The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 25 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +14
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 20 15 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 7.84% 6.47% 2.74%
As % of the Applications category 47.62% 40.54% 23.08%
Number of salaries quoted 17 9 6
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% +67.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £25,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £100,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
Cheshire

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

Applications Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
42 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 16.47% 15.95% 11.87%
Number of salaries quoted 33 28 17
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £37,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +4.47%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

MS Office
Salary Trend in Chester

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Chester

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Chester

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (51.85%) Microsoft
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (33.33%) Windows
3 9 (33.33%) CCNA
3 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (33.33%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 6 (22.22%) CCNP
5 6 (22.22%) A+ Certification
5 6 (22.22%) CISSP
5 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Information Security
5 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
5 6 (22.22%) ArcSight
5 6 (22.22%) SIEM
6 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) IIS
6 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (14.81%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Retail
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) Site Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Project
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.70%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) MPLS
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) WAN
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 14 (51.85%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
4 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Operations Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Head of IT
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) Head of Operations
3 3 (11.11%) Head of Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML5
1 1 (3.70%) CSS3
1 1 (3.70%) COM
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Tandem
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
3 1 (3.70%) CMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
1 6 (22.22%) Information Security
1 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
1 6 (22.22%) SIEM
2 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Project Management
4 3 (11.11%) Operations Management
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Cyber Security
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.70%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerHouse
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (33.33%) CCNA
2 6 (22.22%) CCNP
2 6 (22.22%) A+ Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CISSP
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) PMP
4 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) ArcSight
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
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