The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 3 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.03% 4.35% 1.89%
As % of the Applications category 15.79% 19.35% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 6 1
Average salary £18,500 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-45.18% +3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
MS Office
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Applications Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
19 31 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 12.84% 22.46% 18.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 18
Average salary £29,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £27,600 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,700 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.85% +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

MS Office
Salary Trend in Preston

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

MS Office Salary Trend in Preston

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Navision Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) System Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
1 3 (37.50%) ERP
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft