The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Permanent jobs citing MS Excel 653 540 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.47% 8.18% 9.01%
As % of the Applications category 56.88% 62.86% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 570 457 647
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +1.38%
MS Excel
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1148 859 1103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.65% 13.01% 14.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1003 738 984
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,950 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Excel
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region.

MS Excel Salary Trend in the North West

MS Excel
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Excel across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MS Excel Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Excel
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 402 £35,000 +7.69% 83
Cheshire +5 187 £33,750 -15.62% 41
Merseyside 0 28 £35,000 +33.33% 7
Lancashire -20 24 £38,750 +10.71% 11
Cumbria -7 5 - - 2
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 1068 (77.90%) Microsoft
2 451 (32.90%) SQL Server
3 417 (30.42%) Windows
4 396 (28.88%) SQL
5 395 (28.81%) MS Office
6 294 (21.44%) Finance
7 272 (19.84%) .NET
8 233 (16.99%) Active Directory
9 224 (16.34%) C#
10 222 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
11 216 (15.75%) Degree
12 201 (14.66%) Project Management
13 192 (14.00%) ITIL
14 172 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
15 164 (11.96%) VMware
16 163 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
17 155 (11.31%) SQL Server 2008
18 154 (11.23%) MS Exchange
19 151 (11.01%) ASP.NET
20 149 (10.87%) T-SQL
21 145 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 144 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 142 (10.36%) HTML
23 142 (10.36%) Citrix
24 139 (10.14%) SharePoint
25 138 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 124 (9.04%) Windows 7
26 124 (9.04%) JavaScript
27 123 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
28 120 (8.75%) PRINCE2

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 154 (11.23%) MS Exchange
2 139 (10.14%) SharePoint
3 55 (4.01%) IIS
4 41 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.12%) Lync
5 29 (2.12%) NServiceBus
6 28 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 26 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 20 (1.46%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.39%) SAS
11 16 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
12 15 (1.09%) CMS
13 13 (0.95%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 9 (0.66%) Apache
16 6 (0.44%) MS Project Server
16 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 395 (28.81%) MS Office
2 108 (7.88%) MS Project
3 106 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 65 (4.74%) MS Visio
5 18 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.58%) SPSS
7 6 (0.44%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.44%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.36%) FastStats
9 3 (0.22%) Windchill
9 3 (0.22%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.15%) Revit
10 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 51 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (2.12%) Google Analytics
4 23 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (0.80%) Tridion
6 8 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
10 2 (0.15%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.63%) Office 365
2 17 (1.24%) SaaS
3 15 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.51%) IaaS
6 4 (0.29%) PaaS
6 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.073%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 87 (6.35%) Firewall
1 87 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 83 (6.05%) DNS
3 80 (5.84%) DHCP
4 78 (5.69%) SAN
5 63 (4.60%) VPN
6 62 (4.52%) LAN
7 53 (3.87%) WAN
8 42 (3.06%) Internet
9 37 (2.70%) NAS
10 35 (2.55%) VoIP
11 33 (2.41%) Intranet
12 21 (1.53%) Wireless
13 18 (1.31%) Ethernet
14 17 (1.24%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.09%) HTTP
15 15 (1.09%) Network Security
16 14 (1.02%) NetScaler
17 11 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
18 10 (0.73%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (32.90%) SQL Server
2 155 (11.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 145 (10.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 138 (10.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (6.05%) Relational Database
6 65 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (3.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 42 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (2.92%) Crystal Reports
11 36 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
12 25 (1.82%) MySQL
13 21 (1.53%) Data Mining
13 21 (1.53%) Oracle Database
14 17 (1.24%) MS Access
15 16 (1.17%) OLAP
16 13 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.80%) DB2
18 10 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 109 (7.95%) Visual Studio
2 57 (4.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (2.55%) Selenium
4 28 (2.04%) SpecFlow
5 17 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.66%) JIRA
7 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 8 (0.58%) NUnit
7 8 (0.58%) JMeter
8 7 (0.51%) Subversion
9 6 (0.44%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.44%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
11 3 (0.22%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.22%) MSTest
12 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.15%) Moq
12 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.15%) RequisitePro
General
1 294 (21.44%) Finance
2 84 (6.13%) Marketing
3 55 (4.01%) Manufacturing
4 48 (3.50%) Legal
5 41 (2.99%) Retail
6 39 (2.84%) Law
6 39 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.46%) Back Office
8 17 (1.24%) Banking
9 15 (1.09%) Billing
10 13 (0.95%) Local Government
11 9 (0.66%) Advertising
12 8 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.36%) German Language
14 4 (0.29%) Automotive
15 3 (0.22%) Games
15 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 383 (27.94%) Analyst
2 282 (20.57%) Developer
3 106 (7.73%) Project Manager
4 79 (5.76%) .NET Developer
5 76 (5.54%) Support Engineer
6 74 (5.40%) Consultant
6 74 (5.40%) Support Analyst
7 65 (4.74%) Service Analyst
7 65 (4.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 63 (4.60%) C# Developer
9 54 (3.94%) Senior Developer
10 53 (3.87%) MI Analyst
11 49 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
12 48 (3.50%) IT Support
13 47 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 46 (3.36%) C# .NET Developer
15 45 (3.28%) Software Developer
16 40 (2.92%) Data Analyst
16 40 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
17 39 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (19.84%) .NET
2 151 (11.01%) ASP.NET
3 142 (10.36%) HTML
4 111 (8.10%) CSS
5 82 (5.98%) jQuery
6 73 (5.32%) WCF
7 71 (5.18%) HTML5
8 67 (4.89%) XML
9 59 (4.30%) Web Services
10 57 (4.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (3.79%) .NET Framework
12 41 (2.99%) AngularJS
13 36 (2.63%) JSON
14 35 (2.55%) CSS3
15 33 (2.41%) Castle Windsor
16 32 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 31 (2.26%) SOAP
18 29 (2.12%) NHibernate
19 22 (1.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
20 20 (1.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 222 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
3 49 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 32 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 32 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 24 (1.75%) Clustering
6 22 (1.60%) User Experience
7 21 (1.53%) Statistics
8 20 (1.46%) Visualisation
8 20 (1.46%) NHS
9 17 (1.24%) N-Tier
10 16 (1.17%) Data Extraction
11 14 (1.02%) Replication
12 12 (0.88%) FMCG
13 11 (0.80%) Life Science
13 11 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
14 10 (0.73%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.66%) Blackberry
16 7 (0.51%) Open Source
16 7 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 417 (30.42%) Windows
2 124 (9.04%) Windows 7
3 123 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (6.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (5.84%) Windows XP
6 76 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (3.72%) Windows 8
8 46 (3.36%) Linux
9 31 (2.26%) UNIX
10 20 (1.46%) Windows Vista
11 11 (0.80%) Android
12 10 (0.73%) Solaris
13 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.22%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (14.66%) Project Management
2 192 (14.00%) ITIL
3 172 (12.55%) Business Intelligence
4 163 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (8.75%) PRINCE2
6 102 (7.44%) MVC
7 101 (7.37%) ERP
8 88 (6.42%) Change Management
9 82 (5.98%) Time Management
10 81 (5.91%) Scrum
11 79 (5.76%) CRM
12 72 (5.25%) Analytics
13 68 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 64 (4.67%) Web Development
15 58 (4.23%) Service Delivery
16 57 (4.16%) TDD
17 56 (4.08%) Service Management
17 56 (4.08%) OO
18 55 (4.01%) Mentoring
19 51 (3.72%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 396 (28.88%) SQL
2 224 (16.34%) C#
3 149 (10.87%) T-SQL
4 124 (9.04%) JavaScript
5 76 (5.54%) VBA
6 69 (5.03%) VB.NET
7 44 (3.21%) VB
8 39 (2.84%) Java
9 28 (2.04%) PHP
10 27 (1.97%) C
11 23 (1.68%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.46%) VBScript
13 15 (1.09%) C++
14 13 (0.95%) Delphi
14 13 (0.95%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.66%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.58%) X++
16 8 (0.58%) VB6
17 5 (0.36%) Python
17 5 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 216 (15.75%) Degree
2 144 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (6.27%) Security Cleared
4 81 (5.91%) MCSE
5 72 (5.25%) MCP
6 64 (4.67%) MCITP
7 53 (3.87%) MCSA
8 41 (2.99%) SC Cleared
9 29 (2.12%) MCTS
9 29 (2.12%) CCNA
9 29 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (1.60%) CCA
10 22 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (1.46%) A+ Certification
12 18 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 18 (1.31%) ISEB
13 15 (1.09%) MCDST
14 14 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.56%) SLA
2 31 (2.26%) QA
3 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.22%) COBIT
7 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 233 (16.99%) Active Directory
2 112 (8.17%) Hyper-V
3 111 (8.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (2.33%) XenDesktop
5 31 (2.26%) XenApp
6 21 (1.53%) vSphere
7 13 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.44%) XenServer
9 6 (0.44%) MetaFrame
10 5 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) NFS
11 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.073%) Samba
13 1 (0.073%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.073%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 48 (3.50%) SCCM
2 22 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 18 (1.31%) SCOM
3 18 (1.31%) OpenView
3 18 (1.31%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.36%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.29%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.15%) SCSM
7 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.15%) WSUS
8 1 (0.073%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.073%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.073%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.073%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1068 (77.90%) Microsoft
2 164 (11.96%) VMware
3 142 (10.36%) Citrix
4 97 (7.08%) Cisco
5 87 (6.35%) Oracle
6 54 (3.94%) HP
7 50 (3.65%) NetApp
8 31 (2.26%) Google
9 28 (2.04%) Juniper
9 28 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 25 (1.82%) Symantec
11 23 (1.68%) Lotus
11 23 (1.68%) Dell
11 23 (1.68%) SAP
12 19 (1.39%) Wyse
13 15 (1.09%) EMC
14 14 (1.02%) McAfee
15 13 (0.95%) Embarcadero
15 13 (0.95%) Business Objects
15 13 (0.95%) EPiServer
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