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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 32 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +22
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 32 33 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.77% 6.56% 3.04%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 31.13% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 14 24 15
Average salary £27,500 £25,250 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.91% +8.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £19,300 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,900 £39,250 £56,750
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
64 106 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.53% 21.07% 14.59%
Number of salaries quoted 37 55 82
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,850 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,650 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 +17 30 £27,500 +8.91% 4
Bootle - 1 £30,500 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (73.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (55.74%) ITIL
2 34 (55.74%) Finance
3 32 (52.46%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (47.54%) Degree
4 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
5 28 (45.90%) SLA
5 28 (45.90%) Banking
5 28 (45.90%) Wealth Management
6 25 (40.98%) Data Analysis
7 22 (36.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (34.43%) SWIFT
8 21 (34.43%) Credit Risk
8 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (34.43%) Time Management
8 21 (34.43%) Change Management
8 21 (34.43%) Reuters
8 21 (34.43%) Bloomberg
9 19 (31.15%) SQL
9 19 (31.15%) Windows
10 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
11 16 (26.23%) C
11 16 (26.23%) Service Delivery
11 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
11 16 (26.23%) Mathematics
11 16 (26.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
13 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
13 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
13 12 (19.67%) Active Directory

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (11.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
4 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (8.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.64%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) VPN
2 4 (6.56%) LAN
2 4 (6.56%) WAN
3 3 (4.92%) Internet
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) FTP
5 1 (1.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 22 (36.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (55.74%) Finance
2 28 (45.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Applications Support
2 21 (34.43%) Applications Support Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Support Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Banking Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 12 (19.67%) Service Analyst
4 10 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (14.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Support
6 7 (11.48%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Business Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Applications Support
7 5 (8.20%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) CSS
1 1 (1.64%) HTML
1 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (52.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (34.43%) Credit Risk
2 21 (34.43%) SWIFT
3 16 (26.23%) Mathematics
4 10 (16.39%) iPhone
5 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
6 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
6 7 (11.48%) iPad
6 7 (11.48%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.28%) Statistics
7 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.64%) CESG
8 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (1.64%) EPoS
8 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (11.48%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.92%) Android
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (55.74%) ITIL
2 28 (45.90%) Wealth Management
3 25 (40.98%) Data Analysis
4 21 (34.43%) Change Management
4 21 (34.43%) Time Management
4 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (26.23%) Service Delivery
6 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
6 7 (11.48%) Service Management
7 6 (9.84%) CRM
8 5 (8.20%) ETL
9 4 (6.56%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.92%) Project Management
10 3 (4.92%) SDLC
11 2 (3.28%) Business Analysis
11 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.28%) ERP
11 2 (3.28%) Information Management
11 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.15%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) C
3 2 (3.28%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) Degree
2 16 (26.23%) ISTQB
2 16 (26.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.48%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (11.48%) MCDST
5 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.92%) MCITP
5 3 (4.92%) MCSA
5 3 (4.92%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CISA
6 1 (1.64%) CISM
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (45.90%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) ISO22301
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.64%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 45 (73.77%) Microsoft
2 21 (34.43%) Bloomberg
2 21 (34.43%) Reuters
3 12 (19.67%) Remedy
4 9 (14.75%) Citrix
5 7 (11.48%) Intel Security
5 7 (11.48%) Symantec
6 6 (9.84%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (8.20%) Oracle
8 2 (3.28%) VMware
9 1 (1.64%) Adobe
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