The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 50 40
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 30 21 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.15% 3.24% 4.40%
As % of the Applications category 30.00% 20.19% 20.79%
Number of salaries quoted 21 15 10
Average salary £23,000 £23,250 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.07% -24.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £19,000 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £56,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £28,875 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -
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 Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
100 104 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.49% 16.02% 21.17%
Number of salaries quoted 53 87 82
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MS Office
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Merseyside

MS Office
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in Merseyside

MS Office
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Liverpool +13 20 £25,250 +10.98% 7
Prescot - 4 £27,250 -
Birkenhead +7 2 £22,000 - 1
Wirral - 1 - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 28 (57.14%) Windows
3 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 12 (24.49%) Project Management
4 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
4 12 (24.49%) SQL
5 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 9 (18.37%) Finance
6 8 (16.33%) Law
6 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (16.33%) DNS
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.29%) QA
8 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (12.24%) XenApp
8 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
8 6 (12.24%) DHCP
8 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.24%) Blackberry
9 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (10.20%) Legal
9 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
9 5 (10.20%) IIS
9 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.20%) ITIL
9 5 (10.20%) LAN
9 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (24.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.20%) IIS
4 3 (6.12%) OpenEdge
4 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Project
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 6 (12.24%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) VPN
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
4 4 (8.16%) Internet
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.08%) FTP
6 2 (4.08%) PSTN
6 2 (4.08%) ADSL
6 2 (4.08%) ISDN
6 2 (4.08%) SMTP
6 2 (4.08%) SSL
6 2 (4.08%) WEP
6 2 (4.08%) WPA
7 1 (2.04%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.04%) SSH
7 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.04%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.04%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Law
3 5 (10.20%) Legal
4 2 (4.08%) Back Office
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Games
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.24%) Service Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Administrator
4 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.20%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) IT Administrator
6 3 (6.12%) Data Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Case Management Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) CSS
1 3 (6.12%) HTML
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.08%) COM
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.04%) J2EE
3 1 (2.04%) ODBC
3 1 (2.04%) WSDL
3 1 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.04%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Statistics
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.04%) FMCG
5 1 (2.04%) Open Source
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
5 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
4 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.12%) Android
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) UNIX
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) Linux
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Project Management
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.12%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
3 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.12%) Time Management
3 3 (6.12%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.08%) Change Control
4 2 (4.08%) Web Application Development
4 2 (4.08%) BPMN
4 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Line Management
4 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.08%) OOD
4 2 (4.08%) UML
4 2 (4.08%) OO
4 2 (4.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.04%) VBScript
5 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) MCP
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCDST
4 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 2 (4.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) CCNA
5 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) XenApp
3 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (63.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Citrix
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) CA
4 3 (6.12%) Apple
4 3 (6.12%) Sage
5 2 (4.08%) Mitel
5 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.04%) Cognos
6 1 (2.04%) Unisys
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) Juniper
6 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (2.04%) Teradata
6 1 (2.04%) McAfee
6 1 (2.04%) Alias
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle
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