The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 55 100 124
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +24
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 170 86 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 4.19% 2.27% 1.69%
As % of the Applications category 24.43% 15.47% 12.26%
Number of salaries quoted 129 70 55
Average salary £27,500 £24,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.24% +4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,900 £18,000 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £49,000 £40,000
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 Manchester region.

Applications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
696 556 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 17.13% 14.67% 13.82%
Number of salaries quoted 570 453 486
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £53,500
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 Manchester

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MS Office
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Manchester

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Manchester

MS Office
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Altrincham +12 10 £22,500 +40.62%
Salford +3 6 £36,500 +25.86%
Stockport -1 5 £42,500 -33.33% 1
Bolton +1 3 £23,250 +8.13%
Oldham - 3 £43,000 - 1
Cheadle +3 1 £19,000 -
Wigan -7 1 £21,000 +16.66% 1
Bury -11 1 £32,500 +62.50%
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 192 (64.65%) Microsoft
2 165 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 109 (36.70%) Windows
4 74 (24.92%) SQL
5 69 (23.23%) Active Directory
6 53 (17.85%) Finance
7 51 (17.17%) Degree
8 50 (16.84%) ITIL
9 47 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
10 45 (15.15%) SQL Server
10 45 (15.15%) Project Management
11 40 (13.47%) SharePoint
11 40 (13.47%) Windows 7
12 34 (11.45%) MS Exchange
13 32 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (10.10%) Service Delivery
16 29 (9.76%) SLA
16 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
17 28 (9.43%) MS Project
18 27 (9.09%) Time Management
19 25 (8.42%) Change Management
20 23 (7.74%) Marketing
21 22 (7.41%) Management Information System
22 21 (7.07%) VMware
22 21 (7.07%) Analytics
23 20 (6.73%) Relational Database
23 20 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (6.73%) CRM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 40 (13.47%) SharePoint
2 34 (11.45%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (2.69%) IIS
5 6 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.68%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.01%) Lync
9 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.67%) SAS
10 1 (0.34%) Site Server
10 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) CMS
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.34%) Apache
10 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 165 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 28 (9.43%) MS Project
3 17 (5.72%) MS Visio
4 15 (5.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (5.05%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.35%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.67%) Revit
6 2 (0.67%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (4.38%) Google Analytics
2 9 (3.03%) Tridion
3 8 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (1.01%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 3 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.67%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.34%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.73%) TCP/IP
2 16 (5.39%) Internet
3 15 (5.05%) DNS
4 13 (4.38%) WAN
5 12 (4.04%) DHCP
5 12 (4.04%) LAN
6 7 (2.36%) VoIP
7 6 (2.02%) SAN
7 6 (2.02%) VLAN
7 6 (2.02%) Firewall
7 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.68%) NAS
9 4 (1.35%) LTE
9 4 (1.35%) PSTN
9 4 (1.35%) DECT
10 3 (1.01%) Intranet
10 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.67%) Network Security
11 2 (0.67%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.73%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.05%) DB2
4 14 (4.71%) Data Mining
5 13 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (4.04%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.68%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.68%) Big Data
10 4 (1.35%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.35%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.35%) MS Access
11 3 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.01%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.01%) Selenium
2 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.67%) UltraEdit
3 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
General
1 53 (17.85%) Finance
2 23 (7.74%) Marketing
3 18 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.71%) Banking
5 13 (4.38%) Legal
6 9 (3.03%) Law
7 6 (2.02%) Back Office
8 4 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.01%) Publishing
9 3 (1.01%) Retail
10 2 (0.67%) Billing
10 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 122 (41.08%) Analyst
2 38 (12.79%) Support Analyst
3 24 (8.08%) Support Engineer
4 23 (7.74%) IT Support
5 19 (6.40%) Service Analyst
6 18 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 17 (5.72%) Project Manager
7 17 (5.72%) Developer
7 17 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (5.39%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.71%) Coordinator
10 13 (4.38%) Applications Support
11 12 (4.04%) Administrator
12 11 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 11 (3.70%) Marketing Analyst
13 10 (3.37%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (3.37%) Applications Support Analyst
13 10 (3.37%) IT Support Analyst
14 9 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
14 9 (3.03%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.05%) .NET
2 7 (2.36%) XML
3 5 (1.68%) COM
4 4 (1.35%) XSL
4 4 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.01%) HTML
6 2 (0.67%) CSS
6 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (15.82%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 5 (1.68%) Clustering
4 5 (1.68%) Smart Meter
5 4 (1.35%) IVR
5 4 (1.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.01%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.01%) iPhone
6 3 (1.01%) NHS
6 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.34%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.34%) CMDB
8 1 (0.34%) Blog
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 109 (36.70%) Windows
2 40 (13.47%) Windows 7
3 32 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (5.39%) Windows 8
6 16 (5.39%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.03%) Linux
8 8 (2.69%) UNIX
9 7 (2.36%) Android
10 5 (1.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.68%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.67%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.84%) ITIL
2 45 (15.15%) Project Management
3 30 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (10.10%) Service Delivery
4 29 (9.76%) PRINCE2
5 27 (9.09%) Time Management
6 25 (8.42%) Change Management
7 21 (7.07%) Analytics
8 20 (6.73%) CRM
8 20 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (6.06%) E-Commerce
10 17 (5.72%) Scrum
11 15 (5.05%) Software Testing
12 14 (4.71%) Web Analytics
12 14 (4.71%) Problem Management
12 14 (4.71%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (4.71%) Change Control
13 13 (4.38%) Pay per click
13 13 (4.38%) Service Management
14 12 (4.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.92%) SQL
2 16 (5.39%) VB
3 12 (4.04%) C#
4 11 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 10 (3.37%) VBA
6 7 (2.36%) VB.NET
6 7 (2.36%) C
6 7 (2.36%) Java
7 6 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.35%) VBScript
10 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.01%) VB6
11 2 (0.67%) ABAP
11 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (17.17%) Degree
2 16 (5.39%) MCP
3 14 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.03%) ISTQB
5 8 (2.69%) MCSE
5 8 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.68%) A+ Certification
6 5 (1.68%) MCSA
6 5 (1.68%) CCNA
6 5 (1.68%) ISEB
6 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.68%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.35%) HND
7 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) ACCA
9 2 (0.67%) CIMA
9 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.76%) SLA
2 5 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.35%) ISO 9000
4 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.67%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) BS7799
System Software
1 69 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.37%) vSphere
4 9 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.01%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.01%) Xen
6 3 (1.01%) NFS
7 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.34%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.34%) XenApp
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.36%) SCCM
2 6 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.68%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.35%) DameWare
5 3 (1.01%) WSUS
6 1 (0.34%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 192 (64.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.07%) VMware
3 19 (6.40%) Oracle
4 14 (4.71%) HP
5 13 (4.38%) Google
6 11 (3.70%) Coremetrics
6 11 (3.70%) Citrix
7 9 (3.03%) Dell
7 9 (3.03%) hybris
7 9 (3.03%) EPiServer
8 8 (2.69%) NEC
8 8 (2.69%) SAP
9 7 (2.36%) McAfee
10 6 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.68%) Cisco
11 5 (1.68%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.35%) Hitachi
12 4 (1.35%) BT
12 4 (1.35%) SYSPRO
13 3 (1.01%) Apple
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