The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 19 19
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Permanent jobs citing MS Excel 747 716 732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 10.47% 9.88% 9.77%
As % of the Applications category 66.22% 65.03% 72.05%
Number of salaries quoted 610 589 652
Average salary £34,000 £32,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1128 1101 1016
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 15.19% 13.56%
Number of salaries quoted 923 922 898
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
MS Excel
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +4 412 £32,500 -7.14% 67
Cheshire +3 219 £36,000 +22.03% 27
Merseyside -7 52 £45,000 +20.00% 7
Lancashire -1 48 £30,000 -7.69% 12
Cumbria +5 8 £33,314 -3.43% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1108 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 595 (40.84%) SQL
3 485 (33.29%) SQL Server
4 429 (29.44%) Windows
5 388 (26.63%) .NET
6 321 (22.03%) C#
7 309 (21.21%) Finance
8 290 (19.90%) MS Office
9 234 (16.06%) T-SQL
10 228 (15.65%) ITIL
11 215 (14.76%) Project Management
12 201 (13.80%) Degree
13 192 (13.18%) Active Directory
14 185 (12.70%) VMware
15 180 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
16 179 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 170 (11.67%) ASP.NET
18 163 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 161 (11.05%) MS Exchange
19 161 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
20 154 (10.57%) HTML
21 151 (10.36%) JavaScript
22 144 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
23 137 (9.40%) Citrix
24 132 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
25 124 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
26 122 (8.37%) Visual Studio
27 114 (7.82%) Hyper-V
28 110 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
29 109 (7.48%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 161 (11.05%) MS Exchange
2 105 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.91%) IIS
4 51 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 36 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 36 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (1.99%) Lync
8 23 (1.58%) SAS
9 19 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 18 (1.24%) CMS
11 11 (0.75%) LiveLink
11 11 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.55%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.34%) GlassFish
13 5 (0.34%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.34%) Confluence
13 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 290 (19.90%) MS Office
2 89 (6.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 74 (5.08%) MS Project
4 57 (3.91%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.41%) SPSS
7 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Revit
9 2 (0.14%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.14%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.069%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.069%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 65 (4.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 45 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.10%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.34%) Tridion
8 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.27%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
10 3 (0.21%) Bond Adapt
10 3 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (0.14%) Line 500
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 1 (0.069%) Magento
12 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.85%) Office 365
2 20 (1.37%) SaaS
3 19 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.14%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.14%) Route 53
5 2 (0.14%) IaaS
5 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (6.45%) TCP/IP
2 77 (5.28%) WAN
3 74 (5.08%) SAN
4 66 (4.53%) Firewall
4 66 (4.53%) LAN
5 52 (3.57%) VPN
6 47 (3.23%) DNS
7 40 (2.75%) Internet
8 22 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
8 22 (1.51%) DHCP
9 19 (1.30%) VoIP
10 17 (1.17%) NAS
11 14 (0.96%) VLAN
11 14 (0.96%) Wireless
11 14 (0.96%) Intranet
12 13 (0.89%) Unified Communications
13 12 (0.82%) IPsec
14 11 (0.75%) LDAP
15 10 (0.69%) Kerberos
15 10 (0.69%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (33.29%) SQL Server
2 179 (12.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 163 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (9.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 87 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 65 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (3.71%) Relational Database
8 51 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 50 (3.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (2.26%) MS Access
11 27 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (1.65%) MySQL
13 22 (1.51%) Data Mining
14 20 (1.37%) Big Data
15 19 (1.30%) QlikView
16 18 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
18 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 9 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
19 9 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 122 (8.37%) Visual Studio
2 52 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 19 (1.30%) NUnit
5 17 (1.17%) MSTest
6 16 (1.10%) SpecFlow
6 16 (1.10%) Selenium
7 12 (0.82%) JIRA
8 8 (0.55%) Subversion
9 7 (0.48%) Ant
9 7 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.34%) LoadRunner
10 5 (0.34%) Hudson
11 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.21%) Grunt
11 3 (0.21%) Moq
11 3 (0.21%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.21%) FrontPage
11 3 (0.21%) ReSharper
General
1 309 (21.21%) Finance
2 92 (6.31%) Marketing
3 90 (6.18%) Retail
4 67 (4.60%) Advertising
5 48 (3.29%) Legal
6 38 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.54%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.06%) Banking
9 28 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 23 (1.58%) Billing
11 13 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.89%) Automotive
12 12 (0.82%) Law
13 11 (0.75%) Back Office
14 8 (0.55%) Greek Language
14 8 (0.55%) Polish Language
15 7 (0.48%) Local Government
16 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 395 (27.11%) Developer
2 367 (25.19%) Analyst
3 95 (6.52%) .NET Developer
4 88 (6.04%) Consultant
5 87 (5.97%) Support Analyst
6 83 (5.70%) Support Engineer
7 77 (5.28%) Software Developer
8 68 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 60 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 55 (3.77%) Business Analyst
11 52 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 52 (3.57%) Senior Developer
12 50 (3.43%) SQL Developer
13 48 (3.29%) Project Manager
14 44 (3.02%) Architect
15 43 (2.95%) MI Analyst
15 43 (2.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 42 (2.88%) Administrator
16 42 (2.88%) Team Leader
17 40 (2.75%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 388 (26.63%) .NET
2 170 (11.67%) ASP.NET
3 154 (10.57%) HTML
4 108 (7.41%) XML
5 104 (7.14%) CSS
6 92 (6.31%) .NET Framework
7 89 (6.11%) Web Services
8 74 (5.08%) WCF
9 68 (4.67%) jQuery
10 61 (4.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 48 (3.29%) SOAP
12 40 (2.75%) WinForms
12 40 (2.75%) LINQ
12 40 (2.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 37 (2.54%) HTML5
14 32 (2.20%) WPF
15 24 (1.65%) REST
16 22 (1.51%) JSON
17 19 (1.30%) CSS3
18 16 (1.10%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.35%) Management Information System
2 46 (3.16%) Computer Science
3 30 (2.06%) NHS
4 22 (1.51%) N-Tier
4 22 (1.51%) SystemC
5 20 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (1.37%) Replication
5 20 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 19 (1.30%) Statistics
7 17 (1.17%) iPhone
8 16 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 11 (0.75%) Data Extraction
10 10 (0.69%) Open Source
10 10 (0.69%) Informatics
10 10 (0.69%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.69%) PKI
10 10 (0.69%) GIS
10 10 (0.69%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.62%) PMI
12 8 (0.55%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 429 (29.44%) Windows
2 124 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (6.66%) Windows 7
4 92 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (3.84%) Linux
7 53 (3.64%) Windows XP
8 46 (3.16%) UNIX
9 38 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 20 (1.37%) Android
11 17 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 11 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 10 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.48%) Windows Phone
15 6 (0.41%) Windows CE
15 6 (0.41%) CentOS
16 5 (0.34%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone 8
17 4 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (15.65%) ITIL
2 215 (14.76%) Project Management
3 180 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
4 110 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (6.52%) MVC
6 93 (6.38%) ERP
7 91 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 90 (6.18%) CRM
9 84 (5.77%) Business Analysis
10 75 (5.15%) Time Management
11 72 (4.94%) Service Delivery
11 72 (4.94%) TDD
12 71 (4.87%) Software Engineering
13 66 (4.53%) Scrum
14 56 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 55 (3.77%) Migration
16 52 (3.57%) Service Management
16 52 (3.57%) OO
17 47 (3.23%) ETL
18 46 (3.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 595 (40.84%) SQL
2 321 (22.03%) C#
3 234 (16.06%) T-SQL
4 151 (10.36%) JavaScript
5 79 (5.42%) VB.NET
6 71 (4.87%) VB
7 65 (4.46%) C
8 56 (3.84%) Java
9 49 (3.36%) VBA
10 29 (1.99%) PHP
11 19 (1.30%) VB6
12 17 (1.17%) C++
13 16 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.03%) Objective-C
14 15 (1.03%) VBScript
15 12 (0.82%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.82%) Groovy
16 9 (0.62%) Python
17 7 (0.48%) Perl
18 3 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 201 (13.80%) Degree
2 161 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (5.35%) MCSE
4 66 (4.53%) MCP
5 65 (4.46%) MCITP
6 53 (3.64%) MCTS
7 49 (3.36%) MCSA
8 42 (2.88%) Security Cleared
9 40 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
10 37 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (2.26%) CCNA
13 31 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 24 (1.65%) CCA
15 18 (1.24%) ISEB
16 16 (1.10%) PMI Certification
17 14 (0.96%) NCDA
18 13 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 11 (0.75%) SC Cleared
20 9 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (5.01%) SLA
2 27 (1.85%) QA
3 18 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.27%) P3O
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) BS7799
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) DO-178B
System Software
1 192 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 132 (9.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (7.82%) Hyper-V
4 40 (2.75%) vSphere
5 36 (2.47%) XenApp
6 28 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.37%) XenServer
8 11 (0.75%) NFS
9 9 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.55%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.27%) vCloud
12 4 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.14%) Xen
13 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.069%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 37 (2.54%) SCCM
2 26 (1.78%) SCOM
3 18 (1.24%) Backup Exec
4 15 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (0.75%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.21%) Puppet
6 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.21%) DameWare
6 3 (0.21%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.14%) WSUS
7 2 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.14%) OpenView
8 1 (0.069%) Legato
8 1 (0.069%) MOM
8 1 (0.069%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.069%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.069%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.069%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1108 (76.05%) Microsoft
2 185 (12.70%) VMware
3 137 (9.40%) Citrix
4 109 (7.48%) Oracle
5 95 (6.52%) Cisco
6 62 (4.26%) NetApp
7 53 (3.64%) HP
8 35 (2.40%) SAP
9 34 (2.33%) Dell
10 28 (1.92%) IBM
11 20 (1.37%) Symantec
11 20 (1.37%) Google
12 19 (1.30%) EMC
13 17 (1.17%) Fujitsu
13 17 (1.17%) Sage
14 16 (1.10%) McAfee
15 14 (0.96%) Apple
15 14 (0.96%) Tableau
16 13 (0.89%) Business Objects
17 12 (0.82%) Hitachi
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