The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 8 7 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 12 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 18.18% 12.00% 17.78%
As % of the Applications category 85.71% 75.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 7
Average salary £18,750 £19,000 £18,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,050 £19,000 £17,900
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £22,200 £23,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
MS Office
Lancashire

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

Applications Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
14 4 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 21.21% 16.00% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 10
Average salary £18,500 £19,000 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.63% -17.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £19,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £22,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

MS Office
Salary Trend in Blackpool

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Blackpool

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Blackpool

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) WSUS
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) DSL
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) VBA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) MPLS
2 2 (16.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) IT Support
2 5 (41.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Graduate
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Web Development
1 2 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus