Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Excel
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 93 78
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Excel 5425 5773 7445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.01% 3.11% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 35.00% 36.06% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4130 4617 5980
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% -

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 15502 16009 21097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.61% 8.61% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12085 13107 17015
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £21,750 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £32,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +1.54% -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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 -15 5178 £40,000 +6.67% 340
UK excluding London -13 2978 £35,000 +1.45% 208
London -4 2357 £47,500 +5.56% 155
South East -5 1003 £37,500 +7.14% 58
North of England -22 699 £32,500 - 53
Midlands -13 503 £35,000 +1.58% 38
North West -38 398 £32,500 -1.52% 33
West Midlands -2 353 £35,000 +7.69% 21
East of England -30 327 £35,000 -3.11% 16
South West -17 294 £32,500 -4.41% 21
Yorkshire +6 267 £32,500 - 17
East Midlands +8 150 £30,000 -14.29% 17
Scotland -22 92 £34,000 - 17
Wales +9 42 £30,000 +3.45% 3
Northern Ireland -5 34 £35,000 -17.65% 3
North East -11 34 £21,250 -32.54% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 2400 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 2244 (41.36%) SQL
3 2105 (38.80%) Finance
4 1686 (31.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1518 (27.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1381 (25.46%) Microsoft Office
7 1125 (20.74%) Degree
8 1107 (20.41%) SQL Server
9 1052 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
10 934 (17.22%) Analytics
11 839 (15.47%) Project Management
12 771 (14.21%) VBA
13 756 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
14 658 (12.13%) MS Visio
15 647 (11.93%) Marketing
16 621 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 575 (10.60%) Banking
18 571 (10.53%) Data Analysis
19 567 (10.45%) Oracle
20 558 (10.29%) Windows
21 524 (9.66%) Tableau
22 515 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
23 482 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 468 (8.63%) C#
25 444 (8.18%) Business Analysis
26 430 (7.93%) Asset Management
27 409 (7.54%) ETL
28 406 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
29 404 (7.45%) .NET
30 403 (7.43%) 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
1 359 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 273 (5.03%) SAS
3 63 (1.16%) IIS
4 59 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 41 (0.76%) CMS
6 38 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 38 (0.70%) Confluence
7 34 (0.63%) Skype for Business
8 24 (0.44%) Apache
8 24 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 21 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
11 18 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (0.33%) MS Project Server
12 16 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 12 (0.22%) Documentum
13 12 (0.22%) IBM Notes
14 11 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1686 (31.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1381 (25.46%) Microsoft Office
3 658 (12.13%) MS Visio
4 403 (7.43%) Microsoft Project
5 154 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
6 79 (1.46%) SPSS
7 20 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 9 (0.17%) InDesign
10 9 (0.17%) RoboHelp
11 8 (0.15%) SPSS Modeler
12 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
12 6 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 6 (0.11%) Open Workbench
13 5 (0.092%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.074%) Camtasia
14 4 (0.074%) Snagit
15 3 (0.055%) ArcInfo
15 3 (0.055%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 39 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 30 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 25 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
5 23 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
6 22 (0.41%) Primavera
7 19 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 18 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
9 17 (0.31%) SAP ERP
9 17 (0.31%) SAP InfiniteInsight
10 16 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
10 16 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
10 16 (0.29%) thinkFolio
11 14 (0.26%) SAP SD
12 12 (0.22%) Markit EDM
12 12 (0.22%) NetSuite
13 11 (0.20%) HFM
13 11 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
13 11 (0.20%) SAP BPC
14 10 (0.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 187 (3.45%) Google Analytics
2 145 (2.67%) Office 365
3 94 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 86 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 84 (1.55%) SaaS
6 65 (1.20%) AdWords
7 51 (0.94%) GitHub
8 29 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
9 24 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
11 18 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.29%) OpenShift
13 13 (0.24%) PaaS
14 12 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
15 10 (0.18%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.074%) Dropbox
16 4 (0.074%) Google Drive
16 4 (0.074%) IBM Blueworks
17 3 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.16%) Internet
2 66 (1.22%) Firewall
3 58 (1.07%) WAN
4 51 (0.94%) LAN
5 49 (0.90%) VPN
6 45 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 43 (0.79%) DNS
8 41 (0.76%) DHCP
9 40 (0.74%) SMS
10 38 (0.70%) Skype
10 38 (0.70%) Wireless
11 29 (0.53%) Intranet
12 20 (0.37%) VoIP
12 20 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (0.35%) FTP
14 18 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
15 16 (0.29%) Network Security
16 14 (0.26%) SAN
17 9 (0.17%) SSL
18 8 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1107 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 621 (11.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 482 (8.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 406 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
5 312 (5.75%) Power BI
6 274 (5.05%) MS Access
7 273 (5.03%) QlikView
8 203 (3.74%) BusinessObjects
9 180 (3.32%) Relational Database
10 179 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 123 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
12 118 (2.18%) MySQL
13 107 (1.97%) Big Data
14 93 (1.71%) Data Mining
15 76 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 75 (1.38%) Hadoop
16 75 (1.38%) PowerPivot
17 74 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
18 68 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
19 64 (1.18%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 304 (5.60%) JIRA
2 122 (2.25%) Visual Studio
3 96 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 52 (0.96%) Selenium
6 49 (0.90%) TeamCity
7 32 (0.59%) HP UFT
8 27 (0.50%) Cucumber
9 26 (0.48%) Git (software)
9 26 (0.48%) Jenkins
10 17 (0.31%) T4 Templates
10 17 (0.31%) WiX
11 15 (0.28%) Artifactory
11 15 (0.28%) LSMW
12 14 (0.26%) ERwin
12 14 (0.26%) ProC
13 13 (0.24%) Subversion
14 12 (0.22%) Eclipse
14 12 (0.22%) LoadRunner
14 12 (0.22%) MSTest
General
1 2105 (38.80%) Finance
2 647 (11.93%) Marketing
3 575 (10.60%) Banking
4 317 (5.84%) Investment Banking
5 279 (5.14%) Retail
6 276 (5.09%) Retail Banking
7 225 (4.15%) Legal
8 206 (3.80%) Telecoms
9 140 (2.58%) Advertising
10 114 (2.10%) Front Office
11 111 (2.05%) Law
12 109 (2.01%) Manufacturing
13 105 (1.94%) Financial Institution
14 96 (1.77%) Back Office
15 74 (1.36%) Electronics
16 62 (1.14%) Publishing
17 51 (0.94%) Games
18 38 (0.70%) German Language
19 31 (0.57%) Billing
20 26 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 2262 (41.70%) Analyst
2 785 (14.47%) Developer
3 519 (9.57%) Data Analyst
4 400 (7.37%) Business Analyst
5 318 (5.86%) Consultant
6 274 (5.05%) SQL Analyst
7 257 (4.74%) Support Analyst
8 221 (4.07%) Project Manager
8 221 (4.07%) SQL Developer
9 202 (3.72%) Junior
10 192 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
11 181 (3.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 180 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 166 (3.06%) Service Analyst
14 144 (2.65%) Applications Support
15 143 (2.64%) IT Analyst
16 137 (2.53%) SQL Data Analyst
17 133 (2.45%) Administrator
17 133 (2.45%) C# Developer
18 120 (2.21%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 404 (7.45%) .NET
2 258 (4.76%) HTML
3 182 (3.35%) CSS
4 140 (2.58%) XML
5 118 (2.18%) ASP.NET
6 114 (2.10%) .NET Framework
7 92 (1.70%) jQuery
8 83 (1.53%) Web Services
9 72 (1.33%) AngularJS
10 65 (1.20%) HTML5
11 46 (0.85%) WPF
12 43 (0.79%) React
12 43 (0.79%) REST
13 41 (0.76%) Entity Framework
14 39 (0.72%) WCF
15 33 (0.61%) JSON
16 32 (0.59%) Node.js
17 29 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 29 (0.53%) XSLT
18 28 (0.52%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1518 (27.98%) Analytical Skills
2 390 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 320 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 143 (2.64%) Derivative
5 134 (2.47%) Equities
6 125 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 123 (2.27%) User Experience
8 121 (2.23%) Social Media
9 118 (2.18%) Credit Risk
10 97 (1.79%) Data Structures
11 94 (1.73%) OTC Derivatives
12 80 (1.47%) Fixed Income
13 71 (1.31%) Fintech
14 69 (1.27%) Hedge funds
15 66 (1.22%) Data Centre
16 54 (1.00%) Reference Data
17 51 (0.94%) Blackberry
18 49 (0.90%) Virtual Team
19 48 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
20 47 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 558 (10.29%) Windows
2 165 (3.04%) Windows 7
3 152 (2.80%) Linux
4 143 (2.64%) Unix
5 116 (2.14%) Windows 10
5 116 (2.14%) Windows Server
6 78 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (0.94%) Android
9 31 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 28 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 25 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (0.35%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.22%) Solaris
15 11 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 9 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.13%) AIX
17 7 (0.13%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1052 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
2 934 (17.22%) Analytics
3 839 (15.47%) Project Management
4 756 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
5 571 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 515 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 444 (8.18%) Business Analysis
8 430 (7.93%) Asset Management
9 409 (7.54%) ETL
10 401 (7.39%) Data Modelling
11 397 (7.32%) Mathematics
12 384 (7.08%) SDLC
13 365 (6.73%) ITIL
14 356 (6.56%) PRINCE2
15 343 (6.32%) CRM
16 320 (5.90%) Time Management
17 315 (5.81%) Visualisation
18 285 (5.25%) Wealth Management
19 265 (4.88%) Risk Management
20 251 (4.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2244 (41.36%) SQL
2 771 (14.21%) VBA
3 468 (8.63%) C#
4 377 (6.95%) T-SQL
5 231 (4.26%) Python
6 218 (4.02%) Java
7 204 (3.76%) JavaScript
8 179 (3.30%) VB
9 137 (2.53%) R
10 113 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 93 (1.71%) C
12 88 (1.62%) C++
13 85 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 64 (1.18%) PowerShell
15 60 (1.11%) VBScript
16 40 (0.74%) PHP
17 37 (0.68%) MATLAB
18 34 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 32 (0.59%) Perl
20 27 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1125 (20.74%) Degree
2 137 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 119 (2.19%) Security Cleared
4 110 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (1.71%) ISEB
6 83 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 73 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 69 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
8 69 (1.27%) PMI Certification
9 62 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 60 (1.11%) PMP
11 55 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 49 (0.90%) CIMA
13 43 (0.79%) ACCA
13 43 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 42 (0.77%) Master's Degree
15 35 (0.65%) MBA
16 34 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
16 34 (0.63%) MCP
17 33 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (5.90%) PMO
2 275 (5.07%) QA
3 240 (4.42%) SLA
4 238 (4.39%) Data Quality
5 83 (1.53%) Basel III
6 60 (1.11%) MiFID
7 55 (1.01%) Actionable Recommendations
8 54 (1.00%) EMIR
9 52 (0.96%) GDPR
10 43 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 41 (0.76%) Dodd-Frank
12 37 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 20 (0.37%) ISO 9001
14 14 (0.26%) COBIT
14 14 (0.26%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.20%) CRD IV
16 10 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
17 8 (0.15%) P3O
18 6 (0.11%) NEBOSH
19 5 (0.092%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 163 (3.00%) Active Directory
2 54 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.33%) XenApp
5 11 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 8 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 7 (0.13%) vSphere
8 6 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (0.074%) GPFS
9 4 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.074%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.055%) Firmware
11 2 (0.037%) HDFS
12 1 (0.018%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.018%) KVM
12 1 (0.018%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.018%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.018%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (0.83%) SCCM
2 29 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (0.28%) Ganglia
3 15 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.22%) FortiGate
5 10 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (0.15%) Control-M
6 8 (0.15%) Endace
6 8 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.092%) Grafana
8 5 (0.092%) Nagios
8 5 (0.092%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.092%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.074%) Cacti
9 4 (0.074%) EnCase
9 4 (0.074%) FTK
9 4 (0.074%) Graphite
Vendors
1 2400 (44.24%) Microsoft
2 567 (10.45%) Oracle
3 524 (9.66%) Tableau
4 300 (5.53%) SAP
5 245 (4.52%) Google
6 136 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
7 106 (1.95%) Adobe
8 94 (1.73%) Cognos
9 81 (1.49%) Cisco
10 79 (1.46%) VMware
11 67 (1.24%) Citrix
12 65 (1.20%) IBM
13 59 (1.09%) HP
14 43 (0.79%) MicroStrategy
15 38 (0.70%) Capita
15 38 (0.70%) Sun
16 37 (0.68%) Informatica
17 36 (0.66%) Bloomberg
17 36 (0.66%) Reuters
18 33 (0.61%) Remedy