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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 28 39 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.68% 6.13% 5.12%
As % of the Applications category 38.89% 35.45% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22 35 26
Average salary £22,750 £25,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.00% -20.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £19,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £52,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £29,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -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
72 110 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.60% 17.30% 18.09%
Number of salaries quoted 56 95 96
Average salary £27,500 £29,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.98% -12.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Liverpool +16 23 £20,000 -18.36% 6
Wirral - 2 £48,500 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
4 21 (35.59%) Project Management
5 19 (32.20%) MS Excel
6 17 (28.81%) QA
7 14 (23.73%) Finance
8 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
9 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
10 11 (18.64%) Law
11 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
12 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.56%) SQL
12 8 (13.56%) ITIL
13 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
14 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
14 6 (10.17%) SCCM
14 6 (10.17%) Service Management
15 5 (8.47%) Legal
15 5 (8.47%) ITSM
15 5 (8.47%) CA Clarity
15 5 (8.47%) Degree
15 5 (8.47%) C
15 5 (8.47%) SLA
15 5 (8.47%) CA
15 5 (8.47%) Coaching
15 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
16 4 (6.78%) Office 365
16 4 (6.78%) Windows Intune

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) JBoss
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (32.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) CA Clarity
2 2 (3.39%) SalesLogix
3 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.69%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) Firewall
2 3 (5.08%) VoIP
2 3 (5.08%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.69%) VPN
4 1 (1.69%) Intranet
4 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
4 1 (1.69%) ADSL
4 1 (1.69%) ISDN
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Law
3 5 (8.47%) Legal
4 3 (5.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 2 (3.39%) Games
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Project Manager
2 15 (25.42%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Senior Manager
3 12 (20.34%) Senior Project Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.78%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Case Management Developer
7 3 (5.08%) IT Support
8 2 (3.39%) Service Desk Technician
8 2 (3.39%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) J2EE
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.78%) FMCG
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.95%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.69%) Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Project Management
2 8 (13.56%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.17%) Service Management
5 5 (8.47%) ITSM
5 5 (8.47%) Coaching
6 4 (6.78%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Document Management
7 3 (5.08%) Time Management
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.08%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.39%) Change Control
8 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.39%) Wealth Management
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.39%) OO
9 1 (1.69%) CRM
9 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) C
3 3 (5.08%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.69%) VBA
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) HNC
2 1 (1.69%) HND
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCTS
2 1 (1.69%) MCITP
2 1 (1.69%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
2 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) XenApp
3 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.47%) CA
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) Dell
5 1 (1.69%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (1.69%) BMC
5 1 (1.69%) Sage
5 1 (1.69%) Remedy
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
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