By: Ben Richardson Last updated: May 30th, 2022
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Excel is every in business.
Very few people can get through a day at work without using Excel, whether it’s for something simple like storing data or something more complex like creating a financial forecast.
As one of the UK’s leading providers of Excel training, we recently surveyed 1,000 office workers in the UK to understand more.
For full details of the study, see – New Excel Facts & Statistics For 2022 – this includes full details of our research methods.
In this article, we are looking at answers to the first question.
More than half (57%) of people put their Excel skills at intermediate.
Another 27% of people rate themselves as advanced, meaning that 83% of people think they are either intermediate or advanced Excel users.
At the extremes of the spectrum, just 6% of people rate themselves as experts and 11% of people think that they are beginners.
Given how widely Excel is used, it is a shame that over 1 in 10 people feel that they only have beginners Excel skills.
Looking at the data in detail it was encouraging to note that men and women reported the same levels of Excel skills.
Looking at the data by age group we did find some interesting findings.
Older workers (>54 years old) have lower average levels of Excel skills with just 2% rating themselves as expert Excel users and 17% rating themselves as beginners.
By contrast, workers in the 35-44 years old range had the highest average level of Excel skills with just 7 % of them rating their Excel skills as beginner.
The following skills represent the levels of Excel skills.
To see analysis of the other questions in this Excel survey see: