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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 3 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 2.04% 4.07% 5.22%
As % of the Applications category 8.82% 26.92% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 6
Average salary £23,250 £21,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.13% -8.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,650 £20,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £25,850 £22,000 £28,250
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -
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
34 26 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 23.13% 15.12% 13.04%
Number of salaries quoted 32 25 15
Average salary £45,000 £22,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+104.54% -32.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%

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 1 October 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) DHCP
4 7 (46.67%) DNS
4 7 (46.67%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (26.67%) Time Management
6 4 (26.67%) Back Office
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (13.33%) Degree
8 2 (13.33%) WSUS
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (13.33%) Novell
8 2 (13.33%) Pegasus
8 2 (13.33%) Sage
8 2 (13.33%) UNIX
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 1 (6.67%) OLAP
9 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) OLAP
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Support
2 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Time Management
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) OOP
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Novell
4 2 (13.33%) Pegasus
4 2 (13.33%) Sage
5 1 (6.67%) NETGEAR
5 1 (6.67%) Draytek
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam