The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 95 47 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.99% 2.71% 3.62%
As % of the Applications category 30.35% 19.18% 24.37%
Number of salaries quoted 85 33 60
Average salary £24,500 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.54% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £39,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
North West

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

Applications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
313 245 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.45% 14.13% 14.84%
Number of salaries quoted 280 195 270
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MS Office
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Cheshire

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MS Office
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
Warrington +26 36 £23,500 +2.17%
Chester +22 20 £55,000 +41.02%
Macclesfield +12 10 £20,000 -43.66% 2
Wilmslow - 6 £55,000 -
Daresbury - 5 £18,500 -
Knutsford 0 4 £36,000 +105.71% 1
Runcorn -7 2 £33,750 -7.53%
Crewe +14 1 - -
Widnes +1 1 £50,000 +177.77%
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Winsford - 1 £23,000 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 129 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 121 (67.22%) MS Excel
3 77 (42.78%) Windows
4 40 (22.22%) SQL
5 39 (21.67%) VPN
6 37 (20.56%) TCP/IP
6 37 (20.56%) Project Management
6 37 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (18.89%) MS Exchange
8 33 (18.33%) MCP
8 33 (18.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 32 (17.78%) ITIL
10 31 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 29 (16.11%) Windows 7
12 29 (16.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (15.56%) SQL Server
13 28 (15.56%) Marketing
14 27 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (13.89%) Linux
15 25 (13.89%) MCTS
15 25 (13.89%) Hyper-V
16 24 (13.33%) Finance
16 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (13.33%) DNS
17 22 (12.22%) MCSE
17 22 (12.22%) MCSA
17 22 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2007
18 21 (11.67%) MCITP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 34 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 21 (11.67%) Lync
4 18 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (6.11%) IIS
6 9 (5.00%) IBM Notes
7 7 (3.89%) SAS
8 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.67%) CMS
10 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 121 (67.22%) MS Excel
2 33 (18.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (6.11%) MS Project
4 5 (2.78%) SPSS
4 5 (2.78%) FastStats
5 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.67%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.56%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.56%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.00%) SaaS
2 10 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.67%) VPN
2 37 (20.56%) TCP/IP
3 24 (13.33%) DNS
4 19 (10.56%) DHCP
5 18 (10.00%) Internet
6 10 (5.56%) LAN
7 9 (5.00%) WAN
8 6 (3.33%) Wireshark
9 5 (2.78%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.78%) FTP
9 5 (2.78%) HTTP
9 5 (2.78%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.78%) SAN
10 3 (1.67%) MPLS
11 2 (1.11%) Intranet
12 1 (0.56%) Firewall
12 1 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.56%) QlikView
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Hudson
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
General
1 28 (15.56%) Marketing
2 24 (13.33%) Finance
3 9 (5.00%) Banking
4 7 (3.89%) Retail
5 6 (3.33%) Local Government
5 6 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.22%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.22%) Legal
7 2 (1.11%) Back Office
7 2 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.11%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (28.89%) Analyst
2 21 (11.67%) IT Support
3 20 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 20 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (9.44%) Product Manager
4 17 (9.44%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.89%) Developer
6 12 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (4.44%) Operations Manager
8 8 (4.44%) Database Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 7 (3.89%) Consultant
10 6 (3.33%) Support Technician
10 6 (3.33%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.78%) .NET
2 9 (5.00%) CSS
3 8 (4.44%) HTML
4 7 (3.89%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.89%) Flash
5 6 (3.33%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.67%) XML
7 2 (1.11%) HTML5
7 2 (1.11%) Sass
8 1 (0.56%) CSS3
8 1 (0.56%) jQuery
8 1 (0.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 9 (5.00%) Statistics
4 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Tandem
5 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.22%) iPhone
6 3 (1.67%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.67%) GIS
7 2 (1.11%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.11%) FMCG
8 1 (0.56%) Robotics
8 1 (0.56%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.56%) SCORM
8 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.56%) Xbox
8 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 77 (42.78%) Windows
2 31 (17.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (16.11%) Windows 7
3 29 (16.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (13.89%) Linux
5 22 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (11.67%) Windows XP
7 18 (10.00%) UNIX
8 4 (2.22%) Android
9 3 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.56%) Project Management
2 32 (17.78%) ITIL
3 24 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.11%) Time Management
5 19 (10.56%) Product Management
6 17 (9.44%) Service Management
7 16 (8.89%) ERP
7 16 (8.89%) Document Management
7 16 (8.89%) Competitive Intelligence
8 14 (7.78%) Information Security
9 12 (6.67%) PRINCE2
10 11 (6.11%) ETL
10 11 (6.11%) Change Management
11 10 (5.56%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.56%) Resource Management
12 9 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
12 9 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (5.00%) Data Analysis
13 8 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (4.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.22%) SQL
2 16 (8.89%) T-SQL
3 10 (5.56%) C#
4 6 (3.33%) Python
4 6 (3.33%) VB
4 6 (3.33%) Perl
5 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (18.33%) MCP
2 27 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (13.89%) MCTS
4 22 (12.22%) MCSE
4 22 (12.22%) MCSA
5 21 (11.67%) MCITP
6 18 (10.00%) Degree
7 14 (7.78%) Security Cleared
8 12 (6.67%) SC Cleared
9 10 (5.56%) A+ Certification
10 9 (5.00%) CCNP
10 9 (5.00%) CCNA
10 9 (5.00%) CISSP
10 9 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.11%) PMP
14 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.56%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.89%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.11%) OpenView
2 9 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.89%) SCCM
4 2 (1.11%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 129 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.89%) HP
3 14 (7.78%) VMware
4 9 (5.00%) Lotus
5 8 (4.44%) Citrix
5 8 (4.44%) ArcSight
6 5 (2.78%) SmartFocus
6 5 (2.78%) Minitab
6 5 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.78%) SAP
7 4 (2.22%) Cisco
7 4 (2.22%) EMC
7 4 (2.22%) Avaya
7 4 (2.22%) NETGEAR
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle
9 2 (1.11%) Symantec
9 2 (1.11%) Sophos
10 1 (0.56%) Autodesk
10 1 (0.56%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.56%) Dell
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