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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing MS Excel 497 679 547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 8.92% 9.66% 8.23%
As % of the Applications category 61.97% 60.63% 64.28%
Number of salaries quoted 429 584 467
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -2.70%
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
802 1120 851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 14.40% 15.94% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 665 967 726
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 -5 268 £37,500 +7.14% 94
Cheshire +3 146 £31,500 -4.54% 28
Merseyside +9 47 £37,500 -1.31% 7
Lancashire +14 29 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Cumbria -1 2 £22,000 -19.77% 1
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 722 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 395 (39.90%) Windows
3 364 (36.77%) SQL Server
4 349 (35.25%) SQL
5 272 (27.47%) MS Office
6 223 (22.53%) Finance
7 214 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 206 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
9 185 (18.69%) Windows Server
10 180 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
11 170 (17.17%) .NET
12 150 (15.15%) ITIL
13 145 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 145 (14.65%) Degree
14 143 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
15 138 (13.94%) VMware
16 136 (13.74%) Project Management
17 134 (13.54%) C#
18 125 (12.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 111 (11.21%) Windows 7
20 110 (11.11%) PRINCE2
21 109 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 108 (10.91%) MS Exchange
22 108 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
23 107 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
24 99 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
25 96 (9.70%) MS PowerPoint
26 94 (9.49%) MS Project
27 90 (9.09%) T-SQL
28 88 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 108 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 87 (8.79%) SharePoint
3 55 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (5.15%) BizTalk Server
5 45 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (3.74%) IIS
7 35 (3.54%) CMS
8 21 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (1.92%) Skype for Business
10 16 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.01%) SAS
13 7 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.71%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.61%) TWiki
15 5 (0.51%) Confluence
15 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.40%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 272 (27.47%) MS Office
2 96 (9.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 94 (9.49%) MS Project
4 44 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.51%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.20%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.20%) InDesign
9 2 (0.20%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.20%) SPSS
10 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.10%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 24 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.41%) Visualfiles
3 9 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.20%) assyst
5 2 (0.20%) FastStats
5 2 (0.20%) Line 500
5 2 (0.20%) MFGPRO
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.10%) Primavera
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 85 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (5.25%) Office 365
3 18 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.52%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
7 8 (0.81%) PaaS
8 7 (0.71%) SaaS
9 5 (0.51%) IaaS
10 4 (0.40%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.20%) AdWords
11 2 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.10%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 75 (7.58%) VPN
2 61 (6.16%) Firewall
3 58 (5.86%) TCP/IP
4 51 (5.15%) DNS
5 50 (5.05%) LAN
6 49 (4.95%) WAN
7 40 (4.04%) DHCP
8 29 (2.93%) Internet
9 25 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
10 21 (2.12%) SAN
10 21 (2.12%) VLAN
11 15 (1.52%) Broadband
12 13 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (1.31%) Wireless
13 10 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (0.91%) NAS
15 8 (0.81%) NetScaler
15 8 (0.81%) VoIP
16 7 (0.71%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (36.77%) SQL Server
2 145 (14.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 125 (12.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 65 (6.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 58 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
7 46 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (4.04%) Relational Database
9 26 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (2.12%) Power BI
11 20 (2.02%) MySQL
11 20 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (1.92%) QlikView
13 18 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
14 17 (1.72%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.31%) MS Access
17 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
18 11 (1.11%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 108 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 31 (3.13%) MSTest
4 26 (2.63%) HP UFT
5 24 (2.42%) JIRA
6 18 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (1.01%) Subversion
8 6 (0.61%) NUnit
9 5 (0.51%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.40%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.30%) Toad
11 3 (0.30%) tSQLt
12 2 (0.20%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.20%) Selenium
12 2 (0.20%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 223 (22.53%) Finance
2 61 (6.16%) Legal
3 49 (4.95%) Retail
4 42 (4.24%) Marketing
5 40 (4.04%) Law
6 36 (3.64%) Telecoms
7 22 (2.22%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.62%) Back Office
8 16 (1.62%) Banking
9 11 (1.11%) Advertising
9 11 (1.11%) Billing
9 11 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.91%) Games
11 6 (0.61%) German Language
12 4 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.40%) Publishing
13 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 267 (26.97%) Analyst
2 142 (14.34%) Developer
3 73 (7.37%) Support Engineer
4 69 (6.97%) IT Support
5 66 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 64 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 59 (5.96%) SQL Analyst
8 52 (5.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 51 (5.15%) Data Analyst
10 49 (4.95%) Service Analyst
11 46 (4.65%) IT Engineer
11 46 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
11 46 (4.65%) Tester
12 45 (4.55%) .NET Developer
13 43 (4.34%) DBA
14 38 (3.84%) Consultant
15 37 (3.74%) C# Developer
15 37 (3.74%) IT Support Engineer
16 35 (3.54%) SQL DBA
17 33 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (17.17%) .NET
2 71 (7.17%) XML
3 57 (5.76%) ASP.NET
4 56 (5.66%) HTML
5 55 (5.56%) Web Services
6 50 (5.05%) CSS
7 46 (4.65%) jQuery
8 29 (2.93%) .NET Framework
8 29 (2.93%) HTML5
9 27 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
10 24 (2.42%) WCF
11 21 (2.12%) Entity Framework
12 20 (2.02%) Ajax
12 20 (2.02%) SOAP
13 19 (1.92%) AngularJS
13 19 (1.92%) REST
14 18 (1.82%) CSS3
14 18 (1.82%) WinForms
15 14 (1.41%) LINQ
16 12 (1.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 206 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (7.07%) Management Information System
3 35 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 35 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 34 (3.43%) Data Centre
5 25 (2.53%) Clustering
6 24 (2.42%) User Experience
7 22 (2.22%) Replication
8 21 (2.12%) Mathematics
9 20 (2.02%) Blackberry
9 20 (2.02%) Visualisation
10 19 (1.92%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.72%) Statistics
12 13 (1.31%) Fat Client
12 13 (1.31%) Thin Client
13 11 (1.11%) FlexPod
13 11 (1.11%) NHS
14 10 (1.01%) Data Integration
15 8 (0.81%) Life Science
16 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 395 (39.90%) Windows
2 185 (18.69%) Windows Server
3 111 (11.21%) Windows 7
4 99 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 88 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (4.75%) Windows XP
7 45 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 45 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 40 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 22 (2.22%) Linux
11 16 (1.62%) Android
12 15 (1.52%) Unix
13 10 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 9 (0.91%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (0.81%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.51%) Debian
17 4 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (15.15%) ITIL
3 143 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
4 136 (13.74%) Project Management
5 110 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 83 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 64 (6.46%) ETL
8 60 (6.06%) Mentoring
9 59 (5.96%) Change Management
10 54 (5.45%) Time Management
11 49 (4.95%) Scrum
11 49 (4.95%) Software Testing
12 48 (4.85%) Risk Management
13 47 (4.75%) Analytics
13 47 (4.75%) CRM
13 47 (4.75%) Data Analysis
14 45 (4.55%) Test Scripting
15 42 (4.24%) MVC
15 42 (4.24%) SDLC
16 39 (3.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 349 (35.25%) SQL
2 134 (13.54%) C#
3 90 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 65 (6.57%) JavaScript
5 47 (4.75%) VBA
6 44 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 34 (3.43%) VB
8 33 (3.33%) VB.NET
9 28 (2.83%) Java
10 18 (1.82%) PHP
11 14 (1.41%) C++
12 11 (1.11%) VB6
12 11 (1.11%) VBScript
13 10 (1.01%) C
14 8 (0.81%) ANSI SQL
15 6 (0.61%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 3 (0.30%) Embedded C
18 2 (0.20%) Python
18 2 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 145 (14.65%) Degree
2 109 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (7.17%) ISEB
4 68 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (6.67%) CCNA
6 56 (5.66%) MCSA
6 56 (5.66%) MCSE
7 54 (5.45%) MCP
8 36 (3.64%) MCTS
9 30 (3.03%) MCITP
10 28 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 20 (2.02%) Security Cleared
12 19 (1.92%) CCNP
13 16 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.31%) SC Cleared
16 12 (1.21%) NCDA
16 12 (1.21%) PMI Certification
17 11 (1.11%) HND
17 11 (1.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (8.28%) QA
2 53 (5.35%) SLA
3 17 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.71%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.61%) FATCA
6 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.10%) Val IT
System Software
1 214 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 107 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.22%) XenApp
5 20 (2.02%) vSphere
6 15 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.61%) VirtualBox
8 5 (0.51%) Terminal Server
8 5 (0.51%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.10%) Postfix
10 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (4.34%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (3.33%) SCCM
3 18 (1.82%) SCOM
4 12 (1.21%) SCOrch
5 11 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.51%) Nagios
8 4 (0.40%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.40%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.20%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.10%) DameWare
11 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.10%) Puppet
11 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.10%) WMI
11 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 722 (72.93%) Microsoft
2 138 (13.94%) VMware
3 79 (7.98%) Cisco
4 73 (7.37%) Citrix
5 43 (4.34%) Oracle
6 31 (3.13%) NetApp
7 29 (2.93%) HP
8 21 (2.12%) Google
9 17 (1.72%) Intel Security
10 16 (1.62%) Juniper
11 15 (1.52%) SolarWinds
12 14 (1.41%) SAP
13 12 (1.21%) Avaya
14 11 (1.11%) Adobe
14 11 (1.11%) AppSense
14 11 (1.11%) Cognos
14 11 (1.11%) Tableau
15 9 (0.91%) Apple
16 7 (0.71%) Interwoven
17 6 (0.61%) Dell
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