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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Permanent jobs citing MS Excel 678 545 736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.20% 8.02% 9.23%
As % of the Applications category 56.03% 59.11% 64.85%
Number of salaries quoted 586 458 676
Average salary £33,167 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.05% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
1210 922 1135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.42% 13.57% 14.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1037 791 1020
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,620
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £52,500 £45,000
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +13 407 £34,000 +4.61% 52
Cheshire +1 179 £31,000 -17.33% 26
Merseyside +7 42 £25,000 -4.76% 5
Lancashire -11 38 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Cumbria -2 5 - - 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 1113 (77.51%) Microsoft
2 452 (31.48%) SQL Server
3 446 (31.06%) Windows
4 441 (30.71%) SQL
5 384 (26.74%) MS Office
6 300 (20.89%) Finance
7 279 (19.43%) .NET
8 251 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
9 241 (16.78%) C#
10 235 (16.36%) Active Directory
11 203 (14.14%) Project Management
12 202 (14.07%) Degree
13 192 (13.37%) Business Intelligence
14 191 (13.30%) ITIL
15 177 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
16 167 (11.63%) MS Exchange
17 160 (11.14%) VMware
18 159 (11.07%) ASP.NET
19 158 (11.00%) HTML
20 157 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 156 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
22 153 (10.65%) T-SQL
23 151 (10.52%) Citrix
24 149 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
25 148 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 140 (9.75%) SharePoint
27 138 (9.61%) JavaScript
28 124 (8.64%) CSS
29 123 (8.57%) Hyper-V
30 121 (8.43%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 167 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 140 (9.75%) SharePoint
3 56 (3.90%) IIS
4 38 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (2.23%) Lync
6 30 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (1.95%) NServiceBus
8 27 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (1.60%) SAS
11 18 (1.25%) CMS
12 15 (1.04%) Umbraco
13 13 (0.91%) IBM Notes
14 12 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.77%) MS Project Server
16 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.56%) Apache
18 7 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
19 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 384 (26.74%) MS Office
2 108 (7.52%) MS Project
3 95 (6.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 62 (4.32%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.77%) SPSS
7 7 (0.49%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.35%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.35%) FastStats
9 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.21%) Windchill
10 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
10 2 (0.14%) Revit
10 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.070%) InDesign
11 1 (0.070%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 47 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (2.51%) Google Analytics
3 26 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 14 (0.97%) Tridion
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.35%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.21%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.14%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.14%) Sage 50
11 1 (0.070%) Sage 200
11 1 (0.070%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.070%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.65%) Office 365
2 23 (1.60%) SaaS
3 15 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.49%) IaaS
6 6 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.28%) PaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Route 53
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.070%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 97 (6.75%) TCP/IP
2 79 (5.50%) SAN
3 75 (5.22%) DNS
4 71 (4.94%) Firewall
4 71 (4.94%) LAN
5 68 (4.74%) DHCP
6 67 (4.67%) WAN
7 57 (3.97%) VPN
7 57 (3.97%) Internet
8 36 (2.51%) VoIP
9 35 (2.44%) NAS
10 30 (2.09%) Intranet
11 23 (1.60%) Ethernet
12 18 (1.25%) NetScaler
13 15 (1.04%) HTTP
14 14 (0.97%) Wireless
14 14 (0.97%) iSCSI
15 11 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.70%) Unified Communications
17 9 (0.63%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (31.48%) SQL Server
2 157 (10.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 156 (10.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 148 (10.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (6.34%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
7 62 (4.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 37 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
11 32 (2.23%) SQL Server 2000
12 28 (1.95%) Data Mining
13 27 (1.88%) MS Access
14 24 (1.67%) MySQL
15 18 (1.25%) Oracle Database
16 14 (0.97%) Big Data
17 13 (0.91%) QlikView
18 12 (0.84%) DB2
19 11 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
19 11 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 120 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 61 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (2.58%) Selenium
4 31 (2.16%) SpecFlow
5 26 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (1.04%) JIRA
7 13 (0.91%) NUnit
8 8 (0.56%) MSTest
9 7 (0.49%) Subversion
9 7 (0.49%) JMeter
9 7 (0.49%) Git (software)
10 5 (0.35%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.35%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.28%) RequisitePro
12 3 (0.21%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.14%) PowerBuilder
13 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.14%) Moq
13 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 300 (20.89%) Finance
2 107 (7.45%) Marketing
3 55 (3.83%) Retail
4 52 (3.62%) Manufacturing
5 45 (3.13%) Legal
6 43 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.44%) Law
8 26 (1.81%) Advertising
9 18 (1.25%) Banking
10 17 (1.18%) Billing
10 17 (1.18%) Back Office
11 13 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.56%) Local Government
13 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.35%) German Language
15 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.28%) Automotive
16 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.21%) Games
Job Titles
1 399 (27.79%) Analyst
2 311 (21.66%) Developer
3 99 (6.89%) Project Manager
4 80 (5.57%) .NET Developer
5 77 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 73 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 67 (4.67%) Consultant
8 58 (4.04%) Service Analyst
9 56 (3.90%) C# Developer
9 56 (3.90%) MI Analyst
10 55 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
11 54 (3.76%) Senior Developer
12 50 (3.48%) IT Support
13 48 (3.34%) Data Analyst
14 47 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 47 (3.27%) Software Developer
15 43 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
16 40 (2.79%) Business Analyst
16 40 (2.79%) C# .NET Developer
17 39 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (19.43%) .NET
2 159 (11.07%) ASP.NET
3 158 (11.00%) HTML
4 124 (8.64%) CSS
5 76 (5.29%) XML
5 76 (5.29%) WCF
5 76 (5.29%) jQuery
6 75 (5.22%) Web Services
7 68 (4.74%) HTML5
8 65 (4.53%) .NET Framework
9 57 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (2.86%) AngularJS
11 34 (2.37%) CSS3
11 34 (2.37%) JSON
11 34 (2.37%) SOAP
12 33 (2.30%) LINQ
13 32 (2.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 32 (2.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 27 (1.88%) Castle Windsor
14 27 (1.88%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 251 (17.48%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 49 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
4 31 (2.16%) Mathematics
5 28 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 25 (1.74%) User Experience
7 19 (1.32%) Statistics
8 18 (1.25%) Data Extraction
9 17 (1.18%) Visualisation
10 15 (1.04%) N-Tier
11 14 (0.97%) NHS
12 12 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 12 (0.84%) FMCG
13 11 (0.77%) Clustering
13 11 (0.77%) Mobile App
14 10 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.70%) Open Source
14 10 (0.70%) Life Science
15 9 (0.63%) Replication
16 6 (0.42%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 446 (31.06%) Windows
2 119 (8.29%) Windows 7
3 118 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (5.43%) Windows XP
6 77 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (3.62%) Windows 8
8 41 (2.86%) Linux
9 31 (2.16%) UNIX
10 18 (1.25%) Windows Vista
11 13 (0.91%) Android
12 9 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (0.42%) Windows Phone
13 6 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.14%) Solaris
15 2 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (14.14%) Project Management
2 192 (13.37%) Business Intelligence
3 191 (13.30%) ITIL
4 177 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
5 121 (8.43%) PRINCE2
6 103 (7.17%) ERP
7 101 (7.03%) MVC
8 90 (6.27%) Time Management
9 88 (6.13%) Change Management
10 81 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 81 (5.64%) Scrum
11 76 (5.29%) Analytics
12 68 (4.74%) Service Delivery
13 61 (4.25%) CRM
13 61 (4.25%) Web Development
14 60 (4.18%) TDD
15 58 (4.04%) Business Analysis
16 57 (3.97%) Mentoring
17 54 (3.76%) OO
18 51 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 441 (30.71%) SQL
2 241 (16.78%) C#
3 153 (10.65%) T-SQL
4 138 (9.61%) JavaScript
5 76 (5.29%) VBA
6 75 (5.22%) VB.NET
7 46 (3.20%) VB
8 40 (2.79%) Java
9 31 (2.16%) C
9 31 (2.16%) PHP
10 19 (1.32%) VBScript
11 16 (1.11%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 14 (0.97%) C++
14 13 (0.91%) Groovy
15 12 (0.84%) Delphi
16 11 (0.77%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.70%) VB6
18 5 (0.35%) X++
18 5 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 202 (14.07%) Degree
2 149 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 92 (6.41%) MCSE
4 76 (5.29%) MCP
5 71 (4.94%) Security Cleared
6 69 (4.81%) MCITP
7 61 (4.25%) MCSA
8 40 (2.79%) MCTS
9 38 (2.65%) Citrix Certification
10 35 (2.44%) CCA
10 35 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (2.44%) CCNA
11 33 (2.30%) SC Cleared
12 27 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 22 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.18%) ISEB
14 17 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 17 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 14 (0.97%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.97%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (5.99%) SLA
2 29 (2.02%) QA
3 8 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.28%) COBIT
4 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.070%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 235 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 123 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 116 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (2.72%) XenApp
5 34 (2.37%) XenDesktop
6 21 (1.46%) vSphere
7 16 (1.11%) Terminal Services
8 11 (0.77%) XenServer
9 7 (0.49%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.42%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.21%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.14%) vCloud
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.14%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.070%) Firmware
13 1 (0.070%) Samba
Systems Management
1 44 (3.06%) SCCM
2 22 (1.53%) Backup Exec
3 18 (1.25%) SCOM
4 13 (0.91%) OpenView
5 11 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.28%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.14%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.14%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.070%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.070%) SCSM
8 1 (0.070%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.070%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.070%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.070%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.070%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1113 (77.51%) Microsoft
2 160 (11.14%) VMware
3 151 (10.52%) Citrix
4 102 (7.10%) Cisco
5 84 (5.85%) Oracle
6 49 (3.41%) HP
7 41 (2.86%) NetApp
8 37 (2.58%) Google
9 26 (1.81%) Dell
9 26 (1.81%) SAP
10 25 (1.74%) Symantec
11 23 (1.60%) CheckPoint
12 18 (1.25%) EPiServer
13 16 (1.11%) McAfee
13 16 (1.11%) Lotus
14 15 (1.04%) Sophos
14 15 (1.04%) Wyse
15 14 (0.97%) Juniper
15 14 (0.97%) SYSPRO
16 13 (0.91%) Business Objects
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