Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 114 124
Rank change year-on-year -26 +10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,126 2,745 4,027
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.42% 2.74% 2.74%
As % of the Applications category 36.00% 36.46% 33.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,528 2,150 3,117
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,000 £31,000 £29,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,827 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.10% +2.07% +2.56%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.48%

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 5,906 7,528 12,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.73% 7.52% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,116 5,900 9,125
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,750 £22,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,100 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.75% +6.67%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +2.94%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 -24 1,913 £42,500 +2.41% 377
UK excluding London -19 1,247 £40,000 +6.67% 285
London -23 730 £52,500 +8.25% 111
Work from Home +45 370 £42,750 +5.56% 42
South East -11 360 £40,000 +6.67% 58
North of England -14 309 £32,500 -10.96% 82
Midlands -5 252 £39,000 +4.00% 58
West Midlands +2 177 £40,000 +6.67% 30
North West +4 171 £32,500 -13.33% 46
South West -11 131 £37,500 +11.94% 27
Yorkshire -8 113 £40,000 +9.59% 34
East of England -13 91 £44,500 +18.67% 39
East Midlands -7 75 £37,000 -9.76% 28
Scotland +1 52 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Wales +14 41 £31,500 -10.00% 9
North East -18 25 £27,000 -18.18% 2
Northern Ireland +9 11 £29,500 -1.67% 1

For the 6 months to 10 May 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.

1 951 (44.73%) Microsoft
2 907 (42.66%) Social Skills
3 900 (42.33%) SQL
4 741 (34.85%) Finance
5 624 (29.35%) Microsoft Office
6 617 (29.02%) Business Intelligence
7 597 (28.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 588 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
9 536 (25.21%) Power Platform
10 532 (25.02%) Power BI
11 454 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
12 414 (19.47%) Analytics
13 374 (17.59%) Project Management
14 364 (17.12%) Degree
15 341 (16.04%) Data Analysis
16 334 (15.71%) SQL Server
17 283 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
18 281 (13.22%) Visualisation
19 262 (12.32%) MS Visio
20 241 (11.34%) Tableau
21 230 (10.82%) Python
22 204 (9.60%) Decision-Making
23 195 (9.17%) VBA
24 192 (9.03%) Azure
25 190 (8.94%) ERP
25 190 (8.94%) Data Management
25 190 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 185 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
27 183 (8.61%) Marketing
28 176 (8.28%) Data Warehouse

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
1 138 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.74%) Confluence
3 33 (1.55%) SAS
4 28 (1.32%) MS Exchange
5 23 (1.08%) CMS
6 12 (0.56%) WordPress
7 8 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.33%) Apache
8 7 (0.33%) Drupal
8 7 (0.33%) IIS
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.28%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.24%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.19%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.094%) ArcSDE
13 2 (0.094%) Podio
13 2 (0.094%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 624 (29.35%) Microsoft Office
2 597 (28.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 262 (12.32%) MS Visio
4 148 (6.96%) Microsoft Project
5 88 (4.14%) Spreadsheet
6 18 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.47%) AutoCAD
8 7 (0.33%) SPSS
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.14%) InDesign
10 3 (0.14%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.094%) Adobe XD
11 2 (0.094%) ProjectWise
11 2 (0.094%) Revit
12 1 (0.047%) EViews
12 1 (0.047%) Figma
12 1 (0.047%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 32 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
3 28 (1.32%) NetSuite
4 18 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 18 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 17 (0.80%) Oracle Assets
5 17 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
6 15 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.66%) Sage 1000
8 13 (0.61%) SAP Business One
9 12 (0.56%) Shopify
10 8 (0.38%) Sage 200
10 8 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.33%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.28%) Magento
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.24%) Sage X3
13 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 4 (0.19%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 536 (25.21%) Power Platform
2 192 (9.03%) Azure
3 172 (8.09%) Microsoft 365
4 83 (3.90%) AWS
5 53 (2.49%) SaaS
6 38 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
7 36 (1.69%) PowerApps
8 34 (1.60%) Google Sheets
9 27 (1.27%) Google Analytics
10 23 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 22 (1.03%) Smartsheet
12 20 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
13 19 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
14 15 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
15 13 (0.61%) Google Workspace
16 12 (0.56%) GCP
17 11 (0.52%) Power Automate
18 10 (0.47%) Azure Synapse Analytics
19 9 (0.42%) Google Data Studio
19 9 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.98%) Firewall
2 39 (1.83%) Internet
3 26 (1.22%) VPN
3 26 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
4 23 (1.08%) Intranet
4 23 (1.08%) WAN
4 23 (1.08%) Wireless
5 22 (1.03%) LAN
6 20 (0.94%) TCP/IP
6 20 (0.94%) WebEx
7 19 (0.89%) VoIP
8 18 (0.85%) DHCP
9 15 (0.71%) HTTP
10 13 (0.61%) DNS
11 11 (0.52%) FIX Connectivity
12 10 (0.47%) Skype
13 8 (0.38%) IP Telephony
14 7 (0.33%) 5G
14 7 (0.33%) Network Security
15 6 (0.28%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (25.02%) Power BI
2 334 (15.71%) SQL Server
3 241 (11.34%) Tableau
4 190 (8.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 176 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
6 157 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 76 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 55 (2.59%) QlikView
9 54 (2.54%) Relational Database
10 49 (2.30%) MS Access
11 38 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
12 34 (1.60%) Data Mining
12 34 (1.60%) MySQL
13 32 (1.51%) Data Lake
14 31 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
14 31 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
15 29 (1.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 28 (1.32%) Big Data
17 25 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
18 23 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 98 (4.61%) JIRA
2 36 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 29 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
6 14 (0.66%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.42%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.38%) Subversion
8 8 (0.38%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.33%) Selenium
10 6 (0.28%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.28%) HP UFT
10 6 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.24%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.24%) NUnit
12 4 (0.19%) JBehave
12 4 (0.19%) MSTest
12 4 (0.19%) Postman
12 4 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 907 (42.66%) Social Skills
2 741 (34.85%) Finance
3 588 (27.66%) Analytical Skills
4 183 (8.61%) Marketing
5 166 (7.81%) Organisational Skills
6 118 (5.55%) Presentation Skills
7 99 (4.66%) Banking
8 91 (4.28%) Law
9 88 (4.14%) Telecoms
10 77 (3.62%) Legal
11 63 (2.96%) Manufacturing
12 61 (2.87%) Retail
13 48 (2.26%) Influencing Skills
14 43 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
15 40 (1.88%) Advertising
15 40 (1.88%) Public Sector
16 38 (1.79%) Front Office
17 29 (1.36%) Automotive
18 26 (1.22%) Back Office
18 26 (1.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 929 (43.70%) Analyst
2 316 (14.86%) Data Analyst
3 202 (9.50%) Developer
4 140 (6.59%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 112 (5.27%) Business Analyst
6 88 (4.14%) Project Manager
7 87 (4.09%) Consultant
7 87 (4.09%) Support Analyst
8 73 (3.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 73 (3.43%) Senior Analyst
9 68 (3.20%) Applications Support
10 67 (3.15%) SQL Analyst
11 61 (2.87%) IT Support
12 60 (2.82%) Power BI Analyst
13 55 (2.59%) Report Analyst
14 53 (2.49%) Financial Analyst
14 53 (2.49%) Junior
15 51 (2.40%) IT Analyst
15 51 (2.40%) Service Analyst
16 49 (2.30%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (4.52%) .NET
2 60 (2.82%) HTML
3 58 (2.73%) XML
4 41 (1.93%) CSS
5 33 (1.55%) Web Services
6 32 (1.51%) ASP.NET
7 31 (1.46%) Middleware
8 30 (1.41%) JSON
9 28 (1.32%) .NET Core
10 27 (1.27%) REST
11 22 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (0.94%) COM
13 19 (0.89%) .NET Framework
13 19 (0.89%) RESTful
14 18 (0.85%) AngularJS
14 18 (0.85%) MDX
15 14 (0.66%) EDI
16 12 (0.56%) Pandas
17 11 (0.52%) PySpark
18 10 (0.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (7.71%) Management Information System
2 107 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
3 44 (2.07%) Data Structures
3 44 (2.07%) User Experience
4 38 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 34 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 30 (1.41%) Derivative
7 29 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
8 28 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.13%) Equities
10 21 (0.99%) Life Science
11 20 (0.94%) Hedge funds
12 19 (0.89%) Fixed Income
13 18 (0.85%) e-Learning
14 17 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
14 17 (0.80%) FMCG
14 17 (0.80%) Social Media
15 16 (0.75%) CMDB
15 16 (0.75%) NHS
16 14 (0.66%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 167 (7.86%) Windows
2 62 (2.92%) Linux
3 55 (2.59%) Windows 10
4 44 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 31 (1.46%) Windows 7
6 24 (1.13%) Unix
7 9 (0.42%) Android
7 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (0.42%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.28%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.19%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.14%) AIX
11 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (29.02%) Business Intelligence
2 454 (21.35%) Problem-Solving
3 414 (19.47%) Analytics
4 374 (17.59%) Project Management
5 341 (16.04%) Data Analysis
6 283 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
7 281 (13.22%) Visualisation
8 204 (9.60%) Decision-Making
9 190 (8.94%) Data Management
9 190 (8.94%) ERP
10 185 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 166 (7.81%) Migration
12 164 (7.71%) Mathematics
13 153 (7.20%) Data Visualisation
14 149 (7.01%) ETL
15 143 (6.73%) Project Delivery
16 139 (6.54%) ITIL
17 132 (6.21%) Business Analysis
18 131 (6.16%) Continuous Improvement
19 126 (5.93%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 900 (42.33%) SQL
2 230 (10.82%) Python
3 195 (9.17%) VBA
4 144 (6.77%) T-SQL
5 124 (5.83%) C#
6 75 (3.53%) R
7 73 (3.43%) PowerShell
8 60 (2.82%) VB
9 46 (2.16%) JavaScript
10 44 (2.07%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 43 (2.02%) Java
12 34 (1.60%) C
13 27 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.18%) C++
15 14 (0.66%) PHP
16 12 (0.56%) Perl
17 10 (0.47%) MATLAB
18 9 (0.42%) Bash Shell
19 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
20 5 (0.24%) REXX
Qualifications
1 364 (17.12%) Degree
2 53 (2.49%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
4 28 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 25 (1.18%) CISSP
5 25 (1.18%) PMP
6 24 (1.13%) ACCA
7 22 (1.03%) SC Cleared
8 21 (0.99%) CIMA
9 20 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
11 18 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (0.80%) HND
13 16 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (0.71%) APMP
14 15 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 15 (0.71%) CISM
15 14 (0.66%) CISA
16 13 (0.61%) A+ Certification
16 13 (0.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (7.24%) Data Quality
2 118 (5.55%) PMO
3 91 (4.28%) QA
4 82 (3.86%) GDPR
5 71 (3.34%) SLA
6 35 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 22 (1.03%) Solvency II
9 21 (0.99%) GRC
10 20 (0.94%) COBIT
11 14 (0.66%) NIST
12 11 (0.52%) Good Clinical Practice
13 10 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.38%) CDISC
15 5 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 5 (0.24%) COSO
15 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 5 (0.24%) NIST 800
16 4 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
16 4 (0.19%) IFRS
System Software
1 85 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.03%) Docker
4 13 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.47%) vSphere
6 9 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (0.24%) RACF
9 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.094%) IAG
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.047%) pfSense
12 1 (0.047%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (1.36%) SCCM
2 7 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.28%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.24%) RSA Archer
4 5 (0.24%) zSecure
5 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.19%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.19%) PaperCut
5 4 (0.19%) SCOM
5 4 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.14%) Grafana
7 2 (0.094%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.094%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.094%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.094%) Nessus
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.094%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.047%) WSUS
Vendors
1 951 (44.73%) Microsoft
2 108 (5.08%) SAP
3 106 (4.99%) Oracle
4 88 (4.14%) Google
5 72 (3.39%) ServiceNow
6 67 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
7 54 (2.54%) Cisco
8 40 (1.88%) Adobe
9 32 (1.51%) Cognos
9 32 (1.51%) VMware
10 31 (1.46%) Sage
11 25 (1.18%) Bloomberg
12 23 (1.08%) Databricks
13 22 (1.03%) Blue Prism
14 20 (0.94%) Citrix
15 17 (0.80%) Avaya
16 15 (0.71%) HubSpot
16 15 (0.71%) IBM
17 14 (0.66%) Apple
17 14 (0.66%) Juniper