Period
to 27 February 2021

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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 150 111 118
Rank change year-on-year -39 +7 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,634 3,431 4,329
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.79% 2.86%
As % of the Applications category 35.35% 35.70% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,454 2,833 3,514
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,827 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.10% -3.94% +9.84%
10th Percentile £25,150 £24,000 £24,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%

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 4,623 9,611 13,070
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.23% 7.82% 8.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3,524 7,677 9,852
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%

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 27 February 2021.

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 27 February 2021. 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 -31 1,509 £42,500 +3.66% 335
UK excluding London -30 938 £37,500 - 282
London -43 591 £52,500 +5.00% 77
South East -27 277 £40,000 +6.67% 80
Work from Home +17 246 £45,000 - 66
North of England -38 228 £32,500 -13.33% 73
Midlands -5 199 £38,500 +1.32% 49
North West -14 140 £32,500 -7.14% 45
West Midlands -9 137 £42,500 +13.33% 36
South West +24 116 £34,000 -2.86% 20
Yorkshire -18 69 £40,000 - 19
East Midlands +4 62 £35,000 -16.17% 13
East of England +2 59 £38,000 +8.57% 37
Scotland +1 26 £42,500 +13.33% 16
Wales +5 24 £30,000 -15.97% 7
North East -27 19 £25,250 -18.55% 9
Northern Ireland +18 11 £23,500 -21.67% 2

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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.

1 745 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 717 (43.88%) SQL
3 519 (31.76%) Finance
4 486 (29.74%) Business Intelligence
5 476 (29.13%) Microsoft Office
6 448 (27.42%) Power Platform
7 446 (27.29%) Power BI
8 429 (26.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 403 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
10 320 (19.58%) Problem-Solving
11 308 (18.85%) Analytics
12 291 (17.81%) SQL Server
13 272 (16.65%) Degree
14 259 (15.85%) Data Analysis
15 257 (15.73%) Project Management
16 204 (12.48%) Visualisation
17 193 (11.81%) Python
18 186 (11.38%) Azure
19 183 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
20 180 (11.02%) MS Visio
21 170 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 160 (9.79%) Tableau
23 154 (9.42%) VBA
24 146 (8.94%) ERP
24 146 (8.94%) ETL
25 142 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
26 141 (8.63%) Windows
27 140 (8.57%) Microsoft 365
28 139 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
29 138 (8.45%) Marketing

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
1 120 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.33%) Confluence
3 27 (1.65%) SAS
4 26 (1.59%) MS Exchange
5 16 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 15 (0.92%) CMS
7 13 (0.80%) Apache
7 13 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.61%) WordPress
9 9 (0.55%) IIS
10 7 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.31%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 476 (29.13%) Microsoft Office
2 429 (26.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 180 (11.02%) MS Visio
4 104 (6.36%) Microsoft Project
5 46 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (1.29%) AutoCAD
7 12 (0.73%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (0.18%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.12%) InDesign
11 2 (0.12%) Revit
12 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.061%) Maya
12 1 (0.061%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.061%) Simulink
12 1 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.90%) NetSuite
3 17 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
4 15 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
5 14 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
6 13 (0.80%) Sage 1000
7 11 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.55%) SAP Business One
9 8 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 8 (0.49%) SAP Hybris
10 5 (0.31%) Sage X3
10 5 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.24%) JDE EnterpriseOne
11 4 (0.24%) MoSes
11 4 (0.24%) Primavera
11 4 (0.24%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.24%) SAP HR
11 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 448 (27.42%) Power Platform
2 186 (11.38%) Azure
3 140 (8.57%) Microsoft 365
4 88 (5.39%) AWS
5 50 (3.06%) SaaS
6 41 (2.51%) Google Analytics
7 37 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
8 26 (1.59%) Google Sheets
9 23 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
10 21 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (1.29%) PowerApps
11 16 (0.98%) Smartsheet
12 15 (0.92%) GCP
13 13 (0.80%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
15 11 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.67%) OneDrive
16 8 (0.49%) GitHub
16 8 (0.49%) IaaS
17 7 (0.43%) Amazon SageMaker
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.96%) Firewall
2 24 (1.47%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.16%) Internet
3 19 (1.16%) VPN
3 19 (1.16%) Wireless
4 18 (1.10%) Intranet
5 16 (0.98%) LAN
5 16 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (0.92%) VoIP
6 15 (0.92%) WAN
7 14 (0.86%) HTTP
8 13 (0.80%) WebEx
9 12 (0.73%) DHCP
10 11 (0.67%) FIX Connectivity
11 10 (0.61%) IP Telephony
12 7 (0.43%) DNS
13 6 (0.37%) Broadband
13 6 (0.37%) Skype
14 5 (0.31%) DMARC
14 5 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 446 (27.29%) Power BI
2 291 (17.81%) SQL Server
3 170 (10.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 160 (9.79%) Tableau
5 139 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
6 118 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 57 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (2.75%) QlikView
9 44 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
10 37 (2.26%) Data Lake
11 36 (2.20%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.96%) MS Access
13 29 (1.77%) Data Mining
14 26 (1.59%) MySQL
15 25 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
16 23 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
17 21 (1.29%) Looker
18 20 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 18 (1.10%) OLAP
19 18 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 89 (5.45%) JIRA
2 32 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 19 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (0.67%) Selenium
6 9 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 8 (0.49%) GitLab
7 8 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.43%) Postman
9 6 (0.37%) Maven
9 6 (0.37%) Toad
10 4 (0.24%) Ant
10 4 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.24%) Cypress.io
10 4 (0.24%) MSTest
10 4 (0.24%) NUnit
10 4 (0.24%) ReSharper
10 4 (0.24%) Subversion
10 4 (0.24%) WebDriver
General
1 519 (31.76%) Finance
2 138 (8.45%) Marketing
3 80 (4.90%) Telecoms
4 68 (4.16%) Banking
5 58 (3.55%) Legal
6 57 (3.49%) Law
7 48 (2.94%) Manufacturing
8 47 (2.88%) Retail
9 38 (2.33%) Public Sector
10 32 (1.96%) Front Office
11 26 (1.59%) Back Office
12 24 (1.47%) Automotive
13 23 (1.41%) Advertising
14 18 (1.10%) Electronics
14 18 (1.10%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.92%) Aerospace
15 15 (0.92%) Games
15 15 (0.92%) German Language
15 15 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 656 (40.15%) Analyst
2 239 (14.63%) Data Analyst
3 187 (11.44%) Developer
4 85 (5.20%) Support Analyst
5 80 (4.90%) Business Analyst
6 75 (4.59%) Project Manager
7 72 (4.41%) Consultant
8 69 (4.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 60 (3.67%) Applications Support
10 56 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
11 54 (3.30%) IT Support
12 52 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 49 (3.00%) SQL Analyst
14 46 (2.82%) Report Analyst
15 45 (2.75%) IT Analyst
16 41 (2.51%) Coordinator
17 37 (2.26%) Administrator
17 37 (2.26%) Applications Support Analyst
18 35 (2.14%) Service Analyst
19 34 (2.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (5.81%) .NET
2 60 (3.67%) HTML
3 52 (3.18%) XML
4 40 (2.45%) JSON
5 39 (2.39%) CSS
6 31 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 30 (1.84%) RESTful
8 26 (1.59%) Web Services
9 22 (1.35%) .NET Core
10 21 (1.29%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (1.10%) .NET Framework
11 18 (1.10%) Middleware
12 17 (1.04%) AngularJS
13 15 (0.92%) REST
14 14 (0.86%) Pandas
15 13 (0.80%) PySpark
16 12 (0.73%) Apache NiFi
16 12 (0.73%) Kafka
17 11 (0.67%) jQuery
18 9 (0.55%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 403 (24.66%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 92 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (1.84%) User Experience
5 29 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 25 (1.53%) Equities
7 24 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 23 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 22 (1.35%) Hedge funds
10 20 (1.22%) e-Learning
11 19 (1.16%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.10%) Social Media
13 17 (1.04%) Analytical Mindset
14 15 (0.92%) Derivative
14 15 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.80%) NHS
16 12 (0.73%) FMCG
16 12 (0.73%) Life Science
16 12 (0.73%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.63%) Windows
2 57 (3.49%) Linux
3 39 (2.39%) Windows 10
4 30 (1.84%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.10%) Unix
6 13 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.49%) Mac OS
8 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (0.43%) Android
9 7 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 7 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (0.37%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.18%) AIX
11 3 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.061%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (29.74%) Business Intelligence
2 320 (19.58%) Problem-Solving
3 308 (18.85%) Analytics
4 259 (15.85%) Data Analysis
5 257 (15.73%) Project Management
6 204 (12.48%) Visualisation
7 183 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
8 146 (8.94%) ERP
8 146 (8.94%) ETL
9 142 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 125 (7.65%) Decision-Making
11 121 (7.41%) Data Visualisation
12 109 (6.67%) Migration
13 107 (6.55%) Mathematics
14 106 (6.49%) Project Delivery
15 102 (6.24%) CRM
16 99 (6.06%) ITIL
17 94 (5.75%) Data Management
17 94 (5.75%) Data Modelling
18 87 (5.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 717 (43.88%) SQL
2 193 (11.81%) Python
3 154 (9.42%) VBA
4 106 (6.49%) C#
5 102 (6.24%) T-SQL
6 75 (4.59%) R
7 64 (3.92%) PowerShell
8 53 (3.24%) VB
9 51 (3.12%) JavaScript
10 27 (1.65%) C
11 24 (1.47%) Java
12 23 (1.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 18 (1.10%) C++
14 14 (0.86%) PHP
14 14 (0.86%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.67%) Perl
16 10 (0.61%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.55%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.49%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 272 (16.65%) Degree
2 37 (2.26%) Security Cleared
3 27 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 23 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.16%) SC Cleared
6 17 (1.04%) CISSP
7 16 (0.98%) PMP
8 14 (0.86%) HNC
8 14 (0.86%) HND
9 13 (0.80%) A+ Certification
9 13 (0.80%) ACCA
9 13 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.80%) PMI Certification
10 12 (0.73%) CISA
10 12 (0.73%) CISM
10 12 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.67%) MOS
11 11 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
12 10 (0.61%) CIMA
12 10 (0.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (5.51%) Data Quality
2 84 (5.14%) PMO
3 75 (4.59%) QA
4 62 (3.79%) GDPR
5 50 (3.06%) SLA
6 15 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 10 (0.61%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.55%) COBIT
10 8 (0.49%) NIST
11 7 (0.43%) P3O
12 6 (0.37%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 4 (0.24%) CDISC
13 4 (0.24%) COSO
13 4 (0.24%) Good Clinical Practice
13 4 (0.24%) IFRS
13 4 (0.24%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 84 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.86%) Docker
3 13 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.37%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.31%) vSphere
6 3 (0.18%) Firmware
6 3 (0.18%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.18%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.12%) RACF
8 1 (0.061%) IAG
8 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.061%) pfSense
8 1 (0.061%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (1.65%) SCCM
2 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (0.24%) FortiGate
3 4 (0.24%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.24%) RSA Archer
4 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.18%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.12%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.12%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.12%) WSUS
5 2 (0.12%) zSecure
6 1 (0.061%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.061%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.061%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.061%) Nessus
6 1 (0.061%) PaperCut
Vendors
1 745 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 96 (5.88%) Google
3 90 (5.51%) SAP
4 83 (5.08%) Oracle
5 50 (3.06%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (2.39%) ServiceNow
7 31 (1.90%) Cisco
8 29 (1.77%) Adobe
9 25 (1.53%) Bloomberg
9 25 (1.53%) Databricks
10 23 (1.41%) Cognos
11 20 (1.22%) Citrix
12 19 (1.16%) Sage
13 16 (0.98%) JD Edwards
14 15 (0.92%) Facebook
14 15 (0.92%) HubSpot
14 15 (0.92%) Red Hat
14 15 (0.92%) VMware
15 13 (0.80%) Fidessa
16 12 (0.73%) IBM