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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 4.29% 2.70% 1.63%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 33.33% 15.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Average salary £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.08%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
MS Office
Manchester

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

Applications Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
21 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 15.00% 8.11% 10.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 12
Average salary £37,500 £32,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +34.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,150 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

MS Office
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Bolton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MOM
3 5 (62.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Veeam
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (12.50%) Front Office

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Time Management
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) MOM
1 5 (62.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Draytek
2 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle