The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 59 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 68 91 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.47% 4.27% 5.07%
As % of the Applications category 22.90% 28.71% 29.83%
Number of salaries quoted 54 75 90
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,300 £20,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,265 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -2.45%
MS Office
West Midlands

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

Applications Category
Birmingham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
297 317 362
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.18% 14.88% 17.00%
Number of salaries quoted 226 254 323
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,508 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.40%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MS Office
Salary Trend in Birmingham

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Birmingham

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Birmingham

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 91 (67.91%) Microsoft
2 80 (59.70%) MS Excel
3 49 (36.57%) Windows
4 33 (24.63%) Finance
5 32 (23.88%) ITIL
6 30 (22.39%) Active Directory
7 27 (20.15%) MS Exchange
8 23 (17.16%) Windows 7
9 22 (16.42%) SQL
10 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
11 20 (14.93%) Windows XP
11 20 (14.93%) Citrix
12 18 (13.43%) Project Management
12 18 (13.43%) SharePoint
12 18 (13.43%) Service Delivery
13 17 (12.69%) Manufacturing
13 17 (12.69%) Cisco
13 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (11.19%) VPN
15 14 (10.45%) .NET
15 14 (10.45%) Office 365
16 13 (9.70%) SDLC
16 13 (9.70%) MS Project
17 12 (8.96%) SAP
17 12 (8.96%) CRM
17 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
17 12 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
17 12 (8.96%) QA
18 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Birmingham region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (20.15%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.46%) Lync
4 8 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.97%) IIS
5 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.48%) WorkSite
6 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.49%) Confluence
8 2 (1.49%) CMS
9 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.75%) SAS
9 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 80 (59.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.70%) MS Project
3 12 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.99%) Open Workbench
6 2 (1.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.49%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.49%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Office 365
2 8 (5.97%) Google Analytics
3 3 (2.24%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) VPN
2 9 (6.72%) Wireless
2 9 (6.72%) Internet
3 8 (5.97%) Firewall
4 7 (5.22%) VoIP
4 7 (5.22%) HTTP
5 6 (4.48%) WAN
5 6 (4.48%) LAN
5 6 (4.48%) 3G
6 5 (3.73%) DNS
7 3 (2.24%) SNA
7 3 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.24%) Frame Relay
7 3 (2.24%) IPsec
8 2 (1.49%) DHCP
8 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (2.99%) MS Access
3 4 (2.99%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.49%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.75%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.75%) OLAP
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.75%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.48%) JIRA
4 3 (2.24%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (1.49%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.75%) Ranorex
General
1 33 (24.63%) Finance
2 17 (12.69%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.97%) Law
4 7 (5.22%) Retail
5 6 (4.48%) Publishing
5 6 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.48%) Banking
6 5 (3.73%) Legal
7 4 (2.99%) Local Government
7 4 (2.99%) Marketing
8 2 (1.49%) Games
9 1 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (26.87%) Analyst
2 14 (10.45%) Developer
2 14 (10.45%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.70%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.46%) Service Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) Desktop Support
5 8 (5.97%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) IT Support
6 6 (4.48%) PMO Manager
6 6 (4.48%) Architect
6 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (2.99%) Systems Analyst Programmer
8 4 (2.99%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) .NET
2 11 (8.21%) ASP.NET
3 10 (7.46%) XML
3 10 (7.46%) HTML
4 8 (5.97%) CSS
4 8 (5.97%) .NET Framework
5 7 (5.22%) jQuery
5 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (5.22%) Entity Framework
5 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (4.48%) HTML5
7 4 (2.99%) CGI
8 2 (1.49%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.75%) Middleware
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 1 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.21%) Blackberry
4 7 (5.22%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.22%) Replication
5 5 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.99%) GIS
7 3 (2.24%) CCTV
7 3 (2.24%) iPhone
7 3 (2.24%) iSeries
7 3 (2.24%) Life Science
8 2 (1.49%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.49%) Social Media
8 2 (1.49%) User Experience
9 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.75%) Physics
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.57%) Windows
2 23 (17.16%) Windows 7
3 20 (14.93%) Windows XP
4 11 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 2000
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.75%) UNIX
9 1 (0.75%) AIX
9 1 (0.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.88%) ITIL
2 21 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (13.43%) Project Management
3 18 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 13 (9.70%) SDLC
5 12 (8.96%) CRM
6 11 (8.21%) Service Management
7 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (7.46%) Supplier Management
8 9 (6.72%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.72%) ERP
9 8 (5.97%) Scrum
9 8 (5.97%) MVC
9 8 (5.97%) Document Management
9 8 (5.97%) Analytics
10 7 (5.22%) Web Development
10 7 (5.22%) Test Scripting
10 7 (5.22%) Migration
11 6 (4.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.42%) SQL
2 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.72%) C#
4 4 (2.99%) C
4 4 (2.99%) MUMPS
5 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
5 3 (2.24%) VBA
6 2 (1.49%) Java
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.48%) MCSE
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.48%) Degree
3 6 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.99%) CCNA
4 4 (2.99%) ISEB
4 4 (2.99%) MCSA
5 3 (2.24%) CCNP
5 3 (2.24%) MCTS
5 3 (2.24%) MCITP
5 3 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.75%) HNC
7 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) QA
2 8 (5.97%) SLA
3 7 (5.22%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (22.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.73%) XenApp
4 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 91 (67.91%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.93%) Citrix
3 17 (12.69%) Cisco
4 12 (8.96%) SAP
5 8 (5.97%) Apple
5 8 (5.97%) Google
5 8 (5.97%) VMware
6 6 (4.48%) Planview
6 6 (4.48%) LANDesk
6 6 (4.48%) Interwoven
7 5 (3.73%) McAfee
8 4 (2.99%) InterSystems
8 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.99%) Dell
8 4 (2.99%) Avaya
8 4 (2.99%) Computacenter
9 3 (2.24%) Veeam
9 3 (2.24%) F5
9 3 (2.24%) Adobe
9 3 (2.24%) HP
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