Career advice

Excel is used in practically every business and in nearly every role in those businesses to some extent, whether it’s in accounts, sales, marketing or administration. The more expert skills you have developed in Excel the more employable you become.

Excel roles

Many new businesses and online services use Excel to process queries and perform database analysis. Excel can be used to perform many different tasks, from simple to complex, and is therefore useful for accounting and financial purposes, and also for generic databases. Excel is widely used to produce charts, graphs and tables which can be easily transferred to other Microsoft Office applications such as Word and PowerPoint. Due to the omnipresence of Excel, jobs at all levels across all industries require some level of Excel skills.

Jobs that specialise in the use and development of Excel are particularly common in the Quantitative Analysis field. Excel jobs also could involve VBA programming, and management reporting.

Typical salaries

The average salary for Excel jobs vary depending on seniority and responsibilities. Excel jobs such as VBA developers can range from $40,000 for a junior role, up to around $150,000 for senior roles. Excel specialists can readily earn between $50,000 and $100,000 per year.

The table below highlights the growth in salaries for roles that require specialist excel skills over the last 2 years:

Excel Earnings Trend

Excel vacancies

Below are links to websites currently listing jobs requiring specific Excel skills – skills you can learn here at