The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 34 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 26 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.46% 5.09% 2.85%
As % of the Applications category 33.77% 25.25% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 13
Average salary £22,000 £26,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £11,000 £18,000 £17,400
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
Applications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
77 99 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.18% 20.16% 17.07%
Number of salaries quoted 51 90 75
Average salary £28,500 £27,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.63% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,000 £18,850 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MS Office
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Lancashire

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Lancashire

MS Office
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Preston -3 5 £22,000 -19.12%
Newton-le-Willows +7 3 £11,000 -35.29%
Blackburn +7 3 £22,250 -50.55%
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 -
Burnley -6 1 £40,000 +90.47%
Blackpool -7 1 £19,000 -1.29%
Chorley -9 1 £40,000 +53.84%
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (65.91%) Windows
3 21 (47.73%) MS Excel
4 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 15 (34.09%) SQL
5 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
6 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
7 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (22.73%) Citrix
8 10 (22.73%) HP
8 10 (22.73%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
8 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
9 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
10 8 (18.18%) VMware
11 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
12 6 (13.64%) Dell
12 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.64%) C#
12 6 (13.64%) .NET
13 5 (11.36%) Change Management
13 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (9.09%) Time Management
14 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 4 (9.09%) Legal

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) CMS
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.27%) Lync
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (47.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.27%) Retail-J
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) Wireless
3 3 (6.82%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.55%) Intranet
4 2 (4.55%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) ADSL
5 1 (2.27%) Broadband
5 1 (2.27%) FTP
5 1 (2.27%) PBX
5 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.09%) EDMS
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.55%) MS Access
4 2 (4.55%) DTS
5 1 (2.27%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) OLAP
5 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Legal
2 4 (9.09%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) IT Support
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Assistant
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Navision Developer
8 1 (2.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Web Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Developer
8 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) IT Support Technician
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) jQuery
3 2 (4.55%) Ajax
3 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) EDI
4 1 (2.27%) Flash
4 1 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 13 (29.55%) Windows XP
4 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (20.45%) Windows 8
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.82%) Linux
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Vista
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Change Management
3 4 (9.09%) Time Management
3 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.09%) Document Management
3 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.82%) ERP
4 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Logistics
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) System Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Data Privacy
5 2 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.27%) Matrix Management
6 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.27%) Information Security
6 1 (2.27%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) C
4 2 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) MCP
1 4 (9.09%) HND
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.55%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.73%) Citrix
2 10 (22.73%) HP
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 6 (13.64%) Dell
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) Adobe
6 2 (4.55%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) McAfee
7 1 (2.27%) Nortel
7 1 (2.27%) Veeam
7 1 (2.27%) Spiceworks