0.86%) Master's Degree
15 44 (0.80%) MCP
16 40 (0.73%) ACCA
16 40 (0.73%) CIMA
17 38 (0.69%) MBA
18 37 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (6.10%) PMO
2 275 (5.03%) QA
3 241 (4.41%) Data Quality
4 231 (4.22%) SLA
5 98 (1.79%) Basel III
6 60 (1.10%) MiFID
7 52 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 50 (0.91%) EMIR
9 41 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
10 37 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 25 (0.46%) GDPR
12 22 (0.40%) COBIT
13 15 (0.27%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
15 13 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
16 11 (0.20%) CRD IV
16 11 (0.20%) P3O
17 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
18 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
19 5 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 177 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 62 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 22 (0.40%) XenApp
5 15 (0.27%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.16%) Terminal Services
7 9 (0.16%) vSphere
8 7 (0.13%) ProxySG
9 6 (0.11%) KVM
9 6 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.073%) XenServer
11 2 (0.037%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.037%) Firmware
11 2 (0.037%) GPFS
11 2 (0.037%) HDFS
11 2 (0.037%) RACF
11 2 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.018%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 48 (0.88%) SCCM
2 22 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (0.37%) Backup Exec
3 20 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (0.20%) Ganglia
6 10 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.11%) Grafana
10 5 (0.091%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.091%) Puppet
10 5 (0.091%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.091%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.073%) Ansible
11 4 (0.073%) Control-M
11 4 (0.073%) Graphite
11 4 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.055%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.055%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2309 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 568 (10.38%) Oracle
3 535 (9.78%) Tableau
4 293 (5.36%) SAP
5 201 (3.67%) Google
6 114 (2.08%) Cognos
7 112 (2.05%) Cisco
8 111 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
9 108 (1.97%) HP
10 93 (1.70%) Adobe
11 89 (1.63%) IBM
12 76 (1.39%) VMware
13 61 (1.11%) Citrix
14 58 (1.06%) MicroStrategy
15 44 (0.80%) Dell
16 41 (0.75%) Remedy
17 34 (0.62%) Xerox
18 33 (0.60%) Apple
18 33 (0.60%) Bloomberg
18 33 (0.60%) Reuters