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 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing MS Excel 685 556 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.90% 8.38% 8.39%
As % of the Applications category 61.82% 63.98% 61.76%
Number of salaries quoted 582 476 570
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -2.66%
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
1108 869 1012
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.01% 13.09% 13.59%
Number of salaries quoted 936 738 892
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,375 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,000 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +10 387 £35,000 +2.94% 96
Cheshire +4 225 £34,000 -2.85% 51
Lancashire 0 29 £33,000 -5.71% 8
Merseyside -1 23 £32,000 +21.90% 11
Cumbria -6 11 £30,157 +3.98% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1074 (78.68%) Microsoft
2 435 (31.87%) Windows
3 431 (31.58%) SQL Server
4 410 (30.04%) MS Office
5 357 (26.15%) SQL
6 294 (21.54%) Finance
7 262 (19.19%) .NET
8 239 (17.51%) Active Directory
9 225 (16.48%) C#
10 203 (14.87%) ITIL
11 199 (14.58%) Project Management
12 195 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 194 (14.21%) VMware
14 192 (14.07%) Degree
15 178 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
16 168 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 155 (11.36%) MS Exchange
18 154 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
19 151 (11.06%) SharePoint
20 148 (10.84%) ASP.NET
20 148 (10.84%) Citrix
21 140 (10.26%) Windows 7
22 135 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
23 134 (9.82%) T-SQL
24 133 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
25 132 (9.67%) HTML
26 131 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 125 (9.16%) PRINCE2
27 125 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
28 121 (8.86%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 155 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 151 (11.06%) SharePoint
3 64 (4.69%) IIS
4 42 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 33 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (1.83%) Lync
7 24 (1.76%) NServiceBus
8 22 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 21 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (1.03%) CMS
11 14 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.81%) Apache
14 10 (0.73%) Umbraco
15 8 (0.59%) SAS
16 7 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.51%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
18 5 (0.37%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 410 (30.04%) MS Office
2 116 (8.50%) MS Project
3 106 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 61 (4.47%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.44%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.22%) Windchill
9 2 (0.15%) Revit
9 2 (0.15%) FastStats
9 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.073%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 57 (4.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.34%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (2.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 14 (1.03%) Google Analytics
5 10 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
6 8 (0.59%) Tridion
6 8 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.22%) Teamcenter
12 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
12 2 (0.15%) Sage 50
12 2 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
13 1 (0.073%) Markit EDM
13 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.49%) Office 365
2 16 (1.17%) SaaS
3 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (0.66%) Yammer
5 5 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.37%) IaaS
6 2 (0.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.073%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 105 (7.69%) Firewall
2 94 (6.89%) TCP/IP
3 90 (6.59%) DNS
4 89 (6.52%) DHCP
5 83 (6.08%) SAN
6 73 (5.35%) VPN
7 64 (4.69%) LAN
8 50 (3.66%) WAN
9 42 (3.08%) NAS
10 41 (3.00%) VoIP
10 41 (3.00%) Internet
11 34 (2.49%) Intranet
12 29 (2.12%) Wireless
13 24 (1.76%) Ethernet
14 23 (1.68%) Network Security
15 19 (1.39%) HTTP
16 16 (1.17%) iSCSI
17 15 (1.10%) NetScaler
18 14 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (0.95%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 154 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 131 (9.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 113 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 61 (4.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 59 (4.32%) Relational Database
7 54 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 45 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 35 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
11 31 (2.27%) MySQL
12 30 (2.20%) Crystal Reports
13 23 (1.68%) Oracle Database
14 14 (1.03%) OLAP
15 13 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (0.95%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.81%) MS Access
17 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (0.59%) NoSQL
18 7 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 104 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 56 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (2.42%) Selenium
4 23 (1.68%) SpecFlow
5 21 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (0.81%) Subversion
7 9 (0.66%) JIRA
8 8 (0.59%) JMeter
8 8 (0.59%) Git (software)
9 7 (0.51%) SoapUI
9 7 (0.51%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.44%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (0.37%) NUnit
11 5 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.22%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.15%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.15%) Moq
13 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
General
1 294 (21.54%) Finance
2 62 (4.54%) Marketing
3 53 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 52 (3.81%) Legal
5 51 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 46 (3.37%) Law
7 43 (3.15%) Retail
8 23 (1.68%) Back Office
9 21 (1.54%) Banking
10 16 (1.17%) Local Government
11 14 (1.03%) Billing
12 13 (0.95%) Advertising
13 10 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.51%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.37%) German Language
17 4 (0.29%) Automotive
17 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.29%) Games
18 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 353 (25.86%) Analyst
2 261 (19.12%) Developer
3 120 (8.79%) Project Manager
4 89 (6.52%) .NET Developer
5 84 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 78 (5.71%) Support Analyst
7 72 (5.27%) Consultant
8 70 (5.13%) Service Analyst
8 70 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
9 68 (4.98%) C# Developer
10 55 (4.03%) Senior Developer
10 55 (4.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 54 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 52 (3.81%) IT Support
13 49 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
14 48 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 47 (3.44%) MI Analyst
16 41 (3.00%) Technical Support
17 40 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
18 37 (2.71%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (19.19%) .NET
2 148 (10.84%) ASP.NET
3 132 (9.67%) HTML
4 100 (7.33%) CSS
5 79 (5.79%) jQuery
6 70 (5.13%) WCF
7 69 (5.05%) XML
7 69 (5.05%) HTML5
8 56 (4.10%) .NET Framework
9 55 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (3.74%) Web Services
11 39 (2.86%) AngularJS
12 32 (2.34%) Castle Windsor
13 31 (2.27%) SOAP
13 31 (2.27%) JSON
14 30 (2.20%) CSS3
15 29 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (2.12%) NHibernate
16 25 (1.83%) Ajax
17 24 (1.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 195 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.44%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (3.15%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.98%) Clustering
5 27 (1.98%) Mathematics
6 25 (1.83%) N-Tier
7 24 (1.76%) NHS
8 22 (1.61%) User Experience
9 20 (1.47%) Statistics
10 18 (1.32%) Visualisation
11 14 (1.03%) Life Science
11 14 (1.03%) Replication
12 13 (0.95%) Performance Metrics
13 10 (0.73%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.73%) FMCG
13 10 (0.73%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.66%) Open Source
14 9 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 435 (31.87%) Windows
2 140 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 133 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (5.93%) Windows XP
6 75 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (3.96%) Windows 8
8 53 (3.88%) Linux
9 27 (1.98%) UNIX
10 24 (1.76%) Windows Vista
11 19 (1.39%) Android
12 17 (1.25%) Solaris
13 10 (0.73%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.51%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.51%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.15%) Debian
17 2 (0.15%) Windows CE
17 2 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (14.87%) ITIL
2 199 (14.58%) Project Management
3 178 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 125 (9.16%) PRINCE2
4 125 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
5 98 (7.18%) MVC
6 94 (6.89%) ERP
7 93 (6.81%) Change Management
8 90 (6.59%) CRM
9 83 (6.08%) Scrum
10 79 (5.79%) Time Management
11 62 (4.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 60 (4.40%) OO
12 60 (4.40%) Service Management
13 59 (4.32%) Service Delivery
14 58 (4.25%) Incident Management
14 58 (4.25%) Web Development
15 52 (3.81%) TDD
16 50 (3.66%) Data Analysis
16 50 (3.66%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 357 (26.15%) SQL
2 225 (16.48%) C#
3 134 (9.82%) T-SQL
4 114 (8.35%) JavaScript
5 65 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 61 (4.47%) VBA
7 40 (2.93%) VB
8 35 (2.56%) Java
9 28 (2.05%) PowerShell
10 25 (1.83%) PHP
11 24 (1.76%) C
12 18 (1.32%) C++
13 16 (1.17%) VBScript
14 11 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.73%) Delphi
16 8 (0.59%) X++
17 6 (0.44%) VB6
17 6 (0.44%) Python
18 4 (0.29%) Objective-C
19 3 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 192 (14.07%) Degree
2 168 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 94 (6.89%) Security Cleared
4 91 (6.67%) MCSE
5 78 (5.71%) MCP
6 74 (5.42%) MCITP
7 61 (4.47%) MCSA
8 48 (3.52%) SC Cleared
9 32 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (2.27%) CCNA
11 26 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 26 (1.90%) ISEB
12 25 (1.83%) MCTS
13 23 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.47%) A+ Certification
15 19 (1.39%) MCDST
16 17 (1.25%) VCP4
17 16 (1.17%) PMI Certification
18 15 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 14 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (6.59%) SLA
2 37 (2.71%) QA
3 9 (0.66%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.073%) COBIT
6 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
System Software
1 239 (17.51%) Active Directory
2 135 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (7.84%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 25 (1.83%) XenApp
6 24 (1.76%) vSphere
7 16 (1.17%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.51%) XenServer
9 6 (0.44%) MetaFrame
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.22%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.073%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.073%) Postfix
13 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.073%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.073%) Samba
Systems Management
1 52 (3.81%) SCCM
2 25 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 24 (1.76%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.54%) OpenView
5 20 (1.47%) SCOM
6 5 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.29%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.29%) WSUS
8 3 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.15%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.15%) SCSM
10 1 (0.073%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.073%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.073%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.073%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.073%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1074 (78.68%) Microsoft
2 194 (14.21%) VMware
3 148 (10.84%) Citrix
4 121 (8.86%) Cisco
5 108 (7.91%) Oracle
6 67 (4.91%) HP
7 61 (4.47%) NetApp
8 37 (2.71%) Juniper
9 34 (2.49%) CheckPoint
10 30 (2.20%) Symantec
11 27 (1.98%) Dell
12 25 (1.83%) SAP
12 25 (1.83%) Lotus
12 25 (1.83%) Wyse
13 19 (1.39%) Avaya
14 18 (1.32%) EMC
15 17 (1.25%) Adobe
15 17 (1.25%) McAfee
15 17 (1.25%) Google
16 15 (1.10%) IBM
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