Period
to 21 October 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 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 80 77
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 5370 6211 7718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.08% 3.25% 3.52%
As % of the Applications category 35.32% 36.71% 35.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4016 4970 6149
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 £22,350
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £33,876 £32,500
% change year-on-year +3.32% +4.23% -

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 15202 16917 21863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.73% 8.85% 9.98%
Number of salaries quoted 11805 13827 17478
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £64,150 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 £33,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.49% +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 October 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 October 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 5124 £40,000 +6.67% 253
UK excluding London -25 2848 £35,000 +3.32% 153
London -2 2436 £47,500 +5.56% 112
South East -20 930 £35,000 - 41
North of England -32 633 £32,500 - 47
Midlands -17 486 £35,000 +1.45% 21
North West -40 352 £32,500 - 28
West Midlands -9 342 £37,500 +8.84% 15
East of England -33 321 £35,000 - 14
South West -9 317 £32,000 -5.19% 18
Yorkshire +3 253 £33,750 +10.66% 15
East Midlands +2 144 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Scotland -49 87 £35,000 -20.00% 6
Wales +16 46 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Northern Ireland -5 34 £35,000 -22.22% 1
North East -8 26 £31,500 -5.97% 4

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2297 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 2295 (42.74%) SQL
3 2136 (39.78%) Finance
4 1660 (30.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1567 (29.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1403 (26.13%) Microsoft Office
7 1150 (21.42%) SQL Server
8 1107 (20.61%) Degree
9 1021 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
10 941 (17.52%) Analytics
11 810 (15.08%) VBA
12 803 (14.95%) Project Management
13 707 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
14 670 (12.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 657 (12.23%) MS Visio
16 648 (12.07%) Banking
17 627 (11.68%) Marketing
18 580 (10.80%) Oracle
19 577 (10.74%) Data Analysis
20 570 (10.61%) Windows
21 544 (10.13%) Tableau
22 506 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 504 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
24 491 (9.14%) Asset Management
25 485 (9.03%) C#
26 460 (8.57%) Business Analysis
27 436 (8.12%) SDLC
28 435 (8.10%) Management Information System
29 425 (7.91%) .NET
30 424 (7.90%) Microsoft Project

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
1 391 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 267 (4.97%) SAS
3 74 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 60 (1.12%) IIS
5 40 (0.74%) CMS
6 38 (0.71%) Confluence
7 37 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 30 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 30 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 27 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 22 (0.41%) MS Project Server
11 22 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (0.39%) Apache
12 21 (0.39%) Documentum
13 16 (0.30%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1660 (30.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1403 (26.13%) Microsoft Office
3 657 (12.23%) MS Visio
4 424 (7.90%) Microsoft Project
5 175 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
6 83 (1.55%) SPSS
7 27 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.19%) SPSS Modeler
10 9 (0.17%) InDesign
11 7 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 6 (0.11%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
13 5 (0.093%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.074%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.074%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.074%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.074%) RoboHelp
15 3 (0.056%) Adobe Captivate
15 3 (0.056%) ArcInfo
Business Applications
1 57 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 21 (0.39%) Primavera
5 20 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
6 19 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
6 19 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 17 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
8 16 (0.30%) Endur
9 15 (0.28%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 12 (0.22%) HFM
10 12 (0.22%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.20%) FastStats
11 11 (0.20%) NetSuite
11 11 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
12 10 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.19%) SAP SD
12 10 (0.19%) thinkFolio
13 9 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
13 9 (0.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 155 (2.89%) Office 365
2 151 (2.81%) Google Analytics
3 89 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 82 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 80 (1.49%) GitHub
6 76 (1.42%) SaaS
7 36 (0.67%) AdWords
8 27 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
9 22 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
10 16 (0.30%) OpenShift
11 13 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.24%) PaaS
12 12 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
14 8 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
15 7 (0.13%) OneDrive
16 6 (0.11%) Silverpop
17 5 (0.093%) Google Drive
17 5 (0.093%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 110 (2.05%) Internet
2 79 (1.47%) Firewall
3 61 (1.14%) DHCP
4 59 (1.10%) DNS
4 59 (1.10%) WAN
5 54 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 51 (0.95%) LAN
7 49 (0.91%) VPN
8 46 (0.86%) Wireless
9 37 (0.69%) Skype
10 36 (0.67%) Intranet
11 29 (0.54%) SMS
12 26 (0.48%) Network Security
13 21 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (0.37%) VoIP
15 19 (0.35%) FTP
16 18 (0.34%) VLAN
17 17 (0.32%) SAN
18 10 (0.19%) NetScaler
19 9 (0.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1150 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 670 (12.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 506 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 405 (7.54%) Data Warehouse
5 313 (5.83%) Power BI
6 277 (5.16%) MS Access
7 274 (5.10%) QlikView
8 265 (4.93%) BusinessObjects
9 195 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 180 (3.35%) Relational Database
11 150 (2.79%) MySQL
12 107 (1.99%) Data Mining
13 100 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 96 (1.79%) Big Data
15 93 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
16 87 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
17 79 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
18 71 (1.32%) Hadoop
19 69 (1.28%) PowerPivot
20 65 (1.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 339 (6.31%) JIRA
2 133 (2.48%) Visual Studio
3 96 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (1.47%) TeamCity
5 65 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 60 (1.12%) Selenium
7 38 (0.71%) HP UFT
8 28 (0.52%) Jenkins
9 25 (0.47%) Git (software)
10 23 (0.43%) LoadRunner
11 22 (0.41%) T4 Templates
11 22 (0.41%) WiX
12 19 (0.35%) Subversion
13 17 (0.32%) Cucumber
14 16 (0.30%) ProC
15 15 (0.28%) Artifactory
16 14 (0.26%) NUnit
17 13 (0.24%) ERwin
17 13 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
17 13 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2136 (39.78%) Finance
2 648 (12.07%) Banking
3 627 (11.68%) Marketing
4 394 (7.34%) Investment Banking
5 330 (6.15%) Retail Banking
6 284 (5.29%) Retail
7 225 (4.19%) Legal
8 204 (3.80%) Telecoms
9 158 (2.94%) Front Office
10 135 (2.51%) Manufacturing
11 128 (2.38%) Advertising
12 114 (2.12%) Financial Institution
13 110 (2.05%) Back Office
14 106 (1.97%) Law
15 78 (1.45%) Electronics
16 69 (1.28%) Publishing
17 45 (0.84%) Games
18 44 (0.82%) German Language
19 36 (0.67%) Billing
20 30 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2246 (41.82%) Analyst
2 836 (15.57%) Developer
3 465 (8.66%) Data Analyst
4 405 (7.54%) Business Analyst
5 305 (5.68%) Consultant
6 276 (5.14%) SQL Analyst
7 271 (5.05%) Support Analyst
8 231 (4.30%) SQL Developer
9 217 (4.04%) Project Manager
10 212 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
11 188 (3.50%) Applications Support
12 187 (3.48%) Junior
13 174 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 172 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 150 (2.79%) IT Analyst
16 147 (2.74%) C# Developer
17 145 (2.70%) .NET Developer
18 142 (2.64%) Service Analyst
19 138 (2.57%) Excel Analyst
20 129 (2.40%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (7.91%) .NET
2 250 (4.66%) HTML
3 174 (3.24%) XML
4 162 (3.02%) CSS
5 127 (2.36%) ASP.NET
6 123 (2.29%) .NET Framework
7 106 (1.97%) Web Services
8 78 (1.45%) jQuery
9 72 (1.34%) AngularJS
10 61 (1.14%) WPF
11 57 (1.06%) Entity Framework
12 52 (0.97%) HTML5
13 44 (0.82%) MDX
13 44 (0.82%) WCF
14 42 (0.78%) React
15 36 (0.67%) REST
15 36 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 35 (0.65%) WinForms
16 35 (0.65%) XSLT
17 30 (0.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1567 (29.18%) Analytical Skills
2 435 (8.10%) Management Information System
3 323 (6.01%) Computer Science
4 175 (3.26%) Derivative
5 147 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 146 (2.72%) Equities
7 142 (2.64%) User Experience
8 134 (2.50%) Credit Risk
9 117 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 109 (2.03%) OTC Derivatives
11 107 (1.99%) Social Media
12 86 (1.60%) Fixed Income
13 61 (1.14%) Reference Data
14 58 (1.08%) Hedge funds
15 57 (1.06%) Virtual Team
16 55 (1.02%) Data Centre
16 55 (1.02%) Fintech
17 54 (1.01%) Blackberry
17 54 (1.01%) Driving Licence
18 49 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 570 (10.61%) Windows
2 175 (3.26%) Windows 7
3 166 (3.09%) Linux
4 132 (2.46%) Windows Server
5 130 (2.42%) Unix
6 110 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 85 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 81 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (0.88%) Android
10 38 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 28 (0.52%) Windows XP
12 19 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 18 (0.34%) Apple iOS
13 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.24%) Solaris
16 8 (0.15%) AIX
16 8 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.11%) VMS
18 4 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1021 (19.01%) Business Intelligence
2 941 (17.52%) Analytics
3 803 (14.95%) Project Management
4 707 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
5 577 (10.74%) Data Analysis
6 504 (9.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 491 (9.14%) Asset Management
8 460 (8.57%) Business Analysis
9 436 (8.12%) SDLC
10 421 (7.84%) Mathematics
11 415 (7.73%) ETL
12 397 (7.39%) ITIL
13 390 (7.26%) Data Modelling
14 354 (6.59%) CRM
15 352 (6.55%) PRINCE2
16 333 (6.20%) Wealth Management
17 312 (5.81%) Time Management
18 306 (5.70%) Visualisation
19 288 (5.36%) Service Delivery
20 258 (4.80%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2295 (42.74%) SQL
2 810 (15.08%) VBA
3 485 (9.03%) C#
4 366 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 232 (4.32%) Python
6 221 (4.12%) Java
7 213 (3.97%) VB
8 208 (3.87%) JavaScript
9 149 (2.77%) R
10 122 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 110 (2.05%) C
12 103 (1.92%) C++
13 90 (1.68%) PL/SQL
14 68 (1.27%) PHP
15 66 (1.23%) PowerShell
16 63 (1.17%) VBScript
17 45 (0.84%) MATLAB
18 28 (0.52%) Perl
19 27 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 27 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1107 (20.61%) Degree
2 126 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 124 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 109 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (1.81%) ISEB
6 91 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 76 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
8 70 (1.30%) SC Cleared
9 60 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 60 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 56 (1.04%) PMP
11 54 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 51 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (0.80%) CIMA
14 42 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 42 (0.78%) Master's Degree
15 40 (0.74%) ACCA
15 40 (0.74%) MCP
16 38 (0.71%) DV Cleared
17 35 (0.65%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (5.74%) PMO
2 256 (4.77%) QA
3 235 (4.38%) Data Quality
4 221 (4.12%) SLA
5 96 (1.79%) Basel III
6 60 (1.12%) MiFID
7 52 (0.97%) EMIR
8 45 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 41 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
10 37 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 36 (0.67%) GDPR
12 30 (0.56%) Actionable Recommendations
13 18 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.30%) COBIT
15 13 (0.24%) CRD IV
15 13 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
16 9 (0.17%) P3O
16 9 (0.17%) PCI DSS
17 6 (0.11%) NEBOSH
17 6 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 170 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 55 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 23 (0.43%) XenApp
4 14 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 11 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 9 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.17%) vSphere
7 5 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.074%) KVM
9 3 (0.056%) Firmware
9 3 (0.056%) GPFS
9 3 (0.056%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.056%) XenServer
10 2 (0.037%) HDFS
10 2 (0.037%) RACF
10 2 (0.037%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.037%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.019%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (0.86%) SCCM
2 24 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 19 (0.35%) Backup Exec
4 19 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 15 (0.28%) Ganglia
6 11 (0.20%) FortiGate
7 9 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (0.11%) Control-M
9 6 (0.11%) Grafana
10 5 (0.093%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.093%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.074%) Ansible
11 4 (0.074%) Cacti
11 4 (0.074%) Graphite
11 4 (0.074%) Nagios
11 4 (0.074%) Puppet
11 4 (0.074%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.056%) FTK
Vendors
1 2297 (42.77%) Microsoft
2 580 (10.80%) Oracle
3 544 (10.13%) Tableau
4 282 (5.25%) SAP
5 207 (3.85%) Google
6 118 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
7 110 (2.05%) Cognos
8 101 (1.88%) Cisco
9 98 (1.82%) Adobe
10 95 (1.77%) HP
11 79 (1.47%) VMware
12 76 (1.42%) IBM
13 60 (1.12%) Citrix
14 54 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
15 47 (0.88%) Remedy
16 38 (0.71%) Dell
17 37 (0.69%) Bloomberg
17 37 (0.69%) Reuters
18 32 (0.60%) Xerox
19 31 (0.58%) Sun